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Rolls-Royce secures five-year 'MissionCare' V-22 contract

Khalem Chapman

Rolls-Royce announces a five-year ‘MissionCare' contract, worth US$1.2bn, to maintain AE 1107C turboshaft engines on the US Air Force (USAF), Marine Corps (USMC) and Navy V-22 Osprey tiltrotor fleet.

Khalem Chapman
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Bogeys, Red Eagles and Gun Dets: US Navy Topgun Instructor

It is 50 years since the founding of the worldfamous US Navy Fighter Weapons School (NFWS), better known as ‘Topgun’...

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Commander’s Update Briefing: BVR Combat

Air Marshal (ret’d) Greg Bagwell CB CBE

Air Power Association President, Air Marshal (ret’d) Greg Bagwell CB CBE, examines what’s required to ‘reach out and touch’ an enemy aircraft.

Air Marshal (ret’d) Greg Bagwell CB CBE

Super Hornets and Growlers achieve readiness goal

Thomas Newdick

WHILE THE USAF struggled to meet the October 1 deadline to achieve an 80 per cent mission-capable (MC) readiness rate for its fighter aircraft, on September 24 the Commander Naval Air Forces (CNAF) announced that F/A-18E/F and EA-18G fleets had achieved that goal.

Thomas Newdick
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US NAVY CARRIER AIR WINGS ARE GROWING

Rick Burgess

READY ROOM: The story behind the US Navy headlines

Rick Burgess

MV-22 upgrade, maintenance contract awarded to Bell-Boeing

Khalem Chapman

Bell-Boeing awarded a contract to provide upgrades and maintenance on US Marine Corps (USMC) MV-22B Osprey tiltrotors.

Khalem Chapman

US Navy receives final two C-40A Clippers

Khalem Chapman

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.

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Alaskan War Games

Patrick Roegies

The biennial Northern Edge exercise took place in the wilds of Alaska this summer. Hans Antonissen and Patrick Roegies joined around 10,000 military personnel and 200 aircraft from the US Air Force, navy and marines as the latest technologies were put to the test.

Patrick Roegies

Legacy Hornet makes final US Navy flight

Khalem Chapman

The US Navy's final F/A-18C Hornet has officially made its last active-duty flight for the service, taking place at Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana on October 2.

Khalem Chapman