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May 2016 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 
 

SR-10 trainer aircraft started undergoing flight tests with Russian Air Force

SR-10 trainer aircraft started undergoing flight tests with Russian Air Force
 
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The first prototype SR-10 trainer aircraft developed by Russia’s Modern Aviation Technologies Design Bureau has started undergoing flight tests at the Kubinka airfield near Moscow, a source in the Russian defense and industrial sector said on Tuesday.
 

HAL's HTT-40 basic trainer aircraft successfully took to the skies

HAL's HTT-40 basic trainer aircraft successfully took to the skies
 
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According to OneIndia, the Indian home-grown Basic Trainer Aircraft (BTA) from the hangars of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) had its first flight in Bengaluru today. The Hindustan Turbo Trainer (HTT-40) was piloted by Group Capt Subramaniam (Retd), Chief Test Pilot, HAL. According to sources, the flight lasted for about 30 minutes.
 

RAF 90 Signals Unit to get new communication systems by 2018

RAF 90 Signals Unit to get new communication systems by 2018
 
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Personnel from 90 Signals Unit, based at RAF Leeming, are working alongside industry partners to pave the way for military future deployed communications systems, the Royal Air Force announced on its website on May 26, 2016.
 

Saab wins undisclosed order for AEW&C systems

Saab wins undisclosed order for AEW&C systems
 
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The Swedish defence and security company Saab has received an order within the Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) segment, the company announced on May 30, 2016. The order amounts to approx. SEK 1.1 billion (US$ 132 mn). Deliveries will be made from 2016 until 2018.
 

New batch of four Su-34 fighters delivered to Russian Aerospace Force

New batch of four Su-34 fighters delivered to Russian Aerospace Force
 
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The Sukhoi Company, part of Russia’s United Aircraft-Manufacturing Corporation, has delivered a batch of Sukhoi Su-34 (NATO reporting name: Fullback) frontline bombers to the Russian Aerospace Force, the Company’s press office said on Monday.
 

Beriev rolls out first serial-produced Be-200Chs amphibious multirole aircraft

Beriev rolls out first serial-produced Be-200Chs amphibious multirole aircraft
 
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The Beriev Design Bureau in Taganrog in south Russia has assembled the first serial-produced Beriev Be-200ChS amphibious plane, President of Russia’s United Aircraft-Manufacturing Corporation Yuri Slyusar said on Monday.
 

Algeria reportedly took delivery of first two Mi-28NE combat helicopters

Algeria reportedly took delivery of first two Mi-28NE combat helicopters
 
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According to pictures released on social medias, Russia reportedly delivered the two first Mi-38NE attack helicopters ordered by Algeria. Russia will deliver a total of 42 Mi-28NE attack helicopters to Algeria in line with a bilateral contract, Interfax news agency announced in late March 2016, quoting a source in Russia's arms exporting bodies.
 

RNLAF commander pushes for F-35-based Joint air force with Belgium

RNLAF commander pushes for F-35-based Joint air force with Belgium
 
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The Dutch air force commander invited himself in the debate on the successor of Belgian Air Force’s F-16 fleet. General Alexander Schnitger suggested on Flemish TV channel VRT that Belgium purchase the same type of aircraft selected by the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) – the F-35 Lightning II – to create a joint Dutch-Belgian air force.
 

Israel boosts CH-53 Yas'ur self-protection with new defense system

Israel boosts CH-53 Yas'ur self-protection with new defense system
 
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An advanced missile defense system was installed on Israeli Air Force (IAF) CH-53 Yasur transport helicopters, the military confirmed last week. The Dragon Block 3 defense system provides 360° coverage against missile attacks and provide faster countermeasure service.
 

Raytheon and UVision to jointly develop new loitering airborne system

Raytheon and UVision to jointly develop new loitering airborne system
 
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Raytheon Company and UVision signed a teaming agreement to work together on small, loitering airborne solutions. As part of the deal, Raytheon will adapt the Hero-30 remotely-operated lethal loitering airborne system from Israel's UVision for U.S. military requirements.
 

Oman requests a $260 Mn FMS for F-16 fighters fleet support

Oman requests a $260 Mn FMS for F-16 fighters fleet support
 
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The United States State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Oman for continuation of logistics support services and equipment for the country's fleet of F-16 fighters . The estimated cost is $260 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced on May 26th, 2016.
 

BAE Systems wins a $49 mn contract to support USAF Solid State Phased Array Radar System

BAE Systems wins a $49 mn contract to support USAF Solid State Phased Array Radar System
 
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BAE Systems Technology Solutions and Services has received a $49.6 million contract from the US Air Force to manage, operate and maintain advanced radar systems at five key strategic missile warning bases around the world, the US Department of Defense announced on May 26, 2016.
 

South Korea's first four AH-64E combat helicopters delivered to combat units

South Korea's first four AH-64E combat helicopters delivered to combat units
 
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South Korea has deployed the latest upgraded model of Apache helicopters, which are expected to enhance its overall combat capability, the country's defense procurement agency said Thursday. According to the Defense Acquisition Procurement Administration, four AH-64E Guardians were delivered to Army units, which recently completed combat deployment. The four are the first to reach front-line South Korean combat units.
 

US approves a $420 mn FMS from Kuwait for F/18-C/D support

US approves a $420 mn FMS from Kuwait for F/A-18 C/D support
 
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The United States State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Kuwait for F/A-18 C/D services and support for an estimated cost of $420 million, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) on May 26, 2016.
 

AeroVironment’s Tether Eye evaluated by the US DoD

AeroVironment’s Tether Eye evaluated by the US DoD
 
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AeroVironment has announced that its Tether Eye unmanned aircraft system is being evaluated by the US Combatting Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO). The development of the tethered UAV, used for ISR and security applications, has been funded by the CTTSO under a US Government contract.
 

Russia issued request for next-gen heliborne command post

Russia issued request for next-gen heliborne command post
 
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Russia’s Defense Ministry is currently formulating a requirements specification for new-generation airborne command posts based on helicopters, CEO of Russia’s Polyot Scientific and Production Enterprise Alexei Komyakov told TASS on Thursday.
 

GE' F414-GE-400 engine selected for South Korea KF-X fighter program

GE' F414-GE-400 engine selected for South Korea KF-X fighter program
 
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According to the korean news agency Yonhap, the U.S. company General Electric (GE) was selected on Thursday as the preferred bidder to supply engines for South Korea's next-generation fighter jets, Seoul's state arms procurement agency said. GE has been picked as the supplier for the Korean Fighter Experimental (KF-X) program, according to the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA).
 

Russia took delivery of first upgraded Il-80 "Doomsday" aircraft

Russia took delivery of first upgraded Il-80 "Doomsday" aircraft
 
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The first airborne command post has been delivered to the Russian Defense Ministry, a spokesman for Russia’s United Instrument-Manufacturing Corporation told TASS on Wednesday. The United Instrument-Manufacturing Corporation is a subsidiary of Russia’s state hi-tech corporation Rostec.
 

Leonardo promotes its C-27J for Canada's Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue Program

Leonardo promotes its C-27J for Canada's Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue Program
 
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Leonardo and the Team Spartan, offering the C-27J for the Canadian Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue Program, are promoting its Canadian-led and Canadian-supported industry partners during Canada’s global defence and security trade show, CANSEC, May 25-26, 2016 in both the DRS Technologies Canada stand and the General Dynamics Mission Systems-Canada stand.
 

India successfully tested new Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon

India successfully tested new Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon
 
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According to the Time of India, India has successfully achieved the development and testing of its 'First Fully Indigenised' Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW). Highly placed sources in the Indian ministry of defence shared exclusively that the SAAW was successfully test launched from a Jaguar aircraft towards the fag end of first quarter of May by the Aircraft & amp; Systems Testing Establishment (ASTE) in Bangalore.
 

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