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HN for Wed., December 6, 2017, Vol. 43, Issue 25.

Senate Appropriators Boost Army Vehicle, Aircraft Funding By Billions

Army aircraft and combat vehicle procurement stand to receive billions in additional funding under a funding bill proposed by Senate appropriators on Nov. 21.  The Senate Appropriations Committee added more than $1 billion to the Army’s fiscal 2018 request of $3.4 billion for combat vehicle procurement and modernization. A majority share of that increase would…

Airbus Delivers Final Two AS565 MBe Panther Helicopters To Mexican Navy

Airbus completed the Mexican Navy’s order for AS565 MBe Panther aircraft after delivering the final two helicopters, the company announced Dec. 6.Mexico was the launch customer for the AS565 MBe Panther with its order for ten helicopters in 2010. The first four helicopters were delivered in 2016, with the remaining six arriving in 2017.“The arrival…

Bohemia Interactive Simulations Launches New Image Generator For Helicopter Flight Simulators

Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) launched its VBS Blue IG 3D whole-earth image generator for Apache helicopter flight simulations on Nov. 27 at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando.VBS Blue IG is the military training and simulation software company’s new high-performance, standards-based image generator which can be integrated on any CIGI-compliant simulation host,…