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23 April 2014 | USAF News

Altus, McConnell AFBs selected to receive KC-46A Pegasus aircraft

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Air Force officials announced April 23, that Altus Air Force Base, Okla., is the Air Force’s KC-46A Pegasus formal training unit and McConnell AFB, Kan., is the first active duty-led Pegasus main operating base. [...] The formal training unit and first main operating base will begin receiving aircraft in fiscal year 2016. A final basing decision for the first Air National Guard main operating base is expected in summer 2014, with the first aircraft scheduled to arrive in fiscal 2018.

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22 April 2014 | Flight Global

Australia to confirm 58-aircraft F-35 order

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott will on 23 April announce that his government has approved the acquisition of 58 more Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters.

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22 April 2014 | RUaviation

Russian Ministry of Defense orders 16 more MiG-29SMT aircraft

16 multi-role MiG-29SMT fighters will be delivered to Russian air forces by the end of 2016. The corresponding state contract has been signed by the Deputy Minister of Defense, Yuri Borisov, and CEO of RAC MiG (part of United Aircraft Corporation), Sergey Korotkov, the corporation’s press-service reports.

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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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16 April 2014 | ACC

Last four 95th FS Raptors arrive

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- The last four F-22 Raptors arrived from Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 8, completing the 95th Fighter Squadron and making Tyndall AFB the largest contingent of the 5th generation jet in the world.

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15 April 2014 | Lockheed Martin

F-35 Fleet Surpasses 15,000 Flying Hours

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 15, 2014 - The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fleet recently surpassed 15,000 flight hours, marking a major milestone for the program.

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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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