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July 20, 2021, 1:14 PM

New Sukhoi Fighter Design Unveiled at MAKS

Russia’s latest fighter design is focused primarily on export sales, although could receive a small domestic order to boost its marketability.

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Leonardo TH-73A
Jun 13, 2021 - 6:21 AM
The IFR-certificated version of the AW119Kx will replace the Bell TH-57 as the Navy’s undergraduate rotary-wing trainer.
TH-73 delivery
Jun 11, 2021 - 12:36 PM
In a ceremony yesterday at its U.S. headquarters in Philadelphia, Leonardo Helicopters delivered the first TH-73A training helicopter to the U.S. Navy.
Boeing OC-135B Open Skies
Jun 9, 2021 - 7:24 AM
Boeing OC-135Bs performed the Open Skies surveillance mission from 1993 until the U.S. withdrew from the treaty in 2020.
Boeing MQ-25 Stingray
Jun 7, 2021 - 12:36 PM
The MQ-25 Stingray is on course to be deployed as a tanker aboard the U.S. Navy’s carriers.
E-11A
Jun 2, 2021 - 11:23 AM
The U.S. Air Force has awarded a $464.8 million contract to a Bombardier subsidiary for the purchase and modification of six Global 6000s.
Embraer KC-390
May 31, 2021 - 6:20 AM
Brazil has opted to reduce its current order for 28 KC-390 tanker/transports, citing pandemic-related budgetary issues.
Dassault Rafale
May 28, 2021 - 9:25 AM
The selection of second-hand Rafales brings an end to a long-running search by Zagreb for a MiG-21 replacement.
T129 Atak
May 27, 2021 - 6:00 AM
The Turkish Aerospace T129 will bring a needed boost to the Philippine Air Force’s counter-insurgency capabilities.
F-15EX Eagle II
May 26, 2021 - 11:07 AM
Participation in Northern Edge in Alaska provided the combined F-15EX Eagle II test team with a chance to wring out the new fighter in a major exercise.
F-16 Top Aces
May 20, 2021 - 12:36 PM
The training/adversary services provider is the first in the world to operate the fourth-generation F-16 on commercial services.