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10 March 2017 | Flight Global

India poised to retire iconic Tu-142 fleet

The Indian navy will retire its iconic Tupolev Tu-142ME Albatross long-range maritime patrol aircraft at the end of March.

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25 May 2017 | IHS Jane's

US Navy kicks-off Super Hornet Block 3 effort with IRST contract

The US Navy (USN) has begun the process of upgrading its F/A-18E/F Super Hornet to the latest Block 3 standard, with a contract award to Boeing to incorporate the Block 2 Infrared Search and Track System (IRST) onto the combat aircraft.

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24 May 2017 | Flight Global

Israel to boost M-346 capabilities

The Israeli air force is upgrading the capabilities of its Leonardo M-346 advanced jet trainers, to equip the "Lavi" with inert training bombs and external fuel tanks.

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23 May 2017 | USAF News

AF presents fiscal year 2018 budget

The Air Force presented its fiscal year 2018 president's budget request May 23, 2017, following the Defense Department and sister services’ budget briefings.

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23 May 2017 | Boeing

Boeing Completes Radar Upgrade for Saudi Arabia’s AWACS Fleet

Boeing has completed a series of upgrades that substantially enhance the technological capabilities of Saudi Arabia’s E-3A Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft. Among the enhancements to improve radar capabilities and reduce repair time for the airborne surveillance fleet are systems that increase the original equipment’s radar sensitivity and expand the range for tracking targets. The upgrades, called the Radar System Improvement Program (RSIP), comprise a new radar computer, a radar control maintenance panel and electrical and mechanical software and hardware.

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22 May 2017 | Airbus Helicopters

The Brazilian Armed Forces take delivery of two H225Ms

The first one –destined to the Army- has been delivered in the full operational configuration, including specially designed mission systems unique to the Army. Based in Taubaté and operated by the 1º BAvEx, this is the ninth H225M to integrate the Brazilian Army’s fleet. The second one – in full operational configuration for Combat SAR – has been delivered to the Air Force and will be based in Río de Janeiro to be operated by the 3º/8º GAV. This delivery brings the Air Force’s H225M fleet to 12 helicopters. In the last few weeks Helibras has delivered two H225Ms to the Brazilian Armed Forces. Two additional ones will be delivered this year...

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15 May 2017 | Flight Global

​HAL Tejas successfully fires Derby BVR missile

The Hindustan Aernautics (HAL) Tejas light combat aircraft has successfully fired the Rafael Derby beyond-visual-range (BVR) missile.

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9 May 2017 | Combat Aircraft

Gripen E to fly Q2 2017

Saab says its new JAS 39 Gripen E will fly before the end of Quarter 2, 2017. Having been rolled out in May 2016, Saab initially expected to fly the first Gripen E prototype (serial 39-8) before the end of…Read more ›

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8 May 2017 | Airbus Defence and Space

Airbus Achieves Automatic Air-to-Air Refuelling Contact

Airbus Defence and Space has successfully demonstrated automatic air-to-air refuelling (AAR) contacts with a fighter aircraft from a tanker’s refuelling boom – the first time in the world that this has been done. Airbus’ A310 MRTT company development aircraft performed six automatic contacts with a F-16 of the Portuguese Air Force in a demonstration of a technique which the company believes holds great promise for enhancing in-service AAR operations.

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14 April 2017 | Flight Global

USAF F-35A deploys to Europe

A small squadron of the US Air Force s F-35As will fly to Europe this weekend for training with NATO allies, marking the F-35A s first international deployment.

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14 April 2017 | Defense-Aerospace

US Unexpectedly Drops ‘Mother of All Bombs’ In Afghanistan

For the first time on April 13, US forces dropped a GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb, the most powerful conventional bomb in the US inventory, against an ISIS tunnel network in Afghanistan.

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