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.
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.
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.
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