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August 21, 2019, 6:05 AM

Japan Firms Up on F-35B; F-16s Approved for Taiwan

Japan formalizes its intent to buy STOVL F-35Bs, while Taiwan’s long-held desire to receive more F-16s finally gets U.S. approval

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Aug 23, 2019 - 4:18 AM
The Czechs have selected the UH-1Y and AH-1Z in preference to the Sikorsky UH-60M as the country increases its defense spending
Aug 21, 2019 - 7:18 AM
Ilyushin’s Il-276 has long been pitched as a replacement for the An-12 airlifter, but the Russian defense ministry is now also looking at rival designs
F-35 in flight
Aug 21, 2019 - 6:05 AM
Japan formalizes its intent to buy STOVL F-35Bs, while Taiwan’s long-held desire to receive more F-16s finally gets U.S. approval
Aug 20, 2019 - 11:11 AM
Having already gained domestic orders, the twin-jet Antonov transport has now received an order from the Peruvian police
Airbus Lakota in flight
Aug 19, 2019 - 10:58 PM
The U.S. Army has trained nearly 1,500 student pilots on the Airbus UH-72A.
E-767
Aug 15, 2019 - 8:54 AM
Improving the E-767s is part of an overhaul for Japan’s air surveillance fleet that also includes new-generation Hawkeyes.
A-10C
Aug 14, 2019 - 5:49 PM
Work to give 173 A-10Cs a new lease on life has been undertaken since 2011 and has now reached its conclusion.
Xian H-6K
Aug 14, 2019 - 3:02 PM
The People’s Liberation Army Air Force dispatched J-10s, JH-7s, and H-6Ks to take part in the Russian Aviadarts exercise.
KC-46A
Aug 13, 2019 - 6:09 PM
The delivery of two Pegasus tankers to Pease ANGB in New Hampshire marks the start of the type’s career with the Air National Guard.
MiG-31
Aug 13, 2019 - 8:19 AM
The Perm Motor Works is building new hot-section components to allow the overhaul of engines to keep the MiG-31 fleet flying until 2035.