MD Helicopters has received US$1.39 billion contract for the procurement of an estimated 150 MD 530F light utility helicopters for Afghanistan.
United Technologies will acquire Rockwell Collins, a leader in aviation and high-integrity solutions for commercial and military customers, for about US$30 billion. UTC Aerospace Systems and Rockwell Collins will be integrated to form a new business, Collins Aerospace Systems.
Danish defence and aerospace manufacturer Terma has completed a study programme for the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF), identifying the best possible way of protecting the NH90 aircraft against IR seeking missiles.
Under a Technology Demonstrator Programme (TDP) called ‘Icarus’, a team of UK companies led by Leonardo, will be developing and demonstrating a way to affordably integrate technologies that will help protect British Army vehicles against current and future weapons.
Raytheon Missile System has received a contract for the system improvement program 3- engineering manufacturing and development upgrades for the AIM-120D AMRAAM air-to-air missile.