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The deal will keep the Bundeswehr's Stallions flying through 2030.
Chief executive officer Eric Trappier also revealed another extension to Neuron UCAS demonstrator program.
The goal of the software is to replicate the feel of flying near large objects and 'feel' the effect of the airflow on the helicopter.
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.