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Fifth USMC CH-53K in Final Assembly - Modern Day Marine 2018

Modern Day Marine 2018 At MDM2018 ASNA are showcasing the E-MMPS, its MICROFLY II GPADS, as well as SOLR Oxygen equipment Of tactical significance, the US Marine Corps (USMC) is bolstering its capability to complete airborne insertion missions well beyond this decade, with a significant materiel upgrade. As delegates gather at this year’s Modern Day Marine 2018 (MDM2018), Airborne Systems North America (ASNA) has delivered more than 100 Enhanced Multi-Mission Parachute System (E-MMPS) for completion of First Article Testing by the US Marines. Beginning January 2019 ASNA will be delivering approximately 275 systems per year for the next four years under the current contract announced this January, along with K9 Harnesses for use with the E-MMPS. Under development for the last four years, the E-MMPS Harness/Container, and the Hi-5 parachute family (shownve) incorporate numerous performance and safety improvements in the areas of high gliding performance, reliability of high gliding parachutes, glide modulation capability, container out-of-sequence-deployment security, and simplified centrally-located drogue release. (Image: Airborne Systems North America)

Airborne Systems North America at Modern Day Marine 2018

The US Air Force (USAF) has selected the MH-139 helicopter, based on the Leonardo AW139, for Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) protection and government transport missions, Leonardo announced on 25 September. Up to 84 helicopters, plus training devices and associated support equipment, will be provided by prime contractor Boeing in a deal valued at $2.4 billion. Initial operational readiness is required by 2021 to replace the existing ageing fleet of UH-1N HUEY helicopters. Of the almost 1,100 AW139 helicopters ordered to date, in excess of 900 are already proving themselves in service, having amassed over two million flight hours – and more than 260 have been assembled and delivered from Philadelphia. (Photo: Leonardo)

Boeing Offering Aircraft Based on Leonardo AW139

”The Intent has Gone Down, but the Capability Still Exists”

While the USAF’s long-gestating Boeing KC-46 programme is finally on track, the future and viability of manned USAF tankers in a future contested airspace is one of those topics waiting to emerge to the forefront. (Image: USAF/Marian Lockhart)

Air Force Association’s 2018 Air, Space & Cyber Conference

Paramount’s SWIFT Mission System Brings New Capabilities

Upgraded Signals Intelligence Capabilities for Today and Tomorrow

Air Force Association’s 2018 Air, Space & Cyber Conference

Ideal for Unprepared Runways and Hot/High Operations

Secretary of the USAF Heather Wilson and USAF Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein Meet the Press 

Air Force Association’s 2018 Air, Space & Cyber Conference

Air Force Association’s 2018 Air, Space & Cyber Conference

LiftSystem Engine Manufacturing Approaching Peak Levels

£5 Billion Contract Includes Comprehensive Training and Support Package

A major European customer of US military products, the Netherlands recently signed a letter of offer and acceptance for the upgrade of its fleet of 28 Boeing AH-64D APACHE attack helicopters at a cost of U$1.19 billion.

The Netherlands Sign Contract with US to Modernise Fleet of APACHEs

Air Force Association’s 2018 ASC18 Air, Space & Cyber Conference The KC-135R RTIC programme leverages the experience Rockwell Collins gained in the USAF’s C-130 upgrade. (Photo: Rockwell Collins)

Provides Crews With Improved Situational Awareness

"The Gulfstream cabin is also ideal for special missions thanks to its quiet environment, low cabin altitude and 100% fresh air, all of which result in less fatigue for crew and passengers,” Troy Miller, Regional Vice President for Military and Special Missions Sales, Gulfstream, said in an interview with MONCh. “In the case of medical airlift missions, that cabin environment is ideal for patient transport [shown].” (Image: Gulfstream) Air Force Association’s 2018 Air, Space & Cyber Conference ASC18: Gulfstream’s Perspective on the Defence Special Mission Aircraft Market

Air Force Association’s 2018 Air, Space & Cyber Conference

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