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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.


22 October 2014 | IHS Jane's

Images show JF-17 flying with CM-400AKG hypersonic ASM

Recent images of two China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) CM-400AKG high-speed air-to-surface missiles fitted to an airborne Chengdu Aircraft Corporation (CAC) FC-1/JF-17 fighter suggest that China continues to develop the missile. While the source or date of the photos is not

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21 October 2014 | IHS Jane's

Embraer rolls out first KC-390 prototype

Embraer rolled out the first of two KC-390 prototype transport aircraft at its Gaviao Peixoto production facility, north of Sao Paulo, on 21 October. The ceremony, which was attended by officials from 32 countries, marked a major milestone in the programme ahead of the maiden flight, currently

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21 October 2014 | IHS Jane's

Taiwanese pilot dies after AT-3 midair collision

A member of Taiwan's Thunder Tiger Aerobatics Team was killed on 21 October after his AT-3 (Tzu Chung) advanced jet trainer collided with another AT-3 during what Republic of China Air Force (RoCAF) officials said was a "routine aerobatic training mission". Defence officials said the

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21 October 2014 | Airbus Helicopters

Royal Thai Navy and Air Force acquire five EC645 T2 and two EC725

The airborne capabilities of Thailand's navy and air force will be significantly enhanced with the acquisition of two mission-ready Airbus Helicopters rotorcraft types: the light-utility EC645 T2 and the 11-ton-class EC725.

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21 October 2014 | RAF

Air Strikes In Iraq

British forces have continued to conduct air operations to assist the Iraqi government in its fight against ISIL. Early last week, 2 Tornado GR4s, while on an armed reconnaissance patrol, were tasked to attack an ISIL main battle tank which coalition forces had been tracking near Ramadi.

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21 October 2014 | RAF

RAF Surveillance missions over Syria confirmed

The Defence Secretary has announced that UK Reaper and Rivet Joint aircraft will fly surveillance missions over Syria.

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21 October 2014 | RCAF

Canada’s CF-188 Hornets depart for Operation Impact

“The RCAF is making a significant contribution of air assets to Canada’s Operation Impact in support to the coalition efforts in Iraq.”

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20 October 2014 | IHS Jane's

A-7 Corsair II finally retires from service

The Hellenic Air Force (HAF) held a decommissioning ceremony for its LTV (later Vought) A-7 Corsair II aircraft at Araxos Air Base, home of the 116 Combat Wing, on 17 October. The world's last operator of the A-7 Corsair II, 336 Squadron, decommissioned 15 A-7E and two TA-7C aircraft at the event.

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20 October 2014 | RUaviation

A composite regiment operating Su-30SM jets came on duty in Transbaikal

A composite regiment operating Su-30SM fighters has come on duty in Transbaikal. Its objective is to protect the area located near the state border and stretching from Baikal to Amur

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20 October 2014 | Flight Global

Australia's first MH-60R arrives by C-17

The first of the Royal Australian Navy’s Lockheed Martin/Sikorsky MH-60R combat helicopters has been delivered in-country from US Navy Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida, where the squadron has been training alongside US personnel.

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