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7/20/2017
Gulfstream proposes nose refuelling for JSTARS candidate
Gulfstream’s proposal for the US Air Force’s JSTARS recapitalisation project will include a refuelling nozzle mounted on the nose of its G550 business jet, the company’s vice-president of special mission sales has revealed.
7/20/2017
China Looking to Join the Race for Hypersonic Planes and Missiles
A Chinese military expert says China should develop counter technologies after the U.S. and Australia jointly tested at least one flight for their Hypersonic International Flight Research Experimentation (HiFIRE) program.
7/20/2017
Russian MoD May Get 12 5th Generation PAK FA Fighters Already in 2019
The Russian Defense Ministry and the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) are discussing the delivery of first 12 Sukhoi T-50 (PAK FA) fifth-generation fighter aircraft in 2019, UAC President Yury Slyusar said on Wednesday.
7/20/2017
Russian Defense Ministry Receives 100 Su-34s With Radio Warfare Systems
The Russian Defense Ministry has received about one hundred Su-34 aircraft equipped with Khibiny aircraft electronic countermeasure systems, a representative of Russia's concern Radio-Electronic Technologies (KRET), a part of the Rostec state corporation, said at MAKS-2017 International Aviation and Space Salon on Wednesday.
7/19/2017
Iran displays Kosar light attack and trainer jet at MAKS
Iran’s military plans to field a new light attack and training jet called the Kosar within 2.5 years, industry officials tell FlightGlobal on 18 July at the MAKS air show outside Moscow. After a public roll-out last month, Iran Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO) displayed a scale model of the twin-engined, two-seat Kosar jet to an international audience for the first time in the MAKS exhibit halls.
7/19/2017
Centre wing box replacement deal supports RAF's Hercules
The UK Royal Air Force will continue operating its remaining Lockheed Martin C-130J tactical transports until 2035, with their service-life extension to be supported by a key structural upgrade programme.
7/19/2017
Russian Defense Ministry to Purchase MiG-35 Multipurpose Fighter Jets From 2018
The Russian Defense Ministry will begin purchasing MiG-35 fighters from 2018 as part of the new state armament program, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov said Tuesday. The MiG-35 is a multipurpose fighter and an advanced derivative of the original MiG-29?/?2 fighter, featuring improved combat capabilities and flight performance characteristics. It is capable of reaching speeds of up to 2,700 kilometers per hour (1,700 miles per hour) and having a combat radius of 1,000 kilometers.
7/19/2017
Contract on Russian-Indian Joint 5th Gen Fighter Jet to Be Signed Shortly
The contract on creation of a Russia-India fifth-generation FGFA fighter will be signed shortly, the general director of Russia's Rostec state corporation said Tuesday. The Russian-Indian Sukhoi/HAL Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) has stealth capabilities and is based on the Russian T-50 prototype jet.
7/19/2017
Russian Defense Ministry Says Eyeing Purchase of 50 Modernized Tu-160 Bombers
The Russian Defense Ministry is planning to buy some 50 modernized Tu-160 bombers the serial production of which will begin in 2012, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said Tuesday.
7/19/2017
Russia Considering Development of Vertical Takeoff Planes for Aircraft Carriers
The Russian Defense Ministry is considering the development of a vertical takeoff (VTOL) plane for aircraft carriers based on the Yak-family, Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov said Tuesday.ZHUKOVSKY (Sputnik) — The VTOL aircraft would be based on the Yak-family jets. "The Defense Ministry is discussing with our aircraft manufacturers the development of an aircraft with a short take-off and landing, possibly with a vertical take-off and landing, this is the development of the Yak line," Boris
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