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U.S. delivers 2 early-warning aircraft to Taiwan The U.S. delivered two upgraded early-warning aircraft to Taiwan on Sunday. The delivery brings the total number of E-2K aircraft in Taiwan's air force to four. The aircraft are equipped with "an all-weather early warning and control system." Dec 19, 2011

Bell Helicopter Indonesia has ordered five Bell 412 helicopters and has the option to buy two more. The five aircraft will be delivered to PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) in Bandung by the end of 2011, Bell said in a statement. PTDI will "add local content and customer-specific mission equipment" before the aircraft are delivered to Indonesian government agencies. "Bell Helicopter has had a long partnership with PTDI in Indonesia," said Larry D Roberts, senior vice president of Bell's commercial business. "The sale of these helicopters is part of the framework of an ongoing industrial collaboration between our two companies. We believe our partnership will continue to grow and possibly expand in the future." In 2012, a series of engine and flight deck upgrades to the Bell 412EP are expected to become available, said Bell. The upgrades will expand the range of missions the helicopter can perform. Dec 22, 2011

Boeing Boeing scopes out fighter competitions after losing Japan. Although Boeing lost out to Lockheed Martin for an order of fighters for Japan, it is keeping its eye on the horizon. "Japan was one competition. There are lots of others to go after," Boeing spokesman Paul Lewis said. The manufacturer is competing for fighter orders from several countries, including Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia and South Korea. Dec 22, 2011

Eurocopter, Australian Aerospace Australia Aerospace delivers MRH90 helicopter. Australian Aerospace, a unit of Eurocopter, delivered the 15th NHIndustries MRH90 helicopter to the Australian government, after some delays because of engine and cooler fan issues. "The project is running late, primarily due to technical issues affecting the aircraft," said Jason Clare, a government official. Dec 28, 2011

Lockheed Martin Lockheed Martin eyes South Korea as market for F-35s. Lockheed Martin is eyeing South Korea as a potential market for its F-35 Joint Strike Fighters. "I personally do not see any roadblocks" to selling F-35s to South Korea, said Steve O'Bryan, Lockheed's vice president of program integration and...

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