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New York, Geneva (AirGuideBusiness - Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Europe) Jan 23, 2011

India expects to place $10B order for fighter jets by December. India's Defense Minister says flight trials by six fighter jet makers have been completed and the country should award an order for 126 fighter jets for its air force by the end of December. Companies vying for the contract, valued at more than $10 billion, include Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Eurofighter Typhoon, Russian Aircraft Corp., Saab and Dassault Aviation. Jan 20, 2011

Army seeks new rotorcraft designs The Army's Aviation Applied Technology Directorate has issued a call for rotorcraft designs as part of a contract for configuration trades and analysis worth $3 million to $4 million. The designs would be for a new fleet of rotorcraft that could enter service after 2020. Jan 20, 2011

Airbus Airbus chief executive Tom Enders says he remains confident that Airbus Military's A400M transport will gain certification by the end of the year, despite reports in the German media that the country's parliament may delay a crucial funding decision. Responding to questions at Airbus's annual press conference about the report in the Handelsblatt newspaper suggesting that the budget committee in Germany's Bundestag has asked for more information from the defence ministry on costings, Enders says: "Rest assured we are following the approval process in Germany very closely. Jan 18, 2011

BAE Systems, EADS BAE, EADS expected to bid for unmanned attack aircraft contract. Three aerospace groups are expected to enter bids for a $952 million Anglo-French contract to design and build an unmanned attack aircraft. According to the Sunday Times newspaper, bidders will include BAE, partnering with France's Dassault Aviation SA; Cobham Plc, partnering with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.; and European Aeronautic Defense and Space Co. Jan 17, 2011

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