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Thunderbirds set to kick off 2011 European tour in Turkey

Thunderbirds set to kick off 2011 European tour in Turkey

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds are practiced and ready to perform the first official demonstration of their 2011 European Tour. The team brought 78 of its nearly 120 Airmen on the six-week, transcontinental trip, arriving earlier this week at Cigli […]


Obama in call for transatlantic renewal

Obama in call for transatlantic renewal

US President Barack Obama was due in France Thursday after delivering a powerful speech to Britain’s parliament exalting the future of the transatlantic alliance in the face of the emerging world’s rapid rise. But the gap between soaring oratory and […]


US, European banks invest billions in cluster bombs: NGOs

US and European financial firms are still investing billions of dollars in cluster bomb producers despite a global ban on a weapon that maims and kills civilians, NGOs said Wednesday. The US financial titans JP Morgan Chase and Goldman Sachs […]


US missile defense in Europe ‘real threat’ to Russia

US missile defense in Europe ‘real threat’ to Russia

U.S. plans for a missile defense system in Europe will pose a genuine threat to Russia’s nuclear deterrence capability if they are carried out in full, a General Staff official said on Friday. “The situation completely changes with the realization […]


Medvedev warns of Cold War over missile defence

Medvedev warns of Cold War over missile defence

President Dmitry Medvedev Wednesday warned of a new Cold War era if Russia and the West failed to agree on missile defence, in the first major news conference of his presidency. Despite the startling warning to the United States and […]


Eurofighter’s Air Show Season Begins Across Europe

Eurofighter’s Air Show Season Begins Across Europe

The 2011 events and exhibitions calendar will be a busy one for Eurofighter who will have a presence in aerospace and defence events across the world. Following successful participation at Aero India in Bangalore and IDEX in Abu Dhabi during […]


End of an Era: Last ‘Huey’ Helicopters in Active Service in Europe Retire

End of an Era: Last ‘Huey’ Helicopters in Active Service in Europe Retire

Rotors ripping the air, four UH-1 Iroquois helicopters soared above Hohenfels for the last time at a retirement ceremony for the aircraft, April 27, 2011. A total of 10 “Hueys” have served at Hohenfels over the past 40 years, most […]


Moscow pushes for guarantee US missile shield not targeting Russia

Moscow pushes for guarantee US missile shield not targeting Russia

Moscow urgently wants to receive legal guarantees from the United States that its European missile defense shield will not target Russia’s strategic nuclear forces, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday. Earlier in the day the United […]


‘Most challenging’ US missile defense test a success

‘Most challenging’ US missile defense test a success

The US military on Friday successfully conducted its “most challenging test to date” of a ballistic missile defense system it will deploy in Europe to counter an Iran missile threat, officials said. “Initial indications are that all components performed as […]


 
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