F-35B simulators get Block 2B upgrade

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All four F-35B simulators at MCAS Yuma are now able to replicate the real jet after getting their Block 2B software upgrade.

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By: Lance Cpl. Austin Hazard [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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Turkey’s latest airstrike targets PKK camps in Iraq

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Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) camps in Northern Iraq came under attack from Turkish warplanes as well in the second wave of air strikes against ISIL forces in Syria.

Lechfeld Elite 2008 220 (2662927177)
By Jerry Gunner from Lincoln, UK (Lechfeld Elite 2008 220Uploaded by tm) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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Delivery of MiG-29Ks for Russian Navy on schedule to be completed this year

Posted in Industry, Navy on July 26th, 2015 Be the first to comment

The Russian Defense Ministry has issued a statement to confirm that delivery of all 24 MiG-29K fighters for the Navy will be completed this year.

Mikoyan MiG-29K of the Indian Navy
Indian Navy [CC BY 2.5 in or CC BY 2.5 in], via Wikimedia Commons

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Taiwan keen on getting 10 MH-60Rs

Posted in Industry, Navy on July 26th, 2015 Be the first to comment

Taiwan could announce its intention to buy 10 MH-60R helicopters by the end of the year.

MH-60R Seahawk and Hellfire
By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark A. Leonesio (http://www.news.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=58274) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The new helicopters are expected to replace the MD500s with 501 squadron.

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Iran inducts indigenous MiG-29 simulator

Posted in Air Force on July 26th, 2015 Be the first to comment

Iran has successfully created an indigenous MiG-29 simulator and it was officially launch into service by deputy air force commander, Mohammad Bakhshandeh.

IRIAF Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29A (9-12A) at Dezful
By Shahram Sharifi [GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons

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Turkish F-16s carried out air strikes on ISIL targets in Syria

Posted in Air Force on July 25th, 2015 Be the first to comment

Turkish Air Force F-16s struck Islamic State targets in Syria on Jul. 24. Three targets were hit, including a headquarter and an assembly point.

92-0024 an F-16D Fighting Falcon of 182ยบ Filo Turkish Air Force (4540323888)
By Jerry Gunner from Lincoln, UK [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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Russia to proceed with Dnepr rocket launches without Ukraine

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Russia plans to proceed with launches of the Dnepr rocket even though Ukraine is no longer a participant of the program.

Tdx launch
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Dutch Chief of Defense Forces says RNLAF F-16s should bomb ISIL in Syria

Posted in Air Force on July 25th, 2015 Be the first to comment

The highest ranking military officer of Netherlands, Gen. Tom Middendorp, says Dutch F-16s should be bombing ISIL targets in Syria too.

Tom Middendorp 2012
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Russian Defense Ministry orders investigation into recent spate of crashes

Posted in Air Force on July 25th, 2015 Be the first to comment

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has ordered an investigation into seven military aircraft crashes that occurred since June.

Russian Air Force Sukhoi Su-34 Beltyukov-1
By Alex Beltyukov [CC BY-SA 3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons
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Royal Air Force stands up first A400M squadron

Posted in Air Force on July 25th, 2015 Be the first to comment

The Royal Air Force’s first A400M squadron is declared operational at at RAF Brize Norton with Princess Anne presenting the new standard to Number LXX (70) Squadron.

Parade to commemorate the official stand-up of LXX Sqn and the presentation of its new Standard at Royal Air Force Brize Norton on 23 Jul 15. HRH The Princess Royal was the Reviewing Officer for the Parade, with CAS as the Guest of Honour and AOC 2 Gp, the Stn Cdr, Head of Establishment (HoE) and Chaplain-in-Chief in attendance.

Parade to commemorate the official stand-up of LXX Sqn and the presentation of its new Standard at Royal Air Force Brize Norton on 23 Jul 15. HRH The Princess Royal was the Reviewing Officer for the Parade, with CAS as the Guest of Honour and AOC 2 Gp, the Stn Cdr, Head of Establishment (HoE) and Chaplain-in-Chief in attendance.

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