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2014-04-09 16:22:15

PHOENIX, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aircelle (Safran) has signed a nacelle services contract with Interjet to provide support for the nacelles and thrust reversers on this Mexican-based airline's fleet of Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional jetliners equipped with Powerjet SaM146 engines. Under terms of the four-year agreement, announced today at the MRO Americas 2014 conference in Phoenix, Arizona, Aircelle will provide access to large-sized nacelle components - including...

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2010-01-29 12:05:00

In a plan to modernize the armed forces, the Russian government successfully completed a maiden test-flight on Friday of its newest jet fighter. The PAK FA, manufactured by Sukhoi company, made its maiden voyage of just over 45 minutes at the firm's home base of Komsomolsk-on-Amur in the Far East region. Sukhoi spokeswoman Olga Kayukova told AFP that "The flight went successfully. It lasted 47 minutes. All tasks envisaged for the first flight were carried out successfully." The highly...

2006-08-04 12:42:42

By Oliver Bullough and Tom Miles MOSCOW (Reuters) - Washington imposed sanctions on two of Russia's leading arms firms over their links with Iran on Friday, a step Moscow said was a "clearly illegitimate" attempt to impose U.S. laws on foreigners. Russia's Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the State Department had slapped sanctions on state export agency Rosoboronexport and state-owned warplane maker Sukhoi, meaning they could no longer work with U.S. firms. "This is a...

2006-07-27 03:22:23

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will sign deals on Thursday for fighters, missiles and guns worth $3 billion during his visit to Russia, defying a U.S. arms blockade, a newspaper reported. Chavez, set to cement ties with Russia at a Kremlin meeting with President Vladimir Putin, has hailed Russia for defying pleas from the United States to reconsider the sales. Venezuela, the world's No.5 oil exporter, was expected to sign arms deals worth about $1 billion with...

2006-07-05 15:04:30

By Patrick Markey CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - President Hugo Chavez marked Venezuela's independence day on Wednesday, showing off Russian fighter jets his government is planning to buy and new helicopters and rifles it purchased after Washington blocked U.S. arms sales to Caracas. Two Sukhoi SU-30MK fighters sent from Russia roared overhead as troops, tanks and vehicles filed past Chavez and his counterparts from Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay who were visiting for a summit of...

2006-07-05 14:39:26

By Patrick Markey CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - President Hugo Chavez marked Venezuela's on Wednesday, showing off Russian fighter jets his government is planning to buy as well as attack helicopters and rifles it has already purchased after Washington blocked U.S. arms sales to Caracas. Two Sukhoi SU-30MK fighters sent from Russia roared overhead as troops, tanks and vehicles filed past Chavez and his counterparts from Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay who were visiting for a summit...

2006-06-14 22:43:17

By Patrick Markey CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Wednesday his government planned to buy 24 Russian-made Sukhoi fighter jets as part of increased military spending to beef up his armed forces. Chavez, a Cuban ally caught in a tense confrontation with Washington, has already purchased Russian attack and transport helicopters and 100,000 Kalashnikov rifles to modernize the military of the world's No. 5 oil exporter. "First of all we are going...

2006-06-03 21:59:36

By Patrick Markey CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela received a shipment of 30,000 new Russian rifles on Saturday, weeks after Washington restricted U.S. arms sales to Caracas over concerns about President Hugo Chavez's ties to Cuba and Iran. Venezuela says the AK103 Kalashnikov rifles and 25 million rounds -- the first lot of 100,000 weapons -- are part of efforts to modernize its military, but the U.S. government has opposed the arms purchases it believes could destabilize...


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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'