Archive for March 28th, 2012

RAF Vulcans had trained to attack Argentina

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RAF Vulcan bomber crews had trained in Scotland and Canada for an attack on Argentina, Rowland White wrote in an update of his book “Vulcan 607.”
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Pentagon seeks more funds for Israel’s Iron Dome

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The Pentagon will seek more funds to allow Israel to procure additional Iron Dome systems.

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GAO goes undercover to expose Chinese firms selling counterfeit military parts

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The U.S. Government Acccountability Office set up a fake company to catch counterfeiters of military parts. Sixteen parts purchased by the fake company came from 13 Chinese firms and there were all determined to be counterfeits.

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Brazilian President traveling to India, will sound out Rafale

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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will sound out Indian leaders on the Rafale fighter during her New Delhi visit later this week.

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Cocos Islands could house U.S. drones

Posted in Air Force, UAV on March 28th, 2012 by alert5 – Comments Off on Cocos Islands could house U.S. drones

The United States is eyeing CoCos Islands in the Indian Ocean as a potential base for its Global Hawk UAV, according to media reports.
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