News Archive 2018
|Headlines and summaries of
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|27 Sep||USMC F-35B Conducts First Combat Strike in CENTCOM AOR |
NSA BAHRAIN, Bahrain (NNS) -- The Marine Corps F-35B, Lightning II, conducted its first combat strike in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan, Sept. 27.
|06 Aug||Lockheed Martin Completes C-5 Modernization, Delivers 52nd C-5M Super Galaxy |
Lockheed Martin delivered the 52nd C-5M Super Galaxy strategic transport modernized under the U.S. Air Force's Reliability Enhancement and Re-engining Program (RERP) on Aug. 2 at the company's Marietta, Georgia, facility.
The delivery completes the RERP upgrade, which extends the service life of the C-5 fleet out until the 2040s.
|28 Jul||First Boeing Apache, Chinook helicopters for India complete inaugural flights |
Deliveries of 22 AH-64E Apache and 15 CH-47F(I) Chinook helicopters to India begin in 2019
|15 Jul||Air Tattoo Celebrates RAF100 In Style |
A record crowd of 185,000 people enjoyed a feast of flying as the Royal International Air Tattoo staged international celebrations marking the Royal Air Force's Centenary at RAF Fairford.
In total, 302 aircraft, from 43 air arms representing 30 nations attended the airshow, of which 121 took part in the flying display.
|09 Jul||New Zealand to buy four P-8A Poseidons |
New Zealand's coalition Government has agreed to purchase four Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft from the United States Government.
|23 Feb||Saab rolled out first GlobalEye AEW&C |
Saab rolled out the first GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) aircraft at its Linköping site, Sweden. GlobalEye is an advanced, swing role airborne surveillance system based on a Global 6000 jet aircraft from Bombardier, which has undergone a thorough modification programme to adapt it for its role.
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