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USAF Plans for Autonomous Flight Tests with F-16 Fighters
Air Unmanned Systems

USAF Plans for Autonomous Flight Tests with F-16 Fighters

Under the VENOM project, autonomous flight capabilities will be evaluated with F-16 fighter jets modified with autonomy kits.

Ukrainian Pilots Start flying with F-16
Air

Ukrainian Pilots Start flying with F-16

After completing basic training in the United Kingdom, the Ukrainian pilot began flying F-16 fighter jets in Denmark.

Greece Starts R&D on Defence Industry
Defence Politics

Greece Starts R&D on Defence Industry

Greek Defence Ministry states that the Hellenic Centre for Defence Research and Innovation Development will be established.

Turkiye Asks U.S.’s Approval to Produce GE Engines for KAAN
Air Engine and Transmission

Turkiye Asks U.S.’s Approval to Produce GE Engines for KAAN

Turkiye wants to produce GE’s F110 engines in Turkiye as a stop-gap engine solution for the indigenous KAAN fighter jet.

Portugal Shows "Unofficial" Interest in F-35A
Air

Portugal Shows "Unofficial" Interest in F-35A

Even though it’s just a vision, the Portuguese Air Force is interested in F-35 fighter jets replacing the F-16.

Greece Upgrades F-16s to F-16V Block 70 Level
Air Modernisation

Greece Upgrades F-16s to F-16V Block 70 Level

The Greek Air Force modernises the F-16C/D Block 50 fighters to the F-16V Block 70 level, creating a homogeneous fleet of 121 F-16V fighters before 2030.

Güler: We are Planning to Buy a Typhoon Fighter Jet
Air Bilateral Relations

Güler: We are Planning to Buy a Typhoon Fighter Jet

Defence Minister Yaşar Güler announced they plan to purchase 40 Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets from the United Kingdom and Spain.

Denmark Receives U.S. Permission to Sell 24 F-16s to Argentina
Air Bilateral Relations

Denmark Receives U.S. Permission to Sell 24 F-16s to Argentina

The U.S. Department of State has authorised the sale of 24 Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jets from Denmark to Argentina.

Belgium changes its mind about sending F-16s to Ukraine
Air Bilateral Relations

Belgium changes its mind about sending F-16s to Ukraine

Previously reluctant to send F-16s to Ukraine, now Belgium says it will supply Fighting Falcons to Kyiv starting in 2025.

Turkish AESA Radar is integrated into Akıncı UCAV
Unmanned Systems E/W

Turkish AESA Radar is integrated into Akıncı UCAV

ASELSAN's MURAD AESA Radar is integrated into AKINCI UCAV, it is counting down for first flight aboard.

UAE on-Boards the KF-21 Program
Air Investment

UAE on-Boards the KF-21 Program

United Arab Emirates joined the KF-21 Boramae program by paying Indonesia’s share and financing the project.

Poland to Pay $389 million for F-16 Sustainment
Air Logistics

Poland to Pay $389 million for F-16 Sustainment

The U.S. State Department approved a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Poland of F-16 Sustainment and related equipment for a cost of $389 million.

Ukrainian F-16 Pilots to be Trained in Romania
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Ukrainian F-16 Pilots to be Trained in Romania

Romania, the Netherlands and Lockheed Martin on August 31 signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) to establish an F-16 Pilot Training Centre in Romania.

Goldsack Focuses on Opportunities in UK-Turkish Relations
Air Expo and Air Show Bilateral Relations

Goldsack Focuses on Opportunities in UK-Turkish Relations

Mark Goldsack “UK-Türkiye defence industrial relationship is strong and growing…with many opportunities going forward.”