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WORLD
October 11, 2013 | By Tom Kington
ROME - At least 27 people drowned Friday  in the Mediterranean Sea after a boat packed with more than 240 would-be migrants capsized south of the Italian island of Lampedusa, scene of another deadly sinking last week. Military aircraft from Italy and Malta dropped inflatable life rafts to scores of people in the water, as ships raced to the site of the accident. An Italian navy spokesman said 221 people were rescued by vessels from both countries, with the injured taken to Lampedusa by helicopter.
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NEWS
May 2, 1993 | PATRICK MOTT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A telling word pops up every now and then when you have a long conversation with the man who owns his own air force. It just happens once in a while, in between talk of overhauled propellers and leaky radiators and unexpected belly landings and slim air show profits and titanic maintenance bills and how much gas it takes just to kick over the four engines in a B-17. But it tells you everything you need to know. Frankenstein.
OPINION
January 23, 2000 | GARY MILHOLLIN, Gary Milhollin is director of the Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control, a Washington-based group that works against arms proliferation
Just over two months ago, CATIC, the Chinese military and aviation giant, was indicted for diverting American machine tools to a Chinese cruise missile and military aircraft plant. The powerful machines had produced parts for the B-1 strategic bomber and the MX nuclear missile, and CATIC was charged with lying to get the machines out of the U.S. in 1995 by promising to restrict them to civilian use.
BUSINESS
August 29, 1989 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN, Times Staff Writer
In one of the first major contracts to send military airframe work overseas, Lockheed Corp. on Monday selected Daewoo Heavy Industries of South Korea to assemble the outer wing sections of the Navy's P-7A anti-submarine patrol aircraft. The pact, potentially worth $108 million, stunned union officials at Lockheed's Southern California plants, which have experienced major layoffs in recent years and are in fierce competition for dwindling defense work.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1991
At a time when the Pentagon is proposing closing bases to save taxpayers' money, and military families fresh from the sacrifices of the Gulf War are wondering about their futures, the high command at the Marine Corps Air Station at El Toro is dealing with an embarrassing story that won't go away. Some high-flying senior officers have been riding military aircraft all over the country for personal reasons, and now the trail leads straight to the top, to Brig. Gen. Wayne T.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1991
At a time when the Pentagon is proposing to close bases to save taxpayers' money and military families fresh from the sacrifices of the Gulf War are wondering about their futures, the high command at the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station is dealing with an embarrassing story that will not go away. Some high-flying senior officers have been riding military aircraft all over the country for personal reasons, and now the trail leads straight to the top, to Brig. Gen. Wayne T.
NEWS
April 27, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Lockheed Aeronautical Systems Co., citing completion of several military aircraft production programs and the need to cut costs, said today that it will lay off 2,750 of its 22,900 employees by the end of June. The layoffs will include about 2,000 employees in Southern California. Ken Cannestra, president of Lockheed Aeronautical Systems, said the company is in the process of notifying the affected employees.
WORLD
January 11, 2013 | By Barbara Demick
BEIJING -- Chinese and Japanese fighter planes tailed each other over a disputed cluster of uninhabited islands in the East China Sea, raising alarm that a miscalculation could set off an armed confrontation. Chinese military authorities ordered two J-10 fighter planes to perform what China called “verification and monitoring” on Friday after a Chinese transport plane was tailed by Japanese F-15 fighter jets. The incident above the islands, known as Senkaku to the Japanese and Diaoyu to the Chinese, was the most potentially dangerous in months of escalating tensions over the islands.
NEWS
June 11, 1985
A former Hughes Aircraft Co. employee pleaded guilty Monday to taking kickbacks for awarding subcontracts on military projects and agreed to aid authorities in the ongoing investigation of bribery in Southern California's defense industry. William Benites Huerta, 54, who worked as a subcontract administrator at the Hughes facility in El Segundo, entered guilty pleas to three of the 20 counts filed against him in an indictment by a Los Angeles federal grand jury. Assistant U.S. Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1990
I will provide the short plank if Mayor Larry Agran of Irvine provides the long walk, along with everybody else who complains about the noise at the Tustin and El Toro air stations (April 7). Agran can try blaming the county, which has cheated on Community Noise Equivalent Level (CNEL) 65 areas. But he has only himself to blame for moving into an area with two military bases that have been there since World War II. Everyone wants to be free, but few are willing to pay for it. The noise was here before most of us were here, before most of us were born!
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