Embraer Defense and Security to modernize 11 additional F-5 jet fighters

Embraer Defense and Security and the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) signed a contract to modernize 11 additional F-5 jet fighters and to supply one more flight simulator for these fighters as continuation of the contract signed in 2000. These additional aircraft, recently acquired by the FAB, will receive the same configuration as those from the initial 46 F-5 jets currently completing the upgrade process. The first delivery of this second batch of upgraded jets is scheduled for 2013.

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AVIO acquires military MRO business in Brazil

Italian-based Avio a leader in aerospace propulsion, acquired Focaleng, a Brazilian company operating in military aeroengine Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) sector under the brand Focal Aviation. Focaleng, based in Rio de Janeiro, with a turnover of over 23 million Reais (10 million Euros) and 80 highly specialised employees, is a strategic company in the Brazilian defence sector, supporting aeroengines used by For

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Lockheed Martin delivers second production C-5M Super Galaxy to U.S. Air Force

Lockheed Martin completed delivery of the second production C-5M Super Galaxy on Monday April 11th. The fifth C-5M overall to be delivered to the Air Force, this aircraft will undergo internal paint restoration at Stewart Air National Guard Base, N.Y., before traveling to its home base at Dover. Lockheed Martin is on contract to modernize a total of 52 C-5s, consisting of 49 B-, two C- and one A-model aircraft through the Reliability Enhancement and Re-Engining Program (RERP). The program incorporates more than 70 changes and upgrades, including newer, quieter General Electric engines making the C-5M more reliable and 10 Read more

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AVIO acquires military MRO business in Brazil

Italian-based Avio a leader in aerospace propulsion, acquired Focaleng, a Brazilian company operating in military aeroengine Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) sector under the brand Focal Aviation. Focaleng, based in Rio de Janeiro, with a turnover of over 23 million Reais (10 million Euros) and 80 highly specialised employees, is a strategic company in the Brazilian defence sector, supporting aeroengines used by For

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Lockheed Martin delivers second production C-5M Super Galaxy to U.S. Air Force

Lockheed Martin completed delivery of the second production C-5M Super Galaxy on Monday April 11th. The fifth C-5M overall to be delivered to the Air Force, this aircraft will undergo internal paint restoration at Stewart Air National Guard Base, N.Y., before traveling to its home base at Dover. Lockheed Martin is on contract to modernize a total of 52 C-5s, consisting of 49 B-, two C- and one A-model aircraft through the Reliability Enhancement and Re-Engining Program (RERP). The program incorporates more than 70 changes and upgrades, including newer, quieter General Electric engines making the C-5M more reliable and 10 Read more

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First Airbus Military A330 MRTT for UAE Air Force makes maiden flight

The first Airbus Military A330 MRTT for the United Arab Emirates Air Force has successfully completed its maiden flight following conversion of the aircraft in Madrid. The crew reported that the aircraft, its systems and two Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines performed entirely satisfactorily during the 2hr 55min flight on 9th April. As it features some different avionics, and is the first "receiver" to be powered by the Rolls- Royce Trent engine, the UAE A330 MRTT now enters the certification and qualification phase for these new elements. The first of three ordered by the UAE AF, it will transfer to Abu Read more

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First Airbus Military A330 MRTT for UAE Air Force makes maiden flight

The first Airbus Military A330 MRTT for the United Arab Emirates Air Force has successfully completed its maiden flight following conversion of the aircraft in Madrid. The crew reported that the aircraft, its systems and two Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines performed entirely satisfactorily during the 2hr 55min flight on 9th April. As it features some different avionics, and is the first

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AEL Sistemas awarded $85 million contract by Embraer Defense and Security

Elbit Systems announced that its Brazilian subsidiary, AEL Sistemas S.A ("AEL") was awarded a follow-on contract from a subsidiary of Embraer S.A. ("Embraer Defense and Security") for the upgrade of eleven F-5 aircraft. AEL is the main subcontractor to Embraer Defense and Security, the prime contractor for the project. The contract is valued at $85 million, to be performed through 2013. The upgrade contract, which is a follow-on to contracts awarded in 2001 and 2007, will include engineering services and the delivery of all system equipment, including the mission computer, display systems, radar, EW system, ammunition management system and other Read more

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AEL Sistemas awarded $85 million contract by Embraer Defense and Security

Elbit Systems announced that its Brazilian subsidiary, AEL Sistemas S.A ("AEL") was awarded a follow-on contract from a subsidiary of Embraer S.A. ("Embraer Defense and Security") for the upgrade of eleven F-5 aircraft. AEL is the main subcontractor to Embraer Defense and Security, the prime contractor for the project. The contract is valued at $85 million, to be performed through 2013. The upgrade contract, which is a follow-on to contracts awarded in 2001 and 2007, will include engineering services and the delivery of all system equipment, including the mission computer, display systems, radar, EW system, ammunition management system and other Read more

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EADS and Airbus finalize A400M contract amendment with customer nations

EADS and Airbus welcomed the conclusion of contract amendment negotiations with OCCAR and the seven A400M launch customer nations. The contract amendment was signed in Seville on April 7th. The Contract Amendment now implements the changes which were agreed in principle by the Participating Nations with EADS and Airbus Military in the Frame Agreement signed on 5th March 2010. "This is a major milestone, and EADS is particularly proud to have the support of all governments involved in this cooperation programme that represents a strategic capacity for Europe and its defence, and for the new generation of military transport worldwide. Read more

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