Aviation

Greece Orders 6 Additional Rafales

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has announced the acquisition of an additional six Rafales. This will put the total order for the French fighter jet by Greece at 24. The first airframe had been delivered in July.   [newslist]   During the Thessaloniki International Fair on Saturday, the 11th of September, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos…
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Export of Aviation Equipment In the Russian-Chinese Military-Technical Cooperation

The military-industrial complex (MIC) of the People’s Republic of China is rapidly developing, but still cannot manage to meet all its needs without foreign aids. In the context of a current political situation becoming even more complicated, Beijing has fewer and fewer opportunities to import foreign samples of military equipment. In September 2018, the United…
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$339 Million Value of Contracts at MAKS-2021

The 15th International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS 2021 held on July 20-25, 2021 drew to a close. The hybrid format of the event allowed us to bring the business program and international participation to a new level. The MAKS-2021 Airshow took acknowledgment as the largest business event: the value of contracts and letters of…
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« Checkmate » Mystery Fighter to be Unveiled at MAKS-2021

The United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) has announced that it will present a fundamentally new military aircraft, dubbed « Checkmate », on 20 July, the first day of the MAKS-2021 International Aviation and Space Salon in Zhukovsky. [newslist] “Russia is one of the few countries in the world with full-cycle capacities for producing advanced aircraft systems,…
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MAKS-2021: Through the Prism of Management Challenges

  Supersonic liners, artificial intelligence, unmanned systems, and new materials -these and other important trends will be presented at MAKS-2021.   The International Aviation and Space Salon (MAKS) deservedly occupies one of the leading places among world air shows. The interest in "MAKS strengthening its position as a reputable platform for business communication, exchange of…
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Switzerland to Buy F35A and Patriot SAMs

The Swiss Federal Council will propose to parliament the procurement of 36 F-35A fighter aircraft and 5 Patriot fire units from the US manufacturers Lockheed Martin and Raytheon respectively. The procurement is expected to have a volume of around 7 Billion Swiss Franc (6.4 Billion Euro). [newslist] Other candidates for the fighter aircraft included Airbus’…
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The First assembled IL-76MD-90A Submitted for Testing

The first assembled heavy transport aircraft IL-76MD-90A was transferred to the flight testing station of the aircraft plant for ground and flight testing. This was announced on Wednesday by the press service of the Rostec State Corporation.   [newslist] The IL-76MD-90A aircraft has been derived from the design of the production IL-76MD to further improve airplanes…
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Russia Accounts for 29% of the Global Combat Helicopters Market

Russia accounts for 29% of the global market of combat helicopters, which provides it with the second place in the world list of manufacturers of this equipment. The most successful products are Mi-24/35, Ka-52 and Mi-28. This is reported by TASS with reference to the Military Helicopters directory at its disposal, published by the British…
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