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  • 18 August 2009

    US Constructs Second Missile Defence Test Silo

    US Missile Defence Agency and Boeing have completed the construction of the second interceptor test silo for the ground-based midcourse defence (GMD) system at Vandenberg Air Force Base. The GMD,...

  • 18 August 2009

    Raytheon to Upgrade AMRAAM Systems for US Air Force

    The Pentagon has announced a contract awarded to Raytheon to upgrade the advanced medium-range air-to-air missile (AMRAAM) system for the US Air Force. AMRAAM is an lightweight missile system that...

  • 18 August 2009

    US Activates Cyber Air Force

    The US Air Force has activated its cyber-focused air force, the 24th air force (AF), which will form part of the Air Force Space Command. The 24 AF will provide...

  • 18 August 2009

    Russian Air Force to Receive 64 Sukhoi Jets

    The Russian Air Force will receive 64 Sukhoi jets under a $2.5bn deal signed by the country's Ministry of Defence at the MAKS-2009 air show. The air force will be...

  • 17 August 2009

    US Air Force GPS IIR Satellite Lifts Off

    A US Air Force global positioning system block IIR (GPS IIR-M) satellite, modernised by Lockheed Martin has been successfully launched aboard a Delta II rocket. The satellite will join six...

  • 17 August 2009

    Trial Kicks Off for India’s Combat Jet Bid

    The Indian Air Force multicombat fighter jet deal has kicked off with the first trials of Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft. The trials are the first of the three phases...

  • 17 August 2009

    Indonesian Air Base to Get Missile Defence Station

    The Indonesian Military (TNI) will construct an air defence radar station at the Timika Air Force Base in Papua province to enhance its early warning system and protect against possible...

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