Indian decision on F-16, F-18 could lead to 5th gen fighter jets: US official

Indian decision on F-16, F-18 could lead to 5th gen fighter jets: US official

Washington: The trajectory of the India-US defence ties in the fighter jet segment depends on New Delhi’s decision on the F-16 and F-18 warplanes being offered by the US, a top Defence Department official has said. A positive decision by India could be a precursor to advanced fifth-generation fighter technology, Joe Felter, Deputy Assistant Secretary […]

Dramatic moment RAF fighter jets intercept Russian bombers over North Sea (VIDEO)

Dramatic moment RAF fighter jets intercept Russian bombers over North Sea (VIDEO)

Dramatic footage has emerged of two Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoon jets scrambling to intercept Russian bombers that were seen flying near British airspace. It emerges as the UK government claims such threats are “intensifying.” The video, released by the Ministry of Defense, shows two 1,500mph jets flying alongside one of the Russian TU-160 Blackjacks. […]

Supersonic jets may be about to make a comeback

Supersonic jets may be about to make a comeback

IN OCTOBER 2003, the age of supersonic passenger travel came to an inauspicious end. That month British Airways withdrew from service its last Concorde jet, a Franco-British aircraft from the 1970s that could fly at twice the speed of sound. Since the 1940s executives in the aerospace industry had predicted that the future of passenger […]

America’s Department of Commerce imposes a tariff of 292% on Bombardier’s C-Series jets

America’s Department of Commerce imposes a tariff of 292% on Bombardier’s C-Series jets

Flying away from Boeing A YEAR ago Dennis Muilenburg, the chief executive of Boeing, the American aerospace giant, had a problem. Tweets written by Donald Trump, America’s newly elected president, were hitting Boeing’s share price. Initially buoyed by Mr Trump’s promise of extra spending on defence, the firm’s share price fell in December 2016 when […]