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November 23, 2010

DoD Modifies Contract For Fourth Lot Of F-35s

Lockheed Martin Secures $3.5 Billion Contract For Low Rate Initial Production

The Department of Defense has notified Lockheed Martin of a $3.5 billion contract modification for the manufacture of 31 F-35 Lightning II stealth fighters in the fourth lot of low-rate initial production (LRIP).

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Report: Civilian C337 On FL Military Mission Lost Right Wing

Three Fatally Injured Supporting Military Exercise

A civilian airplane which went down last Wednesday while supporting a military exercise in Central Florida apparently lost its right wing prior to impact according to the NTSB.

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First Flight For Last AW159 Lynx Wildcat Test Aircraft

Delivery Of Production Helicopters Expected In Late 2011

The third and final AW159 test aircraft successfully completed its initial flight last Friday at AgustaWestland's Yeovil facility in the UK. In a news release, AgustaWestland said the flight involved a range of general handling checks, and the helicopter performed as expected.

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Prince William Makes Mount Snowdon Rescue

Pilot Who Would Be King Flies To The Aid Of A Hiker

Prince William went to the aid of a hiker on Britain's Mount Snowdon as part of his SAR duties in the RAF just two days after announcing his engagement to Kate Middleton. 

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NORAD Fighters Respond To Aircraft In National Capitol Region

Cessna 182 Pilot Was Met By Local Law Enforcement

Two F-16 fighters under the direction of North American Aerospace Defense Command intercepted a Cessna 182 in the vicinity of the National Capitol Region Monday at approximately 1419 EST.

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USAF Officials Announce Basing Criteria For MQ-1/9 Ground Control Station

Light Mobility Aircraft Basing Criteria Also Determined

Air Force officials released their criteria for basing of the MQ-1/9 ground control stations for an Air Force Reserve Command unit, as well as criteria to determine basing locations for the light mobility aircraft Nov. 17.

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