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27 August 2014 | Flight Global

HAL readies Cheetal delivery for Afghanistan air force

​Indian state owned airframer Hindustan Aeronautics is preparing to deliver three Cheetal light helicopters to the Afghanistan air force next month. The unarmed helicopters are be transferred via a commercial cargo plane to Kabul International Airport from its Helicopter Division located i

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27 August 2014 | Defense-Aerospace

France Gets First Upgraded KC-135 Tanker

On Thursday, August 21, 2014, the first of three upgraded KC-135s was delivered to Air Base 125 at Istres by an American crew that ferried the aircraft from San Antonio. The upgrade of the KC-135RGs operated by the Escadron de Ravitaillement en Vol (In-flight refueling squadron, ERV) primarily co...

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27 August 2014 | Flight Global

IAI pitches converted 767 tanker to Poland

​Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is offering a converted Boeing 767 aerial refueling tanker fitted with its new fly-by-wire (FBW) boom to fulfill a Polish air force requirement.

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25 August 2014 | Lockheed Martin

F-35 Flight Test Program Milestones - August 2014

FORT WORTH, Texas, August 25, 2014 –The Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program continued a steady path of flight test milestones in August, including weapons separation, software compatibility and flight hours...

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25 August 2014 | US Army

End of an era: Last OH-58D Kiowa Aviator class to graduate

A legacy decades in the making is coming to an end, as eight students from the last OH-58D Kiowa Warrior class prepare to graduate at Fort Rucker, Alabama.

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24 August 2014 |

Chinese Fighter Buzzes US Patrol Aircraft

A Chinese high-performance fighter intercepted and buzzed a US Navy P-8A maritime patrol and surveillance aircraft on Tuesday in international air space over the South China Sea, the Pentagon confirmed on Friday. The interception was “very close, very dangerous ... pretty aggressive and very unprofessional,” Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters. The Chinese aircraft, a Shenyang J-11B...

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22 August 2014 | Defense-Aerospace

New T-6C Military Training Aircraft Arrive In NZ

Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman says the arrival of the first two new Air Force T-6C pilot training aircraft is an important milestone. “It is great to see the first T-6C aircraft arrive in New Zealand just seven months after Beechcraft Defense Company was awarded the contract to deliver a new ...

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22 August 2014 | IHS Jane's

Singapore quietly expanding F-15 fleet

Singapore appears to have quietly boosted the size of its F-15SG fleet from 24 aircraft to 40, according to Boeing financial statements, aircraft registration filings, and US congressional reports. Singapore originally bought 12 F-15SGs - with an option for eight more - under a contract signed in

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20 August 2014 | Flight Global

Taiwan F-16V passes design milestone

​The most recent version of the Lockheed Martin F-16s has passed critical design review, making way for upgrades to Taiwan’s fleet of the single-engined fighter.

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19 August 2014 | Flight Global

USAF grounds 82 F-16Ds due to new cracks

​The US Air Force announced late on 19 August the grounding of 82 of 969 Lockheed Martin F-16s still in service after finding structural cracks.

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