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October 31, 2014
Israel backing out of US V-22 aircraft sale: report
Jerusalem (AFP) Oct 30, 2014
Israel's defence minister is dropping the purchase of US V-22 Osprey aircraft, raising concerns that this could further chill already frosty relations with Washington, Israel Hayom daily said Thursday. The mass-circulation freesheet, considered close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, said Moshe Yaalon's decision went against the Israeli military's wishes. The paper linked the move to budget constraints, lessons learned from the 50-day summer war in the Gaza Strip and the recent conclusion of ... read more

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Maintenance, upgrade work on Italian aircraft carrier ahead of schedule
Extensive maintenance and modernization work on the Italian aircraft carrier Giuseppe Garibaldi is being completed months ahead of schedule. ... more
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C-17 false claims allegations settled by Boeing for $23 million
The U.S. Justice Department said Boeing Company has paid $23 million over allegations it submitted false claims for labor performed on C-17 maintenance. ... more
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Jordanian Air Force helicopter pilots to train on Robinson aircraft
Light helicopters from the Robinson Helicopter Company have been selected by the Royal Jordanian Air Force as pilot training aircraft. ... more
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NMSU helps NASA's Scientific Balloon Program achieve rare feat
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Bell Helicopter chooses GE Aviation for its V-80 Valor program
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Qatar receiving special systems for new Apache helicopters
The Qatar Emiri Air Force is receiving Apache helicopter targeting and pilotage systems from Lockheed Martin under a Foreign Military Sales contract. ... more
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Brazil's KC-390 set for series production
Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer says it's ready to begin series production of KC-390 aircraft for the Brazilian Air Force. ... more
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New fighters added to Russian Air Force fleet
Russia's Ministry of Defense has received a number of multi-role fighters from the Sukhoi Company. ... more
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2 dead in Algeria military plane crash
An Algerian air force plane crashed Monday in the south of the country during a training exercise, killing the two soldiers on board, the defence ministry said. ... more
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NASA-Pioneered Automatic Ground-Collision Avoidance System Operational
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Saab taps South African subsidiary for Gripen E work
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Rafale F1 naval jet upgraded by Dassault Aviation
The French government has received the first of 10 Rafale F1 naval jets upgraded by Dassault Aviation for expanded mission capabilities. ... more
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New NASA Technology Brings Critical Data to Pilots Over Remote Alaskan Territories
NASA has formally delivered to Alaskan officials a new technology that could help pilots flying over the vast wilderness expanses of the northern-most state. The technology is designed to help pilot ... more
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BAE Systems Australia building avionics components for F-35
BAE Systems Australia has announced signing of an agreement with Northrop Grumman to provide components for F-35 aircraft. ... more
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