The Indian Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) pulled up the previous United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government for changing parameters of the deal for the procurement of Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance Anti-Submarine Warfare (LRMRASW) aircraft to unduly favour Boeing. In its report submitted in the parliament, the CAG said that Boeing is yet to fulfil the offset obligations as part of the contract for the acquisition of LRMRASW aircraft that was signed in 2011,
Indias long-awaited MMRCA project with Dassault could be affected in the wake of New Delhis decision to stay all future projects with Finmeccanica, its subsidiaries and affiliates. Finmeccanica holds a 25 per cent share in MBDA, a joint venture with EADS (now Airbus) and BAE Systems, which is pitching its Meteor air-to-air missile to India as a weapon for its planned fleet of 126 Rafale fighters
Astronics Corporation (ATRO) announced that it completed on February 28, 2014, the acquisition of all of the assets and liabilities of EADS North America's Test and Services division (EADS T&S). The acquisition cost approximately $53 million in cash plus a preliminary net working capital adjustment of $17 million
The EADS group has been rebranded as “Airbus Group”, uniting all its activities under a single and strong brand with two of its three divisions renamed as well. The group is home to Airbus, focussing on commercial aircraft activities; Airbus Defence and Space, integrating the Groups defence and space activities from Cassidian, Astrium, and Airbus Military; and Airbus Helicopters, comprising all commercial and military helicopter activities
Astrium today signed contracts with Snecma (Safran) and Europropulsion for the production of the cryogenic rocket engines (liquid oxygen and hydrogen) and solid rocket motors for 18 new Ariane 5 launchers. These contracts extend the agreements signed by Astrium and Safran in 2009 for the production of propulsion system and equipment on the PB batch of 35 Ariane 5 launchers
Cassidians TRS-4D naval radar for the German Navy F125 class frigates has been successfully demonstrated its reconnaissance and surveillance capabilities. The tests were conducted over several weeks
Astrium has won a contract worth more than €2 billion for 18 additional Ariane 5 ECA launchers with Thales selected to supply 23 electronic equipments for each launcher. These latest Ariane 5 launchers, which follow an order for 35 launchers in 2009 (PB batch), will be launched from 2017 onwards
EADS today presented a restructuring plan for its future Airbus Defence and Space Division to the European Works Council. This presentation follows a decision by the EADS Board of Directors in July this year to consolidate the defence and space businesses of the Group into one new Division and to rebrand EADS into “Airbus Group”
The German Armed Forces have successfully conducted first functional trials of Cassidian's mobile terrestrial trunked radio (TETRA) Long Term Evolution (LTE) radio system, designed to enable simultaneous voice and broadband data services for users. The first mobile broadband radio system demonstrated its capability in the 400MHz frequency band
EADS is set to announce a draconian restructuring plan on Monday that may include thousands of job cuts and strain relations with shareholders Germany and France. In the line of fire is the company's defence and space operations, both suffering a drop in orders that the company says requires urgent attention
EADS is expected to make further announcements regarding the name change and restructuring in mid-December, according to a senior executive told Defenseworld.net
Cassidians Sagitta UAV demonstration project has entered the integration phase; a flight demonstrator will be built to show advanced UAV technologies, with the first Sagitta flight scheduled for 2015, according to a Cassidian announcement. Defense News have reported that the first wind tunnel tests have been completed on the Sagitta demonstrator, which will be a tailless flying wing with a wingspan of 12 meters, and built at a 1:4 scale
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