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August 2019 news

Air Forces - Aerospace and Aviation Defense Industry


Ascent Vision Technologies awarded $23M CUAS contract for US Air Force

Ascent Vision Technologies (AVT) was recently awarded a contract to deliver a full suite of counter drone vehicles to the U.S. Air Force. This unique capability, known as the eXpeditionary Mobile Air Defense Integrated System or X-MADIS, was selected by the Air Force after 18 months of testing, trials and evaluation across multiple military services and operational spectrums. The total contract value exceeds $23m and deliveries will begin later this year.

Korean unmanned helicopter KUS-VH 500MD made its first flight

Korean Air has successfully demonstrated the first flight of its the KUS-VH 500MD unmanned helicopter, according to officials. 

US Army awards Raytheon $108 million contract for Afghanistan Air Force training

The U.S. Army Contracting Command has selected Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) to train the Afghanistan Air Force in aircraft maintenance. Raytheon will develop a new training program for the U.S. Army's Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation under the $108 million contract, called Afghanistan Air Force Aircraft Maintenance Training, or AMT.

NH90 as German Sea Lynx successor

Germany has selected the NH Industries NH90 as the replacement for its navy's 21-strong fleet of Westland Sea Lynx 88A anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopters.

Russia allows Jordan to hand over two Il-76MF to Egypt

Russia allowed Jordan to hand over two supplied Il-76MF airlifters to Egypt, Rosoboronexport arms trader told TASS.

Slovakia buys 14 F-16s by Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin Corp., doing business as Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a $799,955,939 firm-fixed-price incentive contract for F-16 aircraft production.

Indonesia set to buy Russian jets

Jakarta has not given up the idea of purchasing Russia’s Su-35 fighter jets, Indonesia’s ambassador in Moscow Mohamad Wahid Supriyadi told TASS.

Boeing awarded contract for AGM-84H/K SLAM-ER missile for Saudi Arabia

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is awarded $25,345,439 for modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract. This modification continues the Phase I design maturity, analysis and test planning for the AGM-84H/K Stand-off Land Attack Missile – Expanded Response (SLAM-ER) production line for the government of Saudi Arabia.

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