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  • 6 December 2009

    France Receives P2 Laser-guided Smart Bombs

    Raytheon has delivered its Paveway II laser-guided smart bombs to France, for deployment in the air force's fleet of 2,000 Mirage aircraft, in support of US and NATO forces in...

  • 6 December 2009

    Boeing to Develop GMD Programme

    The US Missile Defense Agency has awarded a competitive development and sustainment contract to Boeing for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) programme. Aimed to defend the US against long-range ballistic...

  • 3 December 2009

    RAF to Begin Hawk Tmk2 Instructor Training

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has said the Royal Air Force (RAF) will begin the instructor training of Hawk Tmk2 aircraft from mid 2010, following the completion of its...

  • 3 December 2009

    Quickstep Signs MoU for F-35 JSF Components

    Quickstep Holdings has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Lockheed and Northrop to supply F-35 joint strike fighter aircraft components. The MoU, with a potential to be converted to...

  • 3 December 2009

    Indian Air Force Grounds Su-30 Fleet After Crash

    The Indian Air Force has grounded its entire fleet of Su-30 aircraft after a Sukhoi jet crashed during a routine training sortie. The fleet has been suspended for precautionary checks...

  • 2 December 2009

    RAF Merlins Ready for Afghan Operation

    The UK Royal Air Force's fleet of Merlin helicopters has passed the extensive preflight checks, and are now ready for operational flying, following its transportation and reassembly. The Merlin helicopters,...

  • 2 December 2009

    Northrop Might Not Bid for US Air Tanker Deal

    Northrop Grumman has said that it might not bid for the $40bn aerial refuelling tanker aircraft deal unless major changes are made in the selection process. The US Air Force...

  • 2 December 2009

    Japan Concludes Air Training on Patriot Systems

    The Japanese Air Self Defence Force (JASDF) has concluded its annual training exercise on Patriot air and missile defence systems in Texas, US. Patriot is an advanced ground-based air defence...

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