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  • 10 November 2009

    AEW&C Aircraft Undergoes Self-Protection Tests

    Australia's airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft has completed tests for the countermeasures dispenser system (CMDS). The 737 AEW&C aircraft, based on the Boeing 737-700 commercial airplane, provides airborne...

  • 10 November 2009

    Northrop to Deliver Reference System for Neuron UCAV

    Northrop Grumman subsidiary, LITEF will supply attitude and heading reference systems (AHRS) for the Neuron unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) demonstrator, under a contract with Saab Aerosystems. The Neuron UCAV...

  • 10 November 2009

    USAF Europe Receives Another C-130J Aircraft

    The USAF Europe and Africa Command has received the seventh of 14 C-130J Super Hercules aircraft from Lockheed Martin at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The C-130Js are used in high-tempo...

  • 10 November 2009

    Boeing to Produce JDAM Kits for US Air Force

    The US Air Force has awarded a contract to Boeing for the production of more than 2,900 joint direct attack munition (JDAM) tail kits. The JDAM is a low-cost guidance...

  • 10 November 2009

    French Rafale Simultaneously Fires Bomb and Missile

    A French Air Force Rafale has fired an AASM-guided bomb and a Mica air-to-air missile in the same mission for the first time, demonstrating the aircraft's operational flexibility. The Rafale...

  • 9 November 2009

    Lockheed to Support US Air Force A-10 Jets

    Lockheed will provide for continued modernisation and sustainment of the US Air Force's A-10 close air support fighter jet, under three contracts. Under the contracts, Lockheed will undertake a trade...

  • 9 November 2009

    Japan Gets First RARO Air Trainer

    The Japan Air Self Defence Force (JASDF) has received the first remote aerial refuelling operator (RARO) trainer from Boeing and ACME Worldwide Enterprises. The RARO II trainer will support JASDF's...

  • 9 November 2009

    RAF Merlins Complete Training for Afghanistan

    The UK Royal Air Force's fleet of Merlin helicopters have completed a four-month training stint in the US, in preparation for deployment in Afghanistan by 2009. The Merlins will provide...

  • 9 November 2009

    Boeing Bids for USAF Small-Diameter Bomb Contract

    Boeing has submitted a proposal to the US Air Force for the engineering and manufacturing development phase of the small-diameter bomb (SDB) II, after completing the risk reduction programme. The...

  • 9 November 2009

    Malaysian A400Ms to Face Delivery Delay

    Malaysia's order for four Airbus A400M military planes is set to face a delivery delay by at least three years, to 2016. The Airbus A400M programme was started by European...

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