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September 2016 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 
 

Russia plans to expand Khmeimim air base

Russia plans to expand Khmeimim air base
 
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The infrastructure of Russian air base Khmeimim in the Syrian province of Latakia will be expanded - a proper military compound and ramps for military transport aircraft will be built there, in particular, according to the Izvestia daily.
 

Sikorsky lands a $232mn contract for two additional CH-53K test helicopters

Sikorsky lands a $232mn contract for two additional CH-53K test helicopters
 
Sikorsky lands 232mn contract for two additional CH 53K test helicopters
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin, is being awarded $232,075,337 contract for the procurement of two CH-53K King Stallion system demonstration test article aircraft, the US DoD announced on Sept. 23 on its website.
 

KRET's new Rychag-AVM airborne jamming system starts state trials

KRET's new Rychag-AVM airborne jamming system starts state trials
 
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The state trials of the newest electronic warfare (EW) helicopter with the Rychag-AVM jamming station developed by the Concern Radio-Electronic Technologies (Russian acronym: KRET, Kontsern Radio-Elektronnie Tekhnologii; a subsidiary of the Rostec state corporation) have commenced, according to the Assistant to the First Deputy Director of the company, Vladimir Mikheev.
 

South Korea plans to redesign Surion helicopter for export customers

South Korea plans to redesign Surion helicopter for export customers
 
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South Korea will redesign the parts of its Surion helicopter which recently failed to pass an extreme climate performance that would allow it to be sold to more customers around the world, the military and manufacturer said Friday, Sept. 23, 2016.
 

French & Indian Defense Ministers finally sign deal for 36 Rafale fighter jets

French & Indian Defense Ministers finally sign deal for 36 Rafale fighter jets
 
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The long-awaited deal between India and France for 36 Rafale fighter aircraft has been finally inked on Friday Sept. 23 between defence minister Manohar Parikkar and his French counterpart Jean Yves Le Drian. New Delhi on Wednesday cleared the deal amid indications that the French government waived off the advance guarantee, allowing India to save $150 million.
 

Bell Helicopter unveils V-247 Vigilant unmanned tiltrotor aircraft

Bell Helicopter unveils V-247 Vigilant unmanned tiltrotor aircraft
 
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Speaking before an audience of aviation and military experts assembled at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, yesterday Sept. 23 unveiled the Bell V-247 Vigilant tiltrotor.
 

Russian Knights aerobatic team reportedly received first Su-30SM fighter jet

Russian Knights aerobatic team reportedly received first Su-30SM fighter jet
 
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The Russian Knights aerobatic team based in Kubinka near Moscow has started receiving the first Sukhoi Su-30SM (NATO reporting name: Flanker-C) multipurpose fighter jets, some Russian Internet sources recently said.
 

Safran to partner with Urban Aeronautics for vertical-lift vehicles development

Safran to partner with Urban Aeronautics for vertical-lift vehicles development
 
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Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Urban Aeronautics to study new market opportunities and address power system solutions to support the development of an entirely new platform family of internal rotor aircraft, Urban Aeronautics announced yesterday, Sept. 21.
 

US approves $1.9bn FMS from Japan for four KC-46A aerial refueling aircraft

US approves $1.9bn FMS from Japan for four KC-46A aerial refueling aircraft
 
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The United States State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Japan for four KC-46A aerial refueling aircraft and related equipment, training, and support for an estimated cost of $1.9 billion, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on Sept. 21, 2016.
 

US orders C208B aircraft in support of counterterrorism measures in Africa & Pacific

US orders C208B aircraft in support of counterterrorism measures in Africa & Pacific
 
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The United States awarded Cessna Aircraft Co. a $24mn contract for the Building Partnership Capacity C-208B Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Program. The contract for six aircraft was awarded on September 21 by the US Air Force Life Cycle Management Centre at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
 

Lockheed Martin wins a $55 mn contract from Israel for one C-130J Super Hercules airlifter

Lockheed Martin wins a $55 mn contract from Israel for one C-130J Super Hercules airlifter
 
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The US-based defense contractor Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $55,521,060 contract for one C-130J Super Hercules military transport aircraft. The location of performance is Marietta, Georgia, the US Department of Defense announced on its website on Sept. 21.
 

The first Beriev Be-200ChS amphibious aircraft made its maiden flight

The first Beriev Be-200ChS amphibious aircraft made its maiden flight
 
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The first Beriev Be-200ChS amphibian aircraft built by Beriev in Taganrog following the company’s takeover of the type’s production from the Irkutsk Aircraft Plant has carried out its maiden flight, according to the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), of which Beriev is a subsidiary Beriev.
 

SNC lands a $280mn contract from US CBP for 12 multi-role enforcement aircraft

SNC lands a $280mn contract from US CBP for 12 multi-role enforcement aircraft
 
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United States Customs and Border Protection recently awarded Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) a $280 million firm-fixed-price, contract to engineer and integrate 12 Multi-Role Enforcement Aircraft, the US-based company announced on Sept. 16, 2016.
 

SRC delivers first Agile Condor pod to US Air Force Research Lab

SRC delivers first Agile Condor pod to US Air Force Research Lab
 
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SRC, Inc. has delivered the first Agile Condor pod system to the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) in Rome, NY. The Agile Condor pod system is a scalable, low cost, size, weight and power (low-CSWaP) hardware architecture that enables on-board processing of large quantities of sensor data through high-performance embedded computing (HPEC).
 

USAF sends B-1B Lancer bomber to Osan AB amid tension with North Korea

USAF sends B-1B Lancer bomber to Osan AB amid tension with North Korea
 
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As part of the continuing demonstration of the steadfast United States commitment to the Republic of Korea’s defense, a U.S. Air Force B-1B strategic bomber flew from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, landing at Osan AB in the Republic of Korea, Sept. 21.
 

Lockheed's Legion Pod successfully completes first flight test on F-15C fighter jet

Lockheed's Legion Pod successfully completes first flight test on F-15C fighter jet
 
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Lockheed Martin's Legion Pod completed its first flight test on an F-15C aircraft, successfully demonstrating its ability to provide long-range detection and tracking of airborne threats for the U.S. Air Force, the US defense giant announced today.
 

RGTS wins a $335mn contract for Saudi Arabia's F-15 fighter jets fleet support

RGTS wins a $335mn contract for Saudi Arabia's F-15 fighter jets fleet support
 
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The Saudi defense contractor Al Raha Group for Technical Services has been awarded a $355,903,318 firm-fixed-price contract for Saudi Arabia's F-15 fighter jets integrated fleet support services, the US Department of Defense announced on Sept. 19.
 

UEC launches TV7-117ST engine trials campaign

UEC launches TV7-117ST engine trials campaign
 
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The advanced Russian-developed TV7-117ST engine intended to power the Ilyushin Il-112V light airlifter commenced its trials in St. Petersburg, according to the press office of the United Engine Corporation (UIC, a subsidiary of Rostec).
 

Lockheed Martin lands a $87mn USAF contract for Paveway II LGB kits

Lockheed Martin lands a $87mn USAF contract for Paveway II LGB kits
 
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Lockheed Martin received an $87.6 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for follow-on production of Paveway II Plus Laser Guided Bomb (LGB) kits. The contract represents the majority share of fiscal year 2016 funding and the 8th consecutive majority win for Lockheed Martin in the annual Air Force competition. Deliveries include the guidance and tail assemblies for GBU-10 (2,000-lb.) and GBU-12 (500-lb.) LGB configurations.
 

UVision and FIRSTEC to jointly market HERO-30 loitering system in South Korea

UVision and FIRSTEC to jointly market HERO-30 loitering system in South Korea
 
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The Israeli company UVision Air Ltd. has partnered with South Korean firm, Firstec Co., Ltd. According to the MOU, FIRSTEC will market and sell the company's short-range HERO-30 Lethal Loitering Systems to the South Korean market.
 

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