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Air Force Curtails Testing of B-2 Bomber to Meet Deadline

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Concerned about meeting production deadlines, the Air Force is canceling some combat testing for the B-2 bomber force, according to a congressional report released Tuesday.

The report by the General Accounting Office said the Air Force concluded the curtailed testing would “slightly reduce the confidence” in the resolution of a basic question about the radar-evading plane: “Can the B-2 carry out its assigned mission with a high degree of survivability when employed within its concept of operations?”

Pressing to meet a July 1,, deadline for completing flight testing, the Air Force scaled back the number of flying and testing hours devoted to such things as armament, offensive and defensive avionics, radar for low-level terrain-following flight, and survivability in hostile territory.

In all, the Air Force cut back these and other test hours — flight hours over the actual testing range — by 387 hours, or 14 percent. In individual categories, the cuts were larger: 29 percent cut in armament test hours; 22 percent cut in terrain-following radar testing.

“The revised flight test plan focuses remaining testing efforts on demonstrating the minimum essential employment capabilities needed to field a fully combat capable aircraft,” the GAO wrote.

George R. Schneiter, the Pentagon’s director of strategic and tactical systems, wrote in a letter accompanying the report that the Department of Defense “has reviewed the report and concurs without comment.”

The Air Force said the changes were manageable because most of the planned B-2 force of 21 aircraft must go through further modifications between now and 2000 to bring the planes up to their full potential for evading radar and delivering precision-guided conventional weapons. The bomber was conceived in 1981, primarily to drop nuclear bombs on the Soviet Union.

As planned, the B-2 bomber program will cost $45 billion, including research, development, construction and modifications — more than $2 billion per plane. The bat-winged aircraft is built largely in Southern California by Northrop Grumman Corp.

The GAO praised the Air Force for making substantial improvements in the B-2’s radar-evading characteristics and its ability to fly low to the ground, day or night, without crashing into obstacles.

“The Air Force has resolved or is working to resolve these problems,” the GAO reported. As a result, the bulk of the B-2 fleet will be cleared for flights at 600 feet as opposed to the earlier planned limit of 1,000 feet. A persistent problem remains the low-flight radar system’s ability to distinguish rain from other obstacles, such as mountainsides. A new software system to correct this problem was installed earlier this year.

The Air Force is planning further improvements in B-2 conventional weapons systems that could add between $1 billion and $3 billion to the overall cost of the program. The GAO warned that delays in completing tests, and new problems that crop up as Northrop Grumman completes modifications over the next three years, could add to the cost.

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“If the government parties do not want to sit in the street, then”;

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The central government has decided to reduce excise taxes on gasoline and diesel in the wake of the increased policy. On Saturday, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tweeted about it. “We are reducing the central excise duty by Rs 8 per liter on petrol and Rs 6 per liter on diesel. This will reduce petrol by Rs 9.5 per litre, and diesel by Rs 7 per litre, Sitharaman said. After this, the leader of The Devendra opposition has attacked the Thackeray government following this decision.

Many thanks to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for the decision to reduce the central tax on petrol and diesel by Rs 8 and Rs 6 per litre, respectively! For this, the central government will bear a charge of Rs 1 lakh crore every year. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has also decided to give a subsidy of Rs 200 per cylinder to recipients of Pradhan Mantri Ujwala Yojana, thus a financial burden of Rs 6,100 crore will be incurred,” said Devendra Fadnavis.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has once again shown that the Modi government at the Center is the common man’s government in this country. The welfare of the poor is a very important issue for them and they constantly fight for it. He has given the same answer once again from these decisions. Now, I once again request the Chief Minister and the Government of Maharashtra to take the initiative to reduce the taxes on gasoline and diesel and provide more relief to the common man. Because the rates in Maharashtra are the highest. The ruling parties do not want to sit in the streets, they want to give relief to the people,” Fadnavis said.


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“This government belongs to dishonest children, they are in the sea…”, offensive statement from the BJP MLA! | …

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A few days ago, the Supreme Court ordered the state government to declare local body elections in the state within 15 days. Thus, while expressing a strong feeling that the OBC reserve is gone, the Opposition has targeted the Maharashtra Government. BJP has criticized the state government for killing the OBC reserve. In this regard, BJP MLA Babanrao Lonikar’s tongue slipped as he spoke to citizens in the Mantha city of Jalna. He criticized the state government in offensive language. Reactions to his statement are now beginning to surface.

“Government Thieves, Lafange Ministers”

“If this information had been delivered to the Supreme Court by collecting Imperial data and conducting a triple test, an OBC reservation of one thousand percent would have been read. But this government and its ministers, liars, scoundrels, scoundrels should be drowned in the sea. These liars were constantly saying that Modi, the central government should give us the data,” said Babanrao Lonikar.

“Data collected during Manmohan Singh’s rule”

“Manmohan Singh was the prime minister of the country. In Delhi, Maharashtra was ruled by the Congress. The whole country was under the control of the Congress. That was when the survey was done. There were 69,000 errors in it. The Manmohan Singh government never has not released that data to any state. Congress hasn’t released that data in its 50 years of existence. But the OBC ministers in the state are making the scene. They’re giving speeches with scarves around their necks. They’re speaking in the media.” Lonikar said.

“Go to the villages and tell them…”

Speaking at the occasion, Lonikar called on those present to speak about government from town to town. “Go to the villages and tell them that this is a dishonest child. The snake is not visible in the vegetation. We have to explain to the villagers how poisonous this three-winged snake is in Maharashtra,” Lonikar said.


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Aurangabad was rocked by two murders; One Sided College Girl All Day…

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The city of Aurangabad was shaken by the killings that took place in the morning and around noon. Two days ago, a man murdered his girlfriend and committed suicide in Aurangabad. While the incident was fresh, a 19-year-old girl was killed near the university on Saturday (May 21) out of one-sided love. The defendants in both cases have been acquitted. The deceased 19-year-old student and her killer were both from the same community, police said.

In another incident, Sabir Shah Qasim Shah (36) and Farhan Khan Nizam Khan (19, both Cuttackgate water tank residents) got into an argument at the Jinsi police station on Friday over a minor altercation. Farhan hit Sabir Shah in the stomach with a sharp object near him, seriously injuring him. Sabir Shah is receiving treatment at Ghati Hospital. However, the doctors pronounced him dead in the morning.

The police arrived at the scene in a case of one-sided love

One case has been recorded in this regard, said Jinsi Police Inspector V. METRO. Kendra gave. Senior officials including API Magare from Kendra visited the site. Tangde Criminal Investigation Squad Deputy Inspector Sunil Jadhav has been dispatched to Naregaon to search for the accused. A forensic team has been called to the scene. Panchnama was also performed by Sub-Inspector Harun Sheikh’s team.

Also read: Two murders at midnight in Aurangabad, murder of a woman along with a young man

Meanwhile, the defendant has a large gang that includes all minors and children up to 18 years of age. Many of them are in the business of only selling buttons at night. The police are investigating in that direction.


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