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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.


23 September 2016 | Lockheed Martin

Roll Out of Japan Air Self Defense Force’s First F-35A

Mr. Kenji Wakamiya, Japan’s State Minister of Defense, address the ceremony audience as Japan’s first F-35A aircraft is revealed at the Lockheed Martin’s production facility in Fort Worth, Texas, Sept. 23.

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23 September 2016 | Flight Global

India signs 36-unit Rafale contract

India has concluded a deal to acquire 36 Dassault Rafale fighters, with a contract signed in New Delhi by the nation s defence minister, Manohar Parrikar, and his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian on 23 September.

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19 September 2016 | USAF News

The B-21 has a name: Raider

The Air Force’s long-range strike bomber has officially been named the B-21 Raider.

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18 September 2016 | IHS Jane's

Aero L-39NG completes first phase of development

The first phase of development work on Aero Vodochody's new generation L-39NG is complete, company officials told IHS Jane's on 15 September. The L-39NG is powered with a new Williams FJ44-4M engine and has been under development for two years. The aircraft made its first flight on 14 September

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16 September 2016 | RUaviation

Russia to Supply 12 Mi-35M Helicopters to Nigeria by 2018

Russia will deliver 12 multipurpose Mi-35 helicopters to Nigeria by 2018 as the African country is carrying out the modernization program of its armed forces, the deputy head of Russia's Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation said Friday.

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13 September 2016 | Flight Global

Boeing unveils contender for Northrop T-38 replacement

Boeing and Saab finally took the wraps off a purposely-designed jet trainer today to offer as a replacement initially for the US Air Force s fleet of more than 400 Northrop T-38s.

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13 September 2016 | Defense-Aerospace

India Finalizes Details of Rafale Contract But New IGA Needed

NEW DELHI --- Details of the multi-billion euro contract for 36 Rafale fighter aircraft have been finalised and the government is now working on the inter-governmental agreement (IGA) with France. Government sources said the cost, offsets and service details have been finalised and now the effort...

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12 September 2016 | Lockheed Martin

Final Australian MH-60R delivered to Royal Australian Navy

NOWRA, Australia, Sept. 12, 2016 – Lockheed Martin, together with the U.S. Navy, ceremonially delivered the 24th, and final, MH-60R SEAHAWK helicopter to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). The hand-over occurred during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Lockheed Martin’s purpose-built logistics and maintenance facility in Nowra which will house and maintain the new fleet.

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12 September 2016 | Defense-Aerospace

First Operational Mission for NZ’s New Seasprites

One of the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s (RNZAF) newly acquired fleet of Seasprite helicopters will help transport 23 government staff and about seven tonnes of vital equipment and supplies to the remote Kermadec Islands on its first operational mission with an offshore patrol vessel (OPV).

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2 September 2016 | RUaviation

Eastern MD air unit received new Su-34 fighter-bombers

Another batch of new Su-34 fighter-bombers reinforced the air unit located at Khurba airfield.near Komsomolsk-on-Amur (Khabarovsk Krai)

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