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Japan Allows for The Export of Future Fighter Jet
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Japan Allows for The Export of Future Fighter Jet

The Japan Times reported that Japan’s ruling coalition had approved the export of the future fighter jet to be rolled out of the multi-national GCAP programme.

Pentagon Introduces AI-Guided Combat Drones
Air Simulator / AI / Drill/ Software Unmanned Systems

Pentagon Introduces AI-Guided Combat Drones

The Pentagon has launched a major project to build artificial intelligence-guided Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles.

U.S. Divests 250 Aircraft in 2025, including F-22s
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U.S. Divests 250 Aircraft in 2025, including F-22s

The Air Force plans to shrink its total aircraft inventory in fiscal 2025, cutting its plans for new airframes while continuing to retire old platforms.

Güler Welcomes Eurofighter and Distances Himself from F-35
Air Country Bilateral Relations

Güler Welcomes Eurofighter and Distances Himself from F-35

Turkish Defence Minister Yaşar Güler approached Eurofighter, implying they were not close to the F-35 program.

Former US Ambassador Supports Turkiye Acquiring F-35s
Air Weapon / Missile Bilateral Relations

Former US Ambassador Supports Turkiye Acquiring F-35s

James Jeffrey, the Former U.S. ambassador to Ankara, supported Turkiye's acquisition of F-35s, underlining that CAATSA is fading away.

Leonardo Promotes AW-249 at DIMDEX
Air Expo and Air Show

Leonardo Promotes AW-249 at DIMDEX

Italian Leonardo presented its new attack helicopter AW-249 at DIMDEX Qatar.

ASELSAN Delivers MURAD Radar for AKINCI UCAV and F-16
Air Sensors Modernisation

ASELSAN Delivers MURAD Radar for AKINCI UCAV and F-16

Two MURAD AESA radars have been delivered for the F-16 fighter jet and AKINCI UCAV.

ÇAKIR Cruise Missile Hits Sea Target with IIR Seeker
Air Navy / Maritime Weapon / Missile Unmanned Systems

ÇAKIR Cruise Missile Hits Sea Target with IIR Seeker

ROKETSAN’s ÇAKIR lightweight cruise missile fired from Baykar’s AKINCI-B UCAV hit a sea target 100 km distance.

U.S. Opens a New Page on Defence Industry with Turkiye
Air Investment Ammunition Modernisation

U.S. Opens a New Page on Defence Industry with Turkiye

After the Turkish veto on Sweden’s NATO membership was lifted, U.S. officials showed interest in deepening U.S.-Turkiye defence industry relations.

Azerbaijan Acquires JF-17 Block-III Fighters from Pakistan
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Azerbaijan Acquires JF-17 Block-III Fighters from Pakistan

Azerbaijan and Pakistan signed a $1.6 billion deal to buy JF-17 Block-III fighter jets, marking Pakistan’s most significant export deal.

Hungary Procures Four Additional Gripen C Fighter Jets
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Hungary Procures Four Additional Gripen C Fighter Jets

Hungary will increase the size of its Saab Gripen C/D fighter jet fleet with an agreement announced on February 23, 2024, to acquire four additional aircraft.

Putin Flies in a Tu-160M Supersonic Strategic Bomber
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Putin Flies in a Tu-160M Supersonic Strategic Bomber

Russian President Vladimir Putin flew in a Tupolev Tu-160M White Swan (NATO: Blackjack ) supersonic strategic bomber for 30 minutes.

Turkish Fighter Jet Kaan Meets Skies
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Turkish Fighter Jet Kaan Meets Skies

Turkiye’s indigenous fighter jet, Kaan, performed its maiden flight today at Ankara Akıncı Air Base.

India Acquires 16 C295 Naval Operations Aircraft
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India Acquires 16 C295 Naval Operations Aircraft

Indian Defence Ministry approved the program to acquire 16 C295 aircraft for naval operations to meet the needs of the Navy and the Coast Guard.