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August 2017 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 

French Tiger HAD crews achieved first Hellfire live fire campaign at Suippes training ground

French Tiger HAD crews achieved first Hellfire live fire campaign at Suippes training ground
 
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Following months of preparation, the French army technical section's Air Mobility group (GAMSTAT) successfully fired a AGM-114 Hellfire air-to-surface missile from a Tiger HAD combat helicopter for the first time, the French Army said on August 7.
 

South Korean electronic companies now allowed to join arms procurement deal

South Korean electronic companies now allowed to join arms procurement deal
 
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The South Korean government has allowed electronics companies to join a weapons procurement project with a foreign contractor for the first time, enabling them to sell products in return for a contract, an industry source said Monday to the local news agency Yonhap.
 

Northrop Grumman to upgrade USAF E-8C JSTARS radio terminals

Northrop Grumman to upgrade USAF E-8C JSTARS radio terminals
 
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The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a contract to upgrade existing radio terminals aboard the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) fleet and replace them with Air Force Tactical Receive System-Ruggedized (AFTRS-R) terminals, the company said on Tuesday.
 

US clears $108mn FMS from Australia for ALE-70 Radio Frequency Countermeasures

US clears $108mn FMS from Australia for ALE-70 Radio Frequency Countermeasures
 
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The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Australia for ALE-70 Radio Frequency Countermeasures (RFCM) worth $108.7 million, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said on August 3.
 

European partners complete future MALE RPAS initial definition phase

European partners complete future MALE RPAS initial definition phase
 
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After an intensive 10 months trade-off period, the European MALE RPAS (Medium Altitude Long Endurance Remotely Piloted Aircraft System) Co-Contracting Group (CCG) – Airbus Defence and Space, Dassault Aviation and Leonardo s.p.a. – provided a substantial set of data that allowed the Participating States (France, Germany, Italy and Spain) to agree on the basic remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) configuration and several main design drivers for the system.
 

Russia's new Mi-28UB combat helicopter to be field-tested in Syria

Russia's new Mi-28UB combat helicopter to be field-tested in Syria
 
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Russia’s newest helicopter Mi-28UB (with dual controls) will be tested in Syria, the CEO of the Helicopters of Russia company, Andrei Boginsky, has said. Earlier, the Helicopters of Russia general designer, Nikolai Pavlenko, said eight new Mi-28UB helicopters would be provided for the Aerospace Force later this year.
 

Boeing awarded USAF order to provide two 747-8 Presidential aircraft

Boeing awarded USAF order to provide two 747-8 Presidential aircraft
 
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The US Air Force awarded a Boeing contract modification Aug. 4, 2017, to purchase two commercial 747-8 aircraft for future modification to replace the two aging VC-25A Boeing 747-200 presidential support aircraft, the US Air Force said on August 4.
 

Sikorsky's first VH-92A configured test aircraft took to the skies

Sikorsky's first VH-92A configured test aircraft took to the skies
 
Lockheed Martin on August 3rd announced the first flight of a VH-92A configured test aircraft in support of the U.S. Marine Corps’ VH-92A Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program. The July 28 flight signals the start of the 250 hour flight test program, which will take place at Lockheed Martin facilities in Owego, New York.
 

Hungary receives batch of overhauled Mi-17 helicopters

Hungary receives batch of overhauled Mi-17 helicopters
 
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Russian Helicopters Group, part of Russia’s Rostec state hi-tech corporation, has overhauled four Mil Mi-17 military transport rotorcraft under a contract signed with the Hungarian Defense Ministry in July 2016, the group’s press office said.
 

Memorandum on cooperation signed between Russia and Indonesia for SU-35

Memorandum on cooperation signed between Russia and Indonesia for SU-35
 
State-owned Rostec Corporation and the Indonesiaowned Enterprises State Trading company, PT.PPI signed a memorandum on cooperation. The document was signed by Deputy CEO Igor Zavyalov on behalf of Rostec and Export ImportSenior Advisor Andi KillangPakkannaMalaka on behalf of Indonesiaowned Enterprises State Trading company, PT.PPI.
State-owned Rostec Corporation and the Indonesia owned Enterprises State Trading company, PT.PPI signed a memorandum on cooperation. The document was signed by Deputy CEO Igor Zavyalov on behalf of Rostec and Export ImportSenior Advisor Andi KillangPakkannaMalaka on behalf of Indonesia owned Enterprises State Trading company, PT.PPI.
 

Nigeria to receive A-29 Super Tucano attack aircraft through $593 million contract

Nigeria to receive A-29 Super Tucano attack aircraft through $593 million contract 
 
The State Department has approved a $593 million sale to Nigeria of A-29 Super Tucano attack planes with associated parts, training, facilities and weapons.
The State Department has approved a $593 million sale to Nigeria of A-29 Super Tucano attack planes with associated parts, training, facilities and weapons.
 

Peruvian army to open MI-17 maintenance center by October 2017

Peruvian army to open MI-17 maintenance center by October 2017
 
The opening of the new Aircraft Maintenance Center of the Peruvian Army (CEMAE, Centro de Mantenimiento Aeron·utico del Ejercito) is scheduled by October, the IHS Jane`s think-tank reports quoting the statement issued by the service on July 31.
The opening of the new Aircraft Maintenance Center of the Peruvian Army (CEMAE, Centro de Mantenimiento Aeron·utico del Ejercito) is scheduled by October, the IHS Jane`s think-tank reports quoting the statement issued by the service on July 31.

Lockheed Martin is contracted to update the German P-3 Orion

Lockheed Martin contracted to update German P-3 Orion
 
Lockheed Martin Global has received a $158.5 million modification to an existing contract for mission system upgrades to German P-3 Orion maritime patrol aircraft, the Department of Defense announced on Tuesday.
Lockheed Martin Global has received a $158.5 million modification to an existing contract for mission system upgrades to German P-3 Orion maritime patrol aircraft, the Department of Defense announced on Tuesday.
 

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