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March 11, 2008

B-1B Destroys Al Qaeda In Iraq Jail, Torture Facility

"Last Remnants" Of Terror Group Removed From Area, Officer Says

Three buildings that had served as an al Qaeda detention and torture facility were destroyed yesterday by a US military bomber. A B-1B Lancer used six 500-pound, global positioning system-guided bombs to level the compound located in Zambraniyah, a village south of Baghdad, according to officials.

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Eurocopter Delivers Swiss Air Force's First EC635

Received Two Weeks Before Contractual Deadline

The first EC635 destined for the Swiss Air Force was handed over to the Swiss federal procurement, technology and real estate centre armasuisse at the Eurocopter factory in Donauwörth March 7 -- two weeks prior to the contractually agreed deadline.

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Boeing Formally Protests US Air Force Tanker Contract Award

Says KC-X RFP Differs From Criteria Cited In Going With KC-45A

It's official. Citing irregularities with the process of the competition and the evaluation of the competitors' bids, on Tuesday Boeing filed a formal protest with the Government Accountability Office (GAO), asking the agency to review the decision by the US Air Force to award a contract to a team of Northrop Grumman and European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) to replace the aging fleet of KC-135 aerial refueling tankers.

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Northrop Grumman 'Sets The Record Straight' On KC-X

Says "KC-45A Misinformation" Continues To Dominate

Ahead of Boeing's announcement it will file a protest with the Government Accountability Office, asking for a review of the US Air Force's awarding of a lucrative tanker contract to Northrop Grumman and EADS, on Monday Northrop said "numerous erroneous comments continue to be repeated in the media and in Congress" about the selection of its KC-45A.

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Airman Lost In 1942 Crash Identified

Ernest Munn Will Finally Rest In Peace

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced Monday the remains of a US Army Air Forces airman, missing since 1942, have been identified and will soon be returned to his family for burial.

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Lawmakers, Airbus Celebrate KC-45A Win In Mobile

Sweet Home, Alabama For New USAF Tanker

As Boeing considered filing a formal protest over the US Air Force's KC-X tanker selection, last week the Northrop Grumman KC-45A tanker team -- which includes Airbus as a key subcontractor -- hosted a series of events in Mobile, AL to mark the KC-45A's selection by the USAF to replace its aerial refueling aircraft fleet.

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