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November 2016 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 

Spain receives its first A400M strategic military airlifter

Spain receives its first A400M strategic military airlifter
 
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The Spanish Air Force has taken delivery of its first Airbus A400M new generation airlifter – the most advanced aircraft to have been produced in Spain and one which will transform the nation’s air mobility fleet, Airbus Defence and Space announced today Nov. 17, 2016.
 

Kratos wins a $18 mn contract from foreign customer for BQM-167i aerial target drones

Kratos wins a $18 mn contract from foreign customer for BQM-167i aerial target drones
 
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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., a leading National Security Solutions provider announced today that its subsidiary, Composite Engineering, Inc. (CEi), a business unit of Kratos Unmanned Systems Division (USD) has received a $17.75 million contract award from a new International customer. 
 

First Chinese female attack helicopter pilots now ready for duty

First Chinese female attack helicopter pilots now ready for duty
 
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The first batch of Chinese female attack helicopter pilots have completed two years training and are now ready for action. The five fixed-wing aircraft pilots were chosen by the Chinese army's aviation corps in 2014 and have undergone rigorous and intensive training involving both simulators and one-to-one actual flight training, the state-run newspaper People's Daily announced on Nov. 17, 2016.
 

Bangladesh takes delivery of another batch of Mi-171 multirole helicopters

Bangladesh takes delivery of another batch of Mi-171 multirole helicopters
 
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The Russian Helicopters Corporation (a subsidiary of Rostec) has delivered another batch of Mil Mi-171 (NATO reporting name: Hip) helicopters to the Bangladeshi Defense Ministry, the company’s press office told TASS on Nov. 17, 2016.
 

Israel and French air forces complete first-ever joint drill

Israel and French air forces complete first-ever joint drill
 
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Israel and France held their first joint air exercise on the island of Corsica over the past two weeks. The exercise, which was held at the Solenzara Air Base from October 31 to November 11, saw Israeli F-15s fly alongside French Rafale jets.
 

Lockheed lands a $536 mn USAF contract for F-22 Raptor support

Lockheed lands a $536 mn USAF contract for F-22 Raptor support
 
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Lockheed Martin Corp. has received a $536 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force for sustainment of the F-22 Raptor. The funding is part of a Performance-Based Logistics (PBL) contract providing weapon systems sustainment of the F-22 fleet at all operational bases for the 2017 calendar year.
 

Rockwell Collins wins follow-on contract from US Army for CH-47F avionics support

Rockwell Collins wins follow-on contract from US Army for CH-47F avionics support
 
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Rockwell Collins recently won a follow-on service and support contract for its Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS) on the U.S. Army's CH-47F helicopter fleet. The contract covers up to 1,910 units by 2021. "Since its original installation, CAAS continues to enable Army aviation to safely perform highly demanding missions worldwide," said Thierry Tosi, vice president and general manager, Service Solutions for Rockwell Collins.
 

India's Rustom 2 UAV made its maiden flight

India's Rustom 2 UAV made its maiden flight
 
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DRDO today, Nov. 16, successfully carried out the maiden flight of TAPAS 201 (RUSTOM – II), a Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAV. The test flight took place from Aeronautical Test Range (ATR), Chitradurga, 250 km from Bangalore which is a newly developed flight test range for the testing of UAVs and manned aircraft.
 

Serbia eyes acquisition of six MiG-29 fighter jets

Serbia eyes acquisition of six MiG-29 fighter jets
 
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Belgrade might buy Russian-originated military equipment, several media outlets say. The country`s government has initiated negotiations with Moscow over the acquisition of six Mikoyan MiG-29 (NATO reporting name: Fulcrum) fighter jets and undisclosed number of Buk (SA-11 Gadfly/SA-17 Grizzly) medium-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems, the Defense News daily said.
 

Russia's Western Military District Air Regiment starts receiving Su-35S fighter jets

Russia's Western Military District Air Regiment starts receiving Su-35S fighter jets
 
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An air regiment in the Western military district of Russia received a batch of Su-35S multipurpose fighter jets, the press service of the district said. "Pilots, engineers and technicians of the air regiment of the district completed the acceptance of the first batch of multipurpose Su-35S fighter jets at the producer enterprise in Komsomolsk-on-Amur," it said.
 

LDS unveils SpectroDone, the world's first drone-based explosive detection sensor

LDS unveils SpectroDone, the world's first drone-based explosive detection sensor
 
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Following extensive testing in the laboratory and in the field, Laser Detect System (LDS) Ltd. is unveiling SpectroDrone. SpectroDrone is the world’s first sensor system capable of detecting explosives, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and other chemical compounds from a safe, standoff distance.
 

Lockheed Martin's UAVs demonstrate collaborative firefighting and SAR capabilities

Lockheed Martin's UAVs demonstrate collaborative firefighting and SAR capabilities
 
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Lockheed Martin demonstrated for the first time how its suite of optionally-piloted helicopters and small unmanned aerial systems can work together to successfully locate and extinguish fires, pinpoint the location of a missing person, and bring that person to safety, the defense giant announced on Nov. 15, 2016.
 

Russian Knights aerobatic team receives second batch of Su-30SM jets

Russian Knights aerobatic team receives second batch of Su-30SM jets
 
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Russia’s Aerospace Force has started accepting the second batch of Sukhoi Su-30SM (NATO reporting name: Flanker-C) multipurpose fighter jets designed for the Russian Knights aerobatic team, the Defense Ministry’s press office said.
 

Héroux-Devtek secures $11 mn contract for BAE Hawk trainer landing gear shipsets

Héroux-Devtek secures $11 mn contract for BAE Hawk trainer landing gear shipsets
 
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Héroux-Devtek Inc., a leading international manufacturer of aerospace products based in Canada, announced on Nov. 10, 2016, that it has signed a contract with UK-based BAE Systems for the production of complete landing gear shipsets for the Hawk advanced jet trainer aircraft.
 

Raytheon wins a $ 76 mn USAF contract for Lot 10 MALD-J jamming systems

Raytheon wins a $ 76 mn USAF contract for Lot 10 MALD-J jamming systems
 
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Raytheon Co. Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, has been awarded a $76,056,334 contract from the US Air Force for Lot 10 Miniature Air Launched Decoy Jammer (MALD-J) vehicles and support equipment, the US Department of Defense announced on Nov. 10, 2016.
 

GA-ASI successfully flies Avenger ER UAV for the first time

GA-ASI successfully flies Avenger ER UAV for the first time
 
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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) announced on Nov. 10, 2016, the successful first flight of its new Avenger Extended Range (ER) aircraft, an extended range version of its multi-mission jet-powered Predator C Avenger which has accumulated over 13,000 flight hours to date. The flight occurred on October 27th at the company's Gray Butte Flight Operations Facility in Palmdale, Calif.
 

Bell and IAR to jointly promote AH-1Z attack helicopter in Romania

Bell and IAR to jointly promote AH-1Z attack helicopter in Romania
 
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The US-based company Bell Helicopter company is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with IAR - Ghimbav Brasov Group, a leading company in the Romanian defense and aerospace industry. “Bell Helicopter is a strong global partner and we are pleased to have this opportunity,” said Ion Dumitrescu, general director of IAR - Ghimbav Brasov. “We look forward to exploring different avenues of cooperation on one of the most capable platforms in the world.
 

Bulgaria finally purchases MiG-29 engines from Russia

Bulgaria finally purchases MiG-29 engines from Russia
 
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The Bulgarian defense ministry will buy ten RD-33 engines for MiG-29 aircraft for 21 million euro, the press service of the ministry said. Four engines will be new ones with extended life cycle and six will be supplied after maintenance, it said.
 

Aurora Flight Sciences eyes unmanned UH-1H helicopter

Aurora Flight Sciences eyes unmanned UH-1H helicopter
 
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Aurora Flight Sciences continues to break ground on the development of advanced autonomous capabilities for vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) systems. Aurora's work on the Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System (AACUS) program will be leveraged to integrate the company's Tactical Autonomous Aerial Logistics System (TALOS) on a UH-1H helicopter.
 

DCI enhances training capabilities through refurbished facilities and new helicopters

DCI enhances training capabilities through refurbished facilities and new helicopters
 
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Défense Conseil International (DCI), the reference operator of the French ministry of defence for the international transfer of French military know-how, is inaugurating new facilities at its International Helicopter Training Centre (CIF-H), in the presence of senior military officials from France and Kuwait.
 

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