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BAE Systems and Leonardo DRS Join Forces

BAE Systems and Leonardo DRS Join Forces

To provide military aircrews with enhanced protection from new and emerging threats, BAE Systems and Leonardo DRS have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to offer advanced threat detection capabilities for U.S. Army fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft. The two companies will collaborate to develop an advanced infrared-based threat warning system to meet current and evolving operational… Read more »

Source: BAE Systems, 21-Apr-17

U.S. Navy awards $600 million multi-service contract

U.S. Navy awards $600 million multi-service contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a contract worth as much as $600 million to fulfill the growing demand for Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWSTM) laser-guided rockets. With an initial award of more than $130 million, the three-year, indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity contract will help speed the delivery of these precision guidance… Read more »

Source: BAE Systems, 27-Oct-16

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Bell partners with BAE Systems Australia to pursue projects together

Bell partners with   BAE Systems Australia to pursue projects together

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today it has signed an agreement with BAE Systems Australia to pursue military rotorcraft opportunities in Australia. “The signing today with BAE Systems establishes the groundwork for what will be the premier provider of service and support for future customers of Bell Helicopter military rotorcraft in… Read more »

Source: Bell, 17-Feb-16

US Army procures APKWS laser-guided rockets from BAE Systems

US Army procures APKWS laser-guided rockets from BAE Systems

The U.S. Army has procured an initial quantity of BAE Systems’ Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWSTM) laser-guided rockets for use in ongoing operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. This deployment marks the first time U.S. Army personnel will be able to benefit from the laser-guided rocket, which has proven highly successful for the U.S. Navy… Read more »

Source: BAE Systems, 14-Oct-15

MBDA to Market BAE Systems’ APKWS Laser-guided Rocket in Europe

MBDA to Market BAE Systems’ APKWS Laser-guided Rocket in Europe

BAE Systems, Inc. today announced an agreement with MBDA to support marketing efforts for the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWSTM) laser-guided rocket. Under the terms of the agreement, MBDA will lead marketing efforts for the BAE Systems, Inc. APKWS rocket in Europe. “MBDA’s position as a prime weapon systems integrator in Europe, and the… Read more »

Source: BAE Systems, 17-Sep-15

Australia commissions first two CH-47F Chinooks

Australia commissions first two CH-47F Chinooks

We are pleased to announce the commissioning into service of the first two CH-47F Chinook ‘Foxtrot’ helicopters. This Project, which represents an investment of $631 million in Australia’s safety and security, will deliver seven Chinook Foxtrots and two flight simulators, with all major equipment deliveries scheduled for completion by August 2015. These helicopters, which will… Read more »

Source: Department Of Defence Ministers, 07-May-15

BAE Systems wins AW159 Wildcat mission planning system contract

BAE Systems wins AW159 Wildcat mission planning system contract

The system will be used by Royal Navy and Army Air Corps pilots who fly the Wildcat. Combined Arms Gateway Environment (CAGE) is a unique system developed by BAE Systems that can be used on multiple platforms to plan, brief, rehearse, execute and debrief a mission using the latest situational awareness and planning support information…. Read more »

Source: BAE, 18-Feb-15

US Army nears CIRCM decision between BAE SYstems and Northrop Grumman

US Army nears CIRCM decision between BAE SYstems and Northrop Grumman

The biggest threat to U.S. military helicopters flying in combat zones today is heat-seeking missiles.  The compact, shoulder-fired missiles are gradually becoming available to virtually every militant group that threatens U.S. overseas interests, and the latest versions are equipped with seekers that can readily distinguish between real targets and simple countermeasures such as flares. See… Read more »

Source: Forbes, 15-Jan-15

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BAE Systems’ Laser-Guided Rocket Successfully Demonstrated for Australian military

BAE Systems’ Laser-Guided Rocket Successfully Demonstrated for Australian military

The Australian Defence Forces recently concluded a highly successful trial of BAE Systems’ Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWSTM) laser-guided rocket for use on its Army and Navy helicopters. The ground trial marks the first time the APKWS technology, which transforms a standard unguided 2.75-inch (70-millimeter) rocket into a precision laser-guided weapon, has been demonstrated… Read more »

Source: Bae Systems, 14-Oct-14

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BAE Systems to find new home for Police and EMS helicopters

BAE Systems to find new home for Police and EMS helicopters

A PLEDGE has been given by the owners of Filton Airfield to help find a new home for both the police helicopter and Great Western Air Ambulance. See Full Story

Source: Bristol Post, 10-Oct-14

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First of Australia’s Landing Helicopter Dock starts final sea trials

First of Australia’s Landing Helicopter Dock starts final sea trials

The ship departed Williamstown shipyard on 12 August as planned with the trials taking place in both Port Phillip Bay and off the southern coast of New South Wales before returning to Williamstown around the end of August. Final contractor trials involve testing of the combat and communication systems along with some platform systems trials…. Read more »

Source: BAE Systems, 21-Aug-14

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Scientists unveil aircraft technologies of the future

Scientists unveil aircraft technologies of the future

The four technologies unveiled are: 3D printers so advanced they could print UAVs during a mission; aircraft parts that can heal themselves in minutes; a new type of long range aircraft which divides into a number of smaller aircraft when it reaches its destination, and a directed energy weapon that could engage missiles at the… Read more »

Source: BAE Systems, 08-Jul-14

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UK military deploys BAE Systems’ Missile Warning System to Protect Troops

UK military deploys BAE Systems’ Missile Warning System to Protect Troops

The U.K. Ministry of Defence (MoD) awarded BAE Systems a $28 million (£16.7 million) contract for the third-generation (Gen3) configuration of its Common Missile Warning System (CMWS). This contract, which represents the first direct commercial sale of BAE Systems’ Gen3 CMWS technology, will enable the U.K. military to provide its aircrews with the latest CMWS… Read more »

Source: BAE Systems, 02-Jun-14

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Enhanced Missile Warning System to protect US Army troops

Enhanced Missile Warning System to protect US Army troops

For more than two million in-theater combat hours, U.S. Army aviators have relied on BAE Systems’ Common Missile Warning System (CMWS) to locate and protect against infrared threats. As a result of the system’s success, the U.S. Army has awarded the company a $39 million contract for more than 300 third-generation (Gen3) units. This order… Read more »

Source: BAE Systems, 15-Jan-14

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Next-Generation Transponder receives DoD Certification

Next-Generation Transponder receives DoD Certification

BAE Systems’ next-generation Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) system has passed a key Department of Defense (DoD) certification, making it available to improve navigation and identification capabilities on diverse military platforms. At half the size and weight of currently fielded transponders, the AN/DPX-7 Reduced Size Transponder (RST) is a key enabler for enhanced navigation and… Read more »

Source: BAE Systems, 24-May-13

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Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System Aces New Platform Test

Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System Aces New Platform Test

BAE Systems’ Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS®) is headed for a new platform. A Bell Helicopter test pilot fired seven APKWS 70-millimeter rockets from a Bell Helicopter 407GT at Yuma, Arizona, as part of a qualification of the weapon’s safety and suitability on that platform. By completing the guided shots, Bell has qualified the… Read more »

Source: BAE Systems, 05-Mar-13

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US Army becomes first customer for Saab head-up display

US Army becomes first customer for Saab head-up display

Defence and security company Saab has received the first order for its HUD-system following flight evaluations by the US Army Aviation end customer with the system installed on a Blackhawk helicopter. Saab secured the order in cooperation with the contract prime, BAE Systems Inc. for the U.S. Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD)… Read more »

Source: Saab, 01-Nov-12

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UK’s Joint Helicopter Command renews BAE contract

UK’s Joint Helicopter Command renews BAE contract

We have been awarded a further 12 months contract by the UK’s Land Forces HQ Joint Helicopter Command (JHC) to continue an advisory web based Aviation De-confliction Planning Service. The service, available to the Army, Royal Air Force and Royal Navy, is based on the BAE Systems Centralised Aviation Data Service (CADS) which uses a… Read more »

Source: BAE Systems, 12-Oct-12

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BAE-EADS merger talks turn belly-up

BAE-EADS merger talks turn belly-up

BAE Systems and EADS have announced that they have terminated talks which they expected to lead to a dual-listing merger.  Both have issued official looking press releases, but it became very evident in recent days that the Government owned stakes in EADS, particularly the shares held by France and Germany, were going to be a… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Oct-12

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UK Government prepared to veto EADS-BAE merger

UK Government prepared to veto EADS-BAE merger

Britain will block the proposed $45 billion merger between EADS and BAE Systems if key “red line” priorities are not met, defence minister Philip Hammond said on Sunday (see full story)

Source: Reuters, 08-Oct-12

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BAE Systems and EADS in merger talks

BAE Systems and EADS in merger talks

BAE Systems and EADS have a long history of collaboration, and are currently partners in a number of important projects, including the Eurofighter and MBDA joint ventures. The two companies confirm that they are now in discussions about a possible combination of the businesses. The potential combination would create a world leading international aerospace, defence… Read more »

Source: BAE Systems, 13-Sep-12

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AgustaWestland signs Key Supplier agreements for AW609

AgustaWestland signs Key Supplier agreements for AW609

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that it has signed agreements with three key suppliers for its AW609 TiltRotor programme. These three major agreements form part of a succession of contracts signed with AW609 TiltRotor component suppliers since AgustaWestland acquired the tiltrotor programme in November 2011. These latest agreements signed with Pratt &… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 11-Jul-12

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Helicopter survivability enhanced with MFRF contract

Helicopter survivability enhanced with MFRF contract

BAE Systems has been awarded a $34 million Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contract to develop the next generation Multi-Function Radio Frequency (MFRF) Advanced Rotary Wing Multifunction Sensor (ARMS) system for helicopter operations. The MFRF ARMS system improves aircraft survivability in degraded visual environments (DVE) while enhancing platform lethality and minimizing size, weight, power… Read more »

Source: BAE Systems, 27-Mar-12

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BAE Systems to provide fly-by-wire flight controls for Bell 525

BAE Systems to provide fly-by-wire flight controls for Bell 525

Bell Helicopter has selected BAE Systems to provide fly-by-wire flight control computers for its 525 Relentless super medium class helicopter. BAE Systems flight control computers provide the ability to operate in austere environments safely and reliably, with decreased pilot workload. “BAE Systems has more than five decades of experience developing and producing flight control and… Read more »

Source: BAE Systems, 17-Feb-12

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Bell 525 features ARC Horizon flight deck

Bell 525 features ARC Horizon flight deck

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced the new Bell 525 Relentless – unveiled at the 2012 Heli-Expo in Dallas, Texas – will feature a state-of-the-art flight deck, ARC Horizon. “One of the most compelling elements of the new Bell 525 Relentless is the new ARC Horizon flight deck,” said Larry D. Roberts,… Read more »

Source: Bell, 12-Feb-12

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BAE Systems chosen for infrared countermeasure system

BAE Systems chosen for infrared countermeasure system

BAE Systems has been selected by the U.S. Army as one of two contractors to develop the next generation Common Infrared Countermeasure (CIRCM) solution – a lightweight directed infrared countermeasure system for Army, Navy, and Marine rotary-wing aircraft. The 21-month technology demonstration award is valued at $38 million. BAE Systems’ “Boldstroke®” solution synthesizes the best… Read more »

Source: BAE Systems, 05-Feb-12

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BAE Systems and AVX join for US Navy’s MRMUAS Program

BAE Systems and AVX join for US Navy’s MRMUAS Program

BAE Systems and AVX Aircraft Company have combined expertise in system and subsystem integration and rotorcraft design to compete for the U.S. Navy’s Medium Range Maritime Unmanned Aerial System (MRMUAS). The MRMUAS will provide a multi-intelligence, reconfigurable platform for operation from all air-capable ships. The joint team recently submitted its response to the Navy’s Broad… Read more »

Source: AVX Aircraft Company, 02-Dec-11

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Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System aces helicopter testing

Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System aces helicopter testing

The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps recently successfully fired the first shots of the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System II (APKWS) from a UH-1Y helicopter, in preparation for fielding in 2012. The successful shots, which took place at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division in China Lake, California, Sept. 9-13, mark the start of APKWS… Read more »

Source: BAE Systems, 12-Nov-11

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Great Western Air Ambulance confirms Filton as long-term home

Great Western Air Ambulance confirms Filton as long-term home

The British operator Great Western Air Ambulance Service has confirmed that it will remain at Filton, near Bristol, despite the sale of its current airfield home as it is no longer viable to owners BAE Systems.  The Chief Executive of BAE, Ian King, has told GWAA that they will ensure that its home will remain… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Sep-11

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BAE to showcase Blast Helicopter Landing System at DSEi

BAE to showcase Blast Helicopter Landing System at DSEi

During the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEi) exhibition in London, BAE Systems will showcase its Brownout Landing Aid System Technology (BLAST), a situational awareness solution that helps helicopter pilots see in degraded visual environments (DVE). BAE Systems utilised “off-the-shelf” technology garnered from already-fielded systems in developing BLAST, which addresses the urgent need for rotorcraft… Read more »

Source: BAE Systems, 09-Sep-11

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BAE complets install of Landing Helicopter Dock test site

BAE complets install of Landing Helicopter Dock test site

WILLIAMSTOWN, Australia – The Land-Based Test Site (LBTS) at BAE Systems in Williamstown for the Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) project is now complete. BAE Systems, Saab and L-3 Communications (L-3) completed the installation in July 2011 as a key milestone in the development of the integrated combat and communications systems. Director BAE Systems Maritime Business… Read more »

Source: BAE Systems, 25-Jul-11

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Data Link Solutions MIDS-LVT Terminal provides real-time situational awareness

Data Link Solutions MIDS-LVT Terminal provides real-time situational awareness

Data Link Solutions (DLS), a joint venture of Rockwell Collins and BAE Systems, was recently awarded a direct commercial contract from NATO Air Command and Control System Management Agency (NACMA) to provide Multifunctional Information Distribution System Low-Volume Terminals (MIDS-LVT) for Bulgaria, Lithuania and Romania. The MIDS-LVT terminals are scheduled for delivery in early 2012. “This contract broadens… Read more »

Source: Data Link Solutions, 21-Jul-11

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Nowra to get Au$40m helicopter facility

Nowra to get Au$40m helicopter facility

The Government of Australia’s New South Wales state has announced that a new Au$40 million helicopter testing facility will be built at Nowra, creating jobs and boosting the local economy.  Deputy premier Andrew Stoner and South Coast MP Shelley Hancock announced on Thursday that Nowra would be the site for the new facility, the first… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Jun-11

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BAE awarded $12.7M for V-22 weapon systems

BAE awarded $12.7M for V-22 weapon systems

BAE Systems Controls, Inc., Johnson City, N.Y., is being awarded a $12,787,033 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-11-C-0022) to exercise an option to procure 12 interim defensive weapons systems mission kits to support the V-22 tiltrotor aircraft.  Work will be performed in Johnson City, N.Y., and is expected to be completed in December… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 11-Mar-11

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AgustaWestland and BAE Systems sign agreement for Multi-Purpose Test Bench in Australia

AgustaWestland and BAE Systems sign agreement for Multi-Purpose Test Bench in Australia

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, and BAE Systems have announced plans to establish a world-leading helicopter transmission test facility in Australia. The facility, better known as a Multi-Purpose Test Bench (MPTB), will be the first of its kind in the southern hemisphere. AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is the leading European helicopter OEM and has operated its… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 03-Mar-11

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BAE Systems to provide US Navy All-Quadrant Defensive Weapon System for V-22

BAE Systems to provide US Navy All-Quadrant Defensive Weapon System for V-22

BAE Systems will provide the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command a defensive weapon system for NAVAIR’s V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft. The system is based on the company’s Remote Guardian SystemTM, (RGS), a remotely operated defensive weapon system that provides 360° of suppressive weapons fire for the V-22. BAE Systems’ Remote Guardian System is a common… Read more »

Source: BAE Systems, 02-Mar-11

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BAE Systems contract to maintain Australian Chinooks extended

BAE Systems contract to maintain Australian Chinooks extended

Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced that Defence had signed a contract with BAE Systems to maintain the Army’s fleet of Chinook Helicopters.  The $20.9 million contract means that BAE will maintain and support the Chinooks over the next six years. “Chinooks were an important part of the Defence Force’s response to the… Read more »

Source: Australian MoD, 02-Mar-11

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BAE awarded $14M for V-22 Interim Defensive Weapons System mission kits

BAE awarded $14M for V-22 Interim Defensive Weapons System mission kits

BAE Systems Controls, Inc., Johnson City, N.Y., is being awarded a $14,218,161 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of Interim Defensive Weapons System (IDWS) mission kits for the V-22 tiltrotor aircraft.  The IDWS provides a mission-configurable, crew-served, night vision device compatible defensive weapon system.  Work will be performed in Johnson City, N.Y., and is expected to… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 10-Jan-11

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Royal Navy takes delivery of first BAE Systems’ Q-Sight helmet-mounted display

Royal Navy takes delivery of first BAE Systems’ Q-Sight helmet-mounted display

BAE Systems has delivered the first order of a new helmet-mounted optical sighting system to the Royal Navy, addressing a mission-critical need for increased air door gunner situational awareness on helicopters. BAE Systems, prime contractor for the Lynx PT, earlier this month delivered 12 Q-Sightâ„¢ Gunner Remote Sighting Systems (GRSS) that are qualified for use… Read more »

Source: BAE Systems, 22-Nov-10

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Heli-Power 2010: RN evaluates Q-Sight for Lynx gunners

Heli-Power 2010: RN evaluates Q-Sight for Lynx gunners

The Royal Navy (RN) is carrying out an operational evaluation of a new helmet-mounted optical sighting system that will be issued to Lynx Mk8 helicopter door gunners.

Source: Shephard, 18-Nov-10

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BAE Systems announces new capabilities at AUSA 2010

BAE Systems announces new capabilities at AUSA 2010

On Thursday, Oct. 21 BAE Systems unveiled new technology that protects military helicopters from infrared-guided missiles and announced its U.S. light tactical vehicle strategy to include an update on its Valanx JLTV offering for the U.S. Army as well as a new HMMWV Recap offering. During the briefing, BAE Systems officials also highlighted the array… Read more »

Source: BAE Systems, 25-Oct-10

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US Navy declares BAE Systems’ Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System ready

US Navy declares BAE Systems’ Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System ready

BAE Systems’ Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) has been declared by the U.S. Navy ready to enter production. The decision, known as “Milestone C,” signifies that the APKWS development program has met its objectives and the system is ready to be deployed. The system will now enter low-rate initial production, with the first systems… Read more »

Source: BAE Systems, 10-Apr-10

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BAE Systems completes first flight test of persistent surveillance system

BAE Systems completes first flight test of persistent surveillance system

BAE Systems has completed the initial flight test of a new real-time persistent surveillance capability for U.S. combat forces to detect, locate, track and monitor events on battlefields and in urban areas – providing significantly greater video coverage over current airborne capabilities. The first flight tests of the Autonomous Real-Time Ground Ubiquitous Surveillance Imaging System,… Read more »

Source: BAE Systems, 10-Feb-10

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AH-1W Cobra crew complete integrated testing of APKWS – Operational assessment follows

AH-1W Cobra crew complete integrated testing of APKWS – Operational assessment follows

Aviators from the U.S. Marine Corps completed the integrated test phase of the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) program Jan. 5, firing five rounds against stationary and moving targets. All five shots hit their intended targets within 2 meters of the laser designator’s spot. In the final series of shots in integrated testing, five… Read more »

Source: BAE Systems, 02-Feb-10

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BAE Systems Equips US Army Helicopters with Infrared Countermeasures

BAE Systems Equips US Army Helicopters with Infrared Countermeasures

BAE Systems has successfully installed the Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasures (ATIRCM) system on U.S. Army CH-47D Chinook aircraft.

Source: BAE Systems, 24-Dec-09

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Australia Signs Long-Term S-70B Seahawk Maintenance Contract

The Australian government recently announced a multi-year In Service Support contract to BAE Systems Australia Ltd

Source: Defense Industry Daily, 21-Dec-09

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BAE Systems continue testing of Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System with US Navy and Marine Corps

BAE Systems continue testing of Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System with US Navy and Marine Corps

BAE Systems, in concert with the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, scored four hits in four shots during the final phase of integrated testing of the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS), a technology that adds low-cost precision laser guidance to 2.75-inch airborne rockets.

Source: BAE Systems, 18-Dec-09

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UK MoD to purchase 12 remote sighting systems with BAE Systems’ Q-Sight™ display

The U.K. Ministry of Defence has placed the first order for a new generation of helmet-mounted displays developed by BAE Systems. The Royal Navy will purchase 12 remote sighting systems incorporating BAE Systems’ Q-Sight™ display, for its Lynx Mk8 helicopters.

Source: BAE Systems, 10-Sep-09

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BAE Systems establish new hangars to support military aviation needs in Northern Australia

The Minister for Defence Personnel, Materiel and Science officially opened the company’s new, purpose built hangars at Townsville Airport. The facility, built at a cost of $10 million, is the home of BAE Systems’ support program for the Australian Army’s Black Hawk and Chinook helicopter fleets, and provides employment for 140 people.

Source: BAE Systems, 02-Sep-09

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BAE Systems optimistic full Australian Black Hawk EWSP upgrade will proceed

Source: Rotorhub, 15-Jul-09

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BAE Systems Committed to Nowra for Seahawk Support Contract

Source: BAE Systems, 13-Mar-09

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BAE Systems receives contract to develop CH-53K cockpit seats and cabin armor

Source: BAE Systems, 05-Feb-09

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