Near miss between A321 and Mi-17 over Vietnam

Posted in Air Force on November 21st, 2014 Be the first to comment

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

Posted in Air Defense, Heritage on November 21st, 2014 Be the first to comment

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

Posted in Industry on November 21st, 2014 Be the first to comment

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

Posted in Airshow, Industry on November 21st, 2014 Be the first to comment

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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Fort Rucker says goodbye to OH-58D

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The last three OH-58D Kiowa Warriors based at Fort Rucker, Alabama was flown out permanently on Nov. 18.
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First manned, unmanned detachment deploys on board LCS

Posted in Navy on November 20th, 2014 Be the first to comment

USS Fort Worth will have the first manned and unmanned helicopter detachment on board during its first maiden deployment to Asia Pacific.
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Boeing has tight schedule to deliver KC-46A

Posted in Air Force, Industry, KC-X on November 20th, 2014 Be the first to comment

Lt. Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, the U.S. Air Force’s top acquisition official, told reporters that she expects Boeing to meet its deadline to deliver 18 new KC-46As in August 2017.
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Four European countries sign deal to integrate AESA radar on Eurofighter

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Britain, Germany, Italy and Spain have signed an agreement to integrate the Captor-E AESA radar on the Eurofighter.

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Royal Thai Army 3rd Army Region grounds Bell 212 fleet

Posted in Army on November 20th, 2014 Be the first to comment

All eight Bell 212 and UH-1 helicopters belonging to the Royal Thai Army’s 3rd Army Region has been grounded following a fatal crash this week.
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