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"Homework" for this weekend. Or maybe even from this evening onwards.
|This was Hellfire corner|
SynopsisStretching from Sime Road to Bukit Brown cemetery, the Hellfire Tour takes you to the scene of General Yamashita’s strategy for the Japanese Imperial Army to crush the defending British forces in the Battle for Singapore. The site also marks the former combined Operational Headquarters of the British Army and Royal Air Force during World War II and later became the internment camp for Allied Forces POWs after the fall of Singapore. Take a walk with Jon Cooper as he relates the stories of the soldiers who fought amongst the gravestones and the civilian internees who spent their years of captivity in the Sime Road camp.
Guide:Jonathan CooperProject Manager, Researcher and Battlefield Archaeologist at The Changi MuseumPostgraduate student, Centre for Battlefield Archaeology, Glasgow University
|Jon is the one wearing the jungle hat|
U.S evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes
Did a quick search for keywords, in this case, the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response.
This was the new task force that was formed in the aftermath of the deadly attack on the US mission in Benghazi.
So was quite glad to find photos on DVIDS.
Defense.gov News Article: U.S. Sends More Marines to Romania, Navy Vessel to Black Sea http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=121959
With the crisis in Ukraine, it is understandable that the US would want additional assets in case of an emergency.
Incidentally, the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response (SP-MAGTF CR) was set up specifically to deal with this kind of scenario, after the death of the US ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens.
The reasons given for this decision included great difficulties and enormous additional costs (500–600 million euros) linked to the procedure of admitting the UAV for use in German general airspace outside the segregated airspace (i.e. strictly defined areas).
This will be necessary if this kind of UAV is to be used in Germany (and in Europe) due to the fact that German (and European) airspace is used intensely.
According to information from the German MoD, the problems concerned lacks in the technical documentation provided by the US company.
The press reported that there were probably also some technical problems with the prototype, namely problems maintaining contact between the UAV and the ground control station, as well as Northrop Grumman’s unwillingness to provide sensitive technical data and the lack of an automatic anti-collision system.