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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 November 2015 |

Turkey Shoots Down Russian Jet on Syrian Border

Two Turkish F-16 fighter aircraft “intervened” and shot down a Russian Su-24 jet Nov. 24 near Turkey’s Syrian border.        

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24 November 2015 | RUaviation

Russian jet downed when returning to Hmeimim airbase — Defense Ministry

"The Russian Su-24 warplane was downed in Syria’s territory by a Turkish F-16 fighter jet. The objective control data analysis has shown unmistakably that Turkey’s air space was not violated," the Russian defense ministry said

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24 November 2015 | RAF

Century of sorties for RAF Airseeker and Sentinel

The Royal Air Force’s newest surveillance aircraft, Airseeker, and the RAF Sentinel battlefield surveillance aircraft both reached a major milestone last week as they flew their 100th operational sorties in the fight against ISIL.

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23 November 2015 | Flight Global

​UK to obtain nine P-8 maritime patrol aircraft

The UK is set to announce plans to obtain nine Boeing P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, as well as extend the service life of the Royal Air Force s Eurofighter Typhoon fighters.

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20 November 2015 | RUaviation

Russian Air Force Carries Out 394 Sorties, Hits 731 Targets in Three Days

Russian jets have carried out 394 sorties from the Hmeymim airbase in Syria in the last three days, base commander Alexey Maksimtsev told Russian President Vladimir Putin during a Defense Ministry briefing. The airstrikes by the Russian Aerospace Forces have helped the Syrian Army advance in all directions, with the most progress made outside Aleppo and in the mountainous area of Latakia, Major General Alexei Maksimtsev, Commander of the Russia Air Force Unit at the Hmeymim air base, reported to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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20 November 2015 | Defense-Aerospace

Marine Corps AV-8Bs Join Airstrikes from Gulf Waters

ARABIAN GULF --- Naval Aviation rejoined the fight against ISIL Nov. 19 when AV-8B Harriers from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM)162(Reinforced)launched from the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) to conduct their first missions over Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OI...

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19 November 2015 | Flight Global

Russian bombers deploy Kh-101 cruise missiles over Syria

Russia's aerial campaign in Syria is being used to test weapon systems that have not previously been employed under combat conditions including the Raduga Kh-101 air-launched cruise missile.

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18 November 2015 | IHS Jane's

Russia to supply China with 24 Su-35 fighters

Russia is to supply China with 24 multirole Su-35 fighters in a deal stated as being worth USD2 billion (USD83 million per unit), Russian defence conglomerate Rostec has announced. "Lengthy negotiations have concluded in a contract to supply 24 Su-35 multi-purpose fighters to China,"

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18 November 2015 | RUaviation

Russian Su-34 Bombers Strike ISIL-Controlled Oil Facilities

Russian Su-34 bombers have launched strikes on ISIL-controlled oil facilities and fuel trucks, Russia's General Staff said Wednesday. About 500 terrorists' fuel trucks that had been illegally transporting oil from Syria to Iraq were destroyed by Russian aviation in a few days, Col. Gen. Andrei Kartapolov, Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, said.

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18 November 2015 | Defense-Aerospace

Russia Hits ISIL with Massive Syria Airstrikes

In accordance to the task assigned by the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Armed Forces concerning enhancing combat operations of the aviation in the Syrian Arab Republic, crews of Tu-160, Tu-95MS and Tu-22M3 long-range aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out strikes with air-b...

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