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  • If the AF Dumps Them, Boeing Wants to Resell A-10s to Others | Turkey Wants more Phalanx | India, Israel Mull Joint Surface-to-Air Missile

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    Editorial Staff
    21 May 2015 | 7:50 pm
    Americas Boeing wants to sell refurbished A-10s to international customers. The US is the only operator of the Warthog, with the House recently voting to fund the fleet for another year, despite the Air Force chiefs’ efforts to cut down numbers. Boeing is currently engaged in an extensive re-winging program for the aircraft, following a $2 billion 2007 contract. Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $735 million support contract for the Air Force’s Advanced Extremely High Frequency Satellites, Milstar and Defense Satellite Communications System III. The company was awarded a similar…
  • Russia: No Date yet for Iran's S-300 Air Defense Missiles - ABC News

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    26 May 2015 | 4:21 am
    Russia: No Date yet for Iran's S-300 Air Defense MissilesABC NewsA top Russian diplomat says work is underway to fulfill Russia's supply of advanced air-defense missiles to Iran, but that no start date for the delivery has been set yet. Russia in 2010 froze plans to supply S-300 missile systems to Iran, linking the and more »
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    24 May 2015 | 10:56 am
    Offers news, background information, a database for military systems and equipment used, multimedia, photo gallery and links to other government and military departments.
  • S-97 Raider Flies | Heaviest Heavy Lift Copter Ever Upgraded, Produced Again | Bell to Let Russian Firm Build 407GXP

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    Editorial Staff
    25 May 2015 | 7:35 pm
    Americas Sikorsky’s S-97 Raider helicopter prototype has made its maiden flight, with this likely to be a welcome distraction from the firm’s current ailing business situation. The coaxial helicopter’s core X2 technologies will be at the heart of the Sikorsky-Boeing Defiant, a finalist for the Army’s Joint Multi-Role, Future Vertical Lift (JMR – FVL) competition. BAE Systems has submitted a bid for the USMC’s Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) competition, with the company teaming with Italian firm Iveco Defence to develop the ACV 1.1 design. Lockheed Martin…
  • US Army outfits first vehicles with electronic stability control

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    25 May 2015 | 11:56 pm
    Soldiers laud the ballistic protection Mine Resistant Ambush Protected, or MRAP, vehicles that provide them against underbody threats, but now a brand-new MRAP feature, the first of its kind for the...
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  • Russia: No Date yet for Iran's S-300 Air Defense Missiles - ABC News

    26 May 2015 | 4:21 am
    Russia: No Date yet for Iran's S-300 Air Defense MissilesABC NewsA top Russian diplomat says work is underway to fulfill Russia's supply of advanced air-defense missiles to Iran, but that no start date for the delivery has been set yet. Russia in 2010 froze plans to supply S-300 missile systems to Iran, linking the and more »
  • Russia launches large-scale air defense drills - Reuters

    26 May 2015 | 3:13 am
    The Moscow TimesRussia launches large-scale air defense drillsReutersMOSCOW Russia has begun air defense exercises in the Ural mountains and western Siberia involving 12,000 soldiers and 250 aircraft, the defense ministry said on Tuesday. The maneuvers, which began on Monday and are to last until Thursday, are meant ...Russia's Air Defense Units Redeployed Amid Snap Combat Readiness DrillsSputnik Internationalall 88 news articles »
  • China to extend military reach, build lighthouses in disputed waters - Reuters

    26 May 2015 | 2:41 am
    International Business TimesChina to extend military reach, build lighthouses in disputed watersReutersIn a policy document issued by the State Council, the Communist-ruled country's cabinet, China vowed to increase its "open seas protection", switching from air defense to both offense and defense, and criticized neighbors who take "provocative actions China Military Strategy White Paper Pledges 'Active Defense', More Proactive International Business TimesGazmin to meet US defense chief on support in South China Sea disputeGMA NewsPhilippines, US defense chiefs to…
  • Steelers begin OTAs with questions surrounding defense - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    25 May 2015 | 9:46 pm
    Pittsburgh Post-GazetteSteelers begin OTAs with questions surrounding defensePittsburgh Post-GazetteHe prefers the padded, full-contact practices of training camp for that, but the extra work this spring can be beneficial for Tomlin and his staff, especially when it comes to piecing together a defense that has taken on a new look since the Steelers Steelers begin OTAs with questions on defenseLancasterOnlineWhat to Expect from Pittsburgh Steelers Defense in 2015Bleacher Reportall 20 news articles »
  • Warriors' Barnes took lessons on defense to heart - SFGate

    25 May 2015 | 8:41 am
    SFGateWarriors' Barnes took lessons on defense to heartSFGateHOUSTON — Steve Kerr took the Warriors' job one year ago, May 14 to be exact, and immediately launched a telephone salesman's assault on Harrison Barnes. Kerr, as we know now, has the power to cloud men's minds. “We talked a lot on the phone ...Warriors at Rockets, NBA Playoffs 2015: Golden State's new defense against Golden State of MindWarriors notebook: Assistant Ron Adams draws up special defense for James San Jose Mercury Newsall 814 news articles »
 
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  • United States Department of Defense - Official Site

    24 May 2015 | 10:56 am
    Offers news, background information, a database for military systems and equipment used, multimedia, photo gallery and links to other government and military departments.
  • Defense Travel System - DTS

    24 May 2015 | 7:50 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 | Definition of defense by Merriam-Webster

    24 May 2015 | 6:46 am
    Definition of DEFENSE. transitive verb: to take specific defensive action against (an opposing team or player or an offensive play) First Known Use of DEFENSE
  • Defence vs. defense - Grammarist

    23 May 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Defence and defense are different spellings of the same word. Defense is preferred in American English, and defence is preferred in all other main varieties of ...
  • Defense | Define Defense at Dictionary.com

    23 May 2015 | 5:45 pm
    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 ...
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  • S-97 Raider Flies | Heaviest Heavy Lift Copter Ever Upgraded, Produced Again | Bell to Let Russian Firm Build 407GXP

    Editorial Staff
    25 May 2015 | 7:35 pm
    Americas Sikorsky’s S-97 Raider helicopter prototype has made its maiden flight, with this likely to be a welcome distraction from the firm’s current ailing business situation. The coaxial helicopter’s core X2 technologies will be at the heart of the Sikorsky-Boeing Defiant, a finalist for the Army’s Joint Multi-Role, Future Vertical Lift (JMR – FVL) competition. BAE Systems has submitted a bid for the USMC’s Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) competition, with the company teaming with Italian firm Iveco Defence to develop the ACV 1.1 design. Lockheed Martin…
  • Marine APCs: Peregrinations of the EFV to ACV to MPC to ACV 1.1

    Joe Katzman
    24 May 2015 | 5:36 pm
    AAAV/ EFV, swim mode(click to view full) The US Marine Corps’ AAVP7 Amtracs have been their primary ship to shore amphibious armored personnel carrier for a long time; the AAV7A1 was initially fielded in 1972, and underwent a major service life extension program and product improvement program from 1983-1993. The Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle was the USMC’s plan to replace the aging AMTRACS (lit. AMphibious TRACtorS), which saw extensive service deep inland during Operation Iraqi Freedom. The personnel version of the new EFVs would carry a crew of 3, plus a reinforced rifle squad…
  • MFTA: The US Navy’s New Towed Array for Naval Detection

    Joe Katzman
    24 May 2015 | 5:01 pm
    (click to view full) Naval technologies have advanced on many fronts, but one of the most significant is the growing roster of diesel-electric submarines that boast exceptional quietness. Some of the newer AIP (Air-Independent Propulsion) models even have the ability to operate without surfacing for a week or two at a time. In exercises against the US Navy, diesel-electric submarines have successfully ‘killed’ their nuclear counterparts, and in 2006, a Chinese submarine reportedly surprised a US carrier battlegroup by surfacing within it. The US Navy is slowly moving to beef up…
  • If the AF Dumps Them, Boeing Wants to Resell A-10s to Others | Turkey Wants more Phalanx | India, Israel Mull Joint Surface-to-Air Missile

    Editorial Staff
    21 May 2015 | 7:50 pm
    Americas Boeing wants to sell refurbished A-10s to international customers. The US is the only operator of the Warthog, with the House recently voting to fund the fleet for another year, despite the Air Force chiefs’ efforts to cut down numbers. Boeing is currently engaged in an extensive re-winging program for the aircraft, following a $2 billion 2007 contract. Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $735 million support contract for the Air Force’s Advanced Extremely High Frequency Satellites, Milstar and Defense Satellite Communications System III. The company was awarded a similar…
  • Phalanx CIWS: The Last Defense, On Ship and Ashore

    Joe Katzman
    21 May 2015 | 7:38 pm
    Phalanx, firing(click to view full) The radar-guided, rapid-firing MK 15 Phalanx Close-In Weapons System (CIWS, pron. “see-whiz”) can fire between 3,000-4,500 20mm cannon rounds per minute, either autonomously or under manual command, as a last-ditch defense against incoming missiles and other targets. Phalanx uses closed-loop spotting with advanced radar and computer technology to locate, identify and direct a stream of armor piercing projectiles toward the target. These capabilities have made the Phalanx CIWS a critical bolt-on sub-system for naval vessels around the world, and…
 
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    Defense Update

  • Weekly Top Posts: 2015-05-24

    23 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
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  • Elbit Systems Acquires Nice Systems’ Cyber & Intel Division

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    20 May 2015 | 11:45 pm
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  • A View to a Kill – AC-130 Gunship Style

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    20 May 2015 | 9:52 am
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  • Israel to Replenish the IAF Aerial Ordnance, Requests U.S. Arms Package Worth $1.8 Billion

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    19 May 2015 | 4:03 pm
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  • Weekly Top Posts: 2015-05-17

    16 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
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  • Blue Origin New Shepard Rocket Spacecraft First Flight Video

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    30 Apr 2015 | 9:58 am
    Blue Origin New Shepard Rocket Spacecraft First Flight Video - First unmanned flight of Blue Origin New Shepard Rocket Spacecraft video.
  • Russian Progress Cargo Spacecraft In Trouble On Way To ISS

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    28 Apr 2015 | 11:57 am
    ISS resupply spacecraft Progress 59 launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 3:09 a.m. (1:09 p.m. in Kazakhstan) Tuesday on a Soyuz rocket bound for the space station. Right after it separated from the Soyuz booster’s third stage, an unspecified problem prevented Russian flight controllers from determining whether navigational antennas had deployed and whether fuel system manifolds had pressurized as planned.
  • What Is A Lunar Eclipse – Stargazing – Skywatching – Astronomy Night Sky April 2015

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    3 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    What is a lunar eclipse? A total lunar eclipse is coming this month! It's Time For Stargazing, Skywatching, and Astronomy of The Night Sky April 2015, in this Astronomy for Kids video segment.
  • Solar Eclipse – Stargazing – Skywatching – Astronomy Night Sky March 2015

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    14 Mar 2015 | 7:48 pm
    What is a solar eclipse? There is a total solar eclipse in the North Atlantic and tips to prepare for the next U.S. eclipse. Learn what the path of totality is too: It's Time For Stargazing, Skywatching, and Astronomy of The Night Sky March 2015, in this Astronomy for Kids video segment.
  • FAA Proposes Commercial Drone Rules

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    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.
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  • Felix Pulinski

    26 May 2015 | 1:59 am
    Felix Pulinski, 93, of Sherman, N.Y., passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at St. Mary's Home in Erie, Pa.
  • General Electric: Buying Time

    25 May 2015 | 7:50 pm
    EU regulators continue to suggest that GE's Alstom purchase would dampen competition in the heavy-duty gas turbines market. We remain very optimistic on GE's prospects in 2015-2016; the deal will likely go through, and if not, GE is showing tremendous strength in other areas.
  • Morningstar Assigns BBB- Credit Rating to General Motors Company

    25 May 2015 | 10:20 am
    General Motors Company has been given a "BBB-" credit rating by Morningstar . The research firm's "BBB-" rating suggests that the company is a moderate default risk.
  • Apprentices given new opportunity at BAE

    25 May 2015 | 6:05 am
    The Cowes-based defence, security and aerospace company hopes to increase the number of apprentices in the engineering industry by taking part in the government-funded Employment Ownership Programme. As well as taking on 100 apprentices at its Maritime Services business, BAE Systems will also support the recruitment and training of 20 apprentices on behalf of other local employers.
  • Born May 25: Igor Sikorsky

    25 May 2015 | 1:50 am
    The third airmail stamp issued in 1988 had a 36 denomination to fulfill the new rate for international airmail postcards, which had gone into effect more than two months earlier. The stamp pictures aircraft designer and engineer Igor Sikorsky, who was born May 25, 1889 in Kiev, Ukraine, when it was part of the Russian empire.
 
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  • Obama: Nation Owes Debt to Fallen Service Members

    24 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    President Barack Obama used the stories of three soldiers who died in Afghanistan to illustrate the values of the thousands of service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the nation's wars.
  • Chairman: Families of Fallen Remain in Nation's Hearts

    24 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    The families of the fallen are always in the hearts of the members of the U.S. armed forces, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said during a Memorial Day observance at Arlington National Cemetery.
  • Carter Pays Memorial Day Tribute to the Fallen, Families

    24 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    While only the families of the fallen know what it's like to lose a loved one, the nation is grateful for service members' sacrifices, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said at Arlington National Cemetery.
  • Special Report: Memorial Day 2015

    24 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Every year on the last Monday in May, the nation pauses to recognize the U.S. military's men and women who sacrificed their lives while serving their country. In this special report, "Memorial Day 2015," the Defense Department shows how it honors the fallen while thanking military families and veterans in observances around the world.
  • Airstrikes Against ISIL Targets Continue in Syria, Iraq

    24 May 2015 | 10:00 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.
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  • Defense Watch

    Patrick Host
    22 May 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Budget Watch. The Senate and House are in recess this week, but both chambers have made significant progress in moving defense spending bills this month. The House Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee on May 20 approved next year’s defense appropriations bill, adding no amendments during its markup. Only the Senate Appropriations Committee has yet to unveil [...]The post Defense Watch appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • U.S. To Fast Track Weapon Sales To Gulf Nations

    Rich Abott
    22 May 2015 | 1:11 pm
    The United States will fast-track arms sales to Gulf Cooperation Council member states through a dedicated Foreign Military Sales (FMS) office in an effort to bolster those nations’ abilities to counter terrorism and deescalate conflicts in the region, the White House announced May 14. U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) forces also will have an increased [...]The post U.S. To Fast Track Weapon Sales To Gulf Nations appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • ULA Rolls Out Plan For Simplifying Launch Purchases, Reducing Lead Times

    Rich Abott
    22 May 2015 | 1:11 pm
    United Launch Alliance (ULA), later this year, will release further details on a pair of initiatives for making launch purchases “Amazon-simple” while reducing lead times from years to months, company CEO Tory Bruno said April 21. Bruno said the first initiative, called “Fast Buy,” will simplify the purchasing experience by offering pre-determined rocket configurations at [...]The post ULA Rolls Out Plan For Simplifying Launch Purchases, Reducing Lead Times appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Air Force Launches X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle

    Rich Abott
    22 May 2015 | 1:10 pm
    The Air Force and United Launch Alliance (ULA) on April 20 successfully launched the service’s secretive, unmanned space plane called the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) at 11:05 a.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., according to a ULA statement. This is the fourth mission for the X-37B, a 29 feet long shuttle-like [...]The post Air Force Launches X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • House Appropriators Propose Big Cut To Commercial Crew, Big Boost For SLS

    Rich Abott
    22 May 2015 | 1:09 pm
    The fiscal year 2016 spending bill that the full House Appropriations Committee (HAC) was expected to markup May 20 proposes a big cut to the Commercial Crew Program (CCP) while providing a large boost to NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS). The HAC commerce, justice and science (CJS) subcommittee approved May 14 via voice vote its [...]The post House Appropriators Propose Big Cut To Commercial Crew, Big Boost For SLS appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
 
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  • Defense Watch

    Patrick Host
    22 May 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Budget Watch. The Senate and House are in recess this week, but both chambers have made significant progress in moving defense spending bills this month. The House Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee on May 20 approved next year’s defense appropriations bill, adding no amendments during its markup. Only the Senate Appropriations Committee has yet to unveil [...]The post Defense Watch appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • U.S. To Fast Track Weapon Sales To Gulf Nations

    Rich Abott
    22 May 2015 | 1:11 pm
    The United States will fast-track arms sales to Gulf Cooperation Council member states through a dedicated Foreign Military Sales (FMS) office in an effort to bolster those nations’ abilities to counter terrorism and deescalate conflicts in the region, the White House announced May 14. U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) forces also will have an increased [...]The post U.S. To Fast Track Weapon Sales To Gulf Nations appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • ULA Rolls Out Plan For Simplifying Launch Purchases, Reducing Lead Times

    Rich Abott
    22 May 2015 | 1:11 pm
    United Launch Alliance (ULA), later this year, will release further details on a pair of initiatives for making launch purchases “Amazon-simple” while reducing lead times from years to months, company CEO Tory Bruno said April 21. Bruno said the first initiative, called “Fast Buy,” will simplify the purchasing experience by offering pre-determined rocket configurations at [...]The post ULA Rolls Out Plan For Simplifying Launch Purchases, Reducing Lead Times appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Air Force Launches X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle

    Rich Abott
    22 May 2015 | 1:10 pm
    The Air Force and United Launch Alliance (ULA) on April 20 successfully launched the service’s secretive, unmanned space plane called the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) at 11:05 a.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., according to a ULA statement. This is the fourth mission for the X-37B, a 29 feet long shuttle-like [...]The post Air Force Launches X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • House Appropriators Propose Big Cut To Commercial Crew, Big Boost For SLS

    Rich Abott
    22 May 2015 | 1:09 pm
    The fiscal year 2016 spending bill that the full House Appropriations Committee (HAC) was expected to markup May 20 proposes a big cut to the Commercial Crew Program (CCP) while providing a large boost to NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS). The HAC commerce, justice and science (CJS) subcommittee approved May 14 via voice vote its [...]The post House Appropriators Propose Big Cut To Commercial Crew, Big Boost For SLS appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
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  • Defense Watch

    Patrick Host
    22 May 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Budget Watch. The Senate and House are in recess this week, but both chambers have made significant progress in moving defense spending bills this month. The House Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee on May 20 approved next year’s defense appropriations bill, adding no amendments during its markup. Only the Senate Appropriations Committee has yet to unveil [...]The post Defense Watch appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • U.S. To Fast Track Weapon Sales To Gulf Nations

    Rich Abott
    22 May 2015 | 1:11 pm
    The United States will fast-track arms sales to Gulf Cooperation Council member states through a dedicated Foreign Military Sales (FMS) office in an effort to bolster those nations’ abilities to counter terrorism and deescalate conflicts in the region, the White House announced May 14. U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) forces also will have an increased [...]The post U.S. To Fast Track Weapon Sales To Gulf Nations appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • ULA Rolls Out Plan For Simplifying Launch Purchases, Reducing Lead Times

    Rich Abott
    22 May 2015 | 1:11 pm
    United Launch Alliance (ULA), later this year, will release further details on a pair of initiatives for making launch purchases “Amazon-simple” while reducing lead times from years to months, company CEO Tory Bruno said April 21. Bruno said the first initiative, called “Fast Buy,” will simplify the purchasing experience by offering pre-determined rocket configurations at [...]The post ULA Rolls Out Plan For Simplifying Launch Purchases, Reducing Lead Times appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Air Force Launches X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle

    Rich Abott
    22 May 2015 | 1:10 pm
    The Air Force and United Launch Alliance (ULA) on April 20 successfully launched the service’s secretive, unmanned space plane called the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) at 11:05 a.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., according to a ULA statement. This is the fourth mission for the X-37B, a 29 feet long shuttle-like [...]The post Air Force Launches X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • House Appropriators Propose Big Cut To Commercial Crew, Big Boost For SLS

    Rich Abott
    22 May 2015 | 1:09 pm
    The fiscal year 2016 spending bill that the full House Appropriations Committee (HAC) was expected to markup May 20 proposes a big cut to the Commercial Crew Program (CCP) while providing a large boost to NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS). The HAC commerce, justice and science (CJS) subcommittee approved May 14 via voice vote its [...]The post House Appropriators Propose Big Cut To Commercial Crew, Big Boost For SLS appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
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  • Defense Watch

    Patrick Host
    22 May 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Budget Watch. The Senate and House are in recess this week, but both chambers have made significant progress in moving defense spending bills this month. The House Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee on May 20 approved next year’s defense appropriations bill, adding no amendments during its markup. Only the Senate Appropriations Committee has yet to unveil [...]The post Defense Watch appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • U.S. To Fast Track Weapon Sales To Gulf Nations

    Rich Abott
    22 May 2015 | 1:11 pm
    The United States will fast-track arms sales to Gulf Cooperation Council member states through a dedicated Foreign Military Sales (FMS) office in an effort to bolster those nations’ abilities to counter terrorism and deescalate conflicts in the region, the White House announced May 14. U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) forces also will have an increased [...]The post U.S. To Fast Track Weapon Sales To Gulf Nations appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • ULA Rolls Out Plan For Simplifying Launch Purchases, Reducing Lead Times

    Rich Abott
    22 May 2015 | 1:11 pm
    United Launch Alliance (ULA), later this year, will release further details on a pair of initiatives for making launch purchases “Amazon-simple” while reducing lead times from years to months, company CEO Tory Bruno said April 21. Bruno said the first initiative, called “Fast Buy,” will simplify the purchasing experience by offering pre-determined rocket configurations at [...]The post ULA Rolls Out Plan For Simplifying Launch Purchases, Reducing Lead Times appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Air Force Launches X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle

    Rich Abott
    22 May 2015 | 1:10 pm
    The Air Force and United Launch Alliance (ULA) on April 20 successfully launched the service’s secretive, unmanned space plane called the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) at 11:05 a.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., according to a ULA statement. This is the fourth mission for the X-37B, a 29 feet long shuttle-like [...]The post Air Force Launches X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • House Appropriators Propose Big Cut To Commercial Crew, Big Boost For SLS

    Rich Abott
    22 May 2015 | 1:09 pm
    The fiscal year 2016 spending bill that the full House Appropriations Committee (HAC) was expected to markup May 20 proposes a big cut to the Commercial Crew Program (CCP) while providing a large boost to NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS). The HAC commerce, justice and science (CJS) subcommittee approved May 14 via voice vote its [...]The post House Appropriators Propose Big Cut To Commercial Crew, Big Boost For SLS appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
 
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  • Air Force Wants to Fire Lasers from Aircraft by 2023

    22 May 2015 | 7:22 am
    The Air Force plans to be able to incinerate targets such as incoming missiles with laser weapons mounted on C-17s by 2023 as part of a directed energy developmental effort, service official said.The High Energy Laser, or HEL, is being tested by the Air Force Directed Energy Directorate, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. Ground tests are slated for later this year as part of a plan to precede air-launched laser weapons firing evaluations, Mica Endsley, Air Force Chief Scientist, told Military.com in an interview.The first ever ground test of the weapon is slated to take place at White Sands…
  • Video: Two Minute Brief on Unmanned Ground Vehicles

    21 May 2015 | 7:42 am
    Did you know the Germans used ground robots to protect the beaches of Normandy during the World War II? Clearly, they were not too effective, but unmanned ground vehicles have taken quite a few steps forward in recent years.The Air Force drones in the sky typically get most of the attention but here’s a quick video (click here for mobile users) by Military.com’s film team on the UGV highlighting the developments made by the Army and Marine Corps.
  • Army Tests New Acoustic Threat Detection System

    20 May 2015 | 9:20 am
    The U.S. Army is experimenting with acoustic threat detection systems to help soldiers in combat zones pinpoint the location of incoming fire, from automatic weapons to rocket-propelled grenades, officials said.The service is testing products including FireFLY, which was used in Afghanistan for a two-year period through 2013, and a newer and bigger system called Serenity, which is works with infrared cameras to produce more precise geolocation data.“It’s not an official program of record, but it’s based off of 10 years of research and it’s in the late prototyping stage,” David…
  • Air Force’s New Unmanned Strategy Has F-35 Pilots Flying Drones

    20 May 2015 | 5:49 am
    An F-35 Joint Strike Fighter pilot will one day control a small fleet of nearby drones from the cockpit while in flight — according to a new Air Force report on autonomous systems, Air Force Chief Scientist Mica Endsley said.The Air Force is poised to unveil a new strategy for unmanned aircraft systems next month. The report will discuss more teaming with manned aircraft such as the F-35, greater levels of automation and a wider scope of missions for UAS — such as transporting cargo.“We see unmanned vehicles being used for a much wider variety of missions,” Endsley said in an…
  • Air Force Getting Closer to Testing Hypersonic Weapon, Engineers Say

    19 May 2015 | 7:16 am
    The U.S. Air Force is making progress in developing a hypersonic weapon based on the success of an experimental scramjet program, engineers said.The service in 2013 conducted its fourth and longest flight of the so-called X-51 WaveRider. After separating from a rocket launched beneath the wing of a B-52 bomber, the hypersonic vehicle built by Boeing Co. climbed to 60,000 feet, accelerated to Mach 5.1 and flew for about three and a half minutes before running out of fuel and plunging into the Pacific Ocean.At that speed, which is equivalent to about 3,400 miles per hour, a missile could travel…
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  • Israel thanks US for opposing nuke-free Mideast plan

    25 May 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Jerusalem (AFP) May 24, 2015 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed his "appreciation" to the United States for opposing an Arab plan for a nuclear weapons-free zone in the Middle East, an Israeli official said. The Jewish state is believed to be the only country in the region that has an atomic bomb although it has never confirmed its nuclear military capacity. The Saturday phone call between Netanyahu
  • Iran denies agreement on military site inspections

    25 May 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Tehran (AFP) May 24, 2015 An Iranian negotiator on Sunday denied accepting military site inspections as part of a nuclear deal with world powers, a delicate issue in talks that must be concluded by the end of June. Abbas Araghchi, who is also deputy foreign minister, made the remarks as he briefed a parliamentary committee on the progress of the talks with the P5+1 - Britain, China, France, Russia and the United Sta
  • Europeans eye joint development of UAV

    25 May 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Paris (UPI) May 22, 2015 A two-year study on development of a medium-altitude/long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle is to be jointly conducted by three European aerospace companies. Airbus Defense and Space, Dassault Aviation and Finmeccanica will conduct the definition study following the signing of a Memorandum of Intent this week by the defense ministers of Germany, France and Italy backing the study, which
  • Four decades of tracking European spacecraft

    25 May 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Paris (ESA) May 21, 2015 Forty years ago this week, a satellite ground station in Spain became the first to be assigned to what would become ESA. Since then, the network - Estrack - has expanded worldwide and today employs cutting-edge technology to link mission controllers with spacecraft orbiting Earth, voyaging deep in our Solar System or anywhere in between. On 19 May 1975, a ground station at Villafranca del
  • Failure is not an option for Russian space industry

    25 May 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Moscow (Sputnik) May 21, 2015 On Saturday, a planned correction of the ISS orbit could not be carried out after the Progress M-26M's engines failed to start on time. In an unrelated incident just hours later, an emergency situation occurred with the Proton-M rocket carrying a Mexican satellite shortly after its launch. The satellite did not detach and was declared lost. The Proton-M carrier rocket failure harms the rep
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  • Defense Watch

    Patrick Host
    22 May 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Budget Watch. The Senate and House are in recess this week, but both chambers have made significant progress in moving defense spending bills this month. The House Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee on May 20 approved next year’s defense appropriations bill, adding no amendments during its markup. Only the Senate Appropriations Committee has yet to unveil [...]The post Defense Watch appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • U.S. To Fast Track Weapon Sales To Gulf Nations

    Rich Abott
    22 May 2015 | 1:11 pm
    The United States will fast-track arms sales to Gulf Cooperation Council member states through a dedicated Foreign Military Sales (FMS) office in an effort to bolster those nations’ abilities to counter terrorism and deescalate conflicts in the region, the White House announced May 14. U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) forces also will have an increased [...]The post U.S. To Fast Track Weapon Sales To Gulf Nations appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • ULA Rolls Out Plan For Simplifying Launch Purchases, Reducing Lead Times

    Rich Abott
    22 May 2015 | 1:11 pm
    United Launch Alliance (ULA), later this year, will release further details on a pair of initiatives for making launch purchases “Amazon-simple” while reducing lead times from years to months, company CEO Tory Bruno said April 21. Bruno said the first initiative, called “Fast Buy,” will simplify the purchasing experience by offering pre-determined rocket configurations at [...]The post ULA Rolls Out Plan For Simplifying Launch Purchases, Reducing Lead Times appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Air Force Launches X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle

    Rich Abott
    22 May 2015 | 1:10 pm
    The Air Force and United Launch Alliance (ULA) on April 20 successfully launched the service’s secretive, unmanned space plane called the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) at 11:05 a.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., according to a ULA statement. This is the fourth mission for the X-37B, a 29 feet long shuttle-like [...]The post Air Force Launches X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • House Appropriators Propose Big Cut To Commercial Crew, Big Boost For SLS

    Rich Abott
    22 May 2015 | 1:09 pm
    The fiscal year 2016 spending bill that the full House Appropriations Committee (HAC) was expected to markup May 20 proposes a big cut to the Commercial Crew Program (CCP) while providing a large boost to NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS). The HAC commerce, justice and science (CJS) subcommittee approved May 14 via voice vote its [...]The post House Appropriators Propose Big Cut To Commercial Crew, Big Boost For SLS appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
 
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  • News story: Development plans for North Luffenham army barracks approved

    HM Government
    26 May 2015 | 3:41 am
    Planning permission has been granted for 326 new kennels, specialist dog training facilities, a veterinary clinic and squadron headquarter offices at St George’s Barracks in North Luffenham, Rutland. The development will enable 1st Military Working Dog Regiment (1MWD Regt), currently based in Sennelager, Germany, to relocate to North Luffenham by the end of 2017. The move is part of the Army Basing Programme, which will see more than 5,000 British army personnel plus their families return from Germany to various UK locations this year and return all troops from Germany by 2020. The Germany…
  • FOI release: FOI responses released by MOD: week commencing 18 May 2015

    HM Government
    18 May 2015 | 7:21 am
    Updated: Added new FOI responses for Number of 'active' members of each Royal Artillery Army Reserve units, request for report 'The long term neurotoxicity of anticholinesterases', MOD Police budget for years 2012 to 2015.Ministry of Defence (MOD) Freedom of Information (FOI) responses released during the week commencing 18 May 2015.
  • Guidance: Q to R signed pledges: armed forces corporate covenant

    HM Government
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:51 am
    Updated: Added Qioptiq UK.About the corporate covenant The corporate covenant is a voluntary pledge made by organisations who wish to demonstrate their concrete support for the armed forces community. It complements the armed forces covenant and sits alongside the community covenant. All corporate covenants include a core statement of commitment that those adopting the scheme sign up to. This covers the 2 key principles of the armed forces covenant, which are: no member of the armed forces community should face disadvantage in the provision of public and commercial services compared to any…
  • Guidance: K to M signed pledges: armed forces corporate covenant

    HM Government
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:49 am
    Updated: Added Kidwells Law Solicitors Ltd, Magnesium Software Ltd, MWH Treatment.About the corporate covenant The corporate covenant is a voluntary pledge made by organisations who wish to demonstrate their concrete support for the armed forces community. It complements the armed forces covenant and sits alongside the community covenant. All corporate covenants include a core statement of commitment that those adopting the scheme sign up to. This covers the 2 key principles of the armed forces covenant, which are: no member of the armed forces community should face disadvantage in the…
  • Guidance: N to P signed pledges: armed forces corporate covenant

    HM Government
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:49 am
    Updated: Added On Course Foundation, Our Local Heroes Foundation, Outposts Ltd, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust.About the corporate covenant The corporate covenant is a voluntary pledge made by organisations who wish to demonstrate their concrete support for the armed forces community. It complements the armed forces covenant and sits alongside the community covenant. All corporate covenants include a core statement of commitment that those adopting the scheme sign up to. This covers the 2 key principles of the armed forces covenant, which are: no member of the armed forces community…
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  • ​Sikorsky S-97 RAIDER™ Helicopter Achieves Successful First Flight

    Ko Savonije
    26 May 2015 | 2:32 am
    Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a United Technologies Corp. subsidiary, today announced the successful first flight of the S-97 RAIDER™ helicopter, a rigid coaxial rotor prototype designed to demonstrate a game-changing combination of maneuverability, hover ability, range, speed, endurance and survivability. The first flight was conducted at Sikorsky’s Development Flight Center (DFC) where the two-prototype RAIDER™ helicopter test program is based.“Sikorsky has a long tradition of pioneering new aviation technologies including the first practical helicopter. Today’s first flight of the…
  • Thales surveillance system selected for Royal Navy’s new Merlin airborne surveillance helicopters

    Ko Savonije
    26 May 2015 | 2:19 am
    Following an industry competition, Lockheed Martin, who act as the Ministry of Defence’s prime contractor for the Merlin helicopter have selected a new generation of the Thales Searchwater radar and Cerberus mission system to be fitted to specially adapted Merlins to provide the Navy with an airborne surveillance and control capability (ASaC).The fleet of Merlin helicopters will replace the Royal Navy’s outgoing Sea King Mark 7 ASaC force which is fitted with an earlier version of the Searchwater and Cerberus systems. The new capability will enter operational service in 2018 when the last…
  • Kim Jong-un claims 'photoshopped' North Korea missile launch was 'eye-opening miracle'

    Ko Savonije
    26 May 2015 | 2:13 am
    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has hailed the recent test of a submarine-launched missile as a miraculous leap forward - despite experts claiming images of the launch were photoshopped.Mr Kim hosted a gathering of the scientists and technicians who were behind the test that was announced with great fanfare earlier this month, according to the North's official KCNA news agency.He congratulated them for producing an "eye-opening miracle" and a "historical event" that had left the country with a powerful strategic weapon, it reported.Read more
  • Russia, Egypt agree on major contract for MiGs - paper

    Ko Savonije
    26 May 2015 | 2:05 am
    Russia and Egypt have agreed on a contract to supply 46 Mikoyan MiG-29 fighter aircraft, the Vedomosti newspaper reported, citing sources in the Russian aviation industry.The contract could be signed in the very near future, the paper says. A Rosoboronexport spokesman declined to comment. Efforts by the newspaper to reach a spokesperson for the Russian aircraft manufacturing corporation MiG have failed.Plans to supply the MiG-29 fighters to Egypt were reported a long time ago, the newspaper said. Last year Russia and Egypt signed and are now implementing a contract worth at least $0.5 billion…
  • New robotic Russian T-50 fighter jet fit for star wars

    Ko Savonije
    26 May 2015 | 1:57 am
    Russia's new fifth-generation T-50 fighter jet, currently in the testing phase, incorporates elements of automation which make it more like a robot than a fighter plane, explains a representative from the Rostech corporation.The Sukhoi PAK FA fighter jet, also known as T-50, is ready to go into production next year, and boasts innovative technology which renders the pilot one part of the plane's whole control system."The PAK FA is already to some degree a flying robot, where the aviator fulfils the function not only of pilot, but is actually one of the constituent parts of the flying…
 
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  • Elbit Systems Acquires Nice Systems’ Cyber & Intel Division

    Tamir Eshel
    20 May 2015 | 11:45 pm
    CYBERBIT LTD., an Elbit Systems subsidiary is acquiring Nice Systems' Cyber & Intelligence Division business. Recently established CYBERBIT was created to consolidate Elbit Systems’ cyber activities. Elbit Systems will pay up to $157.9 Million - in cash and as earn-out through 2015.
  • A View to a Kill – AC-130 Gunship Style

    Tamir Eshel
    20 May 2015 | 9:52 am
    New helmet sights to be introduced on U.S. Air Force AC-130W Stinger II gunships in the next two years will improve situational
  • Israel to Replenish the IAF Aerial Ordnance, Requests U.S. Arms Package Worth $1.8 Billion

    Tamir Eshel
    19 May 2015 | 4:03 pm
    Israel plans to replenish its aerial ordnance stocks with the procurement of thousands of US made warheads and guidance kits worth over $1.8 Billion. The State Department published a request for Congress approval for this acquisition. The package includes several types of GPS and laser guided munitions, missiles and deep target penetrating bombs shells that can defeat deeply buried targets.
  • US Air Force Moves Forward with High-Power Microwave Weapon

    Tamir Eshel
    16 May 2015 | 12:25 am
    the Air Force has now selected the stealthy, long-range Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM-ER) as the optimal air vehicle to carry the CHAMP weapon.
  • ULCV: In Search of the 21st Century Jeep

    Tamir Eshel
    15 May 2015 | 10:27 am
    The US Army intends to develop and field a new family of specialized vehicles to support 'joint forcible entry' missions. The Ultra Light Combat Vehicle (ULCV) general-purpose troop carrier is the highest priority in this plan. Fast, agile and safe to drive on and off road, ULCV will provide troops the survivability and protection by avoiding the roads vulnerable to IEDs and ambushes, gaining freedom of movement by traversing more concealed and unpredictable routes.
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  • Elbit Systems Acquires Nice Systems’ Cyber & Intel Division

    Tamir Eshel
    20 May 2015 | 11:45 pm
    CYBERBIT LTD., an Elbit Systems subsidiary is acquiring Nice Systems' Cyber & Intelligence Division business. Recently established CYBERBIT was created to consolidate Elbit Systems’ cyber activities. Elbit Systems will pay up to $157.9 Million - in cash and as earn-out through 2015.
  • A View to a Kill – AC-130 Gunship Style

    Tamir Eshel
    20 May 2015 | 9:52 am
    New helmet sights to be introduced on U.S. Air Force AC-130W Stinger II gunships in the next two years will improve situational
  • Israel to Replenish the IAF Aerial Ordnance, Requests U.S. Arms Package Worth $1.8 Billion

    Tamir Eshel
    19 May 2015 | 4:03 pm
    Israel plans to replenish its aerial ordnance stocks with the procurement of thousands of US made warheads and guidance kits worth over $1.8 Billion. The State Department published a request for Congress approval for this acquisition. The package includes several types of GPS and laser guided munitions, missiles and deep target penetrating bombs shells that can defeat deeply buried targets.
  • US Air Force Moves Forward with High-Power Microwave Weapon

    Tamir Eshel
    16 May 2015 | 12:25 am
    the Air Force has now selected the stealthy, long-range Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM-ER) as the optimal air vehicle to carry the CHAMP weapon.
  • ULCV: In Search of the 21st Century Jeep

    Tamir Eshel
    15 May 2015 | 10:27 am
    The US Army intends to develop and field a new family of specialized vehicles to support 'joint forcible entry' missions. The Ultra Light Combat Vehicle (ULCV) general-purpose troop carrier is the highest priority in this plan. Fast, agile and safe to drive on and off road, ULCV will provide troops the survivability and protection by avoiding the roads vulnerable to IEDs and ambushes, gaining freedom of movement by traversing more concealed and unpredictable routes.
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  • The U.S. Coast Guard Academy

    J.R. Wilson
    25 May 2015 | 5:30 am
        Scientiæ cedit mare (the sea yields to knowledge) – U.S. Coast Guard Academy motto since 1902 Responding to … The post The U.S. Coast Guard Academy appeared first on Defense...
  • Memorial Day Poem – For the Fallen

    Defense Media Network
    25 May 2015 | 5:01 am
    On Memorial Day, 2015, another poem for those who died in service to the nation. For the Fallen, by Laurence … The post Memorial Day Poem – For the Fallen appeared first on Defense Media...
  • Book Review – Stay the Rising Sun

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    22 May 2015 | 6:03 am
      Phil Keith’s Stay the Rising Sun provides an intimate portrait of the aircraft carrier USS Lexington (CV 2), her … The post Book Review – Stay the Rising Sun appeared first on Defense...
  • OIF Second Night: SEAL Assault on the GOPLATs

    Melinda K. Day
    22 May 2015 | 5:18 am
    When planners for Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) began their studies of how to liberate Iraq from Saddam Hussein, they looked … The post OIF Second Night: SEAL Assault on the GOPLATs appeared...
  • Futuristic TALOS Delivering Immediate Benefits

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    21 May 2015 | 11:49 am
        The Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit, better known as TALOS, has become a favorite of both media and … The post Futuristic TALOS Delivering Immediate Benefits appeared...
 
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  • The U.S. Coast Guard Academy

    J.R. Wilson
    25 May 2015 | 5:30 am
        Scientiæ cedit mare (the sea yields to knowledge) – U.S. Coast Guard Academy motto since 1902 Responding to a proposal by Alexander Hamilton, the nation’s first secretary of the treasury, the first U.S. Congress created the Revenue Cutter Service in 1790 as a “seagoing military service that would cruise the coasts, enforcing customs and navigation laws.” The legislation provided for the commissioning and support of 10 cutters and a professional corps of 40 commissioned officers. President George Washington appointed the first of those officers, Capt. Hopley Yeaton, as…
  • Memorial Day Poem – For the Fallen

    Defense Media Network
    25 May 2015 | 5:01 am
    On Memorial Day, 2015, another poem for those who died in service to the nation. For the Fallen, by Laurence Binyon, is an English poem, by an English poet, but most of our readers will be familiar with some of the words in it: they have heard them at too many services, in too many tributes, for all those we have lost in war.   For the Fallen With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children, England mourns for her dead across the sea. Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit, Fallen in the cause of the free. Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal Sings sorrow up into…
  • Book Review – Stay the Rising Sun

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    22 May 2015 | 6:03 am
      Phil Keith’s Stay the Rising Sun provides an intimate portrait of the aircraft carrier USS Lexington (CV 2), her role in developing United States naval aviation, and her short, eventful life during World War II. Lexington was by most accounts a happy ship, and a famous one, both during her lifetime in service and after, and a worthy subject for a for a fresh look. The majority of the book is devoted to Lexington’s short but eventful six-month life at war. The ship’s wartime actions are concisely described, and more importantly, illuminated through the depictions of individual…
  • OIF Second Night: SEAL Assault on the GOPLATs

    Melinda K. Day
    22 May 2015 | 5:18 am
    When planners for Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) began their studies of how to liberate Iraq from Saddam Hussein, they looked to the 1991 Gulf War for a number of critical lessons learned. One that just jumped from the history of Operation Desert Storm (ODS) was the need to secure Iraq’s oil and gas fields, along with the critical processing and transportation infrastructure for those products. The consequences of not doing so were both clear and devastating. During ODS, Saddam ordered the Persian Gulf flooded with crude oil to wreck the ecology, along with fouling water purification plants…
  • Futuristic TALOS Delivering Immediate Benefits

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    21 May 2015 | 11:49 am
        The Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit, better known as TALOS, has become a favorite of both media and industry. Media have dubbed it the “Iron Man Suit,” and companies both within and without the defense industry are eager to be a part of the program, which would include a suite of capabilities and technologies. Future development of a complete TALOS combat ensemble was the focus of a number of events and sessions at this week’s Special Operations Forces Industry Conference, or SOFIC show. Daunting challenges to the development of an operational suit remain, such as…
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  • Tommy Wiseau Unveils New Episodes of Hit Sitcom "THE NEIGHBORS" On Hulu Today For Emmy Consideration!!!!

    admin
    26 May 2015 | 3:45 am
    LOS ANGELES, May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Tommy Wiseau the famed writer, director, producer and star of the midnight movie phenomenon “THE ROOM” and the upcoming subject of the Seth Rogen & James Franco comedy “The Disaster Artist”, set for release Summer 2016, unveils 2 new episodes of his brand new hit sitcom “THE NEIGHBORS” today on Hulu @ www.hulu.com/the-neighbors-2015 for Emmy Consideration. THE NEIGHBORS is a new sitcom for a new generation! It’s about the many lovable and never-before-seen characters of The Glasgow Apartment Complex…
  • Taco Bell® Announces Next Steps in Its Food for All Journey

    admin
    26 May 2015 | 2:01 am
    IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Taco Bell® today shared details of its most comprehensive commitment to offering food for all by providing more choices with simpler ingredients and fewer additives. This promise of quality food at a great value is at the center of the brand’s identity. Today’s customers want simplicity, transparency and choice in the foods they eat, and Taco Bell is meeting these needs while continuing to serve food that’s always craveable, fun, affordable and convenient. “People haven’t slowed down, and more than ever want quality and convenience,”…
  • Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. Schedules Second Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call

    admin
    26 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    SAN DIEGO, May 26, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. (Nasdaq:ROIC) will issue financial and operational results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015 after the market closes on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. The Company will conduct a conference call and audio webcast on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time / 7:00 a.m. Pacific Time.To access the conference, dial (877) 312-8783 (domestic), or (408) 940-3874 (international) at least ten minutes prior to the scheduled start of the call. When prompted, provide the Conference ID: 50515877. The live…
  • Pulitzer Prize-Winning New York Times Columnist Nicholas Kristof Will Deliver Commencement Address at Ross University School of Medicine

    admin
    26 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    MIRAMAR, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ross University School of Medicine’s (RUSM) 2015 commencement ceremony will feature guest speaker Nicholas Kristof, the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist and noted advocate for global human rights and health. The event will take place Saturday, May 30, at 9 a.m. at the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Florida. “At Ross University, we strive to provide a rich learning experience that encourages our graduates to bring a global perspective and appreciation for diversity to their careers in medicine,” said RUSM dean and chancellor…
  • ICIS Top Chemical Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Unveiled

    admin
    26 May 2015 | 1:30 am
    NEW YORK and LONDON, May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — ICIS Chemical Business  ( http://www.icis.com/magazine ) magazine has unveiled its 2nd annual ICIS Top Chemical Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) listing of the most important deals in the global chemical sector – changes in control that could impact supply chains.      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150511/743802 ) In the 25 May issue of ICIS Chemical Business, we cover all the notable chemical transactions completed in 2014 worldwide. This year’s listing is sponsored by investment bank The Valence Group.
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  • Possible export market for used A-10 Warthogs

    Mr.V
    22 May 2015 | 6:32 am
    I found this interesting - I'm one of many who has dreamed of seeing an A-10 in their national colours (in my case that'll be the RAF or RCAF - almost guaranteed not to happen though). Boeing has...
  • Europe against war, against NATO

    wiktorkovalski
    21 May 2015 | 5:24 am
    EU and NATO policy today very often contradicts national interests of their member-states. Moreover it doesn’t reflect the real needs and views of ordinary people that want to leave in peace. This...
  • Ukraine suspends military cooperation with Russia

    wiktorkovalski
    21 May 2015 | 5:20 am
    According to USA TODAY‎, Ukraine's parliament on Thursday voted to suspend military cooperation with Russia in a long-anticipated move signaling a further break in relations between the...
  • Europe against war, against NATO

    wiktorkovalski
    19 May 2015 | 5:02 am
    EU and NATO policy today very often contradicts national interests of their member-states. Moreover it doesn’t reflect the real needs and views of ordinary people that want to leave in peace. This...
  • Turkish Army Videos Gallery

    assslan
    17 May 2015 | 2:13 am
    FNSS’ NEW 6X6 PARS CBRN RECONNAISSANCE VEHICLE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqCuaF2fOE8 The various tracked and wheeled platforms, produced by FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.Ş. (FNSS...
 
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  • The U.S. Coast Guard Academy

    J.R. Wilson
    25 May 2015 | 5:30 am
        Scientiæ cedit mare (the sea yields to knowledge) – U.S. Coast Guard Academy motto since 1902 Responding to a proposal by Alexander Hamilton, the nation’s first secretary of the treasury, the first U.S. Congress created the Revenue Cutter Service in 1790 as a “seagoing military service that would cruise the coasts, enforcing customs and navigation laws.” The legislation provided for the commissioning and support of 10 cutters and a professional corps of 40 commissioned officers. President George Washington appointed the first of those officers, Capt. Hopley Yeaton, as…
  • Memorial Day Poem – For the Fallen

    Defense Media Network
    25 May 2015 | 5:01 am
    On Memorial Day, 2015, another poem for those who died in service to the nation. For the Fallen, by Laurence Binyon, is an English poem, by an English poet, but most of our readers will be familiar with some of the words in it: they have heard them at too many services, in too many tributes, for all those we have lost in war.   For the Fallen With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children, England mourns for her dead across the sea. Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit, Fallen in the cause of the free. Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal Sings sorrow up into…
  • Book Review – Stay the Rising Sun

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    22 May 2015 | 6:03 am
      Phil Keith’s Stay the Rising Sun provides an intimate portrait of the aircraft carrier USS Lexington (CV 2), her role in developing United States naval aviation, and her short, eventful life during World War II. Lexington was by most accounts a happy ship, and a famous one, both during her lifetime in service and after, and a worthy subject for a for a fresh look. The majority of the book is devoted to Lexington’s short but eventful six-month life at war. The ship’s wartime actions are concisely described, and more importantly, illuminated through the depictions of individual…
  • OIF Second Night: SEAL Assault on the GOPLATs

    Melinda K. Day
    22 May 2015 | 5:18 am
    When planners for Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) began their studies of how to liberate Iraq from Saddam Hussein, they looked to the 1991 Gulf War for a number of critical lessons learned. One that just jumped from the history of Operation Desert Storm (ODS) was the need to secure Iraq’s oil and gas fields, along with the critical processing and transportation infrastructure for those products. The consequences of not doing so were both clear and devastating. During ODS, Saddam ordered the Persian Gulf flooded with crude oil to wreck the ecology, along with fouling water purification plants…
  • Futuristic TALOS Delivering Immediate Benefits

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    21 May 2015 | 11:49 am
        The Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit, better known as TALOS, has become a favorite of both media and industry. Media have dubbed it the “Iron Man Suit,” and companies both within and without the defense industry are eager to be a part of the program, which would include a suite of capabilities and technologies. Future development of a complete TALOS combat ensemble was the focus of a number of events and sessions at this week’s Special Operations Forces Industry Conference, or SOFIC show. Daunting challenges to the development of an operational suit remain, such as…
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  • SUSPECT’S ATTEMPT TO CARJACK GUN OWNER

    Aaron
    22 May 2015 | 2:21 pm
    Video: Suspect’s Attempt to Carjack Gun Owner Goes Very Wrong — but Watch Until the End to See Cops’ Reaction Hashim Fannin pulled into a parking lot of an Atlanta Family Dollar store earlier this month and someone immediately slid … Continue reading → The post SUSPECT’S ATTEMPT TO CARJACK GUN OWNER appeared first on .
  • CAPITOL POLICE NOW RECEIVING TRAINING ON HOW TO GO TO THE BATHROOM

    Aaron
    21 May 2015 | 9:03 pm
    During our course we talked about how to secure your firearm while using the restroom.  Looks like citizens are not the only people having this problem. PS: Don’t do what you see in the picture below. As reported in TheBlaze Capitol Police … Continue reading → The post CAPITOL POLICE NOW RECEIVING TRAINING ON HOW TO GO TO THE BATHROOM appeared first on .
  • WELL ARMED WOMEN – UTAH CHAPTER

    Aaron
    4 May 2015 | 11:58 am
    On our our former students has spearheaded the Utah Chapter of Well Armed Women.  I would encourage women to join and attend a this organization as they afford women the opportunity to learn the skill set unique to women in a male … Continue reading → The post WELL ARMED WOMEN – UTAH CHAPTER appeared first on .
  • MAN DEAD AFTER FOILED CARJACKING IN OREM

    Aaron
    4 May 2015 | 11:34 am
    You may have heard the story out of Orem.  If not here is a link to the carjacking full story. A few points we can glean from this event. The first question we often ask in these situations is ‘was it … Continue reading → The post MAN DEAD AFTER FOILED CARJACKING IN OREM appeared first on .
  • TIME TO PUT DOWN THAT SMARTPHONE

    Aaron
    4 May 2015 | 11:16 am
    Q: I see students everywhere — on the bus, walking down the street, in coffee shops — staring at their phones non-stop. My neighbor’s son walked right past me the other day without acknowledging me, that’s how absorbed he was. … Continue reading → The post TIME TO PUT DOWN THAT SMARTPHONE appeared first on .
 
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  • Senate Leaves NSA Spy Program In Limbo With Rejected Votes

    22 May 2015 | 6:36 pm
    The U.S. Senate on Saturday left the fate of the National Security Agency's bulk collection program for domestic telephone “metadata” and other domestic surveillance programs in limbo, rejecting competing proposals to either overhaul those programs or to temporarily extend them.
  • KBR Escapes $75M FCA Suit Alleging Transport Overcharges

    22 May 2015 | 1:31 pm
    An Illinois federal judge tossed a $75 million False Claims Act suit against a KBR Inc. subsidiary Friday, saying the whistleblower’s allegations that the company withheld information from the government about pricing options for charter flights were too vague.
  • Measure Easing VA Medical Pot Rule Clears Senate Panel

    22 May 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Veterans would be allowed to discuss medical marijuana prescriptions in states where it's been legalized with their U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs doctors under an amendment to a $77.6 billion funding bill that passed the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday.
  • Senate Intelligence Head Rolls Out NSA Reform Alternative

    22 May 2015 | 12:34 pm
    The head of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee on Friday waded into the heated debate over the looming expiration of certain Patriot Act provisions by offering an alternate proposal that would allow the National Security Agency to continue collecting domestic phone records in bulk until 2017.
  • Judge Advises Cutting Pfizer, Others From Navy Asbestos Suit

    22 May 2015 | 12:30 pm
    A Delaware magistrate judge recommended Friday that five more defendants join the nine she already said should be nixed from a former U.S. Navy shipyard worker’s lawsuit alleging dozens of government contractors contributed to his asbestos exposure and resulting mesothelioma.
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