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October 2016 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 
 

Rafale fighter jet successfully performs first flight test with Thales' TALIOS pod

Rafale fighter jet successfully performs first flight test with Thales' TALIOS pod
 
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The new-generation TALIOS (TArgeting Long-range Identification Optronic System) laser targeting pod has successfully completed its 1st flight on a Rafale. Operated by Dassault Aviation at the Istres base as part of the F3R program, the prototype took off on July 27, mounted on a single-seater aircraft, for a flight lasting over 2 hours.
 

Syrian MiG-29 fighter jets performing combat missions with Russian made R-77 missiles

Syrian MiG-29 fighter jets performing combat missions with Russian made R-77 missiles
 
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Syrian Air Force Mikoyan MiG-29 (NATO reporting name: Fulcrum) fighter jets are performing sorties with medium-range air-to-air missiles of the R-77 (AA-12 Adder) family. Syrian Radio & TV Agency has broadcasted a video showing the attaching of an air-launched weapon of this type to a MiG-29 plane.
 

U.S buys 10 FOD Finder XM-M systems to clear debris on military airflieds

U.S buys 10 FOD Finder XM-M systems to clear debris on military airflieds
 
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Trex Aviation Systems, Inc. yesterday announced the U.S. Government has purchased 10 FOD Finder XM-M units to be delivered to the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marines Air Stations located on the East Coast and West Coast. The FOD Finder XM-M was developed by Trex using millimeter-wave technology to detect and retrieve the foreign object debris (FOD) on airport surfaces.
 

Northrop successfully tests Optical Bar Camera on RQ-4 Global Hawk UAS

Northrop successfully tests Optical Bar Camera on RQ-4 Global Hawk UAS
 
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Northrop Grumman Corporation successfully flew an Optical Bar Camera broad-area synoptic sensor on an RQ-4 Global Hawk high altitude long endurance unmanned aircraft system (UAS), marking the first time the legacy U.S. Air Force camera has been flown on a high altitude unmanned aircraft. The Optical Bar Camera has provided panoramic and unalterable imagery for the warfighter, allies and governments.
 

Raytheon reaches milestone for USAF's next generation GPS OCX

Raytheon reaches milestone for USAF's next generation GPS OCX
 
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Raytheon has reached another milestone in its development of the U.S. Air Force's Global Positioning System Next Generation Operational Control System, known as GPS OCX. This new system offers significant improvements to the GPS on which the U.S. military and millions of civilians rely, including enhanced availability, accuracy and security.
 

Russian Emergencies Ministry orders three more Mi-8MTV-1 multirole helicopters

Russian Emergencies Ministry orders three more Mi-8MTV-1 multirole helicopters
 
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Russian Helicopters Group will deliver three Mil Mi-8MTV-1 "Hip" rotorcraft to Russia’s Emergencies Ministry, the group’s press office said in a press release obtained by TASS. Russian Helicopters Group is a subsidiary of Russia’s state hi-tech corporation Rostec.
 

China to deploy first peacekeeping helicopter unit in South Sudan

China to deploy first peacekeeping helicopter unit in South Sudan
 
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The Chinese military on Monday started shipping materials for its first peacekeeping helicopter unit, departing from Tianjin Port, northern China, the state-run news agency Xinhua said yesterday Oct. 11. The materials will arrive at Port Sudan in mid-November and arrive in mid-January 2017 at El Fasher, capital of North Darfur State, Sudan.
 

Bangladesh joins Airbus C295W medium airlifter operators family

Bangladesh joins Airbus C295W medium airlifter operators family
 
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Bangladesh has become the latest nation to acquire the Airbus C295W medium airlifter with an order for a single aircraft for Bangladesh Army Aviation, Airbus announced today October 11. The aircraft, in transport configuration, will be delivered in the second half of 2017 under a contract that also includes customer support and training.
 

Canada's CP-140 aircraft to be fitted with Newtec MDM9000 Satcom

Canada's CP-140 aircraft to be fitted with Newtec MDM9000 Satcom
 
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Newtec yesterday announced it was selected by General Dynamics Mission Systems-Canada to provide its MDM9000 Satellite Modem to the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) for use on its Aurora fleet as part of its Aurora Incremental Modernization Project Block IV upgrades.
 

Finnish Air Force purchases 28 used Grob G115E training aircraft from Babcock International

Finnish Air Force purchases 28 used Grob G115E training aircraft from Babcock International
 
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The Finnish Defense Ministry said on October 10 that it will purchase 28 used Grob G115E training aircraft from the UK-based Babcock International for about US$7.4 million. The deal includes instruction required in order to induct the planes in the country's inventory.
 

Poland reportedly chose S-70i helicopter after scraping Airbus deal

Poland reportedly chose S-70i helicopter after scraping Airbus deal
 
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Poland could have already chosen another option after having scrapped a US $3.5 billion deal with Airbus Helicopters for 50 H225M Caracal tactical multirole helicopters. According to Polish newspapers, the Polish governement is about to begin talks with the US defense giant Lockheed Martin for the purchase of UH-60 Black Hawk rotorcraft.
 

Philippine Air Force takes delivery of 5th C-130 military airlifter

Philippine Air Force takes delivery of 5th C-130 military airlifter
 
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The Philippine Air Force (PAF)’s fifth Lockheed C-130T Hercules military transport aircraft landed at the Benito Ebuen Air Base, Mactan, Cebu Sunday night. The airplane, with tail number 5040, arrived at the military facility at 7:56 p.m., PAF spokesperson Col. Antonio Francisco said in a statement.
 

South Korea plans to purchase two more E-737 Peace Eye AEW&C aicraft

South Korea plans to purchase two more E-737 Peace Eye AEW&C aicraft
 
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South Korea's Air Force (ROKAF) plans to acquire two more Peace Eye airborne early warning and control aircraft down the road to boost its operational capabilities, a government source said Sunday. The move will increase the number of E-737s to six and give the ROKAF better situational awareness, greater ability to gather signal intelligence and better control over its aerial assets. The presence of the planes can act as a deterrence against the North which does not have similar platforms.
 

BAE Systems lands a $618 mn contract for APKWS II delivery

BAE Systems lands a $618 mn contract for APKWS II delivery
 
BAE Systems lands a 618 mn contract for APKWS II deliver 640 001 The-US based company BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc. has been awarded a not-to-exceed $618,343,700 IDIQ contract for the procurement of Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System II full-rate production Lots 5 through 7 in support of several air forces, the US DoD announced on Oct. 7, 2016.
 

Egypt orders Common Missile Warning Systems for its fleet of military choppers

Egypt orders Common Missile Warning Systems for its fleet of military choppers
 
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The US State Department approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Egypt for Common Missile Warning System (CMWS) for AH-64E Apache, UH-60 Blackhawks, and CH-47 Chinook Helicopters and related equipment, training, and suppor for an estimated cost of $81.4 million, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on October 6, 2016.
 

US oks a $65 mn FMS from Iraq for additional AC-208 gunship aircraft

US oks a $65 mn FMS from Iraq for additional AC-208 gunship aircraft
 
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The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq for AC-208 aircraft and related equipment, training, and support for an estimated cost of $65.3 million, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on October 6, 2016.
 

USAF conducts surveillance flight tests with unarmed B-61 nuclear bombs

USAF conducts surveillance flight tests with unarmed B-61 nuclear bombs
 
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In collaboration with the U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command, the US National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) conducted successful surveillance flight tests using joint test assemblies (JTA) of the B61-7 and B61-11 earlier this month. Analysis and flight recorder data from the tests indicate that both were successful.
 

Cascade Aerospace and Sierra Nevada to partner for Canada's Medium Altitude ISR program

Cascade Aerospace and Sierra Nevada to partner for Canada's Medium Altitude ISR program
 
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Cascade Aerospace, Canada’s prime contractor for the Royal Canadian Air Force C-130 fleet and Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), an industry leader in aerospace and defense, announced a strategic teaming agreement today to provide dedicated Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) services to Canada.
 

Upgraded Mi-28NM attack helicopter started undergoing flight tests

Upgraded Mi-28NM attack helicopter started undergoing flight tests
 
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The flight trials of the Mil Mi-28NM (NATO reporting name: Havoc) advanced upgraded attack helicopter have been kicked off in Russia, according to the Izvestia daily. A prototype of the Mi-28NM upgraded attack helicopter, also known as Product 296, has flown its early test sorties for its controls and engines to be tested and its behavior to be assessed. Although the cutting-edge aircraft was not unveiled yet, Algeria has displayed interest in it.
 

Airbus successfully demonstrates C295W airborne tanker variant

Airbus successfully demonstrates C295W airborne tanker variant
 
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Airbus Defence and Space has successfully demonstrated the Airbus C295W medium transport as an airborne tanker. The C295W, equipped with a palletized air-to-air refuelling unit and associated computer control system, conducted multiple contacts with a standard Spanish Air Force C295 in a test flight on 29 September.
 

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