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Photo: Fast, hot planes at Paris Air Show

Photo: Fast, hot planes at Paris Air Show

While much of the focus on this week's Paris Air Show was on the sales of wide-bodied passenger jets, the sexy and hot planes were fighters. Meanwhile, manufacturers were pushing the civil uses of drones. French-based Delair-Tech displayed a small drone that can survey for damage to utility…

June 21, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Luke F-16 produced boom that rattled windows in Tucson

Luke F-16 produced boom that rattled windows in Tucson

An F-16 Fighting Falcon from Luke Air Force Base that broke the sound barrier was the cause of the loud noise that rattled windows and nerves in the Tucson area Wednesday night.

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Mostly friendly crowd greets F-35 simulator

Mostly friendly crowd greets F-35 simulator

The nation's next-generation fighter jet "flew" into Marana on Wednesday as prime contractor Lockheed Martin touted the military and economic benefits of the stealthy F-35 at local subcontractor Sargent Aerospace & Defense.

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Mostly friendly crowd greets F-35 simulator

Mostly friendly crowd greets F-35 simulator

Marana Mayor Ed Honea gets a lesson from Joe Parish, an instructor with Lockheed Martin, in the F-35 stealth-fighter simulator. Initial training sites for the F-35, extolled by some and criticized by others, are expected to be announced this summer.

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