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INDONESIA LOOKS TO REPLACE F-5E FIGHTERS
Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Source: US Marine Corps


Source: US Marine Corps


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JAKARTA - Indonesia is moving ahead with plans to replace its fleet of F-5E/F Tiger II fighter aircraft. Air Marshal TNI Hadi Tjahjanto, the new Indonesian Air Force Chief of Staff, plans to prioritize transparency when purchasing weapons and military equipment to ensure their safe operation.

Options for replacing the Tiger II include: Saab's JAS39 Gripen; Sukhoi's Su-35; Lockheed Martin's F-16 Block 60 Viper; and the Eurofighter GnmH Typhoon.

Source:  Netral News
Associated URL: http://www.en.netralnews.com/news/currentnews/read/446/new.air.force.chief.of.st
Source Date: January 19, 2017
Posted: 01/20/2017

 
 
NORTHROP GRUMMAN AWARDED E-2D POWER AMPLIFIER
Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Source: US Navy


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PENTAGON - Northrop Grumman Corp., Melbourne, Florida, is being awarded $8,121,653 for ceiling price repair delivery order 7000 under previously awarded basic ordering agreement N00383-17-G-AB01 for the repair of 103 power amplifier modules in support of the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft.

Work will be performed in Baltimore, Maryland, and is expected to be completed by January 2018. Fiscal 2017 working capital funds (Navy) in the amount of $3,979,610 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

This contract was a sole-source pursuant to the authority set forth in 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1) and Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.320-1. Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity.

With a total worldwide inventory of 117 active, on-order, and stored aircraft, the United States Navy has the lion's share with 83 aircraft, followed by the Japanese Air Force with 14, and the Egyptian Air Force with 6 aircraft.

Source:  DOD
Associated URL: https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1054538
Source Date: January 19, 2017
Posted: 01/20/2017

 
 
AIRBUS C295W DEMONSTRATES REFUELING CONTACTS WITH HELICOPTER
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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Source: Airbus


Source: Airbus


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GETAFE, Spain - Airbus Defence and Space has followed its recent successful demonstration of air-to-air refueling between two C295W medium transports with a demonstration of refueling contacts with a H225M Caracal helicopter.

In the trial, performed jointly with Airbus Helicopters from Marignane, France in December, contacts were executed at speeds of 105-115kt and both crews reported smooth and simple operation. The system is now being offered to existing and prospective C295 operators. Possible applications include special operations and extending the range of search and rescue aircraft.

Source:  Airbus Defence and Space
Associated URL: airbusdefenceandspace.com
Source Date: January 17, 2017
Posted: 01/20/2017

 

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