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  • China’s Submarine Fleet Takes Historic Steps Forward

    Defense Tech
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:38 pm
    China’s submarine fleet made its first known trip into the Indian Ocean, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. A Chinese attack submarine passed through the Straits of Malacca between Malaysia and Indonesia with sightings near Sri Lanka and the Persian Gulf. It’s the latest report of the significant steps forward the Chinese […]
  • Denver Broncos defense will give Patriots, Tom Brady biggest test yet - The Republican - masslive.com (blog)

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    31 Oct 2014 | 6:49 am
    USA TODAYDenver Broncos defense will give Patriots, Tom Brady biggest test yetThe Republican - masslive.com (blog)Among the Broncos offseason additions are former Patriot corner Aqib Talib and sturdy 6-foot-4, 258-pound defensive end DeMarcus Ware, who has seven sacks. Ware, coupled with linebacker Von Miller, whose nine sacks are second most in the league, ...Patriots Defense Grows To Slow Broncos' ManningCBS LocalBorges: When Manning and Brady meet, winner pulls out all stopsBoston HeraldBrady focused on Denver defense, not on ManningUSA TODAYall 1,016 news articles »
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    30 Oct 2014 | 10:50 am
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  • Euronaval Brings Local Shipbuilding to the Forefront

    DID: Department of Defense News, Procurement, Acquisition & Contracting, National Security Policy
    Olivier Travers
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:22 am
    Hervé Guillou, DCNS’ new boss, is eager to get a share of Canada’s huge forthcoming naval programs, and is willing to build ships in Canada with local partners as well as transfer technologies to sweeten the deal. National Post Dutch shipbuilder Damen is flaunting [Defense News] its recently-acquired French credentials at the Euronaval tradeshow in Paris. Damen’s big business challenge will be profitably overseeing all those shipyards, and welding them into a coherent strategy. Back to Think Tanking Robert Martinage, who was asked to resign earlier this year from his…
  • Major hacking attack in US looms: expert survey

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    Agence France-Presse
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:57 pm
    Cyber attacks might be taking a toll now, but just wait: a survey of experts says things are likely to get even worse in the US over the next decade. A majority of cybersecurity experts surveyed in a...
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  • Denver Broncos defense will give Patriots, Tom Brady biggest test yet - The Republican - masslive.com (blog)

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:49 am
    USA TODAYDenver Broncos defense will give Patriots, Tom Brady biggest test yetThe Republican - masslive.com (blog)Among the Broncos offseason additions are former Patriot corner Aqib Talib and sturdy 6-foot-4, 258-pound defensive end DeMarcus Ware, who has seven sacks. Ware, coupled with linebacker Von Miller, whose nine sacks are second most in the league, ...Patriots Defense Grows To Slow Broncos' ManningCBS LocalBorges: When Manning and Brady meet, winner pulls out all stopsBoston HeraldBrady focused on Denver defense, not on ManningUSA TODAYall 1,016 news articles »
  • Gamecocks defense's woes hard to pin down - GoGamecocks

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:13 am
    GoGamecocksGamecocks defense's woes hard to pin downGoGamecocksThe number, they all agree, needs to be higher for a South Carolina defense that is ranked 13th in the SEC. “All the kids are making mistakes,” defensive line coach Deke Adams said. “Obviously, that's part of the problem, but they are working hard and more »
  • Star Wars Tower Defense Game Out Today -- Will You Play Light or Dark? - GameSpot

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:15 am
    CNETStar Wars Tower Defense Game Out Today -- Will You Play Light or Dark?GameSpotJust days after Electronic Arts announced launch plans for Star Wars: Battlefront, mobile game developer DeNA today released its own Star Wars game, a tower defense title called Galactic Defense. The free-to-play game is available today for iOS Star Wars: Galactic Defense arrives for Android, iOSCNET'Star Wars: Galactic Defense' Out Now WorldwideTouch ArcadeDeNA Releases Star Wars: Galactic Defense on MobileInside Mobile AppsDroid Life (press release) (blog) -AppAdviceall 19 news…
  • Saints in first place -- and they have defense to thank - ESPN (blog)

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:11 am
    ESPN (blog)Saints in first place -- and they have defense to thankESPN (blog)"We definitely didn't stop believing," Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis said after the defense went through many struggles during a 2-4 start. "We always had our confidence. But in football, sometimes you fall short. The [three] games we lost on the road Scott Walker: Saints' defense steps up in Carolina, now back to 'Dome, Sweet WDSU New OrleansNew Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers stats comparison: No. 2 offense vs. No The Times-Picayune - NOLA.comA Balanced Offense and a Suffocating…
  • Jonathan Casillas' Coverage Abilities Could Benefit Patriots' Defense - Boston.com

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:55 pm
    Boston.comJonathan Casillas' Coverage Abilities Could Benefit Patriots' DefenseBoston.com"I've never seen anything like this defense before. And that's just me being a 4-3 guy," Casillas said. "I'm 225 [pounds], I've always played WILL outside linebacker. They moved me inside, doing some stuff inside. I don't know if I'm going to stay and more »
 
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  • Euronaval Brings Local Shipbuilding to the Forefront

    Olivier Travers
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:22 am
    Hervé Guillou, DCNS’ new boss, is eager to get a share of Canada’s huge forthcoming naval programs, and is willing to build ships in Canada with local partners as well as transfer technologies to sweeten the deal. National Post Dutch shipbuilder Damen is flaunting [Defense News] its recently-acquired French credentials at the Euronaval tradeshow in Paris. Damen’s big business challenge will be profitably overseeing all those shipyards, and welding them into a coherent strategy. Back to Think Tanking Robert Martinage, who was asked to resign earlier this year from his…
  • Polish Helicopter: A $3b Utility/Naval Tender

    Joe Katzman
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:17 pm
    No S-70i(click to view full) Sikorsky’s demurral in Poland’s $3 billion utility helicopter competition comes as a bit of a shock. Sikorsky has deep roots in Poland, and their PZL Mielec subsidiary has served as the S-70i Black Hawk helicopter’s global center for several years now, selling an international export variant of the UH-60 to customers from Colombia to Saudi Arabia and beyond. As the only competitor with proven helicopters in all roles and a deep industrial relationship, it was hard not to see them as the favorite. The whole episode serves as a fine reminder that…
  • Taiwan’s Force Modernization: The American Side

    Joe Katzman
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Despite China’s ominous military buildup across the strait, key weapons sales of P-3 maritime patrol aircraft, Patriot PAC-3 missiles, and diesel-electric submarines to Taiwan had been sabotaged by Taiwanese politics for years – in some cases, since 1997. The KMT party’s flip-flops and determined stalling tactics eventually created a crisis in US-Taiwan relations, which finally soured to the point that the USA refused a Taiwanese request for F-16C/D aircraft. That seems to have brought things to a head. Most of the budget and political issues were eventually sorted out, and…
  • Equipping Lebanon’s… Government?

    Joe Katzman
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Lebanese armed forces The Lebanese Army’s own web site is blunt: “The assistance received from Syria, the USA, and other friendly countries has played a basic role in bridging the gap between needs and available means.” A number of countries are stepping up to fill those gaps, left in a military ravaged by foreign occupation, a long and losing civil war, and the presence of Hizb’Allah – a foreign-backed private army in Lebanon, with superior firepower. The battle for influence in that country is multi-polar, with countries including the USA, France, and Saudi…
  • Israeli Plans to Buy F-35s Moving Forward

    Joe Katzman
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:48 am
    (click to view full) In an exclusive June 2006 interview, Israeli Air Force (IAF) chief procurement officer Brigadier-General Ze’ev Snir told Israeli media that the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter was a key part of their IAF recapitalization plans, and that Israel intended to buy over 100 of the fighters to replace their fleet of over 300 F-16s. Since then, however, the expected cost of that purchase has more than doubled. Israel’s F-35 contract had to deal with that sticker shock, with issues like the incorporation of Israeli technologies and industrial work, and with major schedule…
 
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  • Major hacking attack in US looms: expert survey

    Agence France-Presse
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:57 pm
    Cyber attacks might be taking a toll now, but just wait: a survey of experts says things are likely to get even worse in the US over the next decade. A majority of cybersecurity experts surveyed in a...
  • ‘Ambulance drone’ prototype unveiled in Holland

    Agence France-Presse
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:35 pm
    A Dutch-based student on Tuesday unveiled a prototype of an “ambulance drone”, a flying defibrillator able to reach heart attack victims within precious life-saving minutes. Developed by...
  • Singapore to deploy massive surveillance balloon

    Agence France-Presse
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:19 pm
    Singapore will deploy a huge tethered surveillance balloon to boost its maritime and air security, the defence ministry has announced. The helium-filled “aerostat” will be equipped with...
  • Russia Test Fires Bulava Sea-Based Ballistic Missile

    RIA Novosti
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:14 pm
    Russia has successfully test-fired a Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from the Borey-class Yury Dolgoruky nuclear-powered submarine, the Russian Defense Ministry said Wednesday. The...
  • NATO Tracks Large-Scale Russian Air Activity In Europe

    NATO
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:04 pm
    NATO detected and monitored four groups of Russian military aircraft conducting significant military manoeuvers in European airspace over the Baltic Sea, North Sea/Atlantic Ocean, and Black Sea on 28...
 
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    AeroSpace News

  • 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!
  • Sikorsky S-97 RAIDER Rollout Video

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    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

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    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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  • UPDATE 1-Pratt wins $1.05 bln U.S. deal for 48 more F-35 engines

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:40 am
    Engine maker Pratt & Whitney on Thursday said it had won a contract to build an eighth batch of 48 engines for the F-35 fighter jet built by Lockheed Martin Corp, bringing the total value of the deal to $1.05 billion. Pratt, a unit of United Technologies Corp, said the new contract was for $793 million, on top of $259 million in preliminary funds awarded and would lower the average cost of the engines between 3.5 percent and 4.5 percent.
  • Curtiss-Wright shows increase in Q3 earnings

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Curtiss-Wright Corp. saw its net earnings from continuing operations jump by 17 percent to $44.3 million, or 90 cents per diluted share, for the third quarter.
  • Lockheed acquires Systems Made Simple

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:49 am
    Lockheed Martin Corp. has agreed to acquire Systems Made Simple, a Syracuse, New York-based health information technology company, for an undisclosed sum.
  • Bombardier Q3 revenue up 20%, net income falls due to downsizing expenses

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:52 am
    Bombardier Inc. says its third-quarter revenues were up about 20 per cent from the same time last year, rising to US$4.9 billion. However, Bombardier's third quarter also included US$63 million of expenses related to a reorganization announced in July, including US$57 million for workforce reductions at its Aerospace and Transportation rail divisions.
  • Russian Engines Could Be Focus Of Antares Launch Failure Probe

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:03 am
    The Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket suffers a catastrophic anomaly moments after launch at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on Tuesday. NPR's Geoff Brumfiel reports that as investigators examine what went wrong with the launch of an unmanned Antares rocket on Tuesday, they'll likely take a hard look at powerful engines originally destined to send cosmonauts to the moon, a project that was scrapped by the USSR more than four decades ago.
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  • Speedy Financial Recovery Within Reach For Qantas

    3 Nov 2014 | 1:05 am
    Return to underlying profit bolsters a battered Qantas CEO Alan Joyce says Qantas is already meeting profitability targets just a few months after reporting massive annual losses. Virgin Australia, meanwhile, is completing its takeover of struggling Tigerair Australia. read more
  • Europe’s Largest Legacy Carriers Seek Ways To Compensate For Strike Fallout

    3 Nov 2014 | 1:05 am
    As Air France and Lufthansa strive to cut costs, pilot strikes inflict major pain and demand outlook worsens Europe’s two biggest legacy airlines are focusing on how to make up for strike-related losses. read more
  • Biggest U.S. Airlines Are Profitable—And Reluctant To Add Capacity

    3 Nov 2014 | 1:05 am
    Lower fuel prices boost U.S. airline profits, but carriers remain wary about growing capacity The nine largest publicly traded U.S. carriers made money in the quarter ended Sept. 30, with several reporting record or near-record earnings thanks to full cabins and lower fuel prices. But the industry is still largely very cautious about adding capacity to capitalize on the improved environment, even as lower fuel prices make once marginal routes more profitable. “We can’t count on $80 [per barrel] crude prices going forward,” warns Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly. read more
  • F-35 IOC Dates Likely To Slip

    3 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    It is growing more likely that July 1, 2015, will not mark the initial operational capability (IOC) declaration for the F-35B desired by the U.S. Marine Corps, according to Pentagon procurement chief Frank Kendall. Also in jeopardy is the U.S. Air Force’s ability to declare its F-35A operational by Aug. 1, 2016, due to an impending shortfall in maintainers to repair the single-engine, stealthy jet. read more
  • Opinion: Space And Entertainment Worlds Not So Far Apart

    3 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Antoine Gelain Musk’s approach strikes me as very similar to one used by another great creator and businessman of his time: Walt Disney. read more
 
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  • Doctor in New York City Tests Positive for Ebola

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:39 pm
    A doctor in New York City who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea tested positive for the Ebola virus Thursday, becoming the city’s first diagnosed case. The doctor, Craig Spencer, was rushed to Bellevue Hospital Center on Thursday and placed in isolation while health care workers spread out across the city to trace [...]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. Doctor in New York City Tests Positive for Ebola
  • Man shot dead after striking cop in the head with ax

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    23 Oct 2014 | 6:34 pm
    A hatchet-swinging man turned a busy Queens street corner into a scene of bloody chaos Thursday, chopping one cop in the back of the head and slicing a second cop in the arm before two other officers shot him dead on the spot. The cop struck in the head is in serious condition at Jamaica Hospital, [...]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. Man shot dead after striking cop in the head with ax
  • Parliament Hill attacked, soldier shot at National War Memorial in Ottawa Canada

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    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

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    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

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    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…
 
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  • Harris Corporation Receives $18 Million Order for Falcon III Radios FROM Central Asian Nation

    Rich Abott
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:48 am
    Harris Corp. [HRS] received an order for Falcon III wideband tactical radios from a Central Asian country worth $18 million, the company said on Thursday. The nation in Central Asia will receive the RF-7800H high-frequency (HF) manpack and RF-7850M multiband hand-held radios. The RF-7800H is the first HF manpack radio with high-speed wideband data capabilities, [...]The post Harris Corporation Receives $18 Million Order for Falcon III Radios FROM Central Asian Nation appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Greece Requests $500 Million Overhaul and Upgrade of P-3Bs

    Rich Abott
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:39 pm
    The State Department approved a possible $500 million Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Greece for P-3B aircraft overhaul and upgrade plus associated equipment, parts, training, and logistical support. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of the potential sale on Oct. 6. The primary contractor would be Lockheed Martin [LMT] if Congress approves the [...]The post Greece Requests $500 Million Overhaul and Upgrade of P-3Bs appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Estonia Seeks 350 Javelin Missiles Worth $55 Million

    Rich Abott
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:37 pm
    The State Department approved a potential $55 million Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Estonia for Javelin missiles and associated parts, equipment, training, and logistical support. The principle contractor would be Javelin Joint Venture, a partnership between Raytheon [RTN] and Lockheed Martin [LMT]. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the certification notifying Congress of the [...]The post Estonia Seeks 350 Javelin Missiles Worth $55 Million appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Air Force’s GPS IIF-8 Satellite Signals Controllers Proper Functioning

    Patrick Host
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:36 pm
    The Air Force’s eighth Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-series satellite (GPS IIF-8) signaled to controllers it is functioning properly about 3.5 hours after Wednesday’s launch, according to prime contractor Boeing [BA]. Successful liftoff took place at 1:21 p.m. EDT Wednesday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. United Launch Alliance (ULA) was the launch provider, [...]The post Air Force’s GPS IIF-8 Satellite Signals Controllers Proper Functioning appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Bogdan Cautions Maintainer Mix Could Put F-35A IOC Deadline At Risk

    Patrick Host
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Despite feeling “pretty good,” overall about the Air Force successfully reaching its August 2016 initial operational capability (IOC) deadline for the F-35A, the head of the F-35 program is discouraged that an improper level of experienced maintainers in the service for the fleet could put reaching that deadline at risk. F-35 Program Executive Office (PEO) [...]The post Bogdan Cautions Maintainer Mix Could Put F-35A IOC Deadline At Risk appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
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  • Harris Corporation Receives $18 Million Order for Falcon III Radios FROM Central Asian Nation

    Rich Abott
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:48 am
    Harris Corp. [HRS] received an order for Falcon III wideband tactical radios from a Central Asian country worth $18 million, the company said on Thursday. The nation in Central Asia will receive the RF-7800H high-frequency (HF) manpack and RF-7850M multiband hand-held radios. The RF-7800H is the first HF manpack radio with high-speed wideband data capabilities, [...]The post Harris Corporation Receives $18 Million Order for Falcon III Radios FROM Central Asian Nation appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Greece Requests $500 Million Overhaul and Upgrade of P-3Bs

    Rich Abott
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:39 pm
    The State Department approved a possible $500 million Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Greece for P-3B aircraft overhaul and upgrade plus associated equipment, parts, training, and logistical support. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of the potential sale on Oct. 6. The primary contractor would be Lockheed Martin [LMT] if Congress approves the [...]The post Greece Requests $500 Million Overhaul and Upgrade of P-3Bs appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Estonia Seeks 350 Javelin Missiles Worth $55 Million

    Rich Abott
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:37 pm
    The State Department approved a potential $55 million Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Estonia for Javelin missiles and associated parts, equipment, training, and logistical support. The principle contractor would be Javelin Joint Venture, a partnership between Raytheon [RTN] and Lockheed Martin [LMT]. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the certification notifying Congress of the [...]The post Estonia Seeks 350 Javelin Missiles Worth $55 Million appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Air Force’s GPS IIF-8 Satellite Signals Controllers Proper Functioning

    Patrick Host
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:36 pm
    The Air Force’s eighth Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-series satellite (GPS IIF-8) signaled to controllers it is functioning properly about 3.5 hours after Wednesday’s launch, according to prime contractor Boeing [BA]. Successful liftoff took place at 1:21 p.m. EDT Wednesday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. United Launch Alliance (ULA) was the launch provider, [...]The post Air Force’s GPS IIF-8 Satellite Signals Controllers Proper Functioning appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Bogdan Cautions Maintainer Mix Could Put F-35A IOC Deadline At Risk

    Patrick Host
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Despite feeling “pretty good,” overall about the Air Force successfully reaching its August 2016 initial operational capability (IOC) deadline for the F-35A, the head of the F-35 program is discouraged that an improper level of experienced maintainers in the service for the fleet could put reaching that deadline at risk. F-35 Program Executive Office (PEO) [...]The post Bogdan Cautions Maintainer Mix Could Put F-35A IOC Deadline At Risk appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
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  • Harris Corporation Receives $18 Million Order for Falcon III Radios FROM Central Asian Nation

    Rich Abott
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:48 am
    Harris Corp. [HRS] received an order for Falcon III wideband tactical radios from a Central Asian country worth $18 million, the company said on Thursday. The nation in Central Asia will receive the RF-7800H high-frequency (HF) manpack and RF-7850M multiband hand-held radios. The RF-7800H is the first HF manpack radio with high-speed wideband data capabilities, [...]The post Harris Corporation Receives $18 Million Order for Falcon III Radios FROM Central Asian Nation appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Greece Requests $500 Million Overhaul and Upgrade of P-3Bs

    Rich Abott
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:39 pm
    The State Department approved a possible $500 million Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Greece for P-3B aircraft overhaul and upgrade plus associated equipment, parts, training, and logistical support. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of the potential sale on Oct. 6. The primary contractor would be Lockheed Martin [LMT] if Congress approves the [...]The post Greece Requests $500 Million Overhaul and Upgrade of P-3Bs appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Estonia Seeks 350 Javelin Missiles Worth $55 Million

    Rich Abott
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:37 pm
    The State Department approved a potential $55 million Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Estonia for Javelin missiles and associated parts, equipment, training, and logistical support. The principle contractor would be Javelin Joint Venture, a partnership between Raytheon [RTN] and Lockheed Martin [LMT]. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the certification notifying Congress of the [...]The post Estonia Seeks 350 Javelin Missiles Worth $55 Million appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Air Force’s GPS IIF-8 Satellite Signals Controllers Proper Functioning

    Patrick Host
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:36 pm
    The Air Force’s eighth Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-series satellite (GPS IIF-8) signaled to controllers it is functioning properly about 3.5 hours after Wednesday’s launch, according to prime contractor Boeing [BA]. Successful liftoff took place at 1:21 p.m. EDT Wednesday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. United Launch Alliance (ULA) was the launch provider, [...]The post Air Force’s GPS IIF-8 Satellite Signals Controllers Proper Functioning appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Bogdan Cautions Maintainer Mix Could Put F-35A IOC Deadline At Risk

    Patrick Host
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Despite feeling “pretty good,” overall about the Air Force successfully reaching its August 2016 initial operational capability (IOC) deadline for the F-35A, the head of the F-35 program is discouraged that an improper level of experienced maintainers in the service for the fleet could put reaching that deadline at risk. F-35 Program Executive Office (PEO) [...]The post Bogdan Cautions Maintainer Mix Could Put F-35A IOC Deadline At Risk appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
 
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  • Harris Corporation Receives $18 Million Order for Falcon III Radios FROM Central Asian Nation

    Rich Abott
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:48 am
    Harris Corp. [HRS] received an order for Falcon III wideband tactical radios from a Central Asian country worth $18 million, the company said on Thursday. The nation in Central Asia will receive the RF-7800H high-frequency (HF) manpack and RF-7850M multiband hand-held radios. The RF-7800H is the first HF manpack radio with high-speed wideband data capabilities, [...]The post Harris Corporation Receives $18 Million Order for Falcon III Radios FROM Central Asian Nation appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Greece Requests $500 Million Overhaul and Upgrade of P-3Bs

    Rich Abott
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:39 pm
    The State Department approved a possible $500 million Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Greece for P-3B aircraft overhaul and upgrade plus associated equipment, parts, training, and logistical support. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of the potential sale on Oct. 6. The primary contractor would be Lockheed Martin [LMT] if Congress approves the [...]The post Greece Requests $500 Million Overhaul and Upgrade of P-3Bs appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Estonia Seeks 350 Javelin Missiles Worth $55 Million

    Rich Abott
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:37 pm
    The State Department approved a potential $55 million Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Estonia for Javelin missiles and associated parts, equipment, training, and logistical support. The principle contractor would be Javelin Joint Venture, a partnership between Raytheon [RTN] and Lockheed Martin [LMT]. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the certification notifying Congress of the [...]The post Estonia Seeks 350 Javelin Missiles Worth $55 Million appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Air Force’s GPS IIF-8 Satellite Signals Controllers Proper Functioning

    Patrick Host
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:36 pm
    The Air Force’s eighth Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-series satellite (GPS IIF-8) signaled to controllers it is functioning properly about 3.5 hours after Wednesday’s launch, according to prime contractor Boeing [BA]. Successful liftoff took place at 1:21 p.m. EDT Wednesday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. United Launch Alliance (ULA) was the launch provider, [...]The post Air Force’s GPS IIF-8 Satellite Signals Controllers Proper Functioning appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Bogdan Cautions Maintainer Mix Could Put F-35A IOC Deadline At Risk

    Patrick Host
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Despite feeling “pretty good,” overall about the Air Force successfully reaching its August 2016 initial operational capability (IOC) deadline for the F-35A, the head of the F-35 program is discouraged that an improper level of experienced maintainers in the service for the fleet could put reaching that deadline at risk. F-35 Program Executive Office (PEO) [...]The post Bogdan Cautions Maintainer Mix Could Put F-35A IOC Deadline At Risk appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
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  • ISIS Releases Photos of Militants Using U.S. M113s as VBIEDS

    30 Oct 2014 | 2:22 pm
    ISIS militants have loaded U.S. M113 armored personnel carriers and are using them as vehicle born IEDs against Iraqi Security Forces, according to photos release by militants with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. U.S. forces rarely drove the M113s brought to Iraq outside the wire because the vehicles were so susceptible to buried improvised explosive […]
  • China’s Submarine Fleet Takes Historic Steps Forward

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:38 pm
    China’s submarine fleet made its first known trip into the Indian Ocean, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. A Chinese attack submarine passed through the Straits of Malacca between Malaysia and Indonesia with sightings near Sri Lanka and the Persian Gulf. It’s the latest report of the significant steps forward the Chinese […]
  • Orbital Rocket Explodes After Liftoff in Virginia

    28 Oct 2014 | 4:16 pm
    (Story was updated to include additional information and quotes from the NASA press conference, which concluded around 10 p.m. local time.) An unmanned Orbital Sciences Corp. rocket exploded seconds after liftoff Tuesday from a launch pad in Virginia. The company’s $200 million Antares rocket topped with a Cygnus spacecraft suffered a “catastrophic anomaly” at 6:22 p.m. local time […]
  • Newest Fire Scout Preps for Sea Testing

    27 Oct 2014 | 2:58 pm
    The latest version of Navy’s Fire Scout reconnaissance drone is being readied for actual takeoff and landing from the deck of a Navy ship at sea, Northrop Grumman announced following recent test takeoffs and landings using a sloped platform at Naval Base Ventura County at Point Mugu, California. “The … tests are designed to be […]
  • Navy Makes Submarines Quieter, More Stealthy

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:30 pm
    The Navy is outfitting a prototype Virginia-class attack submarine platform with a series of upgrades designed to improve sonar detection and make boats less detectable and more stealthy. The work includes the addition of a large vertical array, special coating materials for the exterior of the submarine and special noise-reduction technologies for the engine room, […]
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  • Back to Cold War as Russia probes NATO defences

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    Brussels (AFP) Oct 31, 2014 Nuclear-capable Russian bombers in European airspace, NATO intercepts, a foreign submarine in Swedish waters - the fall-out from the Ukraine crisis feels like a return to Cold War days. NATO has intercepted Russian aircraft on more than 100 occasions so far this year, three times more than all 2013, its new head Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday. "We have seen a substantial increase
  • Japanese aircraft scrambles endangering safety: China

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    Beijing (AFP) Oct 30, 2014 Japan's increased scrambling of military aircraft in response to Chinese flights is endangering safety between the Asian powers in the air and at sea, Beijing's defence ministry said Thursday. The defence ministry in Tokyo announced earlier this month that the country's military had scrambled aircraft a total of 207 times to respond to incursions by Chinese aircraft between April and Septemb
  • Thales wins 1.9bn-euro bid for British military air traffic

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    London (AFP) Oct 29, 2014 French aerospace giant Thales and British air traffic control services have won a Pounds 1.5 billion (1.9 billion euro, $2.4 billion) contract to upgrade Britain's military air traffic system, the defence ministry said on Wednesday. A joint venture between Thales and the National Air Traffic Services (NATS) "has been awarded the Pounds 1.5bn contract, which includes a Pounds 400m investment in advanced survei
  • China Concerned by India's Moves to Secure Northeastern Border

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    Moscow (RIA Novosti) Oct 31, 2014 The Chinese Defense Ministry warned India against the planned construction of new borderline outposts in the impugned territory of the eastern part of India's Arunachal Pradesh region, saying New Delhi would only complicate the situation instead of sustaining peace in what Beijing calls a "disputed area". Chinese authorities have once more asserted their territorial claim on part of India'
  • Airbus DS and Indian firm jointly pursue transport deal

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    Toulouse, France (UPI) Oct 29, 2014 Airbus Defense and Space and India's Tata Advanced Systems have teamed for a contract to supply C295 military transports to the Indian Air Force. The bid submitted is for a total of 56 C295s, which would replace Avro aircraft now in use. "We firmly believe that, in the C295, we have clearly the best aircraft to replace the IAF Avro fleet and, in Tata Advanced Systems, we have sec
 
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  • Harris Corporation Receives $18 Million Order for Falcon III Radios FROM Central Asian Nation

    Rich Abott
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:48 am
    Harris Corp. [HRS] received an order for Falcon III wideband tactical radios from a Central Asian country worth $18 million, the company said on Thursday. The nation in Central Asia will receive the RF-7800H high-frequency (HF) manpack and RF-7850M multiband hand-held radios. The RF-7800H is the first HF manpack radio with high-speed wideband data capabilities, [...]The post Harris Corporation Receives $18 Million Order for Falcon III Radios FROM Central Asian Nation appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Greece Requests $500 Million Overhaul and Upgrade of P-3Bs

    Rich Abott
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:39 pm
    The State Department approved a possible $500 million Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Greece for P-3B aircraft overhaul and upgrade plus associated equipment, parts, training, and logistical support. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of the potential sale on Oct. 6. The primary contractor would be Lockheed Martin [LMT] if Congress approves the [...]The post Greece Requests $500 Million Overhaul and Upgrade of P-3Bs appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Estonia Seeks 350 Javelin Missiles Worth $55 Million

    Rich Abott
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:37 pm
    The State Department approved a potential $55 million Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Estonia for Javelin missiles and associated parts, equipment, training, and logistical support. The principle contractor would be Javelin Joint Venture, a partnership between Raytheon [RTN] and Lockheed Martin [LMT]. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the certification notifying Congress of the [...]The post Estonia Seeks 350 Javelin Missiles Worth $55 Million appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Air Force’s GPS IIF-8 Satellite Signals Controllers Proper Functioning

    Patrick Host
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:36 pm
    The Air Force’s eighth Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-series satellite (GPS IIF-8) signaled to controllers it is functioning properly about 3.5 hours after Wednesday’s launch, according to prime contractor Boeing [BA]. Successful liftoff took place at 1:21 p.m. EDT Wednesday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. United Launch Alliance (ULA) was the launch provider, [...]The post Air Force’s GPS IIF-8 Satellite Signals Controllers Proper Functioning appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Bogdan Cautions Maintainer Mix Could Put F-35A IOC Deadline At Risk

    Patrick Host
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Despite feeling “pretty good,” overall about the Air Force successfully reaching its August 2016 initial operational capability (IOC) deadline for the F-35A, the head of the F-35 program is discouraged that an improper level of experienced maintainers in the service for the fleet could put reaching that deadline at risk. F-35 Program Executive Office (PEO) [...]The post Bogdan Cautions Maintainer Mix Could Put F-35A IOC Deadline At Risk appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
 
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  • Major hacking attack in US looms: expert survey

    Agence France-Presse
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:57 pm
    Cyber attacks might be taking a toll now, but just wait: a survey of experts says things are likely to get even worse in the US over the next decade. A majority of cybersecurity experts surveyed in a...
  • ‘Ambulance drone’ prototype unveiled in Holland

    Agence France-Presse
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:35 pm
    A Dutch-based student on Tuesday unveiled a prototype of an “ambulance drone”, a flying defibrillator able to reach heart attack victims within precious life-saving minutes. Developed by...
  • Singapore to deploy massive surveillance balloon

    Agence France-Presse
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:19 pm
    Singapore will deploy a huge tethered surveillance balloon to boost its maritime and air security, the defence ministry has announced. The helium-filled “aerostat” will be equipped with...
  • Russia Test Fires Bulava Sea-Based Ballistic Missile

    RIA Novosti
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:14 pm
    Russia has successfully test-fired a Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from the Borey-class Yury Dolgoruky nuclear-powered submarine, the Russian Defense Ministry said Wednesday. The...
  • NATO Tracks Large-Scale Russian Air Activity In Europe

    NATO
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:04 pm
    NATO detected and monitored four groups of Russian military aircraft conducting significant military manoeuvers in European airspace over the Baltic Sea, North Sea/Atlantic Ocean, and Black Sea on 28...
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  • Мi-28 Russian helicopters join service in Iraq

    Ko Savonije
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:22 am
    The Iraqi Ministry of Defense assured the entrance of the Russian helicopter (Night Hunter) to the service to support terrorism fighting and Iraqi infantry forces.A statement by the MoD cited “Minister of Defense Khalid al-Obaidi accompanied by several military commanders observed on Wednesday the final stage of preparing and arming the first group of the Russian modern fighting helicopters (MI-28) in a step towards sending them to specified air bases.”“These helicopters which are known as the Night Hunter will increase the efficiency of the Iraqi Army Air Force in its war against…
  • Inside Russian nuclear sub as it fires missile that can level a city

    Ko Savonije
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:13 am
    A TV crew was on board a Borey-class nuclear submarine as it was test-firing a Bulava nuclear missile on Wednesday. A video from the sub shows people entrusted with one of the world's most powerful weapons in action.The Yury Dolgoruky fired its deadly cargo from the Barents sea in Russia's north to the Far-Eastern test range of Kura.Footage from the scene shows tense seamen and officers in blue uniforms going through the launch protocol, using the same language they would use in case of a real nuclear war.Read more
  • General Dynamics Bath Iron Works Lays Keel of DDG 115, Starts Fabrication on DDG 118

    Ko Savonije
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:09 am
    This week, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works celebrated two milestone events for the Arleigh Burke-class program. On October 30, Bath Iron Works held a keel laying ceremony for the Rafael Peralta (DDG 115), the company’s 35th Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer. The ship is named for Sgt. Rafael Peralta, U.S. Marine Corps, who was deployed to Iraq in Operation Iraqi Freedom and was killed November 15, 2004, during the Second Battle of Fallujah in house-to-house urban combat at the age of 25.Sgt. Peralta’s mother, Rosa Peralta, and his sisters, Icela Peralta Donald and Karen…
  • Ya'alon cancels purchase of 6 US V-22 planes

    Ko Savonije
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon decided to cancel a deal with the U.S. to purchase the advanced vertical-takeoff and landing V-22 Osprey aircraft. Ya'alon's decision was not in line with the Israeli military's stance, and in Israel there is concern the decision may rouse the ire of the U.S.Israel had agreed to purchase six V-22s, but had not yet signed the contract. The purchase would have made Israel the first country outside the U.S. to obtain the advanced aircraft. Israel was given the green light to purchase the planes in April 2013 during U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's first visit…
  • China Calls On Japan To End Jet Scrambles

    Ko Savonije
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:56 am
    China called on Japan on Thursday to stop scrambling its jets against Chinese aircraft following a rise in the number of such operations, saying it was source of flying safety concerns.Tension has been high between Asia's two largest economies in recent months, with each accusing the other of flying military aircraft too close to its own jets in a long-running territorial dispute.Both sides claim a string of Japanese-administered islets in the East China Sea, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China. Beijing declared an air defense zone covering most of the East China Sea last year,…
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  • Doctor in New York City Tests Positive for Ebola

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:39 pm
    A doctor in New York City who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea tested positive for the Ebola virus Thursday, becoming the city’s first diagnosed case. The doctor, Craig Spencer, was rushed to Bellevue Hospital Center on Thursday and placed in isolation while health care workers spread out across the city to trace [...]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. Doctor in New York City Tests Positive for Ebola
  • Man shot dead after striking cop in the head with ax

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:34 pm
    A hatchet-swinging man turned a busy Queens street corner into a scene of bloody chaos Thursday, chopping one cop in the back of the head and slicing a second cop in the arm before two other officers shot him dead on the spot. The cop struck in the head is in serious condition at Jamaica Hospital, [...]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. Man shot dead after striking cop in the head with ax
  • 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…
 
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  • 44 navies embark on the largest naval exercise spanning the Arabian Sea, Red Sea and the Persian Gulf

    News Desk
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Navies from 44 nations are participating in this year's exercise, whose focus is to promote regional security through mine countermeasure operations.
  • Sikorsky pulls out of a $3.6 billion Polish helicopter tender

    Tamir Eshel
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:44 pm
    The Consortium of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and PZL Mielec is withdrawing form a tender for utility helicopters requested by the Polish Ministry of Defense, unless terms of the procedure are amended, Sikorsky Aircraft and PZL Mielec announced today. Sikorsky said the Consortium is not opting out of the procurement but "It is impossible to submit an economically viable offer that would be 100% compliant with each and every requirement, including technical, legal and financial aspects."
  • Israel cancels planned procurement of V-22 Tilt-Rotor aircraft

    Tamir Eshel
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:02 am
    Israel’s Ministry of Defense (IMOD) decided to cancel the planned procurement of six Bell/Boeing V-22 tilt rotor aircraft. Available funding will be allocated to the procurement of a second batch of F-35s fifth generation stealth fighters. The cancellation represented another abrupt change in Israel's procurement plans, after the IMOD withdrew an international tended for four Offshore Patrol Boats weeks after distributing the $500 million tender to international shipbuilders.
  • Germany reconsiders co-funding Israel’s future OPV fleet

    Tamir Eshel
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:03 am
    The Israel Ministry of Defense has called off an international tender for the supply of four Offshore patrol Vessels for the Israel Navy after Germany said it will reconsider sharing the construction costs if the contract is handed to a German shipyard
  • Cargo rocket destined to the International Space Station destroyed on liftoff

    Tamir Eshel
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:34 pm
    The Antares rocket carrying an unmanned Cygnus suffered a 'catastrophic anomaly' seconds after liftoff from NASA's Wallops flight facility in Virginia at 06:22 PM EDT. Cygnus was packed with 5,000 pounds (2.268 tons) of food and supplies, scientific experiments destined to the International Space Station. It was the third cargo mission under a $1.9 billion contract Orbital Sciences has won from NASA.
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  • 44 navies embark on the largest naval exercise spanning the Arabian Sea, Red Sea and the Persian Gulf

    News Desk
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Navies from 44 nations are participating in this year's exercise, whose focus is to promote regional security through mine countermeasure operations.
  • Sikorsky pulls out of a $3.6 billion Polish helicopter tender

    Tamir Eshel
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:44 pm
    The Consortium of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and PZL Mielec is withdrawing form a tender for utility helicopters requested by the Polish Ministry of Defense, unless terms of the procedure are amended, Sikorsky Aircraft and PZL Mielec announced today. Sikorsky said the Consortium is not opting out of the procurement but "It is impossible to submit an economically viable offer that would be 100% compliant with each and every requirement, including technical, legal and financial aspects."
  • Israel cancels planned procurement of V-22 Tilt-Rotor aircraft

    Tamir Eshel
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:02 am
    Israel’s Ministry of Defense (IMOD) decided to cancel the planned procurement of six Bell/Boeing V-22 tilt rotor aircraft. Available funding will be allocated to the procurement of a second batch of F-35s fifth generation stealth fighters. The cancellation represented another abrupt change in Israel's procurement plans, after the IMOD withdrew an international tended for four Offshore Patrol Boats weeks after distributing the $500 million tender to international shipbuilders.
  • Germany reconsiders co-funding Israel’s future OPV fleet

    Tamir Eshel
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:03 am
    The Israel Ministry of Defense has called off an international tender for the supply of four Offshore patrol Vessels for the Israel Navy after Germany said it will reconsider sharing the construction costs if the contract is handed to a German shipyard
  • Cargo rocket destined to the International Space Station destroyed on liftoff

    Tamir Eshel
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:34 pm
    The Antares rocket carrying an unmanned Cygnus suffered a 'catastrophic anomaly' seconds after liftoff from NASA's Wallops flight facility in Virginia at 06:22 PM EDT. Cygnus was packed with 5,000 pounds (2.268 tons) of food and supplies, scientific experiments destined to the International Space Station. It was the third cargo mission under a $1.9 billion contract Orbital Sciences has won from NASA.
 
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  • Maritime Security 2014 Caribbean

    Edward H. Lundquist
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:19 am
    Maritime security and safety experts are meeting in Nassau, Bahamas, this week to examine mutual threats and solutions, and challenges and opportunities in the region. Maritime Security 2014 Caribbean  is being held Oct. 29-30, at the Melia Nassau Beach hotel, attended by representatives of government and industry. In addition to security threats from criminals or terrorists, there is a heightened awareness today of the environmental threats posed by norovirus and ebola, and other communicable health problems. The commander of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Commodore Roderick Bowe,…
  • Gallipoli Anniversary Is Reminder of the Anzac Tradition

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    This week, a series of ceremonies and events begins to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings during World War I, or the Great War. For Australians and New Zealanders, the landings of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) were the beginning of the tradition of the two nations fighting together, one that would stretch through World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, and forward to today in Timor Leste and Afghanistan. Ironically, the evacuation was a complete success, a case of textbook planning and execution to end a campaign that had been ill conceived and poorly…
  • Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel Approves Military Ebola Quarantine

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:22 am
    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has decided to approve a Joint Chiefs of Staff recommendation to place all U.S. military personnel returning from Ebola response missions in West Africa under a 21-day quarantine. Other than the statement below, issued today by Pentagon press spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby, no other information has been released on details of the controlled monitoring of military personnel. “This morning, Secretary Hagel signed an order that validated a recommendation from the Joint Chiefs of Staff to place all U.S. military service members returning from Ebola response…
  • Hagel Ponders Quarantine for All Military Personnel Returning from West Africa

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:47 am
    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has not yet made a decision on whether to place all DOD personnel returning from duty in West Africa under a 21-day quarantine. “The joint chiefs have made a recommendation to Secretary [Chuck] Hagel that he consider a regimented program of 21 days of controlled, supervised monitoring for all troops returning from Ebola response efforts in West Africa,” Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a Pentagon briefing yesterday. The troops had spent 30 days in West Africa during the initial U.S. response to the outbreak. “The secretary is in possession of that…
  • DSCA Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Top $30 Billion in FY 14

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:58 am
    The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced yesterday in a press release that it had conducted sales of $34.2 billion for Fiscal Year 2014. Government-to-government Foreign Military Sales (FMS) totaled $31.2 billion, while sales executed using non-FMS cases managed under various security cooperation authorities totaled $3.0 billion for Fiscal Year 2014. FMS sales between FY 06 and FY 13 have ranged between approximately $16 billion and $30 billion per year, with the notable exception of FY 12, when FMS totaled around $60 billion. That year Saudi Arabia bought more than $29…
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  • weekend visitors in ELlington Field TX

    airwingspotter
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:02 pm
    caught some Hornet's nest the couple of weekends ago! be great theme for the upcoming Halloween. Warewolves and Vampires! DAveC Airwingspotter.com | Military Aviation Photography and...
  • VFA-14 visit!

    airwingspotter
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Tophatters Visit to DAllas Call sign Camelot DaveC www.airwingspotter.com
  • Iran Inaugurates Production Line of HAFEZ Radar System

    ShahryarHedayat
    26 Oct 2014 | 8:20 am
    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran inaugurated the production line of HAFEZ Radar System on Sunday in the presence of Deputy Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami. "The radar systems can discover and...
  • Brazilian Air Force News and Discussion

    RobWilliams
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Saab is supposedly close to signing a contract with Brazil for 36 Gripen NG fighters, the deal is meant to be signed by years end with possibly a deal for transferring Swedish Gripen C/D to fill the...
  • 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...
 
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  • Maritime Security 2014 Caribbean

    Edward H. Lundquist
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:19 am
    Maritime security and safety experts are meeting in Nassau, Bahamas, this week to examine mutual threats and solutions, and challenges and opportunities in the region. Maritime Security 2014 Caribbean  is being held Oct. 29-30, at the Melia Nassau Beach hotel, attended by representatives of government and industry. In addition to security threats from criminals or terrorists, there is a heightened awareness today of the environmental threats posed by norovirus and ebola, and other communicable health problems. The commander of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Commodore Roderick Bowe,…
  • Gallipoli Anniversary Is Reminder of the Anzac Tradition

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    This week, a series of ceremonies and events begins to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings during World War I, or the Great War. For Australians and New Zealanders, the landings of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) were the beginning of the tradition of the two nations fighting together, one that would stretch through World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, and forward to today in Timor Leste and Afghanistan. Ironically, the evacuation was a complete success, a case of textbook planning and execution to end a campaign that had been ill conceived and poorly…
  • Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel Approves Military Ebola Quarantine

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:22 am
    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has decided to approve a Joint Chiefs of Staff recommendation to place all U.S. military personnel returning from Ebola response missions in West Africa under a 21-day quarantine. Other than the statement below, issued today by Pentagon press spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby, no other information has been released on details of the controlled monitoring of military personnel. “This morning, Secretary Hagel signed an order that validated a recommendation from the Joint Chiefs of Staff to place all U.S. military service members returning from Ebola response…
  • Hagel Ponders Quarantine for All Military Personnel Returning from West Africa

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:47 am
    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has not yet made a decision on whether to place all DOD personnel returning from duty in West Africa under a 21-day quarantine. “The joint chiefs have made a recommendation to Secretary [Chuck] Hagel that he consider a regimented program of 21 days of controlled, supervised monitoring for all troops returning from Ebola response efforts in West Africa,” Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a Pentagon briefing yesterday. The troops had spent 30 days in West Africa during the initial U.S. response to the outbreak. “The secretary is in possession of that…
  • DSCA Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Top $30 Billion in FY 14

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:58 am
    The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced yesterday in a press release that it had conducted sales of $34.2 billion for Fiscal Year 2014. Government-to-government Foreign Military Sales (FMS) totaled $31.2 billion, while sales executed using non-FMS cases managed under various security cooperation authorities totaled $3.0 billion for Fiscal Year 2014. FMS sales between FY 06 and FY 13 have ranged between approximately $16 billion and $30 billion per year, with the notable exception of FY 12, when FMS totaled around $60 billion. That year Saudi Arabia bought more than $29…
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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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  • Senator Xenophon offers “face-to-face” meetings with Government to Victims of ADF Abuse

    Richard Matthews
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:37 am
    From the FADT Senate Report released today (31/10/14) : Processes to support victims of abuse in Defence South Australian Senator Nick Xenophon has stated the following plea: …yet my plea to any member or former member of the ADF reading this who has experienced or knowledge of abuse, particularly victims of the ADFA 24, to … Continue reading →
  • From the ABC – Defence Abuse Response Taskforce has not done its job, royal commission needed: Xenophon

    Richard Matthews
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:46 pm
    Defence Abuse Response Taskforce has not done its job, royal commission needed: Xenophon BY DEFENCE CORRESPONDENT MICHAEL BRISSENDEN A parliamentary report on the Defence Abuse Response Taskforce has recommended further action needs to be taken. AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE FORCE Independent senator Nick Xenophon says he has real concerns that the body set up to deal with … Continue reading →
  • Guest Blogger – Jennifer Jacomb on the Age’s “Navy Technicians Found not Guilty of Rape aboard HMAS Newcastle”

    Richard Matthews
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:07 pm
    Our Guest blogger today is Jennifer Jacomb of the Victims of Abuse in they Australian Defence Force Association: http://www.theage.com.au/national/navy-technicians-found-not-guilty-of-rape-aboard-hmas-newcastle-20141029-11dqm6.html Dear All, This article is a travesty for the following reasons:- 1. In Civil Criminal Court you are not allowed to put the victim on trial – here they did. 2. Two of those involved plead … Continue reading →
  • DART makes new demands on Restorative Engagement Process

    Richard Matthews
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:15 pm
    The Good: The DART are willing to allow me back into the Restorative Engagement Process. The Bad: It’s subject to conditions: I am prepared to recommend that the Chair in consultation with the Taskforce Leadership Group consider granting you a new approval to take part in the Program on this basis: • you provide a … Continue reading →
  • [Response from DART] – Has the Chair Stepped Aside?

    Richard Matthews
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:12 pm
    Further to my post yesterday (23/10/2014) I have now received correspondence from the Defence Abuse Response Taskforce through the correct channel, my Case Co-Ordinator, as opposed to Mr Len Roberts-Smith directly. Dear Mr Matthews, I am writing to advise you the reconsideration of your suitability for the Restorative Engagement outcome is being undertaken by the … Continue reading →
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