Archive for November 28th, 2012

Indian Air Force starts C-17 maintenance training

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The Indian air force has begun sending about 100 airmen to Joint Base Charleston to receive instruction from the 373rd Training Squadron Detachment 5, on how to operate the C-17.

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VMGR-352 refuels French Mirage 2000-5 over Djibouti

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A KC-130J from VMGR-352 conducted a refueling training mission with the French Mirage 2000-5 over Djibouti on Nov. 22.


U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph McKee

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Japanese government counter-suing Toshiba for failing to come up with reconnaissance F-15J

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One year ago, we reported that Toshiba is seeking damages from the Japanese government for the failure to modify F-15Js into reconnaissance planes. The Defense Ministry is now counter-suing Toshiba for breach of contract.

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Lockheed Martin demonstrated new portable, ground-based military laser system

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Lockheed Martin announced that it has successfully demonstrated a portable, ground-based military laser system in a series of tests against representative airborne targets.
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Boeing to design new tail kit for B61 nuclear bomb

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Boeing was given a $178 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to design a new tail kit for the B61 nuclear bomb.

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