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Jul 5, 2009

The Australian Aerospace Industry Forum has become the first trade group outside the UK to adopt the Society of British Aerospace Companies' Supply Chains for the Twenty-first Century initiative to improve supply chain performance. SC21 was launched in 2006 and has 500 UK-based member companies. Jun 30, 2009

BAE Systems

Australia's Department of Defence has contracted BAE Systems to perform a new capability and technology demonstrator programme into unmanned surveillance technologies, with the work to build on recent flight trials conducted for the nation's air force. BAE earlier this year deployed a production-standard Herti air vehicle to the Woomera test range in South Australia to support a Royal Australian Air Force investigation into the use of UAVs to acquire and disseminate intelligence information. Jul 1, 2009

Northrop Grumman, Saab Aircraft

Thailand's air force will delay the retirement of its Northrop F-5 fleet after confirming that a plan to buy additional Saab Gripen fighters is off the table indefinitely. Bangkok signed a deal with the Swedish company in 2008 and planned a...

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