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July 2013 Aviation Aerospace Defence Industry Air Force Military News
 
 

Tiger HAD/E attack helicopter assembled in Eurocopter Spain performs its first flight 3007131

Tiger HAD/E attack helicopter assembled in Eurocopter Spain performs its first flight
 
Eurocopter’s Tiger combat helicopter program has reached an important new milestone with the maiden flight yesterday of the initial Tiger HAD/E variant assembled at Eurocopter's Spanish facilities in Albacete, Spain. This is an important achievement for both the Tiger program and for Eurocopter Spain,” said Juan Luis Cordero, the Eurocopter Tiger program manager in Spain.
Eurocopter’s Tiger combat helicopter program has reached an important new milestone with the maiden flight yesterday of the initial Tiger HAD/E variant assembled at Eurocopter's Spanish facilities in Albacete, Spain. This is an important achievement for both the Tiger program and for Eurocopter Spain,” said Juan Luis Cordero, the Eurocopter Tiger program manager in Spain.
 

United States will deliver 12 Bell 412 EP utility helicopters to Air Force of Iraq 2607131

United States will deliver 12 Bell 412 EP utility helicopters to Air Force of Iraq
 
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency of United States notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq of 12 Bell 412 EP helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $300 million.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency of United States notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq of 12 Bell 412 EP helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $300 million.
 

United States has decided to suspend delivery of F-16 fighter aircraft to Egypt 2507131

United States has decided to suspend delivery of F-16 fighter aircraft to Egypt
 
The Obama administration has decided to suspend delivery of F-16 fighter planes to Egypt, the Defense Department announced Wednesday, July 24, 2013. "Given the current situation in Egypt, we do not believe it is appropriate to move forward at this time with the delivery of F- 16s," Pentagon spokesman George Little told reporters.
The Obama administration has decided to suspend delivery of F-16 fighter planes to Egypt, the Defense Department announced Wednesday, July 24, 2013. "Given the current situation in Egypt, we do not believe it is appropriate to move forward at this time with the delivery of F- 16s," Pentagon spokesman George Little told reporters.
 

United States will provide AIM-120C-7 advanced medium range air-to-air missiles to South Korea 2307132

United States will provide AIM-120C-7 advanced medium range air-to-air missiles to South Korea
 
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress on July 18th of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea (ROK) of 260 AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $452 million.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress on July 18th of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea (ROK) of 260 AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $452 million.
 

Boeing delivers second military transport aircraft C-17 Globemaster III to Indian Air Force 2307131

Boeing delivers second military transport aircraft C-17 Globemaster III to Indian Air Force
 
Boeing [NYSE: BA] delivered the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) second C-17 Globemaster III today, a month after India’s first C-17 arrived in the country and immediately began supporting IAF operations. This second IAF C-17 also will immediately enter service. India will receive 10 aircraft by 2014.
Boeing [NYSE: BA] delivered the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) second C-17 Globemaster III today, a month after India’s first C-17 arrived in the country and immediately began supporting IAF operations. This second IAF C-17 also will immediately enter service. India will receive 10 aircraft by 2014.
 

Lockheed Martin delivers first HC-130J Combat King II to U.S. Moddy Air Force Base 2207131

Lockheed Martin delivers first HC-130J Combat King II to U.S. Moddy Air Force Base
 
The first Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] HC-130J Combat King II to be assigned to Air Combat Command’s (ACC) 347th Rescue Group at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., was ferried today from the company’s Aeronautics facility located here. Maj. Gen. H. D. Polumbo, Jr., commander, Ninth Air Force, Air Combat Command, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., flew the Super Hercules (Lockheed Martin aircraft serial number 5725) to Moody AFB.
The first Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] HC-130J Combat King II to be assigned to Air Combat Command’s (ACC) 347th Rescue Group at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., was ferried today from the company’s Aeronautics facility located here. Maj. Gen. H. D. Polumbo, Jr., commander, Ninth Air Force, Air Combat Command, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., flew the Super Hercules (Lockheed Martin aircraft serial number 5725) to Moody AFB.
 

Russian Air Force takes delivery of three Sukhoi Su-34 fighter-bomber 1107132

Russian Air Force takes delivery of three Sukhoi Su-34 fighter-bomber
 
The ceremony of transfer of the serial Su-34 front-line bombers to the Russian Air Force was held Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at the Novosibirsk branch of the Sukhoi Company — V.P. Chkalov Novosibirsk aircraft plant (NAZ).
The ceremony of transfer of the serial Su-34 front-line bombers to the Russian Air Force was held Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at the Novosibirsk branch of the Sukhoi Company — V.P. Chkalov Novosibirsk aircraft plant (NAZ).
 

New MiG-35 and Su-35 fighter aircraft will be delivered to Russian Air Force in the next three years 1107131

New MiG-35 and Su-35 fighter aircraft will be delivered to Russian Air Force in the next three years
 
New MiG-35 and Su-35 fighter jets will be delivered to the Russian Air Force in large numbers within the next three years, after resolution of some problems found during their final tests, Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov said on Wednesday, July 10, 2013.
New MiG-35 and Su-35 fighter jets will be delivered to the Russian Air Force in large numbers within the next three years, after resolution of some problems found during their final tests, Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov said on Wednesday, July 10, 2013.
 

The delivery of Russian-made attack helicopter Mi-28NE for Iraq will begin in September 2013 0407132

The delivery of Russian-made attack helicopter Mi-28NE for Iraq will begin in September 2013
 
The deliveries of Russian Mi-28NE Night Hunter to Baghdad are to begin in September 2013, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said in an interview with Interfax. The contract for the purchase of ten helicopters was included in the package of agreements in the amount of $4.2 billion," said the Iraqi prime minister.
The deliveries of Russian Mi-28NE Night Hunter to Baghdad are to begin in September 2013, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said in an interview with Interfax. The contract for the purchase of ten helicopters was included in the package of agreements in the amount of $4.2 billion," said the Iraqi prime minister.
 

First successful test flight for the MH-60R Seahawk Romeo helicopter for Australia 0407131

First successful test flight for the MH-60R Seahawk Romeo helicopter for Australia
 
Australian Minister for Defence Materiel Dr Mike Kelly AM MP today announced the first of 24 MH-60R Seahawk Romeo helicopters has successfully completed its first test flight. The initial test flight occurred at Sikorsky’s Production Facility, Connecticut USA on 26 June 2013. It passed a range of tests including controllability, engine performance, vibration analysis and navigation as well as the ‘Contractor Flight Acceptance’ phase.
Australian Minister for Defence Materiel Dr Mike Kelly AM MP today announced the first of 24 MH-60R Seahawk Romeo helicopters has successfully completed its first test flight. The initial test flight occurred at Sikorsky’s Production Facility, Connecticut USA on 26 June 2013. It passed a range of tests including controllability, engine performance, vibration analysis and navigation as well as the ‘Contractor Flight Acceptance’ phase.
 

SAAB has successfully conducted first test firing of Meteor air-to-air missile from Gripen fighter 0107133

SAAB has successfully conducted first test firing of Meteor air-to-air missile from Gripen fighter
 
In cooperation with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV), defence and security company Saab has successfully conducted the first test firing of the version of the Meteor radar-controlled air-to-air missile, developed for mass production. Gripen is thus the first combat fighter system in the world with the capability to fire this version of the Meteor, which has been developed for Gripen, Eurofighter and Rafale.
In cooperation with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV), defence and security company Saab has successfully conducted the first test firing of the version of the Meteor radar-controlled air-to-air missile, developed for mass production. Gripen is thus the first combat fighter system in the world with the capability to fire this version of the Meteor, which has been developed for Gripen, Eurofighter and Rafale.
 

India has test-fired the first air-to-air Astra missile from Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter aircraft 0107132

India has test-fired the first air-to-air Astra missile from Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter aircraft
 
India's first air-to-air Astra missile is finally back on track now after an excruciatingly long delay due to technical glitches. The beyond visual range (BVR) missile, with an eventual strike range of over 100km, will be fired for the first time from a Sukhoi-30MKI fighter this year.
India's first air-to-air Astra missile is finally back on track now after an excruciatingly long delay due to technical glitches. The beyond visual range (BVR) missile, with an eventual strike range of over 100km, will be fired for the first time from a Sukhoi-30MKI fighter this year.
 

United States will deploy 12 more V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft in Japan 0107131

United States will deploy 12 more V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft in Japan
 
The Japanese Defense Ministry said here Monday that the United States Forces in Japan will deploy 12 more V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft in the country in late July.
The Japanese Defense Ministry said here Monday that the United States Forces in Japan will deploy 12 more V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft in the country in late July.