Archive for September 9th, 2017

H145M with HForce weapon system makes maiden flight

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A H145M twin-engine light utility helicopter equipped with the HForce modular weapon system has flown in August, Airbus has now disclosed.

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Photo: Airbus

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Raytheon to provide incremental software solution for AIM-120D

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A $38 million cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract was awarded to Raytheon on Sept. 6. The company will have to provide an incremental software solution for the AIM-120D “to improve its performance against rapidly advancing threats.”

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Photo: @vx51
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Last operational C-5A heads to boneyard

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The U.S. Air Force has retired its last C-5A, #70-0461, with the mammoth jet heading to its final resting place at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base on Sept. 7.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Hanna N. Smith
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28th person to fly the F-35 was killed in mysterious crash

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The U.S. Air Force revealed on Sept. 8 that one of its pilot was killed in a crash on Sept. 5 while flying over the Nevada Test and Training Range.

AF-1 Flt; Capt Eric "DOC" Schultz; First F-35 Flight; Pre-flt & Hosedown; F-35 ITF Edwards AFB; Ca.; 15 September 2011

AF-1 Flt; Capt Eric “DOC” Schultz; First F-35 Flight; Pre-flt & Hosedown; F-35 ITF Edwards AFB; Ca.; 15 September 2011


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TNI AU rotating F-16C/Ds to 16 Squadron, older A/Bs to be upgraded

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The Indonesian Air Force (TNI AU) has started the process of replacing the F-16A/Bs assigned to 16 Squadron at Roesmin Nurjadin Air Force Base, Pekanbaru with newer F-16C/Ds.

F-16 TNI AU
By Dinas Penerangan TNI Angkatan Udara (Instagram.com/@tniudara) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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