OC-135B operating out of Japan

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An OC-135B Open Skies observation plane has been operating out of Yokota Air Base, Japan to conduct surveillance flights over Siberia.

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French Air Force to buy 12 A330 MRTTs

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France has announced its decision to buy 12 A330 MRTTs from Airbus. The first aircraft will be delivered in 2018.

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Modernized Tu-160 bomber flew first flight

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The first modernized Tu-160 bomber has flown, said United Aircraft Corporation. The flight took place on Nov. 16 and the jet was airborne for 2 hours 40 minutes.

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Japan to buy E-2D

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News outlets in Japan are reporting that the JSDF has selected the E-2D.

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Training of first two Brazilian Gripen pilots started

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Two pilots from the Brazilian Air Force has started their training in Sweden to become flight instructors for the Gripen fighter.
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Near miss between A321 and Mi-17 over Vietnam

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A Vietnam Airlines A321 and a military Mi-17 came dangerously close to each other over Tan Son Nhat airport, Ho Chi Minh City on Oct. 29.
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The missile men of North Vietnam

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Air & Space magazine spoke to retired Lt. Gen. Nguyen Van Phiet, who commanded a SA-2 surface-to-air missile unit during the Vietnam war.

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Uruguayan IA 58 Pucará accident

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A Uruguayan Air Force Uruguayan Air Force veered off the runway whilst landing at Colonia’s airport on Nov. 19.
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Pratt & Whitney Canada seeking approval to sell engines to China

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Pratt & Whitney Canada has approached the Canadian government for approval to sell helicopter engines to China.
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Configuration of joint Russian, Chinese heavy-lift transport helicopter to be determined next year

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The final configuration of the joint Russian and Chinese heavy-lift transport helicopter will be determined by February 2015, CEO of the Russian Helicopters Alexander Mikheev said at Zhuhai airshow.

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