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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.


2016

21 June 2016 | Flight Global

Airbus to test solution for A400M helicopter refuelling

Airbus Defence & Space believes it has found a solution to a problem that was late last year revealed as leaving its A400M tactical transport incapable of refuelling helicopters in flight.

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20 June 2016 | IHS Jane's

Afghan Air Force gets five more MD 530F attack helicopters

Five additional MD 530F Cayuse Warrior light attack helicopters arrived in Kabul on 17 June to boost the Afghan Air Force's (AAF's) capability to support Afghan National Army ground operations. The latest delivery raises the number of such airframes provided by the United States to the AAF from 13

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17 June 2016 | IHS Jane's

PLAAF reportedly receives first Y-20 airlifter

The People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) has reportedly received the first of more than 1,000 Xian Aircraft Corporation (XAC) Y-20 heavy strategic transport aircraft. Chinese social media reported the delivery of aircraft 11051 and 11052 to Chengdu-Qionglai Air Base on 15 June, though there has been no official confirmation.

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16 June 2016 | Google News

After Tragic Crash, Blue Angels Resume Air Show Training - Military.com

The Navy's elite flight demonstration team took to the sky again Thursday morning, just two weeks after a soloist was killed in a tragic crash during air show practice in Tennessee. The Blue Angels announced it would fly its first training flight over downtown Pensacola and Pensacola Beach, Florida, not far from the squadron's headquarters at Naval Air Station Pensacola. The team will fly the iconic blue-and-yellow F/A-18C Hornets in a five-aircraft "Big V" formation, officials said in a press release.

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16 June 2016 | Flight Global

RAF cancels Red Arrows aerobatic display at Farnborough

The Royal Air Force s BAE Systems Hawk T1-equipped Red Arrows team will not carry out its aerobatic display during July s Farnborough air show, amid concerns surrounding the safety of high-speed displays over populated areas following the fatal crash of a Hawker Hunter at the Shoreham air show last August.

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15 June 2016 | DefenseNews.com

Gripens To Replace Botswana F-5 Fighter Jets

The Botswana Defense Force has confirmed it is negotiating with Swedish aircraft manufacturer Försvarets Materielverk for the acquisition of JAS Gripen "C" and "D" aircraft variants.        

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15 June 2016 | RUaviation

Russian Army to Receive Further 55 Multirole Su-30SM Fighters by 2019

Russia's Armed Forces will receive another batch of 55 Su-30SM multirole fighters by 2019, the production director of Russia's Irkut Corporation, Sergei Yamanov, said Wednesday. Earlier in June, Yamanov said that the Irkutsk Aviation Plant, belonging to the Irkut Corporation aircraft manufacturer, has supplied 61 Su-30SM jets to the Russian Air & Space Forces and the Russian Navy's naval aviation.

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10 June 2016 | Defense-Aerospace

Denmark to Buy Only 21 F-35s As Final Six Are Conditional

COPENHAGEN --- An agreement was concluded between the government and the Social Democrats, the Danish People's Party, the Liberal Alliance and the Social Liberals for the acquisition of new fighter aircraft to replace the current F-16 aircraft.

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9 June 2016 | Flight Global

Israel accepts final M-346 Lavi trainer

Israel's air force on 7 June accepted delivery of its last Aermacchi M-346 "Lavi" trainer from Leonardo-Finmeccanica, with all 30 of its examples having been accepted since March 2014.

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8 June 2016 | RAF

RAF Squadrons Prepare For Queen’s 90th Birthday Flypast

29 Aircraft will mark The Queen’s 90th Birthday with a flypast over Buckingham palace on Saturday, 11 June 2016.

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