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IAF Mig-29 Crashes in Punjab’s Nawanshahr

Mig-29 fighter aircraft of the IAF crashed in Chuharpur village here on Friday after it developed a technical snag, officials said. The pilot ejected safely and has been rescued, they...
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F-15QA Completes Successful First Flight

Boeing successfully completed the first flight of the F-15QA fighter, the most advanced version of the jet ever manufactured. Developed for the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF), the jet demonstrated...
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Uncorrected Design Flaws Plague the F-35 Program

The latest testing report on the F-35 shows there hasn't been appreciable improvement in the program's overall reliability since 2016 As the F-35 program limps toward the end of its...
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Lockheed Martin Delivers 500th F-35 Aircraft

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and the F-35 Joint Program Office delivered the 500th F-35. In February, the F-35 enterprise surpassed 250,000 flight hours. The 500th production aircraft is a U.S....
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France, Germany sign contract to develop fighter jet prototype

France and Germany signed a 150 million euro ($161.84 million) deal on Thursday to develop a prototype of the next generation fighter jet, a project seen as vital for Europe...
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The Air Force Is Getting New F-15EX

After nearly twenty years, the U.S. Air Force is buying brand new Eagles to fly alongside the F-22 and F-35 fighters stealth fighters. Despite a lack of stealth there’s one...
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Navy flies F/A-18F with Infrared Search & Track pod

Boeing and the US Navy have completed the F/A-18 Super Hornet flight with an Infrared Search & Track (IRST) Block II pod. The passive, long-range IRST Block II sensor incorporates...
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Su-57 Fighter Jet Crashes During Factory Trials

One of Russia’s cutting-edge Su-57 fighter jets has crashed during routine factory test flights near the Komsomolsk-on-Amur aircraft plant in the Far East. The pilot ejected safely and was picked...
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IAF Mig-29 Crashes in Punjab’s Nawanshahr

Mig-29 fighter aircraft of the IAF crashed in Chuharpur village here on Friday after it developed a technical snag, officials said. The pilot ejected safely and has been rescued, they said. An IAF fighter jet crashed into the fields here, Nawanshahr Deputy Commissioner Vinay Bublani said. The crash took place around 10.30 am, the officials said. An IAF spokesperson said the Mig-29 aircraft was on a training mission from an ...

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Category: Military Aviation

F-15QA Completes Successful First Flight

Boeing successfully completed the first flight of the F-15QA fighter, the most advanced version of the jet ever manufactured. Developed for the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF), the jet demonstrated its next-generation capabilities during its 90-minute mission. The flight took off and landed from Lambert International Airport in St. Louis “We are very proud of this accomplishment and looking forward with great excitement to the continued successes of this program,” ...

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Category: Military Aviation

Uncorrected Design Flaws Plague the F-35 Program

The latest testing report on the F-35 shows there hasn’t been appreciable improvement in the program’s overall reliability since 2016 As the F-35 program limps toward the end of its much-delayed operational testing period and subsequent full-rate production decision, unanswered questions about its combat effectiveness and suitability for service within the fleet remain. The Pentagon weapons testing office’s 2019 annual report, released earlier this year, paints a picture of an incompletely ...

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Category: F-35 Lightning II

Lockheed Martin Delivers 500th F-35 Aircraft

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and the F-35 Joint Program Office delivered the 500th F-35. In February, the F-35 enterprise surpassed 250,000 flight hours. The 500th production aircraft is a U.S. Air Force F-35A, to be delivered to the Burlington Air National Guard Base in Vermont. The 500 hundred F-35s include 354 F-35A conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) variants, 108 F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) variants and 38 F-35C carrier (CV) ...

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Category: F-35 Lightning II

France, Germany sign contract to develop fighter jet prototype

France and Germany signed a 150 million euro ($161.84 million) deal on Thursday to develop a prototype of the next generation fighter jet, a project seen as vital for Europe to defend itself without relying on allies in an increasingly uncertain world. German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer shakes hands with French Defense Minister Florence Parly next to Spanish Defense Junior Minister Angel Olivares Ramirez as they sign contracts for next ...

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Category: Military Aviation

The Air Force Is Getting New F-15EX

After nearly twenty years, the U.S. Air Force is buying brand new Eagles to fly alongside the F-22 and F-35 fighters stealth fighters. Despite a lack of stealth there’s one thing the F-15 can do that the new fighters can’t: carry lots and lots of missiles. The new F-15EX will likely serve as a flying magazine for stealthy fighters, teaming up against adversaries to shoot them down in large numbers. ...

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Navy flies F/A-18F with Infrared Search & Track pod

Boeing and the US Navy have completed the F/A-18 Super Hornet flight with an Infrared Search & Track (IRST) Block II pod. The passive, long-range IRST Block II sensor incorporates infrared and other sensor technologies for accurate targeting and is key to future Block III upgrades of the Super Hornet. Built by Lockheed Martin, the sensor will be delivered with the Super Hornet Block III aircraft. IRST Block II, which ...

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Category: Military Aviation

Su-57 Fighter Jet Crashes During Factory Trials

One of Russia’s cutting-edge Su-57 fighter jets has crashed during routine factory test flights near the Komsomolsk-on-Amur aircraft plant in the Far East. The pilot ejected safely and was picked up by a Mi-8 rescue helicopter. The aircraft involved in the incident belonged to the manufacturer and was undergoing a series of flight tests some 110 kilometers off Dzyomgi air base in Russia’s Khabarovsk region. There were no casualties or ...

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Category: Russian Aviation

Su-57 Stealth Fighter Tested Again In Syria

The Russian Defense Ministry has once again tested Su-57 multirole fighter jets in Syria, and all tasks have been successfully fulfilled, Chief of the Russian General Staff Valery Gerasimov told foreign military attaches on Tuesday. “Trials of Su-57 fifth-generation fighter jets continue. They were once again tested in Syria, and all planned tasks were successfully fulfilled,” Gerasimov was quoted by the Krasnaya Zvezda (Red Star) as saying. He added that ...

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Category: Russian Aviation

Poland Removes MiG-29 Grounding Order

Poland has returned its fleet of RAC MiG-29 fighters to operational use, removing a grounding order that had been in place since a non-fatal accident earlier this year. Announcing the resumption of MiG-29 duties, Warsaw’s armed forces general command says the decision was taken “after analysing the implemented recommendations” following a spate of accidents involving the Russian-built type. In the most recent incident, on 4 March 2019, a pilot ejected ...

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Category: MiG News

Russia to hand over two MiG-29 fighter jets to Mongolia

Russia will hand over two MiG-29 fighter jets to the Mongolian army, a spokesman for the Russian embassy in Mongolia told TASS on Monday. According to the spokesman, the ceremony will be held on November 26, Mongolia’s Independence Day. “As of now, Mongolia has no military aviation but for helicopters. Now it will have two MiG-29 jets,” he said, adding that the General Staff of the Mongolian Armed Forces had ...

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Category: MiG News

Upgraded MiG-31BM Jets To Enter Service By Year-End

Two MiG-31BM supersonic high-altitude interceptor-fighters will enter service with the Central Military District’s fighter air regiment stationed in the Krasnoyarsk Region in Eastern Siberia by the end of 2019 after their repairs and upgrade, the District’s press office reported on Friday. “During the factory repairs with the upgrade, the aircraft’s avionics and radio-electronic systems were renewed and the interceptors’ tactical characteristics were improved, which boosted their combat potential,” the press ...

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Category: MiG News

Russia Pushes MiG-35 To African Nations

Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG intends to make its MiG-35 fourth-plus generation fighter jet available to African nations for purchase. The company on Tuesday announced it will reveal an exportable version of the MiG-35 which it previously said straddles fourth- and fifth-generation capability — during the first-ever Russia-Africa summit this week in Sochi, according to a news release. “The history of military technical cooperation of MiG Corporation with countries of Africa ...

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Category: MiG News

A German Radar Vendor Says It Tracked the F-35 jet In 2018

In the illustrious history of the F-35 fighter jet, add a pony farm outside Berlin as the place where one company claims the plane’s stealth cover was blown. The story that follows is a snapshot in the cat-and-mouse game between combat aircraft designed to be undetectable by radar — and sensor makers seeking to undo that advantage. In the case of the F-35, the promise of invisibility to radar is ...

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Category: F-35 Lightning II

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