Caption: The political landscape surrounding the Interim fighter issue will be a heated topic of debate in Canada for quite some time, n the past year, the pendulum has swung from Boeing's Super Hornets
(pictured at the top) to other aircraft, including Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lighting II (pictured above).
A recent outbreak of Asian hornets
has been successfully contained by bee inspectors who promptly tracked down and destroyed their nest in Devon.
Following the arrival of Asian hornets
in the UK, Professor Pete Barrar, director of the National Beekeeping Centre at Bodnant Welsh Food Centre in the Conwy Valley, has warned beekeepers in North Wales to be vigilant.
In September last year, staff at an apiary near Tetbury in Gloucestershire spotted something they had anticipated but hoped they'd never see--Asian hornets
foraging for food.
Under SLEP, the Hornet
aircraft have received high-flight-hour (HFH) inspections and necessary repairs at Navy and commercial maintenance depots.
The second element was the Classic Hornet
fleet was serving us very well, and was due to be replaced by the F-35 but, that said, there was some risk in the timeline for the F-35.
lt;B An Asian hornet
found in Tetbury, Gloucestershire
Defra said that it was possible Asian hornets
could reappear in England next year and members of the public are urged to report any suspected sightings in the spring.
The Asian giant hornet
was accidentally introduced to Europe in 2004 when the insects found their way into a shipment of Chinese pottery to France.
Remember, a hornet
nest can contain six times as many mouths to feed.
Experts say there has been an upturn in hornet
and wasp activity.
But that also means there is a precedent that if those hornets
can live in Wales the Asian hornet
should also be able to survive here.