Archive for May 12th, 2012

Airbus studying gunship variant of CN-235 and C-295

Posted in Industry on May 12th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on Airbus studying gunship variant of CN-235 and C-295

Flight Global is reporting that Airbus is looking into developing a gunship variant of the CN-235 and C-295.

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South African Air Force to final 4 Gripens in September

Posted in Air Force on May 12th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on South African Air Force to final 4 Gripens in September

The South African Air Force’s last four Gripens will return home from Sweden by September.

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India to purchase 75 PC-7s

Posted in Air Force on May 12th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on India to purchase 75 PC-7s

India’s Cabinet Committee on Security has cleared the way for the purchase of 75 PC-7 trainers after much delays.

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Pakistani Mirage V crashed

Posted in Air Force on May 12th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on Pakistani Mirage V crashed

A Pakistan Air Force Mirage V crashed on Friday after it took off from the PAF Masroor Base in Karachi. The pilot safely ejected.

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