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June 04, 2009

General Cites Importance of Air Power for Afghanistan

"This country begs for air power"

The Afghan National Army Air Corps is a vital and rapidly growing component of Afghanistan's security forces and is building air power to deny terrorists a safe haven in Afghanistan, according to a U.S. Air Force general.

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In-Flight Refueling Tests Moving Forward

A330 MRTT Successfully Performed 1st Contacts Using New Refueling Pods

The Airbus Military A330 MRTT (Multi Role Tanker Transport) has completed another major milestone, successfully performing a series of dry contacts using the new generation Cobham 905E hose and drogue under-wing refueling pods. The receiver aircraft was a Spanish Air Force F/A-18A+ fighter.

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Sniper Advance Targeting Pod Site Activations at A-10C Units

First Sites in Arizona and Germany

Lockheed Martin and the US Air Force have successfully completed Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod (ATP) A-10C site activations at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson and Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany.

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Japan Wants Raptors

But... Will We Sell Them?

For years, Japan has been asking the US to sell it F-22 fighters. Since 1998, all exports of the high-tech fighter have been banned under a 1998 amendment by House Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey.

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Aero-TV: On The Frontline -- CBP's P-3 AEW (Part 1)

CBP's P-3 AEW Crews -- These Folks 'Have Our Back'

Day and night, there are a number of heroic people and aviation assets prowling the skies for signs of those that would threaten America in one of many forms. One of those heroic groups is employed by US Customs and Border Protection, or CBP, for short.

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US Navy Joins Search For Missing Airbus

P-3C Orion Crew Will Assist In The Effort

A US Navy aircrew joined the international search for survivors and debris on Tuesday from an Air France aircraft that went missing Monday off the Brazilian coast, U.S. Southern Command officials announced.

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Lockheed Martin Receives 3rd Lot F-35 Contract

17 More Stealth Fighters Slated for Production

The United States Department of Defense has awarded Lockheed Martin a $2.1 billion contract modification to produce 17 F-35 Lightning II stealth fighters in the third lot of low-rate initial production (LRIP). The buy also includes the first international orders - two F-35 operational test aircraft for the United Kingdom and one for the Netherlands.

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