Taiwan to buy new jet to replace AT-3, F-5 in 2017

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Taiwan’s Defense Minister Yen Ming told lawmakers that his ministry will buy a new jet to replace the AT-3 and F-5E/F in 2017.
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Argentina signals intention to join Gripen program with Brazil

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Argentine Defense Minister Agustín Rossi said in Brazil that his country will start negotiations to join the Gripen program.
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Niger bought reconnaissance plane

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Niger has purchased a reconnaissance plane for $13.5 million. Neither the type of plane nor details of the purchase were given.

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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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