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June 2016 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 
 

Fokker and GA to collaborate for Predator B landing gear production

Fokker and GA to collaborate for Predator B landing gear production
 
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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) and GKN Aerospace’s Fokker business unit, a leading Dutch aircraft systems and components manufacturer, yersterday announced that they will collaborate to produce and support landing gear systems for Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper RPA systems. Fokker is GA-ASI’s Dutch in-country partner.
 

AVIC's Y-20 heavy airlifter to be delivered "very soon" to PLAAF

AVIC's Y-20 strategic airlifter to be delivered "very soon" to PLAAF
 
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According to China Daily, the domestically developed Y-20 heavy-lifting transport plane will soon be delivered to buyers, a project manager said on Thursday. The manager expects that China will need at least 1,000 of the huge aircraft. "I can't tell you the exact time planned for delivery, but ... it will be carried out very soon," Zhu Qian, head of Aviation Industry Corp of China's Large Aircraft Development Office, said at a technology exhibition in Beijing.
 

Liebherr to supply integrated air management system for Antonov's An-132D aircraft

Liebherr to supply integrated air management system for Antonov's An-132D aircraft
 
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Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS, Toulouse (France) will supply its integrated air management system for Antonov’s new aircraft, the AN-132D. Representatives from Liebherr-Aerospace and the Ukrainian aircraft manufacturer signed the contract on June 1, 2016, at ILA Berlin Airshow.
 

Lockheed's upgraded T-50A trainer aircraft completes first flight

Lockheed's upgraded T-50A trainer aircraft completes first flight
 
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Lockheed Martin successfully completed the initial flight test of its T-50A configured aircraft. The T-50A is the company’s aircraft offering in the U.S. Air Force’s Advanced Pilot Training competition. “The aircraft in its new configuration with the 5th Gen cockpit and other upgrades performed flawlessly,” said Mark Ward, Lockheed Martin T-50A lead test pilot, after his flight in Sacheon, South Korea.
 

Kazakhstan to receive first batch of Mi-35M helicopters by 2016-end

Kazakhstan to receive first batch of Mi-35M helicopters by 2016-end
 
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The first deliveries of Russia’s combat helicopters Mil Mi-35M (NATO reporting name: Hind-E) to Kazakhstan are scheduled for the end of the current year, Alexander Shcherbinin, deputy chief executive for business development at Russian Helicopters holding, the helicopter manufacturer, said on Wednesday.
 

L-3 wins $1.9bn contract for KC-10 tanker logistic support

L-3 wins $1.9bn contract for KC-10 tanker logistic support
 
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The US-based defense contractor L-3 Communications has been awarded a $1.91 billion contract to provide airframe contractor logistics support for USAF KC/KDC-10 tanker aircraft, the US Department of Defense announced on June 1st, 2016.
 

Rafael's RecceLite pod to be integrated on Italian Air Force Predator B

Rafael's RecceLite pod to be integrated on Italian Air Force Predator B
 
Rafael RecceLite pod to be integrated on Italian Air Force Predator B 640 001 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, tactical reconnaissance radars, and electro-optic and related mission system solutions, today announced that it will integrate RecceLite, a versatile imagery reconnaissance pod, onto an Italian Air Force (ItAF) Predator B/MQ-9.
 

Northrop Grumman's LCR-100N hybrid navigation unit to be offered on King Air turborprops

Northrop Grumman's LCR-100N hybrid navigation unit to be offered on King Air turborprops
 
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Northrop Grumman Corporation's flight-critical inertial instruments will soon be offered on Beechcraft King Air turboprops. Northrop Grumman's LCR-100N hybrid navigation unit has been chosen by Beechcraft, a subsidiary of Textron Inc. company, as an inertial product option on the popular King Air turboprop platform.
 

Israel to get three US-funded C-130J Super Hercules airlifters in 2016

Israel to get three US-funded C-130J Super Hercules airlifters in 2016
 
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Israel is set to receive three new C-130J Super Hercules military transport aircraft by the end of this year as part of its military aid package from the United States, the Israeli daily Ha'aretz reported Tuesday. Known as the 'Samson' in Hebrew, the three Super Hercules will supplement three others the Israeli Defense Forces currently have as part of its fleet at the Nevatim airbase in the south of Israel.
 

Airbus Helicopters completes Clean Sky 2-demonstrator pre-design phase

Airbus Helicopters completes Clean Sky 2-demonstrator pre-design phase
 
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Airbus Helicopters earlier this year passed an important milestone in the development of the high-speed, compound helicopter demonstrator currently being built as part of the Clean Sky 2 European research programme, the helicopters manufacturer said on June 1st, 2016.
 

China says J-20 stealth fighter will be deployed "in the near future"

China says J-20 stealth fighter will be deployed "in the near future"
 
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China is still testing its first stealth fighter, the J-20 , but the warplane will soon enter service, the air force said, after pictures circulated in Chinese media suggesting it had already joined the active fleet. "The PLA Air Force refuted the rumor that the J-20 fighter has been deployed to troops on May 31," the PLAAF said today in a statement.
 

Boeing wins a $3.2 bn USAF contract for JDAM tail kits

Boeing wins a $3.2 bn USAF contract for JDAM tail kits
 
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The US-based defense giant Boeing has been awarded a $3.2 billion US Air Force contract for Joint Direct Attack Munitions tail kits (JDAM), the US DoD stated on Tuesday May 31, 2016. The JDAM is a guidance kit that converts unguided bombs into all-weather "smart" munitions.
 

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