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60 Minutes: Is the F-35 Worth It? Extra Videos

Seven years behind schedule and $163 billion over budget, 60 Minutes’ David Martin gets an inside look at what makes the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter the most expensive weapons system in history. Lockheed F-35 JSF Afterburner Takeoff. Video by Cpl. Jesse Witten 3D Marine Aircraft Wing Combat Camera U.S. Marine LT. Col. Jeffrey B. Scott, […]

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AC-130 Live Fire Training Flight Over Hurlburt Field Near Mary Esther, Florida

Video by Airman 1st Class Stephen Ellis Hurlburt Field Footage of 1A9X1, Special Missions Aviation Airmen during preflight, ammo upload, and live fire training mission aboard an AC-130U over Hurlburt Field and the Eglin Air Force Base range. View Larger Map View Larger Map

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Air Force Awards Boeing $35 Billion Tanker Contract, KC-45A

The Air Force has awarded a $35 billion contract to build the next generation of air refueling tankers to Boeing Co. The U.S Department of the Air Force Thursday announced the award of an engineering and manufacturing development contract valued at more than $3.5 billion for the KC-46A aerial refueler to Boeing Co. The first […]

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OPERATION VIGILANT EAGLE: Air Terror Drill Intercepts, Investigates Hijacking in Simulated Air Terrorist Operation

A first-of-its-kind hijacking exercise involving the U.S., Canadian and Russian militaries went “flawlessly,” and a similar drill is planned next year, an American officer said. Russian Federated Air Force, the USAF and Candian Air Force worked a training exercise that simulated terrorists hijacking a Boeing 757 in the Alaskan region of the North American Aerospace […]

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X-37B Unmanned Space Shuttle Launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida

Video of the launch of the X-37B on Thursday, April 22, 2010. The X-37B spacecraft was launched as a United States Air Force mission, rather than a NASA mission, on April 22, 2010. The Boeing X-37 Advanced Technology Demonstrator is an unpiloted demonstration spaceplane that is intended to test future launch technologies while in orbit […]

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