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21 September 2014 | IHS Jane's

Lebanon to receive additional Huey II helicopters

The sale of 18 Bell UH-1H 'Huey' II helicopters to Lebanon has been approved by the US State Department, it was disclosed on 19 September. Valued at USD180 million, including parts, support, and training, the sale was cleared two days before the announcement by the US Defense Security and

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20 September 2014 |

Hollande: France Carries Out First Air Strike in Iraq

French jets carried out their first air strike against Islamic State militants in Iraq Friday, successfully destroying their target, President Francois Hollande announced, vowing that more operations would follow.

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18 September 2014 |

Taiwan Retires Hawk Missiles

Taiwan will begin retiring its Hawk surface-to-air missile (SAM) system in 2015 as production of the new Tien Kung 3 (Sky Bow) SAM system ramps up, a Ministry of National Defense (MND) source said.

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17 September 2014 | Flight Global

Peruvian navy buys surplus Dutch F50s

The Peruvian navy has purchased two surplus Royal Netherlands Air Force Fokker 50 transports.

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13 September 2014 |

Boeing Eyes 737-700 Solution for New JSTARS

Boeing is officially planning a variant of its 737-700 commercial jetliner as a competitor for the Air Force's next-generation Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) replacement.

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8 September 2014 |

Turkey Distancing Itself From Chinese Air Defense System

Senior government officials and procurement authorities here have distanced themselves in recent days from a disputed air defense deal with a Chinese company under US sanctions. A senior official from the prime minister’s office said that as technical negotiations with China Precision Machinery Import-Export Corp. (CPMIEC) have been dragged into several problematic areas, “this option now looks much less attractive than it did last year. [...]

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8 September 2014 | RAF

1 (Fighter) Squadron Typhoons relocate to RAF Lossiemouth

Relocating from RAF Leuchars in Fife, Scotland, to RAF Lossiemouth, Typhoon aircraft of 1 (Fighter) Squadron will now provide quick reaction alert (QRA) cover alongside the Typhoons of 6 Squadron for the north of the UK. Quick reaction alert for the south will be based at RAF Coningsby.

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7 September 2014 | IHS Jane's

Russian Navy orders additional Su-30SM fighters

Russia has ordered another seven Sukhoi Su-30SM multirole fighter aircraft for the Russian Navy, it was announced on 5 September. The contracts were signed by Russian Deputy Defence Minister Yury Borisov and Irkut Corporation President Oleg Demchenko. "These modern aircraft, capable of

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6 September 2014 |

China reveals 2 aircraft carrier test pilots killed

Two pilots in a squadron conducting J-15 fighter jet take-off and landing tests for China's lone aircraft carrier were killed during trials, state media reported, offering a rare glimpse into the secretive project.

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6 September 2014 |

Cameron: UK Will Operate 2 Aircraft Carriers

The UK Royal Navy is to get a second operational aircraft carrier, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced Friday as the two-day NATO summit came to an end.

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