Aerospace & Defense

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Indian Army opts to buy Israeli Spike multi-purpose missiles

The India n army announced today its decision to buy 321 missile launchers and 8,356 Spike anti-tank guided missile from Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems , as part of a procurement deal that could reach half billion US$.Rafael was the sole bidder ... [Published Defense Update - 1 hour ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 5 reports

US Federal Business Opportunity: Defense Logistics Agency: 70--KEY,BEAM,DISK DRIVE

Agency: Defense Logistics AgencyOffice: DLA Acquisition Locations Location: DLA Troop Support - Medical - BSMDate you need to respond by: 27-October-2014Classification Code: 70 -- General purpose information technology equipmentSolicitation Number: SPE8EN15Q0042 ... [Published ITbriefing - 9 hours ago]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated 15 hours ago - 3 reports

Northrop Grumman’s MQ-8C Fire Scout UAS completes sloped landing test

The MQ-8C is the latest Fire Scout unmanned aerial system ( UAS ), which is designed to perform intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance ( ISR ) missions for the U.S. Navy. These flight tests will culminate in the MQ-8C Fire Scout ’s actual takeoff ... [Published Military Embedded Systems - Oct 24 2014]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated 23 hours ago - 4 reports

Raytheon, Thales Team Up for UK IFF Upgrade Project

A Raytheon - Thales team has been awarded a contract to provide an upgrade solution to the British military’s Identification Friend or Foe systems.The project seeks to bring the Ministry of Defence IFF platform in line with new NATO standards that specify ... [Published New New Internet - Oct 24 2014]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated 23 hours ago - 3 reports

Spanish Parliament approves training programme for Iraqi soldiers

The lower house of the Spanish Parliament has authorised the deployment of soldiers to aid the Iraqi Army in their fight against Islamic State (IS) militants.Of the total 329 Congress of Deputies of Spain lawmakers, 314 supported the proposal of Spanish ... [Published Army Technology - Oct 24 2014]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 9 reports

Lockheed Martin (LMT) to Deliver 43 More F-35s in $4B Deal with Pentagon

By: , dated October 24th, 2014 Shares of the Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT) were up +0.56 or +0.31 percent to $181.23 in premarket trading this morning, after news yesterday that the company had reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Defense ... [Published InvestorGuide.com - Oct 24 2014]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 11 reports

Raytheon SM-6s Intercept Targets in ‘Engage on Remote’ Tests

12:44 PMTUCSON, Ariz. — During the U.S. Navy’s Combat Ship System Qualification Trials, the guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville tested two Raytheon Co. Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) interceptors against anti-ship and cruise missile targets, the ... [Published SeaPower Magazine - Oct 24 2014]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 13 reports

Rolls-Royce and Hispano-Suiza (Safran) sign final agreement to create joint venture

Back on July 4th 2014 a memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Rolls-Royce and Hispano-Suiza (Safran). Today, the 24th October 2014, it has been announced that Hélène Moreau-Leroy, Chairman and CEO of Hispano-Suiza and Norbert Arndt, Rolls-Royce ... [Published AviTrader - Oct 24 2014]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 3 reports

Cobham Wins AUD $640 Million SAR Contract

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has awarded a new contract to continue its dedicated airborne search and rescue capability when the current contracts expire. Cobham SAR Services Pty Ltd will begin providing a search and rescue service ... [Published Defense World - Oct 24 2014]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 2 reports

Kunming Airlines to buy ten Boeing 737 aircraft

China-based Kunming Airlines has agreed to buy ten Boeing 737s, including four Next-Generation 737-700s and six 737 MAX aircraft.Valued $897m, the order is subject to consent from the Chinese Government.Kunming Airlines CEO Xuan Yuen said: "The 737 is ... [Published Aerospace Technology - Oct 24 2014]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 3 reports

China To Demo J-31 Jet At Zhuhai Air Show

China will present the J-31 stealth fighter at the 10th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition on November 11, 2014 in Zhuhai and conduct a demonstration flight.According to Nanfang Daily, t he J-31 stealth fighter is very likely to be put ... [Published Defense World - Oct 24 2014]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 4 reports

Xenophon says Qantas claims on Jetstar not credible

Independent Senator Nick Xenophon headlined a list of frustrated shareholders looking for answers at Qantas’s annual general meeting in Melbourne on Friday.The Senator took the step of purchasing $500 worth of Qantas shares to attend Friday’s annual general ... [Published Australian Aviation Magazine - Oct 24 2014]

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Shanghai Shipyard To Build Second Chinese Desig... [Published ASIAN DEFENCE NEWS - Oct 22 2014]
China will soon start building its second locally designed aircraft carrier in Shanghai, according to a Canadian report. Chinese Internet , said Shanghai's Jiangnan Shipyard was preparing to start work on the carrier.When completed, the carrier ...
India Grounds Its Sukhoi-30MKI Fleet [Published ASIAN DEFENCE NEWS - Oct 22 2014]
India has grounded its entire Sukhoi-30MKI fleet after a recent crash because it doesn’t want to put its pilots in harm’s way.The fighters have not flown for a week after a Su-30 MKI of the Indian Air Force crashed near Pune, raising questions ...
Russian Submarine Amur 1650 To Be Sold To China [Published ASIAN DEFENCE NEWS - Oct 19 2014]
A new Russian submarine design called the Amur 1650 is going to be sold to China, with Vladimir Putin hoping that Russia’s economic recession may be averted partially by making deals with the Chinese In a related report  the Russian military successfully ...
Turkey Announced First 5 ATAK T129 Choppers Rea... [Published ASIAN DEFENCE NEWS - Oct 19 2014]
The Turkish General Staff has announced that the first five attack and tactical reconnaissance helicopters have been added to its arsenal during a presentation of the choppers to the press.    ATAK T129 choppers The first five choppers were ...
India's Delayed FGFA Deal May Get The Focus Dur... [Published ASIAN DEFENCE NEWS - Oct 19 2014]
India and Russia may finally settle on a number of delayed defense deals including the Fifth Generational Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) program during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to India this December.Putin met with Indian Prime Minister ...
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