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DefenseRussia: will the S-350s and S-500s soon enter service?
Further technological advances for missile defense systems
The Russian air defense systems S-500 and S-350 would be "almost ready" to be deployed, especially the seconds that are destined to replace the S-300s in the Russian armed forces. To make these "advances"... more
DefenseUSA: the AV-8B Harrier II in service until 2028
They will undergo heavy updating -DATASHEET
The United State Marine Corps (USMC) will keep McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) AV-8B Harrier II Short Take-Off and Vertical Landing (STOVL) aircraft in service until at least 2028, when they will be definitively... more
DefenseTurkey: exclusion from the F-35 program could create a lot of damage to industries
US sanctions would amount to more than 10 billion dollars
The main victim of the possible exclusion of Turkey from the Lockheed Martin F-35 aircraft program could be the local defense industry, because buying the S-400 missile system from Russia will lead to... more
DefenseDefense. The CH-47F ER helicopter program has been cut
Sacrificed to remodel military spending
In order to remodel the military expenses, the Ministry of Defense would have cancelled -according to some rumors- the acquisition of the 4 Boeing CH-47F Chinook helicopters in the ER (Extended Range)... more
DefenseTurkey. Cavusoglu: "In NATO other countries have Russian armaments"
Reference to the S-300s in use in Greece
"If the US does not sell us the Patriot defense system in the future we could still buy some S-400s from the Russians". This was said by the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu that spoke in a television... more
DefenseUSA: Egypt could be sanctioned for purchasing Su-35 aircraft
Today summit between Trump and al-Sisi
Not only China, India and Turkey, but also Egypt risks being subjected to economic sanctions by the United States should it complete the purchase of Sukhoi Su-35 fighter planes from Russia (see AVIONEWS).... more
DefenseRussia: what destiny for aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov?
It could be dismantled soon
The only aircraft carrier in the fleet of the Russian Navy, the "Admiral Kuznetsov", -according to rumors reported by "Izvestia"- could soon be demolished, especially if the industry and the ministry of... more
DefenseIndia-Pakistan. Khan: "India lied about F-16s"
US report denies the fighter shooting down
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imrar Khan has accused the Indian government of trying to "destabilize" the United States by lying about the fact that a Pakistani Air Force Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter plane... more
DefenseS-400 systems to Turkey: Erdogan says NO to American Patriots
"The agreement with Moscow remains in force: we await deliveries in July"
"Washington's offer is not as valid and at less advantageous conditions", the Turkish leader said it more
DefenseNATO. Pence: "Turkey must choose its future"
Moscow would offer the Su-57s in exchange for the F-35s
Speaking at Washington at the conference "NATO Egages: the Alliance at 70", US Vice President Mike Pence warned Turkey about the possible purchase of the S-400 missile defense system, continuing to maintain... more
DefenseNATO. Trump: "Everyone must continue to increase military spending"
The US president hopes for "peace" with Russia
US President Donald Trump said yesterday that his pressure on NATO members has led to an actual increase in contributions to various defense budgets, although "many of these states should do much more".... more
DefenseF-35 plane: first suspension in the delivery of equipment to Turkey
Last warning to the Ankara government
It was made yesterday the first step towards the definitive exclusion of Turkey from the program for the Lockheed Martin F-35 plane occurred because the Pentagon decided to suspend delivery of the fighter... more
DefenseTaiwan: Chinese fighters fly into the island's airspace
Intentional and prolonged overflight that has not occurred from 1999
The diatribes between China and Taiwan continue, and the tension has even increased further after two Shenyang J-11 fighters from the Beijing air force flew into the airspace of the Formosa Island during... more
DefenseTurkey. Cavusoglu: "S-400 deal concluded and it will be respected"
The tug of war with Washington continues
Four US senators presented yesterday an act to stop the delivery of Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter planes to Turkey, from Ankara today the Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu reiterated -to the local press-... more
DefenseUSAF: all B-1B Lancer aircraft grounded
Problem to the system of expulsion of the seats of the pilots and technicians -DATASHEET
Due to a problem to the "drogue chute system", which is used to right the aircraft's ejection seat, of the Rockwell (now Boeing) B-1B Lancer plane, the US Air Force has decided to ground the entire... more
DefenseA consortium is supplier to build four new Tamandaré class corvettes
It is formed by three industries and was selected by the Brazilian Navy
The Águas Azuis Consortium, formed by thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, Embraer Defense & Security and Atech, was selected by the Brazilian Navy for the construction of four defense ships in the Tamandaré C... more
DefenseB-21 Raider: identified the first Air Force base for the stealth bomber
After the tests it will start to replace the B-1B and B-2 -DATA SHEETS
The Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota will most likely be the first air force base in the United States to host the new Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider stealth bomber, while the Whiteman AFB, Missuori,... more
DefenseTaiwan. The president asks to the US to accept a proposal to sell armaments
Order that would be for F-16V aircraft and M1A1 Abrams tanks
Speaking in a video conference at the Washington Heritage Foundation, the Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen hoped that the United States would positively welcome the request sent for the purchase of M1A1... more
DefenseBelgium: 600 million for 4 MQ-9B drone aircraft
The acquisition is added to that of the 34 F-35 fighters
According to the Belgian press, the Brussels government would be close to sign an agreement of almost 600 million euros with the United States to buy 4 drones (UAV, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) General Atomics... more
DefenseIndia: order for new fighter planes in 2020?
After the elections, the go-ahead by the Ministry of Defense
The plan for the acquisition of 114 fighter planes for the Indian Air Force is getting closer to being approved, as the list of minimum requirements for the aircraft would have been sent to the Delhi Ministry... more
DefenseUS Defense: open inquiry into Pat Shanahan
He would have favored his former company Boeing
The Inspector General Office of US Department of Defense said that it has been opened an inquiry to see if the current Acting Secretary of Defense, Pat Shanahan, tried to help Boeing to get orders "illegally"... more
DefenseUSAF studies "targets" planes that simulate the Su-57s?
The goal would be to foil all threats on a global scale
The US Air Force (USAF) would publish a tender to identify a company that could build air targets that imitate "potentially enemy fighters". Among these there would also be the fifth-generation Russian... more
DefenseUS Defense: a request for 750 billion dollars in FY20
Probable clash with the Congress on some points
In the request for a 2020 budget (FY20) sent by the Department of Defense to the Congress, a total of 750 billion dollars were requested, of which 718.3 billion will go to the Pentagon alone. The Congress... more
DefenseEuropean defense. From Germany proposed to build an aircraft carrier with France
The offer was rejected and could hardly have been prosecuted
In the near future France and Germany could collaborate for the realization of a European aircraft carrier that will join the project for the future fighter plane and the one for the battle tank. According... more
DefenseUS Defense: 2020 budget will have a 4.7% increase in expenditure
The military budget will continue to grow
In the Pentagon 2020 budget request that will be presented today in the Congress by the White House, a 4.7% more funds will be requested than last year, because - as reported by the US press - 544 billion... more
DefenseItaly. 500 million euros of backlog for F-35 aircraft
Possible problem in relations with the United States
Lockheed Martin F-35 aircraft will be a problem in future relations between Italy and the United States, also because Washington has already been noted that there are about 500 million euros of arrears... more
DefenseTrump: "Allies pay our troops engaged in overseas bases"
New proposal from the president of the United States
President Donald Trump -according to "Bloomberg"- would have asked the countries that host US military bases to pay an additional "tax" for the privilege of having them in their territories, in what appears... more
DefenseUSA: will the Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson resign?
Behind this there would be no divergence with President Donald Trump
It seems that the US Air Force Secretary (USAF) Heather Wilson will resign in the coming weeks. Wilson would have made this decision -according to "Reuters"- though the fact that he is considered a possible... more
DefenseGermany: Saudi Arabia's ban extended until the end of the month
The restrictions on the sale of aircraft and missiles continue
The ban imposed by Germany on the sale of the MBDA Meteor missiles and the Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft to Saudi Arabia should continue throughout March, and probably today the Foreign Minister... more
DefenseTurkey-USA: a month to try to solve the "question" S-400
The US proposal for the Patriot system expires at the end of March
Turkey will have to respond to the US, by the end of March, on the proposal to sell the Patriot air defense missile system instead of the Russian S-400 ordered by Ankara and by the end of the year it should... more