Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Africa / Middle East.


New York, Geneva (AirGuideBusiness - Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Africa / Middle East) May 13, 2012

BAE Systems BAE is near Hawk aircraft deal with Saudi Arabia. BAE Systems is near to signing a deal with Saudi Arabia to provide Hawk trainer aircraft, according to a media report. The $808 million contract could be finalized sometime in the next few months. May 7, 2012

Elbit Systems Vision Systems International Awarded a Contract valued at approximately $32 Million to Supply Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems (JHMCS) to The Boeing Company. Vision Systems International, LLC (VSI), a leader in advanced Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) technology, has received a new contract with a total value of more than $32 million for the delivery of the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS) to The Boeing Company for the U.S. Navy and Air Force, and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) to include: Finland, Australia, Belgium, Canada, and Switzerland. Under these production contracts, VSI will provide JHMCS including spares, technical support and ground support equipment for the Full Rate Production - Lot 8 (FRP-8) acquisitions. This procurement fulfills U.S. government domestic requirements and FMS production and spares commitments to a number of countries operating F-16 and F/A-18 aircrafts. Deliveries under FRP-8 will commence this year and continue through 2013. "JHMCS, our first combat proven helmet, remains the world's leading helmet display for fixed-wing tactical aircraft. It is known and respected by fighter-attack pilots around the world because it enables them to maintain 'eyes out' while viewing critical information on the helmet visor...

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