This website uses cookies to manage authentication, navigation, and other functions. By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

March 2016 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 
 

USAF's KC-46A program continues with in flight refueling of an AV-8B Harrier II

USAF's KC-46A program continues with in flight refueling of an AV-8B Harrier II
 
USAF KC 46A program continues with in flight refueling of a AV 8B Harrier II 640 001
A U.S. Air Force and Boeing aircrew aboard the KC-46 Pegasus tanker successfully refueled a U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier II in flight March 1. It took place in the skies over Washington state. The air refueling used the KC-46's hose and drogue system, the USAF said on March 11, 2016.
 

Bell Helicopter wins a $461m order from USMC for AH-1Z and UH-1Y helicopters

Bell Helicopter wins a $461m order from USMC for AH-1Z and UH-1Y helicopters
 
Bell Helicopter gets 461m order from USMC for AH 1Z and UH 1Y helicopters 640 001
Bell Helicopter, a subsidiary of Textron, has been awarded a $461,142,760 fixed-price incentive modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract to definitize the manufacture and delivery of 12 Lot 13 UH-1Y aircraft; 16 Lot 13 AH-1Z aircraft, and 16 auxiliary fuel kits for the US Marine Corps, the US Department of Defense announced on its website on Friday March 11, 2016.
 

Russian armed forces took delivery of 16 new military helicopters

Russian armed forces took delivery of 16 new military helicopters
 
Russian armed forces took delivery of 16 new military helicopters 640 001
Russian Helicopters holding (a subsidiary of the Rostec state corporation) has supplied 16 helicopters to Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) during the defense production acceptance single day (March 11), according to the holding's press department.
 

Thales and AMST to deliver new high G-force training service for UK MoD's pilots

Thales and AMST to deliver new high G-force training service for UK MoD's pilots
 
Thales and AMST to deliver new high G force training service for UK MoD s pilots 640 001
Thales and AMST are working together to deliver a new high G-force training service for fast-jet pilots, the France-based defense giant announced today March 14. The service, being developed at RAF Cranwell, will improve pilot safety and offer a cost-effective training solution.
 

AmSafe Bridport to provide Netherlands with NH90 & Chinook internal cargo nets

AmSafe Bridport to provide Netherlands with NH90 & Chinook internal cargo nets
 
AmSafe Bridport to provide Netherlands with NH90 Chinook internal cargo nets 640 001
AmSafe Bridport wins two contracts from the Netherlands Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) for the development and supply of internal cargo restraint nets for their NH90 and Chinook helicopters. Following a tender process AmSafe Bridport Limited has been awarded two contracts from the Netherlands DMO for the development and supply of internal cargo restraint nets for their NH90 and CH-47 Chinook helicopters.
 

Region about to start serial production of KAB-250 laser-guided bombs

Region about to start serial production of KAB-250 laser-guided bombs
 
Region about serial production of KAB 250 laser guided bombs 640 001
The serial production of the advanced KAB-250 250-kg guided bomb with a laser gyro-stabilized guidance system will be organized in the imminent future, CEO of the Region Scientific and Production Enterprise ("Region") Igor Krylov told TASS on Monday, March 14, 2016.
 

HAL's Light Combat Helicopter successfully completes rocket firing trials

HAL's Light Combat Helicopter successfully completes rocket firing trials
 
HAL Ligh Combat Helicopter successfully completes rocket firing trials 640 001
After successful completion of basic performance flight testing and outstation trials for cold weather, hot weather and hot & high altitude testing in the year 2015, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) has achieved yet another milestone by satisfactory firing of Rockets (70 mm) from its prototype, TD-3 in weaponized configuration.
 

Ocean Software to supply FlightPro management system for Australia's HATS program

Ocean Software to supply FlightPro management system for Australia's HATS program
 
Ocean Software to supply FlightPro management system for Australia s HATS program 640 001
Following an in-depth market evaluation process, Boeing Defence Australia (BDA) has contracted Ocean Software to supply its operations and training management system, FlightPro to manage the US$453 million Australian Defence Force’s JP9000P7 Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS).
 

UltiSat to provide US Pacific Command Ku bandwidth capacity for unmanned operations

UltiSat to provide US Pacific Command Ku bandwidth capacity for unmanned operations
 
UtilSat to provide US Pacific Command Ku bandwidth capacity for-unmanned operations 640 001
UltiSat has announced that the US Defense Information Systems Agency Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization (DISA-DITCO) awarded a COMSATCOM Transponded Capacity (CTC) task order for UltiSat to provide United States Pacific Command (USPACOM) Ku bandwidth capacity for Global Hawk (GH) Unmanned Air Vehicle operations and training.
 

Bell Helicopter introduces new Bell 412HP upgrade kit

Bell Helicopter introduces new Bell 412HP upgrade kit
 
Bell Helicopter introduces new Bell 412HP upgrade kit 640 001
Bell Helicopter has introduced a newly available kit that allows customers to upgrade their current Bell 412SP to the 412HP configuration – increasing aircraft performance and reducing customers’ cost. The new 412HP upgrade kit provides an additional 165 horsepower available at the main rotor, allowing out-of-ground-effect hover performance to increase to 11,900 lbs at 5,200 feet - up from 11,500 lbs at sea level.
 

Saab wins a $17.9mn contract to support Swedish Air Force's Gripen fighters

Saab wins a $17.9mn contract to support Swedish Air Force's Gripen fighters
 
Saab wins a  17 9mn contract to support Swedish Air Force Gripen fighters 640 001
The Sweden-based defence and security company Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) to perform support and maintenance for Gripen during 2016 on behalf of the Swedish Armed Forces. The total order value is $17.92 million.
 

Indonesia requests a $95mn FMS for AIM-120C-7 AMRAAM missiles

Indonesia requests a $95mn FMS for AIM-120C-7 AMRAAM missiles
 
Indonesia requests a 95mn FMS for AMRAAM missiles 640 001
The United States State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Indonesia for AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAMs), equipment, training, and logistics support. The estimated cost is $95 million, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on its website on March 10, 2016.
 

USAF deploys three B-2 Spirit stealth bombers in South Korea

USAF deploys three B-2 Spirit stealth bombers in South Korea
 
USAF deploys three B 2 Spirit stealth bombers in South Korea 640 001
Three USAF's B-2 Spirits have been deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, to the U.S. Pacific Command area of operations March 8. While in the Indo-Asia-Pacific, the B-2s will integrate and conduct training with ally and partner air forces, and conduct a radio communications check with a U.S. air operations center.
 

Russia to test-fly PAK FA fighter powered with Phase II engine in late 2017

Russia to test-fly PAK FA fighter powered with Phase II engine in late 2017
 
Russia to test fly PAKFA fighter powered with Phase II engine in late-2017 640 001
The first flight of the Russian fifth-generation fighter (Russian acronym - PAK FA) powered by the Phase II engine is slated for late 2017, Yevgeny Marchukov, general designer/director, Lyulka Design Bureau (an affiliate of the Ufa Engine Production Association, UMPO), told TASS on Thursday, March 10, 2016.
 

RSIE develops new weapon guidance system for Russia's future Mi-28NM helicopter

RSIE develops new weapon guidance system for Russia's future Mi-28NM helicopter
 
RSI develops new weapon guidance system for Russia s future Mi 28NM helicopter 640 001
Russia is creating a modernized weapons guidance system for its newest Mi-28NM (NATO reporting name "Havoc") attack helicopter, the head of Russia's Ryazan State Instrument-Making Enterprise said Thursday, March 10, to the Russian daily RIA Novosti.
 

Canada's top military seeks new armed drones to fight terrorist threat

Canada's top military seeks new armed drones to fight terrorist threat
 
Canada top military seeks new armed drones to fight terrorist threat 640 001
According to the local daily CBCNews, Canada's top soldier says the Canadian Forces need new drones. And Gen. Jonathan Vance, the country's chief of the defence staff, wants those drones to be armed. "We do need UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles)", Vance told a Canadian Senate committee Monday. "And I am of the view that we need armed UAVs."
 

BAE Systems to provide IFF systems for USAF's HH-60W CSAR helicopters

BAE Systems to provide IFF systems for USAF's HH-60W CSAR helicopters
 
BAE Systems to provide IFF systems for USAFs HH 60W CSAR helicopters 640 001
BAE Systems has been selected to provide critical survivability and situational awareness technology for the U.S. Air Force’s HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter. The company will supply its Identification Friend or Foe technology known as the AN/DPX-7 Reduced Size Transponder (RST) and its Common Missile Warning System (CMWS).
 

Two more C-130 Hercules military airlifters for the Philippine Air Force

Two more C-130 Hercules military airlifters for the Philippine Air Force
 
Two more C 130 Hercules military airlifters for the Philippine  Air  Force 640 001
According to the Filipino Times, the Philippine Air Force (PAF) is expecting the coming of two C-130 Hercules cargo planes that it refurbished from the United States to join fleet this year; with the first unit expected to arrive next week. The aircrafts were purchased through the US’s Excess Defense Articles Program in a contract worth P1.6-billion. The second Hercules will arrive in September this year.
 

South Korea and US started overhauling combined air operations command center

South Korea and US started overhauling combined air operations command center
 
South Korea and US started overhauling combined air operations command center 640 001
According to the Korean newspaper Yonhpa, South Korea and the United States are upgrading their command center for combined air operations in a bid to intensify information sharing on North Korea, a military official said Wednesday. The overhaul of the Korean Air and Space Operations Center that kicked off last year will take several years to finish, the official said, asking not to be named.
 

Sikorsky wins a $387mn contract from US Army for 35 UH-60M helicopters

Sikorsky wins a $387mn contract from US Army for 35 UH-60M helicopters
 
Sikorsk wins a 387mn contract from US Army for 35 UH 60M helicopter 640 001
Sikorsky Aircraft has been awarded a $387,181,200 contract to exercise the option for 35 UH-60M helicopters, the US Department of Defense announce yesterday on its website. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2016.
 

Page 3 of 4