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New York, Geneva (AirGuideBusiness - Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Europe) Apr 29, 2012

BAE Systems BAE Systems offers guidance for 2012 based on Saudi Arabia deal. BAE Systems offered guidance for 2012, saying the outcome of a fighter jet deal with Saudi Arabia will make or break profits for the year. "Whilst little sales growth can be expected for the group in 2012 in the current market conditions, modest growth in underlying earnings per share is anticipated, assuming a satisfactory conclusion to Salam negotiations (with Saudi Arabia) in 2012," BAE said. Apr 26, 2012

BAE Systems BAE Systems to Upgrade Electronic Warfare Capabilities on Saudi Arabian Fighter Jets. BAE Systems today announced a $367M contract to deliver 70 Digital Electronic Warfare Systems (DEWS)/Common Missile Warning Systems (CMWS) to upgrade F-15S fighter jets in support of the Royal Saudi Air Force. OBAE Systems looks forward to providing the Royal Saudi Air Force with this superior electronic capability,O said John Nyilis, product line director at BAE Systems. OThrough these efforts the KingdomOs existing fighter F-15 fighter aircraft will match the capabilities of the next generation of F-15 SA fighter jets currently in development.O DEWS is a state-of-the-art integrated digital electronic warfare system which provides advanced radar warning and countermeasure capabilities to legacy and new platforms. The system protects aircraft by providing situational awareness, offensive targeting support, and self-protection. OOur DEWS/CMWS product can be modified for a wide variety of platforms, providing our customers with the ability to ensure system commonality,O said Nyilis. BAE Systems will deliver the DEWS/CMWS system to Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Georgia under a Foreign Military Sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The work will be performed in Nashua, N.H., Totowa, N.J., and Austin, Texas and is scheduled to be completed by November 2018. Apr 25, 2012

NATO NATO secretary-general defends missile shield. NATO SecreNATO secretary-general defends missile shieldtary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says that despite reports of problems, the European missile shield is on track. "This will make it possible to protect parts of NATO territory, and that concept will be further developed in the coming years so that we will gradually be able to protect all the populations in European NATO countries," he said. "As far as NATO is concerned, we have tested the systems...

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