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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.


2014

13 September 2014 | DefenseNews.com

Boeing Eyes 737-700 Solution for New JSTARS

Boeing is officially planning a variant of its 737-700 commercial jetliner as a competitor for the Air Force's next-generation Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) replacement.

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8 September 2014 | DefenseNews.com

Turkey Distancing Itself From Chinese Air Defense System

Senior government officials and procurement authorities here have distanced themselves in recent days from a disputed air defense deal with a Chinese company under US sanctions. A senior official from the prime minister’s office said that as technical negotiations with China Precision Machinery Import-Export Corp. (CPMIEC) have been dragged into several problematic areas, “this option now looks much less attractive than it did last year. [...]

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8 September 2014 | RAF

1 (Fighter) Squadron Typhoons relocate to RAF Lossiemouth

Relocating from RAF Leuchars in Fife, Scotland, to RAF Lossiemouth, Typhoon aircraft of 1 (Fighter) Squadron will now provide quick reaction alert (QRA) cover alongside the Typhoons of 6 Squadron for the north of the UK. Quick reaction alert for the south will be based at RAF Coningsby.

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7 September 2014 | IHS Jane's

Russian Navy orders additional Su-30SM fighters

Russia has ordered another seven Sukhoi Su-30SM multirole fighter aircraft for the Russian Navy, it was announced on 5 September. The contracts were signed by Russian Deputy Defence Minister Yury Borisov and Irkut Corporation President Oleg Demchenko. "These modern aircraft, capable of

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6 September 2014 | DefenseNews.com

China reveals 2 aircraft carrier test pilots killed

Two pilots in a squadron conducting J-15 fighter jet take-off and landing tests for China's lone aircraft carrier were killed during trials, state media reported, offering a rare glimpse into the secretive project.

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6 September 2014 | DefenseNews.com

Cameron: UK Will Operate 2 Aircraft Carriers

The UK Royal Navy is to get a second operational aircraft carrier, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced Friday as the two-day NATO summit came to an end.

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6 September 2014 | DefenseNews.com

Fix Decided on For F-16 Cracks

The US Air Force and Lockheed Martin have reached agreement on a fix for a series of cracks impacting F-16B and D fleets around the world.

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5 September 2014 | RAF

NATO Alliance Displays Airpower At Wales NATO Summit

Military aircraft from across the NATO alliance took part in a flypast today over the NATO Summit, which is underway at the Celtic Manor resort, Newport in Wales.

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4 September 2014 | Flight Global

NATO Summit: MoD discusses Sentinel maritime upgrades with Raytheon

Raytheon is currently in dialogue with the UK Ministry of Defence regarding the possible upgrade of its Sentinel R1 surveillance aircraft to include a maritime search capability that the Royal Air Force said it desired back in July.

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4 September 2014 | USAF News

Kandahar's Liberty operations reach end of mission

After four years of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions, the 361st Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron will complete their MC-12W Liberty operations in southern Afghanistan at the beginning of September 2014.

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