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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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Headlines – May 18, 2016

Posted  May 18, 2016

News Senate confirms Eric Fanning, first openly gay service secretary – The Senate May 17 confirmed Eric Fanning, the White House nominee to be the next secretary of the Army, making him the first openly gay man to hold an armed service’s top civilian position.     Business Saab chief: Spike in NATO spending would…

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Crew safe, investigation continues following B-52 crash in Guam

Posted  May 19, 2016

A B-52H Stratofortress crashed at approximately 8:30 a.m. local time, May 18, on the flightline at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. All seven aircrew members safely egressed the aircraft. No injuries were reported. Emergency responders and law enforcement officials successfully completed their initial response procedures following the crash. “We are thankful that the aircrew are…

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Around the Air Force: May 20

Posted  May 20, 2016

This look around the Air Force features a B-52 Stratofortress accident at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam; Gen. Lori Robinson assumed command of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command; and Edwards AFB, Calif., tested the RQ-4 Global Hawk in icy conditions, without ice.

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Events for May 2016

Posted  May 20, 2016

May 21 — Conference: The Higgs Boson & Beyond, Santa Barbara, Calif.   May 21-22 — Glenn Research Center Open House, Cleveland, Ohio   May 22-24 — Astronomical Data Analysis 2016 Summer School, Chania, Greece   May 22-25 — Workshop: Cross-correlation Spectacular with LSST — Exploring Synergies Between LSST and External Datasets to Discover Fundamental…

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Aerospace Valley

Posted  May 20, 2016

Courtesy photograph A few days ago Rep. Steve Knight, R-Calif., visited Aero Bending Company in Palmdale. He received a tour of their facility, met employees and viewed the components they manufacture for the F-35 program in support of both Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman. “This is another one of our great aerospace companies in the…

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