March 2022 news

Defense Aviation and Aerospace Industry


UAE to buy Chinese L-15 Falcon light combat aircraft

According to information published by Al Jazeera on February 23, 2022, the United Arab Emirates has said it plans to buy a dozen Chinese L-15 Falcon light combat aircraft.

US Air Force F-16s to undergo largest modification work in history

As formulated by Defence Talk, in one of the largest modernization efforts in U.S. Air Force history, 608 F-16s of Blocks 40 and 50 will undergo up to 22 modifications designed to improve lethality and ensure the fourth-generation fighter remains effective in meeting current and future threats.

Ukraine to receive more Turkish made Bayraktar TB2 UAV

According to information published by Swiss Info on March 2, 2022, Ukrainian Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov said the country was set to receive Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 Unmanned Surface Vehicles.

German Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets patrolling skies over Poland

According to information published by Al Arabiya on March 1, 2022, German Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets are flying armed air patrols in the skies over Poland.

Northrop Grumman delivers radio frequency countermeasures system to US Special Operations Command AC-130J Ghostriders

Northrop Grumman ALQ-251 radio frequency countermeasure (RFCM) system has been delivered to U.S. Special Operations Command as part of an AC-130J Super Hercules aircraft upgrade. The ALQ-251 will provide superior situational awareness and protection against electronic warfare systems and radar-guided weapons in contested and congested electromagnetic spectrum environments. The Sierra Nevada Corporation is the integrator for the AC-130J Ghostrider and MC-130J Commando II RFCM program.

Destruction of An-225 Mriya by Russia hinders repatriation of French army Takuba contingent

In a Twitter post on February 27, the Ukraine Government said: “The biggest plane in the world “Myria” (The Dream) was destroyed by Russian occupants on an airfield near Kyiv.” On February 24, the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of Ukraine confirmed that Russian military forces had attacked Antonov (Hostomel) Airport.

EU could provide 56 MiG-29 and Su-25 fighters to Ukraine

According to a tweet published by the Ukrainian Parliament (Rada) on 28 February 2022, the European Union could supply 70 fighter jets to Ukraine: 16 Bulgarian Mig-29s, 14 Bulgarian Su-25s, 28 Polish MiG-29s, and 12 Slovak MiG-29s.

Page 4 of 4