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October 2011 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 
 

Boeing receives a contract to upgrade B-1 bomber aircraft with SB 16A avionics software 3110111

Boeing receives a contract to upgrade B-1 bomber aircraft with SB 16A avionics software
 

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has received a follow-on contract from the U.S. Air Force for additional upgrades of the B-1 bomber fleet's avionics software.
 

British Royal Air Force conducted numerous missions across southern Afghanistan laste week 3010113

British Royal Air Force conducted numerous missions across southern Afghanistan laste week
 

The British Royal Air Force 31 Squadron's detachment at Kandahar Airfield has undertaken a number of 'shows of force' (SoF) and 'shows of presence' (SoP) in support of ground based troops across Afghanistan. Two SoP were carried out in support of US troops operating in Regional Command (RC) North.

The British Royal Air Force 31 Squadron's detachment at Kandahar Airfield has undertaken a number of 'shows of force' (SoF) and 'shows of presence' (SoP) in support of ground based troops across Afghanistan. Two SoP were carried out in support of US troops operating in Regional Command (RC) North.
 

Military transport aircraft Airbus A400M performs water ingestion test 3010112

Military transport aircraft Airbus A400M performs water ingestion test
 

Airbus Military has successfully completed tests to demonstrate the ability of the A400M new generation airlifter to operate on wet runways and taxiways without ingesting water into the engines.

Airbus Military has successfully completed tests to demonstrate the ability of the A400M new generation airlifter to operate on wet runways and taxiways without ingesting water into the engines.
 

Air Force of India is interested to buy six more military transport aicraft Lockheed Martin C-130J 3010111

Air Force of India is interested to buy six more military transport aicraft Lockheed Martin C-130J
 

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress Oct. 26 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of India for six Lockheed Martin C-130Js and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $1.2 billion.
 

The third prototype of Russian fighter aircraft next generation T-50 ready to fly in the near future 2710111

The third prototype of Russian fighter aircraft next generation T-50 ready to fly in the near future
 

Russia’s third prototype Sukhoi T-50 fifth generation fighter will be ready to take to the skies in the near future, a military industry source said on Thursday. “It will fly when the designers are absolutely confident in their product,” the source said.

Russia’s third prototype Sukhoi T-50 fifth generation fighter will be ready to take to the skies in the near future, a military industry source said on Thursday. “It will fly when the designers are absolutely confident in their product,” the source said.
 

Elbit Systems' Brazilian Subsidiary AEL to Provide EMBRAER with Advanced Systems for KC-390 military aircraft program 2610111

Elbit Systems' Brazilian Subsidiary AEL to Provide EMBRAER with Advanced Systems for KC-390
 

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) announced today that its Brazilian subsidiary, AEL Sistemas S.A. ("AEL"), was awarded by a subsidiary of EMBRAER S.A., EMBRAER Defense and Security, development contracts to provide three additional systems, valued at $25 million for the new KC-390 military transport and refuel jet.

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) announced today that its Brazilian subsidiary, AEL Sistemas S.A. ("AEL"), was awarded by a subsidiary of EMBRAER S.A., EMBRAER Defense and Security, development contracts to provide three additional systems, valued at $25 million for the new KC-390 military transport and refuel jet.
 

Baltimore U.S. police department orders four Eurocopter EC120's helicopters 2510114

Baltimore U.S. police department orders four Eurocopter EC120's helicopters
 

American Eurocopter announced today that the Baltimore Police Department has ordered four EC120’s to replace its current fleet of four aircraft. The department is one of the leading law enforcement operators of the EC120 in the world. The new helicopters will be part of a fleet renewal program and are scheduled to start delivering in summer 2012.

American Eurocopter announced today that the Baltimore Police Department has ordered four EC120’s to replace its current fleet of four aircraft. The department is one of the leading law enforcement operators of the EC120 in the world. The new helicopters will be part of a fleet renewal program and are scheduled to start delivering in summer 2012.
 

Russian Mi-28 Night Hunter has lost the tender for the delivery of 22 attack helicopters for India 2510113

Russian Mi-28 Night Hunter has lost the tender for the delivery of 22 attack helicopters for India
 

Russian Mi-28N Night Hunter has lost a tender on the delivery of 22 attack helicopters to the Indian military in strong competition with the American AH-64D Apache, an Indian Defense Ministry source said on Tuesday, October 25, 2011.

Russian Mi-28N Night Hunter has lost a tender on the delivery of 22 attack helicopters to the Indian military in strong competition with the American AH-64D Apache, an Indian Defense Ministry source said on Tuesday, October 25, 2011.
 

Dassault Rafale - Eurofighter invited to open their commercial bids to supply 126 fighters to India 2510112

Dassault Rafale - Eurofighter invited to open their commercial bids to supply 126 fighters to India
 

France's Dassault Aviation and the European EADS were informed this week that their representatives would be required to be present when their bids (for the Rafale and Eurofighter Typhoon respectively) are opened on November 4, 2011, by a Contract Negotiation Committee (CNC).

France's Dassault Aviation and the European EADS were informed this week that their representatives would be required to be present when their bids (for the Rafale and Eurofighter Typhoon respectively) are opened on November 4, 2011, by a Contract Negotiation Committee (CNC).
 

Russian made Mi-171Sh helicopter deliveries to Peru Defence Ministry completed 2510111

Russian made Mi-171Sh helicopter deliveries to Peru Defence Ministry completed
 

In September 2011 the second batch of 3 Mi-171Sh military transports was delivered to the Defence Ministry of Peru under a contract signed by Rosoboronexport, JSC in 2010 for the delivery of 6 Mi-171Sh helicopters. Helicopter manufacturer - Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (UUAP), part of Russian Helicopters. The first batch of 3 Mi-171Sh helicopters was delivered to Peru in May 2011.

In September 2011 the second batch of 3 Mi-171Sh military transports was delivered to the Defence Ministry of Peru under a contract signed by Rosoboronexport, JSC in 2010 for the delivery of 6 Mi-171Sh helicopters. Helicopter manufacturer - Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (UUAP), part of Russian Helicopters. The first batch of 3 Mi-171Sh helicopters was delivered to Peru in May 2011.
 

FB Heliservices Receives a Contract To Provide AW139 Helicopter for Dutch Caribbean Coastguard 2410112

FB Heliservices Receives a Contract To Provide AW139 Helicopter for Dutch Caribbean Coastguard
 

FB Heliservices Ltd, a joint venture of Cobham and Bristow Helicopters, has been awarded an eight year contract by the Netherlands Ministry of Defence to provide helicopter air reconnaissance capacity to the Dutch Caribbean Coastguard. The contract is worth approximately €45 million.

FB Heliservices Ltd, a joint venture of Cobham and Bristow Helicopters, has been awarded an eight year contract by the Netherlands Ministry of Defence to provide helicopter air reconnaissance capacity to the Dutch Caribbean Coastguard. The contract is worth approximately €45 million.
 

China Starts Buying Firefighting Russian Ka-32A11BC Rotorcraft helicopter 2410111

China Starts Buying Firefighting Russian Ka-32A11BC Rotorcraft helicopter
 

Russian Helicopters holding company, a part of United Industrial Corporation Oboronprom, and the Chief Administration for the social security of Ordos City (China, Inner Mongolia) have signed a contract for the delivery of a civil all-weather multi-role coaxial Ka-32A11BC helicopter in its firefighting variant. The helicopter is equipped with the Simplex firefighting system, horizontal water cannon, and VSU-5 water-dumping system.

Russian Helicopters holding company, a part of United Industrial Corporation Oboronprom, and the Chief Administration for the social security of Ordos City (China, Inner Mongolia) have signed a contract for the delivery of a civil all-weather multi-role coaxial Ka-32A11BC helicopter in its firefighting variant. The helicopter is equipped with the Simplex firefighting system, horizontal water cannon, and VSU-5 water-dumping system.
 

Eurocopter Chile Delivers the First Ecureuil AS350 B3e for the Americas to Servicios Aéreos Kipreos 2210114

Eurocopter Chile Delivers the First Ecureuil AS350 B3e for the Americas to Servicios Aéreos Kipreos
 

The Eurocopter Chile subsidiary of Eurocopter delivered an AS350 B3e helicopter to Servicios Aéreos Kipreos today, making it the first operator to receive this new version of the Ecureuil rotary-wing aircraft in the Americas

The Eurocopter Chile subsidiary of Eurocopter delivered an AS350 B3e helicopter to Servicios Aéreos Kipreos today, making it the first operator to receive this new version of the Ecureuil rotary-wing aircraft in the Americas
 

Eurocopter ready to provide appropriate platforms for future defense needs of the Republic of Korea 2210113

Eurocopter ready to provide appropriate platforms for future defense needs of the Republic of Korea
 

In a strong signal of its capacity and capability to provide for South Korea’s defense needs, Eurocopter indicates its interest in participating in the two Request for Proposals (RFPs) likely to be issued in 2012, proposing the Panther platform for the Light Attack Helicopter (LAH) program and the Tiger for the Heavy Attack Helicopter (AH-X) program.

In a strong signal of its capacity and capability to provide for South Korea’s defense needs, Eurocopter indicates its interest in participating in the two Request for Proposals (RFPs) likely to be issued in 2012, proposing the Panther platform for the Light Attack Helicopter (LAH) program and the Tiger for the Heavy Attack Helicopter (AH-X) program.
 

Four new F/A-18F Super Hornet were delivered to the RAAF Royal Australian Air Force 2210112

Four new F/A-18F Super Hornet were delivered to the RAAF Royal Australian Air Force
 

Four new Boeing [NYSE: BA] F/A-18F Super Hornets joined the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Super Hornet fleet at RAAF Base Amberley today, completing delivery of all 24 RAAF Super Hornets ahead of contract schedule.

Four new Boeing [NYSE: BA] F/A-18F Super Hornets joined the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Super Hornet fleet at RAAF Base Amberley today, completing delivery of all 24 RAAF Super Hornets ahead of contract schedule.
 

How Gaddafi's convoy was stopped by U.S. drone and French Air force fighter aircraft Mirage 2000 2210111

How Gaddafi's convoy was stopped by U.S. drone and French Air force fighter aircraft Mirage 2000
 

A U.S. drone and a French Air Force Mirage 2000D attacked a convoy without knowing that Gaddafi was part of it. At war, things are often simpler than we think and chance sometimes if a factor. Twenty-four hours after the event, we can finally detail the course of the air operation which resulted in the capture and execution of Gaddafi.

A U.S. drone and a French Air Force Mirage 2000D attacked a convoy without knowing that Gaddafi was part of it. At war, things are often simpler than we think and chance sometimes if a factor. Twenty-four hours after the event, we can finally detail the course of the air operation which resulted in the capture and execution of Gaddafi.
 

Eurofighter delivers to the Spanish Air Force multi-role fighter aircraft Typhoon number 300 2110111

Eurofighter delivers to the Spanish Air Force multi-role fighter aircraft Typhoon nr. 300
 

The 300th Eurofighter Typhoon multi-role fighter aircraft produced by the four partner companies of the European consortium, was delivered today by Cassidian to the Spanish Air Force, Ejercito del Aire. This milestone makes the Eurofighter Typhoon the only new generation multi-role aircraft to reach the impressive figure of 300 examples in service.

The 300th Eurofighter Typhoon multi-role fighter aircraft produced by the four partner companies of the European consortium, was delivered today by Cassidian to the Spanish Air Force, Ejercito del Aire. This milestone makes the Eurofighter Typhoon the only new generation multi-role aircraft to reach the impressive figure of 300 examples in service.
 

Swedish government and SAAB have submitted a Gripen fighter aircraft sale offer to Croatia 1510112

Swedish government and SAAB have submitted a Gripen fighter aircraft sale offer to Croatia
 

The Swedish Defence and Security Export Agency (FXM) invited Croatian media to a press briefing in Zagreb to present the Swedish Gripen offer that has been submitted to the Croatian government. Through FXM, the Swedish Government submitted an offer including the sale of either twelve or eight of the latest version of Gripen C/D. The offer also includes a support and training agreement for pilots and technicians.

The Swedish Defence and Security Export Agency (FXM) invited Croatian media to a press briefing in Zagreb to present the Swedish Gripen offer that has been submitted to the Croatian government. Through FXM, the Swedish Government submitted an offer including the sale of either twelve or eight of the latest version of Gripen C/D. The offer also includes a support and training agreement for pilots and technicians.
 

Three former Gaddafi regime armed trucks was destroyed by British Air Force aircraft in Libya 1510111

Three former Gaddafi regime armed trucks was destroyed by British Air Force aircraft in Libya
 

British Royal Navy ships and Royal Air Force aircraft have continued operations this week to help safeguard the Libyan people as part of NATO's Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR. October 13, 2011, afternoon, an armed reconnaissance patrol of RAF Tornado GR4s was alerted by another NATO surveillance platform to the presence of three former Gaddafi regime armed trucks hidden beneath trees to the east of Bani Walid.

British Royal Navy ships and Royal Air Force aircraft have continued operations this week to help safeguard the Libyan people as part of NATO's Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR. October 13, 2011, afternoon, an armed reconnaissance patrol of RAF Tornado GR4s was alerted by another NATO surveillance platform to the presence of three former Gaddafi regime armed trucks hidden beneath trees to the east of Bani Walid.
 

A JH-7 FBC-1 Flying Leopard fighter bomber crashed during demo flight at Chinese Air Show 1410111

A JH-7 Flying Leopard fighter bomber crashed during demo flight at Chinese Air Show
 

A JH-7 FBC-1 fighter-bomber aircraft also know as Flying Leopard crash to the ground Friday, October 14, 2011, morning during an air show held for the 2011 China International General Aviation Convention in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, the executive committee of the convention confirmed at a press briefing.

A JH-7 FBC-1 fighter-bomber aircraft also know as Flying Leopard crash to the ground Friday, October 14, 2011, morning during an air show held for the 2011 China International General Aviation Convention in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, the executive committee of the convention confirmed at a press briefing.
 

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