November 15, 2023 Military Aviation News

Indonesian, Singaporean Air Forces conduct joint training at Pekanbaru


Indonesian Air Force and Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) conducted joint training in Pekanbaru regarding war tactics currently entering the final phase of Mission Oriented Training (MOT) or 4th Joint Fighter Weapon Course (JFWC). The arrival of six F-16 fighter aircraft comprising five F-16 AM/BM aircraft from Air Squadron 3, one F-16 D aircraft from Air Squadron 14 at the Iswahjudi Air Base, and one CN 295 aircraft from Air Squadron 2 marked the start of the final phase.

Pakistan’s JF-17 Block III Aircraft ‘Thunders’ At Dubai Air Show In Its Debut International Exhibition


The Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) & Chengdu Aircraft Corporation (CAC) JF-17 Thunder Block III fighters are making their debut appearance at an international defense exhibition, the Dubai Air Show 2023.

Air Force plans production of CCA wingman drones by FY28: Kendall


Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall said today that the service intends to have the wingman drones being developed under the Collaborative Combat Aircraft (CCA) programin production by fiscal 2028. “We intend to have the uncrewed collaborative combat aircraft in production by the end of the five year plan, if we can get started,” he told Politico’s Defense Summit.

In first, Emirati guided weapons to be equipped on UAE’s French Rafale F4 fighter fleet


The United Arab Emirates’ largest defense conglomerate plans to equip the nation’s new Rafale F4 fighter jets with a subsidiary’s precision-guided munitions, in what would be a first for the French-made jet. Three different munitions — the Mk81, Mk82 and longer-range Mk83 guided bombs made by EDGE subsidiary Al Tariq — will all be integrated on the fourth generation plane in due course, according to Al Tariq CEO Theunis Botha.

Kendall Reveals Secret X-Plane Program Paved the Way for NGAD


There was a secret, multi-agency X-plane program to explore future fighters that paved the way for the Next-Generation Air Dominance program, Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall revealed at the POLITICO Defense Summit on Nov. 14. Although Kendall and other Air Force officials have previously said there were flying prototypes before the current stage of the NGAD program,

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