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Sikorsky pulls out of a $3.6 billion Polish helicopter tender
The Consortium of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and PZL Mielec is withdrawing form a tender for utility helicopters requested by the Polish Ministry of Defense, unless terms of the procedure are amended, Sikorsky Aircraft and PZL Mielec announced today. Sikorsky said the Consortium is not opting out of the procurement but "It is impossible to submit an economically viable offer that would be 100% compliant with each and every requirement, including technical, legal and financial aspects."
Seoul is Shopping for Naval ASW Helicopter to Augment its Surface...
South Korea has requested buying eight MH-60R SEAHAWK Multi-Mission Helicopters through the U.S. Foreign Military Sale (FMS), the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified U.S. Congress Tuesday, May 16.
Poland Embarks on Helicopter Acquisition Program Worth up to US$1 Billion
The Polish Ministry of National Defense is embarking on the acquisition of a new transport helicopter for the Polish military, at an estimated budget of US$1 billion. The first phase will cover 26 aircraft: 16 new medium transport helicopters for the Army; four ASW and three for Search and Rescue SAR for the Navy and three Combat SAR for the air force.
Asia Pacific Defense Update – December 19, 2011
Both MMRCA Bids are "Significantly Higher than Goal | Japan Formally Announces F-35 Selection | Indian Air Force Opts for More Su-30MKI, Despite Problems | Cheongung - a New MR-SAM for the South Korean Multi-Tier Defense System | Stealth Infiltration Boats for South Korea | Australia Revamps Reserve Brigades under Plan BeerSheba | Russia to Lease Nuclear Submarine, Offers Conventional subs to India | Navantia to Build 12 landing crafts for Australia | Australia Selects Hawkei for its Future Protected, Light Tactical Vehicle | Australia Beefs up Route Clearing Pathfinders | Thailand Minehunters to get the SeaFox | South Korea Favors JASSM for its U.S. made Fighters | Embraer Flies Indian Bound EMB-145 AEW Aircraft | Australia opts for the Spartan | Brunei Orders 12 S-80i Black Hawk Helicopters | Indonesia to Expand Su-27/30 Fleet to a full Squadron |First NH90 Delivered to New-Zealand | India Plans Doubling its Maritime Reconnaissance Fleet with 12 Additional P-8Is | Underwater Surveillance Vehicle for japan’s Coast Guard
European Defense Update
Cobham to Develop an Aerial Refueling System for KC-390 | NATO Upgrades BMD C2 System | Norwegian Navy Receives a New Naval Helicopter | Kongsberg to Upgrade Norwegian NASAMS Air defense Systems | French Senate Caps UAV Spending to Favor Reaper Procurement | Chief of RAF: Britain Should Reconsider Sentinel Phaseout | Roll Out of the First F-35 for the UK | Swedish Army Gets its first Kodiak | EU short on anti-piracy ships due to budget cuts | Sweden Delivers BvS10 to France | BAE Systems Invests in Data Visualisation Systems | Terma Introduces ALQ-213 ECM-Pod Enhancements | Opening the Night For Danish F-16 Pilots | MAMBA (SAMP/T) Scores First Hit in an Operational Test
German Military to Administer Deep Cuts in Manpower, Procurement
Bowing under economical burden the german Government plans deep cuts in defense spending, dramatically reducing planned procurement of main weapon systems and platforms. Overall the personnel level in military services will be reduced from 185,000 to 65,000, to include only professional service members. Among the hardest hit industry group will be EADS, with its Eurofighter Typhoon, NH90, Tiger helicopters and Euro Hawk drones affected, all programs are managed by EADS subsidiaries.
Australian Multi Role Helicopter Gets More Time to Sort out Availability...
The Australian Defence Department completed a two-month diagnostic review of the MRH-90 Multi Role Helicopter Program, addressing delays to the project. While the program avoided the ‘Projects of Concern’ list, scrutiny of the program continues and its progress will be evaluated by a follow-on diagnostic review.
German Army Air Corps Recieved First Three NH90 Tactical Transport Helicopters
The German Army accepted the first three NH90 Tactical Transport Helicopters (NH90 TTH) on December 13th, 2006. The German Army is the first customer...
“Despite Anticipated Reduction in Size, Military Helicopters to Still Have Large...
According to a Frost & Sullivan Market Research The European military helicopter market is set to dwindle in size over the next ten years, but...