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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.


2016

8 November 2016 | RAF

RAF Red Arrows perform spectacular finale to Chinese visit

A ninth and final display in China has been performed by the Red Arrows. The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team finished with a spectacular flypast involving all nine jets trailing red smoke, to draw an end to its six-day appearance at Airshow China in Zhuhai.

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8 November 2016 | RAF

'Invincible Shield' - First ever UK-US-ROK Combined Air Exercise

Between 4 and 10 November, the Republic of Korea (ROK) Air Force will host "Invincible Shield," the first ever combined air exercise with the US and the UK.

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7 November 2016 | Flight Global

Singapore selects H225M and Chinook helicopters

Singapore is to acquire an undisclosed number of Airbus Helicopters H225M and Boeing CH-47F rotorcraft as part of a fleet modernisation programme.

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6 November 2016 | IHS Jane's

Honduras to refurbish fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft fleets

The Honduran National Congress has approved an agreement signed between the Honduran and Israeli governments for the refurbishment of part of the Honduran Air Force's (Fuerza Aérea Hondureña: FAH's) fleet of combat aircraft and helicopters.

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2 November 2016 | RAF

Tornado crew reaches unique milestone

Two of the Tornado Force’s most experienced flying instructors reached a significant milestone over the summer when they performed a flypast at RAF Linton-on-Ouse. Squadron Leader David Gallie and Flight Lieutenant Chris Stradling are believed to have been the first crew to have flown together with a combined 10,000 hours on the Tornado.

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1 November 2016 | RAF

RAF Red Arrows display in China for the first time

Aviation history was made by the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team today when the Red Arrows performed a public display in China for the first time.

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1 November 2016 | Flight Global

​AIRSHOW CHINA: Despite J-20 debut, new fighters keep low profile

The Chengdu J-20 fighter has made its official show debut at Zhuhai with a brief flying display.

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13 October 2016 | IHS Jane's

South Korea begins receiving Taurus cruise missiles

South Korea has received its first lot of Taurus KEPD 350K cruise missiles during a ceremony at the headquarters of Taurus Systems in Schrobenhausen, Germany, it was announced on 14 October. An undisclosed number of missiles were formally handed over to the Republic of Korea Air Force (RoKAF)

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10 October 2016 | Airbus Defence and Space

Bangladesh To Join The Family Of C295W Operators

Military aircraft Download 99.6 KB Print Bangladesh has become the latest nation to acquire the Airbus C295W medium airlifter with an order for a single aircraft for Bangladesh Army Aviation. The aircraft, in transport configuration, will be delivered in the second half of 2017 under a contract that also includes customer support and training. The C295W is qualified for the transport of troops and bulky/palletized cargo, paratrooping and medical evacuation. It is the first multi-engine fixed-wing aircraft to be operated by Bangladesh Army Aviation

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7 October 2016 | RUaviation

Upgraded Mi-28NM attack helicopter started undergoing flight tests

A prototype of the Mi-28NM upgraded attack helicopter, also known as Product 296, has flown its early test sorties for its controls and engines to be tested and its behavior to be assessed.

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