Archive for March 24th, 2012

India clears AW1010 VVIP helicopter deal of foul play

Posted in Air Force on March 24th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on India clears AW1010 VVIP helicopter deal of foul play

India’s defense ministry has found no irregularities in the purchase of 12 AW101 VVIP helicopters.

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USAF fields F-22 with Increment 3.1 upgrade

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The 525th Fighter Squadron is the first to field the Increment 3.1 upgrade for the F-22, squadron commander Lt Col Paul “Max” Moga says.

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VP-16 conduct flyover for Japanese OCS graduation

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Japanese ensigns had an American P-3C conduct a flyover for their Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Officer Candidate School graduation ceremony on Mar. 20.
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Lockheed Martin to pay $15.85 million for overcharging U.S. government

Posted in Industry on March 24th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on Lockheed Martin to pay $15.85 million for overcharging U.S. government

Lockheed Martin will pay the U.S. government $15,850,000 to settle a lawsuit on its failure to prevent a supplier from overcharging the aeronautical company and the government.
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Norway announced plans to buy four more F-35s, to speed up delivery

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Norway’s new defense white paper called for the purchase of 52 F-35 fighters and to push the delivery of two initial training jets to 2015.
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