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Ukraine Shoots Down Russian Tu-22M3 Bomber
Air

Ukraine Shoots Down Russian Tu-22M3 Bomber

Russia has experienced another significant aircraft loss against the Ukrainian air defence systems with the downing of a Tu-22M3 strategic bomber.

Incirlik Becomes a Combat Base
Air Defence Politics

Incirlik Becomes a Combat Base

The Ministry of Defence announced that the 10th Tanker Base Command was renamed the 10th Main Jet Base Command.

GOA Report: F-35 Sustainment Costs to Reach $2 Trillion
Air Logistics

GOA Report: F-35 Sustainment Costs to Reach $2 Trillion

U.S. Government Accountability Office (GOA) reports that F-35 aircraft sustainment costs to reach $2 trillion while operational availability decreases.

3D Printed Gas Turbine Achieves First Targets in Tests
Air Engine and Transmission

3D Printed Gas Turbine Achieves First Targets in Tests

Australian Aurora Labs company conducted testing on the 3D Printed 200N Class micro gas turbine intended for use on small-scale aerial platforms.

The U.S. Sent an LOA for the F-35 Lightning II to Greece
Air

The U.S. Sent an LOA for the F-35 Lightning II to Greece

The U.S. sent the Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) regarding the F-35 Lightning II aircraft supply to Greece.

Turkiye's F-16 Viper Modernisation to be Divided by Two
Air Modernisation

Turkiye's F-16 Viper Modernisation to be Divided by Two

Turkiye’s F-16 Modernisation programme with the US is currently under discussion. Two institutions will share the workload to upgrade 79 jets to Block 70 level.

Hürjet to Attend at FIDAE Air Show Chile
Air Expo and Air Show

Hürjet to Attend at FIDAE Air Show Chile

Turkish Aerospace’s Hürjet Advanced training and light attack jet Hürjet will be presented in Latin American Country Chile at FIDAE.

TULGAR HMD In Tests with F-16 Fighter Jet
Air

TULGAR HMD In Tests with F-16 Fighter Jet

ASELSAN’s TULGAR Helmet-Mounted Display (HMD) system, which is under development for a KAAN fighter jet, is being tested on an F-16 fighter jet.

Italian Air Force Stops A-11 Ghibli Operations
Air

Italian Air Force Stops A-11 Ghibli Operations

The Italian Air Force has officially stopped the operational use of AMX attack jets with the ceremony held at Istrana Air Base, northern Italy.

Korean KAI Proposes FA-50 to the Royal Thai Air Force
Air

Korean KAI Proposes FA-50 to the Royal Thai Air Force

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has offered to sell its FA-50 light attack aircraft to the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF).

TAAC Signs Its First Export Contract with UAE’s Edge Group
Air Unmanned Systems

TAAC Signs Its First Export Contract with UAE’s Edge Group

TAAC Aerospace Technologies (TAAC), which develops landing gear and subsystems for air platforms, signed its first export contract with the United Arab Emirates.

GE Becomes GE Aerospace after GE Vernova Spin-Off
Air Investment Engine and Transmission

GE Becomes GE Aerospace after GE Vernova Spin-Off

GE Aerospace launches as an independent public company positioned to deliver propulsion, services and systems.

USMC Upgrades H-1 Helicopters for Future Equipment
Air Modernisation

USMC Upgrades H-1 Helicopters for Future Equipment

Bell has announced the arrival of an AH-1Z Viper helicopter to its facilities for an upgrade involving structural and power generation enhancements.

French DGA Tests a New Infrared Optic for the Rafale F4.2
Air Sensors

French DGA Tests a New Infrared Optic for the Rafale F4.2

French Defence Procurement Agency announced that it had just declared the qualification of the Rafale F4.1.