Japanese warplanes to roam the skies over England as JMSDF deploys P-1s to RIAT

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By 海上自衛隊(JMSDF) [Attribution], via Wikimedia Commons
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Indian Army to set up two maintenance hubs across the country

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The Indian Army has decided that it will no longer send its helicopters to HAL at Bangalore for overhaul.

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Mexican Navy Black Hawk came under attack by gunmen, six died

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Mexico’s navy says six people are dead when they attacked a Black Hawk helicopter in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas on Jul. 5.

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By André Du-pont (Mexico Air Spotters) [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons
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Armed Forces of Malta to get third AW139 helicopter

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The government of Malta has signed a contract to buy its third AW139 helicopter last week, Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela announced.

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Iraqi Su-25 accidentally bombs neighborhood

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A neighborhood in Baghdad was accidentally bombed by a Su-25 that was returning to land on Jul. 6. At least eight people on the ground were killed.

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By Aiden94Joseph (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Algeria’s Mi-26T2 delivered

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Algerian blog Secret Difa3 posted a photo of the country’s new Mi-26T2 helicopter flying near Biskra air base on Jun. 9.

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First USAF Weapons School’s woman F-15E WSO graduate

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A woman F-15E Strike Eagle weapon systems officer with the 389th Fighter Squadron became the first WSO to graduate from the U.S. Air Force Weapons School on Jun. 27.

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Photo: Susan Garcia, Nellis AFB, USAF Weapons School

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Russian Air Force Su-24 crashed shortly after take-off

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Two on board a Russian Air Force Su-24M were killed when their jet crashed in Khabarovsk on Jul. 6. The accident occurred around 14:35 Moscow time.

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U.S. wants Iraq to base F-16IQs in Jordan, lawmaker says

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A lawmaker from the Shiite bloc in the Iraqi parliament told reporters that Washington has pressured Baghdad to base its new F-16IQs in Jordan instead of returning them home.

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Iran second Ghadir radar unveiled

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Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force has unveiled its second Ghadir long-range 3D air defense radar.


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