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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US Army, Marines Criminal Record Recruit Increase

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 22/04/2008 - 17:48:24

US Army, Marines Criminal Record Recruit Increase

Newly-released data shows how, in 2007, there was an increase in the number of recruits with criminal records taken on both by the United States Army and United States Marine Corps over the previous year — a situation created by the demands...

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New Support Programme for Troubles Soldiers

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 21/04/2008 - 20:04:08

The Chief of the General Staff, Sir Richard Dannatt, is presently in Northern Ireland where he will launch a new programme aimed at helping former members of the Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) and the Royal Irish Regiment.The two million pou...

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Russian Air Force Mig Launched Missile at UAV: Georgia

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 21/04/2008 - 19:38:54

Russian Air Force Mig Launched Missile at UAV: Georgia

Officials in Georgia have released footage that appears to show a Russian Air Force Mig 29 fighter launching a missile at a UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) over the region of Abkhazia.Speaking to news agency Reuters, a Russian Air Force spoke...

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Pakistani Nuclear Missile Ready for Operational Use

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 21/04/2008 - 17:34:27

Pakistani Nuclear Missile Ready for Operational Use

Pakistan said on the 21st April that a missile launched for the first time in the context of an exercise was ready for operational use. The missile has been described as being able to strike any part of India.According to the military, the ...

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