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July 2015 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 
 

Bhutan to purchase two Airbus H130 light helicopters for fire fighting and SAR missions

Bhutan to purchase two Airbus H130 light helicopters for fire fighting and SAR missions
 
The Kingdom of Bhutan has selected the Airbus Helicopters H130 light utility helicopter to begin helicopter services in the country. The government will purchase two H130 helicopters at a total cost of around US $7.3M. The H130 will be used for fire fighting and search-and-rescue (SAR) missions besides transportation of passengers and cargo, said the Bhutanese online daily Kuensel Online.
The Kingdom of Bhutan has selected the Airbus Helicopters H130 light utility helicopter to begin helicopter services in the country. The government will purchase two H130 helicopters at a total cost of around US $7.3M. The H130 will be used for fire fighting and search-and-rescue (SAR) missions besides transportation of passengers and cargo, said the Bhutanese online daily Kuensel Online.
 

Australia announces order for two more KC-30A Multirole Tanker Transport aircraft

Australia announces order for two more KC-30A Multirole Tanker Transport aircraft
 
The Australian Government will purchase two additional Airbus A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft, designated as KC-30A in the Australian armed forces, for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) . The two additional KC-30A aircraft will be delivered in 2018 and provide a substantial increase to the air-to-air refuelling capacity of the RAAF, the Australian DoD announced today, July 1st.
The Australian Government will purchase two additional Airbus A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft, designated as KC-30A in the Australian armed forces, for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) . The two additional KC-30A aircraft will be delivered in 2018 and provide a substantial increase to the air-to-air refuelling capacity of the RAAF, the Australian DoD announced today, July 1st.
 

Saab receives order from Sweden for Gripen E fighter aircraft spare support

Saab receives order from Sweden for Gripen E fighter aircraft spare support
 
Defence and security company Saab has received an order for spare supports for Gripen E fighter aircraft from the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV). The order is part of the Gripen E framework agreement which was signed between Saab and FMV in February 2013. The order value amounts to approximately SEK250 million and the order was booked as order intake in the second quarter of 2015, the Swedish company announced today, July 1st, 2015.
Defence and security company Saab has received an order for spare supports for Gripen E fighter aircraft from the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV). The order is part of the Gripen E framework agreement which was signed between Saab and FMV in February 2013. The order value amounts to approximately SEK250 million ($30 mn) and the order was booked as order intake in the second quarter of 2015, the Swedish company announced today, July 1st, 2015.
 

Argentina signs MoU with Airbus Helicopters for 12 H125 light utility helicopters

Argentina signs MoU with Airbus Helicopters for 12 H125 light utility helicopters
 
Argentine Ministry of Defence signed a memorandum of understanding for the delivery of 12 Airbus Helicopters H125s. The rotorcraft manufacturer announced on June 25 that the MoU was signed during Paris Air Show 2015. These new H125 helicopters will begin replacing the ageing fleet of SA315B Lama helicopters, said Airbus Helicopters.
Argentine Ministry of Defence signed a memorandum of understanding for the delivery of 12 Airbus Helicopters H125s. The rotorcraft manufacturer announced on June 25 that the MoU was signed during Paris Air Show 2015. These new H125 helicopters will begin replacing the ageing fleet of SA315B Lama helicopters, said Airbus Helicopters.
 

Russian Western Military District to be reinforced with 20 new military helicopters by 2015-end

Russian Western Military District to be reinforced with 20 new military helicopters by 2015-end
 
Over 20 attack helicopters will boost the Russian Armed Forces on the country’s western border by the end of 2015, the senior spokesperson of Russia’s Western Military District said Tuesday, June 30 2015. The Russian Army will be reinforced with new Mi-28Ns, Mi-26Ts and Mi-8MTV5s equipped with cutting-edge electronics.
Over 20 attack helicopters will boost the Russian Armed Forces on the country’s western border by the end of 2015, the senior spokesperson of Russia’s Western Military District said Tuesday, June 30 2015. The Russian Army will be reinforced with new Mi-28Ns, Mi-26Ts and Mi-8MTV5s equipped with cutting-edge electronics.
 

Sikorsky to deliver Tunisia's last four UH-60M Blackhawk helicopters by 2019

Sikorsky to deliver Tunisia's last four UH-60M Blackhawk helicopters by 2019
 
Sikorsky Aircraft was awarded a $79,680,022 to foreign military sales contract to Tunisia for four modified UH60M Black Hawk helicopters. Work will be performed in West Palm Beach, Florida with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2019, the US Department of Defense announced on Monday June 30, 2015.
Sikorsky Aircraft was awarded a $79,680,022 to foreign military sales contract to Tunisia for four modified UH60M Black Hawk helicopters. Work will be performed in West Palm Beach, Florida with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2019, the US Department of Defense announced on Monday June 30, 2015.
 

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