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French Cougars for Mexico

Mexico is increasing its order for Eurocopter EC725 Cougar helicopters with additional six helicopters, following an initial order for six made in March 2009. Eurocopter will supply all 12 helicopters to Mexico’s SEDENA (Secretaría de La Defensa Nacional) beginning in the second quarter of...

How serious is the P800 Yakhont threat? Does it have a destabilizing effect on the Middle East?

The expected arrival of the P800 Yakhont supersonic anti-ship missile in Syria is considered the first serious attempt by Syria to directly challenge the Israel Navy since the 1973 war, when the Israeli Navy sunk five Syrian vessels in the first missile-boat engagement known...

Rockwell Collins Hopeful to Sell $5 Billion in 2011

Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE: COL) forecasts revenues for 2011 to reach $4.8 to $5.0 billion, with operating margins maintained at 19.5 - 20.5%. As operating conditions continue to improve in the commercial markets, Rockwell Collins expects 'double digit' revenue growth in commercial air transport...

Vulture Solar-Powered UAV Set For Months long Mission by 2014

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has selected a concept developed by the Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) for the second phase of the Vulture long-endurance unmanned aerial system (UAS) program. The Solar eagle was selected over the Odysseus, a rival proposal submitted by...

EADS Defence & Security Rebranded as ‘CASSIDIAN’

Defence and Security division of EADS is rebranding itself as 'CASSIDIAN', reflecting its ambitious mission 'to support those who protect the world'. The new name comes from the Latin term 'Cassida' (helmet) and 'meridian', an imaginary line running north and south. The company remains...

Australian-Afghan Patrol Engages Insurgents Near Derapet, Afghanistan

This video records captured in action, by an Australian Defense Forces (ADF) soldier using a helmet mounted camera records a fierce firefight erupting between an Australian and Afghan National Army (ANA) patrol and Afghan insurgents. The event began as an observation from an ADF elements...

Israeli-French Joint Venture Targets tactical UAVs

An Israeli-French  joint venture to be established by early 2011 will focus on tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). A principal agreement on the move was signed today as a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) between the French defense company Sagem Defense Securite and Israel's Elbit Systems. The...

Gates: Pentagon to Implement Tougher Business Rules

Under the new policy companies will be required to provide more predictable cost estimations and meet those costs down the road. When costs increase happen, contractors will be required to share the burden. Prime contractors are likely to be most exposed to this new risk, but subcontractors could also find themselves vulnerable when required to take responsibility on delays they cause...

Textron Marine & Land Systems Teams with Israel’s MDT to Market the Tiger

Textron Marine & Land Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and MDT Armor Corporation, a division of Arotech Corporation (Nasdaq GM: ARTX), today announced a teaming agreement to market, design and manufacture the Tiger Light Protected Vehicle....

Update: Riyadh to Invest up to $60 Billion Modernizing Airpower with U.S. Systems

Updated: October 21, 2010: The U.S. and Saudi Arabia have finalized an arms package that shadows even the large arms mega-sales in the region. The current program includes several packages worth about $60 Billion, which include mostly platforms produced by the Boeing Company. The...

Update: Brazilian KC-390 Program Gathers Steam

In the recent month Embraer has strengthened its KC-390 tanker transport program, transforming from a domestic program into an international venture. Following the announced Brazilian government commitment to acquire 28 of the military transport jets for the Brazilian Air Force (FAB), Embraer announced three additional...

AgustaWestland to Offer HH-71 for USAF Combat Search and Rescue HH-60G Pave Hawk Replacement Program

AgustaWestland plans to compete for the U.S. Air Force's planned replacement of HH-60G Pave hawk combat search and rescue (CSAR) helicopter with over 100 'off-the-shelf' platform. The European group is offering a version of the AW101 designated HH-71. Two years ago the company teamed...

WWII Flypasts Mark the 70th Anniversary for the Battle of Britain

On the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain this week the Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) performed commemorative flypasts and displays to mark the occasion. These flights culminate with a flypast over the cabinet War Rooms where Robert Hardy...

Russia, India set JV for the Multirole Transport Aircraft

India and Russia are setting up a Joint Venture Company (JVC) to design and develop the IL-214 Multirole Transport Aircraft (MTA). The partners in the JVC will be Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), the Russian United Aircraft Corporation and Russian defense export agency Rosoboronexport. The...
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