Archive for July 18th, 2013

Indian Air Force sacked officer who demanded bribe from Dassault during Aero India 2011

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The Indian Air Force has sacked a Wing Commander who was allegedly caught demanding a bribe from Dassault.
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USAF Space Fence Program on hold

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The U.S. Air Force’s Space Fence program is currently on hold due to a Pentagon review of its major acquisition programs.

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Gripen Fighter Weapon School could be located in Thailand

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Magnus Lewis-Olsson, President of Saab South Africa, told defenceWeb that Saab would have to look elsewhere to house the Gripen Fighter Weapon School.
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SAAF Gripens operating without support contract with Saab

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President of Saab South Africa, Magnus Lewis-Olsson, revealed that since April, the South African Air Force (SAAF) has no support contract for the Gripen.

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Australia to buy more P-8s and less MQ-4Cs

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The Royal Australian Air Force will buy more P-8s and less MQ-4Cs than the planned eight aircraft and seven drones, Air Marshal Geoff Brown said.
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