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September 29, 2009

RAF Chinooks To Be Upgraded For Afghanistan

New Engines And Glass Cockpits Included In The Modifications

RAF Chinook helicopters operating in Afghanistan will receive a GBP408m upgrade to deliver more powerful engines and more advanced, digitized cockpits, Minister for Defence Equipment and Support, Quentin Davies, announced late last week.

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Navy Leap Frogs Perform At BMX World Cup

More Than 3,000 Riders And Fans Watched The Elite Skydiving Team

 The U.S. Navy's Leap Frogs precision parachute team was among the highlights of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) BMX Supercross World Cup held at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (OTC) in Chula Vista, California September 19.

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White House Objects To Funding For Additional C-17's

Stops Short Of Veto Threat If They Are Included In Defense Spending Bill

The White House has issued a Statement of Administration Policy (SAP) strongly objecting to the Senate version of the FY2010 Defense Authorization Bill. The objections are based on the inclusion of funding for additional C-17 cargo planes President Obama says are not necessary.

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