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AAF Conducts Majority Of Air Missions In Afghanistan

Mar 02, 2017
The Afghan Air Force is conducting more air missions and air strikes than the U.S. Air Force in Afghanistan, Brigadier General Charles S. Cleveland,...

Afghanistan Requests Close Air Support

Feb 07, 2017
Afghan National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar requested support from NATO and its partners in the alliance's Resolute Support training...

Royal Netherlands Air Force Do Double Dutch Intercept

Jan 27, 2017
Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16s made their first two intercepts Jan. 26 since they were deployed to Lithuania for NATO's Baltic air policing...

Belgian Navy Shadows Kuznetsov

Jan 25, 2017
The Belgian navy escorted Russia's Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier naval group through Belgium's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) between the...

Trump Probably Won’t Cancel F-35. Just Ask Jim Mattis

Jan 12, 2017
Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of Defense, retired Gen. James Mattis, provided a simple explanation for the President-Elect's muddled comments...
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Russian Ships, Drones Comb Tu-154 Crash Site

Dec 26, 2016
Russian ships, submarines, drones and divers are working day and night off the coast of Sochi to recover 92 victims and aircraft debris from the Dec...

Last Of The Bohicans

Dec 23, 2016
The Bundeswehr has released a video of 18 Bo-105 helicopters bidding farewell by flying in formation from their base in Celle, northern Germany, Dec...

Did Trump and Putin Resume the Cold War?

Dec 22, 2016
Trump pledges to make America's nuclear weapons great again after Putin promised a strong strategic force for Russia....

Trump Meets With Boeing, Lockheed CEOs, DOD Brass

Dec 21, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump met with the CEOs of top aerospace firms Boeing and Lockheed Martin as well as a group of top Pentagon brass on...

JPO Chief Defends F-35 Program After Trump Tweet

Dec 19, 2016
Lockheed Martin’s F-35 stealth fighter took a lot of heat last week when president-elect Donald Trump slammed the program as “out of control.” But...

Lockheed Stock Drops Sharply After Trump's F-35 Tweet

Dec 12, 2016
Lockheed Martin's shares dropped sharply Dec. 12 after Donald Trump slammed the company's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) for "out of control" costs...

Trump Slams 'Out Of Control' F-35

Dec 11, 2016
Donald Trump left the collective defense community quaking in its boots last week after he threatened to cancel Boeing's new Air Force one. Now he's...

Northrop Grumman Names Former Air Force Chief Welsh To Board

Dec 08, 2016
Northrop Grumman has named recently retired Gen. Mark Welsh, former U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff, to its board of directors, the company announced...

Meanwhile, Back In Afghanistan

Dec 08, 2016
Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani and the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, who attended the NATO foreign ministers meeting in...

Trump Vows To 'Negotiate' Price Of Boeing's New Air Force One

Dec 07, 2016
Donald Trump vowed early Dec. 7 to "negotiate" the price of Boeing's new Air Force One, pledging to cancel the order if costs don't come down....
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