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ERA Passed Factory Acceptance Tests for a MLAT System in Mongolia

ERA Passed Factory Acceptance Tests for a MLAT System in Mongolia

27/02/2017 ERA announced that it had successfully passed Factory Acceptance Tests for the MLAT surface system which is to be used at NUBIA international airport in Ulaanbaatar... read more


NIMR Automotive and VOP CZ launch strategic partnership at IDEX 2017

NIMR Automotive and VOP CZ launch strategic partnership at IDEX 2017

23/02/2017 NIMR Automotive and VOP CZ today signed a Strategic Collaboration Agreement for the marketing, distribution, production and after-sale support of the complete range of NIMR armoured vehicles to the Visegrád 4 countries - Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary... read more


ERA in cooperation with the German company SMAG introduced a brand new mobile antenna mast for its system VERA-NG

ERA in cooperation with the German company SMAG introduced a brand new mobile antenna mast for its system VERA-NG

13/02/2017 ERA is pleased to announce the first results of cooperation with the German manufacturer SMAG which supplies its new mast system type Ftm 25/6 in order to complement ERA’s unique passive reconnaissance and surveillance system VERA-NG. .. read more


INVITATION

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ERA has signed a new contract to cover the terminal area of Najaf International Airport, Iraq

ERA has signed a new contract to cover the terminal area of Najaf International Airport, Iraq

03/02/2017 ERA announced having been awarded a contract to deliver a composite multilateration and ADS-B system for surveillance of aircraft approaching Najaf International Airport, covering the lower flight level to an extension of 50 NM. .. read more


ERA’s subsidiary R-SYS has won a tender and will deliver the Net Briefing System to HungaroControl

19/12/2016 ERA is proud to announce that its subsidiary R-SYS Ltd. based in Slovakia (part of ERA’s software development portfolio), has won a tender for development, delivery, installation and implementation of the Net Briefing System for Hungarian Air Navigation Services HungaroControl... read more


ERA has become the majority owner of the company R-SYS, the producer of SW solutions for ATC/ATM systems

24/06/2016 ERA Company made the announcement today that it had purchased the majority share (i. e. controlling interest) in the Slovak R&D company R-SYS, Ltd., its former subcontractor. ERA thus continues the process of acquisition of progressive companies in order to strengthen its market offerings with more complete solutions for civil and military air traffic control authorities... read more


BAE Systems Awarded Contract to Refurbish CV90 Vehicles for Sweden

BAE Systems Awarded Contract to Refurbish CV90 Vehicles for Sweden

30/03/2016 The Swedish government has awarded BAE Systems a contract to refurbish 262 Combat Vehicles 90 (CV90) for the Swedish Army. The company’s work will include refurbishing the chassis and upgrading the vehicle’s survivability and turrets, as well as enhancing combat system performance. Together, these efforts will help increase the vehicles’ lifespan in support of Army capabilities... read more


Japan Coast Guard orders an additional H225

Japan Coast Guard orders an additional H225

16/03/2016 Airbus Helicopters has signed a contract with Japan Coast Guard (JCG) for the purchase of an additional H225. JCG, which already operates five H225s, has ordered this additional aircraft as part of its fleet renewal plans. The helicopter is scheduled for delivery by the end of 2018... read more


Airbus Helicopters Foundation supports Fiji in the aftermath of tropical cyclone Winston

Airbus Helicopters Foundation supports Fiji in the aftermath of tropical cyclone Winston

09/03/2016 Airbus Helicopters Foundation provided support to humanitarian relief efforts following the tropical cyclone Winston that hit the Fiji Islands on 21 February 2016, killing at least 43 people and affecting 350 000 others. The disaster has left large areas of the Fiji archipelago without power, water supplies and communication and heavy rains have brought flash flooding, landslides and coastal inundation... read more


Air Traffic Controllers have received a brand-new “pair of eyes” on North Sea oil platforms

Air Traffic Controllers have received a brand-new “pair of eyes” on North Sea oil platforms

09/03/2016 ERA’s system for monitoring air traffic for oil platforms in the North Sea has gone operational. The unique joint project of ERA Company and HITT for Air Traffic Control the Netherlands (LVNL) has been successfully completed and the fruits of one of the greatest challenges in the history of implementing multilateration surveillance systems are exceptionally rewarding. LVNL’s Flight Information Centre (FIC) controllers are currently able to “see” flying helicopters over the oil rig region from a height of 500 feet above sea level... read more


IMDO and MDA Begin the Transfer of David’s Sling to the Israeli Air Force

IMDO and MDA Begin the Transfer of David’s Sling to the Israeli Air Force

09/03/2016 After a series of concluding trials of the David's Sling aerial defense system, Israel's Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) at the Ministry of Defense, together with the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA), began delivering major components of the system to the Israeli Air Force (IAF)... read more


Airbus Helicopters selects Thales and Helisim for its H160 full flight simulator deployment

Airbus Helicopters selects Thales and Helisim for its H160 full flight simulator deployment

11/02/2016 Airbus Helicopters has partnered with Thales and Helisim to develop and deploy the full flight simulator (FFS) for the H160. In line with the “born ready” strategy implemented by the H160 since the beginning of its development, the FFS will be available to support the H160’s entry into service... read more


Multimillion-euro order: Rheinmetall to modernize air defence system of an international customer

Multimillion-euro order: Rheinmetall to modernize air defence system of an international customer

02/02/2016 An international customer has awarded Rheinmetall a multimillion-euro order to modernize its Skyguard air defence systems. The order is worth €390 million. Delivery will take place between 2017 and 2020... read more


Opgal Integrates Fire Detection into Firefighting Logistics System

Opgal Integrates Fire Detection into Firefighting Logistics System

20/01/2016 Sii AT™ Fire Detection Camera Provides Real Time Thermal Video to Locus TransFire™ System.. read more


131 Boxer vehicles for the Bundeswehr – reinforcement for the troops

131 Boxer vehicles for the Bundeswehr – reinforcement for the troops

13/01/2016 By order of the German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw), the OCCAR organization for joint armament cooperation has commissioned Artec GmbH to provide the German Bundeswehr with 131 high-protection vehicles of Boxer type... read more


Enforce Tac 2016

Enforce Tac 2016

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The Amphibious armoured platform by Iveco Defence Vehicles is adopted by BAE Systems for the ACV 1.1 Program Development Contract awarded by U.S. Marine Corps

The Amphibious armoured platform by Iveco Defence Vehicles is adopted by BAE Systems for the ACV 1.1 Program Development Contract awarded by U.S. Marine Corps

26/11/2015 CNH Industrial’s Iveco Defence Vehicles will deliver its amphibious armoured platform to BAE Systems, which has been awarded with a contract for the Engineering, Manufacturing, Development (EMD) phase of the U.S. Marine Corps’ Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) 1.1 program... read more


Airbus C295W demonstrates its capabilities in hot and high conditions in La Paz, Bolivia

Airbus C295W demonstrates its capabilities in hot and high conditions in La Paz, Bolivia

26/11/2015 An Airbus C295W aircraft belonging to the Mexican Navy (SEMAR) and operated by a mixed crew from Airbus Defence and Space and SEMAR has carried out demonstration flights in El Alto, La Paz, Bolivia, one of the airports with the most extreme hot and high conditions in the world... read more


ERA has signed a new contract to deliver surface MLAT solutions to three German airports

ERA has signed a new contract to deliver surface MLAT solutions to three German airports

04/08/2015 ERA announced that it had been awarded a contract to deliver MLAT/ADS-B systems to provide surface ATM surveillance at three major airports in Germany. The whole project is called Flughafen Multilateration-Systeme by ERA and includes Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf and Stuttgart international airports. ERA will provide Air Traffic Control solutions based on its tried and tested NEO composite multisensor system. The proposed installations fulfil all the specific demands required by the tendering process which ERA won this spring. The contract was assigned in half of May; the first completion of the systems is expected in two years period. .. read more


ERA to construct new headquarters, building for research and development

ERA to construct new headquarters, building for research and development

02/07/2015 ERA announced today that it would construct a brand new headquarters building adjacent to its current factory location in Pardubice, Czech Republic. The company is experiencing increased demand for its products and services which is driving the need for additional development and administrative space. The modern four story building will house as many as 190 people. .. read more


Airbus Helicopters focusing on new technologies for cleaner, more efficient and higher-performance rotorcraft

Airbus Helicopters focusing on new technologies for cleaner, more efficient and higher-performance rotorcraft

30/06/2015 Airbus Helicopters showcases several ground-breaking research projects and new helicopter innovations for environment-friendly technologies during Paris Air Show. These projects are part of the company´s mid and long term research and development strategy to provide innovative solutions to reduce operating and maintenance costs while improving environmental protection, safety, quality and performance... read more


Airbus Helicopters’ H175 demonstrates its capabilities for the Brazilian oil and gas industry

Airbus Helicopters’ H175 demonstrates its capabilities for the Brazilian oil and gas industry

11/06/2015 Brazil’s oil and gas sector will experience the performance, reliability, comfort and safety of Airbus Helicopters’ new H175 during a demonstration tour for the super-medium class rotorcraft... read more


Ready to serve: Airbus Helicopters’ militarized H145M receives its on-time EASA certification

Ready to serve: Airbus Helicopters’ militarized H145M receives its on-time EASA certification

18/05/2015 Airbus Helicopters’ H145M has been certified by the European EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) airworthiness authority, clearing the way for the military type approval and initial two deliveries of this multi-role twin-engine military rotorcraft before year-end. Its first customer is the Bundeswehr (German Armed Forces), who has ordered 15 rotorcraft to be operated by the German Air Force. First deliveries for the second H145M customer, the Royal Thai Navy, will begin in 2016... read more


IDET 2015

18/05/2015 International Journalist Jury.. read more


PUMA infantry fighting vehicle is entering service with Bundeswehr: German procurement agency issues “Approval for service use” permit

15/05/2015 Following painstaking development work, intensive testing by the country’s WTD technical centers, month after month of gruelling operation in conditions of extreme heat and cold abroad, and multiple field trials conducted by soldiers of the German Bundeswehr, the Puma infantry fighting vehicle project has passed another important milestone. The Koblenz-based Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support, or BAAINBw, has now issued the required “Approval for service use” permit. Nothing now stands in the way of the Bundeswehr fielding the new IFV. An added plus: issued with a regular number plate, the Puma is now allowed to operate on public roads... read more


Accident A400M in Seville

15/05/2015 Airbus Defence and Space confirms that an A400M aircraft has been involved in an accident near Sevilla (Spain) Airport on May 09, 2015 around 13:00 local time... read more


Poland pre-selection of the Airbus Helicopters H225M Caracal

Poland pre-selection of the Airbus Helicopters H225M Caracal

15/05/2015 Airbus Helicopters and its partner Heli Invest Services welcome the decision of the Polish Ministry of Defence to pre-select the H225M Caracal from Airbus Helicopters... read more


EDIC’s NIMR Automotive & MBDA unveil the HAFEET Air Defence Vehicle (HAFEET ADV)

EDIC’s NIMR Automotive & MBDA unveil the HAFEET Air Defence Vehicle (HAFEET ADV)

25/02/2015 MBDA and NIMR Automotive LLC, a light-medium weight military vehicle manufacturer based in Abu Dhabi, UAE and part of the Emirates Defence Industries Company (EDIC), an integrated national defence and services manufacturing platform, have entered into a commercial partnership to address a requirement of the Emirates Defence Forces for a high efficiency V-SHORAD air defence system... read more


PARAMOUNT GROUP ANNOUNCES MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR CONTRACT FOR PRODUCTION OF WORLD-LEADING COMBAT VEHICLES IN JORDAN

PARAMOUNT GROUP ANNOUNCES MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR CONTRACT FOR PRODUCTION OF WORLD-LEADING COMBAT VEHICLES IN JORDAN

25/02/2015 Paramount Group, Africa’s largest privately owned defence and aerospace business and Jordan’s state-owned defence company, the King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB) has today signed a major contract for the production of the world’s most advanced armoured combat vehicles, the 6x6 Mbombe infantry combat vehicle, which is specifically designed to meet the demands of modern conflicts around the world... read more


Al Marakeb’s USV Sets High Water Mark for Region’s Maritime Industry (UAE boat builder showcases world’s first unmanned commercial craft at IDEX)

Al Marakeb’s USV Sets High Water Mark for Region’s Maritime Industry (UAE boat builder showcases world’s first unmanned commercial craft at IDEX)

25/02/2015 UAE boat builder Al Marakeb is drawing the crowds at this year’s International Defence Exhibition (IDEX) with a ground-breaking new vessel that is setting a high water mark for the region’s maritime industry. The Sharjah-based manufacturer’s recently-launched B-7 is a proving to be a major talking point at the show – the world’s largest defence exhibition - by being the world’s only pilotless vessel with fully capable commercial as well as military applications... read more


International Trade Show of Technologies for National Security, HOMSEC 2015 will be held in Madrid from 10 to 12 March

International Trade Show of Technologies for National Security, HOMSEC 2015 will be held in Madrid from 10 to 12 March

17/02/2015 HOMSEC international trade fair has become the main exhibition and business platform for defense and security sector, which is celebrated every two years in Madrid, with an important projection to Latin America, North Africa and the Middle East... read more


Peter Hultqvist, the Swedish Minister of Defence, visited the ERA premises

Peter Hultqvist, the Swedish Minister of Defence, visited the ERA premises

13/02/2015 An official delegation from the Kingdom of Sweden visited the ERA headquarters in Pardubice last week. Members of the Sweden Armed Forces led by the Minister of Defence Peter Hultqvist visited the Czech Republic to seek out possibilities for future cooperation with Czech politicians, soldiers and exporters. After the events organized by the Ministry of Defence in Prague including a meeting between Peter Hultqvist and his counterpart, the Czech Minister of Defence Martin Stropnický, they flew to the Pardubice airport to pay a short visit to ERA Company... read more


German Air Force takes delivery of A400M Full Flight Simulator

German Air Force takes delivery of A400M Full Flight Simulator

10/02/2015 The German Air Force (GAF) has taken delivery of a Full Flight Simulator (FFS) for the A400M aircraft provided by Airbus Defence and Space... read more


Desert Eagle: New Stainless Steel Model

Desert Eagle: New Stainless Steel Model

06/02/2015 This year the legendary Desert Eagle celebrates its 30th birthday. Reason enough for Magnum Research to introduce an extended range of its iconic handgun, the Desert Eagle MK XIX. Right on time for the ShotShow in Las Vegas, the US manufacturer unveils a brand-new stainless steel construction with an integral muzzle brake milled directly into the barrel. In Europe, this model will be introduced at the IWA trade show at the joint booth of Kahr Arms and European importer Waffen Ferkinghoff in Hall 1-126... read more


ERA has signed a new contract to provide complete WAM/ADS-B coverage in Moldova

ERA has signed a new contract to provide complete WAM/ADS-B coverage in Moldova

28/01/2015 ERA announced that it had been awarded a contract to deliver a WAM/ADS-B system covering the entire airspace of the Republic of Moldova. In addition, ERA will supply its MLAT surface surveillance system to Chisinau International airport in the Moldavian capital. ERA will provide Air Traffic Control solutions based on its tried and tested NEO multilateration system cooperating within a consortium with the partner BASS Systems SRL. The contract was assigned by the local ANSP Moldavian Air Traffic Services Authority (MoIdATSA) as a result of a tendering process, which ERA successfully won last autumn... read more


Alenia Aermacchi C-27J Spartan

Alenia Aermacchi C-27J Spartan

26/01/2015 The C-27J Spartan is worldwide consider as the benchmark in the new-generation, medium battlefield airlifter category. The C-27J is a twin-engine, turboprop, tactical transport aircraft with state-of-the-art technology in avionics, propulsion and systems. It provides high performance, extreme operating flexibility and cost efficiency and it is the only aircraft in its class capable of interoperability with heavier airlifters... read more


Waffen Ferkinghoff reinforces sales team

16/01/2015 Waffen Ferkinghoff GmbH & Co.KG, Bergtheim, internationally operating provider of hunting, sports and security equipment, expands its talented sales force with the appointment of André Elvers, effective immediately. Ferkinghoff especially values the wealth of specialist knowledge and broad industry experience of the 40-year-old... read more


FIRST STORM SHADOW MISSILE RELEASE FROM A EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON IS A SUCCESS

FIRST STORM SHADOW MISSILE RELEASE FROM A EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON IS A SUCCESS

12/12/2014 The Italian aerospace and defence company Alenia Aermacchi, working closely with its Eurofighter partners, has successfully conducted the first release of a Storm Shadow missile from a Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft as part of its missile integration programme. .. read more


Ready for service: Airbus Helicopters delivers the first new-generation EC175 rotorcraft (Two EC175s are received by NHV for oil and gas missions)

Ready for service: Airbus Helicopters delivers the first new-generation EC175 rotorcraft (Two EC175s are received by NHV for oil and gas missions)

12/12/2014 A double-handover ceremony today marked Airbus Helicopters’ first deliveries of its new-generation EC175, with two of these 7-metric-ton category rotorcraft provided to NHV for oil and gas missions in the North Sea... read more


German Army begins modernising its battle tank fleet with the LEOPARD 2 A7

German Army begins modernising its battle tank fleet with the LEOPARD 2 A7

12/12/2014 To mark the handover of the first of an initial 20 LEOPARD 2 A7 tanks to the German Army, Frank Haun, Chairman of the Board of Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) welcomed numerous guests from the worlds of politics, the military and business to the company's headquarters in Munich on 10 December... read more


Airbus Helicopters delivers the first Tiger HAD Block 2 attack helicopters to the French Army

Airbus Helicopters delivers the first Tiger HAD Block 2 attack helicopters to the French Army

11/12/2014 The French Army’s Tiger combat helicopter fleet expanded yesterday with Airbus Helicopters’ delivery of the first two attack helicopters in the HAD Block 2 version, following its qualification by the French General Directorate for Armament on November 21. These two Tigers will join those already in service for the military, which have proven their capabilities during operational deployments in Afghanistan, the Central African Republic, Somalia, Libya and Mali... read more


Waffen Ferkinghoff will become general importer for Europe for the product range of US weapons manufacturer Kahr Firearms Group

Waffen Ferkinghoff will become general importer for Europe for the product range of US weapons manufacturer Kahr Firearms Group

11/12/2014 By building an alliance with Waffen Ferkinghoff GmbH & Co. KG, US manufacturer Kahr Firearms Group is expanding the Europe-wide distribution of its known brands Magnum Research, Desert Eagle, BFR-Revolver, Auto-Ordnance and Kahr. Effective immediately, Waffen Ferkinghoff is the official agent and general importer for Europe, and will be the first point of contact and supplier for all the manufacturer’s products... read more


ERA has signed a new contract to provide surface surveillance for Incheon airport in South Korea

ERA has signed a new contract to provide surface surveillance for Incheon airport in South Korea

11/12/2014 ERA Company was recently awarded a contract for the surface multilateration system at the Incheon International Airport in Seoul, capital of South Korea. The contract was assigned by Incheon International Airport Corporation. ERA will provide the MLAT part of the ASGCM-S system which should cover not only the airport area but also 20 nautical miles of TMA. The company will cooperate on the project with its tested and tried partners INDRA (data fusion), TERMA (Surface Movement Radar) and HITEL (infrastructure)... read more


RADA's MHR Tactical Radars Selected by a Leading MOD for its National Alert System

RADA's MHR Tactical Radars Selected by a Leading MOD for its National Alert System

09/12/2014 Radars were chosen for their unique volume surveillance and detection capabilities of multiple threat types, including UAVs, mortars, and rockets.. read more


50,000 trainees in 50 years: Airbus Helicopters Training Services reaffirms its commitment to safety

50,000 trainees in 50 years: Airbus Helicopters Training Services reaffirms its commitment to safety

03/12/2014 Airbus Helicopters Training Services (AHTS) has completed the instruction of its 50,000th trainee, marking a new achievement for this wholly-owned subsidiary of Airbus Helicopters... read more


New radar ensures superiority of the Eurofighter (New capabilities and improved protection of pilots)

New radar ensures superiority of the Eurofighter (New capabilities and improved protection of pilots)

21/11/2014 The Eurofighter will be equipped with a new generation of radar which will enhance the aircraft’s capabilities and substantially improve the pilots’ ability to survive. During a meeting of the defence state secretaries of the Eurofighter nations (Great Britain, Germany, Italy and Spain) held in Edinburgh, representatives of Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH and NETMA (NATO Eurofighter and Tornado Management Agency) signed a 1 billion euro contract to develop a new, electronically scanned radar, the so-called “Captor-E”... read more


Airbus Helicopters welcomes approval of new aircrew training system (EC135 T2+ helicopter the “ideal training platform” for new Army, Navy pilots)

Airbus Helicopters welcomes approval of new aircrew training system (EC135 T2+ helicopter the “ideal training platform” for new Army, Navy pilots)

20/11/2014 Airbus Helicopters has welcomed the Australian Government’s formal approval of a new Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) for the Australian Defence Force (ADF)... read more


China Aircraft Leasing Company signs MoU for 100 A320 Family aircraft (Top leasing companies in fastest growing markets continue to favour A320)

China Aircraft Leasing Company signs MoU for 100 A320 Family aircraft (Top leasing companies in fastest growing markets continue to favour A320)

07/11/2014 China Aircraft Leasing Company (CALC), the leading independent aircraft operating lessor in China, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus for 100 A320 Family aircraft. The commitment comprises 74 A320neo, 16 A320ceo and 10 A321ceo. Including this new commitment, CALC’s total order tally with Airbus stands at 140 A320 Family aircraft... read more


Indonesia acquires 11 Airbus Helicopters AS565 MBe Panther rotorcraft to enhance its anti-submarine warfare capabilities

Indonesia acquires 11 Airbus Helicopters AS565 MBe Panther rotorcraft to enhance its anti-submarine warfare capabilities

06/11/2014 The mission capabilities and cost effectiveness of Airbus Helicopters’ AS565 MBe Panther has been further validated by Indonesia’s order for 11 rotorcraft to be used in naval anti-submarine warfare (ASW) missions... read more


Airbus Helicopters’ successful cooperation with Indonesia delivers benefits to the military, parapublic operators and industry

06/11/2014 The highly fruitful Airbus Helicopters relationship with Indonesia takes center stage at Indo Defence 2014, where this long-term cooperation’s advantages for Indonesian military services, parapublic operators and industry will be highlighted at the exposition in Jakarta... read more


Successful Final Qualification Firing for MdCN

Successful Final Qualification Firing for MdCN

29/10/2014 The French DGA (Direction Générale d’Armement) has successfully carried out the final qualification firing of the MdCN system (Missile de Croisière Naval, also known as NCM or Naval Cruise Missile). The firing, which took place on 27th October 2014 at the DGA’s “Missile Test Centre” at Biscarrosse (Landes) on France’s Atlantic coast, represented a missile launch from a frigate... read more


Airbus Helicopters’ EC135 T3/P3 Receives EASA Certification (New version raises the bar in performance, safety and reliability)

Airbus Helicopters’ EC135 T3/P3 Receives EASA Certification (New version raises the bar in performance, safety and reliability)

23/10/2014 The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certified the new EC135 T3/P3 by Airbus Helicopters, completing a new and important chapter in the development history of the EC135... read more


RADETEC information

RADETEC information

23/10/2014 RADETEC, a Company located in Spain and focused on electronics applied to firearms to improve the control and security in the use of weapons. Company exhibited at Future Forces Exhibition 2014 in Prague... read more


INTERPOL World launches Strategic Partners Programme to design innovative security solutions with industry to address global challenges

INTERPOL World launches Strategic Partners Programme to design innovative security solutions with industry to address global challenges

23/10/2014 INTERPOL World has launched a Strategic Partners Programme with leading private-sector security solutions providers to jointly create innovative solutions to real-world security challenges faced by global police organizations, government agencies and the private sector... read more


Airbus Defence and Space presents the Orlik MPT Trainer

Airbus Defence and Space presents the Orlik MPT Trainer

07/10/2014 Airbus Defence and Space has publicly presented the PZL 130 Orlik MPT (Multi Purpose Trainer) aircraft on the ground and in the air for the first time... read more


Brigadier General (Ret.) Mishel Ben-Baruch has been appointed as the New Director for SIBAT - The International Defense Cooperation Division of the Israel MOD

Brigadier General (Ret.) Mishel Ben-Baruch has been appointed as the New Director for SIBAT - The International Defense Cooperation Division of the Israel MOD

07/10/2014 Israel's Defense Minister, Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Moshe Ya'alon, has appointed Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Mishel Ben-Baruch as the new Director for SIBAT. He will replace Brig. Gen. (IAF, Res.) Shmaya Avieli who headed SIBAT for the past four years. .. read more


Elbit Systems of America begins testing the WideBridge™ solution, for mission critical secure broadband services, with the Department of Homeland Security

Elbit Systems of America begins testing the WideBridge™ solution, for mission critical secure broadband services, with the Department of Homeland Security

07/10/2014 Elbit Systems WideBridge™ solution provides ease of use secure multimedia and situational awareness services, using FirstNet LTE networks together with LMR networks. .. read more


RT LTA to Unveil Next-Generation Tactical Aerostat at AUSA 2014

RT LTA to Unveil Next-Generation Tactical Aerostat at AUSA 2014

07/10/2014 The Skystar 400 features heavier payloads, extended communication volume and range. The company announces the recent opening of its US subsidiary in Texas - RT Aerostat Systems – AUSA 2014, October 13-15, Israel National Pavilion, Hall B, Booth #2460. .. read more


AUSA 2014: ROBOTEAM to Launch Command and Control System Enabling All-User Real-Time ISR Feed Sharing

AUSA 2014: ROBOTEAM to Launch Command and Control System Enabling All-User Real-Time ISR Feed Sharing

07/10/2014 The Tactical Situational Awareness (TacSA) system was developed in cooperation with the US Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO) – AUSA 2014, October 13-15, Israel National Pavilion, Hall B, Stand #2454. .. read more


AUSA 2014: Video Inform to Unveil Breakthrough Intelligence Software; Provides Unmatched Detection and Profiling of Targets for Imagery Intelligence

AUSA 2014: Video Inform to Unveil Breakthrough Intelligence Software; Provides Unmatched Detection and Profiling of Targets for Imagery Intelligence

07/10/2014 Adopted by a leading Air Force, the 'Visual Profiler' has received high praise for its rapid scanning of aerial and satellite images – AUSA 2014, October 13-15, Washington D.C., USA, Israel Pavilion, Hall B, Stand # 2452. .. read more


AUSA 2014:  Flying Production Will Launch Da-Vinci, a Compact, Lightweight VTOL sUAS Platform - Ideal for Urban Warfare Observation Missions

AUSA 2014: Flying Production Will Launch Da-Vinci, a Compact, Lightweight VTOL sUAS Platform - Ideal for Urban Warfare Observation Missions

07/10/2014 A number of Da-Vinci systems have been recently sold to a country in Eastern Europe – AUSA 2014, October 13-15, Washington D.C., USA, Israel Pavilion, Hall B, Stand #2455 .. read more


First A350 XWB for Vietnam Airlines enters final assembly

First A350 XWB for Vietnam Airlines enters final assembly

02/10/2014 Final assembly of the first A350 XWB for Vietnam Airlines has begun at the Roger Béteille Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, France. .. read more


MEADS MULTIFUNCTION FIRE CONTROL RADAR PROVES CAPABILITIES IN PERFORMANCE TESTS

MEADS MULTIFUNCTION FIRE CONTROL RADAR PROVES CAPABILITIES IN PERFORMANCE TESTS

30/09/2014 The Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) program has completed a six-week performance test of its 360-degree Multifunction Fire Control Radar (MFCR) at Pratica di Mare Air Force Base near Rome, Italy, and at MBDA Germany’s air defense center in Freinhausen in the presence of the German customer and guests from MEADS partner nations. This was the first time the MFCR has been operated in Germany... read more


Krauss-Maffei Wegmann delivers the new Norwegian Combined Combat Simulator

24/09/2014 Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG (KMW) has been selected to deliver the new Norwegian Combined Combat Simulator and to provide Integrated Logistic Support for the system on site for the duration of 5 years with options for 10 more years... read more


Supacat launches ATMP Mk IV Concept at Landforces 2014

Supacat launches ATMP Mk IV Concept at Landforces 2014

24/09/2014 The All Terrain Mobile Platform (ATMP) has a distinguished history, having served in Bosnia, the Gulf Wars and Afghanistan, and remains without equal as a highly mobile and highly reliable workhorse... read more


Swiss International Air Lines orders up to 25 A320neo (Successful A320 operations expand with eco-efficient NEOs)

Swiss International Air Lines orders up to 25 A320neo (Successful A320 operations expand with eco-efficient NEOs)

24/09/2014 Lufthansa Group’s supervisory board has announced that SWISS, a member-airline of the Group, will expand its A320 fleet with a firm order for 15 A320neo aircraft, plus an additional ten of the type to be confirmed at a later stage. The fuel-efficient NEO-fleet will gradually renew and replace SWISS’ existing fleet of A320 Family aircraft. .. read more


Adriatic Sea Defense and Aerospace exhibition - April 22-24, 2015

15/09/2014 In April 2013 the president of the Republic of Croatia, Ivo JOSIPOVIC, officially opened the second edition of the Adriatic Sea Defense & Aerospace exhibition which was held in the beautiful World Heritage city of Split... read more


Rheinmetall to furnish Greece with tank ammunition worth over €50 million: initial supply for Leopard 2 tanks

Rheinmetall to furnish Greece with tank ammunition worth over €50 million: initial supply for Leopard 2 tanks

18/08/2014 Rheinmetall has won an important foreign order for large-calibre ammunition. Greece has contracted with the Düsseldorf-based defence contractor to supply the Hellenic armed forces with tank ammunition worth some €52 million. Now official, this procurement decision underscores once again Rheinmetall’s role as a global leader in large-calibre weapons and ammunition... read more


Airbus Helicopters’ EC135 T3/P3 takes on the Alps (Enhanced EC135 is endorsed by customers during demonstration event)

Airbus Helicopters’ EC135 T3/P3 takes on the Alps (Enhanced EC135 is endorsed by customers during demonstration event)

17/07/2014 The enhanced EC135 T3/P3 version of Airbus Helicopters’ EC135 twin-engine rotorcraft demonstrated its improved performance – especially in high-and-hot operating conditions – during a three-day demonstration event in the Italian Dolomites... read more


Airbus Helicopters to design new compound rotocraft demonstrator in the frame of Clean Sky 2 program

Airbus Helicopters to design new compound rotocraft demonstrator in the frame of Clean Sky 2 program

17/07/2014 The design of a large-scale compound rotorcraft demonstrator dubbed LifeRCraft (Low Impact Fast & Efficient RotorCraft) will be led by Airbus Helicopters in the framework of Europe’s Clean Sky 2 Joint Technology Initiative, which was formally launched last week at Brussels... read more


Emirates takes delivery of its 50th Airbus A380 (41 tonnes of relief goods on board this ferry flight)

Emirates takes delivery of its 50th Airbus A380 (41 tonnes of relief goods on board this ferry flight)

11/07/2014 A major milestone for the A380 programme, Emirates and Airbus today celebrated in Hamburg, Germany the delivery of the 50th A380 for the Dubai-based airline. It is the 136th A380 which has been delivered in total. .. read more


PAN’s Commander Jan Slangen flies on Alenia Aermacchi’s M-345 HET

PAN’s Commander Jan Slangen flies on Alenia Aermacchi’s M-345 HET

11/07/2014 Last 3rd of July, at Alenia Aermacchi’s plant in Venegono Superiore (Varese), PAN’s Commander, Staff Off. Pil. Jan Slangen (Italian Aerobatic Team), made his first flight on Alenia Aermacchi’s avionic demonstrator M-345 HET (High Efficiency Trainer) with the livery of the famous Frecce Tricolori... read more


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Airbus Helicopters’ EC175 full-flight simulator is ready for service

Airbus Helicopters’ EC175 full-flight simulator is ready for service

09/07/2014 The first Level D full-flight simulator for Airbus Helicopters’ EC175 rotorcraft has received airworthiness certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), enabling launch pilots to be trained with this high-fidelity system... read more


MBDA’s First Sea Ceptor Firings Are A Double Success

MBDA’s First Sea Ceptor Firings Are A Double Success

08/07/2014 MBDA carried out two successful guided firings by the Sea Ceptor air defence system on 29th May and 5th June at the land-based Vidsel range facilities in Sweden. These firings were the first seeker guided firings for the Common Anti-air Modular Missile (CAMM), including using its two-way data link to communicate with the Sea Ceptor system... read more


QUADRANT ACHIEVES INDUSTRY FIRST WITH AS9100C ACCREDITATION FOR ITS PLASTIC SHAPES AND PARTS PRODUCTION

QUADRANT ACHIEVES INDUSTRY FIRST WITH AS9100C ACCREDITATION FOR ITS PLASTIC SHAPES AND PARTS PRODUCTION

26/06/2014 Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products (EPP), the global leader of machinable plastics, announces the successful completion of AS9100C certification for its Belgium and UK locations serving the global aerospace industry. This significant achievement makes Quadrant the first manufacturer to offer AS9100C compliant engineering plastic stock shapes, further strengthening its long-term support for customers in this sector... read more


Cessna Citation M2 receives EASA certification

Cessna Citation M2 receives EASA certification

25/06/2014 Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. company (NYSE:TXT), announced today that the company has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification for the Citation M2 business jet, paving the way for deliveries to begin immediately. This latest certification comes just two weeks after Cessna’s receipt of EASA certification for its Citation Sovereign+... read more


Airbus Helicopters highlights its strategy of innovation and cooperation with Poland

Airbus Helicopters highlights its strategy of innovation and cooperation with Poland

25/06/2014 The long-term partnership between Poland and Airbus Helicopters – built on the dual strengths of cooperation and the application of innovation – will be spotlighted during the company’s participation at this week’s Balt Military Expo and Natcon Conference in Gdańsk... read more


Airbus Helicopters presents defense lineup at Eurosatory 2014

Airbus Helicopters presents defense lineup at Eurosatory 2014

16/06/2014 The rugged, capable and mission-ready military rotorcraft lineup from Airbus Helicopters will be displayed at next week’s Eurosatory 2014 defense exposition near Paris, France, along with a focus on the latest innovation for its product family... read more


Eurosatory 2014:  Peryphon Launches its Extreme Noise Control Headset System to Counter Loud Background Noise

Eurosatory 2014: Peryphon Launches its Extreme Noise Control Headset System to Counter Loud Background Noise

12/06/2014 Peryphon - a leader in the design and manufacture of military and defense communications solutions for naval, aerial, and ground forces – will launche its Extreme Noise Control Headset System at Eurosatory 2014. The Company will also present a range of solutions in the areas of rugged telecommunications and tactical communications... read more


Eurosatory 2014: Marom Dolphin Wins Tender to Supply Thousands of Units of Advanced Backpack Carrier System to European Army

Eurosatory 2014: Marom Dolphin Wins Tender to Supply Thousands of Units of Advanced Backpack Carrier System to European Army

12/06/2014 Marom Dolphin - a leader in the field of tactical textile solutions and personal military supplies for armed forces, police units, law enforcement agencies, security services, and civilian authorities - wins a tender to supply thousands of units of its advanced backpack carrier system to a European army. The system was launched two years ago and is already in use by a number of armed forces, including the IDF, and is competing in several additional tenders. The Company will be displaying the backpack system as well as other products at Eurosatory 2014... read more


Eurosatory 2014:  Commtact Launches a Line of Tactical Multi-Band UHF/VHF Radios

Eurosatory 2014: Commtact Launches a Line of Tactical Multi-Band UHF/VHF Radios

12/06/2014 Commtact - a leader in advanced wireless communication solutions for military and civilian applications – will launch a line of tactical multi-band UHF/VHF radios at Eurosatory 2014. The Company will also display its Advanced Mini Link System (AMLS) with a new algorithm suitable for UGVs (Unmanned Ground Vehicles)... read more


Eurosatory 2014: RT Introduces the SkyStar 100 Mini Aerostat (Compact, Portable and Rapidly Deployed, the system was specially designed for close-range ISR missions)

Eurosatory 2014: RT Introduces the SkyStar 100 Mini Aerostat (Compact, Portable and Rapidly Deployed, the system was specially designed for close-range ISR missions)

12/06/2014 RT LTA Systems Ltd. - a world-class designer, developer, and manufacturer of the SkyStar™ family of aerostats for use in intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and communications applications - introduces the SkyStar 100 mini aerostat for the first time at Eurosatory, taking place in Paris June 16-20, at the Israel National Pavilion, Hall 6, Stand 757. Compact, portable, and rapidly deployed, the system was specially designed for close-range ISR missions... read more


Eurosatory 2014: RP Optical Lab Presents a Range of High-End Electro-Optics Solutions for the Defense and Homeland Security (HLS) Markets

Eurosatory 2014: RP Optical Lab Presents a Range of High-End Electro-Optics Solutions for the Defense and Homeland Security (HLS) Markets

11/06/2014 The Company will display Cooled and Uncooled Thermal Cameras and a Variety of Opto-Mechanical Lens Assemblies (Eurosatory, June 16-20, Israel National Pavilion, Hall 6, Stand ED 683) .. read more


Eurosatory 2014: Duke Airborne Systems Launches First-of-its-Kind Remote Weapon Station (RWS) for Helicopters

Eurosatory 2014: Duke Airborne Systems Launches First-of-its-Kind Remote Weapon Station (RWS) for Helicopters

11/06/2014 Duke Airborne Systems launches the first-of-its-kind fully-robotic Remote Weapon Station (RWS) for helicopters at Eurosatory, taking place in Paris, June 16-20, Israel National Pavilion, Hall 6, Stand 663... read more


GKN Aerospace ballistics resistant technologies on display at Eurosatory (Latest advances in transparencies, fuel and flotation technologies)

11/06/2014 GKN Aerospace will showcase developments for the military market from its transparencies, emergency flotation and fuel systems businesses on stand J522 in hall 5A at Eurosatory, Paris, 16th- 20th June 2014... read more


MBDA DEUTSCHLAND GMBH IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ROKETSAN

MBDA DEUTSCHLAND GMBH IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ROKETSAN

26/05/2014 MBDA Deutschland GmbH and Roketsan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a collaboration in manufacturing and integration of a 70mm guided weapon system... read more


SonAir takes delivery of a new EC225 from Airbus Helicopters for oil and gas missions in Africa

SonAir takes delivery of a new EC225 from Airbus Helicopters for oil and gas missions in Africa

07/05/2014 Airbus Helicopters’ EC225 presence in the African oil and gas heli-lift market will expand following delivery of an additional workhorse rotorcraft to SonAir, which is to deploy this long-range helicopter on operations in Angola... read more


Airbus Helicopters partners with IAS for the first maintenance centre in Western and Central Africa to be certified by a helicopter manufacturer

Airbus Helicopters partners with IAS for the first maintenance centre in Western and Central Africa to be certified by a helicopter manufacturer

07/05/2014 A partnership agreement for the certification of the region’s first Airbus Helicopters- maintenance center was signed today with the Abidjan-based company International Aircraft Services (IAS) at the ShieldAfrica 2014 exhibition.. read more


Royal Brunei Airlines selects the A320neo (Firm order for seven aircraft plus three options)

Royal Brunei Airlines selects the A320neo (Firm order for seven aircraft plus three options)

06/05/2014 Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) has signed a contract with Airbus covering the firm order of seven A320neo aircraft plus three options, under the latest phase of its fleet modernisation programme. Featuring a two class premium layout, the aircraft will be operated on the airline’s regional network linking Bandar Seri Begawan with destinations across Asia. The aircraft will be powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM engines... read more


ERA has completed the SAT of its part of A-SMGCS system deployed at Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku, Azerbaijan

ERA has completed the SAT of its part of A-SMGCS system deployed at Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku, Azerbaijan

22/04/2014 ERA Company passed the Site Acceptance Tests for the airport surface management system at Baku airport several days ago. The ERA MLAT surface system has been developed as an extension of the already successful implemented Wide Area Multilateration system Caspian Sea. The contract awarded in 2011 has built on the success the Azerbaijan Air Navigation Service (AZANS) has earlier experienced with this system deployed to monitor low flying helicopters and aircraft over the Caspian Sea. This project began when air traffic operations become more demanding in oil and gas sector of Azerbaijan... read more


MBDA WINS QUEEN’S AWARD FOR ENTERPRISE WITH DUAL MODE BRIMSTONE

MBDA WINS QUEEN’S AWARD FOR ENTERPRISE WITH DUAL MODE BRIMSTONE

22/04/2014 MBDA in the UK has won a prestigious 2014 Queens Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category for developing an extra guidance mode for the Brimstone radar guided anti-armour missile. The converted weapon becomes the Dual Mode Brimstone and is a great British success story of innovation and enterprise. This has been accomplished through a combination of technical advances, cost effectiveness and the re-use of existing Brimstone missiles already in the Royal Air Force (RAF) inventory... read more


EUROPEAN LAUNCH OF THE SINGLE MAST SOLUTION FROM KELVIN HUGHES TO TAKE PLACE

22/04/2014 Kelvin Hughes, a world leader in the design and supply of radar based surveillance systems, is delighted to announce that it will be displaying its new Single Mast Solution (SMS) at Counter Terror Expo 2014 from April 29th to 30th. This will be the first time that the SMS - a lightweight, easily deployable, best-in-class radar and electro-optical system - has been exhibited in Europe... read more


Airbus Helicopters’ new EC145 T2 is certified: Deliveries of mission-ready rotorcraft to begin in the third quarter

Airbus Helicopters’ new EC145 T2 is certified: Deliveries of mission-ready rotorcraft to begin in the third quarter

22/04/2014 The newest member of Airbus Helicopters’ proven EC145 rotorcraft family – the EC145 T2 – has been certified, clearing the way for customer deliveries beginning in the third quarter of this year... read more


Beechcraft, Cessna offer broad range of GA aircraft suited for the Asia Pacific marketplace

15/04/2014 Beechcraft Corporation and Cessna Aircraft Company, part of the Textron Aviation segment of Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT), said today at the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) in Shanghai, China, that the companies’ product range is the widest among general aviation manufacturers and is well suited for the growing GA sector in China and in other parts of the Asia Pacific region... read more


Airbus Defence and Space delivers A400M to Turkish Air Force (Second customer to receive A400M)

Airbus Defence and Space delivers A400M to Turkish Air Force (Second customer to receive A400M)

08/04/2014 Airbus Defence and Space has today handed over the first of ten A400M new generation airlifters ordered by the Turkish Air Force... read more


Eurofighter Launches Amateur Photo Competition 2014

Eurofighter Launches Amateur Photo Competition 2014

04/04/2014 Amateur aviation photographers from around the world will soon have the chance to get ‘up close and personal’ with the world’s most advanced multi-role fast-jet fighter as part of a unique prize package for the winner of the Eurofighter Typhoon Amateur Photography Competition 2014... read more


INTERPOL announces new international security event ‒ INTERPOL World

INTERPOL announces new international security event ‒ INTERPOL World

27/03/2014 INTERPOL has announced the forthcoming launch in Singapore of INTERPOL World, a new international event aimed at identifying innovative solutions to global security challenges. INTERPOL World will connect governments and national security agencies with security companies which can provide innovative technologies and solutions to co-create solutions... read more


Tigerair to order up to 50 A320neo (New order from Singapore-based low cost carrier for fleet renewal and growth)

Tigerair to order up to 50 A320neo (New order from Singapore-based low cost carrier for fleet renewal and growth)

25/03/2014 Singapore's Tigerair has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Airbus for the purchase of up to 50 A320neo aircraft for future fleet renewal and growth. The deal covers 37 firm orders plus 13 options. The aircraft will be powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1100 engines and will be operated by the airline across its Asia-Pacific route network... read more


FIDAE 2014: Camero's Sense Through-Wall Solutions Purchased by One of the Largest US Police Forces

FIDAE 2014: Camero's Sense Through-Wall Solutions Purchased by One of the Largest US Police Forces

25/03/2014 Camero - a world leader and pioneer in the development, manufacturing and marketing of radar-based Sense Through-Wall systems - announces the purchase of its Xaver™ 100 and Xaver™ 400 systems by one of the largest US police forces for use in their ongoing activities. The company will showcase its systems at FIDAE 2014, taking place in Chile, March 25-30, Israeli Pavilion... read more


ERA Company has become part of the UK R&D team developing next-gen surveillance technologies

ERA Company has become part of the UK R&D team developing next-gen surveillance technologies

20/03/2014 ERA Company is proud to announce that it has been successful with a tender for the Emerging Technologies System Evaluation project released by United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA). The company has been chosen as part of the R&D activities for the S-Band Spectrum Release Programme supported by the UK Government. .. read more


Helibras begins deliveries of upgraded AS365 Panther K2 helicopters to the Brazilian Army (Airbus Helicopters’ enhanced version is the first to be fully certified in Brazil)

Helibras begins deliveries of upgraded AS365 Panther K2 helicopters to the Brazilian Army (Airbus Helicopters’ enhanced version is the first to be fully certified in Brazil)

17/03/2014 The first two upgraded AS365 Panther K2 rotorcraft will be delivered this month by Airbus Helicopters’ Helibras subsidiary to the Brazilian Army Aviation Command (AvEx), providing a modernized platform with more power, updated avionics and increased mission capability... read more


Newly launched airline, SaudiGulf orders four Airbus A320ceo aircraft

17/03/2014 SaudiGulf, a new Saudi Arabian airline wholly owned by Abdul Hadi Al Qahtani Group of Companies has signed a firm contract with Airbus for four A320ceo, to be delivered early 2015. The aircraft is equipped with Airbus “Sharklet” fuel saving wing tip devices. .. read more


Czech Republic approves new Gripen agreement

17/03/2014 The Government of the Czech Republic has today approved a new JAS 39 Gripen agreement. For some two years, the Swedish Defence and Security Export Agency (FXM) has been negotiating with the Czech defence ministry on a new agreement for the country’s lease of 14 Gripen C/Ds... read more


India needs over 1,290 aircraft worth US$190 billion in next 20 years (First time Indian air travellers pushing growth)

17/03/2014 According to Airbus’ latest market forecast, Indian carriers will require 1,290 new passenger aircraft valued at US$190 billion between now and 2032 to satisfy surging annual demand. .. read more


Airbus A400M successfully completes first airdrop trials

Airbus A400M successfully completes first airdrop trials

12/03/2014 The A400M new generation airlifter has successfully completed one of the most important elements of its continuing military flight-test programme – the first phase of airdrop trials. Flying over the Fonsorbes drop zone near Toulouse, an A400M development aircraft dropped a range of different loads by parachute during 11 flights over a two-week period. In total it dropped 26 platforms and containers weighing from 255kg to 4 tonnes using the ramp aerial-delivery system (RAS-wedge), and 11 bundles weighing from 15kg to 320kg using the paratrooper doors... read more


Airbus Defence and Space introduces the Orlik MPT trainer

Airbus Defence and Space introduces the Orlik MPT trainer

12/03/2014 Airbus Defence and Space rolled out the PZL 130 Orlik MPT (Multi Purpose Trainer), a new version of the twin-seat aircraft with glass cockpit. This solution is a development of the Orlik TC II Garmin already in service in the Polish Air Force. The presentation of the aircraft was held in the Warsawa Okeçie factory, to a senior audience of the Polish administration and armed forces... read more


Giancarlo Grasso appointed Chairman of Alenia Aermacchi

Giancarlo Grasso appointed Chairman of Alenia Aermacchi

19/02/2014 The Board of Directors of Alenia Aermacchi, during today’s session held in Turin, has taken note of the resignation of Chairman Amedeo Caporaletti and appointed Giancarlo Grasso as the new Chairman... read more


Boeing and Alenia Aermacchi have finalized a restructured contract for the 787 Program

Boeing and Alenia Aermacchi have finalized a restructured contract for the 787 Program

11/02/2014 Boeing and Alenia Aermacchi, a Finmeccanica Company, have finalized a restructured contract for the 787 Program. The contract establishes a new performance based business arrangement that will drive improved operational performance for Alenia Aermacchi and the 787 program. Based on the market success and increased production rates of the 787 program, Boeing has confirmed orders for additional shipsets from Alenia Aermacchi within the contract period. .. read more


Tata Motors and Supacat jointly develop Light Armoured Multipurpose Vehicle (LAMV)

Tata Motors and Supacat jointly develop Light Armoured Multipurpose Vehicle (LAMV)

11/02/2014 UK high mobility vehicle specialist, Supacat has provided technical assistance to Tata Motors to develop a combat vehicle, based on a Light Armoured Multipurpose Vehicle (LAMV) programme by the Indian Ministry of Defence. The LAMV prototype was unveiled at Defexpo, New Delhi, on 6 February, 2014... read more


Airbus Defence and Space at Singapore Airshow 2014 (Europe's biggest defence and space company at Asia's largest Airshow)

Airbus Defence and Space at Singapore Airshow 2014 (Europe's biggest defence and space company at Asia's largest Airshow)

06/02/2014 Airbus Defence and Space, Europe’s number one defence and space company will be present at this year's Singapore Airshow from 11th-16th February at the Changi Exhibition Centre, Singapore. This marks the first airshow where the newly formed airbus division, comprising all business activities from the former Airbus Military, Astrium and Cassidian units, will present its portfolio under one roof... read more


Elbit Systems Awarded Israeli Ministry of Defense $23 Million Contract to Operate and Maintain Elbit Systems' Simulators in Use by the Israeli Ground Forces

Elbit Systems Awarded Israeli Ministry of Defense $23 Million Contract to Operate and Maintain Elbit Systems' Simulators in Use by the Israeli Ground Forces

05/02/2014 Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) (“Elbit Systems”) announced today that it was awarded an Israeli Ministry of Defense contract, in the amount of approximately $23 million, for the operation and maintenance of its ground simulators in use by the Israeli Ground Forces. The contract will be performed over a five-year period. .. read more


Humanitarian aid from the sky: Airbus Helicopters’ Foundation partners with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Crisis Center

Humanitarian aid from the sky: Airbus Helicopters’ Foundation partners with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Crisis Center

30/01/2014 The Airbus Helicopters Corporate Foundation today expanded its humanitarian outreach, signing a high-level agreement on heliborne airlift support for French government-coordinated operations at international natural disaster sites and in other emergency situations... read more


Great Britain orders Rheinmetall Vario-Ray laser light modules

Great Britain orders Rheinmetall Vario-Ray laser light modules

28/01/2014 During the next few years the British Ministry of Defence will continue procuring Rheinmetall’s state-of-the-art Vario-Ray laser light module for its infantry forces. Mounted on soldiers' small arms, these devices enable them to detect, identify and mark targets... read more


EUROFIGHTER TYPHOONS TO JOIN RED FLAG 2014

EUROFIGHTER TYPHOONS TO JOIN RED FLAG 2014

28/01/2014 Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft from the UK’s Royal Air Force are at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada this month to take part in one of the world’s leading air-to-air combat training exercises which begins this week... read more


KELVIN HUGHES TO SUPPLY SHARPEYE™ RADAR SYSTEMS FOR OFFSHORE FACILITIES IN AZERBAIJAN

KELVIN HUGHES TO SUPPLY SHARPEYE™ RADAR SYSTEMS FOR OFFSHORE FACILITIES IN AZERBAIJAN

27/01/2014 Kelvin Hughes, a world leader in the design and supply of coastal surveillance and VTS radar and navigation and surveillance systems, is delighted to announce that it has been contracted by VisSim, a leading VTMS system provider and integrator, to supply a total of 11 SharpEye™ radar sets for the protection of offshore facilities in Azerbaijan... read more


A350 XWB to take centre stage at Singapore Airshow (First full air show display for world’s most modern mid-size widebody)

A350 XWB to take centre stage at Singapore Airshow (First full air show display for world’s most modern mid-size widebody)

23/01/2014 Airbus will present the all-new A350 XWB at the Singapore Airshow next month, marking the first full display of the aircraft at an international air show. The flight test aircraft participating in Singapore will be MSN 003, which will be on static display 11th – 12th February and will also take part in the flying display on both days... read more


Fibrotex Technologies Awarded Long-Term Contract for Multispectral Camouflage Systems by Finnish MOD

Fibrotex Technologies Awarded Long-Term Contract for Multispectral Camouflage Systems by Finnish MOD

20/01/2014 Fibrotex Technologies - a leading designer, developer, and manufacturer of advanced static and mobile camouflage and deception systems for armies and security forces worldwide -was recently awarded a long-term contract to manufacture and supply thousands of advanced multispectral camouflage systems to the Finnish Defense Forces. Fibrotex successfully competed with other global suppliers to win the tenders for all four types of camouflage systems. The total value of the project could reach over €35,000,000, with the first systems to be supplied in the near future... read more


Meprolight will Introduce MEPRO MESLAS, its Multi-Function, Fire-Controlled Sniper's Riflescope 10x40 for the First Time to the US Market

Meprolight will Introduce MEPRO MESLAS, its Multi-Function, Fire-Controlled Sniper's Riflescope 10x40 for the First Time to the US Market

20/01/2014 Meprolight - a leading manufacturer of electro-optical and uncooled thermal sights and devices, fire control systems, LRF, and night vision solutions for military, law enforcement, and civil applications - will introduce, for the first time in the US, MEPRO MESLAS, its multi-function, fire-controlled sniper's riflescope 10x40 at Shot Show 2014, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 14-17, Booth # 31513 The company will also showcase its MEPRO M5 Red Dot Weapon Sight as well as its Self- Illuminated Tritium Night Sights, and will announce total sales of over 6 million units... read more


Airbus Helicopters to Supply Six Super Puma AS332 C1e Helicopters to the Plurinational State of Bolivia

Airbus Helicopters to Supply Six Super Puma AS332 C1e Helicopters to the Plurinational State of Bolivia

20/01/2014 The Bolivian Air Force (FAB) has selected the latest high-power version of the Super Puma to fight drug trafficking and perform public-security and disaster-relief missions throughout the country. The contract includes a logistics package that will support fleet sustainability in the coming years. The first two helicopters will be delivered this year and the remaining four before 2016... read more


 A350 XWB in Bolivia for high altitude testing

A350 XWB in Bolivia for high altitude testing

09/01/2014 The A350 XWB development aircraft, MSN3, is in Bolivia where it will perform a series of tests at the high altitude airfields of Cochabamba and La Paz. Cochabamba is around 8,300 feet above sea level, and La Paz is one of the world’s highest airports at 13,300 feet. .. read more


AirAsia X orders 25 more A330-300s (Airline embarks on major expansion with popular Airbus widebody)

AirAsia X orders 25 more A330-300s (Airline embarks on major expansion with popular Airbus widebody)

20/12/2013 AirAsia X, the long haul affiliate of the AirAsia Group, has placed a firm order with Airbus for 25 more A330-300s. The contract is the largest A330 order received by Airbus in a single purchase agreement and increases the carrier’s total firm orders for the type to 51. These will be supplemented by another six A330-300s leased from International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC)... read more


Alenia Aermacchi completes maiden flight for first Royal Australian Air Force C-27J Spartan

Alenia Aermacchi completes maiden flight for first Royal Australian Air Force C-27J Spartan

20/12/2013 The first C-27J Spartan battlefield airlifter for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has completed its first flight at the Turin-Caselle Airport in Italy... read more


Airbus signs MoU with Honeywell and Safran to develop electric taxiing solution for the A320 Family

Airbus signs MoU with Honeywell and Safran to develop electric taxiing solution for the A320 Family

18/12/2013 As part of on-going research and development into future technology options, Airbus has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with EGTS International, a joint venture company between Safran and Honeywell Aerospace, to further develop and evaluate an autonomous electric pushback and taxiing solution for the A320 Family... read more


MBDA Programme of Excellence established at ISAE

18/12/2013 MBDA, the ISAE-SUPAERO Foundation and the Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace (ISAE) have signed a sponsorship agreement setting up an Indian scholarship programme in France. Between 2014 and 2017, this programme will contribute towards the financing of 24 students and young aeronautical professionals from India, enabling them to undertake Masters studies at ISAE... read more


Eurocopter delivers two EC225 aircraft to Waypoint Leasing

Eurocopter delivers two EC225 aircraft to Waypoint Leasing

13/12/2013 Two EC225s delivered yesterday are the initial Eurocopter-built aircraft in the portfolio of Waypoint Leasing, a leading global helicopter leasing company. Waypoint has signed an agreement to provide the aircraft to Avincis Group’s subsidiary, Bond Helicopters Australia, to use for offshore crew change missions... read more


MBDA AWARDED CONTRACT TO ADVANCE FURTHER RESEARCH WITHIN THE MCM- ITP TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMME

13/12/2013 MBDA has been awarded a contract by the UK MoD’s DSTL (Defence Science and Technology Laboratory) and the French DGA (Direction Générale de l’Armement) to launch a new tranche of research and technology (R&T) under the aegis of the MCM-ITP (Materials and Components for Missiles - Innovation and Technology Partnership) research and technology programme... read more


Eurocopter launches the law enforcement version of its EC145 T2 helicopter with an order from Germany’s Baden Württemberg police

Eurocopter launches the law enforcement version of its EC145 T2 helicopter with an order from Germany’s Baden Württemberg police

12/12/2013 Germany’s Landespolizei Baden Württemberg has ordered six Eurocopter EC145 T2 helicopters, becoming the first law enforcement customer for this evolved version of the popular EC145 twin-engine rotorcraft... read more


Kuwait Airways to buy ten A350-900 and fifteen A320neo Family aircraft (Fleet development based on the super-efficient A350 XWB and A320 Families)

Kuwait Airways to buy ten A350-900 and fifteen A320neo Family aircraft (Fleet development based on the super-efficient A350 XWB and A320 Families)

10/12/2013 Kuwait Airways, the National airline of Kuwait, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to buy ten A350-900 and fifteen A320neo Family aircraft. The order is part of Kuwait Airways’ fleet renewal strategy. The carrier already operates three A320, three A310, five A300 and four A340 Family aircraft... read more


Alenia Aermacchi: an innovative fire fighting system approved for the C-27J Spartan

Alenia Aermacchi: an innovative fire fighting system approved for the C-27J Spartan

06/12/2013 One of the Romanian Air Force’s C-27Js will be the first aircraft in Europe to use an innovative firefighting system. In the several past weeks, Alenia Aermacchi conducted intense operating and training tests on the aircraft, which included the new fire fighting system onboard. .. read more


First Airbus Military A400M makes its final flight (“Grizzly 1” will be exhibited to inspire future aerospace generations)

First Airbus Military A400M makes its final flight (“Grizzly 1” will be exhibited to inspire future aerospace generations)

02/12/2013 Nearly four years after its maiden flight, the first Airbus Military A400M new generation airlifter has been retired and is to be placed on public display... read more


Eurocopter receives first main fuselage assembly produced by Indonesian Aerospace for EC725 and EC225 helicopters

Eurocopter receives first main fuselage assembly produced by Indonesian Aerospace for EC725 and EC225 helicopters

02/12/2013 PT Dirgantara Indonesia/Indonesian Aerospace (IAe) has delivered the first complete main fuselage assembly it has produced for Eurocopter EC725 and EC225 helicopters, marking a significant milestone in the companies’ industrial partnership... read more


Aircraft required to serve Brazilian market to nearly triple by 2032 (Region’s largest market represents 35 percent of Latin America’s air traffic)

02/12/2013 According to the latest Airbus Global Market Forecast (GMF) the Brazilian air travel market will need 1,324 aircraft by 2032 to address the country’s rising international and domestic air travel requirements. The 896 single-aisle, 353 twin-aisle and 75 very large aircraft (VLA) are forecast to help meet the rising demand from domestic and foreign carriers in Brazil almost tripling the in-service fleet from today’s 480 to more than 1320 aircraft by 2032... read more


ERA in cooperation with JSC LEMZ R&P Corp. is preparing the Sochi Airport for the upcoming Winter Olympics

ERA in cooperation with JSC LEMZ R&P Corp. is preparing the Sochi Airport for the upcoming Winter Olympics

22/11/2013 The ERA MSS system installed at the Sochi International Airport went officially operational in November to ensure the future safety of thousands of participants flying to the Caucasus region of Russia as part of the 2014 Olympic Games. .. read more


Emirates orders 50 additional A380s, boosting fleet to 140

Emirates orders 50 additional A380s, boosting fleet to 140

18/11/2013 Dubai-based Emirates airline has placed an additional order for 50 A380 aircraft, confirming the continued strong demand for very large aircraft in the Middle East that are needed to meet the region’s higher than average traffic growth. The order was signed at a ceremony at the 2013 Dubai Airshow witnessed by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive Emirates Airline and Group and Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and CEO... read more


MBDA DELIVERS FIRST MPCVs IN SURFACE-TO-AIR CONFIGURATION

MBDA DELIVERS FIRST MPCVs IN SURFACE-TO-AIR CONFIGURATION

18/11/2013 MBDA has just completed the integration and factory acceptance test of the first Multi-Purpose Combat Vehicle (MPCV) vehicles designed to operate the Mistral surface to air missile. Built for export, these vehicles represent the first production batch. In the next few days, they will be shipped for delivery to the customer country before the end of the year, as announced at the contract signing in February 2011... read more


Etihad Airways orders 50 A350 XWB, 36 A320neo and one A330-200F (Another vote of confidence from a leading Middle East carrier for Airbus)

Etihad Airways orders 50 A350 XWB, 36 A320neo and one A330-200F (Another vote of confidence from a leading Middle East carrier for Airbus)

18/11/2013 Etihad Airways, national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has announced a firm order for 50 A350 XWBs, 36 A320neo aircraft and one A330-200F as part of its fleet modernization strategy. The contract was signed today at the 2013 Dubai Airshow by James Hogan, Etihad Airways CEO and Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and CEO... read more


Latin American airlines need over 2,300 new aircraft in next 20 years (Intra-regional route development gives region huge potential for growth)

Latin American airlines need over 2,300 new aircraft in next 20 years (Intra-regional route development gives region huge potential for growth)

15/11/2013 According to Airbus’ latest Global Market Forecast (GMF), Latin American airlines will require 2,307 new aircraft between 2013 and 2032, including 1,794 single-aisle, 475 twin-aisle and 38 very large aircraft (VLA) worth an estimated US$292 billion. Globally, by 2032 some 29,230 new passenger and freighter aircraft valued at nearly US$4.4 trillion will be required to satisfy future robust market demand. .. read more


Airbus Military to exhibit complete product family at Dubai Airshow (First time A400M appears publicly in Gulf region)

15/11/2013 Airbus Military will exhibit the A400M new generation airlifter, A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport, and C295 medium transport and surveillance aircraft at the Dubai Airshow, to be held at Dubai World Central, 17-21 November... read more


Airbus showcases Innovation at the Dubai Airshow (Most modern aircraft, services and products take centre stage)

15/11/2013 Airbus, is demonstrating its leadership in innovation with the world’s most modern range of aircraft families, products and innovative services on show at the newly located Dubai Airshow (17th to 21st November) at the Dubai World Central. .. read more


UNPRECEDENTED DUAL INTERCEPT SUCCESS FOR MEADS AT WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE

UNPRECEDENTED DUAL INTERCEPT SUCCESS FOR MEADS AT WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE

12/11/2013 The Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) intercepted and destroyed two simultaneous targets attacking from opposite directions during a stressing demonstration of its 360-degree air and missile defense (AMD) capabilities at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The flight test achieved all criteria for success... read more


Airbus Military signs additional contract with Kazakhstan for two more C295 aircraft

Airbus Military signs additional contract with Kazakhstan for two more C295 aircraft

24/10/2013 Airbus Military has signed a contract with Kazspecexport, a State Company belonging to the Ministry of Defence of Kazakhstan, to supply two C295 military transport aircraft plus the related service support package for spare parts and ground support equipment. This order is implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that was signed in 2012 between the Ministry of Defence of Kazakhstan and Airbus Military for the procurement of eight C295s in total and on the basis of which two C295s were already delivered in 2013... read more


AeroVironment and Eurocopter to Evaluate Potential Joint Opportunities for Expanding their Product Portfolios, Markets and Capabilities

24/10/2013 AeroVironment, Inc., (NASDAQ: AVAV) the world’s highest volume manufacturer of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), and Eurocopter, the leading global helicopter manufacturer, today announced at the Association of the United States Army annual meeting that they have signed a cooperative agreement to explore opportunities for expanding their respective military and commercial product portfolios... read more


AUSA 2013: Boeing Selects RADA's MHR for Evaluation of its Operability as Part of Boeing’s Future Directed Energy Tactical Systems

AUSA 2013: Boeing Selects RADA's MHR for Evaluation of its Operability as Part of Boeing’s Future Directed Energy Tactical Systems

17/10/2013 RADA Electronic Industries Ltd. announces the selection by Boeing Directed Energy Systems of its tactical radar, the MHR – Multi-Mission Hemispheric Radar – for evaluation of its operability as part of Boeing’s Directed Energy tactical systems. Field testing of the MHR, which was recently delivered to Boeing, will begin in the near future... read more


AUSA 2013: Seraphim Optronics Launches the ROSS System - Expanding its Family of Unattended Ground Covert Imaging Surveillance Solutions

AUSA 2013: Seraphim Optronics Launches the ROSS System - Expanding its Family of Unattended Ground Covert Imaging Surveillance Solutions

17/10/2013 Seraphim Optronics - a leader in electro-optic surveillance and security equipment - launches the ROSS system (Remote Observation Sensor System), the newest member of its family of Unattended Ground Covert Imaging Surveillance solutions, at AUSA 2013, October 21-23, Washington, D.C., Israel Pavilion, Hall B, Stand 2456. The company will also showcase its UGF, an Unattended Gap Filler system... read more


Airbus Military Services Logistic Hub starts operations

17/10/2013 Aircraft-On-Ground Service sends spare parts worldwide in less than four hours.. read more


SHARPEYE™ FROM KELVIN HUGHES SELECTED BY IRISH NAVAL SERVICE FOR FLEET RADAR UPGRADE

02/10/2013 Kelvin Hughes, a world leader in the design and supply of navigation and surveillance systems, is delighted to announce that the Irish Naval Service has selected the SharpEye™ radar and the MantaDigital™ display for the incremental upgrade of its fleet. .. read more


City of Nagoya orders Eurocopter AS365 N3+ Dauphin for firefighting and rescue services

City of Nagoya orders Eurocopter AS365 N3+ Dauphin for firefighting and rescue services

02/10/2013 Eurocopter Japan has signed a contract to supply Nagoya with an AS365 N3+ Dauphin for operation by the Nagoya City Fire Bureau as an upgrade for the service’s existing helicopter resources. Delivery of this new rotorcraft is planned in 2015 to the Pacific Coast city of Japan, which is the country’s fourth most populous urban area... read more


Airbus Military celebrates first A400M delivery to French Air Force

Airbus Military celebrates first A400M delivery to French Air Force

01/10/2013 More than 700 people celebrated the delivery of the first production A400M new generation airlifter to the French Air Force at a ceremony at the Airbus Military Final Assembly Line (FAL) at Seville, Spain on 30 September... read more


Over 29,000 new aircraft required in the next 20 years (Future journeys will increasingly rely on aviation)

25/09/2013 As aviation becomes increasingly accessible in all parts of the world, future Journeys will increasingly be made by air particularly to and from emerging markets. According to Airbus’ latest Global Market Forecast (GMF) in the next 20 years (2013-2032), air traffic will grow at 4.7 per cent annually requiring over 29,220 new passenger and freighter aircraft valued at nearly US$4.4 trillion. Some 28,350 of these are passenger aircraft valued at US$4.1 trillion. Of these, some 10,400 will replace existing aircraft with more efficient ones. With today’s fleet of 17,740 aircraft, it means that by 2032, the worldwide fleet will double to nearly 36,560 aircraft... read more


Eurocopter reinforces its capabilities in the U.S. with the installation of an AS350 assembly line

Eurocopter reinforces its capabilities in the U.S. with the installation of an AS350 assembly line

23/09/2013 Beginning in 2014, Eurocopter will install the necessary industrial capabilities to upgrade the American Eurocopter plant in Columbus, Mississippi, to a final assembly and test site for Eurocopter AS350 helicopters, the top-selling civil helicopter in the U.S. market... read more


Cessna Announces Major Order for 172 Skyhawk Aircraft

Cessna Announces Major Order for 172 Skyhawk Aircraft

16/09/2013 Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced an order for 79 Cessna 172 Skyhawk aircraft, one of the largest orders on record for the aircraft, at Moscow’s JetExpo 2013... read more


Rheinmetall at DSEI: Security and Mobility

Rheinmetall at DSEI: Security and Mobility

16/08/2013 “Rheinmetall – International partner for security and mobility”. Embodying two forces that are sure to shape the future, the Group’s new motto is also its two-fold mission. Rheinmetall’s total commitment to both these imperatives is on display at DSEI 2013 in London... read more


Turkey’s THK Gökçen Aviation receives its first five Eurocopter EC135 helicopters for emergency medical missions

Turkey’s THK Gökçen Aviation receives its first five Eurocopter EC135 helicopters for emergency medical missions

06/08/2013 THK Gökçen Aviation, the commercial company of the Turkish Aeronautical Association THK, yesterday received the first five EC135s to provide medical airlift duties throughout Turkey. The helicopters will start operations in August... read more


Airbus Military delivers third A330 MRTT to United Arab Emirates

06/08/2013 Airbus Military has delivered the third of three new generation A330 MRTT multi-role tanker transports ordered by the United Arab Emirates (UAE)... read more


SonAir resumes commercial service with Eurocopter EC225 helicopters

SonAir resumes commercial service with Eurocopter EC225 helicopters

02/08/2013 SonAir, Africa’s largest oil and gas helicopter operator, has become the first operator to resume passenger transportation flights with the suspended EC225 fleet. Three flights were performed successfully with two EC225s from Luanda to two offshore platforms... read more


Airbus Military A400M achieves first military standard acceptance through Initial Operating Clearance (IOC)

02/08/2013 Today the Airbus Military A400M new generation airlifter has received its Type Acceptance at the contractual Initial Operating Clearance (IOC) Standard from OCCAR, the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation, on behalf of the Launch Nations (Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom). It represents a historic milestone of the A400M programme after 10 years of development and more than 5,000 flight test hours... read more


DSEI PRESS PREVIEW: Iveco Defence Vehicles to display new vehicles and variants for the first time

23/07/2013 Iveco Defence Vehicles will have a significant presence at DSEI, with vehicles being displayed both on the company’s stand and in the static line vehicle display area. In keeping with the increasing drive to make the most of COTS and MOTS equipment, the focus of this exhibition is on demonstrating how Iveco’s engineering expertise has allowed the development of existing platforms and drivelines to meet new roles of direct relevance to current and evolving requirements... read more


Eurocopter EC225 helicopters to resume their full mission operability worldwide

23/07/2013 A return to flight of EC225 helicopters suspended from service will begin this month following approval of the prevention and detection measures developed by Eurocopter for the twin-engine rotorcraft throughout its range of missions... read more


Eurocopter develops a new flight guidance concept for quieter helicopter landing procedures

Eurocopter develops a new flight guidance concept for quieter helicopter landing procedures

16/07/2013 Eurocopter has successfully demonstrated new landing procedures relying on augmented satellite guidance that can be tailored to more completely comply with the local environmental requirements... read more


Iveco Defence Vehicles announces delivery of the first units of the “New generation vehicles” programme to the Swiss Army

Iveco Defence Vehicles announces delivery of the first units of the “New generation vehicles” programme to the Swiss Army

15/07/2013 Iveco Defence Vehicles announced that, on May 28th 2013, the 14 variants of the “New Generation Vehicles” programme were symbolically handed over from armasuisse to the Swiss Armed Forces Logistics Organisation (LBA)... read more


Germany’s Special Forces Command Set to Fly Eurocopter’s EC645 T2 Light Utility Helicopter

Germany’s Special Forces Command Set to Fly Eurocopter’s EC645 T2 Light Utility Helicopter

12/07/2013 Eurocopter and the German Federal Ministry of Defense today signed a contract for 15 EC645 T2 Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) to be used by Kommando Spezialkräfte (KSK), Germany’s Special Forces Command. With this order, the Bundeswehr has now joined the customer list for the most powerful model in Eurocopter’s proven EC145 family... read more


easyJet firms up order for 100 A320neo and 35 A320ceo aircraft

easyJet firms up order for 100 A320neo and 35 A320ceo aircraft

12/07/2013 Following its shareholders’ approval, easyJet has firmed up the purchase of 135 Airbus A320 family aircraft (100 A320neos and 35 A320ceos). The initial agreement was announced earlier in June. .. read more


Xavier Tardy appointed new Chief Financial Officer of Airbus Military

Xavier Tardy appointed new Chief Financial Officer of Airbus Military

09/07/2013 Xavier Tardy, currently Chief Financial Officer of EADS North America and Airbus Americas, has been appointed new Chief Financial Officer of Airbus Military, succeeding Christian Pechmann, who was appointed Chief Financial and Commercial Officer of Eurofighter GmbH... read more


Jacques Desclaux named	Chief Executive Officer of Roxel

Jacques Desclaux named Chief Executive Officer of Roxel

09/07/2013 Jacques Desclaux was named Chief Executive Officer of Roxel at the Board of Directors meeting held yesterday. He replaces David Quancard, who is moving to a new position within Safran... read more


British Airways takes delivery of its first of 12 Airbus A380s

British Airways takes delivery of its first of 12 Airbus A380s

09/07/2013 BA to “own the sky” with its A380 fleet British Airways (BA) has become the tenth operator to receive an Airbus A380 after taking delivery of the first of 12 aircraft on order. BA is the first UK operator of the A380 and will start to deploy its new flagship aircraft on routes from London Heathrow to Los Angeles and Hong Kong. .. read more


Tunisia’s Syphax Airlines orders the A320neo and the A320ceo

Tunisia’s Syphax Airlines orders the A320neo and the A320ceo

09/07/2013 First NEO breakthrough in Africa Syphax Airlines, a new Tunisian based airline, has confirmed its order to buy three A320neo. The order is the first time an African based carrier has ordered the NEO and marks a significant breakthrough for Airbus in one of the world’s fastest developing markets. Syphax have also ordered three A320ceo aircraft. The aircraft will be powered by CFM engines. .. read more


Important Information for all Interpolitex Prospects

Important Information for all Interpolitex Prospects

03/07/2013 All military and defence oriented products which will be imported from abroad and released by customs for exposing at Interpolitex in Moscow, Russia are subject to certification. Organizer provides for free the temporary certification for the products represented at its event. Sample of pro-forma invoice with product description is in attached file FORM 1A... read more


Matthieu Louvot appointed Head of Support & Services within Eurocopter

Matthieu Louvot appointed Head of Support & Services within Eurocopter

28/06/2013 Currently Head of Strategy & Company Development, Matthieu Louvot has been appointed Head of Support & Services within Eurocopter. He will be reporting directly to Dominique Maudet, Head of Global Business & Services... read more


European Defence Agency Launches Defence Procurement Gateway

European Defence Agency Launches Defence Procurement Gateway

28/06/2013 The European Defence Agency today launched a new section on its website dedicated to defence related business opportunities and information. This new “Defence Procurement Gateway” will allow European governments, industry and academia to easily access information related to defence procurement at EU and national levels... read more


Krauss-Maffei Wegmann hands over the 1,000th DINGO to the German Federal Ministry of Defense

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann hands over the 1,000th DINGO to the German Federal Ministry of Defense

25/06/2013 In presence of important national and international guests from politics, military and industry, Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) handed over the 1,000th vehicle of the DINGO type to Christian Schmidt (MdB), Parliamentary State Secretary of the German Federal Ministry of Defense... read more


Eurocopter and SDV expand their joint commitment to the voluntary reduction of CO2 emissions

Eurocopter and SDV expand their joint commitment to the voluntary reduction of CO2 emissions

21/06/2013 The signing of a new agreement by Eurocopter and its SDV transport provider, both leaders in their domains, at the Paris Air Show yesterday will expand a joint commitment to reducing CO2 emissions by extending their Save Program charter to Eurocopter’s production and administrative facilities in Marignane and La Courneuve, France... read more


New E-HOTS support partnership combines the expertise of Eurocopter, DAHER, DCI, Eurotradia and Vector Aerospace

New E-HOTS support partnership combines the expertise of Eurocopter, DAHER, DCI, Eurotradia and Vector Aerospace

21/06/2013 An innovative total support solution for Eurocopter helicopters in deployed operations was launched with a consortium agreement signed yesterday at the Paris Air Show by its five participants: Eurocopter, DAHER, DCI, Eurotradia and Vector Aerospace... read more


Rafael has appointed Itzchak Gat as Board Chairman

Rafael has appointed Itzchak Gat as Board Chairman

19/06/2013 Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. has appointed Brigadier General (ret.) Yitzhak Gat as the company's new Chairman of its Board of Directors... read more


MBDA to supply Meteor to all Partner Nations

MBDA to supply Meteor to all Partner Nations

19/06/2013 On the 31st May 2013, MBDA received a production* contract to supply Germany with the Meteor Beyond Visual Range Air to Air Missile. All six Meteor Partner Nations (PNs) (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the UK) have now placed production orders. .. read more


LATAM takes delivery of 200th A320 aircraft at Paris Air Show

19/06/2013 TAM A320 equipped with Sharklet fuel saving wing-tip devices LATAM Airlines Group, the holding company for LAN and TAM Airlines and third largest Airbus customer in terms of in-service and on order aircraft, has taken delivery of its 200th A320 aircraft at Le Bourget Paris Air Show. The TAM A320 is equipped with Sharklet fuel-saving wing-tip devices and powered by CFM engines. .. read more


Helipartner Thailand launches its leasing activity with an order for 10 Eurocopter AS350 B3e helicopters

Helipartner Thailand launches its leasing activity with an order for 10 Eurocopter AS350 B3e helicopters

19/06/2013 Helipartner Thailand’s order of 10 AS350 B3e highlights the effectiveness and capabilities of this Ecureuil family helicopter to meet the increasing demand for light helicopters in the ASEAN region... read more


MEADS TACTICAL BMC4I SOFTWARE DEMONSTRATES INTEROPERABILITY IN NATO EXERCISES

19/06/2013 The Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) has successfully demonstrated network interoperability with NATO systems during Joint Project Optic Windmill (JPOW) exercises held in May and June. .. read more


MBDA STARTS MMP INTEGRATION TESTS

MBDA STARTS MMP INTEGRATION TESTS

19/06/2013 MBDA has started integration tests with MMP (Missile Moyenne Portée – Medium Range Missile) which the company has been developing under its own funding since 2009 to equip the French army with a new ground combat weapon to be available as of 2017... read more


Rheinmetall receives major order worth €475 million – decisive share in new Leopard 2 and self-propelled howitzer project

Rheinmetall receives major order worth €475 million – decisive share in new Leopard 2 and self-propelled howitzer project

18/06/2013 An important new order from an Arab customer underscores Rheinmetall’s role as a leading international supplier of army technology products... read more


MBDA UK LEADS KEY AERODYNAMICS PROJECT TO DELIVER AEROSPACE INNOVATION

MBDA UK LEADS KEY AERODYNAMICS PROJECT TO DELIVER AEROSPACE INNOVATION

17/06/2013 MBDA UK, part of the MBDA Group, is leading one of the seven major new collaborative research and development projects that enhance capability to support innovation in aerospace technology under the auspices of the Aerospace Growth Partnership launched by the British government and the UK Centre of Aerodynamics. The project has been awarded funding by the Technology Strategy Board, the UK’s innovation agency, under a competition run on behalf of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills... read more


European Defence Agency launches e-Quip, the on-line defence market

European Defence Agency launches e-Quip, the on-line defence market

14/06/2013 The European Defence Agency (EDA) today officially launched e-Quip, its government to government electronic market place for surplus defence equipment. Through e-Quip national governments can exchange information on available assets ranging from Defence Systems and equipment, ammunition, or even space systems to services such as logistics and maintenance... read more


MBDA FRANCE AND OKTAL-SE HAVE SIGNED A PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT ON MULTISPECTRAL IMAGE SIMULATION

14/06/2013 MBDA France, part of MBDA Group, Europe’s leading missile manufacturer, and Oktal-SE, worldwide multispectral simulation software major player, are pleased to announce that they have materialized their fructuous collaborative work, started on 1991 with SCALP program, on synthetic image simulation... read more


Eurocopter UK receives contract to support the 24 Royal Air Force

Eurocopter UK receives contract to support the 24 Royal Air Force

10/06/2013 Puma Mk2 helicopters it is upgrading for the UK Ministry of Defence Eurocopter UK’s role in maintaining the United Kingdom’s military helicopter capabilities has been further expanded with the award of a three-year support contract for the fleet of 24 Royal Air Force Puma Mk2 helicopters being upgraded by the company to extend their life, enhance performance, mission capability and operational safety... read more


Diplomatic Clearances for Military Transport Aircraft Officially Launched

04/06/2013 The European Defence Agency launched, using its website, a diplomatic clearances portal for military transport aircraft. The portal implements the technical arrangement signed by thirteen Member States (Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden and Norway) for common provisions and harmonised procedures for overflights and landings. The arrangement enables Member States to operate without the need to submit diplomatic clearances requests for each flight, including support to on-going operations and transportation of IATA/ICAO compliant dangerous goods. This simplified mechanism is a significant step forward to more flexible and effective military airlift operations in Europe. The portal allows Member States to easily exchange the necessary information... read more


Bell Helicopter Announces New Chief Financial Officer

03/06/2013 Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today that Al Vetere has assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Formerly vice president, Financial Military Programs at Bell Helicopter, Vetere brings more than 30 years of experience and a strong reputation for developing talent to the position... read more


Alenia Aermacchi at ITEC 2013: the new simulation frontiers

Alenia Aermacchi at ITEC 2013: the new simulation frontiers

30/05/2013 International Training and Education Conference (ITEC), an annual forum geared towards to the military, industrial and academic world, will be held, for the first time, in Rome, Italy, from May 22-24, 2013. The conference is designed to foster relationships between participants and allow them to share knowledge in the simulation, education and training fields... read more


Team Spartan Signs Teaming Agreement for Royal Canadian Air Force’s FWSAR Program

30/05/2013 Alenia Aermacchi, General Dynamics Canada, and DRS Technologies Canada Ltd. (TCL) have signed a comprehensive teaming agreement to compete for the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) upcoming Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue Replacement Program. The team will offer a market variant of the C-27J Spartan, Alenia Aermacchi’s best-selling medium tactical military aircraft. The offering will leverage Alenia Aermacchi’s international success with the C-27J, General Dynamics’ system integration experience, and DRS’ training expertise... read more


Eurocopter brings elegance and luxury to new heights with the VIP and Executive versions of its EC175

Eurocopter brings elegance and luxury to new heights with the VIP and Executive versions of its EC175

30/05/2013 Eurocopter today set new standards in business and private aviation by unveiling the next-generation EC175 helicopter in its Executive and VIP versions, which combine unparalleled elements of style and comfort with the largest cabin of any medium-sized twin-engine helicopter... read more


Eurocopter to supply EC225 and AS350 B3e helicopters in an expansion of its relationship with China’s State Grid General Aviation Company

Eurocopter to supply EC225 and AS350 B3e helicopters in an expansion of its relationship with China’s State Grid General Aviation Company

30/05/2013 China’s largest helicopter operator in the power and electricity sectors, the State Grid General Aviation Company (SGGAC), has ordered one EC225 and two AS350 B3e rotorcraft to support the country’s electrical grid development and build the Chinese company’s business into other airlift duties... read more


Oman Air orders three A330-300 aircraft

Oman Air orders three A330-300 aircraft

30/05/2013 A330 success continues as the solution for long-haul growth .. read more


Cessna Turbo Skylane JT-A™ Takes First Production Flight

Cessna Turbo Skylane JT-A™ Takes First Production Flight

30/05/2013 Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces the first production flight of its Turbo Skylane 182 JT-A took place yesterday at the company's facility in Independence, Kan. The aircraft has the distinction of being the first modern single engine aircraft powered by a piston engine specifically designed to run on Jet-A fuel... read more


Rheinmetall: A competent and sought after partner in Canada

Rheinmetall: A competent and sought after partner in Canada

28/05/2013 Rheinmetall Canada celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2011. In the same year, the company with around 250 employees presented itself with a new structure – with four new business units (Vehicle Integration, Weapon Systems, Air Defence and Electronic Systems) providing a strong framework for successful operations in this market... read more


The National Police Agency of Japan acquires four new helicopters from Eurocopter to be deployed to various prefectures

The National Police Agency of Japan acquires four new helicopters from Eurocopter to be deployed to various prefectures

28/05/2013 Eurocopter Japan recently signed contracts with Japan’s National Police Agency for a total of four helicopters. Comprising two medium-class and two twin-engine light helicopters, the new acquisitions will be deployed to Hyogo Prefectural Police (EC155 B1), Hiroshima Prefectural Police (AS365 N3+), Osaka Prefectural Police (EC135 P2e) and Fukuoka Prefectural Police (EC135 P2e), as replacements for ageing aircraft in the respective fleets... read more


European Defence Agency study identifies cooperation prospects in cyber defence

28/05/2013 The European Defence Agency (EDA) today presented results of its stocktaking study of military cyber defence capabilities. Using an in depth methodology, the study benchmarked the degree of “Cyber Defence Readiness” of 20 participating Member States (pMS) and different EU level organisations. The landscaping exercise shows a mixed picture with respect to military cyber defence capabilities on national and European level. It recommends strengthening cooperation, exchange of information and proposes avenues for pragmatic Pooling & Sharing of some cyber defence capabilities. The study supports the relevance of the cyber defence activities launched by the EDA in the areas of cyber training ranges and deployable situational awareness kits for CSDP missions... read more


CN295 on ASEAN tour to show its capabilities and efficiency

24/05/2013 Airbus Military and PTDI promoting transport aircraft in the ASEAN region A CN295 military transport aircraft of the Indonesian Ministry of Defense will be making a tour around six ASEAN countries to promote the capabilities and efficiency of the transport aircraft that PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) and Airbus Military are producing jointly. The aircraft will make visits to Philippines, Brunei Darussalam, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar and Malaysia between 22nd and 31st of May... read more


Airbus introduces new C4you support for corporate jet customers

Airbus introduces new C4you support for corporate jet customers

24/05/2013 Experienced team will provide dedicated response to private jet needs Airbus is introducing a new corporate jet customer care centre (C4you) for its private jet customers, aimed at providing dedicated access to an experienced team. .. read more


First Chinese assembled A320 with Sharklets goes to China Eastern

First Chinese assembled A320 with Sharklets goes to China Eastern

20/05/2013 China’s largest operator of Airbus aircraft, China Eastern Airlines, has taken delivery of its first A320 aircraft equipped with Sharklet fuel saving wing-tip devices, becoming China’s first carrier to do so. The aircraft is also the first Sharklets equipped A320 assembled and delivered in Tianjin... read more


Airbus Military C295 demonstrates humanitarian aid capability in Peru

Airbus Military C295 demonstrates humanitarian aid capability in Peru

20/05/2013 This week Airbus Military transported around eight tonnes of humanitarian aid from the Peruvian National Civil Defence Institute (Instituto Nacional de Defensa Civil – INDECI) to various areas in the country in the context of the cold weather campaign that is undertaken every year in Peru... read more


Airbus Military and EADS North America Deliver HC-144A

Airbus Military and EADS North America Deliver HC-144A

09/05/2013 USCG acquires prototype CN235 as maintenance trainer.. read more


Eurocopter expands its Chinese helicopter industry support by donating an Ecureuil light helicopter to the Civil Aviation Flight University of China for training

Eurocopter expands its Chinese helicopter industry support by donating an Ecureuil light helicopter to the Civil Aviation Flight University of China for training

22/04/2013 Future generations of Chinese aviation technicians will benefit from hands-on training experience with an Ecureuil (AS350 family of helicopters) donated by Eurocopter China to the Civil Aviation Flight University of China (CAFUC)... read more


Tenth Anniversary for Eurofighter Support Centre

Tenth Anniversary for Eurofighter Support Centre

17/04/2013 A unique support centre set up to offer an unrivalled service package for the Eurofighter Typhoon marked its 10th anniversary this spring... read more


MBDA Marte missile release trial from Airbus Military C295

MBDA Marte missile release trial from Airbus Military C295

17/04/2013 Airbus Military and MBDA have successfully demonstrated the release of an instrumented Marte MK2/S anti-ship inert missile installed under the wing of the C295 maritime patrol aircraft. This flight was the last of a series of trials performed in a joint Airbus Military – MBDA collaboration to validate the aerodynamic integration of Marte on C295, its handling qualities and performance tests... read more


Bell Helicopter Sponsors Ganassi Racing Team #1 Car,

Bell Helicopter Sponsors Ganassi Racing Team #1 Car,

15/04/2013 Driver Jamie McMurray Revs the Engine of a Cockpit Simulator at Bell Training Academy.. read more


MBDA AND THALES EXTEND THEIR COOPERATION ON CAMM

MBDA AND THALES EXTEND THEIR COOPERATION ON CAMM

11/04/2013 The core Team Complex Weapons (Team CW) air defence missile development programme – the Common Anti-air Modular Missile (CAMM) for the Future Local Anti-Air Defence System (FLAADS) – has been the catalyst for the creation of a new business relationship between MBDA and Thales UK’s Belfast site... read more


The world's 1st operational WAM system celebrated its 10th birthday

The world's 1st operational WAM system celebrated its 10th birthday

05/04/2013 The Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) system by ERA at Ostrava Mosnov Airport has reached the 10th anniversary in its pioneer deployment and is now moving into a second decade of flawless operations. It has functioned non-stop without any critical errors occurring for 87,600 hours... read more


Eurocopter, Turbomeca and WZL 1 to establish two full assembly lines for Poland’s military helicopter acquisition

Eurocopter, Turbomeca and WZL 1 to establish two full assembly lines for Poland’s military helicopter acquisition

05/04/2013 Eurocopter and Turbomeca (Safran) today announced the signature of industrial cooperation agreements with Wojskowe Zaklady Lotnicze No. 1 (WZL-1) that include the creation of two separate full assembly lines within Poland for the EC725 Caracal helicopter and its Makila 2 turboshaft engines in the framework of this country’s current tender for 70 new multi-role helicopters... read more


LAAD 2013: BlueBird Announces the Winning of a Tender for the Supply of Advanced SpyLite Mini-UAV Systems for the Chilean Army

LAAD 2013: BlueBird Announces the Winning of a Tender for the Supply of Advanced SpyLite Mini-UAV Systems for the Chilean Army

05/04/2013 At the exhibition, the company will display the SpyLite Mini-UAS as well as the MicroB Micro-UAS, a Unified Ground Control System (UGCS), and a Remote Video Terminal (RVT).. read more


Israel at LAAD 2013: Promoting Cooperation and Partnership

Israel at LAAD 2013: Promoting Cooperation and Partnership

05/04/2013 28 companies will display the latest, most advanced defense and Homeland Security (HLS) technologies at Israel's National Pavilion.. read more


Eurocopter’s Ecureuil family arrives in Bangladesh

28/03/2013 Eurocopter makes a breakthrough into the Bangladeshi civil helicopter market with the arrival of the country’s first Eurocopter rotorcraft this year. An EC130 B4 was delivered to R&R Aviation; while an AS350 B3e was showcased to civilian and governmental prospects in a two-day flight demonstration. Both aircraft are light helicopters belonging to Eurocopter’s world renowned Ecureuil family... read more


Eurocopter Japan delivers the first helicopter equipped for high-speed, real-time data transmission to Japan’s Fire and Disaster Management Agency

Eurocopter Japan delivers the first helicopter equipped for high-speed, real-time data transmission to Japan’s Fire and Disaster Management Agency

28/03/2013 The capabilities of Japan’s Fire and Disaster Management Agency (FDMA) in crisis response and coordination will be significantly improved following its introduction of a Eurocopter AS365 N3 helicopter equipped with a high-speed, real-time transmission system using Earth-orbiting relay satellites – a world’s first... read more


Airbus Military and PTDI sign detailed development plan for NC212i

Airbus Military and PTDI sign detailed development plan for NC212i

28/03/2013 Airbus Military and PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PT DI) have signed an agreement covering the development plan for the NC212i light utility transport aircraft. The agreement, signed at the LIMA Airshow in Langkawi, Malaysia by PT DI CEO Budi Santoso and Airbus Military CEO Domingo Ureña-Raso (see photo), ratifies and details the joint development, manufacturing, commercialisation and support workpackages for the new NC212i launched in November 2012... read more


Two Eurocopter EC225 helicopters will be added to Malaysia’s Weststar Aviation Services as their first heavy-lift helicopters for oil and gas operations

Two Eurocopter EC225 helicopters will be added to Malaysia’s Weststar Aviation Services as their first heavy-lift helicopters for oil and gas operations

26/03/2013 Following major orders of the EC225 signed at the Heli-Expo earlier this month in Las Vegas, the sales momentum for this 11-ton class helicopter from Eurocopter’s Super Puma family continues at the Langkawi Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition this week in Malaysia with an order for two units from Weststar Aviation Services... read more


Rafael Ltd. finished 2012 with a net profit of $148 million (569 million Shekels)

Rafael Ltd. finished 2012 with a net profit of $148 million (569 million Shekels)

21/03/2013 Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. ended the year 2012 with a net profit of $148 million (569 million Shekels), with orders totaling $2.4 billion (9.2 billion Shekels), an order backlog of $4.2 billion (15.7 billion Shekels) and sales of $1.8 billion (6.8 billion Shekels). .. read more


“India Telecom 2013 - Information and Communications Technology (ICT)”

19/03/2013 After a successful edition in 2012, we are pleased to inform you that Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in association with Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Government of India has announced the 8th edition of India Telecom is scheduled during 12 – 14 December 2013 at Pragati Maidan, Delhi. .. read more


Lion Air orders 234 A320 Family aircraft

18/03/2013 Indonesian low cost carrier becomes new Airbus customer with major order .. read more


Turkish Airlines places its biggest order ever with Airbus

Turkish Airlines places its biggest order ever with Airbus

18/03/2013 Up to 117 A320 Family aircraft including first order for the NEO.. read more


Airbus A330 Becomes Flagship Aircraft for Fiji’s National Airline

Airbus A330 Becomes Flagship Aircraft for Fiji’s National Airline

18/03/2013 A330 comfort, efficiency and reliability set the foundation for Air Pacific’s new identity of ‘Fiji Airways’... read more


Police Service of Northern Ireland’s EC145 order marks another Eurocopter helicopter sales success with British Isles law enforcement

Police Service of Northern Ireland’s EC145 order marks another Eurocopter helicopter sales success with British Isles law enforcement

14/03/2013 The acquisition of an EC145 by the Police Service of Northern Ireland will add another helicopter to this agency’s all-Eurocopter fleet, and reinforces the company’s impressive presence with law enforcement agencies in the British Isles. .. read more


Airbus and the GEDC join forces to encourage diversity in engineering classrooms worldwide

Airbus and the GEDC join forces to encourage diversity in engineering classrooms worldwide

14/03/2013 Call for nominations opens with ten thousand USD award for diversity champion.. read more


Australian Helicopter Industry Association Limited

Australian Helicopter Industry Association Limited

12/03/2013 Airwaves – March 2013 is attached for your enjoyment. Airwaves is the Official Journal of the Australian Helicopter Industry Association (AHIA) and is sponsored by Aviation Trader... read more


Eurocopter underscores its market leadership with 69 helicopter bookings and the latest product line expansion at Heli-Expo 2013

12/03/2013 New orders and commitments for Eurocopter’s helicopter family, along with an unveiling of the latest evolution in its product line, marked the company’s highly successful participation at Heli-Expo 2013 – the rotorcraft industry’s largest international gathering, held this month in Las Vegas, Nevada... read more


Olio Capitale 2013 welcomes 10,500 visitors

11/03/2013 Paoletti: a record year, ever more international involvement Puglia, Tuscany and Sardinia winners of the Concorso Olio Capitale competition .. read more


ERA Company exhibited its military technologies at IDEX in the United Arab Emirates

ERA Company exhibited its military technologies at IDEX in the United Arab Emirates

11/03/2013 ERA Company exhibited at IDEX 2013 in Abu Dhabi, the capitol of the United Arab Emirates, in February. ERA took part in the official mission of military and defence industry producers of the Czech Republic. 23 Czech companies were among the hundreds of exhibitors from throughout the world who presented their products at the 124 thousand square metre large exhibition grounds... read more


A change at the top for Rheinmetall’s representation in the Gulf – and a new managing director for Puma project company PSM GmbH

A change at the top for Rheinmetall’s representation in the Gulf – and a new managing director for Puma project company PSM GmbH

11/03/2013 Effective 1 January 2013, Dr Peter Hellmeister, 60, took charge of Rheinmetall AG’s representation office in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. He succeeds Klaus Hennig, who will continue to serve Rheinmetall in an advisory capacity, primarily in support of Rheinmetall projects in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states. .. read more


OPTOKON to house the new Demonstration, Training and Testing Center (DTTC) under the auspices of the ADSI

11/03/2013 OPTOKON a.s. a leading global designer and manufacturer of fiber optic network solutions specializing in the production of military tactical components for use in harsh environmental conditions is pleased to announce under the auspices of the Association of Defence and Security Industry (ADSI), the launch of the Demonstration, Training and Testing Center (DTTC) as a new form of domestic support for the defense and security industry... read more


UK Ministry of Defence awards A400M Atlas training service contract to Airbus Military and Thales

11/03/2013 Airbus Military and Thales UK have signed an 18-year contract with the UK Ministry of Defence to supply training services for the A400M Atlas, the Royal Air Force’s next-generation military transport aircraft. .. read more


Bell Helicopter Introduces Increased Mission Capability with the Bell 407GT

11/03/2013 Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), introduced today at HELI-EXPO 2013 the new Bell 407GT, the armed version of the Bell 407GX, its state-of-the-art light commercial helicopter. The commercially qualified Bell 407GT incorporates the performance and reliability of the Bell 407 platform with the Garmin G1000H TM flight deck, providing critical flight information at a glance for greater situational awareness. The 407GX can be equipped with infrared cameras, light munitions and precision weapons systems, including laser-guided rockets and missiles. The new Bell 407GT is on display in Bell Helicopter’s booth at HELI-EXPO 2013... read more


Bell Helicopter Introduces Increased Mission Capability with the Bell 407GT

07/03/2013 LAS VEGAS, NV (March 4, 2013) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), introduced today at HELI-EXPO 2013 the new Bell 407GT, the armed version of the Bell 407GX, its state-of-the-art light commercial helicopter. The commercially qualified Bell 407GT incorporates the performance and reliability of the Bell 407 platform with the Garmin G1000H TM flight deck, providing critical flight information at a glance for greater situational awareness. The 407GX can be equipped with infrared cameras, light munitions and precision weapons systems, including laser-guided rockets and missiles. The new Bell 407GT is on display in Bell Helicopter’s booth at HELI-EXPO 2013. .. read more


Elbit Systems Delivers Hermes® 900 Unmanned Aircraft System to a Customer in the Americas

Elbit Systems Delivers Hermes® 900 Unmanned Aircraft System to a Customer in the Americas

26/02/2013 The delivery follows a recent contract award by the Israeli Ministry of Defense for the supply of additional Hermes® 900 UAS as well as for the development of advanced UAS capabilities and maintenance services.. read more


Airbus Corporate Foundation and Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen send humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees in Turkey

26/02/2013 35 tonnes of blankets, food and medicine shipped on Turkish Airlines A310-F .. read more


THALES : RAPIDFire

THALES : RAPIDFire

26/02/2013 In order to promote a new 40 mm anti-aircraft automatic gun system, Thales contacted MBD Design to carry out a design study and produce a demonstrator... read more


Bell Helicopter Delivers First Bell 429s to Nigeria

Bell Helicopter Delivers First Bell 429s to Nigeria

26/02/2013 Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the delivery of two Bell 429s, one to the Nigeria Police Air Wing (NPAW) and another to the Nigeria Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). These Nigerian deliveries are the first 429 deliveries on the continent of Africa. NPAW will utilize the Bell 429 for general law enforcement, surveillance and force projection. NEMA will fly the aircraft for disaster relief and humanitarian support missions... read more


MBDA WINS FIRST EXPORT ORDER FOR SIMBAD-RC

MBDA WINS FIRST EXPORT ORDER FOR SIMBAD-RC

20/02/2013 MBDA has signed a first contract with an export customer for the acquisition of its naval air defence system SIMBAD-RC, one year after launching its self-financed development. The first prototypes are currently in the production process and initial deliveries will take place in 2015. The system will be installed on a fleet of patrol vessels and each vessel will be equipped with two turrets. .. read more


Eurofighter Typhoons in Austria complete 5,000 flying hours

Eurofighter Typhoons in Austria complete 5,000 flying hours

19/02/2013 Since entry into service, 15 Eurofighter Typhoons of the Austrian Armed Forces have completed a total of 5,000 flying hours. In the last few years Austria has successfully used this European interceptor aircraft several times for air surveillance duties and for safeguarding its territorial sovereignty... read more


Airbus activates “Plan B” for the A350 XWB batteries - Reverts back to nickel cadmium technology

19/02/2013 Airbus is confident that the lithium ion (Li-ion) main battery architecture it has been developing with Saft and qualifying for the A350 XWB aircraft is robust and safe. The A350 XWB flight test programme will continue as planned with the qualified Li-ion main batteries... read more


Eurocopter and AVIATORS lead the way in emergency medical services in India

Eurocopter and AVIATORS lead the way in emergency medical services in India

15/02/2013 Marking a key milestone in India’s development of modern heliborne resources to support lifesaving missions, AVIATORS Pvt Ltd signed today, in the presence of French President François Hollande, a firm order for an initial batch of seven Eurocopter EC135 aircraft for helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) operations... read more


Eurocopter highlights its 30 years of commitment in the Middle East Region during IDEX 2013

Eurocopter highlights its 30 years of commitment in the Middle East Region during IDEX 2013

14/02/2013 During the International Defence Exhibition and Conference - IDEX, Eurocopter is set to showcase more than three decades of experience acquired in the military helicopter sector. Benefiting from its wide diversity of rotary- wing aircraft and their ability to adapt to a broad spectrum of missions, Eurocopter’s product line represents a benchmark – with operational uses ranging from reconnaissance, identification and tracking to deterrence, escort, attack, rescue and survey and troop transportation. The company military capabilities and expertise are displayed at the EADS booth in Hall 8, stand B05 with mock-ups of the NH90 in the naval version, the AS565 Panther and the EC145T2... read more


Global Commercial Aircraft Gas Turbine Engine Market to Reach $24.6bn in 2013 - According new market study on ASDReports

14/02/2013 New analysis, available on ASDReports.com, indicates that the global commercial aircraft gas turbine engine market will reach a value of $24.6bn in 2013, as engine manufacturers seek to up their production rates to meet the demand from airlines for new aircraft by providing engines which improve flight performance and meet noise and environmental regulations... read more


MIL-GRADE 6 ports Ethernet switch from IntalTech

MIL-GRADE 6 ports Ethernet switch from IntalTech

13/02/2013 Expanding its MILCOMM ™ line of compact rugged communication converters , InTalTech is proud to introduce our new Military grade 6 ports Ethernet Switch (Model ETH100-6P). This high performance unit is designed to meet MIL-STD-810F, MIL-STD-461E, MIL-STD-1275B. The product is enclosed in a 4U²™ sealed aluminum casing complying with IP65 and operating at a temperature range of -35 to 70°C. .. read more


Boeing and Elbit Systems to Collaborate on Aircraft Defense Solutions

Boeing and Elbit Systems to Collaborate on Aircraft Defense Solutions

13/02/2013 Elbit Systems Electro-Optics Elop Ltd. to provide Directed Infrared Counter Measure systems for Boeing platforms Memorandum of Understanding covers opportunities for new sales and retrofits .. read more


Bundeswehr fields new Gladius soldier system – €84 million order for 60 more systems placed with Rheinmetall

Bundeswehr fields new Gladius soldier system – €84 million order for 60 more systems placed with Rheinmetall

11/02/2013 Moves by the German Bundeswehr to equip its infantry forces with the state-of-the-art Gladius soldier system are gathering pace. In January 2013, the Düsseldorf, Germany-based Rheinmetall Group was awarded an order to supply a further sixty systems. The procurement programme began in 2012 with an initial order of thirty systems, enough to equip 300 troops. .. read more


A350 XWB’s Trent XWB engine achieves EASA type certification

11/02/2013 Engine certification paves the way for A350 XWB first flight in the summer .. read more


Eurocopter brings its mission-ready military and civil helicopters - To the Aero India 2013 exhibition

Eurocopter brings its mission-ready military and civil helicopters - To the Aero India 2013 exhibition

07/02/2013 The capabilities of Eurocopter’s expanded helicopter product line in meeting a full range of India military, governmental and civilian missions will be at the forefront during this month’s Aero India 2013 exhibition, to be held at Air Force Station Yelahanka, near Bangalore. .. read more


Turkish Airlines orders five additional A330 passenger aircraft

Turkish Airlines orders five additional A330 passenger aircraft

07/02/2013 Repeat order great vote of confidence in A330s efficiency and reliability.. read more


Elbit Systems Introduces its Hermes® 900 UAS in a New Configuration Adapted for the Maritime Mission

Elbit Systems Introduces its Hermes® 900 UAS in a New Configuration Adapted for the Maritime Mission

05/02/2013 Maritime surveillance requirements are demanding specific capabilities and performance such as mission endurance, flight profiles, mission equipment and human factors. Until recently, such missions were performed exclusively by aircraft – some dedicated for the maritime surveillance mission, with others using off-the-shelf transport planes modified for the mission. These missions typically demand coverage of very wide areas, monitoring extensive maritime traffic, as well as deployment in unexpected conditions, in response to emergencies or on search and rescue missions. Therefore, the need for efficient development of a maritime situational picture is critical, enabling the deployment of the few available aerial assets to cover only those areas or targets of significance. .. read more


Elbit Systems and Windward Team to Introduce Advanced Maritime Surveillance Solution for India

01/02/2013 Elbit Systems Ltd. has teamed with Windward Ltd. to offer integrated maritime solutions for the Indian authorities. The joint solution combines Windward’s innovative satellite-based maritime analytics system, MarInt, with Elbit Systems’ wide range of solutions for maritime domain awareness, including Hermes® 900 maritime patrol unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). .. read more


Rheinmetall wins major order to supply sensor equipment for Bundeswehr vehicles – 700 fire control units worth €55 million

Rheinmetall wins major order to supply sensor equipment for Bundeswehr vehicles – 700 fire control units worth €55 million

29/01/2013 Germany’s Bundeswehr has assigned Rheinmetall an important role in modernizing many of its vehicles with new electro-optical sensor technology... read more


Eurocopter España’s first-assembled NH90 helicopter takes flight

Eurocopter España’s first-assembled NH90 helicopter takes flight

25/01/2013 This morning a ceremony was held for the maiden flight of the first NH90 to be assembled by Eurocopter España at its facility in Albacete. The event was attended by María Dolores de Cospedal, President of the Regional Government of Castile-La Mancha, Spanish Defense Minister Pedro Morenés, Eurocopter CEO Lutz Bertling and the CEO of Eurocopter España, Francisco Vergé, among other political and military officials. .. read more


Global reach: Rheinmetall wins €280 million in new air defence orders from Asia and the Middle East

Global reach: Rheinmetall wins €280 million in new air defence orders from Asia and the Middle East

22/01/2013 The Rheinmetall Group has recently booked a number of important air defence contracts. Malaysia, Kuwait and one other Asian country have all ordered air defence hardware and/or services from the Düsseldorf, Germany-based company, with a total value of around €280 million. The orders encompass solutions for ground, air and naval units... read more


Elbit Systems U.S. Subsidiary Selected for Award to Provide the U.S. Army with Skylark ILE, Block 2

20/01/2013 Haifa, Israel, January 16, 2013 – Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE:ESLT) ("Elbit Systems") announced today that Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems, has been selected for award by the U.S. Army ACC-APG, Natick Contracting Division on behalf of the Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS) Product Office... read more


WAM extension for the Queenstown Airport in New Zealand to be provided by ERA

WAM extension for the Queenstown Airport in New Zealand to be provided by ERA

20/01/2013 ERA a.s. has been awarded a contract for the supply of the extension of its previous WAM system used at the Queenstown airport. ERA, the primary contractor for the Airways Corporation of New Zealand, has deployed its MSS (Multisensor Surveillance System) multilateration and ADS-B surveillance system for Auckland and Queenstown airports in New Zealand in 2009, respectively 2010. Auckland MSS serves for surface surveillance. The second MSS which has been installed around Queenstown airport serves for the WAM (Wide Area Multilateration). .. read more


Aspide 2000 wins further acclaim in Kuwait

20/01/2013 Another Aspide 2000 success in Kuwait reaffirms the missile’s status as a major aircraft buster... read more


EUROCOPTER has conducted the first flight of its no. 1 series-production EC175

12/12/2012 The maiden flight occurred last week at Eurocopter’s Marignane, France headquarters facility, with company pilot Augustin Dupuis at the controls. .. read more


Eurocopter completes deliveries of four EC135s to upgrade

12/12/2012 The fast-paced deliveries of four new EC135s to Skärgårdshavets Helikoptertjänst Ab (SHT) during the fourth quarter of 2012 is enabling this Finnish operator of emergency medical airlift services and air ambulance flights to modernize its helicopter fleet. .. read more


MBDA PRODUCES 1000th ASTER MISSILE

11/12/2012 The end of November 2012 marked the achievement of another key milestone in the history of the Aster family of missiles. Not only had all the naval and ground based air and missile defence capabilities been qualified - with the various supplied systems having also entered operational service with their respective domestic and export customers – but significantly, the integration and final assembly of the 1,000th Aster missile was also completed at MBDA’s Selles-Saint-Denis R&D and production facility in the Centre region of France. .. read more


FIRST EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON METEOR FIRING TRIAL A SUCCESS

07/12/2012 The Meteor Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile has been successfully launched from a Eurofighter Typhoon as part of the Future Enhancements Flight Test Programme. .. read more


Eurocopter delivers the first two Royal Malaysian Air Force EC725s from an order for 12 medium-lift, twin-engine helicopters

04/12/2012 The initial two Eurocopter EC725 helicopters for the Royal Malaysian Air Force were formally presented today during a ceremony in Kuala Lumpur, with the first unit being delivered on time and the second unit coming three months ahead of schedule. .. read more


Elbit Systems Announces Details of Flight Training Center for Future Trainer Aircraft Program

04/12/2012 Elbit Systems Ltd. announced the details of its flight training center, which it will establish and operate as part of the Israel Ministry of Defense (IMOD) contract awarded in September 2012 to TOR - Advanced Flight Training, a jointly-owned company of Elbit Systems and Israel Aerospace Industries. TOR was established to carry out the Israeli Air Force’s (IAF) future trainer aircraft program for the Aermacchi M3461 training aircraft... read more


MBDA, HERAKLES (SAFRAN GROUP) AND ROXEL OPTIMISE THE RAMJET SECTOR

03/12/2012 On December 1st, MBDA France acquired the ramjet integration and testing activities of Roxel France. .. read more


Eurocopter AS365 N3+ Dauphin helicopters enter service with the Bangladesh Army for use in humanitarian missions and VIP airlift

28/11/2012 The Bangladesh Army has marked its formal service introduction of two new Eurocopter AS365 N3+ Dauphin helicopters, which will be deployed on United Nations humanitarian missions and operated in multi-role transport duties for the republic... read more


MBDA STARTS WORK ON FRENCH MUNITIONS DEMILITARISATION FACILITY

16/11/2012 On Wednesday, 14th November, Antoine Bouvier, the Chief Executive Officer of MBDA, laid the first stone of France’s future demilitarization facility which is to be built at MBDA’s Bourges Subdray site. Representatives from both the civil and military authorities were present at the event. Before the end of 2013, this facility will become operational at which point it will be capable of dismantling annually 2,500 tonnes of various types of sensitive munitions, notably missiles. It will permit the maximum recuperation of waste products which will be sorted, re-used or recycled in full accordance with French and European standards. Only those waste elements comprising energetic material will be incinerated in the thermic treatment unit... read more



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