SP's MAI Issue No. 16 | August 16-31, 2012 - Aerospace Updates

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    AEROSPACE
    Boeing marks 50 years of delivering Chinook helicopters

    As Boeing marks the 50th anniversary of delivering the first CH-47 Chinook military helicopter, the company is nearing completion of a $130-million renovation of its production line near Philadelphia that will help it meet global demand for the latest model, the CH-47F.

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    AEROSPACE
    Embraer delivers the first four A-29 Super Tucano to Indonesian Air Force

    Embraer Defense and Security has recently delivered four light attack and tactical training A-29 Super Tucano aircraft to Indonesian Air Force (IAF) at a ceremony held in its facility in Gavião Peixoto, São Paulo, Brazil. Indonesia is the first operator of Super Tucano in the Asia-Pacific region.

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    AEROSPACE
    Over 2,500 Su-family combat aircraft exported

    Su-family combat aircraft have been exported since 1964. Over 2,500 Su-7, Su-17, Su-20, Su-22, Su-24, Su-25, Su-27, Su-30 aircraft and their modifications were delivered to the Air Force of more than 30 countries.

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    AEROSPACE
    Airbus Military signs cooperation agreements in Portugal

    Airbus Military has signed a cooperation agreement with the Ministry of Economy and various Portuguese industrial companies in fulfilment of the commitments arising from the sale of a fleet of 12 C295 aircraft for the Portuguese Air Force.

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    AEROSPACE
    Test flight of C-130J for Oman

    A new C-130J Super Hercules for the Sultanate of Oman conducted a test flight at the Lockheed Martin facility in Marietta, Georgia.

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    AEROSPACE
    Boeing integrates next-gen joint helmetmounted cueing system on Silent Eagle

    Boeing recently validated the integration of the next-generation joint helmet-mounted cueing system II/h (JHMCS II/h) on the company’s F-15 Silent Eagle demonstrator aircraft, continuing the on-schedule development of this advanced multi-role jet fighter.

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    AEROSPACE / UNMANNED
    First flight of long endurance multi-intelligence vehicle

    For over 90 minutes, the hybrid air vehicle’ known as the long endurance multi-intelligence vehicle, or LEMV, stayed afloat above Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey.

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    AEROSPACE / UNMANNED
    Global Hawk makes historic flight from Grand Forks

    The 69th Reconnaissance Group reached another milestone recently with its first flight of a Block 40 RQ-4 Global Hawk from the flightline here. Previously, the 69th RG had only conducted flights in deployed environments.

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    AEROSPACE / UNMANNED
    Canada to spend $1 billion on drones

    The Canadian military intends to spend $1 billion on armed drone aircraft. Senior Canadian defence leaders pitched the idea of spending up to $600 million for armed drones to take part in the Libyan war shortly before the conflict ended.