Air International 2018-08
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Maintenance costs for the Aeronavale Panther fleet are approximately 2.6 times less expensive than the NH90.
The Aviation Legere de I'Armee de Terre has about 100 Gazelle helicopters in service. Despite 32 years of service, the Gazelle continues to fly armed patrol and reconnaissance missions, often working together with the Tigre crews.
Based on the JJ-7A, the JL-9 is a de facto new trainer but lacks performance and a digital cockpit for preparing student pilots for new generation fighters. This JL-9 is flown by the 171st Brigade based at Cangzhou-Cangxian Flight Instructor Training Base.
The JL-10 is the PLAAF's most modern jet trainer based on the original Yakovlev Yak-130 and entered service in late 2017 with the 172nd Brigade based at Cangzhou-Cangxian Flight Instructor Training Base.
An ironic reality of the PLAAF's training system is the dependency on the earlier-generation JJ-7A at a time when new-generation J-16 and J-20 fighters are entering front line service.
There are about 15 Il-20s in the Russian Air Force fleet, most are slated to be upgraded to Il-20M standard.
Caracals will receive new armament systems in the upcoming months.
Textron Aviation’s AT-6 Wolverine, N630LA, loaded with two 2.75-inch rocket pods, two HMP-400 machine gun pods carrying 0.50-calibre machine guns, and an inert 25lb BDU-33 practice bomb over White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.
The AT-6 was participating in the US Air Force Light Attack Experiment (OA-X) held at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico - trials to determine the feasibility of using light aircraft in attack roles
Textron's AT-6 Wolverine N630LA in a shelter at Holloman, quite possibly once used by F-15C Eagles assigned to the 49th Fighter Wing until 1992 and F-117 Nighthawks between 1992 and 2004.
The PLAAF’s standard primary jet trainer is the JL-8 such as this one flown by the Xi'an Flight Academy's Red Falcon aerial demonstration team.
The Su-57 was combat-tested in Syria, with a limited scope to evaluate the aircraft's integration within the common Russian command-and-control system.
The Kh-59MK2 missile incorporates low-observable features and folding wings for internal carriage by the Su-57.
Despite the CJ-6 remaining as the PLAAF's sole primary trainer, there are only a few images of operational aircraft available. The ones featured are from the Sky Wings aerial demonstration team.
The versatile AS555 Fennec, shown fitted with a 20mm cannon for close air support, has been used in many different roles throughout the years.
The Orlan-10 is the first military Russian UAV offered for export.
An A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia.
An Afghan Air Force A-29 flies over southern Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, during a training mission.
1 февраля 2018г. пресс-служба ВВС США сообщила, что для финального этапа испытаний по программе Light Attack (также известна как OA-X), предусматривающей создание легкого ударного самолета, выбраны Embraer A-29 Super Tucano (на фото) и Hawker Beechcraft AT-6 Wolverine.
An A-29 Super Tucano releases a 500lb GBU-12 Paveway II laser-guided bomb over White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, in August 2019.
An Afghan Air Force A-29 taxis at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan.
An A-29 taxies at Holloman Air Force Base during the US Air Force light attack experiment.