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March 17, 2010

Lockheed Martin C-5M Super Galaxy Honored for World Record

41 Worlds Records Set On A Single Mission

The C-5M Super Galaxy was honored last Thursday by the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) for setting one of the most memorable aviation records of 2009.

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NORAD Clarifies Incident Involving A Mexican Helicopter

Chopper Flew Into U.S. Airspace Over The Weekend

NORAD has issued a statement it says clarifies its position on an incident which happened over the weekend involving a Mexican Navy helicopter in a Texas border town.

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Near-Term Growth Expected In Medium/Heavy Military Rotorcraft Market

Production Estimates Valued At Over $92 Billion Over 10 Years

In a new study, "The Market for Medium/Heavy Military Rotorcraft," Forecast International projects that 4,319 such rotorcraft will be produced during the 10-year time period between 2010 and 2019. The value of this production is estimated at $92.3 billion in constant 2010 dollars.

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Venezuela Takes Delivery Of Chinese Fighter Jets

Six Chinese-Built K-8 Aircraft Undergoing Flight Testing

China has delivered six K-8 training and light attack jets to Venezuela it says are for defense and drug interdiction. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has order a total of 18 of the planes.

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Official Hails Effect Of Unmanned Aircraft On Warfare To House Panel

Flight Operations Have Grown To Over A Half-Million Hours Annually

A senior defense official told a Congressional hearing Thursday that perhaps no other weapon platform has more significantly transformed the way the U.S. military wages war in recent years than unmanned aerial aircraft.

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Navy Confirms F/A 18 Mid-Air Collision

Two Hornets Go "Bump" In The Night, One Plane Lost, Both Pilots Survive

The Navy has confirmed that two single seat, F/A-18E Super Hornet aircraft were involved in a mid-air collision at approximately 2200 PDT March 15 while on a routine training mission flying in the Fallon Range Training Complex. Neither pilot was injured.

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