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2016

22 August 2016 | IHS Jane's

Northrop Grumman's T-X design breaks cover

Three of the four offerings for the US Air Force's (USAF's) T-X jet trainer competition are now known, with Northrop Grumman's clean-sheet design being photographed for the first time on 19 August. The single-engined jet was seen performing high-speed taxi trials at Mojave Air and Space Port in California...

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16 August 2016 | RUaviation

India to Upgrade Russian-Made Su-30 Fighter Jets Amid Delay in Rafale Deal

“Indian Defense Ministry has decided to upgrade the Su-30 as there is long delay in materializing the much hyped Rafale aircraft deal and the Indian Air Force urgently needs an FGFA (Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft) into its squadron. So it has been decided to upgrade and modernize the fleet of Su-30’s to become closer to FGFA,” sources in the Defense Ministry told Sputnik.

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15 August 2016 | RUaviation

MiG-29KR fighter first landing on the aircraft carrier "Admiral Kuznetsov"

A MiG-29K (9-41R) fighter jet from the Northern Fleet’s 100th Separate Shipborne Fighter Air Regiment has landed on the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov’s deck for the first time, a source in Russia’s defense and industrial sector said.

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9 August 2016 | Flight Global

Kuwait orders 30 H225M Caracal helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has secured a vital vote of confidence in its troubled H225, with an order from Kuwait for 30 examples of the military variant.

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3 August 2016 | Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Begins Work on Second Japanese E-2D Advanced Hawkeye

Northrop Grumman has received a U.S. Navy contract to begin production of a second Japanese E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning (AEW) and surveillance aircraft. The first Japanese E-2D is in production and will be delivered in 2018.

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2 August 2016 | DefenseNews.com

Air Force Declares F-35A Ready for Combat

In a major milestone, the US Air Force's first F-35A squadron has been declared operational.        

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2 August 2016 | Flight Global

First ex-US Army OH-58Ds delivered to Croatia

The Croatian air force has received its first batch of ex-US Army Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters, which were ferried to Zadar-Zemunik air base on the Adriatic coast on 30 June.

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28 July 2016 | IHS Jane's

China reveals cause of fatal April crash of J-15

China has revealed the cause of the 27 April fatal crash of a Shenyang Aircraft Corporation (SAC) J-15 carrier-based fighter: the first such revelation of its kind. A report by China National Radio on 26 July revealed that the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) J-15 fighter encountered a breakdown with the fly-by-wire flight control system...

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28 July 2016 | MILAVIA News

Netherlands and Luxembourg buy tanker aircraft together

The Netherlands is ready to purchase 2 Airbus tanker/transport aircraft with Luxembourg. The aircraft will be NATO property and will be stationed at Eindhoven Air Base for pooling and sharing. Belgium, Germany, Norway and Poland intend to join the agreement at a later date.

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26 July 2016 | Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin’s Second T-50A Aircraft for T-X Competition Takes Flight

Fort Worth, Texas, July 26, 2016 – Lockheed Martin and Korea Aerospace Industries successfully completed the initial test flight of the second T-50A configured aircraft in Sacheon, South Korea. The T-50A is the company’s aircraft offering in the U.S. Air Force’s Advanced Pilot Training (APT) competition.

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