Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Aviation

Russia develops next-generation heavy interceptor

Russia's main state-owned industrial conglomerate Rostec has confirmed the development of a next-generation long-range interceptor to replace an aging fleet of MiG-31 fighter jets. According to a press release issued on 22 January by Rostec, the new interceptor already...

DARPA’s air-recoverable Gremlins drone completes third test

U.S. aerospace contractor Dynetics, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leidos, has reported that the X-61A Gremlins demonstration system successfully completed a third test flight series. Dynetics says the vehicle system has totaled seven flight hours during the month of...

Russian pilot claims Su-57 fighter jet can beat F-35

Former Russian test pilot Magomed Tolboyev told reporters that Sukhoi Su-57 fifth-generation fighter jet (NATO nickname Felon) has more of a likelihood of gaining the initiative early on and winning in a one-on-one dogfight with U.S. F-35 Lightning...

U.S. Air Force seriously discusses F-16 order

Last week, U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a 10-year contract for the maintenance of F-16 fighter aircraft but later some sources reported that the service also is considering buying new fourth-generation fighter aircraft. Aviation Week was the...

Pentagon: Boeing gets $2,1 billion for additional KC-46 refueling tankers

The U.S. Department of Defense said Wednesday that Boeing has been awarded a $2,1 modification to a previous contract for Lot 7 production KC-46 aircraft. Boeing Co. has been contracted to build additional 15 KC-46A refueling tankers, according...

Belarus will receive new Mi-35 attack helicopters from Russia

Four Russian-made Mi-35 attack helicopters will arrive for the Air Force and Air Defence Forces of the Republic of Belarus in the fourth quarter of 2021, according to sources in the Belarusian Defense Ministry. Minister of Defense Viktor...

Pentagon sends B-52 bombers to Middle East in show of power

The U.S. military flew a pair of B-52 Stratofortress long-range bombers to the Middle East Sunday for a deterrence mission against Iran. A KC-10 Extender assigned to the 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron and two U.S. Air Force...

Ukraine’s Motor Sich awarded $800 million contract to support Chinese JL-10 trainer fleet

Ukrainian manufacturer of jet engines Motor Sich has agreed to a record $800 million contract with People's Liberation Army for turbofan AI-322 engine production, according to multiple reports. The story was first reported by Defense Express, which cited a...

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The U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center announced that a new aircraft entered the Air Force fleet. On Wednesday, the center press release said...

Russian spies try to steal Ukrainian modern tank secrets

Ukraine's security service, known by the acronym SBU, has reportedly thwarted attempts by the Russian spy to get secrets of the Ukrainian tank program....

Two F-117 Nighthawks stealth aircraft spotted over Los Angeles

A freelance photographer Matt Hartman says that at least two F-117 Nighthawks stealth aircraft were spotted over Los Angeles. According to Matt Hartman, on February...

Hanwha Defense showcases unmanned defense solutions at IDEX 2021

Hanwha Defense, a leading defense company in South Korea, is displaying up-to-date unmanned defense systems during the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) that...