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10 May 2012 | EADS

Kazakhstan to acquire 20 Eurocopter EC725 helicopters

Kazakhstan has signed a letter of intent to acquire 20 Eurocopter EC725 helicopters, marking a major new commitment for this medium-lift rotorcraft. These aircraft, which will be assembled in Kazakhstan, will be used by the country’s Ministry of Defense in a full range of mission applications.

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27 March 2015 | RAF

29 Sqn Tail Art

29 (R) Squadron based at Royal Air Force Coningsby, Lincolnshire, revealed a striking new paint scheme to mark the 100th anniversary of its formation.

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26 March 2015 |

Saudi Warplanes Strike Yemeni Rebels

Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition bombed Huthi Shiite rebels Thursday in support of Yemen's embattled president, who headed to an Arab summit to garner support as Iran warned the intervention was "dangerous."        

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26 March 2015 | RAF

The RAF Chinook Force Is Coming Home From Afghanistan

After thirteen years supporting operations in Afghanistan, the first of the three remaining Royal Air Force Chinooks left Kabul this morning to begin the journey home.

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25 March 2015 | Flight Global

India accepts first upgraded Mirage 2000s

India’s first two Dassault Mirage 2000 fighters have completed extensive upgrade activity in France, with the conversion programme now to move to Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) in Bengaluru. Modified by Dassault and Thales at Istres air base, the programme’s lead aircraft were formally accepted on 25 March...

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25 March 2015 | Flight Global

Swedish air force receives its last Gripen C

​Saab has delivered its final Gripen C ordered for the Swedish air force, with the fighter having been flown from its Linköping final assembly site to Kallinge air base near Ronneby on 19 March. [...] The next single-seat fighter to be delivered to the Swedish air force will be the first of at least 60 Gripens to be manufactured in the advanced E configuration. Saab is under contract to hand over its first example of the larger and more powerful model during 2019...

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24 March 2015 | IHS Jane's

US approves USD1.05 billion Chinook sale to the Netherlands

The US government has approved the sale of 17 Boeing CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift transport helicopters to the Netherlands for USD1.05 billion. The proposed sale, which was approved by the State Department on 19 March and announced by the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) on 23 March,

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22 March 2015 | Flight Global

RAAF’s first F-35A pilot takes to the skies

The Royal Australian Air Force’s first pilot of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has completed his first flight.

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20 March 2015 |

USAF Issues T-X Requirements

WASHINGTON — The US Air Force has released the long-awaited requirements for its next-generation trainer program, known as T-X. The requirements, posted on a federal website Wednesday, will drive the decisions of the five competing companies who hope to win the rights to build 350 advanced flight trainers and the associated systems to replace the legacy T-38 trainer        

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19 March 2015 | IHS Jane's

UK mothballs quarter of Apache fleet with end of Afghan ops

The UK has mothballed a quarter of its AgustaWestland-Boeing WAH-64 Apache Longbow AH.1 helicopters following the end of combat operations in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) confirmed to IHS Jane's on 19 March. In January, 16 of the British Army's 66 Apaches (67 were procured, but one

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19 March 2015 | Flight Global

French navy NH90s receive ASW approval

​France’s navy has declared initial operating capability for its NH Industries NH90 Caïman helicopters operating in the anti-submarine warfare role.

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