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April 2016 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 
 

Two more Mi-8MTPR1 EW helicopters delivered to Russian military

Two more Mi-8MTPR1 EW helicopters delivered to Russian military
 
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The Radio-Electronic Technologies Group (KRET) has delivered two Mil Mi-8-MTPR1 helicopters with the Rychag-AV jamming station to the Russian Defense Ministry, KRET CEO Nikolai Kolesov said on Wednesday. KRET is a subsidiary of Russia’s state hi-tech corporation Rostec.
 

Saab to upgrade Swedish Air Force's Air Traffic Management

Saab to upgrade Swedish Air Force's Air Traffic Management
 
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The Sweden-based defense and security company Saab has signed a three-year agreement with the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) regarding continued maintenance and upgrades of air traffic management- and airport systems at all the Swedish Air Force’s airports and air bases.
 

TAI HÜRKUS-A basic trainer aircraft passed EASA flight tests

TAI HÜRKUS-A basic trainer aircraft passed EASA flight tests
 
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Turkish Aerospace Industries basic trainer aircraft has successfully completed the flight tests required by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), during the 22-25 March period. A total of two aircraft, HUR 01 and HUR 02, were tested by an EASA pilot and a flight engineer.
 

French Army to procure Sagem’s Patroller tactical UAV

French Army to procure Sagem’s Patroller tactical UAV
 
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Sagem will provide the French Army with its new tactical UAV. After the agreement signed with DGA and witnessed by the Minister of Defence, Jean-Yves Le Drian, the Army will receive Patroller unmanned air vehicles, to replace the Sperwer, from 2018 and onwards.
 

Another modernized Tu-95MS strategic bomber joins the Russian Air Force

Another modernized Tu-95MS strategic bomber joins the Russian Air Force
 
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Another Tupolev Tu-95MS (NATO reporting name: Bear) turboprop strategic bomber has arrived for Russia’s Aerospace Force after its upgrade, the United Aircraft-Manufacturing Corporation’s press office said on Tuesday.
 

Antonov achieved major assembly of the An-132D airlifter demonstrator

Antonov achieved major assembly of the An-132D airlifter demonstrator
 
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Antonov Company has completed major assembly of the An-132D military transport aircraft demonstrator. The tail unit was mounted on the aircraft. So, the airframe of the aircraft has been assembled: fuselage, wing and tail unit have been joined.
 

Kuwait and Italy finally sign deal for 28 Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets

Kuwait and Italy finally sign deal for 28 Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets
 
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The Italy-based defense contractor Finmeccanica could finalise a multi-billion dollar contract from Kuwait for 28 Eurofighter jets on Tuesday, two sources close to the deal told Reuters yesterday. According to the source, the Italian Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti was due to fly to Kuwait on Monday April 4, where the signing may occur.
 

USAF deploys F-15C Eagles to Iceland and the Netherlands

USAF deploys F-15C Eagles to Iceland and the Netherlands
 
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The United States have deployed Boeing F-15C Eagles aircraft in Iceland and the Netherlands in support of the Operation Atlantic Resolve, in an effort to strengthen interoperability and deter Russian aggression, according to the USAF Press release.
 

Alaska to host USAF's first operational overseas F-35 Lightning II squadrons

Alaska to host USAF's first operational overseas F-35 Lightning II squadrons
 
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Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, was selected as the new home for the US Air Force’s first operational overseas F-35A Lightning IIs. US Air Force officials chose Eielson AFB after a lengthy analysis of the location’s operational considerations, installation attributes, environmental factors and cost.
 

Bell Helicopter wins $170 mn contract for delivery of nine AH-1Z Viper helicopters to Pakistan

Bell Helicopter wins $170 mn contract for delivery of nine AH-1Z Viper helicopters to Pakistan
 
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Bell Helicopter has been awarded a $170,173,188 contract for the manufacture and delivery of nine AH-1Z Viper combat helicopters, and nine auxiliary fuel kits for the government of Pakistan under the Foreign Military Sales program, the US Department of Defense announced on its website on April 4, 2016.
 

Sierra Nevada to provide Saudi Arabia with two new King Air 350ER ISR aircraft

Sierra Nevada to provide Saudi Arabia with two new King Air 350ER ISR aircraft
 
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The US-based defense contractor Sierra Nevada has been awarded a $71,475,750 contract for the Saudi Arabia's King Air 350 program, the US Department of Defense announced on its website on April 1, 2016. Sierra Nevada is to install new synthetic aperture radar capability on Saudi KA350ER aircraft.
 

IAI's C4 systems for the F-35I Adir fighter jet enters production phase

IAI's C4 systems for the F-35I Adir fighter jet enters production phase
 
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With system definition, prototyping and testing phases completed, Israel Aerospace Industries' (IAI) is now moving to production the Command, Control, Communications and Computing (C4) systems developed for the Adir - F-35I, Israel's variant of the F-35 Lightning II fifth-generation fighter jet.
 

South Korea about to conduct flight test of new ISR aircraft in United States

South Korea about to conduct flight test of new ISR aircraft in United States
 
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South Korea plans to conduct a flight test of two new reconnaissance planes in the United States this week, which can help the country better detect signs of North Korean missile launches and other threats, country's officials said Monday April 4.
 

Irkut receives new order from Russia for 30 Su-30SM fighter jets

Irkut receives new order from Russia for 30 Su-30SM fighter jets
 
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Within the implementation of Russia's State Defence Order for 2016-2018, the country's Defence Ministry has concluded a new contract with the aircraft manufacturer Irkut corporation for Su-30SM aircraft deliveries, the Russian MoD announced on its website on April 3, 2016.
 

Russia reportedly tested variants of 9M120 Ataka anti-tank guided missiles in Syria

Russia reportedly tested variants of 9M120 Ataka anti-tank guided missiles in Syria
 
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Russia could have tested two types of 9M120 'Ataka' (NATO reporting name: AT-9 Spiral 2) guided missile, anti-tank and anti-personnel respectively, in Syria, according to Russian defense experts. Russian Mi-28N (Havoc-B) attack helicopter has made its combat debut in Syria, according to the footage provided by Russia`s Ministry of Defense (MoD).
 

Colombian Air Force takes delivery of its 7th Huey II helicopter upgrade kit

Colombian Air Force takes delivery of its 7th Huey II helicopter upgrade kit
 
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Bell Helicopter, a subsidiary of Textron, announced today that the Colombian Air Force (COLAF) had accepted their seventh Huey II Kit – continuing to improve their fleet performance and mission readiness. The delivery of the Huey II Kit is a part of an ongoing upgrade program designed to revitalize the Colombian Air Force’s UH-1H fleet. The upgrade allows for multiple configurations and increased overall mission capability.
 

DARPA awards Gremlins next-generation UAS Phase 1 contracts

DARPA awards Gremlins next-generation UAS Phase 1 contracts
 
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The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded Phase 1 contracts for its Gremlins program, which seeks to develop innovative technologies and systems enabling aircraft to launch volleys of low-cost, reusable unmanned air systems (UASs) and safely and reliably retrieve them in mid-air.
 

RAF's Tornado GR4 fighter successfully tested BriteCloud countermeasure system

RAF's Tornado GR4 fighter successfully tested BriteCloud countermeasure system
 
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The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) has successfully carried out its initial evaluation of Finmeccanica’s BriteCloud decoy. BriteCloud is a new-generation anti-missile countermeasure featuring breakthrough technology developed in the UK, the Italy-based defense contractor Finmeccanica announced on March 30.
 

Bulgaria approves $1.41 bn budget for new fighter jets acquisition

Bulgaria approves $1.41 bn budget for new fighter jets acquisition
 
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Bulgaria will spend about US$1.41 bn to keep airborne its MiG-29s fighter jets and acquire new warplanes as well as patrol ships under a defence procurement investment plan approved by the government, the country's Defence Ministry said on Wednesday, March 30, 2016.
 

Raytheon to provide India with AIM-92 Stinger air-to-air missiles

Raytheon to provide India with AIM-92 Stinger air-to-air missiles
 
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The Indian Ministry of Defence has signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Defense to acquire Stinger air-to-air missiles made by Raytheon Company. As part of the deal, India will receive 245 Stinger air-to-air missiles, as along with launchers and engineering support, the US-based giant announced on March 30, 2016.
 

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