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  • Report: Imminent Terrorist Attack Warning By Feds on US Border

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    Homeland Security NTARC News
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the [...]This story comes to us via Homeland Security - National Terror Alert. National Terror Alert is America's trusted source for homeland security news and information. Report: Imminent Terrorist Attack Warning By Feds on US Border
  • First Block III Virginia-class Submarine Delivered

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    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    General Dynamics Electric Boat delivered North Dakota (SSN 784) the first of the Block III Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarines to the U.S. Navy last month, and the boat is on track to be commissioned Oct. 25 in Groton. The North Dakota‘s original May commissioning date was postponed due to quality issues with third party vendor-assembled and delivered components. These issues were serious enough to require an unplanned dry-docking to correct. Additional design certification work was also needed on the submarine’s redesigned bow. Despite this, North Dakota was…
  • Raytheon Begins Production on TALON Laser Guided Rockets for the UAE

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    Raytheon
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:06 pm
    Under a $117 million contract awarded to Raytheon Company, Raytheon Missile Systems has begun production of the TALON Laser Guided Rocket. In 2013, the Armed Forces General Headquarters of the United...
  • Indian role in future Indo-Russian stealth fighter remains unclear

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    Tamir Eshel
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:46 pm
    As India and Russia are negotiating a follow-on contract for engineering phase of India's future stealth fighter, the Indian side is rising concern about the lack of access to technology and adequate work share assigned to the Indian side under the $25-30 billion program.               Related StoriesInnovative robotic systems supporting Marines during warfighting experiment in HawaiiIsrael receives new M346 trainers from ItalyBetter helmets, headgear improve blast protection, reduce facial injuryTaranis UCAV demonstrates…
  • ISIS Seizes 88 Pounds of Uranium From Mosul University – Report

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    9 Jul 2014 | 10:34 pm
    The Iraqi ambassador told the United Nations this week that ISIS terrorists seized 88 pounds of uranium from Mosul University. Reuters reported, via The News Commenter: Insurgents in Iraq have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university in the country’s north, Iraq told the United Nations in a letter appealing for help [...]This story comes to us via Homeland Security - National Terror Alert. National Terror Alert is America's trusted source for homeland security news and information. ISIS Seizes 88 Pounds of Uranium From Mosul University – Report
 
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  • Australia’s Next-Generation Submarines

    Joe Katzman
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:10 am
    Bridge to the future?(click to view full) In its 2009 White Paper, Australia’s Department of Defence and Labor Party government looked at the progress being made in ship killing surveillance-strike complexes, and at their need to defend large sea lanes, as key drivers shaping future navies. These premises are well accepted, but the White Paper’s conclusion was a surprise. It recommended a doubling of Australia’s submarine fleet to 12 boats by 2030-2040, all of which would be a new successor design that would replace the RAN’s Collins Class submarines. The surprise, and…
  • US, China Ramp Up Response to Worsening Ebola Epidemic

    Olivier Travers
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:10 am
    The US is going to send [White House] about 3,000 military personnel to Liberia and neighboring countries in order to coordinate international efforts to contain an Ebola outburst [CDC] that has been getting worse [CBC News] in the past few days. Just hours earlier Médecins Sans Frontières had issued an alarming call to action (video), describing the situation as “overwhelming”, with high infection rates among medical staff sent to help. China is also increasing the number of doctors it is sending to Sierra Leone. How the Chinese respond to the epidemic may reveal [Quartz] the…
  • Sikorsky’s $8.5-11.7B “Multi-Year 8″ H-60 Helicopter Contract

    Joe Katzman
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:40 pm
    US Army HH-60Ms(click to view full) In July 2012, the US military signed another huge contract with Sikorsky. With production of the Army’s HH/UH-60M, and the Navy’s MH-60S and MH-60R helicopters, all in full swing, there’s no question about the need for future orders. In that environment, multi-year contracts allow efficiencies in purchasing, and security of staffing, throughout Sikorsky’s supply chain. These new helicopter types are also available to Foreign Military Sales class customers, under the American contract’s advantageous pricing and terms. The…
  • Hydra, Awakened: Guided Air-Ground Rockets

    Joe Katzman
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:57 am
    Boom.(click to view full) Sen. Leahy’s [D-VT] worked in the mid-2000s to keep the Hydra 70mm rocket family alive through special appropriations, just in time for the Hydras’ potential on the battlefield to rise again. The key was the addition of low-cost precision guidance, which would expand the number of precision weapons carried by helicopters, aircraft, and even UAVs. Over the last few years, the US Army’s 2nd attempt at an APKWS 70mm guided rocket had a near-death experience, before righting the program with Navy funding. Meanwhile, private development efforts are…
  • Hydra-70 Rockets: From Cutbacks to the Future of Warfare

    Joe Katzman
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:23 am
    (click to view larger) Hydra-70 is a family of unguided rockets offering a variety of warhead configurations, from smoke and illumination rounds, to flechettes (hundreds of anti-personnel darts), submunition carriers, and unitary warheads up to 317 pounds. These versatile and relatively inexpensive rockets can be fired from a variety of aircraft, from attack helicopters to jet fighters to light helicopters. Hydra-70s have seen use in Afghanistan and Iraq, and they are arguably the world’s most widely used helicopter-launched weapon system. Magellan’s 70mm CRV-7 rockets and…
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  • Aerial Target QF-16 Takes to the Sky

    Air Force News Agency
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:15 pm
    The Air Force’s newest aerial target took a major step toward preparing warfighters downrange with a realistic fourth-generation replication of what they may face on the battlefield. The first...
  • Raytheon Begins Production on TALON Laser Guided Rockets for the UAE

    Raytheon
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:06 pm
    Under a $117 million contract awarded to Raytheon Company, Raytheon Missile Systems has begun production of the TALON Laser Guided Rocket. In 2013, the Armed Forces General Headquarters of the United...
  • First Mistral-Class Ship Built for Russia Sets Off for Sea Trials: Reports

    RIA Novosti
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The Mistral-class helicopter carrier, the Vladivostok, carrying some 200 Russian sailors on Saturday left the French port of Saint-Nazaire to pass a series of tests. The Vladivostok had left docks at...
  • Body Sensors to Help Soldiers In Future Conflicts

    Army News Service
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:52 pm
    The Army is researching physiological sensors that may help Soldiers achieve superior performance on battlefields of the future, said the commanding general of Fort Detrick, Maryland. Lt. Gen. Joseph...
  • Australia Sends Air Task Force to Iraq

    Australian Department of Defence
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:46 pm
    Following the Government’s decision to prepare to contribute to international led efforts to disrupt and degrade ISIL, the Australian Defence Force will now deploy approximately 600 ADF personnel to...
 
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  • Indian role in future Indo-Russian stealth fighter remains unclear

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    1 Sep 2014 | 1:46 pm
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  • Syrian Jihadists turn against peacekeepers on the Golan

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    31 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
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  • Israel shoot down a Syrian drone over the Golan heights

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    31 Aug 2014 | 6:49 am
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  • Iranian analyst: Israeli drone could have exploited serious gap in Iran’s air defenses

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    31 Aug 2014 | 12:19 am
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    24 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
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    Aerospace-Defense News

  • Bombardier Seen Slowing CSeries Again on Tests: Corporate Canada

    16 Sep 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Bombardier Inc.'s proposed CSeries jet, already two years late, is stirring concern among analysts that the company will miss its target to get the plane in service by the second half of 2015. The initial delivery of the planemaker's biggest-ever model will probably be postponed for a third time, pushing the commercial debut to 2016, according to nine analysts, investors and consultants tracking the program.
  • General Dynamics Wins $234M Navy Contract for Work in Quonset, Newport

    16 Sep 2014 | 2:20 pm
    A $234 million contract awarded to Electric Boat by the U.S. Navy will bring some work to Newport and Quonset. The subsidiary of Groton, Conn.-based General Dynamics was awarded the contract last week and could value $1.5 billion with the potential for exercised options.
  • Elon Musk's SpaceX Among NASA Contenders To Launch Astronauts To Space Station From U.S. Soil

    16 Sep 2014 | 2:20 pm
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil, and one of the likely contenders is SpaceX, the private rocket company formed by PayPal and Tesla co-founder Elon Musk.
  • Old BAE site gets demolition funds

    16 Sep 2014 | 10:19 am
    The U.S. Air Force has agreed to fund the demolition of the old BAE Systems site at 600 Main St. in Westover, a vacant 600,000-square-foot facility. Old BAE site gets demolition funds The U.S. Air Force has agreed to fund the demolition of the old BAE Systems site at 600 Main St. in Westover, a vacant 600,000-square-foot facility.
  • Wall Street flat; oil price lifts energy stocks

    16 Sep 2014 | 8:16 am
    US stocks were little changed on Tuesday, though energy stocks were up for a second session as crude prices edged higher. Traders eyed a two-day Federal Reserve policy meeting which begins Tuesday for clues on the short-term direction of US interest rates.
 
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  • Denmark Builds F-16 Experience In Greenland Deployment

    16 Sep 2014 | 5:18 pm
    The Danish air force is considering a major deployment of F-16 Fighting Falcons to Greenland after successful trials were carried out there in August. The air arm dispatched three F-16s to Kangerlussuaq/Sondrestrom airport in western Greenland from Aug. 5-7 –  the first time in its history that it has deployed fighters to Greenland. read more
  • More Reporting Analysis Needed As SOF Grows, GAO Says

    16 Sep 2014 | 5:18 pm
    As Special Operations Forces (SOF) grow, more analysis is needed of federally required reporting to accurately portray SOF organization and operations, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) says. read more
  • France Deploys Two Rafale Jets To Iraq

    16 Sep 2014 | 5:18 pm
    PARIS — France on Sept. 15 sent two Rafale fighters equipped with intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance pods from French air base Al Dhafra in UAE to conduct a reconnaissance mission over Iraq. The French defense ministry says the mission is being conducted under the tactical control of French Rear Adm. Antoine Beaussant, commander of French forces in the Indian Ocean. read more
  • Australia Sends Combat Aircraft To Middle East To Fight Islamic State

    16 Sep 2014 | 5:18 pm
    LONDON — The Australian government is sending combat and support aircraft to help the international effort against Islamic State (IS) fighters in Iraq. The country’s defense department is sending up to 600 personnel along with eight F/A-18F Super Hornets, Airbus KC-30A refueling aircraft and the Boeing E-7 Wedgetail airborne early warning aircraft to the United Arab Emirates initially, where they will “prepare to respond to future government decisions,” a Sept. 14 statement said. read more
  • For The First Time, Sanctions Affect Russian Aircraft Industry

    16 Sep 2014 | 5:18 pm
    MOSCOW — The new set of Ukraine-related sanctions put into force Sept. 12 by the U.S. and the European Union has for the first time directly affected a Russian aircraft industry that, nevertheless, tries not to notice them. read more
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    Homeland Security News

  • Steven Sotloff beheading video released by ISIS

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

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Islamist militias in Libya took control of nearly a dozen commercial jetliners last month, and western intelligence agencies recently issued a warning that the jets could be used in terrorist attacks across North Africa. Intelligence reports of the stolen jetliners were distributed within the U.S. government over the past two weeks and included a warning that [...]This story comes to us via Homeland Security - National Terror Alert. National Terror Alert is America's trusted source for homeland security news and information. Missing Libyan Jetliners Raise Fears of Suicide Airliner Attacks on…
  • Report: Imminent Terrorist Attack Warning By Feds on US Border

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the [...]This story comes to us via Homeland Security - National Terror Alert. National Terror Alert is America's trusted source for homeland security news and information. Report: Imminent Terrorist Attack Warning By Feds on US Border
  • Malaysia Airlines Flight 17: Official says plane with 280 passengers on board shot down over Ukraine

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:19 am
    A Ukrainian official said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday over a town in the east of the country, and Malaysian Airlines tweeted that it lost contact with one of its flights over Ukrainian airspace. Anton Gerashenko, an adviser to Ukraine’s interior minister, said on his Facebook page the plane was [...]This story comes to us via Homeland Security - National Terror Alert. National Terror Alert is America's trusted source for homeland security news and information. Malaysia Airlines Flight 17: Official says plane with 280 passengers on board shot down over…
  • ISIS Seizes 88 Pounds of Uranium From Mosul University – Report

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    9 Jul 2014 | 10:34 pm
    The Iraqi ambassador told the United Nations this week that ISIS terrorists seized 88 pounds of uranium from Mosul University. Reuters reported, via The News Commenter: Insurgents in Iraq have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university in the country’s north, Iraq told the United Nations in a letter appealing for help [...]This story comes to us via Homeland Security - National Terror Alert. National Terror Alert is America's trusted source for homeland security news and information. ISIS Seizes 88 Pounds of Uranium From Mosul University – Report
 
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  • Winnefeld Visits Invictus Games

    15 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, attended the first day of the Invictus Games, where he spoke with competitors, presented medals, and met with Prince Harry and senior foreign military officials.
  • Obama to Announce Africom Joint Force Command HQ in Liberia

    15 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    U.S. Africa Command will set up a Joint Force Command Headquarters in Liberia to support U.S. and international relief efforts to fight the West Africa Ebola outbreak.
  • U.S. Airstrikes Target ISIL in Iraq

    15 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq, using fighter aircraft to conduct five airstrikes Monday and Tuesday southwest of Baghdad and northwest of Irbil.
  • DoD IG's Office Protects Whistleblowers

    15 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Military and civilian personnel who expose wrongdoing in the government should not become victims, said Nilgun Tolek, the director of whistleblower reprisal investigation at the DoD Inspector General's Office.
  • Breedlove: U.S. Reconsidering Troops Reductions in Europe

    15 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe said Pentagon leaders are reviewing decisions to scale down U.S. forces in Europe in light of the changing security environment triggered by Russia's actions in Ukraine.
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    Defense Daily Network

  • Air Force Awards ULA $938 Million Contract Mod For FY ’15 Launch Capability

    Patrick Host
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:40 pm
    The Air Force said Tuesday it awarded United Launch Alliance (ULA) a $938 million contract modification for fiscal year 2015 launch capability. The cost-plus-incentive-fee contract provides for mission assurance, program management, systems engineering, integration of the space vehicle with the launch vehicle, launch site and range operations and launch infrastructure maintenance and sustainment. $232 million [...]The post Air Force Awards ULA $938 Million Contract Mod For FY ’15 Launch Capability appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Boeing, SpaceX Win NASA Commercial Crew Contracts

    Patrick Host
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Boeing [BA] and Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) on Tuesday won a pair of contracts from NASA totaling $6.8 billion for Commercial Crew (CCP), the civil space agency’s highly-anticipated effort to taxi astronauts to and from the International Space Station (ISS) by 2017. Boeing was awarded $4.2 billion and SpaceX $2.6 billion, a NASA official [...]The post Boeing, SpaceX Win NASA Commercial Crew Contracts appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • First Flight For Air Force’s New Tanker Delayed

    Mike McCarthy
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:13 pm
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.–Wiring problems on the first test aircraft of the Air Force’s KC-46A aerial refueling tanker program has forced the service to delay the initial flight by months, the senior officer overseeing the program said Tuesday. The first flight of the Boeing [BA]-built aircraft had been expected to fly over the summer but that [...]The post First Flight For Air Force’s New Tanker Delayed appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Hagel, Dempsey: DoD Needs More Funding in OCO, Base Budget for Increasing Missions Abroad

    Megan Eckstein
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:27 pm
    The fiscal year 2016 budget request will reflect the recent increase in demand for U.S. military actions, but the Defense Department needs some help from Congress making ends meet in the short-term, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told the Senate on Tuesday. “The budget that we will be coming up here presenting, as you know, in [...]The post Hagel, Dempsey: DoD Needs More Funding in OCO, Base Budget for Increasing Missions Abroad appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Sikorsky Awarded $203 Million Contract Mod For UH-60M Black Hawks Supporting Mexico

    Ann Roosevelt
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Sikorsky [UTX] Monday was awarded a $203 million contract modification to a firm-fixed price contract to procure 18 green UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters and Foreign Military Sales government furnished property to the contractor in support of the Mexican air force. This is the first order in 20 years for the Mexican air force. The Mexican [...]The post Sikorsky Awarded $203 Million Contract Mod For UH-60M Black Hawks Supporting Mexico appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
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  • Air Force Awards ULA $938 Million Contract Mod For FY ’15 Launch Capability

    Patrick Host
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:40 pm
    The Air Force said Tuesday it awarded United Launch Alliance (ULA) a $938 million contract modification for fiscal year 2015 launch capability. The cost-plus-incentive-fee contract provides for mission assurance, program management, systems engineering, integration of the space vehicle with the launch vehicle, launch site and range operations and launch infrastructure maintenance and sustainment. $232 million [...]The post Air Force Awards ULA $938 Million Contract Mod For FY ’15 Launch Capability appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Boeing, SpaceX Win NASA Commercial Crew Contracts

    Patrick Host
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Boeing [BA] and Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) on Tuesday won a pair of contracts from NASA totaling $6.8 billion for Commercial Crew (CCP), the civil space agency’s highly-anticipated effort to taxi astronauts to and from the International Space Station (ISS) by 2017. Boeing was awarded $4.2 billion and SpaceX $2.6 billion, a NASA official [...]The post Boeing, SpaceX Win NASA Commercial Crew Contracts appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • First Flight For Air Force’s New Tanker Delayed

    Mike McCarthy
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:13 pm
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.–Wiring problems on the first test aircraft of the Air Force’s KC-46A aerial refueling tanker program has forced the service to delay the initial flight by months, the senior officer overseeing the program said Tuesday. The first flight of the Boeing [BA]-built aircraft had been expected to fly over the summer but that [...]The post First Flight For Air Force’s New Tanker Delayed appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Hagel, Dempsey: DoD Needs More Funding in OCO, Base Budget for Increasing Missions Abroad

    Megan Eckstein
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:27 pm
    The fiscal year 2016 budget request will reflect the recent increase in demand for U.S. military actions, but the Defense Department needs some help from Congress making ends meet in the short-term, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told the Senate on Tuesday. “The budget that we will be coming up here presenting, as you know, in [...]The post Hagel, Dempsey: DoD Needs More Funding in OCO, Base Budget for Increasing Missions Abroad appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Sikorsky Awarded $203 Million Contract Mod For UH-60M Black Hawks Supporting Mexico

    Ann Roosevelt
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Sikorsky [UTX] Monday was awarded a $203 million contract modification to a firm-fixed price contract to procure 18 green UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters and Foreign Military Sales government furnished property to the contractor in support of the Mexican air force. This is the first order in 20 years for the Mexican air force. The Mexican [...]The post Sikorsky Awarded $203 Million Contract Mod For UH-60M Black Hawks Supporting Mexico appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
 
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  • Air Force Awards ULA $938 Million Contract Mod For FY ’15 Launch Capability

    Patrick Host
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:40 pm
    The Air Force said Tuesday it awarded United Launch Alliance (ULA) a $938 million contract modification for fiscal year 2015 launch capability. The cost-plus-incentive-fee contract provides for mission assurance, program management, systems engineering, integration of the space vehicle with the launch vehicle, launch site and range operations and launch infrastructure maintenance and sustainment. $232 million [...]The post Air Force Awards ULA $938 Million Contract Mod For FY ’15 Launch Capability appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Boeing, SpaceX Win NASA Commercial Crew Contracts

    Patrick Host
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Boeing [BA] and Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) on Tuesday won a pair of contracts from NASA totaling $6.8 billion for Commercial Crew (CCP), the civil space agency’s highly-anticipated effort to taxi astronauts to and from the International Space Station (ISS) by 2017. Boeing was awarded $4.2 billion and SpaceX $2.6 billion, a NASA official [...]The post Boeing, SpaceX Win NASA Commercial Crew Contracts appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • First Flight For Air Force’s New Tanker Delayed

    Mike McCarthy
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:13 pm
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.–Wiring problems on the first test aircraft of the Air Force’s KC-46A aerial refueling tanker program has forced the service to delay the initial flight by months, the senior officer overseeing the program said Tuesday. The first flight of the Boeing [BA]-built aircraft had been expected to fly over the summer but that [...]The post First Flight For Air Force’s New Tanker Delayed appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Hagel, Dempsey: DoD Needs More Funding in OCO, Base Budget for Increasing Missions Abroad

    Megan Eckstein
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:27 pm
    The fiscal year 2016 budget request will reflect the recent increase in demand for U.S. military actions, but the Defense Department needs some help from Congress making ends meet in the short-term, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told the Senate on Tuesday. “The budget that we will be coming up here presenting, as you know, in [...]The post Hagel, Dempsey: DoD Needs More Funding in OCO, Base Budget for Increasing Missions Abroad appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Sikorsky Awarded $203 Million Contract Mod For UH-60M Black Hawks Supporting Mexico

    Ann Roosevelt
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Sikorsky [UTX] Monday was awarded a $203 million contract modification to a firm-fixed price contract to procure 18 green UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters and Foreign Military Sales government furnished property to the contractor in support of the Mexican air force. This is the first order in 20 years for the Mexican air force. The Mexican [...]The post Sikorsky Awarded $203 Million Contract Mod For UH-60M Black Hawks Supporting Mexico appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
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  • Air Force Awards ULA $938 Million Contract Mod For FY ’15 Launch Capability

    Patrick Host
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:40 pm
    The Air Force said Tuesday it awarded United Launch Alliance (ULA) a $938 million contract modification for fiscal year 2015 launch capability. The cost-plus-incentive-fee contract provides for mission assurance, program management, systems engineering, integration of the space vehicle with the launch vehicle, launch site and range operations and launch infrastructure maintenance and sustainment. $232 million [...]The post Air Force Awards ULA $938 Million Contract Mod For FY ’15 Launch Capability appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Boeing, SpaceX Win NASA Commercial Crew Contracts

    Patrick Host
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Boeing [BA] and Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) on Tuesday won a pair of contracts from NASA totaling $6.8 billion for Commercial Crew (CCP), the civil space agency’s highly-anticipated effort to taxi astronauts to and from the International Space Station (ISS) by 2017. Boeing was awarded $4.2 billion and SpaceX $2.6 billion, a NASA official [...]The post Boeing, SpaceX Win NASA Commercial Crew Contracts appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • First Flight For Air Force’s New Tanker Delayed

    Mike McCarthy
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:13 pm
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.–Wiring problems on the first test aircraft of the Air Force’s KC-46A aerial refueling tanker program has forced the service to delay the initial flight by months, the senior officer overseeing the program said Tuesday. The first flight of the Boeing [BA]-built aircraft had been expected to fly over the summer but that [...]The post First Flight For Air Force’s New Tanker Delayed appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Hagel, Dempsey: DoD Needs More Funding in OCO, Base Budget for Increasing Missions Abroad

    Megan Eckstein
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:27 pm
    The fiscal year 2016 budget request will reflect the recent increase in demand for U.S. military actions, but the Defense Department needs some help from Congress making ends meet in the short-term, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told the Senate on Tuesday. “The budget that we will be coming up here presenting, as you know, in [...]The post Hagel, Dempsey: DoD Needs More Funding in OCO, Base Budget for Increasing Missions Abroad appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Sikorsky Awarded $203 Million Contract Mod For UH-60M Black Hawks Supporting Mexico

    Ann Roosevelt
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Sikorsky [UTX] Monday was awarded a $203 million contract modification to a firm-fixed price contract to procure 18 green UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters and Foreign Military Sales government furnished property to the contractor in support of the Mexican air force. This is the first order in 20 years for the Mexican air force. The Mexican [...]The post Sikorsky Awarded $203 Million Contract Mod For UH-60M Black Hawks Supporting Mexico appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
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  • General: ‘We Don’t Have a Replacement’ for A-10, U-2

    16 Sep 2014 | 2:24 pm
    The Air Force does not have a suitable replacement for the planned divestiture of the A-10 Warthog aircraft and U-2 spy plane, senior service leaders said Sept. 16 at the Air Force Association Air and Space Conference, National Harbor, Md. “I don’t want to cut the A-10 and the U-2 – we don’t have a […]
  • Air Force May Certify SpaceX for Launches by December

    16 Sep 2014 | 10:27 am
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The U.S. Air Force may in December certify the start-up rocket-maker Space Exploration Technologies Corp. to compete to launch military and spy satellites, a general said. “I root for SpaceX to come into the competition,” Gen. John Hyten, head of Air Force Space Command, said during a speech Tuesday at the Air […]
  • AFSOC Boss Wants Directed Energy Weapons

    15 Sep 2014 | 1:46 pm
    The head of Air Force Special Operations Command says he is in the market for a directed energy beam weapon and plans to look at acquisitions possibilities as part of the 2017 defense budget. Such a weapon could be used to knock out communications and power stations without the devastation and loss of life caused […]
  • Air Force Plans Major Step in Long Range Strike Bomber Program

    15 Sep 2014 | 1:10 pm
    The Air Force plans to award a contract to build its new bomber to a single vendor by next spring or summer as part of its ongoing effort to engineer a stealthy long range bomber that can evade advanced air defenses, service leaders said Sept. 15 at the Air Force Association Air and Space Conference […]
  • Israel’s ‘AirMule’ in Flight Testing

    14 Sep 2014 | 10:09 pm
    An Israeli company that spent a decade developing an autonomous, unmanned vertical takeoff and landing craft utilizing internal lift rotors says its first prototype is now going through flight tests and it’s at work on a second prototype. Called the AirMule, the rotorcraft is envisioned for use as an unmanned transport – ferrying supplies into […]
 
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  • UN nuclear watchdog head ups pressure on Iran

    16 Sep 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Vienna (AFP) Sept 15, 2014 The head of the UN atomic watchdog hit out Monday at Iran over its lack of cooperation with a probe into its nuclear programme, three weeks after Tehran missed a deadline to provide important information. "In order to resolve all outstanding issues, it is very important that Iran continues to implement, in a timely manner, all practical measures agreed" to improve transparency, International
  • Submarine work contract awarded to General Dynamics Electric Boat

    16 Sep 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Groton, Conn. (UPI) Sep 14, 2014 Planning yard work, engineering and technical support for U.S. Navy nuclear submarines is to be conducted by General Dynamics Electric boat. The company said the Navy contract it received for the work is worth $234 million. However, if all options are exercised over the five-year life of the award, the potential total value would be $1.5 billion. The work to be provided includes
  • Iraq wins pledge of military support against IS

    16 Sep 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Paris (AFP) Sept 15, 2014 The world's top diplomats pledged Monday to support Iraq in its fight against Islamic State militants by "any means necessary", including "appropriate military assistance", as leaders stressed the urgency of the crisis. Representatives from around 30 countries and international organisations, including the United States, Russia and China, gathered in Paris as the savage beheading at the week
  • Australia facility to tackle chem-bio threats

    16 Sep 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Canberra, Australia (UPI) Sep 15, 2014 Australia's Defense Science and Technology Organization has broken ground for an upgraded defense science research facility in the State of Victoria. The purpose-built facility in Melbourne will be pivotal in "achieving an enhanced protective capability against life-threatening diseases and toxic materials," according to Assistant Minister for Defense Stuart Robert at a ground-breaking
  • Israeli arms sale to Ukraine blocked: report

    16 Sep 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Jerusalem (AFP) Sept 15, 2014 A proposed sale of Israeli weapons including drones to Ukraine has been blocked for fear of antagonising Russia, Channel Two television reported on Monday. The broadcaster said a Ukrainian delegation had visited Israel with a view to acquiring military hardware including drones to use against pro-Russian separatists. It was not reported when the visit took place or when the decision to t
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  • Air Force Awards ULA $938 Million Contract Mod For FY ’15 Launch Capability

    Patrick Host
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:40 pm
    The Air Force said Tuesday it awarded United Launch Alliance (ULA) a $938 million contract modification for fiscal year 2015 launch capability. The cost-plus-incentive-fee contract provides for mission assurance, program management, systems engineering, integration of the space vehicle with the launch vehicle, launch site and range operations and launch infrastructure maintenance and sustainment. $232 million [...]The post Air Force Awards ULA $938 Million Contract Mod For FY ’15 Launch Capability appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Boeing, SpaceX Win NASA Commercial Crew Contracts

    Patrick Host
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Boeing [BA] and Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) on Tuesday won a pair of contracts from NASA totaling $6.8 billion for Commercial Crew (CCP), the civil space agency’s highly-anticipated effort to taxi astronauts to and from the International Space Station (ISS) by 2017. Boeing was awarded $4.2 billion and SpaceX $2.6 billion, a NASA official [...]The post Boeing, SpaceX Win NASA Commercial Crew Contracts appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • First Flight For Air Force’s New Tanker Delayed

    Mike McCarthy
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:13 pm
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.–Wiring problems on the first test aircraft of the Air Force’s KC-46A aerial refueling tanker program has forced the service to delay the initial flight by months, the senior officer overseeing the program said Tuesday. The first flight of the Boeing [BA]-built aircraft had been expected to fly over the summer but that [...]The post First Flight For Air Force’s New Tanker Delayed appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Hagel, Dempsey: DoD Needs More Funding in OCO, Base Budget for Increasing Missions Abroad

    Megan Eckstein
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:27 pm
    The fiscal year 2016 budget request will reflect the recent increase in demand for U.S. military actions, but the Defense Department needs some help from Congress making ends meet in the short-term, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told the Senate on Tuesday. “The budget that we will be coming up here presenting, as you know, in [...]The post Hagel, Dempsey: DoD Needs More Funding in OCO, Base Budget for Increasing Missions Abroad appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Sikorsky Awarded $203 Million Contract Mod For UH-60M Black Hawks Supporting Mexico

    Ann Roosevelt
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Sikorsky [UTX] Monday was awarded a $203 million contract modification to a firm-fixed price contract to procure 18 green UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters and Foreign Military Sales government furnished property to the contractor in support of the Mexican air force. This is the first order in 20 years for the Mexican air force. The Mexican [...]The post Sikorsky Awarded $203 Million Contract Mod For UH-60M Black Hawks Supporting Mexico appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
 
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  • News story: The Invictus legacy for rehabilitation of service personnel

    HM Government
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:32 am
    On the penultimate day of the Games, while competitors challenged themselves to win medals, delegates from all 13 participating nations joined recovery experts, charities and injured personnel for a different kind of challenge. At a summit at the iconic ArcelorMittal Orbit tower in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park they came together to share experiences and help each other improve the recovery process. It was Prince Harry, champion of the Invictus Games, who set the mission for the summit: This is an opportunity to get everybody together. I have spoken to some of the competitors, who all have…
  • FOI release: FOI responses released by MOD: week commencing 15 September 2014

    HM Government
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:59 am
    Updated: Added new FOI responses regarding UFOs and Senior Medical Adviser job details,Ministry of Defence (MOD) Freedom of Information (FOI) responses released during the week commencing 15 September 2014.
  • Transparency data: Workforce management information MOD: financial year 2014/15

    HM Government
    12 Aug 2014 | 2:46 am
    Updated: Added amended Workforce Management Information files for July in CSV and XLS.Details of the workforce management data for MOD. These figures are not official statistics. They are internal workforce management information published in the interests of transparency.
  • Guidance: SCE: school websites

    HM Government
    4 Aug 2014 | 6:04 am
    Updated: Added updated list.A list of Service Children’s Education (SCE) schools with links to their websites. Related information Service Children’s Education
  • Guidance: SCE recruitment: teaching vacancies

    HM Government
    4 Aug 2014 | 3:54 am
    Updated: Added new job vacancy advert, job description in Naples and Person specification.A list of current Service Children’s Education teaching vacancies. Related information Civil Service jobs website Service Children’s Education
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  • Aerial Target QF-16 Takes to the Sky

    Air Force News Agency
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:15 pm
    The Air Force’s newest aerial target took a major step toward preparing warfighters downrange with a realistic fourth-generation replication of what they may face on the battlefield. The first...
  • Raytheon Begins Production on TALON Laser Guided Rockets for the UAE

    Raytheon
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:06 pm
    Under a $117 million contract awarded to Raytheon Company, Raytheon Missile Systems has begun production of the TALON Laser Guided Rocket. In 2013, the Armed Forces General Headquarters of the United...
  • First Mistral-Class Ship Built for Russia Sets Off for Sea Trials: Reports

    RIA Novosti
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The Mistral-class helicopter carrier, the Vladivostok, carrying some 200 Russian sailors on Saturday left the French port of Saint-Nazaire to pass a series of tests. The Vladivostok had left docks at...
  • Body Sensors to Help Soldiers In Future Conflicts

    Army News Service
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:52 pm
    The Army is researching physiological sensors that may help Soldiers achieve superior performance on battlefields of the future, said the commanding general of Fort Detrick, Maryland. Lt. Gen. Joseph...
  • Australia Sends Air Task Force to Iraq

    Australian Department of Defence
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:46 pm
    Following the Government’s decision to prepare to contribute to international led efforts to disrupt and degrade ISIL, the Australian Defence Force will now deploy approximately 600 ADF personnel to...
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  • Nato describes Russia and Islamic State as main threats

    Ko Savonije
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:04 am
    Nato has described Russia and Islamic State (IS) as the main threats to Western security, but says it can still talk to Russia despite its invasion of Ukraine.Nato secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen likened Russia to IS in a speech at the Carnegie Europe think tank in Brussels on Monday (15 September).He said: “Russia considers Nato, and the West more broadly, as an adversary. Russia has trampled all the rules and commitments that have kept peace in Europe and beyond since the end of the Cold War … from Moldova to Georgia, and now in Ukraine, Russia has used economic pressure and…
  • US Air Force Expands RQ-4 Global Hawk Fleet

    Ko Savonije
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:53 am
    The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $354 million primarily firm-fixed-price contract to expand their RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS) fleet by three aircraft.Global Hawk operates multiple sensors simultaneously to gather intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) data. The new aircraft are Multi-INT models that carry sophisticated imaging and electronic signals sensors capable of collecting multiple types of intelligence from high altitudes for up to 32 hours.The contract also includes retrofit kits to add Airborne Signals Intelligence Payload…
  • US weapons makers sense rising demand for air defense systems, tanks

    Ko Savonije
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:47 am
    Military crises around the world are boosting foreign demand for U.S. weapons, especially air and missile defense systems, spy equipment and armored vehicles, according to the U.S. government and industry officials.Weapons makers like Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Boeing and Raytheon anticipate new markets for their goods, which could help offset lower U.S. military spending.The Ukraine crisis is reviving long-dormant European demand, while the emerging threat from militant groups like Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has underpinned already strong Middle Eastern demand.Read more
  • Lockheed Martin Conducts Flight Tests Of Aircraft Laser Turret For Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

    Ko Savonije
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:38 am
    Lockheed Martin, in partnership with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and the University of Notre Dame, has demonstrated the airworthiness of a new beam control turret being developed for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and AFRL to give 360-degree coverage for high-energy laser weapons operating on military aircraft.A research aircraft equipped with the Aero-adaptive Aero-optic Beam Control (ABC) turret conducted eight flights in Michigan.“These initial flight tests validate the performance of our ABC turret design, which is an enabler for integrating high…
  • Pratt says next F-35 engine deals will cut costs by 7-8 percent

    Ko Savonije
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:32 am
    Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp, said its contracts with the Pentagon for the next two batches of engines for the Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jet will result in combined cost savings of 7 percent to 8 percent.Bennett Croswell, president of Pratt's military engines division, told reporters the company had already more than halved the cost of its F-35 engine, and the savings from the next two contracts - for the seventh and eighth batches of engines - would come on top of that.Croswell, speaking at the annual Air Force Association conference, said Pratt had essentially…
 
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  • Steven Sotloff beheading video released by ISIS

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

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Islamist militias in Libya took control of nearly a dozen commercial jetliners last month, and western intelligence agencies recently issued a warning that the jets could be used in terrorist attacks across North Africa. Intelligence reports of the stolen jetliners were distributed within the U.S. government over the past two weeks and included a warning that [...]This story comes to us via Homeland Security - National Terror Alert. National Terror Alert is America's trusted source for homeland security news and information. Missing Libyan Jetliners Raise Fears of Suicide Airliner Attacks on…
  • Report: Imminent Terrorist Attack Warning By Feds on US Border

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the [...]This story comes to us via Homeland Security - National Terror Alert. National Terror Alert is America's trusted source for homeland security news and information. Report: Imminent Terrorist Attack Warning By Feds on US Border
  • Malaysia Airlines Flight 17: Official says plane with 280 passengers on board shot down over Ukraine

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:19 am
    A Ukrainian official said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday over a town in the east of the country, and Malaysian Airlines tweeted that it lost contact with one of its flights over Ukrainian airspace. Anton Gerashenko, an adviser to Ukraine’s interior minister, said on his Facebook page the plane was [...]This story comes to us via Homeland Security - National Terror Alert. National Terror Alert is America's trusted source for homeland security news and information. Malaysia Airlines Flight 17: Official says plane with 280 passengers on board shot down over…
  • ISIS Seizes 88 Pounds of Uranium From Mosul University – Report

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    9 Jul 2014 | 10:34 pm
    The Iraqi ambassador told the United Nations this week that ISIS terrorists seized 88 pounds of uranium from Mosul University. Reuters reported, via The News Commenter: Insurgents in Iraq have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university in the country’s north, Iraq told the United Nations in a letter appealing for help [...]This story comes to us via Homeland Security - National Terror Alert. National Terror Alert is America's trusted source for homeland security news and information. ISIS Seizes 88 Pounds of Uranium From Mosul University – Report
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  • Indian role in future Indo-Russian stealth fighter remains unclear

    Tamir Eshel
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:46 pm
    As India and Russia are negotiating a follow-on contract for engineering phase of India's future stealth fighter, the Indian side is rising concern about the lack of access to technology and adequate work share assigned to the Indian side under the $25-30 billion program.               Related StoriesInnovative robotic systems supporting Marines during warfighting experiment in HawaiiIsrael receives new M346 trainers from ItalyBetter helmets, headgear improve blast protection, reduce facial injuryTaranis UCAV demonstrates…
  • Syrian Jihadists turn against peacekeepers on the Golan

    News Desk
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
    The collapse of the Syrian regime’s military stronghold around Quneitra, the main city in the Syrian Golan height, and border crossing with Israel has caught the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) facing a mission it was not prepared to do - face extremist Syrian Jihadist rebels that have been fighting the Syrian regime for more than two years. Two UN contingent forces from Fiji and the Philippines were involved in the fighting over the weekend.               Related StoriesGlobal Hotspots Report –…
  • Israel shoot down a Syrian drone over the Golan heights

    News Desk
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:49 am
    Israel’s air defense Patriot units have shot down a Syrian unmanned aerial vehicle that entered Israeli air space from Syria today. The               Related StoriesGlobal Hotspots Report – 8/2014Update: FAA lifts flight restriction on Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport,US airlines cancel Israel-bound flights fearing rocket attacksAeronautics revamps Orbiter 2 – new B model is an all-digital systemMiddle East Hotspots – August 2014 
  • Iranian analyst: Israeli drone could have exploited serious gap in Iran’s air defenses

    News Desk
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:19 am
    The Israeli drone downed by the Iranian IRGC on August 23 may have exploited a serious gap in Iran's air defense system, an Iranian analyst told Azeri publication Trend.               Related StoriesHovermast – a bird’s eye view over the hillAeronautics revamps Orbiter 2 – new B model is an all-digital systemGlobal Hotspots Report – 8/2014Cyber Intelligence Report – August 1, 2014Taranis UCAV demonstrates stealth capabilities 
  • Videos for 2014-08-24

    24 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Ghost Super Cavitating Vessel Ghost Super Cavitating Vessel Defense-Update http://wp.me/p3cRXG-dpO | GHOST is a combination aircraft/boat that has been designed to fly through an artificial underwater gaseous environment that creates 900 times less hull friction than water. GHOST technology adapts to manned or unmanned, surface or submerged applications. http://defense-update.com/20140824_super_ghost.html From: defenseupdate Views: 1160 19 ratings Time: 01:22 More in News & Politics F-35B - Wet and Wild F-35B - Wet and Wild One of the recent phases of the F-35B JSF flight testing was the…
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  • Indian role in future Indo-Russian stealth fighter remains unclear

    Tamir Eshel
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:46 pm
    As India and Russia are negotiating a follow-on contract for engineering phase of India's future stealth fighter, the Indian side is rising concern about the lack of access to technology and adequate work share assigned to the Indian side under the $25-30 billion program.               Related StoriesInnovative robotic systems supporting Marines during warfighting experiment in HawaiiIsrael receives new M346 trainers from ItalyBetter helmets, headgear improve blast protection, reduce facial injuryTaranis UCAV demonstrates…
  • Syrian Jihadists turn against peacekeepers on the Golan

    News Desk
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
    The collapse of the Syrian regime’s military stronghold around Quneitra, the main city in the Syrian Golan height, and border crossing with Israel has caught the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) facing a mission it was not prepared to do - face extremist Syrian Jihadist rebels that have been fighting the Syrian regime for more than two years. Two UN contingent forces from Fiji and the Philippines were involved in the fighting over the weekend.               Related StoriesGlobal Hotspots Report –…
  • Israel shoot down a Syrian drone over the Golan heights

    News Desk
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:49 am
    Israel’s air defense Patriot units have shot down a Syrian unmanned aerial vehicle that entered Israeli air space from Syria today. The               Related StoriesGlobal Hotspots Report – 8/2014Update: FAA lifts flight restriction on Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport,US airlines cancel Israel-bound flights fearing rocket attacksAeronautics revamps Orbiter 2 – new B model is an all-digital systemMiddle East Hotspots – August 2014 
  • Iranian analyst: Israeli drone could have exploited serious gap in Iran’s air defenses

    News Desk
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:19 am
    The Israeli drone downed by the Iranian IRGC on August 23 may have exploited a serious gap in Iran's air defense system, an Iranian analyst told Azeri publication Trend.               Related StoriesHovermast – a bird’s eye view over the hillAeronautics revamps Orbiter 2 – new B model is an all-digital systemGlobal Hotspots Report – 8/2014Cyber Intelligence Report – August 1, 2014Taranis UCAV demonstrates stealth capabilities 
  • Videos for 2014-08-24

    24 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Ghost Super Cavitating Vessel Ghost Super Cavitating Vessel Defense-Update http://wp.me/p3cRXG-dpO | GHOST is a combination aircraft/boat that has been designed to fly through an artificial underwater gaseous environment that creates 900 times less hull friction than water. GHOST technology adapts to manned or unmanned, surface or submerged applications. http://defense-update.com/20140824_super_ghost.html From: defenseupdate Views: 1160 19 ratings Time: 01:22 More in News & Politics F-35B - Wet and Wild F-35B - Wet and Wild One of the recent phases of the F-35B JSF flight testing was the…
 
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  • First Block III Virginia-class Submarine Delivered

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    General Dynamics Electric Boat delivered North Dakota (SSN 784) the first of the Block III Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarines to … The post First Block III Virginia-class...
  • DSCA’s Institutional Programs

    Jan Tegler
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    The Defense Security Cooperation Agency’s (DSCA’s) Institutional Programs provide immense return on investment. Funded by a mix of appropriations, they reach … The post DSCA’s...
  • From Davits to Docks: The Evolution of U.S. Navy Amphibious Ships

    Norman Friedman
    14 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    USS Arlington (LPD 24) is the culmination of a century of attempts to answer one question: how do you move … The post From Davits to Docks: The Evolution of U.S. Navy Amphibious Ships appeared...
  • Boeing Delivers 5th P-8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft to India

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:01 am
    Boeing has delivered a fifth P-8I maritime patrol aircraft to India, on schedule, on Sept. 9 as part of a … The post Boeing Delivers 5th P-8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft to India appeared first...
  • The XF-85 Goblin

    Robert F. Dorr
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    The McDonnell XF-85 Goblin was the only American aircraft designed on the drawing board as a “parasite” fighter – meant … The post The XF-85 Goblin appeared first on Defense Media...
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  • First Block III Virginia-class Submarine Delivered

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    General Dynamics Electric Boat delivered North Dakota (SSN 784) the first of the Block III Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarines to the U.S. Navy last month, and the boat is on track to be commissioned Oct. 25 in Groton. The North Dakota‘s original May commissioning date was postponed due to quality issues with third party vendor-assembled and delivered components. These issues were serious enough to require an unplanned dry-docking to correct. Additional design certification work was also needed on the submarine’s redesigned bow. Despite this, North Dakota was…
  • DSCA’s Institutional Programs

    Jan Tegler
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    The Defense Security Cooperation Agency’s (DSCA’s) Institutional Programs provide immense return on investment. Funded by a mix of appropriations, they reach out across the globe to improve the capacity, capability, and transparency of emerging and developing defense institutions, and address a broad array of humanitarian needs in partner nations and beyond. The collective effect of the Institutional Programs is measurable in both short- and long-term efforts, ranging from disaster mitigation and mine-risk education to crafting defense policy and improving interoperability. They…
  • From Davits to Docks: The Evolution of U.S. Navy Amphibious Ships

    Norman Friedman
    14 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    USS Arlington (LPD 24) is the culmination of a century of attempts to answer one question: how do you move heavy equipment from the sea onto a beach without piers or other port facilities? That is the central problem of amphibious operations, whether or not the enemy is waiting on the beach to shoot back. Whoever lands from the sea has to build up enough strength quickly enough to fight effectively, and that must include armor and artillery and also supporting vehicles. How do you move heavy equipment from the sea onto a beach without piers or other port facilities? For the United States,…
  • Boeing Delivers 5th P-8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft to India

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:01 am
    Boeing has delivered a fifth P-8I maritime patrol aircraft to India, on schedule, on Sept. 9 as part of a contract for eight aircraft to support the Indian Navy’s maritime patrol requirements, according to a Boeing release. The aircraft joined four previously delivered P-8Is at Naval Air Station Rajali, India, after a flight from Seattle’s Boeing Field. Based on the company’s Next-Generation 737 commercial airplane, the P-8I is the Indian Navy variant of the P-8A Poseidon that Boeing builds for the U.S. Navy. “The P-8I program is progressing on schedule, and the aircraft are providing…
  • The XF-85 Goblin

    Robert F. Dorr
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    The McDonnell XF-85 Goblin was the only American aircraft designed on the drawing board as a “parasite” fighter – meant to be launched from, and retrieved by, another aircraft in flight. It was one of many Cold War ideas that didn’t work. It would have been carried by the mighty B-36 Peacemaker bomber on long-range bombing missions to targets in the Soviet Union and would have helped protect other B-36s from MiG interceptors. The XF-85 had a cramped cockpit. Like an astronaut in space, the Goblin pilot would get no amenity that was not justified. Thus, the rudder pedals…
 
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  • NORKS ban Wi-Fi and satellite internet at embassies

    admin
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:05 am
    North Korea has sent a stern request to foreign embassies, asking them to stop using WiFi and satellite internet services within their walls. NKNews.org reports that the hermit kingdom’s State Radio Regulatory Department has written to diplomatic missions to remind them that licences are required to operate radio equipment. Embassies therefore need to switch off […]
  • Satellite Hotspots For Sub-Saharan Africa

    admin
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:02 am
    SES Broadband Services is to partner with content platform developer Kiora on a content distribution and connectivity platform in Sub-Saharan Africa. This platform is to enable a very cost effective delivery of content and Internet access through a network of Wi-Fi Content Hotspots planned to be located at retail outlets and in public spaces.   […]
  • Satellite phones may be cleared for Himalayas

    admin
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:40 am
    India may soon allow tourists to use satellite phones in the Himalayas and hopes to finalize a policy by the end of this month, said two people familiar with the development. The proposal is to allow the use of the phones in six regions, including Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim and […]
  • Top DTH Execs Discuss Satellite Broadband Possibilities in Russia

    admin
    9 Sep 2014 | 12:37 am
    DTH operators across Russia are still unsure about the prospects of satellite broadband and whether it is worth getting involved in this market. Russia, with a population of close to 150 million people, seems like a ripe market for satellite broadband. However, if a strong market was to materialize it is unlikely that some of […]
  • First Satellite Internet Provider to Surpass One Million Active Users

    admin
    9 Sep 2014 | 12:17 am
    Hughes Network Systems  announced it has become the first company to exceed one million active users in North America for satellite Internet connectivity. This total includes all Hughes retail and wholesale subscribers and additional users receiving services through third-party service operators with capacity arrangements. Hughes, the company that invented satellite Internet, has seen strong demand […]
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  • The Scottish Navy

    JohnT
    14 Sep 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Perhaps this is overly pessimistic but with the referendum just four days away, and with the vote too close to call, I think it's worth seriously discussing how the Royal Navy will be affected in the...
  • Active Modern Military Aircraft Question...Need Input

    P51Fan
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:38 am
    I have been working on a project for some time now and was hoping to get some advice from other aircraft enthusiasts. I have been working on identifying 52 fighter planes that are currently still...
  • Scottish Independence

    gf0012-aust
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:15 pm
    I'm on a number of defence industry and maritime news alerts. In the last week there has been some increasing concern that a yes \vote would have a negative impact - there has been an increase in...
  • Military use of the AW609

    StingrayOZ
    7 Sep 2014 | 7:01 am
    edit: Renamed thread from AW609 to reflect broader discussion. Just thought of a discussion on this very interesting aircraft would be worthwhile. AgustaWestland AW609 - Wikipedia, the free...
  • Future of the French/Russian Mistral LHDs

    JohnT
    6 Sep 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Earlier this week the French government announced its suspension of the Mistral sale to Russia. I'd be interested to hear what you guys think the ships' future will be in the event the deal is...
 
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  • First Block III Virginia-class Submarine Delivered

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    General Dynamics Electric Boat delivered North Dakota (SSN 784) the first of the Block III Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarines to the U.S. Navy last month, and the boat is on track to be commissioned Oct. 25 in Groton. The North Dakota‘s original May commissioning date was postponed due to quality issues with third party vendor-assembled and delivered components. These issues were serious enough to require an unplanned dry-docking to correct. Additional design certification work was also needed on the submarine’s redesigned bow. Despite this, North Dakota was…
  • DSCA’s Institutional Programs

    Jan Tegler
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    The Defense Security Cooperation Agency’s (DSCA’s) Institutional Programs provide immense return on investment. Funded by a mix of appropriations, they reach out across the globe to improve the capacity, capability, and transparency of emerging and developing defense institutions, and address a broad array of humanitarian needs in partner nations and beyond. The collective effect of the Institutional Programs is measurable in both short- and long-term efforts, ranging from disaster mitigation and mine-risk education to crafting defense policy and improving interoperability. They…
  • From Davits to Docks: The Evolution of U.S. Navy Amphibious Ships

    Norman Friedman
    14 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    USS Arlington (LPD 24) is the culmination of a century of attempts to answer one question: how do you move heavy equipment from the sea onto a beach without piers or other port facilities? That is the central problem of amphibious operations, whether or not the enemy is waiting on the beach to shoot back. Whoever lands from the sea has to build up enough strength quickly enough to fight effectively, and that must include armor and artillery and also supporting vehicles. How do you move heavy equipment from the sea onto a beach without piers or other port facilities? For the United States,…
  • Boeing Delivers 5th P-8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft to India

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:01 am
    Boeing has delivered a fifth P-8I maritime patrol aircraft to India, on schedule, on Sept. 9 as part of a contract for eight aircraft to support the Indian Navy’s maritime patrol requirements, according to a Boeing release. The aircraft joined four previously delivered P-8Is at Naval Air Station Rajali, India, after a flight from Seattle’s Boeing Field. Based on the company’s Next-Generation 737 commercial airplane, the P-8I is the Indian Navy variant of the P-8A Poseidon that Boeing builds for the U.S. Navy. “The P-8I program is progressing on schedule, and the aircraft are providing…
  • The XF-85 Goblin

    Robert F. Dorr
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    The McDonnell XF-85 Goblin was the only American aircraft designed on the drawing board as a “parasite” fighter – meant to be launched from, and retrieved by, another aircraft in flight. It was one of many Cold War ideas that didn’t work. It would have been carried by the mighty B-36 Peacemaker bomber on long-range bombing missions to targets in the Soviet Union and would have helped protect other B-36s from MiG interceptors. The XF-85 had a cramped cockpit. Like an astronaut in space, the Goblin pilot would get no amenity that was not justified. Thus, the rudder pedals…
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  • NBC’S 3 STEPS FOR HOME INVASION DEFENSE

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

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

    Utah CCW Carry
    6 Sep 2014 | 8:49 pm
    Federal Regulations: Wait for When It Starts to Collapse on Top of Him. Massive. Gargantuan. Unreadable. There are plenty of words to describe the enormous expanse of federal red tape, but Patrick McLaughlin, a senior research fellow at George Mason … Continue reading → The post THIS GUY BUILT A TOWER TO SHOW HOW BAD FEDERAL REGULATIONS HAVE GOTTEN appeared first on .
  • UTAH CITIES PUSHED TO PURGE GUN RULES BY NATIONAL GROUP

    Utah CCW Carry
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Second Amendment » U.S. gun-rights group urges repeal of local firearm laws in conflict with state code. An elected Holladay City Council member, Gunn for years has been an outspoken board member for the Gun Violence Prevention Center of Utah. He wasn’t … Continue reading → The post UTAH CITIES PUSHED TO PURGE GUN RULES BY NATIONAL GROUP appeared first on .
  • INCONVENIENT CRIME STATISTICS FOR GUN CONTROL ADVOCATES

    Utah CCW Carry
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:22 pm
    Chicago’s crime rate has dropped since Illinois became the 50th state in the nation to adopt a concealed carry law last year, the Washington Times reported. Chicago Police Department Superintendent Garry McCarthy attributed the decrease to “intelligent policing strategies” and said … Continue reading → The post INCONVENIENT CRIME STATISTICS FOR GUN CONTROL ADVOCATES appeared first on .
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