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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.

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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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Air Force releases report on Reaper crash

Posted  July 11, 2016

A ground control station error in the wake of a starter-generator failure led to the intentional crash of an MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft in the CENTCOM area of responsibility Nov. 24, 2015, according to an Abbreviated Accident Investigation Board report released July 11. The aircraft, valued at $9.9 million, was assigned to the 432nd…

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New era of airpower exhibited at world’s largest air show

Posted  July 11, 2016

Air Force photograph by A1C Zachary Bumpus An F-35A Lightning II flies alongside a P-51 Mustang during a heritage flight at the 2016 Royal International Air Tattoo, at Royal Air Force Fairford, England. The air show took place from July 8-10, 2016. RIAT 16 afforded an opportunity for new aircraft, like the F-35, to be…

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Sikorsky S-76D™ VIP helicopter receives expanded EASA validation

Posted  July 11, 2016

The European Aviation Safety Agency has completed a second phase of validations for new capabilities and expanded performance of the Sikorsky S-76D™ helicopter. Sikorsky, A Lockheed Martin Company, made the announcement at the Farnborough International Air Show and expects to make its first delivery to a European VIP customer this year. The newly validated capabilities…

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U.S. Army enlists Raytheon to help develop next-generation radar

Posted  July 11, 2016

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has entered into a collaborative alliance via a $1.1 million grant with Raytheon to develop Scalable, Agile, Multimode, Front End Technology, or SAMFET, for the Army’s Next Generation Radar program. As part of a 24-month cooperative research agreement within ARL’s Advanced RF Technologies Program, Raytheon will work with ARL to…

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U.S. to deploy THAAD missile battery to South Korea

Posted  July 11, 2016

Lockheed Martin photograph The Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system pictured here provides the ballistic missile defense system with a globally transportable, rapidly deployable capability to intercept and destroy ballistic missiles inside or outside the atmosphere during its final phase of flight, according to DOD’s Missile Defense Agency website. Based on recent consultations, the United States…

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