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  • China building massive power farm near US Air Force base in Texas

    05/07/2021 12:43:10 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 24 replies
    AMN ^ | 5/6/21 | Ryan Morgan
    A Chinese firm is building a massive wind farm near Laughlin Air Force base in southwest Texas, and both state and federal lawmakers are advancing legislation to stop it. The wind farm project, known as the Blue Hills Wind development, is being managed by GH America Energy, the U.S. subsidiary of the Chinese Guanghui Energy Company according to a 2020 report by Foreign Policy. The project entails the purchase of around 140,000 acres of land located about 70 miles from Laughlin Air Force Base. Guanghui Energy is owned by Sun Guangxin, a Chinese billionaire who reportedly has ties to the...
  • Texas Considers Letting Chinese Company Build Wind Farm That Would Provide Power To Air Force Base

    02/22/2021 7:49:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    National File ^ | 02/22/2021 | Tom Dees
    Dubbed the “Blue Hills Wind Project,” GH America Energy, a company owned by Shanghai billionaire Sun Guangxin, plans to purchase nearly 130,000 acres of land immediately across from Laughlin Air Force Base.Guangxin is a former officer in the Chinese army and is the richest person in China’s embattled Xinjiang province. GH America Energy is a subsidiary of Guanghui Energy Company, based out of Shanghai, where Sun Guangxin owns a controlling 44% stake, according to Market Screener. Late last year, Del Rio Mayor, Bruno Lozano, wrote to federal officials close to the matter, “We believe that this project and all future...
  • New Ejection Seat Added to T-38.

    07/10/2010 11:06:35 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 12 replies
    Plane News ^ | 7/9/2010 | AFNS
    The T-38 Talon is receiving an upgrade that officials said will improve aircrews’ safety and comfort. Representatives from Martin-Baker Aircraft Co. Inc. are in the early stages of installing their new escape systems in all T-38Cs at Randolph AFB after completing the same project at Laughlin AFB, Texas, the first of five Air Education and Training Command installations scheduled for the upgrade. One of the greatest advantages of the new seat, called the Mk US16T, is that it functions well in the situation that accounts for most ejections, said Rick French, an AETC T-38 program manager. “The old ejection seat...