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Buying Spree?

At the RIAT air show, the outgoing prime minister signed off £4bn for the purchase of 8 Poseidon P-8A maritime patrol aircraft.

This pales into insignificance the £18bn purchase, potentially of 138 Lightening II F35B from Lockheed, including possibly the delivery of the F35A variant which us basically a Typhoon rival, and seems a bit pointless to me. 132 more words

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Can Harjit Sajjan square the jet fighter circle?

In 1882 Ferdinand von Lindemann and Karl Weierstrass finally proved that π is a transcendental number and that it is impossible to square a circle using a compass and straight edge … but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has set his defence minister, Harjit Sajjan, just that task with regard to a new jet fighter for Canada. 371 more words

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Appearing at an air show near you.

So, they’re here at last. The Lockheed F35B, named Lightning II by the UK, flew over from the United States to appear at at least two air shows here during the summer. 686 more words

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SD Army National Guard 155th Engineer Company Returns From Kuwait

By Herb Ryan

A welcome home ceremony was held for over 150 Soldiers of the South Dakota Army National Guard’s 155th Engineer Company on Saturday, July 2, at 4:00 p.m. 415 more words

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MV-22 Osprey squadron to fill much-needed gap at MCBH

Marine Corps Base Hawaii is getting its first MV-22 Osprey squadron.

Officials say three of the aircraft are already here and eight more will arrive… 188 more words


First F35Bs land at RAF Fairford

So, the first 4 Lockheed F35Bs have flown across the pond for the summer air show season in the UK. They were escorted in by RAF Typhoons, and refuelled in the air. 219 more words

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U.K., U.S. Explore F-35 Partnership In Britain

Aviation Week & Space Technology

Tony Osborne

Jun 23, 2016

U.S., U.K. talk up training and logistics plans for joint F-35 basing in England… 1,489 more words

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