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August  2015 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 
 

Iraq reportedly took delivery of another batch of Mi-35M and Mi-28NE attack helicopters

Iraq reportedly took delivery of another batch of Mi-35M and Mi-28NE attack helicopters
 
Another batch of Mi-35M and Mi-28NE Night Hunter attack helicopters was reportedly delivered to Iraq by An-124 Ruslan transport aircraft, a source told TASS at MAKS-2015 airshow. In accordance with the delivery schedule, Iraq took delivery of four Mi-35M and four Mi-28NE attack helicopters. The rotorcraft feature the full combat configuration and are fitted with the night vision equipment, TASS reports with reference to a military attaché.
Another batch of Mi-35M and Mi-28NE Night Hunter attack helicopters was reportedly delivered to Iraq by An-124 Ruslan transport aircraft, a source told TASS at MAKS-2015 airshow. In accordance with the delivery schedule, Iraq took delivery of four Mi-35M and four Mi-28NE attack helicopters. The rotorcraft feature the full combat configuration and are fitted with the night vision equipment, TASS reports with reference to a military attaché.
 

Northrop Grumman delivers 150th overhauled KC-10 Extender tanker aircraft to US Air Force

Northrop Grumman delivers 150th overhauled KC-10 Extender tanker aircraft to US Air Force
 
The defense giant Northrop Grumman Corporation recently delivered the 150th KC-10 Extender aircraft from a maintenance depot to the United States Air Force. The program's depots are located in Lake Charles, Louisiana and Greensboro, North Carolina, the company announced on Aug. 26, 2015.
The defense giant Northrop Grumman Corporation recently delivered the 150th KC-10 Extender aircraft from a maintenance depot to the United States Air Force. The program's depots are located in Lake Charles, Louisiana and Greensboro, North Carolina, the company announced on Aug. 26, 2015.
 

UK requests a $3bn FMS to upgrade 50 AH-64 Apache attack helicopters to Guardian standard

UK requests a $3bn FMS to upgrade 50 AH-64 Apache attack helicopters to Guardian standard
 
The United States State Department approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Kingdom for AH-64E APACHE GUARDIAN Attack Helicopters and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $3.00 billion, the Defense Security and Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced Thursday, August 27.
The United States State Department approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Kingdom for AH-64E APACHE GUARDIAN Attack Helicopters and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $3.00 billion, the Defense Security and Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced Thursday, August 27.
 

MAKS 2015: Meet the XETAK principle, a New Concept for New Solutions

MAKS 2015: Meet the XETAK principle, a New Concept for New Solutions
 
Once again, the MAKS airshow proves that it is not only dedicated to giants of the defense aerospace industry. Defense exhibitions like MAKS are also the best way for small but innovative companies to introduce new solution for the defense sector. Among them, the German-based start-up chose MAKS 2015 to highlight XETAK, a new concept of B2B dedicated to defence and security industries.
Once again, the MAKS airshow proves that it is not only dedicated to giants of the defense aerospace industry. Defense exhibitions like MAKS are also the best way for small but innovative companies to introduce new solutions for the defense sector. Among them, the German-based start-up chose MAKS 2015 to highlight XETAK, a new concept of B2B dedicated to defence and security industry.
 

Boeing, SAEI and Alsalam Aircraft Co. to create new Saudi Rotorcraft Support Center

Boeing, SAEI and Alsalam Aircraft Co. to create new Saudi Rotorcraft Support Center
 
Boeing has signed an agreement with Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries (SAEI) and Alsalam Aircraft Company to create the Saudi Rotorcraft Support Center in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The joint venture will have locations in Riyadh and Jeddah providing comprehensive, in-country maintenance repair and overhaul support for Saudi Arabia’s diverse rotorcraft fleet.
Boeing has signed an agreement with Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries (SAEI) and Alsalam Aircraft Company to create the Saudi Rotorcraft Support Center in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The joint venture will have locations in Riyadh and Jeddah providing comprehensive, in-country maintenance repair and overhaul support for Saudi Arabia’s diverse rotorcraft fleet.
 

Raytheon named as a prime contractor for the US Air Force Training Systems Acquisition III contract

Raytheon named as a prime contractor for the US Air Force Training Systems Acquisition III contract
 
The U.S. Air Force has named Raytheon Company as one of the prime contractors on the Training Systems Acquisition III (TSA III) contract. This allows Raytheon to bid on delivery orders on this multiple award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract with a total ceiling value of $20.9 billion over 10 years.
The U.S. Air Force has named Raytheon Company as one of the prime contractors on the Training Systems Acquisition III (TSA III) contract. This allows Raytheon to bid on delivery orders on this multiple award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract with a total ceiling value of $20.9 billion over 10 years.
 

Bell wins $581 mn contract for delivering UH-1Y and AH-1Z helicopters to USMC and Pakistan

Bell wins $581 mn contract for delivering UH-1Y and AH-1Z helicopters to USMC and Pakistan
 
Bell Helicopter, based in Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a $581,113,421 contract for the manufacture and delivery of 15 Lot 12 UH-1Y, 19 Lot 12 AH-1Z, one Lot 13 UH-1Y helicopters and 21 auxiliary fuel kits for the United States Marine Corps and government of Pakistan, the US Department of Defense announced on August 25.
Bell Helicopter, based in Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a $581,113,421 contract for the manufacture and delivery of 15 Lot 12 UH-1Y, 19 Lot 12 AH-1Z, one Lot 13 UH-1Y helicopters and 21 auxiliary fuel kits for the United States Marine Corps and government of Pakistan, the US Department of Defense announced on August 25.
 

Royal Air Force Typhoons Return From Baltic Air Policing Mission with More than 40 Intercepts

Royal Air Force Typhoons Return From Baltic Air Policing Mission with More than 40 Intercepts
 
After four months, the detachment of Typhoon jets yesterday concluded its deployment as part of NATO's Baltic Air Policing mission. The RAF Typhoon detachment deployed to Amari air base in Estonia at NATO’s request on 1 May this year, operating alongside Norwegian aircraft to secure NATO’s airspace over the Baltic nations of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania which do not have their own air defence fighters.
After four months, the detachment of Typhoon jets yesterday concluded its deployment as part of NATO's Baltic Air Policing mission. The RAF Typhoon detachment deployed to Amari air base in Estonia at NATO’s request on 1 May this year, operating alongside Norwegian aircraft to secure NATO’s airspace over the Baltic nations of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania which do not have their own air defence fighters.
 

US Air Force will send F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft in Europe to reassure Allies

US Air Force will send F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft in Europe to reassure Allies
 
The United States soon will deploy F-22 Raptors in Europe, sending the stealth fighter jets to reassure NATO partners concerned about Russia's actions in Ukraine, a Pentagon official has said. US Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James did not offer specifics about where or when the single-seat jets would be deployed, citing operational security reasons. James also would not say how many of the planes would be deployed.
The United States soon will deploy F-22 Raptors in Europe, sending the stealth fighter jets to reassure NATO partners concerned about Russia's actions in Ukraine, a Pentagon official has said. US Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James did not offer specifics about where or when the single-seat jets would be deployed, citing operational security reasons. James also would not say how many of the planes would be deployed.
 

The Royal Thai Air Force receives four EC725 CSAR Helicopters from Airbus Helicopters

The Royal Thai Air Force receives four EC725 CSAR Helicopters from Airbus Helicopters
 
Airbus Helicopters has completed delivery of an initial four EC725s to the Royal Thai Air Force, providing highly-capable rotorcraft for this military service’s search and rescue and troop transport duties. The order of four EC725s was signed in 2012, with the deliveries having just been completed. They are expected to begin operations later this month. Two additional EC725s were booked in 2014 for deliveries to the Royal Thai Air Force next year.
Airbus Helicopters has completed delivery of an initial four EC725s to the Royal Thai Air Force, providing highly-capable rotorcraft for this military service’s search and rescue and troop transport duties. The order of four EC725s was signed in 2012, with the deliveries having just been completed. They are expected to begin operations later this month. Two additional EC725s were booked in 2014 for deliveries to the Royal Thai Air Force next year.
 

Seven new squadrons about to be created in the French Air Force

Seven new squadrons about to be created in the French Air Force
 
In August 2015, seven squadrons of the French air force are about to be created at Evreux, St. Dizier, Luxeuil-les-Bains, Mont-de- Marsan, Cazaux and Orleans airbases. Defined in the French Defense Ministry strategic plan "Unis pour Faire Face" ("States to deal"), creation of these new air squadrons aims to bring together, at constant staffing, units and staff dedicated to the same mission in a set whose consistency will be enhanced.
Seven new squadrons of the French air force are about to be created at Evreux, St. Dizier, Luxeuil-les-Bains, Mont-de- Marsan, Cazaux and Orleans air bases. Defined in the French Defense Ministry strategic plan "Unis pour Faire Face" ("States to deal"), creation of these new air squadrons aims to bring together, at constant staffing, units and staff dedicated to the same mission in a set whose consistency will be enhanced.
 

Russia to supply Bangladesh with seven Mil Mi-171 multirole helicopters

Russia to supply Bangladesh with seven Mil Mi-171 multirole helicopters
 
Russia will supply six Mil Mi-171Sh military and transport helicopters and one Mi-171E rotocraft to Bangladesh under a contract signed in April this year, Russian state arms seller Rosoboronexport First Deputy CEO Ivan Goncharenko said on Monday August 24, 2015.
Russia will supply six Mil Mi-171Sh military and transport helicopters and one Mi-171E rotocraft to Bangladesh under a contract signed in April this year, Russian state arms seller Rosoboronexport First Deputy CEO Ivan Goncharenko said on Monday August 24, 2015.
 

MAKS 2015: Russian Helicopters will unveil new concept of advanced high-speed helicopter

MAKS 2015: Russian Helicopters will unveil new concept of advanced high-speed helicopter
 
The Russian Helicopters manufacturing company will unveil a full-scale model of an advanced high-speed helicopter at the opening of the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS on Tuesday. Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of state technology corporation Rostec, said the flying lab was developed on the basis of the Mil Mi-24 (NATO reporting name Hind) attack helicopter.
The Russian Helicopters manufacturing company will unveil a full-scale model of an advanced high-speed helicopter at the opening of the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS on Tuesday. Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of state technology corporation Rostec, said the flying lab was developed on the basis of the Mil Mi-24 (NATO reporting name Hind) attack helicopter.
 

Israeli Air Force takes delivery of additional C-130J Shimshon military airlifter

Israeli Air Force takes delivery of additional C-130J Shimshon military airlifter
 
Another C-130J "Shimshon" landed in Nevatim Airbase last week and joined the Israeli Air Force. The new plane is equipped with self-defense systems and will help to "enhance aerial support provided for ground and aerial units," the IAF announced on August 20.
Another C-130J "Shimshon" landed in Nevatim Airbase last week and joined the Israeli Air Force. The new plane is equipped with self-defense systems and will help to "enhance aerial support provided for ground and aerial units," the IAF announced on August 20.
 

Cubic wins contracts to produce and enhance the F-35 JSF's Air Combat Training System

Cubic wins contracts to produce and enhance the F-35 JSF's Air Combat Training System
 
Cubic Global Defense (CGD), a business unit of Cubic Corporation, announced on August 19 it was awarded a series of contracts from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics to produce and enhance the Air Combat Training System (ACTS) in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF).
Cubic Global Defense (CGD), a business unit of Cubic Corporation, announced on August 19 it was awarded a series of contracts from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics to produce and enhance the Air Combat Training System (ACTS) in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF).
 

Airbus DS to equip nine Australian airfields with ASR-NG advanced radar systems

Airbus DS to equip nine Australian airfields with ASR-NG advanced radar systems
 
Airbus Defence and Space has received two contracts worth approximately €130M ($146M) from Australia’s new Capability, Acquisition and Sustainment Group to equip and support nine military and civil/military Australian airfields with the world’s newest and most powerful airport surveillance sensors.
Airbus Defence and Space has received two contracts worth approximately €130M ($146M) from Australia’s new Capability, Acquisition and Sustainment Group to equip and support nine military and civil/military Australian airfields with the world’s newest and most powerful airport surveillance sensors.
 

Israeli Air Force F-16I fighter aircraft start using advanced Small Diameter Bombs

Israeli Air Force F-16I fighter aircraft start using advanced Small Diameter Bombs
 
For the first time since their arrival a decade ago, Israel Air Force's F-16I "Sufa" fighter jets have been equipped with advanced Small Diameter Bombs (SDB), and will be the second model in the IAF to use them, following the F-15I, the IAF announced on August 18.
For the first time since their arrival a decade ago, Israel Air Force's F-16I "Sufa" fighter jets have been equipped with advanced Small Diameter Bombs (SDB), and will be the second model in the IAF to use them, following the F-15I, the IAF announced on August 18.
 

Turkey likely to gift 34 T-38M Talon jet trainers to Pakistan

Turkey likely to gift 34 T-38M Talon jet trainers to Pakistan
 
According to Pakistanese media, Turkey has decided to provide 34 T-38M Talon jet trainers to Pakistan. The Northrop T-38 Talon is a two-seat, twin-engine supersonic jet trainer and it was the world’s first supersonic trainer and also the most produced. The Turkish Air Force has a current fleet of 68 T-38 trainer aircraft.
According to Pakistanese media, Turkey has decided to provide 34 T-38M Talon jet trainers to Pakistan. The Northrop T-38 Talon is a two-seat, twin-engine supersonic jet trainer and it was the world’s first supersonic trainer and also the most produced. The Turkish Air Force has a current fleet of 68 T-38 trainer aircraft.
 

Philippines takes delivery of final Bell 412EP utility helicopters

Philippines takes delivery of final Bell 412EP utility helicopters
 
Bell Helicopter yesterday announced the final delivery and acceptance of eight Bell 412EP helicopters to the Philippine Department of National Defense (DND). The final delivery was acknowledged earlier today during the flag raising ceremony at the Villamor Air Base.
Bell Helicopter yesterday announced the final delivery and acceptance of eight Bell 412EP helicopters to the Philippine Department of National Defense (DND). The final delivery was acknowledged earlier today during the flag raising ceremony at the Villamor Air Base.
 

BAE Systems completes manufacture of Italian Air Force's first F-35B Lighting II aft fuselage

BAE Systems completes manufacture of Italian Air Force's first F-35B Lighting II aft fuselage
 
BAE Systems has hit another milestone on the F-35 Lightning II programme after completing manufacture of the first Short Take-Off and Vertical Landing (STOVL) variant aft fuselage for the Italian Air Force. BL01 was completed at the Company’s Military Air & Information site at Samlesbury, Lancashire, and will now be transported to the Final Assembly and Check Out (FACO) facility at the Cameri Air Base in northern Italy, where it will be married up with the rest of the aircraft.
BAE Systems has hit another milestone on the F-35 Lightning II programme after completing manufacture of the first Short Take-Off and Vertical Landing (STOVL) variant aft fuselage for the Italian Air Force. BL01 was completed at the Company’s Military Air & Information site at Samlesbury, Lancashire, and will now be transported to the Final Assembly and Check Out (FACO) facility at the Cameri Air Base in northern Italy, where it will be married up with the rest of the aircraft.
 

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