Dutch Air Force Stops Using CBU-87 Cluster Bombs

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 17/04/2008 - 15:59:27

Dutch Air Force Stops Using CBU-87 Cluster Bombs

It has been announced that the Royal Netherlands Air Force ('Koninklijke Luchtmacht'/ 'KLu' in Dutch) will stop using its CBU-87 cluster bombs. Such devices - which are fitted to RNAF Lockheed Martin F-16 combat jets - disperse hundreds of ...

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Restored Avro Vulcan Bomber's Test Flights

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 17/04/2008 - 14:26:30

Avro Vulcan XH588 left RAF Cottesmore on the 16th April on a test flight back to its home at Bruntingthorpe.The Vulcan - the iconic, delta-shaped Cold War-era bomber - has been the subject of an immense restoration to airworthy status.Test ...

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RAF Personnel Killed in Afghan Bomb Explosion Named

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 16/04/2008 - 17:33:04

RAF Personnel Killed in Afghan Bomb Explosion Named

The Ministry of Defence has now released further information on the two British military personnel killed by a bomb explosion in Afghanistan on 13th April.The two men have been named as Senior Aircraftman Graham Livingstone, and Senior Airc...

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MoD Defends William's Chinook Flight to Stag Party

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 16/04/2008 - 14:09:39

MoD Defends William's Chinook Flight to Stag Party

The MoD has come to Prince William's defence after he used a Royal Air Force Chinook helicopter as a means of transporting himself, as well as Prince Harry, to the Isle of Wight for a stag party.The flight occurred on the 11th April - just ...

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£2m MoD Payout for Iraqi Injured by British Soldier

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 16/04/2008 - 11:08:59

Confirmation has been given by the Ministry of Defence that an Iraqi civilian injured by a soldier serving with the British armed forces is to be given compensation of £2 million - a record amount.The civilian in question - who is now in hi...

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More British Soldiers Taking Out Insurance Policies

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 14/04/2008 - 18:21:44

Sources in both the military and within financial services have highlighted how more British soldiers on deployment in Iraq and Afghanistan are now taking out accident and life insurance than before.The same reports add that the trend is on...

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Goldsmith Defends SFO’s BAE/ Saudi Arms Inquiry Drop

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 14/04/2008 - 15:33:26

Goldsmith Defends SFO’s BAE/ Saudi Arms Inquiry Drop

The Serious Fraud Office’s investigation into a multi-million pound arms deal between BAE Systems and Saudi Arabia has re-entered the news in recent days, after a High Court Judge ruled on the 11th April that abandoning the inquiry was unla...

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Afghan Bomb Explosion Kills two RAF Servicemen

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 14/04/2008 - 13:04:39

The Ministry of Defence announced on the 14th April that two members of the British armed forces were killed when a roadside bomb exploded in Afghanistan.The incident, said the MoD, occurred on April 13th in Kandahar.On its website, the MoD...

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Progress in Afghanistan, Says British Forces Commander

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 14/04/2008 - 11:55:54

Progress in Afghanistan, Says British Forces Commander

According to Brigadier Andrew Mackay, who formerly commanded British forces in Afghanistan, there are ”signs of real progress” in the country.Mackay is now back in Britain after having spent six months in charge of operations in the provinc...

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Hellfire Missile Hits US Soldiers/ Civilians: US Military

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 14/04/2008 - 10:27:11

Hellfire Missile Hits US Soldiers/ Civilians: US Military

The US Military has confirmed that a Hellfire missile launched on Saturday April 12th missed its intended target and instead hit an armoured vehicle, causing injuries to two US military personnel, as well as two Iraqi civilians.The incident...

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