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October 2017 - Military Aviation, Aerospace & Defence Industry News
 

Royal Thai Police becomes first H175 operator in Asia Pacific region

Royal Thai Police becomes first H175 operator in Asia Pacific region
 
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The Royal Thai Police has received two H175 helicopters from Airbus Helicopters, making it the first in Asia Pacific to operate the newest rotorcraft, the French rotorcraft maker announced today, Oct. 3. The Royal Thai Police will be using this super medium aircraft, equipped with the latest aircraft technology and capabilities, for VVIP transportation and various police missions.
 

Thales receives order for two more A400M simulators

Thales receives order for two more A400M simulators
 
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As part of a long-standing relationship between the two companies, Airbus has awarded Thales a contract for a further two new A400M military training simulators (Nos. 7 and 8). The French and German air forces will benefit from these new simulators respectively in 2019 and 2020, the France-base defense and security giant said on Oct. 3, 2017.
 

US oks a $815 mn FMS from Australia for 3,900 GBU-53/B SDB IIs

US oks a $815 mn FMS from Australia for 3,900 GBU-53/B SDB IIs
 
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The US State Department yestea possible Foreign Military Sale to Australia for GBU-53/B Small Diameter Bomb Increment II (SDB II) for an estimated cost of $815 million, the USDefense Security Cooperation Agency said on Oct. 2, 2017.
 

USAF boosting Minuteman III ICBM brain with $68 million upgrade

USAF boosting Minuteman III ICBM brain with $68 million upgrade
 
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As part of move to further modernize the nuclear enterprise, Airmen from the US Air Force 91st Missile Wing at Minot Air Force Base recently implemented a $68 million upgrade to the LGM-30G Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile, the USAF 5th Bomb Wing Public Affairs said on Oct. 02.
 

ETI Tech lands $17mn order for C-5 Galaxy passenger seats production

ETI Tech lands $17mn order for C-5 Galaxy passenger seats production
 
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ETI Tech, LLC, a Simon Group Holdings Company, has been awarded a $17,395,989, two-year base plus a one-year option contract through the Defense Logistics Agency for the production of passenger seats for the U.S. Air Force's C-5 Galaxy, the company said on Sept. 29.
 

Russia's Western Military District Air Regiment receives more Su-30SM fighter jets

Russia's Western Military District Air Regiment receives more Su-30SM fighter jets
 
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An Russian Air Force air regiment, stationed in the Kursk region, has received two more Su-30SM fighters and a squadron of new fighters will be formed in it by the end of the year, the Western Military District’s press service reported on Oct. 2, 2017.
 

BAE Systems & Cranfield University unveil new Adaptable UAVs concept

BAE Systems & Cranfield University unveil new Adaptable UAVs concept
 
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Engineers from BAE Systems together with students from Cranfield University, have revealed a new technology concept – named Adaptable UAVs – which can alternate between the two different flight modes in the same mission, the British company unveiled on Sept. 29. When in rotary wing mode the UAVs can be launched and recovered from battlefields and docked on a special pole.
 

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