Italy’s Finmeccanica will be present at the Aero India show in Bengaluru, a year after being asked to leave the military exhibition Defexpo, whereas AgustaWestland will be skipping the show.
Secretary for defence production G. Mohan Kumar was quoted as saying to Press Conference by Zee News on Monday "We have not stopped anyone from attending the show", when asked about the blacklisted firms being allowed.
"We have a very clear policy on that. Scam-tainted companies are blacklisted with respect to procurements. This is totally different. This is an industrial-type event and we are not preventing anyone from participating," he said.
Last January India kept over 12 defence firms out of Defexpo 2014. Finmeccanica was asked to leave the expo at the last minute.
Special Secretary for defence procurement Ashok Gupta said that while blacklisted companies were not participating on their own, some companies which have first information reports registered, or CBI probe going on against them, will participate.
"There are certain companies which are blacklisted and have not come on their own," Gupta added.
Finmeccanica announced Tuesday approved the groups industrial plan for FY2015 guidance. The Plan is also the start of a re-launch and development of the Group, with a focus on the areas of excellence and a more effective commercial presence in key international markets
Finmeccanica - Selex ES and its partners have been awarded by ENAV, the Italian air navigation service provider, a 205.9 million Euro framework contract for the development of 4-Flight programme, the new generation air traffic control system in Italy
Finmeccanica-Alenia Aermacchi and ARMAEREO (Italian National Armaments Directorate) have signed a contract worth 120 million Euros to provide the Italian Air Force with further three advanced trainer aircraft M-346 (identified as T-346A by the Italian Air Force). The agreement also includes ground base training system and relevant logistic support
Finmeccanica is expected to cash in $502 million of the $1.3 billion contract to develop electronically scanned Captor-E radar for the Typhoon signed by Eurofighter consortium and the inter-governmental agency NETMA (NATO Eurofighter and Tornado Management Agency) on Wednesday
Leonardo-Finmeccanica today hit back at the Indian governments move to blacklist the company over the AgustaWestland bribery scandal. "Despite the context of uncertainty, Leonardo-Finmeccanica has over the past few years continued to supply India with the components and services essential to ensuring the operation of platforms and equipment for the countrys armed forces," a statement by the company said
The Italian Air Force has brought AgustaWestlands multi-mission helicopter, HH-101A Caesar into the service for providing air support to special operations forces. Further, the helicopter will be used by Italian Air force for recovery of personnel, search-and-rescue and, if required, as a slow mover interceptor
Finmeccanica will be exhibiting AW189 helicopter and GrandNew light twin engine helicopter at LIMA 2015, the company announced in its press release on Tuesday. The first AW189 helicopter is supposed to be delivered to Weststar Aviation Services
Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland and Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) have delivered the first Airborne Mine Counter Measures (AMCM) equipped MCH-101 helicopter to the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force. The KHI MCH-101, a licence built version of the AgustaWestland AW101 helicopter, is equipped with the Northrop Grumman AN/AQS-24A airborne mine hunting system and the Northrop Grumman AN/AES-1 Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS), AugustaWestland said in its press release on Tuesday
AgustaWestland announced Thursday delivery of the next batch of three AW139 intermediate twin helicopters to the Joint Aviation Command of the United Arab Emirates (JAC). Additional three AW139s are expected to be delivered later this year
AgustaWestland has expanded transmission testing capabilities at Philadelphia facility, bringing full Maintenance Repair and Overhail (MRO) services for intermediate and tail rotor gearboxes nearer to customers operating in the USA. The multi-model intermediate and tail rotor gearbox test system is the result of design and installation collaboration with RedViking
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