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August 16, 2007

USAF Takes Tougher Stance On Tanker Talks With EADS, Boeing

Wants Fixed Pricing For All Early Orders; Decision Delayed

The US Air Force continues to take a hard line with competitors for its latest aircraft contract. The USAF's top acquisition officer told teams from Boeing and Northrop Grumman this week the armed service wants a fixed price for the initial batch of 80 aerial tankers.

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Experts Say Aircraft That Dropped Missile In Georgia Came From Russia

Tbilisi Contends Attack Was Hostile, Russia Denies Everything

A panel of international experts invited by the Georgian Foreign Ministry to review an August 6 incident, during which an aircraft entered Georgian airspace and dropped or jettisoned a missile, has determined the aircraft came from Russian air space, according to the Associated Press.

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Navy E-2C Hawkeye Down Off US Atlantic Coast

Search Underway For Three Missing Sailors

Three US Navy sailors are missing, following the Wednesday night downing of an E-2C Hawkeye command and control aircraft in the Atlantic Ocean.

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US Army Awards Production Contract To GE Aviation

New Engine To Increase Hot-And-High Mission Capability Of Black Hawks

The US Army exercised an option for production engines under a competitively awarded contract for the YT706-GE-700, a growth version of the CT7-8 turboshaft engine, for its US Special Forces MH-60M helicopter program, the company announced this week.

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Air Force Pilot Missing From Vietnam War Identified

Unidentified Remains Repatriated In 1989

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced Wednesday the remains of a US serviceman, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

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