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December 2014 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 
 

Lockheed Martin to provide C-130J AMC weapon systems trainer and loadmaster trainer to USAF

Lockheed Martin to provide C-130J AMC weapon systems trainer and loadmaster trainer to USAF
 
Lockheed Martin, Orlando, Florida, has been awarded a $26,423,812 contract to provide one C-130J Air Mobility Command (AMC) weapon systems trainer and one C-130J AMC loadmaster part task trainer at Yokota Air Base in Yokota, Japan. Work will be performed at Tampa, Florida, and Yokota Air Base, Japan, and is expected to be completed by Aug. 31, 2018.
Lockheed Martin, Orlando, Florida, has been awarded a $26,423,812 contract to provide one C-130J Air Mobility Command (AMC) weapon systems trainer and one C-130J AMC loadmaster part task trainer at Yokota Air Base in Yokota, Japan. Work will be performed at Tampa, Florida, and Yokota Air Base, Japan, and is expected to be completed by Aug. 31, 2018.
 

Russia will dedicate 50 MiG-31BM upgraded fighter aircraft to protect strategic areas

Russia will dedicate 50 MiG-31BM upgraded fighter aircraft to protect strategic areas
 
Fifty upgraded Mikoyan MiG-31BM supersonic interceptor aircraft will cover the most important strategic directions, including the Arctic, a Russian defense industry source told Russian news agencty TASS on Tuesday, December 30. Russian President Vladimir Putin sees control of the Arctic as a matter of serious strategic concern for Moscow.
Fifty upgraded Mikoyan MiG-31BM supersonic interceptor aircraft will cover the most important strategic directions, including the Arctic, a Russian defense industry source told Russian news agencty TASS on Tuesday, December 30. Russian President Vladimir Putin sees control of the Arctic as a matter of serious strategic concern for Moscow.
 

Turkey takes delivery of its second Airbus A400M Atlas tactical airlifter

Turkey takes delivery of its second Airbus A400M Atlas tactical airlifter
 
Turkey has received its second A400M tactical transport aircraft from the Airbus consortium, the country’s Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM). “Delivery of our MSN0013 aircraft, with the tail number 14-0013, the second of 10 aircraft to be procured within the content of the A400M Strategic Transport Aircraft Program organized by our undersecretariat, has been completed as of Dec. 22, 2014,” the SSM said in a written statement released late on Dec. 23.
Turkey has received its second A400M tactical transport aircraft from the Airbus consortium, the country’s Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM). “Delivery of our MSN0013 aircraft, with the tail number 14-0013, the second of 10 aircraft to be procured within the content of the A400M Strategic Transport Aircraft Program organized by our undersecretariat, has been completed as of Dec. 22, 2014,” the SSM said in a written statement released late on Dec. 23.
 

Iranian army successfully fired enhanced Maverick, Toufan and Dehlaviyeh air-to-ground missiles

Iranian army successfully fired enhanced Maverick, Toufan and Dehlaviyeh air-to-ground missiles
 
The Iran's military successfully fired home-made high-precision missiles, Toufan (Hurricane) and Dehlaviyeh, and optimized air-to-ground tactical maverick missiles during the military drills underway in Southern Iran on Friday, December 26.
The Iran's military successfully fired home-made high-precision missiles, Toufan (Hurricane) and Dehlaviyeh, and optimized air-to-ground tactical maverick missiles during the military drills underway in Southern Iran on Friday, December 26.
 

Ilyushin and the Russian Defense Ministry launch Il-112V light military airlifter development program

Ilyushin and the Russian Defense Ministry launch Il-112V light military airlifter development program
 
The Russian Defense Ministry and the Ilyushin Aviation Complex have signed a state contract for the development of the light military-transport plane Il-112V, the press service for the Aviation Complex has reported. "The construction of the test planes is scheduled for 2016 under the terms of the contract. The first test plane flight is scheduled to take place in 2016, too," the report, which was obtained by Interfax-AVN on Wednesday, says.
The Russian Defense Ministry and the Ilyushin Aviation Complex have signed a state contract for the development of the light military-transport plane Il-112V, the press service for the Aviation Complex has reported. "The construction of the test planes is scheduled for 2016 under the terms of the contract. The first test plane flight is scheduled to take place in 2016, too," the report, which was obtained by Interfax-AVN on Wednesday, says.
 

Successful first test flight for US Air Force and Boeing's KC-46 tanker program

Successful first test flight for US Air Force and Boeing's KC-46 tanker program
 
Boeing and the U.S. Air Force successfully completed the first flight of the KC-46 tanker test program today. The plane, a Boeing 767-2C, took off from Paine Field, Wash., at 9:29 a.m. (PST) and landed three hours and 32 minutes later at Boeing Field. The aircraft will receive its military systems following certification.
Boeing and the U.S. Air Force successfully completed the first flight of the KC-46 tanker test program today. The plane, a Boeing 767-2C, took off from Paine Field, Wash., at 9:29 a.m. (PST) and landed three hours and 32 minutes later at Boeing Field. The aircraft will receive its military systems following certification.
 

Collective Security Treaty Organization members plan to establish joint air force

Collective Security Treaty Organization members plan to establish joint air force
 
Member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) plan to establish collective air force. This issue was put on the agenda of a joint meeting between CSTO foreign, defense ministers and secretaries of security councils within a joint CSTO military cooperation development concept.
Member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) plan to establish collective air force. This issue was put on the agenda of a joint meeting between CSTO foreign, defense ministers and secretaries of security councils within a joint CSTO military cooperation development concept.
 

AgustaWestland's AW189 helicopter Search and Rescue variant achieves EASA certification

AgustaWestland's AW189 helicopter Search and Rescue variant achieves EASA certification
 
AgustaWestland announced yesterday, December 23, it has achieved European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification for the Search and Rescue variant of the AW189, paving the way for the delivery of aircraft for the UK search and rescue programme.
AgustaWestland announced yesterday, December 23, it has achieved European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification for the Search and Rescue variant of the AW189, paving the way for the delivery of aircraft for the UK search and rescue programme.
 

Russian Air Force will receive six more modernized Tupolev T-160M strategic bombers in 2015

Russian Air Force to receive six modernized Tupolev T-160M strategic bombers in 2015
 
Russia’s Long Range Aviation will get another 6 modernized strategic bombers Tupolev Tu-160 in 2015 and will bring the number of Tu-95MS bombers to 43, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Air Force Colonel General Viktor Bondarev said on Tuesday, December 23.
Russia’s Long Range Aviation will get another 6 modernized strategic bombers Tupolev Tu-160 in 2015 and will bring the number of Tu-95MS bombers to 43, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Air Force Colonel General Viktor Bondarev said on Tuesday, December 23.
 

Chilean national police force places order for one AgustaWestland's AW139 multirole helicopter

Chilean national police force places order for one AgustaWestland's AW139 multirole helicopter
 
AgustaWestland announced today that the Carabineros de Chile has placed an order for an AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter. The aircraft, which will be delivered in the first quarter of 2015, will be used to support a wide range of missions including public order and safety, crime control, counter terrorism, drug control and border security across the nation, search and rescue and transport.
AgustaWestland announced today that the Carabineros de Chile has placed an order for an AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter. The aircraft, which will be delivered in the first quarter of 2015, will be used to support a wide range of missions including public order and safety, crime control, counter terrorism, drug control and border security across the nation, search and rescue and transport.
 

US DoD awarded a $491mn contract to Raytheon for Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missiles

US DoD awarded a $491mn contract to Raytheon for Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missiles
 
The US Department of Defense yesterday, December 22 awarded a $491,478,068 contract to Raytheon Co for Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missile (AMRAAM) production Lot 28. Contractor will provide AMRAAM missiles and other AMRAAM system items.
The US Department of Defense yesterday, December 22 awarded a $491,478,068 contract to Raytheon Co for Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missile (AMRAAM) production Lot 28. Contractor will provide AMRAAM missiles and other AMRAAM system items.
 

Russian Air Force deploys two new Sukhoi Su-34 multirole fighter aircraft in the South of Russia

Russian Air Force deploys two new Sukhoi Su-34 multirole fighter aircraft in the South of Russia
 
Russian aircraft manufacturer Sukhoi today announced the operational deployement of two new bomber aircraft. Ttwo Su-34 frontline bombers took off the airport of the Sukhoi Company’s branch – the V.P. Chkalov Novosibirsk aviation plant and headed to the place of deployment at one of the air bases in the South of Russia.
Russian aircraft manufacturer Sukhoi today announced the operational deployement of two new fighter-bomber aircraft. Ttwo Su-34 frontline bombers took off the airport of the Sukhoi Company’s branch – the V.P. Chkalov Novosibirsk aviation plant and headed to the place of deployment at one of the air bases in the South of Russia.
 

Helibras delivers the first upgraded AS-550A2 Fennec and AS-350L1 Esquilo helos to Brazilian Army

Helibras delivers the first upgraded AS-550A2 Fennec and AS-350L1 Esquilo helos to Brazilian Army
 
The Brazilian Army has received the first four of 36 helicopters being rebuilt and/or modernized by Helibras, the Brazilian subsidiary of Airbus Helicopters. The helicopters returned were AS-550A2 Fennec and AS-350L1 Esquilo aircraft, reported UPI.
The Brazilian Army has received the first four of 36 helicopters being rebuilt and/or modernized by Helibras, the Brazilian subsidiary of Airbus Helicopters. The helicopters returned were AS-550A2 Fennec and AS-350L1 Esquilo aircraft, as reported by UPI.
 

Canadian Defense Minister gave green light for a fifth C-17 Globemaster III military airlifter

Canadian Defence Minister gave green light for a fifth C-17 Globemaster III military airlifter
 
The Royal Canadian Air Force will acquire a fifth aircraft to augment the current CC-177 Globemaster III (official Canadian designation for the C-17 Globemaster III) fleet, a move that will extend the overall service life of the fleet by at least seven years. The announcement was made on 19 December by Canadian Defence Minister Rob Nicholson during a visit to Canadian Forces Base Trenton, Ontario.
The Royal Canadian Air Force will acquire a fifth aircraft to augment the current CC-177 Globemaster III (official Canadian designation for the C-17 Globemaster III) fleet, a move that will extend the overall service life of the fleet by at least seven years. The announcement was made on 19 December by Canadian Defence Minister Rob Nicholson during a visit to Canadian Forces Base Trenton, Ontario.
 

Italian Defence Ministry and Alenia Aermacchi sign agreement for three M-346 trainer aircraft

Italian Defence Ministry and Alenia Aermacchi sign agreement for three M-346 trainer aircraft
 
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Alenia Aermacchi and the Italian Defence Ministry today, December 22, have signed a contract worth EUR120 mn ($147 mn) for the supply of three M-346 training aircraft. The agreement also includes a ground base training system and logistic support.
 

Royal Australian Air Force personnel starts training on the C-27J Spartan military airlifter

Royal Australian Air Force personnel starts training on the C-27J Spartan military airlifter
 
Royal Australian Air Force personnel have commenced training on the C-27J Spartan Battlefield Airlifter in the United States after the the first two aircraft were transferred to the Australian register. Air Force Director General Capability Planning Air Commodore Mike Kitcher said the first Spartans were expected in Australia by mid-2015.
Royal Australian Air Force personnel have commenced training on the C-27J Spartan Battlefield Airlifter in the United States after the the first two aircraft were transferred to the Australian register. Air Force Director General Capability Planning Air Commodore Mike Kitcher said the first Spartans were expected in Australia by mid-2015.
 

Kratos wins contract for supplying US Air Force with target drones and technical support

Kratos wins contract for supplying US Air Force with target drones and technical support
 
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that its subsidiary, Composite Engineering, Inc. (CEI), has received a $72.3 million award, including options, from the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Armament Directorate, Test and Training Division, Aerial Targets Branch for delivery of three Lots of AFSAT target drones and technical support.
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that its subsidiary, Composite Engineering, Inc. (CEI), has received a $72.3 million award, including options, from the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Armament Directorate, Test and Training Division, Aerial Targets Branch for delivery of three Lots of AFSAT target drones and technical support.
 

Netherlands, Poland and Norway eye on joint fleet of A300 MRTT multirole tanker transport aircraft

Netherlands, Poland and Norway eye on joint fleet of A330 MRTT multirole tanker transport aircraft
 
The Netherlands, Poland and Norway have decided to prepare negotiations with Airbus Defence & Space for the acquisition of a fleet of A330 MRTT multirole transport and air-to-air refuelling aircraft, according to an official statement of the European Defense Agency. The participating nations would welcome other nations to join the initiative either before an actual procurement or subsequently.
The Netherlands, Poland and Norway have decided to prepare negotiations with Airbus Defence & Space for the acquisition of a fleet of A330 MRTT multirole transport and air-to-air refuelling aircraft, according to an official statement of the European Defense Agency. The participating nations would welcome other nations to join the initiative either before an actual procurement or subsequently.
 

Saab wins logistic support contract for Brazil's future Gripen NG fighter aircraft

Saab wins logistic support contract for Brazil's future Gripen NG fighter aircraft
 
Defence and security company Saab and the Brazilian Ministry of Defence, through the Air Force Aeronautics Command (COMAER), have signed a contract for Gripen NG contractor logistics support (CLS). The total order value is SEK 548 million ($71 mn). The order is expected to be booked by Saab in 2021.
Defence and security company Saab and the Brazilian Ministry of Defence, through the Air Force Aeronautics Command (COMAER), have signed a contract for Gripen NG contractor logistics support (CLS). The total order value is SEK 548 million ($71 mn). The order is expected to be booked by Saab in 2021.
 

AgustaWestland signs MoU with Polish companies for the supply of 70 multirole helicopters

AgustaWestland signs MoU with Polish companies for the supply of 70 multirole helicopters
 
AgustaWestland announces today, December 19, it has signed Memoranda of Understanding on offset contracts worth nearly €800 million with four key Polish industrial sector companies grouped in the Polish Armaments Group: Fabryka Broni Radom (Radom Arms Factory), Military Aviation Works no. 1 in Lódz, Military Aviation Works no. 2 in Bydgoszcz and ZM Tarnów.
AgustaWestland announces today, December 19, that it has signed Memoranda of Understanding on offset contracts worth nearly €800 million with four key Polish industrial sector companies grouped in the Polish Armaments Group: Fabryka Broni Radom (Radom Arms Factory), Military Aviation Works no. 1 in Lódz, Military Aviation Works no. 2 in Bydgoszcz and ZM Tarnów.
 

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