One hundred and eighteen teens from across the country will gain
a comprehensive perspective on leadership, teamwork and
problem-solving at Civil Air Patrol's Cadet Officer School, one of
the top professional development opportunities available to
Elbit Systems Ltd. announced Tuesday that it was awarded a
contract by the Israeli Ministry of Defense for the operation and
maintenance of the new Israeli Air Force's Beechcraft T-6 "Effroni"
trainer. The contract amount which is not material to Elbit
Systems, will be delivered over the course of five years, with an
option for an additional five years.
GE Aviation successfully completed initial flight testing of its
Electro-Optical Grid Reference System (EOGRS) for aerial refueling
applications in late June. This activity demonstrates that
GE’s grid navigation system is on target to support automatic
aerial refueling of both manned and unmanned aircraft using either
probe and drogue or boom and receptacle techniques.
Eurofighter Typhoon's Instrumented Production Aircraft (IPA)
have been busy lately, pushing forward in the testing of the fleet
of development aircraft. IPA 7 recently completed a Paveway IV bomb
handling, qualities familiarizing flight at EADS site in
Boeing Defence UK Ltd. announced Tuesday that a UK Chinook Mk3
helicopter successfully completed its first test flight on June 6
at the Ministry of Defence's Boscombe Down facility during the
flight testing and evaluation phase of the Mk3 reversion