Thursday, February 11, 2010

Briefings : JCA, USN yesterday and tomorrow, Arms sales

Sq Leader Steve Long has become the first RAF pilot to fly the JCA. He flew a US based F-35 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, USA.

Information Dissemination talks about a 1915 documentary film on the US Navy, thought to be the oldest film footage of the USN in existance. CDR Salamander meanwhile wonders if the Royal Navy's troubles today will be the USN's troubles tomorrow.

Bangladesh is in an arms buying mood and wants fighters, helicopters and maritime patrol aircraft. Greece still wants to buy French FREMM frigates despite their financial meltdown. Vietnam have bought 12 SU-27MK2 fighters, and are one of Russia's top export customers these days i believe.

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