The French DGA has awarded Thomson-CSF Comsys a €38 million ($36.9 million)contract for battlefield identification friend or foe systems to be fitted to vehicles with an air defence capability. Malaysia Airlines has won a Ringgit 64 million ($16.8 million) deal to train 370 Royal Malaysian Air Force engineers, according to a report in the New Straits Times. Raytheon has been awarded a follow-on order for another 439 AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles, worth $162 million, to be delivered by July 2002. The order covers 161 for the US Air Force and Navy, South Korea and Bahrain. BAE Systems and Saab have signed a memorandum of understanding with the Czech Government to form a working group to co-ordinate offset and investment opportunities in the Czech Republic. The two companies are offering the JAS39 Gripen for a Czech air force fighter requirement.

Source: Flight International