French commando killed trying to rescue hostage from Somali militants in daring helicopter raid Militant group al-Shabab have held French soldier Denis Allex since 2009French spies stormed house after arriving in five helicoptersOne soldier killed and another was reported missing Initial reports Mr Allex was shot dead during the raid have been denied by those holding him , looking gaunt, he sent a video message to new President Francois Hollande, telling how his hopes of a rescue were fading by the day. He calls on France to drop its 'oppressive attitude' towards Muslims and says Mr Hollande represented his last hope of rescue. Poignantly, he adds: 'I am alive.
Prince Harry fires 100lb Hellfire missile in Afghanistan airstrike attack on the TalibanGunship co-pilot, 27, unleashed missile in October airstrike Apache unit has the highest ‘kill rate’ in the war | UPDATED: 12:19 GMT, 23 December 2012 Enlarge Apache co-pilot Prince Harry was responsible for unleashing the 100lb Hellfire missile Apache co-pilot Prince Harry launched a missile attack on the Taliban in a devastating airstrike in Afghanistan.
Britain's 66 Apache helicopter gunships could become redundant after America opts for an updated model Britain's AH-64D helicopters face becoming redundant because the U.S. has decided to stop using itIt means technical support for the British fleet will be withdrawn in 2017 | UPDATED: 10:37 GMT, 5 December 2012 Britain's American-made Apache attack helicopters could be cut back or even scrapped outright because the U.S
Iraqi builds a HELICOPTER to protect his country’s borders (but will it really fly) | UPDATED: 23:32 GMT, 2 December 2012 An Iraqi man is putting his money where his mouth is when it comes to border security — and has spent almost 30 million Iraqi dinars, or 15,000, building his own helicopter. Hatim Kadim Salman, 59, is building the flying machine in Muqdadiyah, a city of 300,00 located 60 miles north of Baghdad in Iraq. He has called the machine Diyala 1, after its home province
Britain's new Navy carriers will sail without crucial radar technology for five years | UPDATED: 02:13 GMT, 2 December 2012 Britain's new aircraft carriers will put to sea without a crucial safety feature. Ministry of Defence sources revealed yesterday that radar technology which warns commanders of incoming enemy warplanes and missiles may not be ready until five years after the first of the 7 billion warships enters service in 2017. The Royal Navy’s ageing Sea King helicopters, which currently provide the fleet’s Airborne Early Warning (AEW) system, will be retired in 2016