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November 2015 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 
 

The Royal Jordanian Air Force receives APKWS units for integration on its CN-235 gunship aircraft

The Royal Jordanian Air Force receives APKWS units for integration on its CN-235 gunship aircraft
 
The Royal Jordanian Air Force receives APKWS units for integration on its CN 235 gunship aircraf 640 001
The US Navy and industry partner BAE recently shipped 110 Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System (APKWS) units to Jordan for integration on its CASA CN-235 light gunship aircraft. Jordan is the first international partner to receive APKWS, a laser-guided rocket that can destroy targets while limiting collateral damage in close combat, the Navy announced today.
 

Direct hit for the Orbital ATK’s AGM-88E AARGM missile

Direct hit for the Orbital ATK’s AGM-88E AARGM missile
 
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Orbital ATK conducted a live fire test of the AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) Block 1 Software Upgrade. The test took place on 22 September at China Lake Naval Air Warfare Center and included the use of a Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet platform for the launch of the missile.
 

Airbus DS may offer an ISR version of the A400M and the A330 military aircraft

Airbus DS may offer an ISR version of the A400M and the A330 military aircraft
 
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Airbus Defence and Space is considering offering a new capabilities for the A400M and A330 aircraft. The company sees the fight against the IS, the requirement for multi-purpose platforms in an era of tight budgets, as the main driving forces.
 

Indonesian Defense Minister officially signs deal to acquire Sukhoi Su-35 multirole fighter jets

Indonesian Defense Minister officially signs deal to acquire Sukhoi Su-35 multirole fighter jets
 
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Indonesia's defense minister had finally signed the official document approving deal to acquire Russia-made Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets to replace the would-be decommissioned F-5 E/F Tiger II operated by Indonesian air forces. The document had been submitted to the National Development Planning (Bappenas) for the follow up.
 

FZ successfully completes test firing campaign on its new FZ2725LGR laser guided rocket system

FZ successfully completes test firing campaign on its new FZ2725LGR laser guided rocket system
 
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The Belgium-based arms manufacturer Forges de Zeebrugge (FZ), subsidiary of Thales Group, announced on Friday, Nov. 27, the completion of a successful test firing campaign with its 70 mm laser-guided rocket. The test firings of the new FZ275LGR rocket were conducted in South Africa in late October from a Rooivalk helicopter in service with the South African Air Force (SAAF).
 

New squadron of upgraded MiG-31BM aircraft delivered to Russian Air Force

New squadron of upgraded MiG-31BM aircraft delivered to Russian Air Force
 
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A squadron of upgraded Mikoyan MiG-31BM (NATO reporting name: Foxhound) fighter jets has arrived for the Russian Aerospace Force’s air base in the Nizhny Novgorod Region in the Volga area, the Russian Defense Ministry’s press office said on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015.
 

Philippines about to take delivery of its two first KAI FA-50PH multirole jets

Philippines about to take delivery of its two first KAI FA-50PH multirole jets
 
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Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd., South Korea's sole aircraft manufacturer, said Friday that it has made the first delivery of its multi-mission jets to the Philippines, further solidifying its status as an aircraft exporter. The two FA-50PH took off from Sacheon, 437 kilometers south of Seoul, to make the 2,482 kilometer "ferry flight" to the Philippines. The pair are expected to arrive at Clark Air Base on Saturday, KAI said.
 

Russia to supply Iraq with new 80mm air-to-ground unguided rockets

Russia to supply Iraq with new 80mm air-to-ground unguided rockets
 
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The Mi-171, Mi-35M and Mi-28NE helicopters in service with the Iraqi Air Force will receive new 80 mm airborne unguided rockets, featuring a high armor piercing capability, that will complement their ammunition suite, the Iraqi Defense Ministry has reported.
 

Switzerland officially orders six Hermes 900 HFE UAVs from Elbit Systems

Switzerland officially orders six Hermes 900 HFE UAVs from Elbit Systems
 
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Elbit Systems announced today that it was awarded an approximately $200 million contract from the Swiss Federal Department of Defense, Civil Protection and Sport ("DDPS"), for the supply of 6 Hermes 900 HFE (Heavy Fuel Engine) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and an advanced ground segment for command, control and communications.
 

India and France could sign Rafale deal during President Hollande visit in January

India and France could sign Rafale deal during President Hollande visit in January
 
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After an impasse over technicalities, India and France are working to finalise the agreement for the direct purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets before the visit of French President Francois Hollande to India as the chief guest of the next Republic Day parade here. “Negotiations are in an advanced stage and both sides are working to reach an agreement before the visit,” a Defence Ministry official told Indian newspaper The Hindu.
 

South Korea starts using 3-D printing for ROKAF's F-15K fighters support

South Korea starts using 3-D printing for ROKAF's F-15K fighters support
 
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The Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) has introduced three-dimensional printing in its production of engine components for fighter jets which helps cut budget and time on maintenance, it said Thursday. So far this year, 14 of the ROKAF's F- 15K fighter jets have been repaired with 3-D printed high-pressure turbine shrouds, an engine component, according to the country's Air Force.
 

Raytheon one step closer on the future Multi-Object Kill Vehicle concept

Raytheon one step closer on the future Multi-Object Kill Vehicle concept
 
Raytheon one step closer on the future Multi-Object Kill Vehicle concept 640 001 Raytheon Company has come a step closure in defining critical aspects of the Program Plannin Review, of the future Multi-Object Kill Vehicle (MOKV), in cooperation with the US Missile Defense Agency. It has recently reached the milestone of the Concept Development Phase, ensuring its alignment with MDA’s specifications and on track for a Concept Review next month.
 

Antonov delivered final batch of modernized An-32RE military airlifters to Indian Air Force

Antonov delivered final batch of modernized An-32RE military airlifters to Indian Air Force
 
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On November 19, 2015, five modernized An-32RE light military transports were passed to Indian Air Force. It was a final batch completing works on overhaul, modernization and service life extension of 40 airplanes. According to the contract’s terms, the 8th batch of the aircraft was modernized at SE Plant 410 of Civil Aviation with active participation of Antonov Company, the aircraft designer, and more than 20 other enterprises.
 

New onboard avionics for the Mi-28NM attack helicopters now enables interactions with UAVs

New onboard avionics for the Mi-28NM attack helicopters now enables interactions with UAVs
 
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Ramenskoye Avionics Design Bureau, incorporated by Radio-Electronic Technologies Concern, has supplied the customer with the first pilot examples of onboard avionics for the Mi-28NM helicopter enabling it to interact with unmanned aerial vehicles, Daniil Brenerman, the Bureau Director General, told the Russian news agency TASS.
 

Russian-Indonesian talks for delivery of Su-35 fighter jets "proceeding well"

Russian-Indonesian talks for delivery of Su-35 fighter jets "proceeding well"
 
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Indonesia may become the second country after China to buy Russian-made Sukhoi Su-35 (NATO reporting name: Flanker-E) fighter jets, a source in the system of Russia’s military and technical cooperation with foreign countries told TASS on Wednesday. The Russian-Indonesian talks on the delivery of a batch of Su-35 fighter jets are at the stage of discussing the technical and commercial aspects of the prospective deal.
 

Leidos contracted by US Army to support Airborne ISR needs

Leidos contracted by US Army to support Airborne ISR needs
 
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Leidos a US-based national security, health and engineering solutions company, was awarded a prime contract by the U.S. Army to design, produce, integrate and test for the Airborne Reconnaissance Low-Enhanced (ARL-E) program of record, the company announced on Nov. 24, 2015.
 

Russian Helicopters delivers first Mi-8AMTSh-VA helicopter to Russia's Arctic troops

Russian Helicopters delivers first Mi-8AMTSh-VA helicopter to Russia's Arctic troops
 
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Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, part of Russian Helicopters, hosted a ceremony marking the acceptance of the Mi-8AMTSh-VA by the Russian Defence Ministry’s Arctic groupings. The first Arctic helicopter was developed specially for operation in the country’s north in temperatures lower than -40°. With auxiliary fuel tanks, the helicopter has a range of over 1,300 km.
 

U.S. lifts sanctions against Rosoboronexport for Afghanistan's Mi-17 helicopters support

U.S. lifts sanctions against Rosoboronexport for Afghanistan's Mi-17 helicopters support
 
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The United States lifted the sanctions against Russian arms exporter Rosoboronexport’s contracts for servicing the Mil Mi-17 (NATO reporting name: Hip) helicopters in Afghanistan, according to Thomas Countryman, US Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation. US governmental weekly Federal Register has published Mr. Countryman-signed document to that effect on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015.
 

Boeing wins a $262 mn order from USAF for Lot 17 Joint Direct Attack Munition kits

Boeing wins a $262 mn order from USAF for Lot 17 Joint Direct Attack Munition kits
 
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The US-based defense giant Boeing has secured a potential two-year, $262 million contract to supply bomb guidance tailkits to the U.S. Air Force, the US Department of Defense announced yesterday, Nov. 23, 2015. The firm-fixed-price contract covers the production of lot 17 Joint Direct Attack Munition kits, the Defense Department said Monday.
 

Russia Eastern Military District receives two new Kamov Ka-52 and three Mil Mi-AMTSh helicopters

Russia Eastern Military District receives two new Kamov Ka-52 and three Mil Mi-AMTSh helicopters
 
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Russia's Eastern Military District air base personnel accepted two Kamov Ka-52 (NATO reporting name: Hokum-B) attack helicopters at the Progress Aircraft Plant and three Mil Mi-8AMTSh (Hip) troop-carriers at the Ulan-Ude Aircraft Plant, according to the district’s press officer, Alexander Gordeyev.
 

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