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January 2012 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 
 

EADS North America awarded $ 212 million production contract for 39 UH-72A Lakota helicopters 1201122

EADS North America awarded $ 212 million production contract for 39 UH-72A Lakota helicopters
 

The U.S. Army has awarded EADS North America a $ 212.7 million contract to deliver 39 UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) as part of its total acquisition plan. Thirty-two of these Lakotas will be produced in the Army's Security and Support (S&S) Battalion configuration. EADS North America has already delivered 198 UH-72A Lakotas to the U.S. Army, on time and within budget, along with five H-72A versions to the U.S. Navy for test pilot training.

The U.S. Army has awarded EADS North America a $ 212.7 million contract to deliver 39 UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) as part of its total acquisition plan. Thirty-two of these Lakotas will be produced in the Army's Security and Support (S&S) Battalion configuration. EADS North America has already delivered 198 UH-72A Lakotas to the U.S. Army, on time and within budget, along with five H-72A versions to the U.S. Navy for test pilot training.
 

Boeing Awarded US Army Contract for 14 Additional CH-47F Chinook Helicopters 1201122

Boeing Awarded US Army Contract for 14 Additional CH-47F Chinook Helicopters
 

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has received a U.S. Army contract valued at approximately $370 million for 14 CH-47F Chinook helicopters to support Foreign Military Sales efforts. The aircraft will be delivered to the U.S. Army beginning in 2014; all but one are intended for Australia and the United Arab Emirates.

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has received a U.S. Army contract valued at approximately $370 million for 14 CH-47F Chinook helicopters to support Foreign Military Sales efforts. The aircraft will be delivered to the U.S. Army beginning in 2014; all but one are intended for Australia and the United Arab Emirates.
 

United States Marine Corps receives the first F-35B Joint Strike Fighter aircraft 1201121

United States Marine Corps receives the first F-35B Joint Strike Fighter aircraft
 

The United States Marine Corps welcomed its first F-35B aircraft, the Marine Corps variant of the F-35 Lightning II, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 11.

The United States Marine Corps welcomed its first F-35B aircraft, the Marine Corps variant of the F-35 Lightning II, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 11.
 

Russia will deliver 21 helicopters Mi-17V5 to Afghanistan in the first half of the year 1101123

Russia will deliver 21 helicopters Mi-17V5 to Afghanistan in the first half of the year
 

Russia will fulfill a contract to deliver 21 helicopters to Afghanistan in the first half of the year, the Federal Military-Technical Cooperation Service said on Wednesday, January 11, 2012. Last May, the United States signed a $367.5 million contract with Russia to buy 21 Mi-17V5 military transport helicopters for the Afghan army.

Russia will fulfill a contract to deliver 21 helicopters to Afghanistan in the first half of the year, the Federal Military-Technical Cooperation Service said on Wednesday, January 11, 2012. Last May, the United States signed a $367.5 million contract with Russia to buy 21 Mi-17V5 military transport helicopters for the Afghan army.
 

Indonesia has signed a contract with Russia to buy six Sukhoi Su-30MK2 fighter aircraft 1101122

Indonesia has signed a contract with Russia to buy six Sukhoi Su-30MK2 fighter aircraft
 

Indonesia has signed a $470 million contract with Russia to buy six Sukhoi Su-30MK2 jet fighters for the Indonesian Air Force, The Jakarta Post daily has reported. The deal was confirmed by Russian defense-industry and diplomatic sources, but the Sukhoi aircraft maker and arms exporter Rosoboronexport declined to comment. Deliveries will start after 2013.

Indonesia has signed a $470 million contract with Russia to buy six Sukhoi Su-30MK2 jet fighters for the Indonesian Air Force, The Jakarta Post daily has reported. The deal was confirmed by Russian defense-industry and diplomatic sources, but the Sukhoi aircraft maker and arms exporter Rosoboronexport declined to comment. Deliveries will start after 2013.
 

Russian Air Force completes flight tests of the modernized Sukhoi Su-25UBM attack-trainer aircraft 1101121

Russian Air Force completes flight tests of the modernized Sukhoi Su-25UBM attack-trainer aircraft
 

The Russian Air Force has completed flight tests of the modernized Sukhoi Su-25UBM ground attack-trainer aircraft, Defense Ministry spokesman Col. Vladimir Drik said on Tuesday, January 10, 2011. “Air Force commander Col. Gen. Alexander Zelin signed off on the completion of flight tests for the Su-25UBM at the end of December 2011,” Drik said.

The Russian Air Force has completed flight tests of the modernized Sukhoi Su-25UBM ground attack-trainer aircraft, Defense Ministry spokesman Col. Vladimir Drik said on Tuesday, January 10, 2011. “Air Force commander Col. Gen. Alexander Zelin signed off on the completion of flight tests for the Su-25UBM at the end of December 2011,” Drik said.
 

Qatar and Kuwait await the decision of United Arab Emirates to purchase French fighter Rafale 1001122

Qatar and Kuwait await the decision of United Arab Emirates to purchase French fighter Rafale
 

Qatar and Kuwait are interested in buying French Rafale fighter jets but are waiting to see whether the United Arab Emirates will make a purchase first, France's defense minister said Monday, January 9, 2012.

Qatar and Kuwait are interested in buying French Rafale fighter jets but are waiting to see whether the United Arab Emirates will make a purchase first, France's defense minister said Monday, January 9, 2012.
 

France will buy aircraft tanker A330 MRTT from European airplane manufacturer Airbus Military 1001121

France will buy aircraft tanker A330 MRTT from European airplane manufacturer Airbus Military
 

France will buy aerial refuelling tankers from European airplane manufacturer Airbus in 2013, defence minister Gerard Longuet said on Monday, January 9, 2012.

France will buy aerial refuelling tankers from European airplane manufacturer Airbus in 2013, defence minister Gerard Longuet said on Monday, January 9, 2012.
 

Turkey will purchase two F-35 fighter aircraft and 15 helicopters from United States 0601125

Turkey will purchase two F-35 fighter aircraft and 15 helicopters from United States
 

Turkey will purchase two F-35 fighter jets and 15 helicopters from the United States, Defense Industry Implementation Committee (SSIK) said Thursday, January 5, 2012.

Turkey will purchase two F-35 fighter jets and 15 helicopters from the United States, Defense Industry Implementation Committee (SSIK) said Thursday, January 5, 2012.
 

South Korea Air Force placed an order for the new FA-50 fighter attack variant of T-50 jet trainer 0601124

South Korea Air Force placed an order for the new FA-50 fighter attack variant of T-50 jet trainer
 

South Korea has placed a $600 million order with Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) for 20 examples of the FA-50 attack variant of the T-50 advanced jet trainer. KAI said that under the deal it will deliver the aircraft from 2013 to 2014. Seoul could acquire a total of 60 to 150 FA-50s to replace its fleet of more than 150 Northrop F-5s.

South Korea has placed a $600 million order with Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) for 20 examples of the FA-50 attack variant of the T-50 advanced jet trainer. KAI said that under the deal it will deliver the aircraft from 2013 to 2014. Seoul could acquire a total of 60 to 150 FA-50s to replace its fleet of more than 150 Northrop F-5s.
 

Bell helicopter 429 selected by the Turkish national police 0601123

Bell helicopter 429 selected by the Turkish national police
 

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today that it has been selected by the Turkish National Police from a field of several companies to enter final negotiations for an award for 15 Bell 429s with an option for five additional aircraft.

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today that it has been selected by the Turkish National Police from a field of several companies to enter final negotiations for an award for 15 Bell 429s with an option for five additional aircraft.
 

Eurocopter's EC175 exceeds its ambitious operational targets and offers 30% increased performance 0601122

Eurocopter's EC175 exceeds its ambitious operational targets and offers 30% increased performance
 

The next-generation Eurocopter EC175 will incorporate significantly increased range and payload capacity when it enters service at the end of this year, and will be the first seven metric ton-category helicopter delivered with such capabilities.

The next-generation Eurocopter EC175 will incorporate significantly increased range and payload capacity when it enters service at the end of this year, and will be the first seven metric ton-category helicopter delivered with such capabilities.
 

Eurocopter's Helibras subsidiary to provide spare parts EC725 helicopter for Brazilian army 0601121

Eurocopter's Helibras subsidiary to provide spare parts EC725 helicopter for Brazilian army
 

The Helibras subsidiary of Eurocopter will supply and manage all spare parts, stocks and related technical support for the Brazilian armed forces' fleet of 50 EC725 helicopters, offering significant savings and operational synergies for the country's three military services operating the twin-engine rotary-wing aircraft.

The Helibras subsidiary of Eurocopter will supply and manage all spare parts, stocks and related technical support for the Brazilian armed forces' fleet of 50 EC725 helicopters, offering significant savings and operational synergies for the country's three military services operating the twin-engine rotary-wing aircraft.
 

Iran has started research for manufacturing of vertical climb fighter aircraft 0501121

Iran has started research for manufacturing of vertical climb fighter aircraft
 

A senior Iranian Air Force commander announced that the country's defense industries has started research for manufacturing vertical climb aircraft with straight vertical flight.

A senior Iranian Air Force commander announced that the country's defense industries has started research for manufacturing vertical climb aircraft with straight vertical flight.
 

Iranian science and defense ministries to study and analyze the technology of U.S. drone RQ-170 0301121

Iranian science and defense ministries to study and analyze the technology of U.S. drone RQ-170
 

Senior Iranian officials announced here in Tehran on Monday that experts of the country's Science and Defense Ministries are likely to launch joint cooperation to study and analyze the technology of the US drone that was downed by Iran early in December. (Source FNS Iranian press agency)

Senior Iranian officials announced here in Tehran on Monday that experts of the country's Science and Defense Ministries are likely to launch joint cooperation to study and analyze the technology of the US drone that was downed by Iran early in December. (Source FNS Iranian press agency)
 

Russian Air Force will receive over 60 modernized MiG-31 Foxhound fighter aircraft by 2020 0201121

Russian Air Force will receive over 60 modernized MiG-31 Foxhound fighter aircraft by 2020
 

The Russian Air Force will receive over 60 modernized MiG-31 Foxhound interceptor aircraft by 2020, the Defense Ministry said. A modernization contract was signed by the ministry and Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation in December last year.

The Russian Air Force will receive over 60 modernized MiG-31 Foxhound interceptor aircraft by 2020, the Defense Ministry said. A modernization contract was signed by the ministry and Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation in December last year.
 

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