Finnish Company To Design, Deliver Structures For Military
Development work continues on Airbus's A400M military transport
plane, with Airbus's announcement that Patria Aerostructures
Business Unit has been selected to design and deliver the A400M
vertical tail plane tip fairing to the European aerospace
consortium. Peak production rate will be some 30 aircraft per year
-- with deliveries scheduled between 2006-2021.
BAE Systems' digital electronic warfare system (EW) has
successfully completed the first phase of developmental flight
tests on the U.S. Air Force's F -22A Raptor. The tests of the
digital EW system were conducted aboard Raptor "4009" at Edwards
Air Force Base, CA, over the past four months.