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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.

ASELSAN’s AESA Radar on Flight Test on F-16 Özgür
Air E/W Sensors

ASELSAN’s AESA Radar on Flight Test on F-16 Özgür

ASELSAN's indigenous AESA Aircraft Nose Radar made its first flight with the F-16 ÖZGÜR platform.

Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun to Leave Due to Safety Crisis
Air

Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun to Leave Due to Safety Crisis

Boeing Chief Executive Officer Dave Calhoun will leave the post at the end of 2024 as the company faces safety crises.

U.S. Navy Orders a 17 F/A-18 Super Hornet Block IIIs
Navy / Maritime Air E/W

U.S. Navy Orders a 17 F/A-18 Super Hornet Block IIIs

The U.S. Navy ordered 17 additional F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighter jets from Boeing on March 19, 2024, under a contract worth $ 1.3 billion.

Sweden Prepares for Future Fighter Aircraft Concepts
Air

Sweden Prepares for Future Fighter Aircraft Concepts

The Swedish government has appointed Saab to conduct a thorough study of the concept of a future fighter aircraft without limitations.

ASELFLIR-410 Electro-Optic Spotted on T-70 Helicopter
Air Sensors

ASELFLIR-410 Electro-Optic Spotted on T-70 Helicopter

ASELSAN’s ASELFLIR-410 electro-optic system was spotted on one of the TUSAŞ’s T-70 utility helicopters in assembly line.

Argentina Reaches Second-Hand F-16s for US$650 Million
Air

Argentina Reaches Second-Hand F-16s for US$650 Million

Argentina purchased 24 second-hand Danish F-16A/B MLUs with AMRAAM and Sidewinder missiles for US$650 million.

Czech Air Force retires Mi-35s and hands over to Ukraine
Air

Czech Air Force retires Mi-35s and hands over to Ukraine

The Czech Air Force retired its Mi-35 attack/assault helicopter fleet. The last two Mi-35s, numbers 3365 and 3366, were delivered to Ukraine on March 21.

Hellenic Navy Receives Three MH-60R Helicopters
Air

Hellenic Navy Receives Three MH-60R Helicopters

Hellenic Navy deployed three Romeo MH-60R Seahawk helicopters at the Kotroni Air Base in Marathon.

Indonesia Conditionally Returns KF-21 Boramae Programme
Air Investment

Indonesia Conditionally Returns KF-21 Boramae Programme

Indonesia returns to the KF-21 Boramae programme by agreeing to pay the debt for the development of the jet but wants to produce 48 units at PTDI.

The Royal Air Force May to Replace its Hawk T2 Trainer Aircraft
Air

The Royal Air Force May to Replace its Hawk T2 Trainer Aircraft

The Royal Air Force (RAF), which has a 28 Hawk T2 advanced jet trainer, might replace it with a new solution due to availability problems.

France Prioritises Multi-Role Capability for the Next MPA
Navy / Maritime Air E/W

France Prioritises Multi-Role Capability for the Next MPA

French Lieutenant Commander Maxence Combas stated that the future maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) needs to be a multi-role platform with high payload capacity.

Dutch Government Tries to Bypass Court Verdict over F-35 Parts
Air Logistics Country

Dutch Government Tries to Bypass Court Verdict over F-35 Parts

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs is looking for alternative ways to supply F-35 parts to Israel after the court ban.

USAF Postpones T-7A Red Hawk Jet Trainer’s IOC Status
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USAF Postpones T-7A Red Hawk Jet Trainer’s IOC Status

USAF has delayed the Initial Operating Capability (IOC) of T-7A Red Hawk trainers from 2025 to 2028, jeopardising the goal of training 1,500 pilots per year.