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Boeing and Bell displayed candidates; there was also some A330MRTT news and a fast jet support contract announcement.
The Reaper and the Heron TP are competing to meet the Project AIR 7003 requirement.
Sikorsky as expected will offer a variant of the Black Hawk, while Boeing and Leonardo have teamed to offer the MH-139 intermediate helicopter.
The Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System aims to reduce pilot workload and enhance mission performance.
American buyout specialist KKR paid €1.1 billion for the mostly Germany-based company, now renamed Hensoldt.
A second batch of Spyder air defense missiles has arrived, and Vietnam could be Elbit’s customer for a major Mi-17 helicopter upgrade.
Coincident with the maiden flight, Xinhua News Agency said an unnamed customer has placed a large order for the new generation drone.
The Il-76/78 fleet will likely be modernized, maybe including new engines. The Il-38 ASW aircraft will also be improved.
In a break from the previous Indonesian policy, the service is looking beyond its traditional supplier, state-owned Indonesian Aerospace (PTDI)
A second prototype has flown, showing modifications. Meanwhile, export marketing continues.