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April 2012 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 
 

Lockheed Martin delivers last amp C-5 Galaxy military transport aircraft to United States Air Force 3004121

Lockheed Martin delivers last amp C-5 Galaxy military transport aircraft to United States Air Force
 
Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] completed delivery of the 79th and final C-5 Galaxy aircraft of the current Avionics Modernization Program at a ceremony at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., on April 27.
Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] completed delivery of the 79th and final C-5 Galaxy aircraft of the current Avionics Modernization Program at a ceremony at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., on April 27.
 

Israeli Defence Forces are interested to buy American V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft 2904121

Israeli Defence Forces are interested to buy American V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft
 
Israeli military leaders plan to greatly expand the nation’s elite commando force to accommodate intensifying demand for stealthy, surgical, strategic missions far from Israel’s borders. In interviews here, officers and experts said Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) chief of staff, is mulling several options for augmenting the special operations forces under his command, including creation of an airborne insertion and extraction unit built upon a squadron of U.S. V-22 Ospreys
Israeli military leaders plan to greatly expand the nation’s elite commando force to accommodate intensifying demand for stealthy, surgical, strategic missions far from Israel’s borders. In interviews here, officers and experts said Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) chief of staff, is mulling several options for augmenting the special operations forces under his command, including creation of an airborne insertion and extraction unit built upon a squadron of U.S. V-22 Ospreys
 

Italian Air Force Pilot Lt. Col. Daniele reaches 1,000 fight hours on fighter aircraft Typhoon 2804121

Italian Air Force Pilot Lt. Col. Daniele reaches 1,000 fight hours on fighter aircraft Typhoon
 
Lieutenant Colonel Daniele L. of the Italian Air Force has become the first Italian Typhoon pilot to reach 1,000 flight hours on the aircraft. This milestone was achieved during an Air Defence training mission flown through Tuscany’s air space recently.
Lieutenant Colonel Daniele L. of the Italian Air Force has become the first Italian Typhoon pilot to reach 1,000 flight hours on the aircraft. This milestone was achieved during an Air Defence training mission flown through Tuscany’s air space recently.
 

Eurocopter EC725 Cougar-family rotary-wing at KADEX 2012 defence exhibition in Kazakhstan 2704121

Eurocopter EC725 Cougar-family rotary-wing at KADEX 2012 defence exhibition in Kazakhstan
 
To be held May 3-6 at the Astana Air Force Base, KADEX-2012 is to include the presence of an EC725 Cougar-family rotary-wing aircraft for the French Army, along with scale models of its multi-role EC145 and the Tiger attack helicopter.
To be held May 3-6 at the Astana Air Force Base, KADEX-2012 is to include the presence of an EC725 Cougar-family rotary-wing aircraft for the French Army, along with scale models of its multi-role EC145 and the Tiger attack helicopter.
 

F-35A fighter aircraft completes first in-flight refueling mission with external weapons 2504121

F-35A fighter aircraft completes first in-flight refueling mission with external weapons
 
On Saturday, Apr. 21, a Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-35A Lightning II conventional takeoff and landing aircraft completed the program’s first in-flight refueling mission while configured with external weapons at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
On Saturday, Apr. 21, a Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-35A Lightning II conventional takeoff and landing aircraft completed the program’s first in-flight refueling mission while configured with external weapons at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
 

Bombardier Global 5000 aircraft receives military certification at WTD 61 in Manching Germany 2304122

Bombardier Global 5000 aircraft receives military certification at WTD 61 in Manching, Germany
 
In the context of modernizing the medium-and long-range fleet of the FMOD special air mission wing, the Bundeswehr Technical and Airworthiness Center for Aircraft (WTD 61) in Manching has issued airworthiness certificates for 4 new aircraft of the Bombardier Global 5000 type. Several special retrofits and modifications on the Challenger successor required appropriate tests and demonstrations in order to facilitate certification.
In the context of modernizing the medium-and long-range fleet of the FMOD special air mission wing, the Bundeswehr Technical and Airworthiness Center for Aircraft (WTD 61) in Manching has issued airworthiness certificates for 4 new aircraft of the Bombardier Global 5000 type. Several special retrofits and modifications on the Challenger successor required appropriate tests and demonstrations in order to facilitate certification.
 

Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II Carrier variant fighter completes first formation flight 2304121

Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II Carrier variant fighter completes first formation flight
 
For the first time, two Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-35C Lightning II carrier variant test aircraft launched together and conducted formation flying at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., Wednesday.
For the first time, two Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-35C Lightning II carrier variant test aircraft launched together and conducted formation flying at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., Wednesday.
 

Russia is expected to export more fighter aircraft Sukhoi Su-30Mk2 to Vietnam 1304121

Russia is expected to export more fighter aircraft Sukhoi Su-30Mk2 to Vietnam
 
Up to now, Vietnam People's Air Force owns 20 multipurpose fighterSu-30MK2V, is expected will receive the same four notes in 2012 under contract to buy 12 Su-30MK2 is signed in end 2010. After a contract to supply 12 multi-purpose fighter Su-30MK2 sign from 2010, Russia hopes to sell another 24 units similar to Vietnam.
Up to now, Vietnam People's Air Force owns 20 multipurpose fighterSu-30MK2V, is expected will receive the same four notes in 2012 under contract to buy 12 Su-30MK2 is signed in end 2010. After a contract to supply 12 multi-purpose fighter Su-30MK2 sign from 2010, Russia hopes to sell another 24 units similar to Vietnam.
 

Boeing to upgrade B-1 bomber aircraft navigation system for USAF United States Air Force 1004122

Boeing to upgrade B-1 bomber aircraft navigation system for USAF United States Air Force
 
Boeing [NYSE: BA] has received a $55.3 million production contract from the U.S. Air Force to upgrade the B-1 Lancer navigation system. The upgrade will replace the original navigation hardware with a new ring laser gyro system.
Boeing [NYSE: BA] has received a $55.3 million production contract from the U.S. Air Force to upgrade the B-1 Lancer navigation system. The upgrade will replace the original navigation hardware with a new ring laser gyro system.
 

Two Russian-made combat helicopters Mi-35M have been delivered to Azerbaijan 1004121

Two Russian-made combat helicopters Mi-35M have been delivered to Azerbaijan
 
Two Russian-made Mi-35M combat helicopters have been delivered to Azerbaijani capital Baku over the weekend, local media reported on Monday, April 9, 2012. Two helicopters departed Friday, April 6, 2012, from Russia's Rostov-on-Don- based Rosvertol JSC and have been delivered to Baku by Volga-Dnepr AN 124 100 long range heavy transport aircraft.
Two Russian-made Mi-35M combat helicopters have been delivered to Azerbaijani capital Baku over the weekend, local media reported on Monday, April 9, 2012. Two helicopters departed Friday, April 6, 2012, from Russia's Rostov-on-Don- based Rosvertol JSC and have been delivered to Baku by Volga-Dnepr AN 124 100 long range heavy transport aircraft.
 

Iran to unveil a new home-made helicopter in the next few months 0904121

Iran to unveil a new home-made helicopter in the next few months
 
An Iranian Army commander announced that the country is working on plans to manufacture home-made choppers, and added that the Iran-made chopper will be unveiled in the near future. "As regards chopper manufacturing, the Defense Ministry has drawn plans to that end and they are working on them," Iranian Army Airborne Commander Colonel Houshang Yari said on Saturday, April 9, 2012.
An Iranian Army commander announced that the country is working on plans to manufacture home-made choppers, and added that the Iran-made chopper will be unveiled in the near future. "As regards chopper manufacturing, the Defense Ministry has drawn plans to that end and they are working on them," Iranian Army Airborne Commander Colonel Houshang Yari said on Saturday, April 9, 2012.
 

Sukhoi Su-35 fighter aircraft made the 500th test flight and proves its excellent maneuverability 0604121

Sukhoi Su-35 fighter aircraft made the 500th test flight and proves its excellent maneuverability
 
The 500th test flight was made on the Su-35 flight tests program. The aircraft was piloted by the Hero of Russia colonel Sergei Bogdan, the distinguished test pilot. In February 2008 it was him who took off for the first time in that modern super-maneuverable multi-functional fighter.
The 500th test flight was made on the Su-35 flight tests program. The aircraft was piloted by the Hero of Russia colonel Sergei Bogdan, the distinguished test pilot. In February 2008 it was him who took off for the first time in that modern super-maneuverable multi-functional fighter.
 

Boeing delivered the final two F-15K Slam Eagles fighter aircraft to the Republic of Korea Air Force 0404124

Boeing delivered the final two F-15K Slam Eagles fighter aircraft to the Republic of Korea Air Force
 
DAEGU AIR BASE, Republic of Korea, April 3, 2012 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] delivered the final two F-15K Slam Eagles to the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) on April 2 at Daegu Air Base. All ROKAF F-15Ks were delivered on cost and on schedule.
DAEGU AIR BASE, Republic of Korea, April 3, 2012 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] delivered the final two F-15K Slam Eagles to the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) on April 2 at Daegu Air Base. All ROKAF F-15Ks were delivered on cost and on schedule.
 

EADS North America unveils its new armed aerial scout combat helicopter AAS-72X+ 0404123

EADS North America unveils its new armed aerial scout combat helicopter AAS-72X+
 
EADS North America today unveiled its Armed Aerial Scout 72X+ (AAS-72X+) at the annual Army Aviation Association of America convention in Nashville during a press conference at the company’s exhibit. Armed Aerial Scout 72X+ delivers even greater capability over company's previously developed Armed Scout Technical Demonstrator Aircraft.
EADS North America today unveiled its Armed Aerial Scout 72X+ (AAS-72X+) at the annual Army Aviation Association of America convention in Nashville during a press conference at the company’s exhibit. Armed Aerial Scout 72X+ delivers even greater capability over company's previously developed Armed Scout Technical Demonstrator Aircraft.
 

Lockheed Martin commemorates 4,500 F-16 fighter aircraft deliveries 0404122

Lockheed Martin commemorates 4,500 F-16 fighter aircraft deliveries
 
Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] commemorated the 4,500th F-16 Fighting Falcon delivery today with a ceremony for employees, customers, former executives and elected officials, including U.S. Rep. Kay Granger and Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price.
Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] commemorated the 4,500th F-16 Fighting Falcon delivery today with a ceremony for employees, customers, former executives and elected officials, including U.S. Rep. Kay Granger and Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price.
 

Brazilian Embraer KC-390 military transport aircraft to feature additional BAE Systems equipment 0404121

Brazilian Embraer KC-390 military transport aircraft to feature additional BAE Systems equipment
 
Aircraft manufacturer Embraer and the Brazilian Air Force have selected BAE Systems to provide active side sticks as part of the overall cockpit controls for the KC-390 military transport aircraft.
Aircraft manufacturer Embraer and the Brazilian Air Force have selected BAE Systems to provide active side sticks as part of the overall cockpit controls for the KC-390 military transport aircraft.
 

New Raytheon guided bomb completes first guided flight test 0304121

New Raytheon guided bomb completes first guided flight test
 
Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Small Tactical Munition Phase II scored a direct hit on a target during the weapon's first guided flight test.
Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Small Tactical Munition Phase II scored a direct hit on a target during the weapon's first guided flight test.