News archive April 2014

25th April 2014

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Following yesterday’s Public Display Approval by AOC 1 Gp, the RAF BBMF aren’t wasting any time and are all set to begin our 2014 display season.

F-16s train alongside F-35s

Dyess AFB receives first C-130J simulator

Air Force Week in Photos

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ATLAS Update

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Nice air-to-air image of Russian Tu-95 Bear bomber intercepted off UK by RAF Typhoon

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Russian aircraft carrier still in the Mediterranean Sea. NATO planes watch closely

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Turkish Army inducts first nine T-129As

VIDEO: F-35 and A350 among highlights of a new-look Farnborough air show

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Sweden To Arm Fighter Jets With Cruise Missile ‘Deterrent’

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24th April 2014

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Helibras delivers 10th and 11th EC725s to Brazilian Armed Forces

Preview: RAF’s Tucano Display Team’s 2014 Routine

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Chinese Navy’s 65th Anniversary Video looks like Beijing’s Top Gun remake

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In Pictures: RAF Typhoons intercept Russian ‘Bears’

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Our Typhoon fighters look flashy, but we are completely outgunned by Russia

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Egypt Expects Apache Delivery in Two Weeks

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Altus selected for KC-46A training

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SPY PLANE OUTLASTS COLD WAR, BUT NOT DEFENSE CUTS

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Air Force Chief: Shelving A-10 Makes ‘Eminent Sense’ Given Budget Constraints

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Finland should opt for F-35 over Gripen if the price is right, minister says

Lockheed says costly for Pentagon if it cancels MH-60 helicopters
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23rd April 2014

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Plane washed up on beach at Aldeburgh

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Arizona Army Guard aviators train to fight wildfires

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Optionally Piloted Black Hawk Demonstrator Helicopter Takes Successful First Flight

Altus, McConnell AFBs selected to receive KC-46A Pegasus aircraft

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Not one but two different triangular mystery jets are being secretely flown across the US

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Danish F-16 jets filmed on the firing range hit their own camera

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Eurofighter Typhoon with conformal fuel tanks

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The crazy story of the Nigerian Air Force C-130H Hercules’s flight to Cambridge in 2011

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F-35 orders strong despite US budget uncertainties: Lockheed

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Sikorsky losses grow on CH-148 contract

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Australia to confirm 58-aircraft F-35 order

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Boeing, Bombardier and Gulfstream attend JSTARS industry day

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21st April 2014

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Dirty jobs: Flight medic

Air Force Week in Photos

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[Photo] 24 U.S. Apache attack helicopters perform mass landing in South Korea

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Iran stages “massive” aerial parade with F-14, F-4, Mig-29 and several other warplanes

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Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16 demo team’s inverted selfie

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US Navy releases draft of UCLASS RFP

US military aviation programmes face $14.2B hit in long-term budget

Sikorsky clears CH-53K structures for first flight

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X-47B conducts night flight, named Collier Trophy winner

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Japan steps up surveillance posture against China

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Japan defense chief puzzled by Russian warplanes

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F-35 Fleet Surpasses 15,000 Flying Hours

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18th April 2014

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Another insane Russian helicopter low altitude flyby

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B-2 Spirit or new Mysterious Stealth Plane? New image of triangular shaped plane emerges

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Airbus Helicopters EC145 T2 achieves certification

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Czech Military Eyes New Multipurpose Helicopters

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Canada Sends Fighter Jets To Eastern Europe

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F-35 Engine Cost Up, Sustainment Down

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17th April 2014

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Airbus Helicopters new EC145 T2 is certified: Deliveries of mission-ready rotorcraft to begin in the third quarter

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Sky is the Limit for SARA as FAA Grants Certificate of Airworthiness

B-1B Lancer software upgrade will ensure future war fighting capabilities

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Flight hour milestone achieved by CHC

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Walker gets personal Red Arrows display

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16th April 2014

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Armed Forces Minister Visits RAF Leuchars

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Ukrainian Mig-29 Fulcrum (in display team livery) performs low pass over pro-Russia separatists

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Selfie of Chinese Pilot as his J-15 naval fighter plane launches from China’s aircraft carrier

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Ukrainian Su-27 Flanker reportedly shot down during special operation against separatists

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Defence Services Asia: Havelsan MoU aims to enhance Malaysian EW capability

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Russia to design new IFF system

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New Zealand’s first SH-2G(I) helicopter takes flight

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AIRSHOW NEWS: F-35 Lightning II jet to make maiden British flights at Air Tattoo and Farnborough

US military aviation programmes face $14.2B hit in long-term budget

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Russian Air Force to Receive 16 New MiG Fighters

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15th April 2014

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Did you serve in watery Wessex?

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Bell Helicopter Sells Five Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Aircraft to Aerochine

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Japan National Police Agency Orders Another AW139 for Law Enforcement in Kagoshima Prefecture

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China Certifies Sikorsky S-76D Helicopter

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A quick look at Aviano airbase’s F-16 Fighting Falcon multirole jets

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Europe’s largest military exercise marks first deployment of USN patrol squadron’s P-8A Poseidon in UK

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Russian Su-24 Fencer attack plane performs multiple passes near U.S. warship in Black Sea

Lockheed Martin, BAE square off for Australian trainer contract

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DoD Looking for Ways Not To Break MH-60R Helicopter Deal

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14th April 2014

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Apache flies 50,000 hours on operations in Afghanistan

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Russian Helicopters to showcase commercial and military models at Defence Services Asia 2014

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Stunning video of machine guns shooting at target drones shows how difficult hitting a remotely piloted aircraft can be

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Dacian Viper 2014: six U.S. F-16 combat planes deployed to Romania

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[Video] Scorpion Jet Mock Airborne Intercept of Cessna 182

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[Video] French EC-725 Caracal combat helicopters refuel from Italian KC-130J

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PICTURE: Indonesia receives presidential BBJ

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MoD looks at giant patrol drone to replace axed Nimrod

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Installation of Backup Oxygen System In F-22 Combat Fleet Continues

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KC-46 Tanker Aircraft: Program on Track, but Upcoming Schedule Remains Challenging

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12th April 2014

Tornado Jets Foil Insurgent Bombers

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Hawk T2 Major Milestone at RAF Valley

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6 Squadron Celebrates 100 Years in The Air

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Air-to-Air image of RAF Typhoon Display Jet’s first flight with newly painted tail

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[Photo] NATO E-3 AWACS refueled over Eastern Europe by U.S. KC-135 tanker

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Malta opts for second AW139 helicopter

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Seahawk cancellations threaten multi-year deal, Sikorsky warns

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Sikorsky attaches rotors to CH-53K ground test vehicle

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Israel welcomes arrival of first C-130J transport

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Reduced P-8 buy to affect price, not fleet plan

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Boeing to target current P-3 operators for MSA sales

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Oman accepts first F-16 from new batch

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Boeing to accelerate C-17 line closure

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US continues talks with Israel about V-22 sales

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Navy pleased with “Advanced” Super Hornet tests, wants more Growlers

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Rafael targets Indian Rafale opportunity

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UK details collaboration on P-8, Triton platforms

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L-159 Sale to Iraq May Fail for Several Reasons

South Korea, US to hold largest-ever joint air drill

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F-35 on time to replace previous tactical aircraft

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Airbus Delivers A400M to Turkish Air Force

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USAF Bombers Train On Long-Range Capabilities

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Saab Successfully Completes Flight Test with IRST for Gripen E

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A-10 Proponents Seek Budget Offset to Keep Attack Planes Funded, Flying

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Canada Overhauls Requirements For SAR Aircraft Replacement