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May 28, 2015, 2:38 PM

Thales Wins UK Crowsnest Surveillance Contract

Royal Navy Merlin Rotorcraft fleet to be re-equipped.

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Dec 2, 2014 - 10:24 AM
Contract award for the medium multirole helicopter has been postponed to next year’s second quarter.
Nov 26, 2014 - 6:56 AM
Official attributes loss rate to pilots’ lack of combat experience; insufficient training; and insufficient intelligence on the threat.
Nov 26, 2014 - 6:00 AM
BEL-Thales Systems will meet new offset and tech transfer rules
Nov 25, 2014 - 10:05 AM
Engine costs are excluded from totals given by program officials.
Nov 25, 2014 - 7:28 AM
Reliability of indigenous fighter powerplants remains questionable.
President Obama announces resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel
Nov 24, 2014 - 1:57 PM
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced his resignation after less than two years in the post.
Nov 24, 2014 - 12:05 PM
The aircraft will replace 14 (K)C-135FR tankers in the French air force from 2018, at a rate of one or two per year.
Nov 21, 2014 - 8:10 AM
The latest missile bears a close resemblance to the Indian-Russian BrahMos missile.
Nov 21, 2014 - 7:56 AM
Program officials are hoping that the move will boost the type’s flagging export prospects.
Nov 19, 2014 - 9:28 AM
The nation’s air force intends to eventually replace all three of its existing combat aircraft with the Swedish jet.