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  • Italian Air Force to acquire six HammerHead MALE UAVs

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    26 Feb 2015 | 6:38 am
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  • Rafael Unveils an Upgraded I-DERBY Missile at Aero-India 2015

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    20 Feb 2015 | 7:59 am
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  • Calabrese: Jobs can't justify Battle Creek missile site - The Detroit News

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    3 Mar 2015 | 1:14 am
    The Detroit NewsCalabrese: Jobs can't justify Battle Creek missile siteThe Detroit NewsThe siting of a missile defense installment should be selected on the basis of one factor and one factor only, and that is where it can be most strategically useful in shooting down prospective incoming missiles. Defense strategists need to study the
  • Defense Travel System - DTS

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    1 Mar 2015 | 5:12 pm
    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 ...
  • Bell: Used Helicopter Market Facing Supply Pressure | France Mortgages Defense Assets to Buy More | India Restarts Light Helicopter Competition

    DID: Department of Defense News, Procurement, Acquisition & Contracting, National Security Policy
    Editorial Staff
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:38 pm
    Americas The USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) came off the stocks at Austal’s manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama. Austal will soon be pumping out two LCSs per year. The Giffords will be delivered in 2017 after further work and testing is done. Bell Helicopter is worried that the U.S. will be dumping the almost 800 helicopters it is rendering obsolete with its Aviation Restructure Initiative onto foreign markets, severely depressing the market for helicopter sales. Boeing’s F/A-18 production line is set to be finished up in 2017 in the absence of new orders, but it feels…
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  • Calabrese: Jobs can't justify Battle Creek missile site - The Detroit News

    3 Mar 2015 | 1:14 am
    The Detroit NewsCalabrese: Jobs can't justify Battle Creek missile siteThe Detroit NewsThe siting of a missile defense installment should be selected on the basis of one factor and one factor only, and that is where it can be most strategically useful in shooting down prospective incoming missiles. Defense strategists need to study the
  • Tsarnaev defense, prosecutors ready for battle over jurors' hearts, minds - Boston Herald

    2 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Boston HeraldTsarnaev defense, prosecutors ready for battle over jurors' hearts, mindsBoston HeraldThe tug of war for the hearts and minds of Dzhokar Tsarnaev's jurors began before today's selection, with the defense and prosecutors fighting yesterday over how much they should see of the graphic autopsy photos of Boston Marathon bombing victims and ...Defense in Boston Marathon Bombing Case Discusses Expected StrategyWall Street JournalDefense attorneys for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev file another change of venue request MassLive.comWhy Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's defense will not face an…
  • High-Profile Defense Attorney Weighs In On Baby Justice Case - CBS Local

    2 Mar 2015 | 6:48 pm
    High-Profile Defense Attorney Weighs In On Baby Justice CaseCBS LocalWOODLAND (CBS13) – Samantha Green's Facebook pictures show the 23-year-old in happier times with her fiancé. But detectives say they're zeroing in on her alone – a case defense attorneys will try to turn around, according to criminal attorney Bob ...and more »
  • Famed coroner says homicide possible in death of US defense contractor killed ... - Fox News

    2 Mar 2015 | 6:26 pm
    Fox NewsFamed coroner says homicide possible in death of US defense contractor killed Fox NewsEXCLUSIVE: An American defense contractor who frantically texted friends before his body was found three stories below his room in a Saudi Arabian hotel in January had injuries consistent with homicide, according to a nationally recognized medical ...Mystery of U.S. defense contractor who fell to his death from Saudi hotel room Daily Mailall 4 news articles »
  • Climate Change Researcher Offers a Defense of His Practices - New York Times

    2 Mar 2015 | 6:24 pm
    New York TimesClimate Change Researcher Offers a Defense of His PracticesNew York TimesThe scientist at the center of a controversy over fossil-fuel funding for climate research denounced his critics on Monday and said that he would be “happy to comply” with possible additional disclosure requirements from scientific journals publishing and more »
 
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  • Bell: Used Helicopter Market Facing Supply Pressure | France Mortgages Defense Assets to Buy More | India Restarts Light Helicopter Competition

    Editorial Staff
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:38 pm
    Americas The USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) came off the stocks at Austal’s manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama. Austal will soon be pumping out two LCSs per year. The Giffords will be delivered in 2017 after further work and testing is done. Bell Helicopter is worried that the U.S. will be dumping the almost 800 helicopters it is rendering obsolete with its Aviation Restructure Initiative onto foreign markets, severely depressing the market for helicopter sales. Boeing’s F/A-18 production line is set to be finished up in 2017 in the absence of new orders, but it feels…
  • India’s Light Helicopter Contract Hits Turbulence, Stalls. Again. Starts.

    Joe Katzman
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:28 pm
    Austrian Alouette-III(click to view full) How safe are the Indian Army’s aging fleets of Chetaks (Aerospatiale SA316 Alouette III) and Cheetahs (SA315B Alouette II/III mix)? These old designs have consistently proven themselves in high altitude operations, and remain useful as long as their airframes remain safe. The problem is that at their age, the safety margin is pretty slim. Or worse. In 2003, India issued an RFP for 197 light helicopters estimating a deal worth between $500-$600 million to buy 60 helicopters outright, with the remaining 137 being built under license by Hindustan…
  • Budget Busters: The USA’s SBIRS-High Missile Warning Satellites

    Joe Katzman
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:03 pm
    SBIRS-High(click to view full) The Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS)-High satellite program is a key component of the USA’s future missile alert system, designed to give maximum warning and monitoring of ballistic missile launches anywhere in the world. The new satellites will replace the existing Defense Support Program (DSP) fleet. Their infrared sensors have 3x the sensitivity of DSP and 2x the revisit rate, while providing better persistent coverage. Unfortunately, the program has been beset by massive cost overruns on the order of 400%, technical challenges that continue to…
  • Some A-10s Going Into Reserve | Navy Rethinks, May Need more Growlers

    Editorial Staff
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Americas The Air Force put 9 A-10 Warthogs into reserve, pushing the resources fielding those close air support fighters toward the F-35 program. The Navy will buy three blocking boats (with an option for a fourth) built in 2008 and 2009 that have been used to service submarines in both the Atlantic and Pacific. The Navy will pay Hornbeck Offshore Services $114 million and retain Hornbeck as the ships’ operator and maintainer through 2025. The Navy telegraphed its intent to sole source this contract back in July. People are drawing a connection between the Navy’s renewed interest…
  • Airfields Afloat: The USA’s New Gerald Ford Class Super-Carriers

    Joe Katzman
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:24 pm
    USA’s Nimitz Class &UK’s Invincible Class(click to view full) Some nations have aircraft carriers. The USA has super-carriers. The French Charles De Gaulle Class nuclear carriers displace about 43,000t. India’s new Vikramaditya/ Admiral Gorshkov Class will have a similar displacement. The future British CVF Queen Elizabeth Class and related French PA2 Project are expected to displace about 65,000t, while the British Invincible Class carriers that participated in the Falklands War weigh in at just 22,000t. Invincible actually compares well to Italy’s excellent new…
 
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  • General Atomics teams with SENER to market reaper UAS in Spain

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    2 Mar 2015 | 9:13 am
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  • Ricardo establishes a specialized US Based defense unit

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    28 Feb 2015 | 7:12 am
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  • Italian Air Force to acquire six HammerHead MALE UAVs

    Tamir Eshel
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:38 am
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  • Rafael Unveils an Upgraded I-DERBY Missile at Aero-India 2015

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    20 Feb 2015 | 7:59 am
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  • RAFAEL: Ready to MAKE it in India

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    20 Feb 2015 | 2:10 am
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    AeroSpace News

  • FAA Proposes Commercial Drone Rules

    AeroSpaceNews.com
    15 Feb 2015 | 8:55 am
    The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced a much anticipated Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) addressing regulations governing commercial drone operations in the USA. Most observers were surprised by the relatively relaxed regulations, though the rules are far from final at this time.
  • Video of Cirrus SR-22 Ditching In Ocean Near Hawaii Under Parachute

    AeroSpaceNews.com
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:05 am
    Astounding video of Cirrus plane parachuting into ocean ditching near Hawaii after running out of fuel! This US Coast Guard video will amaze you and hat's are off to the excellent camera work of the crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, US Coast Guard District 14 Hawaii.
  • F-35 Video – F-35C Aircraft Carrier Operations – Joint Strike Fighter JSF Lightning II

    AeroSpaceNews.com
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:05 am
    F-35 video of the new and amazing Lockheed US Navy F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft carrier developmental testing aboard the nuclear powered Nimitz-class USS Nimitz (CVN 68).
  • January 2015 Stargazing – Skywatching – Astronomy Night Sky

    AeroSpaceNews.com
    13 Jan 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Here is your quick video guide to January 2015 stargazing and sky-watching of the astronomy events visible in the night sky: Jupiter's moons Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto are going to be amazing this month. Thanks to the orbital path of the moons shifting edge-on to the sun and earth it will be possible to see these Jovian satellites pass and eclipse each other.
  • What Is An Exoplanet? & Becoming An Astronomer – Lauren Biddle Interview Ep1

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

  • Honeywell, OneWeb partner to offer satellite internet to aircraft

    2 Mar 2015 | 3:33 pm
    Honeywell International Inc said on Monday it has teamed up with satellite internet startup OneWeb Ltd to expand the high-speed data services it offers to aircraft. OneWeb, whose investors include Richard Branson's Virgin Group and Qualcomm Inc, plans to build a network of 648 low-orbit satellites capable of beaming fast internet around the world starting in 2019.
  • 'Chunk of capital' puts Rocket lab on launch countdown

    2 Mar 2015 | 11:23 am
    Rocket Lab has attracted new financial backing from one of the United States' oldest venture capital firms and aerospace giant Lockheed Martin to put it on course to launch its latest vehicle into orbit this year. The Auckland-based company aims to send satellites into space for a fraction of the price of bigger existing ventures.
  • Wall St. inches up in wake of February rally

    2 Mar 2015 | 8:13 am
    U.S. stocks little changed on Monday, on the heels of the S&P 500's best month in more than three years, as data showed consumer spending remained soft in January and ahead of a report on the manufacturing sector. U.S. consumer spending fell for a second month in January, likely as lower gasoline prices continued to weigh on receipts at service stations, while personal income fell just short of expectations, showing a rise of 0.3 percent.
  • Canadian Loan to Help Finance Bombardier Sales in South Africa

    2 Mar 2015 | 4:04 am
    Canada's export-credit financier said Monday it would provide up to $450 million in financing to South Africa's state-owned rail company to purchase locomotives from Canadian plane and train maker Bombardier Inc. The loan from Export Development Canada, a government-owned financing agency, emerges from a decision last year by South Africa's Transnet Group to award a $1.2 billion contract to Bombardier for 240 dual-voltage...
  • 3 Ways General Electric Company Will Power the Future of Energy

    2 Mar 2015 | 12:54 am
    How many differences could you list between the economy of 2015 and that of 1892? Quite a few, I'll bet. But one thing has remained constant: the endless stream of innovation in energy from General Electric Company that has and will continue to power the global economy to new heights.
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    Aviation Week - Aerospace Defense, Business & Commercial News

  • Bristow Readying For U.K. Search-And-Rescue Contract Start

    3 Mar 2015 | 5:06 pm
    LONDON—Bristow group is making final preparations to begin search and rescue (SAR) operations under contract with the British government. read more
  • Selected U.S. Military Contracts for the Week of Feb. 23-27, 2015

    3 Mar 2015 | 4:13 pm
    Selected U.S. military contracts for Feb. 23, 2015. U.S. ARMY CUBRS Inc., Buffalo, New York, was awarded a $32,678,236 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research, testing and analysis of supersonic and hypersonic vehicles and their components at the Aerothermal Aero-Optics Evaluation Center to evaluate aero-dynamic, aero-thermal, aero-optics, aero-propulsion and multi-body separation effects. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-15-D-0015). read more
  • Capitol Hill Crams In Defense-Related Hearings

    3 Mar 2015 | 4:13 pm
    As NASA’s Dawn probe nears its Friday rendezvous with the dwarf planet Ceres (see story), lawmakers on Capitol Hill will be circling U.S. defense policy and budgeting during a flurry of hearings. The House Appropriations defense subcommittee will discuss the Pentagon’s budget request Wednesday morning with witnesses including Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey. The House Armed Services Committee, meanwhile, has scheduled hearings on ISIS, Afghanistan posture, the U.S. read more
  • SpeedNews Defense & Space

    3 Mar 2015 | 4:13 pm
    LOCKHEED MARTIN/SIKORSKY joint venture MARINE HELICOPTER SUPPORT CO. has $2b U.S. Navy performance-based logistics contract for 1,710 weapon replaceable assemblies/shop replaceable assemblies’ components in support of H-60 helos. NORTHROP GRUMMAN has $148.3m U.S. Navy contract for one E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft. Work to be complete by July 2018. read more
  • Making Strides In Runway Safety Measures

    3 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    The FAA’s runway safety improvement effort is on schedule—and paying off The FAA says its runway safety area improvement effort is paying the biggest dividends possible: lives saved. read more
 
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    Homeland Security News

  • Video purports to show ISIS militants beheading Christian hostages

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    15 Feb 2015 | 8:21 pm
    A video released on Sunday by militants in Libya claiming loyalty to the Islamic State terror group purports to show the mass beheading of Coptic Christian hostages. The video, which appeared on the Twitter feed of a website that supports Islamic State, depicts several men in orange jumpsuits being led along a beach, each accompanied […]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. Video purports to show ISIS militants beheading Christian hostages
  • Jordan pilot hostage Moaz al-Kasasbeh reportedly ‘burned alive’

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    3 Feb 2015 | 9:27 am
    A video published online by Islamic State (IS) militants claims to show Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh being burned alive. The video, which could not immediately be verified, showed a man standing in a cage and engulfed in flames. Lt Moaz al-Kasasbeh was captured when his plane came down near Raqqa, Syria, in December on a […]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. Jordan pilot hostage Moaz al-Kasasbeh reportedly ‘burned alive’
  • Gunmen kill at least 8, take hostages at Tripoli hotel

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:04 am
    A Libyan security official says that gunmen have stormed on of the most exclusive hotels in Tripoli and have taken an unknown number of hostages after killing at least eight. Essam Al-Naas, a spokesman for a Tripoli security agency, told the Associated Press that a standoff was ongoing Tuesday at the Corinthia Hotel, which sits […]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. Gunmen kill at least 8, take hostages at Tripoli hotel
  • Secret Service investigating small drone on White House grounds

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    26 Jan 2015 | 7:26 am
    The U.S. Secret Service is investigating after a drone crashed on the White House grounds early Monday morning. The Secret Service locked down the White House shortly after 3 a.m. after an officer on the south grounds of the White House spotted the drone, described as a two-foot wide “quad copter,” flying above the White […]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. Secret Service investigating small drone on White House grounds
  • Plane from Phoenix evacuated on arrival at Seattle-Tacoma airport

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:43 pm
    Two planes have been evacuated on arrival at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport due to what a spokesman called a “security concern.”A JetBlue flight from Long Beach, CA, and a regional Skywest jet from Phoenix were the planes involved. The flights arrived late Sunday afternoon, airport spokesman Perry Cooper said. Read More This story comes to us via […]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. Plane from Phoenix evacuated on arrival at Seattle-Tacoma…
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  • Coalition Continues Airstrikes Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
  • Face of Defense: Air Force NCO Helps Veteran in Need

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Air Force Master Sgt. Robert Chastain, assigned to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, and other volunteers stepped in to help Army veteran Alec Fonoti and his family when their house burned down.
  • Rogers Discusses Cyber Operations, ISIL, Deterrence

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Navy Adm. Michael S. Rogers, commander of U.S. Cyber Command, recently discussed a range of topics from cyber defense and offense to cyber deterrence and finding the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant on the dark Web.
  • 21st-century DARPA Tool Could Work Against ISIL

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency prepares for the diverse threats in today's national security landscape – from low-tech 'lone-wolf' terrorists to high-tech adversaries to groups like ISIL that use both approaches.
  • Vince Vaughn, USO Bring 'Unfinished Business' to Edwards AFB

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Actor Vince Vaughn treated troops and their families to an advance screening of his upcoming film, "Unfinished Business," during a USO visit to Edwards Air Force Base, California.
 
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    Defense Daily Network

  • Lockheed Martin Invests In Private Rocket Developer Rocket Lab

    Calvin Biesecker
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:29 pm
    Rocket Lab on Monday said it has completed a new round of financing with its existing investors and Bessemer Venture Partners and will receive a strategic investment from Lockheed Martin [LMT] to support the exploration of future aerospace technologies. Rocket Lab, which is based in the United States and includes a New Zealand subsidiary where [...]The post Lockheed Martin Invests In Private Rocket Developer Rocket Lab appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Navy Awards $2 Billion Contract For MH-60 Seahawk Support

    Mike McCarthy
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:12 pm
    The Navy has awarded a $2 billion contract that will run into 2020 to provide spares and repair parts for the service fleet of more than 500 MH-60 Seahawk helicopters. The contract was awarded to Maritime Helicopter Support Company (MHSCo), a joint venture between Lockheed Martin [LMT] and Sikorsky, a division of United Technologies [UTX]. [...]The post Navy Awards $2 Billion Contract For MH-60 Seahawk Support appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • U.S. Moving Up Production Of Warhead For New Air Force Missile

    Mike McCarthy
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:04 pm
    The Energy Department’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is moving to expedite the production process for a nuclear warhead that will be used on a new Air Force cruise missile by two years, a senior official said Monday. Frank Klotz, the administrator of the NNSA and undersecretary for nuclear security, said a decision has been [...]The post U.S. Moving Up Production Of Warhead For New Air Force Missile appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • From The Baltics To The Black Sea, Atlantic Resolve Could Expand, Officer Says

    Ann Roosevelt
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    NATO Nations in Eastern Europe welcome U.S. presence and partnering and that effort--to head off conflict before it starts--could lead to the expansion of Operation Atlantic Resolve, the NATO commitment to collective security for its member states, and promoting peace and stability in Europe in light of Russian action in Ukraine. “By the end of [...]The post From The Baltics To The Black Sea, Atlantic Resolve Could Expand, Officer Says appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • SAIC Reentering Intelligence Community Market With Scitor Acquisition

    Calvin Biesecker
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:52 pm
    Science Applications International Corp. [SAIC] on Sunday said has agreed to acquire Scitor Corp. for $790 million in cash in a deal that will give it instant access to the intelligence community while also boosting its business with the Air Force, two markets the company has sought to increase its presence in following the spin-off [...]The post SAIC Reentering Intelligence Community Market With Scitor Acquisition appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
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  • Lockheed Martin Invests In Private Rocket Developer Rocket Lab

    Calvin Biesecker
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:29 pm
    Rocket Lab on Monday said it has completed a new round of financing with its existing investors and Bessemer Venture Partners and will receive a strategic investment from Lockheed Martin [LMT] to support the exploration of future aerospace technologies. Rocket Lab, which is based in the United States and includes a New Zealand subsidiary where [...]The post Lockheed Martin Invests In Private Rocket Developer Rocket Lab appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Navy Awards $2 Billion Contract For MH-60 Seahawk Support

    Mike McCarthy
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:12 pm
    The Navy has awarded a $2 billion contract that will run into 2020 to provide spares and repair parts for the service fleet of more than 500 MH-60 Seahawk helicopters. The contract was awarded to Maritime Helicopter Support Company (MHSCo), a joint venture between Lockheed Martin [LMT] and Sikorsky, a division of United Technologies [UTX]. [...]The post Navy Awards $2 Billion Contract For MH-60 Seahawk Support appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • U.S. Moving Up Production Of Warhead For New Air Force Missile

    Mike McCarthy
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:04 pm
    The Energy Department’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is moving to expedite the production process for a nuclear warhead that will be used on a new Air Force cruise missile by two years, a senior official said Monday. Frank Klotz, the administrator of the NNSA and undersecretary for nuclear security, said a decision has been [...]The post U.S. Moving Up Production Of Warhead For New Air Force Missile appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • From The Baltics To The Black Sea, Atlantic Resolve Could Expand, Officer Says

    Ann Roosevelt
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    NATO Nations in Eastern Europe welcome U.S. presence and partnering and that effort--to head off conflict before it starts--could lead to the expansion of Operation Atlantic Resolve, the NATO commitment to collective security for its member states, and promoting peace and stability in Europe in light of Russian action in Ukraine. “By the end of [...]The post From The Baltics To The Black Sea, Atlantic Resolve Could Expand, Officer Says appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • SAIC Reentering Intelligence Community Market With Scitor Acquisition

    Calvin Biesecker
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:52 pm
    Science Applications International Corp. [SAIC] on Sunday said has agreed to acquire Scitor Corp. for $790 million in cash in a deal that will give it instant access to the intelligence community while also boosting its business with the Air Force, two markets the company has sought to increase its presence in following the spin-off [...]The post SAIC Reentering Intelligence Community Market With Scitor Acquisition appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
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  • Lockheed Martin Invests In Private Rocket Developer Rocket Lab

    Calvin Biesecker
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:29 pm
    Rocket Lab on Monday said it has completed a new round of financing with its existing investors and Bessemer Venture Partners and will receive a strategic investment from Lockheed Martin [LMT] to support the exploration of future aerospace technologies. Rocket Lab, which is based in the United States and includes a New Zealand subsidiary where [...]The post Lockheed Martin Invests In Private Rocket Developer Rocket Lab appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Navy Awards $2 Billion Contract For MH-60 Seahawk Support

    Mike McCarthy
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:12 pm
    The Navy has awarded a $2 billion contract that will run into 2020 to provide spares and repair parts for the service fleet of more than 500 MH-60 Seahawk helicopters. The contract was awarded to Maritime Helicopter Support Company (MHSCo), a joint venture between Lockheed Martin [LMT] and Sikorsky, a division of United Technologies [UTX]. [...]The post Navy Awards $2 Billion Contract For MH-60 Seahawk Support appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • U.S. Moving Up Production Of Warhead For New Air Force Missile

    Mike McCarthy
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:04 pm
    The Energy Department’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is moving to expedite the production process for a nuclear warhead that will be used on a new Air Force cruise missile by two years, a senior official said Monday. Frank Klotz, the administrator of the NNSA and undersecretary for nuclear security, said a decision has been [...]The post U.S. Moving Up Production Of Warhead For New Air Force Missile appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • From The Baltics To The Black Sea, Atlantic Resolve Could Expand, Officer Says

    Ann Roosevelt
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    NATO Nations in Eastern Europe welcome U.S. presence and partnering and that effort--to head off conflict before it starts--could lead to the expansion of Operation Atlantic Resolve, the NATO commitment to collective security for its member states, and promoting peace and stability in Europe in light of Russian action in Ukraine. “By the end of [...]The post From The Baltics To The Black Sea, Atlantic Resolve Could Expand, Officer Says appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • SAIC Reentering Intelligence Community Market With Scitor Acquisition

    Calvin Biesecker
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:52 pm
    Science Applications International Corp. [SAIC] on Sunday said has agreed to acquire Scitor Corp. for $790 million in cash in a deal that will give it instant access to the intelligence community while also boosting its business with the Air Force, two markets the company has sought to increase its presence in following the spin-off [...]The post SAIC Reentering Intelligence Community Market With Scitor Acquisition appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
 
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  • Lockheed Martin Invests In Private Rocket Developer Rocket Lab

    Calvin Biesecker
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:29 pm
    Rocket Lab on Monday said it has completed a new round of financing with its existing investors and Bessemer Venture Partners and will receive a strategic investment from Lockheed Martin [LMT] to support the exploration of future aerospace technologies. Rocket Lab, which is based in the United States and includes a New Zealand subsidiary where [...]The post Lockheed Martin Invests In Private Rocket Developer Rocket Lab appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Navy Awards $2 Billion Contract For MH-60 Seahawk Support

    Mike McCarthy
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:12 pm
    The Navy has awarded a $2 billion contract that will run into 2020 to provide spares and repair parts for the service fleet of more than 500 MH-60 Seahawk helicopters. The contract was awarded to Maritime Helicopter Support Company (MHSCo), a joint venture between Lockheed Martin [LMT] and Sikorsky, a division of United Technologies [UTX]. [...]The post Navy Awards $2 Billion Contract For MH-60 Seahawk Support appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • U.S. Moving Up Production Of Warhead For New Air Force Missile

    Mike McCarthy
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:04 pm
    The Energy Department’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is moving to expedite the production process for a nuclear warhead that will be used on a new Air Force cruise missile by two years, a senior official said Monday. Frank Klotz, the administrator of the NNSA and undersecretary for nuclear security, said a decision has been [...]The post U.S. Moving Up Production Of Warhead For New Air Force Missile appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • From The Baltics To The Black Sea, Atlantic Resolve Could Expand, Officer Says

    Ann Roosevelt
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    NATO Nations in Eastern Europe welcome U.S. presence and partnering and that effort--to head off conflict before it starts--could lead to the expansion of Operation Atlantic Resolve, the NATO commitment to collective security for its member states, and promoting peace and stability in Europe in light of Russian action in Ukraine. “By the end of [...]The post From The Baltics To The Black Sea, Atlantic Resolve Could Expand, Officer Says appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • SAIC Reentering Intelligence Community Market With Scitor Acquisition

    Calvin Biesecker
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:52 pm
    Science Applications International Corp. [SAIC] on Sunday said has agreed to acquire Scitor Corp. for $790 million in cash in a deal that will give it instant access to the intelligence community while also boosting its business with the Air Force, two markets the company has sought to increase its presence in following the spin-off [...]The post SAIC Reentering Intelligence Community Market With Scitor Acquisition appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
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    Defense Tech

  • This Woman Flew an F-35 Simulator with Her Mind

    2 Mar 2015 | 4:28 pm
    Jan Scheuermann, a quadriplegic and pioneering patient for an experimental Pentagon robotics program, continues to break ground in freeing the mind from the body.The 55-year-old mother of two in 2012 agreed to let surgeons implant electrodes on her brain to control a robotic arm. More recently, she flew an F-35 Joint Strike Fighter simulator using nothing but her thoughts, an official said.Arati Prabhakar, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, cited the breakthrough last week at the first annual Future of War conference. The event was organized by the New America…
  • Video: Pentagon Wants F-15 Jets Launching Satellites into Orbit

    27 Feb 2015 | 2:04 pm
    The Pentagon wants to launch satellites from a fighter jet as it seeks to lower the costs of sending Defense Department satellites into space.The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is leading the project called Airborne Launch Assist Space Access, or ALASA. Bradford Tousley, director of DARPA’s Tactical Technology Office, said earlier this month the agency plans to  execute the program’s first flight demonstration by the end of the year and then 12 orbital tests in 2016.Engineers have designed a launch vehicle that can be carried under an F-15. The F-15 would carry the…
  • DARPA Touts Deep-Web Search in Hunt for ISIS

    26 Feb 2015 | 12:05 pm
    An experimental Pentagon tool to search the deep web is now being used in the hunt for Islamic militants, an official said.The research project, known as Memex and developed by the Pentagon’s research and development arm, was discussed this week at the first annual Future of War conference. The event was organized by the New America Foundation, a nonpartisan research organization in Washington, D.C.Arati Prabhakar, a physicist and director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, said the program has already been used to help police in Dallas trace sex trafficking networks to North…
  • NATO Commander Glad to Have A-10s Back In Europe

    25 Feb 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove said Wednesday that the addition of A-10 Thunderbolts to his forces in Europe provided added deterrent as NATO and the U.S. European Command face new threats from Russia.“It is clear that the capabilities these aircraft bring is needed” in the current environment, Breedlove, the supreme allied  commander of NATO, said of the A-10s at a hearing of  the House Armed Services Committee.In response to questions from Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., Breedlove singled out the anti-armor role of the A-10, dubbed the Warthog by ground troops, in close air support…
  • Small Diameter Bomb II Completes Live Fire Test Destroying T-72 Tank

    25 Feb 2015 | 2:42 pm
    Air Force F-15 Eagle recently destroyed a moving –model T-72 tank during a live-fire test of the Small Diameter Bomb II at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., service leaders said.“Just this month we had a successful live fire mission. It was an F-15E that targeted a moving T-72 tank surrogate. We’re still analyzing the data to get the details of it but the visual indicated it was a direct hit,” Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, military deputy for Air Force acquisition, told Military.com in an interview.The test earlier this month was the final live fire mission required for the developmental…
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    Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense

  • Russia's SMF Ready to Repel a 'Lightning-Speed' Nuclear Strike

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:11 am
    Moscow, Russia (Sputnik) Mar 03, 2015 Russian Strategic Missile Forces will parry all nuclear attacks and punish the enemy with a devastating retaliatory strike. The Russian Strategic Missile Forces are prepared to shield the country from a nuclear attack under any circumstances, the SMF Central Command's chief said. "If we have to accomplish a task of repelling a "lightning-speed" nuclear strike, this objective will be
  • Russian Navy to Receive 50 New Vessels

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:11 am
    Moscow, Russia (Sputnik) Mar 03, 2015 The Russian Navy will receive 50 vessels of different kinds in 2015, Navy Commander Viktor Chirkov reported. The Navy's shipbuilding program has been planned from the current period until 2050. The navy intends to continue building ships capable of carrying out missions across all sea types. "The slow period in our potential development passed long ago. The evidence of this - a reall
  • N. Korea fires missiles in anger at South-US military drills

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:11 am
    Seoul (AFP) March 2, 2015 North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea and vowed "merciless" retaliation Monday as the US and South Korea kicked off joint military drills denounced by Pyongyang as recklessly confrontational. The annual exercises always trigger a surge in military tensions and warlike rhetoric on the divided peninsula, and analysts saw the North's missile tests as a prelude to a c
  • Soyuz-2.1a Rocket Takes Military Satellite to Designated Orbit

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:11 am
    Moscow, Russia (Sputnik) Mar 02, 2015 A Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket put a military satellite into its designated orbit Friday, a defense ministry spokesman, Col. Alexei Zolotukhin, told RIA Novosti. The satellite separated from the rocket some ten minutes after the liftoff from the Plesetsk space center in northwestern Russia's Arkhangelsk Region and reached the designated orbit at 3:45 p.m. Moscow time [12:45 GMT]. It was
  • Construction of new Italian Navy frigate begins

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:11 am
    Trieste, Italy (UPI) Feb 27, 2015 The first steel sheeting for a new Italian Navy FREMM frigate has been conducted at a shipyard of Fincantieri near Genoa, the company reports. The cutting marks the build phase of the multi-mission vessel, the eighth being constructed in the multinational FREMM program. A total of 10 FREMM frigates are being built in Italy, with Orizzonte Sistemi Navali as the prime contractor. /
 
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    Defense Daily Network

  • Lockheed Martin Invests In Private Rocket Developer Rocket Lab

    Calvin Biesecker
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:29 pm
    Rocket Lab on Monday said it has completed a new round of financing with its existing investors and Bessemer Venture Partners and will receive a strategic investment from Lockheed Martin [LMT] to support the exploration of future aerospace technologies. Rocket Lab, which is based in the United States and includes a New Zealand subsidiary where [...]The post Lockheed Martin Invests In Private Rocket Developer Rocket Lab appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Navy Awards $2 Billion Contract For MH-60 Seahawk Support

    Mike McCarthy
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:12 pm
    The Navy has awarded a $2 billion contract that will run into 2020 to provide spares and repair parts for the service fleet of more than 500 MH-60 Seahawk helicopters. The contract was awarded to Maritime Helicopter Support Company (MHSCo), a joint venture between Lockheed Martin [LMT] and Sikorsky, a division of United Technologies [UTX]. [...]The post Navy Awards $2 Billion Contract For MH-60 Seahawk Support appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • U.S. Moving Up Production Of Warhead For New Air Force Missile

    Mike McCarthy
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:04 pm
    The Energy Department’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is moving to expedite the production process for a nuclear warhead that will be used on a new Air Force cruise missile by two years, a senior official said Monday. Frank Klotz, the administrator of the NNSA and undersecretary for nuclear security, said a decision has been [...]The post U.S. Moving Up Production Of Warhead For New Air Force Missile appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • From The Baltics To The Black Sea, Atlantic Resolve Could Expand, Officer Says

    Ann Roosevelt
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    NATO Nations in Eastern Europe welcome U.S. presence and partnering and that effort--to head off conflict before it starts--could lead to the expansion of Operation Atlantic Resolve, the NATO commitment to collective security for its member states, and promoting peace and stability in Europe in light of Russian action in Ukraine. “By the end of [...]The post From The Baltics To The Black Sea, Atlantic Resolve Could Expand, Officer Says appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • SAIC Reentering Intelligence Community Market With Scitor Acquisition

    Calvin Biesecker
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:52 pm
    Science Applications International Corp. [SAIC] on Sunday said has agreed to acquire Scitor Corp. for $790 million in cash in a deal that will give it instant access to the intelligence community while also boosting its business with the Air Force, two markets the company has sought to increase its presence in following the spin-off [...]The post SAIC Reentering Intelligence Community Market With Scitor Acquisition appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
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    MDA News Page

  • Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System Completes Successful Tracking and Simulated Engagements of Three Short-Range Ballistic Missiles

    24 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and Sailors aboard the USS CARNEY (DDG-64), USS GONZALEZ (DDG-66) and USS BARRY (DDG-52) successfully completed a flight test today involving the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) weapon system.
  • Four MDA Mentor-Protege; Teams Win Nunn-Perry Award

    9 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) announced today that four teams supporting MDA under the auspices of the Department of Defense (DoD) Mentor-Protege Program will receive the prestigious Nunn-Perry Award. The award, named in honor of former Senator Sam Nunn and former Secretary of Defense William Perry, was first awarded in 1995 and recognizes mentor-protege teams that have excelled in technical developments, cost effectiveness and increased business opportunities for small disadvantaged firms.
  • Ribbon Cutting Marks Opening of Von Braun IV Facility

    28 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Brig. Gen. Kenneth E. Todorov, Missile Defense Agency deputy director, officiated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony today on behalf of Vice Adm. James D. Syring, MDA director, marking the grand opening of the Von Braun IV facility on Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala. The 225,000 square foot facility has office space to accommodate more than 900 employees.
  • Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System Completes Successful Intercept Flight Test

    6 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    The Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Pacific Command, and U.S. Navy Sailors aboard the USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) successfully conducted a flight test today of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system, resulting in three successful near-simultaneous target engagements over the Pacific Ocean by the Aegis Baseline (BL) 9.C1 (BMD 5.0 Capability Upgrade) Weapon System configured ship. One short-range ballistic missile target was intercepted by a Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IB guided missile, while two low-flying cruise missile targets were engaged by Standard Missile-2 (SM-2) Block IIIA…
  • Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System Detects and Tracks Medium-Range Ballistic Missile Target

    17 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    The Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Pacific Command, and U.S. Navy Sailors aboard the USS JOHN PAUL JONES (DDG-53) successfully conducted a flight test involving the launch of a medium-range ballistic missile target from the Pacific Missile Range Facility located on Kauai, Hawaii. 
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    Ministry of Defence - Activity on GOV.UK

  • Guidance: Hunting on the defence estate

    HM Government
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:33 am
    In response to representations, the MOD has clarified that its existing policy allows all categories of exempt hunting under the Hunting Act 2004 to be carried out on the defence estate
  • News story: Harmonising airworthiness article

    HM Government
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:16 am
    In a time of extreme pressure on defence budgets, harmonising military airworthiness among allies can bring big benefits. In a recent article in the February edition of the RAeS publication, Aerospace, Air Vice-Marshal Martin Clark FRAeS, Director (Technical), Military Aviation Authority (MAA), reviews recent progress. In a September 2014 Aerospace article, Howard Wheeldon described how the MAA had grown and developed since its creation in April 2010, following the publication of the Nimrod review into the tragic loss of Nimrod XV230. As part of its drive to re-establish the importance of…
  • Speech: NGO Military Contact Group conference 2015

    HM Government
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:06 am
    Introduction I’m delighted to be here And first…let me thank… the Red Cross, the Foreign Office and the NGO Military Contact Group for organising this conference today On a light-hearted note, the programme kindly says I’m down as the keynote speaker …but I’m then followed by an expert …you quickly learn in this business that humility is a fundamental part of the job! For those who don’t know…what my job does involve…is responsibility for operations in the armed forces It’s a unique privilege One that has afforded me the rare opportunity to see our brave servicemen and…
  • News story: Industry backs government’s spaceport plans

    HM Government
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:32 am
    Plans for Britain to be home of Europe’s first spaceport moved a step closer today, (3 March 2015). Publishing the outcome of a 3 month consultation with a range of interested parties, the government confirmed widespread support for its plans. This paves the way towards making commercial spaceflight operations in the UK a reality. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) shortlisted a number of possible locations for the spaceport in July 2014 and this has today been updated. The shortlisted sites are now Campbeltown, Glasgow Prestwick and Stornoway in Scotland, as well as Newquay in England and…
  • News story: Defence Secretary pledges to train Syrian Moderate Opposition

    HM Government
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:42 am
    Michael Fallon met with the US Commander of the Combined Joint Task Force Lt General James Terry and the UK Deputy Commander Major General Bob Bruce at Camp ‘Arifjan, the Headquarters for anti-ISIL operations. During talks, Mr Fallon received an update on operational activity against ISIL. He emphasised the UK’s position that ISIL must be defeated in both Iraq and Syria and reaffirmed the UK’s intention to contribute to a US-led programme to train the Syrian Moderate Opposition at training sites across the Middle East. Mr Fallon also discussed the UK’s significant contribution to the…
 
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    Naval Open Source INTelligence

  • At NAVDEX 2015 Navantia unveiled its F-538 Frigate Design for the Peruvian Navy

    Ko Savonije
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:37 am
    At NAVDEX 2015 naval defense exhibition which was taking place in Abu Dhabi, UAE, last week, Navantia unveiled the F-538 frigate design it is proposing for the Peruvian Navy. Navantia representatives at NAVDEX 2015 told Navy Recognition that this new Frigate design is based on the proven AVANTE 3000/2400 design. This new design incorporates lessons learned in building the Spanish F-100, Norwegian F-310 and Australian AWS destroyers.Read more
  • Bell Helicopter Seals Deal for 15 Bell 407GXs to the Mexican Air Force

    Ko Savonije
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:25 am
    Bell Helicopter a Textron Inc. company, announced the sale of 15 Bell 407GXs to the Mexican Air Force (FAM) with deliveries to begin this year. The aircraft will be configured for a variety of parapublic missions.“We are extremely pleased to provide the Mexican Air Force with such a high performing and reliable aircraft,” said Jay Ortiz, Bell Helicopter’s vice president for Latin American sales. “The Bell 407GX continues to receive a positive response around the world across multiple segments, but particularly from parapublic agencies for offering the most advanced technology to help…
  • Watch two state-of-the-art missiles destroy their targets in extreme slow motion

    Ko Savonije
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:16 am
    Lockheed Martin has released slow-motion footage of its new turreted weapon system successfully launching Hellfire and DAGR missiles. The YouTube video demonstrates Lockheed Martin's Long-Range Surveillance and Attack Vehicle (LRSAV) successfully carrying out ground-to-ground missile tests, held at Elgin Air Force Base in Florida last October.During the tests the LRSAV launched a HELLFIRE missile 4 miles away from its target and the DAGR missile 2.2 miles away from the target. Both missiles locked onto and successfully hit their targets. Read more
  • Su-25: Old warrior is future of Russian attack aviation

    Ko Savonije
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:10 am
    Forty years ago, an attack aircraft Su-25 (GrachRook) took off from an airfield in Moscow suburb Kubinka for its maiden flight. Time has not dimmed its lustre. This aircraft remains a fearsome fighting machine, and can be called the future of Russian attack aviation.At the beginning of 2015, there were 14 air assault squadrons, composed of 150 Su-25; 60 Su-25SM; 52 Su-25SM2 /SM3; and 15 Su-25UB. Of all these storm-troopers 80 more machines will be upgraded to the SM version by 2020. About 100 more of this type of aircraft are parked at the long-term storage bases.Read more
  • Next-gen stealth bomber is secret, but debate over cost is on the radar

    Ko Savonije
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:03 am
    The closest it's come to a public debut was a prime-time tease during a Super Bowl ad that showed its svelte outline veiled beneath a sheet, but revealed not a glimpse of the Pentagon's most mysterious plane.Highly classified, the program is one of the Air Force's top priorities — and its most expensive. The service estimates it will cost $55 billion to build as many as 100 of what it calls the Long Range Strike Bomber, which is designed to fly deep into enemy territory undetected until the mushroom cloud begins to bloom.In the coming months, the Air Force is expected to award a contract…
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    Homeland Security News

  • Video purports to show ISIS militants beheading Christian hostages

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    15 Feb 2015 | 8:21 pm
    A video released on Sunday by militants in Libya claiming loyalty to the Islamic State terror group purports to show the mass beheading of Coptic Christian hostages. The video, which appeared on the Twitter feed of a website that supports Islamic State, depicts several men in orange jumpsuits being led along a beach, each accompanied […]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. Video purports to show ISIS militants beheading Christian hostages
  • Jordan pilot hostage Moaz al-Kasasbeh reportedly ‘burned alive’

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    3 Feb 2015 | 9:27 am
    A video published online by Islamic State (IS) militants claims to show Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh being burned alive. The video, which could not immediately be verified, showed a man standing in a cage and engulfed in flames. Lt Moaz al-Kasasbeh was captured when his plane came down near Raqqa, Syria, in December on a […]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. Jordan pilot hostage Moaz al-Kasasbeh reportedly ‘burned alive’
  • Gunmen kill at least 8, take hostages at Tripoli hotel

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:04 am
    A Libyan security official says that gunmen have stormed on of the most exclusive hotels in Tripoli and have taken an unknown number of hostages after killing at least eight. Essam Al-Naas, a spokesman for a Tripoli security agency, told the Associated Press that a standoff was ongoing Tuesday at the Corinthia Hotel, which sits […]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. Gunmen kill at least 8, take hostages at Tripoli hotel
  • Secret Service investigating small drone on White House grounds

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:26 am
    The U.S. Secret Service is investigating after a drone crashed on the White House grounds early Monday morning. The Secret Service locked down the White House shortly after 3 a.m. after an officer on the south grounds of the White House spotted the drone, described as a two-foot wide “quad copter,” flying above the White […]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. Secret Service investigating small drone on White House grounds
  • Plane from Phoenix evacuated on arrival at Seattle-Tacoma airport

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:43 pm
    Two planes have been evacuated on arrival at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport due to what a spokesman called a “security concern.”A JetBlue flight from Long Beach, CA, and a regional Skywest jet from Phoenix were the planes involved. The flights arrived late Sunday afternoon, airport spokesman Perry Cooper said. Read More This story comes to us via […]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. Plane from Phoenix evacuated on arrival at Seattle-Tacoma…
 
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  • General Atomics teams with SENER to market reaper UAS in Spain

    News Desk
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:13 am
    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) signed today a teaming agreement with thSpanish engineering company  SENER, to promotes the GA-ASI Predator B 
  • Ricardo establishes a specialized US Based defense unit

    News Desk
    28 Feb 2015 | 7:12 am
    Ricardo is establishing a specialized defense unit - Ricardo Defense Systems (RDS) - to be located at its existing Detroit Technology Campus in Van Buren Township, Michigan. Completing the extensive approval process required for a Special Security Agreement with the USA, enabling the company to expand its role in the US defence market. The company said it is backing the move with the necessary investments in people, processes, and facilities.
  • Italian Air Force to acquire six HammerHead MALE UAVs

    Tamir Eshel
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:38 am
    The Italian Air Force will be the launch customer of the P.1HH HammerHead Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). The manufacturer, Piaggio Aerospace will deliver three UAS systems – 6 air vehicles and 3 ground control stations – complete with intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) configuration to the Italian Air Force in early 2016.
  • Rafael Unveils an Upgraded I-DERBY Missile at Aero-India 2015

    Tamir Eshel
    20 Feb 2015 | 7:59 am
    RAFAEL is unveiling at Aero India 2015 a new version of the Derby missile, a first step in a major revamp of the Israeli medium range BVR missile that has been in service since the mid 1990s.
  • RAFAEL: Ready to MAKE it in India

    Tamir Eshel
    20 Feb 2015 | 2:10 am
    “The Indian move from buying military hardware abroad (BUY) to producing such systems in country (MAKE) is an important development for RAFAEL, as it enables us to exploit one of our major advantages as a developer – our ability to cooperate, transfer know how and support local production"
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  • General Atomics teams with SENER to market reaper UAS in Spain

    News Desk
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:13 am
    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) signed today a teaming agreement with thSpanish engineering company  SENER, to promotes the GA-ASI Predator B 
  • Ricardo establishes a specialized US Based defense unit

    News Desk
    28 Feb 2015 | 7:12 am
    Ricardo is establishing a specialized defense unit - Ricardo Defense Systems (RDS) - to be located at its existing Detroit Technology Campus in Van Buren Township, Michigan. Completing the extensive approval process required for a Special Security Agreement with the USA, enabling the company to expand its role in the US defence market. The company said it is backing the move with the necessary investments in people, processes, and facilities.
  • Italian Air Force to acquire six HammerHead MALE UAVs

    Tamir Eshel
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:38 am
    The Italian Air Force will be the launch customer of the P.1HH HammerHead Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). The manufacturer, Piaggio Aerospace will deliver three UAS systems – 6 air vehicles and 3 ground control stations – complete with intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) configuration to the Italian Air Force in early 2016.
  • Rafael Unveils an Upgraded I-DERBY Missile at Aero-India 2015

    Tamir Eshel
    20 Feb 2015 | 7:59 am
    RAFAEL is unveiling at Aero India 2015 a new version of the Derby missile, a first step in a major revamp of the Israeli medium range BVR missile that has been in service since the mid 1990s.
  • RAFAEL: Ready to MAKE it in India

    Tamir Eshel
    20 Feb 2015 | 2:10 am
    “The Indian move from buying military hardware abroad (BUY) to producing such systems in country (MAKE) is an important development for RAFAEL, as it enables us to exploit one of our major advantages as a developer – our ability to cooperate, transfer know how and support local production"
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  • Coast Guard Maritime Law Enforcement

    Edward H. Lundquist
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:44 am
        Since Aug. 4, 1790, the U.S. Coast Guard has been enforcing the law. From protecting the nation’s trade … The post Coast Guard Maritime Law Enforcement appeared first on...
  • Air Force Placing 18 A-10s into Backup Status

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:08 am
    The Air Force is taking 18 primary, combat-coded A-10 Thunderbolt IIs from active units and placing them into Backup Aircraft … The post Air Force Placing 18 A-10s into Backup Status appeared...
  • Raytheon, UAE to Mount TALON Laser Guided Rockets on NIMR Armored Vehicle

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    Raytheon Company and NIMR Automotive, part of the Emirates Defense Industries Company (EDIC) have agreed to collaborate on equipping NIMR … The post Raytheon, UAE to Mount TALON Laser Guided...
  • RAAF and Boeing Successfully Test Extended Range JDAM ER

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and Boeing have successfully conducted a series of tests on a new wing kit … The post RAAF and Boeing Successfully Test Extended Range JDAM ER appeared...
  • Germany’s First Jet Fighter: The He 280

    Robert F. Dorr
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
      Could Nazi Germany have gotten a jet fighter into combat much earlier than it did? What if the Reich … The post Germany’s First Jet Fighter: The He 280 appeared first on Defense...
 
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  • Coast Guard Maritime Law Enforcement

    Edward H. Lundquist
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:44 am
        Since Aug. 4, 1790, the U.S. Coast Guard has been enforcing the law. From protecting the nation’s trade regulations and tariffs to catching pirates and smugglers, the service has been America’s symbol of law enforcement authority in the maritime domain. This authority is clearly spelled out in 14 USC 2: “The Coast Guard shall enforce or assist in the enforcement of all applicable laws on, under and over the high seas and waters subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.” In our ports, the Coast Guard partners with federal, state, local, tribal, and industry…
  • Air Force Placing 18 A-10s into Backup Status

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:08 am
    The Air Force is taking 18 primary, combat-coded A-10 Thunderbolt IIs from active units and placing them into Backup Aircraft Inventory (BAI) status, according to a press release from the office of the Secretary of the Air Force. The action has been authorized by the Secretary of Defense and congress, and is another step in the controversial Air Force move to retire A-10s, known more commonly as Warthogs, in order to free up funding for new aircraft and maintenance personnel to keep them operational. “At this time the Air Force is moving into BAI status only 18 A-10s of the 36 authorized in…
  • Raytheon, UAE to Mount TALON Laser Guided Rockets on NIMR Armored Vehicle

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    Raytheon Company and NIMR Automotive, part of the Emirates Defense Industries Company (EDIC) have agreed to collaborate on equipping NIMR armored vehicles with Raytheon’s TALON laser-guided rockets (LGR), according to a Raytheon press release. The vehicles will mount a Raytheon remote weapons station combined with an elevated sensor/director ball, allowing the 16 TALON LGR to be fired from concealment as well as with the vehicle in motion. “Integration onto the NIMR vehicle further demonstrates the versatility of TALON,” said Michelle Lohmeier, Raytheon vice president of Land…
  • RAAF and Boeing Successfully Test Extended Range JDAM ER

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and Boeing have successfully conducted a series of tests on a new wing kit for the 500-pound JDAM, according to a Boeing release. The new wing kit, used with the weapon’s existing guidance kit, increases the 15-mile range of the freefall Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) to more than 45 miles in the Joint Direct Attack Munition Extended Range (JDAM ER), according to the release. “The extended range wing kit will allow the Australian Defense Force to employ JDAM more flexibly and safely in the target area,” said Rear Adm. Tony Dalton, responsible…
  • Germany’s First Jet Fighter: The He 280

    Robert F. Dorr
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
      Could Nazi Germany have gotten a jet fighter into combat much earlier than it did? What if the Reich had rushed the Heinkel He 280 into service rather than waiting for the similar Messerschmitt Me 262 jet fighter that came later? A sky full of He 280s, faster and deadlier than any fighter in allied service, might have prevented the U.S. Eighth Air Force from building up its bomber offensive over Europe — and might, even, have forced the allies to postpone the invasion of occupied Europe that took place at Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Maybe even, in the wildest imaginations of a…
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    Satellite PR News

  • The Satellite Phone has 33 years!

    admin
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:41 am
    A satellite telephone, satellite phone, or satphone is a type of mobile phone that connects to orbiting satellites instead of terrestrial cell sites.   In 1982 Inmarsat satellite services were established and satellite telephony started. In the beginning they used space resources leased from third parties. The first series of satellites used by Inmarsat, starting in […]
  • 03b Expansion

    admin
    14 Feb 2015 | 11:37 pm
    O3b has launched eight satellites into medium Earth orbit. While the first four have an onboard issue that likely will reduce their operating lives and deliver a $315 million insurance claim into O3b’s treasury, the company has maintained the minimum six in full operational status and, since September, has begun loading commercial customers onto the […]
  • Internet Project Loon to come to India by 2016

    admin
    13 Feb 2015 | 10:45 pm
    Google is looking to bring Project Loon, its balloon powered-Internet service, to India and is working with the government for the same, reports the Times of India. The technology giant will be looking at commercial format for the project by 2016 which will cover every inch of the Earth and that the company is working […]
  • The digital satellite phone terminals (DSPTs) have been installed at 22 CRPF base camps

    admin
    9 Feb 2015 | 4:21 pm
    Security forces deployed in Jharkhand`s Red zone have been armed with advanced communication gadgets similar to those used in the conflict zones of Jammu & Kashmir. The digital satellite phone terminals (DSPTs) have been installed at 22 CRPF base camps located in remote areas. Sixty more will be installed at various camps across Jharkhand by […]
  • Use of satphones by fishing crews

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    9 Feb 2015 | 4:19 pm
    Gavan Murphy, director of marketing EMEA at Globalstar writes on the importance of satellite phones to commercial fishermen. Personal use of satphones by fishing crews is on the rise too. The farther away a crew is from home, the more they are keen to hear the voices of loved ones. Offering crew the chance to […]
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  • Saudi Arabia Navy modernization

    barney41
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    There were early reports that the Saudis were possibly interested in DDG-51s but their latest request makes no mention of Burkes. The USN awarded LM a sizable contract on behalf of the Saudis for Mk...
  • Saudi Arabia Navy modernization

    barney41
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:51 am
    There were early reports that the Saudis were possibly interested in DDG-51s but their latest request makes no mention of Burkes. The USN awarded LM a sizable contract on behalf of the Saudis for Mk...
  • strategic bombers, escorts, and stealth

    HurricaneDitka
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:21 pm
    Do countries that operate strategic bombers (USA, Russia, China) generally escort them with fighters? I know that Russia has had fighters along when it's sent bombers out near NATO countries at...
  • JZ F-15, AH-64D, T45C and T6 II

    airwingspotter
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:59 am
    Ellington Field TX Last weekend got some Eagle visitors! plus...... AH-64D, T6, T45C all in all a great Friday actions espeically the Wing King from 149th FW Detail report in the link below ...
  • Door mounted mini-guns

    STURM
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:52 am
    Given that in the past decade, more and more users have opted for pintle mounted mini-guns on their helicopters; I'm very curious as to what advantages a mini-gun (apart from a higher rate of fire)...
 
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  • Coast Guard Maritime Law Enforcement

    Edward H. Lundquist
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:44 am
        Since Aug. 4, 1790, the U.S. Coast Guard has been enforcing the law. From protecting the nation’s trade regulations and tariffs to catching pirates and smugglers, the service has been America’s symbol of law enforcement authority in the maritime domain. This authority is clearly spelled out in 14 USC 2: “The Coast Guard shall enforce or assist in the enforcement of all applicable laws on, under and over the high seas and waters subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.” In our ports, the Coast Guard partners with federal, state, local, tribal, and industry…
  • Air Force Placing 18 A-10s into Backup Status

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:08 am
    The Air Force is taking 18 primary, combat-coded A-10 Thunderbolt IIs from active units and placing them into Backup Aircraft Inventory (BAI) status, according to a press release from the office of the Secretary of the Air Force. The action has been authorized by the Secretary of Defense and congress, and is another step in the controversial Air Force move to retire A-10s, known more commonly as Warthogs, in order to free up funding for new aircraft and maintenance personnel to keep them operational. “At this time the Air Force is moving into BAI status only 18 A-10s of the 36 authorized in…
  • Raytheon, UAE to Mount TALON Laser Guided Rockets on NIMR Armored Vehicle

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    Raytheon Company and NIMR Automotive, part of the Emirates Defense Industries Company (EDIC) have agreed to collaborate on equipping NIMR armored vehicles with Raytheon’s TALON laser-guided rockets (LGR), according to a Raytheon press release. The vehicles will mount a Raytheon remote weapons station combined with an elevated sensor/director ball, allowing the 16 TALON LGR to be fired from concealment as well as with the vehicle in motion. “Integration onto the NIMR vehicle further demonstrates the versatility of TALON,” said Michelle Lohmeier, Raytheon vice president of Land…
  • RAAF and Boeing Successfully Test Extended Range JDAM ER

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and Boeing have successfully conducted a series of tests on a new wing kit for the 500-pound JDAM, according to a Boeing release. The new wing kit, used with the weapon’s existing guidance kit, increases the 15-mile range of the freefall Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) to more than 45 miles in the Joint Direct Attack Munition Extended Range (JDAM ER), according to the release. “The extended range wing kit will allow the Australian Defense Force to employ JDAM more flexibly and safely in the target area,” said Rear Adm. Tony Dalton, responsible…
  • Germany’s First Jet Fighter: The He 280

    Robert F. Dorr
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
      Could Nazi Germany have gotten a jet fighter into combat much earlier than it did? What if the Reich had rushed the Heinkel He 280 into service rather than waiting for the similar Messerschmitt Me 262 jet fighter that came later? A sky full of He 280s, faster and deadlier than any fighter in allied service, might have prevented the U.S. Eighth Air Force from building up its bomber offensive over Europe — and might, even, have forced the allies to postpone the invasion of occupied Europe that took place at Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Maybe even, in the wildest imaginations of a…
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  • BAN CERTAIN AMMO

    Aaron
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:43 pm
    Here’s How the White House Is Justifying Trying to Ban Certain Ammo Without Congress The White House on Monday defended the Obama administration’s move to ban certain bullets used in a wildly popular rifle, a proposal that has stirred opposition … Continue reading → The post BAN CERTAIN AMMO appeared first on .
  • UTAH 2015 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE #2

    Aaron
    19 Feb 2015 | 11:51 am
      HOUSE BILL 0260 Rep. Oda — CONCEALED FIREARM PERMIT AMENDMENTS — Status: TABLED This was the bill that would allow concealed carry by any non-exempt citizen.  As you may have seen in the news, this bill has been tabled at the urging … Continue reading → The post UTAH 2015 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE #2 appeared first on .
  • WHY YOU SHOULD BE DRY FIRING!

    Aaron
    19 Feb 2015 | 11:09 am
    Can you improve your shooting skills without spending a fortune on ammunition? According to sharpshooter Kirsten Joy Weiss, the answer is an enthusiastic “yes!” Weiss claims you can significantly improve your shooting skills by using a simple training technique called “dry firing.” … Continue reading → The post WHY YOU SHOULD BE DRY FIRING! appeared first on .
  • UTAH 2015 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE #1

    Aaron
    5 Feb 2015 | 5:22 pm
    Currently, only one bill is in play, at this time, on the hill that would spark an interest to Concealed Firearm Permit holders.  Last year Rep. Oda proposed a similar bill that was vetoed by Governor Herbert.  In this version of … Continue reading → The post UTAH 2015 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE #1 appeared first on .
  • MAN STABBED WITH SCREWDRIVER DURING CAR BURGLARY

    Aaron
    5 Feb 2015 | 5:07 pm
    I often use a car burglary as an example during class and found this news story related to the class. SALT LAKE CITY — A Salt Lake City man was stabbed with a screwdriver after attempting to stop a car prowler … Continue reading → The post MAN STABBED WITH SCREWDRIVER DURING CAR BURGLARY appeared first on .
 
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  • DVA Disclaimer

    Richard Matthews
    3 Feb 2015 | 11:35 pm
    So I logged on to DVA CLIK this morning and was greeted with this: disclaimer Information provided on this website is for general information and on the understanding that the Australian Government is not providing professional advice on a particular matter. While we make every effort to ensure that the information on this site is … Continue reading →
  • Defending ‘American Sniper’

    Richard Matthews
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:46 pm
    Originally posted on Transitions:With the recent controversy surrounding this movie, I would like to say that those who criticize it for glorifying war are missing the point. The internal struggles represented in this movie are highly reflective of what many Veterans face in the transition to civilian life. Rather than taking this an an…
  • From the Archives – “It’s a long way to Gallipoli ­ so create one here” source: SMH

    Richard Matthews
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:11 pm
    ON the back of the recent efforts by colleagues of mine that have been trying to expose the Writeway issues within DVA and coming up to the anniversary of the Gallipoli Landings I felt it prudent to revisit a story published by the Sydney Morning Herald that highlights just how out of touch the Department … Continue reading →
  • DASA are now associating with known Abusers

    Richard Matthews
    12 Jan 2015 | 5:29 pm
    I have a friend who keeps being attacked on Social Media by the name of Jim Wiltshire. His Favourite bully is a one Michal Petelczyc, a former LTCMD from the RAN who is known to the Jewish community as “Mr Hate”. ______________________________ Who is Mr Hate? http://www.factsofisrael.com/blog/archives/000450.html ______________________________ Mr Petelczyc creates numerous fake accounts to … Continue reading →
  • Currently Unattended due to Sampson Flat Bush Fire in Adelaide

    Richard Matthews
    4 Jan 2015 | 7:32 pm
    I’m currently not attending to my blog, Twitter or Facebook accounts at present due to the imminent threat the Sampson Flat bush fire is placing on my family and I. The progress of said fire can be seen below in the Adelaide Fire Map provided by Google and updated when the CFS update the affected … Continue reading →
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  • Man Gets 9 Years For Defrauding Military SubContractors

    2 Mar 2015 | 1:36 pm
    A federal judge sentenced an employee of multinational construction and engineering company Day & Zimmerman LLC to nine years in prison Monday following his December conviction for using a shell company to engage in two schemes, one of which defrauded a military subcontractor of $600,000.
  • 9th Circ. Tackles How To Serve Foreign Cos. With Lawsuits

    2 Mar 2015 | 12:15 pm
    The Ninth Circuit has agreed to hear a key question over how foreign companies can be served with lawsuits through their U.S. subsidiaries under California law, an issue contested in a $40 million False Claims Act suit against a Kuwaiti contractor.
  • House Passes VA Bonus Clawbacks, Private Long-Term Care

    2 Mar 2015 | 11:25 am
    The U.S. House of Representatives on Monday unanimously passed bills allowing the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to enter into private contracts for long-term care of veterans and giving the VA secretary the authority to limit and recoup pay bonuses, in response to last year’s VA health care scandal.
  • Chamber Slams 9th Circ. TCPA Ruling In High Court Brief

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:39 am
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has blasted the Ninth Circuit’s decision to revive a potential class action against longtime U.S. Navy advertising partner Campbell-Ewald Co. over a mass text message, arguing in an amicus brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court that the ruling discourages settlements.
  • Former JAG Atty Protests Naval Suspension To High Court

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:14 am
    A former U.S. Army Judge Advocate General attorney has protested his suspension from naval courts to the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing his challenge to the suspension was wrongly dismissed by the D.C. Circuit without the necessary jurisdiction.
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