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April 2017 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 

UEC hands over first two TV7-117ST engines for the Il-112V military airlifter

UEC hands over first two TV7-117ST engines for the Il-112V military airlifter
 
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The United Engine Corporation (UEC), part of Russia’s state hi-tech corporation Rostec, has handed over two prototype TV7-117ST engines to the Voronezh Aircraft Plant (VASO), the corporation’s press office said. The engines will be mounted on the first Ilyushin Il-112V light military transport plane, the press office added.
 

Belarus receives final batch of six Mi-8MTV-5 multirole helicopters

Belarus receives final batch of six Mi-8MTV-5 multirole helicopters
 
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The second batch of six Mil Mi-8MTV-5 multirole helicopters supplied by the Russian Helicopters Corporation has been shipped to Belarusian air base Machulishchi near the capital city of Minsk, according to the Belarusian Defense Ministry.
 

Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, USAF demonstrate manned/unmanned aircraft teaming

Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, USAF demonstrate manned/unmanned aircraft teaming
 
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Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School and Calspan Corporation successfully demonstrated manned/unmanned teaming to improve combat efficiency and effectiveness for the warfighter, the US-based defense company announced on April 10, 2017.
 

Russian Helicopters and Iran's IRDO to form new joint venture for light helicopter assembly

Russian Helicopters and Iran's IRDO to form new joint venture for light helicopter assembly
 
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Russian Helicopters Group, part of Russia’s state hi-tech corporation Rostec, and the Industrial Development & Renovation Organization of Iran (IDRO) have signed a memorandum to set up a joint venture for light helicopter assembly, the group’s press office said.
 

Kenya takes delivery of one Mi-17V-5 utility helicopter

Kenya takes delivery of one Mi-17V-5 utility helicopter
 
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Russian Helicopters Holding Company has completed the delivery of Mi-17V-5 utility helicopter for the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government of the Republic of Kenya. The helicopter was produced at the facilities of PJSC "Kazan Helicopters", the company announced on March 29, 2017.
 

Polish Government orders three Next-Generation Boeing 737s for VIP transport

Polish Government orders three Next-Generation Boeing 737s for VIP transport
 
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Boeing Business Jets and the Government of Poland announced an order for three Next-Generation 737s at a signing ceremony held today in Warsaw. The order includes two new BBJ 2 airplanes and one 737-800, which will be operated by the Government of Poland as head-of-state aircraft for the president and top government officials. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in late 2017 and run through 2020.
 

Elbit to provide undisclosed Asian country with Condor 2 ISTAR pods

Elbit to provide undisclosed Asian country with Condor 2 ISTAR pods
 
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The Israel-based company Elbit Systems, recently announced that it was awarded an approximately $82 million contract to provide an Asia-Pacific country with a comprehensive Electro-optic airborne solution, Condor 2, for use in intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance (ISTAR) missions.
 

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