Reconstruction of the surface course at Büchel Air Base using technologies developed by four WIRTGEN GROUP brands

Concentrated power of the WIRTGEN GROUP on the job at Büchel Air Base: Together with asphalt mixing plants from BENNINGHOVEN, machines built by WIRTGEN, VÖGELE and HAMM successfully reconstructed the surface course and handed over a top quality runway right on schedule. The success was based on painstakingly planned site logistics, reliability and precision of … Czytaj dalej

Statement by the NATO Secretary General on Russian air space violation

A Russian combat aircraft violated Turkish airspace yesterday [29.01 editors note], despite repeated warnings by the Turkish authorities. Previous incidents have shown how dangerous such behaviour is. I call on Russia to act responsibly and to fully respect NATO airspace. Russia must take all necessary measures to ensure that such violations do not happen again. … Czytaj dalej

NATO: Spain and Belgium take over NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission

The 40th rotation of NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission took place today (7 January 2016) in Lithuania and Estonia. Responsibility for the mission was transferred from Hungary and Germany to Spain and Belgium, demonstrating NATO’s enduring solidarity with its Baltic Allies. Spain is leading the Baltic Air Policing mission for the first four months of … Czytaj dalej

DARPA: Advanced Airborne Networking Capabilities Sought for Hostile Environments

Modern airborne warfare is becoming increasingly complex, with manned and unmanned systems having to rapidly share information in a volatile environment where adversaries use advanced, commercially available electronic systems to disrupt U.S. and allied communications. Complicating the communications challenge for allied warfighters, many current airborne radio networks are incompatible with each other, the result of … Czytaj dalej

DARPA: Program aims to develop systems that deliver the goods, then poof out of existence

It sounds like an engineering fantasy, or maybe an episode from Mission Impossible: A flock of small, single-use, unpowered delivery vehicles dropped from an aircraft, each of which literally vanishes after landing and delivering food or medical supplies to an isolated village during an epidemic or disaster. And it would be nothing more than a … Czytaj dalej