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  • A Coming War in Space?

    Defense Tech
    3 Aug 2015 | 7:06 pm
    Air Force Space Command’s evolving mission to protect U.S. military and spy satellites was recently featured in a “60 Minutes” report. The Aug. 3 segment gave an interesting look at the command based at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado, as well as its subordinate units and its leaders, including Gen. John Hyten, whom we covered earlier this year at the annual Space Symposium. Besides cool footage of the laser firing at the Starfire Optical Range in Albuquerque, New Mexico (the laser helps a telescope better track adversary satellites), the segment was noteworthy for its discussion of…
  • Improved Multiple Launch Rocket System tested at White Sands Missile Range

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    Army News Service
    3 Aug 2015 | 9:27 pm
    Over 100 artillery rockets were launched June 16 at White Sands Missile Range, or WSMR, to test an improved version of the M270A1 Multiple Launch Rocket System, or MLRS. The test, conducted at...
  • Latvia to buy Stinger ground-to-air missiles from US

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    Agence France-Presse
    3 Aug 2015 | 8:59 pm
    Latvia said Friday it would buy Stinger ground-to-air missiles from the United States next year, amid concern in the ex-Soviet Baltic state over Russia’s sabre-rattling in the region. “A...
  • F-15E: The Eagle Soars Even Higher

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    Jacky Chia
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:28 am
    The McDonnell Douglas (currently Boeing) F-15E, otherwise known as the Strike Eagle, is an all-weather, twin-engine, tandem-seat jet fighter. As a high-supersonic strike fighter based on the F-15...
  • India Is Set to Re-Compete MMRCA!

    Defense Update
    Tamir Eshel
    2 Aug 2015 | 12:59 pm
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  • DC United needs to improve defense, but are personnel changes in store? - Washington Post (blog)

    4 Aug 2015 | 12:29 pm
    DC United needs to improve defense, but are personnel changes in store?Washington Post (blog)“In the last two weeks, we didn't forget how to be a good defensive team. We have the ability to defend, we have the ability to put shutouts on a weekly basis. … These aren't systematic. There's just some individual attention that everyone needs to
  • Defense rests in Fero's slayings trial - The Denver Post

    4 Aug 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Defense rests in Fero's slayings trialThe Denver PostAfter calling just nine witnesses for testimony that lasted less than two hours the defense rested in the trial of Dexter Lewis on Tuesday. Jurors will hear closing arguments Wednesday and then begin deliberating whether Lewis is guilty of killing five
  • The Latest on Texas jail death: County vows vigorous defense to family's ... - Fox News

    4 Aug 2015 | 11:52 am
    The Latest on Texas jail death: County vows vigorous defense to family's Fox NewsAn attorney for Waller County says it will have a vigorous defense to a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the mother of Sandra Bland, the black woman authorities say hanged herself last month in the Texas county's jail. Lawyer Larry Simmons says the and more »
  • South Carolina newcomers look to boost defense - FOXSports.com

    4 Aug 2015 | 11:35 am
    ESPN (blog)South Carolina newcomers look to boost defenseFOXSports.comCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) New defensive tackle Ulric Jones can't wait to make an impact at South Carolina. And he's not the only one as the Gamecocks open practice Tuesday. Jones, a 6-foot-5, 300-pound lineman, is among several new faces seeking a spot ...South Carolina defense has moved on from 'frustrating' 2014 seasonESPN (blog)For Gamecocks' Jon Hoke, defensive improvement is all in the detailsCharleston Post CourierGamecocks newcomers hope to make difference at defensive lineGreenville Newsall 46…
  • Liverpool Defense: Martin Skrtel Reds' Rock Regardless Of Formation, Partners - NESN.com

    4 Aug 2015 | 10:58 am
    NESN.comLiverpool Defense: Martin Skrtel Reds' Rock Regardless Of Formation, PartnersNESN.comSkrtel, 30, looks set to continue his role as an ever-present figure at the heart of Liverpool's defense. The new, long-term contract with Liverpool he signed in July should take the Slovakian center back's Anfield career past the 10-year mark and more »
 
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  • GAO Details Big Bomber Spend | Israel Upgraded Super Stallions for $2 Mil Per | FRES/SCOUT SV Turrets Get Boost

    kay@watershed-publishing.com
    3 Aug 2015 | 5:22 pm
    Americas A GAO report released at the end of July has detailed how US government expenditure on strategic bombers is expected to reach $58 billion over the next ten years. This figure is projected to be split between the development and manufacture of the Air Force’s new strategic bomber, the Long-Range Strike Bomber (LRS-B), and upgrading of two in-service platforms, the B2 Spirit and B-52 Stratofortress. The LRS-B program is expected to eat up $33.1 billion over the 2015-2024 period, whilst the upgrading of the B-2 and B-52 fleet is expected to total $24.4 billion. The LRS-B program…
  • India’s M-MRCA Fighter Deal: Cancelled

    Joe Katzman
    3 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    IAF: Jaguar, Mirage 2000SU-30K, MiG-27, MiG-21BiS(click to view full) India’s planned multi-billion dollar, 126+ plane jet fighter buy certainly captured the attention of global fighter manufacturers. Boeing’s Mark Kronenberg, who runs the company’s Asia/Pacific business, put it succinctly: “[India’s M-MRCA program is] the biggest fighter aircraft deal since the early 1990s.” What began as a lightweight fighter competition to replace India’s shrinking MiG-21 interceptor fleet soon bifurcated into 2 categories now, and 2 expense tiers. What changed? In…
  • F-35 Lightning: The Joint Strike Fighter Program

    Joe Katzman
    2 Aug 2015 | 5:05 pm
    F-35B: off probation(click to view full) The $382 billion F-35 Joint Strike fighter program may well be the largest single global defense program in history. This major multinational program is intended to produce an “affordably stealthy” multi-role fighter that will have 3 variants: the F-35A conventional version for the US Air Force et. al.; the F-35B Short Take-Off, Vertical Landing for the US Marines, British Royal Navy, et. al.; and the F-35C conventional carrier-launched version for the US Navy. The aircraft is named after Lockheed’s famous WW2 P-38 Lightning, and the…
  • Egypt: F-16s on Hold No More

    Joe Katzman
    2 Aug 2015 | 5:03 pm
    Egyptian Air Force F-16D(click to view full) The Egyptian government wants to buy another 24 F-16C/D Block 50/52 aircraft, associated parts, weapons, and equipment to modernize its air force. The October 2009 request, made through the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) to Congress, could be worth as much as $3.2 billion to Lockheed Martin and the other contractors involved. The formal request came a few months after the Obama administration conveyed its support for Egypt’s long-standing request to buy the Block 50/52 aircraft, but the request has been a long-standing source…
  • Embraer’s Multinational KC-390 Tactical Air Transport Program

    Joe Katzman
    2 Aug 2015 | 5:02 pm
    KC-390 refuels AMXs(click to view full) Global competition in the 20-ton air transport segment continues to intensify, with Brazil’s launch of its KC-390 program. Embraer figures reportedly place the global C-130 replacement market at around 700 aircraft. In response, it will develop a jet-powered rival to compete with Lockheed Martin’s C-130J, the larger Airbus A400M, Russia’s AN-12 and its Chinese copy the Yun-8/9, and the bi-national Irkut/HAL MRTA project. Smaller aircraft like the EADS-CASA C-295M, and Alenia’s C-27J, represent indirect competition. Embraer is…
 
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    Defense Update

  • SM-6 ‘Dual 1′ Defeats Ballistic and Cruise Missiles on a Live Firing Test

    Tamir Eshel
    3 Aug 2015 | 1:39 pm
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  • Elbit Systems to Supply More DIRCMs to European, Asian Customers

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    3 Aug 2015 | 12:41 am
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  • 11 Killed on a Colombian ELINT Plane Crash

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    2 Aug 2015 | 3:18 pm
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  • India Is Set to Re-Compete MMRCA!

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    2 Aug 2015 | 12:59 pm
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  • Weekly Top Posts: 2015-08-02

    1 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
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  • Honeywell unit probed in toxic gas leak in Illinois

    4 Aug 2015 | 10:02 am
    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said it has begun a special inspection at Honeywell Metropolis Works in Illinois to assess a uranium hexafluoride leak that occurred during maintenance activity on Saturday evening. No one at the facility was injured, and the company reported that no uranium hexafluoride was released past the site boundary, the commission said in a statement on Monday.
  • Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings

    3 Aug 2015 | 9:48 pm
    Audi achieve... )--Peet's Coffee and the San Francisco Giants have teamed up to pitch local fans a winning hit with their new "Giants Clubhouse Blend" coffee, avai... )--Publix's sales for the second quarter of 2015 were $8 billion, a 6 percent increase from last year's $7.5 billion.
  • PBS Ombudsman Admits Drone Series Would Have Been 'Better Off' Without Lockheed Martin Funding

    3 Aug 2015 | 1:24 pm
    The ombudsman for the Public Broadcasting Service has responded to complaints about the perception that an episode of NOVA called "Rise of the Drones" received "additional funding" from Lockheed Martin, one of the biggest US military defense contractors in the United States. In my review of the documentary on January 24, which was published the day after the documentary premiered, I noted that the program had apparently received some amount of funding from Lockheed Martin, which on its face looked like a violation of PBS' underwriting guidelines .
  • With new paint and grease, Navy tries to lengthen subs' life

    3 Aug 2015 | 9:14 am
    The U.S. Navy is using a new painting process and dozens of other innovati... . In this Thursday, July 30, 2015 photo, shipyard workers at General Dynamics Electric Boat prepare the submarine Illinois for float-off in Groton, Conn.
  • New paint, water-resistant grease: Navy finds ways to squeeze more life out of attack subs

    3 Aug 2015 | 9:14 am
    As it tries to get the most out of each of its $2.6 billion attack submarines, the U.S. Navy is finding a lot depends on the right paint job. A new painting process that helps keep marine life from fouling the hulls is among dozens of innovations aimed at reducing the maintenance needs for attack submarines, which are coming out of service faster than they can be replaced.
 
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  • Face of Defense: Coast Guardsman Swims to Save Lives

    3 Aug 2015 | 10:00 pm
    A Coast Guard rescue swimmer recently completed a triathlon-length swim and saved the lives of four fishermen.
  • Anti-ISIL Airstrikes Continue in Syria, Iraq

    3 Aug 2015 | 10:00 pm
    U.S. and coalition military forces continue to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
  • Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq

    2 Aug 2015 | 10:00 pm
    U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
  • Selva Confirmed as Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs

    2 Aug 2015 | 10:00 pm
    The Senate confirmed Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva as the 10th vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Defense Secretary Ash Carter swore him into office during a Pentagon ceremony.
  • Face of Defense: F-22 Demo Team Airman 'Lives, Loves' Life

    2 Aug 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Through crowds of people, the chaos of vendors and food trucks, and the overbearing sound of aircraft zooming overhead, one airman engages with the masses and broadcasts the Air Force story to all who will listen.
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    Defense Daily Network

  • Senate Inches Closer to Debate on CISA

    Valerie Insinna
    4 Aug 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Before heading out on August recess, Senate is gearing up for a fistfight over legislation that incentivizes the sharing of cyber threat indicators between the private and public sectors. A motion to proceed on the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 (S.754) is slated for Wednesday morning. On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) [...]The post Senate Inches Closer to Debate on CISA appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • MDA Performs Successful Aegis BMD Flight Test Events

    Patrick Host
    4 Aug 2015 | 12:48 pm
    The Missile Defense Agency last week successfully conducted a series of four flight test events exercising the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) element of the nation’s Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS), according to an agency statement. The flight test, designated Multi-Mission Warfare (MMW) events 1 through 4, demonstrated successful intercepts of short-range ballistic missile and [...]The post MDA Performs Successful Aegis BMD Flight Test Events appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Airbus Commissioned To Modernize NATO Air IT Infrastructure

    Rich Abott
    4 Aug 2015 | 12:38 pm
    Airbus has been commissioned to install new information technology (IT) infrastructure at NATO’s Allied Air Command headquarters at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, the company said Tuesday. The work was commissioned by the German procurement authority, the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw), acting on behalf of NATO. The contract goal [...]The post Airbus Commissioned To Modernize NATO Air IT Infrastructure appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Clapper Names New IARPA Director

    Rich Abott
    4 Aug 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper selected Jason Matheny as the next director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), effective immediately, the Office of the Director (ODNI) said Monday. Matheny succeeds Peter Highnam, who left the agency in July to become Director of InnoVision at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). Previously, Matheny [...]The post Clapper Names New IARPA Director appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • FAA Authorizes More Than 1,000 UAS To Fly in U.S. Airspace

    Dan Parsons
    4 Aug 2015 | 12:34 pm
    The number of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) authorized to fly in U.S. airspace has topped 1,000 under a law that allows case-by-case exemptions for pilots to fly outside of existing flight restrictions and to sell the data they collect as a service. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) continues to expand the allowed uses of unmanned [...]The post FAA Authorizes More Than 1,000 UAS To Fly in U.S. Airspace appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
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  • Senate Inches Closer to Debate on CISA

    Valerie Insinna
    4 Aug 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Before heading out on August recess, Senate is gearing up for a fistfight over legislation that incentivizes the sharing of cyber threat indicators between the private and public sectors. A motion to proceed on the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 (S.754) is slated for Wednesday morning. On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) [...]The post Senate Inches Closer to Debate on CISA appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • MDA Performs Successful Aegis BMD Flight Test Events

    Patrick Host
    4 Aug 2015 | 12:48 pm
    The Missile Defense Agency last week successfully conducted a series of four flight test events exercising the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) element of the nation’s Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS), according to an agency statement. The flight test, designated Multi-Mission Warfare (MMW) events 1 through 4, demonstrated successful intercepts of short-range ballistic missile and [...]The post MDA Performs Successful Aegis BMD Flight Test Events appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Airbus Commissioned To Modernize NATO Air IT Infrastructure

    Rich Abott
    4 Aug 2015 | 12:38 pm
    Airbus has been commissioned to install new information technology (IT) infrastructure at NATO’s Allied Air Command headquarters at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, the company said Tuesday. The work was commissioned by the German procurement authority, the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw), acting on behalf of NATO. The contract goal [...]The post Airbus Commissioned To Modernize NATO Air IT Infrastructure appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Clapper Names New IARPA Director

    Rich Abott
    4 Aug 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper selected Jason Matheny as the next director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), effective immediately, the Office of the Director (ODNI) said Monday. Matheny succeeds Peter Highnam, who left the agency in July to become Director of InnoVision at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). Previously, Matheny [...]The post Clapper Names New IARPA Director appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • FAA Authorizes More Than 1,000 UAS To Fly in U.S. Airspace

    Dan Parsons
    4 Aug 2015 | 12:34 pm
    The number of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) authorized to fly in U.S. airspace has topped 1,000 under a law that allows case-by-case exemptions for pilots to fly outside of existing flight restrictions and to sell the data they collect as a service. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) continues to expand the allowed uses of unmanned [...]The post FAA Authorizes More Than 1,000 UAS To Fly in U.S. Airspace appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
 
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  • Senate Inches Closer to Debate on CISA

    Valerie Insinna
    4 Aug 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Before heading out on August recess, Senate is gearing up for a fistfight over legislation that incentivizes the sharing of cyber threat indicators between the private and public sectors. A motion to proceed on the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 (S.754) is slated for Wednesday morning. On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) [...]The post Senate Inches Closer to Debate on CISA appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • MDA Performs Successful Aegis BMD Flight Test Events

    Patrick Host
    4 Aug 2015 | 12:48 pm
    The Missile Defense Agency last week successfully conducted a series of four flight test events exercising the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) element of the nation’s Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS), according to an agency statement. The flight test, designated Multi-Mission Warfare (MMW) events 1 through 4, demonstrated successful intercepts of short-range ballistic missile and [...]The post MDA Performs Successful Aegis BMD Flight Test Events appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Airbus Commissioned To Modernize NATO Air IT Infrastructure

    Rich Abott
    4 Aug 2015 | 12:38 pm
    Airbus has been commissioned to install new information technology (IT) infrastructure at NATO’s Allied Air Command headquarters at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, the company said Tuesday. The work was commissioned by the German procurement authority, the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw), acting on behalf of NATO. The contract goal [...]The post Airbus Commissioned To Modernize NATO Air IT Infrastructure appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Clapper Names New IARPA Director

    Rich Abott
    4 Aug 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper selected Jason Matheny as the next director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), effective immediately, the Office of the Director (ODNI) said Monday. Matheny succeeds Peter Highnam, who left the agency in July to become Director of InnoVision at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). Previously, Matheny [...]The post Clapper Names New IARPA Director appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • FAA Authorizes More Than 1,000 UAS To Fly in U.S. Airspace

    Dan Parsons
    4 Aug 2015 | 12:34 pm
    The number of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) authorized to fly in U.S. airspace has topped 1,000 under a law that allows case-by-case exemptions for pilots to fly outside of existing flight restrictions and to sell the data they collect as a service. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) continues to expand the allowed uses of unmanned [...]The post FAA Authorizes More Than 1,000 UAS To Fly in U.S. Airspace appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
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  • Senate Inches Closer to Debate on CISA

    Valerie Insinna
    4 Aug 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Before heading out on August recess, Senate is gearing up for a fistfight over legislation that incentivizes the sharing of cyber threat indicators between the private and public sectors. A motion to proceed on the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 (S.754) is slated for Wednesday morning. On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) [...]The post Senate Inches Closer to Debate on CISA appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • MDA Performs Successful Aegis BMD Flight Test Events

    Patrick Host
    4 Aug 2015 | 12:48 pm
    The Missile Defense Agency last week successfully conducted a series of four flight test events exercising the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) element of the nation’s Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS), according to an agency statement. The flight test, designated Multi-Mission Warfare (MMW) events 1 through 4, demonstrated successful intercepts of short-range ballistic missile and [...]The post MDA Performs Successful Aegis BMD Flight Test Events appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Airbus Commissioned To Modernize NATO Air IT Infrastructure

    Rich Abott
    4 Aug 2015 | 12:38 pm
    Airbus has been commissioned to install new information technology (IT) infrastructure at NATO’s Allied Air Command headquarters at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, the company said Tuesday. The work was commissioned by the German procurement authority, the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw), acting on behalf of NATO. The contract goal [...]The post Airbus Commissioned To Modernize NATO Air IT Infrastructure appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Clapper Names New IARPA Director

    Rich Abott
    4 Aug 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper selected Jason Matheny as the next director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), effective immediately, the Office of the Director (ODNI) said Monday. Matheny succeeds Peter Highnam, who left the agency in July to become Director of InnoVision at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). Previously, Matheny [...]The post Clapper Names New IARPA Director appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • FAA Authorizes More Than 1,000 UAS To Fly in U.S. Airspace

    Dan Parsons
    4 Aug 2015 | 12:34 pm
    The number of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) authorized to fly in U.S. airspace has topped 1,000 under a law that allows case-by-case exemptions for pilots to fly outside of existing flight restrictions and to sell the data they collect as a service. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) continues to expand the allowed uses of unmanned [...]The post FAA Authorizes More Than 1,000 UAS To Fly in U.S. Airspace appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
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  • A Coming War in Space?

    3 Aug 2015 | 7:06 pm
    Air Force Space Command’s evolving mission to protect U.S. military and spy satellites was recently featured in a “60 Minutes” report. The Aug. 3 segment gave an interesting look at the command based at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado, as well as its subordinate units and its leaders, including Gen. John Hyten, whom we covered earlier this year at the annual Space Symposium. Besides cool footage of the laser firing at the Starfire Optical Range in Albuquerque, New Mexico (the laser helps a telescope better track adversary satellites), the segment was noteworthy for its discussion of…
  • Drone Flies First Search-and-Rescue Mission in California

    30 Jul 2015 | 10:47 am
    The MQ-9 Reaper drone made by General Atomics has flown the first-ever domestic search-and-rescue mission in California, officials said. At the request of the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office and Gov. Jerry Brown’s Office of Emergency Services, the California Air National Guard on Wednesday launched the unmanned aerial vehicle to help search for a missing motorcyclist, according to a press release. “This is the first time such a vehicle has been used by the National Guard to aid a search-and-rescue effort,” the release stated. Known as the “hunter-killer” in the U.S. military…
  • F-35B Needs Workaround to Fuse Sensor Data, General Says

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    The U.S. Marine Corps’ next-generation fighter jet will initially rely on a workaround to merge targeting data from multiple aircraft, a general said. Lt. Gen. Jon Davis, the service’s deputy commandant for aviation, on Monday discussed the issue during a conference call with reporters. He oversaw the recent operational readiness inspection of 10 F-35B jump-jet versions of the Lockheed Martin Corp.-built plane.  “Right now, inside the 2B software, we have some latency issues with trying to tie all four airplanes together,” he said, referring to the block of computer code that runs…
  • Suspected Russian Mini-Submarine Found off Swedish Coast

    28 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    A 66-foot submarine with reported Russian script on the side was discovered by a private company off the coast of Sweden. Discovered by the company, Ocean X, Swedish authorities are investigating video recorded by Ocean X to determine the submarine’s origin. It’s unclear how long the submarine has been there and old it is. A diver for Ocean X, Stefan Hogeborn, told Reuter the hull remains “intact” and the hatches remain “closed.” A submarine expert told Expressen, a Swedish tabloid, he believed the submarine was a Russian “Catfish” which were built in the early 20th…
  • F-35s Fly in First Civilian Airshow in Wisconsin

    24 Jul 2015 | 10:46 am
    Two F-35 Joint Strikes Fighters will perform at the EAA Airventure Oshkosh Airshow in Wisconsin in the F-35’s first commercial airshow appearance. Joined by the F-35 will also be U.S. Air Force F-22s, the F-100 Super Sabre and the AV-8B Harrier on the airshow docket. Last year, rumors swirled that the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter would make its international airshow debut at the Farnborough Air Show in London. However, problems following an engine fire caused officials to cancel the appearance.  Below is the video of the arrival of the F-35s to Wisconsin. Their show appearance comes right…
 
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    Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense

  • Guarding Space: Russia Creates a New Branch of the Armed Forces

    3 Aug 2015 | 4:16 pm
    Moscow, Russia (Sputnik) Aug 04, 2015 Russia has created a new branch of its armed forces by merging the nation's air force, air defense, anti-missile and space forces into the Aerospace Forces; their first combat duty started on August 1. Russia has added a new branch to its armed forces - the Aerospace Force. The newly created branch has merged the country's air force, air defense, anti-missile and space forces under one com
  • China's Growing Maritime Power May Look Like Mini US Navy by 2020

    3 Aug 2015 | 4:16 pm
    Moscow (Sputnik) Aug 04, 2015 China's determination to become what President Xi Jinping called a "great maritime power" and how the United States should respond has received a lot of media attention. Recently, Rear Admiral Michael McDevitt, now a senior fellow at the Center for Naval Analyses (CNA), in a recent paper delivered at a two-day CNA conference on Chinese maritime power, suggested that by 2020 China's navy wi
  • China may be preparing second Spratly airstrip: think-tank

    3 Aug 2015 | 4:16 pm
    Beijing (AFP) Aug 3, 2015 Beijing could be preparing to build a second 3,000-metre airstrip on an artificial island in the disputed South China Sea, a Washington-based think-tank said. China is already building a 3,000-metre (9,842 feet) runway on Fiery Cross reef, the longest in the area, which could ultimately be used for combat operations, according to the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).
  • China Building New Aircraft Carrier... Possibly Nuclear Powered

    3 Aug 2015 | 4:16 pm
    Moscow (Sputnik) Aug 04, 2015 China has confirmed that it is building a unique aircraft carrier, and that it may even be nuclear-powered. On Thursday, huanqiu.com, the Chinese-language version of local Global Times, published an internal document of the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation. The report states that the company's "priority missions" are to build nuclear submarines and an aircraft carrier. It also menti
  • Saudi Arabia seeks ammunition for its land forces

    3 Aug 2015 | 4:16 pm
    Washington (UPI) Jul 30, 2015 Saudi Arabia is seeking to buy more than 1.1 million rounds of ammunition from the United States through a Foreign Military Sales deal. The possible sale, approved by the State Department, is worth $500 million. Earlier this week the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which manages the FMS program, informed Congress that Saudi Arabia was seeking to procure 600 advanced PAC
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  • Senate Inches Closer to Debate on CISA

    Valerie Insinna
    4 Aug 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Before heading out on August recess, Senate is gearing up for a fistfight over legislation that incentivizes the sharing of cyber threat indicators between the private and public sectors. A motion to proceed on the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 (S.754) is slated for Wednesday morning. On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) [...]The post Senate Inches Closer to Debate on CISA appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • MDA Performs Successful Aegis BMD Flight Test Events

    Patrick Host
    4 Aug 2015 | 12:48 pm
    The Missile Defense Agency last week successfully conducted a series of four flight test events exercising the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) element of the nation’s Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS), according to an agency statement. The flight test, designated Multi-Mission Warfare (MMW) events 1 through 4, demonstrated successful intercepts of short-range ballistic missile and [...]The post MDA Performs Successful Aegis BMD Flight Test Events appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Airbus Commissioned To Modernize NATO Air IT Infrastructure

    Rich Abott
    4 Aug 2015 | 12:38 pm
    Airbus has been commissioned to install new information technology (IT) infrastructure at NATO’s Allied Air Command headquarters at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, the company said Tuesday. The work was commissioned by the German procurement authority, the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw), acting on behalf of NATO. The contract goal [...]The post Airbus Commissioned To Modernize NATO Air IT Infrastructure appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Clapper Names New IARPA Director

    Rich Abott
    4 Aug 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper selected Jason Matheny as the next director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), effective immediately, the Office of the Director (ODNI) said Monday. Matheny succeeds Peter Highnam, who left the agency in July to become Director of InnoVision at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). Previously, Matheny [...]The post Clapper Names New IARPA Director appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • FAA Authorizes More Than 1,000 UAS To Fly in U.S. Airspace

    Dan Parsons
    4 Aug 2015 | 12:34 pm
    The number of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) authorized to fly in U.S. airspace has topped 1,000 under a law that allows case-by-case exemptions for pilots to fly outside of existing flight restrictions and to sell the data they collect as a service. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) continues to expand the allowed uses of unmanned [...]The post FAA Authorizes More Than 1,000 UAS To Fly in U.S. Airspace appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
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  • News story: Work starts to prepare Ludgershall site for new army homes

    HM Government
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:42 am
    Working on behalf of the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), specialist contractors are pulling down 62 buildings, removing car parks and lifting and moving temporary accommodation units to other MOD sites for reuse. DIO Project Manager, Andy Corcoran, said: Preparing the site for development is a big task. Some of the hangars are about the same size as the Twickenham rugby pitch at more than 800m2. Other buildings being levelled include workshops, kit stores, catering facilities and vehicle servicing bays. The housing development planned for this site is one example of how we’re…
  • News story: DIO delivers first stages of maintenance facility for new RAF transport aircraft

    HM Government
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:21 am
    The hangar, which will be used to maintain Airbus A400 Atlas four-engine military transport aircraft, is the first construction contract DIO awarded under its Next Generation Estates Contracts (NGEC) national framework, which procures building and civil engineering projects valued at up to £50 million. DIO’s contractor Balfour Beatty, working with Barnsley-based Billingtons Steel, has now lifted into place the first of the 90-tonne, 10m-deep primary trusses, using a complex tandem lift requiring two 168-tonne crawler cranes. This is the third phase of the four-phase project. DIO delivered…
  • Independent report: DIO accommodation customer satisfaction tracker survey results: financial year 2015 to 2016

    HM Government
    4 Aug 2015 | 5:10 am
    An ongoing series of customer satisfaction reports showing the results of the monthly surveys carried out by M•E•L Research on behalf of DIO Accommodation. The monthly customer tracker survey started in June 2013 and covers customers living in service family accommodation (SFA) in the UK. The Defence Infrastructure Organisation accommodation UK SFA customer satisfaction tracker survey report is published on a quarterly basis.
  • FOI release: FOI responses released by MOD: week commencing 3 August 2015

    HM Government
    4 Aug 2015 | 1:47 am
    Updated: Added new FOI response for number of Reaper and Tornado missions flown including those with weapon release in Iraq and Syria April to June 2015.Ministry of Defence (MOD) Freedom of Information (FOI) responses released during the week commencing 3 August 2015.
  • Statistics: UK armed forces mental health annual statistics: financial year 2014/15

    HM Government
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:30 am
    Updated: Updated with revised editions of the 'Episodes' and 'People' spreadsheets and 'annual report'. These reports provide statistical information on mental health among the UK armed forces. They summarise referrals to the Ministry of Defence Departments of Community Mental Health (DCMHs) for outpatient care and new admissions to the MOD in-patient care contractor. Please note: the MS Excel worksheets have been created in MS Excel 2010 and therefore users with an older version of MS Excel will experience some formatting differences as a result, the raw data within the tables will be…
 
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  • Lockheed Martin Receives JAGM EMD Contract Award From U.S. Army and U.S. Navy

    Ko Savonije
    4 Aug 2015 | 2:08 am
    The U.S. Department of Defense announced that Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $66,371,639 fixed-price incentive contract with options to develop the Joint-Air-to-Ground Missile (Army-Navy). Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, with an estimated completion date of July 31, 2017.Frank St. John, VP Tactical Missiles/Combat Maneuver Systems at Lockheed Martin said:On July 31, Lockheed Martin received a $66 million contract from the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy to enter the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase of the Joint…
  • Navy tries to extend subs' life with new paint and grease

    Ko Savonije
    4 Aug 2015 | 1:57 am
    As it tries to get the most out of each of its $2.6 billion attack submarines, the U.S. Navy is finding a lot depends on the right paint job.A new painting process that helps keep marine life from fouling the hulls is among dozens of innovations aimed at reducing the maintenance needs for attack submarines, which are coming out of service faster than they can be replaced.“They’re not very glamorous but they’re huge in terms of payback to the fleet,” said Navy Capt. Mike Stevens, a manager for the Virginia-class submarine program at Naval Sea Systems Command.Read more
  • Germany says won’t withdraw Patriots from Turkey

    Ko Savonije
    4 Aug 2015 | 1:52 am
    The German government has said that there is no discussion of an early withdrawal of the German Patriot anti-aircraft missile defense batteries stationed in Turkey, as the German troops deployed in Turkey as part of a NATO mission to defend its border with Syria are related to the threat posed by the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, rather than recent developments related to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).“We are not planning any withdrawal or early termination of the Patriots deployed in southern Turkey,” Ingo Gerhaltz, a…
  • Production of the anti-tank missile Nag to go for full-scale production

    Ko Savonije
    4 Aug 2015 | 1:27 am
    Production of the anti-tank missile Nag, a fire and forget missile developed to hit and destroy stationery or moving battle tanks will begin next year.Defense advisor to Raksha Mantri, G Satheesh Reddy told TOI that while the other missiles planned as part of the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP) had become a reality, in so far as Nag was concerned there had been some limitations related to technology. Those have now become overcome. The Nag missile will be go for production next year, Satheesh Reddy said.The other missiles Prithvi, Dhanush, the five versions of Agni,…
  • World’s fastest interceptors perform unique nonstop night flight across Russia

    Ko Savonije
    4 Aug 2015 | 1:07 am
    A squadron of Russia’s MiG-31BM high-altitude interceptor fighter jets have conducted an unprecedented long-range night flight, performing multiple in-flight refueling and downing supersonic targets with live air-to-air missiles.Several newly-modernized MiG-31BM jets left their ‘Domna’ base aerodrome in the Transbaikal Region near the city of Chita, some 200km from the Chinese border and covered over 4,000km across Russia, finishing their trip at the Sokol airfield near the city of Perm, Urals Region, Russia’s Defense Ministry says in a press release.At a certain stage of the mission…
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  • SM-6 ‘Dual 1′ Defeats Ballistic and Cruise Missiles on a Live Firing Test

    Tamir Eshel
    3 Aug 2015 | 1:39 pm
    The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and US Navy conducted a successful series of missile intercepts in the Pacific Ocean last week, demonstrating the capability of a newly modified missile interceptor to defeat short range ballistic missiles and cruise missiles with the same weapon. The SM-6 was designed from the start to defeat air breathing targets such as cruise missiles, but the recent test was the first to demonstrate the modified variant's capability to defeat ballistic threat missiles in their final seconds of flight.
  • Elbit Systems to Supply More DIRCMs to European, Asian Customers

    News Desk
    3 Aug 2015 | 12:41 am
    Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today that it recently was awarded two contracts for its MUSIC family of Directed Infra-Red Countermeasures (DIRCM) airborne multi-spectral self-protection systems, protecting aircraft and helicopters against air-to-air missiles (AAM) and infra-red guided Man Portable Air Defense missiles (MANPADS).
  • 11 Killed on a Colombian ELINT Plane Crash

    News Desk
    2 Aug 2015 | 3:18 pm
    A Colombian Air-Force CN235 special-mission aircraft plane crashed on Friday in the north of the country, killing all 11 of those on board. The CN235 is manufactured by Airbus; the plane was produced in 1998 in Seville, Spain and was one of several aircraft converted to carry out Electronic Warfare missions.
  • India Is Set to Re-Compete MMRCA!

    Tamir Eshel
    2 Aug 2015 | 12:59 pm
    India is likely to recompete the Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) program, inviting bidders to compete on the production of 90 fighter jets for the Indian Air Force at a cost of around $30 billion. The RFP will likely recompete all the types that have already been evaluated by the IAF
  • MMRCA – the Finale

    News Desk
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:49 pm
    The multi-billion dollar tender for the 126 Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA), for which Rafale was shortlisted in 2012, has been withdrawn by the government, after New delhi committed to buy only 36 of the aircraft in April this year. India planned to buy 126 jet fighters for the replacement of its aging MiG-27, MiG-27 and Jaguar fighter jets. According to the plans, 108 of the aircraft would be produced in India and 18 to be imported. The procurement of 36 Rafales, to be built in France will meet only a small part of gap the Indian Air Force has in its fighter jet fleet
 
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  • SM-6 ‘Dual 1′ Defeats Ballistic and Cruise Missiles on a Live Firing Test

    Tamir Eshel
    3 Aug 2015 | 1:39 pm
    The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and US Navy conducted a successful series of missile intercepts in the Pacific Ocean last week, demonstrating the capability of a newly modified missile interceptor to defeat short range ballistic missiles and cruise missiles with the same weapon. The SM-6 was designed from the start to defeat air breathing targets such as cruise missiles, but the recent test was the first to demonstrate the modified variant's capability to defeat ballistic threat missiles in their final seconds of flight.
  • Elbit Systems to Supply More DIRCMs to European, Asian Customers

    News Desk
    3 Aug 2015 | 12:41 am
    Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today that it recently was awarded two contracts for its MUSIC family of Directed Infra-Red Countermeasures (DIRCM) airborne multi-spectral self-protection systems, protecting aircraft and helicopters against air-to-air missiles (AAM) and infra-red guided Man Portable Air Defense missiles (MANPADS).
  • 11 Killed on a Colombian ELINT Plane Crash

    News Desk
    2 Aug 2015 | 3:18 pm
    A Colombian Air-Force CN235 special-mission aircraft plane crashed on Friday in the north of the country, killing all 11 of those on board. The CN235 is manufactured by Airbus; the plane was produced in 1998 in Seville, Spain and was one of several aircraft converted to carry out Electronic Warfare missions.
  • India Is Set to Re-Compete MMRCA!

    Tamir Eshel
    2 Aug 2015 | 12:59 pm
    India is likely to recompete the Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) program, inviting bidders to compete on the production of 90 fighter jets for the Indian Air Force at a cost of around $30 billion. The RFP will likely recompete all the types that have already been evaluated by the IAF
  • MMRCA – the Finale

    News Desk
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:49 pm
    The multi-billion dollar tender for the 126 Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA), for which Rafale was shortlisted in 2012, has been withdrawn by the government, after New delhi committed to buy only 36 of the aircraft in April this year. India planned to buy 126 jet fighters for the replacement of its aging MiG-27, MiG-27 and Jaguar fighter jets. According to the plans, 108 of the aircraft would be produced in India and 18 to be imported. The procurement of 36 Rafales, to be built in France will meet only a small part of gap the Indian Air Force has in its fighter jet fleet
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  • Successful Test of Surface to Surface Missile Module (SSMM) | Video

    Defense Media Network
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:09 am
    Last week the Navy released video of a successful test of its Surface to Surface Missile Module (SSMM), based on … The post Successful Test of Surface to Surface Missile Module (SSMM) | Video...
  • LCS Longbow Hellfire Missile Test Successful

    DOD News Release
    3 Aug 2015 | 10:07 am
    From Program Executive Office Littoral Combat Ships Engineering development tests of modified Longbow Hellfire missiles for use on littoral combat … The post LCS Longbow Hellfire Missile Test...
  • Navy to Commission USS John Warner SSN 785

    Damion Harte
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:19 am
    Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, the U.S. Navy will commission USS John Warner at U.S. Naval Station Norfolk. When Warner joins … The post Navy to Commission USS John Warner SSN 785 appeared first on...
  • Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Confirmed as CJCS

    Rhonda Carpenter (Editor)
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:22 am
        Former Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., was confirmed on Wednesday, July 29, as … The post Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Confirmed as CJCS appeared first on...
  • U.S. Coast Guard 225th Anniversary: A Legacy of Service

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
          Aug. 4, 2015, marks the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Coast Guard, the oldest continuous marine service … The post U.S. Coast Guard 225th Anniversary: A Legacy of...
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  • Successful Test of Surface to Surface Missile Module (SSMM) | Video

    Defense Media Network
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:09 am
    Last week the Navy released video of a successful test of its Surface to Surface Missile Module (SSMM), based on the Longbow Hellfire missile, which is planned to go aboard Littoral Combat Ships to supplement their existing armament. This NAVSEA video shows a single missile launch, then a launch of three missiles at three separate small combatant surrogate vessels running at high speed. The post Successful Test of Surface to Surface Missile Module (SSMM) | Video appeared first on Defense Media Network.
  • LCS Longbow Hellfire Missile Test Successful

    DOD News Release
    3 Aug 2015 | 10:07 am
    From Program Executive Office Littoral Combat Ships Engineering development tests of modified Longbow Hellfire missiles for use on littoral combat ships (LCS) were successfully conducted in June the Navy reported July 30. Integration of the Longbow Hellfire missile system, designated the Surface-to-Surface Missile Module (SSMM), will increase the lethality of the Navy’s fleet of littoral combat ships. The SSMM is expected to be fully integrated and ready to deploy on LCS missions in late 2017. “This test was very successful and overall represents a big step forward in SSMM…
  • Navy to Commission USS John Warner SSN 785

    Damion Harte
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:19 am
    Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, the U.S. Navy will commission USS John Warner at U.S. Naval Station Norfolk. When Warner joins the fleet, the boat will be the most modern, sophisticated, and technologically advanced submarine in the world. While other Virginia-class submarines have been named after U.S. states, SSN 785 holds the distinction of being the first to be named after a living person – Sen. John Warner – who has served his country throughout his entire adult life as a Navy petty officer, Marine Corps officer, Under Secretary of the Navy, Secretary of the Navy, and a five-term U.S.
  • Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Confirmed as CJCS

    Rhonda Carpenter (Editor)
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:22 am
        Former Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., was confirmed on Wednesday, July 29, as the incoming chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, replacing the outgoing Army Gen. Martin Dempsey. President Barack Obama tapped Dunford for the post on May 5, stating he was “one of the most admired officers in our military.” The general’s confirmation followed a brief hitch between Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., who is a critic of the military’s sexual assault policy, and Pentagon officials. She stalled the confirmation for about two days, which had nothing…
  • U.S. Coast Guard 225th Anniversary: A Legacy of Service

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
          Aug. 4, 2015, marks the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Coast Guard, the oldest continuous marine service of the United States. Formed from and of several other agencies, the service first took its name 100 years ago in January 1915 with the merger of the Revenue Cutter Service, itself founded in 1790 as the Revenue Marine, and the U.S. Life-Saving Service, which had been founded in 1878. In 1939, the Coast Guard absorbed the Lighthouse Service (founded 1789), and in 1946, the Maritime Service, which had roots extending to the Steamboat Inspection Service, formed in 1838.
 
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  • Curtiss-Wright Selected to Support the U.S. Army Multi-Mission Launcher Program

    admin
    4 Aug 2015 | 1:15 pm
    CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 4, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW) today announced that it has received an initial contract to supply elevation and hatch control electromechanical actuators for use on the U.S. Army Multi-Mission Launcher (MML) in support of the Indirect Fire Protection Capability (IFPC) program. Under the agreement, Curtiss-Wright will provide modified solutions based on its Exlar electromechanical actuation technologies, as well as hatch actuation controls and engineering services. The actuation systems will be modified Commercial-Off-The-Shelf…
  • TriVascular Technologies, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Financial Results

    admin
    4 Aug 2015 | 1:02 pm
    SANTA ROSA, Calif., Aug. 4, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TriVascular Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRIV), manufacturer of the Ovation Prime® Abdominal Stent Graft System, today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015.Recent Accomplishments:Second quarter revenue of $9.7 million, up 24.8% over the second quarter of 2014 as reported, and 29.7% on a constant currency basis  Second quarter gross margin of 61.4%, an increase from 55.6% in the second quarter of 2014  Enrollment completed in FDA PMA post approval study; LIFE study enrollment exceeds 100…
  • Enphase Energy Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter of 2015

    admin
    4 Aug 2015 | 1:02 pm
    PETALUMA, Calif., Aug. 4, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENPH), a leading global energy technology company, today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015.Second Quarter 2015 Financial HighlightsRevenue of $102.1 million, up 25 percent year-over-yearShipped a record 195MW (AC) of microinverter systems, up 48 percent year-over-yearNon-GAAP gross margin of 32.7 percentNon-GAAP operating income of $3.0 millionNon-GAAP net income of $2.8 millionNon-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.06Enphase Energy reported total revenue for the second…
  • ZAGG Inc Reports Record Second Quarter 2015 Revenue and Raises Full Year Adjusted EBITDA Guidance

    admin
    4 Aug 2015 | 1:02 pm
    Net sales increased 33% percent to a Q2 record of $66.7 millionGross margins improved 400 bps to 37%Net income improved to $3.7 million, or $0.12 per GAAP diluted share compared to $0.8 million and $0.03, respectively, in 2014Adjusted EBITDA improved to $10.3 million, an increase of 96% compared to $5.3 million in 2014Company raises Adjusted EBITDA guidance range to $40 – $43 millionSALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 4, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ZAGG Inc (Nasdaq:ZAGG), a leading global mobile device accessories company, today announced financial results for the second quarter ending June 30,…
  • Flexion Therapeutics Secures $30 Million in Debt Financing

    admin
    4 Aug 2015 | 1:02 pm
    Non-dilutive debt financing provides funding for manufacturing expansion for company’s Phase 3 lead clinical candidate, FX006, for moderate to severe osteoarthritis (OA) painBURLINGTON, Mass., Aug. 4, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Flexion Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:FLXN) today announced that it entered into a syndicated senior secured term loan facility with MidCap Financial and Silicon Valley Bank that allows Flexion to borrow up to $30 million at an annual interest rate of 6.25 percent with a maturity of February 2020, subject to certain conditions and other applicable fees. Flexion…
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    Defense Forum at DefenceTalk.com

  • Hybrid War: Perception or Reality?

    Feanor
    2 Aug 2015 | 3:11 am
    CAST published an interesting article, dealing with the term "hybrid war". This term is frequently used to describe Russian intervention in Ukraine, and according to some western officials this...
  • Novice EMP question

    DKTaspayer
    1 Aug 2015 | 9:28 am
    I cannot find an answer to this question so I hope somebody in this forum can clarify. - Is it possible to fire EMP missiles air-to-air? - What is the blast radius of the EMP blast? I assume this...
  • North sea route

    alexkvaskov
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:24 pm
    Russia supposedly wants the route to rival Suez. What's the reality on the ground? How does traffic volume through Suez compare to NSR? Are the two even remotely close?
  • Tank Biathlon

    Feanor
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:32 am
    It has little to do with Russian ground forces, and so I figured it might merit its own thread. For those who don't know, the Tank Biathlon was started in 2013, with teams from Russia, Armenia,...
  • YH-X?Chinese Supersonic Stealth Bomber?

    HotDog
    23 Jul 2015 | 3:57 am
    these images are circulating in almost every military forums and news site in china, anyone have the idea of the background story?:confused:
 
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  • Successful Test of Surface to Surface Missile Module (SSMM) | Video

    Defense Media Network
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:09 am
    Last week the Navy released video of a successful test of its Surface to Surface Missile Module (SSMM), based on the Longbow Hellfire missile, which is planned to go aboard Littoral Combat Ships to supplement their existing armament. This NAVSEA video shows a single missile launch, then a launch of three missiles at three separate small combatant surrogate vessels running at high speed. The post Successful Test of Surface to Surface Missile Module (SSMM) | Video appeared first on Defense Media Network.
  • LCS Longbow Hellfire Missile Test Successful

    DOD News Release
    3 Aug 2015 | 10:07 am
    From Program Executive Office Littoral Combat Ships Engineering development tests of modified Longbow Hellfire missiles for use on littoral combat ships (LCS) were successfully conducted in June the Navy reported July 30. Integration of the Longbow Hellfire missile system, designated the Surface-to-Surface Missile Module (SSMM), will increase the lethality of the Navy’s fleet of littoral combat ships. The SSMM is expected to be fully integrated and ready to deploy on LCS missions in late 2017. “This test was very successful and overall represents a big step forward in SSMM…
  • Navy to Commission USS John Warner SSN 785

    Damion Harte
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:19 am
    Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, the U.S. Navy will commission USS John Warner at U.S. Naval Station Norfolk. When Warner joins the fleet, the boat will be the most modern, sophisticated, and technologically advanced submarine in the world. While other Virginia-class submarines have been named after U.S. states, SSN 785 holds the distinction of being the first to be named after a living person – Sen. John Warner – who has served his country throughout his entire adult life as a Navy petty officer, Marine Corps officer, Under Secretary of the Navy, Secretary of the Navy, and a five-term U.S.
  • Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Confirmed as CJCS

    Rhonda Carpenter (Editor)
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:22 am
        Former Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., was confirmed on Wednesday, July 29, as the incoming chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, replacing the outgoing Army Gen. Martin Dempsey. President Barack Obama tapped Dunford for the post on May 5, stating he was “one of the most admired officers in our military.” The general’s confirmation followed a brief hitch between Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., who is a critic of the military’s sexual assault policy, and Pentagon officials. She stalled the confirmation for about two days, which had nothing…
  • U.S. Coast Guard 225th Anniversary: A Legacy of Service

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
          Aug. 4, 2015, marks the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Coast Guard, the oldest continuous marine service of the United States. Formed from and of several other agencies, the service first took its name 100 years ago in January 1915 with the merger of the Revenue Cutter Service, itself founded in 1790 as the Revenue Marine, and the U.S. Life-Saving Service, which had been founded in 1878. In 1939, the Coast Guard absorbed the Lighthouse Service (founded 1789), and in 1946, the Maritime Service, which had roots extending to the Steamboat Inspection Service, formed in 1838.
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  • GAO Rejects Protest Over NGA Base Operations Contract

    4 Aug 2015 | 8:56 am
    The U.S. Government Accountability Office has rejected PTSI Managed Services Inc.'s bid protest over a National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency base operations and logistics contract, ruling in a decision made public Monday that the NGA had reasonably determined PTSI's proposal was not among the highest-rated bidders.
  • Contractor Loses Challenge Of $19M Copter Training Deal

    4 Aug 2015 | 7:01 am
    The U.S. Government Accountability Office has shut down a bid protest by Aero Simulation Inc. over a $19 million contract for a helicopter training program, saying that the U.S. Navy’s decision was consistent with its stated criteria, according to a decision made public on Monday.
  • State Dept. OKs $5.4B Missile Sale To Saudi Arabia

    4 Aug 2015 | 5:06 am
    The U.S. Department of State has signed off on the potential sale of $5.4 billion of Lockheed Martin and Raytheon Corp. missiles and associated equipment to the Saudi Arabian military, according to the U.S. Department of Defense, teeing up final approval from Congress.
  • Jurisdiction In Gov't Contracts Cases: Midyear Recap — Part 1

    4 Aug 2015 | 4:33 am
    Government contractors must consider jurisdictional implications on par with the substantive merits of the dispute. As cases from the first half of 2015 demonstrate, the procedural nuances of litigating government contracts disputes can easily make or (more often) break the case, say attorneys with Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP.
  • Fla. Man Gets 10 Years For Stealing Secret Military Files

    3 Aug 2015 | 12:12 pm
    A South Florida man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday for violating the Espionage Act and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act after admitting theft of classified U.S. defense information and a naturalization fraud conspiracy.
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