200 Aircraft, Missiles Feature in Iranian Military Parade

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 18/04/2008 - 13:10:23

The Iranian armed forces have been showcased during a ceremony marking Iran's yearly army day. In comments made during the parade of military power, Iran's President Ahmadinejad described the country as the mightiest in the world.Iran's Mil...

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Urgent Inquiry After RAF Base Photos Published

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 18/04/2008 - 10:36:25

Urgent Inquiry After RAF Base Photos Published

The publication of photos highlighting a low standard of military accommodation at the Royal Air Force's base at Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, UK, has sparked an urgent inquiry.The images - published by the Sun newspaper - showed sewage pipes ...

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Iraq Requests More NATO Army Training

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 17/04/2008 - 18:41:03

Iraq Requests More NATO Army Training

Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, NATO Secretary-General, stated on the 17th April that the alliance would contribute more to the training of officers in the Iraqi Army. His statement came after Nouri Maliki, the Prime Minister of Iraq, had earlier re...

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Need for Missile Defence Shield Hyped, Congress Told

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 17/04/2008 - 17:36:38

Need for Missile Defence Shield Hyped, Congress Told

A former Pentagon official said on the 16th April that the US had wasted billions of dollars in developing its Missile Defence Shield.Philip Coyle worked at one time at the Department of Defense, where he headed the Operational Test and Eva...

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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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