Archive for June 20th, 2011

AgustaWestland eyes FMS route towards more AW139 business

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After successfully selling two AW139 helicopters through the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program, AgustaWestland hopes to use that approach for more deals in Iraq and the Gulf.

RAND examines feasibility of laser power transmission for UAVs

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This technical report by RAND examines the feasibility of a laser-beam-powered UAV and identifies some of the concept’s limiting factors.

Indian Navy issues RFI for naval helicopters

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The Indian Navy recently issued a Request for Information (RFI) for naval helicopters just as it was to start trials of the S-70 and NH-90 next month under a separate tender.

NATO admits civilian home in Tripoli hit due to ‘weapons system failure’

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NATO says one of its weapons might have hit a civilian home in Tripoli due to a ‘weapons system failure.’
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South Korea looks at Iron Dome

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The vice commissioner of South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) voiced interest in the Irom Dome system during a visit to Israel recently.
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