Rapid Fire 2010-04-21: Rotor Wash Crash

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* US Secretary of Defense Gates speaks to the US Naval Academy about vision, integrity, and career. * Pentagon funds “tactical assistance” for Yemeni special forces brigade to target Al Qaeda. * Iran: Enemy aircraft keep out, or we’ll fire our S-300, uh, oil drums at you… * South Korea grounds is Lynx anti-submarine helicopters, following accidents. Bad timing, that. * Rotor wash brown-out conditions caused CV-22 crash in Afghanistan, despite gear that’s supposed to prevent this. Calling Project Sandblaster… * Azerbaijan to postpone military exercises with the US military due to US stance on country’s dispute with Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh region. Radio Free Euorpe | Associated Press * The eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull (say that 3 times fast) volcano has diverted US military flights carrying soldiers and supplies between European and Afghanistan as well as training flights in Europe. * Volcanic dust sucks, if you’re an aircraft engine. Boeing has a full mini-site on the topic, and take a look at what it did to a Finnish F/A-18 Hornet. * Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expect Lockheed Martin’s 1st quarter 2010 earnings per share to be down despite higher revenue, compared to the 1st quarter 2009. LM announces […]

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