04 Aug 08. Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, has announced that Boeing, the world’s leading aerospace company, has signed a new software licence agreement for Teamcenter, Siemens PLM Software’s digital lifecycle management solution. Siemens PLM Software technology currently enables Boeing to access current and accurate digital information, wherever and whenever required. Boeing uses Teamcenter on several key programs to enhance collaboration and improve workflow management. As part of this agreement, Boeing will work with Siemens PLM Software to retire and replace selected legacy systems with Teamcenter. Teamcenter is being used for bill of material management, configuration management, change management and document management.
01 Aug 08. Saab offers further industrial collaboration to Norway. In conjunction with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) submitting a tender to Norway for 48 Gripen aircraft on the 28th April this year, Saab has also submitted proposals for industrial collaboration. Today, Saab handed over supplementary reports of these industrial collaborations to the Norwegian Ministry of Defence. “We have been in discussion with over 200 Norwegian SMEs and larger companies since Saab offered the industrial collaboration with Norway three months ago. Together, we have defined well over 150 different collaboration projects. As part of this work we have been able to identify partners across all of Norway’s provinces. In April, we could already guarantee industrial collaboration equivalent to 100 percent of the order value, but we have since seen even greater potential,” says Åke Svensson, CEO and President of Saab.
22 Jul 08. The board of directors of General Motors. Brazil and MWM International Motores, an affiliate of Navistar Inc., have signed a strategic agreement to manufacture 420,000 units of a completely new diesel engine to serve GM’s new vehicle line to be launched by 2011. The engines will be supplied for GM in Brazil and the vehicles will also serve export markets. The directors for both companies today signed the seven-year engine supply contract at GM headquarters in São Caetano do Sul, São Paulo, Brazil. Considering the current conditions of the global vehicle market, both companies estimate that volumes can reach 60,000 units per year. Thisrepresents the largest contract between GM and a supplier in Brazil.
04 Aug 08. The Boeing Company submitted a comprehensive Industrial Participation (IP) proposal to the government of India in support of the company’s Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) offer to the Indian air force of 126 F/A-18E/F Super Hornets. The proposal was submitted in response to the MMRCA Request for Proposals, which asked all competitors to provide an IP plan as part of their offering. Boeing’s proposal firmly supports the Indian government’s goal of a vibrant indigenous aerospace industry. It also foresees India playing a key role in enhancing Boeing’s global competitiveness and growth through a series of strategic partnerships with Indian industries.
01 Aug 08. Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing announced that they will partner to develop leading-edge anti-tamper products to provide embedded system integrators with the tools they require to develop solutions for their unique Program Protection Plans. Working together, the two companies will enable embedded aerospace and federal customers to achieve compliance with US Department of Defense‘s (DoD) Anti-Tamper policy. The rapidly growing demand for anti-tamper solutions in the Aerospace & Defense sector creates an exciting market opportunity for Curtiss-Wright and Arxan.
04 Aug 08. Quantum3D, Inc. and Alta Data Technologies announced the successful validation testing of Quantum3D’s newest Thermite tactical visual computer to the SAE A