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February 2015 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 
 

The Royal Thai Army orders six Airbus Helicopters' EC 145 light utility helicopters

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The Royal Thai Army orders six Airbus Helicopters' EC 145 T2 light utility helicopters
 
A further addition to the Royal Thai Army’s rotorcraft fleet has been committed with the acquisition of six Airbus Helicopters light-utility EC145 T2, which is the newest and most powerful model in Airbus Helicopters’ proven EC145 light twin-engine helicopter family, the helicopter manufacturer announced on February 23.
A further addition to the Royal Thai Army’s rotorcraft fleet has been committed with the acquisition of six Airbus Helicopters light-utility EC145 T2, which is the newest and most powerful model in Airbus Helicopters’ proven EC145 light twin-engine helicopter family, the helicopter manufacturer announced on February 23.
 

United Arab Emirates announce purchase of two C-17 airlifters and nine AW139 helicopters

The United Arab Emirates announce purchase of two C-17 airlifters and nine AW139 helicopters
 
The United Arab Emirates aerial capabilities will be soon improved thanks to two massive sales announced at the occasion of the International Defense Exhibition, which was held in Abu Dhabi until today, February 26. Two Boeing C-17 Globemaster III large military transport aircraft and nine AgustaWestland's AW139 helicopters.
The United Arab Emirates aerial capabilities will be soon improved thanks to two massive sales announced at the occasion of the International Defense Exhibition, which was held in Abu Dhabi until today, February 26. Two Boeing C-17 Globemaster III large military transport aircraft and nine AgustaWestland's AW139 helicopters have been purchased this week by the UAE.
 

Hellfire Systems foreign military sale contract to produce 2,060 Hellfire II air-to-ground missiles

Hellfire Systems foreign military sale contract to produce 2,060 Hellfire II air-to-ground missiles
 
The US Department of Defense announced today it has awarded Hellfire Systems LLC a $144,044,911 foreign military sales contract (Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, Australia) to exercise option for FY 14 Hellfire II Missile production requirement. Estimated completion date is Nov. 30, 2016.
The US Department of Defense announced today it has awarded Hellfire Systems LLC a $144,044,911 foreign military sales contract (Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, Australia) to exercise option for FY 14 Hellfire II Missile production requirement. Estimated completion date is Nov. 30, 2016.
 

Eurofighter signs contract to deliver new enhancements to the Typhoon fighter aircraft

Eurofighter signs contract to deliver new enhancements to the Typhoon fighter aircraft
 
Eurofighter has released details of a new capability contract valued at $227 million delivering a suite of new enhancements to the Eurofighter Typhoon. As well as introducing a number of upgrades to the Eurofighter’s mission and maintenance systems, the contract, known as Phase 3 Capability Enhancement, will equip the Eurofighter Typhoon to deploy multiple precision-guided air-to-surface weapons at fast-moving targets with low-collateral damage.
Eurofighter has released details of a new capability contract valued at $227 million delivering a suite of new enhancements to the Eurofighter Typhoon. As well as introducing a number of upgrades to the Eurofighter’s mission and maintenance systems, the contract, known as Phase 3 Capability Enhancement, will equip the Eurofighter Typhoon to deploy multiple precision-guided air-to-surface weapons at fast-moving targets with low-collateral damage.
 

US DoD approves purchase of nine UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter by Slovakia

US DoD approves purchase of nine UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters by Slovakia
 
The US State Department has made a determination approving a Foreign Military Sale to Slovakia for UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $450 million. The principal contractors will be the Sikorsky Aircraft Company in Stratford, Connecticut; and General Electric Aircraft Company in Lynn, Massachusetts.
The US State Department has made a determination approving a Foreign Military Sale to Slovakia for UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $450 million. The principal contractors will be the Sikorsky Aircraft Company in Stratford, Connecticut; and General Electric Aircraft Company in Lynn, Massachusetts.
 

HAL will open new construction plant to manufacture military light utility helicopters

HAL will open new construction plant to manufacture military light utility helicopters
 
Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd., India’s largest aerospace and defense company, said Thursday that it would build a new factory to manufacture military and civilian helicopters, reports today the Wall Street Journal. The factory is part of the company’s plan to invest 30 billion Indian rupees ($483 million) over the next three years to develop new products and modernize its existing products, Hindustan Aeronautics Chairman T. Suvarna Raju said.
Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd., India’s largest aerospace and defense company, said Thursday that it would build a new factory to manufacture military and civilian helicopters, reports today the Wall Street Journal. The factory is part of the company’s plan to invest 30 billion Indian rupees ($483 million) over the next three years to develop new products and modernize its existing products, Hindustan Aeronautics Chairman T. Suvarna Raju said.
 

Russian Air Force plans to purchase additional batch of Il-76MD-90A transport aicraft

Russian Air Force plans to purchase additional batch of Il-76MD-90A transport aicraft
 
The Russian military plans to buy an additional number of Ilyushin IL-76 MD-90A transport planes as part of its modernization program. The IL-76 MD-90A is an updated version of the IL-76MD, which itself is based on the IL-76 aircraft platform.
The Russian military plans to buy an additional number of Ilyushin IL-76 MD-90A transport planes as part of its modernization program. The IL-76 MD-90A is an updated version of the IL-76MD, which itself is based on the IL-76 aircraft platform.
 

Ghana's President confirms acquisition of 4 Harbin Z-9 helicopters and 5 Super Tucano trainer aircraft

Ghana confirms acquisition of 4 Harbin Z-9 helicopters and 5 Super Tucano trainer aircraft
 
The Ghana Air Force (GAF) will acquire four new Harbin Z-9 helicopters from China and five new Embraer Super Tucano trainer and light attack aircraft from Brazil, President John Dramani Mahama has announced, as reported by defenceWeb.
The Ghana Air Force (GAF) will acquire four new Harbin Z-9 helicopters from China and five new Embraer Super Tucano trainer and light attack aircraft from Brazil, President John Dramani Mahama has announced, as reported by defenceWeb.
 

Airbus' A400M airlifter performs successful simultaneous air-to-air refuelling of two F/A-18 fighters

Airbus' A400M airlifter performs successful simultaneous air-to-air refuelling of two F/A-18 fighters
 
The Airbus A400M new generation airlifter has further proved its credentials as a tanker by successfully demonstrating simultaneous air-to-air refuelling of two F/A-18 fighters. In the course of four flights, the A400M performed 74 contacts and dispensed 27.2 tonnes of fuel to the Spanish Air Force aircraft. Refuelling was conducted at altitudes of 20,000ft – 33,000ft, and airspeeds of 180kt – 300kt – the preferred refuelling envelope for fighters.
The Airbus A400M new generation airlifter has further proved its credentials as a tanker by successfully demonstrating simultaneous air-to-air refuelling of two F/A-18 fighters. In the course of four flights, the A400M performed 74 contacts and dispensed 27.2 tonnes of fuel to the Spanish Air Force aircraft. Refuelling was conducted at altitudes of 20,000ft – 33,000ft, and airspeeds of 180kt – 300kt – the preferred refuelling envelope for fighters.
 

BAE Systems secures 5-year contract for sustainement of India's Hawk Mk132 trainer fleet

BAE Systems secures 5-year contract for sustainement of India's Hawk Mk132 trainer fleet
 
BAE Systems has secured a five-year contract worth 18.5 million pounds (Rs.1.78 billion) to provide Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) a comprehensive package comprising ground support equipment, spares, support and training for the Hawk Mk132 advanced jet trainer (AJT).
BAE Systems has secured a five-year contract worth $28.5 million pounds (Rs.1.78 billion) to provide Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) a comprehensive package comprising ground support equipment, spares, support and training for the Hawk Mk132 advanced jet trainer (AJT).
 

BAE Systems to equip British AW159 Wildcat helicopter fleet with new mission planning system

BAE Systems to equip British AW159 Wildcat helicopter fleet with new mission planning system
 
A $4.9 million contract has been awarded by the UK’s Ministry of Defence to BAE Systems to equip the AW159 Wildcat helicopter fleet with a bespoke mission planning system, announced the company on February 16. The system will be used by Royal Navy and Army Air Corps pilots who fly the Wildcat.
A $4.9 million contract has been awarded by the UK’s Ministry of Defence to BAE Systems to equip the AW159 Wildcat helicopter fleet with a bespoke mission planning system, announced the company on February 16. The system will be used by Royal Navy and Army Air Corps pilots who fly the Wildcat.
 

PGZ unveils plan to supply Polish Army with short-range, mini unmanned aerial systems

PGZ unveils plan to supply Polish Army with short-range, mini unmanned aerial systems
 
The Polish Armaments Group (PGZ) has prepared the participation of the Polish industry and has filed an application with the Armaments Inspectorate for admission to the procedure for delivery of short-range and mini unmanned aircraft systems. As part of the purchase of short-range unmanned aircraft systems codenamed “Orlik”, the Polish Army is planning to procure 12 sets together with logistics and training systems.
The Polish Armaments Group (PGZ) has prepared the participation of the Polish industry and has filed an application with the Armaments Inspectorate for admission to the procedure for delivery of short-range and mini unmanned aircraft systems. As part of the purchase of short-range unmanned aircraft systems codenamed “Orlik”, the Polish Army is planning to procure 12 sets together with logistics and training systems.
 

Boeing wins $645 million contract to sustain UK's fleet of Chinook heavy-lift helicopters

Boeing wins $645 million contract to sustain UK's fleet of Chinook heavy-lift helicopters
 
The British Ministry of Defence has signed a $645 million contract with Boeing for the in-service support of the Chinook helicopter, saving the taxpayer over $231million. Having played a vital role in operations in Afghanistan, the contract will be for five years and the fleet will be maintained in Fleetlands, Gosport, and other technical support provided from RAF Odiham and sites across the UK.
The British Ministry of Defence has signed a £420 million contract with Boeing for the in-service support of the Chinook helicopter, saving the taxpayer over £150 million. Having played a vital role in operations in Afghanistan, the contract will be for five years and the fleet will be maintained in Fleetlands, Gosport, and other technical support provided from RAF Odiham and sites across the UK.
 

Telephonics Corp. to integrate TruLink® communication system with KAI's Surion medevac rotorcraft

Telephonics Corp. to integrate TruLink® communication system with KAI's Surion medevac rotorcraft
 
Telephonics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation, announced today that it has received a contract from Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) to integrate its TruLink® Wireless Intercommunications system with the Republic of Korea’s KUH Surion Medevac helicopter.
Telephonics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation, announced today that it has received a contract from Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) to integrate its TruLink® Wireless Intercommunications system with the Republic of Korea’s KUH Surion Medevac helicopter.
 

Russian Western Military District's aviation regiments to launch massive aerial drills

Russian Western Military District's aviation regiments to launch massive aerial drills
 
Over 50 Russian fighter jet pilots are taking part in the exercises, which will culminate with the Ladoga-2015 exercise over Lake Ladoga, east of the outskirts of St. Petersburg. Russian fighter jets will shoot live ammunition and launch guided missiles in combat environments as part of planned exercises that began on Tuesday in the northwest of the country, the head of the Western Military District's press service, Colonel Oleg Kochetkov announced.
Over 50 Russian fighter jet pilots are taking part in the exercises, which will culminate with the Ladoga-2015 exercise over Lake Ladoga, east of the outskirts of St. Petersburg. Russian fighter jets will shoot live ammunition and launch guided missiles in combat environments as part of planned exercises that began on Tuesday in the northwest of the country, the head of the Western Military District's press service, Colonel Oleg Kochetkov announced.
 

Swiss Federal Council gives green light for purchase of six Hermes 900 HFE UAVs

Swiss Federal Council gives green light for purchase of six Hermes 900 HFE UAVs
 
The Swiss Federal Council has adopted the ministerial message on the acquisition of defence equipment for 2015 (Armament Program 2015) that was submitted to Parliament. Armaments Program 2015 calls for Parliament to approve financing of three projects, including the purchase of six new UAVs in order to replace systems which have been in service for twenty years.
The Swiss Federal Council has adopted the ministerial message on the acquisition of defence equipment for 2015 (Armament Program 2015) that was submitted to Parliament. Armaments Program 2015 calls for Parliament to approve financing of three projects, including the purchase of six new UAVs in order to replace systems which have been in service for twenty years.
 

Russia's aviation inspectors to conduct surveillance flight over US and Italy in February

Russia's aviation inspectors to conduct surveillance flights over US and Italy in February
 
Russian aviation inspectors will conduct two observation flights over the territory of the United States and one over the territory of Italy in February under the Treaty on Open Skies, the head of the Russian National Centre for Reducing Nuclear Threat Sergei Ryzhkov has said.
Russian aviation inspectors will conduct two observation flights over the territory of the United States and one over the territory of Italy in February under the Treaty on Open Skies, the head of the Russian National Centre for Reducing Nuclear Threat Sergei Ryzhkov has said.
 

Argentina likely to buy 20 Chinese-made FC-1 Xiaolong fighter aircraft

Argentina likely to buy 20 Chinese-made FC-1 Xiaolong fighter aircraft
 
Argentina and China signed deal for 20 FC-1 fighter aircraft in order to increase aerial capabilities of the Argentina. The move, which further raised tensions in the South Atlantic last night, follows a three-day visit by President Kristina de Kirchner to Beijing last week, in which Argentina secured 15 economic agreements and significant financial investment to bolster its failing economy.
Argentina and China signed deal for 20 FC-1 fighter aircraft in order to increase aerial capabilities of the Argentina. The move, which further raised tensions in the South Atlantic last night, follows a three-day visit by President Kristina de Kirchner to Beijing last week, in which Argentina secured 15 economic agreements and significant financial investment to bolster its failing economy.
 

Boeing wins a $400 mn contract to upgrade Japan's E767 AWACS aircraft

Boeing wins a $400 mn contract to upgrade Japan's E767 AWACS aircraft
 
Boeing has been awarded a $402,787,272 modification to a previously awarded contract for Japan Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) Mission Computing Upgrade Program. Boeing will provide upgrade of four E-767 Airborne Warning and Control aircraft and three ground support facilities.
Boeing has been awarded a $402,787,272 modification to a previously awarded contract for Japan Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) Mission Computing Upgrade Program. Boeing will provide upgrade of four E-767 Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft and three ground support facilities.
 

Indra to provide integrated training system for Spanish Ground Forces' EC135 helicopters fleet

Indra to provide integrated training system for Spanish Ground Forces' EC135 helicopters fleet
 
The Arms and Materials General Board (DGAM) for the Spanish Ministry of Defense has chosen Indra to provide an integrated training system for the Airbus Helicopters EC135 helicopter; this project will be worth $16.4 mn.
The Arms and Materials General Board (DGAM) for the Spanish Ministry of Defense has chosen Indra to provide an integrated training system for the Airbus Helicopters EC135 helicopter; this project will be worth $16.4 mn.
 

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