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Boeing Delivers UK Royal Air Force's 7th C-17 Globemaster III

Boeing Delivers UK Royal Air Force's 7th C-17 Globemaster III

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Nov , 2010

The Boeing Company delivered the United Kingdom’s seventh C-17 Globemaster III to the Royal Air Force (RAF) today during a ceremony at Boeing’s final assembly facility in Long Beach. “The...

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KMW Training & Simulation selected by the Norwegian Armed Forces for LEOPARD 2

KMW Training & Simulation selected by the Norwegian Armed Forces for LEOPARD 2

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Nov , 2010

German KMW Training & Simulation has been selected by the Norwegian Armed Forces to deliver the BATSIM® Classroom for the main battle tank LEOPARD 2. The BATSIM® Classroom provides state of the...

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60 military aircrafts crash in last three financial years

60 military aircrafts crash in last three financial years

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Nov , 2010

As many as 60 military aircrafts including fighter jets and helicopters have crashed in the last three financial years. The Defence Minister A K Antony told Lok Sabha that 48 persons including...

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Lockheed Martin F-35 begins flying Block 1 Software

Lockheed Martin F-35 begins flying Block 1 Software

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Nov , 2010

The fundamental building block for all future avionics software on the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter has entered flight testing on an F-35 test jet. “Block 1,” the first of...

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Honeywell enhances passenger comfort and productivity in Boeing Business Jets

Honeywell enhances passenger comfort and productivity in Boeing Business Jets

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Nov , 2010

Honeywell announced that its Ovation Select Cabin Management System has been selected for installation in two different Boeing Business Jets, providing customers with superior in-flight...

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SELEX Galileo unveils the Mirach 100/X after the successful completion of...

SELEX Galileo unveils the Mirach 100/X after the successful completion of...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Nov , 2010

An intensive research and development programme that included project, modelling, simulation and test activities has borne fruit in the form of the Mirach 100/X Aerial Target, unveiled today by...

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Airbus CEO and OCCAR Programme Manager join parachutists in jump from A400M

Airbus CEO and OCCAR Programme Manager join parachutists in jump from A400M

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Nov , 2010

A ten-man team of parachutists who jumped from the new Airbus Military A400M airlifter yesterday included Airbus President and CEO Tom Enders, and the A400M Programme Manager at the OCCAR...

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Rheinmetall Defence on course for sustainable growth

Rheinmetall Defence on course for sustainable growth

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Nov , 2010

At Rheinmetall Defence, the first nine months of the fiscal year were strongly marked by increasing internationalization and the targeted expansion of operations, for example through the joint...

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Honeywell T-Hawk: Hover and Stare capability provides real-time surveillance

Honeywell T-Hawk: Hover and Stare capability provides real-time surveillance

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Nov , 2010

Honeywell announced that its T-Hawk Micro Air Vehicle, the only fielded unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with hover and stare surveillance capability, has recorded its 10,000th flight since...

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Boeing SkyTerra 1 Satellite Sends 1st Signals from Space

Boeing SkyTerra 1 Satellite Sends 1st Signals from Space

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Nov , 2010

Boeing has received the first on-orbit signals from LightSquared’s SkyTerra 1 following the satellite’s launch at 12:29 p.m. Eastern time on Nov. 14 on an International Launch Services Proton...

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Elbit Systems' EEMTraining System Inaugurated by Israeli Home Front Command

Elbit Systems' EEMTraining System Inaugurated by Israeli Home Front Command

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Nov , 2010

The Israeli Home Front Command (HFC) recently inaugurated Elbit Systems’ Emergency Events Management Training System (the System) by holding its first large scale exercise. The System is...

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MBDA's new Mine Clearing System for mobility support mission

MBDA's new Mine Clearing System for mobility support mission

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Nov , 2010

The mine clearing system, SOUVIM 2, has been developed by MBDA for mobility support missions. These missions are served by carrying out the rapid opening of long stretches of mined routes at the...

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Boeing Opens New P-8 Production Facility in Seattle

Boeing Opens New P-8 Production Facility in Seattle

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Nov , 2010

Boeing celebrated the opening of a new P-8 aircraft production facility near Boeing Field in Seattle. The refurbished factory gives Boeing and its P-8 teammates the space they need to install...

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Boeing Receives Small Diameter Bomb Contract Extension from US Air Force

Boeing Receives Small Diameter Bomb Contract Extension from US Air Force

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Nov , 2010

Boeing has received a $106 million contract extension from the U.S. Air Force for nearly 2,700 Small Diameter Bomb Increment I (SDB I) munitions and approximately 380 BRU-61 carriages. Boeing...

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Lockheed Martin's First F-35C carrier variant arrives at US Naval Air Station

Lockheed Martin's First F-35C carrier variant arrives at US Naval Air Station

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Nov , 2010

The first F-35C Lightning II carrier variant, the U.S. Navy’s first stealth fighter, arrived at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Md. on Saturday, Nov. 6 at 2:37 p.m.  The aircraft,...

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Policy changes for Defence Industry of India

Policy changes for Defence Industry of India

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Nov , 2010

Indian Defence Industry is poised to witness major policy changes. Disclosing this at a function after presenting the Raksha Mantri’s Awards for Excellence for the Year 2008-09 to Ordinance...

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A400M : The perfect paratrooper and aerial deliverer

A400M : The perfect paratrooper and aerial deliverer

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Nov , 2010

The Airbus Military A400M military airlifter has dropped paratroopers for the first time in a successful demonstration of one of its key roles. Six freefall paratroopers made jumps from aircraft...

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Boeing Launches 4th Earth-Observation Satellite

Boeing Launches 4th Earth-Observation Satellite

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Nov , 2010

The Boeing Company on Nov. 5 successfully launched the last in a series of four SkyMed spacecraft for the Italian Constellation of Small Satellites for Mediterranean basin Observation (COSMO). A...

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Lockheed Developing Unmanned Helicopter

Lockheed Developing Unmanned Helicopter

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Nov , 2010

Aerospace major Lockheed Martin is developing an unmanned helicopter called the Kaman K-MAX that will fly without a pilot and will carry 6,000lbs of cargo at a maximum speed of 92 mph. It will...

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India to Enhance AWACS Fleet

India to Enhance AWACS Fleet

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Nov , 2010

After having received the first of the three contracted Ilyushin Il 76-based Airborne Warning & Control Systems (AWACS) aircraft modified by Elta Systems, a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace...

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