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27 September 2015 |

France Carries Out First Airstrikes On ISIS In Syria

France carried out its first airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria on Sunday, launching a military operation as Russia and Western powers sought the upper hand in shaping the future of the war-torn country. President Francois Hollande said six French warplanes hit an IS training camp near the eastern city of Deir Ezzor, and that more airstrikes could follow in the coming weeks.

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25 September 2015 | Boeing

Boeing, U.S. Air Force KC-46A Tanker Completes Successful First Flight

The Boeing and U.S. Air Force team successfully completed the first flight of a KC-46A tanker aircraft today, taking off from Paine Field at 1:24 p.m. (PST) and landing four hours later at Boeing Field in Seattle. This was the first flight of a KC-46A tanker-configured aircraft, following ongoing flights of the program’s first test aircraft, a 767-2C.

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23 September 2015 | IHS Jane's

Egypt to buy the two ex-Russian Mistral carriers

Egypt will buy the two Mistral-class helicopter carriers that were built for Russia, according to a brief announcement posted on the official website of the French president's office on 23 September. French officials have said delivery will take place in March 2016 and that Egypt will pay EUR950 million (USD1 billion) ...

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22 September 2015 | Flight Global

USAF stripping 30 B-52Hs of nuclear weapons capability

As US Air Force Global Strike Command anticipates the introduction of the nuclear-capable Long-Range Strike Bomber in the mid-2020s, the command is de-arming its air-launched cruise missile-carrying Boeing B-52 bombers to comply with New START treaty limits with Russia.

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15 September 2015 | Flight Global

First flight for new Aero Vodochody L-39NG

Aero Vodochody performed the maiden sortie of its updated L-39NG trainer from its Odolena Voda facility in the Czech Republic on 14 September.

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15 September 2015 | UK MOD

Royal Navy's Merlin Mk 2 helicopters ready for action

The Royal Navy’s anti-submarine warfare helicopter, the Merlin Mk2, has achieved Full Operating Capability (FOC), on time and under budget.

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15 September 2015 | Airbus Defence and Space

UK accepts seventh Airbus A400M

UK Ministry of Defence to declare that the key contractual milestone known as In-Service Delivery (ISD) has been met following the handing-over of its seventh Airbus A400M new-generation airlifter.

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11 September 2015 |

Irkut Signs Two New Su-30 Fighter Contracts

Russian aircraft manufacturer Irkut has lined up orders with the Russian Defence Ministry and Algeria for the delivery of 22 Su-30 heavy multi-role fighter jets over the next two years, Russian officials said this week.         

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11 September 2015 | Flight Global

Eurofighter announces Kuwait selection

Kuwait has reached an agreement with the Italian government linked to the planned acquisition of 28 Eurofighter Typhoons.

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11 September 2015 | UK MOD

RAF Typhoons intercept Russian aircraft near UK airspace

Royal Air Force Typhoon jets have flown from RAF Lossiemouth to intercept Russian 'Blackjack' aircraft flying in international air space.

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