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. The SAR aircraft will join 12 transport-configured C295 aircraft, taking the total FAB C295 fleet to 15.
In addition to the aircraft fleet, the FAB is also using a Full Flight Simulator for the C295 at the Air Base of Manaus-Brasil facility that allows it complete autonomy in the training of its crew.
The medium sized tactical airlifter provides wide versatility and flexibility, necessary for personnel, troop and bulky/palletized cargo transportation, casualty evacuation, communication and logistic duties, and air-dropping.
The aircraft will perform ISR roles including anti-submarine and ship warfare, airborne early warning, and maritime surveillance.
Two specially-equipped EC145 helicopters will be delivered for air ambulance service operations in Moscow according to terms of the state tender for the contract. Airbus won a contract to supply two medical helicopters for the Russian health departments Scientific and Practical Center of Emergency Medicine
Airbus Defense and Space signed a new agreement with Inmarsat for US government market on Global Xpress high-speed broadband network. New agreement covers commercial Ka-band and is part of Airbus Defense and Spaces recently launched AuroraGlobal suite of new high throughput satcom services
Thales, Air Bus expressed desire to take forward the on-going business activities in India in cooperation with HAL at the ongoing Farnborough Air Show. Mr
Embraer and Saab have partnered in a joint program management for the F-X2 Project. Embraer will coordinate all development and production activities in Brazil on behalf of Saab and participate in systems development, integration, flight tests, final assembly and deliveries of both the single and two-seat versions of Gripen NG aircraft
ARES, A subsidiary of Elbit Systems is signing a supply deal of 5000 optical sights to Brazillian Armys assault rifles. The contract includes reflex multi-purpose devices, MVR MARS RS equipped with laser pointers used in conjunction with telescopic sight multi-purpose TRISIGHT X3
Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland signed a contract for the upgrade of eight Lynx Mk21A helicopters of the Brazilian Navys 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
Airbus Defense and Space has signed a contract with the Poland MoD to provide a full flight simulator (FFS) for the Polish Air Forces C295 aircraft fleet, the company said in a statement Monday. The FFS will be installed in the Krakow C295 Training Centre at the Balice Krakow Air Base, where the PAF´s 16 C295 is based currently the worlds biggest C295 fleet
Airbus announced Tuesday plans to sell several subsidiaries from its defence division to focus on its core businesses of space activities, military planes and missiles, according to media reports. "Some business areas are identified as divestment candidates as they do not fit the strategic goals," the company said in a statement, citing budget troubles among key state clients
Brazil and South Africa may merge their defence research bases to jointly conquer world markets. In Brazil to attend the III IDB-Brazil Show, Trevor Raman, the Director-General of the Armaments Corporation of South Africa (Armscor), a public company linked to the Department of Defense of South Africa, recalled the partnership between the two countries in the development of technology for creating the A-Darter air-to-air missile
Brazil and Sweden defense ministries signed a Technical Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in the Field of Military Aeronautics Tuesday, according to a statement made by the Brazilian Ministry of Defense. The document signed by Chief of Joint Staff of the Armed Forces (EMCFA), General Jose Carlos De Nardi, and Deputy Minister of Defence of Sweden, Carl von der Esch seeks to strengthen cooperation between Brazil and Sweden
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 Defence and Space has announced that the Zephyr 7 High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS) has just completed its most demanding mission to date and thus set a new benchmark in persistent, year-round operations for this class of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). The test consisted of over 11 days of non-stop flight, in winter weather conditions with a new primary payload, including flight controlled through satellite communications – three more benchmarks reached by Zephyr 7, acccording to an official statement
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