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October 2015 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 
 

India's indigenously-made HAL Light Combat Helicopter successfully completes performance trials

India's indigenously-made HAL Light Combat Helicopter successfully completes performance trials
 
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The Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) completed performance trials paving way for finalization of basic configuration, the Indian aircraft manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) announced on Oct. 16, 2015. The Indian Defence Minister, Mr. Manohar Parrikar, visited HAL’s helicopter complex last Friday and had a detailed look on advanced features and armament fit of LCH prototypes.
 

Pratt & Whitney to equip Antonov's An-132D Demo aircraft with PW150A engines

Pratt & Whitney to equip Antonov's An-132D Demo aircraft with PW150A engines
 
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On October 15, 2015, Antonov Company included, part of UKROBORONPROM State Concern and Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) signed the contract on equipment of AN-132D DEMO aircraft with engines. According to the contract terms, two PW150A engines will be delivered in April 2016. AN-132D maiden flight is expected to be ready for demonstration late 2016.
 

IAI and Hankuk Carbon disclose a new tactical VTOL UAS, the Front Engine Panther

IAI and Hankuk Carbon disclose a new tactical VTOL UAS, the Front Engine Panther
 
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Hankuk Carbon of South Korea and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) are showcasing the Front Engine Panther (FE Panther) in Hankuk Carbon's booth at the Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition ADEX 2015 that opens this week, the Israel-based company said yesterday Oct. 19, 2015.
 

Raytheon and the USAF successfully achieve flight tests for the HARM Control Section Modification

Raytheon and the USAF successfully achieves flight tests for the HARM Control Section Modification
 
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Raytheon Company and the U.S. Air Force have completed the latest in a series of successful flight tests for the HARM Control Section Modification (HCSM), the newest product in the HARM missile inventory. An upgrade to existing HARM missiles, HCSM dramatically increases effectiveness against even the most modern enemy radar while reducing the possibility of collateral damage.
 

Lockheed reaches initial agreement on multi-year contract with USAF for 83 C-130J Super Hercules

Lockheed reaches initial agreement on multi-year contract with USAF for 83 C-130J Super Hercules
 
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The US-based defense giant Lockheed Martin has announced a 'verbal agreement' with the US Air Force to build a new fleet of C-130J Super Hercules aircraft. According to the 5-year contract, Lockheed will deliver a total of 83 C-130 transport planes to the Air Force, Coast Guard and Marine Corps through 2020, Reuters said.
 

China unveils details on H-6K bomber long-range precision strike capabilities

China unveils details on H-6K bomber long-range precision strike capabilities
 
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The People’s Liberation Army Air Force has revealed its long-range precision strike capabilities. Beijing’s H-6K bomber can strike distant targets with precise ammunition, according to Chinese media. “The fact that our H-6K bombers have performed several long-distance drills far into the Pacific Ocean indicates that the H-6K fleet has become capable of conducting various operations such as long-range precision strikes,” Fu Qianshao, a PLAAF aviation equipment expert, told the newspaper China Daily.
 

Thales' Watchkeeper UAV successfully flies for the first time in controlled civil airspace

Thales' Watchkeeper UAV successfully flies for the first time in controlled civil airspace
 
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Thales announced that for the first time, its Watchkeeper Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) was successfully flown alongside manned aircraft in controlled civil airspace. Watchkeeper, the only certified platform of its class able to undertake such a flight, was central to the success of the trial.
 

USAF F-22 Raptor stealth fighters to perform aerial demonstrations at ADEX 2015

USAF F-22 Raptor stealth fighters to perform aerial demonstrations at ADEX 2015
 
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Two U.S. F-22 stealth fighter jets will perform aerial demonstrations during the Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition to be hosted by the RoK Defense Ministry this week, the U.S. Seventh Air Force said Monday, Oct. 19, 2015.
 

Saab to deliver BOL countermeasures dispensers for Australia's F/A18 Hornet fighter aircraft

Saab to deliver BOL countermeasure dispensers for Australia's F/A18 Hornet fighter aircraft
 
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The Swedish defence and security company Saab has received an order from Australia for a number of additional BOL countermeasure dispensers to be used on F/A-18A/B Hornet aircraft. Deliveries will take place during 2016, the company announced Monday Oct. 19, 2015.
 

Lockheed Martin receives $305mn contract from USAF for JASSM and JASSM-ER missiles

Lockheed Martin receives $305mn contract from USAF for JASSM and JASSM-ER missiles
 
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Lockheed Martin has received a $305.4 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for continued production of the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) and its Extended Range (ER) version. The Lot 13 contract includes 140 baseline JASSMs for U.S. and international partners, 140 JASSM-ER missiles, data, tooling and test equipment. The Lot 13 award represents the largest JASSM-ER order to date and brings total missiles under contract to more than 2,300.
 

South Korea and Indonesia to ink deal for the joint development of the KF-X fighter aircraft

South Korea and Indonesia to ink deal for the joint development of the KF-X fighter aircraft
 
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South Korea and Indonesia will ink a deal by the end of this month regarding their collaboration in the development of the KF-X (Korean Fighter – Experimental) programme, according to the South Korean Yonhap News Agency. This is the project that will lead into the development of an indigenous stealth fighter aircraft that will eventually replace legacy F-4 and F-5 aircraft.
 

Real-time video solution to support US Army’s Manned Unmanned Teaming operations

Real-time video solution to support US Army’s Manned Unmanned Teaming operations
 
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Rockwell Collins is making a reality the Manned Unmanned Teaming (MUM-T) operations of the United States Army. The company delivers the its Secure Real Time Video (SRTV) solution. Thanks to that a warfighter will be able to see real-time video from an unmanned aircraft directly in the cockpit of a military helicopter.
 

Egypt reportedly interested in the A400M transport aircraft

Egypt reportedly interested in the A400M transport aircraft
 
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The Egyptian Air Force seems to be interested in the Airbus A400M transport aircraft, according to Spanish Media. Egypt currently operates a fleet of 24 Airbus C295. In case that the A400M is selected, the Arab country would become the first export market of the platform, outside the group of countries that take part in its construction programme.
 

Two more members in NATO’s PGM Smart Defence effort

Two more members in NATO’s PGM Smart Defence effort
 
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Two more countries have signed the Letter of Intent for NATO’s Smart Defence effort in the field of precision-guided munitions. The project was developed with Denmark in the lead, based on the lessons learned from the latest air campaigns. Many countries ran out of guided munitions and for that reason they decided to tackle the problem through a series of multinational arrangements.
 

US Air Force's KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft successfully deploys drogue and boom systems

US Air Force's KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft successfully deploys drogue and boom systems
 
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The KC-46A Pegasus aerial refueling and transport aircraft notched another success this week when the systems at the heart of aerial refueling were demonstrated on EMD-2 with the deployment of both drogue systems and the boom, the US Air Force announced on Oct. 10, 2015.
 

South Korea selects bidders to develop missiles for country's future light-armed helicopters

South Korea selects bidders to develop missiles for country's future light-armed helicopters
 
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South Korea tentatively picked three defense manufacturers Monday for its project to develop air-to-surface missiles for light-armed helicopters from 2023, the defense procurement agency said. Hanwha, LIG Nex 1 and Poongsan were selected as preferred bidders in the deal to take up the missile development during a meeting of the decision-making committee of the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) earlier in the day.
 

Patria to supply NH90 helicopter spare parts for Swedish and Finnish Armed Forces

Patria to supply NH90 helicopter spare parts for Swedish and Finnish Armed Forces
 
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Patria Helicopters AB has signed an agreement to supply NH90 spare parts for Swedish Armed Forces. The order is valued approximately EUR 9.1 million. Patria has likewise won recently several NH90 spare part orders from Finnish Defence Forces. As an NH Industries (NHI) Authorized Nordic NH90 Service Center in Finland, Sweden, and Norway, Patria is a comprehensive logistic platform provider, that also provides Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services for Nordic NH90 customers.
 

The Royal Thai Army orders 8 more AgustaWestland's AW139 medium sized helicopters

The Royal Thai Army orders 8 more AgustaWestland's AW139 medium sized helicopters
 
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Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland announced today it won two new contracts worth a total of 140 million Euro for helicopters. During the Helitech International Show held in London, the company announced orders for the AW139 and AW169 new-generation helicopter models, by both commercial and Governmental European and Asian customers for a total amount of eleven.
 

Russian company Tactical Missiles Co. develops KAB-100 small-caliber smart bomb

Russian company Tactical Missiles Co. develops KAB-100 small-caliber smart bomb
 
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The Russian defense contractor Region (a subsidiary of Tactical Missiles Corp. (KTRV)) is developing a smaller-caliber KAB-100 smart bomb, Region Director General Igor Krylov told TASS at the Russian defense Ministry Innovation Day 2016 show.
 

Bulgaria finalized deal with Poland for country's MiG-29 fighters fleet upgrade

Bulgaria finalized deal with Poland for country's MiG-29 fighters fleet upgrade
 
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According to local medias, Bulgarian Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev on Tuesday, Oct. 6, entered into details about the price tag of engine repair of Bulgaria's fleet of MiG-29 fighter aircraft if it is carried out by state-owned facilities in Poland. The deal with Poland is already finalized, he also said.
 

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