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U.S. AIR FORCE PLANS INDUSTRY DAY FOR E-4B REPLACEMENT EFFORT
Thursday, December 5, 2019
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Air Force is planning an industry day in February 2020 to gather information for its E-4B National Airborne Operations Center aircraft replacement effort. The Air Force operates four E-4Bs, colloquially known as the Doomsday plane. The aircraft are modified Boeing 747-200 aircraft intended to provide a secure and survivable command platform for government leadership in the event of a national emergency.

A pre-solicitation notice was issued on December 4, in which the service said it would conduct "Pre-Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) activities to ensure success in the EMD phase of the acquisition process."

The new aircraft will be based on a commercially-available platform.

Source:  Air Force Tecnology
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SPAIN SELECTS PC-21 AS REPLACEMENT FOR C-101 AVIOJET TRAINERS
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
NEWTOWN, Conn. -- According to multiple reports Spain has tapped the PC-21 turboprop trainer from Swiss company Pilatus as its preferred future replacement for the Spanish Air Force' fleet of C-101 Aviojets. The CASA Aviojet trainers first entered Spanish Air Force service in 1980 and are fast approaching the end of their operational lifespan.

A replacement evaluation process began around the time the Spanish economy peaked in 2007-08, but by 2009, amidst economic fallout and financial crisis, the project was frozen. With Spain's economy and public finances once again on solid footing the process was rebooted with evaluations undertaken of the Pilatus PC-21, Leonardo's M-345 and the Textron Aviation T-6 Texan II. The selection of the PC-21 has yet to be made public by Spain's Defense Ministry, though leaked tender documents indicated the Swiss platform as the preferred alternative due in part to providing the best value for money.

Spain earmarked €225 million ($249 million) for the acquisition of a new fleet of trainers in April. The expected order will involve 24 PC-21s under a contract worth €204.75 million ($227 million).

Once delivered the new trainers will form part of an integrated Spanish Air Force training system. The current model involves a two-phase flight training program with pilots beginning to fly the T-35C Pillan and Aviojets before graduating upwards to more advanced jets such as the Northrop F-5 (license-produced by CASA) Freedom Fighter.

The delivery timeline laid out by Spain calls for the first six aircraft to be handed over in 2020, followed by six more before the end of August 2021, and the remainder arriving by April 2022.

Source:  Flight Global
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Author: D. Darling, Europe Analyst 

 
FRENCH ARMED FORCES SELECT SAFRAN PARACHUTES FOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT DROPS
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
PARIS -- Following a Europe-wide competition that lasted three years, the French defense procurement agency DGA has chosen Safran to supply an air delivery system capable of releasing heavy loads from the A400M military transport.

The contract includes 200 side door release systems and 160 gravity release systems. They can be used to drop loads of between 320 kg and 4 metric tons, depending on configuration.

France is the first European country to develop a new cargo drop system designed for the new A400M airlifter. It will replace the systems now in service, which were designed back in the 1960s.

Source:  www.safran-group.com/

 

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