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Air Force / F-22 Raptor Planes #938833

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009
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(Studio: Katie Couric) The crash of an F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jet in the Mojave Desert in California noted; characteristics of the planes outlined on screen.

(Amesbury, Massachusetts: David Martin) The political fight over funding for the F-22 featured; scenes shown from the ARC Technologies plant in Amesbury, Massachusetts, where the coating for the planes is made; details given about jobs related to the F-22; map shown of states with contracts to produce parts; cost figures cited. [ARC president Chip MADDEN††- worries about letting workers go if funding is cut off.] [Former war plane designer Pierre SPREY†- explains much of the cost.] [Representative Joe SESTAK††- says he would cut off funding.] [ARC worker Bob FROST‡- says a lot of people are losing jobs.]

Couric, Katie;
Martin, David

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