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US approves Croatian UH-60M purchase

The US State Department has approved the possible sale of two Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk medium-lift battlefield utility helicopters to Croatia.

Going Dutch: First RNLAF F-35A arrives at Leeuwarden

The first operational F-35A Lightning II for the Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu, Royal Netherlands Air Force) has arrived at Leeuwarden AB (The Netherlands) on 31 October 2019.

RAF takes ownership of first Poseidon MRA1

The Royal Air Force (RAF) has officially taken delivery of its first Boeing P-8A Poseidon MRA1 maritime patrol aircraft, following a handover ceremony at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington.

Indonesia seeks F-16V acquisition

The Indonesian Air Force has announced plans to acquire at least two squadrons worth of US-made Lockheed Martin F-16V (Block 70/72) Fighting Falcons and Russian-manufactured Sukhoi Su-35s under its 2020-2024 strategic plan, according to local media sources.

F-35s set for price drop with new production contract

The Pentagon's F-35 Joint Program Office has contracted Lockheed Martin to produce and deliver Lots 12, 13 and 14 of the F-35A/B/C Lightning II for the US military, international partners and other foreign military sales. The contract will also see the F-35 become cheaper.

US Navy receives final two C-40A Clippers

The US Navy has received its final two Boeing C-40A Clipper logistical support aircraft. Delivery of these aircraft – a military derivative of the Boeing 737-700C – took place on September 26.

Russian Helicopters seeks Mi-35P exports in Africa

Russian Helicopters (part of the Rostec State Corporation) is seeking to export its modernised Mil Mi-35P "Hind-F" attack helicopters to African nations with a showcase at the Russia-Africa Economic Forum.

One final salute as Tucano bows out

The Royal Air Force retired the Shorts Tucano T1 today at RAF Linton-on-Ouse, with the graduation of the students of Basic Fast Jet Training (BFJT) course 274.

Paramount Group secures future of AHRLAC

The Aerospace Development Corporation (ADC), manufacturer of the Advanced High Performance Reconnaissance Light Aircraft (AHRLAC) aircraft has been "rescued" by Paramount Group.

USAF sees red with eagerly awaited aggressor training contract

The US Air Force (USAF) has selected several companies to provide its regular Combat Air Force (CAF) with adversary air (ADAIR) training operations in a huge multi-billion dollar contract.

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