Syria grounds fighter-bomber fleet for fear of more defections

domingo, 24 de junio de 2012

Bashar Assad
Thursday night,
June 21, ordered
his entire Air Force
fleet of fighter
bombers grounded,
for fear that more
pilots might defect after Col. Hasan Merhi al-
Hamadeh flew to Jordan aboard a MiG-21.

http://www.debka.com/article/22108/

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Nexcelle completes key C919 nacelle test - Flightglobal:



Nexcelle completes key C919 nacelle test
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A nanotube-infused paint invented at Rice University allows strain to be read using a near...
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