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February 2016 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 
 

Russia's Southern Military District receives four new Su-30SM fighter jets

Russia's Southern Military District receives four new Su-30SM fighter jets
 
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An Aerospace Forces` wing based in Rostov region has received four Su-30SM (NATO reporting name: Flanker-H) fighters, according to the Press Department of the Southern Military District. "The aircraft have made 4,000-km flight from Irkutsk aircraft plant (Russian acronym: IAZ) to the wing`s airbase. They made two landings for refuelling in Chelyabinsk and Novosibirsk regions", a Press Department`s official said.
 

US Defense Secretary proposes a $1bn boost for US Air Force pilots training

US Defense Secretary proposes a $1bn boost for US Air Force pilots training
 
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The Pentagon's fiscal 2017 budget will propose a $1 billion boost in spending on advanced training for the US Air Force over the next five years, US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Thursday. Carter said the extra funding would pay for at least 34 major air combat training exercises at Nellis Air Force Base and other ranges, helping prepare US forces for a variety of missions from counterinsurgency operations to conflicts with technologically advanced enemies.
 

Mil Helicopters started working on Mi-38 helicopter military variant

Mil Helicopters started working on Mi-38 helicopter military variant
 
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Moscow Mil helicopter plant (a subsidiary of Russian Helicopters) has defined the concept of Mi-38 military-transport helicopter modification (Perspective Medium-Transport Landing Helicoper, Russian acronym PSDTV), according to the company`s quarterly report.
 

Belarus and Russia reach preliminary agreement on Su-30 fighter jets delivery

Belarus and Russia reach preliminary agreement on Su-30 fighter jets delivery
 
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A preliminary agreement has been reached on delivering Russian-made Sukhoi Su-30 (NATO reporting name: Flanker-C) multipurpose fighter jets to the Belarusian Air and Air Defense Forces, Belarusian Deputy Defense Minister Igor Lotenkov said on Thursday.
 

Northrop Grumman to install countermeasures system on India head of state aircraft

Northrop Grumman to install countermeasures system on India head of state aircraft
 
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Northrop Grumman has been awarded an $11,734,223 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures on India head of state aircraft. Work will be performed in India and is expected to be complete by Jan. 31, 2020. This contract is 100 percent foreign military sales to India.
 

Beechcraft to provide 10 T-6C Texan II training aircraft for UK's Military Flying Training System

Beechcraft to provide 10 T-6C Texan II training aircraft for UK's Military Flying Training System
 
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Beechcraft Defense, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., today announced it has signed a contract with Affinity Flying Training Services to provide 10 Beechcraft T-6C Texan II military training aircraft to the U.K. Ministry of Defence's Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) program.
 

Second batch of F-16 fighter jets has been delivered to Iraqi Air Force

Second batch of F-16 fighter jets has been delivered to Iraqi Air Force
 
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A second batch of F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jets reached an Iraqi Air Force (IAF) airbase yesterday, February 2, 2016, the Iraqi Ministry of Defense announced on its website. The aircraft were officially received by the IAF chief Lt. Gen Anwar Hama Amin. The first four F-16IQ Block 52 aircraft arrived at Balad Air Base in July 2015.
 

Embraer Phenom 100 jets selected to provide multi-engine training to British aircrews

Embraer Phenom 100 jets selected to provide multi-engine training to British aircrews
 
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The Embraer Phenom 100 business jet was selected to provide multi-engine pilot training to armed forces aircrew in the United Kingdom. The contract with Affinity Flight Training Services will provide five aircraft to the U.K Ministry of Defence’s Military Flying Training System, (UKMFTS) program. The contract includes support services and an option for additional follow on aircraft.
 

Kronstadt Group developed and delivered Mi-35M helicopter simulator to undisclosed customer

Kronstadt Group developed and delivered Mi-35M helicopter simulator to undisclosed customer
 
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R.E.T. Kronstadt and Technologies for Aviation Companies, parts of Russia’s Kronstadt Group, have developed and manufactured a training simulator of the Mil Mi-35M attack helicopter for flight personnel, the Kronstadt Group press office said on Wednesday. The Mi-35M helicopter training simulator has been developed on order from the Russian arms exporter Rosoboronexport, the press office added.
 

Boeing offers to produce F/A-18 fighter jets under "Make in India" program

Boeing offers to produce F/A-18 fighter jets under "Make in India" program
 
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The US-based aircraft manufacturer Boeing has offered to manufacture its F/A-18 fighter jets — the mainstay of the US navy — in India through the government's Make in India programme, taking another stab at winning a potential multi-billion contract from one of the world's biggest military spenders.
 

HAL unveils first prototype of its HTT-40 basic training aircraft

HAL unveils first prototype of its HTT-40 basic training aircraft
 
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Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has rolled-out the first prototype of HTT-40 with the aircraft sporting all the aircraft lights and powered on cockpit, the India-based company announced on February 2nd, 2016. Mr. T. Suvarna Raju, CMD, HAL, said that the HTT-40 prototype efforts symbolizes the renewed and revitalized proactive approach at HAL.
 

Malaysia orders six MD Helicopters' MD 530G Scout Attack Helicopters

Malaysia orders six MD Helicopters' MD 530G Scout Attack Helicopters
 
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MD Helicopters announced on Feb. 1st that it succeeded in its bid to supply six MD 530G Scout Attack Helicopters to Malaysia’s Ministry of Defense. MDHI will deliver the launch helicopters to Malaysian Army Aviation (Pasukan Udara Tentera Darat; PUTD) beginning in the fourth quarter of 2016, with the full fleet to deliver by early 2017.
 

France's Defense Procurement Agency orders four new C-130J Super Hercules airlifters

France's Defense Procurement Agency orders four new C-130J Super Hercules airlifters
 
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The French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA) ordered on Jan. 29 2016 four brand new C-130J Super Hercules military airlifters from the US Air Force. Two of the aircraft will be fitted with aerial refuelling systems, the DGA announced today.
 

Russia to perform observation flight over Turkey within Open Skies Treaty

Russia to perform observation flight over Turkey within Open Skies Treaty
 
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Russian inspectors will perform an observation flight over the territory of Turkey within the framework of the Open Skies Treaty, a senior Russian Defense Ministry official said. "As part of implementation of the international Open Skies Treaty, a Russian group of inspectors plans to conduct a surveillance flight on board a Russian An-30B aircraft over the territory of Turkey," chief of the ministry’s National Nuclear Risk Reduction Center Sergey Ryzhkov said.
 

Boeing wins a $25mn contract for preliminary work on next-gen Air Force One aircraft

Boeing wins a $25mn contract for preliminary work on next-gen Air Force One aircraft
 
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Boeing has been awarded a $25,776,011 contract for Presidential Aircraft Recapitalization Program Phase 1 Pre-Milestone B activities, the United States Department of Defense announced on Jan. 29, 2016. Under this contract, Boeing will conduct activities aimed at improving affordability and reducing program execution risk.
 

Russia's Su-35S multirole fighter jet to have its baptism of fire in Syria

Russia's Su-35S multirole fighter jet to have its baptism of fire in Syria
 
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Russia is preparing to test the next-generation Su-35S fighters for the first time in combat in Syria, a military source told the Russian newspaper Kommersant on Monday. "The General Staff has decided to run a field test of the brand-new Su-35S in Syria for the first time ever," the Kommersant newspaper cited its source as saying.
 

UK plans to create a Top Gun-style unit for RAF's pilots

UK plans to create a Top Gun-style unit for RAF's pilots
 
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United Kingdom's Royal Air Force is planning to create an elite unit of fighter pilots to boost its aerial combat skills to counter any potential threat, the British news paper Sunday Times said yesterday, Jan. 31. This new squadron is part of the expansion of the Royal Air Force (RAF)'s fleet of Typhoon jets, from five to seven squadrons, announced last November.
 

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