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  • Tango III
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    • Sep 2006
    • 25360

    Iraqi army plane crashes, IS claims downing it

    http://news.yahoo.com/video/iraqi-pl...182839522.html

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    • BlackArcher
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      • Dec 2010
      • 4235

      Russia says Syrian MiG-21 downed by MANPADS

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      • TomcatViP
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        • Nov 2011
        • 6008

        Venezuela receives more Chinese K-8 trainers

        The Venezuelan Air Force (Aviacin Militar Bolivariana de Venezuela) in late February received six Hongdu K-8W jet trainers for its Grupo Areo de Operaciones Especiales N 15 based at Maracaibo
        [...]
        Venezuela received 18 K-8Ws from January 2010 for N 15 and the Grupo Areo de Caza N 12 at Barquisimeto. For Grupo 12 the K-8Ws replaced the Northrop VF-5A Freedom Fighter and for Grupo 15 they replaced the Boeing (Rockwell) OV-10 Bronco, performing advanced training, light attack, and operations against illegal flights.
        Source:
        IHS

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        • irtusk
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Jan 2007
          • 1006

          German Luftwaffe may buy C-130 in addition to A400M

          Germany's air force is considering buying more aircraft in addition to Airbus A400M military transport planes, one parliamentary and one military source said on Wednesday.

          In its deliberations, which the military source said are not linked to problems with the Airbus A400M, the air force could buy about 10 additional planes.

          The parliamentary source said purchases of something like Lockheed's C-130 Hercules might be envisaged and that the A400 was, according to the air force, too wide and heavy to land on some runways.
          Eamon Hamilton ‏@eamonhamilton

          Luftwaffe potentially buying 10 C130J Hercules (ht @alert5) is a BIG upset for A400M

          RAF opted to keep C130J post 2020 (had planned to axe fleet); Armee de l'Aire buying 2+2 C130J/KC130J; now Luftwaffe w/ potential 10ac.

          Of course, Luftwaffe may opt for a twin-engine light transport - it'd be certainly cheaper - but capability gap would potentially be greater

          Luftwaffe operating C130J is kinda funny, too, being the only western Air Force that *hasn't* operated Hercules in its 62-year history

          Even the Soviet Union flew the C130 Hercules before the Germans ;-)
          Last edited by irtusk; 17th March 2016, 03:02.

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          • Tango III
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            • Sep 2006
            • 25360

            Second batch of four P-8s for the RAAF approved

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            • Tango III
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              • Sep 2006
              • 25360

              Luke F-35s Drop First Weapons

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              • Tango III
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                • Sep 2006
                • 25360

                IAF's depleting assets preclude two-front war option

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                • BlackArcher
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                  • Dec 2010
                  • 4235

                  MiG-35 pre-production batch to start flight tests soon

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                  • Tango III
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                    • Sep 2006
                    • 25360

                    China Delivers Six K-8W Jets to Venezuela, Another Three on the Way

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                    • Tango III
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • Sep 2006
                      • 25360

                      How Lockheed Martin's Grand Plan for the F-35 Fell Apart

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                      • Tango III
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • Sep 2006
                        • 25360

                        US welcomes Saudi move to wind down Yemen campaign

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                        • Tango III
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                          • Sep 2006
                          • 25360

                          Lockheed Martin, Making Money the Old-Fashioned Way

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                          • Tango III
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                            • Sep 2006
                            • 25360

                            Skunk Works pushes investment in F-22 and F-35 over new aircraft

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                            • Tango III
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                              • Sep 2006
                              • 25360

                              F-35 vs. Eurofighter Typhoon: Which Fighter Will Dominate?

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                              • Tango III
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                                • Sep 2006
                                • 25360

                                Eight sailors hurt in accident on USS Eisenhower carrier flight deck

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                                • Tango III
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                                  • Sep 2006
                                  • 25360

                                  Germany's Got a 4-Barrel Laser Gatling Gun

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                                  • Tango III
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                                    • Sep 2006
                                    • 25360

                                    US Navy To Get One Gulfstream G-550 Aircraft AEW For $91 Million

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                                    • Tango III
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                                      • Sep 2006
                                      • 25360

                                      Japan-Qatar Ties Help Fund Rafale Order

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                                      • TomcatViP
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                                        • Nov 2011
                                        • 6008

                                        Mi chiamano Leonardo: Finmeccanica rebranded

                                        Naming a defense company after the Renaissance artist who painted the Mona Lisa may raise eyebrows, but a company spokeswoman said the choice was in part inspired by Leonardo’s groundbreaking designs and inventions, including plans for a prototype helicopter, centuries before the first rotorcraft took flight.[...]
                                        Last year, Moretti promised a new, “short and memorable” title for the firm as he pressed ahead with plans to turn Finmeccanica’s semi-autonomous units into centralized divisions, eliminating overlaps and shedding dozens of senior managers.

                                        “Finmeccanica is an obsolete name, we will truly change it,” he said.

                                        The prefix Fin in Finmeccanica was used by Italian governments to denote a state controlled financial holding company, and reflects Finmeccanica’s creation as a holding company which gathered together numerous small firms.

                                        [... ]
                                        Some analysts have however argued that the name is too closely associated with kickback allegations that have plagued the company in recent years.
                                        What a Loss of time.


                                        Helicopter orders dropped 14 percent from €4.56 billion to €3.9 billion[...]
                                        Aeronautical orders dipped 44 percent from €3.1 billion to €1.74 billion

                                        Italy’s Finmeccanica announced a 23 percent rise in core profits in 2015, driven by restructuring and cost-cutting.
                                        Source:
                                        DefenseNews.com
                                        Last edited by TomcatViP; 20th March 2016, 21:55.

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                                        • Spitfire9
                                          Rank 5 Registered User
                                          • Jul 2008
                                          • 2809

                                          Artists are creative. Arms manufacturers are largely destructive, intent on devising means to destroy what humanity has built or created. Arms manufacturers might be creative in seeking to come up with ways and tools to destroy things but never let them liken themselves to the creative geniuses of the last 1000 years. I find the choice of 'Leonardo' as a brand name pretentious, very inappropriate and in extremely bad taste. But then who ever said marketing people suffered from taste?
                                          Sum ergo cogito

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