News archive September 2013

30th September 2013

Tom Heldt’s letter published in the October issue of AirForces Monthly has certainly caused many of you to reply…..

End of An Era: Last Ever VC10 Flight Completed

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Japan Plans Airborne Warning and Control System Upgrade

Pentagon finalises deal with Lockheed for 71 F-35s

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S-97 Raider prototype helicopter enters final assembly

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No match for a U.S. Hornet: “China’s Navy J-15 more a flopping fish than a flying shark” Chinese media say

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Merlin 10 Years on Ops

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26th September 2013

Ayotte Blocks Air Force Secretary Nominee Over Possible A-10 Cuts

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Belarus to upgrade its Mig-29 Fulcrum fighter jets

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VC10 Final Flight

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Exercise Finnish Hawk

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Virtual Reality

Up Close and Personal With the Wildcat

Twenty First Century Wildcat
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25th September 2013

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QF-16 Completes 1st Pilotless Flight

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Indian Navy Receives First Hawk Trainer Jet

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F-35: New fighter creates new culture for 21st Century and beyond

Pilatus hails Indian PC-7 trainer performance

ANALYSIS: Seoul’s F-X III backdown raises thorny questions about competition

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Heli-tech 2013: Kurdistan orders MD 530Fs and MD 902s

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The Frecce Tricolori, world’s largest military aerobatic display team, to get new aircraft

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[Photo] Caught in a huge Afghan sandstorm inside the cockpit of a C-130 Hercules

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RAF Halton Celebrates 100 Years Of Flight

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5th September 2013

Crowsnest AEW project to cost up to £500mn, UK says

Marshall Aerospace seeks to expand business aviation portfolio

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USAF and Boeing complete KC-46 critical design review

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Iranian F-14 Tomcat fighter jets get a modern “splinter” color scheme

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Spitfire unearthed

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Henan New Continental Business Aviation of China orders Asia’s first EC145 Mercedes-Benz Style

AgustaWestland signs Distributor Agreement for Civil Helicopters in China and signs for 20 Helicopters
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4th September 2013

Brazilian Air Force takes delivery of first A-1M

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Gripens Guard Czech Air Space 365/24 for Eight Years

Air force tuition assistance application window delayed for FY14

Indian government auditor slams AW101 acquisition

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Global decline of military aircraft market forecast

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French Army Pumas to be fitted with SN4500 display

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Even if they are ready to, Polish Air Force F-16s will not be involved in the Air War in Syria

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Saudi-British Green Flag

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Exercise Brilliant Arrow

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Exercise Panther’s Peak

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Weststar Aviation Services Adds to Fleet with Latest AW139 Acceptance