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September 05, 2008

At Least Three Lost In Coast Guard HH-65 Downing In Hawaii

Search Continues For Fourth Crewmember

Search efforts are underway following the fatal downing of a US Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin helicopter during a training exercise Thursday night south of Honolulu, HI.

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Navy Conducts Second Test Of Raytheon's Standard Missile-6

Follows June Firing Of New Interceptor Missile

The US Navy conducted the second test of Raytheon Company's Standard Missile-6 extended range anti-air warfare missile September 5.

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F-22 Raptor Refuels Using Synthetic Fuel

First Aerial Alternative Fuel Transfer Between USAF Aircraft

The F-22 Combined Test Force reached another milestone as an F-22 Raptor based at Edwards AFB performed aerial refueling using a synthetic fuel. It is the first time an Air Force aircraft refueled mid-air using an alternative jet engine fuel.

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USAF General Sees No Need For New C-17 Variant

But New Orders For Current Version May Be Coming

A 'Hail Mary' proposal from Boeing in hopes of gaining new orders for its C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft may not be needed, according to the four-star general in charge of procuring new cargo planes for the US Air Force.

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