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January 2013 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 
 

Israeli Air Force targets a convoy of SA-17 anti-aircraft air defense missile system in Syria 3101131

Israeli Air Force targets a convoy of SA-17 anti-aircraft air defense missile system in Syria
 
Israel launched a rare airstrike inside Syria, U.S. officials said Wednesday, January 30, 2013, targeting a convoy believed to contain SA-17 anti-aircraft air defense missile systems bound for Hezbollah militants in Lebanon. No official comment was made by the Israeli Defense Forces or by any Israeli official on this attack.
Israel launched an airstrike inside Syria, U.S. officials said Wednesday, January 30, 2013, targeting a convoy believed to contain SA-17 anti-aircraft air defense missile systems bound for Hezbollah militants in Lebanon. No official comment was made by the Israeli Defense Forces or by any Israeli official on this attack.
 

Successfully first test flight for the new Chinese large military transport aircraft Xian Y-20 2701131

Successfully first test flight for the new Chinese large military transport aircraft Xian Y-20
 
China on Saturday, January 26, 2013, conducted a successful test flight of its new domestically made large military transport aircraft Y-20. The plane took off at around 2:00pm from an airport in Yanliang, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, according to CCTV News.
China on Saturday, January 26, 2013, conducted a successful test flight of its new domestically made large military transport aircraft Y-20. The plane took off at around 2:00pm from an airport in Yanliang, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, according to CCTV News.
 

Boeing delivers first C-17 Globemaster III military transport aircraft to Air Force of India for flight test 2501131

Boeing delivers first C-17 Globemaster III military transport aircraft to Air Force of India for flight test
 
Boeing [NYSE: BA] on Jan. 22 delivered -- on schedule -- the first of 10 C-17 Globemaster III airlifters for the Indian Air Force (IAF). India's first C-17 will now enter a U.S. Air Force flight test program at Edwards Air Force Base in Palmdale, Calif. Boeing is on track to deliver four more C-17s to the IAF this year and five in 2014.
Boeing [NYSE: BA] on Jan. 22 delivered -- on schedule -- the first of 10 C-17 Globemaster III airlifters for the Indian Air Force (IAF). India's first C-17 will now enter a U.S. Air Force flight test program at Edwards Air Force Base in Palmdale, Calif. Boeing is on track to deliver four more C-17s to the IAF this year and five in 2014.
 

Chinese Armed Forces launch new combat training for new attack helicopters Z-10 and Z-19 2301131

Chinese Armed Forces launch new combat training for new attack helicopters Z-10 and Z-19
 
Chinese Armed Forces launch a new combat training program with new attack helicopters WZ-10 and WZ-19. An army aviation brigade under the Nanjing Military Area Command (MAC) of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) organizes a helicopter flight training, in a bid to temper the tactical skills of the pilots and the helicopter operation-and-control capability.
Chinese Armed Forces launch a new combat training program with new attack helicopters WZ-10 and WZ-19. An army aviation brigade under the Nanjing Military Area Command (MAC) of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) organizes a helicopter flight training, in a bid to temper the tactical skills of the pilots and the helicopter operation-and-control capability.
 

New Chinese Y-20 large transport aircraft to strengthen air transport capability of Chinese Air Force 1901132

New Chinese Y-20 large transport aircraft to strengthen air transport capability of Chinese Air Force
 
Spokesman of the Ministry of National Defence (MND) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) confirmed at the regular press conference of the MND held on December 27, 2012 that “China is independently developing its large transport aircraft to strengthen the building of air transport capability”.
Spokesman of the Ministry of National Defence (MND) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) confirmed at the regular press conference of the MND held on December 27, 2012 that “China is independently developing its large transport aircraft to strengthen the building of air transport capability”.
 

Russian fifth-generation Sukhoi-T-50 fighter aircraft completes first long range flight 1901131

Russian fifth-generation Sukhoi-T-50 fighter aircraft completes first long range flight
 
Russia's prototype fifth-generation Sukhoi T-50 fighter jet has carried out its first long-range flight during the transfer from a manufacturing plant in Russia’s Far East to an assigned airfield near Moscow, deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Thursday, January 17, 2013.
Russia's prototype fifth-generation Sukhoi T-50 fighter jet has carried out its first long-range flight during the transfer from a manufacturing plant in Russia’s Far East to an assigned airfield near Moscow, deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Thursday, January 17, 2013.
 

United States Air Force has deployed twelve F-22 Raptors stealth fighter aircraft in Japan 1401131

United States Air Force has deployed twelve F-22 Raptors stealth fighter aircraft in Japan
 
Twelve F-22 Raptors and 300 staff from the US Air Force are to arrive at Kadena Air base in Japan today. That’s according to Japan’s Kyodo News Agency. The Lockheed Martin/Boeing F-22 Raptor is a single-seat, twin-engine fifth-generation supermaneuverable fighter aircraft that uses stealth technology.
Twelve F-22 Raptors and 300 staff from the US Air Force are to arrive at Kadena Air base in Japan today. That’s according to Japan’s Kyodo News Agency. The Lockheed Martin/Boeing F-22 Raptor is a single-seat, twin-engine fifth-generation supermaneuverable fighter aircraft that uses stealth technology.
 

French aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation will propose its Rafale fighter aircraft to Canada 1101131

French aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation will propose its Rafale fighter aircraft to Canada
 
French aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation will respond to an information demand from Canada on its Rafale fighter plane and would be ready to participate in a tender, were Ottawa to backtrack on its support of Lockheed Martin's (LMT.N: Quote) F-35, new chief executive Eric Trappier told French daily Les Echos.
French aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation will respond to an information demand from Canada on its Rafale fighter plane and would be ready to participate in a tender, were Ottawa to backtrack on its support of Lockheed Martin's (LMT.N: Quote) F-35, new chief executive Eric Trappier told French daily Les Echos.
 

National Defense Department of Canada to buy more C-17 Globemaster military transport aircraft 1001132

National Defense Department of Canada to buy more C-17 Globemaster military transport aircraft
 
Canada's department of national defense is being urged to invest in acquiring the Boeing Co.'s C-17 Globemaster III aircraft to cope with the Canadian armed forces' demand for peacetime and combat tactical transport. The Globemaster III is known in the Canadian air force as CC-177. Four of the aircraft are in military service after purchases made in 2007 and 2008.
Canada's department of national defense is being urged to invest in acquiring the Boeing Co.'s C-17 Globemaster III aircraft to cope with the Canadian armed forces' demand for peacetime and combat tactical transport. The Globemaster III is known in the Canadian air force as CC-177. Four of the aircraft are in military service after purchases made in 2007 and 2008.
 

French President Francois Hollande in United Arab Emirates to push Rafale fighter jets sale 1001131

French President Francois Hollande in United Arab Emirates to push Rafale fighter jets sale
 
French President Francois Hollande will head to the United Arab Emirates next week where he will push the Gulf state to buy Rafale fighter jets, a French diplomatic source said Wednesday, January 10, 2013. France is keen to make its first foreign sale of the Rafale, which has struggled to find buyers to support a project that has cost tens of billions of euros.
French President Francois Hollande will head to the United Arab Emirates next week where he will push the Gulf state to buy Rafale fighter jets, a French diplomatic source said Wednesday, January 10, 2013. France is keen to make its first foreign sale of the Rafale, which has struggled to find buyers to support a project that has cost tens of billions of euros.
 

Russia's Aerospace Defenses Forces will receive 20 new radar stations this year 0901131

Russia's Aerospace Defenses Forces will receive 20 new radar stations this year
 
Russia’s Aerospace Defense Forces will received about 20 new radar stations this year, a Defense Ministry spokesman said on Tuesday, January 9, 2013. The radars will include systems of different classes and modifications, including Gamma-S, Nebo-U and Podlyot-K, as well as modernized Desna and Kasta systems, Col. Alexei Zolotukhin said.
Russia’s Aerospace Defense Forces will received about 20 new radar stations this year, a Defense Ministry spokesman said on Tuesday, January 9, 2013. The radars will include systems of different classes and modifications, including Gamma-S, Nebo-U and Podlyot-K, as well as modernized Desna and Kasta systems, Col. Alexei Zolotukhin said.
 

Northrop Grumman delivers two RQ-4 Global Hawk UAS to United States Air Force 0801131

Northrop Grumman delivers two RQ-4 Global Hawk UAS to United States Air Force
 
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has completed early delivery of two Global Hawk unmanned aircraft to the U.S. Air Force. Global Hawk allows military commanders to receive high-resolution imagery, survey vast geographic regions and pinpoint targets on the ground.
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has completed early delivery of two Global Hawk unmanned aircraft to the U.S. Air Force. Global Hawk allows military commanders to receive high-resolution imagery, survey vast geographic regions and pinpoint targets on the ground.
 

South Korea is looking to buy four RQ-4 Block 30 Global Hawk UAV from United States 0401132

South Korea is looking to buy four RQ-4 Block 30 Global Hawk UAV from United States
 
South Korea is looking to buy four RQ-4 Block 30 (I) Global Hawks from the United States through the Foreign Military Sales program. The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency, in its notification to Congress, said the $1.2 billion deal would include associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support.
South Korea is looking to buy four RQ-4 Block 30 (I) Global Hawks from the United States through the Foreign Military Sales program. The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency, in its notification to Congress, said the $1.2 billion deal would include associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support.
 

Japan plans to acquire RQ-4 Global Hawk UAV from U.S. to gather information on North Korea 0401131

Japan plans to acquire RQ-4 Global Hawk UAV from U.S. to gather information on North Korea
 
The Japanese government has embarked on a plan to acquire the Global Hawk--a high-altitude, long-distance unmanned surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft--from the United States to enhance the Japanese Self-Defense Forces' (JSDF) ability to collect information.
The Japanese government has embarked on a plan to acquire the Global Hawk--a high-altitude, long-distance unmanned surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft--from the United States to enhance the Japanese Self-Defense Forces' (JSDF) ability to collect information.
 

Airbus Military begins flight test with new version of its C295 transport aircraft with winglets 0301132

Airbus Military begins flight test with new version of its C295 transport aircraft with winglets
 
Airbus Military has begun flight-testing a modification to add winglets to the C295 medium transport and surveillance aircraft – one of a series of product developments underway on the market-leading type. The winglets, which are short extensions to the wingtips of the aircraft, have the potential to improve performance in the take-off, climb and cruise phases of flight by increasing the lift-drag ratio.
Airbus Military has begun flight-testing a modification to add winglets to the C295 medium transport and surveillance aircraft – one of a series of product developments underway on the market-leading type. The winglets, which are short extensions to the wingtips of the aircraft, have the potential to improve performance in the take-off, climb and cruise phases of flight by increasing the lift-drag ratio.
 

Iranian Army takes delivery of new home-made combat helicopter Toufan II 0301131

Iranian Army takes delivery of new home-made combat helicopter Toufan II
 
Two Toufan II (Hurricane 2) combat choppers, produced by the Aviation Industries Organization of the Iranian Defense Ministry, were delivered to the Iranian Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Wednesday, December 2, 2013, in a ceremony attended by the Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi.
Two Toufan II (Hurricane 2) combat choppers, produced by the Aviation Industries Organization of the Iranian Defense Ministry, were delivered to the Iranian Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Wednesday, December 2, 2013, in a ceremony attended by the Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi.
 

More than 102 new various planes will join Indonesian Air Forces in 2013 0201131

More than 102 new various planes will join Indonesian Air Forces in 2013
 
Indonesian air forces commander Air Marshall Ida Bagus Putu Dunia said on Wednesday, January 2, 2013, that 102 new planes of various types would join the air forces' fleet this year. Speaking in a ceremony held at the air forces' headquarters in Cilangkap, East Jakarta, Putu Dunia said that the air forces is one of the country's essential components highly expected to boost up 'bargaining power' in settling disputes with other country.
Indonesian air forces commander Air Marshall Ida Bagus Putu Dunia said on Wednesday, January 2, 2013, that 102 new planes of various types would join the air forces' fleet this year. Speaking in a ceremony held at the air forces' headquarters in Cilangkap, East Jakarta, Putu Dunia said that the air forces is one of the country's essential components highly expected to boost up 'bargaining power' in settling disputes with other country.