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02 Dec 10. AeroMech Engineering, Inc. signed a deal with Vachell Lane Properties, LLC to expand into new space at 125 Venture Drive in
San Luis Obispo. The building was previously occupied by Dioptics, Inc. and offers 37,000 square feet of office and 79,000 square feet of high-bay warehouse space. AME will occupy a mix of office and warehouse space totalling 78,000 square feet. AME, established in 1999, will use the new space to improve its operation while expanding production capacity in response to new business. AME builds high-endurance special mission UAS’s and provides aeronautical, mechanical, electrical and software engineering capabilities as well as full system manufacturing services to defense customers worldwide. One of the largest quantity producers of unmanned aircraft in the world, AME has delivered over 1500 fully autonomous UAS’s of varying types ranging from 4-lb battery-powered aircraft to its flagship new aircraft the Fury™. AME is a full-system company, able to provide all components of a modern UAS, including
payloads, control systems, and their next-generation UAS Mission Management and Planning system SharkFin®.AME recently sold a controlling share of the company to Chandler/May, Inc. of Huntsville, Alabama. Chandler/May has long been a leading provider of UAS Ground Control Stations to the US defense market. (Source: Yahoo!/PRNewswire)

09 Dec 10. Boeing, the world’s leading aerospace company, has opened its first office in Qatar as it continues to strengthen its relationship with and support of the country as well as the surrounding Middle East region. The new office in the Qatari capital will primarily house Boeing’s defence, space and security (BDS) business as well as provide a base for its commercial airplanes activities. (Source: Google)

01 Dec 10. Saab initiates Swedish-Brazilian Research and Innovation Centre. Today the development of a new Swedish-Brazilian research and innovation center in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil, begins. Saab is one of the initiators and the co-operation starts with a two-day workshop on December 1 and 2. The main focus areas are aerospace, defence and urban innovation, for example civil security. The centre will be located in São Bernardo do Campo, SP, in close co-operation with local industry and universities including UFABC (Universidade Federal do ABC) and FEI (Centro Universitário da FEI). The centre will create partnerships and networking opportunities to Brazilian and Swedish governmental, academic and industry entities with an interest to extend the co-operation between the countries. The centre and its activities will support the ambitions in the bilateral Government agreement signed in 2009 to extend innovative high technological industrial co-operation between Brazil and Sweden.

03 Dec 10. The Swedish Armed Forces and the Nordic defense industry group Nammo have signed an agreement regarding the execution of a joint project relating to the evaluation of the premises for a strategic partnership within the area of ammunition logistics. Such a partnership, if an agreement is reached between the parties, would be governed by the framework for Public Private Partnerships (PPP) and apply to ammunition management which is currently executed by the Swedish Armed Forces. The project, named Ammunition Partnership Project, will be jointly financed by both parties. (Source: ASD Network)

09 Dec 10. His Royal Highness, The Duke of York, KG, in his official capacity as UK Special Representative for International Trade and Investment, today joined Harris Corporation Chairman and CEO Howard Lance to officially open the company’s headquarters for

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