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  • 29 October 2009

    Second Lockheed Infrared Spacecraft Baseline Tested

    Lockheed has begun the baseline integrated system test (BIST) on the second space-based infrared system (SBIRS) geosynchronous orbit (GEO-2) spacecraft. The SBIRS is designed to provide early warning of missile...

  • 28 October 2009

    UK MoD Cost Cuts Cause 2006 Nimrod Crash

    Cost cuts and dilution of the airworthiness regime in the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) have been upheld as the causes behind a 2006 Royal Air Force Nimrod aircraft crash....

  • 28 October 2009

    US Air Force to Use S-100 UAV for Counter-IED Project

    Schiebel will provide its Camcopter S-100 UAV as the air vehicle to CenTauri Solutions under a subcontract for counter-IED project 'Yellow Jacket'. The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has...

  • 28 October 2009

    Germany to Use Israeli Drones for Afghan Operations

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is to provide Heron medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to Germany. The 1,200kg Heron can reach an altitude of 30,000ft and can loiter for...

  • 28 October 2009

    Malaysia to Phase Out MiG-29N Jets

    The Malaysian Government will phase out the fleet of Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) MiG-29N fighter jets by the end of 2010. The phase-out is expected to save the nation...

  • 28 October 2009

    USAF C-27J Airlifter Programme On Track

    US Air Force plans to include C-27J Spartan aircraft in its inventory are on track. The air force will field 38 C-27J propeller-driven airlifters, designed for austere environments, that will...

  • 27 October 2009

    Boeing to Get Telephonics Communication Systems for C-17

    Boeing is to receive communication open system architecture (COSA) integrated radio management systems (IRMS) for the C-17 aircraft under two contracts from Telephonics. The C-17 Globemaster II is a high-wing,...

  • 27 October 2009

    Spain and France Lose Kyrgyz Air Base

    Spain and France have left an air base in Kyrgyzstan used for missions to Afghanistan, following permission to use the base being withdrawn. Spanish forces have temporarily shifted two Hercules...

  • 27 October 2009

    New Hellfire II Missile Takes First POP Flight Test

    A new AGM-114R Hellfire II missile has completed its first proof-of-principle (POP) flight test. The POP 1 flight test showcased a lock-on-before-launch engagement of a stationary target board at 3.2...

  • 27 October 2009

    Alenia to Train US C-27/G.222 Air Advisers

    Alenia North America will provide C-27/G.222 aircrew and maintenance training for US air advisers to the Afghan National Army Air Corps (ANAAC). The C-27/G.222 designed as a military airlifter, is...

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