Türkiye’s first Hurjet light combat aircraft developed and produced by the Turkish Aerospace Industries has entered the ground test phase. The new advanced jet trainer and light attack aircraft rolled out to the public and completed the first engine run-up test. Hurjet is a single-engine, tandem seat, supersonic advanced trainer and light combat aircraft designed to...

South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has signed a KRW345 billion (USD270 million) contract with Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) to develop an airborne mine countermeasures (AMCM) system for the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN). Development of the project will be conducted over 47 months, said KAI. Its Marineon amphibious mobile helicopter,...

Sweden-based aerospace and defense company Saab announced on Friday that it has received an order from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) to ensure the continued operability of and provide capability enhancements to the fighter aircraft JAS 39 Gripen C/D. A Swedish Saab JAS-39 Gripen fighter jet escorts a B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 69th Expeditionary...

British aircraft development firm Aeralis has announced that the UK Ministry of Defense has awarded the company a £9 million ($11 million) contract for digital engineering support services. The contract was awarded by the UK team within the new Global Combat Air Programme, which was announced by the Prime Minister on 9 December. Titled ‘Digital Aviation Learning from...

The U.S. Air Force plans to receive Sky Warden strike aircraft which was developed on Air Tractor’s AT-802U platform. Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall selected Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma, as the sole candidate location to replace its MC-12 Liberty with the AT-802U Sky Warden and to convert the MC-12 Formal Training Unit to the AT-802U Total...

The Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced on Monday that South Korea’s arms procurement agency will launch a program to develop a Cheonryong (Sky Dragon) long-range, air-launched cruise missile (ALCM). DAPA said it will spend 190 billion won ($145 million) to produce the nation’s first domestically developed ALCM by 2028, and that it will be mounted...

The governments of the UK, Japan and Italy have announced plans to develop next-generation fighter aircraft. On Friday, the leaders of three countries issued a Joint Leader’s Statement regarding cooperation in the joint development of next-generation fighter aircraft. The joint announcement highlights the close government, military and industrial links between the nations....

U.S. Defense giant Northrop Grumman Corp. said that it has completed the fourth successful flight test of its new long-range anti-radiation missile. According to a press release from Northrop Grumman, the U.S. Navy launched the AGM-88G Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile Extended Range (AARGM-ER) from a F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter aircraft on November 30 at the Point...

Japan has ordered two additional KC-46A Pegasus tankers for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF). According to Boeing, the order of these two additional KC-46As brings the total contract number to six. The US Department of Defense (DoD) said on 29 November that the value of the order is USD398.24 million. The DoD added that the aircraft are scheduled to be delivered...

The United States has approved the sale to Finland of 88 air-launched weapons valued at an estimated USD323.3 million. Announced on 28 November, the package comprises 40 Raytheon AIM-9X Block II Sidewinder air-to-air missiles and 48 Raytheon AGM-154 Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) cruise missiles, as well as related equipment, training, and support. “It is vital to the...