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September 2017 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 

Boeing wins $600mn USAF order to start designing next Air Force One

Boeing wins $600mn USAF order to start designing next Air Force One
 
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The US Air Force awarded a contract modification for just under $600 million to Boeing on Sept. 12, 2017, for preliminary design efforts for the next presidential aircraft, the Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs announced yesterday.
 

DSEi 2017: Saab Gripen Agressor concept makes world premiere in London

DSEi 2017: Saab Gripen Agressor concept makes world premiere in London
 
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The Swedish defense company Saab presented a new variant of Gripen, Gripen Aggressor yesterday at DSEi 2017 exhibition in London. Gripen Aggressor is based on the proven Gripen C-series and is the ultimate platform for the adversary air combat training market. Gripen Aggressor brings a unique mix of high performance, mission flexibility and availability combined with a low life cycle cost.
 

DSEI 2017: Lockheed Martin unveils the Outrider canister launched UAS

DSEI 2017: Lockheed Martin unveils the Outrider canister launched UAS
 
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Lockheed Martin unveiled a new small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that has been designed and developed in the UK at the DSEi 2017 exhibition. OUTRIDER is a lightweight, canister launched UAS that has been designed by engineers at Lockheed Martin UK's Havant facility in partnership with Wirth Research, an engineering company with specialisation in aerodynamics and composite materials.
 

US oks $5.23bn FMS from Canada for 18 F/A-18E/F fighter jets

US oks $5.23bn FMS from Canada for 18 F/A-18E/F fighter jets
 
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The US State Department yesterday approved a $5.23bn Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Canada for 18 F/A-18E Super Hornet aircraft, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on its website.
 

Rockwell Collins starts upgrading French C-130Hs with Flight2 avionics system

Rockwell Collins starts upgrading French C-130Hs with Flight2 avionics system
 
One year after the French Defense Procurement Agency (Direction Générale de l'Armement) selected Rockwell Collins to modernize 14 French Air Force C-130H Hercules military transport aircraft, the company has completed its first Flight2 avionics system integration for the program in Toulouse.
 

Kongsberg launches new "Defense & Aerospace" business area

Kongsberg launches new "Defense & Aerospace" business area
 
To strengthen Kongsberg’s competitive edge in the defence market, the Group merges its two defence areas. The new business area, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, will further strengthen its position in a growing defence market.
 

US oks $3.8bn deal to Bahrain for F-16Vs and Block 40 upgrade

US oks $3.8bn deal to Bahrain for F-16Vs and Block 40 upgrade
 
The US State Department on Sept. 8 approved two separate Foreign Military Sales to the Government of Bahrain for 19 F-16V fighter jets and for upgrade of 20 F-16 Block 40 aircraft to F-16V configuration. The estimated cost for the two sales is $3.8bn, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on its website.
 

Airbus H145M makes maiden flight with HForce weapon system

Airbus H145M makes maiden flight with HForce weapon system
 
At the end of August, the H145M performed its first flight with a complete HForce weapon system in Donauwörth. Thanks to this modular weapon system designed by Airbus, the H145M can be equipped with all kind of guided and ballistic armaments such as missiles and laser guided rockets, guns, machine guns and rockets. The qualification of HForce for use on the H145M is planned for 2018.
 

French Air Force's first A330 MRTT Phénix took to the skies

French Air Force's first A330 MRTT Phénix took to the skies
 
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