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September 2016 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 
 

Elbit Systems lands $90mn contract from Asian country for Spectro XR electro-optic systems

Elbit Systems lands $90mn contract from Asian country for Spectro XR electro-optic systems
 
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Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today Sept. 11 that it was awarded a contract valued at over $90 million from an Asia-Pacific country, for the supply of SPECTRO XR advanced electro-optic systems. The contract will be performed over a four-year period.
 

Leonardo and Algerian MoD sign partnership for helicopters local production

Leonardo and Algerian MoD sign partnership for helicopters local production
 
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Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced today that an industrial and trade partnership agreement was signed with the Algerian Ministry of National Defence on August 11th. The agreement foresees the establishment of a joint company to produce light and medium weight category helicopters at an industrial site in Aïn Arnat.
 

Russian Air Force shows interest for air-launched variant of the BrahMos missile

Russian Air Force shows interest for air-launched variant of the BrahMos missile
 
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Russia’s Defense Ministry is interested in purchasing the air-launched version of the BrahMos cruise missile to arm the Sukhoi Su-30SM (NATO reporting name: Flanker-C) fighter jet, a military and diplomatic source told TASS. The BrahMos cruise missile was jointly developed by Russia and India.
 

Raytheon wins $49 mn USAF contract for Small Diameter Bomb II Lot 2 production

Raytheon wins $49 mn USAF contract for Small Diameter Bomb II Lot 2 production
 
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The US-based defense contractor Raytheon Missile Systems has been awarded a $49,210,994 fixed- for Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) Increment II Lot 2 production, the US Department of Defense announced on Sept. 8 on its website.
 

Lockheed Martin secures a $132 mn order from France for two KC-130J tankers

Lockheed Martin secures a $132 mn order from France for two KC-130J tankers
 
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The US-base defense giant Lockheed Martin secured yesterday a $132,600,829 contract from France for two U.S. government-configured KC-130J Super Hercules aerial refuelling tanker aircraft, the US Department of Defense announced on September 7 on its website.
 

Scale-model of Russia's future A-100 AWACS aircraft spotted at Army 2016 exhibition

Scale-model of Russia's future A-100 AWACS aircraft spotted at Army 2016 exhibition
 
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Pictures of what could be the future A-100 "Premier" AWACS aircraft have been released on the specialized russian website Missiles2Go.ru. A scale-model of the aircraft has been unveiled by the Russian aircraft manufacturer Beriev during Army 2016 exhibition, being held this week in the Moscow region.
 

WZ-10 attack helicopter now deployed in all PLA aviation units

WZ-10 attack helicopter now deployed in all PLA aviation units
 
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The People's Liberation Army has equipped all of its ground force aviation units with advanced WZ-10 combat helicopters, according to PLA media. Several WZ-10s have been delivered to an aviation brigade of the PLA 13th Group Army under the Western Theater Command, the military's TV news channel reported.
 

GA-ASI completes Certifiable Predator-B UAV aircraft integration

GA-ASI completes Certifiable Predator-B UAV aircraft integration
 
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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), today announced that aircraft integration of its new Certifiable Predator B (CPB) RPA system has been completed at the company's Poway, Calif., production facility and that the aircraft has been shipped to its Gray Butte Flight Operations facility near Palmdale, Calif., in preparation for developmental testing.
 

Russia could sign contract for 10-20 Mi-38 helicopters by 2018

Russia could sign contract for 10-20 Mi-38 helicopters by 2018
 
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Russia’s Defense Ministry will receive the first batch of 10-20 improved Mil Mi-38 multipurpose helicopters, Russian Helicopters Group Deputy CEO for Marketing and Business Development Alexander Shcherbinin said. The relevant contract may be signed in 2016 or 2017, he added.
 

Indonesia received ex-RAAF C-130H full-mission simulator

Indonesia received ex-RAAF C-130H full-mission simulator
 
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CAE today Sept. 7 announced that the Indonesian Air Force has recently taken delivery and accepted for training a CAE-built C-130H full-mission simulator that was previously in-service with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).
 

Russia plans to start Su-34-based strike fighter development in 2018

Russia plans to start Su-34-based strike fighter development in 2018
 
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Research and development of a fighter bomber on the basis of tactical Su-34 bomber will begin in 2018, a source in the military-defense complex told TASS. "A task has been set to design a fighter bomber on the basis of Su-34. I believe the corresponding work will begin in 2018," he said.
 

General Dynamics to provide USAF with updated Friend or Foe system

General Dynamics to provide USAF with updated Friend or Foe system
 
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General Dynamics Mission Systems will supply an updated Air Identification Friend or Foe (AIFF) Mode 4/5 KIV-78 Combined Interrogator/Transponder Applique to the U.S. Air Force, with deliveries beginning in February 2017. The KIV-78 enables ships, ground forces and other aircraft to precisely identify friendly aircraft operating in a crowded tactical airspace.
 

HAL's Light Utility Helicopter made its maiden flight

HAL's Light Utility Helicopter made its maiden flight
 
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Achieving another significant milestone, the Indian aircraft manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) conducted a technical flight of indigenous Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) in Bengaluru, today. The helicopter lifted at 1210 hours and was in the air for 15 minutes at HAL facilities. The flawless flight was carried out by HAL test pilots.
 

LORD's H-47 Chinook Improved Vibration Control System receives final approval

LORD's H-47 Chinook Improved Vibration Control System receives final approval
 
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LORD Corporation – a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control – has announced product qualification for their Improved Vibration Control System (IVCS) for the Boeing H-47 Chinook helicopter. Under contract with Boeing since Sept. 2013, LORD has completed all program milestones and has received final qualification approval for the state-of-the-art patented system that controls steady state and transient vibration.
 

Spanish Air Force's first Airbus A400M airlifter took to the skies

Spanish Air Force's first Airbus A400M airlifter took to the skies
 
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The first Airbus A400M tactical airlifter ordered by the Spanish Air Force has made its maiden flight, marking a key milestone towards its delivery. The aircraft, known as MSN44, took off from Seville, Spain where the A400M Final Assembly Line is located at 15:25 local time (GMT+1) on 5 September and landed back on site 3 hours and 45 minutes later.
 

Lockheed hands over 2,000th Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile to USAF

Lockheed hands over 2,000th Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile to USAF
 
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The US-based defense giant Lockheed Martin recently delivered the 2,000th Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) to the U.S. Air Force. Completed under the 12th production lot, the 2,000th missile is a baseline JASSM. Lot 12, which began production in January 2016, includes 150 baseline JASSM cruise missiles and 60 JASSM-Extended Range (ER) missiles.
 

Pentagon oks proposals to produce US fighter jets under "Make in India" initiative

Pentagon oks proposals to produce US fighter jets under "Make in India" initiative
 
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According to the Hindustan Times, the US Department of Defense has cleared proposals from US aviation giants Boeing and Lockheed Martin to manufacture top-line fighter aircraft as part of the ‘Make in India’ initiative. The proposals, including breakthrough offers on transfer of technology and licences, were conveyed by US defence secretary Ashton Carter to defence minister Manohar Parrikar last week.
 

USAF successfully test-fires unarmed Minuteman III ICBM

USAF successfully test-fires unarmed Minuteman III ICBM
 
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A team of United States Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen from the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test reentry vehicle Sept. 5 at 2:10 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
 

Kratos to provide Swedish aircrews with helicopter aerial gunnery training

Kratos to provide Swedish aircrews with helicopter aerial gunnery training
 
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The US-based defense contractor Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. announced on September 2 that it was awarded a contract to provide helicopter aerial gunnery training for the Swedish Armed Forces at the Kratos Aircrew Training Center (KATC) in Orlando, Florida.
 

Russia purchases batch of reconnaissance UAVs from Kalashnikov Group

Russia purchases batch of reconnaissance UAVs from Kalashnikov Group
 
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Russia`s Ministry of Defense (MoD) has bought a batch of reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) from the Kalashnikov Group (a subsidiary of the Rostec state corporation), according to the CEO of the company, Alexey Krivoruchko.
 

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