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January 2016 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 

Dutch governement approves airstrikes against Daesh in Syria

Dutch governement approves airstrikes against Daesh in Syria
 
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The Dutch government said Friday it has decided to carry out airstrikes against Daesh terrorist group in Syria. Airstrikes against Daesh in Syria will make the fight against the group in Iraq, where the Netherlands is already carrying out attacks, more effective, the government said.
 

Russia will deploy more Su-30SM fighter jets in Crimea in 2016

Russia will deploy more Su-30SM fighter jets in Crimea in 2016
 
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A number of new planes will be added to the squadron of Sukhoi Su-30SM multirole interceptors deployed in Crimea, the Black Sea Fleet Commander, Admiral Alexander Vitko, said on Friday. Prior to Crimea’s 2014 reunification with Russia the Ukrainian authorities opposed all attempts to upgrade the Russian Black Sea Fleet based on the peninsula.
 

Two new Su-34 strike fighters delivered to the Russian Air Force

Two new Su-34 strike fighters delivered to the Russian Air Force
 
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The Russian Aerospace Force has received two brand-new Sukhoi Su-34 (NATO reporting name: Fullback) tactical bombers earmarked for the Combat Training and Conversion Center in the city of Lipetsk, a Russian defense industry source told journalists on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016.
 

KAI plans to expand overseas business in 2016

KAI plans to expand overseas business in 2016
 
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After securing a multibillion-dollar project to produce homegrown fighter jets late last year, the South Korea's sole aircraft manufacturer Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) said Thursday it would expand its global business, focusing on a U.S. program that plans to buy about 350 trainer aircraft.
 

Egypt takes delivery of three more Rafale multirole fighter jets

Egypt takes delivery of three more Rafale multirole fighter jets
 
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Egypt received three more Rafale fighter jets from France on Thursday, the second batch of a deal signed in February 2015, said an Egyptian military spokesman. "The deal includes handing Egypt 24 Rafale warplanes and a FREMM multi-mission frigate," Brigadier General Mohamed Samir said in a statement.
 

Raytheon successfully tests Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle with redesigned thrusters

Raytheon successfully tests Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle with redesigned thrusters
 
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A Raytheon Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV) successfully completed a data-gathering mission during a Missile Defense Agency flight test. The mission's objective was to observe in-flight performance of redesigned components and gain valuable information on evolving threat classes.
 

Tupolev delivers another upgraded Tu-160 strategic bomber to Russian Aerospace Forces

Tupolev delivers another upgraded Tu-160 strategic bomber to Russian Aerospace Forces
 
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Another upgraded Tupolev Tu-160 (NATO reporting name: Blackjack) strategic bomber has been delivered to the Russian Aerospace Force, the press office of Tupolev (a United Aircraft Corporation subsidiary) told journalists on Thursday in a news release.
 

Lockheed Martin and AEC open Sniper ATP pod support center in Saudi Arabia

Lockheed Martin and AEC open Sniper ATP pod support center in Saudi Arabia
 
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Lockheed Martin and Advanced Electronics Company (AEC) recently celebrated the opening of the Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod (ATP) Expanded Repair Capability center in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This marks the start of operations at the first Sniper ATP support center located outside the United States.
 

ViaSat to produce Link 16 terminals for AH-64E Apache Guardian helicopter Lots 5 and 6

ViaSat to produce Link 16 terminals for AH-64E Apache Guardian helicopter Lots 5 and 6
 
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Boeing Company has awarded ViaSat Inc., a global broadband services and technology company, a contract for the production of approximately 90 Link 16 Small Tactical Terminals (STT) for the Lots 5 and 6 of the AH-64E Apache Guardian Attack Helicopter production line.
 

Russia's Southern Military District to receive 20 new Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopters in 2016

Russia's Southern Military District to receive 20 new Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopters in 2016
 
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In 2016, the Russian Southern Military District separate helicopter regiment located in the Krasnodar Krai is to receive 20 newest Kamov Ka-52 “Alligator” attack helicopters, the Russian ministry of defense announced on Jan. 26, 2016.
 

Rolls-Royce receives $150mn in orders from USAF for C-130J engines support

Rolls-Royce receives $150mn in orders from USAF for C-130J engines support
 
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Rolls-Royce has been awarded two contracts from the US Air Force to support the later's fleet of C-130J Super Hercules engines, the US Department of Defense announced yesterday, Jan. 28, 2016. The estimated total amount for this two contracts is $154mn.
 

Kuwait will sign deal for 28 Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets on January 31

Kuwait will sign deal for 28 Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets on January 31
 
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Italy's major defence group Finmeccanica will finally sign a long-awaited contract to sell 28 Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets to Kuwait on January 31, a source close to the matter said on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. In september 2015, Kuwait announced its intention to buy 22 single-seat and six twin-seat Typhoons in a government-to-government agreement.
 

L-3 Link to provide USAF with 34 new Predator Mission Aircrew Training System simulators

L-3 Link to provide USAF with 34 new Predator Mission Aircrew Training System simulators
 
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L-3 Link Simulation & Training announced yesterday, Jan. 26, 2016, that it has been awarded a contract option from the U.S. Air Force to build 34 new Predator Mission Aircrew Training System (PMATS) simulators. The contract was awarded by the U.S. Air Force’s Life Cycle Management Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
 

Peruvian Army takes delivery of final batch of Mi-171Sh-P helicopters

Peruvian Army takes delivery of final batch of Mi-171Sh-P helicopters
 
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Russia has finished the supplies of 24 Mi-171Sh-P (NATO reporting name: Hip-H) utility helicopters to Peru, according to a source in the Russian defense industry. "On January 14th, the last three helicopters were delivered to Peru by An-124 aircraft. So, the contract signed in 2013 to equip the Peru Armed Forces with 24 Mi-171Sh-P utility helicopters has been implemented".
 

Algeria's Mi-171 helicopters upgrade program about to be completed

Algeria's Mi-171 helicopters upgrade program about to be completed
 
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Russia's St. Petersburg Aircraft Repair Company (SPARK) is completing the overhaul of 39 Algerian Mil Mi-171 (NATO reporting name: Hip) helicopters built by the Ulan-Ude Aircraft Plant, a defense industry source told TASS on Wednesday.
 

U.S. plans to deploy MQ-1C Gray Eagle RPAs in South Korea by 2016-end

U.S. plans to deploy MQ-1C Gray Eagle RPAs in South Korea by 2016-end
 
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The U.S. is expected to deploy a cutting-edge attack drone in South Korea this year as part of the allies’ efforts to bolster their reconnaissance and combat capabilities and better counter North Korean threats, Seoul officials said Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016.
 

Russian Su-35S and Su-27SM fighter jets performed tactical training over Sea of Japan

Russian Su-35S and Su-27SM fighter jets performed tactical training over Sea of Japan
 
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Sukhoi Su-35S and Su-27SM fighter jets of the Eastern Military District’s fighter air unit based in the Khabarovsk Region in Russia’s Far East have accomplished tactical missions over the Sea of Japan and Okhotsk, district spokesman Alexander Gordeyev said on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016.
 

NATO C-17 aircrews about to start training at Boeing's International Training Center

NATO C-17 aircrews about to start training at Boeing's International Training Center
 
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The Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC) program will soon train C-17 aircrews at Boeing's C-17 International Training Centre (ITC) in the United Kingdom under a new $8 million contract. SAC is comprised of ten NATO countries and two NATO Partnership for Peace countries. The program will begin training its multinational aircrews early this year. Prior to this contract, the SAC program sent aircrews to the United States for training.
 

Japan to double F-15J squadron in Okinawa amid tensions with China

Japan to double F-15J squadron in Okinawa amid tensions with China
 
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Japan announced Tuesday that it will double its F-15J fighter squadron in Okinawa prefecture in response to an increased presence of Chinese aircraft in the area. The deployment, which was announced by Japan's Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF), will be completed by February when the Naha Air Base will have 40 F-15J jets, Japanese broadcaster NHK reported.
 

South Korea's Air Force delays Taurus KEDP 350 missile introduction

South Korea delays introduction of the Taurus KEDP 350 missile in its air force
 
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The United States stalled decision over the export of a key GPS system is causing a major delay in South Korea's plan to introduce Taurus missiles by the end of this year, sources said Tuesday. The U.S. government is currently delaying its decision on whether to approve the export of a military GPS receiver for the local project to arm its fighter jets with the made-in-Germany air-to-surface missiles, South Korean military and defense procurement officials said.
 

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