Cessna said Wednesday it has completed the delivery of the 32nd
Model 208/208B Caravan aircraft to Força Aérea
Brasileira, the air branch of the Brazilian armed forces. This
delivery completes a contract for nine new Caravans.
DARPA’s second flight test of the Falcon Hypersonic
Technology Vehicle 2 launched aboard an Air Force Minotaur IV
rocket at 0745 PDT Thursday. DARPA updates indicated that the
launch appeared to go well, but monitoring stations lost contact
with the Falcon during the glide phase of the flight.
Coast Guard crews rescued two Marines after their F/A-18 Hornet
jet went down into the Pacific Ocean approximately 85 miles
southwest of San Diego, Aug. 10, 2011. Both Marines are reported to
be in stable condition.
The F-35 Joint Program Office authorized a return to ground
operations for the F-35 developmental test (DT) aircraft today.
This is the first step in returning the F-35 fleet to full flight
operations. A precautionary suspension of both ground and flight
operations for the program was issued Aug. 3.