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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

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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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 | DefenseNews.com

JASSMs To Equip Polish F-16s

Poland's Ministry of Defense has signed a deal with Lockheed Martin to acquire AGM-158 joint air-to-surface standoff missiles (JASSMs) for its fleet of 48 F-16 fighter jets. The contract is worth about US $250 million, the ministry said in a statement.

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11 December 2014 | Flight Global

French army receives first two HAD Block 2 Tigers

​Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first two upgraded Tiger attack helicopters in the HAD Block 2 configuration to the French army.

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10 December 2014 | Flight Global

US 2015 budget deal improves on Pentagon request

​Military aviation officials and defense contractors will have a merry Christmas if the $1.1 trillion fiscal year 2015 budget is approved as agreed upon on 10 December passes both houses of the US Congress.

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9 December 2014 | IHS Jane's

UK to deploy upgraded Puma helos to Afghanistan

Three Westland/Aerospatiale SA 330E Puma HC.2 medium transport helicopters are to be deployed to Afghanistan next year in the recently upgraded type's first combat mission. The helicopters from the Royal Air Force's (RAF's) only operational Puma HC.2 unit, 33 Squadron, are to provide casualty evacuation, troop transport, and VIP movement support the British infantry battalion and training team.

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9 December 2014 | IHS Jane's

Pentagon spending bill protects A-10, boosts F-35 buy

The legislation would provide USD337.1 million to maintain the A-10 fleet in FY 2015, as well as additional funds for F-35s. Lawmakers continue to reject USAF plans for A-10 fleet retirement

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9 December 2014 | Flight Global

Bangladesh receives first K-8 jet trainers

​Bangladesh has taken delivery of its first Hongdu K-8 jet trainers, which are replacing aged Cessna T-37s in operational use.

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8 December 2014 | RAF

Air Strikes In Iraq

British forces have continued to conduct air operations to assist the Iraqi government in its fight against ISIL

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