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November 2017 - Military Aviation, Aerospace & Defence Industry News
 

Belgian Air Component eyes ambitious operational calendar for 2018

Belgian Air Component eyes ambitious operational calendar for 2018
 
Belgian Air Component Operational Calendar for 2018
Small air force doesn't necessarily mean small ambitions. On November 10, 2017, the Belgian Council of Ministers approved the operations plan for next year. The Air Component part will see the NH90 Caïman deployed on a foreign theatre for the first time, as well as an increased presence on the NATO eastern flank.
 

Dubai Airshow 2017: Meet PAL & Thales' new Force Multiplier surveillance platform

Dubai Airshow 2017: Meet PAL & Thales' new Force Multiplier surveillance platform
 
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At this year Dubai Airshow, Thales and PAL Aerospace are unveiling the Force Multiplier, an aircraft with an endurance of more than 10 flight hours which is specifically designed to provide an operational service that meets the immediate needs of both government and private customers in terms of maritime and ground surveillance.
 

First two Mi-28UB helicopters inducted into RusAF

First two Mi-28UB helicopters inducted into RusAF
 
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The first two Mil Mi-28UB dual-control helicopters have been accepted and will be delivered to the 344th Army Aviation Center in Torzhok in central Russia, the Defense Ministry’s press office said on November 13, 2017. These are the first helicopters of the type to be delivered to the Russian Armed Forces, the press office added.
 

Dubai Air Show 2017: Airbus introduces new C295 Armed ISR variant

Dubai Air Show 2017: Airbus introduces new C295 Armed ISR variant
 
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At Dubai Air Show 2017, Airbus Defence and Space is showcasing its new C295 Armed ISR (Intelligence Surveillance & Reconnaissance) version at the Dubai Airshow. A C295 is exhibited on static display flanked by a wide range of weapons which have been selected to be integrated onto this versatile platform.
 

Micronesia receives first-ever non-civilian aircraft

Micronesia receives first-ever non-civilian aircraft
 
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A Chinese-made Y-12E aircraft was delivered to the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), an island nation on the Western Pacific, on Friday, Nov. 10. The aircraft was manufactured by AVIC Harbin Aircraft Industry Group Co., Ltd.
 

Russian National Guard receives first batch of Mi-8ATMSh multirole helicopters

Russian National Guard receives first batch of Mi-8ATMSh multirole helicopters
 
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Russian Helicopters supplied the first batch of multipurpose military-transport Mi-8AMTSh helicopters produced by the Ulan-Ude enterprise to the Russian federal service of the National Guard. The craft arrived to the deployment base and went on combat duty, the press service of the holding said.
 

Antonov's Horlytsya tactical UAV prototype is airborne

Antonov's Horlytsya tactical UAV prototype is airborne
 
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Ukraine's first Horlytsya tactical UAV prototype, developed by the state-own company Antonov, performed its first flight, UkrOboronProm announced on Nov. 8, 2017. "Today, the first flight tests of the Horlytsya tactical UAV, produced by the Antonov state enterprise, have taken place," declared Oleksandr Turchynov, Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine.
 

GE lands $643 mn FMS order for F-110-GE-129 engine support

GE lands $643 mn FMS order for F-110-GE-129 engine support
 
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The US-based aircraft engine maker General Electric (GE) secured a $643 million Foreign Military Sales to provide F-110-GE-29 engin sustainement, the US Department of Defense (DoD) announced on Nov. 9, 2017, on its website.
 

Airbus HForce-equipped H145M completes first firing campaign

Airbus HForce-equipped H145M completes first firing campaign
 
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Airbus Helicopters has recently completed a ballistic development test of an HForce weapon system on a H145M on Pápa Airbase in Hungary. The tested system included guns (FN Herstal HMP400), unguided rockets (Thales FZ231) and cannons (Nexter NC621) as well as an electro-optical targeting system by Wescam (MX15) and a helmet mounted sight display by Thales (Scorpion). All planned and required tests were performed in a tight and demanding time schedule.
 

Switzerland formally launches new fighter jet acquisition process

Switzerland formally launches new fighter jet acquisition process
 
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Switzerland’s Federal Council on Nov. 8, 2017, formally allowed the country’s Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS) to launch a US$8 bn project that will renew the Swiss airspace protection, toward the lower end of three options previously considered.
 

USMC KC-130J team introduces creative interim avionics upgrade

USMC KC-130J team introduces creative interim avionics upgrade
 
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The U.S. Marine Corps KC-130J team has designed a system that will assist airspace management authorities in locating the aircraft, the Naval Air Systems Command Public Affairs Office on Nov. 8, 2017. “The KC-130J Team has been given final approval for a federated ADS-B (Out) and IFF Mode 5 interim solution that can be delivered ahead of schedule and on budget,” said Doug Dawson, PMA-207 program manager.
 

Two more IAF F-35I Adir fighter jets landed in Nevatim AFB

Two more IAF F-35I Adir fighter jets landed in Nevatim AFB
 
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Two additional F-35I Adir stealth fighters landed yesterday in Nevatim AFB, the Israeli Air Force reports. The jets will join the seven fighters that landed in Israel over the past year and will soon undergo a fitness inspection The new aircraft were escorted by a pair of Adir jets that have already been integrated in Israel.
 

Russia, Indonesia launch technical talks on Be-200ChS aircraft delivery

Russia, Indonesia launch technical talks on Be-200ChS aircraft delivery
 
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Russia’s Rosoboronexport state arms seller has started technical consultations with Indonesia on the delivery of Beriev Be-200 amphibious planes, Head of the Company’s External Relations Department Viktor Brakunov told TASS at the Defense & Security 2017 exhibition in Bangkok.
 

TsAGI progressing towards medium-range STOL airlifter development

TsAGI progressing towards medium-range STOL airlifter development
 
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In October, the engineers of the Russian Central AeroHydrodynamic Institute named after N. E. Zhukovsky completed another test cycle of the model of a twin-engine, medium-range transport STOL aircraft. The work was performed under a government contract with the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade using TsAGI’s low-speed wind tunnel.
 

Defense and Security 2017: Thailand signs for two more Mi-17V-5 multirole helicopters

Defense and Security 2017: Thailand signs for two more Mi-17V-5 multirole helicopters
 
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Russia signed a contract with Thailand to deliver two Mil Mi-17V-5 helicopters, Deputy Director of Russia’s Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation Mikhail Petukhov told TASS at the Defense & Security 2017 exhibition.
 

Protecting NATO airspace: Belgium laid new CRC center first stone

Protecting NATO airspace: Belgium laid new CRC center first stone
 
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On Nov. 7, the Belgian Defense Ministry launched the construction of a new Control & Reporting Center (CRC) at the BAF Beauvechain Air Base. According to an official statement, the CRC will be fully operational starting 2019.
 

PLAAF's Mi-171 helicopters start peacekeeping mission in Darfur

PLAAF's Mi-171 helicopters start peacekeeping mission in Darfur
 
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Two Mi-171 multi-purpose helicopters attached to China's first peacekeeping helicopter detachment successfully completed the adaptability ferrying take-off and landing training on Nov 4. This is the maiden flight the detachment has conducted since deployed in the mission area in Darfur of Sudan.
 

Russia plans to serial produce Il-276 airlifter in the Volga area

Russia plans to serial produce Il-276 airlifter in the Volga area
 
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The serial production of the Ilyushin Il-276 medium transport plane will be launched at the Aviastar-SP Company in Ulyanovsk in the Volga area, Vice-President for Transport Aircraft at Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation Alexei Rogozin said.
 

Russia's DOSAAF to get another five upgraded Yak-18T aircraft

Russia's DOSAAF to get another five upgraded Yak-18T aircraft
 
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The Russian Army, Air Force and Navy Volunteer Society (DOSAAF) will receive another five modernized Yak-18T aircraft of 36 series in the near future, the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry said on Nov. 7, 2017.
 

USAF Lab selects Lockheed for Airborne High Energy Laser Development

USAF Lab selects Lockheed for Airborne High Energy Laser Development
 
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The Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) awarded Lockheed Martin ) $26.3 million for the design, development and production of a high power fiber laser. AFRL plans to test the laser on a tactical fighter jet by 2021. The contract is part of AFRL's Self-protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator (SHiELD) program, and is a major step forward in the maturation of protective airborne laser systems.
 

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