Archive for April 23rd, 2011

YouTube: RQ-16A T-Hawk enters Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, beams back video

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The Honeywell RQ-16A T-Hawk ducted fan VTOL micro UAV has entered Units 1, 3, and 4 of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, beaming back close-up video and photos detailing destruction to the units.

Fin from CATM struck truck in Virginia Beach

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The fin from a Captive Air Training Missile (CATM) fell from a VFA-131 F/A-18C on Thursday and got itself embedded onto a truck in Virginia Beach. Picture of the mishap in the article.

Americans leave Pakistan’s Shamsi Air Base

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CNN on Friday reported that American personnel operating drones in Pakistan’s Shamsi Air Base have left.
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Helicopter destroys Somali pirate ship with missiles

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A suspected Somali pirate ‘mother ship’ was destroyed by an unidentified helicopter using two missiles near Hobyo on the Somali coast on Thursday night.
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HMS Illustrious’ flight deck getting paint to allow Harriers to operate

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The Scotsman reports that HMS Illustrious, undergoing a refit at Rosyth, is getting a special paint applied on its flight deck so that Harriers can operate off it.
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