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Aéronautique & Espace

Tue
22
Nov

Director: DARPA Space Projects Critical to Shifting Trajectories

By Cheryl Pellerin — (DOD News) — Washington D.C. — November 22, 2016.  

National security critically depends on space. The DARPA is focused today on creating the capabilities needed to help make that environment a real-time operational domain, Dr. Arati Prabhakar said.

Fri
18
Nov

Air Force Chief Discusses Changing Face of War

By Jim Garamone — (DOD news) — Washington D.C. — November 18, 2016. 

New technologies, new tactics, new threats, limited budgets -- all these have combined to change the face of warfare in the 21st century, and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein is among the leaders sorting out just what that will mean.

Wed
26
Oct

DoD Official Discusses U.S. Military, Commercial Space Industry

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By Terri Moon Cronk. — (DOD News) — Washington D.C. — October 26, 2016

The United States must make sure space services are always available to its warfighters, Douglas L. Loverro, deputy assistant secretary of defense for space policy said Oct. 24 at the CSIS.

Mon
24
Oct

Top Official Describes DARPA Real-Time Space Awareness Efforts

From a U.S. Cyber Command News Release — (DOD News) — Fort Meade, Maryland — October 24, 2016.

The DARPA has transferred to the Air Force ownership of a revolutionary space surveillance telescope, and the agency is working on other real-time technologies...

Sat
22
Oct

Advanced Space Surveillance Telescope Has Critical Military Applications

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By Cheryl Pellerin — (DOD News) — Washington D.C. — October 22, 2016.

The most sophisticated space surveillance telescope ever developed is ready to begin tracking thousands of space objects as small as a softball. It’s a boon to space surveillance and science and a new military capability.

Wed
19
Oct

Remembering, Honoring First Americans to Fight, Die in World War I

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By Jim Garamone — (DOD News) — Washington D.C. — October 19, 2016.

Norman Prince was a founder of the Lafayette Escadrille, a group of American pilots who were part of the French air force during World War I. His tomb is steps away from that of President Woodrow Wilson in the National Cathedral.

Tue
18
Oct

DARPA to Transfer Advanced Space Debris Telescope to Air Force

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By Cheryl Pellerin — (DOD News) — Washington D.C. — October 18, 2016.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has worked with the Air Force to develop an advanced telescope that already is revolutionizing space situational awareness and helping prevent potential collisions with satellites or planet Earth.

Fri
07
Oct

Russian Airspace Violations in Nordic-Baltic Region Dangerous, Work Says

By Lisa Ferdinando — (DOD News) — Helsinki, Finland — October 7, 2016.

Russia's alleged violations of airspace in the Nordic-Baltic region are unacceptable, dangerous and unprofessional, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said, after both Finland and Estonia accused Russia of breaches.

Thu
25
Aug

Pentagon Spokesman Hails Liberation of Jarabulus, Condemns Kabul Attack

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By Lisa Ferdinando — (DOD News) — Washington D.C. — August 25, 2016.

The liberation of the northern Syrian city of Jarabulus is another important milestone in efforts to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Syrian opposition forces supported by coalition air power and the Turkish military are now in control.

Wed
24
Aug

Air Force, Army Planning Efforts Lead to More Airdrop Missions

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By Sean Kimmons — (AFNS) — Pope Field, North Carolina — August 24, 2016.

While short-lived, airdrops are meticulously prepared months in advance by dozens of Air Force and Army planners. Their goal: to get airmen and soldiers primed to rapidly respond to urgent combat or humanitarian efforts.

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