EADS eyes tie-up with ISRO on hypersonic plane technologies

viernes, 4 de diciembre de 2009


BANGALORE: EADS, a global leader in aerospace, defence and related
services, is keen to forge partnership with ISRO on supersonic and
aeroplane technologies, a top company official said.

"We are looking very much into the future," Chief Technical Officer of
EADS, Jean Botti, said here today on possible collaboration between
the Indian Space Research Organisation and EADS (European Aeronautic
Defence and Space Company) going forward.


F-35 and KC-X

Murtha Presses For Split Tanker Contract
Says EADS-Northrop Withdrawal A "Blow" To Tanker Program. Pennsylvania Congressman John Murtha (D), chair of the House Appropriations defense subcommittee, expressed serious concerns about Northrop Grumman's threat to pull out of the tanker competition over the wording of the RFP
Department Focuses On F-35 Costs, Fair Tanker Competition
Pentagon officials are working to halt spiraling costs in the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter aircraft program, while ensuring competition for a new refueling tanker remains fair to all contenders, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III said Wednesday. Lynn told the Aerospace and Defense Conference in New York he's concerned about both "cost and schedule challenges" associated with the next-generation fighter aircraft that Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates calls "the heart of the future of our tactical combat aviation." "We don't like some of the trends we see, and we are determined not to accept those trends," Lynn told the audience of aerospace executives.


Galileo satellite platform tests under way


The engineering model of the first Galileo satellites has completed
platform integration tests at the Thales Alenia Space facility in
Rome. The platform is now undergoing functional testing. Delivery of
the engineering model payload from Astrium UK is expected in December.


Aena quiere recortar los sueldos millonarios a los controladores


Madrid.- Aena pretende recortar los millonarios sueldos de los
controladores aéreos, incrementar el bajo índice de productividad del
que adolecen y reducir los costes de navegación en 500 millones de
euros, según anunció la directora de Navegación Aérea, Carmen Librero,
en el IV Foro de Cooperación con los Usuarios de los Servicios de


Gen.: Unmanned tactical aircraft not on horizon


"We haven't even seen the horizon yet" on the last manned tactical
aircraft, Deptula, Air Force deputy chief of staff for ISR, said
during taping of a primetime edition of "This Week in Defense News" at
the Newseum in Washington.
That's because there is no sensor package capable of "360-degree
situational awareness that can process information" and decide on how
to act upon it better than the human brain, he said.


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