Austrian Forces to Receive Tracker Mini-UAS from Cassidian

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Military Airlift: Rapid Reaction & Tanker Operations — Conference

Military Airlift: Rapid Reaction & Tanker Operations

SMi’s Military Airlift: Rapid Reaction & Tanker Operations conference will be held on 6-7 December 2010.

Following on from our sell-out events in Seville in 2008 and Frankfurt in 2009, the conference programme will expand on the theme of airlift and rapid reaction, addressing additional topics such as MRTT and tankers.

Bringing together senior policy and decision makers, Military Airlift: Rapid Reaction & Operations will examine key issues, including attempts to harmonise cross-border airlift operations and airlift delivery coordination. Join us for a special concurrent stream examining recent airlift operations in Haiti and Afghanistan.

Key topics include:

• Overviews of country-specific airlift capabilities
• Updates from NATO and EU airlift coordination agencies
• Case studies on the latest Humanitarian Airlift Operations
• Airlift Challenges in Afghanistan
• NATO and US Procurement Plans
• MRTT fleet replacement

Free site visit – Papa Air Base

On the morning of the 8th December delegates will have the opportunity to visit Papa Air Base, Hungary.

In November 2007 Papa was selected to host 3 NATO C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft, now under the operational command of the newly established Heavy Airlift Wing (HAW). Papa Air Base is located close to the Northern edge of the Bakony Hills in Veszprem County, Hungary. Launched in 2009, the HAW is an integral part of the Strategic Airlift Consortium (SAC), created in September 2006 to serve the strategic airlift requirements of members, in addition to fulfilling a support role for a variety of NATO, EU and UN missions.

To Book

Visit Military Airlift 2010 online: www.smi-online.co.uk/militaryairlift1019.asp
Or contact Teri Arri on: +44 20 7827 6162 or [email protected]

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Austrian Eurofighter Typhoons on duty for NATO’s Defence Ministers meeting in Bratislava, Slovakia — Press Release

_GLD3690Austrian Eurofighter Typhoons on duty for NATO’s Defence Ministers meeting in Bratislava, Slovakia

The Austrian Air Force’s Eurofighter Typhoons were significantly involved in air policing missions during meetings of NATO’s Defence Ministers held in Bratislava, Slovakia, on Thursday 22 and Friday 23 October 2009.

The air policing over the meetings in Slovakia was another demonstration of the interoperability of the Typhoon with NATO assets and as the centre to European air defence. The Austrian Typhoon’s role was to collaborate with the Slovakian Air Force to protect the air space from any possible threat including “slow movers” such as helicopters and light aircraft which are difficult to track with conventional assets.

As stated by the Austrian Ministry for Defence “The support of these aircraft ensures the best possible protection of participants and the local population against air threats”. It would not be possible to carry out such events without adequate airspace surveillance.

Austria has recently taken delivery of the last of its 15 ordered Eurofighter Typhoons and the aircraft already plays an important part in monitoring Austria’s airspace.

Even though the Eurofighter system is still in its introductory phase in Austria, it has already clocked up more than 1100 flight hours and performed around 1300 flights. A total of 26 “alpha priority” missions have already been flown by the Austria Air Force’s Typhoon this year. Since entering into service, the Eurofighter jets have lived up to all expectations and are successfully helping to protect the British, Germany, Italian, Spanish and Austrian air spaces. The Austrian Air Force has previously used the Eurofighter Typhoon during the 2008 European Football Championships and the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Background information:

Eurofighter Typhoon is the world’s most advanced new generation real multi-role/swing-role combat aircraft available on the market and has been ordered by six nations (Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, Austria and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia). With 707 aircraft under contract, it is Europe’s largest military collaborative programme and delivers leading-edge technology, strengthening Europe’s aerospace industry in the global competition. More than 100,000 jobs in 400 companies are secured by the programme. Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH manages the programme on behalf of the Eurofighter Partner Companies: Alenia Aeronautica/Finmeccanica, BAE Systems, EADS CASA and EADS Deutschland, Europe’s foremost aerospace companies with a total turnover of approx. €88 billion (2008).

High Resolution images of the Eurofighter Typhoon can be downloaded from our web site: www.eurofighter.com/medialibrary

Blog: www.eurofighter.com/po_bl.asp

For More Information contact:

Marco Valerio Bonelli
Head of PR & Communications
Tel.: +49 811 80 1555
Fax: +49 811 80 1557
Mobile: +49 172 842 6017
mail: [email protected]

Kathryn Coates
External Communications
Tel: +49 (0)811 80 1587
Mob: +49 (0)172 88 12110 Fax: +49 (0)811 80 1557
Mail: [email protected]

Photo courtesy of Eurofighter GMBH

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Eurofighter Typhoon deliveries completed to the Austrian Air Force — Press Release

Eurofighter Typhoon deliveries completed to the Austrian Air Force

Eurofighter has delivered the 15th and final aircraft ordered by the Austrian Armed Forces today. The aircraft was rolled out from the the EADS Defence & Security Manching assembly line, close to Munich, Germany.

The contract for the supply of 15 Eurofighter aircraft, including weapons and equipment, was signed by Austria and Eurofighter GmbH in July 2003. The contracts also covered simulation equipments, personnel training and logistic support.

This logistic support system helped the Austrian Air Force to commence operational air policing missions – the prime task the aircraft were ordered for – just 11 months after delivery of the first Eurofighter on 12 July 2007. Since the first Typhoon entered service, the aircraft have flown more than 1,100 flying hours with the Air Surveillance Wing’s home base in Zeltweg.

With the completion of the deliveries to Austria, five air forces in Europe have the Typhoon in service as the backbone of their fleets to enable interoperability; development of standard operational procedures and mutual logistic support to increase the already high average of fleet efficiency and effectiveness.

Enzo Casolini, Eurofighter CEO, said: “The delivery of the last Eurofighter Typhoon to Austria provides to Austrian Armed Forces the best aerial defence capabilities available in the World, both in operational, cost and fleet effectiveness terms. With this aircraft we are close to the 200th Typhoon being delivered, a target that we hope to reach by the end of this year”.

Bernhard Gerwert, Chairman of the Eurofighter Supervisory Board and CEO of Military Air Systems within EADS Defence & Security, underlined the significance of this achievement: “Following delivery of this Eurofighter today, Austria now has at its disposal the contractually agreed number of high-performance interceptors required to secure its airspace. With the Eurofighter, Austria has fielded a fighter aircraft that will represent the best solution for Austrian air surveillance for many years to come thanks to its outstanding flight performance, sensor capabilities, and its ability to be integrated into data networks.”

Background information:

Eurofighter Typhoon is the world’s most advanced new generation real multi-role/swing-role combat aircraft available on the market and has been ordered by six nations (Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, Austria and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia). With 707 aircraft under contract, it is Europe’s largest military collaborative programme and delivers leading-edge technology, strengthening Europe’s aerospace industry in the global competition. More than 100,000 jobs in 400 companies are secured by the programme. Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH manages the programme on behalf of the Eurofighter Partner Companies: Alenia Aeronautica/Finmeccanica, BAE Systems, EADS CASA and EADS Deutschland, Europe’s foremost aerospace companies with a total turnover of approx. €88 billion (2008).

High Resolution images of the Eurofighter Typhoon can be downloaded from our web site: www.eurofighter.com/medialibrary
Blog: www.eurofighter.com/po_bl.asp

For More Information contact:

Marco Valerio Bonelli
Head of PR & Communications
Tel.: +49 811 80 1555
Fax: +49 811 80 1557
Mobile: +49 172 842 6017
mail: [email protected]

Kathryn Coates
External Communications
Tel: +49 (0)811 80 1587
Mob: +49 (0)172 88 12110 Fax: +49 (0)811 80 1557
Mail: [email protected]

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Austria Invests In Machine Guns

Defense procurement and contracting often focuses on the big deals but a modern army must purchase all sorts of things from beans, bullets, small arms and support equipment. Austria just signed a twenty-five million Euro (about $37.5 million) contract with Elbit Systems to buy 12.7 mm machine guns and mounts for vehicles. While this may seem like peanuts to a country like the U.S. that spends six hundred billion a year on defense it represents a significant investment for a country that size.

The contract also illustrates how the lessons learned from Iraq and Afghanistan are flowing out into the world. The U.S. invested a lot of money into remotely manned turrets for their HUMVEE and MRAP vehicles. This allowed the crew to remain behind the most effective armor of the vehicle. Of course these systems drive up the cost of what used to be basic vehicles for troop transport and light utility missions.

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