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26 April 2012 | Eurofighter Typhoon GmbH

Italian Air Force Eurofighter pilot achieves 1000 flying hours

Lieutenant Colonel Daniele L. of the Italian Air Force has become the first Italian Typhoon pilot to reach 1,000 flight hours on the aircraft. This milestone was achieved during an Air Defence training mission flown through Tuscany’s air space recently.

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2016

25 January 2016 | USAF News

KC-46A Pegasus conducts 1st in-flight refueling demonstration

The KC-46A Pegasus successfully transferred fuel through its boom to an F-16C Fighting Falcon Jan. 24 to demonstrate aerial refueling operations in advance of its first production decision later this spring.

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25 January 2016 | Flight Global

Dassault to work with India to build on new Rafale agreement

Dassault says it will go step by step to securing further Rafale orders from India after prime minister Narendra Modi today confirmed a deal to purchase 36 of the fighters.

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8 January 2016 | RAF

208(R) Sqn Centenary Tailfin Unveiled at Valley

RAF Valley based 208(R) Squadron have unveiled a brand new Hawk TMk1 livery to commemorate their 100th Anniversary.

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7 January 2016 | Flight Global

France to take six additional NH90 helicopters

France has ordered six additional NHIndustries NH90 troop transport helicopters for its army, increasing the service s eventual inventory to 74.

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7 January 2016 | NATO News

Spain and Belgium take over NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission

The 40th rotation of NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission took place today (7 January 2016) in Lithuania and Estonia. Responsibility for the mission was transferred from Hungary and Germany to Spain and Belgium, demonstrating NATO’s enduring solidarity with its Baltic Allies.

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2015

23 December 2015 | IHS Jane's

Possible J-16 EW variant makes its first flight

A possible new electronic warfare (EW) variant of the Shenyang Aircraft Corporation (SAC) J-16 twin-seat strike fighter made its first flight on 18 December, according to Chinese sources, potentially adding a significant offensive capability to the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF). Images

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23 December 2015 | IHS Jane's

Italy receives final Predator UAVs

The Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare Italiana - AMI) has received into service its final pair of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA ASI) RQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), the company announced on 23 December. The delivery brings to seven the number of Predator UAVs in the inventory of the AMI, which also fields six MQ-9 Reaper (Predator B) platforms.

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23 December 2015 | IHS Jane's

Afghanistan receives first Indian-donated Mi-25 helo

Afghanistan has received the first of four Mil Mi-25 'Hind' assault helicopters being gifted by India, it was disclosed on 22 December. Once deliveries are complete, the former Indian Air Force platforms will be operated by the Afghan Air Force (AAF) in place of five Mi-35 'Hind' helicopters (of which only one is still serviceable) being withdrawn from service in January 2016.

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23 December 2015 | Defense-Aerospace

Belgium to Slash Military Manpower, Increase Spending In New Plan

The Strategic Defense Plan approved on Tuesday by the Belgian government’s Select Ministerial Committee calls for military manpower to drop to 25,000 full-time jobs by 2030. It also calls for €9.2 billion euros to be spent on major equipment investment programs, including 34 new combat aircraft, two frigates, six minehunters and six drones.

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23 December 2015 | Defense-Aerospace

Airbus Delivers France’s 8th A400M Airlifter

The Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 took delivery of the eighth A400M Atlas military transport aircraft for the French air force. The aircraft carries the serial number MSN31. As with the previous aircraft (MSN19) delivered in June, MSN31 has a basic paratroop dropping capability from the rear ramp and through the side doors. It is also the first French aircraft to be fitted with the infrared Enhanced Visualization System (EVS).

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