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PLANAF kicks off 2015 pilot recruitment exercise

PLANAF has started its 2015 pilot recruitment exercise starting this month. The preliminary selection phase will last a month. Successful applicants will then undergo comprehensive examination from February to May next year. …read more...

Lockheed Martin is also protesting USAF 3DELRR award

Shortly after Northrop Grumman filed its protest, Lockheed Martin has follow suit to protest against awarding the USAF’s long-range expeditionary radar contract to Raytheon. …read more Source:: Alert5 (Air)

First F-35A operational weapons load crew qualified

Three Airmen with the 58th Aircraft Maintenance Unit became the first qualified operational weapons load crew for the F-35A during a qualification load at Eglin Air Force Base on Oct. 10. …read more Source::...

Aries Flight 70th Anniversary

The first British aircraft to circumnavigate the globe carried out the feat in secret seventy years ago on Oct. 21. Lancaster PD 328 left RAF Shawbury and flew west before reaching New Zealand. The...

USMC AH-1W damaged by rotor brake fire

A AH-1W with HMLA-269 was damaged by a rotor brake fire on Oct. 14 while it was undergoing ground checks following maintenance. The attack helicopter sustained at least $2 million in damages from the...

F-35 LRIP 8 deal expected within weeks

Key Points The Pentagon expects a ‘handshake agreement’ with Lockheed Martin on LRIP 8 production in the next several weeks Prime contractors for the project have come under increased pressure to reduce costs The...

US approves Iraqi tank ammo sale

The US government has approved the sale of 46,000 rounds of 120 mm ammunition for Iraq’s M1A1 Abrams tanks, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on 20 October. The DSCA suggested the ammunition...

Sweden’s CybAero to appeal against Chinese UAV export ban

Swedish unmanned air systems (UAS) developer CybAero has announced that its application to export unmanned rotary-wing platforms to Chinese state aerospace company AVIC has been rejected by Swedish authorities. The company said on 23...

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