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Tunisia Receives First Military Training Aircraft From Textron

Tunisia Receives First Military Training Aircraft From Textron

The Tunisian Air Force has received its first of eight advanced military flight trainers, the Beechcraft T-6C Texan II, from American aircraft firm Textron Systems. The delivery came four months after the African nation secured the foreign military sales contract from the US. The July 2022 agreement granted Tunisia eight T-6C Texan II aircraft to […]

China Unveils Rival Sixth-Gen Fighter Concept

China Unveils Rival Sixth-Gen Fighter Concept

China has introduced a stealthy sixth-generation combat aircraft model believed to rival the US Air Force’s Next Generation Air Dominance (NGAD) fighter. The futuristic military plane concept was displayed during an airshow and aerospace trade expo in Guangdong province. Zhuhai Air Show 🇨🇳 6th Gen Fighter Aircraft ConceptPLAAF Loves Tailless Jet Design pic.twitter.com/hyTPqZlHGT — David […]

Bahrain Set to Receive ‘Newest, Most Advanced’ F-16 Configuration

Bahrain Set to Receive ‘Newest, Most Advanced’ F-16 Configuration

The Royal Bahrain Air Force (RBAF) will receive its first Lockheed Martin F-16 Block 70 jet fighters by the first half of 2024, according to a Breaking Defense report, citing an air force official. The delivery, part of a $1.1-billion contract signed in 2018, was originally scheduled to begin between mid-2022 and late 2023. However, […]

Myanmar Takes Delivery of Russian Sukhoi Su-30 Jets: Monitor

Myanmar Takes Delivery of Russian Sukhoi Su-30 Jets: Monitor

Myanmar’s military has begun taking delivery of a batch of Russian-made combat jets, a monitoring group said Friday, the latest hardware shipped from Moscow as rights campaigners accuse the junta of hitting civilians with air strikes. In 2018 under the civilian government of Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s military purchased six Sukhoi Su-30s from Russia, […]

KAI to Develop Amphibious Attack Helicopter for S. Korean Marines

KAI to Develop Amphibious Attack Helicopter for S. Korean Marines

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has clinched a 438-billion-won ($308 million) deal to develop amphibious attack helicopters for the Republic of Korea Marine Corps, the company announced. KAI will develop three prototypes in 46 months under the contract, signed with South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration. The attack aircraft must be capable of providing cover for […]

US Navy EA-18G Growler Completes Five-Year Overhaul

US Navy EA-18G Growler Completes Five-Year Overhaul

The US Navy has concluded a five-year overhaul of its EA-18G Growler aircraft with a functional check flight at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Washington.  Previously deployed with the navy’s “Wizards” VAQ-133 Electronic Attack Squadron, the Growler was involved in a mid-air collision with an aircraft from Carrier Air Wing 2 during a drill […]

Saudia to buy up to 100 German electric aircraft

Saudia to buy up to 100 German electric aircraft

Saudi Airlines has become the first in the Middle East and North Africa to invest in sustainable air transport, with plans to purchase 100 fully electric aircraft from Germany’s Liliam. The company signed a memorandum of understanding with Liliam, with the aim of developing and operating the proposed eVTOL system, an all-electric vertical take-off and […]

Spain to Bolster NATO’s Eastern Flank With 14 Jets

Spain to Bolster NATO’s Eastern Flank With 14 Jets

Spain on Saturday said it would send 14 fighter jets to Bulgaria and Romania to bolster NATO’s eastern flank as the defense alliance strengthens its deterrence capacity following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Madrid will send six Eurofighter jets and 130 soldiers to Bulgaria between mid-November and early December to train local forces, the Spanish defense […]

USAF Ski-Equipped LC-130 Transport Aircraft Receives New Engine

USAF Ski-Equipped LC-130 Transport Aircraft Receives New Engine

The US Air Force has integrated a new engine for the ski-equipped LC-130 transport aircraft to boost its capabilities in the Arctic and Antarctica. Seven airmen conducted a test flight of the new NP2000 T56-A-15A turbo-prop 3.5 engine at Stratton Air National Guard Base in New York. The new engine’s propellers have eight blades instead […]