Bangladesh Air Force F-7 fighter crashed

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A Bangladesh Air Force F-7 fighter crashed in the Bay of Bengal on Jun. 29 around 11:20 a.m. local time, the wreckage from the aircraft has been located but there is no sign of the pilot.

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F-35A in clean configuration couldn’t dogfight again F-16D with two drop tanks

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A veteran U.S. Air Force pilot took AF-02 out to the Pacific Ocean on Jan. 14 this year for a simulated dogfight against a F-16D and he had troubles defeating his opponent using the new jet.

F-16C and F16D escort their successor home
By U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joely Santiago [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Israel starts training of David Sling operators

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The first batch of Israeli air defense operators for the David Sling system has undergone training, the Ministry of Defense announced on its website.

Nov. 20, 2012 - David's Sling Weapons System Stunner Missile intercepts target during inaugural flight test (3)
By United States Missile Defense Agency [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Brazil to place order for Pantsir next year

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Brazilian Ambassador to Russia Jose Vallim Guerreiro told RIA Novosti that his country is to purchase the Pantsir air defense system as early as in the first half of 2016.

Bronnitsy - 01 - Pantsir-S1 SAM
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Ukraine turns to crowd-funding for indigenous UAV

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Ukraine has plans to build an indigenous unmanned aerial vehicle to survey enemy positions and it has a crowd-sourcing campaign to fund the program.

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Myanmar Air Force chief-of-staff fired after bomb landed in Chinese territory

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Reuters reported that Myanmar Air Force removed Major General Lwin Oo as chief-of-staff after a stray bomb landed in China and killed farmers three months ago.

Myanmar Air Force Nanchang A-5C Fantan MRD-1
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Turkish media says Erdoğan is getting a CH-47F for presidential palace

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Turkey placed an order for five more Boeing CH-47F helicopters in January, this bring the total number ordered to eleven. However, Turkish media says only four will go the military as President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan wants to have a Chinook for his presidential palace.

10th Combat Aviation Brigade CH-47 Chinook helicopters provide heavy lift capabilities over eastern Afghanistan 131112-A-MH207-309
By Capt. Peter Smedberg (https://www.dvidshub.net/image/1053576) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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Last U.S. Navy EA-6B missing man formation

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The U.S. Navy officially retired the Grumman EA-6B at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island on Jun. 27. The last aircraft, BuNo. 163890, joined three EA-18Gs to perform a missing man formation on Jun. 26.

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MQ-1B lost over Syria was shot down

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A U.S. Air Force MQ-1B went down over the Syrian town of Latakia on Mar. 17, the service now admits that the UAV was shot down.

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Argentina Air Force Tucano crashed

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An Argentina Air Force Tucano crashed around noon on Jun. 29 near the town of Arroyito. Both pilots on board did not survive the accident.

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