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« Responder #75 em: Julho 10, 2004, 02:47:30 pm »
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EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON EN SINGAPUR.

El pasado 28 de junio dos aviones Typhoon de la Royal Air Force –RAF- salieron de las instalaciones de BAE Systems en Warton – base actual del Typhoon en el Reino Unido – con rumbo a Singapur, donde el avión ha sido seleccionado para la fase final del programa de sustitución del avión de combate de este país. Tras cinco días de navegación y 13.000 kilómetros recorridos en varias etapas, los aviones llegaron a su destino el viernes día 2 por la tarde. Los aviones Typhoon se quedarán en Singapur alrededor de dos semanas. Este desplazamiento representa un gran reto, ya que el avión ha entrado en servicio en la RAF solo a finales de 2003 y que se encuentra en la fase inicial de vida operativa. El requerimiento de Singapur de realizar la evaluación “in situ” ha coincidido con la necesidad de ensayar algunos elementos del Typhoon. El desplazamiento del avión a Singapur cumple así con una serie de objetivos, incluidos ensayos operativos iniciales de reabastecimiento en vuelo, ensayos de soportabilidad del avión y evaluación de sus prestaciones en ambientes cálidos y húmedos.  
 

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« Responder #76 em: Julho 10, 2004, 02:56:50 pm »
Sweden Not to Sell Gripen Fighter Planes to Pakistan
 
 
(Source: Press Trust of India; issued July 7, 2004)
 
 
 ISLAMABAD --- In a setback to Pakistan’s efforts to get new generation Swedish-made Gripen fighter planes, Stockholm has said that it will not sell any weapons or weapon-related equipment to Islamabad.  
 
“There is no question of selling them weapons or anything directly related to weapons,” Swedish Foreign Minister Laila Freivalds said after her talks with visiting Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf in Stockholm yesterday.  
 
Before his talks with Freivalds, Musharraf, who is currently on a tour of Scandinavian countries, said that Pakistan might be interested in purchasing JAS Gripen fighter planes from Sweden. “Pakistan is looking for a high-tech aircraft. Gripen is one of several alternatives,” he was quoted as saying by Swedish newswire TT.  
 
Freivalds, however, said Sweden would not be considering the sale of any weapons or weapon-related equipment to Pakistan, media reports here said.  
 
She also said the Swedish government has yet to decide whether to sell Erieye radars, which was sought to be purchased by Pakistan for its Air Force. She said a decision has to be made whether the radar came under the category of weapon. “We have yet to reach that stage,” she said.  
 
The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has been looking for alternatives to acquire new generation aircraft to modernize its ageing fleet after US declined to sell old as well as new F-16 fighter planes.  
 
Musharraf concluded his Sweden visit yesterday and went to Finland on a two-day trip.
 

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« Responder #77 em: Julho 10, 2004, 02:57:59 pm »
Egypt – C-130 Aircraft
 
 
(Source: Defense Security Cooperation Agency; issued July 7, 2004)
 
 
 On 7 July 2004, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Egypt of three C-130H aircraft as well as associated equipment and services. The total value, if all options are exercised, could be as high as $94 million.  
 
The Government of Egypt has requested a possible sale of three C-130H aircraft with engines, spare and repair parts, devices, support equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor engineering and logistics personnel services and other related elements of logistics support. The estimated cost is $94 million.  
 
This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a friendly country that has been and continues to be an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East.  
 
Egypt requires these aircraft to further develop and enhance its C-130 fleet. These aircraft will be used for airlift of military forces and supplies. Egypt can easily absorb and utilize these additional C-130 aircraft within its existing structure.  
 
The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not affect the basic military balance in the region.  
 
The prime contractor will be the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company of Marietta, Georgia. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.  
 
The number of U.S. Government and contractor representatives required in-country to support the program will be determined in joint negotiations as the program proceeds through the development, production and equipment installation phases.  
 
There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale.  
 
This notice of a potential sale is required by law; it does not mean that the sale has been concluded.
 

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« Responder #78 em: Julho 10, 2004, 08:26:42 pm »
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Russia and India consider an opportunity of attraction of China to development of a fighter of the fifth generation

Russia and India consider an opportunity of attraction of China to development of a multipurpose fighter of the fifth generation, the ambassador of the Russian Federation in India Alexander Kadakin has declared. Our countries, the diplomat has told, plan to suggest Chinese People's Republic to take part in realization of this large project. It will be the flying device of new generation which creation will need the big financial and intellectual expenses. The arrangement on creation of such plane has been achieved by Russia and India in November, 2001.

The ambassador informed also, that India and Russia discuss an opportunity of realization protivokorabelnyh cruise missiles "BraMos" in the markets of the third states. " Interest in their purchase was shown already with some states of Southeast Asia ", - A.Kadakin has told. Besides these unique rockets on the characteristics which is not present in the world of analogue, will act on arms of the Russian and Indian armies. The joint Russian-Indian joint venture " BraMos aerospejs limited " is engaged in development and manufacture of rockets.

Speaking about terms of delivery from Russia to India heavy avianesushchego a cruiser " Admiral of Pots ", A.Kadakin has declared, that the fighting ship will be delivered in republic in 2008. The corresponding contract has been signed in January of this year.
 

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« Responder #79 em: Julho 13, 2004, 02:39:54 pm »
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EADS NEGOCIA LA VENTA DE SEIS APARATOS C-295 CON ARGELIA.

EADS-CASA está ultimando la venta a las Fuerzas Armadas argelinas de seis aviones de transporte C-295 por unos 150 millones de euros. Si la operación culmina con éxito, sería el contrato más importante de material militar firmado con Argelia. Su importancia radica además en la apertura de este nuevo mercado, ya que la relación se prolongaría con el suministro de repuestos y el mantenimiento.
 

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« Responder #80 em: Julho 13, 2004, 02:58:46 pm »
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UN MULTIMILLONARIO CONTRATO PARA EL “MARINE ONE” ENFRENTA A SIKORSKY Y A UN CONSORCIO EUROPEO.

El “Marine One”, nombre con el que se conoce a los helicópteros militares utilizados por los ocupantes de la Casa Blanca enfrenta a la empresa norteamericana Sikorsky, fabricante del actual H-3 “Sea King” utilizado por Bush, y a Lockheed Martin. Sikorsky ha presentado para este concurso el VH-92, una versión de su nuevo modelo S-92 con dos motores. Por su parte, Lockheed Martin ha presentado el US101, versión americana del helicóptero de tres motores producido por Augusta Westland, un consorcio de Italia y Gran Bretaña que ya ha comercializado su producto en países de la OTAN. El contrato asciende a 1.600 millones de dólares.
 

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« Responder #81 em: Julho 14, 2004, 12:09:47 am »
Boeing to Highlight Dreamliner, MMA at Farnborough  
 
 
(Source: Boeing Co.; issued July 12, 2004)
 
 
 CHICAGO --- The Boeing Company today detailed its media presentations for the July 19-25 Farnborough International Air Show, which include discussions of the transformational 7E7 Dreamliner and Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft programs.  
 
The company’s schedule begins Monday, July 19, at 9:30 a.m. with a briefing by Commercial Airplanes President and Chief Executive Officer Alan Mulally. That session will be in the Radlett Suite of the show’s Media Centre. Also on Monday, representatives from the U.S. Navy and Boeing will brief the media on the Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft program that the Navy recently awarded to Boeing, at 11:00 a.m. in the Media Centre’s Hatfield Suite.  
 
“The Boeing story is about aerospace leadership, and we are looking forward to telling that story at Farnborough,” said Tod Hullin, Boeing senior vice president of communications. “This company is on the move and generating real momentum. Our successes with the 7E7 and the Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft programs are just the latest examples of Boeing executing its strategy of commercial and military balance to lead the aerospace industry.”  
 
Several Boeing-built aircraft will be on display at the show, including the F/A-18F Super Hornet, AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter and F-15C Eagle, which are scheduled for daily flight demonstrations. Other Boeing products scheduled to be on static display include the F-15E Strike Eagle, C-17 Globemaster III, the Standoff Land Attack Missile, Harpoon and a full-scale mock up of the Joint Unmanned Combat Air Systems (J-UCAS).  
 
Accredited journalists are invited to the Boeing Press Chalet (B6), adjacent to the main Boeing chalet, throughout the week. Boeing will hold a series of briefings on key programs and issues. Each day, media should check the briefing schedule at the Boeing Press Chalet, Boeing Exhibits and the Media Centre for updates.  
 
Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and Chief Executive Officer Alan Mulally will discuss the current commercial airplanes market and provide an outlook to the future for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, highlighting the tremendous interest in the 7E7 Dreamliner.  
 
Boeing and the U.S. Navy will discuss the system development and demonstration phase of the 737 Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft (MMA) program. The 737 MMA will significantly transform maritime patrol and reconnaissance. Presenters will address plans for the developing the 737 MMA and its mission systems, benefits of the total system and potential international market.  
 
The Joint Unmanned Combat Air System (J-UCAS) X-45 is the first highly automated unmanned system designed for combat and is one of the most exciting development programs in the defense industry. Its two X-45A technology demonstrators are currently conducting system test operations and have logged more than 30 flights from the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, CA. The Boeing X-45A system made aviation history in April by releasing a near-precision weapon and hitting a ground target. With the first X-45C now being built in St. Louis, MO, Boeing is on track to deliver a revolutionary weapon system that will conduct a broad spectrum of missions to include airborne electronic attack; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; suppression of enemy defenses; and strike.  
 
The 7E7 Dreamliner will incorporate the latest in a wide range of aerospace technologies, including composite structures. The 7E7 team, lead by Boeing 7E7 Senior Vice President Mike Bair, will provide a 7E7 program update, including a demonstration of composite technology advances.  
 
Recognizing the costly challenges military services face in keeping high- demand yet aging fleets of aircraft ready and effective for ever-changing missions, Boeing is bringing innovative new approaches to the sustainment market. These approaches offer the best of commercial processes and the latest network-centric technologies in tailored packages that complement customer capabilities. The result ensures the highest levels of readiness and effectiveness along with the lowest total ownership costs, for both new and legacy aircraft and weapon systems.  
 
U.S. Navy Capt. BD Gaddis, U.S. Navy F/A-18 program manager, along with Raytheon and Boeing executives, will discuss capabilities that provide combat forces increased situational awareness, connectivity and lethality beyond that of a single platform. Capabilities specifically addressed will be the Multifunction Information Distribution System (MIDS), optimized links, connectivity with ground forces and UAVs, and advanced sensors such as the APG-79 AESA, ASQ-228 ATFLIR and ALR-67(V)3 radar warning receiver.  
 
Randy Baseler, Boeing vice president, marketing, gives the Boeing Current Market Outlook, which outlines the Boeing analysis of the commercial aircraft market and the Boeing strategy for delivering products and services that meets market needs and demands. Baseler will provide an update on the Boeing point- to-point strategy of designing and delivering cost-effective aircraft that take passengers where they want to go when they want to go, and ensuring that the Boeing product offerings are matched to the market at the right time for the market.  
 
The leaders of Boeing’s rotorcraft programs will provide updates on current programs as well as new technology initiatives that will involve Boeing rotorcraft sites in Mesa, AZ, and Philadelphia for the next decade or more. Boeing rotorcraft programs include the AH-64D Apache Longbow, the CH-47 Chinook and the V-22 Osprey. The presenters also will cover developments on a variety of other efforts, including unmanned aircraft programs.  
 
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« Responder #82 em: Julho 14, 2004, 12:14:25 pm »
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Novo míssil antibalístico israelita testado nos EUA

O míssil antibalístico Jetz, o primeiro capaz de interceptar mísseis balísticos em pleno voo, vai ser testado nos EUA, país que financiou o projecto, segundo informa esta quarta-feira o diário Maariv.



O teste realizar-se-á nos próximos meses e representará um «acontecimento histórico» para o futuro deste míssil, refere o jornal, numa aparente alusão aos lucros que Israel obterá com a exportação do Jetz.
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« Responder #83 em: Julho 14, 2004, 12:19:58 pm »
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Pennant to Supply Defensive Aids Trainers for UK Apaches

Pennant Training Systems Limited (Pennant) is pleased to announce the award of a contract from Westland Helicopters Limited (Westland), an Agusta Westland Company, for the supply of two Helicopter Integrated Defensive Aids (HIDAS) trainers. The trainers will be installed at the Aviation Training International Limited (ATIL) training centre at Middle Wallop for training ground crews for British Army Apache Helicopters.

The award follows Pennant's earlier contract for the supply of the Apache weapons loading and fuelling trainers already in service at Middle Wallop, and the recent supply of a Super Lynx Maintenance and Weapons Trainer to Westland for an overseas customer.

"We are delighted to further strengthen our relationship with Westland" commented Joe Thompson, Chief Executive, Pennant International Group, "and bring the benefits of our extensive experience on training systems for Apache, Lynx and other Westland helicopter programmes."

The Apache Helicopter provides a major enhancement to the British Army's operational capability. Designed to hunt and destroy tanks and other difficult and important targets, the aircraft can operate in all weathers, day or night, and can detect, classify and prioritise up to 256 potential targets at a time. In addition to 16 'fire-and-forget' anti-armour missiles, 76 2.75in rockets and a 30mm chain gun the Apache carries a suite of sophisticated defensive aids.

ATIL is a joint venture between Westland Helicopters Ltd and the Boeing Company.

Pennant Training Systems Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Pennant International Group plc, based in Cheltenham, England and listed on the Alternative Investment Market [AIM] of the London Stock Exchange.

Source: Pennant plc
 

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« Responder #84 em: Julho 14, 2004, 12:23:50 pm »
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Sikorsky sends Presidential Demonstrator VH-92 out on tour

Jul. 13, 2004 - Stratford, Conn. - Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. launched the VH-92 All-American Tour to showcase its award-winning aircraft and the U.S.-based team of aerospace companies it has partnered with to produce the next presidential helicopter.

A crowd of more than 225 employees, members of Connecticut's congressional delegation and guests gathered at the company's Stratford, Conn. headquarters for the kick-off ceremony. The event was held in the hangar where Sikorsky's Vh-92 presidential demonstrator aircraft was on display.

"The President deserves the safest, most advanced helicopter in the world built under the most secure environment possible," said Sikorsky President Steve Finger. "That helicopter is the Sikorsky VH-92; engineered, manufactured and assembled in America. It flies faster, farther, quieter, carries more and costs less to operate than the competition."

In the coming months, the Sikorsky VH-92 presidential demonstrator will embark on a multi-state tour to its partners' facilities and other stops for employee rallies, flight demonstrations and press events.

In January 2004 Sikorsky announced the formation of the All-American VH-92 Team to respond the Navy's Request for Proposal for the VXX competition, the designation for the procurement of presidential helicopters.

Joining Sikorsky are six companies that already provide products, systems, or training for a presidential mission: FlightSafety International in New York, NY (simulation and training equipment); L-3 Communications Integrated Systems in Greenville, Tex. (mission communications equipment and aircraft interior furnishings); Northrop Grumman in Rolling Meadows, Ill. and San Jose, Calif. (aircraft survivability equipment); Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (major cockpit systems); Vought Aircraft Industries in Dallas (integrated aerostructures); and General Electric Aircraft Engines in Lynn, Mass.

Sikorsky has built and maintained the presidential helicopter fleet since 1957 and has a Department of Defense compliant security infrastructure in place. The VH-92 will be made in America. Sikorsky's competitor is offering an Anglo-Italian helicopter for the presidential mission.

"The security of the President cannot be compromised," Finger said. "Sikorsky uniquely understands the security needs of the Presidential fleet. We have the team and processes in place to meet this critical requirement. In fact, the VH-92 All-American Team was created to ensure that the data, design, manufacture, assembly and support of the Presidential helicopter will always be under U.S. control."

The VH-92 is a derivative of the Sikorsky S-92, the first and only helicopter in the world certified to the FAA's latest and most stringent safety standards as well as the latest safety standards of the European Aviation Safety Agency/Joint Aviation Authorities. The S-92 also meets U.S. military crashworthiness standards.

"Sikorsky has invested hundreds of millions of dollars of its own money in this product. The VH-92 incorporates safety and survivability improvements learned in millions of hours of Sikorsky BLACK HAWK helicopter experience." Finger said.

In 2002 the S-92 won the Collier Trophy for the "greatest achievement in aerospace" by the National Aeronautic Association, only the second helicopter ever so honored. The competitor's helicopter was originally designed in the 1980s and does not meet the latest FAA or European safety standards.

The VXX contract will provide research and development funds to improve the technologies and capabilities for the selected aircraft. "The VXX decision will be a significant factor in the future of the American helicopter industry. It raises the issue of whether American investment is to be rewarded or whether American tax dollars will be used to bring foreign competition up to the standards already certified by Sikorsky," Finger said.

The VH-92 demonstrator's cabin is equipped with leather chairs, couches, wood paneling, and carpeting. Special soundproofing and vibration control equipment provide a smooth, quiet ride that rivals an executive jet. Strategically-placed vibration sensors provide continuous data to a suite of active force generators. These sensors and force generators work as a system to counter the vibration of the rotors.

The VH-92 demonstrator has also been enhanced by an extensive set of Office in the Sky systems, including multiple communications downlinks, satellite data link, in-flight video conferencing capability, and wireless encrypted internet access from every seat.

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, based in Stratford, Conn., is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of advanced helicopters for commercial, industrial and military uses. Sikorsky helicopters occupy a prominent position in the intermediate to heavy range of 5,300 kg to 33,000 kg gross weight. They are flown by all five branches of the United States armed forces, along with military services and commercial operators in more than 40 nations.

Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX), of Hartford, Conn., which provides a broad range of high-technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.

Source: Sikorsky
 

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« Responder #85 em: Julho 14, 2004, 12:25:52 pm »
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Wind River Selected for Flight Display Systems on EC225/725

ALAMEDA, Calif. & PARIS--July 13, 2004--Wind River Systems (Nasdaq:WIND)

-- Wind River Platform for Safety Critical Selected as Device Software Foundation for State-of-the-Art Avionics System

-- Avionics System Successfully Meets DO-178B Level A Certification

Wind River Systems (Nasdaq:WIND), the global leader in device software optimization (DSO), today announced that Eurocopter used Wind River Platform for Safety Critical as the device software foundation for the flight display system of two new helicopters -- the Super Puma EC 225 and the Cougar EC 725. Eurocopter, a subsidiary of EADS, the largest aerospace company in Europe and the second largest worldwide, also signed a global enterprise licensing agreement, which provides EADS' developers easy access to Wind River technology year after year.

"Wind River worked closely with the Eurocopter team throughout the development and certification process, providing tremendous value in optimizing the safety, security and reliability of Eurocopter's new flight display systems," said Marc Achache, System architecture department manager at Eurocopter's design office. "Wind River's technology and expertise is quickly making them an international standard for safety-critical systems. By choosing Wind River for this project, we had the complete foundation required to build and certify these mission critical systems on time."

The Super Puma EC 225 is the next generation civil helicopter while the Cougar EC 725 helicopter was specifically designed for military use. Using Wind River's Platform for Safety Critical, Eurocopter began work on the flight display systems in 1999 and these systems will achieve complete DO-178B Level A certification, summer 2004. With Wind River's expertise in aerospace and defense as well as proven, tested and reliable technology, Eurocopter was able to meet stringent specifications for commands, reconfiguration modes and other essential functions to protect against breakdowns or system malfunctions.

"Wind River is a leading provider of commercial technology for the aerospace and defense market and, in particular, for the safety-critical markets that require certifications such as DO-178B level A," said Dave Fraser, chief marketing officer for Wind River. "Through Wind River Platform for Safety Critical, we are able to provide our customers with a proven foundation and certification evidence, enabling them to build their products better, faster, at a lower cost and more reliably."

 

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« Responder #86 em: Julho 14, 2004, 09:51:48 pm »
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HUDs para aeronaves comerciais
Foi anunciado no dia 6 de julho que a subsidiária americana da Elbit Systems Ltd., de Israel, estaria — juntamente com a Honeywell Intrernational (EUA) — iniciando o fornecimento de sistemas de Head-Up Display (HUD) para aviões comerciais. Embora não tenha sido revelado o nome do primeiro cliente, sabe-se que se trata de uma importante companhia de transporte aéreo de carga. A Elbit Eystems fornecerá as unidades eletro-óticas de projeção, que serão integradas aos novo HUD da Honeywell. O sistema permitirá aos pilotos acompanhar parâmetros essenciais ao vôo enquanto olham para fora do cockpit, não havendo portanto necessidade de leitura direta dos instrumentos — algo que trará benefícios principalmente durante as decolagens e os pousos.
 

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« Responder #87 em: Julho 14, 2004, 09:59:11 pm »
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Pakistan seeks Swedish radar system to match India

Wed Jul 14, 4:39 AM ET  

By Zeeshan Haider

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan, concerned over nuclear rival India's plans to acquire a strategic radar system from Israel, is seeking a similar system from Sweden.

   

Air Commodore Sarfraz Ahmed Khan, spokesman for the Pakistan Air Force, said talks were underway with Sweden over the purchase of an Airborne Early Warning System, but no final decision had been taken.


A Swedish embassy spokesman confirmed that the matter came up for discussion when Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf visited Stockholm last week.


He said a Swedish parliamentary commission, which handles defence-related deals, had approved the sale of the radar system and it was now up to Pakistani authorities to decide.


"I can't say at what stage it's at, but the negotiations have been going on for quite some time," he told Reuters.


Nuclear-armed Pakistan and India have continued to focus on building their military capabilities despite a warming of ties since they went to the the brink of a fourth war in 2002.


News of Pakistan's negotiations with Sweden comes after India announced one of its highest peacetime hikes in annual defence expenditure last week, saying it was needed to honour a slew of arms contracts.


ISRAELI DEAL


These included a deal signed with Israel -- which has emerged as India's second biggest arms supplier after Russia -- to mount Phalcon radar systems on a Russian-made aircraft to enable the Indian Air Force to pry deep into Pakistani airspace.


Pakistan, which itself raised its spending on defence by seven percent for the financial year from July 1, said the sharp increase in India's defence spending could trigger an arms race.


Pakistan Foreign Ministry spokesman Masood Khan said on Monday the scale of the increase by India was not justified, given recent bilateral peace moves and talks between India and China, which also have been traditional rivals.


Pakistan has long relied on China for defence purchases to counter any threat from India.


Now a key ally in the U.S.-led war on terror, Pakistan argues that Washington should assist it in correcting its conventional imbalance of forces with India.


U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage is due to arrive in Islamabad on Wednesday and local newspapers said he would be told Pakistan needed more help from Washington.


"Pakistan badly needs equipment for its armed forces and the U.S. assistance should be forthcoming in this regard," the News newspaper quoted unnamed sources as saying.


Diplomats say Armitage is expected to encourage Pakistan's peace process with India, aside from discussing the war on terror and cooperation to purge the Afghan-Pakistan border area of Taliban and al Qaeda militants.



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« Responder #88 em: Julho 15, 2004, 12:52:29 am »
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Austrália desenvolve UCAV

A empresa BAE Systems Austrália e a organização ADSTO estão a estudar várias tecnologias para a fabricação de um veículo não tripulado avançado de combate (UCAV). O aparelho deverá levar a cabo tarefas tanto de reconhecimento como de ataque (FURI). O programa FURI está orientado a levar a cabo os primeiros ataques em profundidade nas primeiras etapas de um ataque. Espera-se que seja desenvolvido em 2005 para aparecer um primeiro protótipo em 2006.
 

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« Responder #89 em: Julho 15, 2004, 02:15:46 pm »
First German Eurofighter Single Seater Leaves EADS Production Line
 
 
(Source: EADS Military Aircraft; issued July14, 2004)
 
 
 MUNICH --- The first single-seater production Eurofighter destined for the German Luftwaffe left the final assembly hall of EADS Military Aircraft in Manching in early July.  
 
The aircraft, which has been designated GS 001 (German Single-Seater), is now undergoing those functional tests that for reasons of industrial safety could not be carried out in the final assembly hangar. These include the already completed fuel tests and the subsequent engine runs. There then follow extensive measuring campaigns on the EADS-own test facility to establish the electromagnetic compatibility of the GS 001 in the so-called “heavy fighter configuration”, in which the aircraft is equipped with short- and medium-range air-to-air guided missiles and external tanks.  
 
Handover of the first single-seater aircraft to the Luftwaffe is planned for the end of this year, reports EADS, the German partner in the four-nation Eurofighter consortium. Currently, a further ten single-seaters and also a twin-seater are under construction on the Eurofighter final assembly line at Manching. In the meantime, the twentieth German production aircraft is in final assembly at EADS Military Aircraft, with eight twin-seaters already delivered to the Luftwaffe, who have successfully been using them since 2003 for training and in flight operations.  
 
The production and entry into service in 2002 of the instrumented – i.e. fitted with test instrumentation – twin-seater production Eurofighter IPA 3 marked the start of delivery from Manching of the first production tranche of Eurofighter aircraft, which comprises 44 of the 180 aircraft ordered for the Luftwaffe. The first tranche for the European partners consists of 148 aircraft in all.  
 
At the moment, a total of 22 twin-seater production aircraft are in operational use in the four Eurofighter partner countries. But in these countries too the single-seater era has begun. At EADS CASA in Spain, the instrumented production aircraft IPA 4, which had entered service on 26 February 2004, was transferred to the Spanish Air Force base Morón de la Frontera on 13 July 2004 for the purpose of investigations into operational mission use at high temperatures. In the coming winter this aircraft will be subjected to arctic operational conditions in Scandinavia before being tested in the extreme heat of the Arizonan desert next year.  
 
On 7 June this year, a further instrumented production aircraft, IPA 5, took off on its first flight from BAE Systems at Warton in Great Britain. The task of IPA 5 is to demonstrate the functionality of the production single-seaters through flight qualification tests. The aircraft is thus making an important contribution to the qualification for full acceptability for service use with the four air forces (final operational clearance), planned for 2006 on. In addition, flights to test further performance improvements for the aircraft of the second production tranche are being undertaken by an instrumented twin-seater production aircraft (ISPA1, first flight at BAE Systems on 11 May 2004) and a single-seater Eurofighter (ISPA2, first flight at Alenia Aeronautica, Turin, on 9 July 2004). With these two “new arrivals”, the Eurofighter consortium now has a total of 13 flying testbeds at its disposal at the flight test centres in all four partner countries.  
 
In the Military Aircraft Business Unit, which is an integrated part of the EADS Defence and Security Systems Division (DS), are concentrated all the EADS capabilities in the areas of high-performance combat aircraft, unmanned combat air vehicles (UCAVs), manned mission aircraft and training aircraft and the ground support equipment for these systems.  
 
With revenues of approx. 5.2 bn euros in 2003 and roughly 24,000 employees across nine nations, DS forms the defence pole within EADS. It offers integrated systems solutions to the new challenges confronting armed forces and homeland security units. It is active in the areas of military aircraft, missile systems, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems with manned and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), battlefield management systems, defence electronics, sensors and avionics, and related services.  
 
EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2003, the Group generated revenues of 30 billion euros and employed a workforce of more than 109,000. (ends)  
 
 
 
 Eurofighter: the First Production-Series Single-Seater Flies in Italy
 
 
(Source: Alenia Aeronautica; dated July 12, released July 14, 2004)
 
 
 The first production-series single-seat Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft to carry out the first flight belongs to Alenia Aeronautica, a Finmeccanica company. The flight has taken place successfully at Alenia Caselle (Turin) plant. The aircraft, called IS001, has flown for 59 minutes piloted by Maurizio Cheli, Alenia Aeronautica’s Chief Test Pilot for Combat Aircraft, implementing two “touch and go” manoeuvres.  
 
The fighter, Cheli said, “has already reconfirmed in this first flight the Typhoon’s excellent performance, proving to be extremely easy to manoeuvre, exceptionally reliable and having a highly advanced avionic system.  
 
The deliveries of the single-seat aircraft units, manufactured by Alenia Aeronautica within the Eurofighter Consortium, to the Italian Air Force will start at the end of this year, once concluded the international procedures of “type acceptance”, which will receive the contribution of the IS001 unit’s ground and flight activity.  
 
The first batch of fighters for the Italian Air Force amounts totally to 29 units, of which 10 twin-seat and 19 single-seat. Until now Alenia Aeronautica has delivered four twin-seater Eurofighters: the first is used for the initial training of Air Force personnel at the Cameri Air Base (Novara). The other three are in service at the 4th Squadron of Grosseto, where they have already reached over 100 training flights.  
 
The Eurofighter production has been planned in 620 units, split as follows: Germany (180), Italy (121), United Kingdom (232) and Spain (87). Alenia Aeronautica participates in the programme with a share of 19.5%, and is responsible for the wing design, the production of the left wing, of the rear fuselage together with BAE Systems, and of some on-board systems such as navigation, weapons, the utilities’ control system, and propeller system’s integration. Furthermore, the Italian company is responsible for the final assembly of all aircraft for the Italian Air Force.  
 
The plants of the companies participating in the program (Turin-Caselle plant for Alenia Aeronautica) have 71 aircraft in the final assembly phase, over a total of 110 in production. Up to now the Air Forces of the Consortiums’ four nations have received 22 units. In addition to the partner countries, the Eurofighter has also been ordered by the Austrian Air Force (18 units), selected by the Hellenic Air Force (Greece) and down-selected by Singapore.  
 
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