The Morning News: March 12, 2014

Firt F-35 at Luke
Firt F-35 at Luke
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The USAF plans to divest entire fleets, including the A-10 Thunderbolt II attack plane and U-2 Dragon Lady spyplanes and “focus on the multi-role aircraft that can deliver a variety of capabilities combatant commanders require”... THE AVIATIONIST

Amid conflicting reports about whether the wreckage of the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 has been spotted, an expert in airborne search and rescue at sea highlights the challenging task facing the aerial armada searching for the aircraft... FLIGHT GLOBAL

More U.S. F-16 Fighting Falcons will deploy to Poland in the coming days and weeks, a Pentagon official said here today... DEFENCE TALK

Only a day after NATO announced that Boeing E-3A Sentry AWACS airplanes will perform surveillance missions over Romania and Poland... AVIATIA MAGAZIN

Escorted by two F-16s, Luke AFB's first F-35 Lightning II arrived a little after 11.00h on March 10, 2014 from the Lockheed Martin factory in Fort Worth, Texas... F-16.NET

Images emerged on 20 February of a modified prototype Chengdu Aircraft Corporation (CAC) J-20 fifth-generation fighter undertaking high-speed taxi runs... ASIAN DEFENCE

The IAF is preparing to face cruise missiles and dozens of enemy drones in the next conflict, the head of Air Defense Command said Monday.