Archive for December 21st, 2012

China says it’s third-generation ejection seat is put into service

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China says it has developed its own third-generation ejection seat and put it into service. The new seat has velocity sensors that will execute different modes in response to the flying speed at the time of emergency ejection.

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First P-8I delivered to Indian Navy

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Boeing has delivered the first P-8I to an Indian Navy team in Seattle on Dec. 19.

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Investigation into Red Arrows crash found shortcomings

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Investigations into the fatal crash of a Red Arrows in August last year found that the supervision of the aerobatics team was lacking.
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Sagem’s laser-guided AASM Hammer missile completes last qualification firing test

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French defense procurement agency DGA successfully carried out the last qualification firing test of the laser-guided AASM modular air-to-ground missile on Dec. 12.

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Cameron: Oman to buy 12 Eurofighters and 8 Hawk 128s

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British Prime Minister David Cameron said Oman will buy 12 Eurofighters and eight Hawk 128 advanced jet trainers.
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