Argentina is buying 12 Beechraft Texan aircraft to replace 24 Embraer EMB-312 Tucano to train its military pilots. Plans to buy warplanes from abroad, including from Brazil's Embraer or Mig fighters from Russia are unlikely to happen in the immediate future
The US Navy awarded Rockwell Collins a contract worth $142 million to procure Tactical Combat Training System. “Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a $142,356,338 cost-plus-incentive-fee, fixed-price-incentive, firm-fixed-price contract for procurement of the Tactical Combat Training System Increment II (TCTS Inc II) environment improvement of the air combat training with rangeless air combat and secure air-to-air and air-to-ground data link,” the US Department of Defense announced Tuesday
Russian Defense Ministry will receive the first batch of eight Mi-28UB new combat training helicopters this year. "The supplies of eight serial helicopters for the aerospace Forces is being planned within the framework of the state defense order for 201," Nikolai Pavlenko, the deputy head of the Russian Helicopters company was quoted as saying by
Thales delivers an FNPT II (Flight and Navigation Procedures Trainer) simulator to the Royal Malaysian Air Force for the purposes of initial pilot training. The simulator, delivered to the company Gading Kasturi, has been in operation since December
New Zealand's navy has received combat system trainer from Lockheed Martin Canada under the country's planned ANZAC Frigate System Upgrade project. Chief of Navy Rear Admiral John Martin opened the combat system trainer at the Maritime Warfare Training Centre at the New Zealand Navy base in Devonport on February 16, 2017
Indian Navy has responded, asking to send proposal following the request of Myanmar Navy delegations to provide training facilties. The request was made during a visit of Myanmar Navy delegations, who were on a four-day official visit to Kochi from February 26 to March 2, Press Trust of India reported Wednesday
CAE has won a contract from Australia's Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group to support and provide training services for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)'s Hawk Mk127 fighter trainer. Under terms of the contract, CAE will provide classroom and simulator instructors RAAF Base Williamtown, in addition to providing maintenance and support services on the three CAE-built Hawk Mk127 full-mission simulators currently being installed at both RAAF Base Williamtown and RAAF Base Pearce, the company announced Tuesday
Indias Hindustan Aeronautics would be signing US$2 billion contract to sell 73 Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH) to the Armed Forces. The company has also signed another US$712
Canada government has started to negotiate with USA about sole-source purchase of up to 18 F/AQ-18 Super Hornet jet fighters from the US. The move, intended as a stopgap solution to ease pressure on the air force's aging fleet of CF-18s, could cost taxpayers between $5 billion and $7 billion over the lifetime of the aircraft, according to data circulating within the Department of National Defence,
Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd has planned to equip HTT-40 two-place turbine basic trainer aircraft with Hartzell Propeller's four-blade lightweight aluminum propeller. The new indigenous HTT-40 is designed and built by HAL under the country's Make In India initiative
Leonardo has won a contract from Italian Defence Ministry to deliver an initial batch of five Aermacchi M-345 trainer aircraft. The company was also awarded another contract from the defense ministry for the first phase of development and delivery program of the New Reconnaissance and Escort Helicopter for the Italian Army
Qatar Air Academy has been awarded ISO 9001 certification by British Standards Institution (BSI), thus becoming the first military training centre to be certified in the Middle East. Défense Conseil International Group (DCI), the reference operator of the French ministry of defence for the international transfer of French military know-how, said in a statement Thursday, "the Qatar Air Academy, founded in 2011, has established itself as a training centre, with a total of 49 trainee pilots having completed training, that is 3 classes of helicopter pilots and one of aircraft pilots
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