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First USAF F-15s leave Kadena as phased withdrawal effort begins

The phased withdrawal of USAF-operated Boeing F-15C/D Eagles from Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan, commenced on December 1, when the first eight 18th Wing aircraft departed from the base

Japanese F-15s deploy to the Philippines

Two Japan Air Self-Defense Force-operated Boeing F-15J Eagles along with 60 personnel have deployed to the Philippines to undertake exercises with the Philippine Air Force between November 27 and December 11

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US Navy’s newest aircraft carrier arrives for first UK visit

The US Navy’s first-in-class aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R Ford (CVN-78), and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile cruiser, USS Thomas Hudner (DDG-116), arrived in Portsmouth, Hampshire, for a scheduled port visit in the UK on November 14

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Report into Canadian Snowbirds accident released

A Flight Safety Investigation Report by Canada’s Directorate of Flight Safety was published on September 21 into the accident involving a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CT-114 Tutor on August 2

Japan receives more E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes

A further two Northrop Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes have been delivered by sea to Japan

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First ex-USAF F-16C for US Navy’s ‘Fighting Saints’

The first of the former USAF/ANG Lockheed Martin F-16C Fighting Falcons to enter service with the US Navy’s Fighter Squadron Composite 13 (VFC-13) ‘Fighting Saints’ was seen at NAS Fallon, Nevada, earlier this month

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New F-35C CAG-bird for USMC's VMFA-314

The new CAG-bird for the USMC’s Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 314 (VMFA-314) ‘Black Knights’ has been spotted during a deployment to NAS Fallon in Nevada

Turkey receives another upgraded KC-135R

Another upgraded Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker has been redelivered to the Turkish Air Force after completing an upgrade to Block 45.1 standard in the US

More than 50 F-35As now in Australian service

A further four Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighters have been delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force, bringing the total number in service to 54 aircraft out of 72 on order

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What progress has Embraer’s KC-390 programme made to date?

Dave Allport provides a brief overview of progress to date on the Embraer KC-390 Millennium programme