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  • Navy Stands Up Cyber Security Task Force

    Defense Tech
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:35 pm
    The Navy has established a special new unit designed to protect computer networks and improve cyber security across the service called Task Force Cyber Awakening, or TFCA, service officials said. Created in August of this year, TFCA is a 100-person force dedicated to establishing protocols, identifying vulnerabilities, increasing cyber awareness and shoring up security and […]
  • Scientists Skeptical of Lockheed’s Fusion Breakthrough

    Defense Tech
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:55 pm
    Experts were skeptical of Lockheed Martin Corp.‘s claims this week that it plans to build a fusion reactor small enough to fit on the back of a truck over the next decade. The Bethesda, Maryland-based company — the world’s largest defense contractor, known for its stealth fighter jets and guided missiles — on Wednesday announced […]
  • E-2D Hawkeye Gains Aerial Refueling Capability

    Aviation Week - Aerospace Defense, Business & Commercial News
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    The aerial refueling capability will extend the range and persistence of the U.S. Navy’s Northrop Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye to at least 7 hr., up from the current 4-6 hr. read more
  • Lockheed Martin to supply $1 billion worth of SCOUT SV turrets

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    Noam Eshel
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:59 pm
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  • October 2014 Stargazing – Skywatching – Astronomy Night Sky

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    4 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Here is your quick video guide to October 2014 stargazing and sky-watching of the astronomy events visible in the night sky: There is a total lunar eclipse, a partial solar eclipse, and an encounter between Mars and comet Siding Spring!
 
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  • Iraq/Syria: Is ISIS Flying Jets? UK to Deploy Reapers

    Olivier Travers
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:58 am
    Is ISIL operating jets, as the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claims? There’s a Youtube video purportedly showing a jet landing at an ISIS-controlled base, but USCENTOM says they haven’t seen any evidence. This is a head-scratcher. Iraq floundered against a purged and weakened Iranian military for years, then their generals join ISIS which quickly becomes really competent? From which we may infer the “Saddam performance penalty” levied on Iraq’s Ba’athist military. Meanwhile, the Maliki performance penalty still applies to the Shi’ite…
  • Anti-Submarine Weakness: India Has a Problem

    Joe Katzman
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Indian Ka-28(click to view larger) In September 2008, Flight International reported that India’s defence ministry has issued a tender for “advanced multirole naval helicopters” to several manufacturers around the world, including AgustaWestland, EADS and Sikorsky. The initial RFP reportedly covered 16 helicopters, with a potential expansion to 60 helicopters. The problem, as usual, is that nothing is happening, while critical Indian defenses rot. India’s naval sphere of influence is growing, and the country purchased long-range P-8i jets to improve its territorial…
  • UK’s Eurofighters Fly To Availability-Based Contracting

    Joe Katzman
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:20 pm
    New dawn?(click to view full) Implementation of Britain’s “future contracting for availability” approach of paying for machines in service, rather than parts and hours, generally involves a phased set of contracts and agreements. As each party’s understanding the risks and demands grow, the contract’s complexity and comprehensiveness grow as well, and the framework moves closer and closer to the desired goal of a full availability contract. “Britain Hammers Out Through-Life Support Framework for Tornado Fleet” described how this approach works on the…
  • APKWS II: Laser-Guided Hydra Rockets in Production At Last

    Joe Katzman
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:33 am
    Hydras & Hellfires(click to view full) The versatile Hydra 70mm rocket family is primed for a new lease on life, thanks to widespread programs aimed at converting these ubiquitous rockets into cheap laser-guided precision weapons. Conversion benefits include cost, use on both helicopters and fighters, more precision weapons per platform, low collateral damage, and the activation of large weapon stockpiles that couldn’t be used under strict rules of engagement. Firms all over the world have grasped this opportunity, which explains why strong competition has emerged from all points…
  • The New Chinooks: Boeing’s Modern H-47 Heavy-Lift Helicopters

    Joe Katzman
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:01 am
    CH-47Fs take off(click to view full) DII FOCUS articles offer in-depth, updated looks at significant military programs of record; this FOCUS Article covers the CH-47F/MH-47G Chinook helicopter programs, in the USA and abroad. These helicopters’ distinctive “flying banana” twin-rotor design stems from the brilliant work of aviation pioneer Frank Piasecki. It gives Chinooks the ability to adjust their positioning very precisely, while carrying a large airframe whose load capacity has made it the world’s most popular heavy-lift helicopter. The USA expects to be operating…
 
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    Defense Update

  • Russia offers India three additional Talwar class frigates

    Noam Eshel
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:20 pm
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  • Lockheed Martin to supply $1 billion worth of SCOUT SV turrets

    Noam Eshel
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:59 pm
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  • Embraer rolls out KC-390 military airlift

    Noam Eshel
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:47 pm
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  • Continued strikes in Syria draw coalition air power from Iraq

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    21 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
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  • Early completion of refit of Italian aircraft carrier

    Noam Eshel
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:22 pm
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    AeroSpace News

  • October 2014 Stargazing – Skywatching – Astronomy Night Sky

    AeroSpaceNews.com
    4 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Here is your quick video guide to October 2014 stargazing and sky-watching of the astronomy events visible in the night sky: There is a total lunar eclipse, a partial solar eclipse, and an encounter between Mars and comet Siding Spring!
  • Sikorsky S-97 RAIDER Rollout Video

    AeroSpaceNews.com
    3 Oct 2014 | 5:45 am
    Video of the new and exotic Sikorsky S-97 RAIDER advanced military helicopter's rollout and unveiling to the world.
  • 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.
 
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    Aviation Week - Aerospace Defense, Business & Commercial News

  • U.S. Navy’s New Hawkeye Optimized For Land, Sea Ops

    27 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    New E-2D radar to counter cruise missile threats over land and sea The new Hawkeye provides a much improved UHF radar antenna useful for finding targets that are hard to see in other bands, such as cruise missiles and aircraft with low radar cross sections, which are types of threats to carrier strike groups that worry Navy officials. read more
  • Rockwell Collins Extends Fusion Avionics From Manned Into Unmanned

    27 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Certified manned-aircraft avionics could help UAS enter civil skies Steeped in manned-aircraft experience but with a burgeoning unmanned-aircraft avionics business, Rockwell Collins is working to help UAVs fly in the national airspace system. With NASA, the company is developing a certifiable command-and-control data link allowing multiple unmanned aircraft systems to be flown from a single ground station. And now Rockwell Collins has shown that certified manned-aircraft avionics can be used in a UAS without breaking the certification chain of evidence. read more
  • E-2D Hawkeye Gains Aerial Refueling Capability

    27 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    The aerial refueling capability will extend the range and persistence of the U.S. Navy’s Northrop Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye to at least 7 hr., up from the current 4-6 hr. read more
  • Upcoming Events

    27 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Nov. 3-5—52nd Annual SAFE Symposium. Caribe Royale Hotel & Convention Center, Orlando, Florida. www.safeassociation.com Nov. 3-5—SpeedNews 19th Annual Regional and Business Aviation Industry Suppliers Conference. Montelucia Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, Arizona. See speednews.com/ Nov. 4-6—Flight Test Safety Committee’s Eighth Annual European Flight Test Safety Workshop. Manching, Germany. See www.setp.org/symposium/meetings/european-workshop  read more
  • Is A Republican Senate Good For Defense?

    27 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Some see a Republican-controlled Senate as a plus for the Pentagon No matter who holds the majority in the Senate after the November midterm election, the fate of defense spending in the fiscal 2016 budget will be tied up in a larger tangle of spending issues. The desire of some Republicans to retain or enlarge the defense budget is competing with the wish of Democrats to increase spending on infrastructure and other domestic programs, and Congress is perennially unable to agree on tax increases or entitlement savings that could pay for either priority. read more
 
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    Homeland Security News

  • Parliament Hill attacked, soldier shot at National War Memorial in Ottawa Canada

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:09 am
    Parliament Hill came under attack today after a man with a rifle shot a soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa. Update: 1 shooter dead, 1 still believed at large in downtown Ottawa. Police searching cars leaving Ottawa trying to go to Quebec. Report of additional shot fired near Chateau Laurier [...]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. Parliament Hill attacked, soldier shot at National War Memorial in Ottawa Canada
  • Steven Sotloff beheading video released by ISIS

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:22 pm
    ISIS has released a video that shows the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff and says the murder is retaliation for the Obama administration’s continued airstrikes in Iraq. Sotloff is the second American journalist to be killed by ISIS, and his death comes two weeks after James Foley was executed in a similar video. In [...]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. Steven Sotloff beheading video released by ISIS
  • Missing Libyan Jetliners Raise Fears of Suicide Airliner Attacks on 9/11

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Islamist militias in Libya took control of nearly a dozen commercial jetliners last month, and western intelligence agencies recently issued a warning that the jets could be used in terrorist attacks across North Africa. Intelligence reports of the stolen jetliners were distributed within the U.S. government over the past two weeks and included a warning that [...]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. Missing Libyan Jetliners Raise Fears of Suicide Airliner Attacks on…
  • 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…
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    Defense Daily Network

  • Competition in DoD Contracting Up Overall After Sequester Hit, But No Clear Trends Emerge

    Megan Eckstein
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:36 pm
    As Defense Department spending and the percentage of DoD spending going towards contracts have both declined since sequestration began, no clear trends on competition for defense contracts have emerged. Rather, declines have varied greatly based on the military branch, the type of contract, and other factors, according to a study by the Center for Strategic [...]The post Competition in DoD Contracting Up Overall After Sequester Hit, But No Clear Trends Emerge appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Lockheed Martin Joins Northrop Grumman In Protesting 3DELRR Award

    Patrick Host
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Lockheed Martin [LMT] Wednesday joined Northrop Grumman [NOC] in protesting the Air Force’s contract award to Raytheon [RTN] for the service’s Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR). Lockheed Martin spokeswoman Rashi Ratan said in a statement the company believes it offered the most affordable and capable solution for the program and has strong grounds for the [...]The post Lockheed Martin Joins Northrop Grumman In Protesting 3DELRR Award appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Court Allows NASA To Proceed With Commercial Crew Contract Performance

    Patrick Host
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:22 pm
    A federal judge ruled Tuesday that NASA may proceed with the performance of its Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contract awards to Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) and Boeing [BA] while a government watchdog considers a bid protest by Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC). U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge Marian Blank Horn’s verbal decision, confirmed [...]The post Court Allows NASA To Proceed With Commercial Crew Contract Performance appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • GD Posts Solid Earnings In Third Quarter Despite Flat Sales

    Calvin Biesecker
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:14 pm
    General Dynamics [GD] on Wednesday posted solid third quarter earnings despite flat sales, led by its aviation segment and to a lesser degree a boost from its Combat Systems segment. Net income increased 7 percent to $696 million, $2.06 earnings per share (EPS), from $651 million ($1.84 EPS). Excluding impacts from discontinued operations, earnings increased [...]The post GD Posts Solid Earnings In Third Quarter Despite Flat Sales appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Commercial Aircraft, Defense Lead Boeing To Strong Third Quarter

    Calvin Biesecker
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Driven by strong operating profit in its defense business coupled with handsome sales and profit gains in its commercial aircraft segment, Boeing [BA] on Wednesday reported strong financial results in the third quarter. Boeing’s Defense, Space & Security segment drove an overall double-digit increase in earnings at the company on the back of its Military [...]The post Commercial Aircraft, Defense Lead Boeing To Strong Third Quarter appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
 
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  • Competition in DoD Contracting Up Overall After Sequester Hit, But No Clear Trends Emerge

    Megan Eckstein
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:36 pm
    As Defense Department spending and the percentage of DoD spending going towards contracts have both declined since sequestration began, no clear trends on competition for defense contracts have emerged. Rather, declines have varied greatly based on the military branch, the type of contract, and other factors, according to a study by the Center for Strategic [...]The post Competition in DoD Contracting Up Overall After Sequester Hit, But No Clear Trends Emerge appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Lockheed Martin Joins Northrop Grumman In Protesting 3DELRR Award

    Patrick Host
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Lockheed Martin [LMT] Wednesday joined Northrop Grumman [NOC] in protesting the Air Force’s contract award to Raytheon [RTN] for the service’s Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR). Lockheed Martin spokeswoman Rashi Ratan said in a statement the company believes it offered the most affordable and capable solution for the program and has strong grounds for the [...]The post Lockheed Martin Joins Northrop Grumman In Protesting 3DELRR Award appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Court Allows NASA To Proceed With Commercial Crew Contract Performance

    Patrick Host
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:22 pm
    A federal judge ruled Tuesday that NASA may proceed with the performance of its Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contract awards to Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) and Boeing [BA] while a government watchdog considers a bid protest by Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC). U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge Marian Blank Horn’s verbal decision, confirmed [...]The post Court Allows NASA To Proceed With Commercial Crew Contract Performance appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • GD Posts Solid Earnings In Third Quarter Despite Flat Sales

    Calvin Biesecker
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:14 pm
    General Dynamics [GD] on Wednesday posted solid third quarter earnings despite flat sales, led by its aviation segment and to a lesser degree a boost from its Combat Systems segment. Net income increased 7 percent to $696 million, $2.06 earnings per share (EPS), from $651 million ($1.84 EPS). Excluding impacts from discontinued operations, earnings increased [...]The post GD Posts Solid Earnings In Third Quarter Despite Flat Sales appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Commercial Aircraft, Defense Lead Boeing To Strong Third Quarter

    Calvin Biesecker
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Driven by strong operating profit in its defense business coupled with handsome sales and profit gains in its commercial aircraft segment, Boeing [BA] on Wednesday reported strong financial results in the third quarter. Boeing’s Defense, Space & Security segment drove an overall double-digit increase in earnings at the company on the back of its Military [...]The post Commercial Aircraft, Defense Lead Boeing To Strong Third Quarter appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
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  • Competition in DoD Contracting Up Overall After Sequester Hit, But No Clear Trends Emerge

    Megan Eckstein
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:36 pm
    As Defense Department spending and the percentage of DoD spending going towards contracts have both declined since sequestration began, no clear trends on competition for defense contracts have emerged. Rather, declines have varied greatly based on the military branch, the type of contract, and other factors, according to a study by the Center for Strategic [...]The post Competition in DoD Contracting Up Overall After Sequester Hit, But No Clear Trends Emerge appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Lockheed Martin Joins Northrop Grumman In Protesting 3DELRR Award

    Patrick Host
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Lockheed Martin [LMT] Wednesday joined Northrop Grumman [NOC] in protesting the Air Force’s contract award to Raytheon [RTN] for the service’s Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR). Lockheed Martin spokeswoman Rashi Ratan said in a statement the company believes it offered the most affordable and capable solution for the program and has strong grounds for the [...]The post Lockheed Martin Joins Northrop Grumman In Protesting 3DELRR Award appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Court Allows NASA To Proceed With Commercial Crew Contract Performance

    Patrick Host
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:22 pm
    A federal judge ruled Tuesday that NASA may proceed with the performance of its Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contract awards to Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) and Boeing [BA] while a government watchdog considers a bid protest by Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC). U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge Marian Blank Horn’s verbal decision, confirmed [...]The post Court Allows NASA To Proceed With Commercial Crew Contract Performance appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • GD Posts Solid Earnings In Third Quarter Despite Flat Sales

    Calvin Biesecker
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:14 pm
    General Dynamics [GD] on Wednesday posted solid third quarter earnings despite flat sales, led by its aviation segment and to a lesser degree a boost from its Combat Systems segment. Net income increased 7 percent to $696 million, $2.06 earnings per share (EPS), from $651 million ($1.84 EPS). Excluding impacts from discontinued operations, earnings increased [...]The post GD Posts Solid Earnings In Third Quarter Despite Flat Sales appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Commercial Aircraft, Defense Lead Boeing To Strong Third Quarter

    Calvin Biesecker
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Driven by strong operating profit in its defense business coupled with handsome sales and profit gains in its commercial aircraft segment, Boeing [BA] on Wednesday reported strong financial results in the third quarter. Boeing’s Defense, Space & Security segment drove an overall double-digit increase in earnings at the company on the back of its Military [...]The post Commercial Aircraft, Defense Lead Boeing To Strong Third Quarter appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
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  • Competition in DoD Contracting Up Overall After Sequester Hit, But No Clear Trends Emerge

    Megan Eckstein
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:36 pm
    As Defense Department spending and the percentage of DoD spending going towards contracts have both declined since sequestration began, no clear trends on competition for defense contracts have emerged. Rather, declines have varied greatly based on the military branch, the type of contract, and other factors, according to a study by the Center for Strategic [...]The post Competition in DoD Contracting Up Overall After Sequester Hit, But No Clear Trends Emerge appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Lockheed Martin Joins Northrop Grumman In Protesting 3DELRR Award

    Patrick Host
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Lockheed Martin [LMT] Wednesday joined Northrop Grumman [NOC] in protesting the Air Force’s contract award to Raytheon [RTN] for the service’s Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR). Lockheed Martin spokeswoman Rashi Ratan said in a statement the company believes it offered the most affordable and capable solution for the program and has strong grounds for the [...]The post Lockheed Martin Joins Northrop Grumman In Protesting 3DELRR Award appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Court Allows NASA To Proceed With Commercial Crew Contract Performance

    Patrick Host
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:22 pm
    A federal judge ruled Tuesday that NASA may proceed with the performance of its Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contract awards to Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) and Boeing [BA] while a government watchdog considers a bid protest by Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC). U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge Marian Blank Horn’s verbal decision, confirmed [...]The post Court Allows NASA To Proceed With Commercial Crew Contract Performance appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • GD Posts Solid Earnings In Third Quarter Despite Flat Sales

    Calvin Biesecker
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:14 pm
    General Dynamics [GD] on Wednesday posted solid third quarter earnings despite flat sales, led by its aviation segment and to a lesser degree a boost from its Combat Systems segment. Net income increased 7 percent to $696 million, $2.06 earnings per share (EPS), from $651 million ($1.84 EPS). Excluding impacts from discontinued operations, earnings increased [...]The post GD Posts Solid Earnings In Third Quarter Despite Flat Sales appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Commercial Aircraft, Defense Lead Boeing To Strong Third Quarter

    Calvin Biesecker
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Driven by strong operating profit in its defense business coupled with handsome sales and profit gains in its commercial aircraft segment, Boeing [BA] on Wednesday reported strong financial results in the third quarter. Boeing’s Defense, Space & Security segment drove an overall double-digit increase in earnings at the company on the back of its Military [...]The post Commercial Aircraft, Defense Lead Boeing To Strong Third Quarter appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
 
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    Defense Tech

  • Navy Stands Up Cyber Security Task Force

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:35 pm
    The Navy has established a special new unit designed to protect computer networks and improve cyber security across the service called Task Force Cyber Awakening, or TFCA, service officials said. Created in August of this year, TFCA is a 100-person force dedicated to establishing protocols, identifying vulnerabilities, increasing cyber awareness and shoring up security and […]
  • Marine Corps Prepares New CH-53K for First Flight

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:21 pm
    The Marine Corps is conducting ground, humidity and endurance testing on its new CH-53K Super Stallion heavy lift helicopter slated to fly next year. The new helicopter, designed as an upgrade to the existing CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter, is engineered to carry 27,000 pounds of cargo out to distances of 110 nautical miles, stay 30 […]
  • Navy to Deploy New E2D Advanced Hawkeye Radar Plane

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:48 pm
     The Navy is preparing to deploy its new carrier-launched E2D Advanced Hawkeye early warning radar aircraft designed to protect ships from enemy ships, aircraft, missiles and other threats over long distances. Slated to deploy on board the carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt sometime next year, the E2D Advanced Hawkeye is an upgraded version of the Cold […]
  • Porton Man Takes the Chem-Bio Hits for British Troops

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:25 am
    The British are using a sensor-covered, robotic mannequin to mimic the movements of soldiers. Porton Man – named for Porton Down in Wiltshire, home of Britain’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, or DSTL – is designed to test the effectiveness of protective gear and equipment against chemical and biological attacks. From head to toe, more […]
  • Scientists Skeptical of Lockheed’s Fusion Breakthrough

    16 Oct 2014 | 4:55 pm
    Experts were skeptical of Lockheed Martin Corp.‘s claims this week that it plans to build a fusion reactor small enough to fit on the back of a truck over the next decade. The Bethesda, Maryland-based company — the world’s largest defense contractor, known for its stealth fighter jets and guided missiles — on Wednesday announced […]
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    Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense

  • U.S Navy sending Aegis-equipped destroyers to Japan

    22 Oct 2014 | 2:54 am
    Washington (UPI) Oct 22, 2014 Two U.S. Navy destroyers with ballistic missile defense capabilities are being forward deployed to Japan, the U.S. Navy announced. The ships with Aegis systems are the USS Benfold (DDG 65) and USS Milius (DDG 69), both of which are currently homeported in San Diego, Calif. The two ships will become part of the Forward Deployed Naval Forces based at Yokosuka, Japan. The USS
  • Japan deputy PM directly urges China to hold summit

    22 Oct 2014 | 2:54 am
    Beijing (AFP) Oct 22, 2014 Japan's deputy prime minister on Wednesday urged China to allow a summit between the Asian rivals as he met a top Beijing official, he said. Taro Aso and China's Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli briefly chatted on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) finance ministers' gathering in Beijing, ahead of the forum's annual summit next month. Aso, who is also Tokyo's finance m
  • China Launches New Satellite Via Orbital Carrier Rocket

    22 Oct 2014 | 2:54 am
    Moscow (RIA Novosti) Oct 22, 2014 China has launched its new Yaogan-22 remote sensing optical satellite into scheduled orbit Monday, Chinese News Service reported. The satellite was launched atop a Long March 4C rocket, which blasted off from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, a Chinese space and defense launch facility and a spaceport. The satellite will be used for scientific exploration purposes, natural resourc
  • Russia spy plane intercepted in NATO airspace: alliance

    22 Oct 2014 | 2:54 am
    Brussels (AFP) Oct 22, 2014 NATO fighter jets intercepted a Russian spy plane over the Baltic Sea after it breached Estonian airspace, the alliance said Wednesday in the latest of such incidents amid tensions with Moscow over Ukraine. The Ilyushin IL-20 "intelligence collection aircraft", which took off from the Russian Baltic coast enclave of Kaliningrad on Tuesday, was first intercepted by Danish F-16 jets when it ap
  • Iraq asks for 46,000 M1A1 Abrams tank rounds

    22 Oct 2014 | 2:54 am
    Washington (UPI) Oct 21, 2014 The sale of thousands of rounds of tank ammunition to Iraq under the Foreign Military Sales program has been presented to Congress The proposed sale was detailed by the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which said the U.S. State Department had already given its approval for the deal, which carries a value of an estimated $600 million. "The proposed sale of the ammunition
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  • Competition in DoD Contracting Up Overall After Sequester Hit, But No Clear Trends Emerge

    Megan Eckstein
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:36 pm
    As Defense Department spending and the percentage of DoD spending going towards contracts have both declined since sequestration began, no clear trends on competition for defense contracts have emerged. Rather, declines have varied greatly based on the military branch, the type of contract, and other factors, according to a study by the Center for Strategic [...]The post Competition in DoD Contracting Up Overall After Sequester Hit, But No Clear Trends Emerge appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Lockheed Martin Joins Northrop Grumman In Protesting 3DELRR Award

    Patrick Host
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Lockheed Martin [LMT] Wednesday joined Northrop Grumman [NOC] in protesting the Air Force’s contract award to Raytheon [RTN] for the service’s Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR). Lockheed Martin spokeswoman Rashi Ratan said in a statement the company believes it offered the most affordable and capable solution for the program and has strong grounds for the [...]The post Lockheed Martin Joins Northrop Grumman In Protesting 3DELRR Award appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Court Allows NASA To Proceed With Commercial Crew Contract Performance

    Patrick Host
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:22 pm
    A federal judge ruled Tuesday that NASA may proceed with the performance of its Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contract awards to Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) and Boeing [BA] while a government watchdog considers a bid protest by Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC). U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge Marian Blank Horn’s verbal decision, confirmed [...]The post Court Allows NASA To Proceed With Commercial Crew Contract Performance appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • GD Posts Solid Earnings In Third Quarter Despite Flat Sales

    Calvin Biesecker
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:14 pm
    General Dynamics [GD] on Wednesday posted solid third quarter earnings despite flat sales, led by its aviation segment and to a lesser degree a boost from its Combat Systems segment. Net income increased 7 percent to $696 million, $2.06 earnings per share (EPS), from $651 million ($1.84 EPS). Excluding impacts from discontinued operations, earnings increased [...]The post GD Posts Solid Earnings In Third Quarter Despite Flat Sales appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Commercial Aircraft, Defense Lead Boeing To Strong Third Quarter

    Calvin Biesecker
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Driven by strong operating profit in its defense business coupled with handsome sales and profit gains in its commercial aircraft segment, Boeing [BA] on Wednesday reported strong financial results in the third quarter. Boeing’s Defense, Space & Security segment drove an overall double-digit increase in earnings at the company on the back of its Military [...]The post Commercial Aircraft, Defense Lead Boeing To Strong Third Quarter appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
 
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  • Guidance: Noise Amelioration Scheme (Military): RAF Marham

    HM Government
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:49 am
    The survey details the results of a environmental noise survey conducted under the Noise Amelioration Scheme (Military) (NAS(M)) criteria of aircraft activity at RAF Marham was completed by the RAF Noise and Vibration Division (NVD) between 1 April 2011 to 1 March 2012. It details the environmental noise contours for the current activity at RAF Marham. About RAF Marham Part of the site now occupied by RAF Marham had originally been RNAS station Narborough during the World War 1. Developed during the 1930s, Marham had been used as a heavy bomber and fighter station before becoming the RAF’s…
  • Press release: A fleet of pickup trucks joins RFA Argus in Gibraltar

    HM Government
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:31 am
    32 UK-funded pickup trucks to assist efforts to defeat Ebola in Sierra Leone have been loaded aboard the Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Argus during a planned stop at a British Naval Base in Gibraltar. Throughout the day on Tuesday 21 October, the vehicles were lifted onto the deck of the ship where they will remain until the ship reaches Freetown later next week. On arrival in Sierra Leone they will transport staff, medicines and equipment around the country. Speaking from Sierra Leone, where she arrived today to visit UK funded Ebola treatment and training facilities, International Development…
  • FOI release: FOI responses released by MOD: week commencing 20 October 2014

    HM Government
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:50 am
    Updated: Added new FOI response for QRA's launches.Ministry of Defence (MOD) Freedom of Information (FOI) responses released during the week commencing 20 October 2014.
  • Corporate report: Iraq Historic Allegations Team quarterly updates

    HM Government
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:50 am
    Updated: Updated the April to June 2014 update with a revised version.The report fulfils IHAT’s obligation to ensure that the public can access information about its progress. It includes: noteworthy developments during the reporting period number of cases referred to the IHAT number of cases at each stage of the IHAT process Related information Iraq Historic Allegations Team (IHAT)
  • Guidance: Chickerell firing times

    HM Government
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:49 am
    Updated: Added revised firing times for November 2014.The firing times are presented in 2 file formats. The PDF format is web browseable and accessible on mobile devices such as Blackberry’s, smart phones and tablets. The CSV format enables the MOD to post information on data.gov.uk, and therefore be transparent. Related information Public access to military areas The Defence Training Estate: DTE Wales and West
 
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  • Algerian Navy about to receive first Super Lynx 300s

    Ko Savonije
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:34 am
    The Algerian Navy will soon take delivery of the first of six Super Lynx 300 helicopter following the conclusion of armed flight trials of the first aircraft by AgustaWestland at the company factory in Somerset, United Kingdom.According to Flight International, an Algerian Navy Super Lynx was pictured in flight trials while carrying a full load of eight Mokopa air-to-surface missiles made by South African arms manufacturer Denel Dynamics. According to United Nations data, Algeria last year received eight air-to-surface missiles/launchers from South Africa, which presumably were Mokopas.Read…
  • New Warship Maintenance Centre Opens In Portsmouth

    Ko Savonije
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:19 am
    HM Naval BaseThe first phase of a major overhaul of Portsmouth Naval Base opens today (Wednesday 22 October).The 15 Dock Centre of Specialisation, for the maintenance of Destroyers and Frigates, features an upgrade to the dock and improved accommodation for staff. It's the first of four new centres within the base for future support to Royal Navy ships for global operations.It's part of a 15 year programme which includes getting the base ready to house the Royal Navy's two new Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers from 2017.Read more
  • More sightings of mystery sub; Sweden warns use of force

    Ko Savonije
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:07 am
    Sweden's armed forces chief warned Tuesday, October 21, it could use force to bring to the surface a suspected Russian mini-submarine its navy has been hunting for days as two new sightings of the vessel were revealed.The new "observations" of the supposed "foreign" submarine were made on Monday, October 20, rear admiral Anders Grenstad said, after the country's top military commander declared it was ready to use "armed force" to bring the mystery vessel to the surface.Battleships, minesweepers, helicopters and more than 200 troops have scoured an area about 30 to 60 km (20 to 40 miles) from…
  • Are domestically built submarines necessary?

    Ko Savonije
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:03 am
    For Taiwan, the question whether to build conventional submarines or not is still a problem, though both the Kuomintang (KMT) and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) are in agreement that they will have to be built in a local shipyard to replace its aging fleet of four.The problem is that Taiwan needs help from overseas to make its own diesel-electric submarines. The only source of help for Taiwan may be the United States, who seem more reluctant than ever to lend a hand.It is not so difficult to build a small conventional submarine, but it takes sophisticated technology to equip it with…
  • NAVSEA: Submarines Control Systems are at Risk for Cyber Attack

    Ko Savonije
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:59 pm
    The head of Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) warned that the U.S. Navy will have to ramp up its cyber-security efforts to secure the controls systems of its submarines.“It is the threat to our control systems,” Vice Adm. William Hilarides, commander of NAVSEA, told an audience at the Naval Submarine League Symposium in Falls Church, Va. on Wednesday.“We’re just now starting to hear the inklings of it.”There are little noticed cyber vulnerabilities on nuclear attack submarines like the Virginia-class boats that are slowly becoming the mainstay of the Navy’s undersea fleet,…
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  • Parliament Hill attacked, soldier shot at National War Memorial in Ottawa Canada

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:09 am
    Parliament Hill came under attack today after a man with a rifle shot a soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa. Update: 1 shooter dead, 1 still believed at large in downtown Ottawa. Police searching cars leaving Ottawa trying to go to Quebec. Report of additional shot fired near Chateau Laurier [...]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. Parliament Hill attacked, soldier shot at National War Memorial in Ottawa Canada
  • Steven Sotloff beheading video released by ISIS

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:22 pm
    ISIS has released a video that shows the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff and says the murder is retaliation for the Obama administration’s continued airstrikes in Iraq. Sotloff is the second American journalist to be killed by ISIS, and his death comes two weeks after James Foley was executed in a similar video. In [...]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. Steven Sotloff beheading video released by ISIS
  • Missing Libyan Jetliners Raise Fears of Suicide Airliner Attacks on 9/11

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Islamist militias in Libya took control of nearly a dozen commercial jetliners last month, and western intelligence agencies recently issued a warning that the jets could be used in terrorist attacks across North Africa. Intelligence reports of the stolen jetliners were distributed within the U.S. government over the past two weeks and included a warning that [...]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. Missing Libyan Jetliners Raise Fears of Suicide Airliner Attacks on…
  • 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…
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  • Russia offers India three additional Talwar class frigates

    Noam Eshel
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Russia is offering to build for Indian Navy three additional Project 11356 frigates - the type designated 'Talwar class' by the Indian Navy. In addition, the two countries are negotiating weapon systems upgrades to the three frigates delivered under the first order is also being negotiated, integrating the Indo-Russian Bramos missile.
  • Lockheed Martin to supply $1 billion worth of SCOUT SV turrets

    Noam Eshel
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:59 pm
    Lockheed martin UK will deliver 245 turrets for the SCOUT Specialist Vehicle (SV) under a $1 billion contract awarded October 2014.
  • Embraer rolls out KC-390 military airlift

    Noam Eshel
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:47 pm
    Embraer rolled out the first prototype of the KC-390 military transport from the production hangar at the industrial plant of Gavião Peixoto, Brazil. The first flight, planned to take place by the end of 2014.
  • Continued strikes in Syria draw coalition air power from Iraq

    News Desk
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Fierce fighting between Islamic State and Syrian Kurdish forces again battered the Syrian town of Kobani, as coalition forces continue their strikes in support of the Kurds.
  • Early completion of refit of Italian aircraft carrier

    Noam Eshel
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:22 pm
    The Italian Navy said on Friday, October 17, that work on the carrier is now slated to be complete at the Taranto Arsenal, a Navy shipyard and base, on Nov. 10, instead of March of next year, when the ship completes post-refit sea trials.
 
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  • Russia offers India three additional Talwar class frigates

    Noam Eshel
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Russia is offering to build for Indian Navy three additional Project 11356 frigates - the type designated 'Talwar class' by the Indian Navy. In addition, the two countries are negotiating weapon systems upgrades to the three frigates delivered under the first order is also being negotiated, integrating the Indo-Russian Bramos missile.
  • Lockheed Martin to supply $1 billion worth of SCOUT SV turrets

    Noam Eshel
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:59 pm
    Lockheed martin UK will deliver 245 turrets for the SCOUT Specialist Vehicle (SV) under a $1 billion contract awarded October 2014.
  • Embraer rolls out KC-390 military airlift

    Noam Eshel
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:47 pm
    Embraer rolled out the first prototype of the KC-390 military transport from the production hangar at the industrial plant of Gavião Peixoto, Brazil. The first flight, planned to take place by the end of 2014.
  • Continued strikes in Syria draw coalition air power from Iraq

    News Desk
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Fierce fighting between Islamic State and Syrian Kurdish forces again battered the Syrian town of Kobani, as coalition forces continue their strikes in support of the Kurds.
  • Early completion of refit of Italian aircraft carrier

    Noam Eshel
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:22 pm
    The Italian Navy said on Friday, October 17, that work on the carrier is now slated to be complete at the Taranto Arsenal, a Navy shipyard and base, on Nov. 10, instead of March of next year, when the ship completes post-refit sea trials.
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  • Female Combatants: Time Is Running Out on Combat Ban

    Noah Perkins
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    The recent announcement that the Army is opening Ranger School to women served as a further reminder to the nation … The post Female Combatants: Time Is Running Out on Combat Ban appeared...
  • Book Review – Top Dog: The Story of Marine Hero Lucca

    Rhonda Carpenter (Editor)
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
      For those of us who own or have owned a dog, we’ve praised them with: “Good girl” or “Good … The post Book Review – Top Dog: The Story of Marine Hero Lucca appeared first on Defense...
  • As ISIL Forces Mass Around Kobani, Airstrikes Increase

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    As Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) forces continued to attempt to capture Kobani, Syria, over the weekend, … The post As ISIL Forces Mass Around Kobani, Airstrikes Increase...
  • Hagel Creates Homeland Ebola Strike Team

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:51 pm
    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel today ordered the formation of a DOD medical support team that can respond rapidly to … The post Hagel Creates Homeland Ebola Strike Team appeared first on...
  • X-37B Returns to Earth After Third, and Longest, Mission

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:03 am
    An Air Force X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) successfully landed at Vandenberg Air Force Base Oct. 17, 2014 after reentering … The post X-37B Returns to Earth After Third, and Longest,...
 
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  • Female Combatants: Time Is Running Out on Combat Ban

    Noah Perkins
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    The recent announcement that the Army is opening Ranger School to women served as a further reminder to the nation that the combat ban imposed on female soldiers is on the verge of being lifted. Although Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced the repeal of the combat ban early last year, women are not slated to take on frontline combatant roles until Jan. 1, 2016. Ranger School, an intensive precursor to becoming an Army Ranger, is considered one of the more emotionally and physically daunting challenges of any branch of the military. Three weeks of physical training is followed by three…
  • Book Review – Top Dog: The Story of Marine Hero Lucca

    Rhonda Carpenter (Editor)
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
      For those of us who own or have owned a dog, we’ve praised them with: “Good girl” or “Good boy.” Marine Corps hero Lucca K458, a German shepherd-Belgian Malinois mix off-leash IED-detecting military working dog (MWD), truly deserves profound praise. From the landscapes of Iraq and Afghanistan springs newfound understanding of the enduring bond between MWDs and their handlers … In Top Dog: The Story of Marine Hero Lucca, author Maria Goodavage explains in great detail the service a specialized search dog (SSD) can bring to the combat zone. Top Dog: The Story of Marine…
  • As ISIL Forces Mass Around Kobani, Airstrikes Increase

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    As Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) forces continued to attempt to capture Kobani, Syria, over the weekend, U.S. and partner nation airstrikes ramped up and U.S. aircraft dropped supplies to besieged Kurdish forces defending the town, according to CENTCOM releases. U.S. and partner nation fighter, bomber, and remotely piloted aircraft carried out a flurry of airstrikes as part of Operation Inherent Resolve before the weekend. On Oct. 19, U.S. military forces conducted multiple airdrops near Kobani under cover of darkness to resupply Kurdish forces on the ground defending the city,…
  • Hagel Creates Homeland Ebola Strike Team

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:51 pm
    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel today ordered the formation of a DOD medical support team that can respond rapidly to any additional outbreaks of Ebola cases in the continental United States, according to a DOD news release. “In response to a request by the Department of Health and Human Services – and as an added prudent measure to ensure our nation is ready to respond quickly, effectively, and safely in the event of additional Ebola cases in the United States – Secretary Hagel today ordered his Northern Command Commander Gen. Chuck Jacoby, to prepare and train a 30-person…
  • X-37B Returns to Earth After Third, and Longest, Mission

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:03 am
    An Air Force X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) successfully landed at Vandenberg Air Force Base Oct. 17, 2014 after reentering the atmosphere Saturday morning, concluding the third, and longest, mission for the type. The unmanned Boeing-built space plane had been in orbit for 674 days, conducting an “experimental test mission” for the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office, according to a Boeing release. The X-37B had been launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station atop an Atlas V rocket on Dec. 11, 2012. The first OTV mission began April 22, 2010, concluding on Dec. 3, 2010, after 224…
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    Defense Forum at DefenceTalk.com

  • VMFAT501 F35B , VAQ209 Growlers and Hornets!

    airwingspotter
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:59 am
    it was a hornet's nest last Sat (10/18) caught a VMFAT501 Warlords F-35B doing SVTOL testing in Navy JRB in Ft worth.! Also! a rare sight of VAQ-209 Star warriors EF-18G! .... followed by cowboys...
  • 149th FW Lone Star Gunfighters

    airwingspotter
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:54 am
    Airwingspotter had a chance for a base visit on149th FW in SAn Antonio TX. here are the detail report Airwingspotter.com | 149th FW Lone Star Gunfighters, TX ANG...
  • Underwater UFO at Sweden

    Lostfleet
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:42 am
    well, it is easy assume Russians are responsible for this, but I just dont understand what would they benefit by roaming into Swedish waters ? Sweden hunts for mystery submarine - CNN.com...
  • Author Research - Exercises

    EDDarnell
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Hi all, I'm currently writing a story and am looking for information to provide a greater level of detail to one of the key conflict elements early on. In essence, I would like to write the...
  • Remote Weapon Station Project ( project mentor needed)

    sable
    18 Oct 2014 | 1:13 pm
    I've been working on this project for a couple of years now and Its been slowly coming together. Its still a ways before I have a working prototype, and there are still lots of things I still have...
 
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  • Female Combatants: Time Is Running Out on Combat Ban

    Noah Perkins
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    The recent announcement that the Army is opening Ranger School to women served as a further reminder to the nation that the combat ban imposed on female soldiers is on the verge of being lifted. Although Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced the repeal of the combat ban early last year, women are not slated to take on frontline combatant roles until Jan. 1, 2016. Ranger School, an intensive precursor to becoming an Army Ranger, is considered one of the more emotionally and physically daunting challenges of any branch of the military. Three weeks of physical training is followed by three…
  • Book Review – Top Dog: The Story of Marine Hero Lucca

    Rhonda Carpenter (Editor)
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
      For those of us who own or have owned a dog, we’ve praised them with: “Good girl” or “Good boy.” Marine Corps hero Lucca K458, a German shepherd-Belgian Malinois mix off-leash IED-detecting military working dog (MWD), truly deserves profound praise. From the landscapes of Iraq and Afghanistan springs newfound understanding of the enduring bond between MWDs and their handlers … In Top Dog: The Story of Marine Hero Lucca, author Maria Goodavage explains in great detail the service a specialized search dog (SSD) can bring to the combat zone. Top Dog: The Story of Marine…
  • As ISIL Forces Mass Around Kobani, Airstrikes Increase

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    As Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) forces continued to attempt to capture Kobani, Syria, over the weekend, U.S. and partner nation airstrikes ramped up and U.S. aircraft dropped supplies to besieged Kurdish forces defending the town, according to CENTCOM releases. U.S. and partner nation fighter, bomber, and remotely piloted aircraft carried out a flurry of airstrikes as part of Operation Inherent Resolve before the weekend. On Oct. 19, U.S. military forces conducted multiple airdrops near Kobani under cover of darkness to resupply Kurdish forces on the ground defending the city,…
  • Hagel Creates Homeland Ebola Strike Team

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:51 pm
    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel today ordered the formation of a DOD medical support team that can respond rapidly to any additional outbreaks of Ebola cases in the continental United States, according to a DOD news release. “In response to a request by the Department of Health and Human Services – and as an added prudent measure to ensure our nation is ready to respond quickly, effectively, and safely in the event of additional Ebola cases in the United States – Secretary Hagel today ordered his Northern Command Commander Gen. Chuck Jacoby, to prepare and train a 30-person…
  • X-37B Returns to Earth After Third, and Longest, Mission

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:03 am
    An Air Force X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) successfully landed at Vandenberg Air Force Base Oct. 17, 2014 after reentering the atmosphere Saturday morning, concluding the third, and longest, mission for the type. The unmanned Boeing-built space plane had been in orbit for 674 days, conducting an “experimental test mission” for the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office, according to a Boeing release. The X-37B had been launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station atop an Atlas V rocket on Dec. 11, 2012. The first OTV mission began April 22, 2010, concluding on Dec. 3, 2010, after 224…
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  • 10 CRITICAL HABITS FOR WINNING A GUNFIGHT

    Utah CCW Carry
    18 Oct 2014 | 7:36 pm
    There are certain lessons we can learn from a gunfight. We tend to learn more from our failures then our successes. To maintain a gunfighter mentality these are some critical habits you need to develop and continually drill in order to … Continue reading → The post 10 CRITICAL HABITS FOR WINNING A GUNFIGHT appeared first on .
  • DC LEADERS PROPOSE CONCEALED HANDGUN PERMITS

    Utah CCW Carry
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:35 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) – Residents of the nation’s capital will be able to get a permit to carry concealed handguns outside the home, but only after they provide a specific reason for needing one, officials said Wednesday. Mayor Vincent Gray and other … Continue reading → The post DC LEADERS PROPOSE CONCEALED HANDGUN PERMITS appeared first on .
  • NBC’S 3 STEPS FOR HOME INVASION DEFENSE

    Utah CCW Carry
    13 Sep 2014 | 4:49 pm
    NBC’s 3 Steps for Home Invasion Defense: Use Wasp Spray Illegally, Treat Invader ‘Like Royalty’ and Don’t Own a Gun [IGNORANCE IN THE MEDIA NEVER CEASES TO AMAZME ME.] According to FBI crime statistics quoted by NBC’s TODAY Show, home invasions in … Continue reading → The post NBC’S 3 STEPS FOR HOME INVASION DEFENSE appeared first on .
  • HER HUSBAND MADE SURE SHE KNEW HOW TO SHOOT BEFORE HE DIED

    Utah CCW Carry
    6 Sep 2014 | 8:57 pm
    How to Shoot: The Time They Spent at the Range May Have Saved Her Life. Dramatic 911 audio captured the moment a 47-year-old Arizona woman shot an intruder after he had broken into her home and allegedly attacked her. The … Continue reading → The post HER HUSBAND MADE SURE SHE KNEW HOW TO SHOOT BEFORE HE DIED appeared first on .
  • THIS GUY BUILT A TOWER TO SHOW HOW BAD FEDERAL REGULATIONS HAVE GOTTEN

    Utah CCW Carry
    6 Sep 2014 | 8:49 pm
    Federal Regulations: Wait for When It Starts to Collapse on Top of Him. Massive. Gargantuan. Unreadable. There are plenty of words to describe the enormous expanse of federal red tape, but Patrick McLaughlin, a senior research fellow at George Mason … Continue reading → The post THIS GUY BUILT A TOWER TO SHOW HOW BAD FEDERAL REGULATIONS HAVE GOTTEN appeared first on .
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  • IF “privacy comes at a price” Kipling would “risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss”

    Richard Matthews
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:23 pm
    “Privacy comes at a price,” Mr Scipione said. “In order to keep your affairs totally private, are you prepared to risk the wellbeing of a nation, or a state or a suburb or a family, or your children? Because that’s what it will cost. The ultimate price is if you have an attack.” Background The … Continue reading →
  • Email: Restorative Engagement Confrence

    Richard Matthews
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:27 pm
    from: Richard Matthews to: DART coord <DARTcoord@ag.gov.au>, DART – Complainant Liaison <DART-ComplainantLiaison@ag.gov.au>, len.roberts-smith@ag.gov.au, “david.fredericks@ag.gov.au” <david.fredericks@ag.gov.au>, Jane Caruana <jane.caruana@ag.gov.au>, “kate.wandmaker@ag.gov.au” <kate.wandmaker@ag.gov.au>, “matt.hall@ag.gov.au” <matt.hall@ag.gov.au>, “robyn.kurk@ag.gov.au” <robyn.kurk@ag.gov.au> date: 23 October 2014 11:53 subject: Restorative Engagement Confrence mailed-by: gmail.com…
  • A quote from Jack Thomson

    Richard Matthews
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:07 pm
  • Now Featured in Alltop

    Richard Matthews
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:46 pm
      I have just had confirmation that this blog will now be featured in Alltop in the category of Defense and can be followed additionally there through: Topic: http://defense.alltop.com/ Feed: http://abusedcadet.com/feed/
  • Email to Senator Wong: Continually Ignored From Your Office

    Richard Matthews
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:19 am
    Good Evening Senator Wong, I ask you this tonight: why is it a Tasmanian Senator is representing my case to the Prime Minister when I have emailed every Senator in my own state and been ignored or passed off as something that does not require the attention of political intervention by every single one? The … Continue reading →
 
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