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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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9 December 2016 | Defense-Aerospace

Saudi Arabia Requests 48 Chinook-F In $3.5bn Sale

WASHINGTON --- The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for CH-47F Chinook Cargo Helicopters and related equipment, training, and support. The estimated cost is $3.51 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency deliv...

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9 December 2016 | Defense-Aerospace

US Approves $3.5Bn Sale of AH-64E Apache Attack Helicopters to UAE

WASHINGTON --- The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Arab Emirates for Apache AH-64E Helicopters and services, as well as related equipment, training, and support. The estimated cost is $3.5 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Ag...

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9 December 2016 | MILAVIA News

Thunderbirds Are Go! Says Air Tattoo

USAF Thunderbirds are coming to RIAT 2017, RAF Fairford, United Kingdom

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8 December 2016 | IHS Jane's

Nigerian Air Force commissions first Super Mushshak trainers

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) officially inducted into service its first Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) Kamra Super Mushshak basic training aircraft in a ceremony held at Kaduna Air Base on 5 December. The ceremony was attended by Nigerian Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar and

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8 December 2016 | RCAF

New fixed-wing search and rescue aircraft for the RCAF

The Airbus C295W will be the RCAF’s new fixed-wing search and rescue aircraft.

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8 December 2016 | Flight Global

NH90 Sea Lion gets airborne for German navy

Germany has kicked off the test and qualification campaign for its first new naval helicopter in almost 40 years, with the debut flight of the NH Industries NH90 Sea Lion.

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7 December 2016 | RUaviation

Russia's Far East air regiment receives three upgraded MiG-31BM fighter jets

The air regiment based at the Tsentralnaya Uglovaya airfield near Vladivostok in Russia’s Far East has received three upgraded Mikoyan MiG-31BM (NATO reporting name: Foxhound) fighter jets, Russian Eastern Military District spokesman for the Pacific Fleet Captain 2nd Rank Vladimir Matveyev told TASS.

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7 December 2016 | RUaviation

Russian Navy about to receive its first eight upgraded Ka-27M helicopters

Russia’s Naval Aviation will receive the first eight upgraded Kamov Ka-27M (NATO reporting name: Helix) shipborne helicopters, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman for the Navy Igor Dygalo said. "The Naval Aviation is planned to receive the first eight upgraded Ka-27M helicopters in December 2016," Dygalo said.

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5 December 2016 | RUaviation

Su-33 jet crashes while landing on Admiral Kuznetsov carrier

Russia’s Su-33 fighter jet crashed in the Mediterranean while landing on The Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement obtained by TASS. "After performing a combat mission over Syria a Su-33 fighter-jet overran the runway while trying to land on The Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier. The arresting cable’s rupture was the reason," the report says. The pilot ejected himself and was promptly taken on board The Admiral Kuznetsov by search and rescue service. His life is not in danger, the Defense Ministry said. "Deck aircraft keep performing their missions," the report runs. The Russian aircraft carrier-led group keeps operating in the Mediterranean in accordance with the long voyage plan.

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30 November 2016 | Flight Global

Israel approves purchase of 17 more F-35s

The Israeli cabinet on 27 November approved the purchase of 17 more Lockheed Martin F-35Is, bringing the total number for the Israeli air force (IAF) to 50.

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