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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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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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14 April 2017 | Defense-Aerospace

F-16 Drops New B61-12 Nuclear Bomb in Development Test

KIRTLAND AFB, N.M. --- An Air Force F-16 aircraft released an inert B61 nuclear bomb in a test recently, demonstrating the aircraft's capability to deliver the weapon and testing the functioning of the weapon's non-nuclear components, including the arming and fire control system, radar altimeter, sp...

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11 April 2017 | Flight Global

Eurofighter delivers 500th Typhoon

Eurofighter has delivered to the Italian air force its 500th Typhoon, 14 years after it handed over the first example to the UK Royal Air Force.

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10 April 2017 | Flight Global

First MiG-35 nears delivery for Egypt

Egypt appears to be close to receiving the first of its RAC MiG-35 fighters, with a lead example having been photographed during flight testing near Moscow late last month. Images show a twin-seat trainer bearing the registration 811 being flown in Egyptian air force livery from Ramenskoye airport on 31 March.

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28 March 2017 | Combat Aircraft

Dassault announces latest Rafale standard

French Minister for Defense, Jean-Yves Le Drian, authorized the start of development of the new Dassault Rafale F4 standard on March 20. As early as 2023, a first version of the F4 standard will follow the F3-R standard, which is scheduled for qualification in 2018.

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22 March 2017 | RAF

End of an era for RAF Lossiemouth Tornados

XV(Reserve) Squadron, the Tornado Operational Conversion Unit, completed its final formal flying on Friday 17 March 2017.

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16 March 2017 | Boeing

Boeing, U.S. Army Sign $3.4B Contract for 268 AH-64E Apache Helicopters

MESA, Ariz., March 16, 2017 – Boeing and the U.S. government recently signed a five-year, $3.4 billion contract through which the Army, and a customer outside the U.S., will acquire the latest Apache attack helicopter at a significant savings to taxpayers. This is the first multi-year agreement for the Apache “E” variant. The Army will receive 244 remanufactured Apaches while 24 new ones will go to the international customer.

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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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9 March 2017 | Flight Global

​Indian Navy Retires Aircraft Carrier INS Viraat

The Indian Navy formally decommissioned the aircraft carrier INS Viraat (ex HMS Hermes) on 6 March, after 30 years of operational service.

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