JANUARY 2020 news

Air Forces - Aerospace and Defense Industry


In 2020, the Indian Air Force will receive the first batch of four Rafale fighter aircraft, as well as additional Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Mark-I. In October 2019, during an official ceremony that was held at aircraft maker Dassault Aviation's facility in Merignac, southwestern France, India took delivery of the first Rafale fighter aircraft.

The third Ka-62 helicopter prototype took off at the test station of the Sazykin Progress enterprise. The hovering flight was successfully held in the framework of preliminary trials, the Russian Helicopters Holding said.

The Finnish Air Force will organise the HX Challenge testing and evaluation event from 9 January to 26 February 2020. The hub of the event will be Pirkkala Air Base. The objective of the HX Challenge is to verify the data reported by the fighter manufacturers under Finnish conditions and through tests designed in Finland. Each of the five candidates will undergo a test period of seven weekdays.

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, was awarded a $98,948,397 cost-plus-fixed-fee order  against a previously issued basic ordering agreement. This order provides for the integration of the Next Generation Electro-Optical Distributed Aperture System into all variants of the F-35 aircraft in support of the Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and non-Department of Defense (DOD) participants.

In order to finish 2019 on a high note, Air Recognition offers you a retrospective of the ten's more consulted news on its website. It is also a good opportunity to thank you for your faithful support in all instances. Air Recognition editorial team will continue to draw your attention on the latest news and will do its best to provide you interesting and qualitative content in 2020.

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