Iranian Weapons Found in Iraq, says US Military

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 26/04/2008 - 19:35:18

US military personnel have discovered Iranian weapons in Iraq, according to a report published by the Wall Street Journal on the 25th April. The arms - explosives, rockets and mortars - bore stamps suggesting that they had been recently man...

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Charges for US Marine in Rape Claim

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 25/04/2008 - 21:16:58

Charges for US Marine in Rape Claim

A United States Marine is set to appear in court based on claims that he raped a Japanese girl.OkinawaThe alleged incident is said to have taken place on Okinawa - a Japanese Island with a substantial US military presence there.Earlier this...

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Boeing Delivers Super Hornet Proposal to Indian AF

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 25/04/2008 - 17:37:53

Boeing Delivers Super Hornet Proposal to Indian AF

The closing date for submitted bids for the Indian Air Force's jet fighter contract is now but three days away. On the 24th April, Boeing - one of six groups involved in the bidding - announced that it had entered a bid based on its F/A18E/...

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North Korea Aided Syria with Nuclear Reactor, says US

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 25/04/2008 - 16:16:42

North Korea Aided Syria with Nuclear Reactor, says US

North Korea has been accused by the US of aiding Syria with the construction of a nuclear reactor that, it said "was not intended for peaceful purposes."The site - understood to be comparable to North Korea's (now-shut down) Yongb...

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British Troop Level in Iraq "Conditions"-based: Browne

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 24/04/2008 - 19:08:22

British Troop Level in Iraq

Des Browne, Defence Secretary, told the House of Commons on the 24th April that the number of British troops deployed in Iraq will only be cut back if "conditions allow".Presently, about 4,000 British military personnel are deploy...

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Iran Ejected from Defense Services Asia Exhibition

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 24/04/2008 - 18:46:58

Iran Ejected from Defense Services Asia Exhibition

According to an official, Iran has been ejected from an international defence exhibition for showing off military hardware in contravention of United Nations legislation. At the exhibition - Defense Services Asia, held in Malaysia between A...

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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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