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October 2016 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 
 

Russia activates new strategic bomber air division in Eastern Military District

Russia activates new strategic bomber air division in Eastern Military District
 
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Russia is finalizing the activation of a second heavy bomber air division to be stationed in the east of the country, according to the Izvestia daily. The mission of the new large unit operating Tupolev Tu-95MS (NATO reporting name: Bear-H) strategic and Tu-22M3 (Backfire-C) long-range cruise missile-carrying bombers will include patrolling the Pacific in the vicinity of Japan, Hawaii and Guam.
 

German head-of-state G5000 aircraft to be fitted with Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures

German head-of-state G5000 aircraft to be fitted with Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures
 
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Northrop Grumman Systems Corphas been awarded a $28 million contract for integration and installation of Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures on Germany head of state G5000 aircraft. Contractor will provide aircraft protection technology from surface-to-air infrared missiles, the US Department of Defense announced on Sept. 29, 2016.
 

GE and US Army began testing first full Future Affordable Turbine Engine

GE and US Army began testing first full Future Affordable Turbine Engine
 
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GE Aviation successfully began testing the first full engine in the Future Affordable Turbine Engine (FATE) program under a cooperative agreement between GE and the US Army. The engine is designed to meet a series of aggressive goals including a 35% reduction in specific fuel consumption, 80% improvement in power-to-weight, 20% improvement in design life and 45% reduction in production and maintenance costs relative to currently fielded engines.
 

Aero's L-159E jet starts flight training operations with US Air Force

Aero's L-159E jet starts flight training operations with US Air Force
 
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The US partner of the Czech aircraft manufacturer Aero Vodochody, Lakeland Florida based Draken International Inc. has started the flight operations of the fleet of L-159E aircraft, the company announced on Oct. 1st, 2016.
 

KB SAT to start production of SR-10 jet trainer aircraft in late 2017

KB SAT to start production of SR-10 jet trainer aircraft in late 2017
 
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The first combat-training SR-10 aircraft for the Russian Aerospace Forces will be produced late next year. By 2020 it is planned to begin test trials of the first batch of some 20 aircraft, representative of Modern Aviation Technologies (SAT) design bureau which deals with SR-10 told TASS.
 

Spanish Air Force receives its first H215 SAR helicopter

Spanish Air Force receives its first H215 SAR helicopter
 
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In a ceremony held at the Airbus Helicopters plant in Albacete, the Spanish Air Force yesterday took receipt of its first H215, a robust, cost-effective latest-generation helicopter with an extensive mission capability. The purchase was negotiated in July by the Spanish Ministry of Defense, through the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA).
 

South Korea plans to buy more Taurus missiles after North Korea's new nuclear test

South Korea plans to buy more Taurus missiles after North Korea's new nuclear test
 
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South Korea plans to buy more Taurus air-to-surface missiles that can strike North Korea's nuclear and missile facilities, military officials said Tuesday. "The military has recently decided to acquire 90 more Taurus missiles to further beef up its anti-nuclear and anti-missile capabilities. The process to purchase the additional missiles is underway," a defense ministry official told Yonhap News Agency.
 

Dassault Aviation and Reliance form new JV under "Make in India" initiative

Dassault Aviation and Reliance form new JV under "Make in India" initiative
 
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Dassault Aviation Chairman & CEO Eric Trappier and Reliance Group Chairman Anil Dhirubhai Ambani announced today the creation of a Joint Venture in India. This new joint venture called “Dassault Reliance Aerospace” will support Prime Minister Modi’s “Make in India” and “Skill India” policies and develop major Indian programs with high levels of technology transfer to benefit the entire aerospace sector.
 

Thailand orders two more H225M tactical transport helicopters

Thailand orders two more H225M tactical transport helicopters
 
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The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has ordered two additional mission-ready twin-engine EC725 (now marketed as the H225M Caracal) multirole utility helicopters as part of the continuation of its fleet strengthening programme agreement launched in 2012. Delivery of the two additional EC725s is scheduled for 2019.
 

Airbus DS' first enhanced A330 MRTT makes its maiden flight

Airbus DS' first enhanced A330 MRTT makes its maiden flight
 
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Airbus Defence and Space has successfully completed the maiden flight of the first new standard A330 MRTT Multi Role Tanker Transport. This model incorporates a number of enhancements introduced on the basic A330 as well as upgraded military systems as part of Airbus and Airbus Defence and Space’s continuous product improvement programme.
 

Russia's first Yak-152 trainer aircraft successfully took to the skies

Russia's first Yak-152 trainer aircraft successfully took to the skies
 
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The maiden flight of the Yak-152 initial training aircraft took place at the airfield of Irkutsk Aviation Plant, the affiliate of Irkut Corporation (a United Aircraft Corporation subsidiary) on September 29, 2016. The Yak-152 aircraft has been developed by the Yakovlev Design Bureau, the affiliate of Irkut Corporation.
 

Lockheed Martin to upgrade US Army AH-64E Apache electro-optical sensor system

Lockheed Martin to upgrade US Army AH-64E Apache electro-optical sensor system
 
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The U.S. Army awarded Lockheed Martin a $49.3 million contract to upgrade the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) on the AH-64E Apache helicopter. Under this contract, Lockheed Martin will produce an additional 42 Modernized Day Sensor Assembly (M-DSA) upgrade kits and spares for the U.S. Army as part of Lot 1 production. Production will take place at Lockheed Martin's facilities in Orlando and Ocala, Florida, through March 2019.
 

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