Rapid Fire 2012-01-12: AH-64A Phased Out

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* The US Office of Naval Research has funded & developed a battery-powered, hand-held device for Navy corpsmen, that measures intercranial bleeding. A life-saver, indeed. * The last 16 American AH-64A Apache attack helicopters will disappear soon, to be turned into AH-64D Block IIs. All AH-64As were either lost, or remanufactured into subsequent helicopter versions. * Britain’s lead Type 45 air defense ship, HMS Daring, sets sail for its 1st mission “east of Suez”. That could mean anti-piracy work, but there’s wide speculation that this means the Persian Gulf, where Iranian threats to close the Strait of Hormuz are focusing global attention. * If things do build to a clash, former CIA operative in Iran’s Revolutionary Guards “Reza Kahlili” offers some thoughts on Iranian preparations. Though they may find that a fight in the Strait has some negative effects on their Chinese relationship. * The US Air Force is going through its final round of restructuring its civilian workforce for the current fiscal year. It aims to eliminate 4,500 positions using voluntary early retirement and monetary incentives as much as possible. * US Marines have received their first 2 F-35B Joint Strike Fighters at Eglin Air Force Base, FL, where […]

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