March 28, 1999 |
All last week, President Clinton took pains to warn Americans that his decision to intervene in the Kosovo conflict could send some U.S. pilots to their deaths. "This action is not risk-free," Clinton said Wednesday as U.S. and allied forces launched their first airstrikes against Yugoslavia. "However, I have concluded that the dangers of acting now are clearly outweighed by the risks of failing to act."
March 28, 1999 |
U.S. forces staged a stunning rescue of a downed American pilot early today, six hours after his F-117A Stealth fighter crashed during NATO airstrikes over Yugoslavia, the Pentagon said. "I am happy to report the pilot has been rescued and is safe at an allied base," Defense Department spokesman Kenneth H. Bacon said at the Pentagon. "He and the combat search-and-rescue team that picked him up are all safe."
October 2, 1998 |
The Defense Department is expected to announce today that it has awarded a seven-year, $2-billion contract to Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works for maintenance of the F-117 Stealth fighter. The Palmdale division, which created the warplane, will be responsible for "logistics support, sustainment engineering, material management, technical data and depot repair," according to an award notification issued by the Air Force.
September 16, 1997 |
At a loss to explain the spectacular air show crash Sunday of an F-117A in a Baltimore suburb, the Air Force on Monday grounded its fleet of stealth jet fighters until investigators can provide some clues about what went wrong. Military officials said the probe was focusing on the aircraft's left wing, parts of which broke away moments before the plane plummeted to the ground. "This is one we've certainly never seen before," said Brig. Gen. Dennis R.
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June 15, 1994 |
Lt. Col. Steven A. Green was doused with buckets of ice water, covered with fire extinguisher spray and offered champagne straight from the bottle--it's how pilots celebrate an aviation milestone. During a 20-minute training flight Tuesday morning, Green became the first pilot to log 1,000 hours in the F-117, better known as the stealth fighter. "This flight was as exciting as the first one," said a drenched Green, 42, after landing the fighter at Air Force Plant 42. "It never gets old for me."
September 7, 1992 |
In a victory for Time Warner Inc., a federal judge in Los Angeles has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a screenwriter who alleged that the entertainment conglomerate turned his script about the hijacking of a nuclear-armed Stealth bomber into a novel written by another author. U.S. District Judge James M.