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April 18, 2008

LOTD for April 18

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 6:18 pm

The Pentagon is auctioning the old aircraft that had been sitting in the boneyard in Tuscon…they are selling them in pieces because of their value as scrap metal:
http://www.aero-news.net/index.cfm?ContentBlockID=786e878f-fc4b-4a79-a8af-da5dd3b4b0df

It is pretty sad to read how the Air Force awarded this “competitive” contract:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/04/17/AR2008041702248.html?sid=ST2008041704413

Interesting study by the Naval Postgraduate School found that flying UAVs is more fatiguing than flying regular aircraft, plus flying UAVs were bad for the pilot’s family life:
http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/2008/04/study-flying-predators-bad-for.html

Reports state that Russian President Vladimir Putin divorced his wife and that the 55-year-old Putin plans to marry a 24-year-old former Olympic champion gymnast:
http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSL1889958820080418

Looks like the Coast Guard is now admitting that their new cutter will not be ready for about 2 more years due to problems with the communications equipment:
http://warisboring.com/?p=1043

Northrop announced that they are taking a $350 mil or so charge to their earnings to account for the problems with the cabling (which is primarily for the communications equipment from what I gather):
http://www.irconnect.com/noc/press/pages/news_releases.html?d=140116

Nice link to what reporters from the Midwest said about today’s 5.2 earthquake centered in Southern Illinois:
http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/04/18/quake.irpt/index.html?eref=rss_latest

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