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18 December 2014 | MILAVIA News

Germany takes delivery of its first A400M

Airbus Defence and Space has formally delivered the first Airbus A400M military transport ordered by Germany.

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17 December 2014 | ACC

A-10s train at White Sands Missile Range

12/17/2014 - WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. -- Members of the 354th Fighter Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., the 74th Fighter Squadron, Moody AFB, Ga., and the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla., traveled to White Sands Missile Range for training Dec. 3-4. The mission of the 354th and 74th Fighter Squadrons was to upgrade a select cadre of pilots to conduct unimproved surface landings on a dry lake bed, both day and night.

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17 December 2014 | IHS Jane's

Spain buys extra Patriot SAM batteries from Germany

Spain is to buy two surplus Patriot surface-to-air missile (SAM) batteries from Germany ahead of deploying some of its existing Patriot systems as part of the NATO cover agreed for Turkey. The two batteries will each include five launchers in the Patriot Advanced Capability Two Plus (PAC-2+) configuration...

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17 December 2014 | Flight Global

NASA launches study for Skunk Works SR-72 concept

​NASA has awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin to study the feasibility of building a hypersonic propulsion system for a concept intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft dubbed the SR-72 using existing turbine engine technologies.

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16 December 2014 | IHS Jane's

Estonia to replace Soviet-era An-2 aircraft with US-supplied Sherpas

The Estonian Air Force is to replace the two Antonov An-2 'Colt' transport aircraft it operates in favour of a pair of Shorts C-23 Sherpas, a service official disclosed on 17 December. Speaking during a media tour of Amari Airbase, 2nd Lieutenant Pille Joala said that the An-2s, which have been in Estonian service since 1996 but date back to the former Soviet Union, will continue to operate until the end of 2015, before being replaced by two Sherpa aircraft that are to be procured from the United States.

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16 December 2014 | Flight Global

Dutch NH90 deliveries to resume

​Deliveries to the Dutch armed forces of its remaining seven NH Industries (NHI) NH90 maritime helicopters – halted on the back of corrosion issues - are set to resume after the two sides hammered out a compromise agreement.

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16 December 2014 | Flight Global

Dutch F-35 orders ready to take off

​The Netherlands’ defence ministry has announced plans to order a first batch of eight operational Lockheed Martin F-35s, with the type to be delivered from 2019.

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16 December 2014 | RAF

Typhoon Weapons Integration Advances

RAF Typhoon development continues at pace, following three successful trials in the UK and Italy

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12 December 2014 | Flight Global

Greece approved to buy 10 US Army CH-47D Chinooks

​Boeing has been given the go ahead to sell 10 CH-47 Chinook heavy lift helicopters to Greece, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced on 11 December.

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11 December 2014 | Airbus Helicopters

Airbus delivers 2nd Super Puma AS332 C1e to the Bolivian Air Force

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the 2nd Super Puma AS332 C1e to the Bolivian Air Force (FAB). At the end of 2013, the FAB purchased six of these light-medium helicopters to fight drug trafficking and perform civil security and public service missions throughout the country. The first helicopter was delivered in August of this year and the four remaining helicopters will be delivered between now and 2016.

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