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US Air force Identifies Boeing 747-8 Platform for Next Air Force One

US Air force Identifies Boeing 747-8 Platform for Next Air Force One

e of the most visible symbols of the United States of America and the office of the president of the United States,” James said. “The Boeing 747-8 is the only aircraft manufactured in the United States (that), when fully missionized, […]


F-22 pilot reaches 1,000 flight hours

Steve Rainey, Lockheed Martin F-22 chief test pilot flew his 1,000th hour in an F-22 Raptor, Jan. 22, 2015. (Photo by David Henry/Lockheed Martin)

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE: Four-year-old Steve Rainey sat on the hood of his father’s car at a local airshow watching the small airplanes and helicopters at the airport. When the Thunderbirds in their F-100s sped by, Rainey fell off the […]


Improved US Army system, training to increase vigilance

Vigilant Pursuit provides dedicated tactical pursuit vehicle-mounted and dismounted assets that utilize cutting-edge technologies, enabling Signal Intelligence, or SIGINT, and Human Intelligence, or HUMINT, Soldiers to cross-tip and cross-cue timely intelligence to more rapidly and accurately identify high-value targets.

Soldiers of an Army research center have worked to improve training for fellow Soldiers on a quick-reaction intelligence capability that better supports the system in the field and potentially reduces reliance on reach-back and in-field contractor support. Non-commissioned officers from […]


Commercial Drones: Markets Reach $4.8 Billion By 2021

Commercial Drones: Markets Reach $4.8 Billion By 2021

The study is designed to give a comprehensive overview of the commercial drone market segment. Research represents a selection from the mountains of data available of the most relevant and cogent market materials, with selections made by the most senior […]


Pakistan opposes new India-US nuclear deal

Pakistan opposes new India-US nuclear deal

Pakistan Tuesday said it opposed a new nuclear deal signed between the US and India during a recent trip to New Delhi by President Barak Obama, saying it was detrimental to stability in South Asia. The US and India reached […]


Ten killed in fighter jet crash during NATO exercises in Spain

Ten killed in fighter jet crash during NATO exercises in Spain

Eight French and two Greek nationals were killed Monday when a fighter jet crashed on takeoff at a military base in Spain housing a NATO training center for elite pilots. The F-16 jet “lost power” as it took off from […]


Yemen upheaval deals blow to US fight against AQAP

Yemen upheaval deals blow to US fight against AQAP

With the collapse of the government in Sanaa, the United States has lost a reliable partner in its fight against Al-Qaeda in Yemen with potentially dire consequences, officials and experts said Friday. The result could mean an emboldened Al-Qaeda in […]


Confusion Over German Arms Exports to Saudi Arabia

Confusion Over German Arms Exports to Saudi Arabia

The German government on Monday refused to confirm or deny a newspaper report that it had stopped all arms exports to Saudi Arabia, in the wake of controversy over the Arab state’s ongoing human rights abuses. The Bild am Sonntag […]


Drone entrepreneur settles US ‘reckless flying’ case

Drone entrepreneur settles US ‘reckless flying’ case

A European entrepreneur who challenged the right of US authorities to regulate small drones has settled his case with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), his lawyer said Thursday. Raphael Pirker will pay $1,100 in the settlement after the FAA had […]


 
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