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August 2016 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 
 

China reportedly got rights to locally produce An-225 strategic cargo aircraft

China reportedly got rights to locally produce An-225 strategic cargo aircraft
 
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According to the Chinese newspaper "Economic Information Daily" published today August 31, the Hong Kong-based company China Airspace Industry Group Ltd signed a collaboration agreement with the Ukrainian company Antonov, on August 30 in Beijing to establish production sites of the An-225 heavy lift aircraft in China.
 

Undisclosed Middle Eastern nation orders L-3's MX-10D targeting systems for its Black Hawks

Undisclosed Middle Eastern nation orders L-3's MX-10D targeting systems for its Black Hawks
 
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L-3 Communications announced yesterday that its Integrated Sensor Systems (ISS) sector within its Electronic Systems segment has been selected under a U.S. Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract to provide eight WESCAM MX-10D electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) designating turrets to a Middle Eastern nation’s Ministry of Defense.
 

India plans to invest $300mn in new Su-30MKI spart part supply center

India plans to invest $300mn in new Su-30MKI spart part supply center
 
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India is planning to invest more than 20 billion rupees ($300 million) in setting up a spare part supply center for the Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jet with the help of Russia, a source in the Indian Defense Ministry told TASS. The spare part supply center is planned to be set up on the premises of India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), the source added.
 

Sikorsky secures new US Army order for 14 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters

Sikorsky secures new US Army order for 14 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters
 
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Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin, has been awarded a $158,431,341 modification to a previous contract to exercise an option for 14 UH-60M Black Hawk tactical transport helicopters, the US DoD announced yesterday August 30 on its website.
 

General Dynamics lands a $39mn contract for MK82/84 bombs bodies delivery

General Dynamics lands a $39mn contract for MK82/84 bombs bodies delivery
 
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The US-based defense contractor General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems has been awarded a $39,258,206 modification to a previous foreign military sales contract for MK82 and MK84 bomb bodies deliveries to four countries, the US Department of Defense announced yesterday August 30 on its website.
 

France sends four Mirage 2000 fighter jets in Lithuania for NATO air-policing mission

France sends four Mirage 2000 fighter jets in Lithuania for NATO air-policing mission
 
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Four French Air Force Mirage 2000 fighter jets arrived at the Lithuanian Air Force Air Base in Siauliai, northern Lithuania, on Sunday August 28 before beginning NATO's four-month air-policing mission in the Baltic nations. The jets made a successful landing before 6 p.m. on Sunday, Ieva Gulbiniene, public relations officer at the air base, told the local media BNS Lithuania.
 

Canada acquires five RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aerial systems

Canada acquires five RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aerial systems
 
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The Government of Canada announced on August 26 that it is buying 5 RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aerial surveillance systems, through a government-to-government contractual arrangement (U.S. Foreign Military Sales program) with the U.S. Government. The contract, which is valued at US$14.2 million, includes initial training.
 

Lockheed lands a $287mn USAF contract for additional C-130J airlifters

Lockheed lands a $287mn USAF contract for additional C-130J airlifters
 
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The US-based contractor Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $287,192,281.00 US Air Force contract for an additional five C-130J Super Hercules military transport aircraft, the US Department of Defense announced on August 26, 2016.
 

China founds AECC state-owned aircraft engine maker

China founds AECC state-owned aircraft engine maker
 
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China established yesterday the state-owend company Aero Engine Corporation of China (AECC) on Sunday. Founded in Beijing, the AECC received investment from the State Council, the Beijing Municipal Government, Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) and Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, with registered capital of 50 billion yuan (7.5 billion U.S. dollars).
 

Iran unveils indigenously made Roham VTOL UAV

Iran unveils indigenously made Roham VTOL UAV
 
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Iran’s Defense Ministry on Saturday unveiled a homegrown Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) with vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capabilities used for aerial photography. The Iranian drone, dubbed Roham, was unveiled along with six other defense-related products at a ceremony held on the occasion of the Government’s Week. Roham has been developed for taking aerial photographs over difficult terrains, where landing and take-off is impossible for other types of aircraft
 

Russia plans to equip Tu-22M3 long-range bombers with new Kh-32 cruise missile

Russia plans to equip Tu-22M3 long-range bombers with new Kh-32 cruise missile
 
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Russia is finalizing the trials of a sophisticated cruise missile designated as Kh-32 and intended to equip the Tupolev Tu-22M3 supersonic long-range bomber fleet, according to the Izvestia daily. Once launched, the product of the Raduga Design Bureau climbs to an altitude of 40 km, to the stratosphere, to dive on the target at a steep angle.
 

GA-ASI's new UAS Flight Training Academy graduates first aircrews

GA-ASI's new UAS Flight Training Academy graduates first aircrews
 
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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) yesterday announced that the company's new Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Flight Training Academy graduated its first cadre of GA-ASI aircrews on August 12th.
 

USAF will send F-15 fighter jets in Bulgaria for air policing mission

USAF will send F-15 fighter jets in Bulgaria for air policing mission
 
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The US Air Force and the Bulgarian Air Force will jointly conduct air policing to protect Bulgarian airspace starting on 9 September 2016. Two US F-15 fighter jets will join Bulgaria’s MIG-29s for a week on this mission, which is part of NATO’s enhanced air policing measures for eastern Allies.
 

Afghan Air Force receives final batch of MD 530F light attack helos

Afghan Air Force receives final batch of MD 530F light attack helos
 
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Four new MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters arrived at Hamid Karzai International Airport Aug. 25, 2016, via a USAF C-17 Globemaster III from Travis Air Force Base, Calif. The four helicopters, scheduled to be the final four delivered to the Afghan air force, brings the AAF total number of MD 530Fs to 27, the USAF 438th Air Expeditionary Wing announced today August 25.
 

US Marine Corps receives 50th KC-130J tanker transport aircraft

US Marine Corps receives 50th KC-130J tanker transport aircraft
 
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The US Tactical Airlift Program Office and Lockheed Martin delivered the 50th KC-130J Hercules transport aircraft to the U.S. Marine Corps at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar, California, Aug. 18, the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) released yesterday.
 

Japan's first F-35A fighter jet made its maiden flight

Japan's first F-35A fighter jet made its maiden flight
 
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The Japan Air Self-Defense Forces' first F-35A Lightning II fighter jet made its maiden flight yesterday August 24, 2016, the JASDF announced today through its Twitter account. This first test flight took place at Lockheed Martin's Fort Woth plant, Texas.
 

Iran in talks with Russian Helicopters for Ansat & Ka-226T helicopters deliveries

Iran in talks with Russian Helicopters for Ansat & Ka-226T helicopters deliveries
 
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The Russian Helicopters holding is in talks with Iran on the deliveries of Ansat and Ka-226T light multirole helicopters for the Islamic republic's health ministry, the company’s press service said Tuesday, August 25. “Russian Helicopters is in talks to supply light helicopters Ansat and Ka-226T for the Ministry of Health and Medical Education of Iran," said Russian Helicopters Deputy CEO Alexander Shcherbinin.
 

Kratos wins $20mn USAF contract for KC-46A tanker training systems

Kratos wins $20mn USAF contract for KC-46A tanker training systems
 
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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, a US-based National Security Solutions provider, announced today that it was selected to develop and deliver KC-46 Pegasus tanker high-fidelity maintenance training systems to The Boeing Company valued in excess of $20 million. The KC-46 is the U.S. Air Force's newest air refueling tanker aircraft.
 

Ilyushin eyes numerous variants of PAK VTA military airlifter

Ilyushin eyes numerous variants of PAK VTA military airlifter
 
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The Ilyushin Company, a subsidiary of the United Aircraft Corporation, is developing several variants of the advanced heavy military transport aircraft (Russian acronym: PAK VTA, Perspektivnyi Aviatsionnyi Kompleks Voyenno-Transportnoi Aviatsii), according to the Director General of the enterprise, Sergei Velmozhkin.
 

Rockwell Collins completes first air-to-ground data transfer over Wideband High Frequency channel

Rockwell Collins completes first air-to-ground data transfer over Wideband High Frequency channel
 
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An industry first, Rockwell Collins completed the complex data transfer from a C-17 airborne aircraft to a ground station over a Wideband High Frequency (WBHF) channel. Rockwell Collins collaborated with the U.S. Air Force to prove the viability of WBHF data transfer over the duration of a two-day flight, between Dover AFB Delaware and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, using a Wideband HF Receiver-Exciter configured for airborne operation.
 

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