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  • 15 September 2009

    Boeing Unveils More Details for Tanker Deal

    Boeing has unveiled more details of their potential offering for the US Air Force KC-X tanker competition. The company plans to offer either the 767-based tanker or the larger 777-based...

  • 15 September 2009

    French Fighter Jets to Get Thales Laser Designation Pods

    The French defence procurement agency, délégation générale pour l'armement (DGA) has placed orders for a demonstrator next-generation laser designation pod (PDL NG) with Thales. The laser designation pods is a...

  • 15 September 2009

    C-5M Super Galaxy Airlifter Sets Aviation Records

    A US Air Force C-5M Super Galaxy strategic transport aircraft set 41 world aeronautical records in one flight conducted on 13 September 2009. The Lockheed-built C-5M modified airlifter evolved out...

  • 14 September 2009

    US Fighter Jets to Perform at Nato Baltic Drill

    the US Air Force's F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jets will participate in military exercises in Estonia and Lithuania to help improve the interoperability and combat readiness of Nato forces in...

  • 14 September 2009

    Manned Aircraft to Simulate UAVs for Training

    The US Air Force has begun using manned aircraft to train aircrew to fly unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in absence of enough trainer UAVs to practise on. The air force...

  • 14 September 2009

    US Air Force Receives First C-130 AMP Trainer Craft

    The US Air Force has received the first weapon system trainer for use in the C-130 avionics modernisation programme (AMP) from Boeing. The training simulator is a full-motion, simulator to...

  • 14 September 2009

    US Team to Assess Iraqi Air Sovereignty

    A US Air Force Central team have arrived in Iraq to ascertain how Iraq will maintain sovereignty of its airspace after US forces withdraw from the nation on 31 December...

  • 13 September 2009

    US Air Force Awards Tanker Support Contract to Boeing

    The US Air Force has awarded a contract to Boeing to support the C/KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft programme. Under the $150m deal, Boeing will provide programmed depot maintenance, unprogrammed depot-level maintenance...

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