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  • Eurofighter unveils 1 billion-euro radar upgrade

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    Agence France-Presse
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Europe’s Eurofighter consortium committed Wednesday to a 1.0-billion-euro ($1.25-billion) upgrade to equip Typhoon combat jets with a more advanced type of radar. It said defence ministers from...
  • F-22s and F-35s Fly First Operational Integration Training Missions

    Defense Tech
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:21 pm
    This is what Air Force generals have envisioned for decades. Two sets of fifth generation fighters flew side-by-side earlier this month to practice offensive counter air, defensive counter air and interdiction missions together over Florida out of Eglin Air Force Base.It as the first time the F-35 and F-22 flew operational training missions together, Air Force officials said.Both fighters have had a turbulent development and the F-35 is far from complete, but this was the vision. The F-35 and F-22 teaming up to combat a first world air force like China or Russia.Air Force officials…
  • Insight on the Recent Launch of PureFunds ISE Cyber Security ETF (HACK)

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    20 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    New York, NY - Point Roberts, WA - November 20, 2014 (NHSK newswire) Investorideas.com (www.investorideas.com), a global news source covering leading sectors including cybersecurity and biometrics issues a recent Q&A interview discussing the recent launch of PureFunds ISE Cyber Security ETF (HACK).
  • F-22 and F-35 Integrated Training | Photos

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    18 Nov 2014 | 8:13 am
    Four F-22A Raptors from Joint Base Langley Eustis, which hosts Raptors of the 1st and 192nd Fighter Wings, deployed to Eglin Air Force Base to conduct integrated training with 58th Fighter Squadron F-35As early this month. The 58th Fighter Squadron “Mighty Gorillas” is the Air Force squadron of the three squadrons within the 33rd Fighter Wing, which is responsible for training Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps pilots on the three variants of the F-35. The Marine Corps’ VMFAT-501 “Warlords” is the F-35B training squadron in the wing, and the Navy’s VFA-101…
  • Medical Technology Breaking News: Aethlon Medical's (OTCBB: AEMD) Hemopurifier Used in Successful Treatment of Patient with Advanced Ebola Infection

    National Homeland Security Knowledgebase Newswire: Security and Defence News
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    SAN DIEGO and PHILADELPHIA - November 14, 2014 (NHSK newswire) The Aethlon Hemopurifier was used in the successful treatment of a critically-ill Ebola-infected patient in Frankfurt, Germany, according to data presented today at the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Annual Meeting by Helmut Geiger, M.D., Chief of Nephrology at Goethe University, Frankfurt University Hospital.
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  • Defense the difference for Gladiators - Staunton News Leader

    21 Nov 2014 | 5:27 pm
    Staunton News LeaderDefense the difference for GladiatorsStaunton News LeaderThe match was a clinic in solid defense for both teams. Every Riverheads player who spoke afterward was in awe of Goochland's libero, Sydney Alvis, who finished with 52 digs. She was seemingly everywhere on the court, keeping balls alive that the ...and more »
  • Stanford season mediocre despite defense that has delivered - SFGate

    21 Nov 2014 | 5:12 pm
    SFGateStanford season mediocre despite defense that has deliveredSFGateWhile the pressure will be on the Cardinal, it may weigh most heavily on their defense. That unit has had a very strong year, aside from the blown fourth-down pass coverage that cost the Cardinal the Notre Dame game and the 45 points that Oregon tacked Previewing the robber baron defenseCalifornia Golden Blogs (blog)Cal's porous pass defense could set recordsSan Jose Mercury Newsall 126 news articles »
  • Rams' defense closer to expectations - FOXSports.com

    21 Nov 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Rams' defense closer to expectationsFOXSports.comThe St. Louis Rams' hopes for a late-season rally rest on a defense that's been making its presence felt more and more. ''That'll definitely go down as one of my best hits ever,'' McLeod said. ''Very great play by me, and I'm glad to see Sanders is OK.''.and more »
  • Big 12 efficiency ratings: Baylor offense, Texas defense reign - NewsOK.com

    21 Nov 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Big 12 efficiency ratings: Baylor offense, Texas defense reignNewsOK.comTime for the weekly Big 12 efficiency rankings, and with Thanksgiving fast approaching, the teams are settling in to who they are. Baylor has the league's best offense. Texas has the league's best defense. Kansas and OSU are waltzing to determine the ...and more »
  • Su'a Cravens is key to USC's defense of UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley - Los Angeles Times

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:18 pm
    ESPN (blog)Su'a Cravens is key to USC's defense of UCLA quarterback Brett HundleyLos Angeles TimesUSC will need its entire defense to slow down UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley on Saturday at the Rose Bowl. Junior Leonard Williams anchors the first line of opposition, senior linebacker Hayes Pullard the second and, perhaps, recently reinstated senior ...A jagged upward trend: UCLA defense hits moment of truth versus USCESPN (blog)all 476 news articles »
 
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  • NSA Director Says US Infrastructure Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks

    Olivier Travers
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:57 am
    At a hearing held by the US House intelligence committee yesterday, NSA/USCYBERCOM director Adm. Michael Rogers said China and a couple other countries (whose name is classified) have the capabilities to possibly shut down critical/industrial systems in the United States such as part of the electric grid. AP | C-Span video (segment 29 minutes in). US Biz Dev NAVAIR is seeking information [FBO] about potential capabilities in the private sector to support Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) Performance Based Logistics (PBL) for the Navy, Marines, and FMS users of KC-130Js. The US Air Force…
  • Australia’s Next-Generation Submarines

    Joe Katzman
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:10 am
    Bridge to the future?(click to view full) In its 2009 White Paper, Australia’s Department of Defence and Labor Party government looked at the progress being made in ship killing surveillance-strike complexes, and at their need to defend large sea lanes, as key drivers shaping future navies. These premises are well accepted, but the White Paper’s conclusion was a surprise. It recommended a doubling of Australia’s submarine fleet to 12 boats by 2030-2040, all of which would be a new successor design that would replace the RAN’s Collins Class submarines. The surprise, and…
  • Serious Dollars for AEGIS Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD)

    Joe Katzman
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:15 am
    AEGIS-BMD: CG-70launches SM-3(click to view full) The AEGIS Ballistic Missile Defense System seamlessly integrates the SPY-1 radar, the MK 41 Vertical Launching System for missiles, the SM-3 Standard missile, and the ship’s command and control system, in order to give ships the ability to defend against enemy ballistic missiles. Like its less-capable AEGIS counterpart, AEGIS BMD can also work with other radars on land and sea via Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC), receiving cues from other platforms and providing information to them, in order to create a more detailed battle…
  • EA-18G Program: The USA’s Electronic Growler

    Joe Katzman
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:10 am
    EA-18G at Pax The USA’s electronic attack fighters are a unique, overworked, and nearly obsolete capability. With the retirement of the US Air Force’s long-range EF-111 Raven “Spark ‘Vark,” the aging 4-seat EA-6B Prowlers became the USA’s only remaining fighter for radar jamming, communications jamming and information operations like signals interception [1]. Despite their age and performance limits, they’ve been predictably busy on the front lines, used for everything from escorting strike aircraft against heavily defended targets, to disrupting…
  • Jumped-up JSTARS: What Future for the USAF’s Ground Surveillance Planes?

    Joe Katzman
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:05 am
    E-8C JSTARS Connectivity(click to view larger) The USA’s 17-plane E-8C J-STARS (Joint Surveillance Targeting and Attack Radar System) fleet’s ability to monitor enemy ground movements over very wide areas, while seeing through problematic weather conditions, has made it an invaluable contributor to every US military ground campaign over the last 15+ years. Other countries are finally introducing similar capabilities, but the JSTARS fleet size, maturity, and array of functions make it a unique class asset for America’s entire alliance structure. All Boeing 707 family E-8…
 
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  • Eurofighter and NETMA Sign One Billion Euro Radar Contract

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    20 Nov 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Defence Ministers from the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and Spain met in Edinburgh, Scotland, on Wednesday 19th November to witness the signing of a €1bn contract for the development of a...
  • Russia urges Ukraine not to join NATO

    Agence France-Presse
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Russia on Wednesday called for Ukraine to stay out of the NATO alliance, insisting that a “non-aligned status” was in the interests of the ex-Soviet country. “There is no doubt that...
  • Eurofighter unveils 1 billion-euro radar upgrade

    Agence France-Presse
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Europe’s Eurofighter consortium committed Wednesday to a 1.0-billion-euro ($1.25-billion) upgrade to equip Typhoon combat jets with a more advanced type of radar. It said defence ministers from...
  • Pakistani army chief in first US visit

    Agence France-Presse
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:55 pm
    Pakistan’s army chief is holding talks with top US generals and officials this week in the first visit to the United States by the country’s powerful military commander in four years,...
  • Deal with Iran could end isolation but would it stop an arms race?

    Agence France-Presse
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:43 pm
    A deal on Iran’s nuclear program this week would be a historic step towards ending the country’s international isolation, but analysts remain divided on whether it would help stabilize...
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  • European Air Forces to get AESA radars for their Typhoons

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    21 Nov 2014 | 1:13 pm
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  • France orders 12 Airbus A330 MRTT aerial refuellers

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    21 Nov 2014 | 12:38 pm
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  • Russia could sue France for failing to deliver amphibious ship

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    21 Nov 2014 | 12:29 pm
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    21 Nov 2014 | 5:28 am
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  • Airshow China Photo Report – Robotics

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    14 Nov 2014 | 1:39 pm
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  • A320s C Checks Pick Up Pace In 2015

    1 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    The A320 is forecast to generate $393 million in C checks next year A320 retrofits will be a boon for industry as buyers and lessors work toward meeting AD requirements. read more
  • Aircelle Opens Nacelle Repair Workshop In France

    1 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    Aircelle bets on nacelle maintenance business Aircelle Europe developing leading position as nacelle service provider for Airbus Neo models read more
  • Qantas Set To Refurbish Mainline Types

    1 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    Qantas plans upgrades for A330s, 737s Fleet-wide interior upgrades planned by Qantas to keep its Boeing and Airbus models competitive read more
  • DARPA Researchers Studying Synthetic Biology

    24 Nov 2014 | 2:58 pm
    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is tackling the potential of synthetic biology to improve national security, according to Darpa’s director. Arati Prabhakar said the science of creating new genetic code that doesn’t exist in nature could lead to developing highly energetic fuels, sensing capabilities, new ways to deal with infectious diseases like Ebola and ways to counter adversaries who might turn the new technology into a weapon. read more
  • Pentagon, Lockheed Sign F-35 LRIP 8 Deal

    24 Nov 2014 | 2:58 pm
    The Pentagon and Lockheed Martin have agreed to cost targets for the eighth low-rate, initial production (LRIP) lot of F-35s, setting theirs sights on $94.8 million per F-35A.  Target cost for the F-35B, to be used by the U.S. Marine Corps, is $102 million and the F-35C Navy variant is targeted at $115.7 million, according to Joe Dellavedova, F-35 spokesman for the Pentagon.  read more
 
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  • GAO Says Ford Carrier Cost Will Likely Increase

    Mike McCarthy
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:37 pm
    The Government Accountability Office issued a report this week predicting that the cost of the Navy’s first of the Gerald R. Ford class (CVN-78) of aircraft carriers will further rise from the current estimate of $12.9 billion and says the service is using funding maneuvers to mask the full cost of building the ship. The [...]The post GAO Says Ford Carrier Cost Will Likely Increase appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • With Obama Moving On Immigration, Johnson Okays Border Security Task Forces

    Calvin Biesecker
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has directed his department to begin taking the necessary steps to set up three interagency task forces aimed at bolstering the security of the nation’s southern border as part of President Barack Obama’s executive actions toward immigration reform. Johnson on Thursday directed the Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection (CBP), [...]The post With Obama Moving On Immigration, Johnson Okays Border Security Task Forces appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • DEFENSE WATCH

    Megan Eckstein
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:12 pm
      New GOP Appropriators. The House Appropriations Committee announced it would have four new Republican members in January:  David Jolly, from the Florida district of the late long-time appropriator and defense industry supporter Bill Young; Scott Rigell, whose Virginia district includes Naval Base Norfolk and surrounding military installations and contractors; as well as Even Jenkins [...]The post DEFENSE WATCH appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Navy Plans Expanding Vipersat COMSATCOM Technology In FY ’16

    Patrick Host
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:54 pm
    The Navy plans on expanding a commercial satellite communications (COMSATCOM) technology that enables bandwidth sharing throughout its patrol coastal (PC) fleet by fiscal year 2016. The technology, known Vipersat, improves the efficiency of bandwidth purchased by dynamically-adjusting bandwidth among various ships to meet mission and data throughput, or capacity, requirements, according to a Navy spokesman. [...]The post Navy Plans Expanding Vipersat COMSATCOM Technology In FY ’16 appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Pentagon, Lockheed Martin Ink $4.7 Billion Deal For 43 F-35s

    Mike McCarthy
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:48 pm
    The Pentagon and Lockheed Martin [LMT] have reached a $4.7 billion agreement for the production of 43 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters for the U.S. military and foreign nations, the program office said Friday. The contract marks the eighth low-rate initial-production batch of the stealth fighter jets and reflects an average 3.5 percent reduction for each [...]The post Pentagon, Lockheed Martin Ink $4.7 Billion Deal For 43 F-35s appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
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  • GAO Says Ford Carrier Cost Will Likely Increase

    Mike McCarthy
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:37 pm
    The Government Accountability Office issued a report this week predicting that the cost of the Navy’s first of the Gerald R. Ford class (CVN-78) of aircraft carriers will further rise from the current estimate of $12.9 billion and says the service is using funding maneuvers to mask the full cost of building the ship. The [...]The post GAO Says Ford Carrier Cost Will Likely Increase appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • With Obama Moving On Immigration, Johnson Okays Border Security Task Forces

    Calvin Biesecker
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has directed his department to begin taking the necessary steps to set up three interagency task forces aimed at bolstering the security of the nation’s southern border as part of President Barack Obama’s executive actions toward immigration reform. Johnson on Thursday directed the Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection (CBP), [...]The post With Obama Moving On Immigration, Johnson Okays Border Security Task Forces appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • DEFENSE WATCH

    Megan Eckstein
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:12 pm
      New GOP Appropriators. The House Appropriations Committee announced it would have four new Republican members in January:  David Jolly, from the Florida district of the late long-time appropriator and defense industry supporter Bill Young; Scott Rigell, whose Virginia district includes Naval Base Norfolk and surrounding military installations and contractors; as well as Even Jenkins [...]The post DEFENSE WATCH appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Navy Plans Expanding Vipersat COMSATCOM Technology In FY ’16

    Patrick Host
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:54 pm
    The Navy plans on expanding a commercial satellite communications (COMSATCOM) technology that enables bandwidth sharing throughout its patrol coastal (PC) fleet by fiscal year 2016. The technology, known Vipersat, improves the efficiency of bandwidth purchased by dynamically-adjusting bandwidth among various ships to meet mission and data throughput, or capacity, requirements, according to a Navy spokesman. [...]The post Navy Plans Expanding Vipersat COMSATCOM Technology In FY ’16 appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Pentagon, Lockheed Martin Ink $4.7 Billion Deal For 43 F-35s

    Mike McCarthy
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:48 pm
    The Pentagon and Lockheed Martin [LMT] have reached a $4.7 billion agreement for the production of 43 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters for the U.S. military and foreign nations, the program office said Friday. The contract marks the eighth low-rate initial-production batch of the stealth fighter jets and reflects an average 3.5 percent reduction for each [...]The post Pentagon, Lockheed Martin Ink $4.7 Billion Deal For 43 F-35s appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
 
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  • GAO Says Ford Carrier Cost Will Likely Increase

    Mike McCarthy
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:37 pm
    The Government Accountability Office issued a report this week predicting that the cost of the Navy’s first of the Gerald R. Ford class (CVN-78) of aircraft carriers will further rise from the current estimate of $12.9 billion and says the service is using funding maneuvers to mask the full cost of building the ship. The [...]The post GAO Says Ford Carrier Cost Will Likely Increase appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • With Obama Moving On Immigration, Johnson Okays Border Security Task Forces

    Calvin Biesecker
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has directed his department to begin taking the necessary steps to set up three interagency task forces aimed at bolstering the security of the nation’s southern border as part of President Barack Obama’s executive actions toward immigration reform. Johnson on Thursday directed the Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection (CBP), [...]The post With Obama Moving On Immigration, Johnson Okays Border Security Task Forces appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • DEFENSE WATCH

    Megan Eckstein
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:12 pm
      New GOP Appropriators. The House Appropriations Committee announced it would have four new Republican members in January:  David Jolly, from the Florida district of the late long-time appropriator and defense industry supporter Bill Young; Scott Rigell, whose Virginia district includes Naval Base Norfolk and surrounding military installations and contractors; as well as Even Jenkins [...]The post DEFENSE WATCH appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Navy Plans Expanding Vipersat COMSATCOM Technology In FY ’16

    Patrick Host
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:54 pm
    The Navy plans on expanding a commercial satellite communications (COMSATCOM) technology that enables bandwidth sharing throughout its patrol coastal (PC) fleet by fiscal year 2016. The technology, known Vipersat, improves the efficiency of bandwidth purchased by dynamically-adjusting bandwidth among various ships to meet mission and data throughput, or capacity, requirements, according to a Navy spokesman. [...]The post Navy Plans Expanding Vipersat COMSATCOM Technology In FY ’16 appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Pentagon, Lockheed Martin Ink $4.7 Billion Deal For 43 F-35s

    Mike McCarthy
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:48 pm
    The Pentagon and Lockheed Martin [LMT] have reached a $4.7 billion agreement for the production of 43 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters for the U.S. military and foreign nations, the program office said Friday. The contract marks the eighth low-rate initial-production batch of the stealth fighter jets and reflects an average 3.5 percent reduction for each [...]The post Pentagon, Lockheed Martin Ink $4.7 Billion Deal For 43 F-35s appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
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  • GAO Says Ford Carrier Cost Will Likely Increase

    Mike McCarthy
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:37 pm
    The Government Accountability Office issued a report this week predicting that the cost of the Navy’s first of the Gerald R. Ford class (CVN-78) of aircraft carriers will further rise from the current estimate of $12.9 billion and says the service is using funding maneuvers to mask the full cost of building the ship. The [...]The post GAO Says Ford Carrier Cost Will Likely Increase appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • With Obama Moving On Immigration, Johnson Okays Border Security Task Forces

    Calvin Biesecker
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has directed his department to begin taking the necessary steps to set up three interagency task forces aimed at bolstering the security of the nation’s southern border as part of President Barack Obama’s executive actions toward immigration reform. Johnson on Thursday directed the Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection (CBP), [...]The post With Obama Moving On Immigration, Johnson Okays Border Security Task Forces appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • DEFENSE WATCH

    Megan Eckstein
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:12 pm
      New GOP Appropriators. The House Appropriations Committee announced it would have four new Republican members in January:  David Jolly, from the Florida district of the late long-time appropriator and defense industry supporter Bill Young; Scott Rigell, whose Virginia district includes Naval Base Norfolk and surrounding military installations and contractors; as well as Even Jenkins [...]The post DEFENSE WATCH appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Navy Plans Expanding Vipersat COMSATCOM Technology In FY ’16

    Patrick Host
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:54 pm
    The Navy plans on expanding a commercial satellite communications (COMSATCOM) technology that enables bandwidth sharing throughout its patrol coastal (PC) fleet by fiscal year 2016. The technology, known Vipersat, improves the efficiency of bandwidth purchased by dynamically-adjusting bandwidth among various ships to meet mission and data throughput, or capacity, requirements, according to a Navy spokesman. [...]The post Navy Plans Expanding Vipersat COMSATCOM Technology In FY ’16 appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Pentagon, Lockheed Martin Ink $4.7 Billion Deal For 43 F-35s

    Mike McCarthy
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:48 pm
    The Pentagon and Lockheed Martin [LMT] have reached a $4.7 billion agreement for the production of 43 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters for the U.S. military and foreign nations, the program office said Friday. The contract marks the eighth low-rate initial-production batch of the stealth fighter jets and reflects an average 3.5 percent reduction for each [...]The post Pentagon, Lockheed Martin Ink $4.7 Billion Deal For 43 F-35s appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
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  • Pentagon Satellites to Persistently Stare at Targets in 10 Years

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:13 pm
    Over the next decade, the Pentagon plans to launch satellites that offer a revolutionary leap in surveillance technology by persistently staring at targets from space for long periods of time, an official said.Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Michael Vickers gave the estimate at a defense conference this week in Washington, D.C.The Defense Department is at a “pivotal moment for intelligence” due to the rapid technological and geopolitical change underway throughout the world, he said. Adapting to the environment requires requires both short– and long-term investments, he…
  • Navy Plans for Fighter to Replace the F/A-18 Hornet in 2030s

    20 Nov 2014 | 4:06 pm
    The Navy is beginning to work on a a next-generation carrier-launched fighter jet to replace the existing F/A-18 Super Hornet and Growler aircraft by 2030 and supplement the F-35C the Pentagon is still developing, service officials said.The Navy effort, called the F/A-XX study, includes early work on the desired technological capabilities for the new aircraft. The idea is to have a new aircraft ready and producible by the time existing F/A-18s reach their end-of-service dates. Navy officials emphasize that the early work is in the very early stages and purely a conceptual effort to explore…
  • USSOCOM Wants Computer-Draining Tech

    19 Nov 2014 | 2:19 pm
    U.S. Special Operations Command wants its operators to be able to drain intelligence from enemy computers, so they don’t have to lug them off the battlefield.Intelligence gathering is a critical part of special-ops missions to capture or kill high-value targets such as the SEAL Team 6 raid that killed Osama bin Laden.Operators grab as much hardware as they can carry off of an objective. Now SOCOM is looking for a better way.The command is inviting the defense industry to participate in an “assessment event for the next generation of document and media exploitation devices in March of 2015…
  • Rosetta Boosts Hopes of Deflecting Earth-Killing Asteroids

    18 Nov 2014 | 2:43 pm
    The primary goal of the pioneering spacecraft that landed on a comet last week is to search for clues about the composition of the early solar system.But the European Space Agency’s historic Rosetta mission might also have a futuristic defense application. It adds weight to the idea that small spacecraft may be able to protect Earth from big objects like asteroids and comets using gravitational force alone.The concept, known as a gravity tractor, has been around for almost a decade. Now, Rosetta could bring more data to the science.“If you were aware of a potentially hazardous object like…
  • F-22s and F-35s Fly First Operational Integration Training Missions

    17 Nov 2014 | 10:21 pm
    This is what Air Force generals have envisioned for decades. Two sets of fifth generation fighters flew side-by-side earlier this month to practice offensive counter air, defensive counter air and interdiction missions together over Florida out of Eglin Air Force Base.It as the first time the F-35 and F-22 flew operational training missions together, Air Force officials said.Both fighters have had a turbulent development and the F-35 is far from complete, but this was the vision. The F-35 and F-22 teaming up to combat a first world air force like China or Russia.Air Force officials…
 
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  • China policies fuel tensions with US: commission

    20 Nov 2014 | 7:29 am
    Washington (AFP) Nov 20, 2014 China's souring foreign investment climate, "unfair" trade practices and inceased military spending heightened tensions between the United States and Beijing in 2014, a US commission said Thursday. Security ties between the two world powers deteriorated this year amid increased territorial disputes in the South China Sea. These potential China-US military confrontations risk escalating i
  • China Premier calls for greater role in shaping Web

    20 Nov 2014 | 7:29 am
    Hangzhou, China (AFP) Nov 20, 2014 Chinese Premier Li Keqiang Thursday demanded a greater role for Beijing in shaping the global Internet, calling for "order" online as he failed to address his government's censorship of content it deems politically sensitive. "We believe in an open, transparent and above all safe Internet," Li said on the sidelines of a Chinese-created Internet conference. "That requires an Internet shar
  • Launched Russian satellites to reach 150 by 2025

    20 Nov 2014 | 7:29 am
    Moscow (XNA) Nov 19, 2014 Russia will increase the number of its orbital satellites to 150 by 2025, head of Russia's United Rocket Space Corporation (URSC) said Monday. "According to the federal space program's new project, the number of orbital satellites with social-economic purpose will be doubled to 75, while the number of the satellites for government needs is expected to reach 150 by 2025," Igor Komarov said.
  • 'Concerned' Kerry joins troubled Iran nuclear talks

    20 Nov 2014 | 7:29 am
    Vienna (AFP) Nov 20, 2014 US Secretary of State John Kerry joined troubled Iran nuclear talks in Vienna on Thursday, four days before a looming deadline, with Russia warning that getting a deal will be "very difficult". Speaking in Paris earlier, Kerry said that with British counterpart Philip Hammond - who said on Wednesday he was "not optimistic" - and the other powers he was "concerned about the gaps". "We a
  • Signs N.Korea preparing bomb material amid nuclear test threats

    20 Nov 2014 | 7:29 am
    Seoul (AFP) Nov 20, 2014 New satellite imagery suggests North Korea may be firing up a facility for processing weapons-grade plutonium, as Pyongyang Thursday threatened a fresh nuclear test in response to UN condemnation of its rights record. The images show steam rising from a re-processing plant at the North's main Yongbyon nuclear complex - a sign consistent with maintenance and testing prior to commencing opera
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  • GAO Says Ford Carrier Cost Will Likely Increase

    Mike McCarthy
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:37 pm
    The Government Accountability Office issued a report this week predicting that the cost of the Navy’s first of the Gerald R. Ford class (CVN-78) of aircraft carriers will further rise from the current estimate of $12.9 billion and says the service is using funding maneuvers to mask the full cost of building the ship. The [...]The post GAO Says Ford Carrier Cost Will Likely Increase appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • With Obama Moving On Immigration, Johnson Okays Border Security Task Forces

    Calvin Biesecker
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has directed his department to begin taking the necessary steps to set up three interagency task forces aimed at bolstering the security of the nation’s southern border as part of President Barack Obama’s executive actions toward immigration reform. Johnson on Thursday directed the Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection (CBP), [...]The post With Obama Moving On Immigration, Johnson Okays Border Security Task Forces appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • DEFENSE WATCH

    Megan Eckstein
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:12 pm
      New GOP Appropriators. The House Appropriations Committee announced it would have four new Republican members in January:  David Jolly, from the Florida district of the late long-time appropriator and defense industry supporter Bill Young; Scott Rigell, whose Virginia district includes Naval Base Norfolk and surrounding military installations and contractors; as well as Even Jenkins [...]The post DEFENSE WATCH appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Navy Plans Expanding Vipersat COMSATCOM Technology In FY ’16

    Patrick Host
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:54 pm
    The Navy plans on expanding a commercial satellite communications (COMSATCOM) technology that enables bandwidth sharing throughout its patrol coastal (PC) fleet by fiscal year 2016. The technology, known Vipersat, improves the efficiency of bandwidth purchased by dynamically-adjusting bandwidth among various ships to meet mission and data throughput, or capacity, requirements, according to a Navy spokesman. [...]The post Navy Plans Expanding Vipersat COMSATCOM Technology In FY ’16 appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Pentagon, Lockheed Martin Ink $4.7 Billion Deal For 43 F-35s

    Mike McCarthy
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:48 pm
    The Pentagon and Lockheed Martin [LMT] have reached a $4.7 billion agreement for the production of 43 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters for the U.S. military and foreign nations, the program office said Friday. The contract marks the eighth low-rate initial-production batch of the stealth fighter jets and reflects an average 3.5 percent reduction for each [...]The post Pentagon, Lockheed Martin Ink $4.7 Billion Deal For 43 F-35s appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
 
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  • News story: UK troops conduct joint exercise in Poland

    HM Government
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:49 am
    The King’s Royal Hussars Battlegroup is taking part in Exercise Black Eagle in the Zagan Training area in south-west Poland. The exercise is under the command of the 10th Polish Armoured Cavalry Brigade and UK troops are working alongside the 1st Polish Tank Battalion. The exercise, which will include live-firing, is designed to help the two Armed Forces operate more effectively with each other. Exercise Black Eagle is a also a demonstration of the UK’s support to NATO reassurance measures, which includes: deployment of RAF Typhoon aircraft to the Baltic air policing mission deployment of…
  • News story: Defence Secretary visits Canada

    HM Government
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:39 am
    On his first official visit to the country, Mr Fallon laid a wreath at the National War Memorial to mark the contribution of Canadian service personnel, who have stood shoulder to shoulder with the UK from the First World War to today’s coalition operations against ISIL. The ceremony had particular poignancy as the wreath was laid close to the site where Corporal Nathan Cirillo was murdered on 22 October, while standing guard at the memorial. The Defence Secretary also visited a recently unveiled plaque to commemorate Victoria Cross winners who reside in Canada. Later Mr Fallon will be…
  • FOI release: FOI responses released by MOD: week commencing 10 November 2014

    HM Government
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:02 am
    Updated: Added new FOI response for UKHO maternity and paternity pay and leave entitlement.Ministry of Defence (MOD) Freedom of Information (FOI) responses released during the week commencing 10 November 2014.
  • Guidance: SCE recruitment: teaching vacancies

    HM Government
    4 Aug 2014 | 3:54 am
    Updated: Added a MS/UPS teacher vacancy.A list of current Service Children’s Education teaching vacancies. Related information Civil Service jobs website Service Children’s Education
  • Guidance: MOD Police committee: independent members and guidance documents

    HM Government
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:35 am
    Updated: Added a register of disclosable interests.Documents include the membership list of the independent members of the MOD Police Committee and guidance with regards to code of conduct and register of interests. Related information MOD Police committee: terms of reference
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  • Eurofighter and NETMA Sign One Billion Euro Radar Contract

    Eurofighter GmgH
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Defence Ministers from the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and Spain met in Edinburgh, Scotland, on Wednesday 19th November to witness the signing of a €1bn contract for the development of a...
  • Russia urges Ukraine not to join NATO

    Agence France-Presse
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Russia on Wednesday called for Ukraine to stay out of the NATO alliance, insisting that a “non-aligned status” was in the interests of the ex-Soviet country. “There is no doubt that...
  • Eurofighter unveils 1 billion-euro radar upgrade

    Agence France-Presse
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Europe’s Eurofighter consortium committed Wednesday to a 1.0-billion-euro ($1.25-billion) upgrade to equip Typhoon combat jets with a more advanced type of radar. It said defence ministers from...
  • Pakistani army chief in first US visit

    Agence France-Presse
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:55 pm
    Pakistan’s army chief is holding talks with top US generals and officials this week in the first visit to the United States by the country’s powerful military commander in four years,...
  • Deal with Iran could end isolation but would it stop an arms race?

    Agence France-Presse
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:43 pm
    A deal on Iran’s nuclear program this week would be a historic step towards ending the country’s international isolation, but analysts remain divided on whether it would help stabilize...
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  • Fourth S-400 missile defense regiment put on combat duty near Moscow — Defense Ministry

    Ko Savonije
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:11 am
    A new regiment equipped with the S-400 Triumf air defense missile systems has taken up combat duty in the Moscow Region, a spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry said on Thursday."The Russian Aerospace Defense Forces currently have four anti-aircraft regiments equipped with the newest S-400 Triumf systems that ensure air defense of Moscow and the central industrial region," Alexey Zolotukhin said.S-400 Triumf (NATO Designation SA-21 Growler) anti-aircraft systems can engage targets at a maximum range of up to 400 km at an altitude of 40,000-50,000 meters.Read more
  • Northrop Grumman Introduces Viper™ 2.1 Laser

    Ko Savonije
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:04 am
    Northrop Grumman Corporation's Laser Systems business unit has announced its new Viper™ 2.1 laser, featuring a form factor and interface for use on all directed infrared countermeasure (DIRCM) systems.The Viper™ 2.1 is the latest in the family of Viper™ lasers designed specifically for DIRCM systems. After five years of funding, development and testing, the Viper™ 2.1 will soon be ready for full-scale production alongside the venerable Viper™ family of DIRCM lasers. Viper™ lasers have been fielded and are in full operation on approximately 55 different types of rotary- and…
  • Akash missiles hit target

    Ko Savonije
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:54 am
    India Thursday test fired two Akash surface-to -air missiles successfully from a base in Odisha.The two missiles were simultaneously launched from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in Balasore district against two flying targets."The test was successful. The missiles intercepted moving unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)," Chandipur ITR director M.V.K.V. Prasad told IANS.Read more
  • Two Navy supply ships collide in Gulf of Aden, no injuries

    Ko Savonije
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:46 am
    Two U.S. navy supply ships collided in the Gulf of Aden early Thursday, apparently suffering only minor damage, the U.S. Navy said in a release. No one was injured.The USNS Amelia Earhart and USNS Walter S. Diehl were beginning a replenishment operation, when the collision occurred at 5:26 a.m. Both ships are continuing their assigned missions, the Navy said.The Earhart is a dry cargo and ammunition supply ship, and the Diehl is a replenishment oiler. Read more
  • U.S. Aircraft Carrier’s Cost Likely to Rise Again, GAO Says

    Ko Savonije
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:35 am
    The cost of the U.S. Navy’s new aircraft carrier is likely to keep rising from the $12.9 billion now estimated, with the final price masked by deferring some work until after the ship is delivered, the Government Accountability Office said.In the latest in a series of reports offering political ammunition to critics of the Navy’s most expensive warship, the GAO yesterday reaffirmed its earlier concerns that the Ford-class carrier being built by Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. (HII) will cost more and take longer to complete than advertised.“With the shipbuilder embarking on one of…
 
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  • European Air Forces to get AESA radars for their Typhoons

    News Desk
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:13 pm
    The Eurofighter Typhoon will be equipped with Captor E – a new generation of electronically scanned  radar  to be produced by a
  • France orders 12 Airbus A330 MRTT aerial refuellers

    News Desk
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Airbus Defence and Space has been selected by the French Ministry of Defence to supply 12 A330 MRTT new generation air-to-air refuelling aircraft for the French Air Force. The first delivery is foreseen for 2018, followed by the second in 2019, and then at a rate of one or two per year.
  • Russia could sue France for failing to deliver amphibious ship

    Tamir Eshel
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Russia’s envoy to NATO, Alexander Grushko said that Moscow will not rule out legal action against France if it fails to honor its contractual obligation to to deliver the two Mistral-class amphibious assault ships.
  • Defense-Update 2014 Reader Survey

    Tamir Eshel
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:28 am
    We invite you to participate in our annual reader survey - help us better prepare our editorial plan to meet your expectations - by answering few, short questions...
  • Airshow China Photo Report – Robotics

    News Desk
    14 Nov 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Sharp Claw 2 wheeled 6×6 UGV, an unmanned platform designed for combat recce, patrol, assault and transport missions. The system is designed
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  • European Air Forces to get AESA radars for their Typhoons

    News Desk
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:13 pm
    The Eurofighter Typhoon will be equipped with Captor E – a new generation of electronically scanned  radar  to be produced by a
  • France orders 12 Airbus A330 MRTT aerial refuellers

    News Desk
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Airbus Defence and Space has been selected by the French Ministry of Defence to supply 12 A330 MRTT new generation air-to-air refuelling aircraft for the French Air Force. The first delivery is foreseen for 2018, followed by the second in 2019, and then at a rate of one or two per year.
  • Russia could sue France for failing to deliver amphibious ship

    Tamir Eshel
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Russia’s envoy to NATO, Alexander Grushko said that Moscow will not rule out legal action against France if it fails to honor its contractual obligation to to deliver the two Mistral-class amphibious assault ships.
  • Defense-Update 2014 Reader Survey

    Tamir Eshel
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:28 am
    We invite you to participate in our annual reader survey - help us better prepare our editorial plan to meet your expectations - by answering few, short questions...
  • Airshow China Photo Report – Robotics

    News Desk
    14 Nov 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Sharp Claw 2 wheeled 6×6 UGV, an unmanned platform designed for combat recce, patrol, assault and transport missions. The system is designed
 
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  • DARPA Seeks Drone-carrying Airborne Mothership

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:56 pm
    DARPA recently released a Request for Information (ROI) on “concept feasibility, unique and enabling platform technologies, system architectures, concepts of … The post DARPA Seeks...
  • U.S. Armor Developments: After Abrams

    J.R. Wilson
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    The follow-on to the Abrams was to have been part of the Army’s Future Combat Systems (FCS), a family of … The post U.S. Armor Developments: After Abrams appeared first on Defense Media...
  • Better Treatments, Better Outcomes for Veterans with Hepatitis C

    Craig Collins
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:22 am
    In 1989, when hepatitis C virus (HCV) was confirmed as a distinct genus of disease-causing virus, it was already known … The post Better Treatments, Better Outcomes for Veterans with Hepatitis...
  • F-22 and F-35 Integrated Training | Photos

    Defense Media Network
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:13 am
    Four F-22A Raptors from Joint Base Langley Eustis, which hosts Raptors of the 1st and 192nd Fighter Wings, deployed to … The post F-22 and F-35 Integrated Training | Photos appeared first on...
  • PowerArmor Solar Panels Provide Ballistic Protection Along With Electricity

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    IDG Europe has introduced a new solar panel system that provides ballistic protection along with electrical power, and is lighter … The post PowerArmor Solar Panels Provide Ballistic...
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  • DARPA Seeks Drone-carrying Airborne Mothership

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:56 pm
    DARPA recently released a Request for Information (ROI) on “concept feasibility, unique and enabling platform technologies, system architectures, concepts of operation, modeling and simulation, potential demonstration platforms and approaches, and reusable low-cost delivery vehicle (UAS) platform concepts” for an airborne mothership for small unmanned aerial vehicles. The agency wants to look at proposals that would employ an existing large aircraft “that, with minimal modification, could launch and recover multiple small unmanned systems from a standoff distance,” according to the…
  • U.S. Armor Developments: After Abrams

    J.R. Wilson
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    The follow-on to the Abrams was to have been part of the Army’s Future Combat Systems (FCS), a family of vehicles designed together to function in a highly networked battlespace. When FCS was canceled by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates in 2009, individual components were split off as independent programs. Among those was the Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV), the first component of which will be an advanced Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV). At this point, the GCV program office has no directive to design a new tank, but some of the development efforts going into the IFV may be adaptable to a…
  • Better Treatments, Better Outcomes for Veterans with Hepatitis C

    Craig Collins
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:22 am
    In 1989, when hepatitis C virus (HCV) was confirmed as a distinct genus of disease-causing virus, it was already known that thousands of American veterans had been infected with the disease. The discovery marked the onset of the VA’s hepatitis C program, perhaps the nation’s most comprehensive integrated system of HCV care and research. A communicable disease passed almost entirely through blood-to-blood contact, hepatitis C is fought off successfully in the “acute” phase – the first six months after infection – by about 15 to 40 percent of those infected. The remainder of those…
  • F-22 and F-35 Integrated Training | Photos

    Defense Media Network
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:13 am
    Four F-22A Raptors from Joint Base Langley Eustis, which hosts Raptors of the 1st and 192nd Fighter Wings, deployed to Eglin Air Force Base to conduct integrated training with 58th Fighter Squadron F-35As early this month. The 58th Fighter Squadron “Mighty Gorillas” is the Air Force squadron of the three squadrons within the 33rd Fighter Wing, which is responsible for training Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps pilots on the three variants of the F-35. The Marine Corps’ VMFAT-501 “Warlords” is the F-35B training squadron in the wing, and the Navy’s VFA-101…
  • PowerArmor Solar Panels Provide Ballistic Protection Along With Electricity

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    IDG Europe has introduced a new solar panel system that provides ballistic protection along with electrical power, and is lighter and more portable than current systems, according to a DSM Dyneema press release. The PowerArmor units from IDG Europe feature low-reflectance solar panels protected by an anti-ballistic surface made in an exceptionally strong unidirectional fiber-reinforced composite from DSM Dyneema. The composite is based on an ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fiber (UHMWPE) produced by and branded as Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber™. Panels made from…
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  • Global MilSatCom 2014

    admin
    5 Nov 2014 | 5:25 am
    Inmarsat Global Government will be presenting results from recent trials and operational deployments to show how high-throughput mobile satellite services can increase force capability yet reduce costs. Andy Start, President, Global Government, will be presenting the evidence on the first day of Global MilSatCom which runs from 4-6 November at the Park Plaza Riverbank, London. […]
  • Inmarsat Approves Worlds First Isatdock2 For Isatphone 2 By Beam

    admin
    5 Nov 2014 | 5:06 am
    Beam Communications Pty. Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of World Reach Limited (ASX: WRR) announces that they have received Inmarsat approval for its range of BEAM IsatDock2 docking stations for the recently released Inmarsat IsatPhone satellite handset. This additional docking station development further enhances BEAM’s position providing one of the broadest range of satellite […]
  • Virgin Atlantic to Offer New Gogo Satellite-Internet Service

    admin
    23 Sep 2014 | 5:13 am
    Virgin Atlantic Airways will introduce high-speed Internet connectivity on its flights as it becomes the first European customer for a new in-flight connectivity system being sold by Gogo Inc. Virgin Atlantic will use Gogo’s new satellite-based system, called “2Ku,” that could allow limited live-streaming video for some passengers, said Michael Small, president and chief executive […]
  • Hawaiian Airlines Pioneers Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband for Safety Services

    admin
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:43 am
    Hawaiian Airlines will become the first commercial airline to install Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband for flight deck applications, including Safety Services, on its Boeing 767-300s. The airline will use the system for Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) data messages, live Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) updates, and Airline Operational Communication (AOC) voice and data. Inmarsat and […]
  • VSAT Satellite Terminals provide high-speed data transmission during critical missions

    admin
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:40 am
    Intended for first responder and military use, VSAT Satellite Terminals helps ensure fast, effective responses during critical missions. Supplied in man-portable and airline checkable packages, systems utilize traditional dish equipment to provide high bandwidth data connections through geostationary satellites in X, Ku, and Ka bands. Transmit data speeds up to 5 Mbps and receive speeds […]
 
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  • 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....
  • Iran has flown its smaller version of the RQ-170

    ShahryarHedayat
    12 Nov 2014 | 5:32 am
    , Hajizadeh had informed in September that "the prototype model of this drone (which was 60% smaller than the original drone in size) flew about three months ago We have plans to bring into...
  • Submarine communications

    thejackel
    9 Nov 2014 | 3:24 am
    Hello, I am interrested in defence communication systems and I would like to know some more about the communication of submarines. - How do submarines communicate with ships and onshore...
  • Possible Singaporean Aircraft Carrier

    CheeZe
    3 Nov 2014 | 2:47 am
    Is a Light Carrier in Singapore's Future? | Defense News | defensenews.com (http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140301/DEFREG03/303010020/Is-Light-Carrier-Singapore-s-Future-) Thought there was a...
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  • DARPA Seeks Drone-carrying Airborne Mothership

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:56 pm
    DARPA recently released a Request for Information (ROI) on “concept feasibility, unique and enabling platform technologies, system architectures, concepts of operation, modeling and simulation, potential demonstration platforms and approaches, and reusable low-cost delivery vehicle (UAS) platform concepts” for an airborne mothership for small unmanned aerial vehicles. The agency wants to look at proposals that would employ an existing large aircraft “that, with minimal modification, could launch and recover multiple small unmanned systems from a standoff distance,” according to the…
  • U.S. Armor Developments: After Abrams

    J.R. Wilson
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    The follow-on to the Abrams was to have been part of the Army’s Future Combat Systems (FCS), a family of vehicles designed together to function in a highly networked battlespace. When FCS was canceled by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates in 2009, individual components were split off as independent programs. Among those was the Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV), the first component of which will be an advanced Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV). At this point, the GCV program office has no directive to design a new tank, but some of the development efforts going into the IFV may be adaptable to a…
  • Better Treatments, Better Outcomes for Veterans with Hepatitis C

    Craig Collins
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:22 am
    In 1989, when hepatitis C virus (HCV) was confirmed as a distinct genus of disease-causing virus, it was already known that thousands of American veterans had been infected with the disease. The discovery marked the onset of the VA’s hepatitis C program, perhaps the nation’s most comprehensive integrated system of HCV care and research. A communicable disease passed almost entirely through blood-to-blood contact, hepatitis C is fought off successfully in the “acute” phase – the first six months after infection – by about 15 to 40 percent of those infected. The remainder of those…
  • F-22 and F-35 Integrated Training | Photos

    Defense Media Network
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:13 am
    Four F-22A Raptors from Joint Base Langley Eustis, which hosts Raptors of the 1st and 192nd Fighter Wings, deployed to Eglin Air Force Base to conduct integrated training with 58th Fighter Squadron F-35As early this month. The 58th Fighter Squadron “Mighty Gorillas” is the Air Force squadron of the three squadrons within the 33rd Fighter Wing, which is responsible for training Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps pilots on the three variants of the F-35. The Marine Corps’ VMFAT-501 “Warlords” is the F-35B training squadron in the wing, and the Navy’s VFA-101…
  • PowerArmor Solar Panels Provide Ballistic Protection Along With Electricity

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    IDG Europe has introduced a new solar panel system that provides ballistic protection along with electrical power, and is lighter and more portable than current systems, according to a DSM Dyneema press release. The PowerArmor units from IDG Europe feature low-reflectance solar panels protected by an anti-ballistic surface made in an exceptionally strong unidirectional fiber-reinforced composite from DSM Dyneema. The composite is based on an ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fiber (UHMWPE) produced by and branded as Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber™. Panels made from…
 
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  • 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 .
  • DC LEADERS PROPOSE CONCEALED HANDGUN PERMITS

    Aaron
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:35 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) – Residents of the nation’s capital will be able to get a permit to carry concealed handguns outside the home, but only after they provide a specific reason for needing one, officials said Wednesday. Mayor Vincent Gray and other … Continue reading → The post DC LEADERS PROPOSE CONCEALED HANDGUN PERMITS appeared first on .
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  • The Homeless Solider

    Richard Matthews
    15 Nov 2014 | 6:05 pm
    It says a lot doesn’t it? Why does the Department of Veterans’ Affairs have no programs or support systems readily accessible for homeless Veterans?
  • Defence Abuse Support Association – Richard Matthews is a Military Imposter

    Richard Matthews
    12 Nov 2014 | 5:22 pm
    After drawing the conclusions yesterday, that have now been verified by several other sources, it would seem that the Defence Abuse Support Association has felt the need to Defame me by stating that I am a military imposter because I never even finished basic training. This is the same Association that gave evidence (Submission 23) … Continue reading →
  • Aaron Frazer is a Military Imposter – @abc730 #auspol #militaryimposters

    Richard Matthews
    11 Nov 2014 | 7:19 pm
    Context: Read: http://abusedcadet.com/2014/11/12/the-adfabuse-from-the-defence-abuse-support-association-continues-auspol/ first Aaron Frazer states in an email to me that he served in the Royal Australian Navy for 7 years. “…Richard I was abused in the navy my abuse went on for 7 years…” Yet in a sworn Statutory Declaration declared at Fawkner Police Complex on the 2nd day of February 2014 … Continue reading →
  • The #ADFAbuse from the Defence Abuse Support Association continues #Auspol

    Richard Matthews
    11 Nov 2014 | 6:08 pm
    Overnight accusations have emerged against me on the Defence Abuse Support Association Public Facebook page. Of particular concern is the following: “Warning Dear Members I wouldn’t even waste your time leaving a comment as he may start attacking you or your family members” This is straight Defamation. They will not show evidence as I have done … Continue reading →
  • Xenophon plans to meet with Association that engages in Bullying abuse victims

    Richard Matthews
    10 Nov 2014 | 10:07 pm
    I have just gotten off of the Phone with Skye from Senator Xenophon’s office after being informed via one of my contacts of the following from the Defence Abuse Support Association: IMPORTANT REQUEST TO OUR MEMBERS ……. NEXT FRIDAY OUR MEMBERS HAVE BEEN OFFERED THE CHANCE TO MEET WITH A SENATOR IN MELBOURNE….. WE ARE … Continue reading →
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