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May 2014 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 
 

Diehl signed a cooperation agreement with Elbit Systems on A400m protection system

Diehl signed a cooperation agreement with Elbit Systems on A400m protection system
 
Diehl Defence signed an exclusive cooperation agreement with Elbit Systems, to equip the Bundeswehr´s Airbus A400M transport aircraft with its self-protection system. The agreement was signed at the International Aviation and Space Exhibition (ILA) in Berlin on May 20.
Diehl Defence signed an exclusive cooperation agreement with Elbit Systems, to equip the Bundeswehr´s Airbus A400M transport aircraft with its self-protection system. The agreement was signed at the International Aviation and Space Exhibition (ILA) in Berlin on May 20.
   

Eurofighter Typhoon unveils new integration : MBDA Meteor, Storm Shadow and Brimstone

Eurofighter Typhoon unveils new integration : MBDA Meteor, Storm Shadow and Brimstone
 
Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH chose the 2014 ILA Berlin Air Show to unveil details of a major capability enhancement package which secures the Eurofighter Typhoon's position as the most powerful and reliable swing-role/multi-role combat aircraft currently available.
Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH chose the 2014 ILA Berlin Air Show to unveil details of a major capability enhancement package which secures the Eurofighter Typhoon's position as the most powerful and reliable swing-role/multi-role combat aircraft currently available.
   

Swiss Reject Gripen Purchase in Blow to Saab but Czech air force renews its Gripen lease contract

Swiss Reject Gripen Purchase in Blow to Saab but Czech air force renews its Gripen lease contract
 
Swiss voters rejected a 3.1 billion-franc ($3.5 billion) order for Gripen fighter jets, a setback to Swedish defense company Saab AB. Meanwhile, after a long negotiation, representatives of the Czech Republic and Swedish defence ministries on Friday signed an addendum to the lease contract of 14 Gripen jet fighters, which extends Czech military's lease until 2027 with a two-year option.
Swiss voters rejected a 3.1 billion-franc ($3.5 billion) order for Gripen fighter jets, a setback to Swedish defense company Saab AB. Meanwhile, after a long negotiation, representatives of the Czech Republic and Swedish defence ministries on Friday signed an addendum to the lease contract of 14 Gripen jet fighters, which extends Czech military's lease until 2027 with a two-year option.
   

Airbus Group delivers 300th on-time, on-budget UH-72A Lakota helicopter to U.S. Army

Airbus Group delivers 300th on-time, on-budget UH-72A Lakota helicopter to U.S. Army
 
Airbus Group today delivered to the Army the service's 300th UH-72A Lakota helicopter. Every Lakota has been delivered–on time and on budget–by an American workforce that is more than 50 percent U.S. military veterans.
Airbus Group today delivered to the Army the service's 300th UH-72A Lakota helicopter. Every Lakota has been delivered–on time and on budget–by an American workforce that is more than 50 percent U.S. military veterans.
   

Sikorsky Wins U.S. Navy Contract to Replace ‘Marine One’ Helicopter Fleet

Sikorsky Wins U.S. Navy Contract to Replace ‘Marine One’ Helicopter Fleet
 
The U.S. Navy today announced that Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp, has been selected to build the next fleet of Marine One helicopters for the Office of the President.
The U.S. Navy today announced that Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp, has been selected to build the next fleet of Marine One helicopters for the Office of the President.
   

Northrop Grumman upgrades RAF Sentry E-3D AWACS with Mode S

Northrop Grumman upgrades RAF Sentry E-3D AWACS with Mode S
 
Northrop Grumman Corporation has designed, developed, integrated and fielded a Mode S upgrade to the Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) interrogator for the Sentry E-3D Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) fleet based at Royal Air Force Waddington.
Northrop Grumman Corporation has designed, developed, integrated and fielded a Mode S upgrade to the Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) interrogator for the Sentry E-3D Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) fleet based at Royal Air Force Waddington.
   

ATK Delivers Fully Outfitted Light Gunship Airbus AC-235 to Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

ATK Delivers Fully Outfitted Light Gunship Airbus AC-235 to Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
 
The AC-235 multi-mission gunship features ATK’s Special Mission Aircraft package of an electro-optical targeting system, a laser designator, aircraft self-protection equipment, a synthetic aperture radar and an armaments capability using Hellfire laser-guided missiles, 2.75-inch rockets, and a side-mounted M230 link-fed 30mm chain gun.
The AC-235 multi-mission gunship features ATK’s Special Mission Aircraft package of an electro-optical targeting system, a laser designator, aircraft self-protection equipment, a synthetic aperture radar and an armaments capability using Hellfire laser-guided missiles, 2.75-inch rockets, and a side-mounted M230 link-fed 30mm chain gun.
   

UK Deploys Four RAF Eurofighter Typhoon Jets to Patrol Baltics

UK Deploys Four RAF Eurofighter Typhoon Jets to Patrol Baltics
 
Britain is deploying four Typhoon fighter-jets to the Baltics as part of a Nato show of support against the backdrop of the Ukraine crisis. The defence secretary, Philip Hammond, said: "In the wake of recent events in Ukraine, it is right that Nato takes steps to reaffirm very publicly its commitment to the collective security of its members."
Britain is deploying four Typhoon fighter-jets to the Baltics as part of a Nato show of support against the backdrop of the Ukraine crisis. The defence secretary, Philip Hammond, said: "In the wake of recent events in Ukraine, it is right that Nato takes steps to reaffirm very publicly its commitment to the collective security of its members."