Articles in Defence Industry

Sea Viper support contract awarded to MBDA

Sea Viper support contract awarded to MBDA

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 May , 2011

MBDA has been awarded a £165M contract to provide the support for Sea Viper, the Royal Navy’s latest and most modern weapon system. Sea Viper is a world leading area air defence missile system...

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Burbank Group Orders an AW109 Power Helicopter

Burbank Group Orders an AW109 Power Helicopter

By: IDR News Network | Date: 19 May , 2011

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Burbank Group of Australia has placed an order for one AW109 Power light twin helicopter. This aircraft will be used to...

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Boeing KC-767 Tankers for Italian Air Force

Boeing KC-767 Tankers for Italian Air Force

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 May , 2011

The first two Boeing KC-767 advanced aerial refueling tankers for the Italian Air Force (ItAF) formally entered into service during a public ceremony near Rome. The ItAF accepted delivery of the...

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Genel Havacilik A.S. Orders a GrandNew Helicopter

Genel Havacilik A.S. Orders a GrandNew Helicopter

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 May , 2011

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, announced that Genel Havacilik A.S. of Turkey has placed an order for a GrandNew light twin helicopter. The aircraft will be used to perform VIP transport...

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Eurocopter X3 hybrid helicopter exceeds its speed challenge

Eurocopter X3 hybrid helicopter exceeds its speed challenge

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 May , 2011

Eurocopter’s X3 hybrid helicopter demonstrator has delivered on the promise of pushing the frontiers in rotary-wing aviation by surpassing its original speed target of 220 kts. demonstrating the...

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EADS invites young talents and experienced professionals to Le Bourget Air Show

EADS invites young talents and experienced professionals to Le Bourget Air Show

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 May , 2011

More than 20 workshops, more than 1000 participants expected EADS CEO Louis Gallois and other top executives to attend the workshops Recruitment targets of more than 4000 permanent recruits...

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Boeing Awarded CH-47F Chinook Modification Work by US Army

Boeing Awarded CH-47F Chinook Modification Work by US Army

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 May , 2011

Boeing received a $23.7 million contract on May 9 to perform Initial Production Fielding Support modifications on 49 CH-47F Chinook helicopters at the Boeing Millville Modification Center. The...

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SELEX Galileo acquires UTRI and reinforces its UAS capability

SELEX Galileo acquires UTRI and reinforces its UAS capability

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 May , 2011

SELEX Galileo, a Finmeccanica company and leader in Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), is pleased to announce the acquisition of Italian technology firm UTRI (Unmanned Technologies Research...

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AgustaWestland and the European Defence Agency Launch Synthetic Helicopter...

AgustaWestland and the European Defence Agency Launch Synthetic Helicopter...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 May , 2011

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract with the European Defence Agency for the provision of an Interim Helicopter Tactics Training Service....

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SELEX Galileo foresees strategic opportunities within the Turkish market

SELEX Galileo foresees strategic opportunities within the Turkish market

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 May , 2011

SELEX Galileo, a Finmeccanica Company, has been working with Turkey for decades, establishing strong industrial links with a number of local industries. SELEX Galileo is primarily working with...

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Boeing Delivers UAE Air Force and Air Defence's 1st C-17

Boeing Delivers UAE Air Force and Air Defence's 1st C-17

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 May , 2011

Boeing delivered the first of six C-17 Globemaster III airlifters to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Air Force and Air Defence during a ceremony at the company’s final assembly facility in Long...

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Sikorsky recognizes Indian sub continent as a potential aerospace market

Sikorsky recognizes Indian sub continent as a potential aerospace market

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 May , 2011

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a United Technologies company and the largest helicopter manufacturer of the world reiterates its commitment to the Indian market and recognizes the aerospace...

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Aegis Combat Systems Installed on Two New US Navy Destroyers

Aegis Combat Systems Installed on Two New US Navy Destroyers

By: IDR News Network | Date: 04 May , 2011

The U.S. Navy, supported by Lockheed Martin, has installed the Aegis Combat System aboard two new Navy destroyers, USS Gravely (DDG 107) and USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). The Aegis Combat Systems...

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Successful firing test of AASM with laser terminal guidance

Successful firing test of AASM with laser terminal guidance

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 May , 2011

French defense procurement agency DGA successfully performed a demonstration firing test of the AASM modular air-to-ground weapon against a land target moving at high speed. The test was carried...

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Israel acquires additional Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules

Israel acquires additional Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Apr , 2011

Lockheed Martin has received an Undefinitized Contract Action from the U.S. Government for the Foreign Military Sale of an additional C‑130J to Israel, with funding for advanced procurement...

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Terrorist Attacks from Sea

Terrorist Attacks from Sea

By: Vice Adm Rajeshwer Nath | Issue: Vol 24.1 Jan-Mar 2009 | Date: 29 Apr , 2011

Role of Offshore Patrol Vessels The growing spurt of Pirate activities and the unique 26/11 terrorist attack from the sea, has engendered the need to review the naval assets and determine the...

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Boeing Statement on India's MMRCA Decision

Boeing Statement on India's MMRCA Decision

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Apr , 2011

Boeing released the following statement on the government of India’s Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) decision: “Boeing today was notified that our Super Hornet proposal for India’s...

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US Ambassador comments on Indian Defense Procurement

US Ambassador comments on Indian Defense Procurement

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Apr , 2011

The U.S. Embassy in New Delhi was informed yesterday that two aircraft offered by the U.S. Government through the Foreign Military Sales process were not selected for procurement by the Indian...

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AgustaWestland competes for US Air Force Programs

AgustaWestland competes for US Air Force Programs

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Apr , 2011

AW139M and HH-71 offers lowest cost and optimal performance for the missions AgustaWestland North America, an AgustaWestland company, is pleased that the U.S. Air Force has announced it is...

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Boeing Vigilare System Completes Operational Testing in Australia

Boeing Vigilare System Completes Operational Testing in Australia

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Apr , 2011

Network centric command and control system participates in RAAF combat exercise Boeing Vigilare network centric command and control system has passed its last formal operational test. Testing...

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