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AeroVironment secures USAF Puma 3 AE order, Raven support services

AeroVironment confirmed on July 22 that it has received two firm-fixed-price contracts from the USAF – worth US$15.94m – covering the procurement of Puma 3 AE unmanned aircraft systems, as well as support for the service’s existing fleet of Raven platforms

Air France’s first A220 rolls out paint shop

The narrowbody features the airline’s new scheme along with a special detail

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UK’s current E-7A acquisition costs at £800m and counting

The UK has so far spent over £800m on the planned acquisition of E-7A Wedgetail AEW1 airborne early warning and control aircraft

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USMC F-35Bs damaged in lightning strike over Japan

A pair of USMC-operated Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning IIs have been damaged after the two fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighters were recently struck by lightning in the vicinity of Makurazaki, Japan

The dual-control Canberra T. Mk. 4 which is to be used for Operational Conversion. Feature Premium

Behind the Scenes of the Canberra OCU in 1952

An interesting visit to the RAF’s Canberra training unit, from the September 5, 1952 issue of The Aeroplane, to see how the Service was going about preparing crews for this then new jet bomber

European Mi-24/35 Survey: The Last Hinds

A formidable gunship and a veteran of the Cold War, the Mil Mi-24/35 is one of the most recognisable attack helicopters in the world. This week, Key.Aero will survey the seven remaining European operators of the venerable Hind, which looks set to decrease in the coming years

Royal Australian Navy extends S-100 contract

The Royal Australian Navy has awarded Schiebel a three-year extension contract for the sustainment of its S-100 Camcopter unmanned aerial system

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India’s first two MH-60Rs inducted into naval service

The navies of India and the US marked a historic milestone on July 16, when the first two Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk multi-mission maritime utility helicopters were inducted into the Indian Naval Fleet during a ceremony at NAS North Island, California

European Commission’s 50% winter slot threshold splits industry

The decision has been welcomed by ACI Europe but heavily criticised by IATA, who feel the move is “out of touch with reality”

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 53

Welcome to the 53rd Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here!