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December 2015 Air Force and Aerospace Defence Industry News
 
 

South Korea and Lockheed got approval from US for key technologies transfer

South Korea and Lockheed got approval from US for key technologies transfer
 
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The U.S. State Department said Wednesday that South Korea and its fighter jet development project partner firm, Lockheed Martin, have the "necessary approvals" to proceed with the project, confirming its approval of Lockheed Martin's plan to transfer key technologies to Seoul, reports the Korea Herald on Dec. 10, 2015.
 

Boeing delivers final Peace Eagle AEW&C aircraft to the Turkish Air Force

Boeing delivers final Peace Eagle AEW&C aircraft to the Turkish Air Force
 
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Boeing delivered the fourth and final Peace Eagle Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) aircraft to the Turkish Air Force at Konya Air Base today, completing the Turkish AEW&C fleet and enhancing Turkey’s airspace surveillance and battle management capabilities.
 

Lockheed Martin to provide Australian Defence Force with a new Pilot Training System

Lockheed Martin to provide Australian Defence Force with a new Pilot Training System
 
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The Australian Government has contracted Lockheed Martin Australia to provide and support the new Australian Defence Force Pilot Training System. The acquisition and services contracts worth $1.2 billion will see Lockheed Martin Australia deliver 49 Pilatus PC-21 aircraft, seven Flight Simulators, a modern learning environment for students, updated courseware, along with, support for an initial seven-year term.
 

Northrop delivers the center fuselage for Japan's first F-35A fighter aircraft

Northrop delivers the center fuselage for Japan's first F-35A fighter aircraft
 
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Northrop Grumman Corporation has delivered the center fuselage for Japan's first F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, an F-35A conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) aircraft designated AX-1. "This on-time delivery marks another important step in the F-35 team's drive to support and help fulfill our allies' 21st century national security requirements," said Brian Chappel, vice president and F-35 program manager, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems.
 

Orbital ATK to provide rocket motors for AIM-9P Sidewinder missiles

Orbital ATK to provide rocket motors for AIM-9P Sidewinder missiles
 
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Orbital ATK, Inc., a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announced today that it has received a contract award from the U.S. Air Force for production of the AIM-9P Sidewinder rocket motor. Orbital ATK will complete a First Article Acceptance Test on the rocket motor for the Sidewinder Missile System and produce motor-lots for the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program.
 

Russia's T-50 PAKFA fifth-generation fighter aircraft achieved flight tests campaign

Russia's T-50 PAKFA fifth-generation fighter aircraft achieved flight tests campaign
 
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The trials proving the flight performance of Russian fifth-generation fighter T-50 PAKFA (Russian acronym for future tactical fighter) have been virtually completed, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov told the Russia 24 television broadcaster in an interview. "Several aircraft are flying to test the avionics suite now. The tests of their flight characteristics have virtually been completed," he said.
 

Boeing delivers final Mk6 Chinook transport helicopter to the RAF

Boeing delivers final Mk6 Chinook transport helicopter to the RAF
 
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Boeing has delivered its 14th Mk6 Chinook, completing the United Kingdom’s most recent order and growing the RAF Chinook fleet to 60 aircraft. The order completion coincided with the 35th anniversary of Chinook operations for the U.K.
 

German Special Forces take delivery of two H145M multirole helicopters

German Special Forces take delivery of two H145M multirole helicopters
 
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Today, Airbus Helicopters delivered the first two lightweight military multi-role H145M helicopters (LUH SOF) to the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr). The helicopters will be used by the Kommando Spezialkräfte (KSK), the German Army’s Special Forces, in Laupheim. The Bundeswehr, which is the launch customer for the H145M, has ordered 15 of these helicopters.
 

Avgur RosAeroSistemy to create new military airships for Russian Arctic troops

Avgur RosAeroSistemy to create new military airships for Russian Arctic troops
 
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A 16-ton lifting capacity balloon, adapted to operation in the Arctic, will be created for the Russian Defense Ministry, Mikhail Talesnikov, commercial director of the Avgur RosAeroSistemy Company, the project developer, has reported.
 

India and Russia close to sign deal for Ka-226T multirole helicopters

India and Russia close to sign deal for Ka-226T multirole helicopters
 
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India intends to purchase Russian Ka-226T multirole helicopters, after which discussions will be held about their joint production in one of the South Asian republics, says an official report received by the Russian news agency TASS from the Indian Defense Ministry.
 

Trials campaign of the first two upgraded Su-25SM3 fighter aircraft to start before 2015-end

Trials campaign of the first two upgraded Su-25SM3 fighter aircraft to start before 2015-end
 
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The trials of the first two upgraded Su-25SM3 combat single seat attack aircraft will start before the end of 2015, a source within the defense industry has told the Russian news agency TASS. "The first two Su-25SM3 aircraft must be commissioned in December. Both aircraft will be shipped for trials. One of them will be delivered to the combat operation and pilot retraining center in Lipetsk for performance evaluation," the source said.
 

Spain takes delivery of its second NH90 tactical transport helicopter

Spain takes delivery of its second NH90 tactical transport helicopter
 
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Spain took delivery of its second NH90 TTH, NHIndustries announced today, Dec. 4, 2015, on its website. This helicopter was produced in Albacette. As of today NHI and its partner companies delivered 260 NH90s. The NH90 is developed and manufactured by NHIndustries, which is wholly owned by Airbus Helicopters, AgustaWestland and Fokker Aerostructures.
 

USAF HC-130J Combat King II makes operational debut in support of Operation Inherent Resolve

USAF HC-130J Combat King II makes operational debut in support of Operation Inherent Resolve
 
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The USAF 71st Rescue Squadron deployed two HC-130J Combat King II aircraft for the first time Nov. 27. The HC-130Js, which deployed with more than 60 aircrew, support and maintenance personnel, bring a new set of capabilities to the airspace in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. During the deployment, the aircraft will be used for personnel recovery, ensuring U.S. personnel do not become isolated.
 

Lockheed Martin wins a $302 mn contract for Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles

Lockheed Martin wins a $302 mn contract for Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles
 
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Lockheed Martin will produce, update, sustain, manage and integrate the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile for Poland and Finland under a $302.2 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force, the US Department of Defense (DoD) announced on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. Lockheed will perform work in Alabama in support of the foreign military sale deal, the US DoD added.
 

Tekhnodinamika's new 9A-829K3 cruise missile rotary launcher achieves tests campaign

Tekhnodinamika's new 9A-829K3 cruise missile rotary launcher achieves tests campaign
 
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The improved rotator-equipped 9A-829K3 multiple rotary launcher from Russian defense contractor Start (a subsidiary of Tekhnodinamika) has passed its standard tests, Start’s press office told TASS on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. "The 9A-829K3 multiple rotary launcher is designed for the suspension, carriage and launch of long-range cruise missiles right from a plane’s weapons bays," a press officer said.
 

Russian Mi-26T2 heavylift helicopter to be modified for Artic Region

Russian Mi-26T2 heavylift helicopter to be modified for Artic Region
 
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Russian advanced heavylift helicopter Mil Mi-26T2 will be modified to be able to operate in the Arctic, Roman Chernyshov, deputy director general, Russian Helicopters, said. "We have completed the work on the helicopter. Its delivery to our customers is under way. The Russian Defense Ministry and we are pondering the helicopter’s adaptation to the Arctic’s conditions," Chernyshov said.
 

KAI signs strategic partnership with PT DI to expand its business in Indonesia

KAI signs strategic partnership with PT DI to expand its business in Indonesia
 
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South Korea's aircraft manufacturer Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd. (KAI) signed a strategic cooperation agreement with an Indonesian aerospace company on Friday as part of efforts to expand its business in Indonesia's defense industry.
 

China fitted its military aircraft fleet with a new-generation black box

China fitted its military aircraft fleet with a new-generation black box
 
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A new-generation flight data recorder (FDR) with high invulnerability performance has been successively installed on the military aircraft of the aviation troops under the Navy and the Air Force of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), and it will also be widely used in civil aviation and relevant industrial sectors in China, announced today the PLA on its official website.
 

Japan plans to test fly home-made ATD-X stealth fighter prototype in early 2016

Japan plans to test fly home-made ATD-X stealth fighter prototype in early 2016
 
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Japan is closing in on becoming the fourth nation to test fly its own stealth jet, announced today the Japan Times. The aircraft is scheduled to make its maiden flight within the first three months of next year, Hirofumi Doi, a program manager at the Defense Ministry, said in an interview in Tokyo. The plane, called Advanced Technology Demonstrator X, will then be handed over to the Self-Defense Forces, which will start conducting its own tests, he said.
 

Eighth prototype of the AVIC J-20 stealth fighter performed its maiden flight

Eighth prototype of the AVIC J-20 stealth fighter performed its maiden flight
 
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According to Chinese medias, the eighth J-20 fifth-generation fighter aircraft prototype made its maiden flight on November 24, 2015 at the Aviation Industry Corporation (AVIC) factory in Chengdu, China. Complete with a red carpet launch ceremony, the event was attended by AVIC dignitaries, J-20 program personnel and Chinese government officials.
 

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