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  • Danger in the skies as Russia, NATO play cat-and-mouse

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    Agence France-Presse
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:35 pm
    Recent close shaves between Russian fighters and civilian aircraft highlight the dangers of the cat-and-mouse game being played out between Moscow and the West in European skies amid the crisis in...
  • Navy Setting Up UCLASS Fleet Integration Team At Southern California Base

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    Mike McCarthy
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:44 pm
    The Navy plans to set up a team to focus on the integration of its envisioned aircraft carrier-based drone known as UCLASS at its Point Mugu base in southern California, according to a document notifying Congress of the decision. The initial team of 20 people will begin work there in October and will develop plans [...]The post Navy Setting Up UCLASS Fleet Integration Team At Southern California Base appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Taiwan publicize Hsiung Feng III supersonic anti-ship missile tests

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    18 Dec 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Taiwan unveiled test records of its new generation weapon systems, including the nation's latest supersonic anti-ship missile Hsiung Feng III and surface-to-air Tien Kung III missiles.
  • Interview With Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick

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    Rhonda Carpenter (Editor)
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:16 am
        On May 22, 2012, Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick became the 53rd U.S. Army chief of engineers and … The post Interview With Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick appeared first on Defense...
  • Knox Bardeen: Pass rush, active defense push Falcons one win from NFC South ... - FOXSports.com

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    21 Dec 2014 | 2:11 pm
    FOXSports.comKnox Bardeen: Pass rush, active defense push Falcons one win from NFC South FOXSports.comAtlanta's defensive coordinator, Mike Nolan, devised an incredibly sound game plan to defeat the Saints. The Falcons found ways to get pressure on Brees by rushing four, five and six players, and still kept Brees from getting behind the Falcons' defense.Short takes: Falcons stun Saints, and it's thanks to defenseAtlanta Journal Constitution (blog)Trufant, Atlanta defense wary of BreesUSA TODAYall 809 news articles »
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  • Knox Bardeen: Pass rush, active defense push Falcons one win from NFC South ... - FOXSports.com

    21 Dec 2014 | 2:11 pm
    FOXSports.comKnox Bardeen: Pass rush, active defense push Falcons one win from NFC South FOXSports.comAtlanta's defensive coordinator, Mike Nolan, devised an incredibly sound game plan to defeat the Saints. The Falcons found ways to get pressure on Brees by rushing four, five and six players, and still kept Brees from getting behind the Falcons' defense.Short takes: Falcons stun Saints, and it's thanks to defenseAtlanta Journal Constitution (blog)Trufant, Atlanta defense wary of BreesUSA TODAYall 809 news articles »
  • Foster, defense lead Texans over Ravens 25-13 - FOXSports.com

    21 Dec 2014 | 1:56 pm
    House of HoustonFoster, defense lead Texans over Ravens 25-13FOXSports.comHOUSTON (AP) The Texans kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a fourth-string quarterback and a running back throwing passes. Arian Foster threw for a touchdown, Randy Bullock made a franchise-record six field goals and Houston's defense dominated ...Randy Bullock And The Defense Shine In Houston Texans 25-13 WinHouse of Houstonall 386 news articles »
  • Jets' Defense Flusters Tom Brady, but Patriots Rally to Win - New York Times

    21 Dec 2014 | 1:55 pm
    New York TimesJets' Defense Flusters Tom Brady, but Patriots Rally to WinNew York TimesEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Viewed as a microcosm, with a very wide lens, the Jets' game against the New England Patriots on Sunday demonstrated several characteristics of Rex Ryan's tenure as the Jets' coach: a promising start, a charismatic defense, ...Jets and Patriots defenses shine in first quarterNBCSports.comRun defense eyes second straight bouncebackESPN (blog)all 435 news articles »
  • Bob Smizik: Steelers defense rises up! - Pittsburgh Post Gazette

    21 Dec 2014 | 1:28 pm
    RantSportsBob Smizik: Steelers defense rises up!Pittsburgh Post Gazettethe might of their defensive unit. This widely disparaged group stood strong at Heinz Field this afternoon in a 20-12 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. The win puts the Steelers in the playoff as, at worst, a wildcard team. If they beat Cincinnati at Pittsburgh Steelers' Defense Must Repeat Week 16 Performance In Season FinaleRantSportsSteelers must keep Ben Roethlisberger upright, Bell ringing vs. fierce Chiefs Behind the Steel CurtainSteelers vs Chiefs - What To Watch For On DefenseSteelers DepotMinneapolis Star…
  • Packers' defense swarms Bucs in 20-3 win - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog)

    21 Dec 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog)Packers' defense swarms Bucs in 20-3 winMilwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog)Ramping up the pressure defensively, and chipping away at Lovie Smith's offensively, the Packers labored to a 20-3 win at Raymond James Stadium. Dom Capers' defense totaled seven sacks in all, as Tampa Bay's Josh McCown was under constant duress.Bucs defense has come long way, but stiff test awaitsTBO.comPackers: Stout defense, Eddie Lacy help Green Bay run down spot in playoffsMadison.comall 292 news articles »
 
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  • The JAS-39 Gripen: Sweden’s 4+ Generation Wild Card

    Joe Katzman
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:23 pm
    South African JAS-39D(click to view full) As a neutral country with a long history of providing for its own defense against all comers, Sweden also has a long tradition of building excellent high-performance fighters with a distinctive look. From the long-serving Saab-35 Draken (“Dragon,” 1955-2005) to the Mach 2, canard-winged Saab-37 Viggen (“Thunderbolt,” 1971-2005), Swedish fighters have stressed short-field launch from dispersed/improvised air fields, world-class performance, and leading-edge design. This record of consistent project success is nothing short of…
  • AMRAAM: Deploying & Developing America’s Medium-Range Air-Air Missile

    Joe Katzman
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:33 am
    AIM-120C from F-22A(click for test missile zoom) Raytheon’s AIM-120 Advanced, Medium-Range Air to Air Missile (AMRAAM) has become the world market leader for medium range air-to-air missiles, and is also beginning to make inroads within land-based defense systems. It was designed with the lessons of Vietnam in mind, and of local air combat exercises like ACEVAL and Red Flag. This DID FOCUS article covers successive generations of AMRAAM missiles, international contracts and key events from 2006 onward, and even some of its emerging competitors. One of the key lessons learned from…
  • Hydra-70 Rockets: From Cutbacks to the Future of Warfare

    Joe Katzman
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:23 am
    (click to view larger) Hydra-70 is a family of unguided rockets offering a variety of warhead configurations, from smoke and illumination rounds, to flechettes (hundreds of anti-personnel darts), submunition carriers, and unitary warheads up to 317 pounds. These versatile and relatively inexpensive rockets can be fired from a variety of aircraft, from attack helicopters to jet fighters to light helicopters. Hydra-70s have seen use in Afghanistan and Iraq, and they are arguably the world’s most widely used helicopter-launched weapon system. While 70mm Hydra rockets are low cost weapons,…
  • Sikorsky’s $8.5-11.7B “Multi-Year 8″ H-60 Helicopter Contract

    Joe Katzman
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:40 am
    US Army HH-60Ms(click to view full) In July 2012, the US military signed another huge contract with Sikorsky. With production of the Army’s HH/UH-60M, and the Navy’s MH-60S and MH-60R helicopters, all in full swing, there’s no question about the need for future orders. In that environment, multi-year contracts allow efficiencies in purchasing, and security of staffing, throughout Sikorsky’s supply chain. These new helicopter types are also available to Foreign Military Sales class customers, under the American contract’s advantageous pricing and terms. The…
  • CBO Sees Through US Navy’s Backloaded Shipbuilding Budgeting

    Olivier Travers
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:50 am
    The latest review by the US Congressional Budget Office concludes like in past years that the US Navy’s shipbuilding plan is underfunded, especially in the out years. “CBO’s estimate of the cost of new-ship construction in the Navy’s 2015 shipbuilding plan is $66 billion, or 13 percent, higher over the next 30 years than the Navy’s estimate.” Loren Thompson from the Lexington Institute: Why The Navy’s Next ‘Boomer’ Is The Most Important Program In The Pentagon Budget. Use It Or Lose It Canada is looking to add [CTV] a 5th aircraft to its fleet of…
 
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  • US Army developing robotic insects?

    Army News Service
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:43 pm
    A mechanical fly buzzing into an enemy operations center for surveillance may still be the stuff of science fiction, but perhaps not for long. Dr. Ron Polcawich and his team at the Army Research...
  • India clears $700 million defence purchase

    Agence France-Presse
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:40 pm
    India’s defence ministry cleared Wednesday proposals worth nearly $700 million to buy military equipment but deferred a key multi-billion dollar decision on replacing the country’s aging...
  • Danger in the skies as Russia, NATO play cat-and-mouse

    Agence France-Presse
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:35 pm
    Recent close shaves between Russian fighters and civilian aircraft highlight the dangers of the cat-and-mouse game being played out between Moscow and the West in European skies amid the crisis in...
  • Israel, US in abortive missile defence test

    Agence France-Presse
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:12 pm
    Israel and the United States on Tuesday tested the Jewish state’s Arrow 3 ballistic missile interception system, the defence ministry said, with local media reporting the trial was cut short....
  • US Air Force Approves Full Rate Production for Lockheed Martin’s JASSM-ER

    Lockheed Martin
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:30 pm
    The U.S. Air Force has approved full rate production for Lockheed Martin’s (LMT) Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile – Extended Range (JASSM-ER). JASSM-ER successfully completed U.S. Air...
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  • Videos for 2014-12-18

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
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  • Taiwan publicize Hsiung Feng III supersonic anti-ship missile tests

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    18 Dec 2014 | 1:50 pm
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  • Partners in Europe and Asia Pacific gear up to support the F35 fleet

    Tamir Eshel
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:10 am
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  • KMW upgrades former Dutch Leopard 2s for the German Army

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    18 Dec 2014 | 5:50 am
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  • Seoul is buying US and Israeli drones

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    17 Dec 2014 | 7:06 am
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    AeroSpace News

  • What Is An Exoplanet? & Becoming An Astronomer – Lauren Biddle Interview Ep1

    AeroSpaceNews.com
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:50 pm
    Astronomy School, Exoplanets and Jedis Oh My! In this interview we speak with new astronomer Lauren Biddle about her experience at the University of Arizona studying for, and earning, an impressive double major Bachelor's degree in Astronomy and Physics, time as a telescope operator there, her current position at the Gemini Observatory in Hawaii, methods to search for exoplanets, her path ahead as an Exoplaneteer Astronomer, Star Wars vs. Star Trek, inspiration from Carl Sagan and Neil deGrasse Tyson, the re-boot of COSMOS, and we ask for your questions for future episodes.
  • Orion First Flight Video

    AeroSpaceNews.com
    5 Dec 2014 | 1:01 pm
    NASA's Orion spacecraft launched and successfully flew its first flight today, 5 December 2014. Carried aloft aboard a Delta IV Heavy Rocket, the capsule, intended to carry astronauts, but empty on this test flight, traveled for approximately 4.5 hours according to the space agency.
  • December 2014 Stargazing – Skywatching – Astronomy Night Sky

    AeroSpaceNews.com
    2 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Here is your quick video guide to December 2014 stargazing and sky-watching of the astronomy events visible in the night sky: The Geminids and Ursids offer two more opportunities to catch meteor showers this year and two comets put in an appearance (Comet Siding Spring and Comet PanSTARRS)
  • November 2014 Stargazing – Skywatching – Astronomy Night Sky

    AeroSpaceNews.com
    10 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Here is your quick video guide to November 2014 stargazing and sky-watching of the astronomy events visible in the night sky: The big space news this month is the ESA mission of the Rosetta spacecraft and the landing of the Philae lander on Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko (Comet C-G). November 2014 offers two meteor showers: The Taurid meteor shower and the Leonid meteor shower.
  • October 2014 Stargazing – Skywatching – Astronomy Night Sky

    AeroSpaceNews.com
    4 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Here is your quick video guide to October 2014 stargazing and sky-watching of the astronomy events visible in the night sky: There is a total lunar eclipse, a partial solar eclipse, and an encounter between Mars and comet Siding Spring!
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    21 Dec 2014 | 7:33 am
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  • GPS III, Ocx Successfully Demo Key Satellite Command And Control Capabilities

    21 Dec 2014 | 3:25 am
    Lockheed Martin and Raytheon Company have successfully completed the fourth of five planned launch and early orbit exercises to demonstrate new automation capabilities, information assurance and launch readiness of the world's most powerful and accurate Global Positioning System , the U.S. Air Force's next generation GPS III satellite and Operational Control System . Successful completion of Exercise 4 on Oct. 3 represents a key milestone demonstrating the end-to-end capability to automatically transfer data between Raytheon's OCX and Lockheed Martin's GPS III satellite.
  • Omani students visit BAE Systems

    20 Dec 2014 | 4:12 am
    The students were given the opportunity to spend the day with senior executives from BAE Systems and learn their functioning system.-Supplied photo Muscat: Following an earlier visit in July this year, Omani students studying at the University of Central Lancashire in England attended an Insight Day at BAE Systems' Military Air facility at Warton in the North West of England. Insight Days provide an unique opportunity for students to visit BAE Systems to explore and learn how international organisations operate, and how the subjects they are studying at the university are applied in industry,…
  • Bombardier Secures Launch Operator for CSeries

    20 Dec 2014 | 12:07 am
    Bombardier Inc. on Friday said it had secured a new launch operator for its CSeries jet, clearing a significant commercial hurdle for the Canadian company's plan to deliver the new 125-passenger plane in the second half of 2015. Bombardier previously has had two tentative launch operators for its single-aisle CS100 jet, which is currently in flight testing.
  • Unmanned helicopter takes first flight from...

    19 Dec 2014 | 7:53 pm
    A Fire Scout UAS is tested off the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf near Los Angeles, Dec. 5, 2014. The Coast Guard Research and Development Center has been testing UAS platforms consistently for the last three years.
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  • Honeywell Teams With Saudi Oger And GDC Technics

    1 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Honeywell Aerospace scored two firsts for the region at the recent Middle East Business Aviation show in Dubai when it signed up construction and management giant Saudi Oger as the launch customer in the region for its Boeing Business Jet avionics maintenance plan, and an unnamed launch customer for its BBJ 131-9B auxiliary power unit maintenance plan. It also appointed Arab-owned, U.S.-based GDC Technics to retrofit its JetWave satellite communications system in Airbus and Boeing VIP aircraft. read more
  • RUAG Completes Europe’s First Falcon 2000 Pro Line 21 Upgrade

    1 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    RUAG Aviation recently completed the first upgrade in Europe of a Falcon 2000 with Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics replacing the aircraft’s Pro Line 4 cockpit. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and FAA-approved upgrade is also available for the Falcon 2000EX. RUAG carried out the upgrade at its Lugano, Switzerland, facility during a 3C inspection, which was itself the first performed at that location.  read more
  • North American Flight Activity Sees 13-Month Growth

    1 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Signs of a recovery in the business aviation sector are reinforced by predictions of a 13-consecutive-month increase in flight activity when the December figures come in. Analysts at TRAQPak estimate there will be 1.4% growth in overall flight activity year over year in December, following a 3.7% increase in November vs. the same month a year earlier. TRAQPac is the intelligence data arm of Argus International. The results by operational category were positive across the board, with Part 135 reporting the largest growth, up 8.6%. read more
  • Turbomeca Marks Two Major Milestones

    1 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Two major milestones coincided within days of each other at Turbomeca, the French manufacturer of helicopter engines: the 40th anniversary of the first flight of its Arriel engine, and the entry into service of its latest engine, the Arrius 2B2 Plus. The Arrius B2B Plus entered service this month on an Airbus Helicopter EC135 T3 with Italian mountain rescue operator Aiut Alpin Dolomites.  read more
  • Vincent Tchengang to Head ACJC

    1 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Vincent Tchengang, formerly Airbus regional sales director covering airlines in Africa and the Indian Ocean, has joined the Airbus Corporate Jet Center (ACJC) as its new head of services sales. He will manage a team of sales directors dedicated to VIP services marketing worldwide.
 
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  • NORAD Tunes Up Santa-tracking System

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The North American Aerospace Defense Command has informed the Defense Department that every indication is that Santa Claus will arrive on time this year to deliver presents, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.
  • President Signs National Defense Authorization Act

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    President Barack Obama has signed the National Defense Authorization Act, saying in a written statement that it provides vital benefits for troops and critical contingency authorities to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
  • South Carolina Guardsmen Recall Operation Just Cause 25 Years Ago

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Three South Carolina Army National Guardsmen who deployed in support of Operation Just Cause a quarter-century ago marked the anniversary by reflecting on the mission in Panama and their roles in that operation.
  • Hagel Authorizes Up to 1,300 Additional Troops to Deploy to Iraq

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Up to 1,300 additional U.S. troops will begin to deploy to Iraq in late January as part of Operation Inherent Resolve.
  • Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    U.S. and partner-nation military forces are continuing attacks against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq.
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  • DEFENSE WATCH

    Patrick Host
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:07 pm
    TSA Law. President Obama on Friday signed into law a bill to reform the Transportation Security Administration by requiring the agency to be more transparent. Provisions of the Transportation Security Acquisition Reform Act (S. 2719) require TSA to develop a strategic five-year technology investment plan, share additional data with Congress about acquisition programs, establish principles [...]The post DEFENSE WATCH appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Navy Setting Up UCLASS Fleet Integration Team At Southern California Base

    Mike McCarthy
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:44 pm
    The Navy plans to set up a team to focus on the integration of its envisioned aircraft carrier-based drone known as UCLASS at its Point Mugu base in southern California, according to a document notifying Congress of the decision. The initial team of 20 people will begin work there in October and will develop plans [...]The post Navy Setting Up UCLASS Fleet Integration Team At Southern California Base appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Sony Hack Shows That All U.S. Businesses Need To Adopt Cyber Best Practices, Johnson Says

    Calvin Biesecker
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Following the FBI’s conclusion Friday that North Korea was behind a cyber attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) last month, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said the incident demonstrates that every company needs to implement best practices for cyber security. “Every CEO should take this opportunity to assess their company’s cyber security,” Johnson said in [...]The post Sony Hack Shows That All U.S. Businesses Need To Adopt Cyber Best Practices, Johnson Says appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Saab Wins Brazil $71 Million Contract For Gripen Logistics Support

    Rich Abott
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:36 pm
    The Brazilian Ministry of Defence, through the Air Force Aeronautics Command (COMAER), awarded Saab a $71 million contract for Gripen NG contractor logistics support (CLS), the company said on Friday The order is expected to be booked by Saab in 2021, the company noted. The contract includes continuous maintenance and support services for the Gripen [...]The post Saab Wins Brazil $71 Million Contract For Gripen Logistics Support appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Navy Awards GD $36.5 Million Contract To Develop Advanced Submarine Technologies

    Rich Abott
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:34 pm
    General Dynamics [GD] Electric Boat won a $36.5 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to develop advanced submarine technologies for current and future undersea platforms, the company said on Friday. “Under the terms of the modification, Electric Boat will perform advanced submarine research and development studies in support of a wide range of technology [...]The post Navy Awards GD $36.5 Million Contract To Develop Advanced Submarine Technologies appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
 
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  • DEFENSE WATCH

    Patrick Host
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:07 pm
    TSA Law. President Obama on Friday signed into law a bill to reform the Transportation Security Administration by requiring the agency to be more transparent. Provisions of the Transportation Security Acquisition Reform Act (S. 2719) require TSA to develop a strategic five-year technology investment plan, share additional data with Congress about acquisition programs, establish principles [...]The post DEFENSE WATCH appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Navy Setting Up UCLASS Fleet Integration Team At Southern California Base

    Mike McCarthy
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:44 pm
    The Navy plans to set up a team to focus on the integration of its envisioned aircraft carrier-based drone known as UCLASS at its Point Mugu base in southern California, according to a document notifying Congress of the decision. The initial team of 20 people will begin work there in October and will develop plans [...]The post Navy Setting Up UCLASS Fleet Integration Team At Southern California Base appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Sony Hack Shows That All U.S. Businesses Need To Adopt Cyber Best Practices, Johnson Says

    Calvin Biesecker
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Following the FBI’s conclusion Friday that North Korea was behind a cyber attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) last month, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said the incident demonstrates that every company needs to implement best practices for cyber security. “Every CEO should take this opportunity to assess their company’s cyber security,” Johnson said in [...]The post Sony Hack Shows That All U.S. Businesses Need To Adopt Cyber Best Practices, Johnson Says appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Saab Wins Brazil $71 Million Contract For Gripen Logistics Support

    Rich Abott
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:36 pm
    The Brazilian Ministry of Defence, through the Air Force Aeronautics Command (COMAER), awarded Saab a $71 million contract for Gripen NG contractor logistics support (CLS), the company said on Friday The order is expected to be booked by Saab in 2021, the company noted. The contract includes continuous maintenance and support services for the Gripen [...]The post Saab Wins Brazil $71 Million Contract For Gripen Logistics Support appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Navy Awards GD $36.5 Million Contract To Develop Advanced Submarine Technologies

    Rich Abott
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:34 pm
    General Dynamics [GD] Electric Boat won a $36.5 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to develop advanced submarine technologies for current and future undersea platforms, the company said on Friday. “Under the terms of the modification, Electric Boat will perform advanced submarine research and development studies in support of a wide range of technology [...]The post Navy Awards GD $36.5 Million Contract To Develop Advanced Submarine Technologies appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
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  • DEFENSE WATCH

    Patrick Host
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:07 pm
    TSA Law. President Obama on Friday signed into law a bill to reform the Transportation Security Administration by requiring the agency to be more transparent. Provisions of the Transportation Security Acquisition Reform Act (S. 2719) require TSA to develop a strategic five-year technology investment plan, share additional data with Congress about acquisition programs, establish principles [...]The post DEFENSE WATCH appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Navy Setting Up UCLASS Fleet Integration Team At Southern California Base

    Mike McCarthy
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:44 pm
    The Navy plans to set up a team to focus on the integration of its envisioned aircraft carrier-based drone known as UCLASS at its Point Mugu base in southern California, according to a document notifying Congress of the decision. The initial team of 20 people will begin work there in October and will develop plans [...]The post Navy Setting Up UCLASS Fleet Integration Team At Southern California Base appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Sony Hack Shows That All U.S. Businesses Need To Adopt Cyber Best Practices, Johnson Says

    Calvin Biesecker
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Following the FBI’s conclusion Friday that North Korea was behind a cyber attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) last month, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said the incident demonstrates that every company needs to implement best practices for cyber security. “Every CEO should take this opportunity to assess their company’s cyber security,” Johnson said in [...]The post Sony Hack Shows That All U.S. Businesses Need To Adopt Cyber Best Practices, Johnson Says appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Saab Wins Brazil $71 Million Contract For Gripen Logistics Support

    Rich Abott
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:36 pm
    The Brazilian Ministry of Defence, through the Air Force Aeronautics Command (COMAER), awarded Saab a $71 million contract for Gripen NG contractor logistics support (CLS), the company said on Friday The order is expected to be booked by Saab in 2021, the company noted. The contract includes continuous maintenance and support services for the Gripen [...]The post Saab Wins Brazil $71 Million Contract For Gripen Logistics Support appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Navy Awards GD $36.5 Million Contract To Develop Advanced Submarine Technologies

    Rich Abott
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:34 pm
    General Dynamics [GD] Electric Boat won a $36.5 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to develop advanced submarine technologies for current and future undersea platforms, the company said on Friday. “Under the terms of the modification, Electric Boat will perform advanced submarine research and development studies in support of a wide range of technology [...]The post Navy Awards GD $36.5 Million Contract To Develop Advanced Submarine Technologies appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
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  • DEFENSE WATCH

    Patrick Host
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:07 pm
    TSA Law. President Obama on Friday signed into law a bill to reform the Transportation Security Administration by requiring the agency to be more transparent. Provisions of the Transportation Security Acquisition Reform Act (S. 2719) require TSA to develop a strategic five-year technology investment plan, share additional data with Congress about acquisition programs, establish principles [...]The post DEFENSE WATCH appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Navy Setting Up UCLASS Fleet Integration Team At Southern California Base

    Mike McCarthy
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:44 pm
    The Navy plans to set up a team to focus on the integration of its envisioned aircraft carrier-based drone known as UCLASS at its Point Mugu base in southern California, according to a document notifying Congress of the decision. The initial team of 20 people will begin work there in October and will develop plans [...]The post Navy Setting Up UCLASS Fleet Integration Team At Southern California Base appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Sony Hack Shows That All U.S. Businesses Need To Adopt Cyber Best Practices, Johnson Says

    Calvin Biesecker
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Following the FBI’s conclusion Friday that North Korea was behind a cyber attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) last month, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said the incident demonstrates that every company needs to implement best practices for cyber security. “Every CEO should take this opportunity to assess their company’s cyber security,” Johnson said in [...]The post Sony Hack Shows That All U.S. Businesses Need To Adopt Cyber Best Practices, Johnson Says appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Saab Wins Brazil $71 Million Contract For Gripen Logistics Support

    Rich Abott
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:36 pm
    The Brazilian Ministry of Defence, through the Air Force Aeronautics Command (COMAER), awarded Saab a $71 million contract for Gripen NG contractor logistics support (CLS), the company said on Friday The order is expected to be booked by Saab in 2021, the company noted. The contract includes continuous maintenance and support services for the Gripen [...]The post Saab Wins Brazil $71 Million Contract For Gripen Logistics Support appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Navy Awards GD $36.5 Million Contract To Develop Advanced Submarine Technologies

    Rich Abott
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:34 pm
    General Dynamics [GD] Electric Boat won a $36.5 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to develop advanced submarine technologies for current and future undersea platforms, the company said on Friday. “Under the terms of the modification, Electric Boat will perform advanced submarine research and development studies in support of a wide range of technology [...]The post Navy Awards GD $36.5 Million Contract To Develop Advanced Submarine Technologies appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
 
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    Defense Tech

  • Video: Raytheon Test-Fires New GPS-Guided Mortar for Marines

    18 Dec 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Raytheon recently test-fired a new GPS-guided 120mm mortar round at Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz., demonstrating a precision-firing technology designed to help Marine Corps commanders in combat.The Marine Corps program, called Precision Extended Range Mortar, or PERM, is aimed at developing and fielding precision-guided mortar rounds able to better pinpoint targets compared to existing mortar rounds.The rounds are configured with a GPS antenna and an inertial measurement unit, or IMU, which tells the round how it is flying, said Raytheon program manager Ty Blanchard.In a recent test-firing,…
  • Humvees Sell for up to $42K in First Public Auction of Military Truck

    17 Dec 2014 | 2:53 pm
    It was a military bake sale of sorts. For the first time in history, the U.S. military auctioned off some of its surplus Humvees to the public.And truck-lovers responded in kind, paying as much as $41,000 for the iconic military vehicle that entered service in the mid-1980s, spawned a commercial version called the Hummer in the 1990s and was replaced in the 2000s by bigger, more blast-resistant trucks known as MRAPs during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.In all, the online auction house IronPlanet Inc. on Wednesday auctioned 25 of the vehicles on behalf of the Pentagon’s Defense Logistics…
  • Radar ‘Blimps’ to Monitor Washington-area Skies

    16 Dec 2014 | 2:43 pm
    The first of two radar-detecting blimps is slated to rise up over Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland on Friday as part of a three-year exercise testing the integration of an Army air surveillance system with the North American Aerospace Defense Command.The 80-yard long, radar-fitted surveillance balloons, floated to an altitude of up to 10,000 feet, are intended to pinpoint beyond-the-horizon targets such as incoming enemy missiles, aircraft or drones.A second balloon, technically aerostats because they’re tethered and do not float or maneuver independently in the sky, is expected to go…
  • Aberdeen Units Earn Award for Syrian Chemical Weapons Destruction

    15 Dec 2014 | 2:21 pm
    A Defense Department team was presented an innovation award last week for developing a mobile chemical weapons killer that has destroyed thousands of tons of deadly Syrian materials.The all-volunteer team, deploying from the of the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense and the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center operated its field deployable hydrolysis systems aboard the roll-on-/roll-off transport vessel MV Cape Ray.Since July, it has neutralized 581 tons of methylphosphonyl difluoride, or DF, the main precursor of sarin and other nerve agents, and…
  • Pentagon to Send 250 MRAPs Back To Iraq to Fight ISIS

    12 Dec 2014 | 3:22 pm
    The Defense Department plans to bolster the Iraqi National Security Forces for the fight against ISIS with MRAPs, the heavily-armored vehicles that Defense Secretary-designate Ashton Carter steered through a rapid acquisition process to counter roadside bombs.The Pentagon is expected to send about 250 of the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles to Iraq early next year, Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, said at a news briefing.The Iraqis likely will not have to pay for the vehicles. Other Pentagon officials said that the transfer of the MRAPs would probably be done…
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  • N. Korea slams UN vote, vows to bolster nuclear capacity

    20 Dec 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Seoul (AFP) Dec 20, 2014 North Korea on Saturday vowed to bolster its nuclear capacity, slamming a UN resolution calling for it to be referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC) over its human rights record. The UN General Assembly on Thursday adopted a resolution by a strong majority that asks the Security Council to refer North Korea to the ICC and to consider targeted sanctions against the Pyongyang leader
  • 3 countries eye pooled acquisition, operation of airlifters

    20 Dec 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Brussels (UPI) Dec 19, 2014 Three member countries of the European Defense Agency are preparing to negotiate with Airbus Defense and Space for pooled acquisition of transport aircraft. The Netherlands, Poland and Norway are looking at 2019 for attaining initial operating capability of the A330 MRTT transport and air-to-air refueling aircraft they wish to procure. "This initiative, facilitated by the Europea
  • Few options for US in response to North Korea hack

    20 Dec 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Washington (AFP) Dec 19, 2014 President Barack Obama vowed Friday to punish North Korea for hacking a Hollywood studio, but Washington's options are limited and Pyongyang's economic weakness is a surprising strength. No one expects the United States to launch a military strike against a nuclear-armed provocateur, but sanctions against its tiny economy or cyber attacks on its ramshackle Internet would achieve little.
  • China protests US frigate sale to Taiwan

    20 Dec 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Beijing (AFP) Dec 19, 2014 China on Friday said it had lodged a formal complaint with the United States over its approval of frigate sales to Taiwan and called for an end to arms sales to the island Beijing claims as a renegade territory. The US Congress passed a bill authorising President Barack Obama to transfer up to four Perry-class guided missile frigates to Taipei. China's Central News Agency reported from W
  • Army orders hundreds of Oshkosh trucks, trailers

    20 Dec 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Oshkosh, Wis. (UPI) Dec 19, 2014 The U.S. Army has ordered hundreds of trucks and trailers from Oshkosh Defense, with deliveries to begin next year through 2016. The 256 trucks and trailers ordered by the TACOM Life Cycle Management Command are from the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles, or FMTV, which is composed of 17 models and 23 configurations ranging from 2.5-ton to 10-ton payloads. The different FMTVs h
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  • DEFENSE WATCH

    Patrick Host
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:07 pm
    TSA Law. President Obama on Friday signed into law a bill to reform the Transportation Security Administration by requiring the agency to be more transparent. Provisions of the Transportation Security Acquisition Reform Act (S. 2719) require TSA to develop a strategic five-year technology investment plan, share additional data with Congress about acquisition programs, establish principles [...]The post DEFENSE WATCH appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Navy Setting Up UCLASS Fleet Integration Team At Southern California Base

    Mike McCarthy
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:44 pm
    The Navy plans to set up a team to focus on the integration of its envisioned aircraft carrier-based drone known as UCLASS at its Point Mugu base in southern California, according to a document notifying Congress of the decision. The initial team of 20 people will begin work there in October and will develop plans [...]The post Navy Setting Up UCLASS Fleet Integration Team At Southern California Base appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Sony Hack Shows That All U.S. Businesses Need To Adopt Cyber Best Practices, Johnson Says

    Calvin Biesecker
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Following the FBI’s conclusion Friday that North Korea was behind a cyber attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) last month, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said the incident demonstrates that every company needs to implement best practices for cyber security. “Every CEO should take this opportunity to assess their company’s cyber security,” Johnson said in [...]The post Sony Hack Shows That All U.S. Businesses Need To Adopt Cyber Best Practices, Johnson Says appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Saab Wins Brazil $71 Million Contract For Gripen Logistics Support

    Rich Abott
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:36 pm
    The Brazilian Ministry of Defence, through the Air Force Aeronautics Command (COMAER), awarded Saab a $71 million contract for Gripen NG contractor logistics support (CLS), the company said on Friday The order is expected to be booked by Saab in 2021, the company noted. The contract includes continuous maintenance and support services for the Gripen [...]The post Saab Wins Brazil $71 Million Contract For Gripen Logistics Support appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Navy Awards GD $36.5 Million Contract To Develop Advanced Submarine Technologies

    Rich Abott
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:34 pm
    General Dynamics [GD] Electric Boat won a $36.5 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to develop advanced submarine technologies for current and future undersea platforms, the company said on Friday. “Under the terms of the modification, Electric Boat will perform advanced submarine research and development studies in support of a wide range of technology [...]The post Navy Awards GD $36.5 Million Contract To Develop Advanced Submarine Technologies appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
 
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  • News story: First British Reservists leave for Sierra Leone

    HM Government
    20 Dec 2014 | 3:29 am
    The regular and reserve personnel from across the three Services departed from RAF Brize Norton alongside members of the Canadian military. Once in country, personnel will take over from clinicians attached to 22 Field Hospital, who have been deployed since October, manning the 12 bed facility reserved to treat healthcare workers with Ebola. Minister for Reserves, Julian Brazier, said: I welcome the deployment of reservists to continue the crucial work already being carried out in Sierra Leone by our medics and Royal Engineers. We are fully committed to providing our reserve forces with the…
  • Policy paper: Ministry of Defence customer service lines policy

    HM Government
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:07 am
    The MOD offers a number of services to veterans, to those seeking careers in the armed forces, to military families, and to other members of the public. We publicise the customer service lines people can use to access these services by telephone. This document sets out the MOD’s policy on its customer service lines.
  • Guidance: Sale of Tristar dynamic simulator

    HM Government
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:57 am
    The Disposal Services Authority (DSA) is inviting bidders to tender for the Tristar Dynamic Simulator and viewings are likely to take place in January 2015. Requesting to view the Tristar Dynamic Simulator vessel will be treated as an Expression of Interest with a closing date for experessions of interest 10.00hrs (GMT) Monday 19th January 2015. Viewings are likely to take place 26th and/or 27th January 2015.
  • FOI release: FOI responses released by MOD: week commencing 15 December 2014

    HM Government
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:04 am
    Updated: Added new FOI responses for number of UKMTO merchant vessels registered during October 2014, UK regular forces declared as married or in a registered civil partnership, UK regular forces engineers and technicians strengths, companies names and addresses who submitted a bid for Taunton tender, small station local overseas allowances.Ministry of Defence (MOD) Freedom of Information (FOI) responses released during the week commencing 15 December 2014.
  • Guidance: S to T signed pledges: armed forces corporate covenant

    HM Government
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:52 am
    Updated: Added Sustainable Direction Ltd.About the corporate covenant The corporate covenant is a voluntary pledge made by organisations who wish to demonstrate their concrete support for the armed forces community. It complements the armed forces covenant and sits alongside the community covenant. All corporate covenants include a core statement of commitment that those adopting the scheme sign up to. This covers the 2 key principles of the armed forces covenant, which are: no member of the armed forces community should face disadvantage in the provision of public and commercial services…
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  • US Army developing robotic insects?

    Army News Service
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:43 pm
    A mechanical fly buzzing into an enemy operations center for surveillance may still be the stuff of science fiction, but perhaps not for long. Dr. Ron Polcawich and his team at the Army Research...
  • India clears $700 million defence purchase

    Agence France-Presse
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:40 pm
    India’s defence ministry cleared Wednesday proposals worth nearly $700 million to buy military equipment but deferred a key multi-billion dollar decision on replacing the country’s aging...
  • Danger in the skies as Russia, NATO play cat-and-mouse

    Agence France-Presse
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:35 pm
    Recent close shaves between Russian fighters and civilian aircraft highlight the dangers of the cat-and-mouse game being played out between Moscow and the West in European skies amid the crisis in...
  • Israel, US in abortive missile defence test

    Agence France-Presse
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:12 pm
    Israel and the United States on Tuesday tested the Jewish state’s Arrow 3 ballistic missile interception system, the defence ministry said, with local media reporting the trial was cut short....
  • US Air Force Approves Full Rate Production for Lockheed Martin’s JASSM-ER

    Lockheed Martin
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:30 pm
    The U.S. Air Force has approved full rate production for Lockheed Martin’s (LMT) Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile – Extended Range (JASSM-ER). JASSM-ER successfully completed U.S. Air...
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  • Netherlands MoD resumes deliveries of NH90 helicopters

    Ko Savonije
    21 Dec 2014 | 1:13 am
    The Netherlands Ministry of Defence (MoD) has resumed deliveries of the final seven NH90 helicopters, following a new agreement with the manufacturer, Netherlands Defence Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert has said.NHIndustries has agreed to fix issues with wear and corrosion, which had caused the suspension of deliveries in June.As part of the deal, the aircraft manufacturer will pay for expenses involved in the development of modifications, patch ups for corrosion damage and scheming preventative measures, according to the Netherlands MoD.Read more
  • European multirole tanker transport fleet takes shape

    Ko Savonije
    21 Dec 2014 | 1:08 am
    The Netherlands, Poland and Norway have decided to prepare negotiations with Airbus Defence & Space for the acquisition of a fleet of A330 MRTT multirole transport and air-to-air refuelling aircraft. The participating nations would welcome other nations to join the initiative either before an actual procurement or subsequently.This initiative, facilitated by the European Defence Agency, consists of the pooled acquisition and operation of a common fleet of aircraft by the three nations. Other nations will also be able to contribute to the overall programme through joining the acquisition phase…
  • Russian stealth jet technology surpassed by China: Global Times

    Ko Savonije
    21 Dec 2014 | 12:59 am
    China's stealth fighter technology has overtaken Russia based on newly-released photos of China's J-20 stealth fighter, reports the Global Times, a tabloid under the auspices of the Communist Party mouthpiece People's Daily.Photos of the latest version of the J-20 — a stealth, twin-engine fifth-generation fighter jet being developed by the Chengdu Aerospace Corporation — bearing the serial number 2015, reveal that the aircraft has commenced ground testing and may be conducting its first flight soon. This appears to be another step in the right direction after an earlier J-20 model with a…
  • LCA naval version achieves milestone

    Ko Savonije
    21 Dec 2014 | 12:52 am
    The first prototype of the light combat aircraft (LCA) Tejas' Naval version — LCA NP-1 — completed its maiden flight as part of the carrier compatibility tests at the shore-based test facility INS Hansa in Goa at 12.34pm on Saturday. LCA-Navy is the second Ski Take Off But Arrested Recovery (STOBAR ) carrier-borne aircraft in the world, after a Russian deck based aircraft. And, this will be the only Carrier borne Fighter aircraft in the Light category. The flight in Goa comes more than two years after the aircraft completed its maiden flight on April 27, 2012. Read more
  • Defense spending will grow despite economic problems

    Ko Savonije
    21 Dec 2014 | 12:47 am
    Russia’s defense sector gets guarantees that expenses are confirmed despite economic meltdown. On Friday, yet another brand new strategic missile submarine joined the Northern fleet.“The nuclear shield of our homeland is updated with this modern, worthy, beautiful, powerful vessel.”With these words, Russia’s Deputy chief of the Navy, Vice-Admiral Aleksandr Vedotenkov honored the crew lined up on top of “Vladimir Monomakh” during the solemn ceremony in Severodvinsk on Friday, the portal of the Sevmash yard reports.Read more
 
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  • Taiwan publicize Hsiung Feng III supersonic anti-ship missile tests

    News Desk
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Taiwan unveiled test records of its new generation weapon systems, including the nation's latest supersonic anti-ship missile Hsiung Feng III and surface-to-air Tien Kung III missiles.
  • Partners in Europe and Asia Pacific gear up to support the F35 fleet

    Tamir Eshel
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:10 am
    The US Department of Defense has assigned F-35 Regional Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul and Upgrade (MRO&U) capability for airframes and engines for the European and Asia Pacific Regions. Participating nations were provided with requirements for Regional MRO&U, or "heavy maintenance" needs for both F-35 engines and airframes.
  • KMW upgrades former Dutch Leopard 2s for the German Army

    Tamir Eshel
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:50 am
    The German Army has received the first modernized Leopard 2A7 Main Battle Tank (MBT) upgraded by the original manufacturer Krauss-Maffei Wegmann. Delivered on December 10, 2014 , the tank was the first of a batch of 20 former Dutch MBTs to be upgraded for the German Army.
  • Seoul is buying US and Israeli drones

    Tamir Eshel
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:06 am
    Seoul plans to spend 40 billion won (US$36.5 million) buying three Heron I MALE drones from Israel. The drones will support the frontline corps along the northwestern border with North Korea
  • Army, Marines invite proposals for a new light combat vehicle

    Tamir Eshel
    13 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    The Joint Tactical Light Vehicle program moves forward on schedule - on Friday December 12, 2014 the US Army released to three potential suppliers a final version Request for proposal for the procurement of 55,000 armored vehicles, clearing the way for contenders AM General, Lockheed Martin and Oshkosh Defense to submit proposals.
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  • Taiwan publicize Hsiung Feng III supersonic anti-ship missile tests

    News Desk
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Taiwan unveiled test records of its new generation weapon systems, including the nation's latest supersonic anti-ship missile Hsiung Feng III and surface-to-air Tien Kung III missiles.
  • Partners in Europe and Asia Pacific gear up to support the F35 fleet

    Tamir Eshel
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:10 am
    The US Department of Defense has assigned F-35 Regional Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul and Upgrade (MRO&U) capability for airframes and engines for the European and Asia Pacific Regions. Participating nations were provided with requirements for Regional MRO&U, or "heavy maintenance" needs for both F-35 engines and airframes.
  • KMW upgrades former Dutch Leopard 2s for the German Army

    Tamir Eshel
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:50 am
    The German Army has received the first modernized Leopard 2A7 Main Battle Tank (MBT) upgraded by the original manufacturer Krauss-Maffei Wegmann. Delivered on December 10, 2014 , the tank was the first of a batch of 20 former Dutch MBTs to be upgraded for the German Army.
  • Seoul is buying US and Israeli drones

    Tamir Eshel
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:06 am
    Seoul plans to spend 40 billion won (US$36.5 million) buying three Heron I MALE drones from Israel. The drones will support the frontline corps along the northwestern border with North Korea
  • Army, Marines invite proposals for a new light combat vehicle

    Tamir Eshel
    13 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    The Joint Tactical Light Vehicle program moves forward on schedule - on Friday December 12, 2014 the US Army released to three potential suppliers a final version Request for proposal for the procurement of 55,000 armored vehicles, clearing the way for contenders AM General, Lockheed Martin and Oshkosh Defense to submit proposals.
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  • VA Airborne Hazards Research Gearing Up

    Craig Collins
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:54 am
    The potential for deployment-related occupational and environmental exposures to cause health problems has been a subject of study for the … The post VA Airborne Hazards Research Gearing Up...
  • An Infantryman in the Battle of the Bulge

    Robert F. Dorr
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    When Germany surrendered on May 8, 1945, Staff Sgt. Rocco J. “Rocky” Moretto was one of only two men in … The post An Infantryman in the Battle of the Bulge appeared first on...
  • Fire Scout UAS Operating from Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf

    Defense Media Network
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:37 am
    A Fire Scout UAS shown undergoing testing aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf near Los Angeles, Dec. 5 2014. The … The post Fire Scout UAS Operating from Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf...
  • Interview With Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick

    Rhonda Carpenter (Editor)
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:16 am
        On May 22, 2012, Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick became the 53rd U.S. Army chief of engineers and … The post Interview With Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick appeared first on Defense...
  • VA Research: Cancer

    Craig Collins
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:18 am
    From the start of the VA’s cancer research program – the organization’s first centrally funded research laboratory was established in … The post VA Research: Cancer appeared first on Defense...
 
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  • VA Airborne Hazards Research Gearing Up

    Craig Collins
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:54 am
    The potential for deployment-related occupational and environmental exposures to cause health problems has been a subject of study for the VA since the Vietnam War, when the agency created a registry for veterans who had been exposed to the chemical herbicide known as Agent Orange. A similar registry was created for veterans of the first Gulf War – and in the past year, one has been formed for post-9/11 veterans. VA will be conducting a pilot epidemiologic research study to characterize the impact of deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan on the respiratory health of veterans. More…
  • An Infantryman in the Battle of the Bulge

    Robert F. Dorr
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    When Germany surrendered on May 8, 1945, Staff Sgt. Rocco J. “Rocky” Moretto was one of only two men in his infantry company who’d landed on D-Day and fought through to victory without being killed, wounded, or captured. Moretto belonged to Company C, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, “The Big Red One.” He came ashore on Omaha Beach in the second wave during the June 6, 1944 Normandy invasion. A diminutive figure who looks barely larger than his M-1 Garand rifle, Moretto later remembered the war not so much for the pitched trauma of…
  • Fire Scout UAS Operating from Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf

    Defense Media Network
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:37 am
    A Fire Scout UAS shown undergoing testing aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf near Los Angeles, Dec. 5 2014. The Coast Guard Research and Development Center has been testing UAS platforms consistently for the last three years. The Coast Guard Acquisition Directorate video was shot by Petty Officer 2nd Class Luke Clayton. The post Fire Scout UAS Operating from Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf appeared first on Defense Media Network.
  • Interview With Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick

    Rhonda Carpenter (Editor)
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:16 am
        On May 22, 2012, Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick became the 53rd U.S. Army chief of engineers and commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Bostick serves as the senior military officer overseeing most of the nation’s civil works infrastructure and military construction. Developing leaders is the most important thing we do. We are investing in our talent to retain highly skilled, competent, innovative, and adaptive leaders to move the organization forward in this challenging environment. As the USACE commanding general, he is responsible for more than 33,000…
  • VA Research: Cancer

    Craig Collins
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:18 am
    From the start of the VA’s cancer research program – the organization’s first centrally funded research laboratory was established in Hines, Illinois, in 1932 – its investigators have contributed to the world’s knowledge of how to prevent, detect, and treat cancer. VA researchers were among the first to identify, in the 1940s, the link between smoking and lung cancer; they also developed the nicotine patch, discovered the colonoscopy as a superior screening tool for colon cancer, conducted some of the first studies measuring the effects of radiation on cancer cells, and established…
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  • small arms ammunition factories

    LeeMor
    5 Dec 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Hello everyone, I'm looking for a list/database of small arms ammunition factories worldwide, preferably consisting its year of establishment. Do you guys have any info regarding the subject?...
  • Mexico's military defense

    naiveessene
    4 Dec 2014 | 4:14 am
    Mexico's military defense. They need new but affordable equipment in their inventory. Something they need to invest in are tanks. M60 Patton main battle tanks would be a good candidate I believe....
  • What will happen to the old military equipment when replacedBy new advanced equipment

    naiveessene
    4 Dec 2014 | 3:33 am
    What. would happen with the old military equipment when it's replaced with new and more advanced equipment. Im talking about 2050 military technology. We would have 7th generation fighter jets, rail...
  • Arms Race in Space

    Bluey 006
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:04 pm
    Object 2014-28E (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2838867/Has-Russia-launched-secret-satellite-killer-Amateur-observers-speculate-mysterious-Object-2014-28E-orbit.html) With a newly...
  • U.S. Army looking for the Replacement for the Landing Craft Mechanized (LCM-8)

    FormerDirtDart
    12 Nov 2014 | 11:28 am
    It’s been several months since the US Army issued an RFI to identify a replacement for their aging LCM-8s. A little background: The Army’s LCM-8s serve essentially as cargo lighters....
 
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  • VA Airborne Hazards Research Gearing Up

    Craig Collins
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:54 am
    The potential for deployment-related occupational and environmental exposures to cause health problems has been a subject of study for the VA since the Vietnam War, when the agency created a registry for veterans who had been exposed to the chemical herbicide known as Agent Orange. A similar registry was created for veterans of the first Gulf War – and in the past year, one has been formed for post-9/11 veterans. VA will be conducting a pilot epidemiologic research study to characterize the impact of deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan on the respiratory health of veterans. More…
  • An Infantryman in the Battle of the Bulge

    Robert F. Dorr
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    When Germany surrendered on May 8, 1945, Staff Sgt. Rocco J. “Rocky” Moretto was one of only two men in his infantry company who’d landed on D-Day and fought through to victory without being killed, wounded, or captured. Moretto belonged to Company C, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, “The Big Red One.” He came ashore on Omaha Beach in the second wave during the June 6, 1944 Normandy invasion. A diminutive figure who looks barely larger than his M-1 Garand rifle, Moretto later remembered the war not so much for the pitched trauma of…
  • Fire Scout UAS Operating from Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf

    Defense Media Network
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:37 am
    A Fire Scout UAS shown undergoing testing aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf near Los Angeles, Dec. 5 2014. The Coast Guard Research and Development Center has been testing UAS platforms consistently for the last three years. The Coast Guard Acquisition Directorate video was shot by Petty Officer 2nd Class Luke Clayton. The post Fire Scout UAS Operating from Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf appeared first on Defense Media Network.
  • Interview With Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick

    Rhonda Carpenter (Editor)
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:16 am
        On May 22, 2012, Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick became the 53rd U.S. Army chief of engineers and commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Bostick serves as the senior military officer overseeing most of the nation’s civil works infrastructure and military construction. Developing leaders is the most important thing we do. We are investing in our talent to retain highly skilled, competent, innovative, and adaptive leaders to move the organization forward in this challenging environment. As the USACE commanding general, he is responsible for more than 33,000…
  • VA Research: Cancer

    Craig Collins
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:18 am
    From the start of the VA’s cancer research program – the organization’s first centrally funded research laboratory was established in Hines, Illinois, in 1932 – its investigators have contributed to the world’s knowledge of how to prevent, detect, and treat cancer. VA researchers were among the first to identify, in the 1940s, the link between smoking and lung cancer; they also developed the nicotine patch, discovered the colonoscopy as a superior screening tool for colon cancer, conducted some of the first studies measuring the effects of radiation on cancer cells, and established…
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  • THE NANNY STATE

    Aaron
    9 Dec 2014 | 11:22 am
    Police in Small Wisconsin City Want Residents to Volunteer to Have Their Homes Searched for Guns Police in Beloit, Wisconsin, want residents to volunteer to let officers search their homes for firearms as part of a new initiative that officials … Continue reading → The post THE NANNY STATE appeared first on .
  • PANEL SAYS STATE CAN’T INTERVENE IN CONCEALED-WEAPON APPEAL

    Aaron
    12 Nov 2014 | 3:27 pm
    A federal appeals court decided Wednesday that California has no legal right to challenge a ruling that prevents counties from imposing strict requirements on carrying concealed weapons in public. The decision was another victory for gun rights advocates, but it … Continue reading → The post PANEL SAYS STATE CAN’T INTERVENE IN CONCEALED-WEAPON APPEAL appeared first on .
  • WHAT AMERICANS ARE SAYING ABOUT GUNS

    Aaron
    12 Nov 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Guess What Twice as Many Americans Are Saying About Guns Now as Compared to 10 Years Ago “Having a gun in the house — safer or more dangerous?” If you asked Americans that question 10 years ago, the majority would … Continue reading → The post WHAT AMERICANS ARE SAYING ABOUT GUNS appeared first on .
  • OPEN CARRYING A GUN AT A POLLING PLACE

    Aaron
    5 Nov 2014 | 3:41 pm
    This Guy Was Arrested in Alabama for Carrying His Gun at a Polling Place, and He’s Not Sorry: ‘I Was Not Going to Surrender a Right’ After he walked through the doors at an Alabama polling place Tuesday morning, open-carry … Continue reading → The post OPEN CARRYING A GUN AT A POLLING PLACE appeared first on .
  • 10 CRITICAL HABITS FOR WINNING A GUNFIGHT

    Aaron
    18 Oct 2014 | 7:36 pm
    There are certain lessons we can learn from a gunfight. We tend to learn more from our failures then our successes. To maintain a gunfighter mentality these are some critical habits you need to develop and continually drill in order to … Continue reading → The post 10 CRITICAL HABITS FOR WINNING A GUNFIGHT appeared first on .
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  • Personal: Chief Air Force Admits Abuse Occurred – Offers Unreserved Appology

    Richard Matthews
    20 Dec 2014 | 4:10 pm
    On Friday the 19th of December I received an early Christmas Present from the Chief, Air Force. Air Marshal Geoff Brown, AO. While this Christmas Present was a doubled edged sword it did finally give me something that has yet to be offered by Defence; it finally acknowledges that my personal account of abuse occurred and has resulted in "significant pain and suffering". Continue reading →
  • http://bit.ly/13Au0ck – AAP: Defence scandal victims reveal trauma #RCADF

    Richard Matthews
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:29 pm
    TWO women who had their sexual encounters discussed during the Australian Defence Force's "Knights of the Jedi Council" scandal say the experience has shattered their confidence. Continue reading →
  • Captain Paul McKay – Once a Navy Blue….

    Richard Matthews
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:10 am
    Tonight I can’t sleep. My thoughts are brought back to a young man who decided he could no longer fight the demon that is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; something he must have been contemplating at this very moment 365 days ago. Captain Paul McKay and I share more than the fact that we served in … Continue reading →
  • Unnecessary Government Groups Abolished in Pursuit of Surplus

    Richard Matthews
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:54 pm
    It is with great regret that I bring more news of the Abbott Liberal Government attacking our Veteran population with unwarranted and unneeded cuts all in what would be seen as an apparent Pursuit of a Surplus that will never come. I am drawn to a line from the Celtic Punk band, The Pogues - And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda: "And the band plays Waltzing Matilda and the old men answer to the call. But year after year their numbers get fewer some day no one will march there at all." It seems the Abbott Government wants there to be no more marches... Continue reading →
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