Category: 4/5 Gen. Fighter News

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...

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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...

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Air Force Technology’s 2019 year in review

The world’s Air Forces in 2019 began to try and get a firm grasp on space, while contracts were handed to make missiles faster and of course the F-35 continued to make headlines. DIA...

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Greek Air Force to upgrade its fleet of Mirage 2000-5 Fighter aircrafts

Greece’s Defence Ministry announced the signing of an agreement with three French companies for the upgrading of the Hellenic Air Force’s fleet of Mirage 2000-5 warplanes. The agreement was signed between Dassault Aviation, Thales...

US Air Force F-16C C flown by Maj Jeffrey Entine 0

USAF F-16 Downs Drone With Rocket for Cruise Missile Defense Test

An Air Force F-16 recently shot down a targeting drone with an AGR-20A Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System rocket queued by the Viper’s targeting pod for the first time in a demonstration of future...

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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,...

The Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoon jet 0

Leonardo’s BriteCloud decoy flies toward service on RAF Typhoons

Leonardo will support UK MOD trials with its BriteCloud Expendable Active Decoy in the UK and US. The decoy is expected to go into service on Typhoon later in 2019 BriteCloud is a drinks-can...

Royal Canadian Air Force CF-188 Hornet (787) with AlphaJet (072) 0

Top Aces sees expanded role for red air as Air Force training evolves

The federal government’s request for proposals for a next-generation fighter jet may be delayed until July, but the company that provides aggressor or “red air” training for the fighter fleet is already preparing for...

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IAF’s Sukhoi Su-30 MKIs to take on French Air Force’s Rafale jets during Garuda VI air exercise

The Garuda VI air exercise in July 2019 will see IAF’s frontline fighter Sukhoi Su-30 MKI taking on the Rafale multirole jets of the Armée de l’Air (French Air Force). Indian Air Force (IAF)...