Warplanes: February 24, 2000


The Royal New Zealand Air Force has formed an aerial display team, the Black Falcons, from instructor pilots in the 14th Squadron. This unit flies MB339CB trainers, and will perform exhibitions in order to recruit youth into the military. The RNZAF is fitting its C-130 aircraft with defensive systems including cockpit armor, APR-39AV2 radar warning receivers, LEM2160 Missile Warning Systems, and ALR47 chaff/flare dispensers. The New Zealanders have modified all five of their C-130s to accept the system, but only bought three sets. These will be used mostly for New Zealand units sent to dangerous foreign areas on peacekeeping or UN missions.--Stephen V Cole


Article Archive

Warplanes: Current 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 



Help Keep Us Soaring

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling. We need your help in reversing that trend. We would like to add 20 new subscribers this month.

Each month we count on your subscriptions or contributions. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage. A contribution is not a donation that you can deduct at tax time, but a form of crowdfunding. We store none of your information when you contribute..
Subscribe   Contribute   Close