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February 2013 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 
 

Boeing Phantom Eye unmanned airborne system completes second flight test 2702131

Boeing Phantom Eye unmanned airborne system completes second flight test
 
Boeing's [NYSE: BA] liquid hydrogen-powered Phantom Eye unmanned airborne system completed its second flight Feb. 25, demonstrating capabilities that will allow it to perform intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions for up to four days without refueling.
Boeing's [NYSE: BA] liquid hydrogen-powered Phantom Eye unmanned airborne system completed its second flight Feb. 25, demonstrating capabilities that will allow it to perform intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions for up to four days without refueling.
 

Indonesia takes delivery of two of the six Sukhoi Su-30 MKII ordered from Russia 2602132

Indonesia takes delivery of two of the six Sukhoi Su-30 MKII ordered from Russia
 
Indonesian air forces recently received two of the six Sukhoi Su-30 MKII fighter jets it ordered from Russia, lifting its Sukhoi family aircrafts in operation to 12. The delivery of the two Su-30 MKIIs was conducted late last week, and the fighters arrived in Indonesia's Hasanuddin air force base in Makassar, South Sulawesi province on Friday, February 22, 2013, evening.
Indonesian air forces recently received two of the six Sukhoi Su-30 MKII fighter jets it ordered from Russia, lifting its Sukhoi family aircrafts in operation to 12. The delivery of the two Su-30 MKIIs was conducted late last week, and the fighters arrived in Indonesia's Hasanuddin air force base in Makassar, South Sulawesi province on Friday, February 22, 2013, evening.
 

Indonesia to purchase UJ-60 Black Hawk helicopters from United States 2602131

Indonesia to purchase UJ-60 Black Hawk helicopters from United States
 
Indonesian army would purchase Black Hawk helicopters from the United States this year, in a bid to strengthen its weaponry, a military officer said here on Monday, February 25, 2013. The plan is part of the Indonesian government's effort to modernize its weaponry
Indonesian army would purchase Black Hawk helicopters from the United States this year, in a bid to strengthen its weaponry, a military officer said here on Monday, February 25, 2013. The plan is part of the Indonesian government's effort to modernize its weaponry.
 

Boeing Phantom Eye unmanned aircraft system has completed taxi testing 1202131

Boeing Phantom Eye unmanned aircraft system has completed taxi testing
 
Boeing's [NYSE: BA] liquid hydrogen-powered Phantom Eye unmanned aircraft system has completed taxi testing at Edwards Air Force Base in California as it progresses toward its second flight. During the testing, which occurred Feb. 6, the Phantom Eye demonstrator aircraft sitting atop its launch cart reached speeds up to 40 knots, or approximately 46 miles per hour.
Boeing's [NYSE: BA] liquid hydrogen-powered Phantom Eye unmanned aircraft system has completed taxi testing at Edwards Air Force Base in California as it progresses toward its second flight. During the testing, which occurred Feb. 6, the Phantom Eye demonstrator aircraft sitting atop its launch cart reached speeds up to 40 knots, or approximately 46 miles per hour.
 

New Chinese military transport aircraft Y-20 uses new composite materials for the cabin 1102131

New Chinese military transport aircraft Y-20 uses new composite materials for the cabin
 
On Jan. 26, China successfully completed the maiden flight of Y-20, a heavy military freighter independently developed by China. It is reported that part of the interior components of the Y-20 are made of the anti-flaming glass fiber reinforced epoxy resin and glass fiber reinforced phenolic resin prepreg composite, the development of which was led by the No. 703 office of No.1 institute of CASC and with the joint participation of many other units of this cooperation.
On Jan. 26, China successfully completed the maiden flight of Y-20, a heavy military freighter independently developed by China. It is reported that part of the interior components of the Y-20 are made of the anti-flaming glass fiber reinforced epoxy resin and glass fiber reinforced phenolic resin prepreg composite, the development of which was led by the No. 703 office of No.1 institute of CASC and with the joint participation of many other units of this cooperation.
 

Iran unveils its new home-made front control wing stealth fighter aircraft Qaher 313 0202131

Iran unveils its new home-made front control wing stealth fighter aircraft Qaher 313
 
Iran's new fighter jet which was unveiled today has been designed and manufactured fully domestically and enjoys a "unique" structure, its project manager said on Saturday, February 2, 2013." The fighter jet is Iranian made and all its parts, from A to Z, have been manufactured domestically," Hassan Parvaneh told Iran's state-run TV. "Its shape and structure is completely unique and peerless," he added.
Iran's new fighter jet Qaher 313 which was unveiled today has been designed and manufactured fully domestically and enjoys a "unique" structure, its project manager said on Saturday, February 2, 2013." The fighter jet is Iranian made and all its parts, from A to Z, have been manufactured domestically," Hassan Parvaneh told Iran's state-run TV. "Its shape and structure is completely unique and peerless," he added.