Category: World Air Forces

China Air Force (PLAAF) subsonic H-20 stealth bomber, 20 November 2020 0

China’s new stealth bomber H-20 will allow it to make ‘truly intercontinental’ strikes, report says

China’s subsonic H-20 stealth bomber will give the country a “truly intercontinental” capacity expanding its reach far beyond the country’s seaboard, according to a report by a leading think tank. The bomber is still...

Nigerian Air Force A-29 Super Tucano, 30 November 2020 0

Nigerian Air Force (NAF) A-29 Super Tucano project on course for delivery as scheduled

The attention of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has been drawn to media reports insinuating that the subsisting contractual agreement between the Nigerian Government and the United States of America (USA) for the supply...

Nigerian Air Force L-39ZA (NAF-354), 27 November 2020 0

CAS Inspects ongoing in-Country Reactivation of L-39ZA, Reiterates Commitment to Ensuring Protection of Nigeria’s Airspace

The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has expressed satisfaction with the progress of work on the ongoing in-country Life Extension Programme (LEP) on 3 L-39ZA aircraft at the 403...

Maldivian National Defence Force (MNDF) Do-228 Maritime Surveillance aircraft 0

India Hands Over Surveillance Aircraft to Maldives Amid Strategic Tussle with China

The requirement for a Dornier Maritime Surveillance aircraft was raised during the visit of former President Abdulla Yameen to India in 2016. While it could not get implemented earlier, the present Ibrahim Solih government...

USAF F-16C (87-352) captive-carry Gray Wolf cruise at Edwards AFB, 9 Jun 2020 0

USAF 416th FLTS, AFRL Tests “Gray Wolf” Prototype Cruise Missile

The USAF 416th Flight Test Squadron recently completed a round of tests of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s “Gray Wolf” prototype cruise missile at Edwards Air Force Base, California. Gray Wolf is a DoD-directed...

Kuwait Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon multi-role fighter aircraft 0

First flight of ‘most advanced variant of Kuwaiti Eurofighter’ takes place

The first Instrumented Series Production Aircraft (ISPA 6) configured for the Kuwaiti Air Force has successfully completed its first flight. The aircraft is the first to fly the Captor E-Scan Radar with Phase Enhancement...

Russian Air Force Sukhoi Su-57 Felon fighter jets 0

Russia’s Aerospace Forces to Receive Large-Scale Deliveries of Su-57 Jets in 2020 – Rostec

Russia’s aerospace forces will receive large-scale deliveries of Su-57 fighter jets starting from 2020, Russia’s Rostec State Corporation CEO Sergei Chemezov said Thursday. “In 2020, we have a lot of work ahead … the...

A Canadian Forces CC-115 Buffalo aircraft prepares to land at Chilliwack Airport 0

Canadian Air Force accepts first new SAR plane despite issue with manuals

The Canadian military has accepted the first of 16 new search-and-rescue (SAR) planes despite outstanding issues with the aircraft’s manuals. The new plane was officially handed over by European manufacturer Airbus to the Royal...

Iranian Air Force Yasin trainer jet 0

Iranian Air Force conduct test flight of Yasin trainer jet

The Iranian Air Force has conducted a test-flight of the Yasin jet trainer, a locally-produced aircraft. On October 17, 2019, Iran showed off the jet trainer, referred to as Yasin, at a ceremony at...

The US Air Force Boeing F-15 Strike Eagle 0

Raytheon Set to Offer Retrofits for Boeing’s F-15 Jet Fleet

Raytheon Company RTN recently secured a $15-million modification contract for retrofitting  F-15 jet fleet with Mode 5 capable Identify Friend or Foe units. The deal was awarded by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center,...