Archive for September, 2011

Australian Tiger helicopters finally cleared for night flying

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Australia’s Tiger helicopters are finally cleared for night flying with four expected to spend the next two months flying after 6pm to midnight.

Boeing defense workers busted for drug abuse

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Thirty-seven people were arrested and later charged for drug abuse at a Boeing defense plant in Pennsylvania on Thursday.
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UH-1Y comes to east coast United States

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HMLA-167 is now the first USMC squadron on the east coast of United States to operate the UH-1Y when three aircraft flew to MCAS New River on Thursday.

France could lease new tankers

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France is leaning towards following Britain’s example in leasing aerial refueling tankers.

C295 and C-27J fight to replace RAAF’s Caribou

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Its a fight between the Airbus C295 and Alenia C-27J in Australia to replace the RAAF’s Caribou. Australia wants to buy 10 aircraft and will make a decision by 2015.
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Lockheed Martin helping lawmakers push for F-16 sale to Taiwan

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One day after the Obama administration decided to upgrade Taiwan’s F-16A/Bs, Lockheed Martin sent a memo to lawmakers with “rebuttal points” on the Obama administration decision-making on the F-16s.

South Korean Navy facing shortage of helicopter pilots, maintainers

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It is estimated that the South Korean Navy will face a shortage of 580 pilots and technicians to operate its naval helicopters by the year 2020.

Admiral Gorshkov won’t start sea trials in November

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India’s next aircraft carrier, the ex-Admiral Gorshkov, will not be able to start its sea trials as scheduled in November.
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Indian MiG lost canopy in flight

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A MiG fighter from the Indian Air Force lost its canopy in flight on Tuesday. The canopy was from the back seat of the aircraft, which later made a successful landing.

F-35B set for sea trials next week

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The F-35B will be going to sea next week on Oct. 3 for trails on board USS Wasp.


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