William’s Secret Flight to Afghanistan

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 30/04/2008 - 11:32:06

William’s Secret Flight to Afghanistan

Prince William secretly travelled to Afghanistan to meet with British troops deployed there, it emerged today.RAF Wings CeremonyEarlier this month, William received his RAF wings at a ceremony held at RAF Cranwell.The Royal Prince flew to A...

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600 British Soldiers to be Deployed to Kosovo

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 29/04/2008 - 20:25:40

600 British Soldiers to be Deployed to Kosovo

Des Browne, Defence Secretary, announced on the 29th April that 600 British soldiers are to be deployed to Kosovo.Kosovo IndependenceThe deployment comes after NATO’s recent call for extra military personnel to keep order in the country, wh...

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Spitfire, Hurricane in Battle of Britain Hero Campaign

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 29/04/2008 - 16:13:01

Spitfire, Hurricane in Battle of Britain Hero Campaign

Two World War Two-era British military aircraft are due to have featured in a campaign to erect a statue in London honouring a hero of the Battle of Britain.The two aircraft are perhaps the most famous and celebrated of their kind — one exa...

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Cluster Bombs to Remain Within British Military: MoD

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 29/04/2008 - 14:59:52

Cluster bombs will remain part of the British military’s armament, officials said yesterday.This is in spite of fresh calls for the controversial weapons to be banned.Anti-Cluster Bomb ProtestorsOn the 28th April, anti-cluster bomb protesto...

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Delay in Czech/ US Missile Defence Shield Agreement

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 29/04/2008 - 10:16:36

Delay in Czech/ US Missile Defence Shield Agreement

Czech officials announced on the 28th April that the signing of a missile defence agreement between the Czech Republic and the US had been delayed.While an official date for the signing had not previously been confirmed, American diplomats ...

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Royal Navy in World War Two Bomb Search

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 29/04/2008 - 09:23:54

The Royal Navy is continuing to search for a large War World Two vintage bomb which was lost off the British coast during efforts to explode it.Felixstowe Properties EvacuatedThe bomb is believed to be of German origin, and to date from 194...

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Joint Strike Fighter Best for Australia: Review

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 28/04/2008 - 16:34:33

Joint Strike Fighter Best for Australia: Review

A review set to be presented in coming days to Joel Fitzgibbon, Australian Defence Minister, will highlight how the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II represents the best selection for the country's Air Force.Mr Fitzgibbon commissioned the r...

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JSF, Gripen Bids Submitted for Norwegian Fighter Order

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 28/04/2008 - 12:31:09

JSF, Gripen Bids Submitted for Norwegian Fighter Order

Both the US and Sweden have submitted proposals to Norway to provide replacement fighters for the Royal Norwegian Air Force's current fleet of (US-built) Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter jets, it emerged on the 28thApril.F-35 Lightning II, JAS-...

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USAF Urging for More Environmentally-Friendly Fuels

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 28/04/2008 - 09:51:03

The United States Air Force is expected this week to urge for greater efforts to develop more environmentally-friendly fuels and take on the issue of global warming.The USAF is calling on universities, corporations and governments to work t...

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South Korea to Purchase Cruise Missiles: Reports

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 27/04/2008 - 16:19:24

South Korea to Purchase Cruise Missiles: Reports

It was reported on the 26th April that South Korea intends to make a large-scale cruise missile purchase - missiles capable of reaching targets in North Korea.The Korea Times, as well as other newspapers, wrote that the 21 Boeing F-15 comba...

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