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VFA-147, the first U.S. Navy F-35C operational squadron, held a change of command ceremony at NAS Lemoore on Feb. 21. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Manuel Tiscareno Source …read more...

CJ-6 gets civilian type and production certificates

The Civil Aviation Administration of China has issued the type and production certificates for the Nanchang CJ-6 to Hongdu Aviation Industry Group Ltd. Cialowicz [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons Aviation Industry Corporation of...

Dassault confirms end of Anglo-French UCAV work

An Anglo-French project to develop and fly an unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) demonstrator has officially ended, with the aircraft having failed to get off the drawing board. …read more Read more here:: Flight...

USN plans to retire USS Harry S. Truman

Breaking Defense says the U.S. Navy intends to retire its nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman in the next decade. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Christopher B. Stoltz. [Public domain], via...

USN plans to retire USS Harry S. Truman

Breaking Defense says the U.S. Navy intends to retire its nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman in the next decade. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Christopher B. Stoltz. [Public domain], via...

Exercise Dynamic Manta 2019

Six Maritime Patrol Aircraft and 2 helicopters from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States are operating from Sigonella Air Base and from the Italian Navy’s Helicopter base in...

RoCAF S-70C tail rotor damaged during taxi

A Republic of China Air Force (RoCAF) S-70C helicopter suffered tail rotor damaged while taxiing at Taipei’s Songshan airport on Feb. 27. The helicopter is said to have hit a guard house at the...

Sikorsky prepares for HH-60W maiden flight

Sikorsky will fly the first two HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopters (CRHs) for the US Air Force (USAF) before mid-2019, the company announced on 27 February. The first two helicopters are now fully assembled at...

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