This website uses cookies to manage authentication, navigation, and other functions. By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

April 2016 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 
 

US Air Force deployed F-22 Raptor fighter jets in Europe

US Air Force deployed F-22 Raptor fighter jets in Europe
 
US Air Force deployed F 22 Raptor fighter jets in Europe 640 001
The United States Air Forces deployed F-22 Raptors along with their support equipment at Royal Air Force Base Lakenheath. The air superiority aircraft arrived on 11 April from the 95th Fighter Squadron at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida and will stay in Europe until May.
 

Russian Helicopters' Mi-171A2 helicopter to undergo certification phase in early 2017

Russian Helicopters' Mi-171A2 helicopter to undergo certification phase in early 2017
 
Russian Helicopters Mi 171A2 helicopter to undergo certification phase in early 2017 640 001
The Russian-made Mil Mi-171A2 medium-class multipurpose helicopter is expected to undergo certification in the first quarter of 2017, Russian Helicopters Group’s press office said on Tuesday. "Another stage of the certification trials will start in June-July 2016 to complete the whole range of planned certification works," the press office said.
 

Kawasaki delivered two BK117 C-2 helicopters to Japan's National Police Agency

Kawasaki delivered two BK117 C-2 helicopters to Japan's National Police Agency
 
Kawasaki delivered two BK117 C 2 helicopters to Japan s National Police Agency 640 001
The Japan-based company Kawasaki Heavy Industries recently announced that it has delivered two BK117 C-2 helicopters to the National Police Agency. These will be the first C-2 helicopters used by the National Police Agency.
 

New batch of 16 JF-17 Thunder fighters inducted in Pakistan Air Force

New batch of 16 JF-17 Thunder fighters inducted in Pakistan Air Force
 
New batch of 16 JF 17 Thunder fighters inducted in Pakistan Air Force 640 001
A fresh batch of 16 upgraded JF-17 Thunder aircraft, jointly developed by China and Pakistan, was yesterday inducted into the Pakistan Air Force. The command flag of the fighter and surveillance aircraft was handed over to Squadron-II of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) by the country's Defence Minister Khawaja Asif at the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) Kamra.
 

Pratt & Whitney gets a $1bn contract from US military for additional F135 engines

Pratt & Whitney gets a $1bn contract from US military for additional F135 engines
 
Pratt Whitney gets a 1bn contract from US military for additionnal F135 engines 640 001
The US military ordered more than $1 billion worth of new jet engines for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter. "Pratt & Whitney Military Engines is being awarded a $1,038,074,689 modification to the previously awarded advance acquisition contract for the Lot IX low-rate initial production F-35 Lightning II Propulsion contract for the Air Force, Navy/Marine Corps, international partners and foreign military sales (FMS) customers," the US DoD said on April 11.
 

Sikorsky wins a $54mn contract from Mexico for seven UH-60M utility helicopters

Sikorsky wins a $54mn contract from Mexico for seven UH-60M utility helicopters
 
Sikorsky wins a 54mn contract from Mexico for seven UH 60M utility helicopters 640 001
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp has been awarded a $54,991,000 contract for the delivery of seven uniquely configured UH-60M Black Hawk utility helicopters to Mexico, the US Department of Defense announced on its website on April 11.
 

Rheinmetall to develop new training equipment suite for the KC-390 airlifter programme

Rheinmetall to develop new training equipment suite for the KC-390 airlifter programme
 
heinmetall to develop new training equipment suite for the KC 390 airlifter programme 640 001
Brazil’s Embraer, one of the world’s largest aircraft makers, has contracted with Rheinmetall to develop and supply a full suite of training equipment for the new Embraer KC-390 transport plane. A framework agreement to this effect has just been signed. For Rheinmetall, the programme should mean sales of well over €100 million (US$114 mn) spread out over the next ten to fifteen years.
 

Kazaksthan Armed Forces receive additionnal UH-1H-II utility helicopter

Kazakhstan's Armed Forces receive additionnal UH-1H-II utility helicopter
 
Kazakhstan Armed Forces receive additionnal UH 1H II utility helicopter 640 001
Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan recently took delivery of an additionnal Bell UH-1H-II "Huey II" utility helicopter, the country's defense ministry announced on Friday April 8. This delivery is part of the military and technical cooperation program established between Kazakhstan and the United States.
 

China and Pakistan launch Shaheen-5 joint air drill

China and Pakistan launch Shaheen-5 joint air drill
 
China and Pakistan launch Shaheen 5 joint air drill 640 001
China and Pakistan launched a joint air force exercise on April 9 in Pakistan, a military spokesperson announced. "Shaheen (Eagle)-5," the fifth such drill between the two countries, is taking place from April 9 to 30, Air Force spokesperson Shen Jinke said on Saturday.
 

USAF to pound ISIS with B-52 strategic bombers from Qatar

USAF to pound ISIS with B-52 strategic bombers from Qatar
 
USAF to pound ISIS with B 52 strategic bombers from Qatar 640 001
The United States Air Force has sent B-52 Stratofortress aircraft in its fight against the Islamic State. The two bombers arrived at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar, from Barksdale Air Force Base, on 9 April, in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. They are replacing the B-1 Lancers who are planned to undergo an upgrade.
 

US Marine Corps fly RQ-21A UAV in controlled airspace for the first time

US Marine Corps fly RQ-21A UAV in controlled airspace for the first time
 
US Marine Corps fly RQ 21A UAV in controlled airspace for the first time 640 001
The US Marines have flown an RQ-1A Blackjack UAV in controlled airspace for the first time. The flight took place at the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, home base of Marine Unmanned Air Vehicle Squadron 2 (VMU-2), on 21 March. The air station is considered Class D airspace.
 

India opened talks with U.S. for the purchase of Avenger drones

India opened talks with U.S. for the purchase of Avenger drones
 
India opened talks with U S for the purchase of Predator drones 640 001
According to Reuters, India expressed interest in purchasing a first batch of 40 US-made Predator C "Avanger" unmanned aerial vehicles. The Indian Navy could purchase the unarmed Predator XP for ISR missions, while the Indian Air Force shown interest for the armed Predator C, said officials.
 

Pakistan eyes on Thales' Damocles targeting pod for its JF-17 fighter jets

Pakistan eyes on Thales' Damocles targeting pod for its JF-17 fighter jets
 
Pakista eyes on Thales Damocles targeting pod for its JF 17 fighter jets 640 001
Pakistan wants to upgrade its ageing fleet of fighter jets in anticipation of a prolonged battle against militants, although the purchase of fifth-generation planes would only be a last resort, a country's senior air force official said in an interview with Reuters. The second-in-command of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) revealed that the PAF was seeking the Damocles targeting pod for use on the JF-17 Thunder.
 

BAE Systems to build new F-35 engineering and training facilities at RAF Marham

BAE Systems to build new F-35 engineering and training facilities at RAF Marham
 
BAE Systems to build new F 35 engineering and training facilities at RAF Marham 640 001
BAE Systems has been awarded a US$165 million contract to build engineering and training facilities at RAF Marham in Norfolk, in readiness for the arrival of the UK's first F-35 Lightning II aircraft in 2018. The contract award coincides with the early completion of the tenth aft fuselage for the UK aircraft at BAE Systems' manufacturing site in Samlesbury, Lancashire.
 

Boeing wins a $922mn US Army contract for 117 AH-64E Guardian helicopters

Boeing wins a $922mn US Army contract for 117 AH-64E Guardian helicopters
 
Boeing wins a 922mn US Army contract for 117 AH 64E Apache Guardian helicopters 640 001
The US Army has awarded Boeing for of AH-64E Guardian attack helicopters production, the United States Department of Defense announced. "Boeing Company, Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $922.6 million… contract for 117 AH-64E remanufactured Apache helicopters," the announcement stated on Thursday.
 

Russia to start fitting Mi-24 gunships with Vitebsk electronic warfare system

Russia to start fitting Mi-24 gunships with Vitebsk electronic warfare system
 
Russia to equip first Mi 24 gunships with Vitebsk electronic warfare systems 640 001
Russia is planning to equip Mil Mi-24 attack helicopters of the air base in the Trans-Baikal Territory in East Siberia with Vitebsk electronic warfare systems before the yearend, Russian Eastern Military District spokesman Alexander Gordeyev told TASS on Thursday.
 

CAE to develop C-130J fuselage trainer for the Royal Australian Air Force

CAE to develop C-130J fuselage trainer for the Royal Australian Air Force
 
CAE to develop C 130J fuselage trainer for the Royal Australian Air Force 640 001
CAE yesterday announced that CAE Australia Pty Ltd was awarded a contract from Australia's Department of Defence Capability and Acquisition Sustainment Group (CASG) to develop a C-130J Fuselage Cargo Compartment Trainer for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).
 

Philippine Air Force receives first of two refurbished C-130T military airlifters

Philippine Air Force receives first of two refurbished C-130T military airlifters
 
Philippine Air Force receives first of two refurbished C 130T military airlifters 640 001
The Philippine Air Force (PAF)’s fourth Lockheed C-130 cargo aircraft has safely landed at Benito Ebuen Airbase, Mactan, Cebu on Tuesday. This was confirmed by PAF spokesperson Col. Araus Roberto Musico in a message to the PNA. “It has arrived at around 11:25 p.m. last night (Tuesday) at Benito Ebuen Air Base in Mactan,” Musico added.
 

US approves a $386mn FMS to Australia for GBU-39 Small Diameter Bombs

US approves a $386mn FMS to Australia for GBU-39 Small Diameter Bombs
 
US approved a 386mn FMS from Australia for GBU 39 Small Diameter Bombs 640 001
The United States State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Australia for GBU-39 (Small Diameter Bomb Increment I) and associated equipment, training, and support. The estimated cost is $386 million, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on April 6.
 

KRET signed contracts with Algeria, Belarus and India for President-S DIRCM systems

KRET signed contracts with Algeria, Belarus and India for President-S DIRCM systems
 
KRET signed contracts with Algeria Belarus and India for President S DIRCM systems 640 001
Russia has signed contracts with Algeria, India and Belarus for the delivery of President-S onboard defense systems, CEO of the Radio-Electronic Technologies Group (KRET) Nikolai Kolesov said on Wednesday. "We will deliver 12 [President-S onboard defense] systems to Belarus and five to India. As for Algeria, this information is classified yet," the CEO added.
 

Page 3 of 4