Rapid Fire 2011-03-24: F-22s Sit Libya Out

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* Why no F-22As over Libya? * If you have complaints about low-flying RAF aircraft, there’s one country that seems to be missing from the official complaints page. * Want a Type 42 air defense destroyer? Or just an SAS combat smock? Britain’s Disposal Services Authority may be the place for you. * Germany upgrades Afghan contingent with more protected vehicles, other supplies – to include Marder 1A5 IFVs. * Russian naval strike aircraft will be reassigned to Russian Air Force by the end of 2011. Naval strike aircraft include Tu-22M3 Backfire long-range bombers, MiG-31 Foxhound interceptors, Su-27 Flanker fighter jets, and Su-24 Fencer attack aircraft. * ATK snags $49 million US Navy contract to produce 5.56mm and 7.62mm ammunition for use in the MK16 and MK17 Special Operations Combat Assault Rifle (SCAR). * Sikorsky’s X2 compound helicopter wins the 2010 (100th) Collier Trophy for aviation achievement. * USAF Air Combat Command’s new HC-130J combat search and rescue plane completes developmental testing, will begin deliveries in August 2011 alongside AFSOC’s MC-130J Combat Shadow IIs. Both are part of the C-130J Super Hercules family. * BAE Systems gets GBP 22.5 million contract to provide training support to the Royal Navy’s submarine […]

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