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    IDEX 2017: UAE confirms order for third Saab GlobalEye

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      As a matter of coincidence (see post above regarding the a Low cost fighter request), Leonardo unvailed details of its M346-FA

      Leonardo sets sight on M346-FA

      [From the FT configuration], M-346 FA will add Leonardo’s Grifo-346 radar, a more comprehensive electronic warfare suite including radar warning receivers, chaff and flare dispensers and an optional missile approach warning system. The Grifo-346 will gain an active electronically scanned array antenna at a later stage.
      And

      Leonardo is also expected to offer an enhanced radar cross section reduction kit as part of this process.
      !!

      Source:
      FlightGlobal.com

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        Team Spartan* challenges Canadian FWSAR award

        “Team Spartan’s main allegation is that the selected airplane is unfit to safely perform certain key search and rescue tasks and missions required by Canada and should have been, therefore, disqualified,” the release states. “Based on the above, Team Spartan has applied to the Federal Court for an order requesting that Canada cancel the contract with Airbus and award same to Leonardo.”
        It seems Leonardo is on the offensive today.

        Source:
        FlightGlobal.com

        *Team Spartan: http://www.c-27j.ca/meet-team-spartan

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          German Typhoon intercept Boeing 777 VT-JEX from Mumbai


          Jet Airways Boeing 777-300, registration VT-JEX performing flight 9W-118 from Mumbai "India" to "UK" London Heathrow, was enroute at FL360 about 20nm north of Cologne "Germany" when the aircraft was intercepted by two fighter aircraft due to loss of communication.
          The crew did not respond to any calls on assigned ATC frequencies and the emergency frequency.
          Date: Feb 16th 2017
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          flight crew of 9W 118 has been de-rostered pending investigation.
          Source:
          The Aviationist
          http://famagusta-gazette.com/india-o...-p38665-69.htm
          Last edited by TomcatViP; 24th February 2017, 07:54.

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            New Zealand looks A400 to replace C130 fleet.
            http://bit.ly/2lQRUN4

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              Now that they have a budget for an Air force and a Continent they gonna sink it altogether... Oh wait...

              The 390 would make for a good fit (Marime patrol/Transport/Tanker in a single airframe).

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                Originally posted by Wing8 View Post
                New Zealand looks A400 to replace C130 fleet.
                http://bit.ly/2lQRUN4
                Are they nuts ?!!

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                  Kiwi

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                    Originally posted by TomcatViP View Post
                    Kiwi
                    lol
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                      Originally posted by BlackArcher View Post
                      Are they nuts ?!!
                      Easy now.
                      What Zealand need is some Helios for SAR, VIP etc.
                      No need for fast jets what so ever.

                      So what is left, Transport and Cargo planes.
                      A400M is not as far fetch as some think.
                      Last edited by haavarla; 25th February 2017, 00:30.
                      Thanks

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                        Iraq air force strikes IS targets in Syria

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                          Update: Air Strikes Against Daesh

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                            Jordanian F-16 crashes in Saudi, pilot survives

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                              Originally posted by BlackArcher View Post
                              Are they nuts ?!!
                              Or perhaps they are finally starting to resolve the outstanding issues?

                              The A400 has a huge potential, there is no doubt about that -- if they can just work out the kinks it will become a great plane.

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                                Russia's Next-Gen Stealth Bomber to Replace Tu-22, Tu-95 and Tu-160 Planes

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                                  F-35 to fight ISIS in a few years

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                                    IAF C-130J-30 transport aircraft damaged during landing

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                                      Wow a second accident?

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                                        Originally posted by Loke View Post
                                        The A400 has a huge potential, there is no doubt about that -- if they can just work out the kinks it will become a great plane.
                                        Like F-35, it is a question of maturity. As a mature system, A400 is probably an ideal match for New Zealand. Even so, I'm surprised they would entertain it vs. cheaper options such as C-130J and KC-390.

                                        Originally posted by Tango III View Post
                                        Note the implication: ISIS to be around for (at least) a few more years.

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                                          Yes, nothing to see. All is perfect...

                                          Airbus management is holding discussions with governments about reducing further financial blows related to the A400M. Enders blamed the plane's problems on misguided decisions made at the birth of the program in the early 2000s and exacerbated by problems with engine suppliers and delivery delays that led to big financial penalties.
                                          Europeans are empty handed. Their Military transport is no more than a candle light in a tempest, their logistic is unable to sustain peace time activity without relying heavily on Russian assets and competing with their political priorities. What will you do in tense period, fax Moscow your air transport request?
                                          Hopefully, so far they are not broke and with the rise of Military expenditure, there might be a light at the end of the tunnel if priority are set in the right direction.

                                          errare humanum est and blablabla...

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