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May 2015 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 
 

IAI Expands its UAS Training Solutions by purchasing TView simulation software 0505151

IAI Expands its UAS Training Solutions by purchasing TView simulation software
 
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has acquired a full independent capability for UAS payload simulation by purchasing TView, a 3D image generator for simulation and C4I applications from Tiltan Systems Engineering, an Israeli company. The Agreement allows IAI to adapt the software, including the use of source code and other resources made available to IAI.
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has acquired a full independent capability for UAS payload simulation by purchasing TView, a 3D image generator for simulation and C4I applications from Tiltan Systems Engineering, an Israeli company. The Agreement allows IAI to adapt the software, including the use of source code and other resources made available to IAI.
 

Two Turkish-made ATAK T-129 combat helicopters deployed for the first time in operation 0405156

Two Turkish-made ATAK T-129 combat helicopters deployed for the first time in operation
 
The Turkish General Staff announced it has begun using the first domestically made Turkish attack helicopters in a counter-terrorism operation for the very first time. Two ATAK attack helicopters flew on April 25 to the southeastern province of Siirt to join the 3rd Commando Brigade, the General Staff said in an announcement posted on its official webpage on May 4.
The Turkish General Staff announced it has begun using the first domestically made Turkish attack helicopters in a counter-terrorism operation for the very first time. Two ATAK attack helicopters flew on April 25 to the southeastern province of Siirt to join the 3rd Commando Brigade, the General Staff said in an announcement posted on its official webpage on May 4.
 

Qatar, France and Team Rafale officially ink deal for 24 Rafale multirole fighter aircraft 0504155

Qatar, France and Team Rafale officially ink deal for 24 Rafale multirole fighter aircraft
 
The multibillion-dollar contract between the State of Qatar and Dassault Aviation for 24 Rafale multirole fighter aircraft has been signed on Monday, May 4 in Doha in the presence of Mr. François Hollande, President of the French Republic. Following on from the Mirage F1, the Alpha Jet and the Mirage 2000, the Rafale is set to extend the historic partnership between Qatar, France and Dassault Aviation.
The multibillion-dollar contract between the State of Qatar and Dassault Aviation for 24 Rafale multirole fighter aircraft has been signed on Monday, May 4 in Doha in the presence of Mr. François Hollande, President of the French Republic. Following on from the Mirage F1, the Alpha Jet and the Mirage 2000, the Rafale is set to extend the historic partnership between Qatar, France and Dassault Aviation.
 

Lockheed Martin delivers new KC-130J tanker aircraft, HC-130J SAR aircraft to U.S. armed forces 0405153

Lockheed Martin delivers new KC-130J tanker aircraft, HC-130J SAR aircraft to U.S. armed forces
 
Lockheed Martin recently delivered a new KC-130J Super Hercules tanker aircraft to the U.S. Marine Corps and a new HC-130J Combat King II personnel recovery aircraft to the U.S. Air Force, the US-based company announced May 1.
Lockheed Martin recently delivered a new KC-130J Super Hercules tanker aircraft to the U.S. Marine Corps and a new HC-130J Combat King II personnel recovery aircraft to the U.S. Air Force, the US-based company announced May 1.
 

Australia takes delivery of range-extending wing kits for JDAM-equipped bombs 0405152

Australia takes delivery of range-extending wing kits for JDAM-equipped bomb
 
The Defence Project to enhance Royal Australian Air Force’s ‘smart bombs’ achieved a significant milestone with the acceptance of the first production set of Australian designed and manufactured range-extending wing kits, announced country's Defence Department on April 30. Known as the Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM), and manufactured by Boeing Defense, Space and Security, smart bombs provide an all-weather precision strike capability for RAAF.
The Defence Project to enhance Royal Australian Air Force’s ‘smart bombs’ achieved a significant milestone with the acceptance of the first production set of Australian designed and manufactured range-extending wing kits, announced country's Defence Department on April 30. Known as the Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM), and manufactured by Boeing Defense, Space and Security, smart bombs provide an all-weather precision strike capability for RAAF.
 

Slovakia approves deal for nine Sikorsky's UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters

Slovakia approves deal for nine Sikorsky's UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters
 
Slovakia's Security Council and the government have approved a contract for procuring nine American Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk military helicopters for approximately 261 million US dollars (€236.7 million), Defence Ministry informed on April 29. The ministry stated that the helicopters fully meet the needs of the armed forces. The first Black Hawk could be delivered next year.
Slovakia's Security Council and the government have approved a contract for procuring nine American Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk military helicopters for approximately 261 million US dollars (€236.7 million), Defence Ministry informed on April 29. The ministry stated that the helicopters fully meet the needs of the armed forces. The first Black Hawk could be delivered next year.
 

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