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Saab receives order for
AUV62 autonomous system
Defence and security company Saab announced
on 17 January that it has signed a contract for the
delivery of autonomous underwater vehicles systems,
AUV62, in training configuration for an undisclosed
The order has a total value of MSEK 269 (US
$41 million) and comprises supply and long term
maintenance and support of AUV62, the latest
version of the advanced training target for Anti
Submarine Warfare (ASW) training.
“We are very proud of the confidence our
customers place in the AUV62 system and are
satisfied to have been able to secure this order for
the system.” says Görgen Johansson, Senior Vice
President and Head of Business Area Dynamics.
The industry’s nature is such that depending on
circumstances concerning the product and customer,
information regarding the customer will not be
The AUV62 is an advanced and highly modern
and capable system for cost-efficient training of
a navy’s ASW forces. The AUV62 is an artificial
acoustic target that mimics a submarine in a way
that is compatible with any torpedo- and sonar
system on the market today. The AUV62 system
fully replaces the use of a submarine in the role
as a manoeuvring training target. With the AUV62
Saab offers a state-of-the-art training capability for
demanding customers investing in the future.
System deliveries will take place during 2014
and 2015, followed by long-term maintenance and
support of the systems.
Boeing Delivers Indian Air
Force's 1st C-17 to Flight
Program on schedule to deliver 5 airlifters in 2013
and 5 in 2014 Boeing announced on January 22
that it has delivered -- on schedule -- the first of 10
C-17 Globemaster III airlifters for the Indian Air Force
India's first C-17 will now enter a U.S . Air Force
flight test program at Edwards Air Force Base in
Palmdale, California. Boeing is on track to deliver
four more C-17s to the IAF this year and five in
"The C-17 met the stipulated airlift requirements
of the Indian Air Force when it flew field evaluation
trials in India during June 2010," said Air
Commodore Sanjay Nimesh, Air Attaché at the
Embassy of India. "It was exciting to see the C-17
fly again, this time with Indian Air Force markings,
as the airlifter completed its first-flight milestone on
Jan. 11 .
We look forward to the day that the first IAF C-17
flies over India.
"The C-17's ability to operate in extremely hot and
cold climates; transport large payloads across vast
ranges; and land on short, austere runways makes
it ideal for India's airlift needs," said Nan Bouchard,
Boeing vice president and C-17 program manager.
"We value our continued partnership with India and
the U.S . government and will provide dedicated
support as India's first C-17 enters flight testing."
India's Ministry of Defence signed an agreement
with the U.S. government on June 15, 2011, to
acquire 10 C-17 airlifters, making India the largest
C-17 customer outside the United States. The
governments finalised the Foreign Military Sales
contract for the airframe on June 6, 2012.
Boeing has delivered 250 C-17s worldwide,
including 218 to the U.S . Air Force active duty,
Guard and Reserve units. A total of 32 C-17s have
been delivered to Australia, Canada, India, Qatar, the
United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the
12-member Strategic Airlift Capability initiative of
NATO and Partnership for Peace nations.
Boeing will support the IAF C-17 fleet through the
Globemaster III Integrated Sustainment Program
(GISP) Performance-Based Logistics contract.
The GISP "virtual fleet" arrangement ensures
mission readiness by providing all C-17 customers
access to an extensive support network for
worldwide parts availability and economies of scale.
This brings spares and support closer to the point
of use and makes the C-17 more affordable to own
Credit: USAF / Bennie J. Davis III
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