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February 2016 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 
 

RIEGL and Aeroscout form strategic partnership for UAV production

RIEGL and Aeroscout form strategic partnership for UAV production
 
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RIEGL (Austria) and Aeroscout (Switzerland) have worked closely for many years. As a pioneer in the UAV LiDAR field, Aeroscout has integrated RIEGL scanners into many of its systems. In 2016, the two companies strengthened our long-standing business relationship by entering into a strategic partnership, which both companies expect to benefit their technological exchange and input for future development of highly advanced UAV platforms with integrated LiDAR solutions.
 

Kratos wins a $37mn contract for USAF Subscale Aerial Target Program support

Kratos wins a $37mn contract for USAF Subscale Aerial Target Program support
 
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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has been awarded a $37mn firm-fixed-price contract for Air Force Subscale Aerial Target (AFSAT) peculiar spares, contractor logistics support, and out of warranty repairs. CEI will provide procurement of peculiar reparable spares and consumables for use in the AFSAT during operations at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida; and the Utah Test and Training Range.
 

Antonov and Taqnia ink deal for the production of An-132 airlifters in Saudi Arabia

Antonov and Taqnia ink deal for the production of An-132 airlifters in Saudi Arabia
 
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The Ukrainian aircraft manufacturer Antonov Company and the Saudi Arabia-based company Taqnia signed Agreement on cooperation for establishment in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of aircraft manufacturing complex and AN-132 production in cooperation with Antonov Company.
 

USAF drones to take off from Sicily for bombing Daesh in Libya

USAF drones to take off from Sicily for bombing Daesh in Libya
 
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Italy has agreed to allow American drones to be armed and take off from an air base in Sicily but only to defend U.S. forces while they target Islamic State group extremists in Libya, Italian officials said Monday. An Italian defense ministry official, speaking on condition of anonymity as the government hasn't announced the deal, said Rome and Washington reached agreement last month.
 

Raytheon-led team offers T-100 advanced jet trainer for USAF T-X program

Raytheon-led team offers T-100 advanced jet trainer for USAF T-X program
 
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Raytheon is offering an integrated, next-generation training solution for the U.S. Air Force's Advanced Pilot Training competition. Raytheon is the prime contractor, with principal partners Finmeccanica, CAE USA and Honeywell Aerospace, the US-based defense giant announced on Feb. 22, 2016.
 

VR-Technologies' unmanned tiltrotor aircraft took to the skies

VR-Technologies' unmanned tiltrotor aircraft took to the skies
 
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A unique unmanned tiltrotor has successfully completed a new testing stage by performing its first flight. The aircraft was created by VR-Technologies, an innovative design bureau, part of Russian Helicopters. A number of oil and gas companies and various government agencies are already showing interest in the unique project, stressed Russian Helicopters on Feb. 17, 2016.
 

USAF Vanderberg air base successfully test-launched unarmed Minuteman III ICBM

USAF Vanderberg air base successfully test-launched unarmed Minuteman III ICBM
 
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The US Air Force has test-launched an unarmed Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from a California launch site in order to test the nuclear-capable missile system. The unarmed missile blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base northwest of Los Angeles on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016.
 

Russia's airbase in Armenia takes delivery of five MiG-29 fighter jets

Russia's airbase in Armenia takes delivery of five MiG-29 fighter jets
 
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Five fighter jets and a helicopter have been delivered to Russia’s Erebuni air base in Armenia, the press office of the Russian Armed Forces Southern Military District told journalists on Saturday. "Russian air base Erebuni… has taken delivery of four overhauled fourth-generation MiG-29 [NATO reporting name: Fulcrum] fighters, an upgraded MiG-29S and an upgraded Mi-8MT [Hip] transport helicopter," the press office says in the news release TASS has received.
 

BAE Systems started final assembly of Royal Air Force of Oman's first Typhoon fighter jet

BAE Systems started final assembly of Royal Air Force of Oman's first Typhoon fighter jet
 
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BAE Systems has started final assembly of the first Typhoon jet destined for delivery to the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) at its final assembly facility in Warton, Lancashire, UK. Assembly of the twin-seat Typhoon starts with the marry-up of the fuselage, wings and undercarriage using special automated alignment facilities which use laser-trackers and computer-automated jacks.
 

USMC selects Aero Dynamix's MFD-640 display for its KC-130T aircraft fleet

USMC selects Aero Dynamix's MFD-640 display for its KC-130T aircraft fleet
 
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The United States Marine Corps (USMC) Reserve has selected Universal Avionics MFD-640 Multi-Function Display for their fleet of KC-130T aircraft. The contract for 32 displays was awarded to Aero Dynamix Inc. by the Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland. Aero Dynamix will modify the displays for Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS) compatibility and deliver to the customer in support of their aircraft modification program.
 

Cameroon receives its first Mi-24 Hind combat helicopter

Cameroon receives its first Mi-24 Hind combat helicopter
 
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Cameroon has received a Mi-24 (NATO reporting name: Hind) combat helicopter supplied by Russia, according to a Russian defense industry source. "Russia is to supply two refurbished Mi-24 combat helicopters to Cameroon. The first Mi-24 was delivered in mid-February 2016. There was a delay due to the fitting of the helicopter with new avionics and weapons. Initially, the delivery of the aircraft was scheduled for mid-October 2015", the source said.
 

China's Air Force sets up its first anti-UAV unit

China's Air Force sets up its first anti-UAV unit
 
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A specialized unit dedicated to detecting and dealing with small unmanned aircraft has been set up within China's People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF), the local newspaper China Daily stated on Feb. 19, 2016. Its main focus is small, slow-moving drones flying at an altitude of less than 1,000 meters, the PLA Air Force said in a news release on Thursday - without revealing how many such targets had been engaged or when the unit was set up.
 

Iran unveils new design for its Shahed 129 Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle

Iran unveils new design for its Shahed 129 Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle
 
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The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) showed the newly-designed model of its UAV, Shahed (Eye Witness) 129, during the annual February 11 rallies on the occasion of the 37th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, the state media Farsnews announced on Feb. 11, 2016.
 

China to get its four first Su-35 multirole fighter jets by 2017

China to get its four first Su-35 multirole fighter jets by 2017
 
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Russia will deliver the first four Sukhoi Su-35 (NATO reporting name: Flanker-E) fighter jets to China before the yearend under the contract signed in 2015, a source in the system of Russia’s military and technical cooperation told TASS on Friday. "China will receive the first four Su-35 fighter jets this year," the source said.
 

India reportedly shown interest in purchasing 40 more Su-30MKI fighter aircraft

India reportedly shown interest in purchasing 40 more Su-30MKI fighter aircraft
 
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India may buy in Russia additional 40 Su-30MKI multipurpose fighters sets for local assembly, a high-ranking military-diplomatic source told TASS at Singapore Airshow 2016. "Indian Air Force faces a number of problems. The purchase of French Rafale fighters is in doubt and no serial production has been launched for Indian aircraft designs," he said.
 

Australian PC-21 trainers to be equipped with Finmeccanica communications systems

Australian PC-21 trainers to be equipped with Finmeccanica communications systems
 
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Finmeccanica, through its Airborne and Space Systems division, has been awarded a contract by Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. to provide airborne communications for the 49 PC-21 turboprop trainers recently acquired by the Australian Defence Force, the Italy-based defense giant announced today, Feb. 18, at Singapore Air Show 2016.
 

Indonesia and Russia about to reach deal for Be-200 amphibious aircraft delivery

Indonesia and Russia about to reach deal for Be-200 amphibious aircraft delivery
 
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Talks between Russia and Indonesia on the delivery of Russian-made Be-200 amphibious aircraft are at the final stage, a source in Russia’s defense and industrial sector said at the Singapore Airshow 2016 on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016.
 

UK orders two Airbus Zephyr 8s solar-powered high-altitude pseudo-satellite craft

UK orders two Airbus Zephyr 8s solar-powered high-altitude pseudo-satellite craft
 
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Airbus Defence and Space has won an order from the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) for the manufacture and operation of two solar-powered Zephyr 8 high-altitude pseudo-satellite (HAPS) craft. Flying at some 65,000ft, the ultra-lightweight Zephyr 8 is uniquely capable of providing persistent surveillance over land or sea, and hosting communications links, over the same area for months at a time without landing.
 

Finmeccanica to upgrade Indonesia's Hawk aircraft electronic warfare systems

Finmeccanica to upgrade Indonesia's Hawk aircraft electronic warfare systems
 
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Finmeccanica, through its Airborne and Space Systems Division, has signed with Singapore-based prime contractor Aptronics PTE Ltd to provide its SEER radar warning receiver for the Indonesian Air Force. SEER is a self-protection system which detects and identifies potential radar threats and alerts the pilot.
 

CAE-Draken team submits bid for Canada’s Contracted Airborne Training Services program

CAE-Draken team submits bid for Canada’s Contracted Airborne Training Services program
 
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CAE yersterday announced that it has submitted its bid for the Contracted Airborne Training Services (CATS) program to the Government of Canada. CAE has teamed with Draken International, operator of the world's largest fleet of privately-owned fighter aircraft, to offer Canada's Department of National Defence (DND) a comprehensive and world-class service for adversary and threat training, electronic warfare and target towing operations.
 

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