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BAE Systems: RAF’s Tranche 1 Typhoons could be upgraded and retained

BAE Systems has told MPs that the RAF’s ageing fleet of Tranche 1 Typhoon FGR4s – which is slated to be phased out of UK military service in 2025 – could be upgraded and retained for operational use

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How does Iran manage to keep its ageing F-4 Phantom IIs flying?

Babak Taghvaee investigates how the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force restores and upgrades its damaged US-built McDonnell Douglas F-4D/E Phantom IIs

Russia marks key milestones in delivery of modernised Tu-160Ms

Russia has recently marked two key milestones regarding the delivery and testing of its newly modernised Tupolev Tu-160M Blackjack supersonic-capable strategic bomber/missile carrier fleet

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Taiwan's final F-16A Block 20 begins Viper conversion

The ROCAF’s last Lockheed Martin F-16A Block 20 Fighting Falcon recently arrived at the Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation’s Shalu facility at Taichung International Airport in central Taiwan for its mid-life upgrade and conversion to the latest, most advanced variant of the Fighting Falcon family: the F-16V

Argentina receives final modernised C-130H

The modernisation of five Argentine Air Force-operated C-130H Hercules tactical transports has now come to an successful end after the Fábrica Argentina de Aviones recently redelivered the fifth and final example to the operator

Czech Air Force receives final upgraded L-159 ALCA

Aero Vodochody announced on January 19 that the last of 16 single-seat L-159 ALCA to undergo the planned prescribed periodic work after 16 years of operation (PP16) overhaul has been returned to operational Czech Air Force service

France pushes forward with CN-235M avionics upgrade

In a bid to modernise the French Air and Space Force’s matured Airbus CN-235M-200/300 fleet, France’s defence procurement agency – the Directorate General of Armaments – has contracted a consortium formed by Sabena Technics and Thales to upgrade the avionics of the twin-turboprop tactical transports

French Navy receives tenth upgraded Atlantique 2 MPA

France’s Directorate General of Armaments recently accepted delivery of the tenth modernised Breguet Br.1150 Atlantique 2 (ATL2) after the maritime patrol aircraft was modernised and upgraded to the type’s Standard 6 configuration

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Bahrain shows off upgraded AH-1FB Cobras

Two upgraded Royal Bahraini Air Force AH-1FB Cobras made their public debut during the latest edition of the Bahrain International Airshow, held from November 9-11, 2022

Boeing delivers first upgraded AH-64E to the Netherlands

Boeing announced on October 25 that it has delivered the first upgraded AH-64E Version 6 Apache Guardian attack helicopter to the Royal Netherlands Air Force