All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘aircraft’

Northrop Grumman Nabs $354 Million Contract To Add To Global Hawk Fleet Of Air Force

Aiming to add to their fleet of RQ-4 Global Hawks, the US Air Force has awarded a $354 million contract to Northrop Grumman Corporation, which manufactures the aircraft. The contract requires Northrop Grumman to make an additional three aircraft to bring the number of Air Force Global Hawks up to 37 by 2017. The Global Hawk is used to retrieve …

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Pointing Lasers at Aircraft Is a Pretty Bad Way to Cure Boredom

You’ve probably seen those posters, plastered across middle schools everywhere, advertising fun things to do instead of doing drugs. You know, fly a kite; read a book; bake a cake! All of these things also stand in for things to do when bored, instead of shooting lasers at aircraft. Except let’s throw in drugs. Most drugs are a much better …

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Iraq F-16 Takes Flight For The First Time

On May 2, the first Lockheed Martin F-16 Block 52 jet for the Iraqi Air Force made its first flight from the company’s facility located in Fort Worth, Texas. In 2011, Iraq confirmed the purchase of 18 F-16s, and reports say that they have also ordered another 18 units. Orders for the F-16 have been extended to 2017. Today, over …

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Telluride Plane Crash: Three Arizona Pilots Killed in Colorado

A plane crash Sunday 16 in Telluride, Colo., killed a flying trio near the town’s Regional Airport. The identities of the victims were finally released Monday following a series of autopsies done by the local coroner’s office. Eric Durban, 48, of Mesa, Ariz., died in the crash. Two additional passengers, 64-year-old Sherman Anderson and Sherry Anderson, 57, of Phoenix, Ariz., …

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Delta Stock Up After Strong Holiday, New Seats

Today Delta Air Lines announced that it will spend over $770 million through 2016 to refurbish 225 of its domestic narrowbody planes, including the Boeing 757-200, 737-800, Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft, bolstering its stock price after seeing a strong 2013 holiday. Planned upgrades will include the addition of slim-line seats with adjustable headrests, power at every seat, restroom overhauls …

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UFO Sightings in California on New Year’s Eve

According to a number of witnesses, mankind wasn’t the only one on New Year’s Eve enjoying firework shows across the country. Apparently, civilians in California spotted unusual objects in the sky amidst the entertaining pyrotechnic displays. Witnesses in Sacramento and Auburn reported UFO sightings around the same time, making the claims a little more plausible to say the least. Kaye …

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Four Killed in Bahamas Plane Crash

According to police in the archipelago, off Florida’s east coast, all four individuals aboard were killed in a plane crash on Sunday, November 10, 2013. A small single-engine plane crashed into the waters a few miles off Grand Bahama Island, Bahama’s northernmost island. “All are believed to be Americans. It is thought they were on some kind of sightseeing tour,” …

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Lockheed Martin Announces SR-72, a Mach-6 Spy Plane

In 1998, the SR-71 Blackbird spy plane was retired from service, and no plane has come anywhere near serving a similar role. With an announcement from Lockheed Martin Corp. last week, the supersonic stealth spy plane is about to reach a new renaissance with the SR-72, which media outlets are affectionately calling “Son of Blackbird.” The SR-71 was a twin-engine, …

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F-35 Fighter Jet: Popularity Rising

The Lockheed Martin Corporation is bracing for an onslaught of potential international demands to purchase several dozen F-35 fighter jets. This Tuesday the South Korean government turned down an offer from Boeing Co to build sixty F-15 warplanes claiming that a more advanced aircraft was needed. While there is no definitive word on whether South Korea will eventually come to …

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