New York, Geneva (AirGuideBusiness - Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Africa / Middle East) Jan 8, 2012
Turkey places order for 2 F-35s from U.S. Turkey plans to purchase two F-35A Joint Strike Fighters from the U.S., Turkish officials said Thursday. Turkey eventually needs to replace its aging fleet of F-4s and F-16s with around 100 aircraft, but faces high costs of more than USD100 million per fighter for the F-35. Jan 6, 2012
BAE Systems BAE Systems warns of earnings impact from Saudi changes. Adjustments to a Eurofighter Typhoon order from Saudi Arabia could affect BAE Systems earnings for 2011, the company says. "Good progress on these discussions has been made in recent weeks with budgets approved in the Kingdom in December on all items other than the price escalation where negotiations will now continue into 2012," BAE said in a statement. Jan 5, 2012
Elbit Systems Elbit Systems Awarded Approximately USD50 Million Contract to Supply Hermes 900[umlaut] UAS to a Governmental Office of a Country in the Americas. Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today that it was awarded a contract, valued at approximately USD50 million , to supply Hermes 900[umlaut] Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to a governmental office of a country in the Americas. The UAS will be operated in a variety of perimeter security missions. The project will be performed over approximately one year. The UAS will also include systems such as the Universal Ground Control Stations (UGCS), Elbit Systems Electro-Optics Elop's highly advanced DCoMPASS* payload systems, as well as satellite communication systems. The Hermes[umlaut] 900 UAS builds on the vast operational experience accumulated by...