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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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19 August 2014 | Flight Global

USAF grounds 82 F-16Ds due to new cracks

​The US Air Force announced late on 19 August the grounding of 82 of 969 Lockheed Martin F-16s still in service after finding structural cracks.

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19 August 2014 | USAF News

82 F-16Ds removed from flight status due to longeron cracks

U.S. Air Force officials recently removed 82 two-seat F-16D Fighting Falcons from flight status due to the discovery of canopy sill longeron cracks found between the front and rear pilot seats.

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13 August 2014 | RAF

RAF Deploys Tornado Aircraft to Support Humanitarian Operations

The Royal Air Force has sent Tornado aircraft from RAF Marham so they can be ready to support humanitarian operations in Iraq if required.

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12 August 2014 | Flight Global

Oman retires last Jaguar strike aircraft

​Oman has retired its last four operational Sepecat Jaguars, with the strike aircraft having been involved in a disbandment flypast by 8 Sqn at its Thumrait air base on 6 August.

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12 August 2014 | IHS Jane's

UAE Mirage 2000-9s, Thai Gripens make debut at Pitch Black exercise Australia

A number of air forces and aircraft types are making their debut at exercise 'Pitch Black 2014', a biennial air exercise being held in northern Australia from 1-22 August. Seven countries have assembled a total of 110 aircraft and 2,300 personnel to Australia, including the United Arab Emirates Air Force...

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12 August 2014 | MILAVIA News

Swiss cancel Russian Knights for AIR14 Payerne

Switzerland's defence department has cancelled Russian participation in the upcoming AIR14 air show at Payerne. The Russian Knights aerobatic display team flying Su-27 fighters had been scheduled to take part in the first weekend of the air show celebrating 100 years of Swiss military aviation, 50 years of the Patrouille Suisse, and 25 years of the PC-7 Team.

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11 August 2014 |

Hagel: Air Strikes In Iraq Effective

Air strikes aimed at halting the advance of Sunni Islamic State militants in Iraq have been effective and the US is open to further requests for help, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said Monday.

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7 August 2014 | IHS Jane's

Malta receives first AW139 SAR helo

The Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) has received the first of two AgustaWestland AW139 search-and-rescue (SAR) and maritime patrol helicopters, the company announced on 6 August. The helicopter, which was delivered in June, will be followed in December by a second (six months ahead of the previously

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5 August 2014 | IHS Jane's

Russia orders Ka-52K helicopters for Mistral-class LHDs

Russia has ordered a batch of Kamov Ka-52K 'Hokum B' naval attack helicopters for the Russian Navy's Mistral-class landing helicopter dock (LHD) vessels. Speaking to IHS Jane's , a Russian defence industry source stated that the order included 32 Ka-52K helicopters. These will be built by Progress

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4 August 2014 | ACC

95th FS participated in first Red Flag as F-22 combat force

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- To sharpen their combat power skills, more than 120 personnel and 12 F-22 Raptors from the 95th Fighter Squadron completed two weeks of joint training at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. ending July 25.

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