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Military Aviation
Saab - Strong interest in Gripen on the world market
Fixed and Swing Wing Aircraft : 14 July, 2008
This week, as Saab takes part in the world’s largest air show, Farnborough International Air Show, outside London, the world market’s interest in Gripen is greater than ever.
 
Dassault - Brazilian Mirage Maintenance Contract
Maintenance, Refurbishment and refitting : 13 July, 2008
Dassault Aviation, Snecma and Thales announce that the contract with the Brazilian Ministry of Defence to maintain the Mirage 2000 aircraft operated by the Brazilian Air Force is now effective.
 
Boeing - First flight of AH-64D Apache Block III
Helicopter and VTOL Aircraft : 12 July, 2008
Boeing, U.S. Army leaders, supplier representatives and other guests celebrated the first flight of the AH-64D Apache Block III helicopter this week in Mesa, Ariz.
 
Saab receives supplementary orders for Gripen
Fixed and Swing Wing Aircraft : 10 July, 2008
Saab has received orders from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration, FMV, for electronic warfare systems and supplementary weapons pylons for Gripen to a total value of 574 MSEK.
 
AgustaWestland at Farnborough International Air Show 2008
Helicopter and VTOL Aircraft : 09 July, 2008
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is one of the largest exhibitors at this year’s Farnborough International Air Show and will be showcasing its range of advanced technology helicopters as well as its latest training and support capabilities.
 
Elbit Systems to Supply UAV Systems to a European Country Valued at $20 Million
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles : 08 July, 2008
Elbit Systems Ltd. has been awarded a contract valued at approximately $20 million to supply Hermes® 450 UAV Systems to a European country. The systems include both air vehicles as well as complementing ground systems, to be delivered during 2009.
 
Boeing Installs Engines on 1st P-8A Poseidon
Fixed and Swing Wing Aircraft : 08 July, 2008
Boeing has installed two CFM56-7B engines on the U.S. Navy's first P-8A Poseidon in Renton, Wash. The on-schedule assembly closely follows the aircraft's wing-to-body join and 'power on' milestones.
 
Saab signs cooperation agreements with Rheinmetall Schweiz and Pilatus Aircraft
Fixed and Swing Wing Aircraft : 06 July, 2008
Saab has signed a Memorandum of Understandings regarding industrial cooperation with Rheinmetall Schweiz AG and Pilatus Aircraft. Both agreements are connected to a possible Swiss acquisition of the Gripen fighter aircraft.
 
Saab offers Gripen to Switzerland
Fixed and Swing Wing Aircraft : 06 July, 2008
Saab has submitted a Gripen proposal to Switzerland. The proposal was handed over to the Swiss department for procurement of technologically complex systems and defence technology, armasuisse, in Berne.
 
UK RAF Typhoons now multi-role capable
Fixed and Swing Wing Aircraft : 02 July, 2008
The Royal Air Force has declared its Typhoon jets multi-role capable today. The RAF Typhoons can now carry out precision Ground Attack as well as Air Defence tasks.
 
China & Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles : 30 June, 2008
1st Notification OF UAS CHINA 2008
 
QinetiQ - 10-year, ?24m contract for Harrier Through-Life Support
Helicopter and VTOL Aircraft : 30 June, 2008
QinetiQ has just been awarded an MOD contract worth almost £24 million over the next 10-years by the Harrier Integrated Project Team (IPT) for through-life support on the Harrier Aircraft. The contract supports the IPT in its key functions of delivering long term Harrier availability and capability, through to the Out-of-Service Date (OSD) in 2018.
 
Elbit Systems Acquires Electro Optic Research and Development Company Ltd.
Pilot Aids, HUD and Guidance Systems : 30 June, 2008
 
Boeing Awarded B-52 Airborne Electronic Attack Technical Maturation Contract
Fixed and Swing Wing Aircraft : 28 June, 2008
Boeing has been awarded a $14.9 million contract by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory to develop and mature technologies required to enable airborne electronic attack from long distances, filling the stand-off electronic attack role. The contract includes systems engineering studies focusing on potential pod installation on the B-52H aircraft, as the designated demonstration airframe. This effort will advance the technology required for the planned Core Component Jammer (CCJ).
 
First RAF Airbus A400M
Fixed and Swing Wing Aircraft : 27 June, 2008
The first Airbus A400M, the RAF's future transport aircraft, rolled out today from the EADS production facility in Seville, Spain, in front of an international audience including senior RAF and MoD officials.
 
EADS - To Continue to Provide Maintenance Services
Maintenance, Refurbishment and refitting : 17 June, 2008
EADS Test and Services has won a £1.6 million contract to continue supporting the UK MoD’s General Purpose Thermal Imager Repair Facility (GPTIRF), which supports battle-winning systems such as the Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank and the Starstreak High Velocity Missile.
 
Modernization Programme for Spanish Navy
Maintenance, Refurbishment and refitting : 17 June, 2008
EADS DS have won an €11.5 million contract to carry out the modernisation programme of four Harrier AV-8B aircraft for the Spanish Navy.
 
Boeing's 1st C-130 AMP Aircraft Completes 100th Flight
Fixed and Swing Wing Aircraft : 15 June, 2008
Boeing has said that the first C-130 Avionics Modernization Program (AMP) aircraft, H2, has completed its 100th flight. The aircraft, which is undergoing flight testing at Edwards Air Force Base (AFB), Calif., has flown several cross-country sorties and is ahead of development schedule. The milestone also marks the halfway point in the aircraft's flight-test program.
 
Beldam Crossley launches new pipe insulation technique at Farnborough Airshow
Airframes, Sub-assemblies : 14 June, 2008
Packing and static seals specialist, Beldam Crossley, will use the Farnborough Air Show (14-20 July) to launch an innovative new overbraiding process for pipe insulation which has been devised specifically for the aerospace market.
 
FIRST SKY WARRIOR UAS DEPLOYED TO SUPPORT GROUND FORCES IN IRAQ
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles : 14 June, 2008
Fielding of Block 0 Aircraft to Accelerate SDD Phase of ER/MP Program
 
High Sensitivity NIR/SWIR Cameras for Unmanned Vehicles
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles : 14 June, 2008
• KTX and KTSX cameras increase both day and night time image sensitivity.
 
Boeing - Sixth Globemaster for Royal Air Force
Fixed and Swing Wing Aircraft : 14 June, 2008
Boeing delivered the United Kingdom's sixth C-17 Globemaster III to the Royal Air Force (RAF) during a ceremony at the company's Long Beach, Calif., C-17 manufacturing facility. The delivery completes the RAF's initial order for the world's most advanced airlifter.
 
EADS - Indian Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE)
Launch mechanisms, propulsion, engines : 14 June, 2008
EADS Test & Services installs test systems at the Indian Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE) to support combat aircraft development • EADS Test & Service’s first sale of Throttle Systems into India. • Kaveri Engine for India’s Light Combat Aircraft (LCA)
 
UK MoD - Future Royal Navy and RAF fighter flies for the first time
Fixed and Swing Wing Aircraft : 12 June, 2008
The successful first flight of a supersonic fighter jet, the next generation of Navy and RAF jump-jets, took place on 11 June at Lockheed Martin's Texas plant.
 
Ground control global positioning system for USAF
Pilot Aids, HUD and Guidance Systems : 11 June, 2008
The integrated baseline review for US Air Force Next-Generation Global Positioning System (GPS) Ground Control Segment (OCX) has been made by Northrup Grumman, achieving two milestone reviews within weeks.
 
UAV Real-time Radar Imaging Using NanoSAR
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles : 10 June, 2008
Boeing/Insitu ScanEagle Flight Demonstrates Real-time Radar Imaging Using NanoSAR
 
Best Supplier Award for Michelin Aircraft Tire
Cargo, Ground Handling and Landing : 09 June, 2008
The United States military through its Defense Supply Center Richmond (DSCR) recognized Michelin Aircraft Tire Co. as one of the government’s best suppliers with a Best Value Medal Award at a special honors dinner held on June 3
 
AUVSI?s Unmanned Systems North America 2008
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles : 07 June, 2008
The World’s Largest Collection of Robots, Drones and Other Unmanned Systems Hardware Comes to San Diego, CA - June 10-12, 2008
 
Finnish Border Guard Orders Three AW119 Ke Helicopters
Helicopter and VTOL Aircraft : 07 June, 2008
AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that the Finnish Border Guard has chosen the AW119 Ke as its new helicopter to sustain its fleet modernization and enhancement programme.
 
Boeing Awarded Navy Contract for ScanEagle Services
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles : 07 June, 2008
Boeing, in partnership with Insitu Inc., has been awarded a $65 million contract to provide continuing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) services through the ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system.
 
Navy Contract for ScanEagle Services
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles : 07 June, 2008
Insitu Inc. and Boeing have been awarded a $65 million contract to provide continuing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) services through the ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system.
 
Boeing Begins P-8A Moving Assembly Line
Fixed and Swing Wing Aircraft : 04 June, 2008
Boeing has started using a moving assembly line for final assembly of the P-8A Poseidon in Renton, Wash. This military derivative of the Next-Generation 737-800 is expected to move through the final assembly process at a continuous pace similar to commercial 737s.
 
AUSVI - 'Expanding into New Markets ...'
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles : 04 June, 2008
The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has announced the lineup of speakers for its landmark panel discussion "Expanding into New Markets: Understanding Barriers to Using Unmanned Systems in Public Safety Applications’ on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. as part of AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems North America 2008.
 
AUVSI - NATO, DOD & TTCP to convene
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles : 04 June, 2008
On Monday, June 9, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), in cooperation with NATO, DoD and TTCP, will host a day-long workshop to address standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to address four areas for UAS standards: Interoperability and Standardization; Airspace Management; Payload and Sensor Integration; and Frequency Spectrum Management.
 
Saab - Maiden flight with Gripen Demo
Fixed and Swing Wing Aircraft : 02 June, 2008
Saab has conducted the maiden flight with the Gripen Demo, the test bed for the further development of Gripen. The flight lasted for 30 minutes and went totally according to plan.
 
Sikorsky - X2 Technology Demonstrator
Helicopter and VTOL Aircraft : 02 June, 2008
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. achieved a major milestone on its X2 TECHNOLOGY(TM) Demonstrator program by successfully ground testing the aircraft with rotor blades installed and spinning for the first time.
 
Boeing and Alenia Aermacchi - Joint venture for trainer market
Fixed and Swing Wing Aircraft : 02 June, 2008
Boeing and Alenia Aermacchi, a company of Finmeccanica, have announced an agreement to jointly pursue the international trainer aircraft market.
 
Gull 36 UAV - Flying starts
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles : 02 June, 2008
Warrior (Aero-Marine) Ltd has commenced flying of the first 4.0m span GULL 36 UAV in the English Channel.
 
Global positioning system ground control segment for air force
Pilot Aids, HUD and Guidance Systems : 30 May, 2008
Northrop Grumman Corporation recently completed the system requirements review for the U.S. Air Force Next-Generation Global Positioning System (GPS) Ground Control Segment (OCX).
 
Certification for flight displays in fifteen inch variant
Pilot Aids, HUD and Guidance Systems : 28 May, 2008
After receiving TSO-C113 and ETSO-C113 authorization for its 10-inch Primary Flight Display, Belgium-based avionics provider Barco has announced the same certification for its 15-inch model.
 
Expanding Unmanned Systems Into New Markets
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles : 25 May, 2008
AUVSI to convene Public Safety Officials for panel on Barriers to Using Unmanned Systems in Public Safety Applications
 
BAE Systems - RAF VC10 Fleet Availability Contract
Fixed and Swing Wing Aircraft : 21 May, 2008
The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded BAE Systems a five year contract worth £43.9 million to ensure the RAF’s VC10 tanking and transport fleet is available on the frontline to meet operational requirements.
 
SAIC Awarded Air Force $12 Million Contract for New Aircraft Component Repair Facility
Maintenance, Refurbishment and refitting : 21 May, 2008
Science Applications International Corporation has announced that it has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Air Force to design, engineer and construct a new fixed and rotary-wing aircraft component repair facility at Robins Air Force Base (AFB) in Warner Robins, Ga. The award has an 18-month period of performance and a contract value of $12 million. Work will be performed by SAIC's wholly-owned subsidiary, The Benham Companies LLC.
 
Northrop Grumman Begins Installing New Engines On Joint STARS
Launch mechanisms, propulsion, engines : 21 May, 2008
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation two undefinitized contracts, worth $300 million collectively, to complete non-recurring engineering, flight test/certification and begin production of new engines for the service's E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) fleet.
 
Future Lynx Assembly Commences on Schedule.
Helicopter and VTOL Aircraft : 21 May, 2008
GKN Aerospace has commenced assembly of the AgustaWestland Future Lynx Airframe at the Company's Yeovil, UK facility.
 
Boeing A160T Hummingbird UAV flies for 18 hours
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles : 21 May, 2008
Boeing successfully flew its A160T Hummingbird unmanned rotorcraft for 18.7 hours May 14-15, claiming an unofficial world endurance record for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) weighing between 1,102 and 5,511 pounds (500 to 2,500 kilograms).
 
UAS 2008 Conference & Exhibition
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles : 16 May, 2008
Paris, France, 10-12 June 2008, 10th Annual Edition
 
Contract for AN/ARA-63 Tactical Instrument Landing Systems
Cargo, Ground Handling and Landing : 15 May, 2008
Herley Industries, has announced that it has received an option award exceeding $3.5 million to supply Tactical Instrument Landing Systems (TILS) for both the F/A-18E/F/G and E-2D Naval aircraft.
 
Boeing - First P-8A Poseidon Gets Its Wings
Fixed and Swing Wing Aircraft : 13 May, 2008
Boeing has joined the wing assembly and fuselage of the first P-8A Poseidon for the U.S. Navy on May 1 in Renton, Wash.
 
AUVSI?s Unmanned Systems North America 2008
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles : 11 May, 2008
The World’s Largest Collection of Robots, Drones and Other Unmanned Systems Hardware Comes to the San Diego Convention Center June 10-12, 2008
 
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