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India’s HAL and BEL sign avionics agreement

State-owned Indian companies Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) have signed an agreement to collaborate on communications equipment. A statement by HAL on 5 June said the memorandum of understanding (MoU)...

RCAF begins training for Chinook helicopter crews

The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) crew is set to begin training on the CAE-built CH-147F Chinook helicopter simulators and training devices, after the systems completed on-site acceptance testing at Canadian Forces Base (CFB)...

NAWCWD completes weapons survivability tests of KC-46A

The US Air Force’s (USAF) KC-46A aerial refuelling tanker has completed detailed, advanced weapons survivability test series at the Weapons Survivability Lab (WSL) in China Lake, California. …read more Read more here:: Air Force...

Boeing P-8 Poseidon that arrived to Germany

Members of the U.S. Navy de-board a Boeing P-8 Poseidon that arrived on the flightline of Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, June 5, 2015. The aircraft, which departed from Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla., is...

Shenyang responded to Turkish RFI for F-X fighter contest

Chinese fighter company Shenyang has sumbitted its response to a RFI issued by Turkey for its indigenous fighter jet program, dubbed F-X. By wc [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0) or CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via...

Photo of the Russian damaged Su-34 fighter bomber

A Russian Air force Su-34 fighter bomber was badly damaged when its brake parachute failed during landing at Buturlinovka airfield in Voronezh on Jun. 4. The aircraft is said to have skidded off the...

U.S. helicopter shot while patrolling Mexican border

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection helicopter was hit by gunfire near the Mexican border Friday evening, according to Laredo police. The helicopter landed in an industrial park on the city’s northwest side and...

India wants to buy two ISTAR aircraft via FMS

India has told U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter that it wishes to purchase two intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance (ISTAR) aircraft from Raytheon using the FMS process. Photo: SAC Ben Stevenson/MOD [OGL], via...

Final Tyndall QF-4 takes off

The 82nd Aerial Target Squadron flew its final QF-4 Phantom mission May 27 at Tyndall Air Force Base. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alex Echols While this is the last QF-4 flight...

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