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Fri, Oct 31, 2014

Pilot Fatally Injured In MK-58 Accident

Privately-Owned Military Trainer Went Down On Approach To Port Hueneme, CA

The pilot of a privately-owned MK-58 military training jet was fatally injured Wednesday when the airplane went down on approach to Port Hueneme Naval Base in southern California.

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Fri, Oct 31, 2014

'Grim Reapers' Introduce NAS Oceana To F-35C

First Landing At Master Jet Base Occurred October 28

The "Grim Reapers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101 returned to Naval Air Station Oceana Oct. 28, bringing with them the future of Naval Aviation.

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Fri, Oct 31, 2014

NAS Jax Air Show Draws Record Crowd

Over 300,000 Watch The Show That Included The Blue Angels

Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville (Jax) hosted an air show featuring the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, and 13 other military and civilian aviation acts at its airfield, Oct. 24-26.

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Fri, Oct 31, 2014

U.K. To Order First Batch Of Operational F-35B Aircraft

Contract Expecte To Be In Place 'Within Weeks'

The U.K. Ministry of Defense has agreed to order 4 Lightning II combat aircraft. Defense Secretary Michael Fallon has announced that the Ministry of Defense (MOD) has reached an agreement in principle on an order for the first production batch of four Lightning II stealth combat aircraft.

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Thu, Oct 30, 2014

SC, OR Legislators Fight To Keep USCG SAR Helos

Coast Guard Would Remove Two From Charleston, SC, One From Newport, OR

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has proposed removing two Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopters from its base in Charleston, SC, as well as one from Newport, OR, and that plan is not sitting well with three U.S. Senators ... or the U.S. Marine Corps.

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Thu, Oct 30, 2014

New Ship-Based UAS Set For Development

Airbus Defense And Space Signs Cooperation Agreement With DCNS For The Development Of TANAN Aircraft

As part of the 2014 Euronaval exhibition, Airbus Defense and Space and DCNS signed a cooperation agreement on Tuesday in Paris to develop a ship-based helicopter UAS capability.

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Thu, Oct 30, 2014

U.K. Ministry Of Defense Makes $2.42 Billion Air Traffic Management Deal

Contract Awarded To Joint Venture Between Thales And NATS

AQUILA, a joint venture between Thales and NATS, has been awarded the £1.5 billion (approx. $2.42 billion) contract, which is expected to save U.K. taxpayers up to £1 billion (approx $1.6 billion) over the next 22 years.

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Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Insitu Announces ScanEagle 2

The Next Generation Of The ScanEagle Platform

The next generation of the ScanEagle platform has been introduced by Insitu at the Euronaval Exhibition and Conference in Paris.

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Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Italian WWII Fighter Pilot Found At Controls Of Crashed Airplane

Aircraft Went Down During A Battle Nearly 70 Years Ago

The wreckage of an Italian Macchi C.205 fighter plane has been found outside Pauda in northern Italy buried 13 feet underground with its pilot still at the controls.

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Thu, Oct 02, 2014

Army, Air Force Test New Landing Strip At Army's Fort Riley

Dirt Field Certified For C-130 Operations

The Army and Air Force performed a joint airborne air transportability training exercise on a new flight landing strip at Fort Riley, KS Oct. 27-29. The exercise validated the air strip's capabilities for future operations and replicated conditions Airmen and Soldiers encounter in austere forward operating locations. Construction of this flight landing strip was completed Sept. 13, 2013.

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