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    23 Jul 2014 | 6:50 am
    Springfield Virginia News - defensenews.com is the home page of Springfield Virginia with in depth and updated Springfield local news. Stay informed with both ...
  • Danish or Swedish?

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    OlegVu
    12 Jul 2014 | 7:42 am
    I've recently encountered a debate over this photo with some saying that this spec ops group is Danish while others say that it is Swedish because the equipment is totally from Sweden. In my opinion,...
  • Defense | Define Defense at Dictionary.com

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    23 Jul 2014 | 8:51 am
    noun 1. resistance against attack; protection: Two more regiments are needed for the defense of the city. 2. something that defends, as a fortification, physical or ...
  • Russia Orders French Mistral Amphibious Assault Ships

    DID: Department of Defense News, Procurement, Acquisition & Contracting, National Security Policy
    Joe Katzman
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:25 am
    RFS Vladivostok,DCNS concept(click to view full) In August 2009, Russian media reported that their country was planning to take a radical step, and buy a French BPC-210 Mistral Class amphibious assault ship (BPC/LHD) by the end of 2009. The outlet quoted the Chief of the Russian General Staff, Gen. Nikolai Makarov, who said that: “We are negotiating the purchase of one ship at present, and later planning to acquire 3-4 ships [of the same class] to be jointly built in Russia.” That plan eventually came true, with a contract for 2 ships, and a possible follow-on for 2 more. France…
  • Nano-sized Chip Sniffs Out Explosives Far Better than Trained Dogs

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    25 Jul 2014 | 12:38 am
    Security forces worldwide rely on sophisticated equipment, trained personnel, and detection dogs to safeguard airports and other public areas against terrorist attacks. A revolutionary new electronic...
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  • Defense | Define Defense at Dictionary.com

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:51 am
    noun 1. resistance against attack; protection: Two more regiments are needed for the defense of the city. 2. something that defends, as a fortification, physical or ...
  • Defense Travel System - DTS

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:51 am
    Welcome to DTS. The Defense Travel System (DTS) is a fully integrated, automated, end-to-end travel management system that enables DoD travelers to create ...
  • Defense News - Official Site

    23 Jul 2014 | 6:50 am
    Springfield Virginia News - defensenews.com is the home page of Springfield Virginia with in depth and updated Springfield local news. Stay informed with both ...
  • Defense Online Games: 1000+ Free Flash Defense Games to Play

    22 Jul 2014 | 10:36 pm
    Welcome to the DefenseOnlineGames.com web site where you can play free flash defense games which are added every day and they are absolutely free to play.
  • United States Department of Defense - Official Site

    22 Jul 2014 | 7:19 am
    Hagel Expresses Condolences to Dutch Defense Minister for Loss of Lives. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel expressed his personal condolences in a telephone call with ...
 
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  • Russia Orders French Mistral Amphibious Assault Ships

    Joe Katzman
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:25 am
    RFS Vladivostok,DCNS concept(click to view full) In August 2009, Russian media reported that their country was planning to take a radical step, and buy a French BPC-210 Mistral Class amphibious assault ship (BPC/LHD) by the end of 2009. The outlet quoted the Chief of the Russian General Staff, Gen. Nikolai Makarov, who said that: “We are negotiating the purchase of one ship at present, and later planning to acquire 3-4 ships [of the same class] to be jointly built in Russia.” That plan eventually came true, with a contract for 2 ships, and a possible follow-on for 2 more. France…
  • Future Fleet: Australia’s F-35 Commitments – and Choices

    Joe Katzman
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    F-35 mockup(click to view full) Australia’s new Liberal Party government has announced that they’ll buy up to 58 F-35s, raising the RAAF’s approved fleet size to the 72 aircraft mentioned in the Labor Party’s May 2013 White Paper. They’re saying that the money has been reserved by successive governments, which isn’t true. They did set a firm budget of A$ 12.4 billion to buy the fighters and spares, minus about A$ 1.6 billion for required support infrastructure at RAAFB Williamtown, NSW and RAAFB Tindal, Northern Territory. RAAF F-35As: Fleet Plans Decision…
  • AMDR: Raytheon is Building the USN’s Next Dual-Band Radar

    Joe Katzman
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:20 am
    AMDR testbed(click to view full) The US Navy’s Dual-Band Radar that equips its forthcoming Gerald R. Ford class super-carriers replaces several different radars with a single back-end. Merging Raytheon’s X-band SPY-3 with Lockheed Martin’s S-band VSR allows fewer radar antennas, faster response time, faster adaptation to new situations, one-step upgrades to the radar suite as a whole, and better utilization of the ship’s power, electronics, and bandwidth. Rather than using that existing Dual-Band Radar design in new surface combatant ships, however, the “Air and…
  • Oman’s Air Force Upgrades: From Jaguars to F-16s & Eurofighters

    Joe Katzman
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    RAFO F-16Cs w. CFTs(click to view full) Oman is located on the eastern Arabian peninsula next to the UAE and Saudi Arabia, and across from Persia. It remains a very strategic country, controlling the Strait of Hormuz’ western bank, and providing an overwatch position for both the entrance to the Persian Gulf and the Indian Ocean near Africa. The Royal Air Force of Oman (al-Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Sultanat Oman) currently flies 12 F-16 Block 50 fighters: 8 F-16Cs and 4 F-16Ds, whose delivery began in 2005. They complement the RAFO’s 18 Jaguar strike aircraft. Sultan Qaboos’ air…
  • Australia Ordering CH-47F Chinooks

    Joe Katzman
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Australian CH-47D:Afghanistan, 2006(click to view full) In December 2005, Australia decided to upgrade its CH-47D Chinook fleet, in preparation for use on the front lines. Afghanistan’s high altitudes and sometimes-scorching temperatures reduce rotor lift. That made the Chinooks a far better choice than upgrading the ADF’s S-70 Black Hawk helicopters, whose reduced carrying capacity would limit their tactical uses. Those CH-47D Chinooks have gone on to play an important role in Afghanistan, amidst a general shortage of useful helicopters. Now, Australia seems determined to…
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  • Nano-sized Chip Sniffs Out Explosives Far Better than Trained Dogs

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    25 Jul 2014 | 12:38 am
    Security forces worldwide rely on sophisticated equipment, trained personnel, and detection dogs to safeguard airports and other public areas against terrorist attacks. A revolutionary new electronic...
  • US Army Orders BAE’s Missile Warning System

    BAE Systems
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:25 am
    The U.S. Army has awarded BAE Systems a series of contracts, worth approximately $40 million, for the third-generation (Gen3) configuration of its Common Missile Warning System (CMWS), which provides...
  • Iraq Must Do Its Heavy Lifting, Pentagon Official Says

    US Department of Defense
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:50 pm
    Though the United States must protect its people and is helping Iraq to face the threat posed by the extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, it is up to Iraq to do the heavy lifting, a...
  • France Criticized for Warships Contract with Russia

    Voice of America
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:43 pm
    France’s contract to sell a pair of Mistral aircraft carriers to Moscow has come under fire in recent months, as relations between the West and Russia have deteriorated over Ukraine. Last...
  • Russia delivering weapons to Iraq: report

    Agence France-Presse
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:41 pm
    Russia has begun supplying military helicopters and fighters jets to Iraq, a report said Thursday, as Iraq’s defence minister visited Moscow to press for equipment to thwart a jihadist...
 
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  • HMS QE2 floats for the first time as outgoing carrier Illustrious retires

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  • Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 Shot Down

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    18 Jul 2014 | 10:32 am
    US President Obama says that Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down. There were 298 passengers and crew on board, none survived.
  • Malaysian Airliner Crash In Ukraine

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    17 Jul 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has crashed in Ukraine's eastern region just before the border with Russia. The Boeing 777 was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, with 295 passengers and an unknown crew compliment. The government of Ukraine and separatist forces are exchanging accusations that each shot the civil airliner out of the sky.
  • Barcelona Airport Near Miss Video

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    7 Jul 2014 | 5:23 pm
    A video has emerged of an alleged near miss at Spain's Barcelona Airport. The video was apparently shot by YouTube user Barcelona-El Prat In'tl whose name is actually Miguel Ángel, according to the description accompanying the video. It also says the incident aircraft were an UTair Boeing 767-300 (VQ-BSX) and an Aerolíneas Argentinas Airbus A340-300 (LV-FPV).
  • FAA Asserts Regulatory Authority Over RC Model Aircraft – Drones

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    26 Jun 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a statement on 23 June 2014, titled "FAA Offers Guidance to Model Aircraft Operators." The subtitle was definitely less gentle, stating that the "Agency issues interpretation of 2012 Reauthorization Law, restates authority to take enforcement action against hazardous operations."
  • NTSB Blames Pilots – 777 – Training For Asiana Flight 214 Plane Crash

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    24 Jun 2014 | 2:33 pm
    The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued a statement describing the various factors that lead to the Asiana flight 214 Boeing 777 plane crash at San Francisco International Airport on 6 July 2013. According to the NTSB, pilot error, aircraft system design and training all played a role in the accident.
 
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    Aviation Week - Aerospace Defense, Business & Commercial News

  • August 1964 News

    1 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Edited by Jessica A. Salerno jessica.salerno@aviationweek.com A good lineman is worth his weight in dollar bills if he knows how to treat people. – Torch Lewis, B&CA FAA certification was awarded to the Wren 460 on June 30, in Fort Worth, Texas. The airplane is a modified Cessna 182 and is already flying overseas. It will be offered here to bush operators, oil companies, ranchers and other operators of slow-flying STOL aircraft. read more
  • Citation X Elite

    1 Aug 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Cessna leaps into the MRO business at Mach 0.90 Five-hundred plus knot cruise speeds are routine, if you’re flying aboard a $6.5 million Citation X Elite, an airplane from Cessna’s pre-owned lineup that’s been thoroughly inspected, reconditioned, upgraded and repainted. Equally predictable are the guaranteed operating costs and security of full factory support. read more
  • Products and Services Previews

    1 Aug 2014 | 1:21 pm
    By Jessica A. Salerno jessica.salerno@aviationweek.com 1. RUAG Aviation, Tata Enter Partnership for Dornier 228 read more
  • Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI)

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Jet Support Services, Inc., (JSSI), Chicago, appointed Raymond Weiser helicopter program specialist. Weiser will help grow JSSI’s presence in the helicopter market worldwide. He formerly was vice president of sales and business development for EuroTec, a repair station and parts distributor.   
  • Meridian

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Meridian, Teterboro, New Jersey, announced that Anthony Banome has been promoted to director of Fuel Sales. In 2013, Anthony was a recipient of Airport Business magazine’s “40 Under Forty,” an annual award honoring the best and brightest individuals in the aviation industry.
 
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    Homeland Security News

  • Malaysia Airlines Flight 17: Official says plane with 280 passengers on board shot down over Ukraine

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:19 am
    A Ukrainian official said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday over a town in the east of the country, and Malaysian Airlines tweeted that it lost contact with one of its flights over Ukrainian airspace. Anton Gerashenko, an adviser to Ukraine’s interior minister, said on his Facebook page the plane was [...]This story comes to us via Homeland Security - National Terror Alert. National Terror Alert is America's trusted source for homeland security news and information. Malaysia Airlines Flight 17: Official says plane with 280 passengers on board shot down over…
  • ISIS Seizes 88 Pounds of Uranium From Mosul University – Report

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    9 Jul 2014 | 10:34 pm
    The Iraqi ambassador told the United Nations this week that ISIS terrorists seized 88 pounds of uranium from Mosul University. Reuters reported, via The News Commenter: Insurgents in Iraq have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university in the country’s north, Iraq told the United Nations in a letter appealing for help [...]This story comes to us via Homeland Security - National Terror Alert. National Terror Alert is America's trusted source for homeland security news and information. ISIS Seizes 88 Pounds of Uranium From Mosul University – Report
  • NYPD: Terrorists looking at drone attacks

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    9 Jul 2014 | 3:55 pm
    New York News Police say operators flew a drone too close to an NYPD helicopter that was on patrol at the George Washington Bridge and forced the chopper to change its course to avoid a collision early Monday morning. As a result, the two men were arrested. Daniel Rose is an aviation lawyer. He points [...]This story comes to us via Homeland Security - National Terror Alert. National Terror Alert is America's trusted source for homeland security news and information. NYPD: Terrorists looking at drone attacks
  • Plot to blow up Eiffel Tower, Louvre and nuclear power plant foiled – Report

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    9 Jul 2014 | 12:22 pm
    France foiled an Islamist terrorist plot to target the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and even a nuclear power plant, it emerged on Wednesday, as the country unveiled new, tougher anti-terror rules. French police stumbled on the plans after decrypting coded messages between a 29-year-old Algerian butcher living in the Vaucluse, southern France, known only as [...]This story comes to us via Homeland Security - National Terror Alert. National Terror Alert is America's trusted source for homeland security news and information. Plot to blow up Eiffel Tower, Louvre and nuclear power plant foiled –…
  • Abandoned Al Qaeda notebook found in Yemen features blueprint for creating Islamic state

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:05 pm
    At first glance, the neat handwriting in blue ink could be from a school notebook. Prise apart the pages – stuck together by sand and water – and it becomes clear that the book belonged to a militant from Al Qaeda. Discarded in shrubbery in the mountains of southern Yemen, it covers everything from the [...]This story comes to us via Homeland Security - National Terror Alert. National Terror Alert is America's trusted source for homeland security news and information. Abandoned Al Qaeda notebook found in Yemen features blueprint for creating Islamic state
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  • NASA’s Space Launch System Could Miss Key 2017 Test Launch Deadline, GAO Says

    Mike McCarthy
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:25 pm
    NASA could miss an important deadline for a test launch of its Space Launch System (SLS) because it is not on path to reach a December 2017 test flight at the required confidence level of 70 percent, a key performance metric, according the Government Accountability Office (GAO). GAO said Wednesday in a report (GAO-14-631) NASA [...]The post NASA’s Space Launch System Could Miss Key 2017 Test Launch Deadline, GAO Says appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Navy, Marines Developing Requirements For Unmanned Cargo

    Mike McCarthy
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:03 pm
    The Navy and Marine Corps have begun the process of outlining the requirements for an unmanned cargo helicopter but as of yet have not established a timeframe for declaring a program of record, the Navy’s program manager for cargo unmanned aerial systems said Thursday. Navy Capt. Patrick Smith of Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) said [...]The post Navy, Marines Developing Requirements For Unmanned Cargo appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Coast Guard Awards Bollinger $255 Million For Six FRCs

    Calvin Biesecker
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:53 pm
    The Coast Guard on Wednesday said it awarded Bollinger Shipyards a $255.1 million contract option for six Fast Response Cutters (FRC), bringing to 30 the number of Sentinel-class patrol boats under contract with the Louisiana-based company. The latest award also brings the total value of the FRC contract with Bollinger to $1.4 billion. Bollinger has [...]The post Coast Guard Awards Bollinger $255 Million For Six FRCs appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Old Business, Pension Benefit Send Raytheon’s Net Income Higher

    Calvin Biesecker
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Raytheon [RTN] on Thursday posted lower sales but higher earnings with the bottom line benefiting by a swing to pension income and a handsome return from a business that was discontinued a decade ago. Net income rose 12 percent to $551 million, $1.76 earnings per share (EPS), from $493 million ($1.50 EPS), driven by a [...]The post Old Business, Pension Benefit Send Raytheon’s Net Income Higher appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • MEADS Completes Advanced Network Tests In Italy

    Ann Roosevelt
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:10 pm
    The Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) recently completed a comprehensive system demonstration at Pratica di Mare Air Base near Rome, Italy. All criteria for success were achieved, according to the multi-national joint venture MEADS International, which is developing the system for the United States, Germany and Italy. The two-week test demonstration included significant first-time [...]The post MEADS Completes Advanced Network Tests In Italy appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
 
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  • NASA’s Space Launch System Could Miss Key 2017 Test Launch Deadline, GAO Says

    Mike McCarthy
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:25 pm
    NASA could miss an important deadline for a test launch of its Space Launch System (SLS) because it is not on path to reach a December 2017 test flight at the required confidence level of 70 percent, a key performance metric, according the Government Accountability Office (GAO). GAO said Wednesday in a report (GAO-14-631) NASA [...]The post NASA’s Space Launch System Could Miss Key 2017 Test Launch Deadline, GAO Says appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Navy, Marines Developing Requirements For Unmanned Cargo

    Mike McCarthy
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:03 pm
    The Navy and Marine Corps have begun the process of outlining the requirements for an unmanned cargo helicopter but as of yet have not established a timeframe for declaring a program of record, the Navy’s program manager for cargo unmanned aerial systems said Thursday. Navy Capt. Patrick Smith of Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) said [...]The post Navy, Marines Developing Requirements For Unmanned Cargo appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Coast Guard Awards Bollinger $255 Million For Six FRCs

    Calvin Biesecker
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:53 pm
    The Coast Guard on Wednesday said it awarded Bollinger Shipyards a $255.1 million contract option for six Fast Response Cutters (FRC), bringing to 30 the number of Sentinel-class patrol boats under contract with the Louisiana-based company. The latest award also brings the total value of the FRC contract with Bollinger to $1.4 billion. Bollinger has [...]The post Coast Guard Awards Bollinger $255 Million For Six FRCs appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Old Business, Pension Benefit Send Raytheon’s Net Income Higher

    Calvin Biesecker
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Raytheon [RTN] on Thursday posted lower sales but higher earnings with the bottom line benefiting by a swing to pension income and a handsome return from a business that was discontinued a decade ago. Net income rose 12 percent to $551 million, $1.76 earnings per share (EPS), from $493 million ($1.50 EPS), driven by a [...]The post Old Business, Pension Benefit Send Raytheon’s Net Income Higher appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • MEADS Completes Advanced Network Tests In Italy

    Ann Roosevelt
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:10 pm
    The Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) recently completed a comprehensive system demonstration at Pratica di Mare Air Base near Rome, Italy. All criteria for success were achieved, according to the multi-national joint venture MEADS International, which is developing the system for the United States, Germany and Italy. The two-week test demonstration included significant first-time [...]The post MEADS Completes Advanced Network Tests In Italy appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
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  • NASA’s Space Launch System Could Miss Key 2017 Test Launch Deadline, GAO Says

    Mike McCarthy
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:25 pm
    NASA could miss an important deadline for a test launch of its Space Launch System (SLS) because it is not on path to reach a December 2017 test flight at the required confidence level of 70 percent, a key performance metric, according the Government Accountability Office (GAO). GAO said Wednesday in a report (GAO-14-631) NASA [...]The post NASA’s Space Launch System Could Miss Key 2017 Test Launch Deadline, GAO Says appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Navy, Marines Developing Requirements For Unmanned Cargo

    Mike McCarthy
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:03 pm
    The Navy and Marine Corps have begun the process of outlining the requirements for an unmanned cargo helicopter but as of yet have not established a timeframe for declaring a program of record, the Navy’s program manager for cargo unmanned aerial systems said Thursday. Navy Capt. Patrick Smith of Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) said [...]The post Navy, Marines Developing Requirements For Unmanned Cargo appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Coast Guard Awards Bollinger $255 Million For Six FRCs

    Calvin Biesecker
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:53 pm
    The Coast Guard on Wednesday said it awarded Bollinger Shipyards a $255.1 million contract option for six Fast Response Cutters (FRC), bringing to 30 the number of Sentinel-class patrol boats under contract with the Louisiana-based company. The latest award also brings the total value of the FRC contract with Bollinger to $1.4 billion. Bollinger has [...]The post Coast Guard Awards Bollinger $255 Million For Six FRCs appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Old Business, Pension Benefit Send Raytheon’s Net Income Higher

    Calvin Biesecker
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Raytheon [RTN] on Thursday posted lower sales but higher earnings with the bottom line benefiting by a swing to pension income and a handsome return from a business that was discontinued a decade ago. Net income rose 12 percent to $551 million, $1.76 earnings per share (EPS), from $493 million ($1.50 EPS), driven by a [...]The post Old Business, Pension Benefit Send Raytheon’s Net Income Higher appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • MEADS Completes Advanced Network Tests In Italy

    Ann Roosevelt
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:10 pm
    The Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) recently completed a comprehensive system demonstration at Pratica di Mare Air Base near Rome, Italy. All criteria for success were achieved, according to the multi-national joint venture MEADS International, which is developing the system for the United States, Germany and Italy. The two-week test demonstration included significant first-time [...]The post MEADS Completes Advanced Network Tests In Italy appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
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  • NASA’s Space Launch System Could Miss Key 2017 Test Launch Deadline, GAO Says

    Mike McCarthy
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:25 pm
    NASA could miss an important deadline for a test launch of its Space Launch System (SLS) because it is not on path to reach a December 2017 test flight at the required confidence level of 70 percent, a key performance metric, according the Government Accountability Office (GAO). GAO said Wednesday in a report (GAO-14-631) NASA [...]The post NASA’s Space Launch System Could Miss Key 2017 Test Launch Deadline, GAO Says appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Navy, Marines Developing Requirements For Unmanned Cargo

    Mike McCarthy
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:03 pm
    The Navy and Marine Corps have begun the process of outlining the requirements for an unmanned cargo helicopter but as of yet have not established a timeframe for declaring a program of record, the Navy’s program manager for cargo unmanned aerial systems said Thursday. Navy Capt. Patrick Smith of Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) said [...]The post Navy, Marines Developing Requirements For Unmanned Cargo appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Coast Guard Awards Bollinger $255 Million For Six FRCs

    Calvin Biesecker
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:53 pm
    The Coast Guard on Wednesday said it awarded Bollinger Shipyards a $255.1 million contract option for six Fast Response Cutters (FRC), bringing to 30 the number of Sentinel-class patrol boats under contract with the Louisiana-based company. The latest award also brings the total value of the FRC contract with Bollinger to $1.4 billion. Bollinger has [...]The post Coast Guard Awards Bollinger $255 Million For Six FRCs appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Old Business, Pension Benefit Send Raytheon’s Net Income Higher

    Calvin Biesecker
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Raytheon [RTN] on Thursday posted lower sales but higher earnings with the bottom line benefiting by a swing to pension income and a handsome return from a business that was discontinued a decade ago. Net income rose 12 percent to $551 million, $1.76 earnings per share (EPS), from $493 million ($1.50 EPS), driven by a [...]The post Old Business, Pension Benefit Send Raytheon’s Net Income Higher appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • MEADS Completes Advanced Network Tests In Italy

    Ann Roosevelt
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:10 pm
    The Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) recently completed a comprehensive system demonstration at Pratica di Mare Air Base near Rome, Italy. All criteria for success were achieved, according to the multi-national joint venture MEADS International, which is developing the system for the United States, Germany and Italy. The two-week test demonstration included significant first-time [...]The post MEADS Completes Advanced Network Tests In Italy appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
 
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    Defense Tech

  • Army Testing Pocket Drones

    Matt Cox
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:48 pm
    U.S. Army researchers are developing a pocket-sized aerial surveillance drone for soldiers and small units operating on unfamiliar ground. “The Cargo Pocket Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance program, or CP-ISR, seeks to develop a mobile soldier sensor to increase the situational awareness of dismounted soldiers by providing real-time video surveillance of threat areas within their immediate […]
  • Europe Hurriedly Seeking UAV for Eyes Over Ukraine

    Bryant Jordan
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    Europe is in a hurry to pick up an unarmed drone for use over Ukraine, where a separatist group this month shot down a commercial airliner, killing everyone on board. The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe has posted on its website a solicitation for a “turnkey” solution to monitoring the area. The UAV […]
  • DARPA Putting More Time, Money Into Humanoid Robot

    Bryant Jordan
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:04 am
    The Pentagon is giving more time and money to companies that have shown promise in fielding a humanoid robot. Eleven of 16 firms that put their robot prototypes through their paces in June at have now been given an additional six months and $1.5 million each by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to continue […]
  • MH17 Wreckage Photo Shows Evidence of Shrapnel

    Mike Hoffman
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:59 pm
    The Financial Times posted a photo of what appears to be wreckage from the Malaysian Airlines jetliner peppered with shrapnel damage from an anti-aircraft missile. The international community has pressed for an investigation into the cause of the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-17 crash, However, many, including U.S. officials, have said the evidence points to pro-Russian […]
  • Navy Develops Bio-Coatings for Implants, Dressings

    Bryant Jordan
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:56 am
    Navy researchers are working to create nanofiber coatings for surgical implants and wound dressings that would help promote healing and also combat infection. The work is being done by the Naval Medical research Unit, San Antonio, according to a report in the July issue of Naval Medical Research and Development News. In one research area, […]
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    Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense

  • AF satellites to contribute to space neighborhood watch

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:20 pm
    Washington DC (SPX) Jul 24, 2014 The Air Force plans to launch two operational satellites and one experimental satellite into near-geosynchronous Earth orbit July 23. According to Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, "these operational and experimental systems will enhance the nation's ability to monitor and assess events regarding our military and commercial systems. In essence, they will create a space neighborhood w
  • China conducts land-based missile interception test

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:20 pm
    Beijing (XNA) Jul 25, 2014 China has announced the success of a missile interception test conducted from land. The test, conducted within its territory late on Wednesday, "achieved the preset goal", according to a statement posted on the website of the Ministry of National Defense. Military authorities provided no other information about the operation. China has already successfully completed two mid-course la
  • MEADS International touts its air defense system capabilities

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:20 pm
    Orlando, Fla. (UPI) Jul 24, 2013 The Medium Extended Air Defense System designed to replace the Patriot system reportedly achieved "outstanding" results in a recent comprehensive system demonstration. MEADS International - a consortium composed of MBDA in Italy and Germany, and Lockheed Martin in the United States - said the testing by German and Italian military personnel took place over two weeks in Italy under rep
  • Lockheed Martin Selected For USAF Satellite Hosted Payload Initiative

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:20 pm
    Washington DC (SPX) Jul 24, 2014 Lockheed Martin has been competitively selected for the U.S. Air Force's Hosted Payload Solutions (HoPS) initiative, which is aimed at integrating some government payloads - electronics and sensors packages designed for specific missions - on commercial satellites. Hosted payloads share satellite launch, propulsion, power and other services, as well as some of their costs. With this select
  • Naval ships from US, India and Japan to start war games

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:20 pm
    Tokyo (AFP) July 24, 2014 The United States, India and Japan are set to kick off week-long war games in the Pacific, beefing up naval ties as they warily eye an increasingly assertive China and its military buildup. Warships from the three countries are to begin the joint exercises on Friday, after an official opening ceremony at the Sasebo Naval Base in southern Japan on Thursday. Known as the Malabar Exercise,
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  • NASA’s Space Launch System Could Miss Key 2017 Test Launch Deadline, GAO Says

    Mike McCarthy
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:25 pm
    NASA could miss an important deadline for a test launch of its Space Launch System (SLS) because it is not on path to reach a December 2017 test flight at the required confidence level of 70 percent, a key performance metric, according the Government Accountability Office (GAO). GAO said Wednesday in a report (GAO-14-631) NASA [...]The post NASA’s Space Launch System Could Miss Key 2017 Test Launch Deadline, GAO Says appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Navy, Marines Developing Requirements For Unmanned Cargo

    Mike McCarthy
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:03 pm
    The Navy and Marine Corps have begun the process of outlining the requirements for an unmanned cargo helicopter but as of yet have not established a timeframe for declaring a program of record, the Navy’s program manager for cargo unmanned aerial systems said Thursday. Navy Capt. Patrick Smith of Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) said [...]The post Navy, Marines Developing Requirements For Unmanned Cargo appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Coast Guard Awards Bollinger $255 Million For Six FRCs

    Calvin Biesecker
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:53 pm
    The Coast Guard on Wednesday said it awarded Bollinger Shipyards a $255.1 million contract option for six Fast Response Cutters (FRC), bringing to 30 the number of Sentinel-class patrol boats under contract with the Louisiana-based company. The latest award also brings the total value of the FRC contract with Bollinger to $1.4 billion. Bollinger has [...]The post Coast Guard Awards Bollinger $255 Million For Six FRCs appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Old Business, Pension Benefit Send Raytheon’s Net Income Higher

    Calvin Biesecker
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Raytheon [RTN] on Thursday posted lower sales but higher earnings with the bottom line benefiting by a swing to pension income and a handsome return from a business that was discontinued a decade ago. Net income rose 12 percent to $551 million, $1.76 earnings per share (EPS), from $493 million ($1.50 EPS), driven by a [...]The post Old Business, Pension Benefit Send Raytheon’s Net Income Higher appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • MEADS Completes Advanced Network Tests In Italy

    Ann Roosevelt
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:10 pm
    The Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) recently completed a comprehensive system demonstration at Pratica di Mare Air Base near Rome, Italy. All criteria for success were achieved, according to the multi-national joint venture MEADS International, which is developing the system for the United States, Germany and Italy. The two-week test demonstration included significant first-time [...]The post MEADS Completes Advanced Network Tests In Italy appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
 
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  • Nano-sized Chip Sniffs Out Explosives Far Better than Trained Dogs

    Editor
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:38 am
    Security forces worldwide rely on sophisticated equipment, trained personnel, and detection dogs to safeguard airports and other public areas against terrorist attacks. A revolutionary new electronic...
  • US Army Orders BAE’s Missile Warning System

    BAE Systems
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:25 am
    The U.S. Army has awarded BAE Systems a series of contracts, worth approximately $40 million, for the third-generation (Gen3) configuration of its Common Missile Warning System (CMWS), which provides...
  • Iraq Must Do Its Heavy Lifting, Pentagon Official Says

    US Department of Defense
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:50 pm
    Though the United States must protect its people and is helping Iraq to face the threat posed by the extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, it is up to Iraq to do the heavy lifting, a...
  • France Criticized for Warships Contract with Russia

    Voice of America
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:43 pm
    France’s contract to sell a pair of Mistral aircraft carriers to Moscow has come under fire in recent months, as relations between the West and Russia have deteriorated over Ukraine. Last...
  • Russia delivering weapons to Iraq: report

    Agence France-Presse
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:41 pm
    Russia has begun supplying military helicopters and fighters jets to Iraq, a report said Thursday, as Iraq’s defence minister visited Moscow to press for equipment to thwart a jihadist...
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  • Why Rafale is a Big Mistake

    Ko Savonije
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:37 am
    Why would India buy the Rafale combat aircraft rejected by every other interested country—Brazil, Canada, the Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, Singapore, and even the cash-rich but not particularly discriminating Saudi Arabia and Morocco?The French foreign minister Laurent Fabius’s one-point agenda when he visited New Delhi was to seal the deal for Rafale, a warplane apparently fitting IAF’s idea of a Medium Multi-role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) in the service’s unique typology, which includes “light” and “heavy” fighter planes as well, used by no other air force in the world.
  • China's aircraft carrier puts naval ambitions on show

    Ko Savonije
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:24 am
    At a northern quayside China's first aircraft carrier dwarfs nearby vessels, its take-off ramp rising higher than the top deck of the cruise ship at the next berth, symbolising the country's naval ambitions. Dalian, where the Liaoning was refitted and undergoes regular maintenance, looks out over the Bohai strait, gateway to the Yellow Sea, and beyond it, Japan and the Pacific Ocean. Beijing proclaims that China's rise is entirely peaceful and it has no interest in hegemony, but analysts say its goal is to surpass the naval capability of Japan's Self-Defense Forces and ultimately rival the US…
  • New fighter rolls out to loud rock music

    Ko Savonije
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:16 am
    With a rumble of loud rock music, a flashing light show, the curtain fell and Australia's first new Lightning jet fighter stood revealed.This Hollywood style event, featuring didgeridoo music and delivery of an Aboriginal message stick to the RAAF, marked the official rollout of aircraft AU-1, a grey-painted shark of an aircraft - the RAAF's first Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning.As many as 99 more will follow, though Australia has so far committed to buying 72.Read more
  • USS Bremerton will head to namesake to end its service

    Ko Savonije
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:09 am
    The USS Bremerton will return to its namesake city to be inactivated.The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine will arrive in fall 2017 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, said shipyard spokeswoman Mary Anne Mascianica. It’ll be moored until employees become available to perform the work. The Bremerton facility, which is busy with several other jobs, is the only place in the country where Navy submarines are recycled.Read more
  • A vote for Scotland's independence could reverberate through NATO

    Ko Savonije
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:03 am
    Novelist and longtime Scotland resident J.K. Rowling did not mention national security issues when she recently donated 1 million pounds ($1.71 million) to the Better Together Campaign, which wants Scottish voters to reject the independence option in the Sept. 18 referendum. Rowling — creator of Harry Potter and Hogwarts School of Witchcraft — did emphasize the economic downsides of a divorce from the rest of the United Kingdom. But if her funds and celebrity status help "no" voters carry the day, she will share the credit for a real-life geo-strategic feat: saving Britain's nuclear…
 
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  • Malaysia Airlines Flight 17: Official says plane with 280 passengers on board shot down over Ukraine

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:19 am
    A Ukrainian official said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday over a town in the east of the country, and Malaysian Airlines tweeted that it lost contact with one of its flights over Ukrainian airspace. Anton Gerashenko, an adviser to Ukraine’s interior minister, said on his Facebook page the plane was [...]This story comes to us via Homeland Security - National Terror Alert. National Terror Alert is America's trusted source for homeland security news and information. Malaysia Airlines Flight 17: Official says plane with 280 passengers on board shot down over…
  • ISIS Seizes 88 Pounds of Uranium From Mosul University – Report

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    9 Jul 2014 | 10:34 pm
    The Iraqi ambassador told the United Nations this week that ISIS terrorists seized 88 pounds of uranium from Mosul University. Reuters reported, via The News Commenter: Insurgents in Iraq have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university in the country’s north, Iraq told the United Nations in a letter appealing for help [...]This story comes to us via Homeland Security - National Terror Alert. National Terror Alert is America's trusted source for homeland security news and information. ISIS Seizes 88 Pounds of Uranium From Mosul University – Report
  • NYPD: Terrorists looking at drone attacks

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    9 Jul 2014 | 3:55 pm
    New York News Police say operators flew a drone too close to an NYPD helicopter that was on patrol at the George Washington Bridge and forced the chopper to change its course to avoid a collision early Monday morning. As a result, the two men were arrested. Daniel Rose is an aviation lawyer. He points [...]This story comes to us via Homeland Security - National Terror Alert. National Terror Alert is America's trusted source for homeland security news and information. NYPD: Terrorists looking at drone attacks
  • Plot to blow up Eiffel Tower, Louvre and nuclear power plant foiled – Report

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    9 Jul 2014 | 12:22 pm
    France foiled an Islamist terrorist plot to target the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and even a nuclear power plant, it emerged on Wednesday, as the country unveiled new, tougher anti-terror rules. French police stumbled on the plans after decrypting coded messages between a 29-year-old Algerian butcher living in the Vaucluse, southern France, known only as [...]This story comes to us via Homeland Security - National Terror Alert. National Terror Alert is America's trusted source for homeland security news and information. Plot to blow up Eiffel Tower, Louvre and nuclear power plant foiled –…
  • Abandoned Al Qaeda notebook found in Yemen features blueprint for creating Islamic state

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:05 pm
    At first glance, the neat handwriting in blue ink could be from a school notebook. Prise apart the pages – stuck together by sand and water – and it becomes clear that the book belonged to a militant from Al Qaeda. Discarded in shrubbery in the mountains of southern Yemen, it covers everything from the [...]This story comes to us via Homeland Security - National Terror Alert. National Terror Alert is America's trusted source for homeland security news and information. Abandoned Al Qaeda notebook found in Yemen features blueprint for creating Islamic state
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  • Videos for 2014-07-23

    23 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Insitu Integrator System Insitu Integrator System http://wp.me/p3cRXG-deO | Insitu announced Tuesday, July 22, its Integrator unmanned aircraft has successfully completed a 24-hour flight, demonstrating the platform's expanded endurance and increased gross take-off weight with payload on board. The flight was one of several planned milestones demonstrating the platform's increasing payload capacity and endurance, supporting future missions. The Integrator provides the basis for the US Marine Corps' RQ-21A Blackjack, developed by Insitu under the United States Navy and United…
  • Update: FAA lifts flight restriction on Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport,

    News Desk
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:30 pm
    One day after restricting U.S. airlines from flying to Israel's Ben-Gurion International Airport for security concerns, the FAA has lifted its restriction after reviewing 'significant new information and measures the Government of Israel is taking to mitigate potential risks to civil aviation next day the agency lifted its restriction', the agency announced around midnight, July 23rd.               Related StoriesIsrael scrambles the eights Iron Dome unit from David’s Sling elementsIsrael receives new M346 trainers…
  • HMS QE2 floats for the first time as outgoing carrier Illustrious retires

    News Desk
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:36 pm
    The UK's largest ever warship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, has been successfully floated out of the dock in which she was assembled. The dock she vacates will be used for final assembly of her sister ship, HMS Prince of Wales, which will begin in September.               Related StoriesIsrael receives new M346 trainers from Italy3D printing, self healing, transforming, among UK future aircraft technologiesCarbon fiber clouds hiding navay destroyers mrom anti-ship missilesPhoto Report – Armored vehicles on the move at DVD…
  • Videos for 2014-07-22

    22 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The IDF's Anti-Terror Strategy in Gaza The IDF's Anti-Terror Strategy in Gaza The IDF has a well developed process in order to target terrorists in the Gaza Strip. Targets are selected after careful consideration and coordination from every aspect of the IDF. From: defenseupdate Views: 103 5 ratings Time: 02:42 More in News & Politics
  • Integrator UAV Completes 24 hour flight test

    Tamir Eshel
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:09 pm
    The Integrator unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has recently completed a 24-hour flight, demonstrating the platform's expanded endurance and increased gross take-off weight. Integrator is providing the aerial platform for the US Marine Corps' RQ-21A Blackjack small tactical UAS.               Related Stories3D printing, self healing, transforming, among UK future aircraft technologiesF-35 fleet grounded pending results of recent engine fire investigationARL: Bringing nano robots to realityUS Navy evaluates laser weapons to…
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  • Videos for 2014-07-23

    23 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Insitu Integrator System Insitu Integrator System http://wp.me/p3cRXG-deO | Insitu announced Tuesday, July 22, its Integrator unmanned aircraft has successfully completed a 24-hour flight, demonstrating the platform's expanded endurance and increased gross take-off weight with payload on board. The flight was one of several planned milestones demonstrating the platform's increasing payload capacity and endurance, supporting future missions. The Integrator provides the basis for the US Marine Corps' RQ-21A Blackjack, developed by Insitu under the United States Navy and United…
  • Update: FAA lifts flight restriction on Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport,

    News Desk
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:30 pm
    One day after restricting U.S. airlines from flying to Israel's Ben-Gurion International Airport for security concerns, the FAA has lifted its restriction after reviewing 'significant new information and measures the Government of Israel is taking to mitigate potential risks to civil aviation next day the agency lifted its restriction', the agency announced around midnight, July 23rd.               Related StoriesIsrael scrambles the eights Iron Dome unit from David’s Sling elementsIsrael receives new M346 trainers…
  • HMS QE2 floats for the first time as outgoing carrier Illustrious retires

    News Desk
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:36 pm
    The UK's largest ever warship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, has been successfully floated out of the dock in which she was assembled. The dock she vacates will be used for final assembly of her sister ship, HMS Prince of Wales, which will begin in September.               Related StoriesIsrael receives new M346 trainers from Italy3D printing, self healing, transforming, among UK future aircraft technologiesCarbon fiber clouds hiding navay destroyers mrom anti-ship missilesPhoto Report – Armored vehicles on the move at DVD…
  • Videos for 2014-07-22

    22 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The IDF's Anti-Terror Strategy in Gaza The IDF's Anti-Terror Strategy in Gaza The IDF has a well developed process in order to target terrorists in the Gaza Strip. Targets are selected after careful consideration and coordination from every aspect of the IDF. From: defenseupdate Views: 103 5 ratings Time: 02:42 More in News & Politics
  • Integrator UAV Completes 24 hour flight test

    Tamir Eshel
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:09 pm
    The Integrator unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has recently completed a 24-hour flight, demonstrating the platform's expanded endurance and increased gross take-off weight. Integrator is providing the aerial platform for the US Marine Corps' RQ-21A Blackjack small tactical UAS.               Related Stories3D printing, self healing, transforming, among UK future aircraft technologiesF-35 fleet grounded pending results of recent engine fire investigationARL: Bringing nano robots to realityUS Navy evaluates laser weapons to…
 
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  • MV Cape Ray Neutralizes Syria’s Chemical Stockpile While the Mideast Burns

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    While Syria’s civil war rages on, while ISIS insurgents fight Iraqi government forces, and while the Israeli/Palestinian conflict in Gaza … The post MV Cape Ray Neutralizes Syria’s Chemical...
  • Nazi Rotors: German Helicopter Development 1932-1945 – Flettner

    Mike Markowitz
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    For the German Navy, facing war without its own aircraft carriers, the helicopter seemed promising as an observation platform and … The post Nazi Rotors: German Helicopter Development 1932-1945...
  • Worldwide Aircraft Carriers

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    When World War II (WWII) ended with the advent of nuclear weapons, many suggested the era of the aircraft carrier and … The post Worldwide Aircraft Carriers appeared first on Defense Media...
  • B-2 Spirit 25th Anniversary | Photos

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    This month marked the 25th anniversary of the first public flight of the Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit “stealth bomber” on … The post B-2 Spirit 25th Anniversary | Photos appeared first on...
  • The Incredible Saga of OSS Col. Peter J. Ortiz in World War II

    Dwight Jon Zimmerman
    20 Jul 2014 | 5:42 am
    Approximately 80 officers and 200 enlisted men from the Marine Corps served in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during … The post The Incredible Saga of OSS Col. Peter J. Ortiz in World...
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  • MV Cape Ray Neutralizes Syria’s Chemical Stockpile While the Mideast Burns

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    While Syria’s civil war rages on, while ISIS insurgents fight Iraqi government forces, and while the Israeli/Palestinian conflict in Gaza continues, the MV Cape Ray cruises in international waters of the Mediterranean Sea, neutralizing Syria’s declared stockpile of chemical weapons and precursors. Syria handed over 1,300 metric tons of chemical materials for neutralization. Italian officials loaded 78 containers of Syrian chemical materials, weighing some 600 tons, aboard the Cape Ray on July 2. The remaining 700 tons of chemical materials will be neutralized in Europe and the United…
  • Nazi Rotors: German Helicopter Development 1932-1945 – Flettner

    Mike Markowitz
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    For the German Navy, facing war without its own aircraft carriers, the helicopter seemed promising as an observation platform and anti-submarine weapon carrier that could launch and recover from a platform on a small vessel. During the 1930s Kriegsmarine officers had noted the U.S. Army’s experiments with the Kellet KD-1 autogyro, and the Japanese Army’s license production of this aircraft as the Kayaba Ka-1. They concluded that they would need three kinds of helicopters in the coming war at sea: a coastal chopper for use from shore bases, a compact shipboard model, and a mini-copter to…
  • Worldwide Aircraft Carriers

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    When World War II (WWII) ended with the advent of nuclear weapons, many suggested the era of the aircraft carrier and amphibious warfare was over. Yet every single one of the worldwide aircraft carriers nearly 50 aircraft-carrying ships described below was laid down after WWII. Today, at a time when criticism of the usefulness of aircraft carriers is particularly strident, seagoing nations across the globe are building or procuring air capable ships at a rate unseen for decades. Even the Chinese, who provoked much of the criticism of aircraft carriers when they announced their…
  • B-2 Spirit 25th Anniversary | Photos

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    This month marked the 25th anniversary of the first public flight of the Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit “stealth bomber” on July 17, 1989. While the radical “flying wing” attracted a great deal of attention at the time, it was not a new concept, and in fact was similar to a planform seen before from Northrop in the shape of the YB-35 and YB-49 bombers. Controversial for its expense during its early development – it was literally worth more than its weight in gold in 1989 dollars – the B-2 production run was limited to 21 aircraft. Original plans to procure 132 B-2s collapsed…
  • The Incredible Saga of OSS Col. Peter J. Ortiz in World War II

    Dwight Jon Zimmerman
    20 Jul 2014 | 5:42 am
    Approximately 80 officers and 200 enlisted men from the Marine Corps served in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during World War II. In that group was one of the most decorated Marines in World War II and the most decorated member of the OSS, Col. Pierre “Peter” Julien Ortiz, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, whose military career actually began in the French Foreign Legion. Tall, handsome, urbane, and sophisticated, Ortiz spoke 10 languages and was fluent in several, including French and Arabic. His decorations include two Navy Crosses, the Legion of Merit with Valor device, two Purple…
 
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  • Fire-control protocol - the Buk-M1 air defense complex

    TankovayaVoyska
    19 Jul 2014 | 7:04 pm
    Hi all and good wishes! TankovayaVoyska here, with a question regarding the Buk-M1 air defense complex. I wasn't sure if this was the appropriate place to ask regarding air defense systems. If...
  • Question about the M-302

    JeanClaude
    15 Jul 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Hi Folks, when I watched at the pictures, that where taken from the M-302 rockets, that Israel found in a ship on its way to Gaza in March this year, I wounderd about their tips. ...
  • Danish or Swedish?

    OlegVu
    12 Jul 2014 | 7:42 am
    I've recently encountered a debate over this photo with some saying that this spec ops group is Danish while others say that it is Swedish because the equipment is totally from Sweden. In my opinion,...
  • Help identifying an NASA plane from 1966

    Trail Rider
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:18 am
    Looking for a little help from the brain trust. In this NASA image is the X planes and the lifting bodies, also an F4A, F5D, and the DC3. what is the plane stuck between the F5 and the DC3. All that...
  • Russia’s New Angara Space Rocket Test Flight Successful

    Sandhi Yudha
    10 Jul 2014 | 4:37 am
    ---Quote--- *Russia’s New Angara Space Rocket Test Flight Successful - Defense Ministry* Image: http://en.ria.ru/images/19076/25/190762580.jpg Russia’s New Angara Space Rocket Test Flight...
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  • MV Cape Ray Neutralizes Syria’s Chemical Stockpile While the Mideast Burns

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    While Syria’s civil war rages on, while ISIS insurgents fight Iraqi government forces, and while the Israeli/Palestinian conflict in Gaza continues, the MV Cape Ray cruises in international waters of the Mediterranean Sea, neutralizing Syria’s declared stockpile of chemical weapons and precursors. Syria handed over 1,300 metric tons of chemical materials for neutralization. Italian officials loaded 78 containers of Syrian chemical materials, weighing some 600 tons, aboard the Cape Ray on July 2. The remaining 700 tons of chemical materials will be neutralized in Europe and the United…
  • Nazi Rotors: German Helicopter Development 1932-1945 – Flettner

    Mike Markowitz
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    For the German Navy, facing war without its own aircraft carriers, the helicopter seemed promising as an observation platform and anti-submarine weapon carrier that could launch and recover from a platform on a small vessel. During the 1930s Kriegsmarine officers had noted the U.S. Army’s experiments with the Kellet KD-1 autogyro, and the Japanese Army’s license production of this aircraft as the Kayaba Ka-1. They concluded that they would need three kinds of helicopters in the coming war at sea: a coastal chopper for use from shore bases, a compact shipboard model, and a mini-copter to…
  • Worldwide Aircraft Carriers

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    When World War II (WWII) ended with the advent of nuclear weapons, many suggested the era of the aircraft carrier and amphibious warfare was over. Yet every single one of the worldwide aircraft carriers nearly 50 aircraft-carrying ships described below was laid down after WWII. Today, at a time when criticism of the usefulness of aircraft carriers is particularly strident, seagoing nations across the globe are building or procuring air capable ships at a rate unseen for decades. Even the Chinese, who provoked much of the criticism of aircraft carriers when they announced their…
  • B-2 Spirit 25th Anniversary | Photos

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    This month marked the 25th anniversary of the first public flight of the Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit “stealth bomber” on July 17, 1989. While the radical “flying wing” attracted a great deal of attention at the time, it was not a new concept, and in fact was similar to a planform seen before from Northrop in the shape of the YB-35 and YB-49 bombers. Controversial for its expense during its early development – it was literally worth more than its weight in gold in 1989 dollars – the B-2 production run was limited to 21 aircraft. Original plans to procure 132 B-2s collapsed…
  • The Incredible Saga of OSS Col. Peter J. Ortiz in World War II

    Dwight Jon Zimmerman
    20 Jul 2014 | 5:42 am
    Approximately 80 officers and 200 enlisted men from the Marine Corps served in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during World War II. In that group was one of the most decorated Marines in World War II and the most decorated member of the OSS, Col. Pierre “Peter” Julien Ortiz, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, whose military career actually began in the French Foreign Legion. Tall, handsome, urbane, and sophisticated, Ortiz spoke 10 languages and was fluent in several, including French and Arabic. His decorations include two Navy Crosses, the Legion of Merit with Valor device, two Purple…
 
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  • HOUSE PASSES AMENDMENT TO ‘RESTORE GUN RIGHTS’ IN D.C.

    Aaron Turner
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:35 pm
    Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) offered the amendment to the House appropriations bill which directly controls the spending for D.C., and the freshman representative saw this as a finite window to address gun rights. “The genesis was the opportunity — it … Continue reading → The post HOUSE PASSES AMENDMENT TO ‘RESTORE GUN RIGHTS’ IN D.C. appeared first on .
  • ‘Maybe the Worst Piece of Journalism of All-Time’

    Aaron Turner
    15 Jul 2014 | 9:05 pm
    See Why Rolling Stone’s List of ‘Most Dangerous Guns’ Is Being Called ‘Maybe the Worst Piece of Journalism of All-Time’ The Internet is relentlessly mocking Rolling Stone’s new photo slideshow outlining the “5 most dangerous guns in America,” with one … Continue reading → The post ‘Maybe the Worst Piece of Journalism of All-Time’ appeared first on .
  • SHE SHOWED RESTRAINT

    Aaron Turner
    26 Jun 2014 | 12:17 pm
    She Showed Restraint as He Smashed the Cash Register. But Everything Changed When He Pressed His Knife Against Her Chest. A suspected robber found a female business owner alone in her store on Monday — but he soon found out … Continue reading → The post SHE SHOWED RESTRAINT appeared first on .
  • SEARCHING FOR RATIONALE IN THE IRRATIONAL

    Aaron Turner
    13 Jun 2014 | 3:42 pm
    The Complexity of the Response to Tragedy We are again in the wake of another public tragedy. This latest horror, which claimed six innocent lives in southern California, has brought about the predictable calls for gun control and limitations upon the … Continue reading → The post SEARCHING FOR RATIONALE IN THE IRRATIONAL appeared first on .
  • DEBUNK’ ANTI-GUN GROUP’S LIST

    Aaron Turner
    13 Jun 2014 | 3:28 pm
    ‘Wow’: Journalist Attempts to ‘Debunk’ Anti-Gun Group’s List of ‘School Shootings in America Since Sandy Hook’ — Here’s What He Found Everytown for Gun safety, an anti-gun group formed by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and prominent gun … Continue reading → The post DEBUNK’ ANTI-GUN GROUP’S LIST appeared first on .
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