News archive April 2013

30th April 2013

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UK-modified Voyager tanker handed over

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Sofradir wins KC-46 infrared camera contract

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Here’s how a Typhoon multirole aircraft can hit two targets at the same time with a single targeting pod

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Missiles launched at Russian passenger jet over Syria: known and unknown facts.

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Afghanistan Flight Operations

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BAe146 C Mk3 touches down in Afghanistan

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29th April 2013

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Raytheon contracted for Miniature Air Launched Decoy and Jammer units

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Affordability Remains Priority for Joint Strike Fighter Program

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Edwards Completes Tests to Extend KC-135

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China military planes flew close to disputed isles: report

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Video shows Hawaiian-style F-22 Raptor operations

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Flying activity at one of the busiest airbases in Europe

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Google doesn’t want you to see Volkel Airbase (The Netherlands) from above

Leaders fear for future of Scott Air Force Base
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27th April 2013

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Operation Ignition Ends

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New T-50 Fighter Jet to Enter Service in 2016: Putin

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Russian T-50 Fighter Jet to Start State Flight Test in 2014

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Langley F-22s, Airmen Integrate with Kadena Operations

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F-35 programme chief updates Dutch partners

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Eurocopter demonstrates unmanned EC145

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Next Eurofighter boss to target global partnerships

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Israeli F-16 downs another Hezbollah UAV

DARPA working on sixth-generation fighter study

New USAF bomber evades sequester-imposed budget cuts

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IAI signs F-35 wing production deal

Lockheed Martin anticipates fresh C-130J, F-16 sales

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NAVAIR looks to future Seahawk replacement

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F-16 fighter jet shoots down drone inside Israeli airspace

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UK flying its MQ-9 Reaper UAVs from RAF Waddington as well as from Creech AFB, Nevada

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Romanian Air Force to buy F-16 fighter jets

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Some of the best F/A-18E Super Hornet images ever: Air Power Demo over USS John C. Stennis

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Russian intelligence gathering plane flies near Sweden. Swedish Air Force allegedly fails to intercept it.

Voodoo jets retired from public display

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Reserve bomber crew participates in first nuclear exercise

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San Diego Padres GM, former MLB players enjoy C-5 simulator ‘flight’

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Exercise Joint Warrior

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RAF Divers Remember Liberator Fallen

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RAF Crews Dominate in Spectacular London Rally

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Search and Rescue Trainees caught up in Live Rescue

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99 Sqn raise money for NSPCC

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RAF airlift Britain’s first jet fighter to new home

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23rd April 2013

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One helo of a day

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Wescam proves capability of MX series of turrets

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Russian Tu-22M Backfire bombers escorted by Su-27 Flankers simulate night attack on Sweden

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U.K. Thinks 5th Generation

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Rescue on the High Seas

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Jet’s name is just plane ‘Awesome’

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The Red Arrows Team News

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Doolittle Raiders greet, inspire Hurlburt Field Airmen during final reunion

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Weather and aircraft serviceability permitting, the following sorties will take place today – all times are local

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22nd April 2013

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First of Two AW101 VVIP Helicopters Delivered to Turkmenistan

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Rockwell Collins Selected for Oman C-130 Upgrade

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French army receives first enhanced Tiger HAD

Boeing looks beyond F-X2 in commitment to Brazilian market

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Indonesia to have 16 Su-27/30s by end of 2013

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New Zealand signs for Australia’s cast-off Seasprites

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This is how naval aviators prepare for actual arrested landings aboard aircraft carriers

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AF: Fighters might be grounded, but pilots could get ready for combat quickly

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Helicopter Instructor Reaches Flying Milestone

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Auxilliary Squadron Memorial Unveiled

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7000 Flying Hours

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21st April 2013

Boeing To Sell 36 Apaches to South Korea

US Federal Court denies Beechcraft bid to stop work on USAF Light Air Support contract

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USA to approve V-22 sale to Israel

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F-35A operating costs to exceed F-16, official says

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French army receives first enhanced Tiger HAD

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UK’s first RC-135 Airseeker rolled out, USAF reveals

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Typhoon fighter jet performs first laser guided, self designating, simultaneous guided bomb drops

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Check out this awesome B-1 bomber head-on take off video

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F-14, F-4 and F-5 jets: not the U.S. Navy of the ’70s but today’s National Army Day in Iran

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Osprey gets support role in Marine One squadron

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Exercise Silver Siren

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19th April 2013

F-35 Head: Flying Hours 10 Percent Higher than F-16

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RAF takes delivery of BAE 146 C.MK 3

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Northrop’s SABR Gives F-16 Pilots the Big Picture

New Zealand to obtain eight SH-2G (I) Super Seasprites

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MDS offers Black Gold to extend engine life

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Kuwait eyeing second C-17, DSCA reveals

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PICTURES: KAI to develop amphibious assault variant of Surion

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“Tehran’s newly unveiled stealth fighter will protect the Persian Gulf,” Iranian official says

VMFA-251 receives Robert M. Hanson award

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MWSS-273 named Marine Wing Support Squadron of the Year

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Famed World War II aviators hold final reunion

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Air Force Combat Talons fly for last time

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32 (The Royal) Squadron Aircraft

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Exercise Joint Warrior

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2013 London Rally for Heroes

Russian Helicopters showcases multirole Ka-32A11BC and Ka-226T in China
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18th April 2013

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Colombia to expand S-70i fleet with new order

GROOM LAKE – AREA 51 A-12 ARCHANGEL CIA PROJECT OXCART
HOW THEY GOT HERE

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Rockwell Collins to repair and support KC-135 aircraft

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Eurocopter develops ‘interim fix’ for EC225 issue

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Fighter jets Insane Highway Operations – Belarusian Style

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Investigation begins into Marine helo crash

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17th April 2013

S. Korea To Buy Apache Guardian Helicopters

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Israel tests CH-53 safety enhancement

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Russian air force commander eyes MiG-31 replacement

PZL-Swidnik to modernise Polish army W-3s

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RAF Regiment Handover to Army at KAF

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Change of Command for 904 EAW GSM

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AF seeks F-16 fleet upgrade, requests 19 more F-35As

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Gripens Train Air-to-Air Refuelling from German Tanker

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Northrop’s SABR ‘well positioned’ to clinch USAF F-16 radar upgrade effort

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MROAM: P&W proposes early multi-year sustainment deal for F-35 engine

MROAM: USAF breaks up P&W monopoly on C-17 engine services

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Spain deploys Tiger attack helicopters to Afghanistan

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Video shows how difficult Helicopter Air-to-Air Refueling can be

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Kaman K-Max Drone – Supplier for Afghan Bases

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[Infographic] Breakdown of the U.S. Air Force stand down

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21 injured when US helo makes hard landing in South Korea

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Memorial Unveiled at Halton

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1 (Fighter) Squadron

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RAF Leeming Airman takes on Marathon effort for Charity

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HRH The Duke Of Gloucester visits 4624 Sqn

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Veteran finally gets his war medals – on his 100th birthday

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16th April 2013

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Teamwork, technology allows Kandahar C-130J AE crew to save a life

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End of RAF Refuelling Detachment

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RAF Marham Aviation Heritage Centre Opening

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Exercise Berwyn

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83 EAG Celebrate 70 Years

Dynamic Aerospace company sets up new base at Aerohub

MBDA Marte missile release trial from Airbus Military C295

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15th April 2013

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AgustaWestland Unveils the AW169 AAS

MROAM: F135 blade crack traced to casting process – P&W

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US Army, Boeing conclude price negotiations for second CH-47 contract

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Lockheed unveils more information on UCLASS programme

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F-22 helmet-display demonstration casualty of sequestration

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Here’s Russia’s (badass) next-generation stealth strategic bomber

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This is as close to flying a MiG-29 as you can get without actually flying it!

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Russia working on a new long range interceptor to replace the Mig-31 Foxhound

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Ospreys conduct external lift from USNS Sacagawea

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RAF High Wycombe Scoops Fundraising Award

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12th April 2013

Chile nixes jet purchases, may be eyeing F-16 buy

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US Department of Defense unveils FY2014 spending plan

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F-22 helmet-display demonstration casualty of sequestration

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BAE checks Harpoon fit for anti-ship Typhoon

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LAAD 2013: Alenia secures air force logistics contract

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Quad A 2013: US Army anticipates next Chinook contract signing

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Harrier: the story of the “Jump Jet” fighter jet that helped Margaret Thatcher win the Falklands War

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MWSS-272 helps DHS secure Southwest border

HMLA-167 celebrates 45 years of warfighting

Deployed pilot sends special wedding message to brother from cockpit
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11th April 2013

Embraer Inks Deal to Supply A-29 Tucanos to Guatemala

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India, Russia Agree On Technical Specs of New PAK FA Fighter

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PICTURES: Bell unveils V-280 Valor

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The B-1 bombers allegedly deploying to Guam were staging a mock trans-Pacific deterrence mission?

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All the intelligence gathering planes spying on North Korea’s imminent missile launch

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Chinook upgrade means easier switch between hauling passengers, cargo

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Air Force general: Actions aim to deter N. Korea

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10th April 2013

No official release on possible RAF Lakenheath F-15 stand down

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KC-46 progress on track

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LAAD: Embraer expects first operational KC-390 buyer in 2014

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Battle brews over US Navy C-2A Greyhound replacement

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Boeing P-8 testing complete, set for 2013 deployment

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Dutch government opts to store F-35 test aircraft

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LAAD 2013: US Navy widens SH-60F sales push

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9th April 2013

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Lockheed Martin to Install NextGen Sensors on C-130Js

News – Squadrons grounded as sequestration hits USAF

Budget cuts ground Blue Angels, Thunderbirds

Rotary Combat: U.K. Invests, Germany Cuts, France Debates

Super Hornet crashes in the Arabian Sea

Eurocopter: Dropping NH90 Order Would Hurt France, Firm

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Reduced Flying Hours Forces USAF To Ground 17 Combat Air Squadrons

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Three Gripen Fighter Aircraft Delivered to Thailand

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LAAD: Brazilian air force official complains about F-X2 delay

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Bedek replaces wing box on Israeli C-130

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LAAD 2013: Saab receives second Brazilian E-99 contract

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Belgian NH90 Nato Frigate Helicopter takes flight

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Two former Skunk Works members seem to know why the F-35 program is a mess

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Video shows what a Boeing 787 Dreamliner can do in the hands of an F-18 Hornet fighter jock

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RAF bid farewell to RDAF

RAF and BAE Roadshow Launch

Russian Helicopters to showcase latest helicopters for South American markets at LAAD Defence and Security
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8th April 2013

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Boeing unveils updated F/A-XX sixth-gen fighter concept

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U.S. Air Force says B-1s were not deployed to Guam. So, where did five big bombers go last night?

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Debate over A-10 Warthog’s future doomed Myrtle Beach Air Force Base

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6th April 2013

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DAMBUSTERS ANNIVERSARY TAIL ART REVEALED

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First F-35As Arrive at Nellis AFB

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F-22 resumes normal flight operations

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South Korea Requests F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

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Norway sees rise in Russian military jet activity

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Bribe Charges In Another Indian Copter Deal

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F-35B completes first night short take-off and vertical landing

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IN FOCUS: RAF fuels change with Voyager

Four bid in Polish AJT contest

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Boeing and USAF will have to recertificate entire F-15SA flight envelope

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Indonesia could order seven additional C295s

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New P-8A Poseidon aircraft delivered to US Navy

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Tunisia receives first C-130J Super Hercules

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[Video] B-2 stealth bomber out of Guam refuels over the Pacific

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U.S. amassing B-1 strategic bombers near North Korea

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How the U.S. Navy and Air Force will Watch North Korea’s Next Missile Launch

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Two Cherry Point squadrons earn aviation awards

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HMH-463 rules skies in friendly competition

Canceled event to save Air Force $3.5 million

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Air Force Museum cuts tours due to sequestration

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Barksdale to begin A-10 transfers

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Air Force Reserve celebrates 65 years of historic service

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IX (B) Sqn Homecoming

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Typhoons Pave the Way

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RAF trains Afghanistan Air Force

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A-10 fires its first laser-guided rocket

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First B-2 surpasses 7,000 flight hours

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2nd April 2013

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IN FOCUS: Brazil defence growth opens new doors for Embraer

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Poland wants new Mig-29 Fulcrum simulators

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“The Aviators” comes to Tinker, highlights KC-135, E-3 missions

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Homestead F-16s make history at Combat Hammer

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Homestead F-16s drop bombs at Eglin range

Paris Air Show Is Sold Out; Big Names Are Coming

DOD requires more base closings, official says

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Royal Air Force 95 years-old today

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HMH-464, 2nd Recon perform SPIE rigging

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1st April 2013

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RAF Typhoon fighter jets refueled by Italian Air Force Boeing KC-767A tanker on their way to LIMA 2013

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Improvements Extend C-5 Life

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Bangladesh Plans to Buy 24 Russian Jet Trainers

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Sukhoi, Malaysia Sign $100 Mln Deal on Fighters’ Maintenance

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US F-22 stealth jets join South Korea drills amid saber-rattling

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From the archive, 1 April 1918: Royal Air Force is formed

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Britain’s search and rescue helicopters to be cut by nearly 50pc in new deal

Flight Operations To Resume At RAF Wittering