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2009-01-20 06:30:00

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Environmental Tectonics Corporation (Amex: ETC) ("ETC" or the "Company") announced today that Holloman Air Force Base, located in New Mexico, has completed the training of the 30,000th pilot on its G-LAB Human Centrifuge. The United States Air Force achieved an unprecedented milestone, training their 30,000th student in the G-LAB high performance human centrifuge on January 14, 2009. Celebration activities took place at the Holloman Air...

2009-01-12 08:57:45

Britain's Prince William has started training to fly helicopters for the Royal Air Force's Search and Rescue Force, or SARF, officials said. William, 26, has arrived at the RAF's Shawbury base in Shropshire, England to embark on an 18-month helicopter training course, a move that likely means the royal family member is committed to the RAF for five more years, The Times of London reported Monday. The prince's earlier helicopter training ended badly after he used an RAF chopper for a private...

2008-12-24 08:29:00

MAIDEN, N.C., Dec. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Air T, Inc. (Nasdaq: AIRT) today reported that it will receive $550,000 over two and a half years, in a legal settlement relating to inspection and repair costs it incurred following an incident in February 2005 involving deicing equipment it sold to the Philadelphia International Airport. Air T, Inc. through its wholly owned subsidiary Global Ground Support, LLC ("GGS"), negotiated the settlement with Elliot Equipment Company, the actual...

2008-12-10 14:57:00

HARLOW, England, Dec. 10, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Paveway IV weapon system completed all evaluation activities, clearing it to enter service with the U.K.'s Royal Navy and Royal Air Force Harrier GR9 aircraft. Following the demonstration of capability trials at the U.S. Navy's Air Warfare Center China Lake, Calif., the U.K. Ministry of Defence accepted the weapon system into operational service. "This is a tremendous achievement and a testament to the team ethos...

2008-12-01 09:00:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Dec. 1, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) newest integrated electronic warfare suite has been selected in a competition to provide self-protection capability for Royal Moroccan Air Force F-16 aircraft. The RMAF recently agreed to purchase 24 Block 52 F-16s from Lockheed Martin. Known as "ACES," Raytheon's advanced countermeasures electronic system consists of a radar warning receiver, digital jammer and chaff-flare dispenser. This advanced system...

2008-12-01 06:59:00

DALLAS, Dec. 1, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- The Airborne Standoff Radar system developed by Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) for the U.K. Ministry of Defence has entered service with the Royal Air Force. "Accepting ASTOR into service with the Royal Air Force represents the most significant milestone in the ASTOR project to date, with the U.K. armed forces receiving what is an entirely new operational capability," said Bill Chrispin, leader of the MoD ASTOR integrated project team. "Only through...

2008-10-07 00:00:26

Any celebration is always an occasion to remember and this was no exception. The Band Of The Royal Air Force Regiment Grimsby Central Hall This year marks the 90th anniversary of the RAF as well as the 65th anniversary of the Dambusters (617 Squadron) and we in Lincolnshire have always been proud of the fact that the county played host to a huge number of RAF operations in the Second World War and to this day is still known as Bomber County. So it was particularly fitting that the...

2008-09-26 12:00:25

By IAN BRUCE DEFENCE CORRESPONDENT MORE than 200 British soldiers who had just finished six-month tours in Afghanistan were forced to endure an 18-hour flight home via Oman and Cyprus this week after the RAF Tristar airliner scheduled to take them direct to Brize Norton developed a fault. The troops were eventually transferred to a cargo aircraft hurriedly fitted with basic passenger seats, but told that because it had no secure overhead lockers, safety regulations meant they would not be...

2008-09-06 00:00:20

SCOTTISH budget airline Flyglobespan have landed a military contract to fly to the Falkland Islands twice a week. The service will carry a mixture of civilian passengers and Army troops in and out of RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire. The Ministry of Defence agreed the two-year deal. A return ticket will cost pounds 2196. (c) 2008 Daily Record; Glasgow (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-07 18:01:12

By Paul James SAFETY investigators were yesterday examining an RAF Tornado at Newcastle Airport following its emergency landing on Tuesday. Both the Ministry of Defence and the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) were carrying out separate inquiries into the incident, in which the pounds 30m military jet was hit by bird strike and forced to land at Newcastle. The airport was out of action for hours after the Tornado overshot the runway, causing delays which lasted into...

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General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper
2013-10-03 13:25:05

The General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper, once known as the Predator B, is an unmanned aerial vehicle or UAV that was created by the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) for the United States Air Force. Air Force members refer to the MQ-9 and other UAVs, also known as drones, as Remotely Piloted Vehicles/Aircraft (RPV/RPA) because humans can control them, but they are capable of autonomous flight as well. This hunter-killer drone is the first of its kind that can be used for long-endurance...

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