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Video: On Board the US Air Force Doomsday Plane

Posted June 8, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Diane Sawyer gets an unprecedented look inside the E-4B Nightwatch, aka the Doomsday Plane, the 747 built to keep the nation’s command and control structure operational from the air if ground bases are rendered useless by a nuclear attack.

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Oman Orders Two Additional C-130J Super Hercules Transport Aircraft

Posted August 17, 2010 by BNO News

Lockheed Martin on Monday signed a contract with the Sultanate of Oman for two more C-130J Super Hercules aircraft.

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Russian Fighter Jet Crash in Ural Mountains Kills Both Pilots

Posted September 6, 2011 by BNO News

A Russian Air Force Mikoyan MiG-31 fither jet crashed in the central region of the country, killing both pilots on board, officials said on Tuesday.

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An Iraqi Air Force Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules takes off. (Photo by Lockheed Martin)
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Iraqi Air Force Receives Three New C-130J Super Hercules Transports

Posted December 14, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Lockheed Martin has delivered the first three of six C-130J Super Hercules military transport aircraft to the Iraqi Air Force

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Shooting Spree by Afghan Pilot at Kabul Airport Kills At Least 9

Posted April 27, 2011 by BNO News

An Afghan military officer opened fire at an air force base in the Afghan capital on late Wednesday morning, officials said, killing at least nine people and injuring others.

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China Building First Aircraft Carrier: Official

Posted June 10, 2011 by NYCA Admin

A Chinese military official on Thursday acknowledged that China is developing its first aircraft carrier.

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Air Force Pilots Balk at Flying the World’s Most Expensive Fighter Jet

Posted May 1, 2012 by Cora Currier, ProPublica

The pricey F-22 Raptor jet has just gotten back up in the air, but the safety problem that grounded it doesn’t seem to be resolved.

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VIDEO: Army Parachute Jumper Gets Caught on Flagpole at Texas Rangers Game

Posted August 26, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

A US Army Golden Knight hit a bit of a snag while descending into Rangers Ballpark Wednesday night.

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Pilot Attempting to Impress Woman Intercepted by F-16s After Straying Into Mexican Airspace

Posted July 1, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Nothing turns on a lady more than flying your Cessna into the crosshairs of a heavily-armed supersonic fighter jet.

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Boeing Wins US Air Force KC-X Refueling Aircraft Contract

Posted February 24, 2011 by NYCA Admin

The Pentagon has announced that Boeing has beaten out EADS’s bid for the $35 billion KC-X aerial tanker program.

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Apache Helicopter Gunner Prince Harry Killed Taliban During Afghanistan Tour

Posted January 21, 2013 by AFP

Britain’s Prince Harry said he killed Taliban fighters during his stint as a helicopter gunner in Afghanistan.

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India Places Huge Order for Russian Stealth Fighter Jets

Posted October 7, 2010 by BNO News

India’s Defense Ministry on Thursday announced that it has agreed to buy 250 to 300 Sukhoi PAK FA jets for approximately $30 billion.

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Russia to Spend $177 Billion on Aviation Over Next 10 Years: Medvedev

Posted April 3, 2011 by BNO News

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Friday announced that the government will spend over $177 billion (over 3 trillion rubles) on aviation within the next ten years.

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Cessna Intercepted by F-15′s Near Camp David After Violating Restricted Airspace

Posted July 10, 2011 by BNO News

Two fighter jets on Saturday intercepted two small planes near Camp David, where President Barack Obama is spending the weekend.

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Photos and Video: Onboard the New England Patriots Awesome C-5 Galaxy Flyover

Posted January 23, 2012 by NYCA Admin

We love flyovers no matter what teams are involved. Watch the Air Force’s largest jet perform a loud and low pass over Gillette Stadium on Sunday.

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Fighter Jet Crashes at California Navy Base, Killing Two Airmen

Posted April 6, 2011 by NYCA Admin

A US Navy F/A-18 fighter jet crashed near Naval Air Station Lemoore in southern California Wednesday afternoon, killing both crewmen on board.

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VIDEO: Hillary Clinton Falls While Boarding Air Force Jet

Posted January 12, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tripped and fell Tuesday while boarding a US Air Force C-32 aircraft on her way back from an official visit to Yemen.

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Turkish Fighter Jets Bomb Kurdish Bases in Iraq

Posted August 18, 2011 by BNO News

Four Turkish fighter jets bombed suspected Kurdish rebel bases in Iraq on Wednesday evening after an earlier ambush killed at least seven Turkish soldiers, officials said.

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New York City Transit Honors Tuskegee Airmen by Renaming Bus Depot

Posted March 24, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Metropolitan Transit Authority officials, along with local politicians, NYC Transit employees, surviving Tuskegee Airmen and their families gathered on Friday at the 100th Street Bus Depot in the East Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan to rededicate the facility as the Tuskegee Airmen Bus Depot.

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Photo: US Air Force C-5 Galaxy Eats State-of-the-Art Missile Defense Satellite

Posted March 8, 2011 by NYCA Admin

The US Air Force has taken delivery of a first-of-its-kind SBIRS GEO-1 missile detection spacecraft, to be launched atop an Atlas V rocket in early May.

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