Thursday, April 15, 2010

Briefings : CMWS support, SSBN(X), Cold War exhibits

BAE Systems has won a £16 million contract to support and service countermeasures systems currently operated by UK fixed and rotary wing assets over Afghanistan. For the next 5 years they will support the AAR-57 Common Missile Warning Systems fitted to 120 UK aircraft.

Nimrod MR2 XV250 has made it's final flight into retirement and will now live at the Yorkshire Air Museum.

The US have started looking at their next generation ballistic missile submarines to replace the Ohio class in the late 2020s. Some commentators are already considering the SSBN(X). The US and UK (who will be replacing their Vanguards in a similar time frame with the Successor submarine) are already working on some joint measures. Meanwhile the US has revealed they have, or are close to having, conventionally armed ICBMs.

In Lithuania you can have a taste of the cold war, or rather a Soviet concentration camp in a new tourist attraction.

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