Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Asia / Pacific.

New York (AirGuideBusiness - Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Asia / Pacific) Mar 8, 2010

EADS EADS Defence and Security is to establish a new research and development centre employing 200 engineers in Bangalore whether or not New Delhi chooses to buy the Eurofighter Typhoon. EADS is heading the four-nation Eurofighter consortium bid for India's 126-unit medium multirole combat aircraft deal, facing competition from the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, Dassault Rafale, Lockheed Martin F-16, RSK MiG-35 and Saab Gripen NG. Mar 1, 2010

Enstrom Helicopter Enstrom Helicopter has sold 16 480B helicopters to the Royal Thai Army. These 16 light turbine helicopters will be used for training purposes and be based at the army's aviation centre in Lopburi province in central Thailand, says Enstrom's managing representative in Asia, David Blake. The army now flies Bell TH-67s and Schweizer 300s for training, he says. Mar 4, 2010

India India is fast becoming a major global aerospace market, aided by a combination of increasing defence spending, a booming commercial aviation market, and rising technological and manufacturing capabilities among local companies. Mar 1, 2010

Mikoyan-Gurevich Malaysia has reversed its plan to retire its RSK MiG-29s this year, with its air force now expected to keep around 10 of the fighters in use until at least 2015. Defence minister Ahmad Hamidi said in 2009 that the MiG-29s would be retired and...

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