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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.


24 May 2016 |

Dutch F-35s Land in the Netherlands

The Netherlands' first two F-35s arrive at Leeuwarden Air Base, marking fifth-generation jet's first eastbound transatlantic crossing.        

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24 May 2016 | Flight Global

​PICTURES: RAAF’s first P-8A conducts maiden flight

The first Boeing P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft due for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has completed its maiden sortie.

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23 May 2016 | Flight Global

PICTURES: Two Dutch F-35s arrive at Leeuwarden Air Base

Two Lockheed Martin F-35s belonging to the Royal Netherlands Air Force have departed North America on the first eastbound transatlantic crossing of the fifth-generation fighter type, touching down at Leeuwarden Air Base in the Netherlands at approximately 8:45pm local time.

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18 May 2016 |

Air Force B-52 Crashes in Guam, Crew Bails To Safety

A B-52H Stratofortress crashed around 8:30 a.m. on Andersen Air Force Base's flight line, the base's public affairs office has confirmed.        

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18 May 2016 | RAF

RAF Voyager and F-35 Air To Air Refuelling

The RAF has deployed a Voyager aircraft to US Naval Air Station Patuxent River in support of Lightning II (F-35B) Air to Air Refuelling (AAR) trials.

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15 May 2016 | RAF

Jet Age Anniversary

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the first flight of a British jet aircraft designed by former RAF pilot Sir Frank Whittle.

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12 May 2016 | Flight Global

Denmark picks F-35 for 27-aircraft deal

Denmark s government and defence ministry have recommended the selection of the Lockheed Martin F-35 as the nation s future combat aircraft, following an evaluation involving the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and Eurofighter Typhoon.

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12 May 2016 | NATO News

Key missile defence site declared operational

A United States missile defence system aimed at protecting European NATO Allies from ballistic missiles threats was declared operational at a ceremony in Deveselu, Romania on Thursday (12 May 2016). [...] The first-of-its-kind land-based missile defence installation is designed to detect, track, engage, and destroy ballistic missiles in flight outside the atmosphere. Dubbed “Aegis Ashore”, the base uses technology which is almost identical to that used on U.S. Navy Aegis ships.

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11 May 2016 | IHS Jane's

Indian Navy retires Sea Harriers, inducts Russian MiG-29K/KUBs

After 33 years of service the Indian Navy's (IN's) vintage fleet of 11 BAE Systems Sea Harriers was formally retired in an elaborate ceremony on 11 May at INS Hansa, the navy's shore-based facility at Dabolim in the southwestern state of Goa. At the same time, the IN announced in a statement that the Russian-built MiG-29K/KUBs would succeed the vertical/short take-off and landing (V/STOL) single-seat Sea Harrier FRS Mk 51 and T. Mk 4 (I) two-seat trainers in the 'White Tigers' Indian Naval Air Squadron (INAS) 300.

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9 May 2016 | RCAF

CH-147F Chinook helicopter responds to Alberta's wildfires

A Royal Canadian Air Force CH-147F Chinook helicopter delivered food, water, and other sundries to Fort McKay First Nation yesterday as part of the response to the wildfires in Fort McMurray. It is the first time that the RCAF has operated a Chinook on a domestic humanitarian operation.

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