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New York (AirGuideBusiness - Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Asia / Pacific) Oct 23, 2011

Boeing Boeing Completes Delivery of RAAF Super Hornets Ahead of Schedule. Four new Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornets joined the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Super Hornet fleet at RAAF Base Amberley today, completing delivery of all 24 RAAF Super Hornets ahead of contract schedule. The arrival at the base was marked by the four new Super Hornets joining 16 other RAAF F/A-18Fs for a dramatic 20-aircraft flyover. "The Super Hornet provides a major advancement in capability for the RAAF and the entire Australian Defence Force," said RAAF Group Capt. Steve Roberton, Officer Commanding 82 Wing. "The F/A-18F employs the world's most advanced combat radar, ensuring our forces have a clear advantage in both technology and capability, whether conducting air, ground or maritime operations. The Australian government announced plans in March 2007 to acquire 24 advanced Block II versions of the F model Super Hornet, which features a two-person cockpit. The first five RAAF Super Hornets arrived at Amberley on March 26, 2010. Today's ceremony marks the fifth and final contracted RAAF Super Hornet delivery. The Boeing Super Hornet is a multirole aircraft, able to perform virtually every mission in the tactical spectrum, including air superiority, day/night strike with precision-guided weapons, fighter escort, close air support, suppression of enemy air defenses, maritime strike, reconnaissance, forward air control and tanker missions. Boeing has delivered more than 470 F/A-18E/Fs to the U.S. Navy. Every Super Hornet produced has been delivered on or ahead of schedule and on budget. Oct 21, 2011

Elbit Systems Elbit Systems Awarded a USD15 Million Contract to Supply a National Government Agency in Asia With Wise Intelligence Technology System (WiT(TM)). Elbit Systems, announced today that it was awarded a USD15 million contract to supply an Asian National Government Agency with the Wise Intelligence Technology (WiTTM) system. The system will be supplied within 18 months. A highly advanced end-to-end solution, WiT* supports every stage of the intelligence and investigation process, including the collection of the data from multiple sources, databases and sensors, processing of the information, supporting intelligence personnel in the analysis and evaluation of the information and disseminating the intelligence to the intended recipient. Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis, Elbit...

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