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  • 22 October 2009

    USAF to Continue Funding GE Advanced Engine Initiative

    The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) will continue funding GE Aviation's demonstrator engine core development for phase II of the adaptive versatile engine technology (ADVENT) programme. The fund will...

  • 22 October 2009

    Boeing Offers Apache and Chinook Helicopters to India

    Boeing has submitted two proposals offering AH-64D Apache and CH-47F Chinook helicopters as entries in the Indian Air Force's attack and heavy-lift helicopter competition. India intends to acquire 22 attack...

  • 22 October 2009

    Taiwan Looks to Scrap Mirage 2000 Jets

    The Taiwan defence ministry will consider a proposal to scrap the air force's Mirage 200 jets from service or seal and store part of the fleet, according to Minister of...

  • 21 October 2009

    USAF Awards Radar Warning System Contract to Raytheon

    The US Air Force has awarded a $19.8m contract to Raytheon to continue production of ALR-69A (V) radar warning receiver systems. The ALR-69A(V) system features enhanced situational awareness, improved air-crew...

  • 21 October 2009

    USAF Composite Cargo Aircraft Gets X-Plane Status

    The advanced composite cargo aircraft (ACCA), developed by the US Air Force research laboratory and supported by Lockheed, has received the air force designation X-55A. The X-55A, which is used...

  • 21 October 2009

    Kuwait Wants to Sign French Jets Deal

    Kuwait has expressed a desire to buy French Rafale jets for the nation's air force and is hoping to sign a deal with France soon. Kuwaiti defence minister Sheikh Jaber...

  • 21 October 2009

    Northrop to Develop Radar System for USAF B-2s

    The USAF has contracted Northrop for full-rate production of radar systems for the B-2 stealth bomber fleet under the company's radar modernisation programme (RMP). Under the programme, the aircraft's original...

  • 20 October 2009

    AT-6 Air Trainer Undergoes Testing

    The first demonstrator aircraft of Hawker Beechcraft's AT-6 light attack aircraft trainer is undergoing flight testing. AT-6 is a structurally strengthened derivative of the T-6A/B/C military trainer aircraft. The derivative...

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