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2014-08-18 12:21:08

MARIETTA, Ga., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] C-130 Hercules reaches another major milestone Aug. 23 marking the 60th anniversary of its first flight at Burbank, California, in 1954. To honor this historic C-130 anniversary, Lockheed Martin invites members of the worldwide Hercules community to share their C-130 memories, experiences, photos and videos. From Aug. 18 through Sept. 30, stories can be shared through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr,...

2014-02-10 08:20:28

SINGAPORE, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UTC Aerospace Systems was awarded a contract to provide the Commonwealth of Australia upgraded wheels and brakes for their C-130 aircraft. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The new UTC Aerospace Systems C-130 wheels and brakes feature the latest in technology and industry-leading innovation. The carbon brakes use proprietary DURACARB® carbon heat sink material that provides eight times longer life...

2011-06-17 11:01:00

PARIS, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PARIS AIR SHOW -- Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) has successfully completed development and qualification efforts for the new carbon brake and boltless wheels for the U.S. Air Force's fleet of C-130 transport aircraft. The Air Force is currently conducting flight tests with the new equipment while Goodrich's Aircraft Wheels & Brakes business starts production to support deliveries in the fourth quarter of 2011. Goodrich's new C-130 Boltless Wheel...

2011-05-24 01:45:00

HAIFA, Israel, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) ("Elbit Systems") announced today that it was awarded a contract valued at approximately $18.6 million to upgrade the Romanian Air Forces' C-130 transport aircraft. According to the agreement, the C-130 aircraft will be installed with various types of advanced electronic systems, including those produced by Elbit Systems' wholly owned subsidiary - Elisra Electronic Systems Ltd. (Logo:...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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