July 31, 2020 Military Aviation News

Russian fighter jet scrambled after TWO US planes approach border - tensions soar


A RUSSIAN fighter jet scrambled after two US "reconnaissance planes" approached the border on Thursday, the Russian defence ministry said. The Russian defence ministry claimed the two US planes approached the Russian border over the Black Sea. It said the Russian fighter approached the US strategic reconnaissance aircraft RC-135 and P-8A Poseidon patrolling plane.

F-15EX Could Replace Strike Eagle Fleet, in Addition to Older C/D Models, USAF Says


The Air Force may replace its 218 F-15Es with F-15EXs, which could expand the new program to over 400 aircraft, according to service documents justifying the sole-source contract to Boeing. The Air Force also claims buying the F-15EX will save some $3 billion in military construction and support costs versus buying more advanced F-35s.

Australia, Serbia Emerge As First Potential T-7A Red Hawk Jet Trainer Export Customers


Boeing's T-7A Red Hawk jet trainer, which it developed together with Swedish aviation firm Saab for the U.S. Air Force, is already generating interest on the international market. The T-7A, which could also have a future as a light combat aircraft, is now officially in the running to replace the Royal Australian Air Force's BAE Hawk jet trainers and could be an option to supplant the Serbian Air Force's G-4 Super Galeb jet trainers and J-22 Orao ground attack planes.

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