Routine Checks Reveal Stress Cracks On 15 Aircraft
More aging US military aircraft are under investigation for
possible airframe fatigue issues. Inspections have been ordered for
all US Navy and Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornets after finding stress
cracks in aileron hinges on at least 15 planes.
Area Search Mode Excels Identifies Illegal Border Crossing
Unmanned aerial systems and tactical reconnaissance radar
manufacturer General Atomics Aeronautical Systems recently
announced its Lynx Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) sensor
successfully identified suspected areas of illegal crossing
activity along the US/Mexico border during recent border patrol
operations conducted by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) out
of Fort Huachuca, AZ.
Eurocopter recently delivered the first EC120 B Colibri
helicopter to HeliDax, the company selected by the French Ministry
of Defense in 2007 to provide up to 22,000 helicopter flight hours
for the Army's light aviation (EA.ALAT) school in Dax located in
the southwest of France.