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Italian Air Force Receives First Enhanced Typhoons

The first of the five block 5 Eurofighter Typhoons ordered for the Italian Air Force has entered into service. All five aircraft will be...

Sweden’s Multirole Fighter Spreads Its Wings

Saab rolled out the newest member of the Gripen family of fighter jets - the Gripen E. Saab defines the new fighter as 'revolutionary' because it combines advanced technology and operational effectiveness in an affordable package that no other fighter aircraft can. Defense-Update takes a look at what the new fighter jet can do.

F-35 Thermal Scan Highlights New Stealth Features

FLIR Systems published today a short video depicting the F-35 Lightning II 5th Generation fighter during its flight display at the recent Farnborough Airshow...

Semi-Stealth ‘Advanced Super Hornet’ Completes First Phase of Test Flights

The Boeing Company and its F/A-18E/F program partner Northrop Grumman have recently completed the first series of flight-testing an advanced version of the Super...

Oto Melara, Diehl Defence to Share Production of Vulcano Precision Artillery Projectiles

Above: PzH2000 SP gun // // Oto Melara and Diehl Defense signed today a cooperation agreement during the Eurosatory 2012 exhibition, formalizing the framework for a...

Rafale F1 / Rafale M Dassault’s Omnirole Fighter

Responding to operational demands, Dassault is not lagging behind – the company announced plans to extend the capabilities and roles of the Rafale 'omnirole'...

Green Light for New Eurofighter Capabilities

Eurofighter Typhoon is moving a step forward to become a true multi-mission fighter. By the end of March 2007 Eurofighter GmbH, the aircraft manufacturer...

China’s newest stealth fighter could fly at Zuhai Airshow next month

The upcoming Zuhai airshow taking place in China next month will provide an opportunity to get first impressions of the new stealth jets and modernized fighter aircraft currently under development or recently delivered to the People's Republic of China Army, Air Force, Navy.

IDAS Submarine Launched Surface to Air Missile System

Diehl Defense from Germany is back at the Singapore Airshow promoting a number of defense systems which are of high value to customers in...

China Expects J-20 Stealth Fighter to Be Combat Ready in 2019

The Chinese People's Republic Army Air Force (PLAAF) is believed to have received four J-20 jets, that have been tested and completed acceptance tests recently. The first front-line regiment is supposed to activate and receive aircraft by June 2017 and is expected to be combat ready by 2019.

Beyond Visual Range – Stealth Fighters in Asia

Unlike the US requirements for all-aspect stealth for its future combat aircraft, other countries have other requirements and may opt for different stealth fighters mean different technological approaches for their future fighter planes. The article examines what India could be looking for in its future stealth planes.

Bundling Israel Paves Way for Pentagon Sale of Strike Weapons to Saudi-Arabia, UAE

A multi-billion arms deal offered by the US to key Middle-East allies bundles advanced fighter planes, strike weapons, radars and special mission aircraft, sold separately to Israel, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Convinces the UAE to increase the number of their Desert Falcons, instead of buying Rafale or Typhoons could derail European sales efforts in the region. Likewise, offerring radars and surplus USAF tankers to Israel would hurt Israeli efforts to soffer its own tankers, converted from commercial aircraft.

Update: Riyadh to Invest up to $60 Billion Modernizing Airpower with U.S. Systems

Updated: October 21, 2010: The U.S. and Saudi Arabia have finalized an arms package that shadows even the large arms mega-sales in the region....

Lockheed Martin Unveils Concept Design for a Carrier-Based Drone (UCLASS)

Lockheed Martin unveiled today the concept design of the company's Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) air vehicle, that integrates technologies from F-35C, RQ-170 and other systems to provide persistent ISR and light strike capabilities.