17 Dec 2020Aerospace
This week in Aerospace & Defense: Rolls Royce & Infosys announce tie-up in India
Deals and Deal Renewal
Bell-Boeing JV wins USD 170 Mn contract 
The JV recently secured a modification contract involving the V-22 aircraft program.  Work related to the deal is scheduled to be completed by September 2024. Read More>>
After Germany & France, Spain awards contract to Airbus to develop FCAS aircraft 
The contract will cover initial work on developing the program demonstrators along with maturing the cutting-edge technologies. Read More>>
Raytheon Technologies books USD 99 Mn SOCOM Aircraft Mission Processor supply contract 
The company will provide SMP technology to facilitate integration between AC/MC-130J controls and tactical mission systems being used by special operations forces. Read More>>
BAE Systems awarded USD 184 Mn contract for Amphibious Combat Vehicles
This modification provides for the procurement of 36 full-rate production ACVs and other associated production costs for the Marine Corps. Read More>>

Partnership
Rolls-Royce and Infosys Announce strategic partnership for Aerospace Engineering in India 
As part of the overall partnership, Rolls-Royce will transition a significant part of its engineering center capabilities for Civil Aerospace in Bengaluru to Infosys. Read More>>
Merger and Acquistion
Bell acquires Response Technologies in pursuit of advancing fuel cell technology 
This acquisition aligns with the strategy to pursue innovative technology and will enable the company to accelerate needed industry developments. Read More>>
Northrop Grumman (NOC) to divest federal IT business for USD 3.4 Bn
NOC recently signed an agreement to sell off its federal IT and mission support services business to Peraton. Peraton is an affiliate of Veritas Capital, a private investment firm. Read More>>
Center Setup and Expansion
Airbus launches new campus in Singapore 
The campus will house Airbus’ Asia Training Centre and its Asia-Pacific spare parts distribution facility operated by subsidiary Satair. Read More>>
Bell Textron opens Bell Commercial Business Center  
Bell’s CBC will house approximately 600 Bell employees, including all Commercial Programs, Global Sales, Customer Support, Supply Chain, Information Technology, & HR personnel. Read More>>

Layoff and Mass Hiring
Collins Aerospace will lay off 65 employees  
According to the state-required notice, the company will eliminate 36 positions in Bellevue and 29 positions in Decorah. Read More>>
Executive Movement and Awards
Biden Picks Raytheon Board Member Lloyd Austin as Pentagon Chief 
Lloyd, currently a member of Raytheon’s board of directors, will serve as Pentagon chief, a move that comes after initial frontrunner Michèle Flournoy faced mounting opposition from progressive anti-war organizations and activists. Read More>>
COO of Jeff Bezos’ space venture Blue Origin is leaving to pursue other opportunities
Terry Benedict was named COO in July 2018, after a more than four-decade career for the US Navy. Read More>>
Product Launch and Plans
Airbus enhances safety for boom and drogue refueling 
Airbus has developed a new system for its A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) that enhances safety for receivers using the aircraft’s wing-mounted and fuselage hose-drogue units (HDUs). Read More>>
Dassault Aviation unveiled its newest private jet with the Falcon 6X  
The USD 47 Mn jet can fly up to 5,500 nautical miles at speeds of up to Mach .90 while also accessing challenging airports with ease. Read More>>
Airbus launches line-fit Wireless IFE
The Open-Source Platform uses Airbus-supplied hardware to facilitate networking on-board, allowing airlines and suppliers to focus on the content & user experience while ensuring that the gear is fully integrated into the aircraft manufacturing process. Read More>>
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