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  • 17 May 2009

    Finnish Air Force Completes AAR Training

    The Finnish Air Force has completed its air-to-air refuelling (AAR) training exercise, which will allow its pilots to participate in international operations such as supporting Nato forces. The training scheme...

  • 14 May 2009

    UK to Simplify Bowman Radio Systems

    The UK military's tactical communications and data system, known as Bowman, will undergo a series of upgrades to make the technology simpler for troops to use. Other upgrades include enhanced...

  • 14 May 2009

    UK Combat Support Improving but Problems Remain

    A report released by the UK National Audit Office (NAO) has found that despite challenging operational environments the provision of support for troops in Iraq and Afghanistan has improved. The...

  • 14 May 2009

    House Approves US Weapons Acquisition Reform Act

    The US House of representatives has approved the passage of HR 2101, the Weapons Acquisition System Reform Through Enhancing Technical Knowledge and Oversight (WASTE TKO) act. House Armed Services Committee...

  • 13 May 2009

    New Australian Budget Prepares For Defence Overhaul

    The Australian Government has announced that as part of the 2009-10 budget announced on 12 May, $30bn will be committed to improving and expanding the armed forces. This large-scale investment...

  • 13 May 2009

    UK Orders New Eurofighter Typhoon Aircraft

    The UK has confirmed that it will move ahead with the purchase of a third batch of Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft for the Royal Air Force. The Typhoon is an extremely...

  • 13 May 2009

    Canadian Air Force to Produce Afghan Maps

    The Canadian Air Force will create maps of Afghanistan using two CP-140 Auroras deployed over the region to promote interoperability and operational success. The maps will help with Operation Athena,...

  • 12 May 2009

    US Airforce Helps Iraqi Air Traffic Control

    The US's Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts is helping the Iraqi Air Force rebuild its military air traffic control capabilities through joint foreign military sales (FMS) run by the...

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