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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.
Surprise announcement of Russian/UAE fighter project; UAE may also acquire Su-35s, Russians say.
Company wants the European launch nations to reduce the penalties they are extracting for late deliveries and performance shortfalls.
An unspecified number of AW139s will join an earlier batch ordered in August 2016.
From fighters to helicopters to AEW aircraft to missiles, foreign OEMs competed to meet India’s requirements.