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30 June 2017 | ACC

95th FS F-22 Raptors reach milestone: 10,000 sorties down, still counting

The 95th Fighter Squadron achieved a major milestone June 26 flying it’s 10,000 F-22 Raptor sortie. The squadron was inactivated in 2010 then re-activated in October 2013, marking the beginning of a new era at Tyndall; to Project Unrivaled Combat Air Power.

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2017

10 July 2017 | Flight Global

PC-21 approaching first flight for France

Pilatus appears to be nearing the first flight of a PC-21 turboprop trainer for the French air force, with its lead example having commenced engine runs late last month.

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8 July 2017 | Google News

MiG Fury Fighters — Mock dogfight performance team to perform at Idaho Falls

MiG Fury Fighters flying the FJ-4 Fury versus the MiG-17 and the MiG-15 in a mock dogfight display will perform at the Extreme Blue Thunder Air Show on July 22 and 23 at the Idaho Falls Regional Airport.

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7 July 2017 | Flight Global

Austria to retire Eurofighter Typhoons from 2020

Austria is to phase out its fleet of 15 Tranche 1 Eurofighter Typhoons from 2020, amid a deepening row with the four-nation consortium over the cost and capability of its aircraft.

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6 July 2017 | NATO News

Italian jets arrive in Bulgaria for joint air policing

Italian Eurofighter jets are joining Bulgarian MiG-29 fighter jets on 07 July 2017 for joint air policing of allied airspace over Bulgaria. Part of NATO’s enhanced air policing measures, the mission will last until October.

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5 July 2017 | RAF

UK F-35B OCU announced as 207 Squadron

The squadron which will train future Royal Air Force and Royal Navy F-35B Lightning pilots at RAF Marham has been announced as 207 Squadron. [...] The first Lightnings will arrive at RAF Marham in summer next year when the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy pilots currently training in the United States, will return as 617 Squadron, the Dambusters. The Lightning OCU will stand up as 207 Squadron on 1 July 2019.

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5 July 2017 | NAVAIR

Patuxent River welcomes CH-53K to flight line

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The first CH-53K King Stallion to touch down at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Maryland arrived June 30. Relocated from Sikorsky's Development Flight Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, it is the first of seven aircraft expected to arrive over the next 12 months. At NAS Patuxent River, the helicopter will undergo various flight quality, ground and avionics test events. ...

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30 June 2017 | ACC

Thunderbirds announce 2018 officer selections

The commander of Air Combat Command, Gen. Mike Holmes, has officially selected the officers who will be joining the United States Air Force Thunderbirds for the 2018 demonstration season.

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30 June 2017 | ACC

95th FS F-22 Raptors reach milestone: 10,000 sorties down, still counting

The 95th Fighter Squadron achieved a major milestone June 26 flying it’s 10,000 F-22 Raptor sortie. The squadron was inactivated in 2010 then re-activated in October 2013, marking the beginning of a new era at Tyndall; to Project Unrivaled Combat Air Power.

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30 June 2017 | UK MOD

UK MOD Update: air strikes against Daesh

The RAF is continuing to support Iraqi forces in their effort to liberate western Mosul, while the Tornados and Typhoons also provided close air support to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) pushing into Raqqa, Syria.

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29 June 2017 | NATO News

Germany and Norway join multinational fleet of tanker-transport aircraft

NATO has taken an important step in improving its ability to refuel aircraft in mid-air, with two Allies joining a European programme to acquire and operate new tanker transport aircraft.

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