RAAF conducts first JSOW C test at home

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A F/A-18F Super Hornet launched a Joint Standoff Weapon C (JSOW C) against a hardened wall target at the RAAF Woomera Test Range. This is the first time the weapon is tested in Australia.

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F-22 B-Course graduations increased from 10 per year to 23 this year

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The U.S. Air Force has been making strides to improve the number of basic course F-22 pilots.
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JASDF 201st Tactical Fighter Squadron officers visits RAF’s 3 (Fighter) Squadron

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Three officers from the 201st Tactical Fighter Squadron of the Japanese Air Self Defence Force visited the Royal Air Force’s 3 (Fighter) Squadron at RAF Coningsby recently.
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F-35s cleared to go supersonic, pull 3.2Gs

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The Pentagon has lifted some flight restrictions on F-35, allowing the fighter to go up to Mach 1.6 and make turns at 3.2Gs.

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Problems at NFTC forced RCAF to send pilots to U.S. for training

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The Royal Canadian Air Force had to send its pilot trainees to United States for flying lessons due to aircraft availability issues at NATO Flying Training in Canada (NFTC) program.

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U.S. Navy looks at arming helicopters with high energy laser weapon

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H/T to Mil Aerospace Electronics. The U.S. Navy will ask the industry to come up with a prototype High Energy Fiber Laser for its helicopters.

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Only Scorpion HMSD for future sales and upgrades by Airbus Helicopters

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Airbus Helicopters has selected the Scorpion helmet-mounted sight and display system (HMSD) for future weapons systems sales and upgrades.
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U.S. State Department clears sale of 5000 AGM-114K/N/R to Iraq

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Iraq has requested for the sale of 5000 AGM-114K/N/R missiles for around $700 million.

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Body of stowaway found in USAF C-130J

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The body of a young boy was discovered in the wheel well of a C-130J after the aircraft landed at Ramstein Air Base, Germany on Jul. 27.
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A-10 gets new life as storm chaser

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A retired A-10 is getting a new lease of life as a storm chaser. Funded by the National Science Foundation, Zivko Aeronautics will modify the jet at Guthrie-Edmond Regional Airport.


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