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January 2012 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 
 

French Dassault Aviation wins $10.4 billion Indian contract for Rafale multirole fighter aircraft 3101122

French Dassault Aviation wins $10.4 billion Indian contract for Rafale multirole fighter aircraft
 

The Dassault Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by French Dassault Aviation, has emerged as the lowest bidder in India's mammoth contract worth $10.4 billion, say sources. The Indian Air Force plans to buy 126 aircraft over the next ten years. France's Dassault Rafale group has won a 10.4 billion U.S. dollar contract to build 126 MMRCA (Multi-Role Combat Aircraft) fighter for the Indian air force in 10 years, said Indian TV channel Times Now Tuesday, January 31, 2012.

The Dassault Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by French Dassault Aviation, has emerged as the lowest bidder in India's mammoth contract worth $10.4 billion, say sources. The Indian Air Force plans to buy 126 aircraft over the next ten years. France's Dassault Rafale group has won a 10.4 billion U.S. dollar contract to build 126 MMRCA (Multi-Role Combat Aircraft) fighter for the Indian air force in 10 years, said Indian TV channel Times Now Tuesday, January 31, 2012.
 

In 2012 Russia will create and export two new-generation of X-31 type missiles 3101121

In 2012 Russia will create and export two new-generation of X-31 type missiles
 

In 2012, Russia intends to develop two new generation of air-to-ground and air-to-sea missile X-31 type for export, unique in the world, said Tuesday, January 31, 2012 the CEO of "Tactical Missiles" Boris Obnossov in an interview with the Russian Press agency RIA Novosti.

In 2012, Russia intends to develop two new generation of air-to-ground and air-to-sea missile X-31 type for export, unique in the world, said Tuesday, January 31, 2012 the CEO of "Tactical Missiles" Boris Obnossov in an interview with the Russian Press agency RIA Novosti.
 

Eurocopter delivers today the first NH90 TTH helicopter in its final configuration to the French Army 3001121

Eurocopter delivers today the first NH90 TTH helicopter in its final configuration to the French Army
 

During a visit by the French Defense Minister Gérard Longuet to its facilities in Marignane, Eurocopter officially delivered the first NH90 Tactical Transport Helicopter (TTH) qualified in its final operational configuration to the French armament procurement agency today.

During a visit by the French Defense Minister Gérard Longuet to its facilities in Marignane, Eurocopter officially delivered the first NH90 Tactical Transport Helicopter (TTH) qualified in its final operational configuration to the French armament procurement agency today.
 

Russia is planning to build a center for production of flarecraft WIGE wing-in-ground effect aicraft 2901121

Russia is planning to build a center for production of flarecraft WIGE wing-in-ground effect aicraft
 

Russia’s Federal Border Guard Service is planning to build a center for the production of flarecraft to improve protection of the country’s maritime borders. Russian media cited a government source on Friday, January 27, 2012, saying that the center will be built at the former Avangard shipyard in the northern city of Petrozavodsk.

Russia’s Federal Border Guard Service is planning to build a center for the production of flarecraft to improve protection of the country’s maritime borders. Russian media cited a government source on Friday, January 27, 2012, saying that the center will be built at the former Avangard shipyard in the northern city of Petrozavodsk.
 

Eurocopter EC135 selected as the preferred platform for Australian army helicopter training 2701121

Eurocopter EC135 selected as the preferred platform for Australian army helicopter training
 

Boeing [NYSE: BA] subsidiary Boeing Defence Australia (BDA) and Thales Australia today named the Eurocopter EC135 as the preferred platform for their bid on the Australian Defence Force (ADF) Project AIR 9000 Phase 7 – Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS).

Boeing [NYSE: BA] subsidiary Boeing Defence Australia (BDA) and Thales Australia today named the Eurocopter EC135 as the preferred platform for their bid on the Australian Defence Force (ADF) Project AIR 9000 Phase 7 – Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS).
 

Russian Air Force is testing a new advanced tactical air-to-air missile 2501121

Russian Air Force is testing a new advanced tactical air-to-air missile
 

The Russian Air Force is testing and will soon deploy an advanced tactical air-to-air missile that will greatly enhance its operational effectiveness, the service's commander Col Gen Alexander Zelin said on Tuesday, January 24, 2012.

The Russian Air Force is testing and will soon deploy an advanced tactical air-to-air missile that will greatly enhance its operational effectiveness, the service's commander Col Gen Alexander Zelin said on Tuesday, January 24, 2012.
 

Oman has asked more detailed proposals for Eurofighter Typhoon fighter aircraft to BAE Systems 2401121

Oman has asked more detailed proposals for Eurofighter Typhoon fighter aircraft to BAE Systems
 

British arms manufacturer BAE Systems said Monday that the the Sultanate of Oman has asked for more detailed proposals for the Eurofighter Typhoon, as it edged closer towards a possible deal. Oman had stated its intention to purchase Typhoon aircraft in 2010 and on Monday it issued a "request for proposals" to BAE Systems.

British arms manufacturer BAE Systems said Monday that the the Sultanate of Oman has asked for more detailed proposals for the Eurofighter Typhoon, as it edged closer towards a possible deal. Oman had stated its intention to purchase Typhoon aircraft in 2010 and on Monday it issued a "request for proposals" to BAE Systems.
 

Russia will deliver 36 Yakovlev Yak-130 combat trainer aircraft to Syria 2301121

Russia will deliver 36 Yakovlev Yak-130 combat trainer aircraft to Syria
 

Russia and Syria have signed a $550-million contract on the delivery of 36 Yakovlev Yak-130 Mitten combat trainer, the Kommersant daily quoted on Monday, January 23, 2012, a source close to Russia’s state arms exporter Rosoboronexport as saying.

Russia and Syria have signed a $550-million contract on the delivery of 36 Yakovlev Yak-130 Mitten combat trainer, the Kommersant daily quoted on Monday, January 23, 2012, a source close to Russia’s state arms exporter Rosoboronexport as saying.
 

Thirty MiG-31 fighter aircraft of Russian Air Force always ready to protect the airspace of Russia 2201121

Thirty MiG-31 fighter aircraft of Russian Air Force always ready to protect the airspace of Russia
 

More than 30 MiG-31 Foxhound supersonic interceptor aircraft are on round-the-clock high-alert duty every day protecting the Russian airspace from airborne threats, Air Force spokesman Col. Vladimir Drik said.

More than 30 MiG-31 Foxhound supersonic interceptor aircraft are on round-the-clock high-alert duty every day protecting the Russian airspace from airborne threats, Air Force spokesman Col. Vladimir Drik said.
 

Presentation of UCAV Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle nEUROn to the Government representatives Dassault 2101121

Presentation of UCAV Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle nEUROn to the Government representatives
 

The nEUROn, European UCAV technology demonstrator, has been officially presented to the representatives of the six participating countries by Mr. Charles Edelstenne, Chairman & CEO of Dassault Aviation. Mr. Serge Dassault, Honorary Chairman of the company, as well as the representatives of the nEUROn industrial team - Saab (Sweden), Alenia Aermacchi (Italy), EADS-CASA (Spain), HAI (Greece) and RUAG (Switzerland) - attended this ceremony.

The nEUROn, European UCAV technology demonstrator, has been officially presented to the representatives of the six participating countries by Mr. Charles Edelstenne, Chairman & CEO of Dassault Aviation. Mr. Serge Dassault, Honorary Chairman of the company, as well as the representatives of the nEUROn industrial team - Saab (Sweden), Alenia Aermacchi (Italy), EADS-CASA (Spain), HAI (Greece) and RUAG (Switzerland) - attended this ceremony.
 

Russian Company Aviastar will build 10 Antonov An-124 and dozens of Ilyushin II-476 by 2020 2001122

Russian Company Aviastar will build 10 Antonov An-124 and dozens of Ilyushin II-476 by 2020
 

Aviastar SP, one of Russia's largest aircraft-building enterprises, is to build 10 super-heavy Antonov An-124 and dozens of Ilyushin Il-476 cargo aircraft by 2020, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Friday at a meeting of the United Aircraft Corporation on military aviation.

Aviastar SP, one of Russia's largest aircraft-building enterprises, is to build 10 super-heavy Antonov An-124 and dozens of Ilyushin Il-476 cargo aircraft by 2020, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Friday at a meeting of the United Aircraft Corporation on military aviation.
 

Patria to supply wide-ranging helicopter services to the Swedish Armed Forces 1901121

Patria to supply wide-ranging helicopter services to the Swedish Armed Forces
 

The Swedish Armed Forces Logistics, FMLOG, has selected Patria as the prime supplier of technical systems and maintenance support for the Swedish Armed Forces’ helicopters. The contract is an expansion of the current technical services and support agreement with the Swedish Armed Forces. The three-year contract has an option for additional two years.

The Swedish Armed Forces Logistics, FMLOG, has selected Patria as the prime supplier of technical systems and maintenance support for the Swedish Armed Forces’ helicopters. The contract is an expansion of the current technical services and support agreement with the Swedish Armed Forces. The three-year contract has an option for additional two years.
 

Finmeccanica won new order to supply five W-3WA Sokoi helicopters and upgrade for Polish army 1801121

Finmeccanica won new order to supply five W-3WA Sokoi helicopters and upgrade for Polish army
 

Finmeccanica won new orders valued up to EUR 200 million through its companies AgustaWestland, Oto Melara, DRS Technologies and SELEX Sistemi Integrati. AgustaWestland, through its company PZL Swidnik, has signed contracts with the Polish Ministry of National Defence worth around EUR 90 million euro to supply five W-3WA Sokol helicopters for VIP transport and to upgrade other 14 helicopters of the Polish Armed Forces.
 

Modernized A-50U AWACS aicraft entered in service with the Russian Air Force 1701123

Modernized A-50U AWACS aicraft entered in service with the Russian Air Force
 

A modernized A-50U airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft entered service with the Russian Air Force on Tuesday, January 17, 2012, Defense Ministry spokesman Col Vladimir Drik said.

A modernized A-50U airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft entered service with the Russian Air Force on Tuesday, January 17, 2012, Defense Ministry spokesman Col Vladimir Drik said.
 

Russian Company Sukhoi began flight tests of the 3rd serial Su-35S Flanker-E fighter aircraft 1701122

Russian Company Sukhoi began flight tests of the 3rd serial Su-35S Flanker-E fighter aircraft
 

Russian Su-35S-3 multirole fighter aircraft piloted by test pilot Taras Artsebarsky took off the airfield of the Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Association named after Yuri Gagarin (KnAAPO). Various modes of propulsion and integrated control system as well as stability and controllability characteristics were tested for more than 2 hours. Operation of engines, systems and equipment proved to be flawless.

Russian Su-35S-3 multirole fighter aircraft piloted by test pilot Taras Artsebarsky took off the airfield of the Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Association named after Yuri Gagarin (KnAAPO). Various modes of propulsion and integrated control system as well as stability and controllability characteristics were tested for more than 2 hours. Operation of engines, systems and equipment proved to be flawless.
 

Brazil Company Embraer expects to sell its Super Tucano light attack aicraft to NATO countries 1701121

Brazil Company Embraer expects to sell its Super Tucano light attack aicraft to NATO countries
 

Brazil's Embraer expects to sell its Super Tucano light attack aircraft to more NATO nations after clinching an order from the United States that lifted the company into the upper echelons of global defense contractors, a top executive told Reuters.

Brazil's Embraer expects to sell its Super Tucano light attack aircraft to more NATO nations after clinching an order from the United States that lifted the company into the upper echelons of global defense contractors, a top executive told Reuters.
 

Russian Air Force will acquire 30 Kamov Ka-226 light helicopters 1601121

Russian Air Force will acquire 30 Kamov Ka-226 light helicopters
 

The Russian Air Force is to acquire up to 30 Kamov Ka-226 light helicopters for courier and communications duties by 2020, Defense Ministry spokesman Vladimir Drik said on Monday, January 16, 2012.

The Russian Air Force is to acquire up to 30 Kamov Ka-226 light helicopters for courier and communications duties by 2020, Defense Ministry spokesman Vladimir Drik said on Monday, January 16, 2012.
 

Sagem signs life-cycle support contract for STRIX sights on French army Tiger helicopters 1201126

Sagem signs life-cycle support contract for STRIX sights on French army Tiger helicopters
 

Sagem (Safran group) signed a contract with SIMMAD to provide life-cycle support for the STRIX turret-mounted, gyrostabilized observation and sighting systems on Tiger HAP combat and fire support helicopters deployed by the French army's air arm (ALAT)

Sagem (Safran group) signed a contract with SIMMAD to provide life-cycle support for the STRIX turret-mounted, gyrostabilized observation and sighting systems on Tiger HAP combat and fire support helicopters deployed by the French army's air arm (ALAT).
 

Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter aircraft Program Exceeds 2011 Flight Test Goals 1201125

Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter aircraft Program Exceeds 2011 Flight Test Goals
 

The Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-35 System Development and Demonstration 2011 flight test program resulted in the completion of more test flights and test points than in any year.

The Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-35 System Development and Demonstration 2011 flight test program resulted in the completion of more test flights and test points than in any year.
 

Kenya Police becomes first African customer to operate Eurocopter’s AS350B3e helicopter 1201124

Kenya Police becomes first African customer to operate Eurocopter’s AS350B3e helicopter
 

The Kenya Police Air-Wing is expanding its airborne law enforcement and crime prevention unit with the delivery of a Eurocopter AS350 B3e Ecureuil helicopter. Kenya’s selection of the AS350 B3e, which is the enhanced version of Eurocopter’s successful AS350 model, follows an open and competitive tender won earlier this year by Eurocopter Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd, the Group subsidiary in charge of Southern Africa markets

The Kenya Police Air-Wing is expanding its airborne law enforcement and crime prevention unit with the delivery of a Eurocopter AS350 B3e Ecureuil helicopter. Kenya’s selection of the AS350 B3e, which is the enhanced version of Eurocopter’s successful AS350 model, follows an open and competitive tender won earlier this year by Eurocopter Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd, the Group subsidiary in charge of Southern Africa markets
 

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