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August 30, 2023

Civilian Aircraft Strays Near Biden Vacation Spot

NORAD Scrambles F-16s

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) scrambled fighter jets on Friday, 25 August 2023 for the purpose of intercepting a civilian aircraft of as-of-yet-undisclosed make and model that strayed too near a Lake Tahoe, California locale in which Joe and Jill Biden were then vacationing.

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Sikorsky to Build 35 CH-53K Helicopters for U.S. Navy

Anchors Aweigh on $2.7-Billion Contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded Sikorsky a $2.7-billion contract to build and deliver 35 additional CH-53K helicopters—the largest procurement to date of the heavy-lift multi-mission rotorcraft. The agreement includes 12 U.S. Marine Corps Lot seven aircraft, 15 U.S. Marine Corps Lot eight aircraft, and eight aircraft for Israel. Deliveries of subject aircraft will commence in 2026.

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