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Indonesia looks to buy Boeing Chinooks in 2016

The Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI) is seeking to ring-fence funds to procure Boeing CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopters from 2016, TNI commander General Moeldoko has announced. IHS Jane’s understands that Indonesia requires four Chinooks to...

Bell begins V-280 fuselage assembly

Key Points Bell V-280 Valor fuselage assembly has begun The company is preparing for first flight of the tiltrotor aircraft in 2017 Spirit AeroSystems has begun major assembly of the Bell V-280 Valor fuselage,...

UTC to Sell or Spin Off Sikorsky

United Technologies announced that it plans to sell or spin off its the Sikorsky Aircraft business, subject to final board approval, company officials announced June 15. The announcement follows a review of strategic alternatives...

Major Assembly Starts on Bell V-280 Valor Fuselage

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Spirit AeroSystems Inc. (NYSE: SPR) today announced major assembly has started on the Bell V-280 Valor fuselage. “Spirit AeroSystems brings decades of composite manufacturing experience...

Boeing, Qatar Confirm Purchase of 4 C-17s

Boeing (NYSE: BA) and the government of Qatar recently signed an agreement for the purchase of four more C-17 Globemaster III airlifters. These aircraft will join the Qatar Armed Forces’ (QAF) existing fleet of...

Saving Fighter Pilots’ lives using Elbit innovative solution:

Elbit Systems introduces Canary,an integrated physiological monitoring device for pilots,providingreal-time alertsin case of in-flight life threatening situations. In extreme cases, such as hypoxia or loss of consciousness, a warning will appear,either as an audio-visual...

PARIS: PTDI signs for two Dauphins

​Indonesia’s PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) has ordered two Airbus Helicopters AS365 N3+ Dauphins to boost the country’s search and rescue capabilities. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

PARIS: FLIR pushes intelligent edge

​FLIR Systems says that the market for electro-optical sensors is increasingly looking for smarter systems, not just the highest resolution. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

PARIS: Thales to deliver new ATC radar to UK MoD

​Thales has unveiled a new air traffic control radar that it will deliver to the UK Ministry of Defence for its Marshall modernisation programme. …read more Read more here:: Flight Global Military News (Air)

PARIS: Indonesia orders Selex Sage ESM

​Selex has been awarded a contract to deliver its Sage 600 electronic support measure (ESM) system to Indonesia for integration on board two of the air force’s Airbus Defence & Space CN-235 transports for...

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