Archive for November 16th, 2012

RAF plans to field Puma Mk2 delayed

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The crash of a civilian Puma helicopter which killed key Eurocopter flight test crew is partly to blame for the RAF’s decision to field the upgraded Puma Mk2 until middle of next year.

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F-22 crashed at Tyndall AFB

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The USAF lost another F-22 on Wednesday when one went down at 1530 on Tyndall Air Force Base. The pilot ejected safely.

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Swiss government asked parliament to approve Gripen finance plan

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The Swiss government has asked parliament to approve financing for 22 Gripen fighters. Defense Minister Ueli Maurer told a news conference he expected to get a green light from parliament.

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ANG firefighting C-130 flew into intense storm before crash

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The U.S. Air Force Air Mobility Command determined that the crew of a North Carolina-based Air National Guard C-130 flew into a severe gust of wind called a microburst before it crashed in South Dakota in July.
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U.S. Navy review plans to base P-8A in Hawaii

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The U.S. Navy may consider rotating the P-8A to Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii instead of basing them there.
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