22 Apr 08. Boeing and HAVELSAN, a leading software and systems company in the Republic of Turkey, have announced a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to continue pursuing solutions in regional and global ballistic missile defense. Through this MOU, which extends an agreement signed in 2003, the two companies will jointly evaluate and develop opportunities in missile defense, drawing on their existing skills, technologies and capabilities. Boeing is the prime contractor for the U.S. government’s Ground-based Midcourse Defense and Airborne Laser programs. In response to the global focus of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency’s ballistic missile defense program, Boeing continues to reach out across the globe, establishing missile defense agreements in Europe, Canada and the United Kingdom.
18 Apr 08. Fokker Elmo, a Stork Aerospace company, and Lockheed Martin have signed a Memorandum of Agreement identifying Fokker Elmo as the supplier of wiring harnesses for the F-35 Lightning II. Under the terms of the agreement, Fokker Elmo will provide production capabilities, support and sustaining engineering during the aircraft’s Low Rate Initial Production Phase and both companies agreed to jointly work together to further bring to fruition all the best values from the unique Total Integrated Wiring System solution, to support the Full Rate Production phase of the F-35 program. With a potential value up to US$ 2bn, this agreement represents the largest Dutch industrial cooperation agreement to date on the Joint Strike Fighter program. The signing ceremony was attended by her Excellency Mrs. Maria van der Hoeven, the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs. (Source: ASD Network)