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General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon

The General Dynamics (now Lockheed Martin) F-16 Fighting Falcon is a single-engine multirole fighter aircraft originally developed by General Dynamics for the United States Air Force (USAF). [1]

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Active electronically scanned array

An active electronically scanned array (AESA), also known as active phased array radar (APAR), is a type of phased array radar whose transmitter and receiver (transceiver) functions are composed of numerous small solid-state transmit/receive modules (TRMs).

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Aegean Sea

The Aegean Sea (Αιγαίο Πέλαγος; Ege Denizi or Adalar Denizi) is an elongated embayment of the Mediterranean Sea located between the Greek and Anatolian peninsulas, i.e., between the mainlands of Greece and Turkey.

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Aerial refueling

Aerial refueling, also referred to as air refueling, in-flight refueling (IFR), air-to-air refueling (AAR), and tanking, is the process of transferring aviation fuel from one military aircraft (the tanker) to another (the receiver) during flight.

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Aerodynamic drag

In aerodynamics, aerodynamic drag is the fluid drag force that acts on any moving solid body in the direction of the fluid freestream flow.

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Aerodynamics

Aerodynamics, from Greek ἀήρ aer (air) + δυναμική (dynamics), is a branch of Fluid dynamics concerned with studying the motion of air, particularly when it interacts with a solid object, such as an airplane wing.

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Afterburn (film)

Afterburn is a 1992 dramatic film written and produced for television, based on a true story where one woman takes on the United States military and General Dynamics, manufacturer of the F-16 jet fighter aircraft that took her husband's life.

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AGM-154 Joint Standoff Weapon

The AGM-154 Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) is the product of a joint venture between the United States Navy and Air Force to deploy a standardized medium range precision guided weapon, especially for engagement of defended targets from outside the range of standard anti-aircraft defenses, thereby increasing aircraft survivability and minimizing friendly losses.

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AGM-158 JASSM

The AGM-158 JASSM (Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile) is a low observable standoff air-launched cruise missile developed in the United States.

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AGM-65 Maverick

The AGM-65 Maverick is an air-to-ground tactical missile (AGM) designed for close air support.

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AGM-88 HARM

The AGM-88 High-speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM) is a tactical, air-to-surface missile designed to home in on electronic transmissions coming from surface-to-air radar systems.

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AIDC F-CK-1 Ching-kuo

The AIDC F-CK-1 Ching-kuo (經國號戰機), commonly known as the Indigenous Defense Fighter (IDF), is a Taiwanese air superiority jet fighter with multirole capability named after Chiang Ching-kuo, the late President of the Republic of China.

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AIM-120 AMRAAM

The AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile, or AMRAAM (pronounced "am-ram"), is a modern beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) capable of all-weather day-and-night operations.

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AIM-7 Sparrow

The AIM-7 Sparrow is an American, medium-range semi-active radar homing air-to-air missile operated by the United States Air Force, United States Navy and United States Marine Corps, as well as other various air forces and navies.

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AIM-9 Sidewinder

The AIM-9 Sidewinder is a short-range air-to-air missile developed by the United States Navy in the 1950s.

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Air brake (aeronautics)

In aeronautics, air brakes or speedbrakes are a type of flight control surfaces used on an aircraft to increase drag or increase the angle of approach during landing.

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Air Combat Command

Air Combat Command (ACC) is one of ten major Major Commands (MAJCOMs) in the United States Air Force, reporting to Headquarters, United States Air Force (HAF) at the Pentagon.

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Air Force Armament Museum

The Air Force Armament Museum, adjacent to Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the only facility in the U.S. dedicated to the display of Air Force armament.

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Air Force Association

The Air Force Association (AFA) is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit, civilian education organization, headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.

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Air Force Reserve Command

The Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) is a Major Command (MAJCOM) of the United States Air Force, with its headquarters stationed at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia.

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Air National Guard

The Air National Guard (ANG), also known as the Air Guard, is a federal military reserve force as well as the militia force of each U.S. state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the territories of Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Air superiority fighter

An air superiority fighter, also spelled air-superiority fighter, is a type of fighter aircraft designed for entering and seizing control of enemy airspace as a means of establishing complete dominance of one side's air forces over the other side's (air supremacy).

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Air supremacy

Air supremacy is a position in war where a side holds complete control of air warfare and air power over opposing forces.

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Air-to-air missile

An air-to-air missile (AAM) is a missile fired from an aircraft for the purpose of destroying another aircraft.

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Air-to-surface missile

An air-to-surface missile (ASM) or air-to-ground missile (AGM or ATGM) is a missile designed to be launched from military aircraft at targets on land or sea.

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Airborne collision avoidance system

An airborne collision avoidance system (ACAS) is a type of Ground Collision Avoidance Technology (GCAT) that operates independently of ground-based equipment and air traffic control in warning pilots of the presence of other aircraft that may present a threat of collision.

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Aircraft engine

An aircraft engine is the component of the propulsion system for an aircraft that generates mechanical power.

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Aircraft flight control system

A conventional fixed-wing aircraft flight control system consists of flight control surfaces, the respective cockpit controls, connecting linkages, and the necessary operating mechanisms to control an aircraft's direction in flight.

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Airfoil

An airfoil (in American English) or aerofoil (in British English) is the shape of a wing, blade (of a propeller, rotor, or turbine), or sail (as seen in cross-section).

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Airframe

The airframe of an aircraft is its mechanical structure.

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Alabama

Alabama is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States.

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Alaska

Alaska is a U.S. state situated in the northwest extremity of the North American continent.

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Albacete

Albacete is a city and municipality in southeastern Spain, by road southeast of Madrid, and is the capital of the province of Albacete in the autonomous community of Castile-La Mancha.

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Aluminium

Aluminium (or aluminum; see) is a chemical element in the boron group with symbol Al and atomic number 13.

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Aluminium alloy

Aluminium alloys (or aluminum alloys; see spelling differences) are alloys in which aluminium (Al) is the predominant metal.

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AN/APG-66

The AN/APG-66 radar is a solid state medium range (up to 150 km) Pulse-doppler planar array radar originally designed by the Westinghouse Electric Corporation (now Northrop Grumman) for use in the F-16 Fighting Falcon.

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AN/APG-68

The AN/APG-68 radar is a long range (up to 296 km) Pulse-doppler radar designed by Westinghouse (now Northrop Grumman) to replace AN/APG-66 radar in the F-16 Fighting Falcon.

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AN/APG-79

The AN/APG-79 Active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar is a new development for the United States Navy's F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and Boeing EA-18G Growler aircraft, providing a high level of aircrew situational awareness.

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AN/APG-80

The AN/APG-80 is an Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) system designed and manufactured by Northrop Grumman for use on the Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft.

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AN/APG-83

The Northrop Grumman Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) is a full-performance fire control radar for General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon and other aircraft.

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Analogue electronics

Analogue electronics (or analog in American English) are electronic systems with a continuously variable signal, in contrast to digital electronics where signals usually take only two levels.

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Angle of attack

In fluid dynamics, angle of attack (AOA, or \alpha (Greek letter alpha)) is the angle between a reference line on a body (often the chord line of an airfoil) and the vector representing the relative motion between the body and the fluid through which it is moving.

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Anti-ship missile

Anti-ship missiles are guided missiles that are designed for use against ships and large boats.

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Arizona

Arizona (Hoozdo Hahoodzo; O'odham: Alĭ ṣonak) is a state in the southwestern region of the United States.

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Arizona Air National Guard

The Arizona Air National Guard (AZ ANG) is the air force militia of the State of Arizona, United States of America.

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Arlington, Texas

Arlington is a city in the U.S. state of Texas, within the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area and Tarrant County.

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Aspect ratio (aeronautics)

In aeronautics, the aspect ratio of a wing is the ratio of its span to its aerodynamic breadth or chord.

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Atlantic City International Airport

Atlantic City International Airport is a joint civil-military airport northwest of Atlantic City, New Jersey, in Egg Harbor Township, the Pomona section of Galloway Township and in Hamilton Township.

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Attitude control

Attitude control is controlling the orientation of an object with respect to an inertial frame of reference or another entity (the celestial sphere, certain fields, nearby objects, etc.). Controlling vehicle attitude requires sensors to measure vehicle orientation, actuators to apply the torques needed to re-orient the vehicle to a desired attitude, and algorithms to command the actuators based on (1) sensor measurements of the current attitude and (2) specification of a desired attitude.

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Austin, Texas

Austin is the capital of the US state of Texas and the seat of Travis County.

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Aviation accidents and incidents

An aviation accident is defined by the Convention on International Civil Aviation Annex 13 as an occurrence associated with the operation of an aircraft, which takes place between the time any person boards the aircraft with the intention of flight until all such persons have disembarked, where a person is fatally or seriously injured, the aircraft sustains damage or structural failure or the aircraft is missing or is completely inaccessible.

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Aviation Challenge

Aviation Challenge is a camp located in Huntsville, Alabama that is an alternative to Space Camp.

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Avionics

Avionics are the electronic systems used on aircraft, artificial satellites, and spacecraft.

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B61 nuclear bomb

The B61 nuclear bomb is one of the primary thermonuclear weapons in the U.S. Enduring Stockpile following the end of the Cold War.

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B83 nuclear bomb

The B83 thermonuclear weapon is a variable-yield gravity bomb developed by the United States in the late 1970s, entering service in 1983.

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Baghdad

Baghdad (بغداد, Iraqi pronunciation) is the capital of the Republic of Iraq, as well as the coterminous Baghdad Province.

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Battleship Memorial Park

Battleship Memorial Park is a military history park and museum located on the western shore of Mobile Bay in Mobile, Alabama.

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Battlestar Galactica

Battlestar Galactica is an American science fiction franchise created by Glen A. Larson.

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Beaune

Beaune is the wine capital of Burgundy in the Côte d'Or department in eastern France.

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Belgian Air Component

The Belgian Air Component (Luchtcomponent, Composante air) is the air arm of the Belgian Armed Forces.

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Belgium

Belgium (België; Belgique; Belgien), officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a sovereign state in Western Europe.

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Beqaa Valley

The Beqaa Valley (وادي البقاع,, Lebanese; Բեքայի դաշտավայր), also transliterated as Bekaa, Biqâ, and Becaa and known in classical antiquity as Coele-Syria, is a fertile valley in eastern Lebanon and western Syria.

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Beyond-visual-range missile

A beyond-visual-range missile (BVR) is an air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) that is capable of engaging at ranges of or beyond.

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Bill Gunston

Bill Gunston OBE FRAeS (1 March 1927 - 1 June 2013) was a British aviation and military author.

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Bill Sweetman

Bill Sweetman (born 1956) (British) is a former editor for Jane's and currently an editor for Aviation Week group.

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Bird strike

A bird strike—sometimes called birdstrike, bird ingestion (for an engine), bird hit, or BASH (for Bird Aircraft Strike Hazard)—is a collision between an airborne animal (usually a bird or bat) and a human-made vehicle, especially aircraft.

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Blended wing body

A Blended wing body (BWB or Hybrid Wing Body, HWB) is a fixed-wing aircraft having no clear dividing line between the wings and the main body of the craft.

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Boeing

The Boeing Company is an American multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, and sells airplanes, rotorcraft, rockets and satellites.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian Bosna i Hercegovina,; Cyrillic script: Боснa и Херцеговина), sometimes called Bosnia-Herzegovina, abbreviated BiH, and in short often known informally as Bosnia, is a country in Southeastern Europe located on the Balkan Peninsula.

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Brussels

Brussels (Bruxelles,; Brussel), officially the Brussels-Capital Region (All text and all but one graphic show the English name as Brussels-Capital Region.) (Région de Bruxelles-Capitale, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest), is a region of Belgium comprising 19 municipalities, including the city of Brussels which de jure is the capital of Belgium, the French Community of Belgium, and the Flemish Community.

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Brussels South Charleroi Airport

Brussels South Charleroi Airport (BSCA), also called Charleroi Airport or Gosselies Airport, is an international airport located in Gosselies, a part of the city of Charleroi, south of central Brussels, in Wallonia (Belgium).

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Bubble canopy

A bubble canopy is a canopy made without bracing, which attempts to provide 360° vision to the pilot.

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Buckley Air Force Base

Buckley Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base in Aurora, Colorado, that was established by the U.S. Army in 1943.

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Burlington Air National Guard Base

Burlington Air National Guard Base is an Air National Guard installation located in South Burlington, Vermont.

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Camber (aerodynamics)

In aeronautics and aeronautical engineering, camber is the asymmetry between the top and the bottom surfaces of an aerofoil.

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Camp Mabry

Camp Mabry (ICAO: KATT) is a military installation in Austin, Texas that houses the headquarters of the Texas Military Forces and the Texas Military Forces Museum.

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Campamento Santiago

Campamento Santiago (English: Camp Santiago) is a military training installation controlled by the Puerto Rico National Guard on 12,789 acres of land located in Salinas, Puerto Rico.

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Cannon Air Force Base

Cannon Air Force Base is a United States Air Force Base, located approximately southwest of Clovis, New Mexico.

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Cape May Airport

Cape May Airport or Cape May County Airport is a public use airport in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States.

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Capstone Publishers

Capstone Publishers is a publisher of children’s books and digital products.

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Carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer

Carbon fiber–reinforced polymer, carbon fiber–reinforced plastic or carbon fiber–reinforced thermoplastic (CFRP, CRP, CFRTP or often simply carbon fiber, or even carbon), is an extremely strong and light fiber-reinforced plastic which contains carbon fibers.

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Carrollton, Texas

Carrollton is a city in Denton County, Dallas County and Collin County, Texas.

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Cathode ray tube

The cathode ray tube (CRT) is a vacuum tube containing one or more electron guns, and a phosphorescent screen used to view images.

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CBU-87 Combined Effects Munition

The CBU-87 Combined Effects Munition is a cluster bomb used by the United States Air Force, developed by Aerojet General/Honeywell and introduced in 1986 to replace the earlier cluster bombs used in the Vietnam War.

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CBU-97 Sensor Fuzed Weapon

The CBU-97 Sensor Fuzed Weapon is a United States Air Force -class non-guided (freefall) Cluster Bomb Unit (CBU).

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Centre stick

A centre stick (or center stick in the United States), or simply control stick is an aircraft cockpit arrangement where the control column (or joystick) is located conventionally in the center of the cockpit between the pilot's legs.

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Chaff (countermeasure)

Chaff, originally called Window by the British, and Düppel by the Second World War era German Luftwaffe (from the Berlin suburb where it was first developed), is a radar countermeasure in which aircraft or other targets spread a cloud of small, thin pieces of aluminium, metallized glass fibre or plastic, which either appears as a cluster of primary targets on radar screens or swamps the screen with multiple returns.

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Chios

Chios (Χίος,; Sakız Adası alternative transliterations Khíos and Híos) is the fifth largest of the Greek islands, situated in the Aegean Sea, off the Anatolian coast.

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Clutter (radar)

Clutter is a term used for unwanted echoes in electronic systems, particularly in reference to radars.

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Colonial Viper

The Colonial Viper is a fictional spacecraft in the Battlestar Galactica science-fiction franchise.

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Colorado

Colorado is a U.S. state encompassing most of the Southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains.

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Colorado Air National Guard

The Colorado Air National Guard (CO ANG) is the aerial militia of the U.S. State of Colorado.

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Conformal fuel tank

Conformal fuel tanks (CFTs) are additional fuel tanks fitted closely to the profile of an aircraft which extend either the range or "time on station" of the aircraft, with a reduced aerodynamic penalty compared to external drop tanks.

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Continuous-wave radar

Continuous-wave radar is a type of radar system where a known stable frequency continuous-wave radio energy is transmitted and then received from any reflecting objects.

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Controlled flight into terrain

A controlled flight into terrain (CFIT, usually pronounced "see-fit") is an accident in which an airworthy aircraft, under pilot control, is unintentionally flown into the ground, a mountain, a body of water or an obstacle.

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CRV7

The CRV7, short for "Canadian Rocket Vehicle 7", is a 2.75 inch (70 mm) folding-fin ground attack rocket produced by Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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Dallas

Dallas is a major city in Texas and is the largest urban center of the fourth most populous metropolitan area in the United States.

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Dassault Aviation

Dassault Aviation is an international French aircraft manufacturer of military, regional, and business jets, a subsidiary of Dassault Group.

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Dassault Mirage 2000

The Dassault Mirage 2000 is a French multirole, single-engine fourth-generation jet fighter manufactured by Dassault Aviation.

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Dassault Mirage F1

The Dassault Mirage F1 is a French air-superiority fighter and attack aircraft designed and built by Dassault Aviation as a successor of the Mirage III family.

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David Packard

David Packard (September 7, 1912 – March 26, 1996) was a co-founder, with William Hewlett, of Hewlett-Packard (1939), serving as president (1947–1964), CEO (1964–1968), and Chairman of the Board (1964–1968, 1972–1993).

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David S. Lewis

David Sloan Lewis, Jr. (July 6, 1917 - December 15, 2003) was an aeronautical engineer who led aerospace and defense giant General Dynamics for 14 years.

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Davis–Monthan Air Force Base

Davis–Monthan Air Force Base (DM AFB) is a United States Air Force base located within the city limits approximately south-southeast of downtown Tucson, Arizona.

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Day fighter

A day fighter is a fighter aircraft equipped only to fight during the day.

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Dayton, Ohio

Dayton (local pronunciation) is the sixth largest city in the state of Ohio and is the county seat of Montgomery County.

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Deadstick landing

A deadstick landing, also called a dead-stick landing, is a type of forced landing when an aircraft loses all of its propulsive power and is forced to land.

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Defense Security Cooperation Agency

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), as part of the United States Department of Defense (DoD), provides financial and technical assistance, transfer of defense matériel, training and services to allies, and promotes military-to-military contacts.

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Delta wing

The delta wing is a wing shaped in the form of a triangle.

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Denmark

Denmark (Danmark) is a country in Northern Europe.

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Digital electronics

Digital electronics or digital (electronic) circuits are electronics that handle digital signals- discrete bands of analog levels, rather than by continuous ranges (as used in analogue electronics).

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Directional stability

Directional stability is stability of a moving body or vehicle about an axis which is perpendicular to its direction of motion.

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Dogfight

A dogfight, or dog fight, is an aerial battle between fighter aircraft, conducted at close range.

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Douglas, Arizona

Douglas is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States.

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Drogue parachute

A drogue parachute is a parachute designed to be deployed from a rapidly moving object in order to slow the object, to provide control and stability, or as a pilot parachute to deploy a larger parachute.

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Drop tank

In aviation, a drop tank (external tank, wing tank, or belly tank) is used to describe auxiliary fuel tanks externally carried by aircraft.

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Edwards Air Force Base

Edwards Air Force Base (AFB) is a United States Air Force installation in southern California, located approximately northeast of Lancaster and east of Rosamond.

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Eglin Air Force Base

Eglin Air Force Base (AFB) is a United States Air Force base located approximately 3 miles (5 kilometers) southwest of Valparaiso, Florida in Okaloosa County.

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Eielson Air Force Base

Eielson Air Force Base (AFB) is a United States Air Force base located approximately 26 miles (42 km) southeast of Fairbanks, Alaska and just southeast of Moose Creek, Alaska.

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Ejection seat

In aircraft, an ejection seat (or ejector seat) is a system designed to rescue the pilot or other crew of an aircraft (usually military) in an emergency.

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Electronic countermeasure

An electronic countermeasure (ECM) is an electrical or electronic device designed to trick or deceive radar, sonar or other detection systems, like infrared (IR) or lasers.

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Electrostatic discharge

Electrostatic discharge (ESD) is the sudden flow of electricity between two electrically charged objects caused by contact, an electrical short, or dielectric breakdown.

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Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base

Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base is a joint installation shared by various active component and reserve component military units, as well as aircraft flight operations of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) under the aegis of the nearby Johnson Space Center.

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Empennage

The empennage,Crane, Dale: Dictionary of Aeronautical Terms, third edition, page 194.

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Energy–maneuverability theory

Energy–maneuverability theory is a model of aircraft performance.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated as EW) is an American magazine, published by Time Inc., that covers film, television, music, Broadway theatre, books and popular culture.

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FADEC

Full authority digital engine (or electronics) control (FADEC) is a system consisting of a digital computer, called an electronic engine controller (EEC) or engine control unit (ECU), and its related accessories that control all aspects of aircraft engine performance.

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Fault tolerance

Fault tolerance is the property that enables a system to continue operating properly in the event of the failure of (or one or more faults within) some of its components.

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Fighter aircraft

A fighter aircraft is a military aircraft designed primarily for air-to-air combat against other aircraft, as opposed to bombers and attack aircraft, whose main mission is to attack ground targets.

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Fighter Mafia

The Fighter Mafia was a controversial group of U.S. Air Force officers and civilian defense analysts who, in the 1970s, advocated the use of John Boyd and Thomas P. Christie's Energy-Maneuverability (E-M) theory as the sole driver in designing fighter aircraft.

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Fighter-bomber

A fighter-bomber is a fighter aircraft that is modified or used primarily as a light bomber in the tactical bombing and ground attack roles.

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Fire-control radar

A fire-control radar (FCR) is a radar that is designed specifically to provide information (mainly target azimuth, elevation, range and velocity) to a fire-control system in order to calculate a firing solution (i.e., information on how to direct weapons such that they hit the target(s)).

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Flaperon

A "flaperon" (a portmanteau word) on an aircraft's wing is a type of control surface that combines the functions of both flaps and ailerons.

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Flare (countermeasure)

A flare or decoy flare is an aerial infrared countermeasure used by a plane or helicopter to counter an infrared homing ("heat-seeking") surface-to-air missile or air-to-air missile.

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Flight control surfaces

Aircraft flight control surfaces allow a pilot to adjust and control the aircraft's flight attitude.

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Flight dynamics (fixed-wing aircraft)

Flight dynamics is the science of air vehicle orientation and control in three dimensions.

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Flight envelope

In aerodynamics, the flight envelope, service envelope, or performance envelope of an aircraft refers to the capabilities of a design in terms of airspeed and load factor or altitude.

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Flight International

Flight International (or Flight) is a global aerospace weekly publication produced in the UK.

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Flightglobal

Flightglobal is an online news and information website related to the aviation and aerospace industries.

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Florida

Florida is a state in the southeast United States, bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the north by Alabama and Georgia, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the south by the Straits of Florida.

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Florida Air National Guard

The Florida Air National Guard is the air force militia of the State of Florida a component of the air force militia of the United States.

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Fly-by-wire

Fly-by-wire (FBW) is a system that replaces the conventional manual flight controls of an aircraft with an electronic interface.

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Fokker

Fokker was a Dutch aircraft manufacturer named after its founder, Anthony Fokker.

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Fort Wayne Air National Guard Station

Fort Wayne Air National Guard Station is a United States Air Force base, located at Fort Wayne International Airport, Indiana.

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Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth is the 16th-largest city in the United States and the fifth-largest city in the state of Texas.

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Fourth-generation jet fighter

Fourth-generation jet fighter is a general classification of jet fighters in service from approximately 1980 to present day, and represent design concepts of the 1970s.

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Frontiers of Flight Museum

The Frontiers of Flight Museum is an aerospace museum located in Dallas, Texas.

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G-force

g-force (with g from gravitational) is a measurement of the type of acceleration that causes weight.

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Gallon

The gallon is a measure of liquid capacity in both the US customary units and the British imperial systems of measurement.

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GATOR mine system

The GATOR mine system is a US system of air-dropped anti-tank and anti-personnel mines developed in the 1980s to be compatible with existing cluster dispensers.

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Gaza War (2008–09)

The Gaza War, also known as Operation Cast Lead, or the Gaza Massacre and by Hamas as the Battle of al-Furqan, Secondary source, book Studies on the Israeli Aggression on Gaza Strip: Cast Lead Operation / Al-Furqan Battle by Abdul-Hameed al-Kayyali Published in: 2009 was a three-week armed conflict between Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Israel that began on 27 December 2008 and ended on 18 January 2009 in a unilateral ceasefire.

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GBU-10 Paveway II

American Paveway-series laser-guided bomb, based on the Mk 84 general-purpose bomb, but with laser seeker and wings for guidance.

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GBU-12 Paveway II

The GBU-12 Paveway II laser-guided bomb is an American aerial bomb, based on the Mk 82 500-pound general-purpose bomb, but with the addition of a nose-mounted laser seeker and fins for guidance.

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GBU-24 Paveway III

GBU-24 Paveway III or simply GBU-24 is a family of laser-guided bombs, a sub-group of the larger Raytheon Paveway III family of weapons.

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GBU-27 Paveway III

The GBU-27 Paveway III (Guided Bomb Unit) is a laser-guided bomb with bunker buster capabilities, it is a GBU-24 Paveway III (fitted on the warhead of the BLU-109 bomb body) that has been redesigned to be used by the F-117A Nighthawk stealth ground attack aircraft.

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General Dynamics

General Dynamics Corporation is an American aerospace and defense company formed by mergers and divestitures.

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General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon operators

The United States Air Force (USAF), four of its NATO partners, and Pakistan, a major non-NATO ally, are the primary operators of General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon.

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General Dynamics F-16 VISTA

The General Dynamics (now Lockheed Martin) F-16 VISTA ("Variable stability In-flight Simulator Test Aircraft") is an experimental aircraft, derived from the F-16 Fighting Falcon, which was modified as a joint venture between General Dynamics and Calspan for use by the USAF.

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General Dynamics F-16XL

The General Dynamics F-16XL is a derivative of the F-16 Fighting Falcon, with a cranked-arrow delta wing.

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General Electric F110

The General Electric F110 is an afterburning turbofan jet engine produced by GE Aviation.

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Georgia (U.S. state)

Georgia is a state located in the southeastern United States.

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Gilmary M. Hostage III

Gilmary Michael "Mike" Hostage III, (born April 29, 1955) is a retired United States Air Force four-star general who last served as the commander, Air Combat Command from September 13, 2011 October 2014.

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Global Positioning System

The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a space-based navigation system that provides location and time information in all weather conditions, anywhere on or near the Earth where there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satellites.

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Globe Pequot Press

Globe Pequot is a book publisher and distributor of outdoor recreation and leisure titles that publishes 500 new titles.

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Great Falls Air National Guard Base

Great Falls Air National Guard Base is the home base of the Montana Air National Guard 120th Airlift Wing.

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Green Ramp disaster

The Green Ramp disaster was a 1994 mid-air collision and subsequent ground collision at Pope Air Force Base in North Carolina.

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Gulf of Mexico

The Gulf of Mexico (Golfo de México) is an ocean basin largely surrounded by the North American continent.

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Gulf War

The Gulf War (2 August 1990 – 28 February 1991), codenamed Operation Desert Shield (2 August 1990 – 17 January 1991) for operations leading to the buildup of troops and defense of Saudi Arabia and Operation Desert Storm (17 January 1991 – 28 February 1991) in its combat phase, was a war waged by coalition forces from 34 nations led by the United States against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait.

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Gun harmonisation

In aerial gunnery, gun harmonisation, convergence pattern, convergence zone, convergence point or boresight point refers to the aiming of fixed guns or cannon carried in the wings of a fighter aircraft.

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Gun pod

A gun pod is a detachable pod or pack containing machine guns or automatic cannon and ancillaries, mounted externally on a vehicle such as a military aircraft which may or may not also have its own guns.

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Hampton, Virginia

Hampton is an independent city in Virginia.

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Hancock Field Air National Guard Base

Hancock Field Air National Guard Base is a United States Air Force base, co-located with Syracuse Hancock International Airport.

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Hardpoint

A hardpoint (more formally known as a station or weapon station) is a location on an airframe designed to carry an external or internal load.

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Harpoon (missile)

The Harpoon is an all-weather, over-the-horizon, anti-ship missile system, developed and manufactured by McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing Defense, Space & Security).

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Head-up display

A head-up display or heads-up display—also known as a HUD—is any transparent display that presents data without requiring users to look away from their usual viewpoints.

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Helmet-mounted display

A helmet-mounted display (HMD) is a device used in some modern aircraft, especially combat aircraft.

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Hezbollah

Hezbollah (pronounced; حزب الله, literally "Party of Allah" or "Party of God")—also transliterated Hizbullah, Hizballah, etc.

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Hill Aerospace Museum

Hill Aerospace Museum, located near Ogden, Utah, is a U.S. Air Force museum that is part of the United States Air Force Heritage Program.

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Hill Air Force Base

Hill Air Force Base is a major U.S. Air Force base located in northern Utah, just south of the city of Ogden, and near the towns of Clearfield, Riverdale, Roy, Sunset, and Layton.

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Homestead Air Reserve Base

Homestead Air Reserve Base (ARB) is a United States Air Force base located approximately east-northeast of Homestead, Florida.

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Honeycomb structure

Honeycomb structures are natural or man-made structures that have the geometry of a honeycomb to allow the minimization of the amount of used material to reach minimal weight and minimal material cost.

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HOTAS

HOTAS, an acronym (usually capitalised) of Hands On Throttle-And-Stick, is the name given to the concept of placing buttons and switches on the throttle lever and flight control stick in an aircraft's cockpit, allowing pilots to access vital cockpit functions and fly the aircraft without having to remove their hands from the throttle and flight controls.

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Houston

Houston is the most populous city in Texas and the American South, and the fourth most populous city in the United States.

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Huntsville, Alabama

Huntsville is a city located primarily in Madison County in the central part of the far northern region of the State of Alabama.

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Hydra 70

The Hydra 70 rocket is a weapon derived from the 2.75 inch Mk 4/Mk 40 Folding-Fin Aerial Rocket developed by the United States Navy for use as a free-flight aerial rocket in the late 1940s.

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Imia/Kardak

Imia (Ίμια) or Kardak is a pair of two small uninhabited islets in the Aegean Sea, situated between the Greek island chain of the Dodecanese and the southwestern mainland coast of Turkey.

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Indian Air Force

The Indian Air Force (IAF; Devanāgarī: भारतीय वायु सेना, Bharatiya Vāyu Senā) is the air arm of the Indian armed forces.

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Indian MRCA competition

The Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) competition, also known as the MRCA tender, was a competition to supply 126 multi-role combat aircraft to the Indian Air Force (IAF).

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Indiana

Indiana is a U.S. state located in the midwestern and Great Lakes regions of North America.

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Intake

An intake, or especially for aircraft inlet, is an air intake for an engine.

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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a military and maritime history museum with a collection of museum ships in New York City.

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Iran

Iran (or; ایران), historically known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a country in Western Asia.

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Iraq War

The Iraq WarThe conflict is also known as the War in Iraq, the Occupation of Iraq, the Second Gulf War, Gulf War II, and Gulf War 2.

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Iraqi Air Force

The Iraqi Air Force (IQAF) (Arabic: القوة الجوية العراقية; Al Quwwa al Jawwiya al Iraqiya) is the aerial warfare service branch of the Iraqi Armed Forces, responsible for the policing of international borders and surveillance of national assets.

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IRIS-T

The IRIS-T (Infra Red Imaging System Tail/Thrust Vector-Controlled) is a German-led program to develop a short-range infrared homing air-to-air missile to replace the venerable AIM-9 Sidewinder found in some NATO member countries.

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Israeli Air Force

The Israeli Air Force (IAF;, Zroa HaAvir VeHahalal, "Air and Space Arm", commonly known as, Kheil HaAvir, "Air Corps") operates as the aerial warfare branch of the Israel Defense Forces.

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Italian Air Force

The Italian Air Force (Italian: Aeronautica Militare; AM) is the aerial defence force of the Italian Republic.

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Jacksonville International Airport

Jacksonville International Airport is a civil-military public airport 13 miles (21 km) north of downtown Jacksonville, in Duval County, Florida.

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James R. Schlesinger

James Rodney Schlesinger (February 15, 1929 – March 27, 2014) was an American economist and public servant who was best known for serving as Secretary of Defense from 1973 to 1975 under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.

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Jet engine

A jet engine is a reaction engine discharging a fast moving jet that generates thrust by jet propulsion in accordance with Newton's laws of motion.

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Joe Foss Field Air National Guard Station

Joe Foss Field Air National Guard Station is the home base of the South Dakota Air National Guard 114th Fighter Wing.

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John Boyd (military strategist)

Colonel John Richard Boyd (January 23, 1927 – March 9, 1997) was a United States Air Force fighter pilot and Pentagon consultant of the late 20th century, whose theories have been highly influential in the military, sports, business, and litigation.

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John L. McLucas

John Luther McLucas (August 22, 1920 – December 1, 2002) was United States Secretary of the Air Force from 1973 to 1975, becoming Secretary of the Air Force on July 19, 1973.

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Joint Direct Attack Munition

The Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) is a guidance kit that converts unguided bombs, or "dumb bombs" into all-weather "smart" munitions.

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June 2012 interception of Turkish aircraft

The June 2012 interception of Turkish aircraft by the Syrian Armed Forces on 22 June 2012 resulted in the shooting down of a Turkish F-4 reconnaissance jet.

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KAI T-50 Golden Eagle

The KAI T-50 Golden Eagle (골든이글) is a family of South Korean supersonic advanced trainers and multirole light fighters, developed by Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) with the American aerospace company Lockheed Martin.

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Kansas Air National Guard

The Kansas Air National Guard (KS ANG) is the air force militia of the State of Kansas, United States of America.

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Kargil War

The Kargil War (करगिल युद्ध kargil yuddh, کرگل جنگ kargil jang), also known as the Kargil conflict, was an armed conflict between India and Pakistan that took place between May and July 1999 in the Kargil district of Kashmir and elsewhere along the Line of Control (LOC). In India, the conflict is also referred to as Operation Vijay (विजय, lit. "Victory") which was the name of the Indian operation to clear the Kargil sector. The cause of the war was the infiltration of Pakistani soldiers and Kashmiri militants into positions on the Indian side of the LOC, which serves as the de facto border between the two states. During the initial stages of the war, Pakistan blamed the fighting entirely on independent Kashmiri insurgents, but documents left behind by casualties and later statements by Pakistan's Prime Minister and Chief of Army Staff showed involvement of Pakistani paramilitary forces, led by General Ashraf Rashid. The Indian Army, later on supported by the Indian Air Force, recaptured a majority of the positions on the Indian side of the LOC infiltrated by the Pakistani troops and militants. With international diplomatic opposition, the Pakistani forces withdrew from the remaining Indian positions along the LOC. The war is one of the most recent examples of high-altitude warfare in mountainous terrain, which posed significant logistical problems for the combating sides. To date, it is also the only instance of direct, conventional warfare between nuclear states (i.e., those possessing nuclear weapons). India had conducted its first successful test in 1974; Pakistan, which had been developing its nuclear capability in secret since around the same time, conducted its first known tests in 1998, just two weeks after a second series of tests by India.

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Karpathos

Karpathos (Κάρπαθος) is the second largest of the Greek Dodecanese islands, in the southeastern Aegean Sea.

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Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KDA), one of two operating companies of Kongsberg Gruppen (KOG) of Norway, is a supplier of defence and space related systems and products, mainly anti-ship missiles, military communications, and command and weapons control systems for naval vessels and air-defence applications.

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Korea Aerospace Industries

Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd.

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Korean War

The Korean War (in South Korean Hangul: 한국전쟁, Hanja: 韓國戰爭, Hanguk Jeonjaeng, "Korean War"; in North Korean Chosungul: 조국해방전쟁, Joguk Haebang Jeonjaeng, "Fatherland Liberation War"; 25 June 1950 – 27 July 1953) was a war between North and South Korea, in which a United Nations force led by the United States of America fought for the South, and China fought for the North, which was also assisted by the Soviet Union.

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Kosovo War

No description.

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Kunsan Air Base

Kunsan K-8 Air Base is a United States Air Force base located at Gunsan Airport, which is on the west coast of the South Korean peninsula bordered by the Yellow Sea.

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Lackland Air Force Base

Lackland Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located in San Antonio, Texas.

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Lamination

Lamination is the technique of manufacturing a material in multiple layers, so that the composite material achieves improved strength, stability, sound insulation, appearance or other properties from the use of differing materials.

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Landing gear

Landing gear is the undercarriage of an aircraft or spacecraft, and is used in both takeoff and landing.

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Langley Field

Langley Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located adjacent to Hampton and Newport News, Virginia.

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Langley Research Center

Langley Research Center (LaRC) is the oldest of NASA's field centers, located in Hampton, Virginia, United States.

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LANTIRN

Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infrared for Night, or LANTIRN, is a combined navigation and targeting pod system for use on the USAF's premier fighter aircraft — the F-15E Strike Eagle and F-16 Fighting Falcon (Block 40/42 C & D models).

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Laser-guided bomb

A laser-guided bomb (LGB) is a guided bomb that uses semi-active laser guidance to strike a designated target with greater accuracy than an unguided bomb.

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Leading edge

The leading edge is the part of the wing that first contacts the air;Crane, Dale: Dictionary of Aeronautical Terms, third edition, page 305.

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Licensed production

Licensed production is the manufacturing of an object (e.g. a vehicle or engine) by one organisation (the licensee) with the authorisation, often for payment, of the organisation that owns the intellectual property of the design.

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Lightweight Fighter program

The Lightweight Fighter (LWF) program was a United States Air Force technology evaluation program initiated in the 1960s by a group of officers and defense analysts known as the "Fighter Mafia".

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Line-replaceable unit

A line-replaceable unit (LRU), lower line-replaceable unit(LLRU), line-replaceable component (LRC), or line-replaceable item (LRI) is a modular component of an airplane, ship or spacecraft (or any other manufactured device) that is designed to be replaced quickly at an operating location.

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Liquid-crystal display

A liquid-crystal display (LCD) is a flat panel display, electronic visual display, or video display that uses the light modulating properties of liquid crystals.

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List of active United States military aircraft

* List of active United States military aircraft Active United States military aircraft is a list of military aircraft that are used by the United States military.

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List of fighter aircraft

This is a list of military aircraft that are primarily designed for air-to-air combat and thus does not include aircraft intended for other roles where they have some secondary air-to-air capability, such as with many ground attack aircraft.

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LITENING

The AN/AAQ-28(V) LITENING targeting pod is an Israeli-designed precision targeting pod system currently operational with a wide variety of combat aircraft.

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Lockheed C-141 Starlifter

The Lockheed C-141 Starlifter was a military strategic airlifter in service with the Military Air Transport Service (MATS), its successor organization the Military Airlift Command (MAC), and finally the Air Mobility Command (AMC) of the United States Air Force (USAF).

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Lockheed Corporation

The Lockheed Corporation (originally the Loughead Aircraft Manufacturing Company) was an American aerospace company.

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Lockheed F-104 Starfighter

The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter is a single-engine, supersonic interceptor aircraft originally developed by Lockheed for the United States Air Force (USAF).

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Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin is an American global aerospace, defense, security and advanced technologies company with worldwide interests.

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Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company is a major unit of Lockheed Martin with headquarters at Air Force Plant 4 in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is a family of single-seat, single-engine, all-weather stealth multirole fighters undergoing final development and testing by the United States.

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London

London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.

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Look-down/shoot-down

A radar system has look-down/shoot-down capability if it can detect, track and guide a weapon to an air target moving below the horizon as seen by the radar.

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Lubrication

Lubrication is the process or technique employed to reduce friction between, and wear of one or both, surfaces in close proximity and moving relative to each other, by interposing a substance called a lubricant between them.

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Luke Air Force Base

Luke Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located seven miles (11 km) west of the central business district of Glendale, in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States.

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M61 Vulcan

The M61 Vulcan is a hydraulically or pneumatically driven, six-barrel, air-cooled, electrically fired Gatling-style rotary cannon which fires 20 mm rounds at an extremely high rate (typically 6,000 rounds per minute).

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MacDill Air Force Base

MacDill Air Force Base (AFB) is an active United States Air Force base located approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) south-southwest of downtown Tampa, Florida.

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Mach number

In fluid dynamics, the Mach number (M or Ma) is a dimensionless quantity representing the ratio of flow velocity past a boundary to the local speed of sound.

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Maiden flight

The maiden flight of an aircraft is the first occasion on which an aircraft leaves the ground under its own power.

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Mankato, Minnesota

Mankato is a city in Blue Earth, Nicollet, and Le Sueur counties in the State of Minnesota.

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Manly, New South Wales

Manly is a beach-side suburb of northern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia.

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Marie Colvin

Marie Catherine Colvin (January 12, 1956 – February 22, 2012) was an American journalist who worked for the British newspaper The Sunday Times from 1985 until her death.

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Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar (MCAS Miramar), formerly Naval Auxiliary Air Station (NAAS) Miramar and Naval Air Station (NAS) Miramar is a United States Marine Corps installation that is home to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, which is the aviation element of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force.

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Mark 82 bomb

The Mark 82 (Mk 82) is an unguided, low-drag general-purpose bomb, part of the U.S. Mark 80 series.

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Mark 83 bomb

The Mark 83 is part of the Mark 80 series of low-drag general-purpose bombs in United States service.

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Mark 84 bomb

The Mark 84 or BLU-117 is an American general-purpose bomb, it is also the largest of the Mark 80 series of weapons.

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Martin Marietta

The Martin Marietta Corporation was an American company founded in 1961 through the merger of Glenn L. Martin Company and American-Marietta Corporation.

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McConnell Air Force Base

McConnell Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located four miles (6 km) southeast of the central business district of Wichita, a city in Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States.

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McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle

The McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F-15 Eagle is an American twin-engine, all-weather tactical fighter designed by McDonnell Douglas to gain and maintain air supremacy in aerial combat.

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McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II

The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is a tandem two-seat, twin-engine, all-weather, long-range supersonic jet interceptor aircraft/fighter-bomber originally developed for the United States Navy by McDonnell Aircraft.

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McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet

The McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F/A-18 Hornet is a twin-engine supersonic, all-weather carrier-capable multirole combat jet, designed as both a fighter and attack aircraft (F/A designation for Fighter/Attack).

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McEntire Joint National Guard Base

McEntire Joint National Guard Base or McEntire JNGB is a military airport located in Richland County, South Carolina, United States, 10 miles (16 km) west of the town of Eastover and approximately 15 miles southeast of the city of Columbia.

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Michigan

Michigan is a state in the Great Lakes region of the Midwestern United States.

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Mil Mi-8

The Mil Mi-8 (Ми-8, NATO reporting name: Hip) is a Soviet-designed medium twin-turbine transport helicopter.

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MIL-STD-1553

MIL-STD-1553 is a military standard published by the United States Department of Defense that defines the mechanical, electrical, and functional characteristics of a serial data bus.

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Misawa Air Base

is a U.S. military facility located northeast of the railway station in Misawa, west of the Pacific Ocean, northeast of Towada, northwest of Hachinohe, and north of Tokyo, in Aomori Prefecture, in the Tōhoku region in the northern part of the island of Honshū of Japan.

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Mitsubishi F-2

The Mitsubishi F-2 (nickname: "Viper Zero") is a 4.5th generation multirole fighter manufactured by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Lockheed Martin for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force, with a 60/40 split in manufacturing between Japan and the USA.

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Mobile, Alabama

Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama.

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Montana

Montana is a state in the Western United States.

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Montgomery Air National Guard Base

Montgomery Air National Guard Base is the home base of the Alabama Air National Guard 187th Fighter Wing.

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Moody Air Force Base

Moody Air Force Base is a United States Air Force installation located in Lowndes County and Lanier County, about northeast of Valdosta, Georgia, United States.

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Mountain Home Air Force Base

Mountain Home Air Force Base is a United States Air Force installation located in southwestern Idaho, United States.

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Moving target indication

Moving target indication (MTI) is a mode of operation of a radar to discriminate a target against clutter.

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Multi-function display

A multi-function display (MFD) (part of multi-function structures) is a small screen (CRT or LCD) in by multiple soft keys (configurable buttons) that can be used to display information to the user in numerous configurable ways.

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Multirole combat aircraft

A multirole combat aircraft is a jet powered combat aircraft intended to perform different roles in combat.

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Museum of Aviation (Warner Robins)

The Museum of Aviation is the second-largest aerospace museum of the United States Air Force.

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NACA airfoil

The NACA airfoils are airfoil shapes for aircraft wings developed by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA).

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NASA

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the United States government agency responsible for the civilian space program as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.

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National Museum of the United States Air Force

The National Museum of the United States Air Force (formerly the United States Air Force Museum) is the official museum of the United States Air Force located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, northeast of Dayton, Ohio.

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National Naval Aviation Museum

The National Naval Aviation Museum, formerly known as the National Museum of Naval Aviation and the Naval Aviation Museum, is a military and aerospace museum located at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida.

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NATO

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO; Organisation du traité de l'Atlantique Nord; OTAN), also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on 4 April 1949.

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Naval Air Station Fallon

Naval Air Station Fallon or NAS Fallon is the United States Navy's premier air-to-air and air-to-ground training facility.

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Naval Air Station Key West

Naval Air Station Key West, is a naval air station and military airport located on Boca Chica Key, four miles (6 km) east of the central business district of Key West, Florida, United States.

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Naval Air Station Oceana

Naval Air Station Oceana or NAS Oceana is a military airport located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and is a United States Navy Master Jet Base.

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Naval Air Station Pensacola

Naval Air Station Pensacola or NAS Pensacola (formerly NAS/KNAS until changed circa 1970 to allow Nassau International Airport, now Lynden Pindling International Airport, to have IATA code NAS), "The Cradle of Naval Aviation", is a United States Navy base located next to Warrington, Florida, a community southwest of the Pensacola city limits.

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Naval Air Station Wildwood

Naval Air Station Wildwood was a United States Navy airport located in Lower Township, New Jersey, United States, about four miles (6 km) northwest of the central business district of Wildwood, a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States.

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Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center

The Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center (NSAWC, pronounced "EN-SOCK") at Naval Air Station Fallon located in the city of Fallon in western Nevada is the center of excellence for naval aviation training and tactics development.

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Nellis Air Force Base

Nellis Air Force Base ("Nellis" colloq.) is a United States Air Force installation in southern Nevada with military schools and more squadrons than any other USAF base.

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Netherlands

The Netherlands (Nederland) is the main "constituent country" (land) of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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Nevada

Nevada is a state in the Western, Mountain West, and Southwestern regions of the United States.

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New Jersey

New Jersey is a state in the Northeastern and Middle Atlantic regions of the United States.

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New Mexico

New Mexico (Nuevo México; Yootó Hahoodzo) is a state located in the southwestern and western regions of the United States, admitted to the union as the 47th state on January 6, 1912.

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New York

New York is a state in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.

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New York Air National Guard

The New York Air National Guard (NY ANG) is the air force militia of the State of New York, United States of America.

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New York City

New York – often called New York City or the City of New York to distinguish it from the State of New York, of which it is a part – is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York metropolitan area, the premier gateway for legal immigration to the United States and one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world.

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Newton (unit)

The newton (symbol: N) is the International System of Units (SI) derived unit of force.

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Night fighter

A night fighter (also known as all-weather fighter or all-weather interceptor for a period of time post-World War II) is a fighter aircraft adapted for use at night or in other times of bad visibility.

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Night vision device

A night vision device (NVD) is an optoelectronic device that allows images to be produced in levels of light approaching total darkness.

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Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems

Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems was created by Northrop Grumman's acquisition of Westinghouse Electronic Systems Group in 1996.

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Northrop YF-17

The Northrop YF-17 (nicknamed "Cobra") was a prototype lightweight fighter aircraft designed for the United States Air Force's Lightweight Fighter (LWF) technology evaluation program.

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Norway

Norway (Norwegian: (Bokmål) or (Nynorsk)), officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus Jan Mayen and the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard.

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Nuclear reactor

A nuclear reactor, formerly known as atomic pile, is a device used to initiate and control a sustained nuclear chain reaction.

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Nuclear weapon

A nuclear weapon is an explosive device that derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions, either fission (fission bomb) or a combination of fission and fusion (thermonuclear weapon).

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Ohio

Ohio is a state in the Midwestern United States.

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut

Old Saybrook is a town in Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States.

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Operating cost

Operating costs are the expenses which are related to the operation of a business, or to the operation of a device, component, piece of equipment or facility.

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Operation Northern Watch

Operation Northern Watch (ONW), the successor to Operation Provide Comfort, was a Combined Task Force (CTF) charged with enforcing its own no-fly zone above the 36th parallel in Iraq.

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Operation Opera

Operation Opera (אופרה.), also known as Operation Babylon, was a surprise Israeli air strike carried out on 7 June 1981, which destroyed an Iraqi nuclear reactor under construction 17 kilometers (10.5 miles) southeast of Baghdad.

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Operation Southern Watch

Operation Southern Watch was a military operation conducted by the United States Department of Defense.

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Pacific Coast Air Museum

The Pacific Coast Air Museum, in Santa Rosa, California, is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving aviation history through the acquisition, restoration, and display of historic aircraft.

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Pakistan Air Force

The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) (پاک فِضائیہ—,, reporting name: PAF), is the aerial warfare branch of the Pakistan Armed Forces, primarily tasked with the aerial defence of Pakistan with a secondary role of providing air support to the Pakistan Army and the Pakistan Navy.

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Pakistan Army

The Pakistan Army (پاک فوج Pak Fauj (IPA: pɑk fɒ~ɔd͡ʒ); Reporting name: PA) is the land-based service branch of the Pakistan Armed Forces.

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Palm Springs Air Museum

The Palm Springs Air Museum (PSAM), is a non-profit educational institution in Palm Springs, Riverside County, California.

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Palm Springs, California

Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, within the Coachella Valley.

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Paris Air Show

The Paris Air Show (Salon international de l'aéronautique et de l'espace, Paris-Le Bourget) is the world's calendar-oldest air show.

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Penguin (missile)

The Penguin anti-ship missile, designated AGM-119 by the U.S. military, is a Norwegian passive IR seeker-based short-to-medium range anti-ship guided missile, designed for naval use.

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Pensacola, Florida

Pensacola is the westernmost city in the Florida Panhandle and the county seat of Escambia County, Florida, United States.

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People (magazine)

People is a weekly American magazine of celebrity and human-interest stories, published by Time Inc. With a readership of 46.6 million adults, People has the largest audience of any American magazine.

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Pima Air & Space Museum

The Pima Air & Space Museum, located in Tucson, Arizona, is one of the world's largest non-government funded aerospace museums.

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Pinellas Park, Florida

Pinellas Park is a city located in central Pinellas County, Florida, United States.

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Planar array

In telecommunications and radar, a planar array is an antenna in which all of the elements, both active and parasitic, are in one plane.

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Polycarbonate

Polycarbonates (PC) are a group of thermoplastic polymers containing carbonate groups in their chemical structures.

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Pope Field

Pope Field is a U.S. military facility located 12 miles (19 km) northwest of the central business district of Fayetteville, in Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States.

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Pratt & Whitney F100

The Pratt & Whitney F100 (company designation JTF22) is an afterburning turbofan engine manufactured by Pratt & Whitney which powers the F-15 Eagle and F-16 Fighting Falcon.

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Primary flight display

A primary flight display or PFD is a modern aircraft instrument dedicated to flight information.

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Prototype

A prototype is an early sample, model, or release of a product built to test a concept or process or to act as a thing to be replicated or learned from.

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Puerto Rico Air National Guard

The Puerto Rico Air National Guard (PRANG) —Guardia Nacional Aérea de Puerto Rico— is the air force militia of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, an unincorporated territory of the United States of America.

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Puerto Rico National Guard

The Puerto Rico National Guard (PRNG) —Guardia Nacional de Puerto Rico— is the national guard of Puerto Rico.

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Pulse repetition frequency

The pulse repetition frequency (PRF) is the number of pulses of a repeating signal in a specific time unit, normally measured in pulses per second.

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Python (missile)

The Rafael Python is a family of air-to-air missiles (AAMs) built by the Israeli weapons manufacturer Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, formerly RAFAEL Armament Development Authority.

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R.550 Magic

The R.550 Magic is a short-range air-to-air missile designed in 1968 by French company Matra to compete with the American AIM-9 Sidewinder.

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Radar jamming and deception

Radar jamming and deception (Electronic countermeasure) is the intentional emission of radio frequency signals to interfere with the operation of a radar by saturating its receiver with noise or false information.

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RAF Fairford

Royal Air Force Fairford or more simply RAF Fairford is a Royal Air Force (RAF) station in Gloucestershire, England which is currently a standby airfield and therefore not in everyday use.

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Rafael Advanced Defense Systems

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. (Hebrew: רפאל - מערכות לחימה מתקדמות בע"מ, formerly: RAFAEL Armament Development Authority), known as RAFAEL or Rafael, (also spelled as Raphael or Rephael; Hebrew acronym of "Authority for the Development of Armaments" - רשות לפיתוח אמצעי לחימה) is an Israeli defense technology company.

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Rebecca Grant (political expert)

Rebecca L. Grant was the Director of the General Billy Mitchell Institute for Airpower Studies at the Air Force Association and a contributing editor for their Air Force Magazine.

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Relaxed stability

In aviation, relaxed stability is the tendency of an aircraft to change its attitude and angle of bank of its own accord.

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Republic F-105 Thunderchief

The Republic F-105 Thunderchief was a supersonic fighter-bomber used by the United States Air Force.

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Request for proposal

A request for proposal (RFP) is a solicitation, often made through a bidding process, by an agency or company interested in procurement of a commodity, service or valuable asset, to potential suppliers to submit business proposals.

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Reston, Virginia

Reston is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States, within the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

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Retrofitting

Retrofitting refers to the addition of new technology or features to older systems.

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Robert H. Widmer

Robert Henry Widmer (May 17, 1916 – June 20, 2011) was an American aeronautical engineer who specialized in designing aircraft for the military.

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Robins Air Force Base

Robins Air Force Base is a major United States Air Force installation located in Houston County, Georgia, United States.

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Royal Danish Air Force

The Royal Danish Air Force (lit) (RDAF) is the air force of Denmark and is responsible for maintaining homeland defence and carrying out homeland security roles as international operations.

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Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History

The Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History (Musée Royal de l’Armée et d’Histoire Militaire, Koninklijk Museum van het Leger en de Krijgsgeschiedenis, often abbreviated to KLM-MRA) is a military museum that occupies the two northernmost halls of the historic complex in Cinquantenaire Park in Brussels, Belgium.

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Royal Netherlands Air Force

The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) (Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu), "Royal Air Force"), is the military aviation branch of the Netherlands Armed Forces.

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Royal Norwegian Air Force

The Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) (Luftforsvaret) is the air force of Norway.

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Russell, Illinois

Russell is an unincorporated community in Lake County, Illinois, United States.

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Saab 37 Viggen

The Saab 37 Viggen ("Thunderbolt", ambiguous with ‌"Tufted duck") is a Swedish single-seat, single-engine, short-medium range combat aircraft, manufactured between 1970 and 1990.

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SABCA

SABCA (Sociétés Anonyme Belge de Constructions Aéronautiques) is a Belgian aerospace company, controlled by Dassault Group and Stork.

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Saddam Hussein

Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti (Arabic: صدام حسين عبد المجيد التكريتي; 28 April 1937 – 30 December 2006) was the fifth President of Iraq, serving in this capacity from 16 July 1979 until 9 April 2003.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota

Saint Paul (abbreviated St. Paul) is the capital and second-most populous city of the U.S. state of Minnesota.

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Salinas, Puerto Rico

Salinas is a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico located in the southern coast of the island, south of Aibonito and Cayey; southeast of Coamo, east of Santa Isabel; and west of Guayama.

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San Diego

San Diego is a major city in California, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico.

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San Diego Air & Space Museum

San Diego Air & Space Museum (SDASM, formerly the San Diego Aerospace Museum) is an aviation and space exploration museum in San Diego, California, US.

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Santa Rosa, California

Santa Rosa is a city in and the county seat of Sonoma County, California, United States.

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Selfridge Air National Guard Base

Selfridge Air National Guard Base or Selfridge ANGB is an Air National Guard installation located in Harrison Township, Michigan, near Mount Clemens.

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Semi-active radar homing

Semi-active radar homing (SARH) is a common type of missile guidance system, perhaps the most common type for longer-range air-to-air and surface-to-air missile systems.

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SEPECAT Jaguar

The SEPECAT Jaguar is an Anglo-French jet attack aircraft, originally used by the British Royal Air Force and the French Armée de l'Air in the close air support and nuclear strike role, and still in service with the Indian Air Force.

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Shaw Air Force Base

Shaw Air Force Base (Shaw AFB) is a United States Air Force base located approximately west-northwest of downtown Sumter, South Carolina.

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Sheppard Air Force Base

Sheppard Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located five miles (8 km) north of the central business district of Wichita Falls, in Wichita County, Texas, United States.

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Side-stick

A side-stick or sidestick controller is an aircraft control column (or joystick) that is located on the side console of the pilot, usually on the righthand side, or outboard on a two-seat flightdeck.

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Signal Books

Signal Books is a British book publisher.

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Signal processing

Signal processing is an enabling technology that encompasses the fundamental theory, applications, algorithms, and implementations of processing or transferring information contained in many different physical, symbolic, or abstract formats broadly designated as signals.

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Situation awareness

Situational awareness or situation awareness (SA) is the perception of environmental elements with respect to time or space, the comprehension of their meaning, and the projection of their status after some variable has changed, such as time, or some other variable, such as a predetermined event.

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Skid (aerodynamics)

In a straight flight, the tail of the airplane aligns the fuselage into the relative wind.

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Skin (aeronautics)

More about the skin of aircraft covered in its wings and fuselage.

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Slip (aerodynamics)

A slip is an aerodynamic state where an aircraft is moving somewhat sideways as well as forward relative to the oncoming airflow or relative wind.

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Small Diameter Bomb

The GBU-39 Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) is a precision-guided glide bomb that is intended to provide aircraft with the ability to carry a higher number of more accurate bombs.

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Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod

The Lockheed Martin Sniper is a targeting pod for military aircraft that provides positive target identification, autonomous tracking, coordinate generation, and precise weapons guidance from extended standoff ranges.

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Sortie

A sortie (from the French word meaning ''exit'') is a deployment or dispatch of one military unit, be it an aircraft, ship, or troops, from a strongpoint.

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South Carolina

South Carolina is a state in the southeastern United States, bordered to the north by North Carolina, to the south and west by Georgia across the Savannah River, and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean.

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South Dakota

South Dakota (locally) is a state located in the Midwestern region of the United States.

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Spangdahlem Air Base

Spangdahlem Air Base (IATA:SPM, ICAO: ETAD, former code EDAD) is a United States Air Force base constructed between 1951 and 1953 and located near the small German town of Spangdahlem, approximately 30 km NNE of the city of Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate.

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Split S

The Split S is an air combat maneuver mostly used to disengage from combat.

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Splitter plate (aeronautics)

A splitter plate is a component in some jet aircraft, used to control the airflow into the engine.

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Stabilator

A stabilator, more frequently all-moving tail, is a fully movable aircraft stabilizer.

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Stafford Air & Space Museum

The Stafford Air & Space Museum is located in Weatherford, Oklahoma, USA.

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Stall (engine)

A stall of an engine refers to a sudden stopping of the engine turning, usually brought about accidentally.

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Stall (fluid mechanics)

In fluid dynamics, a stall is a reduction in the lift coefficient generated by a foil as angle of attack increases.

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Stamford, Lincolnshire

Stamford is a town on the River Welland in Lincolnshire, England, north of London on the A1.

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Strafing

Strafing is the military practice of attacking ground targets from low-flying aircraft using aircraft-mounted automatic weapons ranging from machine guns (5mm to 20mm) to autocannons or rotary cannons (typically 20mm to 37mm).

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Strake (aeronautics)

In aviation, a strake is an aerodynamic surface generally mounted on the fuselage of an aircraft to improve the flight characteristics either by controlling the airflow (acting as large vortex generators) or by simple stabilising effect.

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Swept wing

A swept wing is a wing which angles either backward or, occasionally, forward, from its root rather than in a straight sideways direction.

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Synthetic aperture radar

Synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) is a form of radar which is used to create images of objects, such as landscapes – these images can be either two or three dimensional representations of the object.

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Tailhook

A tailhook, arresting hook, or arrester hook is a device attached to the empennage (rear) of some military fixed-wing aircraft.

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Targeting pod

Targeting pods are target designation tools used by ground-attack aircraft for identifying targets and guiding precision guided munitions (PGM) such as laser-guided bombs to those targets.

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Terma A/S

Terma A/S is a Danish defense and aerospace manufacturer for both civilian and military applications, and is owned by the Danish company Thrige Holding A/S.

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Terrain-following radar

Terrain-following radar (TFR) is an aerospace technology that allows a very-low-flying aircraft to automatically maintain a relatively constant altitude above ground level.

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Texas

Texas (Texas or Tejas) is the second most populous and second largest state of the United States of America.

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Texas Air National Guard

The Texas Air National Guard (TX ANG) is the air force militia of the State of Texas, United States of America.

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Texas Military Forces

The Texas Military Forces is the three-branch military of the U.S. state of Texas.

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The Jerusalem Post

The Jerusalem Post is a broadsheet newspaper based in Israel, publishing only English and French editions.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (NYT) is an American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in New York City since September 18, 1851, by the New York Times Company.

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The Sunday Times

The Sunday Times is the largest-selling British national "quality" Sunday newspaper.

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The Times of India

The Times of India (TOI) is an Indian English-language daily newspaper.

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Thomas P. Christie

Thomas P. Christie is a career defense analyst who worked for the U.S. government.

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Thrust-to-weight ratio

Thrust-to-weight ratio is a dimensionless ratio of thrust to weight of a rocket, jet engine, propeller engine, or a vehicle propelled by such an engine that indicates the performance of the engine or vehicle.

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Titanium

Titanium is a chemical element with symbol Ti and atomic number 22.

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Track while scan

The track while scan (TWS) is a mode of radar operation in which the radar allocates part of its power to tracking the target or targets while part of its power is allocated to scanning, unlike the straight tracking mode, when the radar directs all its power to tracking the acquired targets.

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Tucson Air National Guard Base

Tucson Air National Guard Base is a United States Air Force base, located at Tucson International Airport, Arizona.

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Tucson, Arizona

Tucson (or occasionally locally) is a city in and the county seat of Pima County, Arizona, United States, and home to the University of Arizona. The 2010 United States Census put the population at 520,116, while the 2013 estimated population of the entire Tucson metropolitan statistical area (MSA) was 996,544. The Tucson MSA forms part of the larger Tucson-Nogales combined statistical area (CSA), with a total population of 980,263 as of the 2010 Census. Tucson is the second-largest populated city in Arizona behind Phoenix, which both anchor the Arizona Sun Corridor. The city is located southeast of Phoenix and north of the U.S.-Mexico border. Tucson is the 33rd largest city and the 59th largest metropolitan area in the United States. Roughly 150 Tucson companies are involved in the design and manufacture of optics and optoelectronics systems, earning Tucson the nickname Optics Valley. Major incorporated suburbs of Tucson include Oro Valley and Marana northwest of the city, Sahuarita south of the city, and South Tucson in an enclave south of downtown. Communities in the vicinity of Tucson (some within or overlapping the city limits) include Casas Adobes, Catalina Foothills, Flowing Wells, Midvale Park, Tanque Verde, Tortolita, and Vail. Towns outside the Tucson metro area include Benson to the southeast, Catalina and Oracle to the north, and Green Valley to the south. The Spanish name of the city, Tucsón, derived from the O'odham, meaning "(at the) base of the black ", a reference to a basalt-covered hill now known as "A" Mountain. Tucson is sometimes referred to as "The Old Pueblo".

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Turbofan

The turbofan or fanjet is a type of airbreathing jet engine that is widely used in aircraft propulsion.

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Turkey–PKK conflict

The Turkey–PKK conflict is an armed conflict between the Republic of Turkey and various Kurdish insurgent groups, which have demanded separation from Turkey to create an independent Kurdistan, or to have autonomy and greater political and cultural rights for Kurds inside the Republic of Turkey.

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Turkish Aerospace Industries

Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI) (Türk Havacılık ve Uzay Sanayi A.Ş., TUSAŞ) is the center of technology in design, development, manufacturing, integration of aerospace systems, modernization and after sales support in Turkey.

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Turkish Air Force

The Turkish Air Force (Türk Hava Kuvvetleri) is the aerial warfare service branch of the Turkish Armed Forces.

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Tuskegee Airmen

The Tuskegee Airmen is the popular name of a group of African-American military pilots (fighter and bomber) who fought in World War II.

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Tyndall Air Force Base

Tyndall Air Force Base is a United States Air Force Base located east of Panama City, Florida.

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United Nations

The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization to promote international co-operation.

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United States Air Force

The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven American uniformed services.

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United States Air Force Academy

The United States Air Force Academy (also known as USAFA or Air Force Academy), is a military academy for officer candidates for the United States Air Force.

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United States Air Force Plant 4

Air Force Plant 4 is a government-owned, contractor-operated aerospace facility in Fort Worth, Texas, currently owned by the U.S. Air Force and operated by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics.

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United States Air Force Thunderbirds

The USAF Air Demonstration Squadron ("Thunderbirds") is the air demonstration squadron of the United States Air Force (USAF).

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United States Air Forces Central Command

United States Air Forces Central Command (USAFCENT/AFCENT) is a Named Air Force of the United States Air Force headquartered at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina.

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United States budget sequestration in 2013

The budget sequestration in 2013 refers to the automatic spending cuts to United States federal government spending in particular categories of outlays that were initially set to begin on January 1, 2013, as an austerity fiscal policy as a result of Budget Control Act of 2011 (BCA), and were postponed by two months by the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 until March 1 when this law went into effect.

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United States Congress

The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the federal government of the United States consisting of two houses: the Senate and the House of Representatives.

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United States Department of Defense

The Department of Defense (DoD, USDOD or DOD) is an executive branch department of the federal government of the United States charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government concerned directly with national security and the United States Armed Forces.

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United States Navy

The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.

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United States Secretary of Defense

The Secretary of Defense (SecDef) is the leader and chief executive officer of the Department of Defense, an Executive Department of the Government of the United States of America.

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United States Secretary of the Air Force

The Secretary of the Air Force (SecAF, or SAF/OS) is the Head of the Department of the Air Force, a component organization within the Department of Defense of the United States of America.

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United States Space Camp

U.S. Space Camp is a camp and related programs owned and operated by the Alabama Space Science Exhibit Commission's U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

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Unmanned aerial vehicle

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone and also referred to as a remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard.

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Utah

Utah (or; (Áshįįh bi Tó Hahoodzo; Arapaho: Wo'tééneihí) is a state in the western United States. It became the 45th state admitted to the Union on January 4, 1896. Utah is the 13th-largest, the 33rd-most populous, and the 10th-least-densely populated of the 50 United States. Utah has a population of about 2.9 million, approximately 80% of whom live along the Wasatch Front, centering on Salt Lake City. Utah is bordered by Colorado to the east, Wyoming to the northeast, Idaho to the north, Arizona to the south, and Nevada to the west. It also touches a corner of New Mexico in the southeast. Approximately 62% of Utahns are reported to be members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or LDS (Mormons), which greatly influences Utah culture and daily life. The world headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) is located in Utah's state capital, Salt Lake City., the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, pp 99–100. Retrieved July 2, 2008. Utah is the most religiously homogeneous state in the United States, the only state with a Mormon majority, and the only state with a majority population belonging to a single church. The state is a center of transportation, education, information technology and research, government services, mining, and a major tourist destination for outdoor recreation. In 2013, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that Utah had the second fastest-growing population of any state. St. George was the fastest–growing metropolitan area in the United States from 2000 to 2005. Utah also has the 14th highest median average income out of U.S. states, and has the 2nd highest income when adjusted for cost of living. A 2012 Gallup national survey found Utah overall to be the "best state to live in" based on 13 forward-looking measurements including various economic, lifestyle, and health-related outlook metrics.

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Uzi Mahnaimi

Uzi Mahnaimi (born in 1952) is an Israeli-born journalist.

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Vatan

Vatan ("Homeland" or "Motherland") is a Turkish daily newspaper founded in 2002 by the Doğan Media Group.

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Vermont

Vermont (locally) is a New England state in the northeastern United States.

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VHSIC

VHSIC (Very High Speed Integrated Circuit) was a 1980s U.S. government program.

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Vietnam War

The Vietnam War (Chiến tranh Việt Nam), also known as the Second Indochina War, and also known in Vietnam as Resistance War Against America (Kháng chiến chống Mỹ) or simply the American War, was a Cold War-era proxy war that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975.

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Viperidae

The Viperidae (vipers) are a family of venomous snakes found all over the world, except in Antarctica, Australia, New Zealand, Madagascar, Hawaii, various other isolated islands, and north of the Arctic Circle.

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Virginia

Virginia (U.S.:, U.K.), officially the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a U.S. state located in the South Atlantic region of the United States.

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Virginia Air and Space Center

The Virginia Air and Space Center is a museum and educational facility in Hampton, Virginia that also serves as the visitors center for NASA's Langley Research Center and Langley Air Force Base.

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Vortex

In fluid dynamics, a vortex is a region in a fluid medium in which the flow is mostly rotating around an axis line, the vortical flow that occurs either on a straight-axis or a curved-axis.

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Vortex lift

Vortex lift is a form of lift generated by delta wings operating at high angles of attack.

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Vought Model 1600

The Vought/General Dynamics Model 1600 series was a prototype fighter aircraft proposal designed for the United States Navy's Navy Air Combat Fighter (NACF) program.

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War in Afghanistan (2001–present)

The War in Afghanistan is the period in which the United States invaded Afghanistan after the September 11 attacks.

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War in North-West Pakistan

The War in North-West Pakistan, also known as the War in Waziristan, is an armed conflict involving the State of Pakistan, and armed militant groups such as the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Jundallah, Lashkar-e-Islam (LeI), Tehreek-e-Nafaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi (TNSM), al-Qaeda, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), and elements of organized crime.

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Warner Robins, Georgia

Warner Robins is a city in the US state of Georgia, located in Houston County.

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Weatherford, Oklahoma

Weatherford is a city in Custer County, Oklahoma, United States.

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Wind Corrected Munitions Dispenser

The Wind Corrected Munitions Dispenser system is a US tail kit for use with the TMD (Tactical Munitions Dispenser) family of cluster bombs to convert them to precision-guided munitions.

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World War II

World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.

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Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (AFB) is a United States Air Force base and census-designated place just east of Dayton, Ohio in Greene and Montgomery counties.

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X band

The X band is a segment of the microwave radio region of the electromagnetic spectrum.

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Zuni (rocket)

The Zuni is a unguided rocket deployed by the United States armed forces.

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111th Reconnaissance Squadron

The 111th Reconnaissance Squadron (111 RS) is a unit of the Texas Air National Guard 147th Reconnaissance Wing located at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base, Houston, Texas.

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122d Fighter Wing

The 122d Fighter Wing (122 FW sometimes 122d) is a unit of the Indiana Air National Guard, stationed at Fort Wayne Air National Guard Station, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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125th Fighter Wing

The 125th Fighter Wing (125 FW) is a unit of the Florida Air National Guard, stationed at Jacksonville Air National Guard Base, Florida.

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140th Wing

The 140th Wing (140 WG) is a unit of the Colorado Air National Guard, stationed at Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colorado.

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147th Reconnaissance Wing

The 147th Reconnaissance Wing (147 RW) is a unit of the Texas Air National Guard, stationed at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base, Houston, Texas.

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162nd Fighter Wing

The 162nd Fighter Wing (162 FW sometimes 162d) is a unit of the Arizona Air National Guard, stationed at Tucson Air National Guard Base, Arizona.

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174th Attack Wing

The 174th Attack Wing (174 ATKW) is a unit of the New York Air National Guard, stationed at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base, Syracuse, New York.

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1962 United States Tri-Service aircraft designation system

The 1962 United States Tri-Service aircraft designation system is a unified designation system introduced by the United States Department of Defense on 18 September 1962 for all U.S. military aircraft.

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1982 Lebanon War

The 1982 Lebanon War (الاجتياح, Al-ijtiyāḥ, "the invasion"), (מלחמת לבנון הראשונה, Milhemet Levanon Harishona, "the first Lebanon war"), called Operation Peace for Galilee (מבצע שלום הגליל, or מבצע של"ג Mivtsa Shlom HaGalil or Mivtsa Sheleg) by Israel, and later known in Israel as the Lebanon War and First Lebanon War, began on 6 June 1982, when the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) invaded southern Lebanon, after repeated attacks and counter-attacks between the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) operating in southern Lebanon and the IDF which caused civilian casualties on both sides of the border.

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198th Airlift Squadron

The 198th Airlift Squadron (198 AS) is a unit of the Puerto Rico Air National Guard 156th Airlift Wing located at Muñiz Air National Guard Base, in Carolina, Puerto Rico.

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20 mm caliber

The 20 mm caliber is a specific size of cannon or autocannon ammunition.

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2006 Lebanon War

The 2006 Lebanon War, also called the 2006 Israel–Hezbollah War and known in Lebanon as the July War (حرب تموز, Ḥarb Tammūz) and in Israel as the Second Lebanon War (מלחמת לבנון השנייה, Milhemet Levanon HaShniya), was a 34-day military conflict in Lebanon, northern Israel and the Golan Heights.

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2008 Mumbai attacks

In November 2008, 10 Pakistani members of Lashkar-e-Taiba, an Islamic militant organisation, carried out a series of 12 coordinated shooting and bombing attacks lasting four days across Mumbai.

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2008 Turkish incursion into northern Iraq

The 2008 Turkish incursion into northern Iraq, code-named Operation Sun (Güneş Harekatı) by the Turkish Armed Forces, began on February 21, 2008, when the Turkish Army sent troops into northern Iraq to target the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

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2011 military intervention in Libya

On 19 March 2011, a multi-state coalition began a military intervention in Libya to implement United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973.

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2015 Moncks Corner mid-air collision

The 2015 Moncks Corner mid-air collision occurred on July 7, 2015, when a General Dynamics F-16CJ Fighting Falcon collided with a Cessna 150M over Moncks Corner, South Carolina, United States.

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20th Fighter Wing

The 20th Fighter Wing (20 FW) is a wing of the United States Air Force and the host unit at Shaw Air Force Base South Carolina.

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23d Wing

The 23d Wing is a front-line United States Air Force Air Combat Command wing currently assigned to Moody Air Force Base, Georgia.

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302d Fighter Squadron

The 302d Fighter Squadron (302 FS) is part of the Air Force Reserve Command's 477th Fighter Group at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska.

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34th Fighter Squadron

The 34th Fighter Squadron is part of the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

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388th Fighter Wing

The 388th Fighter Wing (388FW) is a United States Air Force unit assigned to the Air Combat Command Twelfth Air Force.

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419th Fighter Wing

The 419th Fighter Wing (419 FW) is an Air Reserve Component (ARC) of the United States Air Force.

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56th Fighter Wing

The 56th Fighter Wing (56 FW) is a United States Air Force unit assigned to Air Education and Training Command.

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74th Fighter Squadron

The 74th Fighter Squadron (74 FS) is a United States Air Force unit.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Dynamics_F-16_Fighting_Falcon

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