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September 2011 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 
 

Africa’s aerospace industry launched a new light reconnaissance aircraft the AHRLAC 2909111

Africa’s aerospace industry launched a new light reconnaissance aircraft the AHRLAC
 

Africa’s aerospace industry has entered a new era with the launch of a ground-breaking multi-role aviation platform. This marks the first time in Africa’s history that the continent has independently designed and manufactured its own aircraft. The market potential of the aircraft could add up to half a billion dollars to the industrial output of the South African economy.

Africa’s aerospace industry has entered a new era with the launch of a ground-breaking multi-role aviation platform. This marks the first time in Africa’s history that the continent has independently designed and manufactured its own aircraft. The market potential of the aircraft could add up to half a billion dollars to the industrial output of the South African economy.
 

Iraqi Air Force will be equipped with United States made fighter aircraft F-16 2809111

Iraqi Air Force will be equipped with United States made fighter aircraft F-16
 

Iraq has made the first payment in a deal to buy 18 US F-16 fighter jets worth a total of about $3bn the US state department has said. The fighters, which are not expected to be delivered until next year, are to protect the country's air space.

Iraq has made the first payment in a deal to buy 18 US F-16 fighter jets worth a total of about $3bn the US state department has said. The fighters, which are not expected to be delivered until next year, are to protect the country's air space.
 

Fighter aircraft F-35 F/A-18 Super Hornet and Eurofighter Typhoon bid for Japan fighter jet order 2709111

Fighter aircraft F-35, F/A-18 Super Hornet and Eurofighter Typhoon bid for Japan fighter jet order
 

A competition to provide Japan’s next generation of jet fighters is under way after U.S. and European aircraft makers submitted specifications and prices to Japan’s Defense Ministry on Monday, September 26, 2011. Lockheed Martin Corp., Boeing Co. and Eurofighter GmbH submitted bids to supply Japan with fighter jets in a contest that may be worth more than $4 billion.

A competition to provide Japan’s next generation of jet fighters is under way after U.S. and European aircraft makers submitted specifications and prices to Japan’s Defense Ministry on Monday, September 26, 2011. Lockheed Martin Corp., Boeing Co. and Eurofighter GmbH submitted bids to supply Japan with fighter jets in a contest that may be worth more than $4 billion.
 

NATO aircraft struck a series of targets Qadhafi forces in Sirte to protect civilian population 2609111

NATO aircraft struck a series of targets Qadhafi forces in Sirte to protect civilian population
 

September 24, 2011, NATO aircraft, as part of Operation Unified Protector struck a series of targets Qadhafi forces used in order to threaten the civilian population of Sirte. Among the targets were: an ammunition storage facility, an anti aircraft gun, a command and control node, and two armed vehicles.

September 24, 2011, NATO aircraft, as part of Operation Unified Protector struck a series of targets Qadhafi forces used in order to threaten the civilian population of Sirte. Among the targets were: an ammunition storage facility, an anti aircraft gun, a command and control node, and two armed vehicles.
 

Egyptian Air Force becomes new Airbus Military transport aircraft C295 operator 2409111

Egyptian Air Force becomes new Airbus Military transport aircraft C295 operator
 

The Egyptian Air Force (EAF) today has taken delivery of its first Airbus Military C295. The aircraft in military transport configuration, was delivered ahead of contract schedule. This aircraft is part of a three aircraft order placed by the EAF in October 2010. The other two aircraft are to be delivered during the last quarter of 2011.

The Egyptian Air Force (EAF) today has taken delivery of its first Airbus Military C295. The aircraft in military transport configuration, was delivered ahead of contract schedule. This aircraft is part of a three aircraft order placed by the EAF in October 2010. The other two aircraft are to be delivered during the last quarter of 2011.
 

Australia investigate the purchase of a sixth C-17A Globemaster III military transport aircraft 2309111

Australia investigate the purchase of a sixth C-17A Globemaster III military transport aircraft
 

Australian Minister for Defence Stephen Smith announced today that Australia is investigating the purchase of a sixth C-17A Globemaster III heavy-lift aircraft. Australia has sent a Letter of Request to the United States regarding the potential purchase of an additional C-17A aircraft through the United States Foreign Military Sales program, formally seeking cost and availability information.

Australian Minister for Defence Stephen Smith announced today that Australia is investigating the purchase of a sixth C-17A Globemaster III heavy-lift aircraft. Australia has sent a Letter of Request to the United States regarding the potential purchase of an additional C-17A aircraft through the United States Foreign Military Sales program, formally seeking cost and availability information.
 

Lockeed Martin F-35 multirole fighter aircraft flight test progress report 2209111

Lockeed Martin F-35 multirole fighter aircraft flight test progress report
 

Lockheed Martin’s [NYSE: LMT] F-35 flight test program moves closer to reaching year-end milestones since the last update issued July 26. Since then, the F-35 Lightning II 5TH Generation multirole fighter conducted 124 test flights, bringing the total number of flights for the year to 642.
 

British Royal Air Force aircraft engage pro-Gaddafi troops in Libya

British Royal Air Force aircraft engage pro-Gaddafi troops in Libya
 

Sunday 18 September 2011, NATO maintained regular reconnaissance missions over those remaining areas where troops loyal to the former regime continue to dominate the civilian population. During the early evening, a Royal Air Force patrol of Tornado and Typhoon aircraft identified hostile vehicles near Waddan. A multiple rocket launcher and an armed pick-up truck were destroyed by the jets using Paveway laser and GPS guided bombs.

Sunday 18 September 2011, NATO maintained regular reconnaissance missions over those remaining areas where troops loyal to the former regime continue to dominate the civilian population. During the early evening, a Royal Air Force patrol of Tornado and Typhoon aircraft identified hostile vehicles near Waddan. A multiple rocket launcher and an armed pick-up truck were destroyed by the jets using Paveway laser and GPS guided bombs.
 

Eurocopter showcases its three most successful helicopter at the China Helicopter Exposition 2011 1809113

Eurocopter showcases its three most successful helicopter at the China Helicopter Exposition 2011
 

During China's inaugural helicopter exposition being held this week in Tianjin, Eurocopter will showcase three of its most successful models currently operating in the country: the AS350 B3, EC135 and EC225.

During China's inaugural helicopter exposition being held this week in Tianjin, Eurocopter will showcase three of its most successful models currently operating in the country: the AS350 B3, EC135 and EC225.
 

Australian Royal Air Force KC-30A A39 Airbus Military Aicraft Tanker first flight

Australian Royal Air Force KC-30A A39 Airbus Military Aicraft Tanker first flight
 

The world’s most advanced tanker transport now belongs to 33 Squadron. Shortly after 2pm on Monday 30 May 2011, A39-003 an Airbus Military KC-30A, touched down at RAAF Base Amberley, completing its delivery flight from Spain via the US.

The world’s most advanced tanker transport now belongs to 33 Squadron. Shortly after 2pm on Monday 30 May 2011, A39-003 an Airbus Military KC-30A, touched down at RAAF Base Amberley, completing its delivery flight from Spain via the US.
 

Chinese Company Qinghai Zhingao Natural Gas and Chemical Orders Two AW139 Helicopters

Chinese Company Qinghai Zhingao Natural Gas and Chemical Orders Two AW139 Helicopters
 

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Qinghai Zhingao Natural Gas and Chemical of China has placed an order for two AW139 medium twin helicopters. The aircraft, configured for VIP transport purposes, will be used to support operations of a new general aviation subsidiary.

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Qinghai Zhingao Natural Gas and Chemical of China has placed an order for two AW139 medium twin helicopters. The aircraft, configured for VIP transport purposes, will be used to support operations of a new general aviation subsidiary.
 

Indian Air Force receives the fifth of six C-130J Super Hercules 1109112

Indian Air Force receives the fifth of six C-130J Super Hercules
 

The fifth of six C-130J Super Hercules on order for the Indian Air Force has departed the Lockheed Martin facility in Marietta.

The fifth of six C-130J Super Hercules on order for the Indian Air Force has departed the Lockheed Martin facility in Marietta.
 

Lockhed Martin delivers another Super Hercules C-130J to United States Air Force 1109111

Lockhed Martin delivers another Super Hercules C-130J to United States Air Force
 

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] delivered the sixth C-130J Super Hercules to crews at Dyess Air Force Base (AFB), Texas, today. The 317th Airlift Group at Dyess continues to transition to the new C-130J Super Hercules.
 

British Royal Air Force aircraft target a former regime compound in Libya 1009111

British Royal Air Force aircraft target a former regime compound in Libya
 

Royal Air Force aircraft yesterday participated in a long-range mission, targeting a military vehicle depot at a former regime compound located near Sebha.

British Royal Air Force aircraft yesterday participated in a long-range mission, targeting a military vehicle depot at a former regime compound located near Sebha in Libya.
 

First stage of massive Iranian air force drills ends in Northwestern Iran 0809111

First stage of massive Iranian air force drills ends in Northwestern Iran
 

The 10-day exercises, called 'Defenders of the Skies of Velayat 3', started in Northwestern Iran on Tuesday. In the initial stage of the war game, Air Force planes transported military personnel and equipment from nine air bases of the Air Force to the Northwest of the country, where the main stages of the aerial maneuvers take place.

The 10-day exercises, called 'Defenders of the Skies of Velayat 3', started in Northwestern Iran on Tuesday. In the initial stage of the war game, Air Force planes transported military personnel and equipment from nine air bases of the Iranian Air Force to the Northwest of the country, where the main stages of the aerial maneuvers take place.
 

UAE, India and Qatar: Three Markets where Rafale could finally win

UAE, India and Qatar: Three Markets where Rafale could finally win
 

According to French financial papers La Tribune and Les Echos, Dassault Aviation, manufacturer of the French Fighter, is in good position in several markets to win its first export contract by year's end.

According to French financial papers La Tribune and Les Echos, Dassault Aviation, manufacturer of the French Fighter, is in good position in several markets to win its first export contract by year's end.
 

F-35 defeated in air combat simulation

F-35 defeated in air combat simulation
 

According to F-16.net, citing unnamed source, a presentation was given by an industry air combat threat assessment expert to defense officials of a NATO country which showed that the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) would not survive air combat against threats it is likely to see in its alleged service lifetime.

According to F-16.net, citing unnamed source, a presentation was given by an industry air combat threat assessment expert to defense officials of a NATO country which showed that the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) would not survive air combat against threats it is likely to see in its alleged service lifetime.
 

Until 2020 the Russian Helicopters will supply the Defense Ministry of Russia with 140 helicopters 0309111

Until 2020 the Russian Helicopters will supply the Defense Ministry of Russia with 140 helicopters
 

Russia's Defense Ministry and the Russian Helicopters holding have reached a long delayed agreement and signed a $4 billion deal, a senior defense sector official said on Saturday, September 3, 2011.

Russia's Defense Ministry and the Russian Helicopters holding have reached a long delayed agreement and signed a $4 billion deal, a senior defense sector official said on Saturday, September 3, 2011.
 

Two fighter aircraft F-35s Arrive at Eglin U.S. Air Force Base 0109112

Two fighter aircraft F-35s Arrive at Eglin U.S. Air Force Base
 

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 31, 2011 – Two Lockheed Martin F-35As, AF-10 and AF-11, along with two F-16 chase aircraft, are poised for takeoff to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Wednesday morning.

Two Lockheed Martin F-35As, AF-10 and AF-11, along with two F-16 chase aircraft, are poised for takeoff to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Wednesday morning.
 

Patria to Provide Finnish Defence Forces with Ballistic Protection for NH90 Helicopters 0109111

Patria to Provide Finnish Defence Forces with Ballistic Protection for NH90 Helicopters
 

The Finnish Defence Forces and Patria have signed an agreement on ballistic protection for NH90 helicopters. Patria will design and manufacture protective equipment for NH90 helicopters, which can be installed when operations so require. Ballistic protection shields both pilots and transported personnel during airlifts by the Army’s NH90 helicopters.

The Finnish Defence Forces and Patria have signed an agreement on ballistic protection for NH90 helicopters. Patria will design and manufacture protective equipment for NH90 helicopters, which can be installed when operations so require.