Unofficial Patch for the 91st Missile Wing Minot AFB
On 30 August 2007, a B-52 took off from Minot AFB carrying six cruise missiles armed with W-80 nuclear warheads to Barksdale AFB across the country in Louisiana. No base personnel nor the crew knew the nuclear weapons were aboard. An investigation found that this was an isolated incident and that only a few people had information on the whereabouts of the missiles.
In June 2008. Secretary of Defense Gates fired the Air Force secretary...Read Full Story
Russia's federal guard service launched an investigation after photos appeared in the media of a disgraced former employee posing behind Vladimir Putin's desk in the Kremlin, an official said Tuesday. Pictures of the man, named Alexei Ustimchuk, sitting diminutively behind the giant desk in Putin's Kremlin office, spread through the internet as people ridiculed the lack of security that permitted a simple employee such access. Published first by tabloid Moskovsky Komsomolets, the photos show...Read Full Story
Russia will decommission and scrap two of the world's largest submarines by 2018, a defence industry source has said.The Severstal and the Arkhangelsk, both Project 841 (Typhoon-class) ballistic-missile submarines, are based at Severodvinsk on the White Sea. They will be withdrawn from the Navy by this year-end and will begin to be dismantled."This process is to be completed before 2018-2020 at the latest," the source said, adding the boats are outdated and it is too costly to modernise them...Read Full Story
This July Russia will start training the future crew of the second Kilo-class submarine Vietnam has agreed to buy from the country, Russian news agency Interfax reported Monday.The submarine named “Ho Chi Minh City” set off for sea trials April 28, four months after being launched.Interfax reported that the submarine embarked Monday for a two-week sea trial.Read moreRead Full Story