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November 2013 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 
 

French Pilots qualified on General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper & send on Sahel surveillance mission soon

French Pilots qualified on General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper & send on Sahel surveillance mission soon
 
French Ministry of Defense, announced today that 6 six its pilots have been qualified on General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper. The three teams, from the 1/33 “Belfort” drone squadron, have been officially declared operational since November 26.
French Ministry of Defense, announced today that 6 six its pilots have been qualified on General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper. The three teams, from the 1/33 “Belfort” drone squadron, have been officially declared operational since November 26.
   

BAE Systems wins top award from UK Ministry of Defence for BAe-146-200QC

BAE Systems wins top award from UK Ministry of Defence for BAe-146-200QC
 
BAE Systems has today been awarded one of the highest accolades from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) for its part in the conversion of two BAe 146-200QC (Quick Change) aircraft that were converted from commercial to military aircraft configuration for use by the Royal Air Force.
BAE Systems has today been awarded one of the highest accolades from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) for its part in the conversion of two BAe 146-200QC (Quick Change) aircraft that were converted from commercial to military aircraft configuration for use by the Royal Air Force.
   

Eurofighter Typhoon: Flight tests with MBDA Storm Shadow missile started

Eurofighter Typhoon: Flight tests with MBDA Storm Shadow missile started
 
Eurofighter Partner Company Alenia Aermacchi has confirmed that the first in a major series of flight tests to integrate the MBDA Storm Shadow missile onto Eurofighter Typhoon has now taken place.
Eurofighter Partner Company Alenia Aermacchi has confirmed that the first in a major series of flight tests to integrate the MBDA Storm Shadow missile onto Eurofighter Typhoon has now taken place.
   

Eurocopter receives first main fuselage assembly from Indonesian Aerospace for EC725 & EC225

Eurocopter receives first main fuselage assembly from Indonesian Aerospace for EC725 & EC225
 
PT Dirgantara Indonesia/Indonesian Aerospace (IAe) has delivered the first complete main fuselage assembly it has produced for Eurocopter EC725 and EC225 helicopters, marking a significant milestone in the companies’ industrial partnership.
PT Dirgantara Indonesia/Indonesian Aerospace (IAe) has delivered the first complete main fuselage assembly it has produced for Eurocopter EC725 and EC225 helicopters, marking a significant milestone in the companies’ industrial partnership.
   

Russian Helicopters delivers latest commercial Mi-171 to Indonesia

Russian Helicopters delivers latest commercial Mi-171 to Indonesia
 
Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of Rostec State Corporation, has delivered a second commercial multirole Mi-171 helicopter built by Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant to Airfast Indonesia.
Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of Rostec State Corporation, has delivered a second commercial multirole Mi-171 helicopter built by Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant to Airfast Indonesia.
   

CM-400AKG a New export variant of an anti-ship missile from China (Russian Media)

CM-400AKG a New export variant of an anti-ship missile from China (Russian Media)
 
The CM-400AKG supersonic cruise missile designed by Aviation Industry Corporation of China (an export version of China's YJ-12 anti-ship missile). The missile seems to be design to be integrated on the FC-1 Xiaolong / JF-17 Thunder and therefore has a potential export customer: Pakistan
The CM-400AKG supersonic cruise missile designed by Aviation Industry Corporation of China (an export version of China's YJ-12 anti-ship missile). The missile seems to be design to be integrated on the FC-1 Xiaolong / JF-17 Thunder and therefore has a potential export customer: Pakistan
   

Northrop Grumman to Supply AN/TPS-78 Air Defense Radar Systems to Royal Thai Air Force.

Northrop Grumman to Supply AN/TPS-78 Air Defense Radar Systems to Royal Thai Air Force
 
Northrop Grumman Corporation has been selected by the Royal Thai Air Force to supply additional AN/TPS-78 air defense and surveillance radar systems. Under the terms of the contract, Northrop Grumman will begin supplying equipment to the Royal Thai Air Force in 2015. The company will also provide training, spares and logistics support.
Northrop Grumman Corporation has been selected by the Royal Thai Air Force to supply additional AN/TPS-78 air defense and surveillance radar systems. Under the terms of the contract, Northrop Grumman will begin supplying equipment to the Royal Thai Air Force in 2015. The company will also provide training, spares and logistics support.
   

BAE Systems win $200m contract to support and upgrade Korean Lockheed Martin F-16

BAE Systems win $200m contract to support and upgrade Korean Lockheed Martin F-16
 
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea for Phase 1 upgrades of 134 KF-16C/D Block 52 aircraft and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $200 million.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea for Phase 1 upgrades of 134 KF-16C/D Block 52 aircraft and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $200 million.
   

Royal Cambodian Air Force receives 12 CATIC Z-9 helicopters

Royal Cambodian Air Force receives 12 CATIC Z-9 helicopters
 
Twelve China National Aero-Technology Import and Export Corporation (CATIC) Zhi-9 (Z-9) utility helicopters, which Cambodia had purchased from China, were delivered to the Royal Cambodian Air Force on Monday.
Twelve China National Aero-Technology Import and Export Corporation (CATIC) Zhi-9 (Z-9) utility helicopters, which Cambodia had purchased from China, were delivered to the Royal Cambodian Air Force on Monday.
   

UAE Armed Forces places Dh1.8bn weapons order with Tawazun for Al Tariq guided bomb

UAE Armed Forces places Dh1.8bn weapons order with Tawazun for Al Tariq guided bomb
 
The UAE Armed Forces has placed a Dh1.8 billion weapons order with Tawazun, the Abu Dhabi-based arms maker.
The UAE Armed Forces has placed a Dh1.8 billion weapons order with Tawazun, the Abu Dhabi-based arms maker.
The contract is for the production of an undisclosed quantity of Tawazun Dynamics’ Al Tariq precision-guided weapon systems, Tawazun said yesterday. The weapons are made by the company’s Tawazun Dynamics unit.
   

Peruvian Ministry of Defense selects the Alenia Aermacchi C-27J Spartan tactical airlifter

Peruvian Ministry of Defense selects the Alenia Aermacchi C-27J Spartan tactical airlifter
 
Alenia Aermacchi, a Finmeccanica Company, has been selected to supply the Peruvian Ministry of Defense with 2 C-27J Spartan tactical airlifters. The contract, to be signed as soon as the administrative procedures are completed, has a value of around 100 million euro inclusive of a substantial logistic support package for the two aircraft.
Alenia Aermacchi, a Finmeccanica Company, has been selected to supply the Peruvian Ministry of Defense with 2 C-27J Spartan tactical airlifters. The contract, to be signed as soon as the administrative procedures are completed, has a value of around 100 million euro inclusive of a substantial logistic support package for the two aircraft.
   

Russian Air Force received 6 new multipurpose helicopters Ansat-U to replace Mi-2 helicopters

Russian Air Force received 6 new multipurpose helicopters Ansat-U to replace Mi-2 helicopters
 
The Air Force Academy of Russia is receiving Russian Helicopters Ansat-U to replace its older type the Mi-2.
The Air Force Academy of Russia is receiving Russian Helicopters Ansat-U to replace its older type the Mi-2.
   

Philippine military to acquire Lockheed Martin C-130 planes for disaster relief

Philippine military to acquire Lockheed Martin C-130 planes for disaster relief
 
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said on Monday that it is acquiring two additional C-130 planes to improve its capability to take part in emergency and disaster relief efforts.
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said on Monday that it is acquiring two additional C-130 planes to improve its capability to take part in emergency and disaster relief efforts.
   

Russia to Deliver Sukhoi Su-30 Fighter Jets to a South African Country

Russia to Deliver Sukhoi Su-30 Fighter Jets to a South African Country
 
Russia’s state arms export monopoly said Friday that it will deliver 12 Su-30K fighter jets to a nation in southern Africa.
Russia’s state arms export monopoly said Friday that it will deliver 12 Su-30K fighter jets to a nation in southern Africa.
   

Alenia Aermacchi completes final assembly of C-27J Spartan for Royal Australian Air Force

Alenia Aermacchi completes final assembly of C-27J Spartan for Royal Australian Air Force
 
Alenia Aermacchi has completed the assembly of the first C-27J battlefield airlifter for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). At the company’s Turin plant, the aircraft’s wing was mated with the fuselage and the engines, landing gear, and other major components were installed. The aircraft is currently undergoing equipment installation and functional tests in preparation for the test flight phase.
Alenia Aermacchi has completed the assembly of the first C-27J battlefield airlifter for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). At the company’s Turin plant, the aircraft’s wing was mated with the fuselage and the engines, landing gear, and other major components were installed. The aircraft is currently undergoing equipment installation and functional tests in preparation for the test flight phase.
   

Brazilian Air Force Receives Flight Controls for Embraer KC-390 from BAE Systems.

Brazilian Air Force Receives Flight Controls for Embraer KC-390 from BAE Systems
 
BAE Systems, as part of an agreement to provide the flight control system and active side sticks for Embraer’s KC-390 military transport aircraft, has finalized an industrial cooperation contract with the Brazilian Air Force. This is the first agreement of its type completed as part of the KC-390 program.
BAE Systems, as part of an agreement to provide the flight control system and active side sticks for Embraer’s KC-390 military transport aircraft, has finalized an industrial cooperation contract with the Brazilian Air Force. This is the first agreement of its type completed as part of the KC-390 program.
   

Northrop Grumman X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Completes US Navy Carrier Tests

Northrop Grumman X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Completes US Navy Carrier Tests
 
The Navy concluded another round of carrier testing Nov. 19 to further demonstrate and evaluate the Northrop Grumman X-47B unmanned air system integration within the aircraft carrier environment.
The Navy concluded another round of carrier testing Nov. 19 to further demonstrate and evaluate the Northrop Grumman X-47B unmanned air system integration within the aircraft carrier environment.
   

Saab receive orders for self-protection equipment for German Air Force’s Panavia Tornado

Saab receive orders for self-protection equipment for German Air Force’s Panavia Tornado
 
Defence and security company Saab has received three orders for self-protection equipment for the German Air Force’s Tornado fleet. In total, the orders amount to approximately 100 MSEK (€11 M/ $15 M).
Defence and security company Saab has received three orders for self-protection equipment for the German Air Force’s Tornado fleet. In total, the orders amount to approximately 100 MSEK (€11 M/ $15 M).
   

Russian Helicopters Mi-171E transport helicopters delivered to China

Russian Helicopters Mi-171E transport helicopters delivered to China
 
Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of Rostec State Corporation, announces that four Mi-171E transport helicopters have been delivered to Poly Technologies under a contract signed in 2012 by the Chinese company and Rosoboronexport.
Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of Rostec State Corporation, announces that four Mi-171E transport helicopters have been delivered to Poly Technologies under a contract signed in 2012 by the Chinese company and Rosoboronexport.
   

Northrop Grumman Demonstrates Electronic Attack Capability for the First Time on a Drone (Bat)

Northrop Grumman Demonstrates Electronic Attack Capability for the First Time on a Drone (Bat)
 
Northrop Grumman Corporation has integrated and employed an internal miniature electronic attack payload on the Bat unmanned aircraft, marking the first time that such a system was used in operation on a Group III (small, tactical) unmanned aircraft system.
Northrop Grumman Corporation has integrated and employed an internal miniature electronic attack payload on the Bat unmanned aircraft, marking the first time that such a system was used in operation on a Group III (small, tactical) unmanned aircraft system.
   

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