China starts construction of second indigenous aircraft carrier

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Kanwa says work on China’s second indigenous aircraft carrier has started at Jiangnan Shipyard.
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PLANAF kicks off 2015 pilot recruitment exercise

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PLANAF has started its 2015 pilot recruitment exercise starting this month. The preliminary selection phase will last a month.
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JTAC fired after friendly fire incident in Afghanistan

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The Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) who called in a B-1B air strike that killed five U.S. servicemen in Afghanistan on Jun. 9 has been fired by the U.S. Air Force.
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Black Aces has new CO as the squadron heads into 70th year

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VFA-41 Black Aces has a new skipper, Cmdr. Shane Sullivan, who will lead the squadron into its 70th year of operations.

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Lockheed Martin is also protesting USAF 3DELRR award

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Shortly after Northrop Grumman filed its protest, Lockheed Martin has follow suit to protest against awarding the USAF’s long-range expeditionary radar contract to Raytheon.

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Royal Thai Navy, Air Force acquire five EC645 T2s and two EC725s

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The Royal Thai Navy has signed for five EC645 T2s while its Air Force counterpart placed an order for another two EC725s.

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First F-35A operational weapons load crew qualified

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Three Airmen with the 58th Aircraft Maintenance Unit became the first qualified operational weapons load crew for the F-35A during a qualification load at Eglin Air Force Base on Oct. 10.

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Aries Flight 70th Anniversary

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The first British aircraft to circumnavigate the globe carried out the feat in secret seventy years ago on Oct. 21.
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VMAQT-1 flew all its aircraft for seven-ship formation flight

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VMAQT-1 was able to bring all its seven EA-6Bs to serviceable state and flew a seven-ship formation flight to celebrating winning the 2014 Association of Old Crows Marine Corps outstanding unit award.

VMAQT-1 Marines conduct historic fly-by, lauded for excellence
Photo: Cpl. J. R. Heins

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USMC AH-1W damaged by rotor brake fire

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A AH-1W with HMLA-269 was damaged by a rotor brake fire on Oct. 14 while it was undergoing ground checks following maintenance.
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