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17 April 2014 | RAF

F-35B set to make international debut at RIAT and Farnborough

F-35 Lightning II will fly in Britain for the first time this summer, making its international debut in July at the Royal International Air Tattoo in Fairford, also flying at the Farnborough International Air Show.

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10 April 2014 | AgustaWestland

Armed Forces of Malta Acquire Second AW139 Helicopter

The Armed Forces of Malta has taken up the option for a second AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter. The helicopter will be used to conduct mainly maritime border control missions. The delivery of the second AW139 is scheduled for June 2015, while the first helicopter will be delivered in June 2014.

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10 April 2014 | USAF News

Installation of backup oxygen system in F-22 combat fleet continues

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center's F-22 Division is on-track to complete installation of the Automatic Back-up Oxygen System (ABOS) in the Air Force's F-22 Raptor combat fleet by December 2014.

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10 April 2014 | IHS Jane's

Germany offers Typhoons to bolster Baltic air policing

Germany has offered to send six Eurofighter Typhoon fighter aircraft to help bolster the NATO Baltic Air Policing Mission, an alliance spokesperson confirmed to IHS Jane's on 9 April. The offer has been made to support the Portuguese rotation of four Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcons, which is...

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9 April 2014 | Flight Global

Israel welcomes arrival of first C-130J transport

​The Israeli air force's first Lockheed Martin C-130J "Samson" tactical transport has been formally delivered to its Nevatim air base, during a 9 April ceremony.

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7 April 2014 | Flight Global

Poland to keep 18 improved Su-22s

Poland will modify 12 ​of its Sukhoi Su-22M4 strike aircraft and six UM3K-model trainers, with their airframe and engine lives to be extended to allow another 10 years of use.

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7 April 2014 | Flight Global

Navy pleased with "Advanced" Super Hornet tests, wants more Growlers

The US Navy says it is pleased with results of recent flight tests of a Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet that had been upgraded with conformal fuel tanks and an external weapons pod.

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4 April 2014 | EADS

Airbus Defence and Space delivers A400M to Turkish Air Force

Airbus Defence and Space has today handed over the first of ten A400M new generation airlifters ordered by the Turkish Air Force. The Turkish Air Force formally accepted the aircraft from Airbus Defence and Space at the A400M Final Assembly Line in Seville, Spain. A further ceremony will take place in Turkey at a later date.

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1 April 2014 | RAF

RAF Typhoon Display Team X Marks the Spot

This year the RAF Typhoon Display Team will be showcasing the Typhoon with a unique aircraft paint scheme. The impressive design was developed over the winter training period to make the Typhoon even more outstanding for this year’s display season.

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31 March 2014 | Flight Global

Saab, Pilatus to pitch PC-21 trainer to Sweden

Pilatus and Saab have signed a memorandum of understanding on March 28 to offer the PC-21 turboprop trainer to the Swedish air force for a potential 20-aircraft requirement, if Sweden decide to seek a replacement for the current fleet of SK 60 training jets.

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