Aviation

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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Upgraded Ka-52M Helicopters to be Delivered in 2022

The Russian Helicopters Group has completed the assembly of the first two prototypes of the upgraded Kamov Ka-52M ‘Alligator’ reconnaissance/attack helicopters. Deliveries of serial-produced gunships to the troops may begin in 2022, the Group's press service said on Wednesday. Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on Google News. "Today flight tests are underway on the territory of the…
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MiG-31 Repair & Modernisation Completed

The Nizhny Novgorod Aircraft Building Plant "Sokol", a branch of the MiG Corporation of the United Aircraft Building Corporation, has completed a contract for the overhaul and modernisation of a batch of MiG-31 interceptor fighters. Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on Google News. On December 25, the final combat vehicle departed for a permanent airfield, stated the press…
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A Second Il-114-300 Prototype will Join Trials in 2021

A second Il-114-300 prototype will join trials in 2021, said the press service of Rostec. On December 16, the first prototype Il-114-300 took off for the first time. The first flight kicked off the start of flight and certification tests. It is on this sample that innovative solutions will be tested, which are implemented in…
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Okhotnik to Enter Russian Troops in 2024

Serial purchases of Okhotnik be included in the next state defence procurement programme, said the first deputy chairman of the board of the Military-Industrial Commission, Andrey Yelchaninov, in an interview with Interfax on Wednesday. Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on Google News. Assessing Russian Drone Industry We do not overemphasize our achievements. You should not be troubled that the…
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SSJ New to be Ready for Release in 2024

The head of the Rostec State Corporation, Sergey Chemezov, said on Monday that work is underway on a new version of the Sukhoi Superjet 100. The upgraded version of the superjet, SSJ NEW will have domestically-made components that will replace imported components. Follow New Defence Order. Strategy on Google News. According to the CEO of Rostec, about…
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