30 Jul 08. South Korea said it has signed a 400-million-dollar contract to help Turkey develop a new tank, in what will be the first time Seoul has exported tanks or related technology. Under the deal signed in Ankara on Tuesday, South Korea will help Turkey develop its new main battle tank by 2015, the Defence Acquisition Program Administration (Dapa) said in a press statement. The deal includes technology transfer worth 330 million dollars and the production of four prototypes worth $70m, Hyundai Rotem said. When development is completed, Turkey reportedly plans to produce some 200 of the tanks. Turkey is one of the largest customers of South Korean defence products. State-funded Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) last year signed a $500m contract to deliver 55 KT-1 trainers to Turkey’s air force by 2013. Yonhap said Turkey also wants to buy some $100m worth of weapons, including 155mm self-propelled artillery, from South Korea this year. (Source: Google)
28 Jul 08. The Boeing Company and Aviation Training International Limited (ATIL) recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of a joint venture that provides Apache AH Mk1 attack helicopter training services to the British Army. ATIL, a 50-50 joint venture company between Boeing and AgustaWestland, was formed in 1998 and is headquartered in Sherborne, Dorset, United Kingdom. With facilities in Middle Wallop, Arborfield, Wattisham and Dishforth, ATIL’s 125 employees offer fully integrated classroom and synthetic training for British Army Apache aircrew, ground crew and maintenance personnel.
24 Jul 08. Raytheon has joined the Boeing EP-X industry team. EP-X is a manned airborne intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting aircraft that will replace the U.S. Navy’s EP-3 signals intelligence (SIGINT) platform. Raytheon, also a member of Boeing’s P-8A Poseidon industry team, will be responsible for EP-X sensor integration and multi-intelligence integration and play a significant role in core mission systems. Raytheon joins Argon ST, a leading designer and developer of SIGINT sensors and information operations systems, on the Boeing EP-X team.
16 Jun 08. Raytheon Company teaming with the U.S. Navy and Agilent Technologies Inc. has implemented the Presidio Automated Test Line, a breakthrough in testing automation for production of Raytheon’s Standard Missile 2. The SM-2 Presidio represents an innovative change to the testing process, not only for Standard Missile, but, ultimately, for Raytheon’s entire Missile Systems business. It replaces 17 test positions and 27 environmental conditioning systems with a single automated installation. Presidio also combines many advanced commercial technologies, including robotic material handling, multi-plane vibration, universal solid-state test interfaces and new test executive software.
30 Jul 08. Raytheon Company has partnered with The Boeing Company to bid for the U.S. Air Force’s Counterspace Command and Control Sustainment contract. The contract, with a potential value of $100 million during the next 10 years, outlines the need for a comprehensive command and control, or C2, capability supporting the Air Force’s space superiority mission. The requirements include designing and developing a solution that will protect global satellite communications systems and deliver new C2 capabilities to the Air Force. The contract award is expected in September 2008.
31 Jul 08. ITT Visual Information Solutions (ITT VIS), a wholly owned subsidiary of ITT Corporation, (NYSE: ITT), announced that it has signed distribution agreements with 23 independent companies, covering over 30 countries worldwide, for its leading image processing software product, ENVI. Under these authorized distribution agreements, distributors will make the ENVI family of image processing and analysis products available to a growing number of professionals who rely on geospatial imagery and the information it provides for a variety of