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  • Boeing completes KC-46 flutter tests as EMD-2 flight faces delay

    News | 14 Aug 2015 21:05 | James Drew

    The Boeing KC-46 test program has completed a series of flutter tests of the 767-2C tanker type, certifying it to operate with wing aerial refuelling pods and its tanker tail boom stowed.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Boeing-completes-KC-46-flutter-tests-as-EMD-2-flight-faces-delay-415745/
  • USAF plans to end MQ-1 Predator operations in 2018

    News | 14 Aug 2015 19:30 | James Drew

    The remotely-piloted aircraft that ushered in the armed drone revolution, the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-1, will be put out to pasture by 2018, after more than two decades of service, the US Air Force says.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/USAF-plans-to-end-MQ-1-Predator-operations-in-2018-415742/
  • PICTURES: US F-16s launch against ISIS from Turkey

    News | 13 Aug 2015 20:27 | James Drew

    The US Air Force is striking militant groups in Iraq and Syria with renewed vigour just days after six Lockheed Martin F-16s arrived at Incirlik Air Base in Turkey to support Operation Inherent Resolve.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURES-US-F-16s-launch-against-ISIS-from-Turkey-415703/
  • F-35 programme receives first Rockwell Collins Gen 3 helmet

    News | 13 Aug 2015 18:36 | James Drew

    ​The crown jewel in the Lockheed Martin F-35 weapon system, the “Gen 3” F-35 Helmet Mounted Display System, has been delivered after more than a decade of development and will start being cut into the production line next year.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/F-35-programme-receives-first-Rockwell-Collins-Gen-3-helmet-415699/
  • Croatia receives overhauled MiG-21s after long delays

    News | 13 Aug 2015 17:03 | Igor Salinger

    Croatia's air force has received all its long-delayed refurbished Mikoyan MiG-21bis-D fighters and UMD-model trainers from the Ukrainian Ukrspecexport organisation.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Croatia-receives-overhauled-MiG-21s-after-long-delays-415695/
  • Taiwan's F-16s to carry Lockheed Sniper Pod

    News | 13 Aug 2015 15:44 | James Drew

    Lockheed Martin is on contract to equip Taiwan’s F-16s with its Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod, the company has announced.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Taiwans-F-16s-to-carry-Lockheed-Sniper-Pod-415691/
  • Marines pushing forward with F-35 conversion after IOC

    News | 13 Aug 2015 14:12 | James Drew

    The Marine Corps must “extract every ounce of life” from its ageing aircraft inventory as it transitions to the multi-mission Lockheed Martin F-35 over the next 16 years, says the general in charge of Marine aviation.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Marines-pushing-forward-with-F-35-conversion-after-IOC-415678/
  • US Navy considers reduced annual F-35C buy

    News | 13 Aug 2015 00:28 | James Drew

    The US Navy believes budget pressures and competing priorities could drive it to purchase fewer Lockheed Martin F-35Cs per year in the 2020s, and a worst-case scenario could see it procure as few as 12 aircraft per year, or one squadron.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-Navy-considers-reduced-annual-F-35C-buy-415654/
  • A-10 replacement? USAF strategy calls for 'future CAS platform'

    News | 12 Aug 2015 16:58 | James Drew

    A new strategy document released by US Air Combat Command points to the development of a future close-air-support platform as the service pushes to retire the long-serving Fairchild Republic A-10 – its primary close-in attack airplane used to protect ground troops.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/A-10-replacement-USAF-strategy-calls-for-future-CAS-platform-415639/
  • Poland defends integrity of multi-role helicopter contest

    News | 12 Aug 2015 11:22 | Dominic Perry

    ​Poland’s defence ministry has reacted angrily to suggestions in the national media that it broke procurement rules when it selected the Airbus Helicopters H225M for a recent 50-unit tender of multi-role rotorcraft.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Poland-defends-integrity-of-multi-role-helicopter-contest-415622/
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