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Americas Leidos has awarded CAE a deal to supply a Full Flight Simulator (FFS) for the US Army’s High Accuracy Detection and Exploitation System (HADES) program. HADES seeks to enhance the service’s aerial intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (A-ISR) capabilities by replacing existing ISR aircraft fleets that have been operational since the Cold War. CAE will manufacture and deliver its 7000XR FFS to the US Army G-2 ISR Task Force and the Intelligence Security Command. Huntington Ingalls Industries subsidiary Mission Technologies has received a $148-million recompete task order to support the US Air Force bomber fleet. Services will be provided for the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Bombers Directorate (AFLCMC/WB), a group overseeing the US Department of Defense’s bomber assets, including the B-1 Lancer supersonic heavy bombers, B-2 Spirit stealth bombers, and B-52 subsonic strategic bombers. Middle East and Africa Emirati defense conglomerate EDGE Group announced it will join forces with the Brazilian Air Force’s Department of Aerospace Science and Technology (DCTA) to co-develop unmanned and autonomous systems, smart weapons and air and space projects. A signing ceremony for the strategic agreement took place “in the city of São José dos Campos as part of an ongoing high-level EDGE delegation visit […]
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Leidos has awarded CAE a deal to supply a Full Flight Simulator (FFS) for the US Army’s High Accuracy Detection and Exploitation System (HADES) program. HADES seeks to enhance the service’s aerial intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (A-ISR) capabilities by replacing existing ISR aircraft fleets that have been operational since the Cold War. CAE will manufacture and deliver its 7000XR FFS to the US Army G-2 ISR Task Force and the Intelligence Security Command.

Huntington Ingalls Industries subsidiary Mission Technologies has received a $148-million recompete task order to support the US Air Force bomber fleet. Services will be provided for the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Bombers Directorate (AFLCMC/WB), a group overseeing the US Department of Defense’s bomber assets, including the B-1 Lancer supersonic heavy bombers, B-2 Spirit stealth bombers, and B-52 subsonic strategic bombers.

Middle East and Africa

Emirati defense conglomerate EDGE Group announced it will join forces with the Brazilian Air Force’s Department of Aerospace Science and Technology (DCTA) to co-develop unmanned and autonomous systems, smart weapons and air and space projects. A signing ceremony for the strategic agreement took place “in the city of São José dos Campos as part of an ongoing high-level EDGE delegation visit to Brazil, and was witnessed by members of EDGE’s senior management and the General Director of the Department of Aerospace Science & Technology, Air Force General Maurício Augusto de Medeiros,” according to EDGE’s statement.

Europe

Leonardo Helicopters’ UK business is confident of securing additional international orders for its AW159 multirole helicopter over the next year, having recently restarted production of the 6 tonne type for an undisclosed export customer. Despite the company’s hopes for the medium-class helicopter, orders beyond the 62 built for the UK have been thin on the ground.

The Spanish government has approved an investment of $2.11 billion for the acquisition of 394 tracked armored vehicles for the army. The approval allows the ministry of defense to launch a tender for the contract, which is expected to be awarded to a Spanish consortium in a few months, Info Defensa reported. The consortium comprises Santa Barbara Sistemas, Indra, Sapa Placencia, and Escribano.

Asia-Pacific

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) expressed interest in acquiring advanced military equipment, particularly the Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) MK III, developed by Indian defense firms. This intent was highlighted during a recent visit by a five-member PCG delegation to New Delhi, India. Led by PCG Commandant Admiral Artemio Manalo Abu, the delegation engaged in a bilateral meeting with the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) to explore opportunities for enhanced maritime cooperation.

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