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  • 1 November 2009

    UAV Squadrons Form New USAF Unit

    Three remotely piloted vehicle squadrons and a maintenance squadron under the 49th Fighter Wing have formed into a unit at an assumption-of-command ceremony. The 29th Attack Squadron, 6th Reconnaissance Squadron,...

  • 1 November 2009

    US Air Force Announces F-35 Candidate Base List

    The US Air Force has announced the list of 11 candidate locations to base the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter (JSF). The six bases selected for F-35 operations are...

  • 1 November 2009

    Australian MRTT to Take Military Certification Test

    The second of five A330 multirole tanker transport (MRTT) aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) is to undertake a military certification test at an Airbus Military facility in...

  • 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...

  • 29 October 2009

    US to Maintain Indonesian Hercules C-130 Airlifter

    The US will assist the Indonesian Air Force (TNI AU) in maintaining two if its Hercules C-130s under the US periodic depot maintenance (PDM) programme. C-130J Super Hercules is an...

  • 29 October 2009

    Lockheed to Provide F-22s to US Air Force

    Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract by the US Air Force to provide four F-22 fighter jets and their associated equipment. The F-22 Raptor is a multimission, air-superiority fighter...

  • 29 October 2009

    Boeing to Further Upgrade USAF B-1 Bomber Avionics

    Boeing has received an $84m follow-on contract from the US Air Force for additional upgrades of the B-1 bomber fleet's avionics software. The B-1 is a multimission aircraft, which has...

  • 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....

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