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August 2016 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 
 

BAE Systems secures $200mn contract to sustain RAAF Hawk Mk127 fleet

BAE Systems secures $200mn contract to sustain RAAF Hawk Mk127 fleet
 
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BAE Systems Australia has secured a two-year contract, worth approximately $200 million, to sustain the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Hawk Mk127 Lead-In Fighter fleet. This extension reinforces the Company's position as a long-time capability partner of the RAAF.
 

Northrop wins $40mn contract to work on SHiELD fighter self-protection system

Northrop wins $40mn contract to work on SHiELD fighter self-protection system
 
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The US defense contractor Northrop Grumman, based in Redondo Beach, California, has been awarded a $39,339,172 contract for Self-Protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator (SHiELD) Turret Research in Aero-Effects (STRAFE) program, the US Department of Defense announced yesterday August 23.
 

US plans to deploy 16 F-35 fighter jets to Japan in 2017

US plans to deploy 16 F-35 fighter jets to Japan in 2017
 
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The Japanese government informed the city of Iwakuni in Yamaguchi Prefecture on Monday that the United States plans to deploy 16 F-35 fighters at the US military base there from January to August next year, unveiled today the local newspaper Japan Times. It would mark the first time for that stealth aircraft to be stationed overseas.
 

ATEC selected for US Army's ITEP preliminary design review phase

ATEC selected for US Army's ITEP preliminary design review phase
 
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The U.S. Army has announced that the Advanced Turbine Engine Company (ATEC), a joint venture of Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney, has been awarded a contract for preliminary design review of a new engine for the Army's fleet of Black Hawk and Apache helicopters.
 

Raytheon to modernize USAF Global Hawk UAVs ground controls

Raytheon to modernize USAF Global Hawk UAVs ground controls
 
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Raytheon Company has been awarded a subcontract valued up to $104 million to modernize the ground segment for the U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk autonomous aircraft. Raytheon partners with Northrop Grumman as the ground integrator for Global Hawk contracts.
 

China's first military air ambulance makes debuts

China's first military air ambulance makes debuts
 
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The Military Transportation Institute under the Logistics Support Department of China's Central Military Commission (CMC) completed the final month-long environmental qualification test on China's first air ambulance jointly developed through military-civilian cooperation on August 19, the Chinese defense newspaper China Military Online announced on August 22, 2016.
 

South Korea takes delivery of AH-64E Apache Guardian training system

South Korea takes delivery of AH-64E Apache Guardian training system
 
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Boeing has delivered to the Republic of Korea an Apache Longbow Crew Trainer that the country’s Army air crews will use to prepare for the AH-64E Apache Guardian helicopters that Boeing begins delivering later this year.The system uses the Apache’s flight software and matured flight and avionics simulation models to create an accurate training environment that increases mission readiness.
 

Russia's A-100 Premier AEW&C aircraft to make maiden flight in March 2017

Russia's A-100 Premier AEW&C aircraft to make maiden flight in March 2017
 
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Russian advanced airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft A-100 Premier will fly for the first time in March 2017, according to the Izvestia daily. Several dozen Russian defense contractors, including the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), United Instrument Corporation (UIC), Tekhnodinamika and Almaz-Antei, are cooperating in the development of the latest AEW&C plane.
 

RAAF KC-30A tanker successfully performs first operational refuelling with boom system

RAAF KC-30A tanker successfully performs first operational refuelling with boom system
 
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The operational capability of the Royal Australian Air Force’s KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport aircraft fleet has taken another important step forward with the first operational refuelling of fighter aircraft with the tanker’s advanced Aerial Refuelling Boom System, the RAAF announced today August 22.
 

Lockheed lands $10bn contract to support C-130J production program

Lockheed lands $10bn contract to support C-130J production program
 
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The US-based defense giant Lockheed Martin has been awarded an IDIQ contract with a not-to-exceed ceiling of $10,020,000,000 to support the C-130J production program. This is a cumulative ceiling to cover all future delivery orders within scope of this contract, the US Department of Defense announced on August 19.
 

China eyes on artificial intelligence and automation for future cruise missiles

China eyes on artificial intelligence and automation for future cruise missiles
 
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China's next-generation cruise missiles will be developed based on a modular design, allowing them to be tailor-made for specific combat situations, and will have a high level of artificial intelligence, according to a chinese senior missile designer.
 

Boeing secures $2.8bn USAF contract for KC-46A tanker initial production

Boeing secures $2.8bn USAF contract for KC-46A tanker initial production
 
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The U.S. Air Force awarded Boeing $2.8 billion on Aug. 18 for KC-46A tanker low-rate initial production. The KC-46A Pegasus program received Milestone C approval from Frank Kendall, the US under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, on August 12.
 

Tactical Missiles Corporation plans to upgrade Kh-101 cruise missile

Tactical Missiles Corporation plans to upgrade Kh-101 cruise missile
 
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Russia`s defense industry will upgrade the Kh-101 air-launched cruise missile (ALCM) that made its combat debut in the Syrian operation, the Director General of the Tactical Missiles Corporation (Russian acronym: KTRV, Korporatsiya Takticheskoe Raketnoe Vooruzhenie), Boris Obnosov told the Rambler News Service website.
 

All three USAF strategic bombers conduct first ever integrated operation in Pacific

All three USAF strategic bombers conduct first ever integrated operation in Pacific
 
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All three of US Air Force Global Strike Command's strategic power projection bombers, the B-52 Stratofortress, B-1B Lancer and B-2 Spirit, simultaneously took to the sky during their first integrated bomber operation in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, the Air Force announced yesterday August 17.
 

Airlander 10 hybrid airship makes historic first flight

Airlander 10 hybrid airship makes historic first flight
 
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Hybrid Air Vehicles' Airlander 10 made its maiden flight yesterday and marked the commencement of Airlander 10's Flight Test Programme which is expected to last for a number of months. After this the aircraft will begin a series of Trials and Demonstrations with prospective customers.
 

USAF's B-52H bomber drops JASSM missile from internal bay for the first time

USAF's B-52H bomber drops JASSM missile from internal bay for the first time
 
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The US Air Force aircrews accomplished another first recently by executing a clean separation of three Joint Attack Surface Standoff Missiles, or JASSMs, from the internal weapons bay of a B-52 Stratofortress at the Edwards Air Force Base, the USAF announced on August 12.
 

United Kingdom orders third Zephyr-S solar-powered UAV

United Kingdom orders third Zephyr-S solar-powered UAV
 
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The British Ministry of Defence (MOD) has today announced it has ordered a third, record-breaking, Zephyr-S UAV, as part of a US$17 million contract with Airbus Defence and Space. Zephyr-S is the latest version of a highly sophisticated series of ultra-lightweight UAVs, capable of flying up to 70,000ft - twice the altitude of a commercial airliner - for up to 45 days at a time. Referred to as a High Altitude Pseudo Satellite (HAPS), it performs more like a satellite than a conventional UAV.
 

Russia to receive 4th A-50U AEW&C aircraft by year-end

Russia to receive 4th A-50U AEW&C aircraft by year-end
 
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The United Instrument-Manufacturing Corporation, part of Russia’s state hi-tech corporation Rostec, is planning to deliver the fourth Beriev A-50U airborne warning and control system aircraft to the Defense Ministry before the yearend, the corporation’s spokesman told TASS.
 

MBDA to provide ASRAAM missiles for UK's future fleet of F-35 fighters

MBDA to provide ASRAAM missiles for UK's future fleet of F-35 fighters
 
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The United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MOD) has awarded a contract worth around US$238 million to equip the RAF's F-35A and Royal Navy's F-35B combat aircraft with the Advanced Short Range Air-to-Air Missile (ASRAAM).
 

Egypt's future MiG-29 fighter jets to be fitted with advanced IRST and EW pods

Egypt's future MiG-29 fighter jets to be fitted with advanced IRST and EW pods
 
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The Mikoyan MiG-29 (NATO reporting name: Fulcrum) fighter jets to be exported to Egypt will be fitted out with advanced infrared search-and-track (IRST) stations and electronic warfare (EW) pods, according to the Izvestia daily.
 

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