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July 2015 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 
 

Lockheed Martin delivered the 29th C-5M Super Galaxy strategic transport aircraft to the USAF

Lockheed Martin delivered the 29th C-5M Super Galaxy strategic transport aircraft to the USAF
 
The US defense giant Lockheed Martin delivered the 29th C-5M Super Galaxy to the U. S. Air Force on July 28. A Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) aircrew ferried the aircraft from the Lockheed Martin facility here to Stewart Air National Guard Base, New York, where it will undergo internal paint restoration, the company announces today July 31.
The US defense giant Lockheed Martin delivered the 29th C-5M Super Galaxy to the U. S. Air Force on July 28. A Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) aircrew ferried the aircraft from the Lockheed Martin facility here to Stewart Air National Guard Base, New York, where it will undergo internal paint restoration, the company announces today July 31.
 

Bell Helicopter and BIRD Aerosystems unveil new Bell 407 ASIO ISR helicopter

Bell Helicopter and BIRD Aerosystems unveil new Bell 407 ASIO ISR helicopter
 
Bell Helicopter and BIRD Aerosystems, announced yesterday the signature of a cooperation agreement to integrate the BIRD Aerosystems Surveillance, Intelligence and Observation (ASIO) package as a complete end-to-end airborne information surveillance and reconnaissance solution (ISR) for the Bell 407GXP.
Bell Helicopter and BIRD Aerosystems, announced yesterday the signature of a cooperation agreement to integrate the BIRD Aerosystems Surveillance, Intelligence and Observation (ASIO) package as a complete end-to-end airborne information surveillance and reconnaissance solution (ISR) for the Bell 407GXP.
 

Serbian Air Force to be strengthened with Russian and German helicopters

Serbian Air Force to be strengthened with Russian and German helicopters
 
Serbia will buy four military helicopters from Russia and Germany in the near future, the country’s Defense Minister Bratislav Gasic said Thursday, July 30. “We are approaching the final stage of the purchase of two Russian and two German military helicopters. The first delivery [of the helicopters] is expected soon,” Gasic said in an interview with Tanjug news agency.
Serbia will buy four military helicopters from Russia and Germany in the near future, the country’s Defense Minister Bratislav Gasic said Thursday, July 30. “We are approaching the final stage of the purchase of two Russian and two German military helicopters. The first delivery [of the helicopters] is expected soon,” Gasic said in an interview with Tanjug news agency.
 

United States delivers eight F-16 Block 52 fighter aircraft to Egyptian Air Force

United States delivers eight F-16 Block 52 fighter aircraft to Egyptian Air Force
 
On July 30 and 31, the United States will deliver eight F-16 Block 52 aircraft to Cairo West Air Base as part of ongoing American support in Egypt and throughout the region. Built in Fort Worth, Texas, the eight fighter jets are being flown in directly from the United States, and will be immediately integrated into the Egyptian Air Force, joining its existing fleet of U.S.-made F-16 aircraft.
On July 30 and 31, the United States will deliver eight F-16 Block 52 aircraft to Cairo West Air Base as part of ongoing American support in Egypt and throughout the region. Built in Fort Worth, Texas, the eight fighter jets are being flown in directly from the United States, and will be immediately integrated into the Egyptian Air Force, joining its existing fleet of U.S.-made F-16 aircraft.
 

Boeing unveils Australia's first EA-18G Growler eletronic attack aircraft

Boeing unveils Australia's first EA-18G Growler eletronic attack aircraft
 
Boeing and the U.S. Navy today extended advanced airborne electronic attack (AEA) capability to a key U.S. ally, presenting the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) with its first EA-18G Growler. Australia is the first country other than the U.S. to obtain this aircraft.
Boeing and the U.S. Navy today extended advanced airborne electronic attack (AEA) capability to a key U.S. ally, presenting the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) with its first EA-18G Growler. Australia is the first country other than the U.S. to obtain this aircraft.
 

Selex ES to equip RAF's fleet of Puma helicopters with SG200-D Radar Warning Receiver systems

Selex ES to equip RAF's fleet of Puma helicopters with SG200-D Radar Warning Receiver systems
 
Selex ES has won a contract worth around $30 million to provide an ongoing radar warning capability for the UK Royal Air Force’s fleet of Puma helicopters. The company was selected by the UK Ministry of Defence to provide its SG200-D Radar Warning Receiver (SG200-D RWR).
Selex ES has won a contract worth around $30 million to provide an ongoing radar warning capability for the UK Royal Air Force’s fleet of Puma helicopters. The company was selected by the UK Ministry of Defence to provide its SG200-D Radar Warning Receiver (SG200-D RWR).
 

UAE to protect presidential aircraft with AN/AAQ 24(V) Directional Infrared Countermeasures systems

UAE to protect presidential aircraft with AN/AAQ 24(V) Directional Infrared Countermeasures systems
 
The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Arab Emirates for AN/AAQ 24(V) Directional Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM) Systems and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $335 million. The principal contractors will be The Boeing and Northrop Grumman, the US Defense Security and Cooperation Agency announced Wednesday, July 29th.
The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Arab Emirates for AN/AAQ 24(V) Directional Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM) Systems and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $335 million. The principal contractors will be The Boeing and Northrop Grumman, the US Defense Security and Cooperation Agency announced Wednesday, July 29th.
 

GKN agrees to acquire Fokker Technologies for $781 million

GKN agrees to acquire Fokker Technologies for $781 million
 
GKN plc yesterday announced that it has agreed to acquire Fokker Technologies Group B.V from Arle Capital for an enterprise value of €706 million (£499 million). The acquisition of Fokker further enhances GKN’s position as a leading global supplier to the aerospace industry. The combination brings together two leading technology companies with broad product portfolios and established positions on major aircraft platforms.
GKN plc yesterday announced that it has agreed to acquire Fokker Technologies Group B.V from Arle Capital for an enterprise value of $781 mn. The acquisition of Fokker further enhances GKN’s position as a leading global supplier to the aerospace industry. The combination brings together two leading technology companies with broad product portfolios and established positions on major aircraft platforms.
 

Australia takes delivery of its 7th C-17A Globemaster III transport aircraft

Australia takes delivery of its 7th C-17A Globemaster III transport aircraft
 
The seventh C-17A Globemaster III aircraft arrived in Australia at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Amberley today, july 29th, marking the fastest C-17A delivery in the Australian fleet. Country's Minister for Defence Kevin Andrews said the rapid acquisition of the aircraft is a testament to the close relationship that exists between Australia and the United States, the Australian Defense Ministry said today.
The seventh C-17A Globemaster III aircraft arrived in Australia at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Amberley today, july 29th, marking the fastest C-17A delivery in the Australian fleet. Country's Minister for Defence Kevin Andrews said the rapid acquisition of the aircraft is a testament to the close relationship that exists between Australia and the United States, the Australian Defense Ministry said today.
 

Royal Moroccan Air Force about to receive three refurbished CH-47D Chinook transport helicopters

Royal Moroccan Air Force about to receive three refurbished CH-47D Chinook transport helicopters
 
Three refurbished CH-47D Chinook transport helicopters are on their way to the Royal Moroccan Air Force as part of a foreign military sales case facilitated by the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command, the US Army announced on July 22nd, 2015.
Three refurbished CH-47D Chinook transport helicopters are on their way to the Royal Moroccan Air Force as part of a foreign military sales case facilitated by the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command, the US Army announced on July 22nd, 2015.
 

Harris Corporation and CPqD to jointly support Brazilian Air Force air traffic control network

Harris Corporation and CPqD to jointly support Brazilian Air Force air traffic control network
 
Harris Corporation and CPqD, a private organization focused on information and communications technologies, have been awarded a two-year contract to provide a monitor and control system and on-site operations support for the Brazilian Air Force air traffic control (ATC) network, the US-based company announced Tuesday, July 27th, 2015.
Harris Corporation and CPqD, a private organization focused on information and communications technologies, have been awarded a two-year contract to provide a monitor and control system and on-site operations support for the Brazilian Air Force air traffic control (ATC) network, the US-based company announced Monday, July 27th, 2015.
 

Raytheon to supply Saudi Arabia with 355 AGM-154C Joint Standoff Weapon missiles

Raytheon to supply Saudi Arabia with 355 AGM-154C Joint Standoff Weapon missiles
 
Raytheon has been awarded a $122 mn contract under the Foreign Military sales program to provide Saudi Arabia with 355 AGM-154 Block III C Unitary Joint Stand-Off Weapon missiles for the government of Saudi Arabia, including associated supplies and services, the US Department of Defense announced on Saturday, July 25th.
Raytheon has been awarded a $122 mn contract under the Foreign Military sales program to provide Saudi Arabia with 355 AGM-154 Block III C Unitary Joint Stand-Off Weapon missiles for the government of Saudi Arabia, including associated supplies and services, the US Department of Defense announced on Saturday, July 25th.
 

Australia's first H135 military training helicopter achieved factory acceptance

Australia's first H135 military training helicopter achieved factory acceptance
 
Airbus Helicopters has achieved Factory Acceptance of HATS01, the first of fifteen helicopters of the H135 family (EC135 T2+) for the Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) for the Australian Defence Force (ADF), the rotorcraft manufacturer announced today July 27th.
Airbus Helicopters has achieved Factory Acceptance of HATS01, the first of fifteen helicopters of the H135 family (EC135 T2+) for the Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) for the Australian Defence Force (ADF), the rotorcraft manufacturer announced today July 27th.
 

Israel donated 16 AH-1F Cobra combat helicopters to Jordanian Air Force

Israel donated 16 AH-1F Cobra combat helicopters to Jordanian Air Force
 
Israel has given retired US-supplied AH-1 Cobra combat helicopters to Jordan to help the Hashemite kingdom fend off insurgent threats on the Syrian and Iraqi borders, a US official with knowledge of the deal said. The handover, initiated last year, was approved by Washington, which provided mechanical overhauls for the aircraft before they were incorporated free of charge in Jordan's existing Cobra fleet, the official said.
Israel has given retired US-supplied AH-1 Cobra combat helicopters to Jordan to help the Hashemite kingdom fend off insurgent threats on the Syrian and Iraqi borders, a US official with knowledge of the deal said. The handover, initiated last year, was approved by Washington, which provided mechanical overhauls for the aircraft before they were incorporated free of charge in Jordan's existing Cobra fleet, the official said.
 

Rockwell Collins selected to upgrade US military's E-4B Advanced Airborne Command Post aircraft

Rockwell Collins selected to upgrade US military's E-4B Advanced Airborne Command Post aircraft
 
The Boeing Company has selected Rockwell Collins to upgrade a low-frequency transmission system for the E-4B program, which connects U.S. command authorities to strategic launch control centers and strike assets during a national emergency. The work will be performed at Rockwell Collins’ Richardson, Texas, facility and is expected to be complete by Sept. 30, 2016.
The Boeing Company has selected Rockwell Collins to upgrade a low-frequency transmission system for the E-4B program, which connects U.S. command authorities to strategic launch control centers and strike assets during a national emergency. The work will be performed at Rockwell Collins’ Richardson, Texas, facility and is expected to be complete by Sept. 30, 2016.
 

Russia about to deploy Tu-22M3 supersonic bombers in Crimea

Russia about to deploy Tu-22M3 supersonic bombers in Crimea
 
A squadron of Russian Tu-22M3 bombers is heading to the Crimea, the Russian media Pravda said yesterday July 22nd. The Russian Defense Ministry is sending the bombers to the peninsula to strengthen the attack group of the Russian Air Force in the region, a undisclosed Russian Ministry of Defence source said.
A squadron of Russian Tu-22M3 bombers is heading to the Crimea, the Russian media Pravda said yesterday July 22nd. The Russian Defense Ministry is sending the bombers to the peninsula to strengthen the attack group of the Russian Air Force in the region, a undisclosed Russian Ministry of Defence source said.
 

Royal Air Force about to take delivery of its second RC-135W Rivet Joint SIGINT aircraft

Royal Air Force about to take delivery of its second RC-135W Rivet Joint SIGINT aircraft
 
Following the UK Prime Minister’s recent direction to invest and build up the UK’s intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance (ISTAR) capability, the British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has confirmed that the second RC-135W Airseeker (Rivet Joint) signals intelligence aircraft is expected to be delivered to the RAF in September, seven months early, the RAF announced yesterday July 21st.
Following the UK Prime Minister’s recent direction to invest and build up the UK’s intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance (ISTAR) capability, the British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has confirmed that the second RC-135W Airseeker (Rivet Joint) signals intelligence aircraft is expected to be delivered to the RAF in September, seven months early, the RAF announced yesterday July 21st.
 

General Dynamics secures contracts for production of Hydra-70 rocket systems

General Dynamics secures contracts for production of Hydra-70 rocket systems
 
General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, a business unit of the US defense giant General Dynamics, was recently awarded two contract modifications by the U.S. Army Contracting Command in Redstone Arsenal for production of the 2.75"/70mm Hydra-70 air-to-ground rocket system for U.S. military services and Foreign Military Sales customers. Both options exercised are part of a supplies contract originally awarded to General Dynamics in 2014.
General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, a business unit of the US defense giant General Dynamics, was recently awarded two contract modifications by the U.S. Army Contracting Command in Redstone Arsenal for production of the 2.75"/70mm Hydra-70 air-to-ground rocket system for U.S. military services and Foreign Military Sales customers. Both options exercised are part of a supplies contract originally awarded to General Dynamics in 2014.
 

Fuji Heavy Industries and Bell to jointly develop Japan's future UH-X multipurpose helicopter

Fuji Heavy Industries and Bell to jointly develop Japan's future UH-X multipurpose helicopter
 
According to The Japan Times, the Japanese Defense Ministry said last Friday, July 17th, that it has chosen Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. as the main developer of the next-generation UH-X multipurpose helicopter for country's Ground Self-Defense Forces.
According to The Japan Times, the Japanese Defense Ministry said last Friday, July 17th, that it has chosen Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. as the main developer of the next-generation UH-X multipurpose helicopter for country's Ground Self-Defense Forces.
 

Defense giant Lockheed Martin confirms its purchase of Sikorsky Aircraft for $9 bn

Defense giant Lockheed Martin confirms its purchase of Sikorsky Aircraft for $9 bn
 
Lockheed Martin has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sikorsky Aircraft, a world leader in military and commercial rotary-wing aircraft, for $9.0 billion, the US-based company officially announced today July 20th, 2015. The price is effectively reduced to approximately $7.1 billion, after taking into account tax benefits resulting from the transaction.
Lockheed Martin has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sikorsky Aircraft, a world leader in military and commercial rotary-wing aircraft, for $9.0 billion, the US-based company officially announced today July 20th, 2015. The price is effectively reduced to approximately $7.1 billion, after taking into account tax benefits resulting from the transaction.
 

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