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Jul 19, 2009

Airbus

The first Airbus A330 aircraft platform slated for the United Kingdom's Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft (FSTA) program has arrived ahead of schedule to begin its conversion into a Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) at Airbus Military facilities in Madrid, Spain. Jul 15, 2009

BAE Systems, Raytheon Systems

BAE Systems and the UKOs Raytheon Systems Ltd (RSL) have performed the first release of the latterOs Paveway IV precision-guided bomb from a Eurofighter Typhoon. A trials campaign is continuing for the Royal Air Force, with a test aircraft carrying up to six of the 226kg (500lb) weapons, which feature laser and GPS guidance modes to provide an all-weather strike capability. Jul 13, 2009

Boeing, Airbus, Northrop Grumman

The US Department of Defense has told both teams bidding for its air force's KC-X tanker contract that a draft request for proposals has been delayed until about the fourth quarter of this year. The delay means Boeing and a Northrop...

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