News archive September 2012

21st September 2012

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The P-3 Orion Faces Its Future

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Attack on Camp Bastion: The Destruction of VMA-211

RAF’s Quick Reaction Alert revealed

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First Flight of the Belgian NH90 Helicopter

AAD: Saab offers unmanned Skeldar for anti-piracy duties

Pictures prompt Russian defence ministry to confirm Eurocopter purchase

AAD: Denel offers Hungwe UAV

AAD: South African firm offers armed M-Wolf
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20th September 2012

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Indonesia receives first two C-295s

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Thailand Orders Four Eurocopter EC725 Helicopters

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V-22 Osprey Cleared to Fly in Japan

AAD: Denel, Airbus Military renew A400M pact

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PICTURE: Dutch Lynx flies last operational mission

AAD: Denel, Russian Helicopters sign maintenance pact

Northrop progresses E-8 Joint STARS modifications
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19th September 2012

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Boeing KC-46 tanker programme on track, says US Air Force

Eurocopter to supply four EC725 search and rescue helicopters to the Royal Thai Air Force

Sikorsky awarded contract to integrate and test enhanced BLACK HAWK helicopter capabilities

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Russian Helicopters to Showcase at Africa Aerospace and Defence

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Denel, Airbus Sign A New A400M Contract

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USAF C-130 Completes First Flight With Enhanced Engine

Modified Rolls-Royce T56 makes first flight

Northrop Grumman, AgustaWestland make new US bids with AW101

MPs express concerns over Nimrod decision

Northrop-Agusta Team To Bid on White House Helo
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18th September 2012

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General Electric selected to build fuel-efficient military engine test bed

Army Extends OH-58 A2D Contract

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PICTURES: Indonesian air force inducts first four Super Tucanos

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PICTURE: Irkut to deliver Russia’s first Su-30SM early

Colombia Orders Another Airbus Military C295

Top F-35 official warns on software breakdowns, relationship crisis

UAVs Could Lead Britain, Germany To Collaborate With France

Nominated F-35 Program Head Raps Relations With Lockheed
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17th September 2012

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F-22 Analysis Continues, Air Force General Tells Congress

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Embraer to Supply Logistics Support to Brazilian Air Force Aircraft

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Air Force, NASA leaders review F-22 findings, fixes with congressional subcommittee

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Sikorsky to Deliver Final UH-60M to Sweden

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PICTURES: New fighter aircraft emerges in China

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PICTURE: Oman’s first C-130J heads for Middle East

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RAF’s 1 Sqn reforms with Eurofighter Typhoon

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Colombia orders fifth C295 from Airbus Military

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15th September 2012

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ILA: German Heron UAV unit nears 1,000th mission

Indian AF Seeks 20 Hawk Advanced Jet Trainers
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14th September 2012

Sikorsky Nears Completion of 15 UH-60M Helicopters to Fulfill Sweden’s ISAF Requirement

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Gripen Information Meeting in Switzerland

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Russia, Central Asian States to Hold Air Defense Drills

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Potential Hawk Order to Expand India Footprint

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Alaska Reserve F-22 unit becomes fully operational

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USAF and NASA officials testify before Congress on F-22 Raptor oxygen systems

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13th September 2012

Four Tigers Delivered For Deployment to Afghanistan

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ILA: German air force details success during Red Flag exercise

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PICTURES: Serbian air force marks centenary

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ILA: Cassidian plans further tests with Barracuda UAV

Lukewarm response from markets to EADS-BAE merger plans

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ILA: Germany on target to sign Meteor missile deal

ILA: Heavy transport helicopter design comes to life

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Massive Luftwaffe plane wreck ‘found off Sardinian coast’

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Kidlington firm delivers on £350m Puma contract

Israel in talks to increase C-130J order

ILA 2012: NATO makes changes to configuration of AGS Global Hawks

ILA 2012: German Tigers could deploy to Afghanistan before NH90

Israeli firms to support, but not assemble nation’s M-346 trainers

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Berlin’s ILA Air Show Takes Off

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First F-35 training commander: ‘this jet is our future’

Australian Helicopters secures Rio Tinto transport contract

IAI changes technology for Heron TP wing construction

BAE-EADS merger could face US regulatory hurdles

Shaw Air Force Base gets new fighter wing display

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Romney proposes more Raptors, Lockheed says it’ll support the move if that’s what the government wants

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New Computer Prepares Super Hornet For Upgrades

AgustaWestland Plans Training, Support Centers in Korea

US Navy solves X-47B tailhook problem in-house
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12th September 2012

Israeli firms to support, but not assemble nation’s M-346 trainers

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ILA: Ruag vies with EADS to support German military

ILA: Polish unmanned helicopter to make flight debut

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ILA: German Tornado upgrade on track as laser JDAM tests near

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ILA: Airbus pitches A400M for disaster-relief role

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ILA: Eurocopter delivers first upgraded CH-53GA transport helicopter

ILA: NATO AGS on course for 2015 flight debut

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ILA: Museco mock-up signals new move by EMT

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ILA: Euro Hawk’s German test campaign awaits certification step

Walter, 80, hits the heights to conquer his fears

Boeing, US Navy Successfully Complete 1st Test of Advanced Mission Computer for Super Hornet, Growler

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F-35 OUE kicks off at Eglin

ILA Berlin 2012 – Highlights of the opening day

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Spitfire pilot, 91, makes one final mission

Marines Stand Up Schools For Small UAV Training

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Northrop Grumman to pitch new AESA radar to export customers

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11th September 2012

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RUAG Aviation Shows Super Puma Upgrade

ILA: Poles flag up industry presence as show partner

Serbia reveals light-attack Kobac

ILA: Heli-One support attracts police attention

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Eurocopter kicks off the ILA Berlin Air Show with a focus on its helicopter product line innovation

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ILA: Asian customer signs for 228NG

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PICTURE: Airbus Military hones Orlik trainer for export

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Airbus Military investigates A330 in-flight boom detachment

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ILA: MiG-29 production takes off, as Indian carrier trials near end

Warrant Officer notches up 8,000 flying hours

EADS to Showcase Innovative Technologies at ILA Berlin Air Show 2012

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Elbit Systems Wins Huge IAF Training Aircraft Contract

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Israel’s Largest UAV Returns to the Skies

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IN FOCUS: African skies: South Africa’s aerospace and aviation industry looks to opportunities in the continent

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ILA: A400M makes flying return to show circuit

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ILA: Axed Talarion reborn as ‘European UAS’

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General Atomics flies upgraded Reaper

Embraer completes preliminary design review for KC-390

IN FOCUS: Cobham’s designs on Africa’s surveillance market
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10th September 2012

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ILA: Eurocopter presents EC145 T2 mock-up

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DoD Budget Cuts Stall New Purchases of Helicopters

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F-35A reaches ‘huge milestone’ in program development

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Mass protest in Japan against US hybrid aircraft

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ILA: Diehl LaGS ahead with Eurofighter offer

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Indonesia could take additional RAAF C-130Hs

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IN FOCUS: AHRLAC: South Africa’s first aircraft since apartheid could be platform for revitalised aero industry, says Paramount

IN FOCUS: Why Africa is hungry for helicopters

ILA: Dedicated unmanned air systems area makes show debut

IN FOCUS: Africa Aerospace & Defence looks to break records

ILA: Eurofighter chief Casolini outlines priorities

ILA: Luftwaffe advances Eurofighter experience

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IN FOCUS: South African Air Force enjoys fruits of modernisation but challenges remain

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IN FOCUS: Denel Aerostructures hopes A400M will finally establish it in first tier of global manufacturers

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7th September 2012

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Pentagon Defense Acquisitions Board meeting on F-35 progress

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A Tornado in a Teacup? Examining Germany’s Alleged Nuclear Strike Aircraft Modernisation

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USAF to start F-35 operational utility evaluation on 10 September

Prince Harry returns to Afghanistan for four-month tour as Apache helicopter pilot – video

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Israeli air force resumes Heron TP operations

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Wildcats deploy into the field

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Pentagon Lists 66 countries As Eligible To Buy US Drones

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Shadows reach 10,000 operational flying hours

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PICTURES: W-3 Gluszec helicopter gets naval makeover

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X-47B UCAV Flies with Arrester Hook for Carrier Trials

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F-35B Completes First Airborne Engine Start Tests

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Northrop Highlights Unmanned Aircraft Systems at ILA Berlin Air Show 2012

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P3C Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft Inducted

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US Army Orders More RQ-11 Raven UAVs

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TEAC Aerospace protests purchase of Israeli data-recorders for Omani F-16s

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6th September 2012

Turbomeca signs a contract with Saab AB for the Swedish Air Force

Turbomeca completes 35 years in Brazil and expands its installations

April MQ-1 Predator crash due to power cable failure

AMRAAM Delivery to Finn Air Force Delayed

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New artwork for the BBMF’s Lancaster, PA474

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Two bidders await Polish tanker battle

Rosobornexport and Poly Technologies, Inc. sign contract for 52 Mi-171E helicopters

Polish companies unveil rotary-wing UAS

Stoco nears certification of Hummingbird helicopter in Brazil

Poland nears lift-off in military helicopter contest
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5th September 2012

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PICTURE: Iraq’s first C-130J makes flight debut

Success for British teams in World Helicopter Championship 31 Squadron Tornados head to Gulf for Ex Shaheen Star

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F-35B completes air start testing at Edwards AFB

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A400M to appear in ILA flying display

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Boeing to set up F-15K MRO centre in S Korea

NZ conducts training sorties with upgraded Orion

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Malta seeks Alouette replacement deal

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China to obtain 55 Mi-171E transport helicopters

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First A400M delivery suffers fresh slip

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Australian JDAM-ER wing kit completes windtunnel tests

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F-35 high AOA flights and weapons separation tests imminent at Edwards AFB

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USAF details F-16 life extension programme

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Lockheed awarded $207 million contract to incorporate Israeli-specific F-35 systems

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Veteran Wessex Takes Guard At Yeovilton

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RAF Salutes A Legend

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Red Arrows Salute Hero Pilot

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The Airborne ISR Market 2012-2022: Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Platforms

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Iraqi Air Force F-16 Training Takes Off In Arizona

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Airbus Military Reconfirms A400M Production Output for 2013

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FXM Signs Framework Agreement with Switzerland on Gripen

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Russia to Complete Helicopter Gunship Deal to Brazil in 2012

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Marine Ospreys showcase new weapon system

Plagued by Delays, NH90 Helos Head to Afghanistan Air Base

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Australia Details Plan To Convert F/A-18s to Growlers

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Will Gripen-NG Project Bring More Defense Cuts for Sweden?