September 18, 2023 Military Aviation News

Russia updates Tu-22M3 bombers’ missiles to receive new payload: Aviation Commander


Missiles for Tu-22M3 long-range supersonic bombers have been updated to receive a new payload with an increased weight up to 1,700 kilograms, Russia’s Long-Range Aviation Commander Lieutenant General Sergey Kobylash said on Sunday. “The next aircraft is Tu-22M3. We have updated this missile with a new payload which will increase its capacity to 1,700 kilos," he said according to state news agency TASS.

South Korean Fighter Jets ‘Storm’ The World; After FA-50, KF-21 Boramae Makes Big Impact In Aviation Market


One notable area in which Seoul has significantly expanded its activities is the fighter jet industry, traditionally dominated by the United States and Russia. In particular, the country has been actively establishing a presence in the advanced jet trainer and light fighter market, with its T-50/FA-50 models gaining momentum and achieving success in the global export market.

BAE opens door to Saudi Arabia tie-up in Tempest fighter jet programme


The boss of defence contractor BAE Systems has opened the door to Saudi Arabia becoming involved in the UK’s flagship fighter jet programme. Charles Woodburn, BAE’s chief executive, said the kingdom can ‘offer a lot’ and had a talented workforce that could boost the project. Woodburn was speaking after it emerged that the Saudi government is pushing to become a full partner in the international global combat air programme

Authorities searching for missing F-35 plane after Marine pilot ejected during flight over Charleston


A South Carolina military airbase has appealed for the public's help in finding a missing Marines Corps fighter aircraft after its pilot ejected from it on Sunday afternoon. Marine Corps investigators have launched an inquiry after the 'mishap' which saw one of their pilots ejected from an F-35 fighter aircraft over North Charleston Sunday afternoon.

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