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12/26/2002

12/26/02 - DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE, Ga. (AFPN) -- The first Air Force C-5 Galaxy featuring new avionics upgrades takes off from here on its maiden flight Dec. 21. The upgrades include flight displays, a navigation system, and installation of the Terrain Awareness and Warning System and the Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System. The improvement package is the first phase in a $13 billion modernization program that officials believe will keep the C-5 flying through 2040.



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