Archive for November 29th, 2017

Norway’s first AW101 SAR badly damaged just days after it was delivered

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The first AW101 all-weather search and rescue helicopter operated by the Royal Norwegian Air Force has been badly damaged less than a month after it was delivered to Norway.

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Photo: Leonardo
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RMAF F/A-18D diverted to Kuching due to nose landing gear indicator issue

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A Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) F/A-18D had to be diverted to Kuching International Airport on Nov. 28 for a precautionary landing after the nose landing gear indicator indicated a fault.


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Potential sale of 150 AIM-120C-7s to Poland

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The U.S. government has approved the Foreign Military Sales package for Poland to buy up to 150 AIM-120C-7 air-to-air missiles for an estimated cost of $250 million.

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By: Senior Airman Mark Hoyt, U.S. Air Force [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Six aircraft types from U.S. Air Force, Marines, Navy came together for Orange Flag

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Test teams from the U.S. Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy came together for a coordinated, multi-service flight test event known as Orange Flag last month.

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Misawa’s F-16 clocks 9,500 hours

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A F-16C Block 50 assigned to Misawa Air Base, Japan has clocked more than 9,500 flight hours on Nov. 20. The 27 year old jet is older than many lieutenants and captains who fly “him.”

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brittany A. Chase