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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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Marine Corps photograph by Cpl. Devan Barnett
Defense

Flags unfurl during opening ceremony Saber Strike 17

Posted  June 9, 2017

Marine Corps photograph by Cpl. Devan Barnett Soldiers of the Norwegian Armed Forces drive through training areas surrounding Camp Adazi, Latvia, during preparation for Exercise Saber Strike 17, June 2, 2017. Exercise Saber Strike 17 is an annual combined-joint exercise conducted at various locations throughout the Baltic region and Poland. The combined training prepares NATO…

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Space

Three DIY CubeSats score rides on NASA’s first flight of Orion, Space Launch System

Posted  June 9, 2017

NASA photograph by Dominic Hart Three teams earned a $20,000 prize check and a slot to launch their CubeSat on Exploration Mission-1, the first integrated flight of NASA’s Space Launch System. NASA’s Associate Administrator of the Space Technology Mission Directorate, Steve Jurczyk, Benjamin Fried of team CU-E3, Kyle Doyle of team Cislunar Explorers, Wesley Faler…

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Outgoing 461st FLTS commander selected for astronaut training

Posted  June 9, 2017

Lt. Col. Raja Chari, commander of the 461st Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., has been selected by NASA to join the 2017 Astronaut Candidate Class. He will report for duty this August.

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Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder
Defense

BALTOPS 2017 Kicks Off

Posted  June 9, 2017

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder Airman 1st Class Andrew Winkler, left, 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, and Staff Sgt. Eric Stevenson, right, 100th AMXS, inspect a KC-135R Stratotanker during BALTOPS exercise at Powidz Air Base, Poland, June 6, 2017. The U.S. Air Force is supporting the exercise with approximately 900 Airmen, eight F-16s…

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Schaefer stresses perseverance, passion to local middle schoolers

Posted  June 9, 2017

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, addresses eighth-graders at a promotion ceremony for Fulton and Alsbury Academy of Arts and Engineering students in Lancaster, Calif., June 5, 2017. Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., had the unique honor of…

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