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  • 31 March 2010

    USAF Test Flies RQ-11B Raven UAV

    Flight tests of the USAF's RQ-11B Raven have taken place in Iraq . The RQ-11B Raven is a small unmanned aircraft equipped with cameras, sensors and communications tools, which will...

  • 30 March 2010

    USAF Awards EELV Engineering Contract

    The USAF has awarded a contract to provide system engineering and integration services in support of the Launch and Range Systems Wing (LRSW) evolved expendable launch vehicle (EELV) programme. ManTech...

  • 30 March 2010

    IAF MiG-29 Aircraft to Receive Upgraded IFF Systems

    A modernisation contract for the Indian Air Force's 63 MiG-29s has been awarded to Thales by the Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG (RSK-MiG). Under the contract, Thales will upgrade the IFF1's...

  • 30 March 2010

    Israeli Air Force Tests Missile Defence Systems

    The first test to check the situational effectiveness of Israel's missile defence systems has been conducted by the country's air force. Code-named Tiramisu, the test was a computerised trial run...

  • 30 March 2010

    RAF Scrambles Fighter Jets on Terror Alert

    The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) scrambled its fighter jets twice in March, after receiving terrorist alerts from transatlantic passenger jets. On 2 March, after a passenger attempted to get...

  • 29 March 2010

    IAF Receives Second AWACS Aircraft

    The Indian Air Force (IAF) has received the second of three Phalcon airborne early warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft from Israel to enhance its surveillance capabilities. The AWACS aircraft,...

  • 29 March 2010

    Canada Receives Final Upgraded CF-18 Hornet Aircraft

    The 79th and final CF-18 Hornet has been returned following its upgrade, according to the Canadian Department of National Defence. Boeing has been carrying out the two-phase CF-18 modernisation programme...

  • 29 March 2010

    Denmark to Delay Fighter Acquisition

    The purchase of new fighter aircraft to replace Denmark's aging F-16s has been delayed until 2014, according to the country's defence ministry. The ministry made the decision after analysing the...

  • 29 March 2010

    Colombia to Establish Black Hawk Training Facility

    The Colombian Ministry of Defence and Sikorsky have signed an agreement to establish a Black Hawk helicopter training facility. The training facility at Melgar will include a full-motion S-70TM Black...

  • 28 March 2010

    India Receives Airborne Stand-Off Radar Aircraft

    India has received an airborne stand-off radar (ASTOR) aircraft that will enhance the country's 24-hour surveillance and target acquisition capability. The ASTOR aircraft, received from the US, is capable of...

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