This website uses cookies to manage authentication, navigation, and other functions. By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

March 2015 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 
 

Three more C-130J Super Hercules airlifters delivered by Lockheed Martin to US military

Three more C-130J Super Hercules airlifters delivered by Lockheed Martin to US military
 
Three variants of the C-130J Super Hercules aircraft were recently delivered to U.S. military operators from the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics facility, the US aircraft manufacturer announced Tuesday, March 24. The three aircraft are an MC-130J Commando II Special Operations tanker, an HC-130J Combat King II and an HC-130J long-range SAR aircraft.
Three variants of the C-130J Super Hercules aircraft were recently delivered to U.S. military operators from the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics facility, the US aircraft manufacturer announced Tuesday, March 24. The three aircraft are an MC-130J Commando II Special Operations tanker, an HC-130J Combat King II and an HC-130J long-range SAR aircraft.
 

Northrop Grumman to equip Canadian CH-147F Chinooks with infrared countermeasures systems

Northrop Grumman to equip Canadian CH-147F Chinooks with infrared countermeasures systems
 
Northrop Grumman announced yesterday, March 25, it has been selected by the Royal Canadian Air Force to provide infrared missile protection on its fleet of CH-147F Chinook transport helicopters. "Battle-tested in the harshest conditions and in use around the world, Northrop Grumman's infrared countermeasure systems have been protecting warfighters for more than 50 years," said Carl Smith, vice president, infrared countermeasures, Northrop Grumman.
Northrop Grumman announced yesterday, March 25, it has been selected by the Royal Canadian Air Force to provide infrared missile protection on its fleet of CH-147F Chinook transport helicopters. "Battle-tested in the harshest conditions and in use around the world, Northrop Grumman's infrared countermeasure systems have been protecting warfighters for more than 50 years," said Carl Smith, vice president, infrared countermeasures, Northrop Grumman.
 

Dassault officially delivers first two upgraded Mirage 2000 I/TI to the Indian Air Force

Dassault officially delivers first two upgraded Mirage 2000 I/TI to the Indian Air Force
 
Today, March 25, the acceptance ceremony of the first two Indian Air Force Mirage 2000 I/TI was held at Istres, Dassault Aviation’s Flight Test Centre, under the high patronage of HE Ambassador Arun K. Singh, the Indian Ambassador to France, announced the French aircraft manufacturer. The ceremony was hosted by Eric Trappier, Dassault Aviation Chairman & CEO, and Pierre Eric Pommellet, Thales Executive Vice President, Defence Mission Systems.
Today, March 25, the acceptance ceremony of the first two Indian Air Force Mirage 2000 I/TI was held at Istres, Dassault Aviation’s Flight Test Centre, under the high patronage of HE Ambassador Arun K. Singh, the Indian Ambassador to France, announced the French aircraft manufacturer. The ceremony was hosted by Eric Trappier, Dassault Aviation Chairman & CEO, and Pierre Eric Pommellet, Thales Executive Vice President, Defence Mission Systems.
 

Iraq to be equipped with another Beechcraft King Air 350ER-ISR aircraft

Iraq to be equipped with another Beechcraft King Air 350ER-ISR aircraft
 
The US DoD announced today it has awarded Beechcraft Defense a $27,048,576 contract for purchase of one King Air 350 extended range aircraft modified with intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capability; one Scorpion ground station and one complete spare Scorpion ground station for the Iraqi armed Forces.. Work is expected to be complete by March 23, 2017.
The US DoD announced today it has awarded Beechcraft Defense a $27,048,576 contract for purchase of one King Air 350 extended range aircraft modified with intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capability; one Scorpion ground station and one complete spare Scorpion ground station for the Iraqi armed Forces. Work is expected to be complete by March 23, 2017.
 

MD Helicopters delivers first six armed MD 530F scout attack helicopters to the Afghan Air Force

MD Helicopters delivers first six armed MD 530F scout attack helicopters to the Afghan Air Force
 
MD Helicopters announced on Friday March 20 the arrival of the first six armed MD 530F Cayuse Warrior Scout Attack Helicopters to the Afghan Air Force in Kabul, Afghanistan. Delivered within six months from the October 2014 award, MDHI has solidified its position as a world leader in near-term delivery of light single-engine gunships, custom-configured, to meet the emergent and ongoing mission requirements of U.S. and Allied forces.
MD Helicopters announced on Friday March 20 the arrival of the first six armed MD 530F Cayuse Warrior Scout Attack Helicopters to the Afghan Air Force in Kabul, Afghanistan. Delivered within six months from the October 2014 award, MDHI has solidified its position as a world leader in near-term delivery of light single-engine gunships, custom-configured, to meet the emergent and ongoing mission requirements of U.S. and Allied forces.
 

Russia wants up to 100 Mi-8 AMTSh "Terminator" helicopters for country's Arctic Command

Russia wants up to 100 Mi-8 AMTSh "Terminator" helicopters for country's Arctic Command
 
The Russian Defense Ministry wants up to 100 Mi-8 "Terminator" helicopters specially modified for service under the recently formed Arctic Command, Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov was quoted by Russian news agency TASS as saying Tuesday, March 24.
The Russian Defense Ministry wants up to 100 Mi-8 "Terminator" helicopters specially modified for service under the recently formed Arctic Command, Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov was quoted by Russian news agency TASS as saying Tuesday, March 24.
 

Lockheed Martin wins contract to provide the USAF with one HC-130J Combat King II SAR aircraft

Lockheed Martin wins contract to provide the USAF with one HC-130J Combat King II SAR aircraft
 
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $72,721,898 contract to provide the USAF with one HC-130J Combat King II search and rescue aircraft. Work will be performed at Marietta, Georgia, and is expected to be complete by March 31, 2017, announced today United States' Department of Defense.
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $72,721,898 contract to provide the USAF with one HC-130J Combat King II search and rescue aircraft. Work will be performed at Marietta, Georgia, and is expected to be complete by March 31, 2017, announced today United States' Department of Defense.
 

The Philippines plans to purchase 24 additional KAI FA-50 light combat aircraft

The Philippines plans to purchase 24 additional KAI FA-50 light combat aircraft
 
The Philippines is planning to purchase 24 more combat aircraft, adding to the 12 FA-50 fighter jets it had ordered from South Korea in 2014, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said. It did not specify when or from whom the aircraft would be ordered, local media revealed on March 20.
The Philippines is planning to purchase 24 more combat aircraft, adding to the 12 FA-50 fighter jets it had ordered from South Korea in 2014, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said. It did not specify when or from whom the aircraft would be ordered, local media revealed on March 20.
 

Unarmed LGM-30G Minuteman III ICBM successfully test-launched by the USAF

Unarmed LGM-30G Minuteman III ICBM successfully test-launched by the USAF
 
A team Airmen from the United States Air Force Global Strike Command, launched an unarmed LGM-30G Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test reentry vehicle March 23, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, the USAF announced on March 23.
A team Airmen from the United States Air Force Global Strike Command, launched an unarmed LGM-30G Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test reentry vehicle March 23, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, the USAF announced on March 23.
 

US State Department approves FMS to the Netherlands for 17 CH-47F Chinook transport helicopters

US State Department approves FMS to the Netherlands for 17 CH-47F Chinook transport helicopters
 
The United States State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Netherlands for 17 CH-47F Chinook transport helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $1.05 billion. The principal contractor will be the Boeing Helicopter Company in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The United States State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Netherlands for 17 CH-47F Chinook transport helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $1.05 billion. The principal contractor will be the Boeing Helicopter Company in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
 

Pakistan displays indigenously-made Burraq armed UAV during Republic Day parade

Pakistan displays indigenously-made Burraq armed UAV during Republic Day parade
 
Pakistan has demonstrated its first locally manufactured Burraq armed drone aircraft, announced today local medias. The drone was introduced to the public Monday, March 23, as part of Pakistan's Republic Day parade, with officials hailing it as a key element in the country's ongoing battle against local Islamic militant groups. The annual parade itself had been suspended for the past seven years due to fears of terrorist attack.
Pakistan has demonstrated its first locally manufactured Burraq armed drone aircraft, announced today local medias. The drone was introduced to the public Monday, March 23, as part of Pakistan's Republic Day parade, with officials hailing it as a key element in the country's ongoing battle against local Islamic militant groups. The annual parade itself had been suspended for the past seven years due to fears of terrorist attack.
 

Russian Air Force to receive 16 new Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopters by 2015-end

Russian Air Force to receive 16 new Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopters by 2015-end
 
The Russian Air Force is set to take delivery of 146 Ka-52 helicopter gunships before 2020, the Russian Deputy Defense Minister said on Monday, March 23. Sixteen multirole Kamov Ka-52 helicopters will be handed over to the Russian military before the end of this year, Yuri Borisov told RIA Novosti news agency on Monday, March 23.
The Russian Air Force is set to take delivery of 146 Ka-52 helicopter gunships before 2020, the Russian Deputy Defense Minister said on Monday, March 23. Sixteen multirole Kamov Ka-52 helicopters will be handed over to the Russian military before the end of this year, Yuri Borisov told RIA Novosti news agency on Monday, March 23.
 

USAF releases requirements for the future T-X trainer aircraft family

USAF releases requirements for the future T-X trainer aircraft family
 
The United States Air Force officials released requirements for the T-X trainer aircraft family of systems that will replace the T-38 Talon, the USAF annouced on March 20. The release is the first under the service’s new ‘Bending the Cost Curve’ initiative and follows Secretary of the US Air Force Deborah Lee James’ emphasis on increased dialogue with industry to build affordability into the acquisition process.
The United States Air Force officials released requirements for the T-X trainer aircraft family of systems that will replace the T-38 Talon, the USAF annouced on March 20. The release is the first under the service’s new ‘Bending the Cost Curve’ initiative and follows Secretary of the US Air Force Deborah Lee James’ emphasis on increased dialogue with industry to build affordability into the acquisition process.
 

Airbus DS, Huneed Technologies to provide KAI's Surion helicopter with missile warning systems

Airbus DS, Huneed Technologies to provide KAI's Surion helicopter with missile warning systems
 
Airbus Defence and Space is joining forces with Huneed Technologies Co. Ltd., Incheon/Republic of Korea, to provide the new Korean Utility Helicopter “Surion” with advanced missile warning systems. The companies signed a cooperation agreement aiming at Huneed Technologies to produce core electronics components of Airbus Defence and Space’s MILDS missile warning system (MILDS = Missile Launch Detection System).
Airbus Defence and Space is joining forces with Huneed Technologies Co. Ltd., Incheon/Republic of Korea, to provide the new Korean Utility Helicopter “Surion” with advanced missile warning systems. The companies signed a cooperation agreement aiming at Huneed Technologies to produce core electronics components of Airbus Defence and Space’s MILDS missile warning system (MILDS = Missile Launch Detection System).
 

Fuselage of world's largest amphibious aircraft AVIC TA-600 / AG600 completed

Fuselage of world's largest amphibious aircraft AVIC TA-600 / AG600 completed
 
Fuselage of world's largest amphibious aircraft AVIC TA-600 / AG600 completed
AVIC (Aviation Industry Corporation of China) has completed the forward fuselage for the first prototype of the TA-600 / AG600 amphibious aircraft at its Chengdu factory, and expects the plane will make its first flight in early 2016.
 

Raytheon won a $91 mn contract to deliver 250 MALD-J missile systems to the USAF

Raytheon won a $91 mn contract to deliver 250 MALD-J missile systems to the USAF
 
Raytheon's Missile Systems Division, based in Tucson, Arizona, has been awarded a $91,562,375 contract for Lot 8 of the Miniature Air Launched Decoy Jammer (MALD-J) missile. Raytheon will provide 250 MALD-J missiles to the US Air Force. Work will be performed at Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be complete by June 30, 2017.
Raytheon's Missile Systems Division, based in Tucson, Arizona, has been awarded a $91,562,375 contract for Lot 8 of the Miniature Air Launched Decoy Jammer (MALD-J) missile. Raytheon will provide 250 MALD-J missiles to the US Air Force. Work will be performed at Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be complete by June 30, 2017.
 

US gives green light for delivery of eight UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters to Tunisia

US gives green light for delivery of eight UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters to Tunisia
 
The United States Department gave yesterday, March 17, its green light for the delivery of eight "Green" configured (basic version) of the UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter to the Tunisian governement, for a total amount of $93,312,100. The manufacturing of the rotorcrafts will be performed by Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, Connecticut. The eight Black Hawk are to be delivered to Tunisia by December 2016.
The United States Department gave yesterday, March 17, its green light for the delivery of eight "Green" configured (basic version) of the UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter to the Tunisian governement, for a total amount of $93,312,100. The manufacturing of the rotorcrafts will be performed by Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, Connecticut. The eight Black Hawk are to be delivered to Tunisia by December 2016.
 

Mexico to enhance capabilities against drug trafficking with new UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters

Mexico to enhance capabilities against drug trafficking with new UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters
 
The United States State Department has announced today a possible Foreign Military Sale to Mexico for UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $110 million.
The United States State Department has announced today a possible Foreign Military Sale to Mexico for UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $110 million.
 

Airbus Helicopters, Korea Aerospace to jointly develop Light Civil and Ligh Armed helicopters

Airbus Helicopters, KAI to jointly develop Light Civil and Light Armed helicopters
 
Airbus Helicopters will join with Korea Aerospace Industries in developing two 5-ton class rotorcraft that meet South Korea’s requirements for its next-generation Light Civil Helicopter (LCH) and Light Armed Helicopter (LAH), the company announced today, March 16.
Airbus Helicopters will join with Korea Aerospace Industries in developing two 5-ton class rotorcraft that meet South Korea’s requirements for its next-generation Light Civil Helicopter (LCH) and Light Armed Helicopter (LAH), the company announced today, March 16.
 

Orbital ATK to provide Cessna AC-208 Combat Caravan gunship aircraft to Lebanese Air Force

Orbital ATK to provide Cessna AC-208 Combat Caravan gunship aircraft to Lebanese Air Force
 
Orbital ATK, Inc., a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, has received a U.S. Department of Defense Foreign Military Sale contract to modify existing Cessna C-208B Caravan Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance aircraft for the Lebanese Air Force, the US company announced on March 12, 2015.
Orbital ATK, Inc., a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, has received a U.S. Department of Defense Foreign Military Sale contract to modify existing Cessna C-208B Caravan Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance aircraft for the Lebanese Air Force, the US company announced on March 12, 2015.
 

Page 2 of 4