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October 22, 2008

US Navy Launches Raytheon Tomahawk Block IV From Virginia Class Submarine

Flight Marks 16th Consecutive Test Of The Tomahawk Block IV

 A US Navy Virginia class submarine recently fired a Raytheon Tomahawk Block IV missile from the Gulf of Mexico to engage a simulated target. The flight completes the integration of the Tomahawk cruise missile onto the Navy's newest fast-attack submarine, adding another platform to the list of combatant vessels that can carry the combat-proven weapon.

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Royal Air Force Receives Its First Tranche 2 Typhoon

Up To 20 Planes To Be Delivered Annually Over Seven Years

Britain's Royal Air Force has taken delivery of the first of 91 new Typhoon combat aircraft, ordered four years ago and delivered on time. New Defence Equipment and Support Minister Quentin Davies was at RAF Coningsby to witness the arrival of the second generation Typhoons.

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Navy Pilot Reprimanded For Venezuela Incursion

Further Action May Be Pending For May 17 Transgression

As if diplomatic relations between the US and Venezuela weren't rocky enough already, a veteran naval pilot and air wing commander apparently flew a US Navy S-3B Viking into Venezuelan airspace this past May 17, setting off a diplomatic firestorm.

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