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  • Airstrikes Target ISIL in Syria, Iraq

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    25 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    U.S. military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria using bomber and fighter aircraft, U.S. Central Command officials reported.
  • China ships pay first post-Japan summit visit to disputed isles

    Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:47 am
    Tokyo (AFP) Nov 25, 2014 Chinese ships returned to territorial waters around islands at the centre of a dispute with Japan on Tuesday, the coastguard said, the first incursion since a Sino-Japanese summit aimed at reducing tensions. Three Chinese coastguard vessels sailed into the 12-nautical-mile zone around the Japanese-controlled Senkaku islands, which China claims and calls the Diaoyus, shortly after 10:00 am (0
  • U.S. Armor Developments: After Abrams

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    J.R. Wilson
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    The follow-on to the Abrams was to have been part of the Army’s Future Combat Systems (FCS), a family of vehicles designed together to function in a highly networked battlespace. When FCS was canceled by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates in 2009, individual components were split off as independent programs. Among those was the Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV), the first component of which will be an advanced Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV). At this point, the GCV program office has no directive to design a new tank, but some of the development efforts going into the IFV may be adaptable to a…
  • Flag Officer Assignment

    News Release - U.S. Dept. of Defense
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
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  • S-400 missile defense systems reinforce military forces in eastern Russia

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    Ko Savonije
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:55 am
    One more unit in Russia’s Eastern Military District was armed with modern S-400 Triumf air defense missile systems, chief press officer of the military district Colonel Alexander Gordeyev said on Tuesday.“An air defense missile unit in the Eastern Military District is about to complete rearming to modern S-400 Triumf air defense missile systems,” Gordeyev said, noting that staff of this unit was having fire drills at a special fire range in Russia’s Volga River Volgograd Region and after that missilemen will go to a permanent base.Air defense system-producing Almaz-Antey concern said…
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  • Ex-Miss. gov. Ray Mabus contender for defense secretary - Jackson Clarion Ledger

    26 Nov 2014 | 10:11 pm
    Jackson Clarion LedgerEx-Miss. gov. Ray Mabus contender for defense secretaryJackson Clarion LedgerJack Reed (D., R.I.); former Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter; Kurt Campbell, a former State Department official; Richard Danzig, a former Navy secretary who is a director at CNAS; Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and retiring U.S. Sen.and more »
  • Exclusive - Japan eyes military aid to spur defense exports, build security ... - Reuters

    26 Nov 2014 | 6:20 pm
    ReutersExclusive - Japan eyes military aid to spur defense exports, build security ReutersAs a first step, the government plans to convene an advisory panel to consider specific proposals to create a way to finance military sales by Japanese firms and fund defense industry cooperation abroad, four people involved told Reuters. One US-Japan Defense Guidelines Likely to Be DelayedThe DiplomatJapan Eyes Military Aid to Spur Defense Exports, Build Security TiesThe Irrawaddy News Magazineall 97 news articles »
  • Officer Wilson had a powerful case for self-defense under Missouri law ... - Washington Post

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Officer Wilson had a powerful case for self-defense under Missouri law Washington PostOfficer Darren Wilson's testimony before the Michael Brown grand jury developed a very strong case that he acted in self-defense under Missouri law. Wilson testified clearly that Brown was the “first aggressor” and that Wilson had a reasonable fear for and more »
  • Seattle Seahawks once again have best defense in NFL - seattlepi.com (blog)

    26 Nov 2014 | 11:45 am
    seattlepi.com (blog)Seattle Seahawks once again have best defense in NFLseattlepi.com (blog)With the defense fully intact against the Cardinals, with the exception of defensive tackle Brandon Mebane, who is on injured reserve, the Cardinals mustered just three points and 204 total yards — their lowest of the season — in Seattle's 19-3 win 49ers vs. Seahawks: Talking Seattle health, Marshawn Lynch, defense, rookiesNiners NationSwartz: Seahawks Pass Rush Starts With Run DefenseCBS Local49ers defense not one to run from Seahawks vaunted rushing attackSan Jose Mercury News (blog)all 402…
  • The Dallas Cowboys Defense Still Stinks - Bleeding Green Nation

    26 Nov 2014 | 10:58 am
    The Landry HatThe Dallas Cowboys Defense Still StinksBleeding Green NationLast year the Dallas Cowboys defense was nothing short of a grease fire. It finished at or near the bottom of nearly every statistical category, and because of the front office's inability to manage the salary cap, lost two starters in DeMarcus Ware Dallas Cowboys Defense Must Rise…NowThe Landry Hatall 23 news articles »
 
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  • Thanksgiving 2014

    Joe Katzman
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:08 pm
    It’s that time of year again. For those of you celebrating American Thanksgiving: if you’re deep-frying your turkey (otherwise known as “doing it right”), be safe. Hundreds of years ago, boiling oil was a weapon we would have covered. Treat it accordingly. Common tips include making 100% sure that adding the turkey to the oil will not cause an overflow or near-overflow. The turkey has displacement, and on top of that, oil will boil up a bit when the moisture of the turkey skin hits it. So test displacement first to figure out the fill line, then make sure the bird is…
  • Leaked FAA Draft Rules Would Curtail Commercial UAV Potential

    Olivier Travers
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:18 am
    According to the WSJ the FAA plans to introduce rules that will drastically limit practical use of commercial UAVs in the US. For one, drone operators would have to be certified pilots of manned aircraft. Chuck Hagel may not have been the most decisive or effective US defense secretary in history, but there seems to be a broad consensus that he was operating under the the White House thumb: WaPo | NYT | WSJ/Brookings | National Interest/AEI | UT San Diego. Gregory J. Hayes, so far CFO at UTC, has replaced Louis R. Chenevert as the company’s CEO. Bloomberg points to growth challenges…
  • Procurement Nadir: India’s Murky, Messed-Up Howitzer Competitions

    Joe Katzman
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:50 pm
    FH-77Bs, Kargil War(click to view full) India has marked over $4 billion worth of artillery projects to purchase several hundred new 155mm howitzers. They are intended to supplement India’s dwindling artillery stocks, while out-ranging and out-shooting Pakistan’s self-propelled M109 155mm guns. It seemed simple enough, and in the main towed artillery competition, BAE Systems Bofors had been competing against systems from Israel’s Soltam and Denel of South Africa. Unfortunately, India’s 2 towed howitzer competitions, and its 2 self-propelled artillery procurements, have…
  • JDAM: A GPS-INS Add-on Adds Accuracy to Airstrikes

    Joe Katzman
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:45 am
    B-2 drops JDAM(click to view full) Precision bombing has been a significant military goal since the invention of the Norden bomb sight in the 1920s, but its application remained elusive. Over 30 years later, in Vietnam, the destruction of a single target could require 300 bombs, which meant sending an appropriate number of fighters or bombers into harm’s way to deliver them. Even the 1991 Desert Storm war with Iraq featured unguided munitions for the most part. The USAF some laser and TV-guided weapons like Paveway bombs and Maverick missiles, but they were very expensive, and only…
  • Korean Air Refueling: Competition In Flight

    Joe Katzman
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:17 am
    KAL A330-200(click to view full) South Korea is moving to buy 4 long-range aerial refueling tankers with secondary transport capabilities, with a budget of WON 2 billion (about $1.8 billion). That capability isn’t a huge priority on the Korean peninsula itself, but it’s very useful for international operations. It’s useful as a way of projecting regional power, as territorial disputes flare with China. As Asian economies grow and militaries modernize, these factors have made long-range aerial refueling a growing regional priority. China, India, Pakistan and China deploy the…
 
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  • Frontrunners emerge for top Pentagon job

    Agence France-Presse
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:18 pm
    A pair of frontrunners have emerged to take charge at the Pentagon after President Barack Obama announced the departure of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. If former under-secretary Michele Flournoy...
  • France at the UN warns North Korea over nuclear threat

    Agence France-Presse
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:02 pm
    France warned North Korea on Monday that it would likely face more UN sanctions if it follows through on threats to carry out a nuclear test. North Korea has reacted angrily to a UN resolution...
  • US Defense Secretary Hagel resigns

    Agence France-Presse
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:45 am
    US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will resign on Monday, senior officials told reporters, as the White House faced mounting criticism over its handling of the war against the Islamic State group and...
  • US delivers anti-mortar radars to Ukraine: Pentagon

    Agence France-Presse
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:33 am
    The US military has delivered three radars to Ukraine designed to detect incoming mortar fire, the Pentagon said Friday, amid appeals from Kiev for Washington to send weapons to help fight...
  • Last chance saloon for Iran nuclear talks

    Agence France-Presse
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Time runs out Monday for the biggest chance in years to resolve the Iranian nuclear standoff, as Tehran and world powers make a final push for a deal but with a risky extension looking likely. The...
 
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  • November 2014 Stargazing – Skywatching – Astronomy Night Sky

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    10 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Here is your quick video guide to November 2014 stargazing and sky-watching of the astronomy events visible in the night sky: The big space news this month is the ESA mission of the Rosetta spacecraft and the landing of the Philae lander on Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko (Comet C-G). November 2014 offers two meteor showers: The Taurid meteor shower and the Leonid meteor shower.
  • October 2014 Stargazing – Skywatching – Astronomy Night Sky

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

    AeroSpaceNews.com
    3 Oct 2014 | 5:45 am
    Video of the new and exotic Sikorsky S-97 RAIDER advanced military helicopter's rollout and unveiling to the world.
  • August 2014 Stargazing – Skywatching – Astronomy Night Sky

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

    AeroSpaceNews.com
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:32 am
    US President Obama says that Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down. There were 298 passengers and crew on board, none survived.
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  • Military-Industrial Complex: Defense Dept. Contracts for Nov. 26, 2014

    26 Nov 2014 | 10:10 pm
    Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $492,008,803 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract to provide non-air vehicle spares, support equipment, Autonomic Logistics Information System hardware and software upgrades, supply chain management, full mission simulators and non-recurring engineering services to support Low Rate Initial Production Lot VII F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft for the U.S. Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy and international partners. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida…
  • Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings

    26 Nov 2014 | 1:58 pm
    The presentation will incl... )--As Agent Bank, please be advised of the following rate determined on: 11/26/2014 Issue JPMORGAN CHASE AND CO.
  • Electrolux CEO will address GLI annual meeting

    26 Nov 2014 | 1:24 am
    Electrolux AB President and CEO Keith McLoughlin, at right, will be the keynote speaker for Greater Louisville Inc.'s annual meeting in February. Electrolux AB President and CEO Keith McLoughlin will be the keynote speaker for Greater Louisville Inc.'s annual meeting in February.
  • SpaceX may upset firm's monopoly in launching Air Force satellites

    25 Nov 2014 | 9:18 pm
    A SpaceX Dragon capsule, which has been used to deliver supplies to the International Space Station for NASA, is mated to a Falcon 9 rocket also made by SpaceX. A SpaceX Dragon capsule, which has been used to deliver supplies to the International Space Station for NASA, is mated to a Falcon 9 rocket also made by SpaceX.
  • Pentagon spends about $300 million on a V-22 engine tuneup

    25 Nov 2014 | 4:53 pm
    Rolls-Royce Corp. landed $287.03 million from the Navy for maintenance of the engines used to power the V-22 Osprey - the tiltrotor aircraft from The Boeing Co. and Bell Helicopter a that takes off and lands like a helicopter.
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  • Upcoming Events

    1 Dec 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Upcoming Events   Dec. 4-5—2014 ACI-NA International Aviation Issues Seminar, Washington, D.C., http://aci-na.org/event/3222 Dec. 8-10—MEBA, Dubai World Central, Dubai, UAE, www.meba.aero Dec. 9—Positioning The U.S. Airline Industry For Success, Washington Hilton, Washington, D.C., http://thefutureofaviation.alpa.org  read more
  • FAA Rules LAX Cannot Restrict Overnight Departures

    1 Dec 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) may not restrict Stage 3 aircraft from departing to the east, or over the city, during overnight hours, FAA ruled. The vast majority of LAX departures take off the ocean, but occasionally pilots of heavy aircraft—mostly bound for Asia—ask instead to depart to the east.  Nearby residents have complained, and Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) sought FAA’s permission in 2013 to ban over-city departures between midnight and 6:30 a.m.  read more
  • PATTI SULLIVAN

    1 Dec 2014 | 1:18 pm
    PATTI SULLIVAN was named vice president of management sales and client services for Executive Jet Management.  Sullivan will be based in Boston and focus on the Northeast states.  She has more than 20 years of corporate aviation finance experience, beginning with Key Bank’s aircraft finance group.  She also has served as an aviation finance specialist at Textron Financial Corporation, DaimlerChrysler Capital and Aviation Resource Group International.
  • Watchdog Slams FAA For Failure To Overhaul Management Structure

    1 Dec 2014 | 1:18 pm
    The U.S. Transportation Department’s (DOT) Office of Inspector General says the FAA has not achieved “large-scale efficiencies, productivity enhancement and cost savings” made possible by reform measures approved by Congress over the past two decades. read more
  • MICHAEL STOLARZ

    1 Dec 2014 | 1:18 pm
    DAVE RICHTER was appointed vice president of management sales and client services for Executive Jet Management, Richter is joining EJM from a large aircraft brokerage firm, where he managed aircraft sales and acquisitions in the Northeast.   He previously worked for the CitationAir division of Cessna Aircraft and has served with Smith Barney and Magnum Portfolio Management.   read more
 
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  • Airstrikes Target ISIL in Syria, Iraq

    25 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    U.S. military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria using bomber and fighter aircraft, U.S. Central Command officials reported.
  • Face of Defense: Native American Vets Celebrate Heritage

    25 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    As the smell of white sage wafted through the air, the spiritual adviser blessed the circle and the drummers took their place at the Native American Veterans Association's annual heritage day pow-wow in South Gate, Calif.
  • Hagel Focused on Defense Mission, Kirby Says

    24 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is focused on the defense mission as the search for his successor begins, the Pentagon Press Secretary said.
  • Hagel: Celebrate Safely During the Holiday Season

    24 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    It's important to think and act with safety in mind when celebrating the holidays with friends and family, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in a message to service members, DoD civilians, contractors and their families.
  • Eastern Europe Troop Rotations Could Continue, Commander Says

    23 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Soldiers of the 1st Cavalry Division and later replacement units will rotate to locations in Eastern Europe through the end of next year as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, the commander of U.S. Army Europe said.
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  • France Indefinitely Suspends Mistral Ship Delivery To Russia

    Mike McCarthy
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:05 am
    France has indefinitely suspended the previously planned deliver to Russia of the first of two Mistral warships because of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, and under pressure from Western allies to withhold the ships, according to media reports. France had said in September it was holding off the fall delivery of the first Mistral helicopter [...]The post France Indefinitely Suspends Mistral Ship Delivery To Russia appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Defense Watch

    Calvin Biesecker
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:46 am
    8 Days Left For Congress. Congress will return on Dec. 1 for a final two-week session. In its last eight workdays of 2014, Congress still must pass a budget bill of some sort–the continuing resolution that has kept the government open since Oct. 1 will expire Dec. 11. SAC Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) says Nov. [...]The post Defense Watch appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Nammo Says It Demonstrated 40mm Airburst Ammunition

    Rich Abott
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:43 am
    Nammo has developed and demonstrated a 40mmx53 HV AirBurst round for the Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL) Mk19 system, a candidate for the Anti-Defilade ammunition requirement from the U.S. Army, the company said on Wednesday. The 40mm AirBurst round was recently demonstrated at the NSA range at Ft. Benning, Ga. In attendance were representatives of the [...]The post Nammo Says It Demonstrated 40mm Airburst Ammunition appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Northrop Grumman Supported Minuteman III Flight Test

    Rich Abott
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:37 am
    Northrop Grumman [NOC] supported the flight testing of a U.S. Air Force Minuteman III ICBM on Sept. 23, the company said on Tuesday. The ICBM flight test was conducted as part of the Air Force Global Strike Command’s Force Development Evaluation Program. This program demonstrates and supports assessment of the accuracy, availability, and reliability of [...]The post Northrop Grumman Supported Minuteman III Flight Test appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • DARPA Chief: Specialized Computing Architectures Needed as Moore’s Law Winds Down

    Megan Eckstein
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:25 am
    As most defense technologies are shifting to an open systems architecture, the director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) said computers and microprocessors may only become more advanced if they switch to specialized architectures. Arati Prabhakar, who launched DARPA’s Microelectronics Technology Office and spent years in Silicon Valley before taking over as DARPA’s [...]The post DARPA Chief: Specialized Computing Architectures Needed as Moore’s Law Winds Down appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
 
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  • France Indefinitely Suspends Mistral Ship Delivery To Russia

    Mike McCarthy
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:05 am
    France has indefinitely suspended the previously planned deliver to Russia of the first of two Mistral warships because of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, and under pressure from Western allies to withhold the ships, according to media reports. France had said in September it was holding off the fall delivery of the first Mistral helicopter [...]The post France Indefinitely Suspends Mistral Ship Delivery To Russia appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Defense Watch

    Calvin Biesecker
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:46 am
    8 Days Left For Congress. Congress will return on Dec. 1 for a final two-week session. In its last eight workdays of 2014, Congress still must pass a budget bill of some sort–the continuing resolution that has kept the government open since Oct. 1 will expire Dec. 11. SAC Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) says Nov. [...]The post Defense Watch appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Nammo Says It Demonstrated 40mm Airburst Ammunition

    Rich Abott
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:43 am
    Nammo has developed and demonstrated a 40mmx53 HV AirBurst round for the Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL) Mk19 system, a candidate for the Anti-Defilade ammunition requirement from the U.S. Army, the company said on Wednesday. The 40mm AirBurst round was recently demonstrated at the NSA range at Ft. Benning, Ga. In attendance were representatives of the [...]The post Nammo Says It Demonstrated 40mm Airburst Ammunition appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Northrop Grumman Supported Minuteman III Flight Test

    Rich Abott
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:37 am
    Northrop Grumman [NOC] supported the flight testing of a U.S. Air Force Minuteman III ICBM on Sept. 23, the company said on Tuesday. The ICBM flight test was conducted as part of the Air Force Global Strike Command’s Force Development Evaluation Program. This program demonstrates and supports assessment of the accuracy, availability, and reliability of [...]The post Northrop Grumman Supported Minuteman III Flight Test appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • DARPA Chief: Specialized Computing Architectures Needed as Moore’s Law Winds Down

    Megan Eckstein
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:25 am
    As most defense technologies are shifting to an open systems architecture, the director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) said computers and microprocessors may only become more advanced if they switch to specialized architectures. Arati Prabhakar, who launched DARPA’s Microelectronics Technology Office and spent years in Silicon Valley before taking over as DARPA’s [...]The post DARPA Chief: Specialized Computing Architectures Needed as Moore’s Law Winds Down appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
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  • France Indefinitely Suspends Mistral Ship Delivery To Russia

    Mike McCarthy
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:05 am
    France has indefinitely suspended the previously planned deliver to Russia of the first of two Mistral warships because of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, and under pressure from Western allies to withhold the ships, according to media reports. France had said in September it was holding off the fall delivery of the first Mistral helicopter [...]The post France Indefinitely Suspends Mistral Ship Delivery To Russia appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Defense Watch

    Calvin Biesecker
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:46 am
    8 Days Left For Congress. Congress will return on Dec. 1 for a final two-week session. In its last eight workdays of 2014, Congress still must pass a budget bill of some sort–the continuing resolution that has kept the government open since Oct. 1 will expire Dec. 11. SAC Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) says Nov. [...]The post Defense Watch appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Nammo Says It Demonstrated 40mm Airburst Ammunition

    Rich Abott
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:43 am
    Nammo has developed and demonstrated a 40mmx53 HV AirBurst round for the Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL) Mk19 system, a candidate for the Anti-Defilade ammunition requirement from the U.S. Army, the company said on Wednesday. The 40mm AirBurst round was recently demonstrated at the NSA range at Ft. Benning, Ga. In attendance were representatives of the [...]The post Nammo Says It Demonstrated 40mm Airburst Ammunition appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Northrop Grumman Supported Minuteman III Flight Test

    Rich Abott
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:37 am
    Northrop Grumman [NOC] supported the flight testing of a U.S. Air Force Minuteman III ICBM on Sept. 23, the company said on Tuesday. The ICBM flight test was conducted as part of the Air Force Global Strike Command’s Force Development Evaluation Program. This program demonstrates and supports assessment of the accuracy, availability, and reliability of [...]The post Northrop Grumman Supported Minuteman III Flight Test appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • DARPA Chief: Specialized Computing Architectures Needed as Moore’s Law Winds Down

    Megan Eckstein
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:25 am
    As most defense technologies are shifting to an open systems architecture, the director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) said computers and microprocessors may only become more advanced if they switch to specialized architectures. Arati Prabhakar, who launched DARPA’s Microelectronics Technology Office and spent years in Silicon Valley before taking over as DARPA’s [...]The post DARPA Chief: Specialized Computing Architectures Needed as Moore’s Law Winds Down appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
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  • France Indefinitely Suspends Mistral Ship Delivery To Russia

    Mike McCarthy
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:05 am
    France has indefinitely suspended the previously planned deliver to Russia of the first of two Mistral warships because of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, and under pressure from Western allies to withhold the ships, according to media reports. France had said in September it was holding off the fall delivery of the first Mistral helicopter [...]The post France Indefinitely Suspends Mistral Ship Delivery To Russia appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Defense Watch

    Calvin Biesecker
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:46 am
    8 Days Left For Congress. Congress will return on Dec. 1 for a final two-week session. In its last eight workdays of 2014, Congress still must pass a budget bill of some sort–the continuing resolution that has kept the government open since Oct. 1 will expire Dec. 11. SAC Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) says Nov. [...]The post Defense Watch appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Nammo Says It Demonstrated 40mm Airburst Ammunition

    Rich Abott
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:43 am
    Nammo has developed and demonstrated a 40mmx53 HV AirBurst round for the Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL) Mk19 system, a candidate for the Anti-Defilade ammunition requirement from the U.S. Army, the company said on Wednesday. The 40mm AirBurst round was recently demonstrated at the NSA range at Ft. Benning, Ga. In attendance were representatives of the [...]The post Nammo Says It Demonstrated 40mm Airburst Ammunition appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Northrop Grumman Supported Minuteman III Flight Test

    Rich Abott
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:37 am
    Northrop Grumman [NOC] supported the flight testing of a U.S. Air Force Minuteman III ICBM on Sept. 23, the company said on Tuesday. The ICBM flight test was conducted as part of the Air Force Global Strike Command’s Force Development Evaluation Program. This program demonstrates and supports assessment of the accuracy, availability, and reliability of [...]The post Northrop Grumman Supported Minuteman III Flight Test appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • DARPA Chief: Specialized Computing Architectures Needed as Moore’s Law Winds Down

    Megan Eckstein
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:25 am
    As most defense technologies are shifting to an open systems architecture, the director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) said computers and microprocessors may only become more advanced if they switch to specialized architectures. Arati Prabhakar, who launched DARPA’s Microelectronics Technology Office and spent years in Silicon Valley before taking over as DARPA’s [...]The post DARPA Chief: Specialized Computing Architectures Needed as Moore’s Law Winds Down appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
 
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  • Pakistan in Talks to Buy China’s FC-31 Stealth Fighter

    26 Nov 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Pakistani officials have reportedly begun talks with their Chinese counterparts to buy the FC-31 stealth fighter jet, according to a news report.Pakistani Defense Production Minister Rana Tanveer Hussain confirmed the discussions were underway, according to an article published by Asia News International, a news agency based in Delhi, India.The fourth-generation aircraft was unveiled earlier this month at the biennial Zhuhai Air Show. It was the event’s star attraction, marking the first time Chinese authorities allowed a plane that was still in development to be displayed to the public.The…
  • F-35Bs No Louder than F/A-18 Super Hornets

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Residents who live near bases where F-35s are stationed appealed to the Pentagon saying they feared the F-35 would be too loud and disturb neighborhoods.However, the Joint Strike Fighter program office released results on Oct.31 that found the F-35B is no louder than the F/A-18. The tests results were released ahead of the beginning of training for F-35B pilots at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina.The tests were done in 2013 at Edwards Air Force Base, California. Testers found that the takeoff noise made by the Marine Corps variant of the F-35 is only two decibels higher than…
  • Video: Look Inside LCS 3 USS Fort Worth Before its Deployment

    24 Nov 2014 | 3:12 pm
    A Military.com reporter and videographer went aboard the USS Forth Worth, also known as Littoral Combat Ship 3, ahead of its deployment to the Pacific to learn about the ship and get a taste of everyday life aboard.Capt. Ken Bridgewater, commanding officer of the Fort Worth, offered a first hand walking tour of the inside of the ship before it’s deployed 16 months, mostly out to Singapore. Video link.
  • Pentagon Satellites to Persistently Stare at Targets in 10 Years

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:13 pm
    Over the next decade, the Pentagon plans to launch satellites that offer a revolutionary leap in surveillance technology by persistently staring at targets from space for long periods of time, an official said.Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Michael Vickers gave the estimate at a defense conference this week in Washington, D.C.The Defense Department is at a “pivotal moment for intelligence” due to the rapid technological and geopolitical change underway throughout the world, he said. Adapting to the environment requires both short– and long-term investments, he said.“In…
  • Navy Plans for Fighter to Replace the F/A-18 Hornet in 2030s

    20 Nov 2014 | 4:06 pm
    The Navy is beginning to work on a a next-generation carrier-launched fighter jet to replace the existing F/A-18 Super Hornet and Growler aircraft by 2030 and supplement the F-35C the Pentagon is still developing, service officials said.The Navy effort, called the F/A-XX study, includes early work on the desired technological capabilities for the new aircraft. The idea is to have a new aircraft ready and producible by the time existing F/A-18s reach their end-of-service dates. Navy officials emphasize that the early work is in the very early stages and purely a conceptual effort to explore…
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  • China ships pay first post-Japan summit visit to disputed isles

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:47 am
    Tokyo (AFP) Nov 25, 2014 Chinese ships returned to territorial waters around islands at the centre of a dispute with Japan on Tuesday, the coastguard said, the first incursion since a Sino-Japanese summit aimed at reducing tensions. Three Chinese coastguard vessels sailed into the 12-nautical-mile zone around the Japanese-controlled Senkaku islands, which China claims and calls the Diaoyus, shortly after 10:00 am (0
  • Russia studies construction of its own orbital station

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:47 am
    Moscow (XNA) Nov 20, 2014 Russia's federal space agency Roscosmos is studying several options of creating a brand-new Russian orbital station, which could replace the International Space Station (ISS), deputy chief of Roscosmos Denis Lyskov said Monday. "We are looking into various options, while building an orbital station as a substitute for ISS is one of them," Lyskov said without giving any further details.
  • Eutelsat and Spacecom Create Unified Neighbourhood

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:47 am
    Nicosia, Cyprus (SPX) Nov 20, 2014 Eutelsat Communications and Spacecom have announced the signature of a partnership agreement that will drive expansion of digital entertainment services at one of Africa's fastest-growing video neighbourhoods. The two companies have established a framework for cross-commercialisation of Ku-band capacity connected to the high-power African service areas of Eutelsat's EUTELSAT 16A satellite
  • Stealthy spy software snooping for years: Symantec

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:47 am
    San Francisco (AFP) Nov 25, 2014 Computer security firm Symantec on Monday said it uncovered stealthy software wielded as part of a years-long spying campaign, most likely by a nation state. The malicious software, dubbed Regin, has a rare level of sophistication and has been targeting government agencies, telecoms, utilities, airlines, research facilities, private individuals and others since at least 2008, according to Sy
  • Mutualink and C2UK Partner to Deliver Interoperable Comms

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:47 am
    Wallingford CT (SPX) Nov 20, 2014 C2UK and Mutualink have announced a partnership to jointly develop the UK and Middle East markets for the Mutualink product portfolio. Mutualink offers state-of-the-art, secure, interoperable communications and information sharing solutions for U.S. and coalition defence partners, including all aspects of military and homeland defence. C2UK is able to leverage both its domestic and interna
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  • France Indefinitely Suspends Mistral Ship Delivery To Russia

    Mike McCarthy
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:05 am
    France has indefinitely suspended the previously planned deliver to Russia of the first of two Mistral warships because of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, and under pressure from Western allies to withhold the ships, according to media reports. France had said in September it was holding off the fall delivery of the first Mistral helicopter [...]The post France Indefinitely Suspends Mistral Ship Delivery To Russia appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Defense Watch

    Calvin Biesecker
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:46 am
    8 Days Left For Congress. Congress will return on Dec. 1 for a final two-week session. In its last eight workdays of 2014, Congress still must pass a budget bill of some sort–the continuing resolution that has kept the government open since Oct. 1 will expire Dec. 11. SAC Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) says Nov. [...]The post Defense Watch appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Nammo Says It Demonstrated 40mm Airburst Ammunition

    Rich Abott
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:43 am
    Nammo has developed and demonstrated a 40mmx53 HV AirBurst round for the Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL) Mk19 system, a candidate for the Anti-Defilade ammunition requirement from the U.S. Army, the company said on Wednesday. The 40mm AirBurst round was recently demonstrated at the NSA range at Ft. Benning, Ga. In attendance were representatives of the [...]The post Nammo Says It Demonstrated 40mm Airburst Ammunition appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Northrop Grumman Supported Minuteman III Flight Test

    Rich Abott
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:37 am
    Northrop Grumman [NOC] supported the flight testing of a U.S. Air Force Minuteman III ICBM on Sept. 23, the company said on Tuesday. The ICBM flight test was conducted as part of the Air Force Global Strike Command’s Force Development Evaluation Program. This program demonstrates and supports assessment of the accuracy, availability, and reliability of [...]The post Northrop Grumman Supported Minuteman III Flight Test appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • DARPA Chief: Specialized Computing Architectures Needed as Moore’s Law Winds Down

    Megan Eckstein
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:25 am
    As most defense technologies are shifting to an open systems architecture, the director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) said computers and microprocessors may only become more advanced if they switch to specialized architectures. Arati Prabhakar, who launched DARPA’s Microelectronics Technology Office and spent years in Silicon Valley before taking over as DARPA’s [...]The post DARPA Chief: Specialized Computing Architectures Needed as Moore’s Law Winds Down appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
 
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  • News story: UK Merlins deliver aid to continue Ebola effort

    HM Government
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:10 am
    Responding to a United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) request, a Merlin helicopter from 820 Naval Air Squadron lifted urgent supplies for a support camp to be built near a community care centre in Kumala. The centre is a 28-bed facility for the care of Ebola patients, including young children under the age of 5. Because it is in a mountainous area the centre is currently not accessible by road. The Merlin helicopters flew 6 heavy loads of building materials, suspended below the aircraft, from the WFP hub in Port Loko. Over 5 days 5.5 tonnes of equipment was transported which will be used…
  • News story: Set in stone - Lest we forget

    HM Government
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:59 am
    A public call for information on one of Scotland’s World War One heroes was made today by the UK Government, the Royal Navy and the City of Edinburgh Council. Commander Henry Peel Ritchie, the first member of the Royal Navy to receive the Victoria Cross during World War One was given it in recognition of his bravery in completing allied naval search and demolition operations off the east coast of Africa near Dar-es-Salaam despite being severely wounded. A hundred years on from World War One, a commemorative stone will be laid on Friday to honour Commander Ritchie at 1 Melville Crescent,…
  • FOI release: FOI responses released by MOD: week commencing 24 November 2014

    HM Government
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:44 am
    Updated: Aded new FOI responses for copy of JSP 835, BR3 and QRRN, aircraft operated by the services, cost of training Libyan troops, MDP recruits, MDP firearms officers.Ministry of Defence (MOD) Freedom of Information (FOI) responses released during the week commencing 24 November 2014.
  • News story: LATEST: air strikes in Iraq

    HM Government
    6 Oct 2014 | 2:56 am
    Updated: Update on operation.Royal Air Force (RAF) Tornado GR4s, working with RAF Reaper aircraft, flew over northern Iraq in support of Kurdish peshmerga who have made several advances against ISIL in recent days. The initial target for the Tornados was an ISIL fighting position, which was struck with Paveway IV guided bombs. The GR4s then joined the Reaper in a combined attack on a group of 9 ISIL vehicles; a mixture of armoured personnel carriers and armed pick-up trucks. The group was struck with a combination of Brimstone and Hellfire missiles, and Paveway IV bombs. A British Army…
  • Transparency data: MOD: ministerial gifts, hospitality, travel and meetings, January to December 2013

    HM Government
    24 Sep 2014 | 4:17 am
    Updated: Added updated transparencey file ministerial gifts (received) July to September 2013 (amended). MOD publishes details of ministers’ meetings with external organisations, gifts (given and received), hospitality and overseas travel on a quarterly basis.
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  • Frontrunners emerge for top Pentagon job

    Agence France-Presse
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:18 pm
    A pair of frontrunners have emerged to take charge at the Pentagon after President Barack Obama announced the departure of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. If former under-secretary Michele Flournoy...
  • France at the UN warns North Korea over nuclear threat

    Agence France-Presse
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:02 pm
    France warned North Korea on Monday that it would likely face more UN sanctions if it follows through on threats to carry out a nuclear test. North Korea has reacted angrily to a UN resolution...
  • US Defense Secretary Hagel resigns

    Agence France-Presse
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:45 am
    US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will resign on Monday, senior officials told reporters, as the White House faced mounting criticism over its handling of the war against the Islamic State group and...
  • US delivers anti-mortar radars to Ukraine: Pentagon

    Agence France-Presse
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:33 am
    The US military has delivered three radars to Ukraine designed to detect incoming mortar fire, the Pentagon said Friday, amid appeals from Kiev for Washington to send weapons to help fight...
  • Last chance saloon for Iran nuclear talks

    Agence France-Presse
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Time runs out Monday for the biggest chance in years to resolve the Iranian nuclear standoff, as Tehran and world powers make a final push for a deal but with a risky extension looking likely. The...
 
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  • US Marine Corps awards Rolls-Royce v-22 engine services contract

    Ko Savonije
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:14 am
    Rolls-Royce has been awarded a new, two-year contract to provide aftermarket engine support for the US Marine Corps and Air Force V-22 fleets, which provides a more than 30 percent reduction in support costs.The contract, through the company’s innovative MissionCare™ model, is valued at up to $287 million and will cover all V-22 aircraft across the Marine and Air Force fleets. Rolls-Royce is the sole engine provider for V-22 aircraft and has delivered 750 AE 1107C engines to the program.Read more
  • Denmark to Russia: We won't be intimidated

    Ko Savonije
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:04 am
    Denmark's PM and defence minister say that they are "not worried" about Moscow and are ready to "do what is necessary" to keep the Russians at bay.Despite Russian aircraft having made several encroachments into Danish and Nato airspace, including a simulated attack on the island of Bornholm, Danish leaders say they refuse to cower before Moscow. Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt told the Financial Times that Denmark is not overly concerned about Russian aggression. Read more
  • Bulava missile to be launched from Alexander Nevsky submarine in late November — source

    Ko Savonije
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:58 am
    Russia’s Borei class strategic submarine, the Alexander Nevsky, is due to launch the Bulava missile later this month, a source in the headquarters of the Russian Navy told TASS on Tuesday.“It is planned that in late November the Alexander Nevsky will fire the Bulava from the Barents Sea at the Kura test range on the Kamchatka Peninsula,” the source said. The launch is due on November 28-30.The Alexander Nevsky is to fire the only missile that will be on board. In October, the Yuri Dolgoruky submarine carried out the launch with a full load of Bulava missiles on board.Read more
  • S-400 missile defense systems reinforce military forces in eastern Russia

    Ko Savonije
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:55 am
    One more unit in Russia’s Eastern Military District was armed with modern S-400 Triumf air defense missile systems, chief press officer of the military district Colonel Alexander Gordeyev said on Tuesday.“An air defense missile unit in the Eastern Military District is about to complete rearming to modern S-400 Triumf air defense missile systems,” Gordeyev said, noting that staff of this unit was having fire drills at a special fire range in Russia’s Volga River Volgograd Region and after that missilemen will go to a permanent base.Air defense system-producing Almaz-Antey concern said…
  • Ghana to acquire Super Tucanos, Z-9s, Mi-17s and C-295s

    Ko Savonije
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:51 am
    The Ghana Air Force will acquire Super Tucano trainer/light attack aircraft, Z-9 helicopters and additional Mi-17 helicopters and C-295 transport aircraft, according to President John Dramani Mahama.He made the announcement during the unveiling of a new hangar, equipment and vehicles at the Air Force Base in the capital Accra on 20 November.The hangar, named after late Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal John Asamoah Bruce, is equipped with a forklift, refuelling truck, fire truck and an ambulance.Read more
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  • ATLAS North America acquires US based sonar company MSTL

    Tamir Eshel
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:51 am
    ATLAS North America LLC. (ANA) has acquired the business of Marine Sonic Technology (MSTL), Ltd., based in Yorktown, Virginia, USA, via an
  • GD to produce Singaporean airburst grenades for the US military

    News Desk
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:32 am
    Singapore based Advanced Material Engineering Pte Ltd (AME) is teaming with US industry giant General Dynamics to produce manufacture 40mm Air Burst
  • US Navy deploys a laser weapon to the Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea

    Tamir Eshel
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:38 pm
    The US Navy is operating high energy laser on the command ship leading the annual mine countermeasure exercise IMCMEX 2014. A revolutionary weapon system, the high power laser is designed to protect the vessel from attacks of Iranian fast boats.
  • NATO establishes a fleet of multirole tanker transport fleet

    News Desk
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:34 pm
    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is establishing a multinational fleet of Multinational, Multi Role Tanker Transport Fleet (MMF), the acquisition of the fleet will be lead by the Netherlands. The decision followed the principal approval of ten European countries which signed the letter of intent to jointly purchase and operate the tanker fleet on November 2012.
  • Iran: We supplied ballistic guided rockets to Hezbollah

    Tamir Eshel
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:35 am
    Iranian and Lebanese sources have recently confirmed that the Iranian backed Lebanese group Hezbollah has received the Iranian Fateh-110 guided ballistic missiles, and inducted the weapon into its missile arsenal. With a range of 250-350 km the new missile can hit targets provides the group with a capability to hit any target in Israel up to the northern Negev.
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  • ATLAS North America acquires US based sonar company MSTL

    Tamir Eshel
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:51 am
    ATLAS North America LLC. (ANA) has acquired the business of Marine Sonic Technology (MSTL), Ltd., based in Yorktown, Virginia, USA, via an
  • GD to produce Singaporean airburst grenades for the US military

    News Desk
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:32 am
    Singapore based Advanced Material Engineering Pte Ltd (AME) is teaming with US industry giant General Dynamics to produce manufacture 40mm Air Burst
  • US Navy deploys a laser weapon to the Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea

    Tamir Eshel
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:38 pm
    The US Navy is operating high energy laser on the command ship leading the annual mine countermeasure exercise IMCMEX 2014. A revolutionary weapon system, the high power laser is designed to protect the vessel from attacks of Iranian fast boats.
  • NATO establishes a fleet of multirole tanker transport fleet

    News Desk
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:34 pm
    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is establishing a multinational fleet of Multinational, Multi Role Tanker Transport Fleet (MMF), the acquisition of the fleet will be lead by the Netherlands. The decision followed the principal approval of ten European countries which signed the letter of intent to jointly purchase and operate the tanker fleet on November 2012.
  • Iran: We supplied ballistic guided rockets to Hezbollah

    Tamir Eshel
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:35 am
    Iranian and Lebanese sources have recently confirmed that the Iranian backed Lebanese group Hezbollah has received the Iranian Fateh-110 guided ballistic missiles, and inducted the weapon into its missile arsenal. With a range of 250-350 km the new missile can hit targets provides the group with a capability to hit any target in Israel up to the northern Negev.
 
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  • Face and Hand Transplant Advances

    Gail Gourley
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    When the first face transplantation surgery was performed in Paris, France, in 2005 on a female victim of a dog … The post Face and Hand Transplant Advances appeared first on Defense Media...
  • Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel Resigns

    Defense Media Network
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:53 am
    Earlier today, President Barack Obama announced the resignation of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. Shortly after, Hagel issued the statement … The post Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel...
  • Nuclear Power in Aircraft Carriers

    Norman Friedman
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    It has been a little over half a century since the first nuclear-powered warship, the submarine USS Nautilus, signaled that … The post Nuclear Power in Aircraft Carriers appeared first on...
  • DARPA Seeks Drone-carrying Airborne Mothership

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:56 pm
    DARPA recently released a Request for Information (ROI) on “concept feasibility, unique and enabling platform technologies, system architectures, concepts of … The post DARPA Seeks...
  • U.S. Armor Developments: After Abrams

    J.R. Wilson
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    The follow-on to the Abrams was to have been part of the Army’s Future Combat Systems (FCS), a family of … The post U.S. Armor Developments: After Abrams appeared first on Defense Media...
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  • Face and Hand Transplant Advances

    Gail Gourley
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    When the first face transplantation surgery was performed in Paris, France, in 2005 on a female victim of a dog mauling, it marked a medical milestone. The scope of transplantation surgery expanded, and nearly a decade later, 28 face transplantation procedures have been done worldwide, seven of which have occurred in the United States. In recent years, the Department of Defense (DOD) has provided funds to civilian centers for face and hand transplantation surgeries and research in an effort to benefit war-injured soldiers who have suffered catastrophic injuries to the face or limbs for which…
  • Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel Resigns

    Defense Media Network
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:53 am
    Earlier today, President Barack Obama announced the resignation of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. Shortly after, Hagel issued the statement below to the men and women of the Department of Defense: To the men and women of the Department of Defense: I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know that this morning, President Obama accepted my letter of resignation. I have agreed to continue to serve as Secretary of Defense until my successor is confirmed by the United States Senate. You should know I did not make this decision lightly. But after much discussion, the President and I agreed…
  • Nuclear Power in Aircraft Carriers

    Norman Friedman
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    It has been a little over half a century since the first nuclear-powered warship, the submarine USS Nautilus, signaled that she was under way on nuclear power in 1955. Carriers like USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) are among the main beneficiaries of the naval revolution she represented. Nuclear power can drive such a ship at full speed for years on end. It provides the sort of electric power needed for modern electronics and, in the next carrier generation, for new devices like electric catapults and, possibly, lasers for self-defense. As a side benefit, a nuclear carrier does not suffer from…
  • DARPA Seeks Drone-carrying Airborne Mothership

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:56 pm
    DARPA recently released a Request for Information (ROI) on “concept feasibility, unique and enabling platform technologies, system architectures, concepts of operation, modeling and simulation, potential demonstration platforms and approaches, and reusable low-cost delivery vehicle (UAS) platform concepts” for an airborne mothership for small unmanned aerial vehicles. The agency wants to look at proposals that would employ an existing large aircraft “that, with minimal modification, could launch and recover multiple small unmanned systems from a standoff distance,” according to the…
  • U.S. Armor Developments: After Abrams

    J.R. Wilson
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    The follow-on to the Abrams was to have been part of the Army’s Future Combat Systems (FCS), a family of vehicles designed together to function in a highly networked battlespace. When FCS was canceled by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates in 2009, individual components were split off as independent programs. Among those was the Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV), the first component of which will be an advanced Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV). At this point, the GCV program office has no directive to design a new tank, but some of the development efforts going into the IFV may be adaptable to a…
 
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  • Global MilSatCom 2014

    admin
    5 Nov 2014 | 5:25 am
    Inmarsat Global Government will be presenting results from recent trials and operational deployments to show how high-throughput mobile satellite services can increase force capability yet reduce costs. Andy Start, President, Global Government, will be presenting the evidence on the first day of Global MilSatCom which runs from 4-6 November at the Park Plaza Riverbank, London. […]
  • Inmarsat Approves Worlds First Isatdock2 For Isatphone 2 By Beam

    admin
    5 Nov 2014 | 5:06 am
    Beam Communications Pty. Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of World Reach Limited (ASX: WRR) announces that they have received Inmarsat approval for its range of BEAM IsatDock2 docking stations for the recently released Inmarsat IsatPhone satellite handset. This additional docking station development further enhances BEAM’s position providing one of the broadest range of satellite […]
  • Virgin Atlantic to Offer New Gogo Satellite-Internet Service

    admin
    23 Sep 2014 | 5:13 am
    Virgin Atlantic Airways will introduce high-speed Internet connectivity on its flights as it becomes the first European customer for a new in-flight connectivity system being sold by Gogo Inc. Virgin Atlantic will use Gogo’s new satellite-based system, called “2Ku,” that could allow limited live-streaming video for some passengers, said Michael Small, president and chief executive […]
  • Hawaiian Airlines Pioneers Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband for Safety Services

    admin
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:43 am
    Hawaiian Airlines will become the first commercial airline to install Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband for flight deck applications, including Safety Services, on its Boeing 767-300s. The airline will use the system for Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) data messages, live Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) updates, and Airline Operational Communication (AOC) voice and data. Inmarsat and […]
  • VSAT Satellite Terminals provide high-speed data transmission during critical missions

    admin
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:40 am
    Intended for first responder and military use, VSAT Satellite Terminals helps ensure fast, effective responses during critical missions. Supplied in man-portable and airline checkable packages, systems utilize traditional dish equipment to provide high bandwidth data connections through geostationary satellites in X, Ku, and Ka bands. Transmit data speeds up to 5 Mbps and receive speeds […]
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  • Arms Race in Space

    Bluey 006
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:04 pm
    Object 2014-28E (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2838867/Has-Russia-launched-secret-satellite-killer-Amateur-observers-speculate-mysterious-Object-2014-28E-orbit.html) With a newly...
  • U.S. Army looking for the Replacement for the Landing Craft Mechanized (LCM-8)

    FormerDirtDart
    12 Nov 2014 | 11:28 am
    It’s been several months since the US Army issued an RFI to identify a replacement for their aging LCM-8s. A little background: The Army’s LCM-8s serve essentially as cargo lighters....
  • Iran has flown its smaller version of the RQ-170

    ShahryarHedayat
    12 Nov 2014 | 5:32 am
    , Hajizadeh had informed in September that "the prototype model of this drone (which was 60% smaller than the original drone in size) flew about three months ago We have plans to bring into...
  • Submarine communications

    thejackel
    9 Nov 2014 | 3:24 am
    Hello, I am interrested in defence communication systems and I would like to know some more about the communication of submarines. - How do submarines communicate with ships and onshore...
  • Possible Singaporean Aircraft Carrier

    CheeZe
    3 Nov 2014 | 2:47 am
    Is a Light Carrier in Singapore's Future? | Defense News | defensenews.com (http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140301/DEFREG03/303010020/Is-Light-Carrier-Singapore-s-Future-) Thought there was a...
 
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  • Face and Hand Transplant Advances

    Gail Gourley
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    When the first face transplantation surgery was performed in Paris, France, in 2005 on a female victim of a dog mauling, it marked a medical milestone. The scope of transplantation surgery expanded, and nearly a decade later, 28 face transplantation procedures have been done worldwide, seven of which have occurred in the United States. In recent years, the Department of Defense (DOD) has provided funds to civilian centers for face and hand transplantation surgeries and research in an effort to benefit war-injured soldiers who have suffered catastrophic injuries to the face or limbs for which…
  • Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel Resigns

    Defense Media Network
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:53 am
    Earlier today, President Barack Obama announced the resignation of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. Shortly after, Hagel issued the statement below to the men and women of the Department of Defense: To the men and women of the Department of Defense: I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know that this morning, President Obama accepted my letter of resignation. I have agreed to continue to serve as Secretary of Defense until my successor is confirmed by the United States Senate. You should know I did not make this decision lightly. But after much discussion, the President and I agreed…
  • Nuclear Power in Aircraft Carriers

    Norman Friedman
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    It has been a little over half a century since the first nuclear-powered warship, the submarine USS Nautilus, signaled that she was under way on nuclear power in 1955. Carriers like USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) are among the main beneficiaries of the naval revolution she represented. Nuclear power can drive such a ship at full speed for years on end. It provides the sort of electric power needed for modern electronics and, in the next carrier generation, for new devices like electric catapults and, possibly, lasers for self-defense. As a side benefit, a nuclear carrier does not suffer from…
  • DARPA Seeks Drone-carrying Airborne Mothership

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:56 pm
    DARPA recently released a Request for Information (ROI) on “concept feasibility, unique and enabling platform technologies, system architectures, concepts of operation, modeling and simulation, potential demonstration platforms and approaches, and reusable low-cost delivery vehicle (UAS) platform concepts” for an airborne mothership for small unmanned aerial vehicles. The agency wants to look at proposals that would employ an existing large aircraft “that, with minimal modification, could launch and recover multiple small unmanned systems from a standoff distance,” according to the…
  • U.S. Armor Developments: After Abrams

    J.R. Wilson
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    The follow-on to the Abrams was to have been part of the Army’s Future Combat Systems (FCS), a family of vehicles designed together to function in a highly networked battlespace. When FCS was canceled by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates in 2009, individual components were split off as independent programs. Among those was the Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV), the first component of which will be an advanced Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV). At this point, the GCV program office has no directive to design a new tank, but some of the development efforts going into the IFV may be adaptable to a…
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  • PANEL SAYS STATE CAN’T INTERVENE IN CONCEALED-WEAPON APPEAL

    Aaron
    12 Nov 2014 | 3:27 pm
    A federal appeals court decided Wednesday that California has no legal right to challenge a ruling that prevents counties from imposing strict requirements on carrying concealed weapons in public. The decision was another victory for gun rights advocates, but it … Continue reading → The post PANEL SAYS STATE CAN’T INTERVENE IN CONCEALED-WEAPON APPEAL appeared first on .
  • WHAT AMERICANS ARE SAYING ABOUT GUNS

    Aaron
    12 Nov 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Guess What Twice as Many Americans Are Saying About Guns Now as Compared to 10 Years Ago “Having a gun in the house — safer or more dangerous?” If you asked Americans that question 10 years ago, the majority would … Continue reading → The post WHAT AMERICANS ARE SAYING ABOUT GUNS appeared first on .
  • OPEN CARRYING A GUN AT A POLLING PLACE

    Aaron
    5 Nov 2014 | 3:41 pm
    This Guy Was Arrested in Alabama for Carrying His Gun at a Polling Place, and He’s Not Sorry: ‘I Was Not Going to Surrender a Right’ After he walked through the doors at an Alabama polling place Tuesday morning, open-carry … Continue reading → The post OPEN CARRYING A GUN AT A POLLING PLACE appeared first on .
  • 10 CRITICAL HABITS FOR WINNING A GUNFIGHT

    Aaron
    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

    Aaron
    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 .
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  • Call for Royal Commission in ADFA doesn’t go far enough

    Richard Matthews
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:30 am
    The announcement today that the Defence Abuse Response Taskforce has recommended a Royal Commission into Abuse that has occurred at the Australian Defence Force Academy since its inception until today is good but it does not go far enough. If a Royal Commission can be recommended for the actions at one training establishment why can … Continue reading →
  • DART Recommends Royal Commission

    Richard Matthews
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:14 pm
    http://t.co/54EIp3On8Z DART report recommending #RoyalCommission into #Abuse #ADFA from "Inception to present day" #YourADF #ADFAbuse — Richard Matthews (@AbusedCadet) November 26, 2014 As the Report on abuse at the Australian Defence Force Academy makes clear: • there was a disturbingly high incidence of sexual abuse of female cadets at ADFA during the 1990s; • in … Continue reading →
  • The Homeless Solider

    Richard Matthews
    15 Nov 2014 | 6:05 pm
    It says a lot doesn’t it? Why does the Department of Veterans’ Affairs have no programs or support systems readily accessible for homeless Veterans?
  • Defence Abuse Support Association – Richard Matthews is a Military Imposter

    Richard Matthews
    12 Nov 2014 | 5:22 pm
    After drawing the conclusions yesterday, that have now been verified by several other sources, it would seem that the Defence Abuse Support Association has felt the need to Defame me by stating that I am a military imposter because I never even finished basic training. This is the same Association that gave evidence (Submission 23) … Continue reading →
  • Aaron Frazer is a Military Imposter – @abc730 #auspol #militaryimposters

    Richard Matthews
    11 Nov 2014 | 7:19 pm
    Context: Read: http://abusedcadet.com/2014/11/12/the-adfabuse-from-the-defence-abuse-support-association-continues-auspol/ first Aaron Frazer states in an email to me that he served in the Royal Australian Navy for 7 years. “…Richard I was abused in the navy my abuse went on for 7 years…” Yet in a sworn Statutory Declaration declared at Fawkner Police Complex on the 2nd day of February 2014 … Continue reading →
 
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