As AK Antony, Indias longest serving defense minister, enters the final year of his governments tenure, his handling of the MoD will be remembered for zero-tolerance towards corruption and a determined push to indigenization of defence hardware. Under his seven years leadership, Indias MoD initiated several programs to modernize its armed forces and streamline procurement
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Eurocopter has been rebranded as Airbus Helicopters, effective today, which joins Airbus and Airbus Defence & Space, within the new parent company, Airbus Group. Airbus Helicopters will benefit from and enrich the Airbus brand as it develops, manufactures, markets and supports a diversified and highly capable rotorcraft product line
Rockwell Collins today announced the foundation of a new Information Management Services (IMS) business that combines recently acquired ARINC Inc. with its Flight Information Solutions business and its Ascend family of products and services
AgustaWestland has confirmed that it received a termination notice from the Indian Ministry of Defence yesterday on the VVIP chopper deal, along with a notification concerning an appointment of an arbitrator from its side, as requested on November 25 and December 4, 2013. AgustaWestland claims that the contract termination notice by the Indian Ministry of Defence doesnt offer adequate basis to take any action against the Company
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
Rockwell Collins has successfully completed the acquisition of ARINC Incorporated from The Carlyle Group for $1.4 billion
India, in the past couple of months, has closed at least two high-profile cases involving bribery and corruption in its defense dealings thus lifting a moratorium placed on several firms over the past decade. One is the long-running investigation into the allegation that the Israeli Aerospace Industries paid kickbacks to Indian officials to win the Barak missile deal in 2001
Beechcraft Corporation announced today that Textron Inc. has agreed to acquire its parent, Beech Holdings, LLC
The United States Air Force today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with GSA, securing its use of GSA's One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) and OASIS Small Business contracts for procurement of complex professional services. OASIS is a first-of-its kind contract that will provide the government with a total solution contract vehicle for complex professional services projects
Cisco and Finmeccanica today announced a new global partner agreement that will combine their complementary technology strengths in the defense and civil industries to create innovative products and systems for the global marketplace. Building on a long-standing and successful relationship between the two companies, the expanded, collaborative alliance combines Finmeccanicas industry expertise and solutions with Ciscos IT, networking and communications innovation
Rockwell Collins today announced that Robert J. Perna, has been appointed senior vice president and general counsel for the company, effective Jan
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