Archive for July 20th, 2016

Mi-28NM revealed

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The latest variant of the Mi-28 attack helicopter – the Mi-28NM – has been spotted at the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant.


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Boeing, Lockheed Martin confirmed their interest in F-3 program

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Speaking to Jane’s, representatives from Boeing and Lockheed Martin have indicated their interest in Japanese Ministry of Defense’s new fighter program to replace the Mitsubishi F-2.

X-2 First Flight
By 防衛装備庁 (航空自衛隊撮影) [CC BY 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Dassault to upgrade French Air Force Mirage 2000D fleet

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Dassualt has been awarded a contract by French defense procurement agency DGA to carry out a mid-life upgrade of 55 French Air Force Mirage 2000Ds.

Mirage 2000D (26432497715)
By Rob Schleiffert from Holland (Mirage 2000D) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Airbus to deliver four more A400Ms to Luftwaffe this year

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By end of this year, the Luftwaffe will increase its A400M fleet size to eight aircraft. A German Ministry of Defense spokesman said four more cargo planes will be delivered by end of this year.

Luftwaffe (German Air Force), 54+01, Airbus A400M (22550413067)
Anna Zvereva [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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122th FW has deployed to Sliač Air Base, Slovakia

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The 122nd Fighter Wing has deployed eight A-10s and approximately 140 airmen to Sliač Air Base, Slovakia in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.

A-10C speeds down runway 150707-F-GK926-110
By Staff Sgt. William Hopper (https://www.dvidshub.net/image/2056979) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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