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March 27, 2009

Accident Survivor, Rescuer Lost When Hoist Line Breaks

Crash Second In One Week For Ecuadorian Military

An Ecuadorian pilot who survived ejecting from his stricken fighter and a rescuer were lost this week when a hoist line broke as the pilot was being retrieved by a helicopter.

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Tensions Rise As North Korean Missile Moved To Pad

Talks Scheduled Friday In Washington, DC

The electronic eyes of US spy satellites are trained on a launch pad in North Korea, as the communist regime defies United Nations resolutions by positioning a Taepodong-2 missle on a launch pad on the nation's east coast.

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Opponents To US Missile Shield Welcome Czech Shakeup

No Confidence Vote Comes Ahead Of Obama Visit

While the government of Poland lobbies the Obama administration to stay the course with a missile defense system for eastern Europe, opponents of the plan are hailing a political victory in the Czech Republic.

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C-17s Practice Formation Flying Near Edwards AFB

Herding Globemasters Isn't Easy...

The Global Reach Combined Test Force concluded a colossal mission of performing a formation test with six C-17 Globemaster IIIs March 14 and 17 at California's Edwards Air Force Base.

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USAF Tests Advanced Technology Demonstration Motor

Aerojet TAM Produced Over 48,000 Lbf. Of Thrust

Aerojet and the US Air Force recently conducted a static test of Aerojet's Technology Assessment Motor (TAM) in support of the US Air Force's Integrated High Payoff Rocket Propulsion Technology (IHPRPT) Phase II program. The test was conducted at simulated altitude conditions by the Air Force Research Laboratory at Edwards Air Force Base, CA.

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