Archive for November 20th, 2012

ITT Exelis successfully completes AIDEWS testing at Edwards Air Force Base

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ITT Exelis has completed testing of its Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare Suite, or AIDEWS, at Edwards Air Force Base. The testing, part of the qualification process for the Pakistan F-16 upgrade program, was conducted to ensure AIDEWS will work with other systems integrated into the aircraft, and verify that the multiple systems will not interfere with one another.

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“Elephant Cage” at Misawa air base to be dismantled

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The AN/FLR-9 antennae complex, known as the “Elephant Cage”, at Misawa Air Base, Japan, is slated to be decommissioned and dismantled in 2013.
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RAAF Wedgetail achieves operational capability standard

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The Royal Australian Air Force declares that it’s 737 Wedgetail AEW&C has achieved Initial Operational Capability.

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Dutch Patriots could be sent to Turkey as well

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Netherlands could send between 200 to 250 soldiers and Patriot missiles to Turkey as well.

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Chinese company says it is ‘ready to build more carriers’

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Hu Wenming, chairman of China State Shipbuilding Corp, told China Daily that his company is ready to build more “seagoing airbases.”
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