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Bloomberg: Türkiye Scaling Down $23 Billion Defence Contract
Air Bilateral Relations Modernisation

Bloomberg: Türkiye Scaling Down $23 Billion Defence Contract

Bloomberg claimed that Turkiye is taking action to reduce costs in the $23 billion F-16 deal.

Gripen Might Be Ukraine’s Alternative Fighter After F-16
Air

Gripen Might Be Ukraine’s Alternative Fighter After F-16

Ukraine is considering the Swedish JAS-39 Gripen fighter jets as an alternative fighter after the last F-16 deliveries.

Peru to Acquire FA-50s and Join the KF-21 Boramae Program
Air

Peru to Acquire FA-50s and Join the KF-21 Boramae Program

The Peruvian government is reportedly negotiating with the Republic of Korea to acquire FA-50 light fighter jets to join the KF-21 Boramae fighter aircraft program.

Skunk Works Tests AI For Interception Scenarios
Air Simulator / AI / Drill/ Software

Skunk Works Tests AI For Interception Scenarios

Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works has tested an AI that can perform air-to-air interception missions onboard an Aero L-29 jet test aircraft.

The U.S. Approves AIM-120C-8 AMRAAM Sale to Denmark
Weapon / Missile

The U.S. Approves AIM-120C-8 AMRAAM Sale to Denmark

The U.S. State Department has approved the sale of 84 AIM-120C-8 AMRAAM beyond-visual-range air-to-air missiles to Denmark.

U.S. is Close to Announce F-16 Cooperation with Turkiye
Air Bilateral Relations Modernisation

U.S. is Close to Announce F-16 Cooperation with Turkiye

The U.S. is about to announce the results of negotiations with Turkiye regarding the new F-16 Acquisition and Modernisation programme.

RNLAF F-35s to Take Over Nuclear Role from F-16
Air

RNLAF F-35s to Take Over Nuclear Role from F-16

The Netherlands’ Defence Ministry announced that the F-35 would replace the F-16 in the RNLAF nuclear role within NATO.

Turkiye to Receive First F-16 Viper in mid-2027 Earliest
Air Modernisation

Turkiye to Receive First F-16 Viper in mid-2027 Earliest

Turkish Air Force will receive the first F-16 Viper in mid-2027, provided the contract is signed immediately.

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.

Romania Acquires AIM-9X Sidewinder Block II
Weapon / Missile

Romania Acquires AIM-9X Sidewinder Block II

The State Department approved a possible FMS to Romania of AIM-9X Sidewinder Block II Missiles for an estimated cost of $340.8 million.

KAI to Develop Single-Seater Variant of FA-50 LCA
Air

KAI to Develop Single-Seater Variant of FA-50 LCA

ROK-based Hankyung reports that a single-seater variant of FA-50 light combat aircraft (LCA) will be developed.

KAAN Fighter Jet’s Second Prototype to Fly in 2025
Air

KAAN Fighter Jet’s Second Prototype to Fly in 2025

TUSAŞ announced in its monthly magazine that the KAAN fighter jet’s second prototype, P1, will make its maiden flight in 2025.

Güler Reaffirms İncirlik Airbase’s Status
Air

Güler Reaffirms İncirlik Airbase’s Status

Turkish Minister of Defence Yaşar Güler has reaffirmed İncirlik Airbase’s status as a Turkish airbase for combat aircraft on CNN Türk.

Turkiye’s Interest in Eurofighter Continues
Air

Turkiye’s Interest in Eurofighter Continues

Turkish Minister of Defence Yaşar Güler has made statements regarding the process for Eurofighter fighter jets to CNN Türk.