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December 2017 - Military Aviation, Aerospace & Defence Industry News
 

Northrop lands $750mn order for US Army fixed-wing ISR fleet support

Northrop lands $750mn order for US Army fixed-wing ISR fleet support
 
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Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a $750 million contract by the U.S. Army to provide contractor lifecycle services for the Army’s Special Electronic Mission Aircraft (SEMA) fleet. This fixed- wing airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) fleet includes the RC-12X Guardrail, the Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance Surveillance System and Airborne Reconnaissance Low variants.
 

Qatar orders 12 more Rafale fighter jets

Qatar orders 12 more Rafale fighter jets
 
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In the presence of the President of the French Republic, Mr. Emmanuel Macron, and his Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Qatar Armed Forces and Dassault Aviation today, December 7, signed an agreement on future cooperation and the exercise of an option for 12 Rafale.
 

Israeli Air Force Declares Adir F-35I Operational

Israeli Air Force Declares Adir F-35I Operational
 
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A new age in the IAF: merely a year after arriving in Israel, the “Adir” (F-35I) fighter was declared operational. The fifth generation fighter jet, manufactured by “Lockheed Martin” is considered one of the world’s most advanced fighter aircraft.
 

Boeing KC-46A Tanker for U.S. Air Force Completes First Flight

Boeing KC-46A Tanker for U.S. Air Force Completes First Flight
 
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The first Boeing KC-46A tanker that will be delivered to the U.S. Air Force next year successfully completed its first flight and airborne tests today, taking off from Paine Field at 10:32 a.m. PST and landing approximately three-and-one-half hours later.
 

Russia & India planning to sign contract on Ka-226 Helicopter delivery in 2018

Russia & India planning to sign contract on Ka-226 Helicopter delivery in 2018
 
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A contract for the delivery of 200 Kamov Ka-226 (NATO reporting name: Hoodlum) multirole helicopters to India is planned to be signed in the first quarter of 2018, Russian Helicopters Group CEO Andrei Boginsky said.
 

USAF F-22 fighter jets land in South Korea for Vigilant Ace joint drills

USAF F-22 fighter jets land in South Korea for Vigilant Ace joint drills
 
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Six U.S. F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jets arrived in South Korea on Saturday for joint air drills between Seoul and Washington slated for next week in a show of force against North Korea. The fighter planes will join the allies' annual airborne exercise named Vigilant Ace to be held from Dec. 4-8, according to the South Korean Air Force.
 

Uzbekistan purchases 12 Mi-35 attack helicopters

Uzbekistan purchases 12 Mi-35 attack helicopters
 
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The Defense Ministry of Uzbekistan and Rosoboronexport arms trader signed a contract for the supply of 12 Mi-35 attack helicopters, a diplomatic source told TASS. The Uzbek Air and Air Defence Forces already flies around 25 Mi-35 attack helicopters.
 

U.S. Air Force F-16 to be fitted with Rockwell Collins next-generation airborne radio

U.S. Air Force F-16 to be fitted with Rockwell Collins next-generation airborne radio
 
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A U.S. Air Force F-16 will be the first to be equipped with Rockwell Collins’ next-generation ARC-210 RT-2036(C) networked communications airborne radio, the first ever to include Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) and support Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW) capabilities, Rockwell Collins said on November 29, 2017.
 

Saab secures $24.6 mn contract for South Africa's Gripen figher jets support

Saab secures $24.6 mn contract for South Africa's Gripen figher jets support
 
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The swedish defence and security company Saab has received a support contract for the South African Gripen weapon system. The order has a total value of SEK 206 million (US$24.6 mn) over the period November 2017 to February 2020.
 

Colombian Air Force orders FACSAT-2 observation nanosatellite

Colombian Air Force orders FACSAT-2 observation nanosatellite
 
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GomSpace A/S - a subsidiary of GomSpace Group AB has signed a contract with the Colombian Air Force ("FAC") for the FACSAT-2 spacecraft platform and an associated Capacity Building and Technology Transfer Program.
 

TsAGI completes new Il-276 aerodynamic testing phase

TsAGI completes new Il-276 aerodynamic testing phase
 
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Russia’s Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI) has completed another stage of the tests of the Ilyushin Il-276 medium military transport plane model, the institute’s press office said. The test was carried out in a trans-sonic wind tunnel under a contract signed with the Ilyushin Company, the press office added.
 

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