Indonesian Navy inducts four Bonanzas into service

Posted in Navy on April 21st, 2015 Be the first to comment

The Indonesian Navy officially inducted four Bonanza G-36 single-engine pistons into service at its air base in Surabaya on Apr. 20.

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USMC will overhaul air-to-air tactics to fit in F-35B

Posted in Marines on April 21st, 2015 Be the first to comment

The U.S. Marine Corps is to overhaul its air-to-air tactics, dubbed Hornet Standard Game Plan, in order for its legacy aircraft to fight together with the F-35B.

An F-35B Lightning II passes initial sea trials over the Atlantic
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B-1B, LRS-B to come under AFGSC

Posted in Air Force on April 21st, 2015 Be the first to comment

The U.S. Air Force’s B-1B bomber fleets and Long Range Strike-Bomber program will move to the Air Force Global Strike Command from Oct. 1.

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Taiwan to sent P-3C to Spratly Islands

Posted in Air Force on April 20th, 2015 Be the first to comment

Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense has confirm plans to send its new P-3Cs to Spratly Islands for patrols.

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Two Yak-130s delivered to Belarus

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Irkut has delivered the first two of four Yak-130s to Belarus. The first jet arrived on Apr. 16 on board an Il76.

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PAF JF-17s to escort Chinese President’s jet into Islamabad

Posted in Air Force on April 20th, 2015 Be the first to comment

Chinese President Xi Jinping is on a state visit to Pakistan today and the PAF will send eight JF-17 fighters to escort his plane into Islamabad airport.

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U.S. Army withdrawing 24 Apaches from Germany

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Over the next two years, the U.S. Army will gradually shift 24 AH-64 attach helicopters out of Germany and move them to Alaska.

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USMC wants sea-based UAVs

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As the U.S. Marine Corps shifts away from operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and towards the Pacific, the service recognizes the need to have large unmanned aircraft capable of operating from ships.

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Pakistan takes an interest in KAI T-50

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Defense News reported that Pakistan is evaluating the KAI T-50 supersonic jet trainer for its needs.

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Saab wants government-to-government talks in order to help India develop light fighter

Posted in Air Force, Industry on April 19th, 2015 Be the first to comment

Saab is keen to sell its Gripen NG to India as a replacement for the MiG-21 or share its expertise in developing the Tejas Mark II fighter.

LCA Tejas
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