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  • Comment of the day: CIA torturers are the moral equivalent of the North Vietnamese jailkeepers who tortured American pilots

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    Thomas E. Ricks
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:08 am
    I was intrigued by this comment, by "USAF Pilot-RET," which ran the other day in response to my post saying that if CIA officials want to practice civil disobedience, they should man up and take the consequences of civil disobedience: During the end of the Vietnam war, I was the operational head of the USAF Resistance to Captivity program at Fairchild AFB. There we taught combat crew-members measures to resist interrogation and exploitation in captivity. Prior to my combat tour, I had previously undergone such training at Fairchild [our class swore to a man that they would never…
  • News story: Royal Navy and Scotland

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    HM Government
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:07 am
    Today, 15 April, Admiral Sir George Zambellas has written an article in The Telegraph about the potential impact of Scottish independence on the Royal Navy’s people, ships and submarines that help keep the United Kingdom safe. In the article, the professional Head of the Royal Navy sets out why Scottish independence would damage Britain’s maritime security. He also writes about the bond between Scotland and the rest of the UK, and the vital role Scotland plays in maritime defence. He said: I believe that independence would fundamentally change maritime security for all of us in the United…
  • Germany – P-3C Aircraft Upgrades and Related Support

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    Ko Savonije
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:03 am
    The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Germany for P-3C aircraft upgrades and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $250 million.The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on April 11, 2014.The Government of Germany has requested a possible sale for the procurement, integration, and installation of hardware and software to upgrade the aircraft mission computer and acoustic systems, and non-integrated simulator equipment…
  • MH-60R/S: The USA’s New Naval Workhorse Helicopters

    DID: Department of Defense News, Procurement, Acquisition & Contracting, National Security Policy
    Joe Katzman
    6 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    USN Heli Plan(click to view full) The US Army’s UH-60 Black Hawks have always had a naval counterpart. SH-60B/F Seahawk/ LAMPS helicopters were outfitted with maritime radar, sonobuoys, and other specialized equipment that let them perform a wide variety of roles, from supply and transport, to anti-submarine warfare, search and rescue, medical evacuation, and even surface attack with torpedoes or Kongsberg’s AGM-119 Penguin missiles. Like their land-based counterparts, however, the Seahawks are getting older. The Reagan defense build-up is receding into history, and its products…
  • The Distributed Common Ground System-Army Receives A Revision

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    Steven Hoarn
    13 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    The Distributed Common Ground System-Army (DCGS-A) is designed to provide U.S. Army warfighters with a unified intelligence picture at all … The post The Distributed Common Ground System-Army...
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  • Defense | Define Defense at Dictionary.com

    15 Apr 2014 | 11:32 am
    noun 1. resistance against attack; protection: Two more regiments are needed for the defense of the city. 2. something that defends, as a fortification, physical or ...
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    15 Apr 2014 | 3:53 am
    de·fense (dĭ-fĕns′) 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 ...
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    15 Apr 2014 | 1:59 am
    Springfield Virginia News - defensenews.com is the home page of Springfield Virginia with in depth and updated Springfield local news. Stay informed with both ...
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    14 Apr 2014 | 6:14 pm
    Welcome to DTS. The Defense Travel System (DTS) is a fully integrated, automated, end-to-end travel management system that enables DoD travelers to create ...
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    13 Apr 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Face of Defense. Marine Wife Writes of Military Lifestyle. Jessica Mastorakos has penned an account of the trials, tribulations and triumphs of being the wife of a ...
 
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  • Russia Follows Crimean Playbook in Eastern Ukraine

    Olivier Travers
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:10 am
    Pro-Russian operators have seized Ukrainian government buildings in 3 eastern cities, including Kharkiv where Spectechnoexport has a military vehicle plant. Separatists in Donetsk declared independence and announced a referendum on May 11, right when pro-Russian mobs seemed to be waning. Russia’s RIA Novosti notes that Ukraine puts mothballed Mig-29s back in service, but also the self-admitted sorry state of Ukrainian readiness. Poland will keep 18 of its 32 old Su-22M strike fighters until 2024, as part of a complex set of choices that were partly tied to Poland’s selection of…
  • Good Bad News: 100 APCs for Ukraine

    Joe Katzman
    6 Apr 2014 | 1:25 pm
    BTR-4E(click to view full) Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea, and ongoing mobilization near Ukraine’s borders, left Ukraine in a difficult position. The new government was still trying to come together after the sudden popular overthrow of its predecessor, and faced an array of serious problems, but national defense remains top of the list. One of their early steps has been to appoint a new head of state firm Ukroboronprom, which runs the military-industrial complex. The task before temporary Acting Director Yuriy Tereshenko is huge, as he tries to reform an inefficient industry…
  • Long Reach: Finland’s Long-Range Rocket Launchers

    Joe Katzman
    6 Apr 2014 | 10:59 am
    ATACMS firing(click to view full) Finland is busy modernizing its forces within its limited budgets, from air defense upgrades to new stealthy cruise missiles and upgrades for its F/A-18 Hornet fighters. In June 2012, the Finns convinced the US State Department to issue its formal request to buy long-range ATACMS missiles, which are able to work with Finland’s newly-upgraded M270 tracked MLRS rocket launchers. American 227mm MLRS systems offer shorter reach than Russia’s 300mm SMERCH-M rocket launchers, for now. By replacing a box of 6 MLRS rockets with a single Army TACMS…
  • MH-60R/S: The USA’s New Naval Workhorse Helicopters

    Joe Katzman
    6 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    USN Heli Plan(click to view full) The US Army’s UH-60 Black Hawks have always had a naval counterpart. SH-60B/F Seahawk/ LAMPS helicopters were outfitted with maritime radar, sonobuoys, and other specialized equipment that let them perform a wide variety of roles, from supply and transport, to anti-submarine warfare, search and rescue, medical evacuation, and even surface attack with torpedoes or Kongsberg’s AGM-119 Penguin missiles. Like their land-based counterparts, however, the Seahawks are getting older. The Reagan defense build-up is receding into history, and its products…
  • India Refurbishing its AN-32 Transport Fleet

    Joe Katzman
    6 Apr 2014 | 9:36 am
    AN-32 over Taj Mahal(click to view full) The Antonov AN-32 “Cline” builds on the general design of the widely-used AN-26 light transport plane, but high placement of the engine nacelles above the wing allow bigger propellers, driven by 5,100 hp AI-20 turboprops that almost double the output of the AN-26′s engines. As a result, the AN-32′s 14,750 pound/ 6900 kg load capacity is almost 50% better than its AN-26 cousin’s, and it can take off with much better load fractions in hot and/or high-altitude conditions, whose thin air could be a problem for other aircraft.
 
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  • World First: Neuron UCAV flying in formation with Rafale, Falcon 7X

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  • At least 4 killed in shooting at Fort Hood; gunman among dead

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    2 Apr 2014 | 5:23 pm
    A soldier opened fire Wednesday at Fort Hood, killing three people and wounding several others before taking his own life, law enforcement sources told CBS News. The incident occurred Wednesday afternoon at Fort Hood, the site of a notorious 2009 mass shooting.Law enforcement sources said four people were dead, including the gunman, who died of [...]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. At least 4 killed in shooting at Fort Hood; gunman among dead
  • FBI, military hunt ex-Army recruit suspected of plotting ‘Ft. Hood-inspired jihad’

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    31 Mar 2014 | 4:53 pm
    The FBI is searching for a recent Army recruit believed to be planning a “Fort Hood-inspired jihad against U.S. soldiers,” FoxNews.com has learned.The alert, whose legitimacy was confirmed by military and law enforcement officials, stated that a man identified as Booker had told friends of his “intention to commit jihad. According to the article, ” [...]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. FBI, military hunt ex-Army recruit suspected of…
  • Stolen European passports on missing plane

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    8 Mar 2014 | 8:39 am
    Foreign ministry officials in Rome and Vienna confirm that names of two nationals listed on the manifest of the missing Malaysian airlines flight match passports reported stolen in Thailand. Read Story This story comes to us via Homeland Security - National Terror Alert. National Terror Alert is America's trusted source for homeland security news and [...]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. Stolen European passports on missing plane
  • Department of Homeland Security alerts airlines to possible shoe bomb threat

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    19 Feb 2014 | 2:21 pm
    The U.S. government has warned airlines to pay particular attention to the possibility of terrorists attempting to hide explosives in shoes, a result of new intelligence, according to two people familiar with the situation. The officials stressed there is no specific threat or known plot. Intelligence collected by the United States and other countries has [...]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. Department of Homeland Security alerts airlines to possible shoe bomb…
  • Plane lands in Turkey after bomb threat, ministry says

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    7 Feb 2014 | 9:35 am
    A Pegasus Airlines plane landed at an Istanbul airport on Friday after a passenger “said that there was a bomb on board,” a representative of Turkey’s Transportation Ministry said. The plane sent a hijacking signal, and after landing it was being held in a safe zone at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen Airport, Turkish state media outlet [...]This story comes to us via Homeland Security - National Terror Alert. National Terror Alert is America's trusted source for homeland security news and information. Plane lands in Turkey after bomb threat, ministry says
 
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  • NAVAIR, NAVSEA Working to Boost Commonality, Interoperability in the Fleet

    Megan Eckstein
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:36 pm
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. –The Naval Air Systems Command will work at the early engineering level to create capability-specific technical standards rather than platform-specific tech standards, and the Naval Sea Systems Command is launching a new commonality directorate, all in the name of creating a more effective, well-connected fighting force, officials said in a panel at [...]The post NAVAIR, NAVSEA Working to Boost Commonality, Interoperability in the Fleet appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Coast Guard Begins Firming Plans To Acquire Small UAS

    Calvin Biesecker
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Following several demonstrations of a small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) aboard two National Security Cutters (NSC) and from shore, the Coast Guard on Tuesday said it is moving forward to the acquisition phase for an unmanned system. The Coast Guard’s acquisition office said the sUAS program for the NSC in August 2013 was designated a [...]The post Coast Guard Begins Firming Plans To Acquire Small UAS appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Lawmakers Formally Ask Kerry To Cease Trade With Russia Involving Military Equipment

    Patrick Host
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Eleven lawmakers formally asked Secretary of State John Kerry Monday to immediately halt trade of military equipment with Russia, including the acquisition of 22 Mi-17 helicopters that are part of assistance to Afghanistan. “We believe the United States must show leadership by terminating all defense contracts with Russia and ask that you strongly encourage our [...]The post Lawmakers Formally Ask Kerry To Cease Trade With Russia Involving Military Equipment appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Intel Community Agrees To Allow Industry To Sell High-Res Imagery, Clapper Says

    Patrick Host
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:43 pm
    The Intelligence Community (IC) has reached a consensus allowing commercial satellite imagery companies to sell high resolution imagery, Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper said Tuesday. Clapper told an audience at the GEOINT 2013* conference in Tampa, Fla., the IC submitted its recommendation to the White House, getting the ball rolling through other federal [...]The post Intel Community Agrees To Allow Industry To Sell High-Res Imagery, Clapper Says appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Outrage Over Afghanistan Mi-17 Generates Sen. Blumenthal Call To Stop Buying From Russia

    Ann Roosevelt
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:53 am
    The Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) Airland panel chairman says he is preparing a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry calling for a halt to all buys of military equipment from Russia. “I want to just express to you as strongly and respectfully as possible the strong sense of–outrage is the word I think [...]The post Outrage Over Afghanistan Mi-17 Generates Sen. Blumenthal Call To Stop Buying From Russia appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
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  • NAVAIR, NAVSEA Working to Boost Commonality, Interoperability in the Fleet

    Megan Eckstein
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:36 pm
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. –The Naval Air Systems Command will work at the early engineering level to create capability-specific technical standards rather than platform-specific tech standards, and the Naval Sea Systems Command is launching a new commonality directorate, all in the name of creating a more effective, well-connected fighting force, officials said in a panel at [...]The post NAVAIR, NAVSEA Working to Boost Commonality, Interoperability in the Fleet appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Coast Guard Begins Firming Plans To Acquire Small UAS

    Calvin Biesecker
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Following several demonstrations of a small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) aboard two National Security Cutters (NSC) and from shore, the Coast Guard on Tuesday said it is moving forward to the acquisition phase for an unmanned system. The Coast Guard’s acquisition office said the sUAS program for the NSC in August 2013 was designated a [...]The post Coast Guard Begins Firming Plans To Acquire Small UAS appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Lawmakers Formally Ask Kerry To Cease Trade With Russia Involving Military Equipment

    Patrick Host
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Eleven lawmakers formally asked Secretary of State John Kerry Monday to immediately halt trade of military equipment with Russia, including the acquisition of 22 Mi-17 helicopters that are part of assistance to Afghanistan. “We believe the United States must show leadership by terminating all defense contracts with Russia and ask that you strongly encourage our [...]The post Lawmakers Formally Ask Kerry To Cease Trade With Russia Involving Military Equipment appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Intel Community Agrees To Allow Industry To Sell High-Res Imagery, Clapper Says

    Patrick Host
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:43 pm
    The Intelligence Community (IC) has reached a consensus allowing commercial satellite imagery companies to sell high resolution imagery, Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper said Tuesday. Clapper told an audience at the GEOINT 2013* conference in Tampa, Fla., the IC submitted its recommendation to the White House, getting the ball rolling through other federal [...]The post Intel Community Agrees To Allow Industry To Sell High-Res Imagery, Clapper Says appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Outrage Over Afghanistan Mi-17 Generates Sen. Blumenthal Call To Stop Buying From Russia

    Ann Roosevelt
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:53 am
    The Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) Airland panel chairman says he is preparing a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry calling for a halt to all buys of military equipment from Russia. “I want to just express to you as strongly and respectfully as possible the strong sense of–outrage is the word I think [...]The post Outrage Over Afghanistan Mi-17 Generates Sen. Blumenthal Call To Stop Buying From Russia appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
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  • NAVAIR, NAVSEA Working to Boost Commonality, Interoperability in the Fleet

    Megan Eckstein
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:36 pm
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. –The Naval Air Systems Command will work at the early engineering level to create capability-specific technical standards rather than platform-specific tech standards, and the Naval Sea Systems Command is launching a new commonality directorate, all in the name of creating a more effective, well-connected fighting force, officials said in a panel at [...]The post NAVAIR, NAVSEA Working to Boost Commonality, Interoperability in the Fleet appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Coast Guard Begins Firming Plans To Acquire Small UAS

    Calvin Biesecker
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Following several demonstrations of a small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) aboard two National Security Cutters (NSC) and from shore, the Coast Guard on Tuesday said it is moving forward to the acquisition phase for an unmanned system. The Coast Guard’s acquisition office said the sUAS program for the NSC in August 2013 was designated a [...]The post Coast Guard Begins Firming Plans To Acquire Small UAS appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Lawmakers Formally Ask Kerry To Cease Trade With Russia Involving Military Equipment

    Patrick Host
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Eleven lawmakers formally asked Secretary of State John Kerry Monday to immediately halt trade of military equipment with Russia, including the acquisition of 22 Mi-17 helicopters that are part of assistance to Afghanistan. “We believe the United States must show leadership by terminating all defense contracts with Russia and ask that you strongly encourage our [...]The post Lawmakers Formally Ask Kerry To Cease Trade With Russia Involving Military Equipment appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Intel Community Agrees To Allow Industry To Sell High-Res Imagery, Clapper Says

    Patrick Host
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:43 pm
    The Intelligence Community (IC) has reached a consensus allowing commercial satellite imagery companies to sell high resolution imagery, Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper said Tuesday. Clapper told an audience at the GEOINT 2013* conference in Tampa, Fla., the IC submitted its recommendation to the White House, getting the ball rolling through other federal [...]The post Intel Community Agrees To Allow Industry To Sell High-Res Imagery, Clapper Says appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Outrage Over Afghanistan Mi-17 Generates Sen. Blumenthal Call To Stop Buying From Russia

    Ann Roosevelt
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:53 am
    The Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) Airland panel chairman says he is preparing a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry calling for a halt to all buys of military equipment from Russia. “I want to just express to you as strongly and respectfully as possible the strong sense of–outrage is the word I think [...]The post Outrage Over Afghanistan Mi-17 Generates Sen. Blumenthal Call To Stop Buying From Russia appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
 
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  • NAVAIR, NAVSEA Working to Boost Commonality, Interoperability in the Fleet

    Megan Eckstein
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:36 pm
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. –The Naval Air Systems Command will work at the early engineering level to create capability-specific technical standards rather than platform-specific tech standards, and the Naval Sea Systems Command is launching a new commonality directorate, all in the name of creating a more effective, well-connected fighting force, officials said in a panel at [...]The post NAVAIR, NAVSEA Working to Boost Commonality, Interoperability in the Fleet appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Coast Guard Begins Firming Plans To Acquire Small UAS

    Calvin Biesecker
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Following several demonstrations of a small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) aboard two National Security Cutters (NSC) and from shore, the Coast Guard on Tuesday said it is moving forward to the acquisition phase for an unmanned system. The Coast Guard’s acquisition office said the sUAS program for the NSC in August 2013 was designated a [...]The post Coast Guard Begins Firming Plans To Acquire Small UAS appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Lawmakers Formally Ask Kerry To Cease Trade With Russia Involving Military Equipment

    Patrick Host
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Eleven lawmakers formally asked Secretary of State John Kerry Monday to immediately halt trade of military equipment with Russia, including the acquisition of 22 Mi-17 helicopters that are part of assistance to Afghanistan. “We believe the United States must show leadership by terminating all defense contracts with Russia and ask that you strongly encourage our [...]The post Lawmakers Formally Ask Kerry To Cease Trade With Russia Involving Military Equipment appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Intel Community Agrees To Allow Industry To Sell High-Res Imagery, Clapper Says

    Patrick Host
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:43 pm
    The Intelligence Community (IC) has reached a consensus allowing commercial satellite imagery companies to sell high resolution imagery, Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper said Tuesday. Clapper told an audience at the GEOINT 2013* conference in Tampa, Fla., the IC submitted its recommendation to the White House, getting the ball rolling through other federal [...]The post Intel Community Agrees To Allow Industry To Sell High-Res Imagery, Clapper Says appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Outrage Over Afghanistan Mi-17 Generates Sen. Blumenthal Call To Stop Buying From Russia

    Ann Roosevelt
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:53 am
    The Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) Airland panel chairman says he is preparing a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry calling for a halt to all buys of military equipment from Russia. “I want to just express to you as strongly and respectfully as possible the strong sense of–outrage is the word I think [...]The post Outrage Over Afghanistan Mi-17 Generates Sen. Blumenthal Call To Stop Buying From Russia appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
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  • U.S. Plans to Build a Stealth Dirt Bike

    Mike Hoffman
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:48 pm
    U.S. military leaders have approved funding to develop a hybrid, stealth motorcycle to be driven by special operations teams in the not too distant future. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has issued a grant to integrate a multiple fuel, hybrid-electric power plant into a dirt bike built by BRD Motorcycles.  The hybrid electric engine will […]
  • Littoral Combat Ship: What Does the Future Hold?

    Kris Osborn
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:33 pm
    The Littoral Combat Ship program was one of the leading topics at the Sea Air Space Exposition outside Washington D.C. last week as Navy leaders continued to protect it from critics who said the ship is not built for the correct mission sets. A government watchdog even reported that 7th Fleet officials told investigators that […]
  • Navy Extends Trident II D5 Nuclear Missile Service Life

    Kris Osborn
    10 Apr 2014 | 10:35 pm
    National Harbor, Md. — The Navy is modernizing its arsenal of Trident II D5 nuclear missiles in order to ensure their service life can extend for 25 more years aboard the Navy’s nuclear ballistic missile submarine fleet, service leaders said. The 44-foot long submarine-launched missiles have been serving on Ohio-class submarines for 25 years, Vice […]
  • Russia Masses Troops, Weapons Near Ukraine

    Brendan McGarry
    10 Apr 2014 | 11:51 am
    Russia has amassed as many as 40,000 troops and dozens of fighter jets, helicopters, tanks and armored vehicles near Ukraine that could be mobilized within “hours,” according to a new assessment by NATO. The analysis is based on satellite images captured by Longmont, Colo.-based company DigitalGlobe and released by the alliance on Thursday. The pictures […]
  • China’s Navy Advances as U.S. Budgets Flatten

    Bryant Jordan
    9 Apr 2014 | 2:14 pm
    National Harbor, Md. — The Navy’s top weapons buyer on Wednesday said sequestration is putting the U.S. at a disadvantage in maintaining its technical edge over a rising China in the Pacific. Sean Stackley, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition, told a crowd at the Sea Air Space Exposition that U.S. […]
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  • Xi urges China to build up joint space and air power

    15 Apr 2014 | 3:41 am
    Beijing (AFP) April 15, 2014 Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged further integration of air and space defence capabilities, in what experts described Tuesday as a response to the militarisation of space by rivals including the United States. China says its ambitious space programme is peaceful, but such claims were first questioned in 2007 when the military used a ground-based missile to destroy one of its own satell
  • Russia launches its new ICBM from Plesetsk space centre

    15 Apr 2014 | 3:41 am
    Moscow (Voice of Russia) Apr 16, 2014 The Russian Strategic Missile Troops have successfully test fired an RS-24 Yars intercontinental ballistic missile with a multiple re-entry vehicle from the Plesetsk cosmodrome, a Russian Defence Ministry press service official for the Strategic Missile Troops, Colonel Igor Yegorov, told a news briefing earlier this Monday. The experimental warheads arrived in the designated area on the Ku
  • N.Korea privatizing illicit economic activity: US group

    15 Apr 2014 | 3:41 am
    Washington (AFP) April 15, 2014 A growing black market economy in North Korea is increasingly allowing private citizens to engage in illicit activity that funnels hard currency to the regime, a US-based group said Tuesday. In a new report, the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK) pointed to mounting evidence that Pyongyang's notorious monopoly on such activity is loosening. And while the activities are stil
  • Raytheon awarded first international contract for Paveway IV

    15 Apr 2014 | 3:41 am
    Harlow, UK (SPX) Apr 16, 2014 Raytheon Company received a contract from an international customer for Paveway IV precision guided bombs valued at more than $200m. As part of the sale Raytheon will deliver hundreds of the advanced munitions, which are regarded as the 'weapon of choice' for the Royal Air Force. The contract represents the first sale of Paveway IV outside the U.K. "This contract is an export boost t
  • Syria rebels get US-made missiles: source

    15 Apr 2014 | 3:41 am
    Beirut (AFP) April 15, 2014 Syrian rebels fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad for the first time received at least 20 US-made TOW anti-tank missiles from a "Western source," a rebel official told AFP Tuesday. "Moderate, well-organised fighters from the Hazm movement have for the first time received more than 20 TOW anti-tank missiles from a Western source," the source said on condition of anonymity, and withou
 
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  • NAVAIR, NAVSEA Working to Boost Commonality, Interoperability in the Fleet

    Megan Eckstein
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:36 pm
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. –The Naval Air Systems Command will work at the early engineering level to create capability-specific technical standards rather than platform-specific tech standards, and the Naval Sea Systems Command is launching a new commonality directorate, all in the name of creating a more effective, well-connected fighting force, officials said in a panel at [...]The post NAVAIR, NAVSEA Working to Boost Commonality, Interoperability in the Fleet appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Coast Guard Begins Firming Plans To Acquire Small UAS

    Calvin Biesecker
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Following several demonstrations of a small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) aboard two National Security Cutters (NSC) and from shore, the Coast Guard on Tuesday said it is moving forward to the acquisition phase for an unmanned system. The Coast Guard’s acquisition office said the sUAS program for the NSC in August 2013 was designated a [...]The post Coast Guard Begins Firming Plans To Acquire Small UAS appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Lawmakers Formally Ask Kerry To Cease Trade With Russia Involving Military Equipment

    Patrick Host
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Eleven lawmakers formally asked Secretary of State John Kerry Monday to immediately halt trade of military equipment with Russia, including the acquisition of 22 Mi-17 helicopters that are part of assistance to Afghanistan. “We believe the United States must show leadership by terminating all defense contracts with Russia and ask that you strongly encourage our [...]The post Lawmakers Formally Ask Kerry To Cease Trade With Russia Involving Military Equipment appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Intel Community Agrees To Allow Industry To Sell High-Res Imagery, Clapper Says

    Patrick Host
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:43 pm
    The Intelligence Community (IC) has reached a consensus allowing commercial satellite imagery companies to sell high resolution imagery, Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper said Tuesday. Clapper told an audience at the GEOINT 2013* conference in Tampa, Fla., the IC submitted its recommendation to the White House, getting the ball rolling through other federal [...]The post Intel Community Agrees To Allow Industry To Sell High-Res Imagery, Clapper Says appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Outrage Over Afghanistan Mi-17 Generates Sen. Blumenthal Call To Stop Buying From Russia

    Ann Roosevelt
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:53 am
    The Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) Airland panel chairman says he is preparing a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry calling for a halt to all buys of military equipment from Russia. “I want to just express to you as strongly and respectfully as possible the strong sense of–outrage is the word I think [...]The post Outrage Over Afghanistan Mi-17 Generates Sen. Blumenthal Call To Stop Buying From Russia appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
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  • News story: Defence Secretary visits Scotland

    HM Government
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:22 am
    Whilst at Thales, Mr Hammond spoke about his belief that Scotland is stronger within the United Kingdom and that the UK is stronger with Scotland within it. He said: What we have is precious. It is our shared history, our common values and our unity of purpose which makes us what we are today. It is Scotland which makes the UK united, and adds the ‘Great’ to Great Britain. The UK armed forces are “drawn from the 4 corners of these islands”, the Defence Secretary explained, working together across the world to keep the country and its people safe and secure. He said that nothing…
  • Speech: Why defence matters in the Scottish independence debate

    HM Government
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:20 am
    Introduction In this series of speeches I’ve made setting out the case for Scotland to remain part of the family of nations of the United Kingdom, there has been no shortage of support from defence companies with significant interests in Scotland. Employing, as you do, many hundreds of people here in Glasgow, I’m grateful for your support. I know that the debate we’re engaged in about Scotland’s future, and the future of its defence industrial base, has a direct impact not just on your business, but on your employees and their families too. And the referendum debate is really hotting…
  • Guidance: How to make a complaint to Defence Business Services

    HM Government
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:46 am
    A guide for external customers (non MOD civilian employees) who are dissatisfied with the service they have received from the Defence Business Services (DBS) and would like to express their dissatisfaction or make a complaint.
  • News story: D-Day veteran dusts off top-secret equipment

    HM Government
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:33 am
    Ahead of the D-Day 70th Anniversary in June, retired sergeant Bernard Morgan went to see the once-classified Type X machine at the Bletchley Park heritage site in Buckinghamshire. While there, the 90-year-old veteran met one of his modern day equivalents, Flight Lieutenant Vikki Thorpe, an RAF aerospace battle manager. In the summer of 1944, Sergeant Morgan had used the Type X machine to encrypt highly sensitive messages that told RAF aircraft where they were needed for immediate action. The RAF’s air superiority before, during and after D-Day was pivotal because it meant the Allied…
  • News story: Royal Navy and Scotland

    HM Government
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:07 am
    Today, 15 April, Admiral Sir George Zambellas has written an article in The Telegraph about the potential impact of Scottish independence on the Royal Navy’s people, ships and submarines that help keep the United Kingdom safe. In the article, the professional Head of the Royal Navy sets out why Scottish independence would damage Britain’s maritime security. He also writes about the bond between Scotland and the rest of the UK, and the vital role Scotland plays in maritime defence. He said: I believe that independence would fundamentally change maritime security for all of us in the United…
 
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  • DSME unveils its Missile Surface Corvette (MSC) at DSA 2014

    Ko Savonije
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:19 am
    At DSA 2014, the 14th Defence Services Asia Exhibition and Conference currently held in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Korean shipbuilder DSME introduces for the first time its Missile Surface Corvette (MSC). Navy Recognition learned during DSA 2014 that DSME teamed with a local partner to answer an RFI from the Royal Malaysian Navy for a small displacement corvette.The MSC model shown at DSA 2014 is fitted with a 76mm Oto Melara main gun, 4x Kongsberg NSM anti-ship missiles, 2x MSI 30mm guns located aft, and several South Korean made sensors, most of them from Samsung Thales.Read more
  • Germany – P-3C Aircraft Upgrades and Related Support

    Ko Savonije
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:03 am
    The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Germany for P-3C aircraft upgrades and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $250 million.The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on April 11, 2014.The Government of Germany has requested a possible sale for the procurement, integration, and installation of hardware and software to upgrade the aircraft mission computer and acoustic systems, and non-integrated simulator equipment…
  • Russia Test-fires ICBM RS-24 Yars amid Ukraine Unrest

    Ko Savonije
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:54 am
  • Thai success prompts SAAB To Focus on Integrated Air Defence System

    Ko Savonije
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:46 am
    Success with the Gripen integrated air defence system (GIADS) in Thailand has prompted SAAB to offer an air, sea and ground networked air defence system for the Asian and world markets.The JAS 39 Gripen fighter, the Erieye airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft, and ship combat management systems (CMC) form the three principal elements of the system.In an exclusive chat with Defenseworld.net Dan-Ake Endtedt, President and CEO of Saab Asia Pacific Co. Ltd. said that the GIADS had proved to be a huge success for the Thai military in the way they manage their air defence. Read more
  • Light Combat Aircraft Navy goes super sonic

    Ko Savonije
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:40 am
    Just days before the second anniversary of its maiden flight the naval variant of the Light Combat Aircraft-LCA Navy (NP-1) has successfully completed its first super sonic flight signaling that the aircraft is now able to fly faster than the speed of sound.The Bangalore-based Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) the nodal agency for the development of the LCA said that this feat was achieved in the month of March.The NP-1 during the flight is said to have crossed the Mach 1 barrier.Read more
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  • At least 4 killed in shooting at Fort Hood; gunman among dead

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    2 Apr 2014 | 5:23 pm
    A soldier opened fire Wednesday at Fort Hood, killing three people and wounding several others before taking his own life, law enforcement sources told CBS News. The incident occurred Wednesday afternoon at Fort Hood, the site of a notorious 2009 mass shooting.Law enforcement sources said four people were dead, including the gunman, who died of [...]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. At least 4 killed in shooting at Fort Hood; gunman among dead
  • FBI, military hunt ex-Army recruit suspected of plotting ‘Ft. Hood-inspired jihad’

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    31 Mar 2014 | 4:53 pm
    The FBI is searching for a recent Army recruit believed to be planning a “Fort Hood-inspired jihad against U.S. soldiers,” FoxNews.com has learned.The alert, whose legitimacy was confirmed by military and law enforcement officials, stated that a man identified as Booker had told friends of his “intention to commit jihad. According to the article, ” [...]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. FBI, military hunt ex-Army recruit suspected of…
  • Stolen European passports on missing plane

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    8 Mar 2014 | 8:39 am
    Foreign ministry officials in Rome and Vienna confirm that names of two nationals listed on the manifest of the missing Malaysian airlines flight match passports reported stolen in Thailand. Read Story This story comes to us via Homeland Security - National Terror Alert. National Terror Alert is America's trusted source for homeland security news and [...]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. Stolen European passports on missing plane
  • Department of Homeland Security alerts airlines to possible shoe bomb threat

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    19 Feb 2014 | 2:21 pm
    The U.S. government has warned airlines to pay particular attention to the possibility of terrorists attempting to hide explosives in shoes, a result of new intelligence, according to two people familiar with the situation. The officials stressed there is no specific threat or known plot. Intelligence collected by the United States and other countries has [...]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. Department of Homeland Security alerts airlines to possible shoe bomb…
  • Plane lands in Turkey after bomb threat, ministry says

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    7 Feb 2014 | 9:35 am
    A Pegasus Airlines plane landed at an Istanbul airport on Friday after a passenger “said that there was a bomb on board,” a representative of Turkey’s Transportation Ministry said. The plane sent a hijacking signal, and after landing it was being held in a safe zone at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen Airport, Turkish state media outlet [...]This story comes to us via Homeland Security - National Terror Alert. National Terror Alert is America's trusted source for homeland security news and information. Plane lands in Turkey after bomb threat, ministry says
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  • World First: Neuron UCAV flying in formation with Rafale, Falcon 7X

    News Desk
    13 Apr 2014 | 12:15 am
    On March 20, 2014 Dassault Aviation has performed a unique formation flight in which the nEUROn unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) was flown The post World First: Neuron UCAV flying in formation with Rafale, Falcon 7X appeared first on Defense Update:.
  • USAF to complete upgrading the F-22 oxygen system in 12 months

    News Desk
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:31 am
    Following a lengthy investigation into the cause of numerous incidents causing F-22 Raptor pilots to suffer from hypoxia-like symptoms, the U.S. Air The post USAF to complete upgrading the F-22 oxygen system in 12 months appeared first on Defense Update:.
  • Royal Air Force’s II(AC) Squadron foils insurgent bombers in Afghanistan

    News Desk
    10 Apr 2014 | 7:52 am
    The following event demonstrates the force protection role of Royal Air Force Tornado GR4 strike fighters supporting ground forces in Afghanistan. On The post Royal Air Force’s II(AC) Squadron foils insurgent bombers in Afghanistan appeared first on Defense Update:.
  • Israel Launches OFEQ 10 Spy Satellite

    News Desk
    9 Apr 2014 | 1:58 pm
    The Israeli spy satellite Ofeq 10 was launched this evening, (April 9th 2014, 20:15 GMT) from the Palmachim Air Force Base on The post Israel Launches OFEQ 10 Spy Satellite appeared first on Defense Update:.
  • New ‘Samson’ C-130J Super Hercules Aircraft Lands in Israel

    Tamir Eshel
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:57 am
    In a ceremony held today at the Nevatim Israel Air Force base, the new C-130J Super Hercules military aircraft landed in Israel. The post New ‘Samson’ C-130J Super Hercules Aircraft Lands in Israel appeared first on Defense Update:.
 
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  • World First: Neuron UCAV flying in formation with Rafale, Falcon 7X

    News Desk
    13 Apr 2014 | 12:15 am
    On March 20, 2014 Dassault Aviation has performed a unique formation flight in which the nEUROn unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) was flown The post World First: Neuron UCAV flying in formation with Rafale, Falcon 7X appeared first on Defense Update:.
  • USAF to complete upgrading the F-22 oxygen system in 12 months

    News Desk
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:31 am
    Following a lengthy investigation into the cause of numerous incidents causing F-22 Raptor pilots to suffer from hypoxia-like symptoms, the U.S. Air The post USAF to complete upgrading the F-22 oxygen system in 12 months appeared first on Defense Update:.
  • Royal Air Force’s II(AC) Squadron foils insurgent bombers in Afghanistan

    News Desk
    10 Apr 2014 | 7:52 am
    The following event demonstrates the force protection role of Royal Air Force Tornado GR4 strike fighters supporting ground forces in Afghanistan. On The post Royal Air Force’s II(AC) Squadron foils insurgent bombers in Afghanistan appeared first on Defense Update:.
  • Israel Launches OFEQ 10 Spy Satellite

    News Desk
    9 Apr 2014 | 1:58 pm
    The Israeli spy satellite Ofeq 10 was launched this evening, (April 9th 2014, 20:15 GMT) from the Palmachim Air Force Base on The post Israel Launches OFEQ 10 Spy Satellite appeared first on Defense Update:.
  • New ‘Samson’ C-130J Super Hercules Aircraft Lands in Israel

    Tamir Eshel
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:57 am
    In a ceremony held today at the Nevatim Israel Air Force base, the new C-130J Super Hercules military aircraft landed in Israel. The post New ‘Samson’ C-130J Super Hercules Aircraft Lands in Israel appeared first on Defense Update:.
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  • Anatomy of a crime: Some reflections on the latest killings at Fort Hood

    Thomas E. Ricks
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:36 am
    By John T. Kuehn, Ph.D. Best Defense guest columnist In a 2005 meeting with the faculty at the Command and General Staff College (CSGC), a senior Army mental health professional acknowledged how woefully unprepared the Army mental health personnel and facilities were for the drastic increase in the numbers of people needing help for combat related stress ailments, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). At Fort Leavenworth, for example, there were about three to four counselors and therapists for an army community of several thousands, including nearly 1,400 field grade officers at…
  • Drone news from all over: Google goes high altitude, a drone truck is coming, and Bezos still wants drone groceries

    Thomas E. Ricks
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:33 am
    Lotsa action in the world of drones. Or maybe I am just noticing them more because I am working with Peter Bergen and Bailey Cahall, who know so much about all this stuff that they could ride drones to work if they wanted to. First, Google yesterday elbowed aside Facebook and bought Titan Aerospace, a company that specializes in developing solar-powered, high-altitude, extremely long loiter (that is, years) drones. I wrote in December that I thought Google would become the nation's largest military supplier one day, but I think that may happen sooner than I think. The difference is that it…
  • Think you know something about Putin's bad intentions? Then give ODNI a call

    Thomas E. Ricks
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:29 am
    Could be there's a fat job open for you at ODNI: Deputy National Intelligence Officer, Russia & Eurasia. I promise you it won't be boring. Some travel required. Oddly enough, the linked announcement says the contact address is on Baccarat Drive in Fairfax, which is kind of weird, because Google Earth fotos show that said road is a short residential street. I wonder why these Russian intel jobs keep vacating. On the upside, there are some really good Chinese and Korean places just down the road on Va. Rte. 236. So lunches would be fun.
  • Comment of the day: CIA torturers are the moral equivalent of the North Vietnamese jailkeepers who tortured American pilots

    Thomas E. Ricks
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:08 am
    I was intrigued by this comment, by "USAF Pilot-RET," which ran the other day in response to my post saying that if CIA officials want to practice civil disobedience, they should man up and take the consequences of civil disobedience: During the end of the Vietnam war, I was the operational head of the USAF Resistance to Captivity program at Fairchild AFB. There we taught combat crew-members measures to resist interrogation and exploitation in captivity. Prior to my combat tour, I had previously undergone such training at Fairchild [our class swore to a man that they would never…
  • General Mundy in his obituary deserved more than the back of the Post's hand

    Thomas E. Ricks
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:07 am
    By Col. Butch Bracknell, USMC (Ret.) Best Defense guest columnist The Washington Post's obituary following the passing of General Carl E. Mundy, Jr., the 30th commandant of the Marine Corps, could have benefited from some balance, perspective, and a dose of journalistic ethics. The Post can even make an obituary sensational. Writer Matt Schudel replows old dirt by resurfacing controversies surrounding certain of General Mundy's public statements. General Mundy, as a public figure, was of course not immune from criticism, and this writer would even wager that, if asked, General Mundy would…
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  • Defense Cybersecurity

    J.R. Wilson
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    Cyberspace joined space, air, land, and sea as areas of concern for the military in the 1960s, when the Advanced … The post Defense Cybersecurity appeared first on Defense Media Network.
  • After Delay, GEOINT 2013 Symposium Kicks Off With An Asterisk

    Steven Hoarn
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    After being delayed half a year due to the government shutdown, the GEOINT 2013 Symposium is being held April 14-17 … The post After Delay, GEOINT 2013 Symposium Kicks Off With An Asterisk...
  • The Distributed Common Ground System-Army Receives A Revision

    Steven Hoarn
    13 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    The Distributed Common Ground System-Army (DCGS-A) is designed to provide U.S. Army warfighters with a unified intelligence picture at all … The post The Distributed Common Ground System-Army...
  • Chips: War Dog Hero of the 3rd Infantry Division

    Dwight Jon Zimmerman
    12 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    In the predawn hours of July 10, 1943, the 3rd Infantry Division under the command of Maj. Gen. Lucian Truscott … The post Chips: War Dog Hero of the 3rd Infantry Division appeared first on...
  • Telehealth: The VA Connects with Healthcare

    Scott R. Gourley
    11 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    Among its myriad tools for improving the health of America’s veterans, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has implemented a … The post Telehealth: The VA Connects with Healthcare appeared...
 
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  • Defense Cybersecurity

    J.R. Wilson
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    Cyberspace joined space, air, land, and sea as areas of concern for the military in the 1960s, when the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPAnet) first linked the Department of Defense (DoD) with outside defense contractors and academia. While it enabled primarily research labs to more quickly and securely communicate with each other, it also opened the door to a new area of vulnerability. By the time ARPAnet went public as the Internet in the early 1990s, electronic communication via cyberspace was becoming the norm, not only in the United States, but for many of the world’s…
  • After Delay, GEOINT 2013 Symposium Kicks Off With An Asterisk

    Steven Hoarn
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    After being delayed half a year due to the government shutdown, the GEOINT 2013 Symposium is being held April 14-17 at the Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Fla. Hosted by the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF), which displayed a sense of humor by adding an asterisk to the event’s title, becoming the GEOINT 2013* Symposium. “It’s hard to express the appreciation I feel for the speakers who stood by USGIF during the confusion in the fall all the way through to now as we prepare for an extraordinary event.” Although not directly affected by the government shutdown in…
  • The Distributed Common Ground System-Army Receives A Revision

    Steven Hoarn
    13 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    The Distributed Common Ground System-Army (DCGS-A) is designed to provide U.S. Army warfighters with a unified intelligence picture at all levels, from the company to the corps. To ensure that DCGS-A is user friendly, which has not always been the case, Redlands, Calif.-based Esri has provided a revised set of customized templates to the Army. “Esri technology, such as the templates, gives the Army an easy-to-use, technical advantage that helps soldiers optimize GEOINT capability resident in DCGS-A.” Included in the templates are maps, analytic capabilities, and additional…
  • Chips: War Dog Hero of the 3rd Infantry Division

    Dwight Jon Zimmerman
    12 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    In the predawn hours of July 10, 1943, the 3rd Infantry Division under the command of Maj. Gen. Lucian Truscott landed on the shore of southern Sicily near Licata in Operation Husky. Among the troops that hit the beach was the 3rd Military Police Platoon, 30th Infantry Regiment, containing Pvt. John R. Rowell of Arkansas and his sentry dog, Chips. As dawn broke, the platoon was working its way inland when a machine gun nest hidden in what appeared to be a nearby peasant hut opened fire. Rowell and the rest of the platoon immediately hit the ground. But Chips broke free from his handler and,…
  • Telehealth: The VA Connects with Healthcare

    Scott R. Gourley
    11 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    Among its myriad tools for improving the health of America’s veterans, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has implemented a multi-element effort to introduce telemedicine technologies across its medical architecture. The clear success of the early telemedicine efforts was recently evidenced by the naming of VA healthcare facilities to the 2013 “Most Wired” hospitals listing released by Hospitals & Health Networks, in partnership with McKesson, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), and the American Hospital Association (AHA). The inclusion reflects…
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  • Google buys “atmospheric satellite” builder Titan Aerospace

    admin
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:59 am
    Titan Aerospace has been snapped up by Google. Titan creates “atmospheric satellites,” solar-powered drones that can fly for five years without landing. Google says the Titan team will be headed to Project Loon, Google’s balloon-based Internet project. Loon also uses solar-powered drones in the form of balloons instead of airplanes, so the two teams seem like a [...]
  • Jabiru-1, Australia’s first commercial Ka-band satellite

    admin
    27 Feb 2014 | 2:30 am
    NewSat presents Jabiru-1, Australia’s first commercial Ka-band satellite, will deliver over 7.6 GHz of “new” capacity, providing high-powered Ka-band coverage to meet the growing demands from government and enterprise sectors across the Middle East, Asia and Africa. “Raw” capacity, not managed services Jabiru-1 will provide enterprise and government customers with “raw” capacity, not managed services (megahertz, not [...]
  • Inmarsat iSatPhone 2

    admin
    24 Feb 2014 | 11:27 am
    The Inmarsat IsatPhone 2 is to be released in spring 2014. Pre-Order Now http://satphones.eu/en/satellite-phones/8354-isatphone-2.html
  • Iridium Pilot Land Station

    admin
    11 Feb 2014 | 6:25 am
    Iridium Communications Inc. has expanded the reach of its cost-effective Iridium OpenPort service to offer broadband communications to terrestrial users with the launch of Iridium Pilot Land Station.  For the first time, many remote individuals and businesses in off-the-grid locations can obtain reliable Internet connections and voice calling no matter where they are located.  Iridium [...]
  • Iridium Burst the First Global Data Broadcast Service

    admin
    10 Feb 2014 | 11:53 am
    Iridium Communications today announced Iridium BURST, another groundbreaking solution that represents the world’s first global data broadcast solution.  Iridium BURST is the latest proof point in Iridium’s satellite M2M leadership.  The new service enables enterprises to quickly and cost-effectively send data to an unlimited number of devices with a single, highly-penetrating beam that reaches anywhere [...]
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  • A discussion about inflatable decoy and monocoque decoy

    nealko
    13 Apr 2014 | 11:06 pm
    Decoy have develped for few decades ,originally used in World War Two. At that time, the decoy almost made of wood,but considering the limite of the radar and infrared level at that time, those wood...
  • 2.75 inch rockets?

    STURM
    12 Apr 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Is there any way of determining if these rockets are standard 2.27 inch HE or non-HE rockets used for marking. Thank you.
  • Less Lethal Projectile/ Smart Rounds

    rap4asia
    6 Apr 2014 | 8:33 pm
    Real Action Paintball "RAP" is proud to announce our dynamic partnership with SmartRounds Technology "SRT" to bring law enforcement, security, and military operators a wide range of new 685i...
  • Force on Force Training with these?

    rap4asia
    6 Apr 2014 | 6:57 pm
    Will force on force training be more effective with less lethal equipments which still represent the true feel and form of a rifle, outputs the real feel and receive the real impact but still being...
  • Soviet Union, and their scalar based electromagnetic weapons

    nirmal1982
    4 Apr 2014 | 2:05 am
    Hi I wanted your advice on something, and was hoping one of you could help me resolve a problem. A few years ago i started a PhD, and one of my now ex-colleagues, was involved with individuals who...
 
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  • Defense Cybersecurity

    J.R. Wilson
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    Cyberspace joined space, air, land, and sea as areas of concern for the military in the 1960s, when the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPAnet) first linked the Department of Defense (DoD) with outside defense contractors and academia. While it enabled primarily research labs to more quickly and securely communicate with each other, it also opened the door to a new area of vulnerability. By the time ARPAnet went public as the Internet in the early 1990s, electronic communication via cyberspace was becoming the norm, not only in the United States, but for many of the world’s…
  • After Delay, GEOINT 2013 Symposium Kicks Off With An Asterisk

    Steven Hoarn
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    After being delayed half a year due to the government shutdown, the GEOINT 2013 Symposium is being held April 14-17 at the Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Fla. Hosted by the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF), which displayed a sense of humor by adding an asterisk to the event’s title, becoming the GEOINT 2013* Symposium. “It’s hard to express the appreciation I feel for the speakers who stood by USGIF during the confusion in the fall all the way through to now as we prepare for an extraordinary event.” Although not directly affected by the government shutdown in…
  • The Distributed Common Ground System-Army Receives A Revision

    Steven Hoarn
    13 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    The Distributed Common Ground System-Army (DCGS-A) is designed to provide U.S. Army warfighters with a unified intelligence picture at all levels, from the company to the corps. To ensure that DCGS-A is user friendly, which has not always been the case, Redlands, Calif.-based Esri has provided a revised set of customized templates to the Army. “Esri technology, such as the templates, gives the Army an easy-to-use, technical advantage that helps soldiers optimize GEOINT capability resident in DCGS-A.” Included in the templates are maps, analytic capabilities, and additional…
  • Chips: War Dog Hero of the 3rd Infantry Division

    Dwight Jon Zimmerman
    12 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    In the predawn hours of July 10, 1943, the 3rd Infantry Division under the command of Maj. Gen. Lucian Truscott landed on the shore of southern Sicily near Licata in Operation Husky. Among the troops that hit the beach was the 3rd Military Police Platoon, 30th Infantry Regiment, containing Pvt. John R. Rowell of Arkansas and his sentry dog, Chips. As dawn broke, the platoon was working its way inland when a machine gun nest hidden in what appeared to be a nearby peasant hut opened fire. Rowell and the rest of the platoon immediately hit the ground. But Chips broke free from his handler and,…
  • Telehealth: The VA Connects with Healthcare

    Scott R. Gourley
    11 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    Among its myriad tools for improving the health of America’s veterans, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has implemented a multi-element effort to introduce telemedicine technologies across its medical architecture. The clear success of the early telemedicine efforts was recently evidenced by the naming of VA healthcare facilities to the 2013 “Most Wired” hospitals listing released by Hospitals & Health Networks, in partnership with McKesson, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), and the American Hospital Association (AHA). The inclusion reflects…
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  • CREATING GUN CRIMINALS WHERE THERE WERE NONE

    Aaron Turner
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:37 am
    “Because it’s the law, that’s why.” How many times have you heard that excuse or justification for some regulation or statute that seems to be prima facie punitive or unjust? Notice how I dropped a bit of Latin legalese on you?Prima Facie means … Continue reading → The post CREATING GUN CRIMINALS WHERE THERE WERE NONE appeared first on .
  • PUTTING AN END TO THE INSANITY: SOLDIERS DESERVE THEIR 2ND AMENDMENT

    Aaron Turner
    5 Apr 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Criminals, crazed maniacs, and terrorists always obey the rules. After all, Sandy Hook Elementary School’s gun-free policy deterred Adam Lanza from his sadistic plot to slaughter children in Newtown, Conn. The same policy at Rocori High School stopped Jason McLaughlin from pulling … Continue reading → The post PUTTING AN END TO THE INSANITY: SOLDIERS DESERVE THEIR 2ND AMENDMENT appeared first on .
  • AN OFF-DUTY COP WITH A GUN PROVES WHY IT’S A HORRIBLE IDEA TO STAB SOMEONE

    Aaron Turner
    5 Apr 2014 | 1:19 pm
    If there’s one place that you definitely shouldn’t lose it and start stabbing someone, it’s in front of the police headquarters of a major city. One suspect in Dallas found that out the hard way on Friday. It all started … Continue reading → The post AN OFF-DUTY COP WITH A GUN PROVES WHY IT’S A HORRIBLE IDEA TO STAB SOMEONE appeared first on .
  • HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED TO CRIME IN CHICAGO AFTER CONCEALED CARRY LAW

    Aaron Turner
    5 Apr 2014 | 1:16 pm
    On July 9, 2013, a bill to recognize Illinois gun owners’ right to carry concealed firearms was passed by both chambers of the state Legislature. Illinois became the last state in the nation to allow public possession of concealed guns. … Continue reading → The post HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED TO CRIME IN CHICAGO AFTER CONCEALED CARRY LAW appeared first on .
  • GUN MYTHS GONE IN FIVE MINUTES: ABC NEWS 20/20

    Aaron Turner
    28 Mar 2014 | 11:19 pm
    The post GUN MYTHS GONE IN FIVE MINUTES: ABC NEWS 20/20 appeared first on .
 
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