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December 24, 2022

USAF KC-135 Broadcasts Controversial Call-Sign

The Bathykolpian Paradox 

In an instance that speaks convincingly to the mutual exclusivity of political-correctness and lightheartedness, a U.S. Air Force KC-135 operating under the call-sign Inmate-72 was identified as Titties by the online flight tracking service FlightRadar24.

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Ukranian Drone School Seeks Funding

Training Facility for UAV-Enhanced Infantry Operations Looks to Grow 

A Ukrainian NGO has educated more than 400 soldiers to operate UAVs throughout the last 9 months, and now they're on the lookout for additional funding this holiday season. Advanced Defence began UA Drone School to continue their goal of training Ukrainian troops on the use of drones in wartime. The group says they need $120,000 in donations to keep the school open.

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B-2 Spirit to see Indefinite Pause Under Safety Concerns

B-1 to Replace Aircraft in Rose Parade, Bowl Game Flybys

The B-2 Spirit fleet will undergo an operational stand-down for its entire fleet following an emergency landing earlier this month. The incident occurred after an in-flight malfunction, damaging the aircraft after it collapsed a gear and skidded off the runway. The incident wasn't too dissimilar from a previous gear collapse incident that happened in 2021, where worn hydraulic systems and gear springs failed upon landing. That plane's stiff $10 million repair cost was a hard pill to swallow, and may be tempting USAF brass to go easy on the B-2 fleet while the B-21 program comes to fruition.

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