PLAAF Il78MP delivered to Dangyang air base

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The first of three Ilyushin Il-78MP for the PLAAF has apparently been delivered to the 13th Transport Division at Dangyang air base. This satellite photo of the base was uploaded to Google Earth on 12 Oct.

Boeing sees more than ’50-50′ chance to keep F/A-18 line open beyond 2017

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Chris Chadwick, chief executive of Boeing Defense, Space and Security, said his company has more than a ’50-50′ chance to keep the F/A-18 production line open beyond 2017.

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Video: FA-50 induct into service with RoKAF

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The Republic of Korea Air Force held a ceremony Oct. 27 to induct the FA-50 into service and President Park Geun-hye was the guest of honor.


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Russia delivers all 63 Mi-17V5 helicopters to Afghanistan

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Russia has fulfilled a 2011 contract to deliver 63 Mi-17V5 helicopters for Afghanistan.
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Pentagon Delegation in Talks on Post-Sale Servicing of Russian Helicopters for Afghanistan

Iraq ready to induct Mi-28 into service

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Iraq is in the final stages to induct the Mi-28 attack helicopter into service. An official statement said Minister of Defense Khalid al-Obaidi observed “the final stage of preparing and arming the first group of” helicopters on Oct. 26.

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Israel canceled V-22 contract?

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Media reports from Israel says Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon has canceled the contract for six V-22s.
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France denies imminent hand over of Mistral-class ship to Russia

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French Finance Minister Michel Sapin told RTL radio that his government is not ready to hand over the first Mistral-class ship to Russia.
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Rosoboronexport: Talks with China for Su-35 still ongoing

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Rosoboronexport Deputy General Manager Sergei Ladygin described negotiations with China regarding the purchase as ‘complex’ and ongoing.
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South Korea may sue BAE Systems

Posted in Air Force, Industry on October 30th, 2014 Be the first to comment

South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) told The Korea Times that Seoul reserves the right to sue BAE Systems if the latter cannot stick to the agreed price for upgrading its F-16s.

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Photo links: Hawker Hunter crashed in California

Posted in Heritage on October 30th, 2014 Be the first to comment

A privately-owned Hawker Hunter MK.58 crashed into a field near Naval Station Ventura County around 5:15pm on Oct. 29. The pilot was killed.

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