Contents tagged with Aircraft

  • Ukraine's aviation industry seeks to develop cooperation with foreign partners

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, has signed a law that provides for the conditions needed for international cooperation in the construction of aircraft and the development of the aviation industry in Ukraine, according to the press service of the Ukrainian President.

    It is reported that Poroshenko signed law No. 1475-VIII, "On amendments to some legislative acts of Ukraine concerning the creation of conditions for international cooperation of subjects of aircraft construction and …

  • Estonian Air Force: US may deploy F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to the Baltic

    The Commander of the Estonian Air Force, Colonel Jaak Tarien, stated that U.S. fifth generation F-35 fighter jets could soon be deployed in the Baltic States. According to him, the aircraft will be invisible to the Russian anti-aircraft defense system in Kaliningrad.

    “This aircraft is called a flying supercomputer. For example, the F-35 can stay invisible to the Russian anti-aircraft defense system that is located in the Kaliningrad region,” Tarien noted. According to him, if F-35 fighter jets …

  • Senators fear that Arab states will purchase fighters from Russia instead of the US

    US Senators called on President Barack Obama to push through a contract for the sale of fighter jets valued at $9 billion to Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain. Otherwise, they say, the Arab states may instead purchase aircraft from Russia.

    According to The Wall Street Journal, the authors of the letter are Republicans John McCain and Bob Corker, and Democrats Jack Reed and Claire McCaskill. According to them, the decision on the sale of sixty F-16s, F-15s and F-18s has been delayed for too long. …

  • French fighters escorted two Russian Tu-160 bombers flying over English Channel

    According to the French daily newspaper Le Figaro, General André Lanata, Chief of Staff of the French Air Force, announced that on February 17th two Russian Tu-160 strategic bombers flew over the Channel Tunnel and were immediately escorted by French fighter planes in order to avoid further incident.

    "The aircraft remained over international waters.  They turned back without entering French airspace," Lanata reported.  The General said that the Russian bombers were escorted by Rafale and …

  • Russia is working on the development of a seventh generation fighter

    Russia is working on the creation of a seventh-generation fighter as stated by Commander-in-Chief of the Aerospace Forces, Colonel General Viktor Bondarev.

    "If we stop now, then we will stop forever. We are working on a sixth and perhaps a seventh generation. I have no right to say more," Bondarev said, as quoted by RIA Novosti.

    Bondarev, according to RBC, specified that the sixth-generation aircraft is being developed both in manned and unmanned variants. How much time may be needed for …

  • Saudi Arabia to buy 30 Ukrainian-built military airplanes

    The state-owned Ukrainian aerospace company, Antonov, signed a preliminary agreement with Saudi firm Taqnia Aeronautics which will see the delivery of 30 multipurpose Antonov An-178 aircraft to the Royal Saudi Airforce.

    Taqnia Aeronautics President Mohammed Al-Ghamdi said that “The signing of this memorandum is the next significant step in the development of our cooperation. We have already signed documents on the cooperation on the project of a new transport aircraft An-132 and the joint …