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November 27, 2006

Boeing Demonstrates UAV Automated Aerial Refueling Capability

Autonomously-Controlled Lear Holds Position Around KC-135

Aero-News learned Monday that Boeing's Automated Aerial Refueling (AAR) program successfully completed flight tests in August that demonstrated for the first time an unmanned air vehicle's ability to autonomously maintain a steady refueling station behind a tanker aircraft.

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At Least 36 Lost As Iranian An-74 Goes Down In Tehran

Plane Flying For Revolutionary Guard

A Russian Antonov-74 belonging to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) crashed during takeoff Monday from Mehrabad International Airport in Tehran, killing at least 30 IRGC members and six crewmembers.

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F-16 Down Near Baghdad

A USAF F-16, currently identified as an F-16CG, has gone down over Iraq, as confirmed by onsite military officials. The aircraft went down some 20 miles NW of Baghdad, in Anbar Province, and the condition of the pilot is yet unknown.

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Pearl Harbor Museum Set To Open December 7

Future Phases Will Tell Story Of Other Conflicts

To mark the 65th anniversary of the Japanese attack that thrust the United States into World War II, the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor in Hawaii is set to open December 7.

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Airman Surpasses 10,000th Hour In KC-135

APU Problem Makes Flight Even More Memorable

Senior Master Sgt. Anthony Trenga won't soon forget what he was doing November 6 at 4:15 pm.

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