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23 April 2015 | DefenseNews.com

Boeing: Five C-17As Still for Sale

Boeing said it still had five C-17A Globemaster transports for sale following confirmation that the Royal Australian Air Force would take another two.        

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23 April 2015 | Flight Global

USN X-47B completes air-to-air refuelling test

​The US Navy has achieved the final testing objective of its Northrop Grumman X-47B unmanned combat air vehicle demonstrator programme, following the successful air-to-air (AAR) refuelling of the aircraft on 22 April.

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22 April 2015 | IHS Jane's

Poland selects Patriot system for its Wisla air-defence programme

Key Points The US Patriot system has been selected by Poland for its Wisla medium-range air- and missile-defence requirement The Raytheon system was competing for the requirement against Eurosam's SAMP/T Poland has selected the US Patriot missile system for the country's Wisla medium-range air-

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21 April 2015 | Flight Global

Poland selects H225M for tri-service helicopter deal

​Poland has selected the Airbus Helicopters H225M Caracal for its tri-service rotorcraft acquisition, however it has trimmed the overall requirement from 70 down to 50 units.

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15 April 2015 | IHS Jane's

Israel to get first F-35s in 2016

Two Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters will arrive in Israel in December 2016, making the Israeli Air Force (IAF) the first outside of the United States to receive the fifth-generation combat aircraft, a senior Lockheed Martin official said on 15 April. The two jets are among 33 F-35s that Israel currently has on order. The defence establishment is keen to acquire another 17 in the coming years to form two full squadrons.

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15 April 2015 | Flight Global

Selex gets IRST contract for Gripen E fighter

​Saab has awarded Selex ES a production contract for the Skyward-G infrared search and track (IRST) system, with the deal covering equipment to be installed with the Swedish air force’s future Gripen E fleet.

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13 April 2015 | RUaviation

24 MiG-31BM fighter jets commissioned for the Russian Armed Forces

The first 24 modernized MiG-31BM fighter jets have been delivered to the Russian Armed Forces. Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said more than ten aircraft will be delivered to troops ever year. “After completing the modernization of the MiG-31, we expect that military forces will have more than 130 updated, outstanding aircraft with key technical parameters available for use,” said Yuri Borisov. According to him, about 12-13 aircraft undergo modernization per year.

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13 April 2015 | Flight Global

TAI completes Turkish F-16 upgrade

​The Turkish air force has received the last of 163 Lockheed Martin F-16C/Ds to have been upgraded with new avionics equipment and an expanded weapons capability.

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9 April 2015 | Flight Global

Croatia to keep combat aircraft, confirms Kiowa acquisition

​Croatia has confirmed that it will retain a combat fixed-wing fleet, which will include restarting a programme for the replacement of its aging Mikoyan MiG-21 bisD/UMD aircraft.

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9 April 2015 | RCAF

This year’s CF-18 Demonstration Hornet pays tribute to “the few”

On March 27, 2015, at 3 Wing Bagotville, Quebec, the 2015 CF-18 Demonstration Hornet - with a paint scheme commemorating the Battle of Britain - was unveiled.

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