Week on the web 26 February

Our Image of the Day blog carried a Dutch ministry of defence shot of a Boeing CH-74 Chinook. On The DEW Line, Craig Hoyle wrote about UK prime minister David Cameron’s trade tour of India, which included a fresh attempt to derail Dassault’s apparent victory in the nation’s medium multi-role combat aircraft (MMRCA) contest: “The timing really couldn’t have been any worse, with Cameron having arrived on the sub-continent just days after Finmeccanica chief executive Giuseppe Orsi was arrested as part of an investigation linked to the sale of 12 AgustaWestland AW101 helicopters. While that’s an ongoing legal matter for the Italian and Indian authorities, the fact that the VVIP transports are being built at the company’s Yeovil site in the UK will not have been lost on critics. That’s likely to mean more bad news re MMRCA, I suspect.”

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