News archive February 2013

28th February 2013

New Zealand Air Force Remembers ASW

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Super Tucano beats out AT-6 for Afghan Light Air Support tender

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Pratt & Whitney to test upgraded F135 this year

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F-35 flights should resume soon: Pentagon

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Lockheed Completes 400th Digital Cockpit for 1st Australian MH-60R

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Russian Helicopters Will Showcase Ka-32A11BC in Australia

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Eurocopter Takes Latest Helicopters to Heli-Expo 2013

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Lockheed awarded $6.9 billion upgrade “indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity” contract to make the F-22 Raptor a real multirole fighter jet

Here’s how a boom operator refuels an A-10 from a KC-135 tanker

‘Condors’ return from Horn of Africa

Thunder Eagles support special operations

VMM-365 flies the barn
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26th February 2013

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AVALON: Grob eyes Australian opportunity for G120TP

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Arctic convoy and Bomber Command veterans to get decorations for bravery

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Avalon: Ka-3211BC cleared for Australian ops

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Avalon: RAAF operational with MRTT

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The very best “seat” you can find on a C-130 airlifter

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25th February 2013

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Pentagon Official: F-35 Flights Should Resume Soon

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How the “Black Jet” became the “Gray Dragon”: the story of the only gray F-117 stealth plane

Goodbye CH-46

Hindustan Aeronautics to supply Indian army with 20 Cheetals

Typhoons from RAF Leuchars set for Malaysia

Helicopter pilots get their sea legs by touching down on T45
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23rd February 2013

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U.S. Grounds Entire F-35 Fleet Over Engine Issues

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Details emerge about Lockheed’s Cuda missile

Sweden commits first funds to Gripen E programme

Participate in the Dam Buster Commemorations

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German CH-53 Mission Tactical Workstation operational debut

[Photo Gallery] Typhoons and F-16s at the Winter Hide 2013 exercise

“Raptor’s thrust vectoring not essential” Eurofighter pilot says in last chapter of the F-22 vs Typhoon saga

[Video] French Air Force Mirage F1 air-to-air firing campaign
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22nd February 2013

BAE hit by defence spending cuts

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USAF may not be able to afford T-X jet trainer project

Sequestration could force USAF to reopen KC-46 tanker contract

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AgustaWestland and Sikorsky set to win out in UK SAR contest

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21st February 2013

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IN FOCUS: A400M to meet requirements ‘from day one’: Airbus Military

Israel clears Elta equipment for Turkish AEW fleet

Ghana’s CASA295 in Seville

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PICTURE: Nigeria validates Bell 429

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Lockheed awarded $6.9 billion F-22 upgrade contract

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20th February 2013

Taiwan Overhauls Engines on P-3s

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Singapore orders two additional S-70B helicopters

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19th February 2013

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Russian air force looks to fly around Tu-134 ban

IN FOCUS: Finmeccanica crisis casts shadow far beyond AW101 deal

Reborn Beechcraft emerges from bankruptcy protection

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IN FOCUS: Australian airlift comes of age

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PICTURE: RAF takes delivery of BAe 146 C3 transports

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18th February 2013

Airbus Military reveals first flight date for French A400M

New Delhi moves to cancel AW101 acquisition

USAF seeks information on connecting 4th and 5th gen fighters
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15th February 2013

India Freezes Payment for AgustaWestland Helos

Lockheed recieves production contract for enhanced Apache sensors

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Northrop Grumman awarded B-2 defensive systems modernization contract

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USAF refuses to reopen F-22 accident investigation despite damning Inspector General’s report

Mexico trumps Asia as newest Eurocopter overseas production outpost

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F-35 JSF Jet Does Not Fit In Revised Dutch Defence Strategy

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“Our Stealth Fighter Jet is not a mock up” Iran’s Defense Minister says

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[Photo] French Tigre attack helicopter supports armored column in Mali flying at ultra low level

How a group of photographers was blown and burnt by B-1B Lancer’s afterburner at airshow

These are the lessons the French have learnt from the Mali Air War, so far
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13th February 2013

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Swiss Outraged Over Plan To Cut Aerobatic Team

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Pentagon Clears F-35B To Resume Test Flights

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British, U.S. Squadrons Prep for Red Flag

Indian authorities to investigate AW101 deal

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New Zealand NH90s hit initial capability

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Lockheed F-35 programme may have to be restructured under sequestration

Mali Air War: Aerial Refueling Operations
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12th February 2013

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Pentagon approves E-2D Hawkeye full rate production

Boeing product range on offer with Elbit countermeasures

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Finmeccanica boss arrested in AW101 investigation

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DOD Inspector General finds USAF F-22 crash report conclusions not supported by the facts

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Operational testers to receive first F-35s this month

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Russian air force goes cold on An-70 project

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Major fighter jet deal, trade dominate Hollande’s India trip

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Ramstein Airmen train with Israeli air force

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“No way an F-35 will ever match a Typhoon fighter jet in aerial combat” Eurofighter test pilot says

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Thirty minutes to choose your fighter jet: how the Shah of Iran chose the F-14 Tomcat over the F-15 Eagle

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11th February 2013

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Botswana introduces new PC-7 MkII trainers

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AERO INDIA: United Aircraft boss urges full MTA contract

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The secret history of drones

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10th February 2013

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RAF’s first Airseeker conversion on track, MoD says

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AERO INDIA: Indian air force chief slams HAL trainers

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IN FOCUS: Lockheed claims F-35 kinematics ‘better than or equal to’ Typhoon or Super Hornet

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RAF’s Sentinel fleet could escape retirement, says MoD

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AgustaWestland at Aero India 2013

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F-35 Program Office Details LRIP 5 Engine Agreement

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Aero India 2013: Lockheed Martin widens C-130J support

NASA’s WB-57F BACN “flying gateway” once again heading to Afghanistan

Wargames in the Negev: Italian combat planes train with the Israeli Air Force. Again

French Air War in Mali: some stunning air-to-air pictures
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7th February 2013

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Tokyo: 2 Russian Fighters Breach Japanese Airspace

India Keen To Sign Rafale Deal by Mid-2013, Air Force Chief Says

Eurofighter To Stay Active in Indian Market

AERO INDIA: HAL Rudra makes air show debut

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AERO INDIA: Honeywell tenders for Jaguar engine upgrade

AERO INDIA: Advanced medium combat aircraft first flight likely in 2020

Test regime begins for modernised Il-76

AERO INDIA: Helicopter manufacturers eye lucrative naval contracts

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Dutch NH90s achieve new milestones

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Armed MC-27J on target for February firing trial

AERO INDIA: India’s Pilatus PC-7 trainer makes public debut

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USAF may be forced to restructure F-35, KC-46 and MQ-9 under sequestration

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Iran Cloaking Truth In Claims of New Stealth Fighter Jet

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Air Force Increases Projected KC-46 Flying Hours, Crew Ratio

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AERO INDIA 2013: Russian Focus on Aircraft, Air Defense

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Aero India 2013: Eurocopter urges progress on Indian LUH tender

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6th February 2013

Agreement Reached on Fifth Block of F-35 Engines

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Netherlands moves forward with Apache upgrade

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UAE receives first A330 MRTT aircraft

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Aero India 2013: Boeing nears P-8I delivery

Iran tries to debunk criticism: “Here are F-313 stealth fighter jet’s top 10 features”

Amazing C-130 photo shows aircraft camouflage still rocks

[Photo Gallery] A B-52 Stratofortress bomber on a Red Flag mission over Las Vegas
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5th February 2013

India’s Light Utility Helicopter Program Faces Delays

MPs rap ‘flawed’ decision on Navy planes

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First F117 engines for India’s C-17 aircraft delivered

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4th February 2013

30 French Warplanes Blast Islamist Targets in Mali

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Spain offers Eurofighters to Peru

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Israeli experts dismiss Iran’s Qaher fighter claims

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India Hands Over A Dornier Surveillance Aircraft to Seychelles

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Global firms eye lucrative contracts at India air show

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Denel Test Pilots Spreading Their Wings Into Africa
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Eurocopter Delivers 10th EC135 Helicopter to Japan Maritime Self Defense Force

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Boeing delivers new P-8A Poseidon to US Navy

Here’s why Iran’s new stealth fighter jet can’t fly
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2nd February 2013

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Iran unveils new indigenous stealth fighter “Qaher 313?. And here’s a detailed analysis.

This is what looks like to fly an F-16 in close formation with two Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets
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1st February 2013

Lockheed F-35 Head to Retire

USAF Starts Contractor Hunt for Afghani C-130s

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Afghan air force must adapt post-ISAF, Hammond says

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Mystery clouds Israeli air strike on Syria

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Embraer delivers first three Super Tucanos to Angola

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F-22 Raptors need helmet-mounted cueing system to take full advantage of AIM-9X

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RAF Becomes NATO Response Force Lead

Former RAF radar station with bunker and helipad for sale on eBay

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Military search-and-rescue helicopter overhaul ‘could put lives at risk’

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Fourth AW169 enters flight test programme

Air strike on Damascus military complex shows Syrian Air Defense can do nothing against Israeli Electronic Warfare

U.S. Air Force gearing up for the largest B-1 bomber modification in program history

USMC MV-22 Osprey tilt rotor aircraft conduct first ever training in the Philippines

Another stunning video of a B-1 bomber night launch from Nellis Air Force Base during Red Flag

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