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Japan says no flights until Osprey confirmed safe

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Japan’s prime minister says he will not allow any flights of the U.S. military’s latest transport aircraft in this country until its safety after two recent crashes has been confirmed. Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda told Parliament July 24 that no flights would take place until investigations into the April and June crashes were completed and…

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Boeing delivers Africa’s first 777 Freighter to Ethiopian Airlines

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Boeing Sept. 20 delivered the first 777 Freighter to Ethiopian Airlines marking the first 777F to be operated by an African carrier. Today’s 777F is being leased to Ethiopian Airlines from GECAS. “This delivery marks another special day for Ethiopian Airlines and all of Ethiopia. We are not only becoming the first African carrier operating…

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United Kingdom military ‘unrealistic’ on cost risks

Posted May 15, 2013 by Cassandra Vinograd

Britain’s Ministry of Defence has taken an over-optimistic approach to its equipment budget, an influential committee of lawmakers warned May 14, expressing doubts that the department plagued by cost overruns and late delivery of projects has properly planned for potential pitfalls over the next decade. Britain’s military is shrinking from 102,000 troops to around 80,000…

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U.S. Air Force participates in Exercise Kiwi Flag

Posted April 13, 2012 by by Capt. Rebecca Heyse

Two C-17 Globemaster IIIs and 70 airmen from the U.S. Air Force participated in the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s Exercise Kiwi Flag from March 26 through April 4 at RNZAF Base Whenuapa, New Zealand. Exercise Kiwi Flag is a multilateral, tactical air mobility exercise that aims to improve…

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Iran: U.S. stealth fighter deployment to UAE harmful

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Iran’s defense minister said April 30 that the deployment of American military stealth fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates will damage regional security, the semiofficial ISNA news agency reported. Gen. Ahmad Vahidi’s comments were the first official reaction to media reports of the recent deployment by the U.S. military of F-22 Raptors to the…

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Boeing demonstrates SATCOM on the move between Australia, U.S.

Posted June 4, 2012 by

Boeing has successfully demonstrated its SATCOM on the Move product on a live Ka-band satellite network. The company transmitted secure voice, video, and data from High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled...

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U.S., Vietnamese militaries collaborate on clinic restoration

Posted June 18, 2012 by by SrA. Lauren Main

Airmen and soldiers from around the Pacific have worked to restore the Xuan Lam Medical Clinic in Nghe An Province, Vietnam, since the start of Operation Pacific Angel 12 beginning June 10.

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Northrop Grumman to supply platform management system for U.K. Royal Navy’s next Astute-Class submarine

Posted July 5, 2012 by

Northrop Grumman has been selected to supply the Platform Management System for the Royal Navy’s fifth Astute-class submarine, Anson. Northrop Grumman’s Sperry Marine business unit will supply the PMS for Astute Boat 5 under a performance partnering arrangement with BAE Systems Maritime-Submarine. BAE Systems will install the PMS equipment, which controls and monitors the submarine’s…

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Boeing demonstrates multi-location paint capability for Royal Australian Air Force

Posted July 16, 2012 by

Boeing subsidiary Boeing Defence Australia (BDA) has delivered the first two of 65 repainted aircraft to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)...

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News Briefs – August 7, 2012

Posted August 7, 2012 by

NATO announces new head of Norfolk, Va., command NATO says a French general will take over one of the alliance’s two strategic commands. Air Force Gen. Jean-Paul Palomeros will replace fellow Frenchman Gen. Stephane Abrial, who in 1999 became the first non-American officer to head a major command in North America. The Allied Transformation Command…

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