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12 December 2011 Military News

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  • DoD News: Contracts for December 12, 2011
  • £59 MILLION INDIAN HAWK SPARES CONTRACT FOR BAE SYSTEMS BAE Systems 12 Dec 2011 -- Reinforcing BAE Systems' strong relationship with the Indian Air Force (IAF) and aircraft manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), the company has recently secured a £59 million contract for the provision of spares and ground support equipment to aid the Hawk training aircraft operations. This brings the total value of Hawk related contracts won in India to more than £600 million in the last 18 months. Hawk is manufactured in India under license by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited with materials, parts and support services provided by BAE Systems.
  • Boeing B-52 CONECT System Completes Flight Test Milestone Boeing 12 Dec 2011 -- Today Boeing announced completion of all flight testing needed for the B-52 Combat Network Communications Technology (CONECT) program to receive low rate initial production (LRIP) authorization from the U.S. Air Force. The flight test program was conducted at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., by Boeing and the Air Force.
  • Serial high-tech: Premium AEROTEC delivers 400th fuselage centre section for Eurofighter EADS 12 Dec 2011 -- The delivery of the 400th fuselage centre section for a Eurofighter further confirms Premium AEROTEC’s strong position in military aircraft construction.
  • MBDA Incorporated Purchases Northrop Grumman’s Viper Strike Munitions Business In Huntsville, Alabama EADS 12 Dec 2011 -- MBDA Inc., the wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of missile manufacturer MBDA, has purchased Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) Viper Strike munitions business, located in Huntsville, AL. Terms of the agreement are not being disclosed.
  • Mexican Air Force takes delivery of Airbus Military C295 EADS 12 Dec 2011 -- The Mexican Air Force has taken delivery of a new C295 aircraft that it ordered from Airbus Military. This order is in addition to the five C295s delivered last year and that the Mexican Secretary of Defence already operates.
  • Raytheon Awarded Contract for NASAMS High-Mobility Launchers for Norway Raytheon 12 Dec 2011 -- Raytheon Company has received a multimillion-dollar contract to provide International High-Mobility Launchers (HMLs) to the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) for its National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS).
  • Green light for Hawkei Thales 12 Dec 2011 -- Thales Australia’s innovative Hawkei light protected vehicle has won Australian Government funding for further development.
  • Raytheon Awarded $241 Million Contract for SM-3 Block IIA Raytheon 12 Dec 2011 -- The Missile Defense Agency awarded Raytheon Company a $241 million contract modification for continued engineering design and development work on the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA.

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