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January 13, 2022, 6:40 AM

New Tu-160M Missile Carrier Makes First Flight

Russia is building up its strategic missile-carrying force by placing Tupolev's mighty Tu-160M “Blackjack” back into production.

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General Atomics Mojave
Dec 13, 2021 - 4:56 AM
The Mojave unmanned aircraft system draws on the Reaper and Gray Eagle-ER, but focuses on greater payload and short/rough-field operations.
F-35A Finalnd
Dec 10, 2021 - 8:27 AM
After an exhaustive and well-publicized evaluation, Finland has followed Switzerland in choosing Lockheed Martin's F-35 to replace its F/A-18s fighters.
MRH90 Taipan
Dec 10, 2021 - 6:18 AM
Problems with the MRH90 Taipan military helicopter fleet have spurred the search for a successor, with the UH-60M leading the field.
Rafale F4 UAE
Dec 3, 2021 - 12:09 PM
While the UAE awaits the outcome of its intended purchase of F-35s from the U.S., the air force has ordered 80 Rafales.
Super Hoenet Canada
Dec 2, 2021 - 12:34 PM
The announcement leaves the Lockheed Martin F-35 and Saab Gripen as the last remaining contenders for Canada's Future Fighter Capability Project.
Hoirnet Australia
Nov 30, 2021 - 6:40 AM
After over 35 years the Boeing F/A-18A/B fighter has bowed out of RAAF service, leaving the F/A-18F Super Hornet and F-35A to provide Australia’s airpower.
F-39 Gripen E
Nov 26, 2021 - 4:46 AM
Deliveries of the second-generation of the Swedish multi-role fighter will begin shortly to the Brazilian and Swedish air forces.
H225M Exocet Brazil
Nov 25, 2021 - 5:03 AM
The Exocet-armed AH-15B version of the H225M helicopter provides the Brazilian navy with a powerful anti-ship capability.
A400M Indonesia
Nov 18, 2021 - 12:44 PM
Having discussed the issue for some time, the Indonesian air force has ordered the A400M, and holds an option to come back for more.
Honeywell
Nov 15, 2021 - 11:21 PM
In partnership with InfiniDome, Honeywell is further developing more comprehensive layers of GPS anti-jamming protection.