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C-5 Galaxy
The Lockheed C-5 Galaxy
Lockheed C-5 Galaxy
is a large military transport aircraft originally designed and built by Lockheed, and now maintained and upgraded by its successor, Lockheed Martin. It provides the United States Air Force (USAF) with a heavy intercontinental-range strategic airlift capability, one that can carry outsize and oversize loads, including all air-certifiable cargo. The Galaxy has many similarities to its smaller Lockheed C-141 Starlifter
Lockheed C-141 Starlifter
predecessor, and the later Boeing
Boeing
C-17 Globemaster III. The C-5 is among the largest military aircraft in the world. The C-5 Galaxy's development was complicated, including significant cost overruns, and Lockheed suffered significant financial difficulties. Shortly after entering service, cracks in the wings of many aircraft were discovered and the C-5 fleet was restricted in capability until corrective work was completed
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Request For Proposal
A request for proposal (RFP) is a document that solicits proposal, 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.[1] It is submitted early in the procurement cycle, either at the preliminary study, or procurement stage.Contents1 Overview 2 Specifications 3 Other requests 4 See also 5 ReferencesOverview[edit] An RFP is used where the request requires technical expertise, specialized capability, or where the product or service being requested does not yet exist, and the proposal may require research and development to create whatever is being requested. The RFP presents preliminary requirements for the commodity or service, and may dictate to varying degrees the exact structure and format of the supplier's response
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General Dynamics
General Dynamics
General Dynamics
Corporation
Corporation
(GD) is an American aerospace and defense multinational corporation formed by mergers and divestitures. It is the world's fifth-largest defense contractor based on 2012 revenues.[2] General Dynamics
General Dynamics
is headquartered in West Falls Church, Fairfax County, Virginia.[3][4][5] The company has changed markedly in the post–Cold War era of defense consolidation. It has four main business segments: Marine Systems, Combat Systems, Information Systems Technology, and Aerospace. General Dynamics' former Fort Worth Division manufactured the F-16 Fighting Falcon until 1993, which was one of the Western world's most-produced jet fighters
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American Ethical Union
The Ethical
Ethical
movement, also referred to as the Ethical
Ethical
Culture movement, Ethical
Ethical
Humanism
Humanism
or simply Ethical
Ethical
Culture, is an ethical, educational, and religious movement that is usually traced back to Felix Adler (1851–1933).[1] Individual chapter organizations are generically referred to as " Ethical
Ethical
Societies", though their names may include " Ethical
Ethical
Society", " Ethical
Ethical
Culture Society", "Society for Ethical
Ethical
Culture", " Ethical
Ethical
Humanist Society", or other variations on the theme of "Ethical". The Ethical
Ethical
movement is an outgrowth of secular moral traditions in the 19th century, principally in Europe and the United States
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Fuel Efficiency
Fuel
Fuel
efficiency is a form of thermal efficiency, meaning the ratio from effort to result of a process that converts chemical potential energy contained in a carrier (fuel) into kinetic energy or work. Overall fuel efficiency may vary per device, which in turn may vary per application fuel efficiency, especially fossil fuel power plants or industries dealing with combustion, such as ammonia production during the Haber process. In the context of transport, fuel economy is the energy efficiency of a particular vehicle, given as a ratio of distance traveled per unit of fuel consumed. It is dependent on engine efficiency, transmission design, and tire design. Fuel
Fuel
economy is expressed in miles per gallon (mpg) in the USA and usually also in the UK (imperial gallon); there is sometimes confusion as the imperial gallon is 20% larger than the US gallon
US gallon
so that mpg values are not directly comparable
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Duane H. Cassidy
Duane Harlan Cassidy[2] (November 24, 1933 – February 8, 2016) was a general in the United States Air Force and the former commander of the Military Airlift Command and United States Transportation Command.Contents1 Early life 2 Military career 3 Awards 4 References 5 External linksEarly life[edit] Cassidy was born in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, in 1933.[3] He earned a bachelor of science degree from the University of Nebraska in 1968 and a master of science degree from Troy State University in 1975. He completed Squadron Officer School in 1961 at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in 1973, the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in 1979, and the program for senior executives in national and international security at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, in 1983.[1] Military career[edit] Upon completion of aviation cadet training, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1954
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Government Accountability Office
The Government Accountability
Accountability
Office (GAO) is a legislative branch government agency that provides auditing, evaluation, and investigative services for the United States Congress.[2] It is the supreme audit institution of the federal government of the United States.Contents1 History 2 Reports2.1 Financial Statements of the U.S. government 2.2 U.S. Public Debt 2.3 Quinquennial Strategic Plan3 GAO and Technology Assessment 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] The GAO was established as the General Accounting Office by the Budget and Accounting Act of 1921. The act required the head of the GAO to "investigate, at the seat of government or elsewhere, all matters relating to the receipt, disbursement, and application of public funds, and shall make to the President ... and to Congress ..
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Boeing
The Boeing
Boeing
Company (/ˈboʊ.ɪŋ/) is an American multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, and sells airplanes, rotorcraft, rockets, and satellites worldwide. The company also provides leasing and product support services
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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
Glenn L. Martin Company
and American Marietta Corporation.[1] The combined company became a leader in chemicals, aerospace, and electronics.[1] In 1995, it merged with Lockheed Corporation
Lockheed Corporation
to form Lockheed Martin.[2]Contents1 History1.1 Timeline2 Products2.1 Aircraft 2.2 Missiles and rockets 2.3 Spacecraft 2.4 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles3 See also 4 ReferencesHistory[edit] Martin Marietta formed in 1961 by the merger of the Glenn L. Martin Company and American-Marietta Corporation. Martin, based in Baltimore, was primarily an aerospace concern with a recent focus on missiles, namely its Titan program
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Gulf War
Coalition victoryIraqi forces expelled from Kuwait Kuwaiti monarchy restored Destruction of Iraqi and Kuwaiti infrastructure Failed Shia/Kurdish uprisings against the Iraqi government Saddam Hussein
Saddam Hussein
regime of the Iraqi Baathist government retains power in Iraq UN sanctions against Iraq United Nations Security Council Resolution 687 establishes cease-fire terms, beginning of the
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Curtiss-Wright
US$ 2.11 billion (FY 2016) [1]Operating incomeUS$ 308 millionNumber of employees8,000 (2017)Website www.curtisswright.comThe Curtiss-Wright
Curtiss-Wright
Corporation is an American-based, global diversified product manufacturer and service provider for the commercial, industrial, defense, and energy markets. Created in 1929 from the consolidation of Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company, (founded January 1916 by Glenn Hammond Curtiss) Wright Aeronautical (founded by Glenn L. Martin
Glenn L. Martin
and Orville Wright
Orville Wright
as Wright-Martin), and various supplier companies, by the end of World War II
World War II
it was the largest aircraft manufacturer in the United States, supplying whole aircraft in large numbers to the U.S. Armed Forces
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Pratt & Whitney
Pratt & Whitney is an American aerospace manufacturer with global service operations. It is a subsidiary of United Technologies
United Technologies
(UTC). Pratt & Whitney's aircraft engines are widely used in both civil aviation (especially airlines) and military aviation. Its headquarters are in East Hartford, Connecticut.[2] As one of the "big three" aero-engine manufacturers, it competes with General Electric and Rolls-Royce, although it has also formed joint ventures with both of these companies. In addition to aircraft engines, Pratt & Whitney manufactures gas turbines for industrial and power generation, and marine turbines. As of 2014, the company reported having 31,500 employees supporting more than 11,000 customers in 180 countries around the world
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Swept Wing
A swept wing is a wing that angles either backward or, occasionally, forward, from its root rather than in a straight sideways direction. Wing
Wing
sweep has the effect of delaying the shock waves and accompanying aerodynamic drag rise caused by fluid compressibility near the speed of sound, improving performance. Swept wings are therefore often used on jet aircraft designed to fly at these speeds. Swept wings are also sometimes used for other reasons, such as structural convenience or visibility. Wing
Wing
sweep at high speeds was first investigated in Germany as early as 1935, but it found no application until just before the end of the Second World War. Swept wings became common on advanced first-generation jet fighters like the MiG-15
MiG-15
and F-86 Sabre, which demonstrated a decisive superiority over the slower first generation of straight-wing jet fighters during the Korean War
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T-tail
A T-tail
T-tail
is an empennage configuration in which the tailplane is mounted to the top of the fin. The arrangement looks like the capital letter T, hence the name. The T-tail
T-tail
differs from the standard configuration in which the tailplane is mounted to the fuselage at the base of the fin.Contents1 Advantages 2 Disadvantages 3 See also 4 ReferencesAdvantages[edit] The tailplane is kept well out of the disturbed airflow behind the wing and fuselage, giving smoother and faster airflow over the elevators. This configuration may give more predictable design characteristics[citation needed] and better pitch control; but in the case of an aircraft with a tractor propeller, pitch control is reduced because the T-tail
T-tail
takes the control surfaces outside the propeller slipstream
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United States Military Aircraft Serials
In the United States, all military aircraft display a serial number to identify individual aircraft. These numbers are located on the aircraft tail, so they are sometimes referred to unofficially as "tail numbers". On the Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit
Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit
bomber, lacking a tail, the number appears on the nose gear door
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