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Chinese Aircraft Carrier: Implications for India

Chinese Aircraft Carrier: Implications for India

By: Tejas Patel | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Apr , 2011

As India awaits the arrival of its new aircraft carrier, reports have emerged that China is ready to launch its first aircraft carrier. According to China’s official Xinhua News Agency, the...

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Rheinmetall wins important Bundeswehr force protection orders

Rheinmetall wins important Bundeswehr force protection orders

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Apr , 2011

Germany’s Federal Agency for Defence Technology and Procurement (BWB) has contracted with Rheinmetall to supply the Bundeswehr with innovative force protection technology, which will soon be...

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Lockheed Martin awarded $176 Million contract extension

Lockheed Martin awarded $176 Million contract extension

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Apr , 2011

Lockheed Martin has received the second two-year option of the U.S. Air Force Industrial Product-Support Vendor (IPV) contract. The estimated value of the two-year option period is $176...

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A400M contract amendment finalised with customer nations

A400M contract amendment finalised with customer nations

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Apr , 2011

EADS and Airbus welcome the conclusion of contract amendment negotiations with OCCAR and the seven A400M launch customer nations. The contract amendment was signed today in Seville by Patrick...

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SELEX Galileo to expand its presence in Brazil

SELEX Galileo to expand its presence in Brazil

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Apr , 2011

SELEX Galileo, a Finmeccanica Company, is attending Brazil’s 2011 LAAD Defence and Security Exhibition in line with the Company’s strategy to expand its presence in the region and to develop...

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Lockheed Martin F-35 Flight Test Program

Lockheed Martin F-35 Flight Test Program

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Apr , 2011

F-35 Lightning II test jets made considerable flight test progress during the first quarter of 2011, conducting 199 test flights versus a plan of 142 flights. Additionally, the F-35B short...

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Boeing to Feature Advanced Maritime Solutions

Boeing to Feature Advanced Maritime Solutions

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Apr , 2011

At this year’s Navy League Sea-Air-Space Exposition, The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] will display a broad range of proven and emerging maritime and air capabilities to support U.S. Navy readiness...

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Lockheed Martin F-35 Flight Test Program shows progress in First Quarter

Lockheed Martin F-35 Flight Test Program shows progress in First Quarter

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

Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II test jets made considerable flight test progress during the first quarter of 2011, conducting 199 test flights versus a plan of 142 flights. Additionally, the...

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Heliportugal AW139 Supports Prince of Wales' Visit to Portugal

Heliportugal AW139 Supports Prince of Wales' Visit to Portugal

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

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that a Heliportugal AW139 medium twin helicopter was used to support the visit of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales in...

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Boeing Delivers Qatar Airways Its 25th 777

Boeing Delivers Qatar Airways Its 25th 777

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

Boeing (NYSE: BA) delivered Qatar Airways its 25th 777 at a ceremony on April 1. The airplane is a 777-300ER (extended range) model, which can carry up to 335 passengers in a two-class...

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Boeing Vigilare System Completes Site Acceptance Testing

Boeing Vigilare System Completes Site Acceptance Testing

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

Boeing announced that the company’s Vigilare network centric command and control system (NC3S) developed for the Commonwealth of Australia has completed site acceptance testing at the Eastern...

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Boeing: WTO Ruling Exposes Massive Airbus Advantage from Illegal Subsidies

Boeing: WTO Ruling Exposes Massive Airbus Advantage from Illegal Subsidies

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Apr , 2011

Trade court rejects nearly 80% of EU claim of improper support for Boeing; finds no U.S. equivalent for billions in illegal European launch aid provided to Airbus Final rulings in U.S. and EU...

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EADS and Eurocopter plan to consolidate activities at Dugny in France

EADS and Eurocopter plan to consolidate activities at Dugny in France

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 Mar , 2011

On March 25, 2011, EADS and its subsidiary Eurocopter Group officially received the backing of the French authorities for their joint project to transfer some activities from Eurocopter’s La...

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Boeing - GECAS finalize order for 10 777-300ERs

Boeing - GECAS finalize order for 10 777-300ERs

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 Mar , 2011

Boeing and GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) finalized an order for 10 777-300ER (extended range) airplanes. The order is worth approximately $2.8 billion at list prices. The new 777-300ERs...

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AgustaWestland Expands AW139 Training Capacity

AgustaWestland Expands AW139 Training Capacity

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 Mar , 2011

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce the next phase in its growth of AW139 global training and flight simulation capacity, in response to the continuing success of the...

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Lockheed Martin rolls out first special operations of MC-130J

Lockheed Martin rolls out first special operations of MC-130J

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 Mar , 2011

Lockheed Martin rolled out the first aircraft in a new fleet of MC-130J Combat Shadow IIs for the U.S. Air Force’s Special Operations Command (AFSOC) during a ceremony. Lt. Gen. Donald C....

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Finmeccanica announces the merger of Elsag Datamat and SELEX Communications

Finmeccanica announces the merger of Elsag Datamat and SELEX Communications

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

Finmeccanica’s Board of Directors, meeting in Rome, has decided to initiate the merger of Elsag Datamat and SELEX Communications. The transaction is in line with the company’s plan, launched in...

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Eurocopter: the Sale of first AS350 B3e to Slave Lake Helicopters

Eurocopter: the Sale of first AS350 B3e to Slave Lake Helicopters

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

The enhanced AS350 B3e is the next generation aircraft in the proven Ecureuil family of helicopters. Officially launched at Heli-Expo, 2011 the new version features a more powerful Turbomeca...

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Geotech Aviation Ltd. Orders an AW119Ke Helicopter

Geotech Aviation Ltd. Orders an AW119Ke Helicopter

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

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Geotech Aviation Ltd. has signed for one AW119Ke helicopter with options for four additional aircraft. The helicopter will be...

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Eurocopter becoming a global player in Aerospace Support and Services

Eurocopter becoming a global player in Aerospace Support and Services

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

Eurocopter Holding, a subsidiary of EADS and Vector Aerospace Corporation, a Canadian company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, have entered into a Support Agreement pursuant to which...

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