Archive for April 2nd, 2013

Operational life of Patriot missiles extended from 30 to 45 years

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The U.S. Army has re-certified the operational life of the worldwide inventory of Patriot missiles from 30 to 45 years.

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Raytheon receives $155.6 million RAM Block 2 contract for German Navy

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Raytheon was awarded a $155.6 million contract to manufacture Block 2 Rolling Airframe Missiles for delivery to the German navy. It represents the largest single RAM award by Germany. The contract was awarded in Raytheon’s first quarter of 2013.

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Iron Dome likely to leave the civilian population exposed

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In an interview with Haaretz, Maj. Gen. Eyal Eisenberg, head of Israel’s Home Front Command, said the civilian population is likely to be exposed to an incoming barrage of rockets during war as the Iron Dome batteries are deployed to protect key strategic and military sites.

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Indian Air Force will eventually operate Apaches

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India’s defense ministry has ruled that 22 AH-64s being purchased will go to the Air Force rather than Army.
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South Africa military helicopter crashed during anti-rhino poaching patrol

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Five South African soldiers were killed when their military helicopter crashed while on a patrol for rhino poachers in the sprawling Kruger National Park on Mar. 30.

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