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Fri, Aug 22, 2014

Collings Foundation Plans For New Museum Meeting Some Opposition

Some Members Of The Stow, MA Planning Board Questioning The Foundation's Mission

The Collings Foundation has submitted plans to the Stow, Massachusetts Planning Board for a proposed new museum building on the Foundation’s grounds. This museum would house the core of Jacques Littlefield’s Military Vehicle Technology Foundation collection of historic tanks, military vehicles and artifacts.

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Fri, Aug 22, 2014

Beechcraft Delivers T-6C+ Trainers, King Air 350ER To Mexican Navy

Contracts Part Of Ongoing Fixed-Wing Aircraft Modernization Program

Beechcraft has delivered two Beechcraft T-6C+ military trainers ordered earlier this year to the Mexican Navy Secretaría de Marina (SEMAR), as well as one King Air 350ER, the second of four on order, as part of the Mexican Navy’s ongoing fixed-wing aircraft modernization program.

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Fri, Aug 22, 2014

Gone West: Air Force Medal Of Honor Recipient Col. Bernard Fisher (Ret.)

Saved A Fellow Pilot Who Had Been Shot Down In Vietnam In 1966

Airmen past and present mourn the loss of a fellow Airman and a true American hero. Air Force Medal of Honor recipient retired Col. Bernard Fisher passed away Aug. 16.

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Fri, Aug 22, 2014

MD 530G Demonstrates Extreme Firepower

Scout Attack helicopter Is A Fully Integrated Gunship

MD Helicopters has successfully completed Live Fire Qualification Exercises at Yuma Proving Grounds, AZ for its new MD 530G Scout Attack Helicopter. The MD 530G was configured with the Moog Stores Management System (SMS), the Mace Aviation Extended Range Weapons Wing, FN Herstal Machine Gun Pods and Rocket Machine Pods, Dillon Aero M134D-H Mini-Gun, the L-3 Wescam MX-10D, and M260 rocket pod.

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Thu, Aug 21, 2014

Longeron Cracks Ground 82 F-16D Airplanes

Remaining 75 Aircraft Returned To Flight Status After Inspection

U.S. Air Force officials recently removed 82 two-seat F-16D Fighting Falcons from flight status due to the discovery of canopy sill longeron cracks found between the front and rear pilot seats.

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Thu, Aug 21, 2014

NGC Developing XS-1 Experimental Spaceplane Design For DARPA

Scaled Composites, Virgin Galactic Participating In The Effort

Northrop Grumman Corporation with Scaled Composites and Virgin Galactic is developing a preliminary design and flight demonstration plan for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Experimental Spaceplane XS-1 program.

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Thu, Aug 21, 2014

F-16V Completes Major Capability Milestone

Active Electronically Scanned Array Radar Integrated Into The Airplane

The newest configuration of the F-16 Fighting Falcon, the F-16V, has reached a major capability milestone with the integration of a new Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar.

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Thu, Aug 21, 2014

Vintage Warbirds Headed To Corpus Christi

The CAF Gulf Coast Wing Presents Vintage Aircraft And A Noted Veteran, Lt. Col. George Reed, August 22-24

It has been 70 years since the U.S. Army Air Corp lifted into the air to create the largest air armada ever to fill the skies during World War II, but on August 22-24, an array of WWII warbirds will be roaring over Corpus Christi, Texas.

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