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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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23 January 2015 | Flight Global

Finnish NH90s creep towards 50% operational serviceability rate

​Ahead of the delivery of its final NH Industries NH90 transport helicopter in the coming weeks, the Finnish army is only achieving an approximate 40% operational serviceability rate on the current fleet, its chief of aviation has claimed.

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22 January 2015 | IHS Jane's

Bahraini air force details modernisation plans

The Royal Bahraini Air Force (RBAF) is to embark on a comprehensive modernisation plan to enhance the capabilities of both its fixed- and rotary-winged combat fleets, a senior officer disclosed on 22 January. Speaking at the IQPC International Military Helicopter conference in London, Colonel Salah

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22 January 2015 | Flight Global

Malaysia to upgrade and arm S-61 "Nuri" fleet

​Malaysia is to boost its ability to combat future militant incursions by arming its AgustaWestland AW109s and transferring some upgraded Sikorsky S-61 “Nuri” utility helicopters to army aviation control. Prompted by an incursion made by Sulu rebels in Sabah in 2013, Kuala Lumpur has already outfitted three of the Royal Malaysian Air Force’s S-61s with 12.7mm door guns, to provide armed support for ground troops.

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22 January 2015 | Flight Global

Italian army describes Mangusta upgrade wish list

The Italian army is seeking an enhancement package for its AgustaWestland AH-129D Mangusta attack helicopter, which it hopes will be upgraded within five to six years.

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21 January 2015 | IHS Jane's

Afghanistan to receive additional armed MD 530F helos

The Afghan Air Force (AAF) is to receive 20 armed MD Helicopters Inc (MDHI) MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters to provide additional fire-support to the country's security forces, an official disclosed on 22 January. Speaking at the IQPC International Military Helicopter conference in London, the

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21 January 2015 | IHS Jane's

Kfir attrition prompts Colombia to consider fighter options

The Colombian Ministry of National Defence (MDN) has begun to analyse a broad range of options in light of the high attrition rate that its Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) Kfir fighter fleet has suffered, according to local media. Five Colombian Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Colombiana - FAC) Kfirs

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20 January 2015 | Flight Global

Israel to upgrade F-15Is with new radar

​The Israeli air force is upgrading the capabilities of its Boeing F-15I strike aircraft, with the work to include installing a new radar.

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19 January 2015 | IHS Jane's

UAE to donate Super Tucanos to Iraq

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is to supply Iraq with a number of Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano light strike aircraft to help combat the Islamic State, a government official has reportedly disclosed. With IHS Jane's having first reported that the UAE had recently ordered up to 24 Super Tucanos, the

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19 January 2015 | DefenseNews.com

A-10 Performing 11 Percent of Anti-ISIS Sorties

The A-10 Warthog jet has performed 11 percent of US Air Force sorties against the Islamic State militant group, also known as ISIS, according to service figures.        

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15 January 2015 | Google News

RNZAF Texan IIs to make debut at airshow - Manawatu Standard

Ohakea Air Force Base's new air trainers will make their debut at the Wings over Wairarapa airshow this weekend. The T-6C Texan II replaces the fleet of CT-4E airtrainers used in the base's Wings course to teach trainee pilots how to fly, which have ...

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