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November 2015 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 
 

CAE to supply USAF with C-17/KC-135 aeromedical evacuation training system

CAE to supply USAF with C-17/KC-135 aeromedical evacuation training system
 
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CAE yesterday announced it received an order from ADS, Inc. on behalf of the U.S. Air Force through the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Tailored Logistics Support (TLS) program to provide the U.S. Air Force at Dobbins Air Reserve Base (ARB) with another Aeromedical Evacuation Training System.
 

RAAF C-17 flew to Antarctica to prove concept

RAAF C-17 flew to Antarctica to prove concept
 
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The Royal Australian Air Force has flown a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III aircraft to Antarctica, in a proof-of-concept operation. The mission was carried out in cooperation with the Australian Antarctic Division in order to deliver supplies to the Wilkins Aerodrome, to support the Australian Antarctic programme.
 

UK offers RAF Akrotiri base to the French Air Force to strike IS

UK offers RAF Akrotiri base to the French Air Force to strike IS
 
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During the yesterday’s meeting in Paris with the French President Francois Hollande, the British Prime Ministser David Cameron has discussed the next steps in coordinating and tackling the Islamic State’s threat. One of the support measures offered by the British Prime Minister was the assistance through the use of the RAF Akrotiri base in Cyprus.
 

China eyes export market for its CH-5 Rainbow RPA

China eyes export market for its CH-5 Rainbow RPA
 
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China displayed its latest and biggest military unmanned aircraft at an industry expo that closed in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, on Friday Nov. 19, 2015 , in an attempt to attract more buyers for its combat drones. The CH-5 combat/reconnaissance drone, developed by China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics under China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp, made its first flight in August, becoming the heaviest and strongest military drone in China.
 

Elbit successfully demonstrates its MUSIC countermeasure systems on Airbus C295 aircraft

Elbit successfully demonstrates its MUSIC countermeasure systems on Airbus C295 aircraft
 
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Amid growing concern that terrorists will attempt to shoot down a passenger jet, Israeli defense electronics developer Elbit Systems Ltd. has successfully completed a trial of its protection system against shoulder launched missiles. Elbit systems' MUSIC family of Directed Infrared Countermeasure (DIRCM) systems, integrated with the advanced Passive Airborne Warning System (PAWS) IR based missile warning system, was successfully demonstrated on an Airbus C295 aircraft.
 

Aviakor delivered the first upgraded Tu-95MS strategic bomber to Russian military

Aviakor delivered the first upgraded Tu-95MS strategic bomber to Russian military
 
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Samara-based Aviakor aircraft plant has handed over to the Russian Defense Ministry officials the first upgraded strategic missile carrier Tu-95MS (NATO reporting name Bear-H). This news has been revealed to TASS by the aircraft plant press service. "This is the first upgraded Tu-95MS that has arrived in Samara under a program to re-equip the strategic missile carriers in August 2015. The aircraft is called Dubna," the press service said.
 

KAI reached deal with Indonesia over the KF-X fighter aircraft developement

KAI reached deal with Indonesia over the KF-X fighter aircraft developement
 
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Korea Aerospace Industries has signed a tentative deal with Indonesia to jointly develop a new South Korean fighter jet, the country’s sole aircraft-maker said Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015. Under the deal, the Indonesian government will shoulder 20 percent of the cost for the $7.4 billion project called KF-X to develop the KF-16-class warplane to replace aging F-4s and F-5s by 2025.
 

US military delivered first three of eight new UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters to Jordan

US military delivered first three of eight new UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters to Jordan
 
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Jordan has received three Blackhawk helicopters from the US out of eight allocated for the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF), the Jordanian Government Spokesperson Mohammad Momani said Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015. In a statement to The Jordan Times, he commended the "ongoing" military cooperation between Jordan and the US, describing the delivery of the helicopters as a “reflection of the strategic interdependence between Jordan and the US.”
 

USAF plans to rotate tankers and bombers to Australia

USAF plans to rotate tankers and bombers to Australia
 
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The United States and Australia are discussing the possible deployment of US air refueling and bomber aircraft to Australian soil, just like in the case of Guam. According to the Commander of the US Pacific Air Forces, General Lori Robinson stated on Wednesday.
 

USAF's upgraded E-3G Sentry deployed for the first time to support air campaign against IS

USAF's upgraded E-3G Sentry deployed for the first time to support air campaign against IS
 
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The long-awaited, highly anticipated deployment of the US Air Force E-3 Sentry (AWACS) Block 40/45 is finally over, with the deployment of the first upgraded weapon system to a combat theater of operations. The first E-3G arrived in Southwest Asia Nov. 18, marking the deployment of the most comprehensive modification to the weapon system in its 38-year history. The changes improved communications, computer processing power, threat tracking and other capabilities.
 

Japan requests three RQ-4 Block 30 Global Hawk UAVs

Japan requests three RQ-4 Block 30 Global Hawk UAVs
 
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The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Japan for RQ-4 Block 30 Global Hawk remotely piloted aircraft and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $1.2 billion, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA). The total estimated value is $1.2 billion.
 

India about to deliver four Mi-25 gunship helicopters to Afghanistan

India about to deliver four Mi-25 gunship helicopters to Afghanistan
 
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Indian Air Force attack helicopter gunships -- delivered to Kabul -- will soon be flying in the skies of Afghanistan targeting the Taliban. Four Russian-made Mi-25 attack helicopters, with the Indian Air Force, will be delivered within the next two months, sources tell the Indian newspaper NDTV.
 

Canada reopens tender for new fighter aircraft

Canada reopens tender for new fighter aircraft
 
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Canada has reopened the tender for a new fighter aircraft with a letter to the Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan. The country’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, had decided to scrap the Lockheed Martin F-35 acquisition programme by withdrawing the country from the project, mainly due to the high costs, delays and lack of match between the characteristics of the platform and the Royal Canadian Air Force’s needs.
 

US approves a $80 mn FMS from Argentina for 4 Bell 412EP utility helicopters

US approves a $80 mn FMS from Argentina for 4 Bell 412EP utility helicopters
 
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The United States State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Argentina for four Bell 412EP helicopters and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $80 million, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on Nov. 18, 2015.
 

South Korea and Indonesia could reach deal for IF/KF-X program next week

South Korea and Indonesia could reach deal for IF/KF-X program next week
 
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South Korea is in the final stage of negotiations with Indonesia over their partnership on a local fighter jet development program and the results will possibly come early next week, the defense procurement agency said Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015.
 

Northrop delivered center fuselage for Israel Air Force's first F-35 Lightning II

Northrop delivered center fuselage for Israel Air Force's first F-35 Lightning II
 
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Northrop Grumman Corporation has delivered, on schedule, the center fuselage for the first F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to be purchased by Israel, an F-35A conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) variant designated AS-1, the US-based defense giant announced on Nov. 18, 2015.
 

Russia and China sign major deal for delivery of 24 Su-35S multirole fighter aircraft

Russia and China sign major deal for delivery of 24 Su-35S multirole fighter aircraft
 
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Russia and China have made a major deal for 24 Sukhoi Su-35S (NATO reporting name: Flanker-E+) multirole fighters, according to the Russian media, with the unit price estimated at $83-85 million and the whole deal at $2 billion at the least. "The protracted talks on the Su-35 for China have been completed, and we have signed the contract," Rostec Corp. Director General Sergei Chemezov told the Kommersant daily.
 

GD to provide comms and newtorks for USAF’s deployable landing system

GD to provide comms and newtorks for USAF’s deployable landing system
 
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General Dynamics Mission Systems will provide the communication and secure wireless network equipment for the US Air Force’s Deployable Instrument Landing System (D-ILS). The system will provide USAF’s pilots with precision guidance in low-visibility conditions, at locations where air traffic control systems are unavailable. Such systems are valuable in temporary airfields, in austere or isolated locations.
 

Russian Helicopters flies second Mi-171A2 medium multirole helicopter prototype

Russian Helicopters flies second Mi-171A2 medium multirole helicopter prototype
 
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Russian Helicopters has started flight testing of a second prototype of the medium multirole Mi-171A2 at Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant. The new Mi-171A2 prototype includes all the unique features typical of this type of helicopter, making it competitive with its global peers. Pre-flight and certification testing are also currently underway, the Russian aircraft manufacturer announced on Nov. 9, 2015.
 

Lockheed Martin's F-35A started undergoing Electromagnetic Effects testing

Lockheed Martin's F-35A started undergoing Electromagnetic Effects testing
 
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An F-35A Lightning II entered the Benefield Anechoic Facility for the first time Sept. 14. The aircraft is undergoing Electromagnetic Environmental Effects testing, called E3 or "Triple E" by the team. "What that means is we're testing the different electronic components on the jet and making sure they don't interfere with each other," said Jeff Farren, Joint Strike Fighter lead E3 test engineer. "When you're up there flying you don't want your radar to cut off your communications systems."
 

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