May 31, 2009
The four launch Eurofighter nations look set sign a Tranche 3A contract for a combined 112 aircraft by late June, with their action to avert a costly gap in production of the combat aircraft. May 29, 2009
Lithuanian air force leaders have held unofficial discussions with their Czech counterparts over a possible future deal to acquire surplus Aero Vodochody L-159 advanced light combat aircraft. The move comes as Vilnius looks to assess its options for taking responsibility for policing its own airspace from 2018. May 27, 2009
Rolls-Royce, Lockheed Martin
Rolls-Royce has been awarded a contract worth USD 80 million by the U.S. Air Force to provide AE 2100D3 spare engines and parts to power Lockheed Martin C-130J military transport aircraft for the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, the Royal Norwegian Air Force and the Indian Air Force. The AE 2100D3 engine is a lightweight, modular turboprop engine with 4,600 shaft-horsepower. The Ocommon coreO AE engine line is produced by Rolls-Royce and manufactured in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A. Along with the AE 3007 and AE 1107C-Liberty, the proven engine line has totaled more than 37 million hours of service. The agreement, which is administered...