Archive for June, 2011

Boeing overcharged U.S. Army $70 for metal pin

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An audit by the Pentagon’s Inspector General found that Boeing has been overcharging the U.S. Army for helicopter parts. For example, a metal pin that costs 4 cents was charged $71.01.

First four Moroccan F-16 pilots to graduate soon

Posted in Uncategorized on June 29th, 2011 by alert5 – 1 Comment

Four Royal Moroccan Air Force pilots are completing their F-16 conversion course at the 162nd Fighter Wing.
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UAE wanted Predator drones

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The UAE had wanted to buy Predator drones from the United States but the request was turned down.

Germany to replenish NATO’s precision weapons supply

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German defense minister Thomas de Maiziere has agreed to replenish NATO’s depleted stocks of precision weapons used up by the air campaign in Libya.

Final flight of Nimrod R1

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Britain has retired its Nimrod R1 fleet and it will not have its own electronic intelligence aircraft until 2014.

Hsiung Feng III supersonic anti-ship missile fails to hit target

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Taiwan’s military has admitted that one of its Hsiung Feng III supersonic anti-ship missile missed its target during a recent test.

Iran let Russian experts look at shot down U.S. drones

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A senior Iranian military official revealed that drones from the U.S. that were shot down by Iran were examined by Russian experts.

F-15SG squadron wins RSAF Best Fighter Squadron award

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The RSAF’s 149 Squadron has won the Best Fighter Squadron award for the first time as a F-15SG unit.

Pictures of Chinese ‘Xiang Long’ UAV

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Turkey expected to buy six F-35s this year

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The head of Turkey’s defense procurement agency, SSM, said his country will buy six F-35 jets this year.


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