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Iraqi Air Force receives another six F-16s

A further six Lockheed Martin F-16C/D (Block 52+) Fighting Falcon multi-role fighters have been delivered to the Iraqi Air Force, bringing the air arm’s total F-16 fleet to 27. The delivery is part of an contract, worth $1.5-billion (USD), for… Continue Reading →

Italian government cancels P.1HH Hammerhead MALE UAV order

The Italian government has cancelled its order for eight Piaggio P.1HH Hammerhead medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicles, but may order more P-180 Avanti II’s to help save the Italian manufacturer. Italy’s Ministry of Defence placed an order for eight… Continue Reading →

Japanese F-35A Lightning II goes missing over the Pacific

A search mission is currently underway for a Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II multi-role stealth fighter operated by the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF), which went missing over the Pacific on Tuesday. The news was first reported on local Japanese… Continue Reading →

Indian Air Force to take first deliveries of AH-64Es in July 2019

The Indian Air Force is preparing to take delivery of its first batch of Boeing’s new AH-64E Apache Guardian twin-engine attack helicopters, with the company saying its set to start deliveries in July 2019. The Indian government placed an order… Continue Reading →

Black Eagles unveil new tail scheme to celebrate RoKAF’s 70th Anniversary

The Republic of Korea Air Force’s national aerobatic team, the Black Eagles, have unveiled a new tail scheme to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of their national air arm. The scheme (pictured above) features a large ’70’ with a yin-yang-like symbol… Continue Reading →

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