Archive for May, 2013

200.000 hours of flight for the Italian AMXs

Posted in Air Force, Industry on May 31st, 2013 by alert5 – Comments Off on 200.000 hours of flight for the Italian AMXs

Alenia Aermacchi and the Italian Air Force celebrate the AMX 200,000 flying hours on May 30.

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Italian lawmarkers want government to cancel F-35 order

Posted in Industry on May 31st, 2013 by alert5 – Comments Off on Italian lawmarkers want government to cancel F-35 order

Italian opposition parties and some lawmakers from the ruling Democratic Party want the government to cancel the order for 90 F-35s.

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CO of VMM-163 clocks 2,000 hours

Posted in Marines on May 31st, 2013 by alert5 – Comments Off on CO of VMM-163 clocks 2,000 hours

Lt. Col. Eric Garcia, commanding officer of VMM-163, recently became the third Marine V-22 pilot to clock 2,000 hours.

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U.S. military to investigate attack on Camp Bastion

Posted in Marines on May 31st, 2013 by alert5 – Comments Off on U.S. military to investigate attack on Camp Bastion

The U.S. Central Command has ordered a probe into the Taliban attack on Camp Bastion, Afghanistan last year.
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France orders 34 NH90s

Posted in Industry on May 31st, 2013 by alert5 – Comments Off on France orders 34 NH90s

France has signed a deal to buy 34 NH90 military helicopters.

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