Gates Recommends Patraeus for Central Command

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 24/04/2008 - 16:09:13

Gates Recommends Patraeus for Central Command

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates has recommended General David Patraeus to lead the US military in the Middle East. Currently the head of US forces in Iraq, Patraeus' position, said Gates, would be taken by General Raymond Odierno."Wi...

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USAF T-38 Jet Trainer Crashes, Pilots Killed

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 24/04/2008 - 14:20:45

A United States Air Force jet trainer crashed on the 23rd April, killing both pilots.The incident - which occurred at Columbus Air Force Base - involved a Northrop T-38C Talon.According to information released by the Mississippi base, the c...

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Northrop Grumman Global Hawk Wins US Navy Contract

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 24/04/2008 - 12:08:35

The US Navy announced on the 22nd April that (US aerospace and defence group) Northrop Grumman had won a contract, worth $1.16 billion, to provide it with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVS).Maritime PatrolThe craft to be supplied will be based...

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Royal Air Force C-130 Hercules Crash Inquest - Latest

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 23/04/2008 - 21:15:09

Royal Air Force C-130 Hercules Crash Inquest - Latest

An inquest into the death of 10 British military personnel in a RAF C-130 Hercules crash has today heard the comments of an RAF pilot, who said that he raised safety issues three years prior to the 2005 incident.Fuel Tank HitThe Hercules cr...

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Six Month Delay for Airbus A400M Deliveries: EADs

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 23/04/2008 - 17:38:20

Aircraft manufacturing group EADS stated on the 22nd April that the first example of its Airbus A400M military transporter was likely to be delivered six months later than anticipated — adding that this was a timescale that unforeseen compl...

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US Military’s Compact Fluorescent Lighting Drive

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 23/04/2008 - 16:43:22

US Military’s Compact Fluorescent Lighting Drive

The US Military announced on April 22nd that the present lighting at its establishments would be swapped for energy-efficient CFL (Compact Fluorescent Lighting) — an announcement made as the world marked Earth Day.Operation Change OutThe go...

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Germany Rejects Call for More Troops for Afghanistan

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 23/04/2008 - 15:05:39

Germany Rejects Call for More Troops for Afghanistan

Franz Joseph Jung, German Defence Minister, reaffirmed on the 22nd April Germany’s intention that the number of troops deployed in Afghanistan will stay as is, thus rejecting a call for 500 more soldiers to be sent there.German Parliament M...

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Engineer Charged in US Military Data Court Case

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 23/04/2008 - 12:47:04

Engineer Charged in US Military Data Court Case

A court case has taken place in the US involving military engineer Ben Ami-Kadish, who, it is claimed, relayed sensitive US military information to Israel.It has been alleged that Mr Kadish transmitted this data during the 1980s, and that i...

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RAF Destroyed Reaper UAV that Crashed in Afghanistan

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 23/04/2008 - 10:01:18

RAF Destroyed Reaper UAV that Crashed in Afghanistan

It emerged on the 22nd April that the Royal Air Force had purposefully destroyed a Reaper UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) after it had crashed in Afghanistan.Taliban GroundThe Reaper, which came down over Taliban ground, was destroyed to ensu...

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Iran Determined to Acquire Nuclear Weapons: Gates

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 22/04/2008 - 18:46:41

Iran Determined to Acquire Nuclear Weapons: Gates

Robert Gates, the US Defence Secretary, spoke on the 21st April of Iran’s determination to acquire nuclear weapons. He warned, however, against launching military action over the issue."Another war in the Middle East is the last thing ...

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