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Air Mobility Command grounds 123 U.S. Air Force C-130s due to ‘atypical cracks’

Air Mobility Command grounds 123 U.S. Air Force C-130s due to ‘atypical cracks’

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Aug. 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force said Thursday that Gen. Maryanne Miller has grounded 123 of 450 Total Force C-130 Hercules aircraft from service after discovering cracks on the wing. During maintenance, "atypical cracks" were found on the lower center wing joint or "rainbow fitting," accoding to an Air Mobility Command statement from Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, Ga. Miller gave an order to halt the aircraft from service on Wednesday after discovering the cracks. Inspections will take eight hours, and if cracking is identified, rainbow fitting replacement will be required. Otherwise, the aircraft will be returned to service immediately. As of Thursday morning, eight C-130s had been inspected and returned to service, AMC spokeswoman Alexandra Soika told Stars and Stripes. "The ...
Raytheon tapped for Afghan air force maintenance training

Raytheon tapped for Afghan air force maintenance training

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Aug. 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has awarded a $ 108 million contract to Raytheon for training of the Afghan air force as part of an effort to "help create a self-sustaining force." The deal, announced Thursday by Raytheon, has the company developing the Afghanistan Air Force Aircraft Maintenance Training, or AMT, program, under the U.S. Army's Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation. "Our training is helping the Afghan military develop into a self-sustaining force," Bob williams, vice president of global training solutions at Raytheon's intelligence, information and services unit, said in a press release. "The program will increase the Afghanistan air force's capabilities and help ensure future security." The Defense Department Inspector General said in Januar...
Leeds United transfer news: Kalvin Phillips willing to force through £15m move to Aston Villa – reports

Leeds United transfer news: Kalvin Phillips willing to force through £15m move to Aston Villa – reports

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Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Philips is willing to force his way out of Elland Road to secure a move to Aston Villa, according to reports.The Premier League new boys have spent more than £100million in this transfer market, but want to add more steel to their engine room. getty images Kalvin Phillips is reportedly keen to leave Elland Road this summer Phillips is a player Villa boss Dean Smith is keen on, but the club are not willing to bid more than £15m to get the deal done. According to The Sun, the 23-year-old is willing to stay with Leeds for less money and sit out the season at Elland Road. Next year, he will be entering the final year of his deal and will then review his future at that point. Villa are on the verge of making their 11th signi
First new DoD NEXRAD weather radar installed at Cannon Air Force Base

First new DoD NEXRAD weather radar installed at Cannon Air Force Base

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July 11 (UPI) -- Cannon Air Force Base in New Mexico this year became the first military location with a refurbished weather radar system. Next Generation Weather Radar is a Doppler system that measures motion of clear air and atmospheric phenomena within storms. They are used as part of forecasts for the U.S. Army, Air Force and National Weather Service. The non-military data are transmitted to local news outlets and the Federal Aviation Administration. The announcement Wednesday on the first refurbished by the Air Force in February came as Tropical Storm Barry formed in the Gulf of Mexico and is forecast to hit land between Mississippi and eastern Texas as a Category 1 hurricane Saturday. The U.S. Air Force is building a replacement system at its 25 locations in a U.S. government effor...