Rapid Fire Morning 2011-06-23: BAE Electronics Systems

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* Airbus Military and IAI Elta are developing a C-295 AEW turboprop, using an Elta AESA radar. Its likely price point, and C-295M/MPA commonality will make it a serious competitor to turboprops like the E-2D Hawkeye and Saab 340/2000 Erieye – as well as mid-tier jet options like Brazil’s EMB-145 AEW&C, or IAI’s own Gulfstream G550 CAEW. * BAE Systems announces the creation of a new Electronics Systems Sector. The reorganization sees the consolidation of BAE’s Systems Electronic Solutions and Systems Platform Solutions sectors. BAE hope the reorganization will better serve its military electronics and information technologies and homeland security customers. * EADS signs a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Turkish Aerospace Industries to boost collaborative opportunities for the UAV market. * Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) also uses the Paris Air Show to unveil a prototype unmanned helicopter. The R-IHA is expected to achieve first-flight in 2012. TAI is also confident that the R-IHA will prove attractive to Arab and Southeast European markets. * MBDA’s PARS 3 LR guided missile system has been shortlisted for the Indian Army’s helicopter future air-to-ground requirement. The announcement comes two months after three successful PARS 3 LR firings were conducted at Sweden’s Vidsel test range. * Speaking at the Paris Air Show, the General Executive Manager of the Portuguese Aerospace Industry Association (PEMAS) […]

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