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News Archive 2008

Headlines and summaries of available news stories from 2008.
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21 NovNorway 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 AugHuge 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 JunLuftwaffe 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 AprKorea 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 MarPolish 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 MarPAF 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 FebNorthrop-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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