US contractor EDO has signed a teaming agreement under which it will offer Elta Systems-produced radars for use during the US Navy's Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) unmanned air vehicle programme. A maritime radar developed by the Israel Aerospace Industries subsidiary was test flown last July with a General Atomics Predator B UAV, and is a potential candidate for the BAMS requirement.


Madrid's $425 million selection of Rafael's Spike-LR anti-tank missile for its land forces could lead to a split selection for the French and Spanish armies' Eurocopter Tiger attack helicopters. The aircraft had been expected to field a common weapon type: the AGM-114 Hellfire already integrated for Tiger customer Australia or the Spike-ER (formerly the NT-D Dandy), but Israeli sources claim Spain's recent selection could lead to separate procurements.


The Indian government is expected to sign a bilateral agreement with Russia this week, under which Hindustan Aeronautics will licence produce Klimov RD-33 engines for the Indian air force's RSK MiG-29 fighters, and also potentially for indigenously produced aircraft. New Delhi's Cabinet Committee on Security gave its approval to the accord last week.

Source: Flight International