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Defense Bill Spares Oklahoma City’s C-130 Program, At Least Temporarily

Capt. Steven Martina of the 36th Airlift Squadron communicates to the flight crew of a C-130.

The defense funding bill approved today by the U.S. Armed Services Committee delays ending an aircraft modernization program underway in Oklahoma City. In 2010, Boeing announced plans to move about 550 jobs to Oklahoma City from Long Beach, Calif, to work on upgrades for the Air Force’s C-130 transport planes and to the weapons system [...]

Four Reasons Oklahoma Could be the Detroit of Drone Development


James Grimsley designs intelligent machines that mimic nature. One of his projects looks like a bird. More importantly, it moves like one. The black, winged apparatus is programmed to fly, observe, perch, wait … … and explode. Drones are a booming business, and Oklahoma wants to pilot the controls.

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