India to upgrade 6 Ka-28s, engine overhaul for another four

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Six Ka-28s in the Indian Navy will get a mid-life upgrade and be fitted with new sensors.

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TOW 2A RF successfully fired from helicopter

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Raytheon has successfully test fired two TOW 2A RF practice missiles from a AH-1W attack helicopter.

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USS Peleliu to be decommissioned today

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USS Peleliu (LHA 5) is scheduled to be decommissioned in a ceremony on Naval Base San Diego later today.

USS Peleliu (LHA-5) in the Philippine Sea in October 2014
By U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joshua Hammond [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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Indian Air Force clarifies that non of its An-32s are missing in Ukraine

Posted in Air Force on March 31st, 2015 Be the first to comment

The Indian Air Force has issued a statement to refute media reports that five of its An-32s sent to Ukraine for upgrade have gone missing.

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KAI wins KF-X bid

Posted in Air Force, Industry, Research on March 31st, 2015 1 Comment

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has been selected by South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) to develop the KF-X fighter.

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Five Indian Air Force An-32s undergoing upgrades in Ukraine are “untraceable”

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The conflict in Ukraine has affected the upgrade of India’s An-32 transport fleet, five of the aircraft sent there have become “untraceable.”

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Afghan Air Force wants U.S. to accelerate the training of pilots

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The Chief Executive of Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah, told reporters that the Afghan government has asked the United States to accelerate the training and equipping of Afghan pilots.

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Afghan MI-17 and AN-26” by Petty Officer 1st Class David M. Votroubek – http://www.dvidshub.net/?script=images/images_gallery.php&action=viewimage&fid=69644. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

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U.K. to decide fate of three USAF bases this September

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The eventual fate of RAF Mildenhall, RAF Alconbury and RAF Molesworth will be decided by the British government this September.

RAF Mildenhall photo

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PLAAF bombers carried out exercise in Western Pacific via Luzon Strait

Posted in Air Force on March 30th, 2015 Be the first to comment

China announced today that its bombers have ventured into the Western Pacific for exercises the first time.

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Taiwanese defector to China says M503 airway has military, political objectives

Posted in Air Defense on March 30th, 2015 Be the first to comment

A former RoCAF F-5 fighter pilot who defected to China in 1981 says Beijing set up M503 airway with military and political objectives.

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