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quinta-feira, 22 de junho de 2017

Congress considering restart of F-22 program

An F-22 Raptor from the Hawaii Air National Guard 199th Fighter Squadron increases altitude

By: Wording OD

The House Armed Services Committee is currently reviewing a classified report it ordered last year on restarting production of the F-22 Raptor, according to a spokesperson for the committee. "I can confirm that we received the report and are reviewing it," HASC spokesman Barron Youngsmith told UPI, declining to comment further due to the classified nature of the review. Last April, the committee asked the Department of Defense what it would take to restart F-22 production and build 194 new fighters, which would bring the total fleet size to the Air Force's original requirement of 381 Raptors.

quarta-feira, 6 de julho de 2016

What's at stake in Britain's Iraq war inquiry


By: Wording OD

The Chilcot inquiry report on Britain's role in the Iraq war could still have significant fallout when it is published Wednesday -- even though it is seven years after the probe was launched. Here are some of the likely ramifications:

- Tony Blair -

The former Labour prime minister took Britain into the US-led invasion, making the case to the public and parliamentarians, many of whom were strongly opposed.

terça-feira, 21 de junho de 2016

Michigan National Guard A-10 Warthogs Practice Landing On Estonian Highway

For the first time in decades, US Air Force A-10 attack aircraft have practiced landing on highways, a tactic they originally developed in the 1980s for operations in Germany. This time, the exercise took place in Estonia. (EPB photo)
By: Wording OD

Michigan National Guard attack aircraft practiced landing on and taking off from the Jägala-Käravete Highway, a portion of the longer road known as Piibe Highway, in Northern Estonia on Monday. The maneuvers were conducted as a part of international military operation Saber Strike wherein pilots practiced operating in a region with few actual airstrips and where alternatives would have to suffice.  At approximately 2 p.m. on June 20, four A-10 Warthogs from the Michigan National Guard arrived in the vicinity of the Jägala-Käravate Highway from Lielvārde Air Base, located southeast of the Latvian capital of Riga, reported ETV’s nightly news broadcast “Aktuaalne kaamera.” As it turned out, landing an attack aircraft on a highway was not exactly an everyday activity for the American pilots.