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Tornado successor: Team Eurofighter presents offer to Germany

On the eve of the ILA Berlin Air Show 2018, Airbus and Eurofighter GmbH have submitted their offer to the German Ministry of Defence for a replacement of the Bundeswehr’s ageing Tornado combat aircraft, which was developed in the 1960s, and have established the Eurofighter as its ideal successor.

Army photograph by Sgt. Gregory T. Summers Defense

Air cavalry, ‘sky soldiers’ test new air assault concept

As the setting sun marked the start of another spring evening at the training area in Hohenfels, Germany, the roar of helicopter turbine engines competed against the thrumming rhythm of rotor blades beating the air as 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division soldiers began their work.

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NASA engineers dream big with small spacecraft

Many of NASA's most iconic spacecraft towered over the engineers who built them: think Voyagers 1 and 2, Cassini or Galileo -- all large machines that could measure up to a school bus.

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Army secretary, senior NCO discuss retention, modernization

Quality trumps quantity when it comes to soldiers, Army Secretary Mark Esper told reporters in Washington, D.C., April 20. Esper and Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel Dailey briefed reporters on recruiting, retention and equipment during the Pentagon news gaggle.

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Cargo spaceship set for departure from ISS

After delivering more than 5,800 pounds of science investigations and cargo for NASA, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is set to depart the International Space Station May 2.


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Iran says Boeing offers new aircraft during Tehran trip

Posted  April 13, 2016

Boeing offered Iranian airlines three models of new aircraft to replace the country’s aging fleet during the first visit by the Chicago-based manufacturer in decades, the Islamic Republic’s state-run news agency reported April 11. Boeing declined to discuss specifics from the negotiation with officials in Tehran, but the airplane builder undoubtedly wants a piece of…

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F-22s deploy to Europe to show support for allies

Posted  April 13, 2016

Air Force photograph by TSgt. Matthew Plew F-22 Raptors from the 95th Fighter Squadron land April 11, 2016, at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. The aircraft’s arrival marks the second time the U.S. European Command has hosted a deployment of F-22s in its area of responsibility. F-22 Raptors, Airmen and associated equipment were deployed to…

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Bone fragments from WWII crash site returning from India

Posted  April 13, 2016

NEW DELHI–Tiny bone fragments carry a world of significance and perhaps closure for at least one American family who lost a loved one over the mountains of India in World War II. During a solemn ceremony April 13, U.S. military members paid final respects to what they believe may be the remains of one to…

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AF names candidate bases, criteria for choosing next F-35A sites

Posted  April 13, 2016

Air Force officials announced April 12 that Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.; Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla.; Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas; and Whiteman AFB, Mo., are candidate bases for the first Reserve-led F-35A Lightning II location. The preferred and reasonable alternatives are expected to be selected in the fall and…

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Boeing completes satellite for NASA TDRS constellation ahead of contract schedule

Posted  April 13, 2016

Boeing has completed, and delivered to storage, the last in a series of satellites for NASA’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite constellation.

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