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New York, Geneva (AirGuideBusiness - Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Europe) Sep 11, 2011

Poland is expected to begin the selection process for a medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned air system next year. Sources at the show say that three Israeli manufacturers will offer products. The Polish defence department is preparing the tender that will initially include between two and four systems. Sep 5, 2011

Airbus Military's A400M fleet flies through 2,000 test hours. Airbus Military says its four flight-test A400M Grizzly aircraft have logged more than 680 flights and more than 2,000 flight hours. In May, a Europrop International TP400-D6 engine on one of the aircraft shut down while airborne. "EPI is continuing to work on a solution to the issues encountered," said Airbus Military. Sep 8, 2011

Europe risks diluting its unmanned air system capabilities and delaying a key security asset if its biggest military spenders fund rival medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) programmes, believes EADS. It follows the decision by BAE Systems and Dassault Aviation to co-operate on a MALE UAS in response to a requirement in the recent France/UK defence treaty for a home-grown solution. EADS is developing its own MALE unmanned air vehicle, Talarion, that it hopes to fly in 2014, although it does not yet have any customers. Sep 5, 2011

BAE Systems has finished a programme of carriage and separation trials during which a Eurofighter Typhoon was flown with MBDA Meteor beyond visual-range air-to-air missiles. Eurofighter said Otrials to ensure the safe separation of the missile across the flight envelopeO were performed using instrumented production aircraft IPA 1. The activity was performed over the Aberporth...

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