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July 2016 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 
 

Russia reportedly received next-gen "Doomsday Plane"

Russia reportedly received next-gen "Doomsday Plane"
 
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The Voronezh Aircraft Plant (Russian acronym: VASO, a subsidiary of the United Aircraft Corporation, OAK) has delivered the Ilyushin Il-96-400-based aerial control post to the Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD), according to media outlets.
 

Kazakhstan Air Force receives a fifth C-295 transport aircraft

Kazakhstan Air Force receives a fifth C-295 transport aircraft
 
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The Kazakhstan Air Force received a fifth Airbus C-295 military transport aircraft, the press service of the ministry of defence of Kazakhstan said on July 29th, 2016. The flight was carried out in three stages through Spain, Greece, Azerbaijan.
 

GA-ASI conducts first flight at brand-new UAS Training Academy

GA-ASI conducts first flight at brand-new UAS Training Academy
 
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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) yesterday announced the successful first flight of a company-owned Predator® A at GA-ASI’s new Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Flight Training Academy in Grand Forks, North Dakota, on July 28th.
 

Embraer's KC-390 airlifter follows toward certification in 2017

Embraer's KC-390 airlifter follows toward certification in 2017
 
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The first prototype of the KC-390, next generation multi-mission aircraft by Embraer, returned to Brazil after successfully completing its first international mission, lasting 23 days and flying more than 48 hours. Currently, two KC-390 prototypes accumulated more than 400 flight hours, the Brazil-based company announced yesterday July 28th.
 

Netherlands & Luxembourg purchase two Airbus A330 MRTT tanker aircraft

Netherlands & Luxembourg purchase two Airbus A330 MRTT tanker aircraft
 
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The Netherlands is ready to purchase 2 Airbus tanker/transport aircraft with Luxembourgn, the Dutch Defense Ministry announced today on its website. The aircraft will be NATO property and will be stationed at Eindhoven Air Base for pooling and sharing. Belgium, Germany, Norway and Poland intend to join the agreement at a later date.
 

Israel's first F-35 Adir fighter jet successfully completes maiden flight

Israel's first F-35 Adir fighter jet successfully completes maiden flight
 
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One month after Israel received the new stealth F-35 “Adir” (Hebrew for “Great One”) in Dallas, Texas, the aircraft completed its maiden flight on Tuesday july 27th in the southern US, the Israel-based newspaper Jewishbusinessnews.
 

Safran signs 7-year contract to support Danish EH101 Merlin engines

Safran signs 7-year contract to support Danish EH101 Merlin engines
 
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Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a seven-year contract with Denmark’s Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO), to support 14 RTM 322-powered EH101 Merlin operated by the Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF). Over 50 engines will now be covered by Safran’s Global Support Package (GSP).
 

Malaysia beefs up pilots training capabilities with new H120 and PC-7 MkII aircraft

Malaysia beefs up pilots training capabilities with new H120 and PC-7 MkII aircraft
 
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The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) received yesterday, July 27th, two Pilatus PC-7 Mk II aircraft and one H120 - formerly known as EC120 B- to beef up its pilot training capacity, said its chief General Tan Sri Roslan Saad.
 

Boeing's first production AH-6i Little Bird completes maiden flight

Boeing's first production AH-6i Little Bird completes maiden flight
 
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Boeing's pilots flew the first production AH-6i Little Bird light attack and reconnaissance helicopter, the US-based defense giant announced on July 27th, 2016. The AH-6i is an export variant of the AH-6S, which has been designed for the US Army's Armed Aerial Scout (AAS) programme.
 

KRET ready to export Rychag-AV airborne jamming station

KRET ready to export Rychag-AV airborne jamming station
 
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The Radio-Electronic Technologies Group (KRET), part of Russia’s state hi-tech corporation Rostec, is planning to start exporting the Rychag-AV jamming station, Vladimir Mikheyev, adviser to the KRET first deputy CEO, told TASS.
 

Syrian Air Force to receive 10 Su-24M2 bombers from Russia

Syrian Air Force to receive 10 Su-24M2 bombers from Russia
 
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The Syrian Air Force has received a batch of Su-24M2 (NATO reporting name: Fencer-D) frontline bombers supplied by Russia, according to the AMN news agency. "The Syrian Air Force has received several Su-24M2 aircraft supplied by Russia in order to beef up the Damascus` combat capabilities to fight against international terrorism. At present, two Su-24M2 aircraft have been delivered with eight more planes to be transferred in the nearest future," the news agency said.
 

South Korea and US to expand cooperation in aerospace technologies exchanges

South Korea and US to expand cooperation in aerospace technologies exchanges
 
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South Korea and the United States will take steps to expand cooperation in defense technology exchanges and the conventional arms trade, the defense ministry said Wednesday. The meeting took place in Washington D.C. on Tuesday (local time).
 

Lockheed-KAI' second T-50A jet trainer completed initial test flight

Lockheed-KAI' second T-50A jet trainer completed initial test flight
 
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Lockheed Martin and Korea Aerospace Industries successfully completed the initial test flight of its second T-50A configured aircraft in Sacheon, South Korea. The T-50A is the company’s aircraft offering in the U.S. Air Force’s Advanced Pilot Training (APT) competition.
 

AgustaWestland's AW139 helicopter achieves hot and high altitude trials in Pakistan

AgustaWestland's AW139 helicopter achieves hot and high altitude trials in Pakistan
 
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Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced yesterday July 26th that the AgustaWestland AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopter showed outstanding hot and high altitude performance and mission capabilities during recent trials in Pakistan, reached on a ferry flight from Italy.
 

US Civil Air Patrol orders 19 new Cessna turboprop aicraft

US Civil Air Patrol orders 19 new Cessna turboprop aicraft
 
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Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., announced yesterday at the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture an order from the U.S. Civil Air Patrol (CAP) for 19 new aircraft, which includes 17 Cessna Skylane 182T and two Cessna Turbo Stationair HD T206H aircraft. CAP, a federally chartered non-profit organization, is celebrating 75 years of using civilian aviation resources to help bolster the nation’s defense.
 

ViaSat to provide USAF 89th Airlift Wing fleet with in-flight internet service

ViaSat to provide USAF 89th Airlift Wing fleet with in-flight internet service
 
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The United States Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) awarded ViaSat Inc., a global broadband services and technology company, a non-competitive, firm-fixed-price contract to provide senior leaders and their support staff with global in-flight broadband and communications services. The award covers support for VC-25s, C-17s, C-32s, C-37s, C-40s and the complete range of VIP and special air mission aircraft.
 

Sikorsky's VH-92A Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program achieves Critical Design Review

Sikorsky's VH-92A Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program achieves Critical Design Review
 
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Lockheed Martin today announced the successful execution of the VH-92A Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program Critical Design Review (CDR), signaling the program is ready to proceed to assembly, test and evaluation.
 

Raytheon to develop new airborne networking solutions under DARPA's DyNAMO program

Raytheon to develop new airborne networking solutions under DARPA's DyNAMO program
 
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Raytheon Company is developing new technologies to allow the next generation of manned and unmanned flying vehicles to communicate seamlessly, even in hostile environments. Under two contracts totaling $9 million, Raytheon BBN Technologies will deliver new networking solutions as part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Dynamic Network Adaptation for Mission Optimization program, or DyNAMO.
 

RT LTA enters large aerostats market with its SkyGuard1 blimp

RT LTA enters large aerostats market with its SkyGuard1 blimp
 
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The Israeli-based aerostatcompany, RT LTA Systems, announced the establishment of a new subsidiary called "Aero-T".RT is a world-class designer, developer, and manufacturer of the tactical Aerostat family SkyStar, which is used in intelligence, surveillance, communications and homeland security applications.
 

Teledyne wins a $30mn contract from USAF for Aircrew Laser Eye Protection systems

Teledyne wins a $30mn contract from USAF for Aircrew Laser Eye Protection systems
 
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Teledyne Technologies Incorporated announced today that its subsidiary, Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, LLC (TS&I), was awarded a $30.1 million contract by the United States Air Force to fabricate, test and deliver Aircrew Laser Eye Protection (ALEP) Block 2 spectacles.
 

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