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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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2014

19 December 2014 | Flight Global

Embraer KC-390 will fly in January

​Embraer has scheduled the first flight of the KC-390 aerial refueling tanker for early January.

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19 December 2014 | ACC

AF delivers Iraqi F-16s for training in US

The Iraqi government purchased 36 F-16 Fighting Falcons to help rebuild their air force; however the security situation in Iraq made delivering the aircraft impractical. The decision was made to instead deliver a portion of the jets to Tucson, Arizona and continue the IAF pilots' training there. The Arizona ANG's 162nd Wing was chosen to provide the training due to its already established experience with foreign students.

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19 December 2014 | RCAF

Fifth CC-177 Globemaster III will increase the RCAF’s airlift capability

The Royal Canadian Air Force will acquire a fifth aircraft to augment the current CC-177 Globemaster III fleet.

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18 December 2014 | IHS Jane's

Russia plans to receive 55 PAK-FAs by 2020

The Russian Air Force (VVS) will have received 55 Sukhoi PAK-FA (T-50) fighter aircraft by 2020, according to Vladislav Goncharenko, the deputy director of the United Aircraft Corporation's (UAC's) combat aircraft department. The first PAK-FA deliveries are scheduled for 2016. "The number of

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18 December 2014 | RUaviation

Vietnam took delivery of the first two Su-30MK2 fighters ordered in 2013

Komsomolsk-on-Amur aviation plant started deliveries of Su-30MK2 fighters to Vietnam under the contract signed in 2013, Interfax-AVN reports. “The first two out of 12 jets ordered in early December were delivered to Vietnam,” a source said. According to him, “two more jets of the type will be delivered to the customer this year, the rest 8 ones – in 2015”.

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18 December 2014 | MILAVIA News

Germany takes delivery of its first A400M

Airbus Defence and Space has formally delivered the first Airbus A400M military transport ordered by Germany.

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17 December 2014 | ACC

A-10s train at White Sands Missile Range

12/17/2014 - WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. -- Members of the 354th Fighter Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., the 74th Fighter Squadron, Moody AFB, Ga., and the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla., traveled to White Sands Missile Range for training Dec. 3-4. The mission of the 354th and 74th Fighter Squadrons was to upgrade a select cadre of pilots to conduct unimproved surface landings on a dry lake bed, both day and night.

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17 December 2014 | IHS Jane's

Spain buys extra Patriot SAM batteries from Germany

Spain is to buy two surplus Patriot surface-to-air missile (SAM) batteries from Germany ahead of deploying some of its existing Patriot systems as part of the NATO cover agreed for Turkey. The two batteries will each include five launchers in the Patriot Advanced Capability Two Plus (PAC-2+) configuration...

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17 December 2014 | Airbus Helicopters

First NH90 and the first two HAD-E Tigers delivered to Spain

Airbus Helicopters has completed official delivery of the first two Tiger helicopters in the new HAD-E version and the first NH90 GSPA tactical transport helicopter destined for the Spanish Army Airmobile Force (FAMET).

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17 December 2014 | Flight Global

NASA launches study for Skunk Works SR-72 concept

​NASA has awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin to study the feasibility of building a hypersonic propulsion system for a concept intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft dubbed the SR-72 using existing turbine engine technologies.

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