News archive May 2012

23rd May 2012

Giant section of carrier leaves Portsmouth

Bangladesh seeks four refurbished C-130Es from USA

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AFSOC MC-130J crews start training in new full-motion sims

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Boeing delivers fifth C-17 to UAE

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A400M on track to meet delivery target, says Airbus

Russian air force to order Su-25 replacement

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Oman Orders 8 Airbus Military C295 Aircraft

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Russian Helicopters Showcases New-Look Medium Multi-Role Ka-62

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X-47B Gears Up for Summer Milestones

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B-1 aircrews make history by employing laser JDAMS

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Fantastic flying for The Jubilee Air Show

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The ‘forgotten bomber’ of World War Two

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Shadow R1 Team Awarded MoD Commendation

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Boeing delivers third Peace Eye to Korea

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RAF gets latest C-17

Farnborough CEO: Air Show Floor Space Is Sold Out

Indian AF Chief Visits Rafale as Talks Continue With Dassault

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BAE, Saudi Arabia Strike $2.5B Training Package Deal

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17th May 2012

US warns against mothballing one of navy’s new carriers

RAF Police receive Afghanistan campaign medals
RAF trumpeters to honour Queen with special Jubilee fanfare
RNAS Culdrose gives ‘The One Show’ an Olympic challenge
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US values possible South Korean MH-60R deal at $1bn

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Australia grounds Tiger helicopters after detection of cockpit fumes

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USAF: F-35B cannot generate enough sorties to replace A-10

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Finland to get first Orbiter 2 UAS this year

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Saudi Arabian Typhoons to get capability boost

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IN FOCUS: How Hammond’s balancing act brought stability to UK defence

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Kazakhstan to assemble 20 EC725 helicopters

No further cuts as UK balances 10-year defence budget

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Black Cats Ready For Jubilee

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Mi-28NE Havoc Helicopter to be Displayed at Moscow Expo

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Panetta orders Air Force to take further steps on F-22

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Pentagon restricts F-22 Jet Flights over safety worries

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F-35 to replace most US combat aircraft by 2020

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Air Force announces criteria for basing KC-46A

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AgustaWestland’s New Generation AW169 Helicopter Makes 1st Flight

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Russian Air Force roundtable: status quo, revamps, perspectives

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Training missile falls from Army chopper in Texas

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Cosford’s Comet anniversary

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talian JetRanger arrives at Helicopter Museum

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Kinloss Nimrod move begins

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Globemaster arrives at National Museum of the USAF

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Italian job completed on Beechcraft

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A-36 Apache engine runs

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A dozen F-35s now at Eglin AFB

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RAF Tornado GR4 Role Demo gets go-ahead

Philippines May Buy Fighter Jets Other Than U.S. F-16s

Sikorsky, Eurocopter, AgustaWestland Bid for Poland Helo Contest
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14th May 2012

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Royal Navy lands UK Olympic flame honour

Night scramble for Navy Search and Rescue crew

Airbus Military upbeat on A400M in Indonesia

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IN FOCUS: How C-295 efficiency drive will help A400M programme

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IN FOCUS: US Navy Next Generation Jammer proceeds, but F-35 integration deferred indefinitely

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Airbus Military studies gunship versions of medium transports

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MoD Announces Change of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Jet

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Kazakhstan to Acquire Multi-Role Eurocopter EC725 Helicopters

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Indian Cabinet Approves $700M Purchase of Pilatus PC-7 Trainers

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SAUBER F1 TEAM FLIES WITH PILATUS

France: U.K. F-35 Pick Could Reduce Naval Cooperation
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11th May 2012

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Lost WW2 warplane frozen in time

Dream comes true for lucky Air Cadet

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Pilatus PC-7 MK II clinches India basic trainer contract: reports

Welsh to become new USAF chief

Airbus Military studies gunship versions of medium transports

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Defence Secretary to re-examine air tankers contract over £100m overspend claims

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Boeing Completes 1st Flight of QF-16 Aerial Target for US Air Force

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New Battlefield Aircraft for the Australian Air Force

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BAE to Provide Boom Actuator Control Unit for Boeing KC-46A Tanker

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Deployment Extended For K-Max Unmanned Aerial Cargo Hauler

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10th May 2012

Last million for Bomber Command memorial

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Navy helicopter in missing diver search

RAF Halton celebrates Freedom of Thame
East Midlands Universities Air Squadron exercises Freedom of Nottingham
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Australia confirms A$1.4 billion deal for 10 C-27Js

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PICTURES: Swiss pilots fly next-generation Gripen

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Joint strike fighter stalled by technical problems

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A400 meets A330

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9th May 2012

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Australia axes C-130H fleet in sweeping defence cuts

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About-turn on new variant of carriers’ fighter plane

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F-35 JSF Lightning II Flight Test Update

F-22 pilots speak out over hypoxia

Fixes for F-35 Helmet in the Works
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8th May 2012

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Saab: Swiss Pilots Fly Gripen E/F Test Aircraft In Sweden

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Eurocopter Showcases at Jordan’s SOFEX Exhibition

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Air Force Leader Talks About Future of ISR

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Boeing Exec Plays Down 787’s Potential as Refueler

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Lockheed recieves $237.7 million F-35 contract modification

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7th May 2012

Carrier barge goes Forth

RAF Leeming exercises Freedom of Northallerton
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Boeing wins EW support contract for RAAF Wedgetails

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Russian Helicopters in push to certificate Ansat for civil use by year-end

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Sikorsky wins $43.2 million contract for Taiwan Black Hawk work

Boeing awarded low rate production contract for Block III Apaches

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USAF issues new RFP for Afghan LAS programme

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Australia issues tender for F/A-18 Hornet maintenance

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Senior official raises F/A-XX doubts while retired USMC Generals question USN’s F-35 commitment

Australia to push back F-35 decision by two years

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India dismisses Korea objections in basic trainer deal

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Rafael tests RPG interceptor for helicopters

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USA pegs value of Japanese F-35 deal at $10 billion

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US offers Singapore $435 million F-15SG support package

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HMS Ocean Olympic Security Centrepiece

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RAF Crew Rescues Stricken Kayakers

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Turkish Airforce Receives First Upgraded T-38M Trainer

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South Korea, US air forces launch major drill

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Air Combat Command confident in F-22

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ITT Exelis to Upgrade Self-protection on US Navy F/a-18 Aircraft

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Army Asks for Armed Aerial Scout Demonstration

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Maryland Army Guard unveils newest helicopter in its arsenal

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Tribute to the V-Force 2012

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Skyhawk goes home

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Dreamliner Makes Norwegian Debut in Oslo

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Flybe Expands Services from East Midlands Airport

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A400M receives initial type certificate

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Final F-22 delivered

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Typhoon lands in London

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Typhoon’s anniversary markings

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Taiwan Might Delay F-16 Upgrade

Thales To Provide Embraer KC-390 With Navigation System