13 mai 2022 | International, Aérospatial

Georgia lawmakers fight plan to close military pilot training center

President Joe Biden’s proposed budget for fiscal 2023 would eliminate funding for the Air Dominance Center at the Savannah Air National Guard Base.

https://www.defensenews.com/news/pentagon-congress/2022/05/04/georgia-lawmakers-fight-plan-to-close-military-pilot-training-center

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    28 septembre 2018 | International, Aérospatial, Naval, Terrestre

    Marines award contract for lighter, better fitting plate carrier

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  • Les ministres européens de la Défense appellent à plus de coopération

    17 juin 2020 | International, Aérospatial, Naval, Terrestre, C4ISR, Sécurité

    Les ministres européens de la Défense appellent à plus de coopération

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    10 octobre 2019 | International, C4ISR

    The data challenge of space-based hypersonics defense

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