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July 2017 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 

Bangladesh reportedly interested in ex-RAF Hercules C5 airlifters procurement

Bangladesh reportedly interested in ex-RAF Hercules C5 airlifters procurement
 
According to the local online newspaper BDMILITARY.com, the Bangladesh Air Force intends to purchase two Royal Air Force C-130J tactical airlifters under a Government-to-Government deal to beef up the country's Air Force airlift capability. However, the details are not known yet.
 

Saab withdraws from Belgium's F-16 fighter replacement competition

Saab withdraws from Belgium's F-16 fighter replacement competition
 
Saab's Gripen E fighter jet won't be proposed for the Belgian Air Force's Air Combat Capability (ACCAp) program, which intends to replace the BAF aging fleet of F-16 fighter jets, the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) announced today.
 

Russia receives two more Mi-8AMTSh-VA choppers for Arctic operations

Russia receives two more Mi-8AMTSh-VA choppers for Arctic operations
 
The Russian Helicopters Holding of Rostec State Corporation handed over to the Russian Defense Ministry two helicopters Mi-8AMTSh-VA for Arctic operations ahead of schedule. The gala ceremony took place at the Ulan-Ude Aircraft Works of the holding.
 

USAF B-1 bombers hold live-fire drills with South Korean and Japanese fighter jets

USAF B-1 bombers hold live-fire drills with South Korean and Japanese fighter jets
 
As part of the continuing demonstration of the ironclad U.S. commitment to our allies against the growing threat from North Korea’s ballistic missile and nuclear programs, two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam conducted a 10-hour sequenced bilateral mission with South Korean and Japanese fighter jets, July 7, the Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs announced today.
 

Boeing wins $93mn contract for E-3 Sentry AWACS aircraft support

Boeing wins $93mn contract for E-3 Sentry AWACS aircraft support
 
The US-based defense giant Boeing Defense has been awarded a $92,9 five-year IDIQ contract for E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) sustainment engineering and technical support, the US DoD announced on July 7.
 

Austrian Air Force could phase out Typhoon fighter jets starting 2020

Austrian Air Force could phase out Typhoon fighter jets starting 2020
 
The Austrian government is to phase out its controversial and expensive Eurofighter fighter jets beginning in 2020, Defense Minister Hans Peter Doskozil said on Friday. It was not confirmed which aircraft model will be purchased as a replacement, Doskozil stating that for now the decision has been made to abandon the Eurofighter jets presently in use.
 

IAI to cooperate with Indian companies for "Make In India" UAV production

IAI to cooperate with Indian companies for "Make In India" UAV production
 
Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI), Dynamatic Technologies Ltd (DTL) and Elcom Systems Private Limited have announced today their cooperation to jointly address the needs of the Indian UAV market. This announcement followed the signing by the companies of a teaming agreement regarding the production, assembly and support of UAVs in India, during the visit of India's Prime Minister Modi to Israel.
 

Australia plans to join US Navy's Next-Gen Jammer development program

Australia plans to join US Navy's Next Gen Jammer development program
 
The Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) intent to collaborate on the development of US Navy's AN/ALQ-249 Next Generation Jammer Mid-band (Increment 1) (NGJ-MB) program is on track to become a reality with the assistance of the Airborne Electronic Attack (AEA) Systems and EA-6B Program Office (PMA-234) and the Navy International Programs Office (Navy IPO).
 

Piaggio resumes P.1HH HammerHead UAV flight test activity

Piaggio resumes P.1HH HammerHead UAV flight test activity
 
Piaggio Aerospace, a leading Italian aircraft manufacturer active in the business, defense and security sectors, today resumed flight test activity for the second prototype of its P.1HH HammerHead, the state of the art multipurpose Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) at Birgi Military Airport in Trapani today.
 

Sikorsky's CH-53K King Stallion completes first "cross country" flight

Sikorsky's CH-53K King Stallion completes first "cross country" flight
 
Lockheed Martin yesterday announced the CH-53K King Stallion program has successfully completed its first extended "cross country" flight from Sikorsky's West Palm Beach, Florida, facility to Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. This is the first of several such flights that will occur during 2017 and 2018 as the CH-53K flight test program transitions to the flight test facilities at Patuxent River (PAX).
 

Antonov seeks US partners for An-77 airlifter development project

Antonov seeks US partners for An-77 airlifter development project
 
A delegation of the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure visited the Ukraiian aircraft manufacturer Antonov Company. During the visit cooperation between Ukraine and USA in aviation field was discussed, Antonov said on July 3rd on its website.
 

KAI completes delivery of FA-50PH fighter jets to Philippine Air Force

KAI completes delivery of FA-50PH fighter jets to Philippine Air Force
 
Korea Aerospace Industries Co. (KAI), the country's sole aircraft manufacturer, said Tuesday it has completed the delivery of light attack aircraft to the Philippines. The aerospace company said it delivered the 12 FA-50PH light attack aircraft three months earlier than scheduled and expressed hope the Southeast Asian country will place an additional order for the same jets down the road.
 

Telespazio to develop new training system for Bundeswehr's CH-53 helicopters

Telespazio to develop new training system for Bundeswehr's CH-53 helicopters
 
The German aerospace company Telespazio VEGA Deutschland, a subsidiary of Telespazio (Leonardo/Thales) has been awarded a contract by Airbus Helicopters to develop a Cockpit Procedure Trainer (CPT) for the CH-53GS and CH-53GE Helicopter.
 

First Embraer Phenom 100 delivered for UK Military Flying Training System program

First Embraer Phenom 100 delivered for UK Military Flying Training System program
 
Embraer delivered yesterday the first Phenom 100 business jet to Affinity Flight Training Services. The aircraft has been selected to provide Multi-Engine Pilot Training to UK Armed Forces as part of the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence´s Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) programme.
 

Australia launches E-7A Wedgetail AEW&C aircraft modernization program

Australia launches E-7A Wedgetail AEW&C aircraft modernization program
 
Australia's Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne and Minister for Defence Marise Payne, yesterday announced the Australian Government will upgrade the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) E-7A Wedgetail airborne early warning and control capability.
 

Australian AP-3C Orion airplanes started ISR mission in Philippine airspace

Australian AP-3C Orion airplanes started ISR mission in Philippine airspace
 
Two Australian surveillance planes have started gathering intelligence information, including pictures, to pinpoint the remaining Islamist militants in the besieged southern Philippine city of Marawi, the Philippine defense chief said on Tuesday.
 

Airbus Helicopters starts H215 demo tour in China

Airbus Helicopters starts H215 demo tour in China
 
Airbus Helicopters' heavy twin H215 helicopter, a member of the world-renowned Super Puma family, is demonstrating its multi-mission capabilities for firefighting, power line missions, law enforcement, and passenger transportation as well as its excellent performance in high and hot conditions during its debut demo tour in China.
 

Boeing lands $38 mn contract for French Air Force E-3F AWACS aircraft support

Boeing lands $38 mn contract for French Air Force E-3F AWACS aircraft support
 
Boeing Defense has been awarded a $38,4 millon IDIQ contract for recurring and non-recurring engineering services to support the French E-3F AWACS aircraft mid-life upgrade in-service sustainment support, the US DoD announced on June 29.
 

Aeromao's Aeromapper Talon UAV demonstrates BVLOS capabilities

Aeromao's Aeromapper Talon UAV demonstrates BVLOS capabilities
 
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The Canadian UAV manufacturer Aeromao recently demonstrated Aeromapper Talon BVLOS capabilities by flying 30Km away from operators. Aeromapper Talon flew a mission autonomously to a target located 30km away from the operators, while maintaining at all times a strong communications and control link.
 

Lockheed Martin wins $30mn order for Japan's F-35A fighters production support

Lockheed Martin wins $30mn order for Japan's F-35A fighters production support
 
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $30 million contract for additional engineering and hardware assembly services in support of the F-35A fighter jet low-rate initial production Lot 11 aircraft for the government of Japan under the Foreign Military Sales program, the US DoD announced on Monday.
 

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