Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Asia / Pacific.

New York (AirGuideBusiness - Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Asia / Pacific) Mar 28, 2010

Obama's missile defense strategy has eye on China President Barack Obama's missile-defense priorities include countering threats such as China's new anti-ship ballistic missile, said a Pentagon official on Monday. While China wasn't named, the Pentagon has warned of China's new 930-mile-range ballistic missile, which has a maneuvering warhead capable of hitting aircraft carriers and other ships at sea. Mar 23, 2010

Boeing Australia has formally signed a contract to purchase seven Boeing CH-47F Chinooks. Worth AUS514 million (USD467 million), the deal also includes the purchase of spare parts and two simulators, says Australian minister for defence personnel, materiel and science Greg Combet. Australia's Defence Materiel Organisation signed the contract in Washington DC on 19 March. Mar 22, 2010

Cessna Aircraft A US Air Force contract for a fixed-wing light mobility aircraft (LiMA) has attracted interest from companies based in Australia, New Zealand and Spain, but each faces a tough challenge to overcome a homegrown favorite. The Cessna 208 Grand Caravan is widely considered the USAF's first choice for the contract to...

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