Month: April 2013

Operation Ignition Ends

A Task Force of 160 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel from across Canada, with six CF-18 Hornets from 3 Wing Bagotville, Quebec and supported by a CC-150 Polaris tanker from 8 Wing Trenton, Ontario have completed their mission to Keflavik,

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RAF takes delivery of BAE 146 C.MK 3

BAE Systems Regional Aircraft has delivered two BAe 146-200QC (Quick Change) aircraft that have been converted from commercial to military configuration for use by the Royal Air Force. After a period of familiarisation and operational trials, both aircraft have now

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1st Flight of Newest UK Chinook

Boeing recently completed the first flight of the CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopter for the Royal Air Force. The March 15 flight, at the Boeing helicopter facility near Philadelphia, happened ahead of schedule and confirmed initial airworthiness for the Mk6 Chinook.

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South Korea to Buy New Attack Helicopters

South Korea has announced it plans to purchase AH-64E attack helicopters worth 1.8 billion. The AH-64E Apache was selected over the Bell AH-1Z and Turkish Aerospace Industries’ T-129 in the deal to provide attach helicopters for the South Korean military.

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C295 Missile Release Trial

Airbus Military and MBDA have successfully tested the release of an instrumented Marte MK2/S anti-ship inert missile. This flight was the last of a series of trials performed in a joint Airbus Military – MBDA collaboration to validate the aerodynamic

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AgustaWestland Unveils the AW169 AAS

The latest generation AW169 AAS military helicopter was officially unveiled at the Army Aviation Association of America Annual Professional Forum and Exposition in Fort Worth, Texas. The helicopter is designed to perform a wide range of US Army’s present and

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One helo of a day

Naval Air Facility El Centro is famed for its large detachments of fixed wing jet aircraft and busy flight line, but when Alan Kenny visited, he found it to be very different to the norm. NAF El Centro (NAFEC) is

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Super Tucanos For Senegal’s Air Force

The Senegalese Air Force signed a contract, for the acquisition of three A-29 Super Tucanos The order includes logistical support for the operation and the installation of a training system for pilots and mechanics. The aircraft will be deployed on

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C-130J for Tunisian Air Force

The first C-130J Super Hercules has been delivered to the Republic of Tunisia marking the first delivery of this variant to an African country. Lockheed Martin signed a contract in 2010 with Tunisia for two C-130Js in addition to providing

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First F-35As Arrive at Nellis AFB

The delivery of the first operational-coded 5th Generation F-35A CTOL fighters to Nellis AFB marks the beginning of operational testing and evaluation at the base. The first F-35B Short Takeoff/Vertical Landing (STOVL) aircraft, BF-3, has successfully completed an in-flight test

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