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India looks to buy more fighter jets amid border tension with China

The Economic Times, India’s leading business newspaper, has reported that country’s Air Force is seeking to urgently procure 21 additional upgraded MiG-29 fighter jets from Russia and 12 new Su-30MKIs built under license by the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to add to its three squadrons of the type already in service. “These fighters [MiG-29], which […]

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Russia
USA
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Lockheed Martin releases video of simulated strike against Russia’s intercontinental ballistic missile – Defence Blog

Pentagon’s No.1 weapons supplier Lockheed Martin Corp released a video dedicated to “Skunk Works”, the secret Research and development team at the company. It is responsible for a number of aircraft designs, including the U-2, the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, the Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk, Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor, and the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, which […]

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Syria
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Video footage appears to capture the moment a Su-24 was shot down over Idlib – Defence Blog

A new video has emerged appearing to show Turkish military shot down Syrian government Su-24 attack aircraft over northwest Idlib, on March 1. The terrifying video shows flames engulfing the Syrian Su-24 aircraft after then hit by a missile. The jet was carrying two pilots, who reportedly ejected with parachutes. Turkey’s Defense Ministry said it […]

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USA

NASA awards contract to Airbus for three H135 helicopters – Defence Blog

The U.S. agency will use the aircraft for security during rocket launches, emergency medical services and qualified personnel transport. Anaheim, 28 January 2020 – The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has placed an order for three H135 helicopters, marking the first-ever partnership between the U.S. space program and Airbus Helicopters. The order was announced today at […]

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Germany
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USA

Sikorsky, Rheinmetall submit proposal for Germany’s new heavy lift helicopter – Defence Blog

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), and Rheinmetall representing the German industry team, submitted the bid for the production and operation of theSikorsky CH-53K(“King Stallion”) as the Bundeswehr’s new heavy-lift transport helicopter for its “Schwerer Transporthubschrauber” (STH) program. “Our entire team is pleased to offer the CH-53K: the most efficient, capable and intelligent helicopter […]

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Turkey
USA

Ankara threatens to close down U.S. Air Force base in Turkey – Defence Blog

A senior Turkish official said that Ankara threatening to close down the U.S. Air Force Incirlik Air Base. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in a statement that Ankara may insist that the U.S. leave Incirlik air base if Washington goes ahead with the sanctions it has threatened in response to Turkey’s purchase of S-400 […]

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USA

Vermont Air National Guard receives next three F-35 Lightning II aircraft – Defence Blog

The Vermont Air National Guard, the air force militia of the State of Vermont, has received the next three F-35 Lightning II aircraft, which landed at the Vermont Air National Guard just after 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, Dec., 5, 2019. These aircraft are part of the 20 total aircraft assigned to the Vermont Air National […]

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Belarus
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Russia
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Russian Su-30 fighter jets criticized by Belarus, they want F-16 – Defence Blog

Russia has started implementing a contract on the delivery of a batch of its newest Su-30SM multirole fighter jets to Belarus, but some analysts raised concerns about costs over the entire life cycle of the aircraft, from fabrication to maintenance. The publication Lenta.ru reported Friday that a wide range of renowned experts has expressed their […]

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USA

Pentagon awards Boeing with $172M contract to extend Super Hornet operational service life – Defence Blog

The U.S. Department of Defense announced on Monday that U.S. aerospace giant Boeing Co. is awarded a $172,2 modification to a previously awarded contract to extend the operational service life of 23 F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft. Under the terms of the contract modification, Boeing will extend the operational service life from 6,000 flight hours to […]

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Missiles & Bombs
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USA

U.S. Air Force retired integral component of long-range strategic bombing capabilities – Defence Blog

The U.S. Air Force retired an integral component of the United States’ long-range strategic bombing capabilities – the final Conventional Air-Launched Cruise Missile (CALCM) package. The CALCM missile package is retired at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 20, 2019. Initially beginning design in 1974, the CALCM missile has been employed in combat operations to […]

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