Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Briefings : Falklands, Trainers, Afghanistan

Drilling for oil has begun off the Falklands meanwhile Argentina is looking to upgrade it's Super Etendard attack aircraft, though not until after 2015. VT has won a contract extension to keep maintaining the RAF's fleet of Tucano T1 trainers until 2014.

The NATO fight in Afghanistan has suffered another "hearts and minds" set-back after an air strike on a convoy killed over 20 civilians. The Afghan government are not happy about it though in a situation like Afghanistan where the combatants on one side do not wear uniforms these sort of accidents are unfortunately going to happen.

Poland has grounded it's 2 C-130Es after one suffered structural damage earlier in the month after performing a 4g maneuver over Afghanistan. The Hercules are surplus US owned aircraft on loan to the Poles.


Jessica D'Amico (JeDa) said...

Why on earth are they doing 4g maneuvres w borrowed Hercules? I hope the cargo was tied down well.

Chris said...

i think they had to avoid hitting something

Jessica D'Amico (JeDa) said...

better keep the vodka on the ground and eyes to the mountains while flying.