An internal memo distributed to Boeing employees on Monday
indicated that defense cuts will cost about 1,000 people their jobs
with the company, but it has not been determined exactly where the
cuts will be made.
Gates Will Use Raptor As An Example In Speech Thursday
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is pressing his point
with Congress -- that the Defense Department doesn't need more than
187 F-22 aircraft, according to Pentagon press secretary Geoff
Morrell told reporters Wednesday. If the department is forced to
buy more than it needs, other defense needs will suffer, he
The $55 Million Project Will Include Instruction And
Elbit Systems Ltd. said Wednesday that it has been awarded a
contract from the Israeli Ministry of Defence for the establishment
of a mission training center for the Israeli Air Force's (IAF)
pilots of F-16C/D and F-16I fighter aircraft.
In the culmination of many years of collaboration on the part of
a dozen nations, Boeing has delivered the first Strategic Airlift
Capability (SAC) C-17 Globemaster III during a ceremony at its
final assembly facility in Long Beach, paving the way for the
advanced airlifter’s historic arrival at Pápa Air
Base, Hungary, later this month.
An Mi-26 helicopter owned by the Moldovan air charter company
Pecotox-Airi was shot down in the southern Afghanistan province of
Helmand, an area known for its opium poppy cultivation and heavy
fighting with the Taliban. 6 Ukranian crew members were
reportedly killed in the incident.