Archive for September 21st, 2017

Slovakia postpones fighter competition

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Slovakia’s Defense Minister Peter Gajdos announced on Sept. 20 that his nation has decided to postpone its fighter competition to focus on upgrading it ground forces.

MiG-29 (14313066639)
By Rob Schleiffert from Holland (MiG-29) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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South Africa returns MiG-21 to Angola

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A MiG-21 from Angola on display at the South African Air Force (SAAF) Museum has been returned to its owner.

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21bis ‘C340’ (22426293173)
By Alan Wilson from Stilton, Peterborough, Cambs, UK (Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21bis ‘C340’) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Bulgaria set to restart fighter competition

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Bulgaria looks set to restart its fighter competition with a rewrite of the requirements. All bidders will have to resubmit their offers again.

Bulgarian mig-29 r-27
By Krasimir Grozev (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Saab might offer Gripen Aggressor for USAF’s ADAIR competition

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In a press release published on Sept. 19, Saab says it “is exploring the potential for the recently announced Gripen Aggressor, to meet the needs of the United States Air Force (USAF) for Adversary Air (ADAIR) combat training.”


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Final U.S. Army OH-58D flight

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The U.S. Army has retired the OH-58D for good with the final serviceable aircraft making its last flight at Joint Base Langley-Eustis on Sept. 19.

An OH-58D “Kiowa Warrior” passes through water from fire trucks after its final flight at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Sept. 18, 2017. As part of the Army’s Aviation Restructure Initiative, the Army began divesting the aircraft in 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Teresa J. Cleveland)

An OH-58D “Kiowa Warrior” passes through water from fire trucks after its final flight at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Sept. 18, 2017. As part of the Army’s Aviation Restructure Initiative, the Army began divesting the aircraft in 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Teresa J. Cleveland)


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