Recovery operations for a missing Marine Corps pilot and F/A-18C
Hornet aircraft operating from the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75)
were suspended Monday. The pilot, Capt. Franklin R. Hooks II, 32,
of Pasco (FL), was killed in the accident.
Promises Higher Performance, Lower Costs for Hunter Unmanned
The Army's RQ-5A Hunter UAV will be able to climb faster,
operate at higher altitudes, and spend less time being serviced
thanks to the integration of a heavy-fuel engine on the air vehicle
by Northrop Grumman Corporation, the Hunter prime contractor.