Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Asia / Pacific.

New York (AirGuideBusiness - Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Asia / Pacific) May 2, 2010

Japan is looking to use foreign engines Japan is looking to use foreign engines for the prototype aircraft needed for its fifth-generation fighter program. The ATD-X Shinshin program is still in the study stage, but industry sources in Japan and overseas say Tokyo has issued a document to engine-makers seeking information and pricing on powerplants needed for two prototype aircraft. Responses are due to be submitted by 10 May. Apr 27, 2010

India Bids are set to expire on Wednesday for an Indian fighter jet contract worth some USD10 billion, and extending the bids for another year, as requested, could boost the price tag by USD1 billion. "This is by far the biggest, most complex arms purchase India has ever undertaken," says a local procurement analyst, and the decision has been complicated by past procurement scandals. Apr 27, 2010

Indonesian Aerospace, Bell Indonesia's army plans to add 24 utility helicopters, with Indonesian Aerospace and Bell Helicopter teaming for the pitch. The army wants to have two squadrons of utility helicopters, totalling 24 aircraft, plus 18 attack helicopters, say industry sources.

Apr 27, 2010

Malaysia The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has put in a formal request to double its air fleet, a move that comes as the country prepares for a major clamp down on...

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