New plan released to replace Pave Hawk The new plan, released March 23 by the Aeronautical Systems Center, calls for awarding a contract in 2012 and reaching initial operational capability with eight aircraft by September 2015. No date has been set for replacing all HH-60Gs. Along with the timeline, the HH-60 Personnel Recovery Recapitalization Program […]
Month: March 2010
DoubleTapper has a collection of videos and photos of the Israeli main battle tank.
NASA: Space shuttles may stay on until 2011 Despite progress in its effort to retire the space shuttle fleet, NASA is now unlikely to meet its initial September deadline, according to a government report released yesterday. The 32-page report from NASA’s Office of the Inspector General concludes that it will probably take NASA until the […]
Private guards kill Somali pirate for first time Private security guards shot and killed a Somali pirate during an attack on a merchant ship off the coast of East Africa in what is believed to be the first such killing by armed contractors, the EU Naval Force spokesman said Wednesday. The death comes amid fears […]
Northrop Grumman Returns Restored B-2 Bomber to Active Duty Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has returned to service with the U.S. Air Force a freshly painted, completely overhauled B-2 stealth bomber known as the “Spirit of Pennsylvania.” The aircraft lifted off from Air Force Plant 42 here early in the morning on Jan. 26 for its […]
Incidentally, four weeks from today Murdoc is going to run the Boston Marathon.
Always sorta like the Sa’ar 4s.
Mexico Killings of 3 Connected to U.S. Consulate Bring Warning The White House condemned the killings of a U.S. citizen employee, her husband and the husband of a Mexican citizen employee, in a statement yesterday from National Security Council spokesman Mike Hammer. At least we’ve got the border locked down.
Over at Tam’s: The Department of Fish & Game won’t let you shoot Bambi with full metal jacketed 7.62x51mm M80 ball because it would be inhumane. The Hague Accords won’t let you use .308 Winchester 150gr. Ballistic Silvertips on enemy personnel because it would be inhumane. Lots of discussion in the comments section.
Next-gen Burkes may push limit of DDG frame I think next-gen Burkes are probably a much better investment than DD(X), but it’s not a perfect solution, either.