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Thunderbirds to resume demonstrations this week

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds aerobatic team is resuming its demonstration season this weekend after a fatal crash in Nevada one month ago. By C Watts [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons The team...

Israeli B-707 tanker at RF-A 18-1

The Israeli Air Force B-707 aerial tanker has been certified to refuel U.S. Air Force F-15s and F-16s. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eric M. Fisher The certification was done whilst...

Update: Taliban launch attack on Farah City

Afghan and US forces have conducted air strikes against insurgent positions around the capital of Afghanistan’s western Farah Province to help ground troops repel an attack launched on the city by the Taliban militant...

Indian MoD issues RFP for 200 Ka-226T helicopters

India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has issued a request for proposal (RFP) to the joint venture (JV) formed between Russian Helicopters and India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the supply of 200 Kamov Ka-226T...

Indonesia formally accepts first Apache helos

Indonesia has formally received into service the first Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters that arrived in-country in late 2017. An acceptance ceremony for the first three of eight helicopters on order was held...

Sudan’s new FTC-2000 jets arrive

The Sudanese Air Force has taken delivery of its new Chinese-made FTC-2000 jets, the Sudanese Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 16 May. The MoD said that a new squadron for the FTC-2000s had...

Netherlands targets Apache remanufacturing deal

The Netherlands’ defence ministry has outlined its plans to remanufacture the nation’s current fleet of 28 Boeing AH-64D Apache attack helicopters, with the goal of operating the updated type until 2050. …read more Read...

UK Gazelle helicopters to soldier on until at least 2022

Airbus Helicopters has been awarded a three-year contract to support the British Army’s fleet of A rospatiale Gazelle AH1 rotorcraft under a single-source deal. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

ROKN launches its second LPH

The second Dokdo-class Landing Platform Helicopter (LPH) amphibious assault ship for the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) was launched on May 14 at the Busan shipyard of Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction. The launch...