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Turkiye Assigns AKINCI and S&R Helicopter for Iran
Air Bilateral Relations Unmanned Systems

Turkiye Assigns AKINCI and S&R Helicopter for Iran

The Turkish Defence Ministry assigned an AKINCI and S&R helicopter to the Iranian President’s helicopter. AKINCI identified a source of heat as a crash site.

F-35 experiences F-135 Engine delivery delays
Air Engine and Transmission

F-35 experiences F-135 Engine delivery delays

GOA states that F-35 experiences delays in the delivery of F135 engines, which endangers the delivery of this aircraft according to the schedule.

Aurora Flight Sciences to Design Liberty Lifter Seaplane
Air

Aurora Flight Sciences to Design Liberty Lifter Seaplane

DARPA selects Aurora Flight Sciences to design an amphibious heavy cargo plane, edging out the General Atomics proposal.

F-16 ÖZGÜR Drops LGK-82 and LGK-84 Bombs
Air Modernisation

F-16 ÖZGÜR Drops LGK-82 and LGK-84 Bombs

A Turkish F-16 fighter with ÖZGÜR modernisation hit its target with LGK-82 and LGK-84 laser-guided smart bombs.

Poland Shows Interest in F-15EX Strike Fighters
Air

Poland Shows Interest in F-15EX Strike Fighters

Boeing has offered Poland two squadrons of F-15EX Eagle II strike fighters alongside industrial cooperation.

ROKAF Retires F-4Es
Air

ROKAF Retires F-4Es

The Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) prepares to retire F-4E jets in June 2024. Four aircraft conducted the fleet's final flight on 9 May 2024.

The U.S. Trains F-35 Pilots on Maintenance
Air

The U.S. Trains F-35 Pilots on Maintenance

The U.S. will train its F-35 fighter pilots on basic level aircraft maintenance to enhance the deployability of the fighters.

The U.S. Presents Stealth Tanker Aircraft Concept
Air

The U.S. Presents Stealth Tanker Aircraft Concept

Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works has revealed a concept for stealthy tanker aircraft to solve the issue of survivable tankers in the future.

U.S. SOCOM Wants an Amphibious Cargo Aircraft
Navy / Maritime Air

U.S. SOCOM Wants an Amphibious Cargo Aircraft

During the SOF WEEK 2024 conference, the U.S. Special Operations Command presented a concept for amphibious MC-130J cargo aircraft.

Greece Reportedly to Acquire Ten F4 Standard Rafale Fighters
Air

Greece Reportedly to Acquire Ten F4 Standard Rafale Fighters

Greece is reportedly planning to order ten F4 standard Rafale fighter jets. Greek authorities hold negotiations with the French manufacturer Dassault Aviation.

Germany Prefers the U.S. F-35A Production Line to Italian One
Air Bilateral Relations

Germany Prefers the U.S. F-35A Production Line to Italian One

Germany has announced that the F-35A Lightning II jets it will acquire will be manufactured at the U.S. production line, not from the Italian production line.

Portugal Receives the first upgraded C-130H Hercules
Air Modernisation

Portugal Receives the first upgraded C-130H Hercules

The Portuguese Air Force has announced receiving the first of four upgraded C-130H Hercules transport aircraft.

AKSUNGUR UCAV Proves MAM-T Capacity
Navy / Maritime Air Ammunition Simulator / AI / Drill/ Software Unmanned Systems Sensors

AKSUNGUR UCAV Proves MAM-T Capacity

TUSAŞ’s AKSUNGUR UCAV unveiled ROKETSAN MAM-T munition capacity at the DENİZKURDU-II/2024 exercise, according to footage shared by the Turkish MoD.

Boeing F-15EX, the third competitor in Saudi Arabia
Air

Boeing F-15EX, the third competitor in Saudi Arabia

Boeing offers F-15EX to Saudi Arabia, competing with Rafale from France and Typhoon from the Eurofighter consortium.