Weather In Adder, Iraq, Makes For Challenging Flying
Maj. Anthony Meador is near the end of his third tour in Iraq as
an Army aviator. He now commands Company C, 1st Battalion, 52nd
Aviation Regiment, a Fort Wainwright, Alaska, unit attached to 2nd
Battalion, 104th Aviation Regiment, 28th Combat Aviation Brigade in
AgustaWestland, has secured the Apache Integrated Operational
Support (IOS) contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to meet
the Apache Attack Helicopter Future Support Arrangements (FSA)
requirement. The contract was announced Tuesday by the Minister of
State for Defence Equipment and Support.
Boeing received an Engineering Excellence Award, Resource
Development category, from the Queensland Division of Engineers
Australia on Oct. 2 in Brisbane. The award from the state's top
engineering organization recognizes Boeing Defence Australia's best
practices in support of Australia's F-111 strike aircraft
Two Israeli Air Force Fighter Jets were scrambled Tuesday to
intercept a private plane that entered prohibited airspace over a
nuclear facility in the southern Negev desert. An army spokesman
said the jets forced the private aircraft to land, the pilot and a
passenger were handed over to local authorities.
200th Aircraft Will Be Equipped To Support Special
Lockheed Martin began final assembly of the first HC/MC-130J
Monday, which will also be the 200th C-130J to be produced. U.S.
Air Force and company officials commemorated the milestones during
a short ceremony on the production line by signing the keel of the
historic C-130J that will be delivered in 2010.
Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center officials stood
up Det. 1 at Edwards Air Force Base, California October 2nd to lead
the operational test and evaluation of the F-35 Lightning II joint