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Britain grounds entire F-35 fighter Jet Fleet

Britain grounds entire F-35 fighter Jet Fleet

The most expensive weapons system around, the F-35 has been plagued by a flurry of problems which have sent the costs spiraling upward. The UK grounded its fleet of £120...
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Su-57 jet gets hypersonic missile

Su-57 jet gets hypersonic missile

A hypersonic anti-aircraft missile with a range of over 300km will be part of the arsenal of the Su-57, Russia’s most-advanced multipurpose fighter jet. The weapon is meant to take...
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India fires world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile

India fires world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile

India has for the first time fired a BrahMos missile from a Sukhoi Su-30 plane, with the country’s Defense Ministry claiming the air-launch a success. The missile’s developer said it...
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Su-57 and MiG-35 land Russian orders during Army 2018

Su-57 and MiG-35 land Russian orders during Army 2018

During the Army 2018 military-technical forum held August 21-26 at Kubinka, west of Moscow, the Russian defense ministry signed a total of 32 contracts with 20 Russian manufacturers. The value...
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Spanish fighter jet accidentally fired a missile over Estonia

Spanish fighter jet accidentally fired a missile over Estonia

An investigation has been launched after a Spanish fighter jet accidentally fired a missile whilst on a training exercise in Estonia. The Eurofighter Typhoon, normally based in Siauliai, Lithuania, was...
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New details about the F-15X that Boeing is pitching the US Air Force

New details about the F-15X that Boeing is pitching the US Air Force

The new F-15 combat aircraft that Boeing is pitching to the U.S. Air Force would have a single-seat cockpit and a host of new weapons, including anti-ship missiles, Defense One...
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Russia canceling mass production of the Su-57

Russia canceling mass production of the Su-57

Russia announced earlier this month that the Su-57, its proposed entry into the world of fifth-generation stealth-fighter aircraft, would not see mass production. "The plane has proven to be very...
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J-20 stealth jets conduct first over-the-sea combat training

J-20 stealth jets conduct first over-the-sea combat training

China's J-20 stealth fighter jet have begun their first-ever combat training over the ocean, a spokesperson confirmed Wednesday. "It will help the air force better fulfill its sacred duty of...
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Britain grounds entire F-35 fighter Jet Fleet

The most expensive weapons system around, the F-35 has been plagued by a flurry of problems which have sent the costs spiraling upward. The UK grounded its fleet of £120 million per plane ($158.5 million) F-35 stealth fighters following the crash of a US jet in September. Britain’s current fleet of 15 F-35 fighter jets that arrived in the country in June, is being examined to determine if last month’s ...

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Category: F-35 Lightning II

Su-57 jet gets hypersonic missile

A hypersonic anti-aircraft missile with a range of over 300km will be part of the arsenal of the Su-57, Russia’s most-advanced multipurpose fighter jet. The weapon is meant to take out high-value targets with impunity. The Su-57 is Russia’s first 5th-generation aircraft, designed to be a formidable threat to major air powers such as the US. It is normally expected to carry weapons in its internal bays, to reduce radar ...

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Category: Russian Aviation

India fires world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile

India has for the first time fired a BrahMos missile from a Sukhoi Su-30 plane, with the country’s Defense Ministry claiming the air-launch a success. The missile’s developer said it “can be a game changer for any air force in the world.” “The successful maiden test firing of [a] BrahMos air launched cruise missile (ALCM) from [a] Su-30MKI will significantly bolster the IAF’s air combat operations capability from stand-off ranges,” ...

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Category: Military Aviation

Su-57 and MiG-35 land Russian orders during Army 2018

During the Army 2018 military-technical forum held August 21-26 at Kubinka, west of Moscow, the Russian defense ministry signed a total of 32 contracts with 20 Russian manufacturers. The value of the orders exceeded 130 billion roubles (nearly $2 billion) and calls for the delivery of 600 pieces of equipment and the modernization of 1,500 more. The signing took place on August 22, followed by a press briefing by deputy ...

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Category: MiG News

Spanish fighter jet accidentally fired a missile over Estonia

An investigation has been launched after a Spanish fighter jet accidentally fired a missile whilst on a training exercise in Estonia. The Eurofighter Typhoon, normally based in Siauliai, Lithuania, was flying with another Spanish aircraft and two French Mirage 2000 jets when the incident occurred on August 7, near the city of Otepaa in south-east Estonia. A statement from the Spanish Ministry of Defence confirmed that a missile had been ...

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Category: Military Aviation

New details about the F-15X that Boeing is pitching the US Air Force

The new F-15 combat aircraft that Boeing is pitching to the U.S. Air Force would have a single-seat cockpit and a host of new weapons, including anti-ship missiles, Defense One has learned. If the Air Force bites, the so-called F-15X would be the Pentagon’s first new Eagles since a 2002 purchase of the air-to-ground variant known as the F-15E Strike Eagle. But various allies have purchased newer variants of the ...

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Category: Military Aviation

Russia canceling mass production of the Su-57

Russia announced earlier this month that the Su-57, its proposed entry into the world of fifth-generation stealth-fighter aircraft, would not see mass production. “The plane has proven to be very good, including in Syria, where it confirmed its performance and combat capabilities,” Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said on Russian TV on July 2, as reported by The Diplomat. But despite Russia’s nonstop praise for the plane and dubious ...

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Category: Russian Aviation

J-20 stealth jets conduct first over-the-sea combat training

China’s J-20 stealth fighter jet have begun their first-ever combat training over the ocean, a spokesperson confirmed Wednesday. “It will help the air force better fulfill its sacred duty of safeguarding China’s sovereignty, security and territorial integrity,” said Shen Jinke, spokesman for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force. China’s fourth-generation medium and long-range fighter aircraft and was commissioned into air force combat service earlier this year. ...

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Category: Military Aviation

F-22 is the best fighter In the world (France ‘shot’ one down)

Eight times during a two-week war game in Alaska, individual German Typhoons flew against single F-22s in basic fighter maneuvers meant to simulate close-range dogfights. “We were evenly matched,” German Maj. Marc Gruene told Combat Aircraft. Past evidence seems to confirms that a French fighter pilot once “killed” an American F-22 Raptor stealth fighter in mock combat. Although not unprecedented, the simulated shoot-down is still a big deal for a ...

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Category: Military Aviation

Russia’s military to receive upgraded An-124

The military transport aviation division of the Russian Aerospace Forces plans to receive three new Il-76MD-90A strategic airlifters and one An-124 Ruslan heavy transport aircraft, which will be delivered after being upgraded, this year, Mikhail Kozlov, the division’s chief engineer, said on Wednesday. “This year we should receive three Il-76MD-90A aircraft and one modernized An-124 Ruslan aircraft,” Kozlov said. Earlier in the day, the leadership of the aviation engineering service ...

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Category: Russian Aviation

China teases its H-20 stealth bomber

The state-run Aviation Industry Corporation of China, or AVIC, may have given a first look at the long-rumored H-20 stealth bomber in a promotional video that apes Northrop Grumman’s famous Superbowl ad teasing what is now known as the B-21 Raider. The clip, which highlights the consortium’s various civil and military products, as well as those from its subsidiaries, has a number of other significant nods to the country’s strategic ...

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Category: Military Aviation

10 MIG-31 jets fitted with Kinzhal missiles on test combat duty

Ten MiG-31 fighter jets (NATO reporting name: Foxhound) fitted with the air-launched Kinzhal (Dagger) hypersonic missile are on test combat duty, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said in an interview published on the Zvezda TV channel website on Saturday. “It is a cutting-edge weapon, namely a hypersonic long-range missile capable of overcoming air and missile defenses. It is invincible, having serious combat might and potential. The MIG-31 is its ...

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Category: MiG News

Three U.S. senators move to block F-35 transfers to Turkey

Three U.S. senators introduced a measure on Thursday aimed at blocking the transfer of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to Turkey, a NATO ally and one of nine partner nations involved in producing the high-tech, radar-evading aircraft. The bill, by Republicans James Lankford and Thom Tillis, and Democrat Jeanne Shaheen, comes at a time of deteriorating relations between the United States and Turkey, which supported the fight against Islamic ...

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Category: F-35 Lightning II

As F-35 production increases, cost per fighter to drop

The F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter program’s goal of driving down costs is becoming a reality as the production of all three versions ramps up. As the program reaches full production during the next couple of years, the cost per-jet is expected to drop below $100 million for all three versions, said Vice Adm. Mat Winter, director of the JSF program, during a presentation at Navy League’s Sea Air ...

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Category: F-35 Lightning II

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