Month: August 2014

First Turkish C-130 with Upgraded Avionics Delivered

The first Turk Hava Kuvvetleri (THK – Turkish Air Force) Hercules to be modernised with new avionics under the Erciyes programme, C-130E 13188, seen during its hand-over ceremony at TAI’s facilities in Ankara on August 8. TURKISH AEROSPACE Industries (TAI)

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Saudi Arabian National Guard Orders 12 UH-60Ms

A FURTHER 12 Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawks have been ordered for the Saudi Arabian National Guard (SANG). US Army Contracting Command awarded a $30,351,927 Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract to Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation yesterday, August 19, for procurement of these

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USAF Grounds 82 F-16Ds Due to Structural Cracks

OVER HALF of the US Air Force’s 157 F-16D Fighting Falcons were grounded recently due to the discovery of canopy sill longeron cracks found between the front and rear pilot seats. Their removal from flight status was announced yesterday, August

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US airstrikes in Iraq

President Obama approves military strikes US Navy fighter aircraft and remotely piloted aircraft have started airstrikes against Islamic State (IS) militants threatening Iraq​​i Yazidis stranded on a mountain in northern Iraq. Aircraft commenced air strikes on August 9, initially on

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Pease AFB named as first ANG KC-46 base

Air National Guard plans for new tanker Pease Air National Guard Base in New Hampshire has been announced as the first ANG main operating base for the new Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tanker. Pease has a strong Active Duty association, which

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Latest testing completed for STOVL Lightning II [img src=10916 align=full]In an important program milestone enabling U.S. Marines Corps Initial Operational Capability (IOC) certification, the Lockheed Martin F-35B recently completed required wet runway and crosswind testing at Edwards Air Force Base,

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