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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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No time for nerves: D-Day through eyes of a combat medic

Posted  June 8, 2017

They trained with the infantry, carrying first aid kits instead of weapons. They dodged bullets to tend to wounded soldiers, sometimes with whatever supplies they could find. And even in the midst of thick combat, they remained steadily focused on their mission of saving lives. They were the combat medics of World War II.

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Boeing to deliver the U.S. Navy’s first deployable P-8A Poseidon trainers

Posted  June 8, 2017

Boeing photograph The proposed Deployable Mission Readiness Trainer design is portable with low-power requirements and includes Boeing’s Weapons Tactics Trainer system (pictured above), which incorporates sonobuoy and ocean acoustics modeling. Boeing will deliver the U.S. Navy’s first deployable P-8A Poseidon trainers, allowing aircrew and operators to improve their mission readiness even while serving away from…

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Air Force leaders discuss the future of Air and Space power

Posted  June 8, 2017

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill June 6, 2017.

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DOD photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexis C. Schultz

New memorial honors Native American sacrifice on D-Day

Posted  June 8, 2017

DOD photograph by Airman 1st Class Alexis C. Schultz D-Day veterans Charles Shay, right, and George Kline shake hands at the Charles Shay Memorial in Saint Laurent sur Mer, France, June 5, 2017. This ceremony commemorates the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the largest multi-national amphibious landing and operational military airdrop in history, and highlights the…

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USAF selects the Northrop Grumman APG-83 SABR for F-16 AESA radar upgrade

Posted  June 8, 2017

The U.S. Air Force selected Northrop Grumman’s APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) as the active electronically scanned array for its F-16 radar upgrade. Northrop Grumman will upgrade 72 U.S. Air National Guard F-16s to meet a U.S. Northern Command Joint Emergent Operational Need for homeland defense. “AESA radar upgrades are critically important to give…

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