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9 January 2012 | Defense-Aerospace

A Closer Look at the F-35’s Tailhook Problems

The U.S. Navy F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) known as the F-35C is at serious risk of never being able to land aboard an aircraft carrier. This also poses a risk to the U.K. aircraft carrier program which is supposed to use the F-35C at the end of the decade. Back in 2007, a Lockheed Martin ...

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2015

9 April 2015 | Flight Global

Croatia to keep combat aircraft, confirms Kiowa acquisition

​Croatia has confirmed that it will retain a combat fixed-wing fleet, which will include restarting a programme for the replacement of its aging Mikoyan MiG-21 bisD/UMD aircraft.

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9 April 2015 | RCAF

This year’s CF-18 Demonstration Hornet pays tribute to “the few”

On March 27, 2015, at 3 Wing Bagotville, Quebec, the 2015 CF-18 Demonstration Hornet - with a paint scheme commemorating the Battle of Britain - was unveiled.

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9 April 2015 | RCAF

First airstrike conducted in Syria under Operation Impact

Yesterday, April 8. 2015, Canada's CF-188 Hornets conducted their first airstrike in Syria since the Government’s decision to extend and expand Operation Impact.

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7 April 2015 | Flight Global

​US approves sale of 15 AH-1Zs, 1,000 Hellfires to Pakistan

The US government has approved the possible sale of 15 Bell Helicopter AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters to Pakistan, with the package to include 1,000 Lockheed Martin AGM-114R Hellfire II missiles.

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1 April 2015 | DefenseNews.com

President: Sudan Launches Strikes in Yemen

Sudanese Air Force precision bombers have participated in coalition operations in Yemen, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir told crowds in a rally in the western city of Zalingey, Sudan, on Wednesday.        

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1 April 2015 | RUaviation

KnAAPO to deliver more than 20 combat aircraft to Russian air forces this year

In 2015 Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aviation Plant (branch of Sukhoi Holding Company) should deliver 14 Su-35 multi-role fighters, five Su-30SM2 jets and four T-50 test aircraft (intended for flight testing) to Russian Ministry of Defense, Interfax reports with reference to Deputy Minister of Defense Yuri Borisov.

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1 April 2015 | RUaviation

The first MiG-29UPG upgraded in India started performing flights

According to RAC MiG CEO Sergey Korotkov, the first MiG-29UPG fighter upgraded by India performed its maiden flight in February 2015.

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30 March 2015 | Flight Global

Peruvian air force receives first C-27J Spartan

​Peru has received its first of four C-27J Spartans from Alenia Aermacchi, with the type to undertake tasks including passenger and cargo transport, humanitarian relief flights, search and rescue missions and fire-fighting, the European manufacturer says.

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30 March 2015 | RUaviation

Russian air force to take delivery of 10 upgraded Tu-95 bombers by end 2016

By the end of 2016 Russia will upgrade over 10 Tu-95MS strategic bombers, Lenta.ru reports with reference to press-service of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC). In particular, the aircraft will be fitted with new avionics; navigation system will be upgraded as well as landing system. The upgrade is being carried out at the site of Gromov Flight Research Institute (Zhukovsky, Moscow Region). In 2014 its specialists upgraded eight Tu-95MS bombers.

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30 March 2015 | Airbus Defence and Space

Mexico becomes launch customer for new Airbus C295W

The Mexican Navy (Semar) has become the launch customer of the latest version of the market-leading Airbus C295 medium transport aircraft - the new C295W equipped with winglets.

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