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07 Jun 06. The Team Joint Cargo Aircraft (JCA) partnership of Raytheon and EADS CASA North America today submitted to the Army two intratheater lift proposals for the JCA requirement based on EADS CASA’s family of combat-proven military transport aircraft — the C-295 and CN-235. Both proposals offer the best value mission system for the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force, including both the combat-proven aircraft and accompanying world class logistics support.

02 Jun 06. Airbus has entered into an agreement for the development of joint projects in the aeronautics and technology fields with Technology Partners, the Polish centre for applied research. The projects, involving 320 Polish researchers, will focus on such areas as ergonomics and environmental technologies. The research programme is expected to continue beyond the five-term year of the agreement. (Source: Abstracted from Les Echos/FT.com)

Jun 06. Aker Yards and Damen plans joint venture. Aker Yards and Damen Shipyards Group are planning to establish a joint venture owning the Damen Shipyards Okean yard in Mykolayiv, Ukraine. The plans will contribute to an increased steel- and shipbuilding capacity of Aker Yards. The Okean yard is able to build a variety of vessels, steel sections for all the three business areas of Aker Yards, as well as the existing Damen range of vessels.

05 Jun 06. Indra and PrismTech announced an agreement for Indra to use PrismTech’s Spectra Tools for the development and deployment of Indra’s software-defined radio product lines. Javier Herraez, SDR program manager at Indra commented, “After a lengthy and thorough evaluation of the enabling SDR technologies available, we decided to select Spectra tools due to their excellent ease-of-use combined with superior productivity for our SDR software developers. The auto-generation and inherent testing of 100% of the SCA infrastructure code by the Spectra Tools are particularly attractive. The fact that PrismTech offers an end-to-end solution for development and deployment also strongly influenced our decision. By using PrismTech tools, Indra can focus its efforts in the development and integration of complete SDR systems, both terminals and waveforms, for our customers.” Indra will use Spectra Tools for a number of SDR programs, including TERSO, the first Spanish SDR terminal. Spectra Tools will be the SCA tool for the development of the TERSO Operating Environment and Waveforms.

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