Spanish company Indra Sistema SA will deliver seven new VICTRIX weapons simulators to the Spanish Army (Ejército de Tierra).

VICTRIX training system simulates the Heckler & Koch GmbH G36E assault rifle used by the Spanish Army as well as other widely used individual light weapons.

The Spanish Army has already implemented two simulation systems procured under a previous contract.


Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation has delivered two S-92 medium tactical transport helicopters to AAR Corporation, for operations in Afghanistan theatre. The US contractor will perform passenger and cargo lift missions on behalf of the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), a US Government agency that provides transportation for the Department of Defense (DoD).

AAR Corporation purchased the two aircraft following an October 2010 contract award valued at $450 Million to provide up to five years of airlift service in Afghanistan. Both aircraft are expected to begin operations during February 2011. AAR Corporation already operates 15 S-61N helicopters in various mission roles.

General Dynamics UK Ltd has signed three contracts with the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MoD) procurement agency DE&S (Defence Equipment & Support) that will help Bowman tactical communication systems users operating in Afghanistan increase their ability to counter the threat of improvised explosive devices through better information sharing.

Worth £33 Million, the three contracts will provide improved connectivity between forward operating bases and patrol bases thought the M-DOR (Modular Dismounted Operations Room) command and control system, improved tactical situational awareness thanks to the Tac SA solution which comprise high performance, semi-ruggedized laptops, associated servers and the Tactical Ground Reporting Infrastructure (TiGR) system and as well as improved shared situational awareness data-transfer system which allow interoperability between Bowman terminals and other less tactical, in-theatre communications and information systems (CIS) such as Overtask.

USA Based Boeing company and its partner iRobot Corporation have delivered the first 30 (SUGV (Small Unmanned Ground Vehicles) ground unmanned vehicles to the U.S. Air Force (USAF) for the service’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team.



Turkish helicopter operator Koçoğlu Aviation has taken delivery of another emergency medical service (EMS) configured AgustaWestland AW109 Power light twin engine helicopter.

The Turkey based company now operates eight AW109 Powers and and a single Grand. The aircraft will be used to perform EMS missions for the Turkish Ministry of Health from various bases throughout Turkey.

(Koçoğlu Aviation).

FLIR Systems Inc has been awarded a delivery order totaling US$15.8 Million for its Star SAFIRE II stabilized multi-sensor systems to support the U.S. Army MEDEVAC program.
The units delivered under this order will be employed on the Army Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk MEDEVAC configured helicopters serving in Iraq and Afghanistan theatres.

Works under this contract are expected to be completed within the next twelve months.

The first CH-47F (NL) Chinook heavy-lift multi-role helicopter procured by the Netherlands Ministry of Defence made its first official flight in January 25.

The aircraft made its first flight on December 8 and is scheduled to complete its flight test program in August after approximately 100 flight hours. There are currently two aircraft in flight test.

The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) will receive a total of six helicopters to enhance its current fleet of 11 CH-47D (NL) Chinook helicopters.

The new Chinooks are equipped with survivability equipment, a forward-looking infrared system, and fast rope positions, which will be used to support Special Forces operations. The engines will include air particle separators for operation in harsh environments.