Archive for April 17th, 2015

Israel to receive first two F-35As in December 2016

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Jane’s reported that the first two F-35As for Israel will arrive home in December 2016.

F-35A Lightning II training mission
By U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Barak 1 to be installed on board INS Vikramaditya

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India’s aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya will finally get an surface-to-air missile system for self-defense.

Barak SAM
By Natan Flayer (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Finnish Hornets in overseas exercises

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Six Finnish Air Force F/A-18s are in the Netherlands to participate in an exercise under the NATO Partnership for Peace program.

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By bomberpilot (imx00000351Uploaded by High Contrast) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Boeing expects Middle East nation to make fighter decision soon

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A top Boeing executive believes a Middle East nation will shortly decide whether to buy his company’s F/A-18 Super Hornet.

A U.S. Navy F-A-18F Super Hornet aircraft assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 flies near the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), not pictured, in the Philippine Sea Aug. 21, 2013 130821-N-ZZ999-0023
By LTJG Douglas Spence [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Eurofighter consortium proposed assembly line in Indonesia

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Should Indonesia pick the Eurofighter to replace its F-5 Tiger, the Eurofighter consortium will shift the assembly line in Spain to Indonesia.

Typhoon of 17 Squadron undergoing ACM checks
By SAC Mark Dixon (Defence Imagery) [OGL], via Wikimedia Commons
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