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30 September 2014 |

Britain Carries Out First Air Strikes Against IS In Iraq

British fighter jets on Tuesday bombed an artillery post and an armed truck used by the Islamic State group in Iraq in the Royal Air Force's first strikes in the US-led air campaign.

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30 September 2014 | ACC

AFGSC provides deterrence for the modern era

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. -- The Air Force recently demonstrated its nuclear deterrence and power projection capabilities through a coordinated display of strategic combat power. Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen -- responsible for two legs of the nation's nuclear triad -- conducted the demonstrations, which included participation in a large combined forces exercise in the Pacific, a nuclear-capable cruise missile weapon system evaluation over the Utah Test and Training Range, and an ICBM operational test launch from Vandenberg AFB, California.

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30 September 2014 | Flight Global

First PC-21s head for Qatar

​Pilatus has delivered its first two PC-21 trainers to Qatar, with the pair having left its Stans manufacturing site in Switzerland for the Middle East on 29 September.

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30 September 2014 | Flight Global

More T-6C trainers head for New Zealand

​Beechcraft has transferred its second batch of two T-6C trainers to New Zealand, with the aircraft having left its Wichita production site in Kansas.

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30 September 2014 | RUaviation

First class of Russian helicopter pilots completes training on new Ansat-U

The first group of third-year students at the Syzran campus of the Zhukovsky and Gagarin Air Force Academy’s Military Training Centre have completed training on new Ansat-U helicopters designed and built at Kazan Helicopters. [...] Training on the Ansat-U was completed by 29 students, who next year will receive training on the Mi-8/17 series and Mi-24 helicopters.

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29 September 2014 | IHS Jane's

Thai Air Force selects Piaggio Avanti II for recon role

The Royal Thai Air Force has signed a contract to buy a Piaggio P.180 Avanti II aircraft to fulfill a requirement for a photo reconnaissance aircraft, the Italian company announced on 30 September. The P.180 Avanti II will be "customised for territorial multifunctional surveillance, featuring

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29 September 2014 | IHS Jane's

Mexico orders additional UH-60M Black Hawk helos

Sikorsky has been awarded a USD93.3 million contract to build eight "uniquely configured" UH-60M Black Hawk utility helicopters for Mexico, the US Department of Defense (DoD) announced on 29 September. The contract, which was placed on behalf of Mexico's secretary of national defence, is

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26 September 2014 | USAF News

A-29 Super Tucano arrives at Moody AFB

The first of 20 A-29 Super Tucano aircraft arrived here Sept. 26, in preparation for the Afghanistan pilot and maintenance training mission.

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26 September 2014 | ACC

End of an era: 65th AGRS set to inactivate

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. -- After almost a decade of unyielding service, the 65th Aggressor Squadron will become inactive. Since being reactivated on Sept. 15, 2005, the 65th AGRS has helped provide air combat training for military members from the different branches as well as foreign allies.

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26 September 2014 | RCAF

Snowbirds Year End Show : CT-114 Tutor 50th anniversary

15 Wing Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, invites all past and present Tutor instructors, technicians, students and demonstration pilots, honoured guests, and the general public to attend the 50th anniversary of the CT-114 Tutor on October 3-4, 2014.

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