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News: Last Operational CH-46E Squadron Becomes MV-22B Unit

By Dave Allport on 14 October 2014, 16:44

Four US Marine Corps CH-46E Sea Knights perform a final air show appearance during a Marine Air-Ground Task Force demonstration on October 5 at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California. The helicopters are from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364 (HMM-364) ‘Purple Foxes’, which was re-designated four days later as Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 364 (VMM-364) as part of its transition to the MV-22B Osprey. The lead CH-46E in this photograph, 153369 ‘PF-19’, wears a retro colour scheme, while the two at the rear still carry the markings of their previous unit, HMMT-164. US Marine Corps/Lance Cpl Trever Statz

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News: US Navy Plans to Order G550 CAEW for Range Support Mission

By Dave Allport on 14 October 2014, 16:10

The US Navy will become the fourth customer to order the Gulfstream G550 CAEW, which is already in service with the Israeli Air Force and Republic of Singapore Air Force, while it has also been ordered by the Italian Air Force. Seen here is Republic of Singapore Air Force G550 CAEW 016 from 111 ‘Jaeger’ Squadron making the type’s overseas debut in Exercise Cope Tiger at Korat Air Base, Thailand, on March 20, 2011.

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News: Peruvian Navy Acquiring All Five RNZAF SH-2G(NZ) Seasprites

By Dave Allport on 14 October 2014, 16:08

Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Kaman SH-2G(NZ) Super Seasprite NZ3601 ‘01’ participating in a force protection exercise in Jervis Bay, New South Wales, Australia, during Exercise Ocean Protector on February 7, 2006. All five of the RNZAF’s SH-2G(NZ)s have now been sold to the Peruvian Navy. Commonwealth of Australia

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Features: First Turkish C-130 with Upgraded Avionics Delivered

By Dave Allport on 21 August 2014, 11:53

The first Turk Hava Kuvvetleri (THK – Turkish Air Force) Hercules to be modernised with new avionics under the Erciyes programme, C-130E 13188, seen during its hand-over ceremony at TAI’s facilities in Ankara on August 8.

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News: Saudi Arabian National Guard Orders 12 UH-60Ms

By Dave Allport on 21 August 2014, 11:47

A FURTHER 12 Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawks have been ordered for the Saudi Arabian National Guard (SANG). US Army Contracting Command awarded a $30,351,927 Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract to Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation yesterday, August 19, for procurement of these helicopters.

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News: USAF Grounds 82 F-16Ds Due to Structural Cracks

By Dave Allport on 21 August 2014, 11:43

OVER HALF of the US Air Force’s 157 F-16D Fighting Falcons were grounded recently due to the discovery of canopy sill longeron cracks found between the front and rear pilot seats. Their removal from flight status was announced yesterday, August 19, by US Air Force officials.

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Features: Saving Lives and Seizing Drugs

By Alan Kenny on 21 March 2014, 15:08

The Coast Guard Air Station in Los Angeles covers a wide and very busy area in Southern California. Alan Kenny found out more.

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News: Mud-Movers Migrate at Newark Air Museum

By Richard Benedikz on 17 March 2014, 16:10

Two of the Cold War era ground-attack aircraft at Newark Air Museum, have migrated into new locations on the museum’s Southfield Site in eastern Nottinghamshire.

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News: MacDill Fish Strike

By Richard Benedikz on 6 March 2014, 16:42

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Sharing the skies with different species of wildlife is a constant challenge for the Air Force. We stop at no end to ensure the safety of our aircrew, aircraft and all wildlife on and around the installation.

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News: F-15s Complete Flight Training in Greece

By Richard Benedikz on 5 March 2014, 11:34

U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles and Hellenic air force F-16s flew a combined 270 missions during two weeks of NATO training at Souda Air Base, Greece.

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