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August  2015 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 
 

Jordan and Pilatus Aircraft sign contract for nine PC-9 M training aircraft

Jordan and Pilatus Aircraft sign contract for nine PC-9 M training aircraft
 
Pilatus Aircraft Ltd is delighted to announce that the Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) has signed a contract for the purchase of nine Pilatus PC-9 M training aircraft. The order also includes a simulator, training equipment and a comprehensive logistics support package, the Swiss company announced today August 10.
Pilatus Aircraft Ltd is delighted to announce that the Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) has signed a contract for the purchase of nine Pilatus PC-9 M training aircraft. The order also includes a simulator, training equipment and a comprehensive logistics support package, the Swiss company announced today August 10.
 

Thales receives order from US Air Force for Deployable Instrument Landing Systems

Thales receives order from US Air Force for Deployable Instrument Landing Systems
 
Thales has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to provide Deployable Instrument Landing Systems (D-ILS). The systems will be used in airfield environments where the ability to provide precision guidance to aircraft on final approach during low visibility or low-ceiling weather conditions – while also being able to quickly setup, activate, break-down and re-locate – are critical.
Thales has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to provide Deployable Instrument Landing Systems (D-ILS). The systems will be used in airfield environments where the ability to provide precision guidance to aircraft on final approach during low visibility or low-ceiling weather conditions – while also being able to quickly setup, activate, break-down and re-locate – are critical.
 

U.S. approves possible FMS to Barhain for F-16 fighter jet follow-on support

U.S. approves possible FMS to Barhain for F-16 fighter jet follow-on support
 
The United States State Department approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Bahrain for F-16 follow-on support and associated equipment, parts and logistics for an estimated cost of $150 million, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said Friday, August 7, 2015.
The United States State Department approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Bahrain for F-16 follow-on support and associated equipment, parts and logistics for an estimated cost of $150 million, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said Friday, August 7, 2015.
 

Japan to equip its F-2 fighter aircraft with Lockheed Martin's Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod

Japan to equip its F-2 fighter aircraft with Lockheed Martin's Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod
 
Lockheed Martin received a direct commercial sale contract through Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to integrate the Sniper® Advanced Targeting Pod (ATP) onto the Japan Air Self-Defense Force’s (JASDF) F-2 aircraft, the US-based announced today August 10.
Lockheed Martin received a direct commercial sale contract through Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to integrate the Sniper® Advanced Targeting Pod (ATP) onto the Japan Air Self-Defense Force’s (JASDF) F-2 aircraft, the US-based announced today August 10.
 

Quantel Laser wins $7M contract from undisclosed defense contractor for military lasers

Quantel Laser wins $7M contract from undisclosed defense contractor for military lasers
 
The french company Quantel Laser, a leading manufacturer of solid-state laser systems for scientific, military, industrial and medical applications, recently announced that it has been awarded a $7M, multi-year contract to supply military lasers to a Tier I defense contractor.
The french company Quantel Laser, a leading manufacturer of solid-state laser systems for scientific, military, industrial and medical applications, recently announced that it has been awarded a $7M, multi-year contract to supply military lasers to a Tier I defense contractor.
 

Lockheed Martin delivers final C-5M Super Galaxy military airlifter to US Air Force

Lockheed Martin delivers final C-5M Super Galaxy military airlifter to US Air Force
 
Lockheed Martin delivered another C-5M Super Galaxy to the U. S. Air Force on Aug. 5. A Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) aircrew ferried the aircraft from the Lockheed Martin facility here to Travis Air Force Base, in Fairfield, California, where it will be permanently based. It will be the 12th Super Galaxy assigned to Travis, the defense giant announced Thursday August 6.
Lockheed Martin delivered another C-5M Super Galaxy to the U. S. Air Force on Aug. 5. A Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) aircrew ferried the aircraft from the Lockheed Martin facility here to Travis Air Force Base, in Fairfield, California, where it will be permanently based. It will be the 12th Super Galaxy assigned to Travis, the defense giant announced Thursday August 6.
 

New 11th Air Force and Air Defense Army established in Russia's Eastern Military District

New 11th Air Force and Air Defense Army established in Russia's Eastern Military District
 
Russia has established an Air Force and Air Defense Army in its Eastern Military District that will perform exercises in the Sea of Japan and the Pacific Ocean, press-secretary for the regional command, Col. Alexander Gordeyev, said Friday August 7.
Russia has established an Air Force and Air Defense Army in its Eastern Military District that will perform exercises in the Sea of Japan and the Pacific Ocean, press-secretary for the regional command, Col. Alexander Gordeyev, said Friday August 7.
 

BAE Systems Australia selected to support RAAF fleet of Hawk 127 trainer aircraft

BAE Systems Australia selected to support RAAF fleet of Hawk 127 trainer aircraft
 
BAE Systems Australia has been selected to deliver operational maintenance for the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF’s) Hawk 127 Lead-In Fighter fleet. From 1 July 2016, 116 new employees will deliver all maintenance support on the flight line to the Hawk fleet at RAAF Bases Williamtown and Pearce, directly supporting the training of Australia’s next generation of combat aircrew.
BAE Systems Australia has been selected to deliver operational maintenance for the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF’s) Hawk 127 Lead-In Fighter fleet. From 1 July 2016, 116 new employees will deliver all maintenance support on the flight line to the Hawk fleet at RAAF Bases Williamtown and Pearce, directly supporting the training of Australia’s next generation of combat aircrew.
 

United States officially started bombing ISIL targets from Turkey's Incirlik Air Base

United States officially started bombing ISIL targets from Turkey's Incirlik Air Base
 
The United States has officially conducted its first air strike in Syria from a Turkish airbase, as confirmed by the Pentagon on Wednesday. A US drone hit an unspecified ISIL target in northern Syria on Monday, as revealed by the Pentagon spokesperson Navy Capt. Jeff Davis Wednesday August 5, 2015.
The United States has officially conducted its first air strike in Syria from a Turkish airbase, as confirmed by the Pentagon on Wednesday. A US drone hit an unspecified ISIL target in northern Syria on Monday, as revealed by the Pentagon spokesperson Navy Capt. Jeff Davis Wednesday August 5, 2015.
 

Eurofighter GmbH ready for full transfer of technology with Indonesia

Eurofighter GmbH ready for full transfer of technology with Indonesia
 
Ambassadors and representatives of the Eurofighter founding countries (Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK) met with the Indonesian Defence Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu earlier this week and delivered a formal Letter of Support for Eurofighter which had been signed by the Defence State Secretaries and Minister of State on behalf of the Ministries of Defence of the four countries, the multinational company announced today August 6.
Ambassadors and representatives of the Eurofighter founding countries (Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK) met with the Indonesian Defence Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu earlier this week and delivered a formal Letter of Support for Eurofighter which had been signed by the Defence State Secretaries and Minister of State on behalf of the Ministries of Defence of the four countries, the multinational company announced today August 6.
 

Spain announces the purchase of four General Atomics' MQ-9 Reaper UAVs

Spain announces the purchase of four General Atomics' MQ-9 Reaper UAVs
 
Spain has decided to buy four MQ-9 Reaper surveillance drones, the defence ministry said Thursday August 6, making it the fifth European nation to equip itself with the US-made devices. The Spanish defence ministry's budget for 2016, which was presented in parliament on Tuesday, sets aside 25 million euros ($27 million) to buy four reconnaissance drones and two ground stations.
Spain has decided to buy four MQ-9 Reaper surveillance drones, the defence ministry said Thursday August 6, making it the fifth European nation to equip itself with the US-made devices. The Spanish defence ministry's budget for 2016, which was presented in parliament on Tuesday, sets aside 25 million euros ($27 million) to buy four reconnaissance drones and two ground stations.
 

Bangladesh could take delivery of more than 10 Yak-130 trainer and light attack aircraft in 2015

Bangladesh could take delivery of more than 10 Yak-130 trainer and light attack aircraft in 2015
 
Irkut Corporation is going to deliver more than 10 Yak-130 operational trainers to Bangladesh in 2015, Interfax-AVN reports today August 5. “Irkut Corporation is successfully implementing a contract for delivery of Yak-130 operational trainers to Bangladesh. More than 10 jets of the type should be delivered to the customer this year,” a source said.
Irkut Corporation is going to deliver more than 10 Yak-130 operational trainers to Bangladesh in 2015, Interfax-AVN reports today August 5. “Irkut Corporation is successfully implementing a contract for delivery of Yak-130 operational trainers to Bangladesh. More than 10 jets of the type should be delivered to the customer this year,” a source said.
 

Elbit Systems to provide undisclosed customers with MUSIC DIRCM airborne self-protection systems

Elbit Systems to provide undisclosed customers with MUSIC DIRCM airborne self-protection systems
 
Elbit Systems Ltd., announced Monday August 3rd, 2015, that it recently was awarded two contracts for its MUSIC™ family of directed infra-red countermeasures (DIRCM) airborne multi-spectral self-protection systems, representing expansion of the customer base in this strategic business area for Elbit Systems.
Elbit Systems Ltd., announced Monday August 3rd, 2015, that it recently was awarded two contracts for its MUSIC™ family of directed infra-red countermeasures (DIRCM) airborne multi-spectral self-protection systems, representing expansion of the customer base in this strategic business area for Elbit Systems.
 

Peru takes delivery of three additional Mi-171Sh multirole helicopters

Peru takes delivery of three additional Mi-171Sh multirole helicopters
 
Russian Helicopters has delivered another batch of three Mi-171Sh military transport h helicopters to the Defense Ministry of Peru, the Russia-based company announced on July 30. The helicopters were built at Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant. After their delivery to Peru, the new helicopters took part in an annual military parade.
Russian Helicopters has delivered another batch of three Mi-171Sh military transport h helicopters to the Defense Ministry of Peru, the Russia-based company announced on July 30. The helicopters were built at Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant. After their delivery to Peru, the new helicopters took part in an annual military parade.
 

Royal Thai Air Force plans to create two squadrons of unmanned aerial vehicles

Royal Thai Air Force plans to create two squadrons of unmanned aerial vehicles
 
The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) plans to create two squadrons of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), the first of their kind in Thailand, pending budget approval, unveiled the Bangkok Post on Saturday, August 1st. Royal thai Air Force Commander Air Chief Marshal Tritos Sonchaeng said the squadrons will be based at Wing 4 in Nakhon Sawan, which is currently made up of four squadrons of Lead-in jet fighters, F-16 fighter jets, and Arava patrol aircraft.
The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) plans to create two squadrons of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), the first of their kind in Thailand, pending budget approval, unveiled the Bangkok Post on Saturday, August 1st. Royal thai Air Force Commander Air Chief Marshal Tritos Sonchaeng said the squadrons will be based at Wing 4 in Nakhon Sawan, which is currently made up of four squadrons of Lead-in jet fighters, F-16 fighter jets, and Arava patrol aircraft.
 

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