U.S. Army wants to certify its Apaches for ship-borne ops

Posted in Army on April 14th, 2014 Be the first to comment

The U.S. Army intends to certify its attack helicopters for operations from Navy ships, a role traditionally fulfilled by the Marines.

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Opponents of Swiss Gripen purchase has slim lead

Posted in Air Force, Industry on April 13th, 2014 Be the first to comment

A latest poll in Switzerland shows only 52 percent of the population would vote against buy 22 Gripen fighters.
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Tusas Turkish Engine Industries partnering with GE Aviation on UAV engine

Posted in Industry, UAV on April 13th, 2014 Be the first to comment

Tusas Turkish Engine Industries (TEI) has entered a partnership with GE Aviation to design an engine for Turkish Anka UAV.

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Deployed AWACS squadron flies 4,000th combat sortie

Posted in Air Force on April 13th, 2014 Be the first to comment

On Apr. 5, the 968th Expeditionary Airborne Air Control Squadron flew their 4,000th combat sortie, a milestone that began in 2007.

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China’s first all-female 2nd Artillery Corps’ missile company

Posted in Space on April 12th, 2014 Be the first to comment

China’s Second Artillery Corps has formed its first all-female missile company under the Firrst Conventional Missile Brigade.
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Namibian Air Force helicopter crashed

Posted in Air Force on April 12th, 2014 Be the first to comment

A Namibian Air Force helicopter crashed at Grootfontein airport in the early morning of Apr. 11.
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KC-46A price drops $1.8 million per aircraft

Posted in Air Force, Industry, KC-X on April 12th, 2014 Be the first to comment

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has determined that the projected price tag for the KC-46A is set to fall $1.8 million per aircraft.

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USN may delay COD decision

Posted in Navy on April 12th, 2014 Be the first to comment

U.S. Navy’s Director, Air Warfare, Rear Adm. Michael Manazir, said a decision to replace the C-2 Greyhound could be delayed by one to two years.
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Photo: X-47B completes night flight

Posted in Industry, Navy on April 12th, 2014 Be the first to comment

The X-47B clocked its first night flight at Naval Air Station Patuxent River on Apr. 10.

10 April 2014 NAS Patuxent River, MD. US Navy X-47B (AV-2), Bureau # 168064, of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Twenty-Three (VX-23), conducts first-ever night time flig (FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY) U.S. Navy Photo by Erik Hildebrandt
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VAQ-134 will be last USN EA-6B squadron

Posted in Navy on April 11th, 2014 Be the first to comment

There are only six more U.S. Navy squadrons waiting to transition from EA-6B Prowler to the EA-18G Growler. VAQ-134 will be the last squadron to make the transition.

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