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JANUARY 2019 news

Air Forces - Aerospace and Defense Industry


Embraer and Boeing have approved to the terms of a strategic partnership that would position both companies to accelerate growth in global aerospace markets, the two aircraft makers stated on December 17, 2018. This proposal has now been approved by the Brazilian government.

The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon of McKinney, Texas, a $7.1-million firm-fixed-price delivery order (N00383-19-F-G000) under a previously awarded basic ordering agreement (N00383-14-G-005D) for the repair of the APY-10 radar system used on board Boeing P-8A Poseidon aircraft. One source was solicited for this non-competitive requirement in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1, with one offer received. The contracted work will be performed in Jacksonville, Fla. (66 percent) and McKinney, Texas (34 percent), and is expected to be completed by January 2021.

The British Army’s Apache attack helicopters are making their flying debut inside the Arctic Circle. Facing temperatures dropping to -30C and white-out flying conditions, 656 Squadron 4 Regiment Army Air Corps (4 Regt AAC) is taking part in Exercise Clockwork at Bardufoss in Norway.

Madrid, January 11, 2019.- Indra, one of the leading global technology and consulting companies, and its partner Gaerum have just reached a key milestone in the development of the optionally manned Targus aircraft: the start of simulated flight tests to validate the design of the aircraft's critical systems.

The Japanese government has announced its intention to purchase 105 additional F-35 aircraft for its national Air Force, leading the amount of their new acquisitions to a total of 147 brand new F-35 multirole aircraft.

The Royal Thai Navy has announced its desire to purchase the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) U-1 Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), produced by RV Connex Company Ltd (RV Connex).

The nEUROn combat drone demonstrator began its fourth "Low Observability" test campaign in November 2018. This campaign was conducted by the Directorate-General of Armament (DGA) with the support of Dassault Aviation. The demonstration was carried out at Istres by DGA’s Flight Test teams, and consisted of a series of confrontations facing different operational means of detection. The demonstration will continue in early 2019.

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