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25 April 2008 Military News

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  • DoD News: Contracts for April 25, 2008
  • Boeing KC-767 Tanker: Less Risk for Warfighters, Taxpayers Boeing 25 Apr 2008 -- The Boeing [NYSE: BA] KC-767 would be a lower-risk aerial refueling tanker for the American military and taxpayers than the Airbus A330-based KC-30, and it would be superior in the areas of cost, production, schedule and capability.
  • LOCKHEED MARTIN POWERS UP F-35 STOVL ENGINE IN PREPARATION FOR FIRST FLIGHT Lockheed Martin 25 Apr 2008 -- The British pilot who will be the first person to fly the short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-35B Lightning II started and ran the aircraft's engine for the first time on April 18, initiating the final series of ground tests before the jet's first flight.
  • The PVP in service in the French Army Panhard 25 Apr 2008 -- Last February, the French Army received a first batch of 30 PVPs (Small Protected Vehicle). This 5-ton armoured vehicle will improve protection for French soldiers deployed on operations. Indeed, the French Army is highly exposed, with more than 10,000 men deployed in some ten theatres, Lebanon, Afghanistan and the Ivory Coast among them.

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