Rapid Fire Evening 2011-06-06: Armored Vehicle Protection
- The latest companiesandmarkets.com report predicts that the global aerospace and defense sector will achieve revenues of $399 billion by 2015. While the United States will retain its position as the largest aerospace and defense market, the Asia-Pacific region will experience the fastest growth during the reporting period.
- The head of the French Navy tells The Telegraph that he was ‘stunned’ by the Royal Navy’s decision to axe its aircraft carriers and Harrier jump jets.
- Almost three months after RAFAEL’s ASPROA-/Trophy active protection system was used to intercept an anti-tank missile fired at an IDF tank in the Gaza Strip, reports suggest that the U.S. military is close to combining two active protection systems into a single defense for armored vehicles in Afghanistan.
- Turkey is reportedly nearing agreement on a limited sale, within its Dec 3/09 DSCA request for up to 14 CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopters.
- South Korea has placed its 2nd KDX-III AEGIS destroyer, ROKS Yuglok Yi I, into operational service.
- Aéro Montréal, Québec’s aerospace cluster, launches the MACH initiative to help companies improve their performance and better position themselves in future aircraft program supply chains.
- Tognum AG welcomes Engine Holding GmbH, the joint venture between Daimler AG and Rolls-Royce Holding plc, as the new majority shareholder in the engine manufacturer.
- Rosvertol, the attack helicopter arm of Russian Helicopters, says it is in talks with Algeria concerning an export deal for its night-capable Mi-28NE.