Saturday, September 25, 2010

DTN News: Aerospace/Defense Headlines - News Dated September 24, 2010....NSI News Source Info # 1112

(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - September 25, 2010: Comprehensive daily news related to Aerospace/Defense for the world of TODAY.
*Comprehensive daily news related on Aerospace/Defense for the world of TODAY.
Friday September 24, 2010
Business Digest - Saturday September 25 20109:59 pm - at Reuters
Atlantis Systems Corp. Announces Resignation from Its Board of Directors7:33 pm - Marketwire UPDATE - Eurocopter new-look helicopter exits shadows6:38 pm - at Reuters
iBASEt SOLUMINA Users Rave Latest Functionality6:33 pm - Business Wire
Boeing Marks Construction Milestone on South Carolina 787 Final Assembly Building4:44 pm - PR Newswire
Mace Security International, Inc. Moves Trading of Stock to OTCQB Marketplace4:20 pm - Business Wire
Quasar International Holdings, Inc. (Formerly Quasar Aerospace Industries, Inc.) Dean Bradley Steps Down as CEO/President of Quasar International Holdings, Inc.3:14 pm - Marketwire
Odyssey Systems Awarded CSMC Task Order Valued at $5.7 Million3:11 pm - PR Newswire
Ball Aerospace Contributes to Instruments for NASA/ESA Mars Mission2:26 pm - PR Newswire Ball Aerospace NPP Weather Satellite Passes Pre-Environmental Review2:17 pm - PR Newswire

DTN News: World Top Stories / Headlines - News Dated September 25, 2010....NSI News Source Info # 1111

(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - September 25, 2010: Comprehensive daily news related to World Top Stories for the world of TODAY.
*Comprehensive daily news related to World Top Stories for the world of TODAY.
*Press TV News
PoliticsEconomyEnergyNuclear EnergyCultureTourism
US, Israel behind cyber-attack on Iran?
Experts say the US or Israel may be behind a cyber-attack on Iran.
28 mins ago
'US allotted $80bn for its nuke arsenal'
'Iran may halt 20% enrichment'
Iran, UK foreign ministers meet in NY
US admits futility of anti-Iran sanctions
Iran rejects West's 'talks or war' policy
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Middle East
IraqPalestineLebanonTurkeyPersian GulfMore
Turkey wants Flotilla probe 'complete'
Turkey has called on the UN Human Rights Council to complete its probe into the Flotilla attack.
2 hrs ago
Israeli drones buzz over south Lebanon
Yemen chases al-Qaeda out of town
Palestinian baby killed by tear gas
Police foil mosque attack in Mosul
Israeli forces kill Palestinian man
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DTN News: U.S. Department of Defense Contracts Dated September 24, 2010....NSI News Source Info # 1110

(NSI News Source Info) WASHINGTON - September 25, 2010: U.S. Department of Defense, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) Contracts issued September 24, 2010 are undermentioned;



United Launch Service, Centennial, Colo., was awarded a $461,567,412 contract modification will exercise an option to extend the evolved expendable launch vehicle contract by six months. At this time, $58,535,286 has been obligated. SMC LRSW/PK, El Segundo, Calif., is the contracting activity (FA8816-06-C-0002; PO0237).

Raytheon Technical Services Co., Indianapolis, Ind., was awarded a $42,000,000 contract which will provide 65 AN/AAQ 29A forward looking infra-red production kits and 15 initial spares in support of the HH-60G helicopter. At this time, the entire amount has been obligated. WR-ALC/GRUKB, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., is the contracting activity (FA8530-08-D-0012-0005).

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Archbald, Penn., was awarded a $34,462,741 contract which will procure Paveway II laser guided bomb computer control groups (seekers) and GBU-12 air foil groups (tail kits). At this time, the entire amount has been obligated. OO-ALC-GHGKB, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity (FA8213-10-C-0082).

DTN News: Defense News / Latest Press Releases Dated September 25, 2010....NSI News Source Info # 1109

(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - September 25, 2010: Comprehensive daily news related to Defense News / Latest Press Releases for the world of TODAY.*Comprehensive daily news related to Defense News / Latest Press Releases for the world of TODAY
*Sources - Defense News,
NEW DELHI - India's short-range, nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile failed to launch Sept. 24 during a test at the Chandipur missile range in the eastern state of Orissa. ...
full story24 Sep 14:11 EDT (18:11 GMT)
Top Air Warfare Stories
China Hints Missiles Targeting Taiwan Could Be Cut
U.K.'s Fox Favors Keeping 2nd JSF Engine
Germany's ThyssenKrupp Pulls Out Of Iran
Russia Military Cooperation With Iran To Continue
MEADS Program Officials Claim Lower Long-Term Costs
Lockheed, DoD Shake on Purchase of 32 F-35s
Russia Drops Plan To Supply Iran With S-300 Missiles
Biggest India-U.S. Defense Deal Set To Be Signed
Bill Would Force DoD To Weigh Subsidies for Arms BuysMore Air Warfare stories
Europe »U.K.'s Fox Favors Keeping 2nd JSF Engine
Not even the urgings of Liam Fox, British secretary of state for defense, to a powerful U.S. senator were enough to keep the U.S. Senate's Appropriations Committee from zeroing funds for an alternate engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). ...
full story23 Sep 16:51 EDT (20:51 GMT)

Friday, September 24, 2010

DTN News: China Hits Back At Japan After Boat Captain Freed....NSI News Source Info # 1108

(NSI News Source Info) TOKYO/BEIJING - September 25, 2010: China on Saturday demanded Japan apologize for holding a Chinese boat captain, showing few outward signs of softening in a dispute between the two Asian economic powers after Japan gave ground and released him.
The fishing trawler captain, Zhan Qixiong, flew out of Japan on a chartered plane that took him to the coastal Chinese city of Fuzhou, but Beijing's response suggested it still harbored some rancor.
The release followed the detention of four Japanese nationals on suspicion of violating Chinese law regarding the protection of military facilities, though Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshito Sengoku has denied a link between the two incidents.
China's Foreign Ministry said Beijing was angry at the detention of the captain, arrested by Japan over two weeks ago after his trawler collided with two Japanese patrol boats in waters near islands that both sides claim.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

DTN News: Lockheed, DoD Shake On Purchase Of 32 F-35s....NSI News Source Info # 1107

(NSI News Source Info) WASHINGTON - September 23, 2010: Lockheed Martin and Pentagon officials confirmed Sept. 22 that the company has reached an agreement with the Pentagon on the highly anticipated buy of 32 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, known as the low rate initial production lot 4 (LRIP-4).
A Lockheed spokesman confirmed that negotiations for the F-35s are over and that on Sept. 21, the two organizations reached an agreement for the 32 jets, their production tooling and sustainment. (SENIOR AIRMAN JULIANNE SHOWALTER / U.S. AIR FORCE)
The contract is expected to be valued at more than $5 billion, said Lockheed spokesman John Kent. While the deal has not been formally signed, Kent confirmed that negotiations for the planes are over and that on Sept. 21, the two organizations reached an agreement for the 32 jets, their production tooling and sustainment.
"The negotiated price is below the independent cost estimate prepared earlier this year and reflects the contract type deemed most efficient by the Department," a Pentagon statement said. "The Department believes this contract is a fair and reasonable basis for LRIP-4 and sets the appropriate foundation for future production lots."
Officials from both organizations have said that the 32 jets will cost as much as 20 percent less than the DoD's December prediction that the planes would cost roughly $76 million each in 2010 dollars over the program's lifetime.
The fixed-priced LRIP-4 deal is seen as critical to Lockheed's ability to deliver the jets on time and on budget. Since early summer, Lockheed officials have indicated that the deal has been close to signing. Last week, Tom Burbage, the company's vice president of F-35 operations, blamed the delays on tough bargaining stances by both sides over the cost of the jets.

DTN News: Boeing, Cathay Pacific Airways Finalize Contract For Six 777-300ERs....NSI News Source Info # 1106

(NSI News Source Info) SEATTLE, - September 23, 2010: Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Cathay Pacific Airways today announced the Hong Kong-based carrier has exercised existing purchase rights for six additional Boeing 777-300ERs (extended range). The six new airplanes, with an estimated value of US$1.6 billion at Boeing list prices, will increase Cathay Pacific's 777-300ER future fleet from 30 to 36.Cathay Pacific, one of the world's largest operators of the popular jetliner, also operates 12 Boeing 777-300s and five 777-200s.
"Cathay Pacific is a valued long-time Boeing customer. The global reach of Cathay Pacific's 777 fleet showcases the airplane's exceptional performance features and its passenger appeal around the world," said Marlin Dailey, vice president of Sales for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "This additional commitment from a world-class operator like Cathay Pacific is a testament to the greater efficiency, economics and reliability of the 777-300ER."
Cathay Pacific first announced its selection of the 777-300ER in 2005. This announcement is Cathay Pacific's fourth increase in its acquisition plans for the long-range jetliner.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

DTN News: Gulf States In $123 Billion US Arms Spree....NSI News Source Info # 1103

(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - September 21, 2010: The Arab states of the Gulf have embarked on one of the largest re-armament exercises in peacetime history, ordering US weapons worth some $123bn as they seek to counter Iran’s military power. A package of US arms worth more than $67bn for Saudi Arabia accounts for the largest single component of this military build-up, providing a huge boost to the American defence industry.
The first phase of this agreement – soon to go before the US Congress for approval – is estimated at about $30bn.
Anthony Cordesman, from the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, said that the US was aiming to achieve a “new post-Iraq war security structure that can secure the flow of energy exports to the global economy”.
The arms sales would “reinforce the level of regional deterrence and help reduce the size of forces the US must deploy in the region”.
The purchase of new weaponry comes at a time when many countries in the Middle East, home to two-thirds of the world’s proven oil reserves, are alarmed by Iran’s nuclear ambitions.
They also fear that any Israeli or US military strike on Iranian nuclear facilities could provoke retaliation against them, or disrupt the flow of oil through the Strait of Hormuz.
Saudi Arabia will receive 85 new F-15 jet fighters and another 70 will be upgraded. Boeing will be the principal supplier, allowing the US company to strengthen its ability to manufacture advanced military jets, an area where it has been slipping under competitive pressure. A successor agreement is expected to provide for the upgrade of radar and missile defence systems and an ambitious modernisation of the Saudi Navy’s eastern fleet.

Monday, September 20, 2010

DTN News: Indonesia to Purchase Six New Sukhoi Fighter Jets....NSI News Source Info # 1102

(NSI News Source Info) JAKARTA, Indonesia - September 20, 2010: Indonesia has decided to buy six more Russian-built Sukhoi fighters to expand the country’s existing fleet, a senior military official said on Friday.
Air Marshall Imam Sufaat, Air Force chief of staff, said the six extra planes were intended to form a squadron along with the 10 Sukhois the air force already has.
“Ten Sukhoi fighter jets are not adequate to give a deterrent effect given our vast airspace,” Sufaat was quoted as saying by the state-run Antara news agency.
He said Indonesia lagged behind neighboring Malaysia, which has 18 Sukhoi fighter jets, and Singapore with its 28 US-built F-15s.
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has approved the plan, Sufaat said but added he was not sure about the timeframe of the purchase.Indonesia has been buying Sukhoi fighter jets since 2003.
It shifted its purchases of military equipment away from the United States after Washington imposed an arms embargo on Jakarta in early 1990s.
The US government has lifted most of the ban in recent years.
During a recent visit to Jakarta, US Defence Secretary Robert Gates announced the resumption of cooperation with Indonesian special forces due to measures to improve the unit’s human rights record.

Sunday, September 19, 2010