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Apache Helicopter Crash Injures Two Army Aviators

An AH-64 Apache helicopter hovers in front of the sun and conducts movement drills in Afghanistan. (U.S. Army/Sgt. Duncan Brennan) An Army AH-64 Apache helicopter on a training flight crashed at Fort Rucker, Alabama, on Thursday, injuring the two aviators onboard. The crash occurred at approximately 3 p.m. at Hooper Stagefield near Rucker. The two aviators in the gunship did not suffer…
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Missile Defense Agency needs to get back to its advanced tech roots, top US general says

WASHINGTON — The Missile Defense Agency has drifted from an organization that researches and develops advanced technology toward one that focuses on procuring and sustaining fielded systems, but Gen. John Hyten, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, wants the agency to get back to its original charter. The agency’s budget request for fiscal year 2021 showed MDA was moving away…
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The first-ever World Defense Show in Saudi Arabia is a year away. Are event planners ready?

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabian Military Industries is the official strategic partner for the World Defense Show, a defense conference scheduled for an inaugural launch in March 2022 in Saudi Arabia, event organizers announced Monday. Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Military Industries, which is charged with building a sustainable domestic defense sector, founded the…
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The Lockheed-Aerojet deal hampers hypersonics

Recently, Lockheed Martin announced its intent to acquire Aerojet Rocketdyne to create a vertically integrated company that would, in effect, corner the hypersonic propulsion market. For Lockheed. this may be a good idea. However, in defending America, other factors must be…
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US Soldier Loses Appeal to Have $1,500 Drone Returned After Taking Photos of 2019 Oktoberfest

An aerial view of the Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. (Stars and Stripes) GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — A U.S. soldier who was fined 500 euros and had his electronics confiscated after shooting aerial pictures of the 2019 Oktoberfest in Munich has lost his appeal to have his drone returned to him, court officials said Monday. The service member, whom German media reports and the Army have…
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