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New York, Geneva (AirGuideBusiness - Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Europe) Jul 3, 2011

Eurocopter Eurcopter receives order for EC-135s from French police force. France has ordered three additional EC-135 helicopters from Eurocopter, according to the company. The aircraft are destined for the French Gendarmerie, and will eventually replace the police force's Ecureuil helicopters. "Eurocopter is dedicated to ensuring the French Gendarmerie -- and other police forces around the world -- obtain the highest reliability, optimum operational performance and best service with our helicopters," said Dominique Maudet, executive vice president for Global Business & Services at Eurocopter. Jun 27, 2011

Eurocopter, EADS Eurocopter has completed its takeover of Canadian MRO specialist Vector Aerospace in a deal worth CAN624 million ($647 million). The airframer said the acquisition will help it, and parent company EADS, to increase its support and services activities in both the civil and governmental markets. It also increases its presence in North America and the UK, in-line with EADS's Vision 2020 strategy. Jun 30, 2011

Lockheed Martin The Swedish air force is nearing a decision on a long-planned avionics modernisation program for its Lockheed Martin C-130H transports, according to the service's inspector general, Maj Gen Anders Silwer. "We have offers, and the FMV [Defence Materiel Administration] is looking at them right now," Silwer said at the Paris air show on 22 June. "We don't have a decision yet, but the requirement is funded." Jun 28, 2011

United Technologies Hamilton Sundstrand Systems Performed Well During the Flight Tests of the A400M. Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation's A400M systems have performed well throughout the aircraft's flight test program and are supporting Airbus in its path to aircraft certification. Hamilton Sundstrand is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. Hamilton Sundstrand supplies the A400M's Secondary Electrical Power Distribution Center (SEPDC), Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) and Ram Air Turbine (RAT) emergency power system. Ratier-Figeac of France, a Hamilton Sundstrand business, supplies the A400M's Trimmable Horizontal Stabilizer...

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