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USAF planning industry day for OC-135 recapitalization

The U.S. Air Force is planning to hold an industry day on May 30-31 with companies interested to bid for the OC-135 recapitalization program. By Dmitry Terekhov from Odintsovo, Russian Federation (OC-135B) [CC BY-SA...

Indonesia officially takes delivery of AH-64E

The Indonesian Army (TNI) officially took delivery of eight Boeing AH-64E attack helicopters on May 16 at Ahmad Yani Airport in Semarang. U.S. Deputy Ambassador to Indonesia Erin Elizabeth McKee attended the event together...

Israel expected to buy advanced F-15Is

Flight Global says Israel will be buying another batch of new F-15Is that feature large-area cockpit display and extended lifespan. The purchase of 25 aircraft will be done in conjunction with upgrades to Israel’s...

Sikorsky delivers first CH-53K to USMC

Sikorsky has delivered the first CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter to the U.S. Marine Corps, the company announced on May 16. The CH-53K King Stallion arrives at Naval Air Station, Patuxent River on June 30, 2017....

Sikorsky delivers first CH-53K to USMC

Sikorsky has delivered the first CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter to the U.S. Marine Corps, the company announced on May 16. The CH-53K King Stallion arrives at Naval Air Station, Patuxent River on June 30, 2017....

China’s Z-19E helicopter completes firing tests

The export version of China’s Harbin Aviation Industries (Group) Company (HAIG) Z-19 Black Whirlwind armed reconnaissance/attack helicopter has completed firing tests. HAIG’s parent company, the state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), said in...

USMC receives first CH-53K heavy-lift helo

The US Marine Corps (USMC) has received the first of 200 Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion heavy-lift helicopters that are set to arrive over the coming years. The milestone, which took place on 16 May,...

Thailand set to move forward on MRO project

Thailand is moving closer to establishing a regional aerospace maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) centre in the east of the country aimed at attracting domestic and foreign investment in military and commercial domains. A...

USAF seeks DVE solution for Pave Hawk helos

The US Air Force (USAF) is to equip its Sikorsky HH-60G Pave Hawk combat search and rescue (CSAR) helicopters with equipment for flying in degraded visual environments using a DVE system (DVES). The USAF...

USMC receives first CH-53 heavy-lift helo

The US Marine Corps (USMC) has received the first of 200 Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion heavy-lift helicopters that are set to arrive over the coming years. The milestone, which took place on 16 May,...

Israel to link fleet upgrade with follow-on F-15I buy

Israel has proposed a deal to purchase additional Boeing F-15s, in a package that would also include upgrading the Israeli air force’s existing I-model examples of the strike aircraft. …read more Read more here::...

Bell V-280 tilts rotors to cruise mode

Bell Helicopter s experimental V-280 tiltrotor aircraft angled its propellers horizontally and flew for the first time in cruise mode on 11 May at the company s assembly facility in Amarillo, Texas. …read more...

PLAN Z-9D firing YJ-9 ASM in South China Sea

The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) carried out a live-firing of the YJ-9 anti-ship missile in the South China Sea recently. A China Central Television (CCTV) broadcast showed the Z-9D helicopter firing the missile...

HAL offers to build 40 Su-30MKIs for $2.4 billion

Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) has offered to assemble another 40 Su-30MKI fighters for the Indian Air Force for $2.4 billion. By g4sp [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons HAL Chairman T Suvarna Raju said...

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