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The company has already trained 27 of the 30 planned crews.
The technology is ready to weaponize, according to a speaker at the recent Air Force Association Conference.
The U.S. began striking targets in Iraq on August 7, and the effort to stem the advance of Islamic State and other terrorist groups has increased.
The South Africa company revealed details of several of its missile programs at the African Aerospace and Defence show.
The Ministry of Defence has revived the Ilyushin Il-112 project, a development of the Il-114 airliner.
The experimental demonstrator is being used to test aircraft systems and handling.
The single-engine turboprop will be used to provide light air support, reconnaissance and training capabilities to the Afghanistan military.
The service is adding mission systems for the new maritime surveillance aircraft.
Two aircraft have completed flight trials and are awaiting certification to the 2000-5 standard.
The recent contract brings to 72 the Russian defense ministry's order for Su-30SM fighters.