September 25th, 2014



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September 25th, 2014

Rafale deal may be signed by Dec
Long in negotiations, the contract is in the final stages of price fixing, the official said. According to him, the CNC will arrive at two prices at the end of talks. One will be ‘direct’ price, which will be actual cost of whole 126 aircraft the IAF plans to get – 18 in flyaway condition directly from Dassault, and 108 produced under licence by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL)...




Russian Air-to-air Missiles Hit Target

In a first ever exercise, three rounds of air-to-air short range Russian missile were test fired by the Indian Air Force (IAF) as part of their user trial on Tuesday. The missiles were coordinated to destroy tow bodies released from pilotless target aircraft (PTA) flown from a defence base off the Odisha coast...

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Final US Coast Guard Guardian jet retired

The US Coast Guard retired its last operational Dassault Falcon 20, designated HU-25 Guardian, on 23 September at Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi in Texas...

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F-15E Strike Eagles took part in the first air strikes in Syria along with stealth F-22 Raptor Jets

Not only F-22 Raptors conducted the air strikes on ISIS in Syria. F-15E Strike Eagles took part to the first coalition strike package...

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GAO questions F-35 sustainment estimates

Sustainment estimates for the F-35 joint strike fighter may not be realistic and require further study before a plan is finalized, the government’s watchdog wrote in a new report...

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Technology enables us to Reach Enormous Air Strike Output Rates

Operation Protective Edge showcased various new intelligence gathering, C3 and precision attack technologies. Yuval Miller, heading the new Air & C4ISR Systems Sector at Rafael, in a first exclusive interview...

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South Korea ready to sign F-35 deal

South Korea has finalised its selection of the Lockheed Martin F-35A, with the nation’s air force to receive 40 of the conventional take-off and landing combat aircraft from 2018...

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Embraer rolls out first US-assembled Super Tucano

Embraer North America and Sierra Nevada Corp (SNC) on 25 September rolled out the first A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft produced outside Brazil...

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Why this photo of an F-22 Raptor stealth jet taking off for a night air strike in Syria is interesting?

Here is an interesting photograph shot on the night of Sept. 23, when the U.S. fifth generation fighter plane had its baptism of fire...

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[Photo] F-22 Raptor stealth jet pilot flies air strike in Syria with U.S. flag in the cockpit

The photo in this post shows an F-22 Raptor of the 1st Fighter Wing, taking fuel after a mission over Syria, where the stealth fighter jet had its baptism of fire operating along other U.S. assets including the F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft...

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Northrop May Face Another Global Hawk Battle

The U.S. Navy’s MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft program could be cut – not due to draconian budget changes but because of the aircraft’s own higher-than-expected reliability...

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