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New York, Geneva (AirGuideBusiness - Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Europe) Jun 27, 2010

Airbus, EADS EADS, which is preparing to start deliveries of air tankers to the Royal Australian Air Force, has also been busy promoting its Airbus Military A400M and C-295 in Australia. The A400M would be useful to Australia because "it is twice the size of the Lockheed Martin C-130 and carries twice the weight", says EADS corporate vice-president of international development for Asia Pacific and South America Christian Duhain. EADS has also been putting forward the C-295 to meet the military's requirement for fixed-wing short take-off and landing aircraft. The requirement has come about because late last year the air force retired its last de Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou transports. Jun 22, 2010

Alenia Aermacchi, EADS Alenia Aermacchi and EADS Defence & Security used the Berlin air show to present the main topics of their joint response for the Advanced European Jet Pilot Training (AEJPT), or Eurotraining programme. Staged at the Berlin air show on 9-10 June, the Fourth Future Military Pilot Training Conference provided a platform for the companies to detail the response to a request for information issued by the European Defence Agency (EDA) on 15 July 2009. Following the signature of a memorandum of understanding between the Finmeccanica company and EADS's DS division last December, the companies created a multinational team to answer the RFI with an integrated training system (ITS), based on the M-346 Master advanced jet trainer. Jun 22, 2010

Boeing A top Boeing executive predicts an all-new aircraft design will replace the Northrop T-38 Talon and that the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet will re-enter a competition in Switzerland for a fighter contract. Boeing Military Aircraft president Chris Chadwick spoke boldly of the company's chances in both scenarios on 23 June. The US Air Force is still evaluating requirements for the T-X contract, and options include buying three off-the-shelf platforms with the Alenia Aermacchi M-346 Master, BAE Systems Hawk and Korea Aerospace Industries/Lockheed Martin T-50 Golden Eagle. Jun 27, 2010


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