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9/29/2020
This Is Our First Look At A Kuwait Air Force Super Hornet In Its Frontline Paint
An F/A-18E Super Hornet fighter for the Kuwait Air Force is now flying from Boeing’s St. Louis, Missouri, facility wearing its frontline paint scheme. That service is in the midst of a major modernization drive, which includes the acquisition of Eurofighter Typhoons, as well as Super Hornets.
9/29/2020
Thailand Inks $162 million T-6C Texan II Deal
Textron Aviation Defense has secured a $162 million deal for 12 Beechcraft T-6C Texan IIs from the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF), as had been earlier suggested in a Thai presentation. The Integrated Training System will also cover ground-based training systems for pilots and maintenance professionals, a mission planning and debrief system, spare parts, and ground support equipment.
9/28/2020
BAF Air Defence Exercise ‘ADEX-2020-2’ held
Air Defence Exercise titled 'ADEX-2020-2’ of Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) was held in Dhaka, Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Moulvibazar, Tangail and Bogura districts on Sunday. The aim of this exercise is to assess and evaluate the efficiency and capability of BAF Air Defence and identify the weaknesses and draw lessons for further improvement in air defence system.
9/28/2020
France handed over 5 more Rafale fighter jets to India, Chinese J-20’s to become ‘Kaal’
France has handed over the next batch of Rafale fighter jets to India. All the five aircraft included in this batch are presently on French soil. It is believed that these Rafale aircraft will reach India in October. The aircraft will be deployed at the Kalikunda Air Force Station in West Bengal. Who will guard the eastern border with China. Five aircraft in the first batch of Rafale were inducted into the Indian Air Force during a formal program on 10 September.
9/28/2020
Selling advanced fighter jets to the UAE is all about Israel
The landmark peace deal between Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain is great news in terms of constructing a regional coalition against Iran. It may also help convince the Palestinians that they are no longer at the center of Arab politics, and bring them to the negotiating table. It perhaps gives the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump a minor talking point that won’t really matter to most Americans.
9/28/2020
Swiss Citizens Have Just Given The Go Ahead To The Purchase of New Fighter Jets For The Air Force
With a really thin margin of just 9,000 votes, Swiss citizens have approved the multi-billion procurement of new fighter jets to replace both the F-5 and F/A-18 jets in service today. The majority (50.2%) of Swiss voters gave the go ahead to the purchase of new combat aircraft on Sept. 27, 2020. The referendum called the citizens to say yes or no to a government-backed plan 6.49B USD funding packet to find a replacement for the F-5 Tiger and F/A-18C/D Hornet jets currently in service.
9/28/2020
The US Air Force has built and flown a mysterious full-scale prototype of its future fighter jet
The U.S. Air Force has secretly designed, built and flown at least one prototype of its enigmatic next-generation fighter jet, the service’s top acquisition official confirmed to Defense News on Sept. 14. The development is certain to shock the defense community, which last saw the first flight of an experimental fighter during the battle for the Joint Strike Fighter contract 20 years ago.
9/27/2020
One survivor in crash of Ukrainian military aircraft; 20 cadets die
Searchers combing the area where a Ukrainian military aircraft crashed found two more bodies Saturday, bringing the death toll to 26. One person survived. The plane, a twin-turboprop Antonov-26 belonging to the Ukrainian air force, was carrying a crew of seven and 20 cadets of a military aviation school when it crashed and burst into flames Friday night while coming in for landing at the airport in Chuhuiv, about 400 kilometers (250 miles) east of the capital Kyiv.
9/27/2020
Swiss set to vote on multi-billion fighter jet purchase
It's the 24th time since 1977 that a ballot on national security has come up in neutral Switzerland, and the second time in six years voters will decide on new jets. What's at stake is a CHF6 billion ($6.49 billion) envelope, proposed by the government, to buy a fleet that would come into service by 2030. The current F-5 Tigers and F/A-18 jets, which the army says are getting too old for the job, will be phased out.
9/27/2020
Indian SU-30 MKI Jets Loaded With BrahMos Missiles Practice Hitting Chinese Assets Far Away From Ladakh
Soaring tensions between India and China in Ladakh has seen both the sides deploying thousands of troops, heavy artillery and air force along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) standing prepared, if a war breaks out.
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