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EADS to tap into India's defence needs
EADS, the Franco-German aerospace and defence group, yesterday announced plans to establish a joint venture with Mumbai-based Larsen€ & *Toubro to tap into India's fast-growing defence procurement budget.
Boeing gets C-17 order worth up to $400 million
Boeing has received a U.S. Air Force contract valued at up to $400 million for two C-17 military cargo aircraft as part of a government-to-government overseas sale, the Defense Department said Tuesday.
RAF Lyneham to close, MP claims
RAF Lyneham is to close by the end of 2012, the MP for North Wiltshire has said. Conservative MP James Gray said that a letter he had obtained from the base commander showed that alternative uses for the site had fallen through.
Finland and Estonia selects ThalesRaytheonSystems' air defense radars
Thales Raytheon Systems has been selected to deliver Medium Range Air Surveillance Systems including 14 Ground Master 403 radar systems, 12 for Finland and two for Estonia, and a Long Range Air Identification and Surveillance Radar System Mid Life Upgrade for five Teresa 22XX radars for Finland, which were previously supplied by Thales. The order value for the Ground Master radars and the Teresa upgrade is expected to be approximately €200 million ($265 million).
Eurofighter appoints new CEO and new Chairman of the Supervisory Board
he Shareholder representatives of the Eurofighter consortium appointed with effect from 1st May 2009 Bernhard Gerwert as the Chairman of the Supervisory Board and Enzo Casolini as the new CEO of Eurofighter GmbH. Mr. Casolini takes over from Aloysius Rauen, who left the company on 30th April.
Recruitment could be privatised
The Armed Forces could outsource recruitment to the private sector it has emerged. Later this month the Army will host a forum for potential bidders to discuss the basic outlines of a contract and what would be expected of the private sector in terms of attracting recruits.
Aviation maps out path towards sustainability
The UK's aviation industry can continue to grow whilst limiting its impact on climate change, according to a new report published today by Sustainable Aviation, a unique coalition of airlines, aerospace manufacturers, airport operators and air traffic management.
SBAC Press Release
U.S. discusses multiyear F-35 buys with partners
The U.S. government has held some high-level discussions with international partners about multiyear purchases of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter built by Lockheed Martin, the Navy captain who heads the program said on Tuesday.
BAE Systems says talks continue on £2bn Eurofighter contract
"Discussions continue between the four Eurofighter Typhoon partner nations towards an agreement on commitment to a quantity of Tranche 3 production aircraft," BAE said today ahead of its Annual General Meeting.
Medal award system under review
The system for reviewing and awarding gallantry medals has been called into question after an Army Major was arrested for submitting false reports and exaggerating details of combat operations.