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October 2019 news

Air Forces - Aerospace and Aviation Defense Industry


Bell announces 360 invictus for US Army FARA competition

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, has announced a new rotorcraft, Bell 360 Invictus, as the company’s entrant for the U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) Competitive Prototype program.

Belarus to get four Russian Su-30SM fighter aircraft in November

Belarus expects the delivery of four Russian-made Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter jets in November, Belarusian Defense Minister Andrei Ravkov told reporters on Wednesday.

B-1B Bomber will have hypersonic missiles

The United States Air Force recently unveiled a reversible modification of its B-1B Lancer bomber that almost doubles its weapons payload and will allow it to one day carry hypersonic missiles. The demonstration was carried out by the 412th Test Wing, Air Force Global Strike Command, and industry partners at Edwards Air Force Base, California.

Philippines received Hermes UAVs from Israel

Israel has delivered unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) to the Philippines.

Boeing awarded $2.6 Billion for fifth KC-46A tanker production lot

The U.S. Air Force today awarded Boeing a $2.6 billion contract for 15 KC-46A tanker aircraft, spares, support equipment, spare engines and wing air refueling pod kits. With this fifth production lot, Boeing now is on contract for 67 KC-46 tankers.

UK: Advanced Typhoon delivered to the Royal Air Force

BAE Systems handed over the jet as work continues on delivering the capabilities required to ensure Typhoon remains the operationally-effective backbone of the UK’s combat air power.

Boeing awarded contract for GBU-57A/B Massive Ordnance Penetrator

The Boeing Corp., St. Louis, Missouri, has been awarded a $70,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of GBU-57 Massive Ordnance Penetrators.

Raytheon awarded contract for StormBreaker Small Diameter Bomb II

Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, has been awarded a $200,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Small Diameter Bomb II Life Cycle Support Contract III.

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