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Airplanes / Costly Fighters #172957

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 09, 1997
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) The new, expensive fighter plane being promoted by the Pentagon and Lockheed Corporation featured; the F-22 Raptor shown while its capabilities are described. [Senator Dale BUMPERS, Air Force Chief of Staff General Ronald FOGLEMAN - offer differing opinions on the need for the F-22.] Cockpit simulation flight shown. [Air Force Major Rusty CABOT - cites the plane's stealth.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) More pricey planes featured; computer animation of the JSF and video of the FA-18 Navy fighter planes shown. [Military Research Committee Representative Curt WELDON - talks planes, costs and the budget environment.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Suspension of the B-2 Stealth plane training flights noted.

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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