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January 2015 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 
 

Aselsan and Eurojet to strengthen collaboration on EJ200 engine program

Aselsan and Eurojet to strengthen collaboration on EJ200 engine program
 
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that outlines the main areas of collaboration to be developed between Aselsan Turkey’s leading defense company and the European engine consortium Eurojet was signed on January 19 by both companies. The purpose of the MoU is to pave the way for further discussions to explore potential opportunities for business collaboration on an Engine Control Unit, a Health and Usage Monitoring System and software development projects relating to the EJ200 engine program.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that outlines the main areas of collaboration to be developed between Aselsan Turkey’s leading defense company and the European engine consortium Eurojet was signed on January 19 by both companies. The purpose of the MoU is to pave the way for further discussions to explore potential opportunities for business collaboration on an Engine Control Unit, a Health and Usage Monitoring System and software development projects relating to the EJ200 engine program.
 

United Arab Emirates likely to give 10 Mirage-2000 fighter aircraft to Iraq

United Arab Emirates likely to give 10 Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft to Iraq
 
UAE has decided to give Iraq ten aircraft type "Mirage-2000" in the cooperation plan between the two countries to dry up the sources of terrorism, reported Shafaq News on Monday, January 19. Erem news agency quoted, UAE government source as saying that, "The UAE government decided to support the Air Force in the Iraqi army with ten" Mirage 2000-9as "aircraft within the cooperation between the two countries to dry up the sources of terrorism.
UAE has decided to give Iraq ten aircraft type Mirage 2000 in the cooperation plan between the two countries to dry up the sources of terrorism, reported Shafaq News on Monday, January 19. Erem news agency quoted, UAE government source as saying that, "The UAE government decided to support the Air Force in the Iraqi army with ten" Mirage 2000-9as "aircraft within the cooperation between the two countries to dry up the sources of terrorism.
 

BAE Systems wins $170 mn extension contract for in-service support of the RAF's Typhoon fleet

BAE Systems wins $170 mn extension contract for in-service support of the RAF's Typhoon fleet
 
BAE Systems has been awarded a $170 mn contract by the UK's Ministry of Defence (MOD) to extend the Typhoon Availability Service (TAS) for the in-service support of the Royal Air Force’s (RAF) Typhoon fleet by 15 months. The contract extension means BAE Systems will continue to work alongside the RAF in meeting Typhoon’s operational requirements until early 2016.
BAE Systems has been awarded a $170 mn contract by the UK's Ministry of Defence (MOD) to extend the Typhoon Availability Service (TAS) for the in-service support of the Royal Air Force’s (RAF) Typhoon fleet by 15 months. The contract extension means BAE Systems will continue to work alongside the RAF in meeting Typhoon’s operational requirements until early 2016.
 

The Antonov An-70 military airlifter enters service with Ukrainian Armed Forces

The Antonov An-70 military airlifter enters service with Ukrainian Armed Forces
 
The Antonov An-70 military transport aircraft has entered service with the Ukrainian Armed Forces, general staff has reported yesterday, January 20. The Antonov State Enterprise (Kyiv) finished joint state tests of An-70 modernized medium transport short takeoff and landing (STOL) aircraft in April 2014.
The Antonov An-70 military transport aircraft has entered service with the Ukrainian Armed Forces, general staff has reported yesterday, January 20. The Antonov State Enterprise (Kyiv) finished joint state tests of An-70 modernized medium transport short takeoff and landing (STOL) aircraft in April 2014.
 

Elbit Systems to supply mini MUSIC™ IR MWS based DIRCM systems to an Asian customer news UK

Elbit Systems to supply mini MUSIC™ IR MWS based DIRCM systems to an Asian customer
 
Elbit Systems announced today that it was awarded a contract from an Asian Army ("Customer") to provide the mini MUSIC™ IR MWS based DIRCM systems for the Customer's Blackhawk helicopters. The contract will be performed during 2015 and is in an amount that is not material to Elbit Systems.
Elbit Systems announced today that it was awarded a contract from an Asian Army ("Customer") to provide the mini MUSIC™ IR MWS based Directional Infrared Counter Measures systems for the Customer's Blackhawk helicopters. The contract will be performed during 2015 and is in an amount that is not material to Elbit Systems.
 

AAR receives contract from the UK MoD for SAR and support services in Falkland Islands

AAR receives contract from the UK MoD for SAR and support services in Falkland Islands
 
AAR announced yesterday, January 19, its Airlift division has been awarded a contract by the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence for Search & Rescue (SAR) and Support Helicopter services in the Falkland Islands. The contract is valued at approximately $275 million (approximately £180 million).
AAR announced yesterday, January 19, its Airlift division has been awarded a contract by the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence for Search & Rescue (SAR) and Support Helicopter services in the Falkland Islands. The contract is valued at approximately $275 million (approximately £180 million).
 

Airbus to create centre in Poland for designing and assembling Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Airbus to create centre in Poland for designing and assembling Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
 
Airbus Group, the European aerospace and defence corporation, has revealed that it intends to significantly boost its operations in Poland in the near future, reported Radio Poland on January 15. Domingo Urena–Raso, Executive Vice President of Military Aircraft for Airbus Defence and Space, told a conference that Airbus is planning to create a centre in Poland for designing and assembling Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for both military and civilian uses.
Airbus Group, the European aerospace and defence corporation, has revealed that it intends to significantly boost its operations in Poland in the near future, reported Radio Poland on January 15. Domingo Urena–Raso, Executive Vice President of Military Aircraft for Airbus Defence and Space, told a conference that Airbus is planning to create a centre in Poland for designing and assembling Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for both military and civilian uses.
 

Japan eyes on Northrop Grumman's E-2D Hawkeye AEW&C aircraft and RQ-4 Global Hawk UAS

Japan eyes on Northrop Grumman's E-2D Hawkeye AEW&C aircraft and RQ-4 Global Hawk UAS
 
After having recently unveiled a record defense budget worth $42 bn for FY2015, the Japan Ministry of Defense has selected two Northrop Grumman Corporation systems to enhance its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities. Under a process known as type selection, the Japanese government chose the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning aircraft and the RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system to help maintain the country's sovereignty.
After having recently unveiled a record defense budget worth $42 bn for FY2015, the Japan Ministry of Defense has selected two Northrop Grumman Corporation systems to enhance its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities. Under a process known as type selection, the Japanese government chose the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning aircraft and the RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system to help maintain the country's sovereignty.
 

First Tejas Light Combat Aircraft officially handed over to Indian Air Force

First Tejas Light Combat Aircraft officially handed over to Indian Air Force
 
Thirty-two years after the project was sanctioned, the first India-built Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) was on Saturday handed over by Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to the Indian Air Force. The handover signals the start of a process of induction of the fighters being built at home under a project which has already cost the exchequer nearly $1.3 bn.
Thirty-two years after the project was sanctioned, the first India-built Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) was on Saturday handed over by Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to the Indian Air Force. The handover signals the start of a process of induction of the fighters being built at home under a project which has already cost the exchequer nearly $1.3 bn.
 

Boeing receives order from the US Air Force for 336 Combat Survivor Evader Locator radios

Boeing receives order from the US Air Force for 336 Combat Survivor Evader Locator radios
 
Boeing announced yesterday, January 15, that it will deliver an additional 336 Combat Survivor Evader Locator (CSEL) radios, and upgrade the system’s global base station network, through new orders from the U.S. Air Force with a combined total value of about $9.7 million.
Boeing announced yesterday, January 15, that it will deliver an additional 336 Combat Survivor Evader Locator (CSEL) radios, and upgrade the system’s global base station network, through new orders from the U.S. Air Force with a combined total value of about $9.7 million.
 

Slovakia's Defense Ministry seriously considering purchase of nine UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters

Slovakia's Defense Ministry seriously considering purchase of nine UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter
 
Slovakia Defense Minister Martin Glvác has recently unveiled plan for purchasing nine Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk medium transport helicopters in order to replace the country's fleet of Russian-made Mil Mi-17 'Hip' rotorcrafts. The deal is estimated to be worth up to $348 million, reports local newspaper Pravda.
Slovakia Defense Minister Martin Glvác has recently unveiled plan for purchasing nine Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk medium transport helicopters in order to replace the country's fleet of Russian-made Mil Mi-17 'Hip' rotorcrafts. The deal is estimated to be worth up to $348 million, reports local newspaper Pravda.
 

Saab and Defence Technologies add JAS-39 Gripen fighter aircraft to their industrial cooperation

Saab and Defence Technologies add JAS-39 Gripen fighter aircraft to their industrial cooperation
 
Swedish defence and security company Saab has signed a new industrial co-operation agreement with the Malaysian company Defence Technologies Sdn Bhd (Deftech), a wholly owned subsidiary of DRB-HICOM Berhad. The intent is to deepen and broaden the existing relationship between the two companies by adding the Gripen system to their joint planning.
Swedish defence and security company Saab has signed a new industrial co-operation agreement with the Malaysian company Defence Technologies Sdn Bhd (Deftech), a wholly owned subsidiary of DRB-HICOM Berhad. The intent is to deepen and broaden the existing relationship between the two companies by adding the Gripen system to their joint planning.
 

USAF awarded Northrop Grumman contract for Minuteman III ICBM Ground Subsystems Support

USAF awarded Northrop Grumman contract for Minuteman III ICBM Ground Subsystems Support
 
Northrop Grumman Technical Services has been awarded a $963,500,000 contract by the US Air Force for intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) ground subsystems support. Contractor support includes sustainment engineering, technical assistance and program management services for ground subsystems to include sustainment, assessment, system modification and technical support.
Northrop Grumman Technical Services has been awarded a $963,500,000 contract by the US Air Force for intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) ground subsystems support. Contractor support includes sustainment engineering, technical assistance and program management services for ground subsystems to include sustainment, assessment, system modification and technical support.
 

Russia's Eastern Military District to receive 22 Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopters in 2015

Russia's Eastern Military District to receive 22 Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopters in 2015
 
The aviation divisions of the Russia's Eastern Military District in 2015 will receive 22 attack helicopters Ka-52 “Alligator”, the press service of Eastern Military District said Monday. In late 2014, representatives of the aviation units of the Eastern Military District at an aircraft factory “Progress” in Primorsky Krai finished acceptance of the six combat helicopters Ka-52 “Alligator”.
The aviation divisions of the Russia's Eastern Military District in 2015 will receive 22 attack helicopters Ka-52 “Alligator”, the press service of Eastern Military District said Monday. In late 2014, representatives of the aviation units of the Eastern Military District at an aircraft factory “Progress” in Primorsky Krai finished acceptance of the six combat helicopters Ka-52 “Alligator”.
 

Japan's Defense Ministry plans to increase country's airpower capabilities in 2015

Japan's Defense Ministry plans to increase country's airpower capabilities in 2015
 
Japan’s parliament has recently approved a Y4.98 trillion ($42 billion) defence budget for FY2015, with a strong emphasis on new airpower capabilities. The budget, posted on the web site of Japan’s defence ministry, is 2.8% higher than in FY2014, and sets a new record for Japanese defence spending.
Japan’s parliament has recently approved a $42 billion defence budget for 2015, with a strong emphasis on new airpower capabilities, with several upgrade and acquisition programs considered. The budget, posted on the web site of Japan’s defence ministry, is 2.8% higher than in 2014, and sets a new record for Japanese defence spending.
 

Romanian Air Force takes delivery of its 7th Alenia C27J Spartan military airlifter

Romanian Air Force takes delivery of its 7th Alenia C27J Spartan military airlifter
 
The Romanian Army has taken delivery, on Monday January 12, of the seventh C-27J Spartan military transport aircraft, concluding the EUR 217 million contract with the Italian company Alenia Aermacchi. The contract was signed in 2006.
The Romanian Air Force has taken delivery, on Monday January 12, of the seventh C-27J Spartan military transport aircraft, concluding the EUR 217 million contract with the Italian company Alenia Aermacchi. The contract was signed in 2006.
 

Strat Aero and Netherlands to set up first Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Training Centre in Europe

Strat Aero and Netherlands to set up first Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Training Centre in Europe
 
Strat Aero, a revenue generative international aerospace services company focused on the provision of training solutions, management systems and consultancy services to the global aviation market, announced today that it has entered into discussions at a senior level of the Netherlands Government with a view to establishing an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle ("UAV") Training Centre in the Netherlands (the "Training Facility"), which when operational would be the first in Northern Europe.
Strat Aero, a revenue generative international aerospace services company focused on the provision of training solutions, management systems and consultancy services to the global aviation market, announced today that it has entered into discussions at a senior level of the Netherlands Government with a view to establishing an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle ("UAV") Training Centre in the Netherlands (the "Training Facility"), which when operational would be the first in Northern Europe.
 

Boeing delivered CH-147F Chinook Maintenance Trainer to the Royal Canadian Air Force

Boeing delivered CH-147F Chinook Maintenance Trainer to the Royal Canadian Air Force
 
Boeing announced today that its has recently delivered a maintenance training system to the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) that will help prepare technicians to keep the RCAF’s CH-147F Chinook helicopters mission ready.
Boeing announced today that its has recently delivered a maintenance training system to the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) that will help prepare technicians to keep the RCAF’s CH-147F Chinook helicopters mission ready.
 

Russia's Defense Ministry orders two Il-96-400TZ tanker aircraft from United Aircraft Corporation

Russia's Defense Ministry orders two Il-96-400TZ tanker aircraft from United Aircraft Corporation
 
The Russian Defense Ministry has announced last week the purchase of two Il-96-400TZ tanker aircraft to supplement and replace the Il-78 Midas. The Il-96-400 operates as a freighter and is an enlarged and modernized version of the Il-96-300D.
The Russian Defense Ministry has announced last week the purchase of two Il-96-400TZ tanker aircraft to supplement and replace the Il-78 "Midas". The Il-96-400 operates as a freighter and is an enlarged and modernized version of the Il-96-300D.
 

North Korea might have requested Russia to provide it with Su-35 multirole fighter aircraft

North Korea might have requested Russia to provide it with Su-35 multirole fighter aircraft
 
North Korea has requested Russia to provide it with Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets, South Korea’s JoongAng Ilbo daily has reported citing a military source. The particular proposal was made during the November visit to Russia of Choe Ryong Hae, a top Communist Party official and close ally to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, said russian news agency TASS.
North Korea has requested Russia to provide it with Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets, South Korea’s JoongAng Ilbo daily has reported citing a military source. The particular proposal was made during the November visit to Russia of Choe Ryong Hae, a top Communist Party official and close ally to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, said russian news agency TASS.
 

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