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March 2014 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 
 

Launch of First European Air-to-Air Refuelling Exercise Today

Launch of First European Air-to-Air Refuelling Exercise Today
 
The first ever European Air-to-Air Refuelling Training (EART14) taking place at the Eindhoven Air Base in the Netherlands starts today. Between 31 March and 11 April aircraft and crews from Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands will participate in realistic Air-to-Air Refuelling training scenarios within a modern air combat environment.
The first ever European Air-to-Air Refuelling Training (EART14) taking place at the Eindhoven Air Base in the Netherlands starts today. Between 31 March and 11 April aircraft and crews from Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands will participate in realistic Air-to-Air Refuelling training scenarios within a modern air combat environment.
   

South Korea plans $1.3-billion tanker aircraft buy to boost RoKAF endurance.

South Korea plans $1.3-billion tanker aircraft buy to boost RoKAF endurance
 
South Korea on Monday kicked off the process to buy four in-flight refueling tanker aircraft, in a deal seen to be worth around 1.4 trillion won ($1.31 billion), with planemakers Boeing and Airbus expected to compete, sources said.
According to the Ministry of Defence of South Korea, The Air Force kicked off on Monday the process to buy four in-flight refueling tanker aircraft, in a deal seen to be worth around 1.4 trillion won ($1.31 billion), with planemakers Boeing and Airbus expected to compete, sources said.
   

Republic Of Korea Air Force Accepts First Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules

Republic Of Korea Air Force Accepts First Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules
 
The Republic of Korea ushered in a new era in air mobility today with the delivery of the country’s first two C-130J Super Hercules aircraft at the Lockheed Martin facility here. With today’s delivery, South Korea became the 14th country to fly the proven C-130J.
The Republic of Korea ushered in a new era in air mobility today with the delivery of the country’s first two C-130J Super Hercules aircraft at the Lockheed Martin facility here. With today’s delivery, South Korea became the 14th country to fly the proven C-130J.
   

Indian Air Force (IAF) C-130J Super Hercules Transport Aircraft crashes near Gwalior

Indian Air Force (IAF) C-130J Super Hercules Transport Aircraft crashes near Gwalior
 
An Indian Air Force Lockheed Martin C-130J Transport aircraft crashed Friday during a low-level, tactical training mission, killing all five crew and destroying the plane
An Indian Air Force Lockheed Martin C-130J Transport aircraft crashed Friday during a low-level, tactical training mission, killing all five crew and destroying the plane
   

Qatar selects Airbus A330 MRTT Multi Role Tanker Transport

Qatar selects Airbus A330 MRTT Multi Role Tanker Transport
 
Gulf nation will acquire two new generation tankers. Airbus Defence and Space has been selected by Qatar to supply two A330 MRTT new generation air-to-air refuelling aircraft for the Qatar Emiri Air Force.
Gulf nation will acquire two new generation tankers. Airbus Defence and Space has been selected by Qatar to supply two A330 MRTT new generation air-to-air refuelling aircraft for the Qatar Emiri Air Force.
   

Thales and the Qatar Armed Forces to develop an Optionally Piloted Vehicle - Aircraft

Thales and the Qatar Armed Forces to develop an Optionally Piloted Vehicle - Aircraft
 
Thales has today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Qatar Armed Forces to assist in the development of an Optionally Piloted Vehicle – Aircraft (OPV-A), a high performance Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) system, and the delivery of a full end-to-end training solution.
Thales has today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Qatar Armed Forces to assist in the development of an Optionally Piloted Vehicle – Aircraft (OPV-A), a high performance Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) system, and the delivery of a full end-to-end training solution.
   

Republic of Korea Selects Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II for $6.8 billion

Republic of Korea Selects Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II for $6.8 billion
 
The Republic of Korea has formally announced its decision to procure the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II aircraft for its F-X fighter acquisition program. 40 aircraft are about to bought for 7.34 trillion won ($6.79 billion).
The Republic of Korea has formally announced its decision to procure the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II aircraft for its F-X fighter acquisition program. 40 aircraft are about to bought for 7.34 trillion won ($6.79 billion).
   

Turkey's Lockheed Martin F-16 shot down Syrian Aircraft

Turkey's Lockheed Martin F-16 shot down Syrian Aircraft
 
Turkey shot down Syrian Airplane, after it violated Turkey’s airspace on Sunday, Turkey’s Prime Minister said. The tension between the two countries are rising.
Turkey shot down Syrian Airplane, after it violated Turkey’s airspace on Sunday, Turkey’s Prime Minister said. The tension between the two countries are rising.
   

MBDA’S Brimstone Missile Demonstrates its Precision Low Collateral Capabiliy from REAPER UAV

MBDA’S Brimstone Missile Demonstrates its Precision Low Collateral Capabiliy from REAPER UAV
 
MBDA has successfully demonstrated its Dual Mode BRIMSTONE missile on an MQ-9 REAPER Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), scoring nine direct hits against a range of targets including very high speed and manoeuvring vehicles.
MBDA has successfully demonstrated its Dual Mode BRIMSTONE missile on an MQ-9 REAPER Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), scoring nine direct hits against a range of targets including very high speed and manoeuvring vehicles.
   

Alenia Aermacchi Roll-Out of first M-346 for Israeli MOD and the Israeli Air & Space Force

Alenia Aermacchi Roll-Out of first M-346 for Israeli MOD and the Israeli Air & Space Force
 
The first M-346 advanced trainer for the Israeli Air & Space Force was rolled out today in a ceremony held at Alenia Aermacchi’s plant in Venegono Superiore, Italy.
The first M-346 advanced trainer for the Israeli Air & Space Force was rolled out today in a ceremony held at Alenia Aermacchi’s plant in Venegono Superiore, Italy.
   

Northrop Grumman Delivers Global Hawk Early and On Cost

Northrop Grumman Delivers Global Hawk Early and On Cost
 
Northrop Grumman Corporation delivered a Global Hawk Block 40 Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) to the U.S. Air Force at Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D., ahead of schedule, Feb. 14.
Northrop Grumman Corporation delivered a Global Hawk Block 40 Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) to the U.S. Air Force at Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D., ahead of schedule, Feb. 14.
   

Lockheed Martin Delivers First KC-130J Super Hercules Tanker To U.S. Marine Corps Reserve

Lockheed Martin Delivers First KC-130J Super Hercules Tanker To U.S. Marine Corps Reserve
 
The first KC-130J Super Hercules tanker assigned to a U.S. Marine Corps Reserve squadron was ferried today from the Lockheed Martin facility located here. This KC-130J is assigned to the Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 234 (VMGR-234) stationed at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas.
The first KC-130J Super Hercules tanker assigned to a U.S. Marine Corps Reserve squadron was ferried today from the Lockheed Martin facility located here. This KC-130J is assigned to the Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 234 (VMGR-234) stationed at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas.
   

USA delivered 100 Lockheed-Martin AGM-114 Hellfire and various equipment to Iraq

USA delivered 100 Lockheed-Martin AGM-114 Hellfire and various equipment to Iraq
 
The United States has delivered 100 Hellfire missiles, along with assault rifles and ammunition, to Iraq as part of its anti-terrorism assistance to the country, the US embassy to Iraq has said.
The United States has delivered 100 Hellfire missiles, along with assault rifles and ammunition, to Iraq as part of its anti-terrorism assistance to the country, the US embassy to Iraq has said.
   

Russian Helicopters continue fulfilment of India contract with landmark 3,500th Mi-17

Russian Helicopters continue fulfilment of India contract with landmark 3,500th Mi-17
 
The first two upgraded AS365 Panther K2 rotorcraft will be delivered this month by Airbus Helicopters’ Helibras subsidiary to the Brazilian Army Aviation Command (AvEx), providing a modernized platform with more power, updated avionics and increased mission capability.
Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, has built the 3,500th export version of the Mi-17 at Kazan Helicopters. The helicopter will be delivered to the Indian Armed Forces as part of a contract signed by Rosoboronexport in 2012.
   

Helibras begins deliveries of upgraded AS365 Panther K2 helicopters to the Brazilian Army

Helibras begins deliveries of upgraded AS365 Panther K2 helicopters to the Brazilian Army
 
The first two upgraded AS365 Panther K2 rotorcraft will be delivered this month by Airbus Helicopters’ Helibras subsidiary to the Brazilian Army Aviation Command (AvEx), providing a modernized platform with more power, updated avionics and increased mission capability.
The first two upgraded AS365 Panther K2 rotorcraft will be delivered this month by Airbus Helicopters’ Helibras subsidiary to the Brazilian Army Aviation Command (AvEx), providing a modernized platform with more power, updated avionics and increased mission capability.
   

U.S. Will Beef Up Air Operations in Poland with Lockheed Martin F-16 and AWACS

U.S. Will Beef Up Air Operations in Poland with Lockheed Martin F-16 and AWACS
 
More U.S. F-16 Fighting Falcons will deploy to Poland in the coming days and weeks, a Pentagon official said here today. Last week AWACS were deployed in Poland to increase detections radius and intensity.
More U.S. F-16 Fighting Falcons will deploy to Poland in the coming days and weeks, a Pentagon official said here today. Last week AWACS were deployed in Poland to increase detections radius and intensity.
   

Chinese Air Force (PLAAF) WZ-10 Attack Helicopter crash in a farm

Chinese Air Force (PLAAF) WZ-10 Attack Helicopter crash in a farm
 
A military helicopter crashed in a farm in Northwest China's Shaanxi Province on Tuesday afternoon, and the two pilots have been sent to a nearby hospital, local authorities said on Tuesday.
A military helicopter crashed in a farm in Northwest China's Shaanxi Province on Tuesday afternoon, and the two pilots have been sent to a nearby hospital, local authorities said on Tuesday.
   

Dassault Aviation and the French DGA awarded by Aviation Week for the nEUROn programme

Dassault Aviation and the French DGA awarded by Aviation Week for the nEUROn programme
 
Yesterday, at a ceremony held in Washington DC by the well-known defence and aeronautics magazine Aviation Week, Dassault Aviation and the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA – Direction générale de l’armement ) were announced winner of the Laureate Awards, for the nEUROn programme, Europe’s unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV).
Yesterday, at a ceremony held in Washington DC by the well-known defence and aeronautics magazine Aviation Week, Dassault Aviation and the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA – Direction générale de l’armement ) were announced winner of the Laureate Awards, for the nEUROn programme, Europe’s unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV).
   

Airbus Helicopters delivers the German Army’s final upgraded Tiger support helicopter

Airbus Helicopters delivers the German Army’s final upgraded Tiger support helicopter
 
The conversion of 12 Tiger rotorcraft to their ASGARD configuration is now complete. The Germany Army today received the last of 12 Tiger UHT support helicopters upgraded by Airbus Helicopters for Afghanistan missions to support ground troops, protect convoys and perform reconnaissance operations.
The conversion of 12 Tiger rotorcraft to their ASGARD configuration is now complete. The Germany Army today received the last of 12 Tiger UHT support helicopters upgraded by Airbus Helicopters for Afghanistan missions to support ground troops, protect convoys and perform reconnaissance operations.
   

Thales’s Watchkeeper UAV given Release To Service by UK Ministry of Defence

Thales’s Watchkeeper UAV given Release To Service by UK Ministry of Defence
 
Watchkeeper, the unmanned aircraft system (UAS) developed by Thales for the British Army, has been given a Release To Service by the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MOD).
Watchkeeper, the unmanned aircraft system (UAS) developed by Thales for the British Army, has been given a Release To Service by the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MOD).
   

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