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Ukraine needs new fighter jets, France offers it Rafale

Since last year, the Ukrainian government has declared its desire for the country to acquire fighter jets in the coming years to blacken Russian MiG-29s. The French portal opex360.com reports that Paris is ready to offer a suitable offer for their Rafal.

US military’s fifth-generation stealth F-35 fighter shot itself

The Drive magazine reveals an incident that occurred on March 12 this year with the fifth-generation F-35 fighter of the US Air Force. During a night training flight at the Yuma Range in Arizona, a 25 mm projectile exploded shortly after leaving the barrel of the GAU-22A cannon.

Meet the concept of promising US fighter F-36 Kingsnake

Recently, the chief of staff of the American United States, General Charles Brown, announced the desire of the Air Force to obtain a conditional alternative to the F-16 fighter, made at a qualitatively new level and taking into account modern trends. It is speculated that such an aircraft could be something of a supplement to the fifth generation…

US influence doesn’t allow China to have its own fighter

China's aviation industry has a problem: it has two stealth fighters of its own, developed in-house, but the associated engine is still lacking. With the purchase of the Ukrainian company Motor Sitsch, the Chinese wanted to change that. But the deal failed.

Korea buys US AGM-114R Hellfire missiles for $36M

The Republic of Korea plans to buy 288 AGM-114R Hellfire missiles from Lockheed Martin in a deal worth a total of $ 26 million. The US State Department announced this after publishing an official announcement on the Defense Security Cooperation Agency website.

Source: Turkey didn’t supply Bayraktar TB2 UAVs to Ukraine

A source from the Turkish military-industrial complex did not confirm RIA Novosti's media reports about the delivery to Ukraine of at least 30 Bayraktar TB2 attack drones. According to military experts, these drones could be located in the area of ​​the demarcation zone in Donbas, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.

US and Norway will build an engine for hypersonic weapons

The US Department of Defense and the Norwegian Ministry of Defense announced the beginning of cooperation in developing a promising solid-fuel ramjet engine that both countries could use in supersonic and hypersonic weapons, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.

Russia’s Okhotnik stealth UAV will unleash its potential this year

Russia will conduct a series of tests on its unmanned stealth aerial vehicle S-70 Okhotnik, BulgarianMilitary.com has learned. According to the Russian news agency RIA Novosti, in the middle of 2021, the Russian stealth drone's second prototype will be released from the Novosibirsk Aviation Plant Chkalov.

US received the first fighter launching hypersonic missiles

The international media widely covered the F-15EX. In recent months, Washington has focused on him. On March 10, the US Air Force received its first fighter of this type. The plane took off directly from the Boeing St. Louis plant and landed at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.

Plan B for the French next generation fighter jet

The president of the French aviation giant Dassault Aviation Eric Trappier, complained at a press conference about problems with the "European" Next Generation Fighter (NGF) program, which in turn is part of the FCAS (Future Combat Air System) developed by France, Germany, and Spain