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January 2016 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 

Pratt & Whitney and KMWE sign agreement to manufacture F135 engine components

Pratt & Whitney and KMWE sign agreement to manufacture F135 engine components
 
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Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp., has awarded a contract to KMWE / DutchAero to manufacture F135 engine components. The F135 engine is the propulsion system for the fifth generation F-35 Lightning II aircraft.
 

US oks a possible $800 mn FMS from Iraq for AGM-114 Hellfire missiles

US oks a possible $800 mn FMS from Iraq for AGM-114 Hellfire missiles
 
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The United States State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq of Hellfire missiles and Captive Air Training Missiles, related equipment and support. The estimated cost is $800 million, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced yesterday Jan. 7, 2016.
 

Six more NH90 TTH Caïman helicopters ordered for the French Army

Six more NH90 TTH Caïman helicopters ordered for the French Army
 
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The French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) has ordered six additional NH90 helicopters in tactical troop transport (TTH) configuration, bringing the total amount of NH90 TTHs on order for the French Army Aviation to 74, announced yesterday Airbus Helicopters, part of NHINdustries.
 

US could deploy F-22 and B-52 aircraft in South Korea amid tension with North Korea

US could deploy F-22 and B-52 aircraft in South Korea amid tension with North Korea
 
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South Korea and the United States are discussing ways to deploy "strategic" U.S. military assets in the Northeast Asian country, the country's Ministry of National Defense said Thursday following North Korea's nuclear test a day earlier.
 

Royal Australian Air Force could receive new Gulfstream G550 aircraft for ISR missions

Royal Australian Air Force could receive new Gulfstream G550 aircraft for ISR missions
 
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Australia reportedly launched a project to probably provide the Royal Australian Air Force with new special mission aircraft, according to several sources. The program became public knowledge after the US Department of Defense released few details about a US$93 mn foreign military sale for "Australia Government G550 aircraft procurement and maintenance".
 

ECA Group launches a new structure dedicated to its IT180 UAV range

ECA Group launches a new structure dedicated to its IT180 UAV range
 
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The France-based defense and security company ECA Group announced yesterday, Jan. 6, 2016, the creation of ECA DRONE. This structure is intended to supply all services to customers in the civilian sector related to the UAV - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, IT180 drone range, in addition to maintaining IT180 drones.
 

Northrop Grumman to support US Air Force's GPS modernization program

Northrop Grumman to support US Air Force's GPS modernization program
 
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Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded an order to support embedded Global Positioning System (GPS)/Inertial Navigation System (INS) Pre-Phase 1 modernization efforts. The Military GPS User Equipment (MGUE) program is developing M-Code-capable GPS receivers, which are mandated by Congress after fiscal year 2017 and will help to ensure the secure transmission of accurate military signals.
 

KAI and Indonesia sign formal deal to jointly develop the I/KF-X fighter aircraft

KAI and Indonesia sign formal deal to jointly develop the I/KF-X fighter aircraft
 
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South Korea's sole aircraft manufacturer Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd. said Thursday that it signed a formal deal to jointly develop its next-generation fighter plane with Indonesia. The agreement reached in Jakarta between KAI and Indonesia's defense ministry calls for Jakarta to foot 20 percent of the cost in the development of the Korean Fighter Experimental (KF-X) program.
 

Lockheed Martin to support US Army's Apache helicopters targeting and pilotage system

Lockheed Martin to support US Army's Apache helicopters targeting and pilotage system
 
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The U.S. Army awarded Lockheed Martin a $31.8 million contract in December 2015 to sustain the AH-64D/E Apache’s targeting and pilotage system, the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS), the US-based defense giant announced today, Jan. 6, 2016.
 

Four more German Tornado fighters reached Turkey for surveillance missions against Daesh

Four more German Tornado fighters reached Turkey for surveillance missions against Daesh
 
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As Daesh continues to threaten the international community, Germany has deployed four additional Tornado surveillance aircrafts as well as nearly 100 military personnel to NATO's Incirlik Air Base in Turkey. In mid-December 2015, Germany had sent two Tornado aircraft following Parliament's approval for a military operation as part of the U.S.-led international coalition against Daesh militants in Syria.
 

Russia confirms order from Algeria for 12 Su-34 fighter aircraft

Russia confirms order from Algeria for 12 Su-34 fighter aircraft
 
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Algeria has ordered a batch of 12 Sukhoi Su-34 Fullback fighter aircraft produced by the Russian aircraft manufacturer Novosibirsk Aircraft Production Association (NAPO) to replace its ageing fleet of Soviet-era MiG-25s, which are long over-due for retirement from service, as part of an ongoing force modernization program.
 

Russia to deploy MiG-29 fighter jets in Armenia in late 2016

Russia to deploy MiG-29 fighter jets in Armenia in late 2016
 
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After being fully repaired, MiG-29 fourth generation jet fighters will be deployed to the Russian airbase in Erebuni to protect Armenian airspace. A group of MiG-29 multirole jet fighters will be deployed to the Russian airbase Erebuni in Armenia in the second half of 2016, the press office of the Russian Southern Military District reported.
 

Tactical Robotics' AirMule UAV finally completed its first autonomous flight

Tactical Robotics' AirMule UAV finally completed its first autonomous flight
 
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On December 30th, AirMule successfully completed its first autonomous, untethered flight at the Megiddo airfield in northern Israel, Tactical Robotics announced. "2015 was a challenging year that included a ground incident that damaged our AirMule demonstrator. While the repair of the aircraft imposed a delay of several months on our development schedule, it also gave us an opportunity to make significant upgrades to the aircraft systems," said Tactical Robotics.
 

Sri Lanka and Pakistan reportedly signed MoU for the sale of eight JF-17 Thunder fighters

Sri Lanka and Pakistan reportedly signed MoU for the sale of eight JF-17 Thunder fighters
 
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According to local medias, Pakistan and Sri Lanka have reportedly signed an agreement under which Sri Lanka will purchase eight JF-17 Thunder fighter aircraft. The agreement is part of several memorandum of understanding (MoUs) inked between Pakistan and Sri Lanka during Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s three-day visit to the island earlier today.
 

USSOCOM selects Northrop to provide advanced countermeasure systems for its C-130J aircraft

USSOCOM selects Northrop to provide advanced countermeasure systems for its C-130J aircraft
 
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The U.S. Special Operations Command has selected Northrop Grumman Corporation to provide advanced countermeasure systems for AC-130J and MC-130J aircraft. Under the terms of the $32.8 million award, Northrop Grumman's Land and Avionics C4ISR division will provide radio frequency countermeasure systems to detect, identify, locate, deny, degrade, disrupt and defeat threats to these aircraft.
 

India and France reportedly reached agreement for Dassault Rafale multirole fighters procurement

India and France reportedly reached agreement for Dassault Rafale multirole fighters procurement
 
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The Indian Air Force's quest for a Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) is finally over with the Indian government confirming the order for 36 Rafale jets with the French government. According to sources, documents for the government-to-government deal were delivered by New Delhi to Paris on New Year's eve, and the agreement is on the same lines as that for the Mirage 2000 aircraft signed in the early 1980s.
 

BAE Systems to develop new electronic warfare system for USSOCOM's C-130J aircraft

BAE Systems to develop new electronic warfare system for USSOCOM's C-130J aircraft
 
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BAE Systems has been selected by the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to develop a new electronic warfare system for the fleet of C-130J aircraft. The contract, worth more than $20 million, is the first phase of a multi-phase program to upgrade aircraft system survivability and the capability to detect, identify, locate, deny, degrade, disrupt and defeat threat systems in operational significant environments.
 

Boeing wins a $885mn contract to support USAF's T-38C trainer aircraft fleet

Boeing wins a $885mn contract to support USAF's T-38C trainer aircraft fleet
 
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The US-based defense giant Boeing has won an $855 million US Air Force contract for avionics and logistics support for the Northrop T-38C Talon jet trainer, the United States Department of Defense announced. The Northrop T-38 Talon is a two-seat, twin-engine supersonic jet trainer that has been in service with the US Air Force since 1961.
 

The Philippines issues request for 20 mm ammunition for its FA-50PH fighter aircraft

The Philippines issues request for 20 mm ammunition for its FA-50PH fighter aircraft
 
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The Philippine Department of Defence (DND) will purchase more than US$3 million worth of 20 mm ammunition for two of its brand new, supersonic FA-50 lead-in fighters from South Korea. The acquisition of 93,600 rounds of 20 mm ammunition is meant to make the newest jets of the Philippine Air Force combat ready.
 

Russia's first forward-swept wing trainer aircraft SR-10 made its maiden flight

Russia's first forward-swept wing trainer aircraft SR-10 made its maiden flight
 
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Russia's private company KB SAT design bureau has conducted a maiden flight of an SR-10 dual-pilot forward-swept wing trainer aircraft. It was earlier reported that it is planned to produce 16 SR-10 jets for the Russian Defense Ministry.
 

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