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  • Saudi Shopping Spree: A Hardened, Networked National Guard

    DID: Department of Defense News, Procurement, Acquisition & Contracting, National Security Policy
    Joe Katzman
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:25 am
    LAV-25 in combat The Saudi Arabian National Guard is receiving a lot of investment. In July 2006, the Saudis formally tabled a multi-billion dollar request to buy LAV wheeled APCs and related equipment for its National Guard. October 2010 added a slew of added requests, covering a wide range of transport, scout, and attack helicopters. Other contracts in between and since have involved missiles, communications, and training. It all adds up to a fairly comprehensive modernization. Who is the SANG, and why are they a globally significant institution? A must-read article in the Tribune-Libanaise…
  • Lockheed gave $443,544 to NY lawmakers

    Aerospace-Defense News
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:28 am
    Lockheed gave $443,544 to NY lawmakers The top recipient of Lockheed money in New York was Sen. Chuck Schumer, who got $61,000.
  • US Navy Issues RMMV Request for Proposal for LCS Modules

    DID: Department of Defense News, Procurement, Acquisition & Contracting, National Security Policy
    Olivier Travers
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:56 am
    USNAVSEA released the RFP [FBO] for the Remote Multi-Mission Vehicle (RMMV) which integrates with the LCS MCM Mission Module. Responses are due by October 27. They seek up to 18 vehicles with deliveries starting 30 months after the initial award. Middle East ISIL insurgents have shown a video [WaPo] featuring an American M198 howitzer and allegedly shot in Syria. They combine military know-how [NYT] with strong funding from illicit sources [WSJ]. It seems President Obama may get [The Hill] congressional support for strikes against ISIL in Syria were he to seek it, though some lawmakers doubt…
  • USS America Tours South America, Prepares for JSF

    Defense Tech
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    The Navy’s new big-deck America-class amphibious assault ship is making its way around South America as part of a mission to connect with allies in the southern hemisphere and prepare the ship for the Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. The USS America, the first in a series of 11 planned America class amphibs for the Navy, […]
  • Navy, Raytheon Unveil New Version Of Rolling Airframe Missile

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    Mike McCarthy
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:08 pm
    TUCSON, Ariz.—The Navy formally took delivery of the newest version of the Rolling Airframe Missile for ship defense, a Block 2 variant designed for greater range and improved maneuverability and targeting. The brief ceremony to roll out the RAM Block 2 took place Wednesday at builder Raytheon’s [RTN] missile production facility here. “It is a [...]The post Navy, Raytheon Unveil New Version Of Rolling Airframe Missile appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
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  • Defense - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:17 pm
    Defense or defence may refer to: Contents 1 Tactics and strategy 2 Politics and economics 3 Concepts in law 4 Other uses 5 See also Tactics and strategy ...
  • Defense News - Official Site

    29 Aug 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Springfield Virginia News - defensenews.com is the home page of Springfield Virginia with in depth and updated Springfield local news. Stay informed with both ...
  • defense - definition of defense by The Free Dictionary

    29 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    de·fense (d-fns) n. 1. The act of defending against attack, danger, or injury. 2. A means or method of defending or protecting. 3. Sports The act or an instance of ...
  • Defense Online Games: 1000+ Free Flash Defense Games to Play

    29 Aug 2014 | 6:06 am
    Viking Valor; Shadow Kings - The Dark Ages; Royal Warfare; Goodgame Empire; Tank Travel; Extreme Air Wars; Fortress Defense; Civ Wars 2; Sift Heads Cartels - Act 3
  • Defense Travel System - DTS

    29 Aug 2014 | 2:45 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 ...
 
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    DID: Department of Defense News, Procurement, Acquisition & Contracting, National Security Policy

  • EA-18G Program: The USA’s Electronic Growler

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

    Joe Katzman
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:25 am
    LAV-25 in combat The Saudi Arabian National Guard is receiving a lot of investment. In July 2006, the Saudis formally tabled a multi-billion dollar request to buy LAV wheeled APCs and related equipment for its National Guard. October 2010 added a slew of added requests, covering a wide range of transport, scout, and attack helicopters. Other contracts in between and since have involved missiles, communications, and training. It all adds up to a fairly comprehensive modernization. Who is the SANG, and why are they a globally significant institution? A must-read article in the Tribune-Libanaise…
  • US Navy Issues RMMV Request for Proposal for LCS Modules

    Olivier Travers
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:56 am
    USNAVSEA released the RFP [FBO] for the Remote Multi-Mission Vehicle (RMMV) which integrates with the LCS MCM Mission Module. Responses are due by October 27. They seek up to 18 vehicles with deliveries starting 30 months after the initial award. Middle East ISIL insurgents have shown a video [WaPo] featuring an American M198 howitzer and allegedly shot in Syria. They combine military know-how [NYT] with strong funding from illicit sources [WSJ]. It seems President Obama may get [The Hill] congressional support for strikes against ISIL in Syria were he to seek it, though some lawmakers doubt…
  • The Croatian Helicopter Swap Triangle: Mi-8s for UH-60s

    Joe Katzman
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
    UH-60(click to view full) Croatia’s Jutarnji list reports that a proposed helicopter swap deal was discussed during an Aug 14/14 meeting between high-ranking Croatian defense personnel and a delegation from the US House of Representatives. The goal is to offer the Ukraine near-term assistance, while bringing Croatian forces closer to NATO standards. Under the deal… CAF Mi-8 MTV-1 Croatia’s 14 upgraded Mi-8 MTV-1 helicopters would be given to the Ukraine, in exchange for 20 UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from US Army stocks. Those helicopters would likely be UH-60Ls, rather…
  • Raytheon’s Standard Missile Naval Defense Family (SM-1 to SM-6)

    Joe Katzman
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:15 am
    SM-2 Launch, DDG-77(click to view larger) Variants of the SM-2 Standard missile are the USA’s primary fleet defense anti-air weapon, and serve with 13 navies worldwide. The most common variant is the RIM-66K-L/ SM-2 Standard Block IIIB, which entered service in 1998. The Standard family extends far beyond the SM-2 missile, however; several nations still use the SM-1, the SM-3 is rising to international prominence as a missile defense weapon, and the SM-6 program is on track to supplement the SM-2. These missiles are designed to be paired with the AEGIS radar and combat system, but can…
 
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  • Videos for 2014-08-24

    24 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
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  • Rudderless control could bring supersonic submarines from sci-fi to reality

    Tamir Eshel
    24 Aug 2014 | 3:03 pm
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  • Iran claim to have downed an Israeli ‘stealth drone’

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    24 Aug 2014 | 2:04 pm
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  • Could Super Ghost become the future Littoral Combatant?

    Tamir Eshel
    24 Aug 2014 | 1:41 pm
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    AeroSpace News

  • August 2014 Stargazing – Skywatching – Astronomy Night Sky

    AeroSpaceNews.com
    8 Aug 2014 | 11:16 am
    Here is your quick video guide to August 2014 stargazing and sky-watching of the astronomy events visible in the night sky: Venus and Jupiter are visible at dawn, Saturn and Mars may be viewed at dusk, and you won't need a telescope. Don't forget this month is the annual Perseid meteor shower through 17 August.
  • Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 Shot Down

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

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

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

    AeroSpaceNews.com
    26 Jun 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a statement on 23 June 2014, titled "FAA Offers Guidance to Model Aircraft Operators." The subtitle was definitely less gentle, stating that the "Agency issues interpretation of 2012 Reauthorization Law, restates authority to take enforcement action against hazardous operations."
 
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    Aerospace-Defense News

  • PEOPLE

    30 Aug 2014 | 6:13 pm
    Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Quote of the week goes to Irish bookmaker Paddy Power as it explained how punter-friendly football and racing results had contributed to a 20% dip in profits.
  • General Dynamics Delivers North Dakota (SSN-784) to U.S. Navy

    30 Aug 2014 | 2:37 pm
    General Dynamics Electric Boat yestereday delivered the nuclear-powered attack submarine North Dakota on time and more than $30 million below target cost.
  • Ukraine says Russian tanks flatten town; EU ready to prepare sanctions

    30 Aug 2014 | 11:05 am
    Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to the media after talks with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Minsk, Belarus August 27. Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to the media after talks with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Minsk, Belarus August 27. A Pro-Russian separatist inspects a gun at a destroyed war memorial at ... (more)
  • Lockheed gave $443,544 to NY lawmakers

    30 Aug 2014 | 7:28 am
    Lockheed gave $443,544 to NY lawmakers The top recipient of Lockheed money in New York was Sen. Chuck Schumer, who got $61,000.
  • NEVS' reorganization plan approved after all?

    30 Aug 2014 | 3:48 am
    What a difference a day makes. Thursday, we reported that current Saab parent National Electric Vehicle Sweden had its application for creditor protection denied by the Swedish court for being "vague and completely undocumented."
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    Aviation Week - Aerospace Defense, Business & Commercial News

  • International Civil Aviation Organization’s

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:38 pm
    David McMillan has been elected chairman of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Task Force on Risks to Civil Aviation Arising from Conflict Zones. He is chairman of the Flight Safety Foundation and was director general of Eurocontrol.  
  • Honorable Company of Air Pilots

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Ron Price will receive the Award of Merit for North America from the London-based Honorable Company of Air Pilots. He has been director of the Abbotsford International Air Show in British Columbia that is now known as Aerospace North America. Winners of the Guild Sword of Honor are John and Martha King of the King Schools of San Diego. They are cited for “making aviation knowledge clear, simple and fun for hundreds of thousands of pilots and maintenance technicians all over the world. read more
  • SAE International

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Honda Aircraft Co. President/CEO Michimasa Fujino has been named to receive the SAE International Clarence L. “Kelly” Johnson Aerospace Vehicle Design and Development Award in late September. It recognizes individuals for “contributions during their career in the innovative design and development of advanced aircraft and/or spacecraft.” Fujino is responsible for the research and development, production, sales and marketing of the HondaJet.  
  • Northrop Grumman Corp.

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Talha A. Zobair (see photo) has been appointed vice president-tax for the Falls Church, Virginia-based Northrop Grumman Corp. He was senior tax counsel and director of global taxes for Raytheon.  
  • Lockheed Martin Corp.

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Brian Colan has become vice president/controller/chief accounting officer of the Lockheed Martin Corp., Bethesda, Maryland. He succeeds Christopher Gregoire, who is now vice president-finance and business operations for Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training. read more
 
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    Homeland Security News

  • Report: Imminent Terrorist Attack Warning By Feds on US Border

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the [...]This story comes to us via Homeland Security - National Terror Alert. National Terror Alert is America's trusted source for homeland security news and information. Report: Imminent Terrorist Attack Warning By Feds on US Border
  • Malaysia Airlines Flight 17: Official says plane with 280 passengers on board shot down over Ukraine

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

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

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

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

  • Navy, Raytheon Unveil New Version Of Rolling Airframe Missile

    Mike McCarthy
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:08 pm
    TUCSON, Ariz.—The Navy formally took delivery of the newest version of the Rolling Airframe Missile for ship defense, a Block 2 variant designed for greater range and improved maneuverability and targeting. The brief ceremony to roll out the RAM Block 2 took place Wednesday at builder Raytheon’s [RTN] missile production facility here. “It is a [...]The post Navy, Raytheon Unveil New Version Of Rolling Airframe Missile appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Obama Nominates Two For Senior Positions At DHS

    Calvin Biesecker
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Friday said that President Obama has announced his intention to nominate two senior leadership officials at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Russell Deyo as Under Secretary for Management and Sarah Saldana as Assistant Secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Saldana, who has been the United States Attorney [...]The post Obama Nominates Two For Senior Positions At DHS appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Reelection Bids For Several Defense-Focused Lawmakers Heated Up in August

    Megan Eckstein
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:16 pm
    While Congress was away for its August recess, several members of defense committees saw their reelection bids get significantly more competitive, and one key lawmaker was knocked out of the general election. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii), a House Armed Services Committee member and co-chair of the committee’s Asia Pacific rebalance oversight effort, lost her bid [...]The post Reelection Bids For Several Defense-Focused Lawmakers Heated Up in August appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • DEFENSE WATCH

    Ann Roosevelt
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Iraq Costing $7.5 Million Daily. Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby says Friday the Pentagon has spent an average of $7.5 million a day on air strikes, humanitarian aid and observation teams in Iraq since U.S. involvement began on June 16. “It didn’t start out at $7.5 [million] per day–as our [operational tempo] and our [...]The post DEFENSE WATCH appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Lawmakers Want Answers From NASA After Announcement Of Potential SLS Slip

    Patrick Host
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:36 pm
    A pair of lawmakers wants answers from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden after the civil space agency announced the initial flight of its Space Launch System (SLS) rocket may not take place until as late as November 2018. “It is troubling that NASA officials are now claiming the agency is challenged to meet dates that you [...]The post Lawmakers Want Answers From NASA After Announcement Of Potential SLS Slip appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
 
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  • Navy, Raytheon Unveil New Version Of Rolling Airframe Missile

    Mike McCarthy
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:08 pm
    TUCSON, Ariz.—The Navy formally took delivery of the newest version of the Rolling Airframe Missile for ship defense, a Block 2 variant designed for greater range and improved maneuverability and targeting. The brief ceremony to roll out the RAM Block 2 took place Wednesday at builder Raytheon’s [RTN] missile production facility here. “It is a [...]The post Navy, Raytheon Unveil New Version Of Rolling Airframe Missile appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Obama Nominates Two For Senior Positions At DHS

    Calvin Biesecker
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Friday said that President Obama has announced his intention to nominate two senior leadership officials at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Russell Deyo as Under Secretary for Management and Sarah Saldana as Assistant Secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Saldana, who has been the United States Attorney [...]The post Obama Nominates Two For Senior Positions At DHS appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Reelection Bids For Several Defense-Focused Lawmakers Heated Up in August

    Megan Eckstein
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:16 pm
    While Congress was away for its August recess, several members of defense committees saw their reelection bids get significantly more competitive, and one key lawmaker was knocked out of the general election. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii), a House Armed Services Committee member and co-chair of the committee’s Asia Pacific rebalance oversight effort, lost her bid [...]The post Reelection Bids For Several Defense-Focused Lawmakers Heated Up in August appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • DEFENSE WATCH

    Ann Roosevelt
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Iraq Costing $7.5 Million Daily. Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby says Friday the Pentagon has spent an average of $7.5 million a day on air strikes, humanitarian aid and observation teams in Iraq since U.S. involvement began on June 16. “It didn’t start out at $7.5 [million] per day–as our [operational tempo] and our [...]The post DEFENSE WATCH appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Lawmakers Want Answers From NASA After Announcement Of Potential SLS Slip

    Patrick Host
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:36 pm
    A pair of lawmakers wants answers from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden after the civil space agency announced the initial flight of its Space Launch System (SLS) rocket may not take place until as late as November 2018. “It is troubling that NASA officials are now claiming the agency is challenged to meet dates that you [...]The post Lawmakers Want Answers From NASA After Announcement Of Potential SLS Slip appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
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  • Navy, Raytheon Unveil New Version Of Rolling Airframe Missile

    Mike McCarthy
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:08 pm
    TUCSON, Ariz.—The Navy formally took delivery of the newest version of the Rolling Airframe Missile for ship defense, a Block 2 variant designed for greater range and improved maneuverability and targeting. The brief ceremony to roll out the RAM Block 2 took place Wednesday at builder Raytheon’s [RTN] missile production facility here. “It is a [...]The post Navy, Raytheon Unveil New Version Of Rolling Airframe Missile appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Obama Nominates Two For Senior Positions At DHS

    Calvin Biesecker
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Friday said that President Obama has announced his intention to nominate two senior leadership officials at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Russell Deyo as Under Secretary for Management and Sarah Saldana as Assistant Secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Saldana, who has been the United States Attorney [...]The post Obama Nominates Two For Senior Positions At DHS appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Reelection Bids For Several Defense-Focused Lawmakers Heated Up in August

    Megan Eckstein
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:16 pm
    While Congress was away for its August recess, several members of defense committees saw their reelection bids get significantly more competitive, and one key lawmaker was knocked out of the general election. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii), a House Armed Services Committee member and co-chair of the committee’s Asia Pacific rebalance oversight effort, lost her bid [...]The post Reelection Bids For Several Defense-Focused Lawmakers Heated Up in August appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • DEFENSE WATCH

    Ann Roosevelt
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Iraq Costing $7.5 Million Daily. Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby says Friday the Pentagon has spent an average of $7.5 million a day on air strikes, humanitarian aid and observation teams in Iraq since U.S. involvement began on June 16. “It didn’t start out at $7.5 [million] per day–as our [operational tempo] and our [...]The post DEFENSE WATCH appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Lawmakers Want Answers From NASA After Announcement Of Potential SLS Slip

    Patrick Host
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:36 pm
    A pair of lawmakers wants answers from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden after the civil space agency announced the initial flight of its Space Launch System (SLS) rocket may not take place until as late as November 2018. “It is troubling that NASA officials are now claiming the agency is challenged to meet dates that you [...]The post Lawmakers Want Answers From NASA After Announcement Of Potential SLS Slip appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
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  • Navy, Raytheon Unveil New Version Of Rolling Airframe Missile

    Mike McCarthy
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:08 pm
    TUCSON, Ariz.—The Navy formally took delivery of the newest version of the Rolling Airframe Missile for ship defense, a Block 2 variant designed for greater range and improved maneuverability and targeting. The brief ceremony to roll out the RAM Block 2 took place Wednesday at builder Raytheon’s [RTN] missile production facility here. “It is a [...]The post Navy, Raytheon Unveil New Version Of Rolling Airframe Missile appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Obama Nominates Two For Senior Positions At DHS

    Calvin Biesecker
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Friday said that President Obama has announced his intention to nominate two senior leadership officials at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Russell Deyo as Under Secretary for Management and Sarah Saldana as Assistant Secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Saldana, who has been the United States Attorney [...]The post Obama Nominates Two For Senior Positions At DHS appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Reelection Bids For Several Defense-Focused Lawmakers Heated Up in August

    Megan Eckstein
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:16 pm
    While Congress was away for its August recess, several members of defense committees saw their reelection bids get significantly more competitive, and one key lawmaker was knocked out of the general election. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii), a House Armed Services Committee member and co-chair of the committee’s Asia Pacific rebalance oversight effort, lost her bid [...]The post Reelection Bids For Several Defense-Focused Lawmakers Heated Up in August appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • DEFENSE WATCH

    Ann Roosevelt
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Iraq Costing $7.5 Million Daily. Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby says Friday the Pentagon has spent an average of $7.5 million a day on air strikes, humanitarian aid and observation teams in Iraq since U.S. involvement began on June 16. “It didn’t start out at $7.5 [million] per day–as our [operational tempo] and our [...]The post DEFENSE WATCH appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Lawmakers Want Answers From NASA After Announcement Of Potential SLS Slip

    Patrick Host
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:36 pm
    A pair of lawmakers wants answers from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden after the civil space agency announced the initial flight of its Space Launch System (SLS) rocket may not take place until as late as November 2018. “It is troubling that NASA officials are now claiming the agency is challenged to meet dates that you [...]The post Lawmakers Want Answers From NASA After Announcement Of Potential SLS Slip appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
 
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    Defense Tech

  • Navy Replaces Amphibious Connectors

    29 Aug 2014 | 2:13 pm
    The Navy is starting a modernization overhaul designed to replace its existing fleet of connectors in order to better transport personnel, equipment and weapons from ship to shore. The Navy and Marine Corps are now working to replace and recapitalize the existing fleet of Landing Craft Utility vessels, or LCUs, and Landing Craft Air Cushions, […]
  • Boeing Gets $9M More to Develop Phantom Swift X-Plane

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    Boeing received a $9 million contract from DARPA to continue developing its Phantom Swift X-Plane, an experimental future vertical lift platform.  The Phantom Swift has two downward facing fans that allow for vertical take-offs and landings. The forward propulsion for the aircraft comes from wingtip thrusters that propel the Phantom Swift after the lift fans are […]
  • USS America Tours South America, Prepares for JSF

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    The Navy’s new big-deck America-class amphibious assault ship is making its way around South America as part of a mission to connect with allies in the southern hemisphere and prepare the ship for the Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. The USS America, the first in a series of 11 planned America class amphibs for the Navy, […]
  • Wanted: Next-Gen Armored Vehicles With Less Armor

    24 Aug 2014 | 8:03 pm
    The Pentagon wants next-generation armored vehicles that are more mobile, maneuverable and survivable, but without more armor. In September, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will host a proposer’s day to give potential contractors a more clear idea of what the Defense Department wants in its Ground X-Vehicle Technologies program. “GXV-T’s goal is not just […]
  • Video: SpaceX Rocket Explodes over Texas

    23 Aug 2014 | 5:18 am
    An experimental reusable rocket made by Space Exploration Technologies Corp. exploded over Texas on Friday, the company announced. The test booster, known as the F9R and a successor to the Grasshopper rocket, self-destructed several hundred feet over the company’s facility in McGregor after a problem was detected. There were no injuries. “Three engine F9R Dev1 […]
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    Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense

  • Satellite used to control unmanned aerial vehicle

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Toulouse, France (UPI) Aug 28, 2014 A solar-powered unmanned aerial system from Airbus Defense and Space has been flown for more than 11 days non-stop. The test of the Zephyr 7 High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite, or HAPS, was conducted for Britain's Ministry of Defense in controlled airspace, the company said. The aircraft carried a new primary payload and for the first time satellite communications were used to contro
  • China defence ministry tells US to stop 'close-in' surveillance

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Beijing (AFP) Aug 28, 2014 China's military on Thursday told the United States to end air and naval surveillance near its borders, saying it was damaging relations between the Pacific powers and could lead to "undesirable accidents". The US should "take concrete measures to decrease close-in reconnaissance activities against China towards a complete stop", defence ministry spokesman Yang Yujun said at a monthly briefi
  • IS executes scores of Syrian troops in new atrocity

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Damascus (AFP) Aug 28, 2014 Islamic State jihadists boasted Thursday they had executed scores of Syrian troops after capturing a key air base, the latest in a string of abuses that have shocked the world. News of the killings came as US President Barack Obama weighed air strikes on IS positions in Syria and edged closer to greenlighting a mission to aid Shiite Turkmen trapped in an Iraqi town besieged by the jihadists.
  • NATO says 'over 1,000 Russian troops' in Ukraine

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Mons, Belgium (AFP) Aug 28, 2014 A senior NATO official said on Thursday that "well over a thousand" Russian troops were operating inside Ukraine and warned that the West faced a "very aggressive" Russia. Russian fighters "support separatists, fighting with them and fighting amongst them," said NATO's Brigadier-General Nico Tak, adding that the supply of arms by Russia had increased in both "volume and quality". Tak, wh
  • US military to send tanks to E. Europe for drills

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Washington (AFP) Aug 28, 2014 US Army troops equipped with tanks will head to Eastern Europe soon to reassure NATO allies anxious over Russia's intervention in Ukraine, Pentagon officials said Thursday. About 600 troops from the 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division are due to deploy in October to Poland and the Baltic states for training exercises with alliance members, replacing paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade
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  • Navy, Raytheon Unveil New Version Of Rolling Airframe Missile

    Mike McCarthy
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:08 pm
    TUCSON, Ariz.—The Navy formally took delivery of the newest version of the Rolling Airframe Missile for ship defense, a Block 2 variant designed for greater range and improved maneuverability and targeting. The brief ceremony to roll out the RAM Block 2 took place Wednesday at builder Raytheon’s [RTN] missile production facility here. “It is a [...]The post Navy, Raytheon Unveil New Version Of Rolling Airframe Missile appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Obama Nominates Two For Senior Positions At DHS

    Calvin Biesecker
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Friday said that President Obama has announced his intention to nominate two senior leadership officials at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Russell Deyo as Under Secretary for Management and Sarah Saldana as Assistant Secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Saldana, who has been the United States Attorney [...]The post Obama Nominates Two For Senior Positions At DHS appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Reelection Bids For Several Defense-Focused Lawmakers Heated Up in August

    Megan Eckstein
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:16 pm
    While Congress was away for its August recess, several members of defense committees saw their reelection bids get significantly more competitive, and one key lawmaker was knocked out of the general election. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii), a House Armed Services Committee member and co-chair of the committee’s Asia Pacific rebalance oversight effort, lost her bid [...]The post Reelection Bids For Several Defense-Focused Lawmakers Heated Up in August appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • DEFENSE WATCH

    Ann Roosevelt
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Iraq Costing $7.5 Million Daily. Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby says Friday the Pentagon has spent an average of $7.5 million a day on air strikes, humanitarian aid and observation teams in Iraq since U.S. involvement began on June 16. “It didn’t start out at $7.5 [million] per day–as our [operational tempo] and our [...]The post DEFENSE WATCH appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Lawmakers Want Answers From NASA After Announcement Of Potential SLS Slip

    Patrick Host
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:36 pm
    A pair of lawmakers wants answers from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden after the civil space agency announced the initial flight of its Space Launch System (SLS) rocket may not take place until as late as November 2018. “It is troubling that NASA officials are now claiming the agency is challenged to meet dates that you [...]The post Lawmakers Want Answers From NASA After Announcement Of Potential SLS Slip appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
 
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  • The Missile Defense Agency to Hold Public Scoping Meeting for the Continental United States Interceptor Site Environmental Impact Statement

    18 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in cooperation with the Michigan Army National Guard will host public scoping meetings on Aug. 26, 2014, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the McCamly Plaza Hotel, Branson Ballroom, 50 Capital Avenue SW, Battle Creek; and on Aug. 28, 2014 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Sherman lake YMCA, The Great Hall, 6225 North 39 Street, Augusta, to review the proposed scope of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a potential Continental United Interceptor Site (CIS) at the Fort Custer Training Center (FCTC), in Augusta.  FCTC is one of four locations in the United States under…
  • The Missile Defense Agency to Hold Public Scoping Meeting for the Continental United States Interceptor Site Environmental Impact Statement

    8 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in cooperation with the U.S. Army will host a public scoping meeting on Aug. 19, 2014 at the Carthage High School, Carthage, N.Y, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. to review the proposed scope of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a potential Continental United States Interceptor Site (CIS) at Fort Drum. The installation is one of four locations in the United States under consideration.
  • The Missile Defense Agency to Hold Public Scoping Meeting for the Continental United States Interceptor Site Environmental Impact Statement

    1 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in cooperation with the U.S. Navy will host public scoping meetings on Aug. 12, 2014 at the Rangeley Lakes Regional School, Rangeley, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and on Aug. 13, 2014 at the Regional School from 9 a.m. to noon, on Aug. 14, 2014 at the University of Maine, Farmington, from 9 a.m. to noon and also from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., to review the proposed scope of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a potential Continental United States Interceptor Site (CIS) at the Center for Security Forces Detachment Kittery Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape…
  • Public Scoping Meeting for the Continental United States Interceptor Site Environmental Impact Statement

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in cooperation with the Ohio Army National Guard will host a public scoping meeting on August 5, 2014, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Ravenna High School in Ravenna to review the proposed scope of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a potential Continental United States Interceptor Site (CIS) at the Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center.  The installation is one of four locations in the United States where MDA will conduct an EIS.
  • Target Missile Intercepted over the Pacific Ocean during Missile Defense Exercise

    22 Jun 2014 | 4:00 am
    The Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Air Force 30th Space Wing, the Joint Functional Component Command, Integrated Missile Defense, U.S. Northern Command and the U.S. Navy completed an integrated exercise of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) element of the nation’s Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). During the test today, a long-range ground-based interceptor launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, intercepted an intermediate-range ballistic missile target launched from the U.S. Army’s Reagan Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
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  • Press release: £1 million makeover for Armed Forces Memorial and support for Welsh veterans

    HM Government
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:15 pm
    The Armed Forces Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum is set to be spruced up as the government announces £1 million for its maintenance and repair. The government is also committing to fund the memorial in Staffordshire, which commemorates over 16,000 personnel who have died on duty since the end of WWII, through to the end of the next Parliament. The funding comes as the Prime Minister seeks to get agreement for an unprecedented international Armed Forces Declaration at the NATO summit in Wales this week. The Declaration would follow the UK’s Military Covenant - strengthening…
  • Press release: NATO jets to soar across Welsh skies in Summit flypast

    HM Government
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:16 pm
    The RAF’s Red Arrows will be joined by aircraft from across the NATO alliance for the flypast over the summit at the Celtic Manor resort on Friday 5 September at 9am. Local residents in Cardiff should head to Cardiff Bay at 8.30am for the best view of the planes. In Newport people should be ready to watch the display at 8.45am as it passes south of the City Centre, over Spytty Park, Beechwood Park and Lliswerry. The planes will soar across South Wales, passing the National Assembly building in Cardiff Bay on the way to the summit, where world leaders including Prime Minister David Cameron…
  • Press release: Leading business backs NATO summit in Wales

    HM Government
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:34 am
    Businesses from across the UK will provide their support to make next week’s NATO Summit a success, Business Minister Matthew Hancock announced today (29 August 2014). BAE Systems, Raytheon UK, General Dynamics UK, Lockheed Martin UK and Airbus have been confirmed as official supporters of the event and will provide financial backing and showcase cutting edge technologies at Celtic Manor in Newport during September’s summit. All of the companies are major employers with bases in Wales and all invest in building skills by providing apprenticeships. The defence industry generates over £22…
  • News story: How do you float a 65,000-tonne ship?

    HM Government
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:44 am
    Last month saw the naming of the Royal Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth. Weighing in at 65,000 tonnes and with a flight deck measuring in at 4.5 acres, she is the largest warship ever built for the Royal Navy. HMS Queen Elizabeth will provide a mobile air base for the UK’s armed forces. She will be capable of launching, landing and maintaining aircraft 24-hours-a-day in support of war efforts and humanitarian aid and disaster relief operations. The carrier will operate worldwide with the new Joint Strike Fighter Lightning II jets and a number of types of helicopter. Due…
  • Form: Pupil information profile for military service children

    HM Government
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:43 am
    Updated: Added a notice for MOD users accessing this form on a MOD network PC.Important notice for MOD users This form can only be accessed through an external machine, it cannot be accessed by a DII machine. About the form The Pupil information profile (PIP) form is a transfer document which is consistent for all pupils in any school setting to support specific aspects of a pupil’s background and learning. It contains information that supports a young person’s future learning and parents are encouraged to bring this to the attention of their child’s school about using it as a helpful…
 
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  • US hands over first upgraded KC-135 Stratotanker to France

    Ko Savonije
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:20 am
    The French Air Force (ALAT) has taken delivery of the first modernised KC-135 Stratotanker aerial refuelling aircraft from the US at Air Base 125, near Istres, France.A total of three French KC-135RG tankers have been upgraded by the US to primarily ensure compliance with the RENO global air traffic management (GATM) standard.The new interface is claimed to enable navigation standards identical to those of US KC-135s and more efficient and secure integration into general air traffic.Read more
  • Taiwan to spend US$2.5b on anti-missile systems

    Ko Savonije
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:16 am
    Taiwan plans to spend TW$74.8 billion (S$3.1 billion, US$2.5 billion) in the next nine years to acquire anti-missile systems to boost its aerial defences against China, a lawmaker and media said Saturday.The defence ministry aims to purchase the locally-made Tien Kung 3 (Sky Bow 3) surface-to-air missile system between 2015 and 2024 to replace the ageing Hawk missile systems, said lawmaker Lin Yu-fang of the parliament's defence committee. This will be the biggest procurement of domestically-made weapon systems in recent years, Lin said, citing a defence budget plan submitted to the…
  • The End of the Cobra Era

    Ko Savonije
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:10 am
    The IAF has quietly retired one of its oldest and most venerable weapon systems recently. The AH-1 Cobra attack helicopter OrBat, which entered service in 1975, was demobilized pursuant to a decision (in the context of the recent cuts in the defense budget) to discontinue using the outdated helicopters. The demobilization process was executed in three stages: on July 29, 2013 the attack helicopter flight of the Red (Aggressor) Squadron was demobilized. Read more
  • U.S. High-Altitude Missile System For S. Korea Upsets China, N. Korea, Russia, Poses Problems For South

    Ko Savonije
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:07 am
    The specter of Chinese warplanes buzzing U.S. and Japanese planes adds urgency to U.S. pressure for high-altitude defense in Asia against a still more formidable threat: that of missiles fired by North Korea and maybe even China.Both the Pentagon and Japan’s defense ministry have protested the close calls with Chinese planes while China threatens still more of them and complains about U.S. dreams of installing a “Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense” system in South Korea.China, North Korea and, most recently, Russia all seem to fear that installation of the advanced missile-deterrence…
  • Sweden to buy next-generation jets despite Swiss pullout

    Ko Savonije
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:02 am
    Sweden said Friday it would go ahead with the purchase of a new generation of Saab Gripen fighter jets, despite Switzerland pulling out of a major co-financing deal."Global developments and Russian action in Ukraine, with troops in the country, underline the importance of us pursuing the acquisition of the next generation fighter aircraft," defence minister Karin Enstroem told public broadcaster SVT."This is also about our security and defence capability in the future," she said.Read more
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  • Report: Imminent Terrorist Attack Warning By Feds on US Border

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the [...]This story comes to us via Homeland Security - National Terror Alert. National Terror Alert is America's trusted source for homeland security news and information. Report: Imminent Terrorist Attack Warning By Feds on US Border
  • Malaysia Airlines Flight 17: Official says plane with 280 passengers on board shot down over Ukraine

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

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

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

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    9 Jul 2014 | 12:22 pm
    France foiled an Islamist terrorist plot to target the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and even a nuclear power plant, it emerged on Wednesday, as the country unveiled new, tougher anti-terror rules. French police stumbled on the plans after decrypting coded messages between a 29-year-old Algerian butcher living in the Vaucluse, southern France, known only as [...]This story comes to us via Homeland Security - National Terror Alert. National Terror Alert is America's trusted source for homeland security news and information. Plot to blow up Eiffel Tower, Louvre and nuclear power plant foiled –…
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  • Videos for 2014-08-24

    24 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Ghost Super Cavitating Vessel Ghost Super Cavitating Vessel Defense-Update http://wp.me/p3cRXG-dpO | GHOST is a combination aircraft/boat that has been designed to fly through an artificial underwater gaseous environment that creates 900 times less hull friction than water. GHOST technology adapts to manned or unmanned, surface or submerged applications. http://defense-update.com/20140824_super_ghost.html From: defenseupdate Views: 1160 19 ratings Time: 01:22 More in News & Politics F-35B - Wet and Wild F-35B - Wet and Wild One of the recent phases of the F-35B JSF flight testing was the…
  • Videos for 2014-08-24

    24 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Ghost Super Cavitating Vessel Ghost Super Cavitating Vessel Defense-Update http://wp.me/p3cRXG-dpO | GHOST is a combination aircraft/boat that has been designed to fly through an artificial underwater gaseous environment that creates 900 times less hull friction than water. GHOST technology adapts to manned or unmanned, surface or submerged applications. http://defense-update.com/20140824_super_ghost.html From: defenseupdate Views: 1160 19 ratings Time: 01:22 More in News & Politics F-35B - Wet and Wild F-35B - Wet and Wild One of the recent phases of the F-35B JSF flight testing was the…
  • Rudderless control could bring supersonic submarines from sci-fi to reality

    Tamir Eshel
    24 Aug 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Chinese scientists are studying the applications of supercavitation to propel large bodies underwater at high speed. Scaled up into a full size 'supersonic submarine', such vessel could make the distance from Shanghai China to San Francisco, CA in less than two hours.               Related StoriesCould Super Ghost become the future Littoral Combatant?The Marine Corps Warfighting Lab Showcases the UHAC During RIMPAC 2014Innovative robotic systems supporting Marines during warfighting experiment in HawaiiChina wants Swedish…
  • Iran claim to have downed an Israeli ‘stealth drone’

    News Desk
    24 Aug 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Iran reported today its air defense forces have downed an Israeli unmanned aircraft possibly a previously unknown, stealth model. The aircraft was intercepted by a surface-to-air missile. "A pilotless Israeli spy plane was shot down after it was traced and intercepted by the IRGC Aerospace Force," a statement by the Iranian Republican Guards Corps' (IRGC) announced.               Related StoriesA miniature drone made of styrofoam help protects airbases in AfghanistanCyber Intelligence Report – August 1, 2014ARL:…
  • Could Super Ghost become the future Littoral Combatant?

    Tamir Eshel
    24 Aug 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Could a stealthy, fast going corvette-sized 'super Ghost' vessel take on the US Navy Littoral Combat Ship and win? The people at Portsmouth' Juliet Marine Systems believe it can. They are proposing that, at a cost of a single LCS, the navy take six of Ghosts which will be able to assume many of the LCS' littoral operations either independently, or operating with oceangoing naval vessels as motherships, providing a more affordable, agile and survivable naval strike force.               Related StoriesOperating robots…
 
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  • Videos for 2014-08-24

    24 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Ghost Super Cavitating Vessel Ghost Super Cavitating Vessel Defense-Update http://wp.me/p3cRXG-dpO | GHOST is a combination aircraft/boat that has been designed to fly through an artificial underwater gaseous environment that creates 900 times less hull friction than water. GHOST technology adapts to manned or unmanned, surface or submerged applications. http://defense-update.com/20140824_super_ghost.html From: defenseupdate Views: 1160 19 ratings Time: 01:22 More in News & Politics F-35B - Wet and Wild F-35B - Wet and Wild One of the recent phases of the F-35B JSF flight testing was the…
  • Videos for 2014-08-24

    24 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Ghost Super Cavitating Vessel Ghost Super Cavitating Vessel Defense-Update http://wp.me/p3cRXG-dpO | GHOST is a combination aircraft/boat that has been designed to fly through an artificial underwater gaseous environment that creates 900 times less hull friction than water. GHOST technology adapts to manned or unmanned, surface or submerged applications. http://defense-update.com/20140824_super_ghost.html From: defenseupdate Views: 1160 19 ratings Time: 01:22 More in News & Politics F-35B - Wet and Wild F-35B - Wet and Wild One of the recent phases of the F-35B JSF flight testing was the…
  • Rudderless control could bring supersonic submarines from sci-fi to reality

    Tamir Eshel
    24 Aug 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Chinese scientists are studying the applications of supercavitation to propel large bodies underwater at high speed. Scaled up into a full size 'supersonic submarine', such vessel could make the distance from Shanghai China to San Francisco, CA in less than two hours.               Related StoriesCould Super Ghost become the future Littoral Combatant?The Marine Corps Warfighting Lab Showcases the UHAC During RIMPAC 2014Innovative robotic systems supporting Marines during warfighting experiment in HawaiiChina wants Swedish…
  • Iran claim to have downed an Israeli ‘stealth drone’

    News Desk
    24 Aug 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Iran reported today its air defense forces have downed an Israeli unmanned aircraft possibly a previously unknown, stealth model. The aircraft was intercepted by a surface-to-air missile. "A pilotless Israeli spy plane was shot down after it was traced and intercepted by the IRGC Aerospace Force," a statement by the Iranian Republican Guards Corps' (IRGC) announced.               Related StoriesA miniature drone made of styrofoam help protects airbases in AfghanistanCyber Intelligence Report – August 1, 2014ARL:…
  • Could Super Ghost become the future Littoral Combatant?

    Tamir Eshel
    24 Aug 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Could a stealthy, fast going corvette-sized 'super Ghost' vessel take on the US Navy Littoral Combat Ship and win? The people at Portsmouth' Juliet Marine Systems believe it can. They are proposing that, at a cost of a single LCS, the navy take six of Ghosts which will be able to assume many of the LCS' littoral operations either independently, or operating with oceangoing naval vessels as motherships, providing a more affordable, agile and survivable naval strike force.               Related StoriesOperating robots…
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  • What Might Have Been: F-20 Tigershark

    Robert F. Dorr
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    When test pilot Russ Scott took off from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. on Aug. 30, 1982, he was making … The post What Might Have Been: F-20 Tigershark appeared first on Defense Media Network.
  • The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) Today

    J.R. Wilson
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) synchronizes global security cooperation (SC) programs, funding, and efforts for the Office of the … The post The Defense Security Cooperation...
  • Book Review – Always Faithful, Always Forward: The Forging of a Special Operations Marine

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    Author Dick Couch has written an entire series of books about the making of those who serve in the nation’s … The post Book Review – Always Faithful, Always Forward: The Forging of a Special...
  • World War II German Helicopters – Doblhoff WNF 342

    Mike Markowitz
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:26 am
    In 1941, Friedrich von Doblhoff (1916-2000) a junior engineer at Wiener Neustädter Flugzeugwerke (Vienna-Neustadt Aircraft Factory, which assembled Bf 109 … The post World War II German...
  • X6 Glasses at Enterprise Challenge ’14

    Scott R. Gourley
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    In this video from Scott R. Gourley, Tony Sanchez, director of special projects for Osterhout Design Group (ODG), describes the … The post X6 Glasses at Enterprise Challenge ’14 appeared...
 
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  • What Might Have Been: F-20 Tigershark

    Robert F. Dorr
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    When test pilot Russ Scott took off from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. on Aug. 30, 1982, he was making the maiden flight of a sleek and beautiful fighter, the Northrop F-20A Tigershark. With a General Electric F404-GE-100 turbofan engine rated at 17,000 pounds of thrust, the F-20A was 40 percent more powerful than the twin-engined F-5E Tiger II that preceded it. Northrop said the F-20A would have a low price tag, operate from short runways, and outfight the Soviet Union’s best. “We wanted hot, light airplanes that were just as stripped-down as possible.” Today, veterans of…
  • The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) Today

    J.R. Wilson
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) synchronizes global security cooperation (SC) programs, funding, and efforts for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), Joint Staff, Department of State (DOS), Geographic Combatant Commands (GCCs), the military departments and U.S. industry. Within the Department of Defense (DoD), it is responsible for effective policy, processes, training and financial management necessary to execute SC programs. These SC programs involve approximately 161 partner nations, 775 Security Cooperation Officers (SCOs) in 135 U.S. embassies, 391 Humanitarian…
  • Book Review – Always Faithful, Always Forward: The Forging of a Special Operations Marine

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    Author Dick Couch has written an entire series of books about the making of those who serve in the nation’s special operations forces, including Special Forces (Chosen Soldier: The Making of a Special Forces Warrior); Army Rangers (Sua Sponte: The Forging of a Modern American Ranger); Navy SEALs (The Finishing School: Earning the Navy SEAL Trident and The Warrior Elite: The Forging of SEAL Class 228). Always Faithful, Always Forward: The Forging of a Special Operations Marine does the same for Marine Raiders, and according to Couch’s introduction, is the final book in the series. Marine…
  • World War II German Helicopters – Doblhoff WNF 342

    Mike Markowitz
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:26 am
    In 1941, Friedrich von Doblhoff (1916-2000) a junior engineer at Wiener Neustädter Flugzeugwerke (Vienna-Neustadt Aircraft Factory, which assembled Bf 109 fighters,) built a static test rig on his own time from scrounged materials in order to prove his radical helicopter concept. He would eliminate the complex gearbox by spinning the rotor blades with tip-mounted jets. Factory compressed air was mixed with aviation gasoline and piped to rotor-tip combustion chambers fitted with car spark plugs. Luftwaffe officials were invited to witness a demonstration. With a roar and a burst of flame, the…
  • X6 Glasses at Enterprise Challenge ’14

    Scott R. Gourley
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    In this video from Scott R. Gourley, Tony Sanchez, director of special projects for Osterhout Design Group (ODG), describes the development of the X6 glasses for the Army. Please see the related story for more information. The post X6 Glasses at Enterprise Challenge ’14 appeared first on Defense Media Network.
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  • [ List of "Active" Military Aircraft ] All Nations

    gisli
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:19 am
    Hi Everyone I´m very new here so please bare with me :dunce. I´m looking for a list of _active_ military aircraft for a service that i have online for aviation technician/mechanics. We...
  • Enquiry on verbal commands of armies of Israel, Singapore and Switzerland

    NatIsrael972
    24 Aug 2014 | 4:01 am
    Shalom all, I would love to know the verbal commands of the countries I've mentioned in the title. Please do help :) I apologize in advance if this thread is in the wrong subforum.
  • ESM device?

    STURM
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:56 am
    Does anyone have any idea as to what the 2 white objects on the horizontal arm [on the right of the pic] are? In the centre of the side of the main mast there is smaller horizontal arm [seen more...
  • UAV for Meteorological duty.

    Pendekar
    12 Aug 2014 | 7:38 am
    Let say i want an aircraft that can perform meteorological related task such as weather reconnaissance and cloud seeding. Which is more cost effective? A manned aircraft or a UAV? Is there a UAV in...
  • Captains on board U.S. Naval Vessels

    JDW63
    2 Aug 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Can anyone help me with an answer to this question? Can there be more than one Captain(OF-6) on board ships in the U.S. Navy? James
 
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  • What Might Have Been: F-20 Tigershark

    Robert F. Dorr
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    When test pilot Russ Scott took off from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. on Aug. 30, 1982, he was making the maiden flight of a sleek and beautiful fighter, the Northrop F-20A Tigershark. With a General Electric F404-GE-100 turbofan engine rated at 17,000 pounds of thrust, the F-20A was 40 percent more powerful than the twin-engined F-5E Tiger II that preceded it. Northrop said the F-20A would have a low price tag, operate from short runways, and outfight the Soviet Union’s best. “We wanted hot, light airplanes that were just as stripped-down as possible.” Today, veterans of…
  • The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) Today

    J.R. Wilson
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) synchronizes global security cooperation (SC) programs, funding, and efforts for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), Joint Staff, Department of State (DOS), Geographic Combatant Commands (GCCs), the military departments and U.S. industry. Within the Department of Defense (DoD), it is responsible for effective policy, processes, training and financial management necessary to execute SC programs. These SC programs involve approximately 161 partner nations, 775 Security Cooperation Officers (SCOs) in 135 U.S. embassies, 391 Humanitarian…
  • Book Review – Always Faithful, Always Forward: The Forging of a Special Operations Marine

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    Author Dick Couch has written an entire series of books about the making of those who serve in the nation’s special operations forces, including Special Forces (Chosen Soldier: The Making of a Special Forces Warrior); Army Rangers (Sua Sponte: The Forging of a Modern American Ranger); Navy SEALs (The Finishing School: Earning the Navy SEAL Trident and The Warrior Elite: The Forging of SEAL Class 228). Always Faithful, Always Forward: The Forging of a Special Operations Marine does the same for Marine Raiders, and according to Couch’s introduction, is the final book in the series. Marine…
  • World War II German Helicopters – Doblhoff WNF 342

    Mike Markowitz
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:26 am
    In 1941, Friedrich von Doblhoff (1916-2000) a junior engineer at Wiener Neustädter Flugzeugwerke (Vienna-Neustadt Aircraft Factory, which assembled Bf 109 fighters,) built a static test rig on his own time from scrounged materials in order to prove his radical helicopter concept. He would eliminate the complex gearbox by spinning the rotor blades with tip-mounted jets. Factory compressed air was mixed with aviation gasoline and piped to rotor-tip combustion chambers fitted with car spark plugs. Luftwaffe officials were invited to witness a demonstration. With a roar and a burst of flame, the…
  • X6 Glasses at Enterprise Challenge ’14

    Scott R. Gourley
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    In this video from Scott R. Gourley, Tony Sanchez, director of special projects for Osterhout Design Group (ODG), describes the development of the X6 glasses for the Army. Please see the related story for more information. The post X6 Glasses at Enterprise Challenge ’14 appeared first on Defense Media Network.
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  • UTAH CITIES PUSHED TO PURGE GUN RULES BY NATIONAL GROUP

    Aaron Turner
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Second Amendment » U.S. gun-rights group urges repeal of local firearm laws in conflict with state code. An elected Holladay City Council member, Gunn for years has been an outspoken board member for the Gun Violence Prevention Center of Utah. He wasn’t … Continue reading → The post UTAH CITIES PUSHED TO PURGE GUN RULES BY NATIONAL GROUP appeared first on .
  • INCONVENIENT CRIME STATISTICS FOR GUN CONTROL ADVOCATES

    Aaron Turner
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:22 pm
    Chicago’s crime rate has dropped since Illinois became the 50th state in the nation to adopt a concealed carry law last year, the Washington Times reported. Chicago Police Department Superintendent Garry McCarthy attributed the decrease to “intelligent policing strategies” and said … Continue reading → The post INCONVENIENT CRIME STATISTICS FOR GUN CONTROL ADVOCATES appeared first on .
  • HOW THE GOVERNMENT BECAME THE PARENT POLICE

    Aaron Turner
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:09 am
    Surveillance cameras, government agents listening in on your phone calls, reading your emails and text messages, monitoring your spending, mandatory health care, sugary soda bans, anti-bullying laws, zero tolerance policies, political correctness: These are all outward signs of a government … Continue reading → The post HOW THE GOVERNMENT BECAME THE PARENT POLICE appeared first on .
  • GRANDMAS, BOTH ROBBERY VICTIMS, DECIDED ENOUGH WAS ENOUGH

    Aaron Turner
    6 Aug 2014 | 5:42 pm
    A Pair of Grandmas, Both Robbery Victims, Decided Enough Was Enough. Now They Carry Concealed Handguns — and They’re Not Alone. Konnie Couch and Robin Reatherford-Willoughby, friends for the last decade, have a number of things in common. They’re both … Continue reading → The post GRANDMAS, BOTH ROBBERY VICTIMS, DECIDED ENOUGH WAS ENOUGH appeared first on .
  • OPEN CARRY ACTIVIST TAKES A BOLD STAND AGAINST COUNTY ORDINANCE

    Aaron Turner
    6 Aug 2014 | 5:36 pm
    ‘Don’t Point That F***ing Gun at Me!’: Open Carry Activist Takes a Bold Stand Against County Ordinance… and Wins His walk in the park was no walk in the park, so to speak, but a Wisconsin man’s public stand against … Continue reading → The post OPEN CARRY ACTIVIST TAKES A BOLD STAND AGAINST COUNTY ORDINANCE appeared first on .
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