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November 2017 - Military Aviation, Aerospace & Defence Industry News
 

Northrop Grumman wins USAF E-8C Joint STARS support contract

Northrop Grumman wins USAF E-8C Joint STARS support contract
 
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The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a 12-month, $349.6 million contract for Total System Support Responsibility (TSSR) of the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) fleet. The integrated logistics support contract covers TSSR Period Year 18, which began, Nov. 1, 2017, and concludes, Oct. 31, 2018.
 

Russian Tu-22M3 to get new "product 715" long-range cruise missile

Russian Tu-22M3 to get new "product 715" long-range cruise missile
 
Russian Tu 22M3 to get ne product 715 long range cruise missile 640 001 Long-range cruise missiles will in the near future supplement the arsenal of Russian long-range supersonic Tu-22M3 bombers. The missiles are in a high technical readiness state and prepare for test trials. The weapon with the 9A5150 index is called "product 715". It can hit targets with high precision in a range of several thousand kilometers. 
 

UAC comments new Tu-160 bomber roll-out

UAC comments new Tu-160 bomber roll-out
 
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The Gorbunov Aircraft Works in Kazan, which is an affiliate of the Tupolev Company, rolled out a Tu-160 aircraft built from available stocks, the press service of the United Aircraft Corporation said. Long-range aviation Commander Sergei Kobylash, Deputy Industry and Trade Minister Oleg Bochkarev, President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov, President of the United Aircraft Corporation Yuri Slyusar, Tupolev CEO Alexander Konyukhov attended the event.
 

Croatian Air Force begins live firing trials with new OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters

Croatian Air Force begins live firing trials with new OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters
 
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Pilots of the 93rd Helicopter Squadron of the Croatian Air Force performed the first tactical live firing and rocket launching from OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters in the Training Range “Eugen Kvaternik“ near Slunj from 10 - 12 November 2017 in day and night time conditions, the country's defense ministry said on Wednesday.
 

Myanmar Air Force received three more Yak-130 trainer jets

Myanmar Air Force received three more Yak-130 trainer jets
 
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The first pictures of two Yak-130 trainer jets recently obtained from the Myanmar Air Force from Russia appeared on the "Myanmar Defense Weapons" Facebook page. The aircraft identification number are "1805" and "1806", which confirms the delivery of six Yak-130 vehicles to the Myanmar Air Force.
 

Sikorsky's CH-53K King Stallion introduced to Israeli Air Force

Sikorsky's CH-53K King Stallion introduced to Israeli Air Force
 
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The US Naval Air Systems Command and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, hosted a ‘first of its kind’ orientation flight in the CH-53K King Stallion for Brig. Gen. Nir Nin-Nun, Israeli Air Force, Commander, Air Support and Helicopter Division, during a test flight Nov. 7.
 

Dubai Airshow 2017: Expal promoting weapons integration in C295 aircraft

Dubai Airshow 2017: Expal promoting weapons integration in C295 aircraft
 
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At Dubai Airshow 2017, being held until November 2017, the Spanish defense company is promoting standard weapons integration in the Airbus C295 airlifter. These capabilities are the results of an agreement signed between Airbus Defence and Space and EXPAL.
 

ASCO Industries wins F-35 Flaperon Spars production contract

ASCO Industries wins F-35 Flaperon Spars production contract
 
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Fokker Technologies, a GKN Aerospace company, has awarded a contract to ASCO Industries for the production of high-speed flaps (Flaperon Spars) for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II program, the Belgium-based company announced on November 16, 2017.
 

First Tu-160M2 prototype rolled out in Kazan

First Tu-160M2 prototype rolled out in Kazan
 
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The first test sample of the strategic Tu-160 bomber built after its production resumed was rolled out at the Gorbunov Aircraft Works in Kazan which is an affiliate of the Tupolev Company, TASS reported on November 16 from the site.
 

BAE developing new technology to protect pilots from laser attacks

BAE developing new technology to protect pilots from laser attacks
 
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Utilising a novel technology, BAE Systems have developed a system to block laser attacks BAE's engineers have developed a low cost, lightweight, flexible system that can block dangerous laser light to protect pilots and flight crew from hostile attacks.
 

Norway requests a $170M FMS for AIM-120 C-7 AMRAAM missiles

Norway requests a $170M FMS for AIM-120 C-7 AMRAAM missiles
 
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The US State Department approved a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Norway for AIM-120 C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) for an estimated cost of $170 million, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on November 15, 2017.
 

Harris Corp to provide KF-X fighter program with BRU-47/57 bomb rack units

Harris Corp to provide KF-X fighter program with BRU-47/57 bomb rack units
 
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Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) picked up Harris Corporation to furnish carriage and release systems for the next-generation KF-X fighter jet program, the US-based company announced on November 15 iin an official statement.
 

Northrop Grumman wins RAAF C-27J fleet support contract

Northrop Grumman wins RAAF C-27J fleet support contract
 
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Northrop Grumman Corporation was awarded a through life support (TLS) contract for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) C-27J Spartan Battlefield Airlifter fleet. The five-year base, 22-year rolling wave, performance-based contract includes engineering and logistic services.
 

Dubai Airshow 2017: UAE places order for five Airbus C295W airlifters

Dubai Airshow 2017: UAE places order for five Airbus C295W airlifters
 
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The United Arab Emirates Air Force & Air Defence has ordered five Airbus C295W medium transport aircraft. The agreement, announced at the Dubai Airshow, takes the C295 orderbook past 200, underlining the type’s market leadership in its class.
 

Dubai Airshow 2017: UAE Air Force set to upgrade Mirage 2000-9 fighter jets

Dubai Airshow 2017: UAE Air Force set to upgrade Mirage 2000-9 fighter jets
 
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The United Arab Emirates Armed Forces have announced their intention to sign a contract for the upgrade of their Mirage 2000-9 fleet, the France-based defense companies Dassault Aviation and Thales said on November 14, 2017.
 

Dubai Airshow 2017: UAE, Russia continue talks on Su-35 fighter jets delivery

Dubai Airshow 2017: UAE, Russia continue talks on Su-35 fighter jets delivery
 
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Russia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) continue talks on the delivery of Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said at the Dubai Airshow 2017. "The talks are in progress," Rogozin said in reply to a question about the delivery of Su-35 planes to the United Arab Emirates.
 

Lockheed Martin to provide USAF with new JASSM Telemetry Kits

Lockheed Martin to provide USAF with new JASSM Telemetry Kits
 
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Lockheed Martin received a $44.1 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to produce Intelligent Test Instrumentation Kits (iTIK) to be used on Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) flight tests for telemetry and flight termination purposes, the US-based giant said on Nov. 14, 2017.
 

Russia integrating Syrian experience into MiG-35 fighter program

Russia integrating Syrian experience into MiG-35 fighter program
 
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The counter-terrorism operation of Russia`s Aerospace Forces (VKS) in Syria has demonstrated the high combat efficiency of Russian-made aviation equipment in action. In particular, both Russian and Syrian MiG-29 fighter jets have been involved in the combat.
 

Dubai Airshow 2017: Antonov to renew An-74 airlifter serial production

Dubai Airshow 2017: Antonov to renew An-74 airlifter serial production
 
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Ukraine will renew the serial production of the flagman Soviet-designed An-74 aircraft, the country's defense conglomerate Ukroboronprom announced on Monday. The Ukroboronprom has reached an investment agreement worth 150 million U.S. dollars on the aircraft production with the U.S.-based Oriole Capital Group, the Ukrainian defense conglomerate said in a statement on its website.
 

Dubai Airshow 2017: Leonardo delivers first Falco EVO RPAS to Middle Eastern launch customer

Dubai Airshow 2017: Leonardo delivers first Falco EVO RPAS to Middle Eastern launch customer
 
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Leonardo, at the Dubai Air Show 2017 exhibition, has announced the completion of the first delivery of its Falco EVO Remotely-Piloted Air System (RPAS) to its launch customer in the Middle East. The first of the newly-built aircraft was completed in August with the acceptance test carried out at Leonardo’s RPAS design and construction facility in Ronchi dei Legionary, Italy. It was delivered in September.
 

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