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  • 27 September 2009

    Raytheon Receiver Achieves Live Satellite Tracking

    Raytheon has announced that its Modernised User Equipment (MUE) receiver has achieved live satellite M-code tracking. The M-code or the Military code is designed to further improve the anti-jamming and...

  • 27 September 2009

    USAF to Receive Tactical Flight Simulator from ETC

    The US Air Force has awarded a $35m contract to Environmental Tectonics Corporation (ETC) to provide an Authentic Tactical Flight Simulator-400 (ATFS-400). The ATFS-400 merges ETC's virtual battle space, motion-based...

  • 24 September 2009

    Italian Trainer Aircraft Deal to Push Through Soon

    The Italian Air Force is expected to award a contract to trainer aircraft manufacturer Alenia Aermacchi, a Finmeccanica company, for the delivery of 15 M-346 advanced jet trainers. Following the...

  • 24 September 2009

    B-2 Bomber Contract Ceiling Goes Up

    The US Air Force has increased the cost ceiling on Northrop Grumman's contract for B-2 bomber modernisation and sustainment work from $6.1bn to $9.54bn. The contract for the air force’s...

  • 23 September 2009

    New Zealand to Replace Iroquois with NH90

    The New Zealand Air Force is withdrawing its fleet of aging Iroquois helicopters, to be replaced by French NH90 choppers. All 14 Iroquois choppers will be substituted by NH90 helicopters...

  • 23 September 2009

    Singapore Seeks US Funding for Pilot Training

    The Singaporean Government has asked the US to continue training its F-16C pilots at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona and to also purchase support equipment for the country's fleet....

  • 23 September 2009

    US Air Force Joins Swedish Nanotechnology Alliance

    The US Air Force has partnered with a Swedish consortium led by Försvarets Materielverk (FMV) to develop nanotechnologies for US aircraft and the Swedish Gripen. The aim of the alliance...

  • 22 September 2009

    US Air Force Orders GD Friend-or-Foe Devices

    The US Air Force has ordered identification friend or foe (IFF) cryptographic modules from General Dynamics to enable the precise identification of 'friendly' aircraft by ships. The cryptographic modules are...

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