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November 2017 - Military Aviation, Aerospace & Defence Industry News
 

Tyndall AFB selected for hosting new MQ-9 Reaper Wing

Tyndall AFB selected for hosting new MQ-9 Reaper Wing
 
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The US Air Force has selected Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, as the preferred location for hosting a new MQ-9 Reaper Wing with 24 remotely piloted aircraft. Vandenberg AFB, California, is considered a reasonable alternative, the Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs said on November 28, 2017.
 

Embraer announces firm order from Philippines for 6 Super Tucanos

Embraer announces firm order from Philippines for 6 Super Tucanos
 
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Embraer announced today, November 30, a firm order of six A-29 Super Tucano light attack and advanced training aircraft for the Philippine Air Force (PAF). After a comprehensive public bidding process participated by several manufacturers from around the globe and complying with the stringent evaluation processes the Super Tucano was selected as part of the PAF’s ongoing modernization plan.
 

US oks $415 mn follow-on order from Singapore for GBU-10/12 bomb units

US oks $415 mn follow-on order from Singapore for GBU-10/12 bomb units
 
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The US State Department approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Singapore for GBU-10 Paveway II Laser Guided Bomb (LGB) units; GBU-12 Paveway II LGB units; and FMU-152 or FMU-139D/B fuzes for an estimated cost of $415 million, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said on November 29, 2017.
 

Spanish MoD receives more NH90, H215 and Tiger HAD/E helicopters

Spanish MoD receives more NH90, H215 and Tiger HAD/E helicopters
 
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Dolores Cospedal, the Spanish Defense Minister, and Guillaume Faury, CEO of Airbus Helicopters, yesterday signed the handover certificate for two Tiger HAD/E attack helicopters and one NH90 TTH for the Spanish Army; and two H215s for the Spanish Air Force.
 

Dassault lands $648M order for French Air Force aircraft support

Dassault lands $648M order for French Air Force aircraft support
 
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The French aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation has been awarded a 524,786,559€ (US$ 648 mn) contract to support the French Air Force fleets of Mirage 2000 fighter jets, Alpha Jet advanced training aircraft and C-160 Transall airlifters, the European Tenders Electronic Daily online platform announced on November 28, 2017.
 

US oks $250 mn FMS from Poland for AIM-120C-7 missiles

US oks $250 mn FMS from Poland for AIM-120C-7 missiles
 
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The US State Department recently approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Poland for AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) for an estimated cost of $250 million, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency said on November 28, 2017.
 

Aviastar-SP rolls out first Il-78M-90A aerial refuelling aircraft

Aviastar-SP rolls out first Il-78M-90A aerial refuelling aircraft
 
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Aviastar-SP today rolled out the Il-78M-90A aerial refuelling aircraft first prototype, United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) announced on its Twitter account. Russia started developping an upgraded variant of the Il-76MD-90A in 2012 under the PSZ (Perspektyvnyi Samolot Zapravshchik) program.
 

GA wins $17.5 mn USAF contract to integrate GBU-39B SDB on MQ-9 Reaper

GA wins $17.5 mn USAF contract to integrate GBU-39B SDB on MQ-9 Reaper
 
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The US-based drones maker General Atomics has been awarded a $17.5 million contract for integration of GBU-39B Small Diameter Bomb onto the MQ-9 Reaper UAV, the US Department of Defense announced on November 27, 2017.
 

Elbit opens new Mission Training Center in Colombia

Elbit opens new Mission Training Center in Colombia
 
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An Elbit Systems interconnected, multi-cockpit Mission Training Center (MTC) was recently inaugurated for the Colombian Air Force. The MTC provides realistic simulated battlefield training using a variety of aircraft systems and mission scenarios and utilizes a sophisticated computer generated forces (CGF) solution to enable simultaneous participation of friendly and enemy forces.
 

Lockheed Martin secures $198M of C-130 training orders

Lockheed Martin secures $198M of C-130 training orders
 
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Lockheed Martin received six contracts, with awards totaling $198.4 million, to improve training for C-130 airmen and operators around the world. The C-130J Super Hercules Maintenance and Aircrew Training System (JMATS) program has trained more than 10,000 airmen for missions including cargo transport, special missions and aerial refueling.
 

F-35A Icy Runway Testing for Norwegian Drag Chute Underway in Alaska

F-35A Icy Runway Testing for Norwegian Drag Chute Underway in Alaska
 
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Maj. Jonathan “Spades” Gilber, U.S. Air Force F-35 test pilot, demonstrated the handling qualities of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II during icy runway ground testing at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska., the company announced on Monday, November 27. The testing is part of the certification process for the Norwegian drag chute and continues over the next several weeks. Maj. Eskil Amdal, test pilot with the Royal Norwegian Air Force, is also participating.
 

Thales completes upgrade of Swiss Air Force helicopter simulators

Thales completes upgrade of Swiss Air Force helicopter simulators
 
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Thales has delivered upgrades to the Full Flight and Mission Simulators (FFMS) AS532 Super Puma (TH06) transport helicopter and multi-purpose twin-engined EC635 military helicopter of the Swiss Air Force. This standardisation contract which has been notified to Thales on September 2016, was delivered on schedule, meeting all customer requirements and providing complete satisfaction to the pilots.
 

Philippines eyes procurement of up to 24 new attack helicopters

Philippines eyes procurement of up to 24 new attack helicopters
 
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The Philippine Air Force (PAF) is considering the acquisition of over 20 attack helicopters to beef up the country`s counter-insurgency (COIN) capabilities, according to the chief of the Department of Defense`s public affairs bureau Arsenio Andolong.
 

Belgian Government oks BAF plan to deploy NH90s to Mali in 2018

Belgian Government oks BAF plan to deploy NH90s to Mali in 2018
 
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It now official: the Belgian Council of Minister on November 23 agreed to send two BAF NH90 Caïman helicopters in Africa to support the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), marking the helicopter's first operational deployment.
 

Two more H225s for South Korea's National 119 Rescue Headquarters

Two more H225s for South Korea's National 119 Rescue Headquarters
 
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Airbus Helicopters has been awarded a contract from South Korea's National 119 Rescue Headquarters for the purchase of two additional H225 helicopters, the helicopter maker said on November 22, 2017. The National 119 Rescue Headquarters currently operates an all-Airbus helicopter fleet comprising two AS365 N2 and two H225.
 

IAF Su-30MKI successfully test-fires Brahmos cruise missile

IAF Su-30MKI successfully test-fires Brahmos cruise missile
 
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India has successfully conducted a live-firing test of new BRAHMOS air-launched cruise missile (ALCM), according to the Press Information Bureau of the Government of India. "On November 22, a Su-30MKI fighter jet of the Indian Air Force [IAF] successfully launched a BRAHMOS missile against a sea-based target in the Bay of Bengal. The successful firing test of the BRAHMOS ALCM will beef up the service`s capability to engage targets from stand-off ranges," the bureau said in a statement.
 

Croatian MoD downselects Sweden, Israel bids to replace outdated MiG-21s

Croatian MoD downselects Sweden, Israel bids to replace outdated MiG-21s
 
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Croatia's Defense Ministry will choose fighter jets between Israeli and Swedish bids in its costly procurement of combat military aircraft to replace its fleet of MiG-21s, Croatian daily newspaper Jutarnji List reported on Monday, November 20, 2017.
 

Leonardo delivers first of 16 AW101 SAR choppers to Norway

Leonardo delivers first of 16 AW101 SAR choppers to Norway
 
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Leonardo is pleased to announce that the first of 16 AW101 all-weather search and rescue helicopters has been delivered to the Norwegian Ministry of Justice & Public Security. The aircraft departed Leonardo’s Yeovil facility on November 17th for Sola Air Base in southern Norway where the aircraft will enter a period of Operational Test & Evaluation (OT&E) before entering service with the Royal Norwegian Air Force in 2018.
 

GE Aviation lands $143 mn T408-GE-400 engines production contract

GE Aviation lands $143 mn T408-GE-400 engines production contract
 
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U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) awarded GE Aviation a $143,481,258 Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP) contract to build 22 T408-GE-400 engines that will power the U.S. Marine Corps' CH-53K King Stallion helicopters. This contract follows the April 4, 2017 Milestone C decision by the Defense Acquisition Board (DAB) approving LRIP production.
 

Russia's A-100 AEW&C prototype aircraft makes maiden flight

Russia's A-100 AEW&C prototype aircraft makes maiden flight
 
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Russia's newest A-100 aircraft with the most advanced AEW&C system made its maiden flight on Saturday, Tass news agency said. Quoting a news release issued by Vega Radio Engineering Corporation, the designer affiliated with the Russian state-owned industrial and defense conglomerate Rostec, Tass said the A-100 made a debut flight, and the avionics and elements of the radio engineering complex of the aircraft were tested during the flight.
 

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