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November’s top news stories

Northrop won $330m USAF E-8C Joint STARS contract for TSSR FY 19, Viasat to produce 1,000 Mini Crypto devices for USAF, and USAF began test flights with F-35 and Auto GCAS technology. wraps up key headlines from November 2018.

GA-ASI completes first test of certifiable ground control station

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) has successfully completed the first test of its certifiable (STANAG 4671-compliant) ground control station (C-GCS).

Lockheed Martin reports F-35 full-mission simulator price reduction

Lockheed Martin has announced a $3m price reduction per unit of the F-35 Lightning II full-mission simulator (FMS).

Lockheed wins two Legion Pod contracts for USAF’s F-15C fleet

Boeing has awarded two contracts to Lockheed Martin for the development and production of Legion Pod for use on the US Air Force’s (USAF) F-15 Eagle tactical fighter aircraft fleet.

SEAKR to develop prototype for USAF’s PTS anti-jam capabilities

Aerospace and defence company SEAKR Engineering has secured a contract to build advanced space processing prototype for the US Air Force’s (USAF) protected tactical satellite communications (SATCOM).

Qatar requests sale of AMRAAMs for missile system from US

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a possible foreign military sale of advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles (AMRAAMs) with related equipment and support to Qatar.

Saab completes first flight of second Gripen E test aircraft

Saab has concluded the maiden flight of the second Gripen E multirole fighter test aircraft, designated 39-9.

Engility to deliver engineering and integration services to USAF

The US Air Force (USAF) has awarded a contract for remote sensing systems engineering and integration services to Engility Holdings.

Philippine Air Force to buy spares for Cessna C-208B aircraft upgrade

The Philippine Air Force will procure new spare parts for the service’s Cessna C-208B Grand Caravan light attack aircraft.

Airbus delivers first H145M helicopter for Serbian Air Force

The Serbian Ministry of Defence has received the delivery of the first H145M military multirole helicopter from Airbus.