08 May 09. Raytheon has selected Turkish missile-manufacturer Roketsan as a subcontractor/partner for its Patriot Guidance Enhanced Missile-Tactical (Patriot GEM-T) program. Under the deal, Roketsan, owned by an armed forces foundation, will perform integration work and carry out testing on the control actuation system for the Patriot GEM-T missile for the United Arab Emirates. The deal also requires Roketsan to cooperate with other Raytheon subcontractors in Turkey and the United States to carry out the main assembly operations.
11 May 09. Another industry partner has joined the Raytheon Company-led team for the U.S. Army’s Integrated Battle Command System (IBCS) program. Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Space & ISR Systems Division facility in
Boulder, Colo., joins the other partners of Team IBCS including Raytheon,
General Dynamics, Teledyne Brown Engineering, Davidson Technologies, IBM, and Carlson Technologies – as well as academia partners. The new team member brings expertise in evaluating warfighter benefits ofspace-based data to the IBCS architecture. The Northrop Grumman Space & ISR Systems Division performs work at Buckley and Schriever Air Force Bases elsewhere in Colorado.
13 May 09. The MOU between DCNS and ST Marine which was signed today will set a precedent leading to the execution of a joint venture agreement. This joint venture will provide enhanced through life support to the six Formidable-class frigates. Together with ST Marine, DCNS will provide extensive know-how to avail high value-added; long-term support solutions, including engineering studies for modifications or improved performance, proper maintenance, optimisation of supply chain and training.
12 May 09. CAE is collaborating with the National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR) in the Netherlands, an independent technological institute responsible for applied research in aerospace and defence, on a wide range of research and development (R&D) projects designed to expand the role of modelling and simulation at the NLR. CAE has signed an R&D and technology cooperation contract with NLR to advance the state of modelling and simulation across a range of technologies. Specifically, CAE is working with NLR in the following areas:
– Training needs analysis so that NLR can advance its training needs expertise;
– Synthetic environment database development, consisting of CAE Medallion(TM)-6000 image generator, and CAE’s visual database generation tools;
– Synthetic mission environment development, consisting of CAE STRIVE(TM) software framework and computer-generated forces;
– Collaborating with NLR to further advance the modelling of rotorcraft aerodynamics to enhance the realism of training for helicopter aircrews.
CAE has been working closely with the Royal Netherlands military for decades, and is currently designing the C-130H and KDC-10 full-mission simulators for the Royal Netherlands Air Force.