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2000-09-16, Zed: I really do feel sorry for the Iraqi people; they have not done anything to deserve this level of suffering. They fought a war at the request of the Americans for 10years against Iran, only to find out that the US's number one ally, Israel, had been…
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2000-09-16, Zed: Game shows on Mir?....this is going to far. There are far more important science related projects that Mir could & should be used for... This reminds me of the time they wanted to make Mir into the worlds first space advert for Pepsi! Z
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2000-09-15, Dron: Yo, I scored the Su-30KN picture! Its camouflage is SO FUCKING BEAUTIFUL! It's of Su-37 kind but the colors are totally different. It's kind of grey and dark-gree. So god damn awesome. Too bad I've got only one so far but I'm hoping for more! Ci ya around
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2000-09-13, Dron: Russian Heavy-Freight Company "Volga-Dnepr" servered its overseas partner Lockheed Martin Corporation and delivered new generation Joint Strike Fighter from London-Stanstand airport to the Texas based Aero-space airbase. The Russian-designed An-124-100 freighter has been airborne with JSF for 11 hours and 45 minutes. Fighter's length - 14.2meters, width - 4.27meters, height - 3.51 meters. Thanks to mammoth-size cargo compartment of Ruslan, Russian engineers were able to accomodate additional technical equipment that had to come with the fighter. It was a regular mission for Volga-Dnepr who's freight-dollars usually come from delivering various aircraft and boats to various parts of the world.
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2000-09-13, Dron: I know:)
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2000-09-12, Zed: Indonesia May Buy Russian Copters Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Indonesia is considering buying Russian military aircraft for the first time since 1965, sidestepping a U.S. arms embargo, officials said Tuesday. Navy chief Adm. Achmad Sutjipto said his service wants four Mil-17 helicopters to deploy marines to the country's trouble spots. ``It's impossible to get them from America,'' Sutjipto said late Monday, according to the state Antara news agency. ``I notice that Russia is most prepared to (provide them).'' Western nations, particularly the United States, have supplied military equipment to Indonesia in the past. But those countries embargoed weapons supplies to Jakarta after army-inspired violence last year in East Timor, a formerly Indonesian-ruled territory that had just voted for independence. Although the European Union has since lifted restrictions, the United States retained its ban. Col. Alexander Smirnov, Russia's military attache in Jakarta, said it would be the first time…
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2000-09-12, Dron: Sorry, forgot about link: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/ 20000912/pl/marine_planes_crash_ 1.html
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2000-09-12, Dron: Monday September 11 6:56 PM ET Small Planes Collide in Fla. By KARIN MEADOWS, Associated Press Writer FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) - Two small planes collided Monday and crashed into a citrus grove, killing both pilots. The collision between the twin-engine Piper Aztec and a single-engine Piper Cherokee took place about three miles west of St. Lucie International Airport. Glenn Gollnick, a tennis pro at nearby Panther Woods Country Club, said he heard a loud bang and saw one of the planes fall to earth. ``I saw something 100 to 200 feet above the trees come straight down,'' he said. ``It looked like a mass of metal.'' Gollnick, 52, said he drove a quarter-mile to the crash site and saw one plane had landed upside down while the other lay in pieces about 100 feet away. ``I was yelling and screaming, 'Is anybody in there? Are you OK?''' Gollnick said. ``There was no response.'' The Cherokee was registered to Flight Safety International, a Florida flying school. Authorities identified the pilot of the Aztec as Roger…
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2000-09-10, Dron: On September 9, Iraq Air Defence downed a single NATO aircraft while it was on its reconnaissance mission over southern part of the country which was announced to be so called "No fly zone" restricting Iraqi planes from entering this air zone of their homeland. According to Iraqi Military officials, a total of 18 NATO aircraft were spotted and tracked over Meisan, Kadissiya, Mootanna, and Nayaph provinces. It was also mentioned that all of those airplanes took off from Kuwait and Saudi Arabia territory. No such report appeared in western media sources that day.
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2000-09-09, Zed: U.S. Still Number One Arms Exporter By Rachel Stohl, Senior Analyst, Center for Defense Information ( CDI - Center for Defense Information - Security Policy Research Organization ) The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has released its annual report, "Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, 1992-1999," revealing that the United States again leads the world in arms exports. According to the report, worldwide arms transfer agreements, those that take into consideration both developed and developing countries, totaled approximately $30.3 billion in 1999. The CRS report (also known as the Grimmett Report after its author, Richard Grimmett) defines developing nations as all countries except the United States, Russia, the European nations, Canada, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. The report examines the export of fourteen categories of conventional weapons: tanks and self-propelled guns, artillery, armored personnel carriers and armored cars, major surface combatants, minor surface combatants,…
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2000-09-08, Zed: It is far-far worse than that....currently the USMC is effectively grounded - from Apache drive problems to the AV8Bs to the V-22s. They currenly have to effective flying capability due to operational/component/maintanenc e faliures.... very bad... Z
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2000-09-07, Dron: Associated Press reports that this Wednesday one fire-fighting C-130 freighter with 4 crew members onboard - one French citizen and 3 Americans - crashed leaving 2 dead and 2 heavily injured. Officials say that the aircraft was on its regular fire-fighting mission in the South-Eastern part of the country when it suddenly smased into a hill beside a small Burge town.
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2000-09-07, Dron: Associated Press reports that this Wednesday one fire-fighting C-130 freighter with 4 crew members onboard - one French citizen and 3 Americans - crashed leaving 2 dead and 2 heavily injured. Officials say that the aircraft was on its regular fire-fighting mission in the South-Eastern part of the country when it suddenly smashed into a hill beside a small Burge town.
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2000-09-07, Dron: NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet has given its go-ahead for the purchase of 10 Mirage-2000s multi-role aircraft from France, an Indian Air Force spokesman said on Monday. The Cabinet approval was accorded last week. ``These aircraft are not meant for augmenting the existing fleet. These are to make up for attrition,'' the spokesman said. The Rs 1,500-crore deal, to be signed soon, will also include purchase of spares. Defence ministry sources said the Centre had been assured by the French that the aircraft would be newly-built. The aircraft being purchased are the earlier variants Mirage-2000H and not the latest Mirage 2000-5. However, these 10 aircraft are likely to be fitted with refuelling probes, which is not available in the the present IAF Mirages. While buying the first lot of the MiGs in the mid-1980s, New Delhi had paid extra money to get removed the refuelling probes as the IAF did not envisage air-to-air refueling. The Mirage-2000s, which are equipped with both laser and TV- guided bombs, were pressed…
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2000-09-05, Zed: American Plane Linked To Concorde Crash The crash of the Air France Concorde outside Paris in July may have been caused by a strip of metal from a Continental Airlines aircraft. Airline officials have confirmed to French air accident investigators that a DC-10, which took off shortly before the doomed Concorde flight, has a piece of metal missing similar to that found on the runway after the crash. Investigators believe that Concorde hit the 17-inch metal strip at nearly 200 miles an hour as it took off from Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport on July 25. The impact burst a tire, shredding it into fragments of rubber that either ruptured a fuel tank or damaged the engines causing an uncontrollable fire. The supersonic aircraft crashed into an hotel two minutes later killing all 109 people on board and four on the ground. French air accident investigators said that Continental was co-operating fully with the investigation. All Concordes have been grounded until modifications can be made as, under aviation…
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2000-09-05, Dron: Offcial spokesman of the "Governmental Privatization and Governmental Possession of Hungary" Co. reported today that Russian Federation expressed its interest in purchasing Hungarian MiG-21 fighters which were decomissioned from Hungarian service recently. Russia is ready to purchase (and possibly scrap) old fighters with the condition of its participation in the upcoming Hungarian MiG-29 modernization program. If the answer is positive, Russia is ready to deduct MiG-21 costs from the potential MiG-29 modernization bill. Hungarian experts say that this would quite revolutionize the problem of scraping decommissioned arms. Russia's attractive offer could be explained by the fact that certain African countries and India expressed their interest in old MiGs before. Now Russian Federation will attempt to take advantage of those requests and possibly re-sell old Hungarian MiGs to other customers. The total number of decommissioned MiGs will reach over 100 in September, when another 22 aircraft will exit the…
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2000-09-05, Dron: It's from http://www.lenta.ru I was kinda surpised as well but that's what they said. NICE nick by the way.
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2000-09-05, Dron: BRISBANE (Reuters) - Eight people were killed on Tuesday when a light plane crashed in Australia's remote northeast after flying 3,000 km (1,900 miles) across the continent on apparent autopilot. The plane set out with seven miners on a short flight from Perth to the gold mining town of Leonora, both in Western Australia, but authorities believe the plane depressurized, leaving the pilot and miners unconscious. Two aircraft tracked the Beechcraft King Air 200 twin-engine turboprop from near Alice Springs in central Australia before it crashed at about 2:10 a.m. (1510 GMT) on a property near Bourketown, in far northern Queensland state, authorities said. The plane did not respond to radio contact and traveled northeast across the vast outback, flying virtually in a straight line across three states before running out of fuel and crashing. Sons of Gwalia Ltd, one of Australia's largest gold producers, said seven of its employees who worked at Leonora were on the charter flight. ``It has been confirmed that…
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2000-09-05, Dron: OK. I'll add a page to my website about Su-30KN and then post a link. You may expect it within 2-3 days if nothing changes (in my unstable life). Ci ya.
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2000-09-05, Dron: That's Belorussia alright. Russian companies pay money to get their aircraft fixed on territory of Belorussia and Belorussia does shit instead of it. Just great.
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2000-09-05, Dron: Nooooooo They never did I'm just guessing:)
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2000-09-01, BACKFIRE: ISS gets older before its exploitation begins FROM: 2000 Report # 40 2 p.m. CDT, Thursday, August 30, 2000 Mission Control Center, Houston, Texas With a visit by the Space Shuttle Atlantis a little over a week away, International Space Station flight controllers plan to conduct a final rehearsal of the station's activities for the upcoming docking on Tuesday. This week, station controllers completed transferring propellants from tanks aboard the attached Progress cargo craft to tanks aboard the Zvezda living quarters module. Controllers in the United States and Russia also conducted a test of the efficiency of the solar arrays on the Zvezda and Zarya modules, finding everything in good shape. An evaluation of problems with two batteries on the station — one in Zarya and one in Zvezda — continued this week, although the problems have no impact on any planned station activities. The problem exhibited by the battery in Zarya, labeled Battery 6, is consistent with normal signs of aging, and battery 6…
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2000-08-29, Dron: Here is the ABC article. http://more.abcnews.go.com/secti ons/.../costaricacrash000828.htm l
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2000-08-29, Dron: Usual tendency for Russian Aviation Industry to prefer imported engines over their own seems to be comming to an end. This is also backed by the recent Aviadvigatel and Pratt&Whitney agreement. As a part of the contract, Pratt&Whitney expressed its highest readiness to invest over 125 millions of dollars into development of the new generation PS-90A-2 (PS-90A2) engine. The engine which is based on a state-of-the-art PS-90A and is planned to be used on various passenger airliners including Tu-204, IL-96-300 as well as IL-76 freighters which are already in service. New PS-90A2 will have higher thrust ratings, be more reliable and will have extended exploitation resource. However, new engine which is to be completed by 2003 is not actually fully-Russian. Several imported components would have to be used in the construction. This way, besides Pratt$Whitney another 10 western companies joined the project. These represent Sweden, Germany and USA. This however doesn't mean that Russia is lossing any of its…
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2000-08-25, Dron: LONDON, Aug 25 (Reuters) - The two crew of a Harrier fighter jet ejected to safety moments before it crashed and burst into flames, Britain"s Defence Ministry said on Friday. A ministry spokeswoman told Reuters the two men ejected 50 ft (15 m) above the runway after the Harrier developed problems on its final approach at the Royal Air Force"s Boscombe Downs air base in Wiltshire on Thursday. "They are both okay. One had some minor back injuries," the spokeswoman said. "At this stage we do not know why the aircraft got into difficulty." The aircraft, which belonged to the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency, was destroyed in the crash, she said. The two-seater T-10 model was a training variation of the standard one-seater model. Copyright ABCnews
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