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November 20, 2008

DoD's Young Stands His Ground Before Congress

Says $50 Million F-22 Appropriation Aimed At Saving Money

Let this be stated in no uncertain terms. Undersecretary of Defense John Young stood his ground before a House subcommittee that grilled him for nearly three hours Wednesday over funding allocated for the F-22 Raptor... and emerged absolutely victorious.

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Boeing Announces Layoffs, Restructuring At Wichita Site

About 800 Job Cuts Planned, Some Will Receive Notices Friday

The tough times continue for aerospace workers in Wichita. On Wednesday, Boeing announced plans to cut approximately 800 positions at its Integrated Defense Systems facility in the Kansas community during 2009. Boeing attributed the reductions to the end of some programs and the delay in the US Air Force tanker-replacement program.

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Aero-TV: Ready For Action -- The AV-8B Harrier Jet (Part 1)

USMC's Most Versatile Jet Takes Oshkosh By Storm

You couldn't get away from it... that roar... that blast of unconfined thrust that occurs as the US Marine Corps Harrier 'Jump Jet' spools up and takes a flight... in the most amazing ways. One of the truly all-time favorites at Oshkosh, Aero TV got the chance to speak with the pilot for this year's Harrier demonstration, Major Dave Martin, call sign: Doc.

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Hawker Beechcraft Awarded $171 Million USAF Contract

Service Orders 23 King Air 350ER Turboprops

Hawker Beechcraft awarded a contract by the United States Air Force (USAF) this week for 23 extended-range (ER) special mission Beechcraft King Air 350ER turboprops. The estimated value of the contract is $171 million, and calls for deliveries to take place in 2009.

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