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July 2020 news

Air Forces - Aerospace and Defense Industry


 

According to a press release published on July 10, 2020, Airbus Helicopters has joined hands with over 20 Australian partners to form Team Nightjar, as the consortium launches its solution to Project LAND 2097 Phase 4. Under this Project, the Commonwealth of Australia is seeking a fleet of helicopters to support the Australian Defence Force’s Special Operations.

The US State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Japan of one hundred five (105) F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft and related equipment for an estimated cost of $23.11 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

Withdrawn from service in early 2019, while operating from the Cazaux base in France for fifteen years, the 25 Alpha Jets of the Belgian Air Component (Air Force) put up for sale in the fall of 2019, have just found a buyer: the Canadian company Top Aces The 25 Alpha Jets are therefore on their way to Canada, Aerobuzz reports.

Squadrons of upgraded Ka-29TB (Transportno Boyevoy) helicopters will operate in the Arctic. Kamchatka pilots of the Pacific Fleet are the first to operate them. Ka-29s have been prepared for Polar missions since early 2020. The Northern Fleet will begin operating them in 2021. The helicopters will supply military bases, airlift troops and patrol the Polar region. Experts said that the Ka-29 is universal, carries powerful arms and can airlift several tons of cargo, the Izvestia daily writes.

The U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Jordan of one UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter and related equipment for an estimated cost of $23 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on July 7.

While the first launch of the Gabriel date back years ago, Italian airframer Blackshape has been continually adding improvements to their aircraft to facilitate trainer ambitions in technology, airframe avionics and software. The latest version is Gabriel Turboprop (Gabriel-TP), upgraded from Gabriel BK160 which was demonstrated during Singapore Airshow 2020 on February.

 Saab Aeronáutica Montagens (SAM), Saab's first aerostructures plant outside of Sweden for the new Gripen E/F fighter, reaches another important milestone with the start of production. This site builds sections of Gripen, which will then be delivered to the final assembly facilities at the Embraer plant in Gavião Peixoto, São Paulo, Brazil and to Linköping, Sweden.

Turkey tested its first Russian-made S-400 Triumph systems on F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II fighters, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing the Evening Courier and Fighter Jets World magazines. The test results were not disclosed, but judging by the lack of complaints, it can be assumed that the country is completely satisfied with the systems, as BulgarianMilitary writes.

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