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May 2013 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 
 

Defense Ministry of Russia has signed a contract to purchase six Berieve Be-200 amphibious planes 2705131

Defense Ministry of Russia has signed a contract to purchase six Berieve Be-200 amphibious planes
 
The Russian Defense Ministry has signed a contract with the Beriev Aircraft Company for the purchase of six Beriev Be-200 amphibious planes, Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) said on Friday. “The contract is worth 8.4 billion rubles [$268 million],” UAC said in a statement.
The Russian Defense Ministry has signed a contract with the Beriev Aircraft Company for the purchase of six Beriev Be-200 amphibious planes, Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) said on Friday. “The contract is worth 8.4 billion rubles [$268 million],” UAC said in a statement.
 

Russia defence industry has offered to supply Su-35 Flanker fighter aircraft to Brazil 1905131

Russia defence industry has offered to supply Su-35 Flanker fighter aircraft to Brazil
 
The Russian state arms agency Rosoboronexport has offered to supply Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker fighter jets to Brazil outside a tender for the purchase of modern weaponry, Ladygin said. Russia with its Su-35 fighter jet withdrew in 2009 from the tender's short list, which now includes Sweden with Gripen, the US with F-16 and France with Rafale.
The Russian state arms agency Rosoboronexport has offered to supply Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker fighter jets to Brazil outside a tender for the purchase of modern weaponry, Ladygin said. Russia with its Su-35 fighter jet withdrew in 2009 from the tender's short list, which now includes Sweden with Gripen, the US with F-16 and France with Rafale.
 

Turkish army is ready to take delivery of the first home-made attack helicopter T-126 ATAK 1405131

Turkish army is ready to take delivery of the first home-made attack helicopter T-126 ATAK
 
The Turkish Army is on the way to take delivery of the first home-made T-129 ATAK Advanced Attack and Tactical Reconnaissance helicopter. Speaking at the IDEF exhibition in 2013, company representatives stated that the army is expected to take delivery of its first aircraft in the coming weeks.
The Turkish Army is on the way to take delivery of the first home-made T-129 ATAK Advanced Attack and Tactical Reconnaissance helicopter. Speaking at the IDEF exhibition in 2013, company representatives stated that the army is expected to take delivery of its first aircraft in the coming weeks.
 

United States Air Force X-51A Waverider missile has achieved the longest hypersonic flight 0405131

United States Air Force X-51A Waverider missile has achieved the longest hypersonic flight
 
The U.S. Air Force announced Friday, May 3, 2013, its X-51A Waverider missile has achieved the longest hypersonic flight in history, flying for three and a half minutes on scramjet power at more than five times the speed of sound. The final flight of the unmanned aircraft built by Boeing reached Mach 5.1 over the Pacific Ocean on May 1. It traveled over 230 nautical miles in just over six minutes.
The U.S. Air Force announced Friday, May 3, 2013, its X-51A Waverider missile has achieved the longest hypersonic flight in history, flying for three and a half minutes on scramjet power at more than five times the speed of sound. The final flight of the unmanned aircraft built by Boeing reached Mach 5.1 over the Pacific Ocean on May 1. It traveled over 230 nautical miles in just over six minutes.
 

South Korea will buy 36 AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters from Boeing 0205131

South Korea will buy 36 AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters from Boeing
 
South Korea has chosen Boeing's AH-64E Apache Guardian helicopters for $1.6 billion amid tensions with North Korea, the South Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administration said. The fleet of 36 new advanced attack helicopters will play a crucial role in countering North Korean amphibious infiltrations into western border islands should they occur, a report by The Korea Herald newspaper said.
South Korea has chosen Boeing's AH-64E Apache Guardian helicopters for $1.6 billion amid tensions with North Korea, the South Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administration said. The fleet of 36 new advanced attack helicopters will play a crucial role in countering North Korean amphibious infiltrations into western border islands should they occur, a report by The Korea Herald newspaper said.
 

Boeing rolls out the first F-15SA fighter aircraft for Royal Saudi Air Force 0105131

Boeing rolls out the first F-15SA fighter aircraft for Royal Saudi Air Force
 
Boeing [NYSE: BA] today rolled out the F-15SA, ushering in a new era in fighter aircraft capability and affordability for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The F-15SA, the newest variant of the combat-proven F-15, provides improved performance and increased survivability at a lower life-cycle cost. The aircraft has two additional wing stations for increased payload and capability.
Boeing [NYSE: BA] today rolled out the F-15SA, ushering in a new era in fighter aircraft capability and affordability for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The F-15SA, the newest variant of the combat-proven F-15, provides improved performance and increased survivability at a lower life-cycle cost. The aircraft has two additional wing stations for increased payload and capability.