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August 2017 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 

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Spike to bid on NASA's QueSST supersonic aircraft demonstrator
 
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In the coming weeks, NASA will release a public request for proposals to build the QueSST aircraft, a low-boom supersonic demonstrator. This is a follow on project to the QueSST conceptual design that Lockheed Martin developed over the past two years. The project is garnering a lot of attention around the world as there is significant interest in a return to commercial supersonic flight.
 

Australia's Chief of Air Force Completes AIR 5428 PC-21 First Flight

Australia's Chief of Air Force Completes AIR 5428 PC-21 First Flight
 
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In a recent ceremony that marked a significant milestone for the AIR 5428 Pilot Training System, Lockheed Martin celebrated the Chief of Air Force first flight of the in-service PC-21 aircraft. The occasion was celebrated at a media event hosted by Australian Minister for Defence Senator the Hon Marise Payne, in East Sale, Australia. Also in attendance was the Hon Darren Chester MP, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, highlighting the significance of the program to the Australian Government.
 

TAS acquires six ex-RAF L-1011 TriStar tanker and transport aircraft

TAS acquires six ex-RAF L-1011 TriStar tanker and transport aircraft
 
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Tempus Applied Solutions (TAS) announced today that the company has entered into a definitive purchase agreement for the acquisition of six Lockheed L-1011s formerly owned and operated by the Royal Air Force (RAF) of the United Kingdom.
 

Russia developing new air strike techniques based on Syria experience

Russia developing new air strike techniques based on Syria experience
 
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The Russian Aerospace Forces acquired "new methods of striking ground targets" due to the experience gained in Syria, local media quoted the forces' chief commander as saying on Sunday. "This is an invaluable experience, we cherish (it) and will apply it in the future," said Viktor Bondarev, commander-in-chief of the Russian Aerospace Forces.
 

Aurora lands $499 mn order to support USAF ASAPTR program

Aurora lands $499 mn order to support USAF ASAPTR program
 
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Aurora Flight Sciences has been awarded a $499 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from the U.S. Air Force in support of the ASAPTR program. The competitively awarded Aerospace Systems Air Platform Technology Research (ASAPTR) contract is to conduct research for affordable, revolutionary capabilities for the warfighter.
 

Russia opens pilot training to female cadets for the first time since WW2

Russian opens pilot training to female cadets for the first time since WW2
 
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Girls will be admitted to the Krasnodar aviation school for pilot training this year for the first time in Russia’s modern history, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu told reporters on Saturday. Female pilots will be trained for the first time since the World War Two.
 

Iran reportedly in talks with Airbus to buy 48 helicopters

Iran reportedly in talks with Airbus to buy 48 helicopters
 
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According to local medias, Iran is reportedly in negotiation with the European rotoracraft maker Airbus Helicopters to purchase 48 helicopters for civilian use. "The Health Ministry is planning to order 45 HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) helicopters and the purchase is being negotiated by the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development," Iran's Financial Tribune daily quoted Deputy Minister Asghar Fakhrieh-Kashan as saying.
 

Russia's T-50 PAK FA fighter jet officially designated "Su-57"

Russia's T-50 PAK FA fighter jet officially designated "Su-57"
 
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The T-50 fifth-generation fighter (also known as the Prospective aircraft complex of frontline aviation, PAK FA) has received the Su-57 serial designation (reporting name), the Commander-in-Chief of Russia`s Aerospace Forces (VKS) Colonel General Victor Bondarev said in an interview with the web-site of the Zvezda TV channel.
 

Kratos' upgraded UTAP-22 Mako UAS completes flight test series

Kratos' upgraded UTAP-22 Mako UAS completes flight test series
 
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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., a leading National Security Solutions provider recently completed a flight test series evaluating the next evolution of the UTAP-22 Mako Unmanned Aerial System that was first introduced and demonstrated in late 2015.
 

Motor-Sich to start Nadiya helicopter production in 2018

Motor-Sich to start Nadiya helicopter production in 2018
 
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Ukraine's aircraft equipment producer Motor-Sich said on Thursday it would begin construction of a long-range helicopter "Nadiya" (Hope) starting from next year in Zaporizhia, in southeastern Ukraine. "It is a helicopter for civilian use designed for seven passengers. Having a range of about 1,000 km, it is able to fly all around Ukraine," Vyacheslav Boguslaev, the head of Motor-Sich company, told local media.
 

Hack the Air Force: USAF awards record bounties to white-hat hackers

Hack the Air Force: USAF awards record bounties to white-hat hackers
 
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HackerOne, the leading hacker-powered security platform provider, today announced the results of its latest federal bug bounty program for the U.S. Air Force. The program, Hack the Air Force, was the most successful federal bug bounty program to-date, resulting in 207 valid vulnerabilities disclosed and more than $130,000 in bounties awarded to white-hat hackers.
 

Russia donates two An-26 aircraft to Kyrgyzstan Armed Forces

Russia donates two An-26 aircraft to Kyrgyzstan Armed Forces
 
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Handover ceremony of two An-26 aircraft and opening ceremony of the aircraft maintenance unit, where aircraft of Kyrgyzstan will be maintained and repaired, took place on August 10 in Kant airbase, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Kyrgyzstan said in a statement.
 

First two UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters delivered to Slovakia

First two UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters delivered to Slovakia
 
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The Slovak Air Force recently took delivery of its first two UH-60M Black Hawk utility helicopters, the country's defense ministry said on August 3. "I am glad to say that the modernization of our air force has become a reality, and these first two helicopters will add to the next seven," the Slovak Defense Minister Peter Gajdoš said.
 

Rockwell Collins to provide Visual Display Systems for French Air Force FOMEDEC program

Rockwell Collins to provide Visual Display Systems for French Air Force FOMEDEC program
 
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Rockwell Collins will be playing a key role in the French Air Force FOMEDEC training program by providing a robust, proven and state-of-the-art visual display system for the Pilatus PC-21 simulators. Under a subcontract awarded by CAE, Rockwell Collins will develop two Spectraview Visual Display Systems (VDS) in Salt Lake City, support CAE with integrating the systems at the CAE facility in Montreal, and support the final installation in France.
 

Russian Helicopters and IHSRC to jointly test Ka-226T light utility chopper in Iran

Russian Helicopters and IHSRC to jointly test Ka-226T light utility chopper in Iran
 
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The Russian Helicopters Holding Company, part of Rostec State Corporation, together with Iran Helicopters Support and Renewal Company (IHSRC) will test the light utility helicopter Ka-226T for its usability at extremely high temperatures.
 

Romania, Bell Helicopter sign LOI for AH-1Z Viper combat helicopter acquisition

Romania, Bell Helicopter sign LOI for AH-1Z Viper combat helicopter acquisition
 
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The Romanian Prime Minister Mihai Tudose along with National Defence Minister Adrian Tutuianu, Minister of Economy Mihai Fifor, Chief of General Staff, General Nicolae Ciuca, and Chief of Air Force Staff, Lieutenant-General Laurian Anastasof recently held discussions with representatives of Bell Helicopter at Government headquarters regarding the potential delivery of AH-1Z attack helicopters.
 

Nigerian Air Force inducts five new Super Mushshak trainer aircraft

Nigerian Air Force inducts five new Super Mushshak trainer aircraft
 
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According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) , the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Tuesday inducted five new Super Mushshak aircraft to combat the deadly activities of the Boko Haram sect, following the renewed offensives by the insurgents.
 

USAF B-52 bomber completes first ever leaflet drop tests for PSYOP

USAF B-52 bomber completes first ever leaflet drop tests for PSYOP
 
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An important part of U.S. military operations overseas is communicating with the local population. This can be done in a number of ways including something as simple as distributing leaflets. In psychological operations, leaflets with messages are often dropped from aircraft in order to reach a wide area.
 

Fighters for coffee: Indonesia still negotiating Su-35s dellivery with Russia

Fighters for coffee: Indonesia still negotiating Su-35s dellivery with Russia
 
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Indonesia’s state-owned trading company PT Perusahaan Perdagangan and Russia’s state hi-tech corporation Rostec have signed a memorandum of understanding, Rambler News Service reported with reference to Reuters.
 

Australia's Heron RPAS flew its last mission

Australia's Heron RPAS flew its last mission
 
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The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has marked the end of an era with a decision to withdraw the Heron remotely piloted aircraft from service. The Heron flew its last mission from RAAF Base Tindal during Exercise Diamond Storm on June 23, the RAAF said today.
 

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