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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 3, 2017

Posted  May 3, 2017

News China’s secretive J-31 stealth fighter revealed – It has been said to rival the United States’ F-35 fighter jet and now, China could soon add its secretive J-31 jet to its arsenal as the nation’s stealth fighter for aircraft carriers – as it is currently undergoing tests.     Business Australian troops to be…

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News Briefs – May 3, 2017

Posted  May 3, 2017

Defense contractor BAE Systems expanding, adding 530 jobs A defense contractor that makes tanks and other fighting vehicles for the U.S. military plans to expand a central Pennsylvania plant and add 530 jobs. BAE Systems announced the plans May 1 at the company’s West Manchester Township operation in York County, Penn. Gov. Tom Wolf’s office…

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Raptors take out aerial targets in missile tests

Posted  May 3, 2017

The F-22 completed operational tests of air-to-air missiles against an aerial target April 18 at the Utah Test and Training Range as part of a major capability upgrade.

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Recognizing supplier performance at Aeronautics

Posted  May 3, 2017

Lockheed Martin’s Aeronautics business recently designated 27 small and large businesses as top-performing suppliers for 2016, representing the top 2 percent of a supply base of 1,400 suppliers. “This award recognizes suppliers holding a 98 percent on-time delivery rating with a 98 percent quality rating. Their role with us makes an impact far beyond performance…

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Missing Persons Branch aids family of Vietnam-era pilot, many others

Posted  May 3, 2017

Air Force photograph On April 7, 1966, Air Force Capt. Robert Barnett was the pilot of a B-57B Canberra on a strike mission over Laos when his aircraft was hit by hostile ground fire and crashed. Barnett was declared killed in action. His remains were recently recovered and the Texas native was laid to rest…

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