Archive for March 22nd, 2012

Canada’s auditor general critical of F-35 procurement

Posted in Air Force on March 22nd, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on Canada’s auditor general critical of F-35 procurement

A leaked draft report by Canada’s auditor general said the RCAF did not do homework on pricing for the F-35 and the government broke procurement rules when it committed to buy the jets.

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USAF: No money to replace JSTARS

Posted in Air Force on March 22nd, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on USAF: No money to replace JSTARS

The U.S. Air Force does not have the funds to replace the E-8A JSTARS with a new platform.

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Indian Navy to build new base for air wing

Posted in Navy on March 22nd, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on Indian Navy to build new base for air wing

The Indian Navy plans to build a new air base at Karwar in Karnataka to support its fighters and surveillance aircraft.

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Scrapping Trident SLBM could save £83.5 billion over long run

Posted in Navy on March 22nd, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on Scrapping Trident SLBM could save £83.5 billion over long run

A new report suggests Britain could save £83.5 billion until 2062 by scrapping the Trident nuclear ballistic missiles.

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Australian Chinooks back flying in Afghanistan

Posted in Air Force on March 22nd, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on Australian Chinooks back flying in Afghanistan

Two Australian CH-47Ds are back flying in southern Afghanistan after undergoing heavy maintenance in-theater.


Photo by Sergeant Mick Davis 1st Joint Public Affairs Unit

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