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July 2016 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 
 

Rossiya special air detachment receives new Il-96-300 airliner

Rossiya special air detachment receives new Il-96-300 airliner
 
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Russian aircraft manufacturer United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) has delivered a brand-new Ilyushin Il-96-300 airplane to the Rossiya special air detachment reporting to the Office of the Russian President. The aircraft built by the VASO plant had passed all of its factory and official tests, according to UAC’s press office.
 

Iran unveils new Gader 5 helicopter simulator

Iran unveils new Gader 5 helicopter simulator
 
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In an unveiling ceremony held on Sunday morning, a number of new achievements by the Islamic Republic of Iran Army Aviation (IRIAA) were inaugurated at the presence of Commander of the Iranian Army's Ground Forces Brigadier General Ahmadreza Pourdastan, the local newspaper TheranTimes announced.
 

Flight tests campaign of the MiG-35 to start in the coming months

Flight tests campaign of the MiG-35 to start in the coming months
 
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The flight tests of Russia’s Mikoyan MiG-35 multipurpose fighter jet will start in the coming months and last through 2017, General Designer and Vice-President for Innovation at the United Aircraft-Manufacturing Corporation Sergei Korotkov said. "The fighter jet will be assembled soon. After that, it will start undergoing flight tests in accordance with the schedule," Korotkov said.
 

USAF deploys A-10 Thunderbolt IIs in Slovakia to support Operation Atlantic Resolve

USAF deploys A-10 Thunderbolt IIs in Slovakia to support Operation Atlantic Resolve
 
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The US Air Force 122nd Fighter Wing has deployed eight A-10 Thunderbolt IIs and about 140 Airmen in Slovakia for a month-long combined training event in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. The Airmen will conduct training and familiarization events alongside Slovak Armed Forces, a NATO ally.
 

Airbus to operate Bundeswehr's Heron 1 drones in Mali

Airbus to operate Bundeswehr's Heron 1 drones in Mali
 
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The German Defence Procurement Agency (BAAInBw) and Airbus Defence and Space have signed a contract to provide Heron 1 surveillance drones to support the Bundeswehr mission in Mali. Similar to the mission in Afghanistan active since 2010, the unmanned aerial systems will be leased from Israeli manufacturer IAI and operated by Airbus.
 

Australia's first PC-21 trainer aircraft took to the skies

Australia's first PC-21 trainer aircraft took to the skies
 
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Pilatus Aircraft announced yesterday July 21st that the first of 49 PC-21 aircraft destined for the Australian Defence Force has successfully completed its initial production test flight at the factory in Stans, Switzerland. The flight took place only seven months after contract signature.
 

Dassault Aviation will upgrade the Mirage 2000D aircraft of the French Air Force

Dassault Aviation will upgrade the Mirage 2000D aircraft of the French Air Force
 
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The French defense procurement agency DGA has decided to give Dassault Aviation the responsibility of renovating 55 Mirage 2000D aircraft in service with the French Air Force. This decision reflects the trust DGA places in the know-how of Dassault Aviation and its industrial partners in upgrading aircraft.
 

Belgian Air Force to replace its F-16 Fighter aircraft

Belgian Air Force to replace its F-16 Fighter aircraft
 
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In 2014, a study request was launched by Belgium to start the replacement process for the F-16 fighter aircraft of the Belgian Air Force. According the new strategic plan of the Belgian Ministry of Defense published in June 2016, Belgium will acquire 34 new fighter aircraft for a total amount of €3.6 billion.
 

Japan to buy 100 new fifth-generation air superiority fighter jets by the 2030s

Japan to buy 100 new fifth-generation air superiority fighter jets by the 2030s
 
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According to the DailyCaller, Japan is getting ready to buy up to 100 new fighter jets by the 2030s, and may tap U.S. companies to make the new planes. The project could cost $40 billion, making it one of the country’s biggest defense contracts ever.
 

Indian Air Force inducted two indigenous Tejas Light combat aircraft for the first time

Indian Air Force inducted two indigenous Tejas Light combat aircraft for the first time
 
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In an important milestone for indigenous military aviation in India, the Indian Air Force inducted two Tejas light combat aircraft (LCA) and one trainer aircraft. The fighters are manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) in Bangalore.
 

China's homegrown large transport aircraft Y-20 entered military service on Wednesday

China's homegrown large transport aircraft Y-20 entered military service on Wednesday
 
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Y-20, China's homegrown large transport aircraft, officially joined the People's Liberation Army Air Force on Wednesday. With a maximum takeoff weight of 200 tons, the Y-20 is ideal for transporting cargo and personnel over long distances in diverse weather conditions.
 

Royal Navy and Royal Air Force to celebrate its new F-35B Lightning II

Royal Navy and Royal Air Force to celebrate its new F-35B Lightning II
 
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Friday 1st July 2016 marked an historic day for the UK as the future of the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force combat air fleets, the F-35B Lightning II, flew over their prospective ‘homes’; HMS Queen Elizabeth, HMS Prince of Wales in Rosyth and RAF Marham in Norfolk.
 

China takes delivery of a fourth Mi-26TS heavy-lift chopper

China takes delivery of a fourth Mi-26TS heavy-lift chopper
 
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Rostec’s subsidiary Russian Helicopters has supplied a Mil Mi-26TS to the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The aircraft was made by Rostvertol. It conducted its maiden flight from the manufacturer’s flight test facility on June 23, Rostvertol’s press office told journalists.
 

Antonov to upgrade AN-124-100's D-18 engine

Antonov to upgrade AN-124-100's D-18 engine
 
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Within the programme of the AN-124-100 RUSLAN airplanes upgrading, ANTONOV Company, SE IVCHENKO-PROGRES and MOTOR SICH JSC signed an agreement on joint activity as for deep modernization of the D-18 engines series 3 installed on the aircraft of ANTONOV AIRLINES into series 3M.
 

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