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27 August 2015 | RUaviation

Belarus signs follow-on contract for Yak-130 jets at MAKS-2015 airshow

On August 26th Belarusian Ministry of Defense and Irkut Corporation signed a contract for delivery of four Yak-130 operational trainers at MAKS-2015 international airshow. The jets will be delivered to Belarus in 2016. [...] In April 2015 Irkut Corporation delivered the first batch of Yak-130 jets to Belarus under a contract signed in 2013.

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25 August 2015 | RUaviation

Russian Navy plans to take delivery of more than 50 Su-30SM fighters by 2020

Naval aviation of Russian navy will take delivery of more than 50 Su-30SM fighters by 2020, RIA Novosti reports with reference to Commander of the naval aviation, Major General Igor Kozhin. “The first Su-30SM fighter was delivered to naval aviation of Russian navy in July 2014. Last year the naval aviation took delivery of three Su-30SM aircraft; two more jets of the type were delivered to the navy on August 17th 2015 and three more ones will be delivered in September – October 2015. It is planned that naval aviation of Russian navy will take delivery of more than 50 Su-30SM fighters by 2020,” he said.

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21 August 2015 |

Pakistan Finalizes Hind Deal With Russia

Pakistan and Russia finalized a deal for the purchase of four Hind helicopter gunships.        

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20 August 2015 | IHS Jane's

Airbus begins work on Tiger Mk3 attack helicopter

Airbus Helicopters is working on a new version of its Tiger attack helicopter, dubbed the Tiger Mk3. The work is being conducted under an 'architecture study' commissioned by the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR) on 31 July. According to OCCAR the study aims "to define the so-called 'Tiger Mk3' - the future configurations materialising the mid-life upgrade (MLU)" to the helicopter.

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17 August 2015 | Flight Global

TAI completes deliveries of first T129 batch to Turkish army

The Turkish army has received its first nine-strong fleet of Turkish Aerospace Industries T129 ATAK helicopters, the last of which was delivered on 31 July.

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16 August 2015 | IHS Jane's

Argentine Air Force cuts working hours, retires Mirage fleet

The Argentine Air Force is drastically cutting staff working hours and decommissioning its last fighter aircraft amid continuing budget issues. A recently published daily agenda indicates that the service's working hours have been significantly reduced, from 0800 to 1300; rationing of food, energy

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13 August 2015 | IHS Jane's

Russia to launch MiG-31 replacement programme before end of decade

Russia is to begin developing a replacement for the MiG-31 'Foxhound' interceptor before the end of the decade, state media reported on 12 August. Development of the next-generation PAK-DP (Predpolagayemyy vozdukha Kompleks dlya Dal'ney Perekhvat - Prospective Air Complex for Long-Range

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13 August 2015 | Flight Global

Croatia receives overhauled MiG-21s after long delays

Croatia's air force has received all its long-delayed refurbished Mikoyan MiG-21bis-D fighters and UMD-model trainers from the Ukrainian Ukrspecexport organisation.

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7 August 2015 | NATO News

Czech Air Force Gripens conduct NATO air surveillance mission over Iceland

Four Czech Air Force JAS-39 Gripen aircraft are currently conducting air patrols and training in the skies above Iceland under the Alliance’s air surveillance mission for the Nordic NATO Ally. The fighter jets and 70 personnel took up their duties at the end of July. Their task is to provide “airborne surveillance and interception capabilities to meet Iceland’s peacetime preparedness needs.” The Czech Air Force will conduct the mission through 29 August 2015.

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5 August 2015 | IHS Jane's

US Army to acquire enhanced MH-47G Block 2 Chinooks

The US Army is looking to renew production of the Boeing MH-47G Chinook special mission helicopter in an upgraded Block 2 configuration, it disclosed on 3 August. With production of the final eight Block 1 MH-47Gs set to be complete by the end of the year, the US Army Aviation Integration...

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