News archive March 2012

20th March 2012

RAF Tornado squadron home from Afghanistan

Navy Merlins take part in anti-submarine exercise
HMS Bulwark lands commandos in the Arctic
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Newark Air Museum – Press Release Meteor NF.14 WS739 Spring Move

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Australia confirms order for sixth C-17

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PICTURES: Australian navy retires A109E

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UK ready to launch Hawk T2 training, says RAF

US senators criticise Mi-17 acquisition

Northrop receives F-16 radar contract

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Japanese military acquires replacement EC225

Lockheed begins test flights of final Raptor

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Lockheed advances F-35 contract talks with Japan, Israel

Northrop reveals Global Hawk contract status

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HMS Illustrious Back For Hull Repairs

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Aircraft Carriers ‘May Get Jump Jets’

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RAF Dakota Crash Victims Buried After 60 Years

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Change At The Top For RAF Cranwell

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Air Force changes name of MC-130J

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MC-12 Liberty makes Red Flag debut

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NATO Allies Synch Communication

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US, Turkish air forces complete Anatolian Falcon 2012

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Canadian Defence Clarifies Position on F-35 JSF

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Canada may back out of F35 purchase: minister

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Eurofighter Typhoon Hits New Milestone

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New RAN Amphibious Ship Passes Capability Test

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Big Red One Soldiers take center stage during Apache, Gray Eagle tests

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US Army Successfully Test Advanced Rotorcraft Flight Control System

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Harrier hovers in to Duxford

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Duxford’s ‘new’ Vampire

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Phantom returns to Wattisham

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New route for Cambridge

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A400M production ramps up

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II(AC) Squadron Centenary tail

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F-35A second training sortie successful

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Video: Boeing’s Phantom Eye taxies

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NZDF gets NH90

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USS Enterprise embarks on last voyage

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Marshall Aerospace awarded Two-year C-130H Maintenance contract by the Royal Netherlands Air Force

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USAF: We Didn’t Inflate C-27J Costs

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9th March 2012

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RAF helicopter in beach rescue drama

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Airbus Military offers Canberra a sixth A330 MRTT

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USAF awards Northrop contract to finish Global Hawk radar

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F-35B training kick-off set for early April

USAF pilot lost spatial awareness before A-10C crash, report says

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FAA readying drone test programme

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Indra Presents Its New Light Surveillance Aircraft at LAAD Show

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Aviation Brigade Trains at NTC with First Shadow Unmanned Aerial System Troop

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RAF Requests New C-17 Engines for $300M

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Anatolian Falcon 2012 Builds Strength, Sharpens Skills

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Air mobility maintainers help Air Force cut down fuel costs

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Marshall Aerospace awarded Two-year C-130H Maintenance contract by the Royal Netherlands Air Force

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Italian Air Force HH-139A enters service

DoD Anticipates Better Price on Next F-35 Batch

Boeing Gets $11.4 Billion Piece of Saudi F-15 Deal

Norwegian Government Parties Split on F-35 Costs
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8th March 2012

Army Air Corps demonstrate skills on Lynx Mark 9 Alpha

Loose wire caused Afghanistan Global Hawk crash

USAF seeks to bypass aircraft engine manufacturers

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First flight launch means first step toward future air dominance

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Air Force leaders discuss modernization in budget hearing

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Video: Flying Legends promo

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THAI’s first A380 maiden flight

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7th March 2012

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Newark Air Museum 55th Anniversary – Beverley Crash Commemoration

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Afghan LAS contest to start from scratch after failed US selection

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USAF criticised over Global Hawk cuts

Indonesian military receives three Bell 412 EP helicopters

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First flight by F-35 training unit curtailed by fuel leak

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US/ROK forces show off air power

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Turkey, US kick off international weapons training exercise

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Russia Close to Sign Su-35 Fighter Deal with China

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TAILOR MADE FOR THE A380

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First P-8A Poseidon to US Navy

Schwartz Defends Reduced Combat Radius for F-35
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6th March 2012

Sea King squadron home from Helmand

Brazilian navy to launch utility helicopter contest

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UK to extend military helicopter training service

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India, Dassault enter final MMRCA negotiations

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Boeing has new partner for F-X2 bid in Brazil

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Australia’s Quickstep to make C-130J composite flaps

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Aerosonde wins special operations contract

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USAF training command set to start F-35 operations

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Canada Hosts Update on Multinational Joint Strike Fighter Program

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Typhoon over France

BAE, Lockheed Face Off for Korea, Taiwan F-16 Upgrades
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5th March 2012

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Battle of Britain ace’s flying gear sold

Serco to lead UK MoD efficiency drive

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China’s defence budget to aid air force modernisation

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Northrop Grumman completes repairs to RAF E-3D Sentry

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Falklands ‘Vulnerable’ Without Carrier

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Fifth generation fighters crucial to air superiority

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B-2 Bomber to Use ES Electronic Warfare System

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Airbus Military Signs Contract with Kazakhstan for Two C295 Aircraft

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Finland to Purchase Missile System for Hornet Fighters

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Upgraded Il-76 Plane to Make Maiden Flight in Summer

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First 747-8 Intercontinental VIP Aircraft Delivered for Qatar Amiri Flight

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New MH-60R Squadron Established at North Island

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U.S. Air Force Approves JSF Flight Operations: Sources

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Letter Raises Possibility U.K. Could Return to STOVL F-35

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3rd March 2012

The Canadian CF18 Hornet Demo team for 2012 have revealed their aircraft for this season on facebook

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2nd March 2012

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Grave of lost WW2 Hurricane pilot found

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Sea King with double identity delivered

Airport expansion grounds gliding club

Leeming’s Air Traffic Control Squadron named best in RAF
Afghanistan operational air update
Apaches return to HMS Illustrious

AIRSHOW NEWS: Bob Jones – Welshpool Air Show renamed in his memory

AIRSHOW NEWS: RAF Hawk Solo Display Team Dates

Newark Air Museum – Press Release
New hedgerows planted at Newark Air Museum

Newark Air Museum – Press Release
The Aircraft Restoration Group
to support Cockpit-Fest 2012
Newark Air Museum – 16 & 17 June 2012

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UK’s Chinook upgrade nears operational milestone

F-22 redesign considered as oxygen system concerns linger

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Three unmanned aircraft to contest $874 million US Navy programme

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Cassidian to return Barracuda to testing

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UK reveals scope of ‘Seedcorn’ maritime patrol project

Japan wary of F-35 cost escalation

China requests Sukhoi Su-35 fighter buy

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Argentina Wants Falklands Flights Switch

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India Asks HAL to Realign Its Business Processes, Prepare for Rafale

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US Air Force cancels deal for Brazilian-made aircraft

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Air Force issues flight release for Eglin AFB F-35A

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France’s Dassault says sales fell 21% in 2011

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Marine Corps Aviation Introduces F-35B Lightning II Into Fleet

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Boeing KC-46A On Track for Preliminary Design Review

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Russia Signs Contract for Navy MiG-29K Fighter

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Defence Panel Approves LCA for Indian Navy

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Hawker Hunter unveiled at Wattisham

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Nimrod for new Moray Aerospace Centre

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Estonian Transitions to E-Jets

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US Army Receives 200th UH-72A Lakota

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Russian Air Force Orders 92 Sukhoi Su-34s

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Kazakhstan Air Force C295 Order

France To Renovate Libyan F1s, Provide Training

U.S. Still Considering Embraer Planes for Afghan Forces: Official

Sixth Tanker for Australia?