It was probably the last thing the pilot of an untralight
aircraft expected, or maybe wanted, to see when he crossed the U.S.
Border from Mexico into Arizona early Sunday. Two NORAD F-16's were
scrembled to intercept the ultralight, and shadowed it for about
half an hour before it returned to Mexican airspace.
The undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and
Logistics has certified to Congress that the proposed F/A-18
multiyear procurement met statutory requirements, including
substantial savings, for 124 F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft. The
proposed agreement will run for four years.
Pratt & Whitney has delivered the 1,000th F117 engine
powering the C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft to the United
States Air Force. Four Pratt & Whitney F117 engines provide
power for 100 percent of The Boeing Company's C-17 Globemaster