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November 27, 2006, 6:47 AM

Last month AeroVironment’s RQ-11B Raven B small unmanned air vehicle (SUAV) passed its initial operational test and evaluation. It is already in high-rate production, having been awarded an initial production contract in last October for use by the U.S. Army and U.S.

November 27, 2006, 6:42 AM

The recent announcement that the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed a strategic partnering agreement (SPA) with AgustaWestland marks a new chapter in the development of the widely used Lynx helicopter.

November 27, 2006, 6:41 AM

Taipei’s Mandarin Airlines is to lease three Embraer Model 190 and five Model 195 regional jets from GE Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS). The aircraft will be configured in 104- and 116-seat single-class layouts, respectively.

November 27, 2006, 6:39 AM

Lockheed Martin UK awarded Thales UK an “intention to proceed” contract to upgrade the acoustics system of in-service EH101 Merlin HM Mk1 helicopters operated by the Royal Navy. Worth £27 million ($50 million), the contract covers 30 aircraft with an option for eight more.

November 27, 2006, 6:37 AM

Israel’s Plasan Sasa, a supplier of ballistic armor products, has been awarded a contract as a subcontractor for Permali Gloucester, the Royal Air Force’s sole source supplier for armor projects. This contract, valued at several million dollars, is a follow-on to a previous award made in 2003.

November 27, 2006, 6:35 AM

Visualization specialist Barco (Belgian Aerospace, Hall 1, Stand A13 and A14), has moved assembly of its 2,000- by 2,000-pixel air traffic control main display panels to Samsung’s sixth LCD production line.

November 27, 2006, 6:31 AM

Airbus’ A318, and the A318 Elite executive version, are undergoing approval to make 5.5-degree steep approaches, such as that used into London City Airport.

November 27, 2006, 6:30 AM

The FPT Industries division of GKN Aerospace has been selected to supply an ultra-lightweight fuel system for the Korean Smart unmanned air vehicle to help enhance critical performance factors such as its ‘loiter on target’ time, range and payload.

November 27, 2006, 6:28 AM

Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) Elta Systems division has unveiled what it describes as a new generation of airborne radar warning receivers.

November 27, 2006, 6:22 AM

When Rob Gillette arrived at Honeywell Aerospace in January 2005 as its new CEO and president he quickly set out to reorganize the complex engines/avionics/systems giant so that it would make better sense to its customers.