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Ten AH-64s delivered to Egypt

Egypt has received ten AH-64 attack helicopters, this is after the U.S. announced in April that it had decided to lift its hold on the delivery of the attack helicopters. …read more Read more...

RMAF Hawk squadron relocated to East Malaysia

The Royal Malaysian Air Force has relocated a Hawk squadron from Butterworth to Labuan in East Malaysia. RMAF air operations commander LTG Datuk Seri Affendi Buang added that Su-30MKMs and F/A-18s will be rotated...

New Zealand sold five Seasprite helicopters to Peru

New Zealand has sold five Seasprite helicopters plus spares and AGM-65 missiles to Peru. Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee said the entire package was sold at $30 million. …read more Read more here:: Alert5 (Air)

AMC to relocate KC-135 simulators

Air Mobility Command has identified four KC-135 pilot flight simulators and one KC-135 Boom Operator Weapons System Trainer to be relocated as a result of the KC-46A allocations to McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas,...

RAAF F-35A arrived at Luke

The first Royal Australian Air Force F-35A arrived at Luke Air Force Base Dec. 18. It is the first international partner F-35 to arrive for training at the base in Arizona, which is the...

Russia to form Aerospace Forces next year

Russia will stand up an Aerospace Forces next year comprising of aviation, air defense, space and missile defense units. …read more Read more here:: Alert5 (Air)

Canada confirms 5th C-17

Canada’s Defence Minister Rob Nicholson has formally announced the decision to buy a fifth C-17 for the RCAF. Nicholson made the announcement at Canadian Forces Base Trenton, home of Canada’s C-17s, on Dec. 19....

South Carolina ANG F-16s train with CVW-1

South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing deployed its F-16s to Naval Air Station Fallon to train with Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1). …read more Read more here:: Alert5 (Air)

Army, Guard Set On Collision Course For 2015

WASHINGTON: A major battle is brewing between the regular Army and National Guard. While Congress has frozen the planned transfer of the Guard’s Apache gunships to active-duty units the Army is already taking steps...

Canada will purchase fifth C-17

​Canada officially has plans to purchase a fifth Boeing C-17 strategic airlifter, a move that will extend the overall service life of the fleet by at least seven years. …read more Read more here::...

PICTURES: MQ-8B Fire Scout flies off USCG cutter

​A recent trial saw the Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned air vehicle demonstrate its ability to operate from a US Coast Guard vessel during a flight test on-board the USCGC Bertholf cutter. …read...

NATO trio could pool A330 tanker fleet

​A consortium of NATO nations could acquire a four-strong fleet of Airbus A330 multi-role tanker/transports, the European Defence Agency has announced. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

Russian air force takes first modernised Tupolev bombers

​Russia’s air force has today received the first examples of a number of modernised strategic bombers – a Tu-160M and Tu-95MSs – following upgrade work performed by manufacturer Tupolev. …read more Read more here::...

Embraer KC-390 will fly in January

​Embraer has scheduled the first flight of the KC-390 aerial refueling tanker for early January. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

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