Aries Flight 70th Anniversary

Posted in Air Force on October 23rd, 2014 Be the first to comment

The first British aircraft to circumnavigate the globe carried out the feat in secret seventy years ago on Oct. 21.
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VMAQT-1 flew all its aircraft for seven-ship formation flight

Posted in Marines on October 23rd, 2014 Be the first to comment

VMAQT-1 was able to bring all its seven EA-6Bs to serviceable state and flew a seven-ship formation flight to celebrating winning the 2014 Association of Old Crows Marine Corps outstanding unit award.

VMAQT-1 Marines conduct historic fly-by, lauded for excellence
Photo: Cpl. J. R. Heins

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USMC AH-1W damaged by rotor brake fire

Posted in Marines on October 23rd, 2014 Be the first to comment

A AH-1W with HMLA-269 was damaged by a rotor brake fire on Oct. 14 while it was undergoing ground checks following maintenance.
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Lockheed Martin Teams with Roketsan of Turkey on New Standoff Missile for the F-35

Posted in Industry on October 23rd, 2014 Be the first to comment

Roketsan and Lockheed Martin have signed a teaming agreement for collaboration on the SOM-J, a new generation air-to-surface Standoff Cruise Missile for the F-35.

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Canada’s CF-188 Hornets depart for Operation Impact

Posted in Air Force on October 23rd, 2014 Be the first to comment

The Royal Canadian Air Force has deployed its six CF-18s to the Middle East as part of its contribution to coalition assistance to security forces in Iraq.
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Elbit Systems given F-5 upgrade contract by RTAF

Posted in Air Force, Industry on October 23rd, 2014 Be the first to comment

Elbit Systems Ltd has been given a contract by the Royal Thai Air Force to upgrade its F-5 fleet.

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Lockheed Martin behind schedule to deliver 14 F-35s

Posted in Air Force, Marines, Navy on October 22nd, 2014 Be the first to comment

Lockheed Martin is supposed to deliver 36 F-35s to the Pentagon this year, however, 14 aircraft are still at the factory.

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RQ-4 Global Hawk leaves Misawa

Posted in Air Force, UAV on October 22nd, 2014 Be the first to comment

The two RQ-4 Global Hawks deployed to Misawa, Japan have returned to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.

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Embraer rolls out KC-390

Posted in Industry on October 22nd, 2014 Be the first to comment

Embraer rolled out the first prototype of the KC-390 military transport on Oct. 21. The event was attended by the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, the Commander of the Brazilian Air Force, Lieutenant-Brigadier General Juniti Saito, and delegations and representatives from more than 30 countries.

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Su-30MKI grounded, ejection seats being inspected

Posted in Air Force on October 22nd, 2014 Be the first to comment

The Indian Air Force has grounded its Su-30MKI fleet and are now conducting thorough checks on the aircraft’s ejection seats.
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