Archive for April 17th, 2013

RNZAF UH-1 pilot found not guilty of negligence

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A RNZAF UH-1 pilot has been found not guilty of negligence for leading a flight of three helicopters into bad weather, one of the helicopters crashed during the flight.

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Alaska-based soldier gets 16 years for selling military secrets

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An Alaska-based military policeman has been sentenced to 16-years in prison for trying to sell classified information.
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RAF 1(Fighter) Squadron practice CAS in Malaysia’s jungle

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1(Fighter) Squadron, based at RAF Leuchars, have been flying Close Air Support (CAS) training missions in Malaysia, working in conjunction with RAF Regiment Joint Tactical Air Controllers (JTACs).

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U.S. Army selects HAMMER handheld precision targeting system

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The U.S. Army has selected BAE Systems’ Handheld Azimuth Measuring, Marking, Electro-optic imaging & Ranging (HAMMERâ„¢) precision targeting system.

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First element of THAAD unit arrived in Guam

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The first elements of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system arrived on Guam over the weekend.

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