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Last Doolittle Raider Dies at 103

April 18, 1942 - 1 ship, 16 bombers, 80 volunteers, 650 nautical miles, 1 target, and 2 goals - boost morale in the U.S. and attack Japan just months after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Even though this highly classified mission only caused minor damage, the daring...

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Pilots Who Would Become U.S. President

Presidents of the United States come from all walks of life to lead the country in the highest political office in the land. Some are small business owners, others are farmers and lawyers. There are those who were school teachers like James Madison, James Garfield,...

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A-10 Unit Receives the Gallant Unit Citation, a Rare Honor

The A-10 Thunderbolt II, a favorite aircraft of the U.S. ground combat troops engaged in combat, can stall an enemy’s attack by just flying over or near the battlefield. The bbrrrrrrrrrt! sound of the A-10’s 30mm Gatling cannon can instill confidence in the troops and...

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The U-2 Spy Plane, Difficult to Fly, Land, and Launch

An all black, single-engine aircraft soars through the sky above 70,000 feet. It's at the edge of space, 13 miles above sea level, so without radar, it will likely go unnoticed by anyone on the ground below. It is flying over an undisclosed region of the world...

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First Flight of the SB-1 Defiant

On March 21, 2019, one possible future replacement of the U.S. military’s UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter completed its first flight. The SB-1 Defiant, a coaxial rotor aircraft is Sikorsky Aircraft and Boeing’s entry for the Army’s Future Vertical Lift (FVL) program. The...

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Waiting in Silence, America’s Aircraft in The Boneyard

In the middle of the dry Sonoran Desert just outside Tucson, Arizona lies an air force much larger than most other countries around the world. Consisting of over 4000 aircraft, the inventory includes bombers, cargo, fighters, and refuelers in varying stages of their...

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Jet Friday: The 1st at Mach 1, Chuck Yeager

A B-29 Superfortress cruises over the Mojave Desert. The heavy bomber is not on a training mission, but rather participating in an event that will shape the future of flight. Strapped to the bottom of the Superfortress is a rocket-powered experimental aircraft and...

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With A Growl Surface-to-air Missile Systems Are Blinded

The F-18 Super Hornet is a very powerful, carrier-capable aircraft that serves the United States Navy around the world. As part of a carrier wing, an F/A-18E/F Super Hornets would be one of 80 plus fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft stationed on a Nimitz class...

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11 Military Aircraft Nickname Origins

What's In A (Nick)Name? What’s in a nickname? If you had a chance to give yourself a nickname what would it be? Would your nickname be a result of shortening your given name? For instance, Abby may be short for Abilene, Cal for Calvin, Annie for Anastasia, or Bill for...

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Tubes vs GaN – Video by Daniel Rogers

Video below - Are you considering a move from TWTs or other vacuum tubes to GaN? Duotech has decades of experience moving customers to GaN/GaAs devices from older electronic devices. Making the choice about application, environment, and cost are critical. If you are...

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Army-Navy Game – At Kickoff, Foes. When Over, Brothers.

It’s Winter 2018. Two mighty forces are preparing to collide on the battlefield for the 118th time. Both sides have lifted the spirits of their troops with pre-battle speeches. At the kickoff, they will be foes. When it's over, brothers. It is often referred to as the...

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Transient Current Events in DC Motor Drivers

Brushless DC motors advantages for new designs or redesign of motor actuated systems. These include more reliable and longer sustained mechanical systems, but what are some of the electrical implications of designing a brushless motor? We offer a wide variety of...

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15 Facts About U.S. Army Aviation

In 1961 during the beginning of the American Civil War, Thaddeus Lowe held a demonstration of a balloon's ability to carry a man above the battlefield and telegraph enemy troop movements and direct artillery fire. President Lincoln was present for one demonstration...

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Jet Friday: USAF Thunderbirds Lifting Up The Airshow Crowd

The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a 40-year-old fighter aircraft that was designed to win and maintain air superiority. Its designers developed innovative technology for the time, like the pilot’s seat that is elevated and set at 30 degree incline to enable the pilot to...

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Veterans Day & the Armistice Centenary

You probably won’t find any greeting cards that say, “Happy Armistice Day!” November 11th hasn’t always been known as Veteran’s Day. When this holiday was first recognized it was known as Armistice Day. World War I Also known as the Great War or the First World War,...

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