Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland signed a contract for the upgrade of eight Lynx Mk21A helicopters of the Brazilian Navy’s Naval Aviation.
The contract, valued $160 million (EUR 117 million), includes new engines, upgraded navigation and mission avionics and a comprehensive support and training package which also comprises a flight training device.
The upgrade activities will begin in mid-2015, with the first helicopter scheduled to be delivered in late 2017. The complete batch of upgraded aircraft is planned to be delivered by early 2019.
Finmeccanica - AgustaWestland was honored with the 2014 American Helicopter Museum and Education Center Achievement Award for Project Zero tiltrotor demonstrator. Led by Dr
The US State Department approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Brazil for M109A5+ upgrade kits and associated equipment for an estimated cost of $110 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on Jun 11, 2014
The United Kingdom is reportedly considering launching its own investigation against AgustaWestland in connection with the Indian VVIP helicopter deal. According to Exaronews
AgustaWestland and Havelsanare today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate and jointly market and sell their complementary training products and capabilities. Sadik YAMAC, CEO of Havelsan, said, “Havelsan wishes to provide simulation and synthetic training systems, including information management solutions, in support of the various rotorcraft platforms purchased by the Turkish Government and International Defence and Government Customers
Indias new Defence Minister Arun Jaitley will review the AgustaWestland chopper deal, according to local media reports. The Directorate General of Acquisition will present a detailed briefing before the Defence Minister on the case where 12 AW-101 VVIP choppers were being procured for the IAF, Defence Ministry officials said Monday
Embraer has signed a $3.3 billion deal with the Brazilian Air Force on Tuesday to build 28 newly launched KC-390 mid-sized cargo planes
A Brazilian delegation consisting of nine military officers of the Ministry of Defense embarked Tuesday to Russia in order to carrying out additional assessments of the Pantsir-S1 medium-range air-defence system. The Brazilian group will participate in a field exercise of the Russian armed forces, when can verify in loco requirements considered essential for the acquisition process, started in 2013, and has continued to enter into their contractual stage, according to a Brazilian MoD statement
Airbus has delivered the last of nine P-3 Orion anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircrafts to Brazilian Air Force. The nine aircrafts were acquired by the FAB from the US Navy in 2006, along with three more to be dismantled for spares, and were upgraded at facilities in Seville and Getafe, near Madrid
The procurement of 16 multi-role helicopters for Indian Navy is deferred by Indian government until the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) completes its probe in the AgustaWestland VVIP helicopter deal, reported the pioneer. Finmeccanica, parent company of AgustaWestland is one of the two companies in the fray
Airbus will deliver three Airbus C295 search and rescue (SAR) aircraft to Brazil by year end. The contract involves a five-year full in service support
AgustaWestland won a Euro 113 million (£90 million) UK Ministry of Defense (MoD) contract to integrate, test and install Future Anti Surface Guilded Weapon (FASGW) missiles onto 28 Royal Navy AW159 Wildcat helicopters. The missile systems are the MBDA FASGW (Heavy)/ANL (Anti Navire Léger) and the Thales Light Multirole Missile FASGW
AgustaWestland demonstrated Rotorcraft Unmanned Aerial System / Optionally Piloted Helicopter (RUAS/OPH) to the Italian Ministry of Defense. The trials were conducted to evaluate modern remote controlled rotorcraft technology and its potential to provide enhanced capabilities for the Italian armed forces in the future
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