News Archive 2008
|Headlines and summaries of
available news stories from 2008.
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|21 Nov||Norway selected F-35 to replace F-16s |
On November 21st, 2008, the Norwegian government announced that its Minister of Defence had selected the F-35 Lightning II to replace its fleet of F-16 fighters.
|26 Aug||Huge US Army CH-47F Chinook Contract |
Boeing announced on August 26, 2008, that it has been awarded a five-year U.S. Army contract for 181 CH-47F Chinooks
|13 Jun||Luftwaffe Eurofighters – now ready to go at any time |
Since 3 June, Eurofighter combat aircraft of Fighter Wing 74 (JG 74) at Neuburg have officially been on constant alert for air policing tasks in the Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) role.
|25 Apr||Korea to Buy 21 More F-15Ks From Boeing |
South Korea's arms procurement agency Friday announced a contract to purchase 21 F-15K fighters from The Boeing Company of the United States.
|20 Mar||Polish air force deploys MiG-29s on Baltic mission |
The Polish air force has deployed four RSK MiG-29 fighters and around 100 personnel from its 41st Tactical Air Squadron at Malbork to perform air policing duties over the Baltic states from Lithuania's Zokniai-Siaulai air base.
|14 Mar||PAF gets six JF-17 Thunder aircraft |
The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has received another six JF-17 Thunder aircraft from China. Two such aircraft were received earlier.
|29 Feb||Northrop-EADS Win KC-X Tanker Contract |
On Friday, February 29, Northrop Grumman and partner EADS have been awarded a contract to supply 179 aerial refueling tankers to the U.S. Air Force, beating the rival bid by Boeing.
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