The Air Force has amassed more than 300 combat missions in Southwest Asia with its new fleet of MC-12W surveillance aircraft since the arrival of the first platform in June 2009 in Iraq, and their presence has had an impact, Defense Department and industry officials said Aug. 31, 2009. Here, Defense Secretary Robert Gates (alone on stage) speaks to workers during a visit to L-3 Communication’s aircraft facility in Greenville, Tex., where MC-12Ws are modified to military configuration, Aug. 31, 2009.
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