F-15EX Missile Shots Examined To Verify Combat Capability | Canada To Train Ukrainian Soldiers | China And Thailand To Hold Joint ExerciseAug 08, 2022 05:00 UTC
Triumph Gear System won a $24.3 million contract action for the repair of the pylon conversion actuator used on the V-22 aircraft. The V-22 Osprey is a joint-service, medium-lift, multimission tilt-rotor aircraft developed by Boeing and Bell Helicopters. Boeing is responsible for the fuselage, landing gear, avionics, electrical and hydraulic systems, performance and flying qualities. All work will be performed in Park City, Utah, and is expected to be completed by August 2023. Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity.
Data from the F-15 Eagle Passive Active Warning Survivability System was analyzed by the US Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center Detachment 6 team and the analysis was that the system is effective in contested airspace. “EPAWSS proves that the jet can also get into the middle of a fight and cause massive issues for our adversaries,” said Capt. Max Denbin, the team’s lead test engineer. “Whether in a more passive jamming role, or as a follow-on strike package, an F-15E or EX with EPAWSS causes detrimental impacts to opposing forces decision space,” said 1st Lt. Hagan Strader, lead analyst.
Middle East & Africa
The US Navy awarded Boeing a $9.2 million contract modification, which exercises an option to procure 36 Stand-off Land Attack Missile – Expanded Response (SLAMER) data link pod assemblies for the government of Saudi Arabia. Work will take place in Indiana and Missouri. Estimated completion will be in December 2026.
The Canadian government announced on Thursday that it will send troops to train Ukrainian soldiers on how to effectively counter Russian aggression. Canadian Defence Minister Anita Anand said that up to 225 Canadian Army personnel will be deployed in the UK to provide combat training to Kyiv’s forces. The training will see Canadian troops collaborate with their counterparts from the UK, New Zealand, and the Netherlands in teaching Ukrainian soldiers over four months.
China and Thailand will hold a joint air exercise next week and the JH-7A fighter-bomber will make its first appearance in the Falcon Strike exercise. According to Bangkok Post, the exercise will take place in Udon Thani at Wing23. It will run from August 14-24. Besides the JH-7A, there will be J-10 and KJ-500 airborne early warning aircraft participating.
The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) will be participating in Exercise Raven Kahu from August 8-19 in New Zealand. This is a combined training exercise involving RAAF and Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF). The objectives of the exercise is to enhance New Zealand’s Joint Terminal Attack Control (JTAC) and Forward Air Control (Airborne) capabilities. No. 4 Squadron will send four RAAF PC-21s and two JTAC instructors for this exercise.
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