Archive for March 25th, 2012

U.S. Navy intervenes to assure British on cost of converting HMS Prince of Wales

Posted in Navy on March 25th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on U.S. Navy intervenes to assure British on cost of converting HMS Prince of Wales

The United States Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Sean J. Stackley , wrote to the British Navy to assure them that the cost of converting the second aircraft carrier with catapults and arrestor wires will cost less than the £2 billion quoted by officials.

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Pentagon to reopen tender for light attack aircraft

Posted in Air Force, Industry on March 25th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on Pentagon to reopen tender for light attack aircraft

The U.S. has assured Brazil’s Embraer that it will reopen bidding for 20 light support planes, Brazilian Industry and Trade Minister Fernando Pimentel told journalists.

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North Korea aiming rocket launch to the south

Posted in Space on March 25th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on North Korea aiming rocket launch to the south

An American official has warned that North Korea’s rocket launch next month would be aimed south for the first time and the missile will land in an area between Australia, Indonesia and the Philippines.

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VMFA(AW)-533 wins Robert M. Hanson award

Posted in Marines on March 25th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on VMFA(AW)-533 wins Robert M. Hanson award

VMFA(AW)-533 is the winner of the Robert M. Hanson award for the best fighter attack squadron in the U.S. Marine Corps for 2011.

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UAE lures RAAF fighter pilots

Posted in Air Force on March 25th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on UAE lures RAAF fighter pilots

Advertisments have been put up in Australian to recruit fighter pilot instructors for the United Arab Emirates Air Force.

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