Dassault won’t comment on Rafale sale to Qatar

Posted in Air Force, Industry on November 25th, 2014 Be the first to comment

Europe 1 radio reported Dassault is close to selling 24 Rafales to Qatar. However, a spokesman for the company refused to comment on the report.

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Turkey may scrap current air defense missile contest and launch new program

Posted in Air Defense, Industry on November 25th, 2014 Be the first to comment

Defense News reports that Turkey might abandon its troubled long-range air and missile defense program (T-LORAMIDS) and kick start the more advanced T-LORAMIDS+.

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BrahMos scientist says CX-1 has different propulsion system

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Dr. A. Sivathanu Pillai, who help develop the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, says China’s CX-1 uses a different propulsion system.

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50th anniversary of C-2’s first flight

Posted in Heritage, Navy on November 25th, 2014 Be the first to comment

The U.S. Navy marked the 50th anniversary of the first flight of the C-2 on Nov. 18.

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Filipino pilots completing AW-109 training

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Six Philippine Air Force pilots who are learning to fly the AW109 Power helicopter will complete their training next month and return home.
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First female Korean American AH-64 pilot

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First Lt. Sarah Jeon is the first female, Korean American AH-64 Apache helicopter pilot. She is currently assigned to 4th Aerial Reconnaissance Battalion (Attack), 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division.

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Former Tejas chief test pilot murdered

Posted in Industry, Research on November 25th, 2014 Be the first to comment

The former chief test pilot of the Tejas fighter was found murdered in his home on Nov. 24.
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Seoul to delay decision on aerial tanker

Posted in Air Force, Industry on November 24th, 2014 Be the first to comment

South Korea is unlikely to choose a new aerial refueling tanker this year. The delay is due to bidders’ failure to meet offset requirements.

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F-35B’s noise level comparable to F/A-18

Posted in Air Force, Marines, Navy on November 24th, 2014 Be the first to comment

Data released by the F-35 Joint Program Office indicate the B-model’s noise level is comparable to or lower than the F/A-18.
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Operation Atlantic Resolve

Posted in Air Force on November 24th, 2014 Be the first to comment

Two C-130Hs from the 165th Airlift Wing are in Poland for Operation Atlantic Resolve. During this period, airmen from the Georgia Air National Guard will be helping their Polish C-130 counterparts in enhancing their refueling, terrain following/terrain avoidance, night vision and air drop capabilities.

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