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  • 19 May 2009

    Lockheed Wins Contract for Boeing Sensor System

    Lockheed Martin has won a contract for the technology development phase of Boeing's F/A-18E/F infrared search and track (IRST) programme, following a two-year pre-system design contract. The F/A-18E/F Super Hornet...

  • 18 May 2009

    Elbit-GD Team Supply Unmanned Air Systems to US

    Elbit Systems of America and General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products have formed a joint venture to provide unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to the US Department of Defense (DoD). The...

  • 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...

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