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    The Paraguayan Air Force (FAP) requires four new radars and a fleet of 12 combat aircraft, FAP Commander General Luis Noceda Riveros said during a 21 July radio interview. Gen Noceda explained that the FAP currently operates two radars, which combined provide a 100 km coverage, but a further four

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    Boeing showcased its Beechcraft King Air 350ER-based Reconfigurable Airborne Multi-Intelligence System (RAMIS) testbed for the first time to reporters at its St Louis facility in Missouri in late June, ahead of the Farnborough International Airshow. Developed by Boeing's Electronic and Sensor

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  • Australia's JORN network completes upgrade

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