New York, Geneva (AirGuideBusiness - Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Europe) Jun 26, 2011
Pentagon's Carter criticizes bill's F136 engine provisions Ashton Carter, acquisitions chief at the Pentagon, criticized legislation approved by the House that would allow Rolls-Royce and General Electric to continue working on an alternative engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Under the bill, the companies would have to fund the F136 engine efforts on their own. Carter said measures in the bill "would impose an unacceptable series of costly and damaging limits on the department's ability to execute this important program.O Jun 24, 2011
Poland to select unmanned air system Poland is expected to begin the selection process for a medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned air system next year. Sources at the show say that three Israeli manufacturers will offer products. The Polish defence department is preparing the tender that will initially include between two and four systems. Poland's ministry of defence has issued a request for proposals to five bidders for its air force's lead-in fighter trainer programme. Contenders comprise Alenia Aermacchi's M-346, the BAE Systems Hawk AJT, the Korea Aerospace Industries/Lockheed Martin T-50P, Aero Vodochody's L-159T1 and Patria's ex-Finnish air force Hawk 51/51A. The companies have until 29 July to respond. Eight trainers must be delivered before December 2014. A second tranche of eight, upgraded for combat, will arrive by December 2016. Jun 20, 2011
BAE Systems, Dassault Aviation, EADS Europe risks diluting its unmanned air system capabilities and delaying a key security asset if its biggest military spenders fund rival medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) programs, believes EADS. It follows the decision by BAE Systems and Dassault Aviation to co-operate on a MALE UAS in response to a requirement in the recent France/UK defence treaty for a home-grown solution. EADS is developing its own MALE unmanned air vehicle, Talarion, that it hopes to fly in 2014, although it does not yet have any customers. Jun 21, 2011
BAE Systems, Eurofighter BAE Systems has finished a programme of carriage and separation trials during which a Eurofighter Typhoon was flown with MBDA Meteor beyond visual-range air-to-air missiles. Eurofighter said Otrials to ensure the safe separation of the missile across the flight envelopeO were performed using instrumented production aircraft IPA 1. The activity was performed over the...