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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.


2015

1 July 2015 | IHS Jane's

Brazil to receive new search and rescue C295 aircraft in 2017

The Brazilian Air Force (Força Aérea Brasileira: FAB) is to receive three Airbus Defence and Space (DS) C295 (C-105 Amazonas in national service) transport aircraft configured for the search and rescue (SAR) mission in 2017, it disclosed on 1 July. The aircraft, designated SC-105 in the SAR role, will feature electro-optic/infrared (EO/IR) sensors and internal mission equipment for day and night operations over land and sea. Specifically, an Elta EL/M-2022A(V)3 surface-search radar...

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30 June 2015 | Flight Global

​RAAF orders two additional KC-30A tankers

The Royal Australian Air Force will obtain an additional pair of Airbus Defence and Space KC-30A multi-role tanker transports (MRTT).

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30 June 2015 | DefenseNews.com

South Korea Selects Airbus for $1.33B Tanker Contract

European aerospace giant Airbus won a $1.33 billion deal Tuesday to supply air refueling tankers to South Korea, beating US rival Boeing, Seoul's military procurement agency said.        

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30 June 2015 | Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin’s Legion Pod™ Takes to the Skies

Equipped with an IRST21™ infrared sensor and advanced networking and data processing technology, Legion Pod provides high-fidelity detection and tracking of airborne targets. It also accommodates additional sensors without costly system or aircraft modifications.

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30 June 2015 | Flight Global

​PICTURES: First RAAF C-27J arrives in Australia

The first of ten Alenia C-27J tactical transports for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has arrived in country.

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29 June 2015 | Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman, US Navy Celebrate Legacy of EA-6B Prowler

The US Navy’s last Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowler electronic warfare aircraft flew its final flight from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Washington on 27 June, concluding 44 years in service with the force. As the Navy's last operational EA-6B Prowler, aircraft bureau number 163890 took part in a ceremonial final take-off and flyaway from its previous home base, leading the way for the Boeing EA-18G Growler to take over as its replacement. The departure of the last Navy Prowler from Whidbey Island does not mark the end of the Prowler's service to the U.S. military. The U.S. Marines, who have operated the aircraft since 1977, plan to keep flying the jet from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina through 2019.

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29 June 2015 | NAVAIR

HX-21 completes first flight with developmental electronic warfare pod

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, Patuxent River, Md. -- On June 8, 2015, a UH-1Y from Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (HX) 21 completed the first test flight with a developmental electronic warfare (EW) pod. The pod would represent a new tactical capability for U.S. Marine Corps rotary wing aircraft...

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26 June 2015 | RUaviation

Ministry of Defence of Belarus ordered 12 Mi-8MTV-5 transport helicopters

During the international military technology forum Army-2015 on 16 June 2015, Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) announced that a contract has been signed with the Belarusian Defence Ministry for delivery of 12 Russian-made Mi-8MTV-5 military transport helicopters over 2016-2017.

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25 June 2015 | ACC

31st TES F-35s take on Green Flag 15-08

NELLIS AFB, Nev. --- F-35A Lightning IIs from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron played the U.S. Army’s primary close air support platform during the latest iteration of the Green Flag exercise, GF 15-08, as the Air Force’s program works toward its goal of declaring initial operational capability by the end of this year.

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25 June 2015 | IHS Jane's

First Israeli Air Force cadets complete initial training on new M-346 jets

The Israel Air Force (IAF) has awarded officers' ranks to the first group of cadets to complete their initial flight training on the new Alenia Aermacchi M-346 jet trainers. The ceremony held at Hatzerim Air Base on 23 June marked six months of the cadets flying the M-346, which is called Lavi (Hebrew for Lion) by the IAF. The IAF received its first two M-346s in July 2014 and declared the type operational in January. Senior flight squadron trainers at Hatzerim said the Lavi has now completely replaced the previous training platforms: the F-16A and Skyhawk.

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