WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration warned yesterday that children flying without assigned seats on airliners are especially prone to injury during periods of air turbulence.
WASHINGTON – The F-16 fighter has spent most of the decade flying difficult missions in the Persian Gulf and Bosnia, while compiling a solid safety record. But Air Force officials have become concerned that the F-16 or the engines are showing their age.
WASHINGTON – It used to be easy to tell the hawks from the doves on Capitol Hill, but the dogfight over Lockheed Martin’s prized F-22 Raptor has left even veteran budget watchers wondering where the battle lines are drawn.
QUANTICO, VA – Before a hangar full of Pentagon brass, politicians and defense industry executives, the Marine Corps showed off three of its newest vehicles yesterday, including Bell Helicopter Textron’s V-22 Osprey.
FORT WORTH – When there was a Soviet Union, General Dynamics F-16s, Trident submarines, Abrams tanks and cruise missiles were major players in America’s defensive strategy against its superpower foe. Now that the Berlin Wall has crumbled, the Soviet Union is shattered and U.S. defense spending is being pared, GD is shrinking.
FORT WORTH – In a harshly worded letter to top management, the Air Force has asked General Dynamics Corp. to correct problems in F-16 production in Fort Worth that the government says could hinder the company’s efforts to keep building its primary jet fighter on schedule.