Jordanian warplanes struck convoy of vehicles

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A convoy of vehicles trying to enter Jordan from Syria was attacked by warplanes from the Royal Jordanian Air Force on Apr. 16.
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GAO wants USAF to address UAV pilots’ low morale issue

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Ten focus groups from the U.S. Air Force’s UAV community were interviewed by the Government Accountability Office and all pilots are reporting low morale issues.

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U.S. Navy set to pick Marine One replacement next month

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The U.S. Navy is expected to pick the successor for VH-3D next month and the Sikorsky S-92 is to be the next Marine One as there is only one bid submitted.

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F-35 to make first international airshow appearance

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The British Ministry of Defence has confirmed that the Lockheed Martin F-35B will be flying at the Royal International Air Tattoo and Farnborough airshow in July.

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YouTube: JH-7 mock attack on Liaoning?

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A news report on China’s CCTV recently showed a group of JH-7 fighter bombers carrying out a naval strike training exercise. Halfway thru the video, an infrared capture of what seems to be aircraft carrier Liaoning was shown.

YouTube: Last VAQ-129 EA-6B to depart NAS Whidbey Island

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Rafale not invited to Denmark’s fighter competition

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Denmark is on the search for a new fighter and four manufacturers have been asked to submit their offers. The Super Hornet, Eurofighter, Gripen E and F-35 have been shortlisted.
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F-35 fleet surpasses 15,000 flying hours

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Lockheed Martin says the F-35 fleet recently surpassed 15,000 flight hours. More than half of those numbers came from operational F-35s.

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Lithuania wants more L-39ZAs

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Lithuania’s Ministry of Defence has confirmed a plan to boost the country’s L-39ZA fleet with more aircraft to be purchase in 2015-16.

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Boeing testing Advanced Airborne Sensor on P-8A

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An improved version of the P-3 Littoral Surveillance Radar System (LSRS), the Advanced Airborne Sensor (AAS), is quietly being tested on a Boeing P-8A in Settle.

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