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December 2012 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 
 

China unveils the development of a new large military transport aircraft the Y-20 3012121

China unveils the development of a new large military transport aircraft the Y-20
 
China is developing Y-20 large transport aircraft to meet its military modernization drive, a Ministry of Defense spokesman said Thursday, December 27, 2012. "We are developing large transport aircraft on our own to improve the capability of air transport," spokesman Yang Yujun said at a monthly news briefing held days after photos of a Y-20 appeared online.
China is developing Y-20 large transport aircraft to meet its military modernization drive, a Ministry of Defense spokesman said Thursday, December 27, 2012. "We are developing large transport aircraft on our own to improve the capability of air transport," spokesman Yang Yujun said at a monthly news briefing held days after photos of a Y-20 appeared online.
 

Russian Air Force deploys five new Su-34 bombers aircraft in southwest of Russia 2512121

Russian Air Force deploys five new Su-34 bombers aircraft in southwest of Russia
 
Five Su-34 frontline bombers will be deployed in an air base near the city of Voronezh in southwest Russia, a spokesperson with the Russian Western Military District said Tuesday, December 25, 2012. "Five Su-34 multi-purpose frontline bombers have left Novosibirsk aircraft building plant to Voronezh, a distance of over 3,000 km," Andrei Bobrun told reporters.
Five Su-34 frontline bombers will be deployed in an air base near the city of Voronezh in southwest Russia, a spokesperson with the Russian Western Military District said Tuesday, December 25, 2012. "Five Su-34 multi-purpose frontline bombers have left Novosibirsk aircraft building plant to Voronezh, a distance of over 3,000 km," Andrei Bobrun told reporters.
 

Dassault Aviation Flight demonstration of the nEUROn UCAV for French and foreign authorities 2212121

Dassault Aviation Flight demonstration of the nEUROn UCAV for French and foreign authorities
 
On Wednesday December 19, Dassault Aviation organized a flight demonstration of the nEUROn at Istres, for the French and foreign authorities involved in the program. The Head of the French defense procurement agency DGA, Laurent Collet-Billon, and several of his counterparts, CEOs of the main partner companies, several diplomats, generals and journalists were present.
On Wednesday December 19, 2012, Dassault Aviation organized a flight demonstration of the nEUROn at Istres, for the French and foreign authorities involved in the program. The Head of the French defense procurement agency DGA, Laurent Collet-Billon, and several of his counterparts, CEOs of the main partner companies, several diplomats, generals and journalists were present.
 

The Sultanate of Oman buys 12 Eurofighter Typhoon fighter and 8 Hawk advanced jet trainer 2112121

The Sultanate of Oman buys 12 Eurofighter Typhoon fighter and 8 Hawk advanced jet trainer
 
The Sultanate of Oman has take the decision to purchase 12 Typhoon fighters aircraft and eight Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer aircraft. This contract is further recognition that both Typhoon and Hawk are leading aircraft in their class, providing the best capabilities available.
The Sultanate of Oman has take the decision to purchase 12 Typhoon fighters aircraft and eight Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer aircraft. This contract is further recognition that both Typhoon and Hawk are leading aircraft in their class, providing the best capabilities available.
 

Belarus has signed a contract with Russia for the supply of four Yak-130 trainer jets 1912121

Belarus has signed a contract with Russia for the supply of four Yak-130 trainer jets
 
Russia's aircraft manufacturer Irkut Corporation and Belarus's Defence Ministry have signed a contract in Minsk on 18 December, 2012, for the supply of four Yak-130 trainer jets. The signing ceremony was attended by Belarusian Defense Minister Yuryy Zhadobin, Russian ambassador Aleksandr Surikov, and Aleksandr Fomin, director of Russia's Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, according to the Belarusian Defence Ministry's press office.
Russia's aircraft manufacturer Irkut Corporation and Belarus's Defence Ministry have signed a contract in Minsk on 18 December, 2012, for the supply of four Yak-130 trainer jets. The signing ceremony was attended by Belarusian Defense Minister Yuryy Zhadobin, Russian ambassador Aleksandr Surikov, and Aleksandr Fomin, director of Russia's Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, according to the Belarusian Defence Ministry's press office.
 

Peru could buy 24 attack helicopters from Russia 1712121

Peru could buy 24 attack helicopters from Russia
 
Peru intends to buy a consignment of 24 combat helicopters and eyes Russia as one of its potential suppliers along with France and the United States, Peruvian Defense Minister Pedro Cateriano said. “The purchase of 24 helicopters is currently under the consideration and we have three proposals…, we are considering proposals from France, the United States and Russia,” Cateriano said.
Peru intends to buy a consignment of 24 combat helicopters and eyes Russia as one of its potential suppliers along with France and the United States, Peruvian Defense Minister Pedro Cateriano said. “The purchase of 24 helicopters is currently under the consideration and we have three proposals…, we are considering proposals from France, the United States and Russia,” Cateriano said.
 

Boeing demonstrated ULB Unmanned Little Bird demonstrator aircraft to South Korean army 1312122

Boeing demonstrated ULB Unmanned Little Bird demonstrator aircraft to South Korean army
 
Boeing [NYSE: BA] today demonstrated affordable unmanned aircraft technology that could be integrated onto Republic of Korea Army (ROKA) MD 500 helicopters to expand the fleet's mission capabilities. A Boeing Unmanned Little Bird (ULB) demonstrator aircraft, a variant of the highly successful MD 500 helicopter, autonomously flew for approximately 25 minutes at the ROKA Aviation School in Nonsan.
Boeing [NYSE: BA] today demonstrated affordable unmanned aircraft technology that could be integrated onto Republic of Korea Army (ROKA) MD 500 helicopters to expand the fleet's mission capabilities. A Boeing Unmanned Little Bird (ULB) demonstrator aircraft, a variant of the highly successful MD 500 helicopter, autonomously flew for approximately 25 minutes at the ROKA Aviation School in Nonsan.
 

First test flight for the 4th prototype of the Russian-made Sukhoi T-50 PAK FA stealth fighter jet 1312121

First test flight for the 4th prototype of the Russian-made Sukhoi T-50 PAK FA stealth fighter jet
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012, the first flight of the 4th prototype of the Sukhoi T-50 fifth generation aviation complex (PAK FA) took place in Sukhoi’s KnAAPO aircraft plant in Komsomolsk-on-Amur. The plane was piloted by distinguished test pilot of the Russian Federation, the Hero of Russia Sergey Bogdan
Wednesday, December 12, 2012, the first flight of the 4th prototype of the Sukhoi T-50 fifth generation aviation complex (PAK FA) took place in Sukhoi’s KnAAPO aircraft plant in Komsomolsk-on-Amur. The plane was piloted by distinguished test pilot of the Russian Federation, the Hero of Russia Sergey Bogdan
 

Second successfully flight test for the Boeing X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle unmanned spacecraft 1212121

Second successfully flight test for the Boeing X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle unmanned spacecraft
 
Boeing, Tuesday, 11 December, 2012, successfully returned an unmanned U.S. Air Force X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle to orbit, continuing to demonstrate how the system provides responsive, reusable access to space. An Atlas V rocket launched OTV-1, the first of two vehicles in the program, into a low Earth orbit at 1:03 p.m. Eastern time from Cape Canaveral Launch Complex 41.
Boeing, Tuesday, 11 December, 2012, successfully returned an unmanned U.S. Air Force X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle to orbit, continuing to demonstrate how the system provides responsive, reusable access to space. An Atlas V rocket launched OTV-1, the first of two vehicles in the program, into a low Earth orbit at 1:03 p.m. Eastern time from Cape Canaveral Launch Complex 41.
 

Boeing delivers C-17 Globemaster III military transport aircraft to Qatar Emiri Air Force's 1112121

Boeing delivers C-17 Globemaster III military transport aircraft to Qatar Emiri Air Force's
 
Boeing [NYSE: BA] delivered the Qatar Emiri Air Force's fourth C-17 Globemaster III today in Long Beach. The delivery reflects Qatar's agreement with the U.S. government to acquire two additional C-17s, which brings the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) fleet of the world's most advanced airlifters to a total of four as the C-17 continues to attract orders worldwide. Qatar received its third airlifter earlier this year.
Boeing [NYSE: BA] delivered the Qatar Emiri Air Force's fourth C-17 Globemaster III today in Long Beach. The delivery reflects Qatar's agreement with the U.S. government to acquire two additional C-17s, which brings the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) fleet of the world's most advanced airlifters to a total of four as the C-17 continues to attract orders worldwide. Qatar received its third airlifter earlier this year.
 

Iran to start mass production of local-made drones and UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicles 0812121

Iran to start mass production of local-made drones and UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
 
A member of the Iranian parliament stressed the country's great technological achievements in defense fields, including production of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), and announced that Iran will start mass production of its home-made pilotless drones in the near future.
A member of the Iranian parliament stressed the country's great technological achievements in defense fields, including production of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), and announced that Iran will start mass production of its home-made pilotless drones in the near future.
 

First successfully launching of Meteor air-to-air missile from Eurofighter Typhoon fighter aircraft 0612121

First successfully launching of Meteor air-to-air missile from Eurofighter Typhoon fighter aircraft
 
The Meteor Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile has been successfully launched from a Eurofighter Typhoon as part of the Future Enhancements Flight Test Programme. The missile was eject launched from a rear fuselage missile station, which on Eurofighter Typhoon is semi-conformal for aircraft drag and radar signature reduction. The missile motor was fired, providing data that will allow the missile launch envelope to be expanded.
The Meteor Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile has been successfully launched from a Eurofighter Typhoon fighter aircraft as part of the Future Enhancements Flight Test Programme. The missile was eject launched from a rear fuselage missile station, which on Eurofighter Typhoon is semi-conformal for aircraft drag and radar signature reduction. The missile motor was fired, providing data that will allow the missile launch envelope to be expanded.
 

Russian Air Force takes delivery of the first two two-seat multirole fighter aircraft Su-30SM 0512121

Russian Air Force takes delivery of the first two two-seat multirole fighter aircraft Su-30SM
 
The first two-seat fighter aircraft Sukhoi Su-30SM were arrived at the Centre flight test of Akhtubinsk in the Astrakhan region, announced Wednesday, December 5, 2012, in Moscow, the spokesman for the Russian Air Force, Colonel Vladimir Deryabin.
The first two-seat fighter aircraft Sukhoi Su-30SM were arrived at the Centre flight test of Akhtubinsk in the Astrakhan region, announced Wednesday, December 5, 2012, in Moscow, the spokesman for the Russian Air Force, Colonel Vladimir Deryabin.
 

Bell Helicopter delivers first Bell 429 from Singapore Service Center 0412121

Bell Helicopter delivers first Bell 429 from Singapore Service Center
 
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the delivery of the first Bell 429 from its new Singapore facility. The corporate-configured Bell 429 was delivered to PT Whitesky Aviation in Jakarta, Indonesia. With the latest delivery, PT Whitesky Aviation operates a fleet of five Bell Helicopter aircraft, including two Bell 429s and three Bell 407s.
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the delivery of the first Bell 429 from its new Singapore facility. The corporate-configured Bell 429 was delivered to PT Whitesky Aviation in Jakarta, Indonesia. With the latest delivery, PT Whitesky Aviation operates a fleet of five Bell Helicopter aircraft, including two Bell 429s and three Bell 407s.
 

Russia supplied four more attack helicopters Mi-35 to Azerbaijan 0312121

Russia supplied four more attack helicopters Mi-35 to Azerbaijan
 
Russia supplied to Azerbaijan four multipurpose helicopters Mi-35M assembled by Rostvertol. According to military sources, this is the fourth batch in the series. The first batch of four helicopters was shipped to the customer on December 12 of 2011.
Russia supplied to Azerbaijan four multipurpose helicopters Mi-35M assembled by Rostvertol. According to military sources, this is the fourth batch in the series. The first batch of four helicopters was shipped to the customer on December 12 of 2011.
 

First successfully flight of stealth Drone NEURON Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle demonstrator 0212121

First successfully flight of stealth Drone NEURON Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle demonstrator
 
The Neuron stealth combat drone UCAV (Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle) demonstrator successfully made its first flight, Saturday, December 1, 21012. The Neuron demonstrator which has the the size of a fighter aircraft, took off from the military air base of Istres in France. It was operated by a technical team of Dassaut Aviation.
The Neuron stealth combat drone UCAV (Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle) demonstrator successfully made its first flight, Saturday, December 1, 21012. The Neuron demonstrator which has the the size of a fighter aircraft, took off from the military air base of Istres in France. It was operated by a technical team of Dassaut Aviation.