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December 2016 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 

Nigeria takes delivery of its first Super Mushshak basic trainer aircraft

Nigeria takes delivery of its first Super Mushshak basic trainer aircraft
 
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Pakistan handed over the first of ten Super Mushshak primary trainer aircraft to the Nigerian Air Force, in a ceremony attended by the country's Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal SB Abubakar and Pakistan's Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, the Nigerian Air Force announced on Dec. 5, 2016.
 

Kenya received first batch of Bell UH-1H Huey II helicopters from US

Kenya received first batch of Bell UH-1H Huey II helicopters from US
 
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The United States handed over a first six of eight Bell UH-1H Huey II utility helicopters to the Kenya Air Force, the US embassy in Kenya announced on Dec. 2, 2016. "The Huey II helicopters that we are delivering today represent the United States’ largest single security cooperation initiative ever undertaken in sub-Saharan Africa," the U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Robert F. Godec said during a ceremony at Laikipia Air Base.
 

Lockheed Martin lands a $133 mn FMS from France for two C-130J-30 airlifters

Lockheed Martin lands a $133 mn FMS from France for two C-130J-30 airlifters
 
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The US-based defense contractor Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $133,434,778 contract from France for two U.S. government-configured C-130J-30 Super Hercules military transport aircraft, the US Department of Defense announced on Dec. 1, 2016.
 

Rheinmetall and Day & Zimmermann to make medium-calibre ammunition for USAF F-35

Rheinmetall and Day & Zimmermann to make medium-calibre ammunition for USAF F-35
 
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Germany's Rheinmetall and the family-owned enterprise Day & Zimmermann (D&Z) have established a joint venture company. The two firms announced the move at the AUSA show in Washington D.C. in October 2016. Serving as general contractor or subcontractor, the new joint venture will design, develop and manufacture state-of-the-art ammunition for the US market. These include the 25mm ammunition for the F35 Joint Strike Fighter, the US Air Force's latest warplane.
 

USAF flies first C-130H equipped with T56 Series 3.5 engine upgrade

USAF flies first C-130H equipped with T56 Series 3.5 engine upgrade
 
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The first U.S. Air Force C-130H aircraft to be fully equipped with the Rolls-Royce T56 Series 3.5 engine upgrade has completed its first flight, demonstrating significant improvement in fuel efficiency, lower operating temperatures and improved high-altitude performance, Rolls Royce announced on Thursday Dec. 1.
 

Philippine Air Force takes delivery of two more FA-50PH fighter jets

Philippine Air Force takes delivery of two more FA-50PH fighter jets
 
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Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd., South Korea's sole aircraft manufacturer, delivered two more FA-50PH fighter jets to the Philippine Air Force, local media announced on Thursday, Dec. 1. The two planes are part of a $420 million government-to-government deal inked between Seoul and Manila that calls for the export of 12 FA-50PHs.
 

South Korea plans to start KF-X fighter jet preliminary design in 2017

South Korea plans to start KF-X fighter jet preliminary design in 2017
 
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South Korea aims to begin preliminary design work on the country's indigenous fighter jet next year, which will help the country maintain a potent air defense capability in the coming years, the state defense procurement agency said Thursday, Nov. 30.
 

Japan took delivery of its first F-35A fighter jet

Japan took delivery of its first F-35A fighter jet
 
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The F-35 program hit another milestone Nov. 28 with the arrival of the first Foreign Military Sales F-35 at Luke Air Force Base, the USAF 944th Fighter Wing recently stated on its website. The arrival marked the next step for the international F-35 training program as Japan took ownership of the first FMS aircraft to arrive at Luke.
 

Boeing lands $558 mn USAF contract for F-15 fighter jet radar upgrade

Boeing lands $558 mn USAF contract for F-15 fighter jet radar upgrade
 
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The US defense giant Boeing has been awarded a $558,462,269 contract from the US Air Force for F-15 Combined APG-63 Version 3 Radar Improvement Program Version 3 and APG-82 Version 1 Radar Modernization Program (RMP) radar upgrades, the US Department of Defense announced on Nov. 30 on its website.
 

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