Aviation

« 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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Egypt has the Second Largest Rafale Fleet After France

Egypt and France have inked a deal to supply Egypt with 30 Rafale aircraft. This was announced by the Egyptian Ministry of Defence on 4 May. With this deal, Egypt now has the second largest Rafale Fleet in the world after France.   Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on Google News. The contract was concluded between the…
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MC-21 Serial Deliveries to Start in 2022

PJSC United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) has announced postponing the start of serial deliveries of MC-21 passenger aircraft to 2022, UAC press service said on Thursday. Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on Google News. According to UAC's press service, MC-21-300 is scheduled to obtain its Russian certificate by the end of 2021. First deliveries to airlines are planned…
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Franco-German-Spanish FCAS Project Running into Turbulence

In February this year, German, French, and Spanish officials reached an impasse in their negotiations on the Future Combat Air System (FCAS) project. The three countries disagree over intellectual property rights and work shares, with the French company Dassault demanding 50% of the workload. Disagreements went so far as the consideration of build three demonstrators…
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First Modernised Tu-160M ​​for Testing

The United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) of the Rostec State Corporation has handed over the first modernised Tu-160M ​​ missile carrierwith new NK-32 series 02 engines for preliminary tests. The aircraft will continue to carry out the test programme at the Tupolev flight test and development base in Zhukovsky near Moscow. Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on Google…
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F-16 Air Combat Training Center in Jordan

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has approved US$60 million for a potential military sale to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan of an F-16 Air Combat Training Center (ACTC) and for related equipment in Jordan. Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on Google News. "The government of Jordan has requested to buy an F-16 Air Combat Training Center…
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