Friday, October 30, 2020

Air Forces

U.S. Army awards contract to Leidos to support Mi-17 and PC-12 aircraft for Afghanistan...

Leidos was awarded a $35,7 million modification by the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, for continued contractor logistics support services for special mission wing Mi-17/PC-12 aircraft fleets in support of the government of Afghanistan.

Indian envoy in Bangladesh meets BAF chief, discusses defence cooperation

Indian High Commissioner in Bangladesh, Riva Ganguly Das on Tuesday met with Bangladesh Air Force chief Masihuzzaman Serniabat and discussed defence cooperation between the two countries. On Tuesday, Das had called on Bangladesh Navy chief Vice Admiral Shaheen Iqbal and congratulated him on his appointment as the Chief of Naval Staff (CNS).

Kushner .. UAE is in the final stages of getting the F35

In an interview on Sky News with the American Counselor, Kushner said that negotiations with the UAE to obtain the F35 are in their final stages.

Japan pushes defense equipment exports with corporate expertise

The Japanese government will work with the private sector to promote sales of defense equipment to India, Indonesia, Vietnam and Malaysia, helping to provide market research and other expertise in a sector long barred from exports.

Greece getting 18 Rafales, 8 are free from France

The report says a preliminary agreement for the acquisition has been reached. Ten of these fighters will be the F3-R variant built from scratch while the other 8 jets will be second-hand aircraft that will be transferred free to Greece from the French Air Force.

The ‘Tejas’ Age Begins: As a 3 Decade Dream Comes True for IAF, the...

Despite an early start and the government allocating the first tranche of Rs 575 crore for the LCA programme way back in 1986, it was 15 years later, in January 2001, when the first technology demonstration flight of Tejas took place. Then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee named LCA – "Tejas" meaning Radiance in Sanskrit. It took another 14 years before Indian Air Force finally got the aircraft.

US Air Force says Russian fighters executed ‘unsafe’ intercept of B-52 bomber over Black...

A pair of Russian fighters conducted an "unsafe and unprofessional" intercept of a US B-52 Stratofortress bomber over the Black Sea Friday, the US Air Force said in a statement Saturday.

Ukrainian Air Force exercise almost ended in disaster

One of the fighter jets miscalculated the landing point and almost landed on the head of people and police cars. The Su-27 fighter also knocked down a road sign during landing, which could have led to a fatal crash.

Russians claim to have photon radar, which makes stealth technology useless

Engineers say they have succeeded in developing phase-active radar thanks to the principles of radiophonics. The prototype has already been tested and, according to a Moscow Komsomol member, is successful.

Plane with US soldiers filmed in Bucharest, Ro, while crash landing

A plane carrying US soldiers from Afghanistan to the United States crash landed on an airport in Bucharest, Romania.