21 July 2004
21 July 2004
Farnborough International enjoyed yet another busy day for business as Airbus, Thales Defence Ltd, Sukhoi and a host of other companies chose the second trade day of the show to announce over $10bn dollars worth of contracts and options.
The UK Govt. Secretary of State for Defence, Geoff Hoon, visited the show in time to name Thales Defence Ltd as the preferred bidder for the $1.496bn watchkeeper (unmanned aerial vehicles) programme. The technology represents the central element of the UK’s current plans for acquiring UAVs.
Speaking at Farnborough International, Geoff Hoon said: “Farnborough is an important event in the defence calendar and I am pleased to be here to give my support to the defence industry. Today’s decision marks an important step for this hugely significant military programme.”
Monday 19th July saw Farnborough International welcome 20,000 industry guests. The show expects over 300,000 public and trade guests throughout the week.
Wabash and Carver will highlight their composite moulding presses at the SAMPE 2018 Conference & Exhibition on 23-24 May in Long Beach, California, US.
Attwater has invested £100,000 in two new CNC machines.
Sharp & Tappin has installed and commissioned one of its Compcut 200 advanced composite saws at SHD Composites in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, UK.