April 2020 news

Air Forces - Aerospace and Defense Industry


An Airbus A-400M Atlas cargo plane of the Turkish Air Force carrying medical supplies donated by Turkey reached Spain and Italy on Wednesday, 1 April 2020, as part of Allied efforts to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. The aircraft landed first at Torrejón Air Base for further distribution of the supplies by the Spanish authorities.

India’s aerospace corporation Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has completed the licensed production of 272 Sukhoi Su-30MKI (NATO reporting name: Flanker-H) multirole combat aircraft, according to the company.

Cobham Aerospace Connectivity announces that it has been awarded a contract by the UK MOD’s Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) to research Advanced Anti-Jam techniques for the protection of navigation signals received from the Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS). The contract will see Cobham conduct research to develop means to provide assured and resilient Position Navigation and Timing (PNT) information derived from the GNSS multi-constellation. Cobham was best placed to address the UK MOD’s needs through its extensive background in advanced antenna technology and sophisticated signal processing capabilities.

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea to upgrade its F-16 Block 32 aircraft with Mode 5 Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) and Link 16 Tactical Datalink (TDL) and related equipment for an estimated cost of $194 million.

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