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March 2017 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 

Leonardo, PGZ strengthen cooperation around Poland's military helicopter programmes

Leonardo, PGZ strengthen cooperation around Poland's military helicopter programmes
 
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On 2 March 2017 in Rome, Polish Armaments Group (PGZ) and the Italian company Leonardo signed a Cooperation Agreement for helicopters. This is mutual confirmation of the cooperation and continued dialogue on areas of potential industrial cooperation around production, servicing and maintenance of helicopters for the Polish Armed Forces.
 

RAAF and Airbus to further develop KC-30A MRTT aircraft capabilities

RAAF and Airbus to further develop KC-30A MRTT aircraft capabilities
 
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The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and Airbus today signed a research agreement to further develop the RAAF KC-30A’s capabilities, Airbus announced on March 2nd, 2017. The agreement strengthens the industrial partnership between Airbus and Australia’s defence force, and will help to define the evolution of the KC-30A fleet as it reaches operational maturity and expand its capabilities.
 

Boeing Launches Proven, Affordable MH-139 in U.S. Air Force Helicopter Competition

Boeing Launches Proven, Affordable MH-139 in U.S. Air Force Helicopter Competition
 
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Boeing today unveiled its MH-139 helicopter in the competition to replace the U.S. Air Force’s UH-1N “Huey” fleet, which currently protects intercontinental ballistic missiles and transports U.S. government and security forces.
 

Tupolev Makes Full-Size Mockup of Russia's Next-Gen Strategic Bomber PAK DA

Tupolev Makes Full-Size Mockup of Russia's Next-Gen Strategic Bomber PAK DA
 
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Russian airframer Tupolev has made the first full-scale mockup of its future PAK DA strategic bomber being developed for the Russian Air Force, a source in the defense industry told TASS.
 

Sikorsky Transfers S-70i Helicopter to Aselsan for Turkish Utility Helicopter Program Development

Sikorsky Transfers S-70i Helicopter to Aselsan for Turkish Utility Helicopter Program Development
 
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Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, has transferred to defense electronics firm Aselsan an S-70i Black Hawk helicopter for use as the prototype aircraft for the Turkish Utility Helicopter Program (TUHP). The aircraft will enable Sikorsky to integrate an Aselsan-developed avionics suite into the Republic of Turkey's new T70 utility helicopter, and later into Turkish-built Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawk aircraft to be sold internationally.
 

Northrop starts flight testing MS-177 sensor payload on RQ-4 Global Hawk

Northrop starts flight testing MS-177 sensor payload on RQ-4 Global Hawk
 
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Northrop Grumman Corporation has begun flight testing of the MS-177 sensor payload with a successful inaugural flight on an RQ-4 Global Hawk high altitude long endurance autonomous aircraft system, the US defense giant announced today, March 1st, 2017.
 

Raytheon and USAF upgrading MALD-J radar jammer with new navigation system

Raytheon and USAF upgrading MALD-J radar jammer with new navigation system
 
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Raytheon Company and the U.S. Air Force validated performance of an upgraded navigation system for the Miniature Air Launched Decoy-Jammer (MALD-J) in six flight tests from B-52 and F-16 aircraft at White Sands Missile Range, N.M, the US-based defense contractor announced on March 1st, 2017.
 

Ukrinmash introduces new KT-112UD light combat helicopter at IDEX 2017

Ukrinmash introduces new KT-112UD light combat helicopter at IDEX 2017
 
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The Ukrainian defense company SE «Ukrinmash», which is a part of the SC «Ukroboronprom», unveiled a new concept of light combat helicopter at IDEX 2017. Dubbed “KT-112UD”, this project has been designed to fight against armoured targets, low and medium altitude aircraft.
 

Leonardo's PicoSAR AESA radar selected by undisclosed North- African country

Leonardo's PicoSAR AESA radar selected by undisclosed North- African country
 
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Leonardo has announced, at the Avalon airshow in Geelong, Australia, that the company has been selected by Austrian-based Schiebel to deliver its active electronically-scanned array (AESA) radar technology for the Camcopter S-100 unmanned air system (UAS) being provided to the armed forces of a North African nation.
 

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