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New York, Geneva (AirGuideBusiness - Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Europe) Jun 12, 2011

Airbus Airbus Military's first C-295 development aircraft fitted with an airborne early warning and control system rotodome completed its first modified flight of 2h 48min on 7 June from the company's San Pablo site near Seville. The objective of the trials is to verify the aerodynamic and structural impact of the in-house developed rotodome on the aircraft's overall structure, handling qualities and performance. The 6m (20ft)-diameter rotodome fitted for the initial trials is a fixed dummy structure. The EADS CASA C-295 is a twin-turboprop tactical military transport aircraft manufactured by Airbus Military in Spain. Jun 8, 2011

BAE Systems BAE Systems will sell its Composite Structures business in Brea, California to EnCore Composites Holdings for $32.5 million cash. The business employs about 170 people to design and manufacture composite components and assemblies for commercial and defense platforms. Jun 7, 2011

Dassault Aviation, BAE Systems Dassault and BAE outline joint program to develop drones. France's Dassault Aviation and Britain's BAE Systems offered details about a joint program for developing medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aircraft. The companies could deliver the drones by 2016 if a contract is signed by France and the U.K. this year, according to Dassault international director Eric Trappier. Jun 9, 2011

Dassault Aviation, Eurofighter Europeans view Joint Strike Fighter program with skepticism. Executives at Dassault, Eurofighter and Saab are scrutinizing the Joint Strike Fighter program and questioning whether it will deliver on its promises. Executives in Europe's fighter development community said that they expect the JSF's stealth technology to be less valuable than expected when -- and if -- the program comes to fruition. Jun 6, 2011

Diamond Aircraft Diamond Aircraft has handed over the first DV20 Katana piston single to the Croatian Aviation Training Centre in Zagreb. A second Katana is scheduled for delivery before the end of the third quarter. The centre is also planning to acquire next year a convertible flight simulator for the DA40 NG and DA42 NG. Jun 8, 2011

EADS EADS North America's Advanced Voice Encryption Technology Approved to Participate in Annual Interoperability Exercise. EADS North America's ECTOCRYP BLACK encryption device has been approved to participate in the Joint Chiefs of Staff-directed annual...

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