Aircraft

Turkish aircraft firm sets sights on supersonic UAV

The Turkish Aircraft Industries (TAİ) has a 380-kph-capacity unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in the works, according to its CEO.
TAİ, which introduced the new Aksungur 180-kph UAV at last week's International Defense Industry Expo (IDEF'19) in Istanbul, is working on a supersonic UAV called Goksungur, Temel Kotil told Anadolu Agency.

Romania to host multinational military exercise involving joint training of C-27J Spartan military aircraft pilots

Romania will be hosting next month a military exercise European Spartan 2019 designed as joint training for C-27J Spartan military aircraft pilots, the Romanian Defence Ministry (MApN) said Thursday in a press statement.

US Senator: Turkey has ‘no chance’ of getting both F-35s and S-400

The United States will impose sanctions on Turkey and freeze the delivery of American-made F-35 fighter jets if the country proceeds with the acquisition and deployment of the Russian S-400 missile defense system, US Senator Robert Menendez told Kathimerini's executive editor Alexis Papachelas in an exclusive interview.

New dogfight in the eastern Aegean

Turkish and Greek fighter jets engaged in a dogfight over the eastern Aegean islet of Ro on Thursday afternoon, as a helicopter carrying the Chief of the Hellenic Army General Staff, Lieutenant-General Georgios Kambas, was trying to land.
The Turkish F-16 jets entered Greek airspace and flew one mile over Ro. They were soon intercepted by Greek fighter jets in a brief dogfight.

New overflight by Turkish jets in eastern Aegean

A pair of Turkish F-16 fighter jets on Wednesday entered Athens' FIR in the eastern Aegean without submitting a flight plan state-run news agency ANA-MPA reported.
The jets flew at 26,000 feet over the tiny rocky islets of Mavra, located between Amorgos and Leros.
The two F-16s were intercepted by Greek fighter jets, as per the international rules of engagement.

Lockheed Martin Promised a Base for Repairs to the F-16 in Bulgaria

Lockheed Martin will open a base for maintenance, partial and complete renovation (MRO facility) in Bulgaria, said Jim Robinson, "International Business Development for the F-16 in the US company. This means that Bulgarian aircraft can be maintained in Bulgaria by local engineers and technicians throughout the duration of their 12,000 hours of flight hours.

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