News archive July 2013

31st July 2013

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Pentagon Agrees to Buy 71 More F-35s

MV-22 squadron arrives at MCAS Iwakuni

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France confident about delayed Rafale sale to India

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South Korea Caps Fighter Aircraft Acquisition at $7.45 Billion

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AgustaWestland declines to bid for US presidential helicopter

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Thales cites affordability and speed for Crowsnest bid

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First flight for Spanish-assembled Tiger

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Boeing Defence Australia to support RAAF Wedgetail

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North Korea’s (illegally supplied) armed Hughes 500E helicopters emerge after 30 years in the dark

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Helicopter Pilot becomes CAS

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VC10 C1K Retires

Clocking up 5,000 hours as loadmaster
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30th July 2013

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First Tranche 3 Typhoon Is On the Move

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Australia and Indonesia Sign Memorandum of Sale for C-130H Hercules

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Israeli, US air forces kick off joint exercise

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Here’s the control tower audio from Virginia Beach F/A-18 Hornet crash last year

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[Photo] F-35A on final at Nellis Air Force Base

Last Merlin aircraft leaves Afghanistan
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9th July 2013

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Typhoons Complete Training Mission

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BAE Systems to upgrade Australia’s Hawk fleet

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Raytheon wins US Navy jammer development deal

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P-8A judged ready for fleet introduction

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China’s Air Force pilots visit NATO airbase

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4th July 2013

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[Photo] J-20 weapons bay uncensored

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Stunning images of Egyptian military helicopters maneuvering over Tahrir Square, Cairo

60yrs of Search and Rescue helicopters
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3rd July 2013

Night Hunter Helicopters to be Exported to Iraq

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PICTURES: Canada receives first F-model Chinook

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First MH-60R Seahawk Romeo helicopter takes flight

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China’s new stealth fighter flies with open weapon bay

Top Gun’s Maverick turns 51 today. With a huge aviation experience: from F-14s to a WWII P-51 Mustang
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2nd July 2013

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US Lawmakers Oppose AFSOC Plan to Absorb CSAR Mission

Scarborough Armed Forces Day

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Israel’s Lavi reborn as renamed M-346

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DSCA notifies US Congress of potential Thai Lakota sale

Israel advances communications system for F-35 fleet

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Video shows F-16 using the tailhook to catch the arresting cable at Tulsa International Airport

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And here’s an AH-64 Apache attack helicopter painted by green laser pointers during protests in Egypt

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RAF delivers ball to launch the Ashes

LOCKHEED MARTIN LAUNCHES LOCKHEED MARTIN INTERNATIONAL

Orders worth 190 MNOK for deliveries to F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

BBMF news

Weather and aircraft serviceability permitting the following BBMF sorties will take place this weekend

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RAF jet in emergency landing

A400 Atlas to get airborne next year
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1st July 2013

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PICTURE: Gripen on target with Meteor missile firings

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Spirit AeroSystems wins CH-53K structures contract

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Military chopper illuminated by hundred green laser pointers during anti-Morsi protests in Cairo

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This video taken 26 years ago today shows why low level airdrop can be extremely dangerous

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First KC-46 assembly begins

PREDATOR 107 SOARS PAST 20,000 FLIGHT HOURS

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This weekend has had to have been one of our busiest yet!

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Australian Helicopters commences Central Queensland helicopter rescue contracts