Royal Netherlands Air Force Receives New UAV Simulator: A Contribution from the European Defence Agency

The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) 306 Squadron at Leeuwarden Air Base received a desk-top simulator for UAV training. The simulator is part of the Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) Remotely Piloted Air System (RPAS) Training Technology Demonstrator (TTD) project managed by the European Defence Agency (EDA) and is part…

Joint Warfighting Assessment

U.S. Army Rangers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, conduct a night raid at Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, April 26, 2018, as part of Joint Warfighting Assessment (JWA).  JWA helps the Army assess emerging concepts, integrate new technologies, and promote interoperability within the Army, with other services, U.S. allies,…

President Trump Addresses Naval Academy Graduates, May 25, 2018

President Trump gave a graduation address to the 1,042 graduating midshipmen, along with handing each one their diploma. Here is the President’s commencement address for the graduation and commissioning ceremony of the U.S. Naval Academy's Class of 2018 in Annapolis, Md., May 25, 2018. May 25, 2018 Defense Media Activity…

The Criticality of Landing Gear Performance

The most critical subsystem of aircraft is the landing gear. They have to support extreme loads, there’s no other redundant pathways to support it. If the landing gear fails, it could be the difference between life or death. UT, UNITED STATES 05.07.2018 Video by Dennis Stewart  AF SBIR/STTR 

Changeover in Top Australian Defence Force Leadership

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has named Lieutenant-General Angus Campbell, the new Chief of the Defence Force from July. Prime Minister Turnbull said General Campbell's new appointment would allow for "a seamless leadership transition" for the armed forces, which are currently undergoing the greatest modernisation yet seen. I want to congratulate…

RAF A330MRTT Tankers Train with UK F-35s for Deployment to Britain

According to a story published April 12, 2108 on the UK Royal Navy website, the training of the Voyager tankers with UK F-35s was highlighted. Thousands of feet above the Eastern Seaboard of the USA four British jets of tomorrow take on fuel from an RAF tanker – preparation for…

Marines Work Winter Training with Norwegians

Marines and Sailors with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 18.1 braved the cold during a winter warfare training exercise at Haltdalen Training Center, Norway, April 20, 2018.  More than 70 Marines and Sailors spent three weeks in the Norwegian wilderness learning cold weather survival techniques, which were taught by Norwegian Soldiers with…