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HH-60W production approved

Jamie Hunter

THE DEPARTMENT OF Defense (DoD) gave its approval for the Sikorsky HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) to enter low-rate initial production (LRIP) on September 24.

Jamie Hunter
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RED HAWK: SOLVING THE PILOT CRISIS

Jamie Hunter

The US Air Force is evaluating how the Boeing/ Saab T-7A Red Hawk program could be accelerated

Jamie Hunter

New versions of P-1 planned

Thomas Newdick

KAWASAKI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (KHI) plans to develop an electronic warfare version of its jet-powered P-1 maritime patrol aircraft.

Thomas Newdick

Canadian SAR aircraft rolled out

Thomas Newdick

AIRBUS MILITARY ROLLED out the first CC-295 Fixed Wing Search and Rescue (FWSAR) aircraft for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) from the paint hangar at its facility in Seville, Spain, on October 8.

Thomas Newdick
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RUSSIAN POWER PLAY

Dmitriy Pichugin

Exercise ‘Tsentr’ is an annual showcase of Russian military power, pulling together regional allies for a comprehensive series of war games.

Dmitriy Pichugin
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LEBANESE LIGHT ATTACK

Dirk Jan de Ridder and Menso van Westrhenen

The Lebanese Air Force’s 7 Squadron is now well established operating the A-29B Super Tucano as a supreme and versatile light attack platform.

Dirk Jan de Ridder and Menso van Westrhenen

USAF considers new role for C-5M

Thomas Newdick

THE USAF IS considering modifications for its C-5M fleet that would allow the Super Galaxy to support large-scale aeromedical evacuation missions.

Thomas Newdick
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REPLACE OR RETAIN? THE NEED TO DIVEST OLD AIRCRAFT…

Jon Lake

Senior US Air Force officials are highlighting the need to divest some legacy platforms that are costly and possibly no longer fit for purpose.

Jon Lake
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EVERY SUIT A TUXEDO

SCOTT WOLFF

THE OPS DESK: Every suit needs a tuxedo

SCOTT WOLFF

Advanced Hawkeyes for France

Thomas Newdick

FRANCE’S MINISTER OF defense has confirmed plans to acquire three E-2D airborne early warning and control aircraft for the French Navy at a cost of around $1.09 billion.

Thomas Newdick