September 2018 news

Air Forces - Aerospace and Defense Industry

Belgian Air Force takes over Baltic air policing duties in Lithuania

The Belgian Air Force on August 31 has assumed the lead role for NATO’s Baltic Air Policing from the Portuguese Air Force and replaced the augmenting Spanish Air Force at Šiauliai, Lithuania, the Allied Air Command Public Affairs Office announced.

Russian Air Force to receive two more A-50U AWACS aircraft by 2019

The Russian Defense Ministry will receive two modernized A-50U long-range radar detection aircraft this year, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexei Krivoruchko said.

Chilean Air Force receives first three MH-60M multirole helicopters

Chile took delivery of three MH-60M Black Hawk helicopters on August 30. The rotorcraft were officially inducted at the Pudahuel Air Base, in presence of the Chilean Minister of National Defense, Alberto Espina Otero, and the Commander in Chief of the Chilean Air Force, Air General Jorge Robles Mella.

RSAF officially unveiled its first A330 MRTT

Airbus has delivered the Republic of Singapore Air Force’s (RSAF) first A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT). The aircraft made its first official public appearance on Saturday 1 September 2018 at the RSAF’s 50th anniversary parade.

Hanwha Systems and DAPA jointly developed new DIRCM system

South Korea has developed an advanced infrared missile countermeasure that can better protect aircraft from attacks, the government said Sunday. The country's Defense Acquisition Programs Administration (DAPA) said it teamed up with local defense contractor Hanwha Systems to build the directional infrared countermeasure (DIRCM).

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