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28 October 2014 | RAF

UK MOD set to order first production batch F-35B Lightning II

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon today announced that the MOD has reached agreement in principle on an order for the first production batch of four Lightning II stealth combat aircraft

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27 October 2014 | RUaviation

Beriev Aircraft Company to manufacture two Be-200 aircraft in 2014

Beriev Aircraft Company will manufacture Be-200 amphibian aircraft using its own production facilities for the first time over the last 15 years, deputy governor of Rostov Region Alexander Grebenshikov told RBC.

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27 October 2014 | Boeing

Boeing Delivers 300th CH-47F Chinook to U.S. Army Ahead of Schedule

U.S. Army and H-47 teams marked the delivery of the 300th CH-47F Chinook to the U.S. Army on Oct. 15, 2014, at the Ridley Park, PA, facility.

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27 October 2014 | Lockheed Martin

DOD and Lockheed Martin Announce Principle Agreement on Purchase of F-35s

WASHINGTON D.C. – Oct. 27, 2014 - The U.S. Department of Defense and Lockheed Martin have reached an agreement in principle for the production of 43 F-35 Lightning II aircraft.  Officials anticipate the Low-Rate Initial Production lot 8 (LRIP 8) contract to be finalized in the coming weeks.  The contract is for fiscal year 2014 with deliveries beginning in 2016.

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26 October 2014 | IHS Jane's

Brazil signs for 36 Gripen E/F fighters

Brazil has signed a SEK39.3 billion (USD5.4 billion) contract for 36 Gripen E/F fighters, the company announced on 27 October. The contract, which was signed by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) through the Aeronautics Command (COMAER), follows a decision by the Brazilian Air Force (Força Aérea Brasileira - FAB) to select the Swedish-built fighter to fulfil its F-X2 requirement in December 2013. Starting from 2019, the FAB will take delivery of 28 single-seat Gripen E and eight twin-seat Gripen F aircraft. Deliveries are set to run through to 2024.

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26 October 2014 | IHS Jane's

Slovakia to replace ageing Antonov transports with C-27J Spartans

Slovakia has agreed to purchase a pair of Alenia Aermacchi C-27J Spartan tactical transport aircraft, national media reported on 23 October. The two aircraft, which are being procured to replace the Slovak Air Force's ageing Antonov An-26 'Cline' transports, are expected to arrive in 2016 and 2017,

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25 October 2014 | Flight Global

​Australia confirms HATS win for Boeing/Thales EC135 bid

Australian defence minister Senator David Johnston has formally declared the teaming of Boeing Defence Australia and Thales Australia as the winning tender for the Australian Defence Force’s Project Air 9000 Phase 7 Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS).

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25 October 2014 | Flight Global

India halts Su-30 flights after latest crash

The Indian air force has temporarily suspended flying on its entire fleet of an estimated 200 Sukhoi Su-30MKIs, following an uncommanded ejection involving the type on 21 October.

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24 October 2014 | RAF

Air Strikes In Iraq

British forces have continued to conduct air operations to assist the Iraqi government in its fight against ISIL.

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24 October 2014 | Defense-Aerospace

China to Show J-31 Stealth Fighter at Zhuhai Show, Plans Export Push

BEIJING --- Over 130 aircraft of various types will participate in the 10th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition to be unveiled on November 11, 2014 in Zhuhai of south China’s Guangdong province, and the J-31 stealth fighter will also appear in Zhuhai and conduct a demonstration flight...

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