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June 2014 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 
 

Indian BVR Astra Missile Test Fired Successfully From Sukhoi Su-30MKI

Indian BVR Astra Missile Test Fired Successfully From Sukhoi Su-30MKI
 
According to newindianexpress, India’s first indigenously developed Beyond Visual Range (BVR) air-to-air missile Astra was test-fired successfully from fighter aircraft Su-30MKI by the Air Force from a naval range off Goa on Friday.
According to newindianexpress, India’s first indigenously developed Beyond Visual Range (BVR) air-to-air missile Astra was test-fired successfully from fighter aircraft Su-30MKI by the Air Force from a naval range off Goa on Friday.
   

Fokker signs agreement for Lockheed Martin F-35 wiring systems

Fokker signs agreement for Lockheed Martin F-35 wiring systems
 
Fokker Elmo signed an agreement at the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) Public Days in Gilze-Rijen, for the delivery of Electrical Wiring & Interconnection Systems (EWIS) on Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter. Under this agreement, Fokker Elmo will be responsible for the engineering, manufacturing and production of the wiring for the next batch of aircraft in low rate initial production lot 8-11.
Fokker Elmo signed an agreement at the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) Public Days in Gilze-Rijen, for the delivery of Electrical Wiring & Interconnection Systems (EWIS) on Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter. Under this agreement, Fokker Elmo will be responsible for the engineering, manufacturing and production of the wiring for the next batch of aircraft in low rate initial production lot 8-11.
   

British MOD Minister announces FASGW(L) antiship missile contract for Thales

British MOD Minister announces FASGW(L) antiship missile contract for Thales
 
Philip Dunne MP, Minister of Defence Equipment, Support and Technology, today announced that Thales has been awarded a contract worth €56 million (£48 million) from the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) for the demonstration and manufacture of the Future Anti Surface Guided Weapon (Light) system.
Philip Dunne MP, Minister of Defence Equipment, Support and Technology, today announced that Thales has been awarded a contract worth €56 million (£48 million) from the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) for the demonstration and manufacture of the Future
Anti Surface Guided Weapon (Light) system.
   

Lockheed Martin delivered the first of 36 F-16 Block 52 aircraft to the Iraqi Air Force

Lockheed Martin delivered the first of 36 F-16 Block 52 aircraft to the Iraqi Air Force
 
Lockheed Martin delivered the first of 36 F-16 Block 52 aircraft to the Iraqi Air Force during a ceremony today at its Fort Worth facility. Lockheed Martin is producing the F-16s under a contract from the U.S. Department of Defense. The F-16s are being built in a configuration tailored to meet the specific requirements of the Iraqi Air Force, and the contract includes mission equipment and a support package provided by Lockheed Martin and other U.S. and international contractors.
Lockheed Martin delivered the first of 36 F-16 Block 52 aircraft to the Iraqi Air Force during a ceremony today at its Fort Worth facility.
   

Airbus Helicopters presents its latest innovation for medical emergency services operators

Airbus Helicopters presents its latest innovation for medical emergency services operators
 
The new EC145 T2’s emergency medical services configuration debuts at the AIRMED World Congress. As the leading helicopter manufacturer in helicopter emergency medical services – with a 60 percent market share – Airbus Helicopters is introducing its evolved EC145 T2 rotorcraft in the helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) configuration.
The new EC145 T2’s emergency medical services configuration debuts at the AIRMED World Congress. As the leading helicopter manufacturer in helicopter emergency medical services – with a 60 percent market share – Airbus Helicopters is introducing its evolved EC145 T2 rotorcraft in the helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) configuration.
   

Lockheed Martin F-35 Achieves Three Major Flight Test Milestones On Same Day

Lockheed Martin F-35 Achieves Three Major Flight Test Milestones On Same Day
 
In three separate flight tests on May 27, Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II aircraft demonstrated air-to-air combat capability, completed the first flight test with the next level software load and accomplished a landing at the maximum test speed and drop rate.
In three separate flight tests on May 27, Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II aircraft demonstrated air-to-air combat capability, completed the first flight test with the next level software load and accomplished a landing at the maximum test speed and drop rate.