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The US House of Representatives Passes Legislation to Increase President Biden's Record Defence Budget
Defence Politics

The US House of Representatives Passes Legislation to Increase President Biden's Record Defence Budget

The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation authorizing $37 billion in additional spending on top of Biden's proposed $773 billion defence budget.

First South Carolina-Built F-16V Completes Assembly Step
Air Investment

First South Carolina-Built F-16V Completes Assembly Step

Lockheed Martin has released a photo of the first F-16V Block 70/72 fighter to emerge from the significant assembly step in Greenville, South Carolina.

US Congress Tries to Restrict F-16 Sales to Turkiye
Air Bilateral Relations

US Congress Tries to Restrict F-16 Sales to Turkiye

A Congressional committee in the United States approved an amendment prohibiting selling the F-16s or modernization kits to Turkiye.

Lockheed Martin Delivers Laser System LANCE to US Air Force
Weapon / Missile

Lockheed Martin Delivers Laser System LANCE to US Air Force

The United States Air Force has received a high-energy laser weapon that can be carried by aircraft in a podded form from Lockheed Martin. The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), which is in charge of developing and integrating new technologies in the realms of air, space, and cyberspace, puts the "Laser Advancements for Next-generation Compact Environments" (LANCE) to the test.

Turkish BVR Missile Passed the Test with Radar Seeker
Weapon / Missile

Turkish BVR Missile Passed the Test with Radar Seeker

President of the Defence Industry Agency (DIA), Professor İsmail Demir, announced from his social media accounts that Tubitak SAGE’s (Defence Industry Research and Development Institute) Gökdoğan Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile BVR/Peregrine) was fired with radar seeker. Demir stated that BVR Peregrine and Bozdoğan Within Visual Range (WVR/Merlin) would be delivered to the Turkish Armed Forces.

PAF shortlisted F-16 and JAS 39 Gripen, excluding Tejas
Air

PAF shortlisted F-16 and JAS 39 Gripen, excluding Tejas

The Philippine Air Force (PAF) has shortlisted the US-made Lockheed Martin F-16 and Swedish Saab JAS-39 Gripen in its multi-role fighter jet (MRF) tender.

Romanian government approves the acquisition of 32 Norwegian F-16 fighters
Air

Romanian government approves the acquisition of 32 Norwegian F-16 fighters

Romania approved a bill to purchase 32 second-hand F-16 fighter jets from Norway on June 16, 2022. The order is worth approximately €454 million.

WSJ: Biden Asks Congress to Approve New Weapons Deal With Turkiye
Air Bilateral Relations

WSJ: Biden Asks Congress to Approve New Weapons Deal With Turkiye

According to Wall Street Journal, U.S. President Joe Biden asked Congress to approve weapon sales to Turkiye. The daily defines bilateral relations as "Ankara's role in the Ukraine conflict has helped repair frayed ties with Washington and could set the stage for sale of F-16 jet fighters."

Leonardo’s M-346 is certified as a trainer jet for Polish F-16 and F-35
Air

Leonardo’s M-346 is certified as a trainer jet for Polish F-16 and F-35

The Leonardo M-346 Master has been certified by the US USAF as a jet trainer for future F-16 and F-35 fighter pilots in Poland.

U.S. Congress signals the possibility for Turkey to acquire F-16
Air Bilateral Relations

U.S. Congress signals the possibility for Turkey to acquire F-16

US Congress changes its anti-Turkish position, US-based Defense News reports. Congress signals the possibility of selling F-16 fighters to Turkey following U.S. President Biden’s letter. The publication notes that lawmakers who pushed for Turkey’s removal from the F-35 program now follow different policies.

Turkey to Send New Letter to the USA for F-16 Block 70
Air

Turkey to Send New Letter to the USA for F-16 Block 70

Turkey will send a letter to the United States to acquire F-16 Block 70. The F-16 Block 70 talks between two countries were held in March.

Bulgaria gets Approval for F-16 Block 70 Acquisition
Air

Bulgaria gets Approval for F-16 Block 70 Acquisition

The State Department approved a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Bulgaria of F-16 C/D Block 70 fighter and related equipment for $1.673 billion.

Romania to Continue Aviation Modernisation with F-35s
Air

Romania to Continue Aviation Modernisation with F-35s

After purchasing second-hand fighter jets from Portugal and Norway, Romania will continue to upgrade its air force.

Bulgarian Air Force will wait for F-16s
Air

Bulgarian Air Force will wait for F-16s

Bulgarian Defence Minister Stefan Yanev stated on January 25 that the delivery of eight F-16 jets would be delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.