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JuLY 2019 news

Air Forces - Aerospace and Aviation Defense Industry


India and France joint air exercise Garuda-VI begins

The Indian Air Force (IAF) will be participating in its biggest joint air exercise of 2019 with the French Air Force (FAF) at France from 1 to 14 July.

US Navy awards Insitu multi-year contract for RQ-21A Blackjack production

The US Navy announced a contract award to Boeing Insitu worth up to $390 million for the RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned air vehicle.

Possible sale of AGM-88E anti-radiation guided missiles and AARGM captive air training missiles to Germany

The U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Germany, through the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) acting as its Agent, up to 91 AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) Tactical Missiles, and up to 8 AGM-88E AARGM Captive Air Training Missiles (CATM) for an estimated cost of $122.86 million.

Belarus plans to buy Su-30SM fighter jets from Russia

 Andrei Ravkov , Belarussian Minister of Defense, said that Belarus plans to purchase several Su-30SM fighter jets from Russia.

US Army awarded General Atomics for support services external link on the Gray Eagle UAV

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems won a $22 million modification for support services external link on the Gray Eagle UAV.

US Army awarded Lockheed Martin for Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor systems

Lockheed Martin was awarded a $106,108,230 firm-fixed-price domestic and foreign military sales (Netherlands and United Kingdom) contract for Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor systems, subcomponent production and technical services for the Apache Attack Helicopter.

Russia: Aviastar-SP plans to step up production of Il-76MD-90A

Anatoly Serdyukov, the industrial director of the aviation cluster of the Russian State Corporation Rostec and chairman of the Board of Directors of the United Aircraft Corporation (OAK); and OAK President Yuri Slyusar have visited JSC Aviastar-SP, an affiliate of the United Aircraft Corporation’s battalion of transport aviation, Aviastar-SP said.

India orders first batch of own missiles for Su-30MKI

The Indian Air Force ordered a development batch of guided air-to-air Astra missiles of the Indian design for multirole Su-30MKI fighter jets, a representative of Bharat Dynamics Company told TASS at Army-2019 forum.

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