August 11, 2017 Military Aviation News

The Air Force is testing these 4 planes to potentially fight alongside the legendary A-10


Air Force officials and international observers have flocked to Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico for the service's Light Attack Experiment, going on throughout August. The exercise has been planned for months, after Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein said in January the branch was looking for an inexpensive fighter with the ability to do close-air-support missions.

USAF returns mothballed Raptor to fleet


The US Air Force has taken a Lockheed Martin F-22A out of storage and plans to return the Raptor to flying status by the end of this year, the service confirms to FlightGlobal. The service’s fiscal year 2018 budget justification documents states the F-22 programme will add another operational test aircraft to the fleet by taking one aircraft out of flyable storage.

MV-22 struck flight deck before fatal crash


A US Marine Corps Bell Boeing MV-22 struck the flight deck of an amphibious transport dock before crashing into waters off the coast of East Australia on 5 August, a US Navy document shows.

Audit report highlights Italy's F-35 challenges


Italy wants to move its four Lockheed Martin F-35As allocated to an international training school in the USA to Europe, to support its operational preparations with the type, according to an audit office report published on 7 August.

‘Strong and Resolute’: South Korea, Japan Issue ‘Stern Warning’ to North Korea


South Korea and Japan reaffirmed their support for the US on Thursday following North Korea’s announcement that they are considering a ballistic missile attack against Andersen Air Force Base on the US island territory of Guam in Micronesia.

India Freezes Purchase of Additional AH-64E Apache From US


Indian Army was to receive its first tranche of eleven AH-64E Apache helicopters under the options clause of an earlier deal; but government says it has no immediate plans to place the order.

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