July 2014 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 
 

Boeing Delivered First U.S. Army Multiyear II Configured Chinook

Boeing Delivered First U.S. Army Multiyear II Configured Chinook
 
Boeing delivered on tuesday the first multiyear II configured CH-47F Chinook helicopter to the U.S. Army one month ahead of schedule. “This delivery is an example of teamwork and commitment to the troops in the field,” said Col. Rob Barrie, project manager, Cargo Helicopter Office, accepting the aircraft for the U.S. Army.
Boeing delivered on tuesday the first multiyear II configured CH-47F Chinook helicopter to the U.S. Army one month ahead of schedule. “This delivery is an example of teamwork and commitment to the troops in the field,” said Col. Rob Barrie, project manager, Cargo Helicopter Office, accepting the aircraft for the U.S. Army.
 
 

Flight Tech recorded the first export of its Horus FT-100 UAV

Flight Tech recorded the first export of its Horus FT-100 UAV
 
Brazilian society Flight Tech announced the first export sale of its unmanned aerial vehicle Horus FT-100 to an undisclosed African country. The Brazil-based manufacturer will deliver the three aircrafts in the second half of 2014. The contract also includes options for further deliveries the following year, as well as covering logistical support.
Brazilian society Flight Tech announced the first export sale of its unmanned aerial vehicle Horus FT-100 to an undisclosed African country. The Brazil-based manufacturer will deliver the three aircrafts in the second half of 2014. The contract also includes options for further deliveries the following year, as well as covering logistical support.
 

F-35B Successfully Completes Wet Runway And Crosswind Testing

F-35B Successfully Completes Wet Runway And Crosswind Testing
 
In an important program milestone enabling U.S. Marines Corps Initial Operational Capability (IOC) certification, the Lockheed Martin F-35B recently completed required wet runway and crosswind testing at Edwards Air Force Base, California.
In an important program milestone enabling U.S. Marines Corps Initial Operational Capability (IOC) certification, the Lockheed Martin F-35B recently completed required wet runway and crosswind testing at Edwards Air Force Base, California.
 

Azerbaijan to buy russian-made YAK-130 combat aircrafts

Azerbaijan to buy russian-made Yak-130 combat aircrafts
 
Russia is preparing to export some trainer aircrafts "Yak-130" to Azerbaijan, "Irkut" aircraft manufacturer reported. Last year, Azerbaijani military pilots flew on the aircrafts and closely got acquainted with its technical and tactical indicators.
Russia is preparing to export some trainer aircrafts "Yak-130" to Azerbaijan, "Irkut" aircraft manufacturer reported. Last year, Azerbaijani military pilots flew on the aircrafts and closely got acquainted with its technical and tactical indicators.
 

Bell Helicopter to give logistics support to Iraq Aviation Command

Bell Helicopter to give logistics support to Iraq Aviation Command
 
U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq for aviation sustainment support, on-the-job maintenance training and maintenance advice and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $500 million.
U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq for aviation sustainment support, on-the-job maintenance training and maintenance advice and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $500 million.
 

U.S. State Department approved a possible sale to Iraq for 5000 Hellfire missiles

U.S. State Department approved a possible sale to Iraq for 5000 Hellfire missiles
 
The U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq for AGM-114K/N/R Hellfire missiles and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $700 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on July 28, 2014.
The U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq for AGM-114K/N/R Hellfire missiles and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $700 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on July 28, 2014.
 

Belgian MoD officially announced program to replace its fleet of F-16

Belgian MoD officially announced program to replace its fleet of F-16
 
The Belgian MoD presented its Air Combat Capability Program at a press conference on Thursday, July 24. This program is for the replacement of Belgian Air Force F-16. Colonel Georges Dejaeger (Chief of Staff of the Air Component) and Lieutenant Colonel Steven Lauwereys Aviation (project leader) outlined the different steps for the acquisition of new aircraft.
The Belgian MoD presented its Air Combat Capability Program at a press conference on Thursday, July 24. This program is for the replacement of Belgian Air Force F-16. Colonel Georges Dejaeger (Chief of Staff of the Air Component) and Lieutenant Colonel Steven Lauwereys Aviation (project leader) outlined the different steps for the acquisition of new aircraft.
 

Brazil orders three Airbus C295 SAR aircraft

Brazil orders three Airbus C295 Search and Rescue aircraft
 
Brazil has signed a contract with Airbus Defence and Space for the acquisition of three Airbus C295 search and rescue (SAR) aircraft, according to a news release from the company.
Brazil has signed a contract with Airbus Defence and Space for the acquisition of three Airbus C295 search and rescue (SAR) aircraft, according to a news release from the company.
 

China Air Force will need 400 Y-20 military transport aircraft to catch up U.S. and Russian Air Forces 2807141

China Air Force will need 400 Y-20 military transport aircraft to catch up U.S. and Russian Air Forces
 
The People's Liberation Army will need at least 400 Y-20 cargo planes produced by the Xi'an Aircraft Industrial Corporation in order to catch up with the force projection capabilities of the United States, Russia and India, according to a report published by the National Defense University of China cited in the party-run People's Daily.
The People's Liberation Army will need at least 400 Y-20 cargo planes produced by the Xi'an Aircraft Industrial Corporation in order to catch up with the force projection capabilities of the United States, Russia and India, according to a report published by the National Defense University of China cited in the party-run People's Daily.
 

Philippines Air Force interested to buy C-130T Logistic Support Aircraft from United States 2707143

Philippines Air Force interested to buy C-130T Logistic Support Aircraft from United States
 
The State Department of United States has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Philippines for C-130T aircraft and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $61 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on July 23, 2014.
The State Department of United States has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Philippines for C-130T aircraft and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $61 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on July 23, 2014.
 

Tunisia to purchase UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters and associated equipment from United States 2707142

Tunisia to purchase UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters and associated equipment from United States
 
The State Department of United States has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Tunisia for UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $700 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on July 23, 2014.
The State Department of United States has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Tunisia for UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $700 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on July 23, 2014.
 

Korea Aerospace Industries KAI to develop new Light Armed Helicopters and Light Civil Helicopters 2707141

Korea Aerospace Industries KAI to develop new Light Armed Helicopters and Light Civil Helicopters
 
Korea Aerospace Industries, Ltd.(KAI), is selected to develop the Light Armed Helicopters(LAH) and Light Civil Helicopters(LCH) to tow the development of the aviation industry and strengthening of self-reliant defense simultaneously with a targets exports of 600 units, putting total sales to 1,000.
Korea Aerospace Industries, Ltd.(KAI), is selected to develop the Light Armed Helicopters(LAH) and Light Civil Helicopters(LCH) to tow the development of the aviation industry and strengthening of self-reliant defense simultaneously with a targets exports of 600 units, putting total sales to 1,000.
 

Lockheed Martin’s Unmanned K-MAX Cargo Helicopter Team Returns from Afghanistan

Lockheed Martin’s Unmanned K-MAX Cargo Helicopter Team Returns from Afghanistan
 
After lifting more than 4.5 million pounds of cargo and conducting thousands of delivery missions for the U.S. Marine Corps, the Lockheed Martin and Kaman Aerospace Corporation K-MAX cargo unmanned aircraft system (UAS) has returned to the United States following a nearly three-year deployment in Afghanistan.
After lifting more than 4.5 million pounds of cargo and conducting thousands of delivery missions for the U.S. Marine Corps, the Lockheed Martin and Kaman Aerospace Corporation K-MAX cargo unmanned aircraft system (UAS) has returned to the United States following a nearly three-year deployment in Afghanistan.
 

First Two Australian F-35s Roll Out Of Factory

First Two Australian F-35s Roll Out Of Factory
 
A ceremony was held today at Lockheed Martin, commemorating the official roll out of the first two F-35 Lightning II aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).
A ceremony was held yesterday at Lockheed Martin, commemorating the official roll out of the first two F-35 Lightning II aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).
 

Airbus Group to propose Eurofighter Typhoon to Denmark for replacement of F-16 fighters 2507141

Airbus Group to propose Eurofighter Typhoon to Denmark for replacement of F-16 fighters
 
Airbus Defence and Space has submitted its bid in response to the Danish Ministry of Defence´s tender for the replacement of Denmark´s fleet of F-16 fighters. On behalf of Eurofighter it confirms that the Eurofighter Typhoon meets all of Denmark´s requirements for its future fighter.
Airbus Defence and Space has submitted its bid in response to the Danish Ministry of Defence´s tender for the replacement of Denmark´s fleet of F-16 fighters. On behalf of Eurofighter it confirms that the Eurofighter Typhoon meets all of Denmark´s requirements for its future fighter.
 

The new Chinese-made J-20 fifth-generation stealth fighter aircraft could enter in production for 2017 2407141

The new Chinese-made J-20 fifth-generation stealth fighter could enter in production for 2017
 
The J-20, China's first fifth-generation stealth fighter designed by Chengdu Aerospace Corporation, may enter production on a small scale in 2017, after the completion of the aircraft's test flights, according to the Wuhan-based Hubei Daily.
The J-20, China's first fifth-generation stealth fighter designed by Chengdu Aerospace Corporation, may enter production on a small scale in 2017, after the completion of the aircraft's test flights, according to the Wuhan-based Hubei Daily.
 

Eurofighter reported "exceptional interest" at Farnborough International Air Show

Eurofighter reported "exceptional interest" at Farnborough International Air Show
 
Alberto Gutierrez, the CEO of Eurofighter GmbH, the Company behind the Eurofighter Typhoon fast jet fighter, this week reported ‘exceptional interest’ from the international market following a series of milestone events for the Company reported at last week’s Farnborough International Air Show.
Alberto Gutierrez, the CEO of Eurofighter GmbH, the Company behind the Eurofighter Typhoon fast jet fighter, this week reported ‘exceptional interest’ from the international market following a series of milestone events for the Company reported at last week’s Farnborough International Air Show.
 

Boeing Delivered Upgraded French AWACS aircraft airborne warning and control system

Boeing Delivered Upgraded French AWACS aircraft airborne warning and control system
 
Boeing on July 17 delivered on schedule the first of four upgraded French Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft. The upgraded aircraft will increase the fleet’s surveillance, communications and battle management capabilities.
Boeing on July 17 delivered on schedule the first of four upgraded French Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft. The upgraded aircraft will increase the fleet’s surveillance, communications and battle management capabilities.
 

Self-Defense Forces of Japan plans to deploy MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor transport aircraft in 2015 2007142

Self-Defense Forces of Japan plans to deploy MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor transport aircraft in 2015
 
Defense Minister of Japan Itsunori Onodera said Sunday the Self-Defense Forces plans to deploy MV-22 Osprey transport aircraft at Saga airport when it begins introducing the U.S. tilt-rotor plane in fiscal 2015. In his first public mention of an expected deployment site for SDF-operated Osprey aircraft, Onodera told reporters he recently informed Saga Gov. Yasushi Furukawa of the plan.
Defense Minister of Japan Itsunori Onodera said Sunday the Self-Defense Forces plans to deploy MV-22 Osprey transport aircraft at Saga airport when it begins introducing the U.S. tilt-rotor plane in fiscal 2015. In his first public mention of an expected deployment site for SDF-operated Osprey aircraft, Onodera told reporters he recently informed Saga Gov. Yasushi Furukawa of the plan.
 

Russian Helicopters industry has delivered four Mi-171E transport helicopters to China 1807141

Russian Helicopters industry has delivered four Mi-171E transport helicopters to China
 
Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, announces that Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant has delivered four Mi-171E transport helicopters to China's Poly Technologies, the final consignment of a contract for 48 helicopters signed by Rosoboronexport in 2012. In total under the original contract and a follow-on agreement the Chinese company has received 52 helicopters.
Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, announces that Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant has delivered four Mi-171E transport helicopters to China's Poly Technologies, the final consignment of a contract for 48 helicopters signed by Rosoboronexport in 2012. In total under the original contract and a follow-on agreement the Chinese company has received 52 helicopters.
 

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