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February 2014 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 
 

Norway asks USA for Raytheon AIM-120C-7 AMRAAM Missiles

Norway asks USA for Raytheon AIM-120C-7 AMRAAM Missiles
 
The Government of Norway has requested a possible sale of 36 AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM), 8 Captive Air Training Missiles (CATMs), containers, support equipment, spare and repair parts, Common Munitions Bit/Reprogramming Equipment (CMBRE), publications and technical documentation, U.S. Government and contractor logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics support. The estimated cost is $80 million.
The Government of Norway has requested a possible sale of 36 AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM), 8 Captive Air Training Missiles (CATMs), containers, support equipment, spare and repair parts, Common Munitions Bit/Reprogramming Equipment (CMBRE), publications and technical documentation, U.S. Government and contractor logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics support. The estimated cost is $80 million.
   

Airbus Helicopters scores 78 bookings for its various rotorcraft product line at Heli-Expo 2014

Airbus Helicopters scores 78 bookings for its various rotorcraft product line at Heli-Expo 2014
 
The 78 book ings announced by Airbus Helicopters at this week’s Heli-Expo industry convention underscore the competitiveness of its product line – with acquisitions covering rotorcraft that range from the workhorse EC225 and the AS350 B2 and B3e, to the next-generation EC175, along with the new EC145 T2 and the evolved EC225e and AS332 C1e versions.
The 78 bookings announced by Airbus Helicopters at this week’s Heli-Expo industry convention underscore the competitiveness of its product line – with acquisitions covering rotorcraft that range from the workhorse EC225 and the AS350 B2 and B3e, to the next-generation EC175, along with the new EC145 T2 and the evolved EC225e and AS332 C1e versions.
   

2 killed in Alenia Aermacchi M-346 jet trainer crash in UAE while Poland signs the contract with AA.

2 killed in Alenia Aermacchi M-346 jet trainer crash in UAE while Poland signs the contract with AA
 
The General Command of the UAE Armed Forces today announced that two of its air crew died when their military training aircraft crashed. In the mean time, Poland signed a contract for eight Alenia Aermacchi M-346 Master jet trainer aircraft on 27 February for the country's Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT) programme.
The General Command of the UAE Armed Forces today announced that two of its air crew died when their military training aircraft crashed. In the mean time, Poland signed a contract for eight Alenia Aermacchi M-346 Master jet trainer aircraft on 27 February for the country's Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT) programme.
   

Poland to procure 64 Multi-Role jet fighters starting delivery in 2021

Poland to procure 64 Multi-Role jet fighters starting delivery in 2021
 
According to Jane's and Brigadier General Tomasz Drewniak from the Polish armed forces, Poland wishes to launch a tender to procure 64 multi-role jet fighter to replace the Polish Air Forces fleet of Sukhoi Su-22M4 'Fitter-K' ground attack aircraft and Mikoyan MiG-29 'Fulcrum-A' fighter aircraft.
According to Jane's and Brigadier General Tomasz Drewniak from the Polish armed forces, Poland wishes to launch a tender to procure 64 multi-role jet fighter to replace the Polish Air Forces fleet of Sukhoi Su-22M4 'Fitter-K' ground attack aircraft and Mikoyan MiG-29 'Fulcrum-A' fighter aircraft.
   

Airbus Helicopters showcases, enhanced product line under its new name to Heli-Expo 2014

Airbus Helicopters showcases, enhanced product line under its new name to Heli-Expo 2014
 
Heli-Expo 2014 will mark Airbus Helicopters’ first major rotorcraft industry event in its new identity, with the company showcasing an evolved product line, diversified service offerings and a strategy that reflects its core changes.
Heli-Expo 2014 will mark Airbus Helicopters’ first major rotorcraft industry event in its new identity, with the company showcasing an evolved product line, diversified service offerings and a strategy that reflects its core changes.
   

China boosting cooperation with Russia in key technology of bombers, transport trainers

China boosting cooperation with Russia in key technology of bombers, transport trainers
 
According to The aviation industry of Jiangxi Province developed very swiftly in 2013. AVIC Jiangxi Hongdu Aviation Industry Group is actively boosting its cooperation with Russia in the key technology of bombers and transport trainers, according to information from the website of the Commission of Science, Technology, and Industry for National Defense.
According to the internet journal People Daily, The aviation industry of Jiangxi Province developed very swiftly in 2013. AVIC Jiangxi Hongdu Aviation Industry Group is actively boosting its cooperation with Russia in the key technology of bombers and transport trainers, according to information from the website of the Commission of Science, Technology, and Industry for National Defense.
   

Russian Air Force Receives New Sukhoi T-50 Stealth Fighter Prototype

Russian Air Force Receives New Sukhoi T-50 Stealth Fighter Prototype
 
A new advanced fighter jet prototype has been delivered to the Russian Air Force for testing, the manufacturer said Friday. The first T-50 “stealth” fighter had been delivered to a military airfield in Russia’s southern Astrakhan region for test flights, the Sukhoi company said in a statement.
A new advanced fighter jet prototype has been delivered to the Russian Air Force for testing, the manufacturer said Friday. The first T-50 “stealth” fighter had been delivered to a military airfield in Russia’s southern Astrakhan region for test flights, the Sukhoi company said in a statement.
   

Russian Helicopters to showcase new medium and heavy helicopters at Heli-Expo 2014

Russian Helicopters to showcase new medium and heavy helicopters at Heli-Expo 2014
 
Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, will present its current model range alongside upcoming models to helicopter operators at Heli-Expo 2014 (24-27 February, Anaheim Convention Centre). Two new models - the Mi-171A2 and Mi-38 - will be at the centre of the company's display at stand 4002.
Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, will present its current model range alongside upcoming models to helicopter operators at Heli-Expo 2014 (24-27 February, Anaheim Convention Centre). Two new models - the Mi-171A2 and Mi-38 - will be at the centre of the company's display at stand 4002.
   

German Luftwaffe Cancels Order of 37 Eurofighter Jet Fighter

German Luftwaffe Cancels Order of 37 Eurofighter Jet Fighter
 
According to the German Ministry of Defence, The German Air Force, the Luftwaffe, has canceled the delivery of 37 Eurofighter jets valued at 3.5 billion euros ($4.8 billion).
According to the German Ministry of Defence, The German Air Force, the Luftwaffe, has canceled the delivery of 37 Eurofighter jets valued at 3.5 billion euros ($4.8 billion).
   

BAE Systems and Saudi Arabia agree on Eurofighter pricing

BAE Systems and Saudi Arabia agree on Eurofighter pricing
 
Defence group BAE Systems has agreed pricing with Saudi Arabia over the rising cost of a long-running Eurofighter Typhoon jet deal. The remaining negociation was on the price of 42 out of a 72 Eurofighter Typhoon order.The 2007 deal to supply Saudi with 72 Eurofighters for $7.4 billion had to be renegotiated after Saudi asked for additional weaponry and equipment for the fleet.
Defence group BAE Systems has agreed pricing with Saudi Arabia over the rising cost of a long-running Eurofighter Typhoon jet deal. The remaining negociation was on the price of 42 out of a 72 Eurofighter Typhoon order.The 2007 deal to supply Saudi with 72 Eurofighters for $7.4 billion had to be renegotiated after Saudi asked for additional weaponry and equipment for the fleet.
   

Pakistan Air Force buys Lockheed Martin F-16s from Jordan

Pakistan Air Force buys Lockheed Martin F-16s from Jordan
 
According to the Pakistani journal The News, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has acquired one squadron of F-16 multi-role fighter aircraft from Jordan and 13 F-16s will be inducted into the service next month.
According to the Pakistani journal The News, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has acquired one squadron of F-16 multi-role fighter aircraft from Jordan and 13 F-16s will be inducted into the service next month.
   

Airbus Helicopters to supply seven Shelicopters to Spain’s Traffic Department

Airbus Helicopters to supply seven helicopters to Spain’s Traffic Department
 
Airbus Helicopters has signed a contract with the Spanish Traffic Department to supply a total of seven helicopters: four AS355NP Ecureuils and three EC135s, with the latter aircraft to be operated by Spain’s National Police Force. Delivery will begin in 2014 with one EC135 and one AS355NP and will be completed in 2016.
Airbus Helicopters has signed a contract with the Spanish Traffic Department to supply a total of seven helicopters: four AS355NP Ecureuils and three EC135s, with the latter aircraft to be operated by Spain’s National Police Force. Delivery will begin in 2014 with one EC135 and one AS355NP and will be completed in 2016.
   

DCI wins a new study by the European Commission for Combat Helicopter Training.

DCI wins a new study by the European Commission for Combat Helicopter Training
 
Défense Conseil International (DCI) has won the bid "Basic Helicopter Flying Training Syllabus Harmonisation Study (2 HS)" proposed by the European Defence Agency (EDA). This study, which will be presented in June, aims to establish a European framework for ab-initio training of helicopter pilots.
Défense Conseil International (DCI) has won the bid "Basic Helicopter Flying Training Syllabus Harmonisation Study (2 HS)" proposed by the European Defence Agency (EDA). This study, which will be presented in June, aims to establish a European framework for ab-initio training of helicopter pilots.
   

Boeing Delivers Kuwait Air Force’s 1st C-17 Globemaster III

Boeing Delivers Kuwait Air Force’s 1st C-17 Globemaster III
 
Boeing today delivered Kuwait's first C-17 Globemaster III airlifter, an aircraft that will expand the Kuwait Air Force's capabilities in military and civilian operations, including humanitarian aid and disaster relief.
Boeing today delivered Kuwait's first C-17 Globemaster III airlifter, an aircraft that will expand the Kuwait Air Force's capabilities in military and civilian operations, including humanitarian aid and disaster relief.
   

AgustaWestland delivers 2 AW139 to Thailand and Philippine Navy Signs for 2 Additional AW109

AgustaWestland delivers 2 AW139 to Thailand and Philippine Navy Signs for 2 Additional AW109
 
The Royal Thai Army has taken delivery of two AW139 twin-engine helicopters. Ordered at the end of 2012, these aircraft will perform transport and utility missions across the nation. Still in Asia, the Philippine Navy signed a contract for two additional AW109 Power maritime helicopters.
The Royal Thai Army has taken delivery of two AW139 twin-engine helicopters. Ordered at the end of 2012, these aircraft will perform transport and utility missions across the nation. Still in Asia, the Philippine Navy signed a contract for two additional AW109 Power maritime helicopters.
   

ST Aerospace and Alenia Aermacchi will deliver the last M-346 advanced trainers to the RSAF

ST Aerospace and Alenia Aermacchi will deliver the last M-346 advanced trainers to the RSAF
 
ST Aerospace and Alenia Aermacchi will deliver the last of the 12 M-346 new generation advanced trainers to the RSAF in March 2014, following the contract that was signed in late 2010. Currently, a total of 10 aircraft have been delivered along with the delivery of the relevant ground based training system and the associated M-346 initial logistics support package.
ST Aerospace and Alenia Aermacchi will deliver the last of the 12 M-346 new generation advanced trainers to the RSAF in March 2014, following the contract that was signed in late 2010. Currently, a total of 10 aircraft have been delivered along with the delivery of the relevant ground based training system and the associated M-346 initial logistics support package.
   

Russian Helicopters to display commercial and military helicopters at Singapore Airshow 2014

Russian Helicopters to display commercial and military helicopters at Singapore Airshow 2014
 
Russian Helicopters will hold meetings and conferences with helicopter operators from across Asia. A specialist conference on the Ka-62 for the Asia Pacific Region, at which Russian Helicopters experts will talk about the new multirole civilian Ka-62 helicopter, a leading export product, will be held in conjunction with the Singapore Embassy in Russia. The event will take place on 12 February at 11:00 in conference hall number 4 at the exhibition centre.
Russian Helicopters will hold meetings and conferences with helicopter operators from across Asia. A specialist conference on the Ka-62 for the Asia Pacific Region, at which Russian Helicopters experts will talk about the new multirole civilian Ka-62 helicopter, a leading export product, will be held in conjunction with the Singapore Embassy in Russia. The event will take place on 12 February at 11:00 in conference hall number 4 at the exhibition centre.
   

Boeing Delivers 1st Peace Eagle AEWC Aircraft to Turkish Armed Forces

Boeing Delivers 1st Peace Eagle AEWC Aircraft to Turkish Armed Forces
 
Boeing is helping Turkey improve its self-defense capabilities with the recent delivery of the first Peace Eagle Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft.
Boeing is helping Turkey improve its self-defense capabilities with the recent delivery of the first Peace Eagle Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft.
   

India defers purchase of multi-billion dollar program M-MRCA Rafale jet fighters aircraft

India defers purchase of multi-billion dollar program M-MRCA Rafale jet fighters aircraft
 
India has negotiated for over two years with Dassault Aviation for 126 Rafales, Defence Minister A.K. Antony today said the deal was delayed not just by a complaint on life cycle cost calculations, but also because the government was short of funds.
India has negotiated for over two years with Dassault Aviation for 126 Rafales, Defence Minister A.K. Antony today said the deal was delayed not just by a complaint on life cycle cost calculations, but also because the government was short of funds.
   

BAE Systems' Taranis unmanned combat air vehicle first flight trials revealed

BAE Systems' Taranis unmanned combat air vehicle first flight trials revealed
 
The most advanced aircraft ever built by British engineers made its maiden flight at an undisclosed test range on Saturday 10 August 2013 under the command of BAE Systems test pilot Bob Fraser. MOD has today revealed that the demonstrator aircraft made a perfect take-off, rotation, ‘climb-out’ and landing on its 15-minute first flight. A number of flights took place last year, of up to 1 hour in duration and at a variety of altitudes and speeds.
The most advanced aircraft ever built by British engineers made its maiden flight at an undisclosed test range on Saturday 10 August 2013 under the command of BAE Systems test pilot Bob Fraser. MOD has today revealed that the demonstrator aircraft made a perfect take-off, rotation, ‘climb-out’ and landing on its 15-minute first flight. A number of flights took place last year, of up to 1 hour in duration and at a variety of altitudes and speeds.
   

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