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Airbus photograph by Andreas Zeitler Business

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.

NASA illustration Space

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.

NASA photograph Space

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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Defense

AF selects 8,167 for promotion to technical sergeant

Posted  July 12, 2017

Air Force officials selected 8,167 staff sergeants for promotion to technical sergeant out of 25,552 eligible for a selection rate of 31.9 percent. The technical sergeant promotion list will be available on the Air Force Portal and myPers July 20, 2017, at 8 a.m., CDT. On July 21, Airmen can also access their score notices…

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Business

THAAD system intercepts target in major missile defense flight test

Posted  July 12, 2017

The Lockheed Martin built Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system successfully intercepted a target today in a missile defense test led by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency with critical support provided by the U.S. Army. The THAAD system, located at Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska in Kodiak, Alaska, detected, tracked and intercepted a threat representative…

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Air Force

Around the Air Force: July 12

Posted  July 12, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, the location for the 2018 Warrior Games is announced, Airmen and Marines work together during F-35 refueling Lightning II exercise, and the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year have been announced.

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News

Military plane from Cherry Point crashes in Mississippi, at least 16 dead

Posted  July 11, 2017

A U.S. military plane from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., crashed into a field in rural Mississippi July 10, killing at least 16 people aboard and spreading debris for miles and creating a fiery wreckage, officials said. Leflore County Emergency Management Agency Director Frank Randle told reporters at a late July 10 briefing…

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Headlines – July 10, 2017

Posted  July 10, 2017

News Iraqi prime minister arrives in Mosul to declare victory over ISIS – Dressed in a military uniform, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived in Mosul July 9 to congratulate Iraq’s armed forces on their victory over the Islamic State and mark the formal end of a bloody campaign that lasted nearly nine months, left much…

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