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August 03, 2005

737 Down: Afghanistan

Emergency Landing Damages Runway At Secretive Base Camp

A Boeing 737 operated by Ukraine's Aerosvit Airlines made a rough emergency landing Tuesday at a secret air base in Afghanistan, causing extensive damage to the runway and forcing its temporary closure.

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Ugandan President Appoints Accident Commission

Yoweri Museveni Wants Answers In Crash That Killed Sudanese Leader

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has appointed a three-member commission to investigate the helicopter crash that killed a newly-appointed Sudanese vice president along with 13 other people. The decision came amid reports that a Ugandan parliamentary committee had recommended the president get rid of his Mi-172 rather than overhaul it.

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US Helicopter Crew Rescues Two Wounded Afghans

Mission Of Mercy

A combat search and rescue crew rescued two Afghans who had been wounded by a mortar attack on a Coalition base northeast of Kandahar on July 28th.

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Already? Northrop Grumman Starts F/A-22 Modernization Program

Upgrading Avionics, Weapons Systems

Northrop Grumman has started work on an F/A-22 modernization program that will add capabilities to the aircraft's communications, navigation and identification (CNI) system to enhance network-centric operations for the next-generation, air-dominance fighter weapon system.

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JSF Creates More Jobs Down Under

GKN Contract Tripled In Value Over Past Year

Australian industry has won more high value work on the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program, Defence Minister Robert Hill and Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane announced Tuesday.

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Special Ops Black Hawks Get New Powerplant

Flight Tests In Two Years

The GE CT7-8B5 turboshaft engine has been selected to power the US Army Special Operations MH-60M Black Hawk (Sikorsky) aircraft.

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