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November 2011 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 
 

United States AH-1Z / UH-1Y helicopters are upgraded with Northrop Grumman H-1 avionics program 1811113

United States AH-1Z / UH-1Y helicopters are upgraded with Northrop Grumman H-1 avionics program
 

Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Integrated Avionics System played a key role in preparing the AH-1Z helicopter for its first operational deployment, marking the initial opportunity for the AH-1Z and UH-1Y helicopters to work together as a team

Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Integrated Avionics System played a key role in preparing the AH-1Z helicopter for its first operational deployment, marking the initial opportunity for the AH-1Z and UH-1Y helicopters to work together as a team.
 

AIRTELIS specializing in heliborne operations receives its first Eurocopter EC 225 helicopter 1811112

AIRTELIS specializing in heliborne operations receives its first Eurocopter EC 225 helicopter
 

AIRTELIS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of RTE specializing in heliborne operations, received its first EC225 helicopter today from Eurocopter – the world’s leading helicopter manufacturer in the civil market. The delivery ceremony was held in Marignane in France’s Bouches du Rhône department, home to Eurocopter’s headquarters.

AIRTELIS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of RTE specializing in heliborne operations, received its first EC225 helicopter today from Eurocopter – the world’s leading helicopter manufacturer in the civil market. The delivery ceremony was held in Marignane in France’s Bouches du Rhône department, home to Eurocopter’s headquarters.
 

Rwanda Air Force will deploy five helicopters in Sudan for peacekeeping operations 1811111

Rwanda Air Force will deploy five helicopters in Sudan for peacekeeping operations
 

The Rwanda Air Force has started a training program to prepare 140 officers, including pilots, technicians, maintenance officers and air logistics staff, for deployment to the AU-UN hybrid operation in Darfur (UNAMID), according to a statement released late Monday by the Rwandan Ministry of Defense.

The Rwanda Air Force has started a training program to prepare 140 officers, including pilots, technicians, maintenance officers and air logistics staff, for deployment to the AU-UN hybrid operation in Darfur (UNAMID), according to a statement released late Monday by the Rwandan Ministry of Defense.
 

In November 2011 Russian Air Force will receive eight fighters aircraft SU-27SM 1711113

In November 2011 Russian Air Force will receive eight fighters aircraft SU-27SM
 

Until the end of November Russian Air Force will receive eight new multirole fighters aircraft Su-27SM. The airplanes were already made in Komsomolsk-on-Amur.

Until the end of November Russian Air Force will receive eight new multirole fighters aircraft Su-27SM. The airplanes were already made in Komsomolsk-on-Amur.
 

German air rescue organisation DRF Luftrettung purchases 25 EC145 T2 Eurocopter helicopters 1711111

German air rescue organisation DRF Luftrettung purchases 25 EC145 T2 Eurocopter helicopters
 

Eurocopter and the German air rescue organisation DRF Luftrettung signed a purchase agreement last night for 25 helicopters of the newest generation – the EC145 T2. This purchase makes the air rescue organisation Europe’s largest customer for this type of helicopter.

Eurocopter and the German air rescue organisation DRF Luftrettung signed a purchase agreement last night for 25 helicopters of the newest generation – the EC145 T2. This purchase makes the air rescue organisation Europe’s largest customer for this type of helicopter.
 

United States military to buy Britain’s entire fleet of Harrier jump aicraft to replace F-18D Hornet 1611111

United States military to buy Britain’s entire fleet of Harrier jump aicraft to replace F-18D Hornet
 

British Ministry of Defense has agreed to sell all of its 74 decommissioned Harrier jump jets, along with engines and spare parts, to the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps

British Ministry of Defense has agreed to sell all of its 74 decommissioned Harrier jump jets, along with engines and spare parts, to the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps
 

Russia's Irkut Corporation announced secured orders for at least 300 fighter aircraft SU-30MK 1511112

Russia's Irkut Corporation announced secured orders for at least 300 fighter aircraft SU-30MK
 

Russia’s Irkut corporation said on Tuesday it had secured orders for at least 300 Su-30MK fighters and that it had already delivered over half of them.

Russia’s Irkut corporation said on Tuesday it had secured orders for at least 300 Su-30MK fighters and that it had already delivered over half of them.
 

Malaysian Air Force plans to buy 18 Russian made fighter aircraft SU-30MKM 1511111

Malaysian Air Force plans to buy 18 Russian made fighter aircraft SU-30MKM
 

The Malaysian defense ministry plans to buy 18 Russian Su-30MKM fighters fit to carry Russian-Indian BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles, the Izvestia daily said on Tuesday, November 15, 2011.

The Malaysian defense ministry plans to buy 18 Russian Su-30MKM fighters fit to carry Russian-Indian BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles, the Izvestia daily said on Tuesday, November 15, 2011.
 

China continues flying test with the latest generation of stealth fighter aircraft Chengdu J-20 1411115

China continues flying test with the latest generation of stealth fighter aircraft Chengdu J-20
 

China continues flying test with its new generation of stealth fighter aircraft J-20. Some pictures unveiled on the web site of the Chinese press agency Xinhuanet show the J-20 which will be ready to take-off.

China continues flying test with its new generation of stealth fighter aircraft J-20. Some pictures unveiled on the web site of the Chinese press agency Xinhuanet show the J-20 which will be ready to take-off.
 

Pakistani Air Force JF-17 Thunder fighter aircraft crashes during a training mission in Pakistan 1411112

Pakistani Air Force JF-17 Thunder fighter aicraft crashes during a training mission in Pakistan
 

A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) JF17 Thunder jet crashed into Mullah Mansoor mountain in Attock on Monday. The jet was on a routine operational training mission when it crashed, killing the pilot on board.

A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) JF17 Thunder jet crashed into Mullah Mansoor mountain in Attock on Monday. The jet was on a routine operational training mission when it crashed, killing the pilot on board.
 

Fifth successful flight for the Indian made UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Rustom-1 1311113

Fifth successful flight for the Indian made UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Rustom-1
 

Indian designed and developed UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle ) RUSTOM-1 completed its fifth successful flight on Friday morning. It flew at an altitude of 2,300 feet and at a speed of 100 knots during its 25-minute flight near Hosur. The fifth flight took place after a layoff of about five months. During this period, the lift-off and flying characteristics were improved.

Indian designed and developed UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle ) RUSTOM-1 completed its fifth successful flight on Friday morning. It flew at an altitude of 760m and at a speed of 185 km/hr during its 25-minute flight near Hosur. The fifth flight took place after a layoff of about five months. During this period, the lift-off and flying characteristics were improved.
 

India will be ready to make an additionnal order for 59 more Russian Mi-17V-5 transport helicopter 1311111

India will be ready to make an additionnal order for 59 more Russian Mi-17V-5 transport helicopter
 

India is close to finalizing a second contract with Russia for another 59 Mi-17V-5 tactical transport helicopters after the phased delivery of the first 80 of these choppers began this fall, The Times of India reported on Sunday, November 12, 2011.

India is close to finalizing a second contract with Russia for another 59 Mi-17V-5 tactical transport helicopters after the phased delivery of the first 80 of these choppers began this fall, The Times of India reported on Sunday, November 12, 2011.
 

Russia Air Force armament program envisages the purchase of 250 to 300 Yak-130 training aircraft 1111113

Russia Air Force armament program envisages the purchase of 250 to 300 Yak-130 training aircraft
 

The armament program of the Russian AF envisages a purchase of the considerable batch of Yak-130. The contract is expected to be sign-up till the end of 2011. The Russian Air Force’s complete requirements in the trainer are assessed as 250- 300 aircraft.

The armament program of the Russian AF envisages a purchase of the considerable batch of Yak-130. The contract is expected to be sign-up till the end of 2011. The Russian Air Force’s complete requirements in the trainer are assessed as 250- 300 aircraft.
 
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Algeria Air Force will be equipped with Russian made training aircraft Yak-130 for end 2011 1111112

Algeria Air Force will be equipped with Russian made training aircraft Yak-130 for end 2011
 

Up to the end of 2011 the Algerian Air Force will get from Russia a batch of Yak-130 trainer-combat aircraft. Since April 2011 these planes had been used by the Russian Air Force for training future pilots of combat aviation. The pilots, who at the moment undertake an active phase of flying program, speak in favor of high maneuverability, stability and controllability of the aircraft.

Up to the end of 2011 the Algerian Air Force will get from Russia a batch of Yak-130 trainer-combat aircraft. Since April 2011 these planes had been used by the Russian Air Force for training future pilots of combat aviation. The pilots, who at the moment undertake an active phase of flying program, speak in favor of high maneuverability, stability and controllability of the aircraft.
 
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Boeing Receives US Navy Contract to Develop New Mission Computer for F/A-18 Super Hornet 1111111

Boeing Receives US Navy Contract to Develop New Mission Computer for F/A-18 Super Hornet
 

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has received a $48 million contract from the U.S. Navy to collaboratively develop a new mission computer for the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler.

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has received a $48 million contract from the U.S. Navy to collaboratively develop a new mission computer for the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler.
 

United States Department of States orders three additional upgraded Sikorsky S-61™ Helicopters 1011113

United States Department of States orders three additional upgraded S-61™ Helicopters
 

Sikorsky Aerospace Services announced that the U.S. Department of State (DoS) has ordered three additional upgraded S-61 utility helicopters, bringing the total number purchased by DoS to 29 aircraft to date. Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) is the aftermarket division of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

Sikorsky Aerospace Services announced that the U.S. Department of State (DoS) has ordered three additional upgraded S-61 utility helicopters, bringing the total number purchased by DoS to 29 aircraft to date. Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) is the aftermarket division of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).
 

American F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft will be ready only for 2018 after more additional tests 1011112

American F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft will be ready only for 2018 after more additional tests
 

Already 10 years in the works, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter stealth jets that have cost the Department of Defense hundreds of billions of dollars are being pushed back by two years, with the latest update suggesting the fleet will be ready in 2018.

Already 10 years in the works, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter stealth jets that have cost the Department of Defense hundreds of billions of dollars are being pushed back by two years, with the latest update suggesting the fleet will be ready in 2018.
 

LONGBOW LLC’s Data Link Controls UAS from Apache Block III Attack Helicopter for the First Time 1011111

LONGBOW LLC’s Data Link Controls UAS from Apache Block III Attack Helicopter for the First Time
 

The LONGBOW Limited Liability Company’s Unmanned Aerial Systems Tactical Common Data Link Assembly (UTA) recently controlled an unmanned vehicle from an AH-64D Apache Block III attack helicopter, while both were in flight. The LONGBOW LLC is a joint venture between Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and Northrop Grumman [NYSE: NOC].

The LONGBOW Limited Liability Company’s Unmanned Aerial Systems Tactical Common Data Link Assembly (UTA) recently controlled an unmanned vehicle from an AH-64D Apache Block III attack helicopter, while both were in flight. The LONGBOW LLC is a joint venture between Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and Northrop Grumman [NYSE: NOC].
 

multi-role NH-90 tactical transport helicopter is now approved in final operational configuration 0911115

The multi-role NH-90 tactical transport helicopter is now approved in final operational configuration
 

The NH90 program has reached a major milestone with the declaration of compliance for the NH90 TTH (Tactical Transport Helicopter) variant’s Final Operational Configuration, This marks the NH-90 TTH’s development completion, and enables deliveries to begin before year-end in the helicopter’s full operational definition.

The NH90 program has reached a major milestone with the declaration of compliance for the NH90 TTH (Tactical Transport Helicopter) variant’s Final Operational Configuration, This marks the NH-90 TTH’s development completion, and enables deliveries to begin before year-end in the helicopter’s full operational definition.
 

787 Dreamliner and Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey to make Middle East debut at Dubai Air Show 2011 0911114

787 Dreamliner and Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey to make Middle East debut at Dubai Air Show 2011
 

The Boeing Company’s [NYSE: BA] presence at the 2011 Dubai Airshow will include the Middle East debut of the 787 Dreamliner, the world’s most advanced passenger jet, and the innovative Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor. The two aircraft will be part of a formidable lineup of defense and commercial products and services designed to meet the needs of Middle East customers. The show runs Nov. 13-17 at Dubai’s Airport Expo.

The Boeing Company’s [NYSE: BA] presence at the 2011 Dubai Airshow will include the Middle East debut of the 787 Dreamliner, the world’s most advanced passenger jet, and the innovative Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor. The two aircraft will be part of a formidable lineup of defense and commercial products and services designed to meet the needs of Middle East customers. The show runs Nov. 13-17 at Dubai’s Airport Expo.
 

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