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April 14, 2008

USAF Determined KC-767 More Survivable, Boeing Says

Retired General Says That's A Major Issue

On Friday, Boeing once again said the US Air Force's decision to award a contract for the next aerial refueling airplane to the team of Northrop Grumman and the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) is at odds with the service's own standards. In the issue of combat survivability, Boeing notes the Northrop/EADS team's KC-30 was determined to be more vulnerable to attack than the Boeing KC-767.

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L-159s Join International Exercise 'Flying Rhino'

Joins Established Fighter Aircraft In Training Mission

Eastern European planemaker Aero Vodochody notes with pride its L-159 Advanced Light Combat Aircraft joined the largest international exercise over the Czech Republic -- dubbed "Flying Rhino" -- which started Monday. The training exercise includes the Czech Joint Forces, Armed Forces of Denmark, Great Britain and Slovakia.

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USAF: Predators Patrol Skies Over Iraq

A-10s Show Strength Over Afghanistan

Coalition airpower integrated with coalition ground forces in Iraq and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan during operations April 12, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials in Southeast Asia.

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