Ahead of the planned purchase of a General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for its air force, the Netherlands is in talks with other operators of the type to outline what training will be required ahead of its first operational deployment.
Harris' newest addition in its JTAC radio family, the Falcon III RF-300H is proving to be of interest to the US Special Operations Command. The radio is intended to replace the legacy Falcon II AN/PRC-150, and is distinguished by its wideband HF capability. In addition, the HF wideband manpack radio is designed for beyond-line-of-sight (BLOS) operations,Christopher Deet, Major Account Manager for USSOCOM at Harris, explained to Shephard the significant capabilities of the radio.
Eurofighter has delivered to the Italian air force its 500th Typhoon, 14 years after it handed over the first example to the UK Royal Air Force. The aircraft will become operational at the end of April, following an acceptance flight by Eurofighter and a number of key assessments by the customer.