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Boeing-Safran JV to Operate as Initium Aerospace; Stan Deal Quoted

Boeing and France-based Safran have unveiled a new joint venture to design, develop and service auxiliary power units or engines used to start aircraft and related systems while on the ground. Etienne Boisseau will serve as CEO of the new JV, Initium Aerospace, which will operate in San Diego to build APUs in collaboration with Boeing and Safran teams on production and engineering, Boeing said Wednesday.
 

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Raytheon, Safran Partner to Develop Combat Vehicle Sighting Tech; Kim Ernzen Comments

Raytheon and France-based military electronics maker Safran have partnered to develop sighting systems intended for combat vehicles. Both companies signed a memorandum of understanding to integrate their electro-optical and inertial measurement unit technologies to produce a forward-looking infrared sighting device, Raytheon said Wednesday. Kim Ernzen, vice president of Raytheon’s land warfare systems business, the …

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European Space Agency Picks 5 Firms to Conduct Satellite Microlauncher Feasibility Studies

The European Space Agency has selected five companies to study the feasibility of using a commercial microlauncher to deploy small satellites into orbit. ArianeGroup, MT-Aerospace, ELV, Deimos and PLD Space will conduct research on their proposed concepts, ESA said Thursday. France-based ArianeGroup, a joint venture of Airbus and Safran, proposed to develop …

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Technavio: Military Submarine Mast & Antenna Market to Grow at Nearly 6% CAGR Through 2021

A Technavio report forecasts the compound annual growth rate for the global military submarine photonics mast and antenna market will reach nearly 6 percent by 2021 due to a demand for multifunctional antennas and submarine modernization efforts in the defense sector. The research company said Thursday the cost of modular optronics mast, use of …

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Kratos-Robonic Team Delivers Pneumatic Launchers to US Army

A team composed of Safran Electronics & Defense‘s Robonic subsidiary and Kratos Defense & Security Solutions have delivered two pneumatic launchers to the targets management office of the U.S. Army’s program executive office for simulation, training and instrumentation. Safran said Wednesday the military branch will use Kontio to deploy Firejet aerial targets from Kratos subsidiary Composite Engineering …

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Leonardo to Equip Italian Navy’s NH90 Helicopters With ‘Friend or Foe’ Identification Tech

Leonardo has secured an $11.6 million contract from a NATO agency to supply friend-or-foe identification systems for the Italian navy’s NH90 frigate helicopters. The company said Tuesday it will equip the NH90 fleet with the Mode 5 SIT434/5 IFF platform to help Italy’s naval personnel distinguish between potential threats and friendly forces. NATO member countries …

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Safran to Update Navigation System of France’s Ballistic Missile Submarines

Safran‘s electronics and defense business has been selected to design and build a new global navigation system for integration into the Triomphant-class ballistic missile nuclear submarines of the French navy. The company said Monday it will use feedback from the fleet’s current laser gyro-based navigation systems and other new technologies to develop a new …

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Report: UK Shortlists BAE, Rheinmetall for Battle Tank Modernization Assessment Phase

The U.K. defense ministry has chosen separate teams led by BAE Systems and Rheinmetall Landsysteme as “preferred bidders” for the assessment phase of a program to modernize the British army’s main battle tanks, Defense News reported Wednesday. Andrew Chuter writes the U.K. defense ministry aims to finalize two contracts by the end of the …

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