June 2016 Air Force Military Aviation Defence Industry News
 
 

Russia receives another batch of Mi-8ATMSh combat and transport helicopters

Russia receives another batch of Mi-8ATMSh combat and transport helicopters
 
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Russian Helicopters Group has delivered the first batch of Mil Mi-8AMTSh transport and attack rotorcraft to Russia’s Defense Ministry, the group’s press office said. Russian Helicopters Group is a subsidiary of Russia’s state hi-tech corporation Rostec.
 

South Korea's Air Force about to open new cyber security center

South Korea's Air Force about to open new cyber security center
 
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South Korea's Air Force (ROKAF) said Thursday it will establish a cyber security center this week to take charge of combating hacking attacks and preventing leaks of military secrets. The Cyber Protection Center set to open on Friday will bring together the Air Force's cyber security forces to operate an advanced monitoring system around the clock, according to the Air Force.
 

Two more dual-control Mi-28NE combat helicopters handed over to Algeria

Two more dual-control Mi-28NE combat helicopters handed over to Algeria
 
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Algeria took the delivery of two more Mil Mi-28NE 'Night Hunter' combat helicopters in late June, according to the local media outlets. "Algeria received two dual-control Mi-28NE combat helicopters from Russia in late June, 2016. The delivery was fulfilled within time limits specified by Moscow and Algiers," the MenaDefense local media said.
 

Thales wins $107 mn contract to support British Army's Watchkeeper UAVs

Thales wins $107 mn contract to support British Army's Watchkeeper UAVs
 
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The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded Thales a $107 million contract to deliver Support to the British Army’s combat proven Watchkeeper Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). The Support Contract will provide technical support over the coming years and provide important additional capacity for training in order to generate operational capability.
 

Iraq receives new batch of Mi-28NE attack helicopters

Iraq receives new batch of Mi-28NE attack helicopters
 
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Russia supplied Iraq with a new batch of Mi-28NE "Night Hunter" military helicopters, the Iraqi Defense Ministry said on Tuesday. "These helicopters will make a great contribution in support of ground forces in their operations aimed at targeting terrorist positions and destroying [their] armoured vehicle packed with explosives," the ministry said in a statement published on its website.
 

USAF showcased first HH-60G Pave Hawk Operational Loss Replacement helicopter

USAF showcased first HH-60G Pave Hawk Operational Loss Replacement helicopter
 
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The US Air Force introduced the first of 21 fully built HH-60G Pave Hawk Operational Loss Replacement (OLR) helicopters June 28 at a ceremony in Huntsville, Alabama. The HH-60G is used to conduct combat search and rescue operations. The OLR program will restore the service’s HH-60G fleet to its authorized size, replacing aircraft lost in nearly 15 years of deployed combat operations since 9/11.
 

Rockwell Collins connects US, UK and France operations during LVC training

Rockwell Collins connects US, UK and France operations during LVC training
 
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Rockwell Collins today took Live, Virtual and Constructive (LVC) training to a new level when the company connected simulators and live aircraft in France, the U.K. and the U.S. during a media event in Toulouse, France. LVC provides interoperability under critical conditions so warfighters on the ground, in the air and at sea can all train simultaneously, no matter where they are.
 

PZL-Swidnik handed over W-3PL Gluszec and W-3RM Anakonda choppers to Poland

PZL-Swidnik handed over W-3PL Gluszec and W-3RM Anakonda choppers to Poland
 
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PZL-Swidnik, a Leonardo-Finmeccanica company, handed over to the Polish Armed Forces the last in the second series of four W-3PL Gluszec helicopters, which will bring the total number of Gluszec helicopters in the service of the Polish Army to eight.
 

Serbia takes delivery of two Mi-17V-5 military transport helicopters

Serbia takes delivery of two Mi-17V-5 military transport helicopters
 
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Russian Helicopters holding has delivered two Mi-17V-5 medium military-transport helicopters to Serbia, according to the company`s press department. "Both Mi-17V-5 rotor-wing aircraft for Serbia were produced by Kazan Helicopter Plant (Russian acronym: KVZ, a subsidiary of Russian Helicopters). Russia and Serbia signed the contract to supply two Mi-17V-5 helicopters to Belgrade in September 2015,"Russian Helicopters` official spokeperson said.
 

Belgian F-16s about to start raids against IS targets in Syria and Iraq

Belgian F-16s about to start raids against IS targets in Syria and Iraq
 
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Six Belgian F-16 fighter jets have left the Kleine Brogel airbase in Belgium yesteday June 27th for a Jordanian airbase, where they will carry out raids against IS targets in Syria and Iraq, Belgian media reported. Previously Belgian jets had only been deployed in operations against the so-called Islamic State in Iraq. From now on they will also attack IS targets in Syria.
 

US expands aerial reconnaissance along the inter-Korean border

US expands aerial reconnaissance along the inter-Korean border
 
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The United States' forces stationed in South Korea have expanded their aerial reconnaissance along the inter-Korean border following North Korea's recent launch of Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missiles (IRBM), official sources said Monday, June 27th.
 

RAF Tornado aircraft used Storm Shadow missiles against Daesh for the first time

RAF Tornado aircraft used Storm Shadow missiles against Daesh for the first time
 
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Royal Air Force's Tornado fighter jets used Stormshadow missiles against a very large concrete bunker in western Iraq, Typhoons destroyed a smaller bunker, and a Reaper struck targets in the north, the British Ministry of Defence announced yesterday June 27th.
 

Ilyushin resumes Il-214 medium airlifter development through self-funding

Ilyushin resumes Il-214 medium airlifter development through self-funding
 
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Russian airframer Ilyushin has resumed the development of the Il-214 medium airlifter at its own expense. Previously, the plane had been co-developed with India under the MTA program, the company’s press office has told journalists.
 

Yak-152 training aircraft serial production planned to start in March 2017

Yak-152 training aircraft serial production planned to start in March 2017
 
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The serial production of the Yakovlev Yak-152 primary training aircraft is planned to start in March 2017, Russian Aerospace Force Commander-in-Chief Viktor Bondarev said. "The serial production of this plane is expected to start in March 2017. We should do this and I believe that industrial enterprises will do this," the commander said.
 

Hanwha Techwin wins $204mn contract to supply KF-X engine parts

Hanwha Techwin wins $204mn contract to supply KF-X engine parts
 
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According to Yonhap news agency, Hanwha Techwin, a South Korea's defense manufacturer, said Monday that it has signed a parts supply deal worth $204 million with Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd. (KAI), the country's sole aircraft manufacturer.
 

India's Su-30MKI successfully achieved maiden flight with a BrahMos missile

India's Su-30MKI successfully achieved maiden flight with a BrahMos missile
 
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According to the local news paper The Economic Times, the first carriage flight of Su-30 MKI aircraft with BrahMos missile was successfully undertaken at HAL Airport in Nashik on June 25, with the integration making the fighter aircraft a lethal weapon delivery platform for the Indian Air Force.
 

Nigeria purchases 10 Super Mushshak training aircraft from Pakistan

Nigeria purchases 10 Super Mushshak training aircraft from Pakistan
 
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Nigeria has concluded arrangement to acquire 10 super mesh training aircraft from Pakistan Air Force to boost the country's security, a top official said. Chief of Air Staff (CAS) Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, disclosed this on Saturday at the graduation of Student Pilot Course (SPC) 41B in northern city of Kaduna.
 

PZL Mielec delivers first TUHP prototype aircraft to Sikorsky

PZL Mielec delivers first TUHP prototype aircraft to Sikorsky
 
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Just two weeks after the Turkish Government announced the start of the Turkish Utility Helicopter Program (TUHP) to build a fleet of multi-role T70 utility helicopters based on the S-70i™ BLACK HAWK aircraft, Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, has accepted the program’s prototype aircraft produced by its Polish subsidiary PZL Mielec.
 

Indra to equip Spanish A400M airlifters with its InShield infrared countermeasure system

Indra to equip Spanish A400M airlifters with its InShield infrared countermeasure system
 
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Indra will equip Spanish A400M aircraft with its InShield infrared countermeasure system (DIRCM or Directional InfraRed Counter Measures), to protect said aircraft from surface-to-air missile attacks. The contract awarded by the Ministry of Defense for the characterization and verification of the first unit is worth 4 million euros and will run until 2018.
 

UAC launched production of Mi-38's TV7-117V engine

UAC launched production of Mi-38's TV7-117V engine
 
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The United Engine-Manufacturing Corporation, part of Russia’s state hi-tech corporation Rostec, has started producing new TV7-117V motors designed for the Mil Mi-38 helicopter, corporation spokeswoman Anastasiya Denisova said in an interview with Izvestiya newspaper.
 

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