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ANALYSIS: First RAF Poseidon arrives in the UK

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The Royal Air Force’s (RAF’s) first Boeing P-8A Poseidon MRA1 – serial ZP801 (c/n 64175/7532), named Pride of Moray – has landed on UK soil for the first time.

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Poland signs for F-35A procurement

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Poland has become the latest nation to go on contract for the Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II – the conventional take-off and landing variant of the multirole stealth fighter.

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Safran to support Portuguese Merlin engines

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Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a ten-year contract with the Força Aérea Portuguesa (Portuguese Air Force) to support the engines of its AW101 helicopters.

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Airbus C295 passes milestone in tanker test campaign

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Airbus’ C295 medium-lift tactical transport has successfully achieved its first wet contacts as part of an air-to-air refuelling (AAR) flight-test campaign.  

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Rare USAF E-11A BACN crashes in Afghanistan

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A US Air Force (USAF) operated E-11A Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) - registration 11-9358 (c/n 9358) has crashed in Afghanistan.

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Dynetics’ X-61A Gremlin completes first flight

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The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Dynetics have announced the successful first test flight of the X-61A Gremlin.

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UK orders additional H145 training helicopters

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The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) has ordered an additional four new Airbus Helicopters H145 Jupiter HT1 training helicopters.

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F-35s depart RAF Marham for Exercise RED FLAG

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Five Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightnings from the RAF’s famed No 617 Squadron ‘Dambusters' have departed the UK to take part in Exercise Red Flag 20-1 at Nellis Air Force Base (AFB), Nevada.

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Boeing/Sikorsky compete for German CH-53G replacement

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US-based manufacturers Boeing Defense and Sikorsky have placed bids to provide the Bundeswehr (German Armed Forces) with its next-generation heavy-lift helicopter.

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Falco Xplorer completes first flight

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Leonardo’s Falco Xplorer unmanned aerial system (UAS) – the largest the company has ever built – has successfully completed its first flight.

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