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August 2017 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 

Japan plans to invest $66Mn in JNAAM missile development project

Japan plans to invest $66Mn in JNAAM missile development project
 
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In a document issued today and named "Defense Programs and Budget of Japan", the Japanese Ministry of Defense announced plans to allocate 7.3 billion Yen ($66Mn) in 2018 in a cooperative project with UK for the development of a future mid-range air-to-air guided missile.
 

Indonesia receives overhauled Mi-35P combat helicopters

Indonesia receives overhauled Mi-35P combat helicopters
 
Specialists from Indonesia visited 150 Aircraft Repair Plant (150 ARP) of Russian Helicopters (part of Rostec State Corporation) for acceptance of two Mi-35P helicopters. A contract for major repairs of the machines was signed in September 2016.
 

USMC F-35B fighter jets in show of force over Korean Peninsula

USMC F-35B fighter jets in show of force over Korean Peninsula
 
The United States’ newest and most advanced fighter, the U.S. Marine Corps’ F-35B Lightning II, joined U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers for the first time in a sequenced bilateral mission with Japan and Republic of Korea air forces in Northeast Asia August 30, the US Pacific Command said today.
 

General Dynamics wins $60Mn Hydra-70 rocket production contract

General Dynamics wins $60Mn Hydra-70 rocket production contract
 
General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, was recently awarded a $60 million contract modification by the U.S. Army Contracting Command in Redstone Arsenal, Ala., for production of the 2.75”/70mm Hydra-70 air-to-ground rocket system for U.S. military services and Foreign Military Sales customers.
 

Production-ready G600 aircraft makes its maiden flight

Production-ready G600 aircraft makes its maiden flight
 
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced that the final aircraft in the Gulfstream G600 flight-test program has flown for the first time. Outfitted with a complete interior, the aircraft serves as a cabin testbed to ensure a superior customer experience. The aircraft is the fifth to join the G600 flight-test program since it began on Dec. 17, 2016.
 

New batch of Su-30SM fighter jets delivered to Russian Western Military District air regiment

New batch of Su-30SM fighter jets delivered to Russian Western Military District air regiment
 
A batch of Su-30SM fighter jets has conducted a flight from the airfield of the Irkutsk Aviation Plant to an air regiment of the Western Military District stationed in Kursk Region, according to the press department of the district.
 

Leonardo Vixen 500E radar selected for Romania's IAR-99 TD demonstrator program

Leonardo Vixen 500E radar selected for Romania's IAR-99 TD demonstrator program
 
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Leonardo’s Vixen 500E AESA radar has been procured by the National Institute for Aerospace Research “Elie Carafoli” (INCAS), Romania’s leading aerospace research and development establishment, for its new trainer technology demonstrator programme IAR-99 TD. The project is based on a Romanian Air Force IAR-99 Soim (prototype no. 7003) which will be modified by INCAS together with aircraft manufacturer Avioane Craiova.
 

USAF B61-12 nuclear bomb progressing towards qualification flight tests

USAF B61-12 nuclear bomb progressing towards qualification flight tests
 
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The US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) and U.S. Air Force completed two qualification flight tests of B61-12 gravity bombs August 8 at Tonopah Test Range in Nevada, the NNSA said on Aug. 28.
 

Elbit to provide F-5 fighter jet upgrade to undisclosed Asian customer

Elbit to provide F-5 fighter jet upgrade to undisclosed Asian customer
 
Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today that it was awarded an approximately $93 million contract from an Asia-Pacific country to upgrade its F-5 aircraft fleet. The contract will be performed over a three-year period, the company said in an official statement.
 

Oxley to provide KF-X fighter program with full external lighting system

Oxley to provide KF-X fighter program with full external lighting system
 
Oxley Group has secured its position as leading the global market in aerospace LED lighting after being selected by Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) to develop the full external lighting system on the new KF-X and IF-X Fighter Aircraft program, the British company announced today.
 

Army-2017: Burkina Faso buys two Mi-171Sh helicopters

Army-2017: Burkina Faso buys two Mi-171Sh helicopters
 
In the course of the Army-2017 International Military Technical Forum, Rosoboronexport (incorporated by the Rostekh state corporation) signed a contract to supply Mi-171Sh helicopters to Burkina Faso, Sergey Kornev, Rosoboronexport deputy director general and director of the department of export of defense products Air Force services, reports.
 

AFSOC received Rockwell Collins' latest GPS anti-jam receiver

AFSOC received Rockwell Collins' latest GPS anti-jam receiver
 
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Rockwell Collins recently delivered the latest generation of Digital GPS Anti-Jam Receiver (DIGAR) airborne anti-jam and anti-spoofing technology to the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). The enhanced solution provides unsurpassed airborne anti-jam capability with over 10,000 times improved jamming resistance over the previous model.
 

IAP lands a $72 mn order to support US Army ISR aircraft fleet

IAP lands a $72 mn order to support US Army ISR aircraft fleet
 
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IAP Worldwide Services, Inc. announced that it won the U.S. Army's contract to provide support to ISR pilot and flight operations for the Fixed Wing Project Office overseas. The work supported by Avenge, Inc. and valued at $72million, will be performed under the Rapid Response Third Generation (R23G) contract vehicle.
 

Army-2017: Kazan's Mi-38T military helicopter first prototype in final assembly line

Army-2017: Kazan's Mi-38T military helicopter first prototype in final assembly line
 
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Kazan Helicopters, part of Russian Helicopters holding, has started to assemble the first prototype of the Mi-38T within the framework of the implementation of obligations under the contract concluded with the Russian Ministry of Defense in July 2017.
 

Army-2017: Russia's high-speed combat helicopter taking shape

Army-2017: Russia's high-speed combat helicopter taking shape
 
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The "Russian Helicopters" holding (part of Rostec State Corporation) and the Russian Ministry of Defense signed a contract on formation of the concept of a high-speed combat helicopter within the framework of the International military-technical forum "Army-2017".
 

Cobham enters South Korea's KF-X fighter jet project

Cobham enters South Korea's KF-X fighter jet project
 
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Cobham has been awarded a contract in excess of £7M (US$9 Mn) from Korean Aerospace Industries Ltd (KAI) to provide weapons carriage and release equipment for the future KF-X next-generation indigenous multi-role fighter aircraft.
 

Lockheed Martin to Develop Next Gen Long Range Stand Off Nuclear Missile for USAF

Lockheed Martin to Develop Next Gen Long Range Stand Off Nuclear Missile for USAF
 
nuclear armed AGM 86B ALCM
Lockheed Martin received an approximately $900 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to develop and mature technologies for the Long Range Stand Off (LRSO) missile program. Terms of the Technical Maturation and Risk Reduction (TMRR) contract were not disclosed.
 

China's first peacekeeping helicopter detachment now fully operational

China's first peacekeeping helicopter detachment now fully operational
 
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The United Nations charter plane carrying 99 members of China's first peacekeeping helicopter detachment took off from Beijing Capital International Airport for Darfur's Fashir, Sudan, at around 2:00 a.m. on August 19. So far, all 140 members of China's first peacekeeping helicopter detachment have been dispatched to their mission area in Sudan.
 

Russian Helicopters' Mi-171A2 helicopter certified for commercial deliveries

Russian Helicopters' Mi-171A2 helicopter certified for commercial deliveries
 
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Russian Helicopters Holding Company obtained a type certificate for medium utility Mi-171A2 helicopter in a convertible configuration from the Federal Air Transport Agency of the Russian Federation (Rosaviatsia). This document opens the door for helicopter deliveries to commercial customers. Today the helicopter will be demonstrated to Dmitry Rogozin, Vice Prime Minister, during his scheduled visit at Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant.
 

GA's MQ-9B SkyGuardian RPAS completes first FAA approved flight

GA's MQ-9B SkyGuardian RPAS completes first FAA approved flight
 
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On August 16th General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) flew a MQ-9B SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) from Laguna Airfield at Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz., through National Airspace, to its Gray Butte Flight Operations facility near Palmdale, Calif.
 

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