AGEING AIRCRAFT

HALFWAY THROUGH Fiscal Year (FY) 2004, the Israel Defence Force/Air Force (IDF/AF) is still adjusting to the budget cut that has been imposed upon it. The Israeli Ministry of Defence (MoD) budget has been cut over the past two years: by some 39.5 billion New Israeli Shekels (NIS) (£4.77 billion) in FY2002 to 36.5 billion NIS (£4.41 billion) in FY2003, and then to 32.4 billion NIS (£3.92 billion) in FY2004, though in April the government gave back 1.6 billion NIS (£193 million).

Defining the impact of the cut, the IDF/AF (see Israel Air Force, August p54-64) decided to preserve —

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Why nobody saw the prototype «2003» J-20 FIGHTER?

Chinese portal mil.news.sina.com.cn now wondered why Internet users never have seen the layout with b / n 2003 J-20 fighter. Known models with b / n 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2011. According views portal layout with b / n 2003 (the crotch between 2002 and 2004) is perhaps the prototype aircraft for static tests and contained inside the plant in Chengdu. Also, the assumption is that the board in 2004 is a modernized prototype in 2002 (in the near future this number is missing), that are equipped with radar with active phased array. So Makar, aircraft flight models are

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Now a political prisoner Andrei Klimov day of birth

August 1, Central District Tribunal Minsk sentenced the former deputy Andrei Klimov to two years prison on charges of inciting against the government. This is the first case in Belarus, where the political prisoner sentenced to a severe regime. Klimov previously spent behind bars for about 5 years. This is the third policy conclusion.From 1998 to 2002, Andrei Klimov spent behind bars for four years on charges of economic sins. From September 2005 to December 2006, he spent 15 months on the chemistry for the company in Minsk on March 25 street protests.In This year Andrei Klimov was arrested on

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Paul Seviarynets

September 5 Online Freedom accomplished online conference with Paul Sevyarynets. Born December 30, 1976 in Orsha, in the family of journalist Konstantin Sevyarinets and schoolteacher Tatiana Seviarynets. In 1994 he graduated from secondary school number 25 in Vitebsk Art and Architecture class in 2000 — geographical faculty of BSU, received the profession of engineer-geologist specialty "Exploration of minerals." In 1994-1999, he worked as a reporter in a number of municipal and commercial editions. Since 1998, began to be published in the press to be independent as a writer. In October 1995, joined the BPF "Revival". In February 1997 Minsk youth

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Paul Seviarynets: Those who currently fights for Belarus, saves God himself

Born December 30, 1976 in Orsha, in the family» and journalist Konstantin Sevyarinets and schoolteacher Tatiana Seviarynets. In 1994 he graduated from secondary school number 25 in Vitebsk Art and Architecture class in 2000 — geographical faculty of BSU, received the profession of engineer-geologist specialty "Exploration of minerals." In 1994-1999, he worked as a reporter in a number of municipal and commercial editions. Since 1998, began to be published in the press to be independent as a writer. In October 1995, joined the BPF "Revival". In February 1997 Minsk youth faction headed BNF. In September 1997 the Constituent Seimas was

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You can not quarrel in the country responsible for the moments

Born December 30, 1976 in Orsha, in the family of journalist Konstantin Sevyarinets and schoolteacher Tatiana Seviarynets. In 1994 he graduated from secondary school number 25 in Vitebsk Art and Architecture class in 2000 — geographical faculty of BSU, received the profession of engineer-geologist specialty "Exploration of minerals." In 1994-1999, he worked as a reporter in a number of municipal and commercial editions. Since 1998, began to be published in the press to be independent as a writer. In October 1995, joined the BPF "Revival". In February 1997 he headed the youth faction Minsk BPF. In September 1997 by the

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First time in 6 years

It is planned that Tomas Pojar discuss bilateral affairs, as the interaction between Belarus and the Czech Republic in the first half of 2009 this time Czech Republic’s presidency of the European Union, reports news agency CTK.Belarusian Foreign Ministry has not commented on the visit.Official bilateral contacts between Belarus and the Czech Republic was not more than 6 years.The last politician to visit Minsk in 2002, was Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Milos Zeman.Diplomatic mission headed by a chargé d’affaires now.In 2002, the Czech Republic has not issued a visa Alexander Lukashenko when he was going take the role

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Russian scientists have spotted a flash on the back side of the Sun

Magnetic storms, solar flares and other phenomenaSpace Weatheralready firmly entrenched in the daily lives of people. Meanwhile, in this scientific field is still a lot of mysteries and unsolved problems. So, about 1-2% of powerful X-ray flares coming to Earth, until recently, did not even manage to identify with phenomena on the Sun. It is now clear that many of them are caused by events on the hidden back side of the Sun, inaccessible to the observer on the Earth.

In a recent issue of "Astronomical Journal"There was a joint memoir of employeesIZMI Sciences, ISTP, IKIandArizona State University, devoted

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By the Earth approaching comet C-2002 T7

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By the Earth approaching comet C/2002 T7 (LINEAR) and its brightness is now the star of the 7th magnitude. That is, it is not visible to the naked eye (in the clear night with the naked eye you can see the star up to 6 th magnitude),

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Hundreds dead after earthquake in Afghanistan

Hundreds dead after earthquake in Afghanistan Natural Disasters

In the north-east of Afghanistan in the densely populated province of Baghlan, there were two earthquakes caused extensive landslides. Under the debris of rocks and mud buried provisionally estimated 25-30 homes in the five mountains. Reported hundreds killed in hit area — near Burke. Due to the fact that the area is quite remote from the disaster communications, rescue teams arrived late and search operations have just begun.

Unfortunately, the nearest medical center is located only 40 km away from the affected area, which reduces the chance of staying alive

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