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23 Mar 2007

JF-17 Arrived in Pakistan

Two series production Chengdu JF-17 Thunder aircraft were airfreighted to Pakistan on March 2, 2007. The pair made a public appearance in Pakistan at the Armed Forces Parade on March 23.

The first aircraft, serialled 07-101, was painted in a special colour scheme of the Chinese and Pakistan flags to reflect the collaboration on the project. The second aircraft wore a two-tone grey scheme.

According to Air Chief Marshal Tanvir Mahmood Ahmed, nine JF-17s will be delivered to Pakistan this year: eight series produced aircraft and one prototype. All aircraft are batch one aircraft with Chinese avionics, including the Chinese Nanjing KLJ-7 radar.

Pakistan's requirement might grow up to 250 aircraft of the type.


2014

19 October 2014 | DefenseNews.com

Canada Seeks ISR Planes for Spec Ops

Canada's special operations forces are planning to acquire a small fleet of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft to improve their capability to track and target insurgents on the ground.

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17 October 2014 | DefenseNews.com

British RAF Now Flying Improved Typhoon Aircraft

Typhoon fighters equipped with a package of new capabilities have entered operational service with the Royal Air Force.

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16 October 2014 | Flight Global

Northrop Grumman flies second MQ-4C prototype

​The US Navy has flown the second Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS), a maritime-focused derivative of the high-altitude, long-endurance RQ-4 Global Hawk.

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16 October 2014 | RUaviation

Another batch of Su-34 bombers delivered to Russian air force

Sukhoi Holding Company delivered another batch of Su-34 bombers to Russian air forces. The handover ceremony was held at Novosibirsk Aviation Plant named after V.P. Chkalov (NAZ), press-service of Sukhoi Company reports.

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16 October 2014 | NAVAIR

U.S. Navy’s E-2D Advanced Hawkeye achieves Initial Operational Capability

The Airborne Command Control and Logistics Wing announced Oct. 16 that the latest variant of the E-2 aircraft, the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, achieved Initial Operational Capability Oct. 10. IOC signifies that the first operational squadron, Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125, is manned, trained, equipped and ready to start deployment preparation with E-2D aircraft.

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16 October 2014 | RAF

UK Deploys Reaper To The Middle East

The Defence Secretary has announced that UK Reaper Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) will be deployed in the efforts to combat ISIL.

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15 October 2014 | DefenseNews.com

Pentagon, Pratt Cut Deal for F-35 Engines, Modifications

The F-35 joint program office (JPO) announced Tuesday evening that it has reached an agreement with engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney on two key milestones - identifying the root cause of an engine issue that caused a fire in June, and on a contract for the next lot of engines for the stealthy fighter.

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14 October 2014 | IHS Jane's

Afghanistan to weaponise MD 530F helos

The Afghan Air Force (AAF) is to arm its MD Helicopters Inc (MDHI) MD 530F helicopters to give them a dual role as both training and close-support platforms, the company confirmed to IHS Jane's on 15 October. The five helicopters currently in service (six were delivered in 2011, but one was lost to

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14 October 2014 | Flight Global

New Algerian Super Lynx nears delivery

​AgustaWestland is close to delivering its first of six new Super Lynx 300-series helicopters to the Algerian navy, with the manufacturer having recently conducted flight trials of the type carrying South African-produced missiles.

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14 October 2014 | Airbus Defence and Space

First German Air Force A400M makes its maiden flight

The first Airbus A400M new generation airlifter ordered by the German Air Force has made its maiden flight, marking a key milestone towards its delivery. The aircraft, known as MSN18, took off from Seville, Spain today at 14:30 local time (GMT+1) and landed back on site 4 hours and 58 minutes later.

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