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May 15, 2008

DoD Says Chinooks Vandalized On Ridley Park Production Line

Severed Wiring, "Suspicious Washer" Found On Two H-47s

Is it accidental damage... or sabotage? Department of Defense officials are working to determine the nature of damage to two H-47 Chinook helicopters on the production line at Boeing's plant in Ridley Park, PA.

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Northrop Grumman To Fit RNLAF Chinooks With Missile Warning Systems

Eight Shipsets To Be Delivered Starting In January 2009

Northrop Grumman was recently selected by the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) to provide the AAR-54 Missile Warning System (MWS) for its CH-47F Chinook helicopters. Under the terms of the multi-million dollar contract, Northrop Grumman's Defensive Systems Division will provide eight MWS shipsets and spares, in addition to follow-on support, to the RNLAF beginning in January 2009 and continuing through January 2010.

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Pilot Describes First Myanmar Relief Flight

"Please Bring More; Please Bring More..."

The government of Myanmar apparently did nothing to warn or prepare its impoverished citizens for the May 2 landfall of Cyclone Nargis. Even when it became clear the death toll could reach six figures, the military junta reportedly stalled the arrival of foreign aid waiting offshore, while its leaders tried to figure out how they could enjoy exclusive credit for the charity.

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L-M Submits Bid For USAF Space Situational Awareness Program

Will Demonstrate Missile Threat Warning System

Lockheed Martin announced Wednesday it has submitted its proposal to the US Air Force for the Self-Awareness Space Situational Awareness (SASSA) program.

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Raytheon's 'Fish Hawk' Anti-Sub Weapon Takes Flight

Weird Name... Cool Idea

Despite its somewhat-laughable name, Raytheon's 'Fish Hawk' should not be trifled with. The new weapon system is the defense contractor's entry in the US Navy's High Altitude Anti-Submarine Warfare Weapons Concept (HAAWC) competition... and it sounds pretty cool.

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