All Royal Saudi Air Force articles

  • F-15S - US Air Force

    Alsalam to modify Saudi F-15s to enhanced standard


    Alsalam Aerospace Industries has been awarded an almost $59.7 million, fixed-price contract to convert six Boeing F-15S fighters to the enhanced SA-model configuration for the Royal Saudi Air Force.

  • Saudi Typhoons - BAE Systems

    Riyadh advances on repeat Typhoon order


    Saudi Arabia could be set to acquire a follow-on batch of 48 Eurofighter Typhoons, pending the conclusion of government-to-government discussions with the UK disclosed on 9 March.

  • Scorpion - Iain Mackenzie

    Saudi testing precedes Scorpion's Dubai debut


    Textron AirLand's production-standard Scorpion light-attack aircraft appears set to make a debut appearance at the Dubai air show from 12-16 November, with the aircraft currently being flown in neighbouring Saudi Arabia.

  • Hawk 165s Saudi - Peter Foster

    BAE enhances Hawk trainer offering


    ​BAE Systems has delivered its latest pair of Hawk advanced jet trainers to Saudi Arabia, as the company looks to attract further buyers and extend production beyond 2018.

  • Saudi-liveried Hawk - Neville Beckett

    PICTURE: New-generation Hawk gets Saudi markings


    ​BAE Systems appears set to deliver its first pair of Hawk 165 trainers to the Royal Saudi Air Force, with the aircraft now having received service markings.

  • Saudi Hawks - Bahrain International Air Show

    Follow-on purchase to boost Saudi Hawk renewal


    BAE Systems has signed a contract to supply the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) with a second batch of Hawk 165s in a commitment pushing lifetime orders for the jet trainer through the 1,000-unit barrier.

  • Saudi Typhoon - Zhukovsky AirSpace

    Saudi engineers to train on Typhoon self-protection maintenance


    Engineers from Saudi Arabia will become the first to train at a new electronic warfare maintenance centre established in the UK to enable the transfer of skills required to support the self-protection systems installed on the Eurofighter Typhoon.

  • News

    DUBAI: New support deals will keep Saudi F-15s on target


    ​Lockheed Martin will be keeping Saudi Arabia’s fleet of Boeing F-15 strike aircraft on target for years to come, thanks to a new support contract announced during the Dubai air show.

  • Saudi Hawk - Neville Beckett

    New-generation Hawk makes Saudi Arabia-focused flight debut


    BAE Systems has conducted the first flight of a new-generation Hawk advanced jet trainer for Saudi Arabia.

  • Saudi AWACS FS - Boeing

    Saudi air defence to incorporate AWACS feed


    ​The Royal Saudi Air Defense Force (RSADF) is updating its air defence system, which will enable forces to receive information from the Royal Saudi Air Force’s five-strong Boeing 707-derived E-3A Sentry fleet.

  • Saudi Typhoons - BAE Systems

    Saudi begins air strike campaign in Yemen


    A Saudi-led coalition has begun a campaign of air strikes against the Houthi militant group that is maintaining a stronghold within Yemen and is trying to overpower the Yemeni government after forcing president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi into exile.

  • PC-21 100 - Pilatus

    Pilatus marks PC-21 production milestone


    ​Pilatus has rolled out its 100th PC-21 turboprop trainer, with the Royal Saudi Air Force aircraft sporting special markings.

  • Tornado trio - Craig Hoyle

    Tornado could fly on into 2030s, partners say


    Europe’s Panavia Tornado will remain in use as a relevant frontline asset for more than another 10 years, according to its programme partners, even though one of its main operators does not plan to retain the type beyond the end of this decade.

  • Saudi AWACS FS - Boeing

    Saudi Arabia requests AWACS mission system upgrade


    ​The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of its approval of a potential $2 billion mission system upgrade sale for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) fleet.

  • Saudi PC-21 - Stephan Widmer

    Saudi Arabia gets first six PC-21 trainers


    ​Pilatus has commenced deliveries of its PC-21 trainer to Saudi Arabia, with two batches having left the airframer’s Stans site in Switzerland so far this month.

  • Saudi Typhoon - Zhukovsky AirSpace

    PICTURE: Saudi Arabia receives more Typhoons


    BAE Systems has delivered its latest pair of Eurofighter Typhoons to export customer Saudi Arabia, boosting the nation’s fleet of the type to 32 aircraft.

  • KC-130J - US Marine Corps

    Lockheed gets funds for Saudi KC-130J tankers


    Lockheed Martin has been awarded $180 million to produce an initial two KC-130J tankers for ​Saudi Arabia.

  • F-15SA - US Air Force

    Gulf states request air-launched weapons worth $10.8 billion


    Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are seeking to acquire advanced air-launched weapons worth a combined $10.8 billion to equip their respective fleets of Boeing F-15 and Lockheed Martin F-16 fighters.