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  • MoD poised to award £2bn Apache deal to Boeing in new blow to UK defence industry

    05/29/2016 4:38:59 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    The Telegraph, U.K. ^ | 28 MAY 2016 | Alan Tovey, industry editor
    The Ministry of Defence is poised to hand another major deal to a US company, with a £2bn contract for new Apache helicopters set to be awarded to Boeing. Leonardo, the Italian aerospace manufacturer until recently known as Finmeccanica, had been battling to land the deal, which would have seen the refitted helicopters produced at its base in Yeovil, Somerset, where 3,700 staff are employed. Such an agreement would have provided a significant long-term boost to UK jobs and skills. However, it is understood the MoD has decided to hand the 50-aircraft contract, worth £2bn over its lifetime when servicing...
  • British UFO Document Release Designed to Deflect Public and Media Interest...(trunc title)

    06/26/2013 8:44:42 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 15 replies
    reuters.com ^ | 6/26/2013
    A claim by the British Ministry of Defence that UFOs have no defense significance is "designed solely to keep Parliament, the media and the public off our backs," according to former MoD UFO Desk administrator Nick Pope. Pope's startling statement was in response to the MoD's release last week of what it says is its final batch of UFO documents. Official MoD spokesmen and one self-styled UFO expert, David Clarke, claim that the MoD found no evidence of a UFO threat to the UK and, therefore, closed its UFO Desk. The subsequent, widely-publicized declassification of its UFO documents—the implication being...
  • Are You A Mod or Rocker ????

    Mods (moderns) and Rockers (rock and roll) strived against each other in the 1960's . Some called them plaids and greasers (from their oil slicked hair) Just anwser the questions to see which one you are...
  • British Army will have to rely on civilian drivers, reserves and foreign armies

    05/22/2012 9:33:49 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | May 19, 2012 | Thomas Harding
    In the most significant reforms the Army in half-a-century, The Daily Telegraph has learnt that as few as five infantry battalions totalling 2,500 soldiers will be cut but a further 17,500 jobs will go mainly from logistics troops, engineers and artillery. Military commanders have condemned the move as creating an “unbalanced Army” that will be reliant on a “Tesco’s just in time” supply tactic for campaigns. The reforms have been forced on the Army after it was forced to reduce from 102,000 to 82,000 under defence cuts. For the last three decades the Army has put an increasing emphasis on...
  • MoD urged to buy cheaper Navy jets (UK)

    08/02/2011 8:43:34 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 35 replies
    Portsmouth.co.uk ^ | 2 August 2011 | Michael Powell
    MoD urged to buy cheaper Navy jets COST CONCERN An artists impression of a Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft soaring above the Royal Navys two new carriers By Michael Powell Published on Tuesday 2 August 2011 17:30 THE Ministry of Defence is facing internal pressure to pull out of buying F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets for the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers, The News can reveal. A number of MoD officials are understood to be calling for Britain to withdraw from the under-fire Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) programme, which has faced criticism in America and Australia as costs run into...
  • The Pimp and The Poster (Mod Lecture Series)

    05/19/2011 8:28:06 PM PDT · by Admin Moderator · 103 replies · 1+ views
    FR | Admin Moderator
    In the ancient city of London, on a certain autumn day in the second quarter of the sixteenth century, a boy was born to a poor family of the name of Canty.. oh wait, that’s not how this goes. Let’s try again. Imagine for a moment an old farm on the edge of the interstate. This farm has been a part of the community for years. All of the farmer’s friends love to come to the farmer’s house for meals and conversation. Sometimes, the farmer’s friends like to put up a sign on the land, right along the interstate,...
  • MoD 'cost lives' by wasting £718m on vehicles never built

    05/19/2011 5:59:35 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Mail Online ^ | 12:26 AM on 20th May 2011 | Ian Drury
    Incompetent defence chiefs cost British forces their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan by squandering nearly £1billion on armoured vehicles that have not been built. The Ministry of Defence wasted a shocking £718million on plans for thousands of properly-protected battlefield trucks which were then scrapped or delayed. Procurement blunders meant UK troops were sent to warzones in lightly-armoured or soft-skinned vehicles - such as the controversial 'death trap' Snatch Land Rover - which were unsuitable against deadly roadside bombs. The latest scandal emerged as the National Audit Office published a damning report today on military equipment procurement. The country's top spending...
  • Well-known groups on dioceses ‘do not donate' list (Includes Komen, PP, AI and others)

    03/18/2011 1:54:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Bismark Tribune ^ | March 16, 2011 | Karen Herzog
    Some well-known and high-profile charitable organizations are among those that North Dakota Catholic bishops have asked their parishioners not to donate to or volunteer with. Bishops Samuel Aquila of the Fargo Catholic Diocese and Paul Zipfel of the Bismarck Diocese issued a guideline for charitable giving for their members, and groups such as the March of Dimes, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Planned Parenthood, UNICEF, Amnesty International, the American Association of University Women and the Crop Walk for Hunger are among them. The "Guidelines on Charitable Giving" were designed in response to questions from laity about appropriate charities, said...
  • North Dakota bishops: Catholics should not donate to ‘objectionable’ groups

    03/12/2011 7:40:38 PM PST · by Coleus · 11 replies
    CNA ^ | 03.11.11
    Catholics and Catholic organizations should not endorse organizations with “morally objectionable” missions, North Dakota’s bishops said, citing Amnesty International, the March of Dimes and Susan G. Komen for the Cure because of their links to abortion or unethical research. Bishops Paul A. Zipfel of Bismarck and Samuel J. Aquila of Fargo in a March 10 statement called upon pastors, clergy and the lay faithful to be prudent and just in making their charitable decisions, particularly on issues related to human life and marriage.  “All human life is sacred and must be protected,” the bishops said. “This is why we should...
  • Sources: Royal Navy Wins Fight For Carriers

    10/15/2010 4:00:48 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 24 replies
    Sky News ^ | 10/14/2010 | Niall Paterson
    The Royal Navy looks set to have two new carriers capable of supporting planes as well as helicopters, Ministry of Defence sources have confirmed. There had been speculation the second of the two carriers ordered by the Navy - the HMS Prince of Wales, due to enter service in 2018 - would be either be scrapped, downgraded, or moth-balled following the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR). Originally conceived as a Queen Elizabeth class carrier capable of supporting the American-built F35 Joint Strike Fighter, it had been rumoured the MoD would alter its specifications to that of a helicopter carrier....
  • Navy told to scrap 200-year-old cocktail tradition to save cash

    03/15/2010 9:11:58 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 15 replies · 687+ views
    The Telegraph UK ^ | 3/15/2010 | The Telegraph UK
    The ‘Cockers P’ parties have been hosted on board Navy ships since the time of Admiral Nelson. Officers entertain guests with the customary drink of a horse’s neck – a mix of brandy, ginger ale and Angostura bitters, garnished with the curl of lemon peel from which it gets its name. Prince's commando training Commanders insist the parties have an important role to play in unofficial foreign policy. They say foreign VIPs, which can include ministers, officials and councillors, are impressed by British ships and talk more freely than they might in more formal settings. There is also a morale-boosting...
  • UFOs, across the pond

    02/23/2010 10:30:40 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 9 replies · 784+ views
    latimes ^ | February 22, 2010
    Official reports in Britain show that sightings may be as much 'X-Files' as reality. It is one of the most memorable opening sequences on film: A small craft is being pursued through outer space by a massive triangular vessel, which passes over viewers' heads with a roar that made audiences at screenings of "Star Wars," in 1977, feel something like dolphins submerged under a passing aircraft carrier. So powerful was the image that it may have haunted some viewers' dreams -- or waking visions. We were reminded of this scene on Thursday when the British government released its fifth and...
  • Triangles And Toblerones: UFO Files Released

    02/18/2010 8:06:20 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 12 replies · 770+ views
    skynews ^ | February 18, 2010 | Julia Reid
    The MoD has declassified previously top-secret files of hundreds of eerie close encounters. More than 6,000 pages of UFO sightings include reports of 'flying Toblerones', blue triangles and silky white substances. The files span from 1994 to 2000 and contain accounts told to the police, military and Government. Aircraft of all shapes and sizes have been witnessed flying over a wide range of locations - including Chelsea FC's stadium and the former home secretary Michael Howard's home in Kent. A funeral director reported feeling physically sick and developing a skin condition after his car was enveloped by a "tube of...
  • MoD may sell aircraft carrier to India to limit cuts (UK)

    11/15/2009 8:58:31 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 33 replies · 2,042+ views
    The Observer,UK ^ | 15 November 2009 | Tim Webb
    MoD may sell aircraft carrier to India to limit cuts Sale would leave Royal Navy with just one replacement Tim Webb The Observer, Sunday 15 November 2009 Article historyOne of Britain's new £2bn aircraft carriers could be sold off under cost-cutting plans being considered by the Ministry of Defence. India has lodged a firm expression of interest, the Observer has learned. The sale of one of the two 65,000-tonne vessels would leave the Royal Navy with a single carrier and could force Britain to borrow from the French fleet, which itself has only one carrier and is reluctant to build...
  • How the March of Dimes Neutralized Pro-life Opposition

    03/16/2009 7:45:13 PM PDT · by Coleus · 30 replies · 1,446+ views
    From: U.S. Coalition for Life To: International Pro-Life Community Date: January 30, 2009 Subject: MOD’s Early Anti-Life History (1968-1976) Dear Friend of Life,On April 26, 2009, the March of Dimes, the number one promoter of eugenic abortion in the United States, will be launching its annual walkathon, Walk America, recently renamed “March for Babies.”  Among the recently released files of the USCL is the MOD/Voss Memorandum titled “Pro-Life Agitation” released by the MOD National Office on March 16, 1976. The document spells out how the MOD used the Catholic bishops’ NCCB/USCC Family Life Office in Washington, D.C. to neutralize pro-life...
  • Kevin Rudd steps in over SAS pay

    02/24/2009 7:44:53 AM PST · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 9 replies · 461+ views
    The Australian ^ | February 25, 2009 | Patrick Walters
    KEVIN Rudd has been forced to directly intervene in a damaging defence force pay issue involving SAS soldiers who have been made to repay tens of thousands of dollars in special allowances the Defence Department deemed they were not qualified for. Up to 49 soldiers in the elite Special Air Service regiment (SAS) are being forced to repay as much as $50,000 in some cases, after being told they did not have the formal trade qualifications to continue being paid higher allowances. One highly qualified SAS signaller has had his pay slashed from $112,800 a year to $66,000 and has...
  • Ministry of Defense opens Al Muthana Hospital & Prosthetics Clinic

    01/20/2009 3:10:16 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 165+ views
    BAGHDAD - The Iraqi Ministry of Defense took a giant leap forward in improving health care for its wounded warriors with the grand opening of the MoD Military Hospital and Prosthetics Clinic at Al Muthana Jan. 19. The hospital is comprised of 50 ward beds, an ER/Trauma bay in the core building, five ICU beds, three operating rooms, a laboratory, pharmacy and x-ray services in attached trailers. The hospital staff numbers 130, consisting of four physicians, one dentist, 85 other health professionals and 40 medical administrative support personnel. The facility is equipped to provide care for medical conditions requiring hospitalization,...
  • March of Dimes Gives US a "D" on Premature Birth, Ignores Abortion Link

    11/12/2008 12:44:25 PM PST · by SErtelt · 10 replies · 576+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | November 12, 2008 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC -- The March of Dimes released a report on Wednesday chiding the U.S. for failing to improve premature birth numbers and giving the country a "D" for its performance. However the charity's report includes no mention of the link between premature birth and an easily avoidable risk factor: abortion. Complete story at: http://www.LifeNews.com/nat4570.html
  • The Michael Fund Instead of Pro-Abortion, March of Dimes

    01/31/2003 7:12:22 PM PST · by Coleus · 18 replies · 12,380+ views
    Dear Friends of The Michael Fund, Since the publication of our Fall 1998 newsletter Prelude to the Holocaust, there has been an avalanche of media reports on modern day eugenic practices in the United States and abroad. As Melanie Phillips of the London Sunday Times noted in her article of July 25, 1999 detailing the second-class medical treatment given to Down syndrome children and other mentally and physically handicapped persons in Britain, “the whiff of eugenics is growing stronger by the day.” This summer, in an address to the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology in France, test-tube baby...
  • Defence chiefs admit to nuclear deaths[UK]

    08/04/2008 9:20:48 AM PDT · by BGHater · 11 replies · 293+ views
    News.com.au ^ | 03 Aug 2008 | News.com.au
    BRITISH Defence chiefs have admitted servicemen were exposed to dangerous radiation levels during nuclear tests in Australia and the South Pacific in the 1950s. The dramatic admission, made after years of denials, features in papers filed with the High Court in London by Ministry of Defence lawyers. The Sunday Mirror newspaper said the court papers reveal that the Ministry of Defence now believes that nuclear tests were responsible for the deaths of some British servicemen. However, the MoD insists that only 159 men were affected out of the 20,000 who were present. About 800 former servicemen from Britain, New Zealand...