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28 July 2014 | IHS Jane's

Fourth known J-20 prototype makes first flight

The fourth known prototype of the Chengdu Aircraft Corporation (CAC) J-20 fifth-generation fighter made its first flight on the morning of 26 July, according to Chinese aviation websites. According to online postings by local spotters, the prototype flew for nearly two hours after having undertaken...

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28 July 2014 | Flight Global

Final modernised P-3 Orion delivered to Brazil

​Airbus Defence & Space has delivered the last of nine Lockheed P-3 Orion anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft it has upgraded for the Brazilian air force.

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28 July 2014 | Flight Global

Brazil signs for three SAR-roled C295s

​Brazil has ordered three search and rescue-configured Airbus C295s for operation by the nation’s air force.

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25 July 2014 | RAF

Reds On BBC

Celebrating the Red Arrows’ 50th display season, the hour-long documentary will be shown on BBC2 at 9.00pm on Sunday 27th July

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24 July 2014 | Lockheed Martin

First Two Australian F-35s Roll Out Of Factory

Fort Worth, Texas, July 24, 2014 - A ceremony was held today at Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT], commemorating the official roll out of the first two F-35 Lightning II aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).

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23 July 2014 | Flight Global

Gripen will not compete in Danish fighter competition

The Swedish government has announced that it will not contend Denmark’s fighter replacement competition with its domestically-built Saab Gripen jet.

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21 July 2014 | ACC

First look at upgraded B-1s

DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- For the first time students from the US Air Force Weapons School got to fly with the newly upgraded Sustainment Block-16 B-1B Lancer during the student's Integration Phase (IT) at Nellis AFB, Nev.

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21 July 2014 | RUaviation

Mexico to upgrade its Mi-17 helicopters

Russian Helicopters Holding Company will upgrade the multi-role Mi-17 helicopters operated by the air forces of Mexico, reports with reference to sources close to the enterprise. According to the sources, at least 9 vehicles of the type were delivered to Russia by two An-124-100 transport aircraft during the period from mid-June to early July 2014. The first upgraded Mi-17 will be delivered to Mexico in 2015.

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17 July 2014 | NAVAIR

Navy says farewell to the C-9 Skytrain II aircraft

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Ending its 41-year commitment to a workhorse aircraft, the U.S. Navy retired the last C-9B Skytrain II on June 28 to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group based in Tucson, Arizona. As of January, the Navy had four C-9B aircraft remaining in its inventory — one was retired in February and two were transferred to Marine Transport Squadron (VMR) 1 at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, where they will continue service until replacement aircraft are purchased.

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17 July 2014 | ACC

F-15E takes first flight with new radar system

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho -- The first 389th Fighter Squadron F-15E Strike Eagle received a Radar Modernization Program upgrade here in June. The inaugural flight with the new radar system was flown by Capt. Matthew Riley, 389th Fighter Squadron pilot, and Maj. Jacob Lindaman, 389th FS weapon systems officer. [...] The RMP replaces the F-15E's more than 20-year-old legacy APG-70 mechanically scanned radar with an active electronically scanned array (AESA) system designated as the APG-82(V)1.

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