If the plan holds, production should begin in 2028. The defense minister suggests the Future Fighter should enter service in the early 2030s.
Joint development program is in the offing, but Japan has not landed a straightforward foreign order for complete equipment.
Canada releases draft request for future fighter proposals; UTC adds capability to sensor camera; Gripen fires first missile test; IAI Wins Sky Capture Competition
Special-mission variants of Su-34 come amid the ongoing production and modernization of the Sukhoi aircraft.
Belgium says its F-35 buy will enable it to be a reliable and united partner of the EU and NATO.
In this week’s Washington Outlook: The nuclear posture review will have to consider whether the Pentagon can afford the current plan to deter adversaries.
Russia selects SR-10 trainer; Indonesia opts for Kongsberg defense system; UN reports civilian casualties in Afghanistan; IAI sells conformal fighter antenna.
Developing better methods of monitoring oxygen is key to preventing hypoxia-like cockpit episodes
A recent surge in physiological cockpit episodes has led the U.S. military to take a closer look at oxygen systems in combat aircraft.
One former F/A 18 pilot says: “I just remember looking around the airplane thinking, man, I’m not completely certain I know how to fly this airplane anymore.”