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FIRST LOOK: Singapore F-15SG in RSAF50 livery

February 06, 2018 - One of two F-15SGs painted in the RSAF50 scheme seen here on a flight one week before the Singapore Airshow. © Roy Choo...
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Newest RSAF S-70B Seahawk naval helicopter on display at Singapore Airshow

February 02, 2018 - RSAF's S-70B Seahawk 253, on static display at Singapore Airshow 2018, is one of a pair that was ordered in February 201...
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Thai Gripens with RBS-15 anti-ship missiles and inaugural T-50TH deliveries

January 12, 2018 - RTAF Wing 7 The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) put on display one of its 701 Fighter Squadron 's JAS-39C Gripens with a pa...
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Taiwanese Orions declared fully operational as Trackers retire

December 01, 2017 - This is an abridged version of the article. The full text can be viewed in the February 2018 issue of AirForces Monthly...
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RAAF Hornets in Singapore for resurrected Exercise Churinga

September 30, 2017 - One of eight RAAF 'classic' Hornets participating in Ex. Churinga 2017 returns to base after a sortie with RSAF F-15SGs...
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South Korean F-15K conducts Taraus cruise missile drill

September 12, 2017 - With explosive tensions mounting on the Korean peninsular, the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) has announced that it...
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PICTURES: Indonesia and Singapore air forces' F-16s in joint formations

September 07, 2017 - Indonesia and Singapore Air Forces' F-16s fly jointly in the '50' formation. © Roy Choo As part of celebrations to mark...
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PICTURES: Indonesian Apache breaks cover

May 19, 2017 - The first Indonesia Army (Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Darat — TNI–AD) AH-64E Apache Guardian has broken cover at...
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Photos: Breitling DC-3 on World Tour Escorted by FCK-1 Ching-Kuo

April 25, 2017 - The Breitling Douglas DC-3 HB-IRJ, currently in the midst of its round-the-world tour, was given a rousing welcome into...
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PICTURES: RAAF F-35A and EA-18G on show at Avalon 2017

March 03, 2017 - Two key assets of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)'s Plan Jericho — a 10-year blueprint for the transformation of t...
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Tail Flashes on F-15SGs for Singapore Air Force's Exercise Top Ace 2017

January 14, 2017 - Tail flashes applied as part of this year's Exercise Top Ace have been spotted on various Republic of Singapore Air Forc...
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Thai air force Gripen crashes at Hat Yai during Children's Day airshow

January 14, 2017 - RTAF Gripen 70108 taxies out for the final time Hat Yai airport on 14 January with the late Group Captain Dilakrit Patta...
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Singapore's Heli-Lift Facelift

December 01, 2016 - The RSAF operates a Super Puma training detachment at the Oakey Army Aviation Centre in Queensland, Australia. This is b...
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Exercise Torrent 16 — Roadway to Runway

November 14, 2016 - Singapore is keenly aware that only with the uninterrupted ability to launch and recover its air assets could it employ...
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PICTURES: Red Arrows in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore flypasts

October 18, 2016 - © RAF Red Arrows The Royal Air Force (RAF)'s Red Arrows aerobatic team made flypasts over the city centres of Kuala Lum...
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PICTURES: Australian PC-21 achieves frst flight

July 22, 2016 - PICTURE: Pilatus The first of 49 PC-21 destined for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has completed its initial pro...
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China inducts Xian Y-20 into service

July 07, 2016 - via Chinese Internet In a ceremony on Wednesday 7 July, the indigenous Xian Y-20 strategic transport aircraft was forma...
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PICTURES: Lockheed flies first T-50A in bid for USAF T-X Competition

June 03, 2016 - Photo credit: KAI Lockheed Martin has made the first flight of its T-50A, its offering for the U.S. Air Force's competi...
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PREVIEW: RSAF Open House 2016

May 18, 2016 - The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Open House returns to Paya Lebar Air Base over the weekend of 21 and 22 May a...
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PICTURE: First P-8A in Australian livery

April 27, 2016 - T he first RAAF's P-8A Poseidon has rolled out of the paint hangar at Boeing's Renton, Washington facility. (Photo via B...
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Japan's X-2 ShinShin completes maiden flight

April 22, 2016 - The Mitsubishi X-2 demonstrator departs Nagoya Komaki Airport on its maiden flight. © Shimizu Brothers / Jetphotos.net (...
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JASDF U-125 flight inspection aircraft lost with all crew onboard

April 07, 2016 - The three U-125s flown by the Hiko Tenkentai for flight inspection duties are easily identifiable by their distinctive r...
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VMFA-242's 'Bats' in Singapore for Commando Sling 16-2

April 03, 2016 - An F/A-18D Hornet of the VMFA(AW)-242 "Bats" returns after an Exercise Commando Sling 16-2 sortie. © Roy Choo (Click on...
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PICTURE: Singapore F-15SG in new squadron markings

March 22, 2016 - F-15SG Eagle serial 8320 (FMS serial 05-0016) climbs out of Paya Lebar Air Base in an air-to-air configuration. Having w...
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PICTURES: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first Airbus A350

March 04, 2016 - Singapore Airlines' first A350 9V-SMA arrives at Singapore Changi Airport on its delivery flight from Toulouse on 3 Marc...
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SGAirshow16: Pre-show walkaround

February 14, 2016 - Work and a much-needed vacation will keep me from attending the official days of this year's Singapore Airshow — an even...
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Indonesian Super Tucano crash kills four

February 10, 2016 - TNI-AU Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano serial TT-3108 (MSN 31400184) at Tenerife North Airport, Spain during its delivery f...
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VIDEO: Chinese J-15 operations on carrier Liaoning

January 01, 2016 - A video has emerged of Chinese Navy's Shenyang J-15 Flying Shark operations onboard its sole aircraft carrier, the Liaon...
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PICTURE: Taiwanese Mirages escort President's flight

November 20, 2015 - Three RoCAF Mirage 2000-5s fly in formation with President Ma's China Airlines A330 on his trip to Singapore earlier thi...
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PICTURES: ANA Star Wars' R2-D2 themed Dreamliner on show

November 12, 2015 - ANA's 787-9 JA873A, decked out in the R2-D2 droid livery, is one of three of the airline's jets that will be painted in...
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PICTURE: Singapore Airlines A330 nose gear collapse

October 11, 2015 - Efforts are underway to recover Singapore Airlines Airbus A330-300 9V-STG some 7 hours after the collapse of her nose ge...
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VIDEO: U.S. and South Korean 2015 integrated live-fire exercise

August 28, 2015 - © Rider Eye South Korea and the U.S. jointly held the largest ever live-fire exercise south of the Demilitarized Zone o...
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PICTURES: MRH90s train with Australian Navy's HMAS Canberra for IOC demonstration

August 28, 2015 - HMAS Canberra off the north Queensland coast with five MRH90 helicopters embarked and four Landing Craft deployed. © Com...
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Happy Golden Jubilee, Singapore!

August 09, 2015 - Jet Thrust Aviation Images would like to wish Singapore a Happy 50th Birthday! The following two images from this year'...
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Video: Singapore's Black Knights strut their stuff

August 06, 2015 - A brilliant video by Singapore's flagship broadsheet The Straits Times features the Republic of Singapore Air Force's Bl...
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PICTURES: Mixed RSAF fighter formations over Paya Lebar

July 22, 2015 - Commander, ACC leads a formation of two F-15SGs, an F-16D+ and an F-5S over Paya Lebar Air Base. Both the Commander's F-...
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PICTURES: NH90s at Talisman Saber 2015

July 16, 2015 - Aussie MRH90s and Kiwi NH90s have flown alongside each other at the Shoalwater Bay Military Training Area in Exercise Ta...
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PICTURES: RAAF conducts boom refuelling trials between KC-30A and E-7A Wedgetail

June 18, 2015 - © Commonwealth of Australia / FLTLT Drew Abbott The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has performed a series of air-to-...
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Looking back: A decade since Singapore Skyhawks stood down from frontline service

March 31, 2015 - The A-4 Skyhawk had an illustrious career with the RSAF over its 31 years of frontline service. Four TA-4SU Super Skyhaw...
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Dramatic pictures of Indonesian KT-1s in mid-air collision at LIMA 2015 rehearsal

March 15, 2015 - © Oliver Santa via flightglobal.com This week's Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace (LIMA) exhibition 2015 did...
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Stunning air-to-air photography from Cope North 2015

February 20, 2015 - A USAF B-52 leads (from furthest) a USAF Kedena-based F-15C, a JASDF F-15J and F-2, as well as a RAAF F/A-18A. Some ter...
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First images of KJ-500 AEW&C operational with PLAAF

February 19, 2015 - Devoid of serials, this PLAAF KJ-500 makes its approach for an unidentified airfield. © Chinese internet / VF-154 The f...
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PICTURE: Korean mixed fighter formation at Exercise Soaring Eagle

February 10, 2015 - © South Korean Air Force The Republic of Korean Air Force (RoKAF) has released this fabulous image of a mixed formation...
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PICTURES: Scoot flies home first Boeing 787-9

February 03, 2015 - CEO Campbell Wilson and cabin crew pose with Scoot's first 787-9 at the Boeing Delivery Centre in Everett. © Roy Choo (C...
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PICTURE: First Scoot 787 makes inaugural flight

January 13, 2015 - Scoot's first Boeing 787-9 on its return to Paine Field after a test flight to Moses Lake on 12 January. © lufthansaflye...
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PICTURES: Singapore air assets in Indonesia AirAsia QZ8501 search and recovery

January 04, 2015 - Singapore's close proximity and warm ties with Indonesia has allowed it to be the first and largest foreign contributor...
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NSW Police Air Wing assets active during the Sydney cafe siege

December 15, 2014 - As hundreds of police officers swarmed a cafe in the heart of the Sydney CBD amidst a hostage standoff, their colleagues...
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First batch of Taiwanese Black Hawks delivered

December 07, 2014 - ROCA UH-60M Black Hawk 904 undergoes flight testing after having been assembled at the Port of Kaohsiung. Photo credit:...
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PICTURES: Singapore F-5s and Indonesian Hawks participate in Exercise Elang Indopura 2014

December 03, 2014 - The Indonesian Air Force (Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Udara - TNI-AU) and Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF)...
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PICTURE: NokScoot's 777 makes first appearance

November 23, 2014 - NokScoot's first Boeing 777-200 returns from an air test at Singapore Changi Airport on 22 November. The airline's liver...
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PICTURES: Australian AP-3C Orions monitor Russian flotilla

November 21, 2014 - The Australian Defence Force has released images of a Russian Surface Task Group being monitored by Royal Australian Air...
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Singapore to induct aerostat in surveillance duties; Malaysia might follow suit

October 31, 2014 - A TCOM 74 metre aerostat system. Photo credit: TCOM Aerostat sytems have proven to be important and cost-effective asse...
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Mid-air collision of Taiwan's Thunder Tigers leaves pilot dead

October 21, 2014 - Photo credit: The China Post A Republic of China Air Force (RoCAF)'s Thunder Tigers aerobatic pilot was killed on 22 Oc...
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Vietnam's first C-295 flown

October 18, 2014 - Vietnam's first C-295M on its inaugural flight from Seville's San Pablo Airport where the aircraft's final assembly line...
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Indian Air Force Su-30MKI crashes near Pune

October 15, 2014 - The IAF Su-30MKI crashed in Kolawadi Village at 1741 hrs local time on 14 October while on approach for Lohegaon Air For...
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New Chinese 'Gao Xin 8' ELINT aircraft intercepted by Japanese fighters

October 08, 2014 - PLANAF GX-8 serialed 9221 was intercepted and photographed by JASDF fighters on October 3. Photo credit: JASDF Japan Ai...
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New home for retired Singapore air force E-2C Hawkeye

October 05, 2014 - E-2C Hawkeye serial 015 is being worked on at the Air Force Museum at Paya Lebar Air Base. © Roy Choo Work is ongoing o...
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Australia's first two F-35s take to the skies

October 02, 2014 - AU-1 / A35-001 on its maiden flight. Photo credit: Lockheed Martin / Liz Kaszynski (Click on image for high resolution v...
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Malaysian Su-30MKM completes first live firings of Kh-31 missiles

September 25, 2014 - In an integrated missile firing exercise with the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) on September 10, a Royal Malaysian Air Forc...
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PICTURES: RSAF Black Knights F-16 with an assortment of stores

September 24, 2014 - © Roy Choo The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF)'s Black Knights aerobatic team have been on lull since the conclu...
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RAAF contingent departs for the Middle East

September 21, 2014 - © Commonwealth of Australia / CPL Ben Dempster A contingent of Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) personnel and aircraft...
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Taiwan's air force conducts freeway operations in "Han Kuang 30" exercise

September 17, 2014 - An ROCAF F-CK-1 Indigenous Defence Fighter takes off from a stretch of the Sun Yat-sen Freeway after being refuelled and...
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Exercise Koolendong 2014: Marines in the Outback

September 11, 2014 - CH-53E Super Stallions from the HMH-463 “ Pegasus ”, attached to the Marine Rotational Force - Darwin, insert Marines on...
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Singapore may have underdeclared the number of its F-15SGs

August 26, 2014 - RSAF F-15SG 8323 holds the U.S. serial 05-0019, identifying it as the 19th F-15SG airframe. © Roy Choo There has been m...
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PICTURE: First view of China Airlines Boeing 777-300ER

August 12, 2014 - China Airlines first Boeing 777-300ER on its return to Paine Field after having flown to Portland for painting. © Royal...
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PICTURES: Pitch Black 2014 in full swing

August 07, 2014 - Since 1 August, the skies over the Top End — as the northernmost section of the Northern Territory, Australia is known —...
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NEWS: Airbus completes A350 route-proving trials in Asia

July 31, 2014 - Airbus A350 MSN5 touches down in Hong Kong's Chek Lap Kok Airport for the very first time on 28 July. © Edwin Chai Airb...
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NEWS: First RAAF F-35s rolled out

July 25, 2014 - AU-1 / A35-001 at the roll out ceremony. (Photo credit: Lockheed Martin / Angel DelCueto) The first two Royal Australia...
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NEWS: RAAF dispatches C-17 to assist in the repatriation of MH17 bodies

July 22, 2014 - © Roy Choo A Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) C-17A Globemaster III (serial A41-209; callsign Aussie 620) has landed a...
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PICTURES: RAAF E-7A Wedgetail tanks from an RSAF KC-135R Stratotanker

June 30, 2014 - Air-to-air refueling training between a Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF)'s KC-135R Stratotanker and a visiting Roy...
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PICTURES: RAAF Hawks pay the Gold Coast a visit

June 27, 2014 - Hawk 127 serial A27-19 arrives at Coolangatta. The red structure in the background denotes the state border between Quee...
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NEWS: Tigerair Mandala calls it a day

June 18, 2014 - As of May 2014, Tigerair Mandala operates a fleet of 13 Airbus A320s and flies to 7 domestic and 4 international destina...
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USAF F-22s in Malaysia for Exercise Cope Taufan 2014

June 09, 2014 - Photo credit: U.S. Air Force / Staff Sgt. Sheila deVera (Click on image for higher resolution version.) Six U.S. Air Fo...
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PICTURES: Thai Airways reveals first Boeing 787

June 05, 2014 - © Thai Airways Thai Airways has revealed its first Boeing 787-8 after having completed paint works at Boeing’s Everett...
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PICTURES: Eleven Malaysian EC725 helicopters in formation flight

May 20, 2014 - All images © TUDM No. 10 Skuadron of the Tentera Udara Diraja Malaysia (TUDM — Royal Malaysian Air Force) made history...
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PICTURES: Tail flashes commemorate 5 years of RSAF's Peace Carvin V training

May 16, 2014 - Decked in pirate costumes, 428th FS personnel pose in front of 2 F-15SGs with specially painted tail art. © U.S. Air For...
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NEWS: MH370 aerial search called off

April 27, 2014 - A Royal Australian Air Force E-7A Wedgetail and two U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidons at Perth International Airport prior to the...
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NEWS: Taiwanese Army AH-64E Apache attack helicopter crashes

April 25, 2014 - Photo credit: tw.news.yahoo.com A Republic of China Army Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian crashed onto the roof of a resid...
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NEWS: Indonesia receives Boeing 737 Presidential aircraft

April 11, 2014 - The Indonesian Presidential BBJ2 on a stopover at Honolulu while on its delivery flight. © Blue Wave Group / hnlrarebird...
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PICTURE: Air New Zealand's first Boeing 787-9 unveiled

April 08, 2014 - Image: Air New Zealand Boeing has rolled out of its Everett paint hangar the first of ten 787-9 Dreamliners for Air New...
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PICTURE: Chinese Il-76 in Perth-based MH370 hunt

March 28, 2014 - Used with kind permission from Mark Lynam An Il-76MD/TD from the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF)'s 13th Tran...
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NEWS: Tigerair orders 37 A320neo

March 24, 2014 - © Airbus SAS The Singapore-listed Tigerair Group today announced that it has placed an order for 37 Airbus A320neo with...
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PICTURE: RAAF C-130J participates in MH370 search efforts

March 21, 2014 - © Commonwealth of Australia / Leading Seaman Justin Brown Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) loadmasters launch a Self L...
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NEWS: U.S. Navy deploys P-8 Poseidon for MH370 search operations

March 13, 2014 - A P-8A Poseidon from the VP-16 'War Eagles'. © Roy Choo A spokesperson from the United States Navy (USN)'s Seventh Flee...
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PICTURE: RSAF C-130 Hercules in Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 search efforts

March 09, 2014 - © The Straits Times / Desmond Lim (Click on image for high resolution version.) The website of Singapore's national bro...
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USAF Aggressors deployed to Amberley for Ex. Lightning Viper

March 07, 2014 - The United States Air Force (USAF) 18th Aggressor Squadron (18th AGRS) have been deployed to Royal Australian Air Force...
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NEWS: Singapore confirms A330 MRTT to replace KC-135R

March 06, 2014 - Singapore's A330 MRTTs would likely be configured to similar standards as those used by the Royal Australian Air Force....
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SGAirshow14: SilkAir's first Boeing 737-800 makes its home debut

February 28, 2014 - SilkAir puts its first Boeing 737-8SA, 9V-MGA, on a one day exclusive display at the Singapore Airshow 2014. © Roy Choo...
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SGAirshow14: RSAF45 @ Singapore Airshow 2014

February 13, 2014 - The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) celebrates its 45th Anniversary this year and will be commemorating this spec...
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SGAirshow14: Airbus promotes A400M to Singapore

February 11, 2014 - © Airbus Military (Click on image for high resolution version.) From the Airbus stand at Singapore Airshow 2014, a some...
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PICTURE: RAAF C-130J Hercules flypast over Melbourne

February 10, 2014 - A RAAF C-130J Hercules flies over the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Photo credit: Commonwealth of Australia, Departmen...
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Aerobatic spectaculars in store at Singapore Airshow 2014

February 08, 2014 - The skies over the eastern part of Singapore have started to be embro idered with colourful jets and smoke trails. To be...
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NEWS: SilkAir takes delivery of first Boeing 737-800

February 04, 2014 - Singapore Airlines (SIA)'s full-service regional subsidiary SilkAir has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737-800 at a...
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REPORT: Malaysia offered 6 used Tiger HAP

January 29, 2014 - Airbus Helicopters Tiger HAP demonstrator at Malaysia's LIMA Airshow in December 2011. A report has emerged from Fren...
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NEWS: First Thai F-16 MLUs rolled out

January 27, 2014 - The first 2 of 18 Thai F-16A/B Block 15 aircraft to undergo a MLU have been rolled out. Photo credit: Sukasom/www.thaiar...
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Highlights from Exercise Pitch Black 2012

August 11, 2012 - Some 2,200 personnel and 94 military aircraft from the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), Republic of Singapore Air Forc...
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Singapore PC-21s at Defence Force Air Show - RAAF Base Pearce 2012

May 20, 2012 - For the first time in 7 years, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Pearce in Western Australia opened its gates to th...
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Singapore Airshow 2012

February 21, 2012 - The 2012 edition of the biennale Singapore Airshow was held from 14 to 19 February at the Changi Exhibition Centre. Bein...
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Exercise Commando Sling 12-1

December 18, 2011 - ‘Commando Sling’ is the code name for a series of bilateral air combat exercises between the United States and Singapore...
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