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.
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.
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.
Novo míssil antibalístico israelita testado nos EUAO 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. 14-07-2004 10:09:00
Pennant to Supply Defensive Aids Trainers for UK ApachesPennant 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
Sikorsky sends Presidential Demonstrator VH-92 out on tourJul. 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
Wind River Selected for Flight Display Systems on EC225/725ALAMEDA, 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."
HUDs para aeronaves comerciaisFoi 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.
Pakistan seeks Swedish radar system to match IndiaWed 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.
Austrália desenvolve UCAVA 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.