Mar 29, 2009
India has withdrawn a request for proposals issued last year for the acquisition of 22 attack helicopters, announcing that remaining bidders AgustaWestland, Eurocopter and Mil have failed to meet the requirements outlined by its air force. Industry sources voiced fears over a possible collapse of the estimated $500 million contest during February's Aero India 2009 show in Bangalore, with the project having already been thrown into uncertainty following the withdrawal of Bell Helicopter and Boeing late last year. Mar 27, 2009
Elbit Systems has received a contract to supply advanced helmet-mounted display systems for the South Korean army's Korean Utility Helicopter (KUH) programme. Under the deal, Elbit will supply prime contractor Korea Aerospace Industries with equipment for its ongoing development effort, which is expected to lead to the manufacture of up to 250 tactical transport helicopters. The Israeli company's initial contract covers those development aircraft due to be delivered in 2009-10, but it believes the agreement could lead to follow-on orders to equip the entire KUH fleet and additional military rotorcraft. Mar 25, 2009
The Pakistan air force has taken delivery of the first of four Embraer Phenom 100 very light jets on order. The handover marks the first delivery of an Embraer type to Pakistan, where it will be used to transport government officials. "This is also the first Phenom 100 to be operated by a government," says Embraer, adding: "The country's air force...