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  • RAF Tornados strike first Islamic State targets

    News | 30 Sep 2014 21:10 | Craig Hoyle

    ​A pair of Royal Air Force Panavia Tornado GR4s engaged their first Islamic State targets in Iraq on 30 September, the UK Ministry of Defence has announced.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/RAF-Tornados-strike-first-Islamic-State-targets-404310/
  • Boeing to move 2,000 defence jobs from Seattle, Washington

    News | 30 Sep 2014 20:17 | Dan Parsons

    ​Boeing will shutter defence services facilities in Washington state and consolidate the work elsewhere in the United States to save cost, the company announced on 29 September.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Boeing-to-move-2000-defence-jobs-from-Seattle-Washington-404309/
  • First PC-21s head for Qatar

    News | 30 Sep 2014 14:59 | Craig Hoyle

    ​Pilatus has delivered its first two PC-21 trainers to Qatar, with the pair having left its Stans manufacturing site in Switzerland for the Middle East on 29 September.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/First-PC-21s-head-for-Qatar-404299/
  • First new-build MH-47G delivered to US Special Operations

    News | 30 Sep 2014 14:53 | Dan Parsons

    ​RIDLEY PARK, Pennsylvania ‑ US Special Operations Command aviators already fly a highly advanced version of the Boeing CH-47 Chinook heavy lift helicopter, but not until 29 September did they have one built from scratch.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/First-new-build-MH-47G-delivered-to-US-Special-Operations-404298/
  • More T-6C trainers head for New Zealand

    News | 30 Sep 2014 14:40 | Craig Hoyle

    ​Beechcraft has transferred its second batch of two T-6C trainers to New Zealand, with the aircraft having left its Wichita production site in Kansas.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/More-T-6C-trainers-head-for-New-Zealand-404290/
  • Thai air force to order reconnaissance-roled Avanti II

    News | 29 Sep 2014 20:07 | Luca Peruzzi

    ​The Royal Thai Air Force’s deputy chief of air staff, Air Chief Marshal Sutthiphan Kritsanakhup and Piaggio Aero Industries’ government sales director Francescomaria Tuccillo on 29 September reached an agreement in Rome for the delivery of one P180 Avanti II in a new photographic reconnaissance configuration.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Thai-air-force-to-order-reconnaissance-roled-Avanti-II-404265/
  • Rotorcraft rivals trade blows over US Army trainer buy

    News | 29 Sep 2014 16:49 | Dominic Perry

    Airbus Helicopters has defended the US Army’s decision to purchase 155 of its rotorcraft to operate as trainers without running an open competition, despite a rival’s bid to stop the proposed $1.16 billion acquisition.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Rotorcraft-rivals-trade-blows-over-US-Army-trainer-buy-404257/
  • Watchkeeper fully operational in Afghanistan, UK reveals

    News | 29 Sep 2014 15:43 | Craig Hoyle

    ​The British Army’s Thales UK/Elbit Systems-developed Watchkeeper unmanned air system has become fully operational in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has announced.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Watchkeeper-fully-operational-in-Afghanistan-UK-reveals-404254/
  • Dutch commit F-16s to anti-IS coalition

    News | 29 Sep 2014 14:29 | Anno Gravemaker

    On 25 September, the Dutch government announced its decision to deploy eight Lockheed Martin F-16s to the Middle East in support of the international action against Islamic State militants.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Dutch-commit-F-16s-to-anti-IS-coalition-404246/
  • Vietnam acquires unmanned Orbiter 2

    News | 29 Sep 2014 14:15 | Arie Egozi

    ​Vietnam has acquired the Orbiter 2 unmanned air system, for use as an aerial forward observation asset for its artillery corps.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Vietnam-acquires-unmanned-Orbiter-2-404245/
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