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31 March 2016 | Flight Global

Philippine navy orders two AW159 Wildcats

Finmeccanica has announced the Philippine navy will acquire two AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare rotorcraft under a contract valued at 100 million ($114 million).

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30 March 2016 | Flight Global

RAF Tornado successfully trials BriteCloud protection system

Finmeccanica is hopeful that the Royal Air Force will be the launch customer for its BriteCloud active decoy, following the completion of a series of tests of the system onboard the service s Panavia Tornado GR4 combat aircraft.

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29 March 2016 | Flight Global

Slimmed-down F-35 Gen III helmet to be introduced sooner

The Pentagon is bullish about resolving issues with the F-35 Lightning II s escape system that has restricted lightweight pilots of from flying the fifth-generation combat jet, with the joint programme office (JPO) now expecting delivery of a slimmed-down Gen III helmet from Rockwell Collins by November for rollout in 2017.

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29 March 2016 | DefenseNews.com

Qatar, France Complete Dassault Rafale Fighter Jet Deal

France and Qatar completed the deal for 24 Dassault Rafale fighter jets at the opening day of the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference.        

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29 March 2016 | Flight Global

FIDAE: Embraer displays Phenom 300 and Super Tucano, but no KC-390

Embraer s flagship programmes the KC-390 and the E2 may be absent from FIDAE, but the Brazilian manufacturer is represented with a Phenom 300 business jet and Brazilian air force A-29 Super Tucano trainer/light combat aircraft, one of 162 operating in the region.

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25 March 2016 | DefenseNews.com

F-35 Will Fly Until 2070 — Six Years Longer Than Planned

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter will fly until 2070, reflecting a decision by the US armed services to extend the operational life of the fleet by six years.        

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21 March 2016 | Flight Global

​Lebanon and Kenya to receive Bell Huey IIs

Lebanon and Kenya will become the latest nations to procure zero-timed Bell UH-1H-based Huey II helicopters through the US Army.

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17 March 2016 | IHS Jane's

MiG-35 pre-production batch to start flight tests soon

The first pre-production batch of Mikoyan MiG-35 (Fulcrum-F) multipurpose fighter aircraft will start undergoing flight tests this year, Sergei Korotkov, the CEO of the MiG Aircraft-Manufacturing Corporation (RSK MiG), said on 17 March. The RSK MiG CEO did not specify how many MiG-35 fighter jets

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17 March 2016 | DefenseNews.com

Air Force Clarifies A-10 Retirement Plans

Amid some confusion over when the Air Force will retire the A-10 attack plane, top service officials this week clarified the plan to start drawing down Warthog squadrons in fiscal 2018.        

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16 March 2016 | Flight Global

USAF eyes 41 UH-60Ms for $1.4 billion to recap patrol Hueys

The US Air Force says it needs 41 new helicopters to help guard and escort nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missiles, more than 400 of which are on alert at three air force bases in America s far north.

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