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  • A “Bradley/Stryker Combo” Concept for AMPV?

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    Scott R. Gourley
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    One of the remaining bright spots among the shrinking category of U.S. Army acquisition programs is the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV), a service effort to replace its obsolete and tactically vulnerable fleet of M113-based vehicle platforms with approximately 2,900 more survivable and maintainable platforms in five different variants: mission command; medical evacuation; medical treatment; mortar carrier; and general purpose. What’s new about AMPV is an emerging discussion focused on a vehicle combination that would optimize platform selection based on tactical role and mission while…
  • Egypt interested in buying 24 MiG-35s from Russia

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    22 Apr 2014 | 2:04 pm
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  • Altus, McConnell selected to receive KC-46A Pegasus aircraft

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    22 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
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  • Norwegian Battle-Lab Drive M-113 Via Oculus Rift Augmented Reality Goggles

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    Tamir Eshel
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:54 am
    The Norwegian Army is evaluating the use of commercial off the shelf (COTS) augmented reality goggles, enabling troops to look through the armour protecting their vehicles. In a recent test troops were able to drive an M-113 armoured personnel carrier using the Oculus Rift gaming-goggles. The post Norwegian Battle-Lab Drive M-113 Via Oculus Rift Augmented Reality Goggles appeared first on Defense Update:.               Related StoriesThe Ukrainian crisis – a cyber warfare battlefieldNATO’s quick reaction alert…
  • Defense | Define Defense at Dictionary.com

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    noun 1. resistance against attack; protection: Two more regiments are needed for the defense of the city. 2. something that defends, as a fortification, physical or ...
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  • Defense | Define Defense at Dictionary.com

    23 Apr 2014 | 11:25 pm
    noun 1. resistance against attack; protection: Two more regiments are needed for the defense of the city. 2. something that defends, as a fortification, physical or ...
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    23 Apr 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Definition of DEFENSE: to take specific defensive action against (an opposing team or player or an offensive play) First Known Use of DEFENSE
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    23 Apr 2014 | 8:02 am
    Defense (AmE) or defence (BrE, CanE, AuE and NZE) (see American and British English spelling differences for -ce/-se) may refer to:
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    23 Apr 2014 | 4:20 am
    Welcome to DTS. The Defense Travel System (DTS) is a fully integrated, automated, end-to-end travel management system that enables DoD travelers to create ...
 
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  • Saudi Shopping Spree: A Hardened, Networked National Guard

    Joe Katzman
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:55 pm
    LAV-25 in combat The Saudi Arabian National Guard is seeing a lot of investment lately. In July 2006, the Saudis formally tabled a multi-billion dollar request to buy LAV wheeled APCs and related equipment for its National Guard. October 2010 added a slew of added requests, covering a wide range of transport, scout, and attack helicopters. Other contracts in between have involved missiles, communications, and training. It all adds up to a fairly comprehensive modernization. Who is the SANG, and why are they a globally significant institution? A must-read article in the Tribune-Libanaise…
  • Vietnam’s Russian Restocking

    Joe Katzman
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Kilo Class cutaway(click to view full) In April 2009, reports surfaced that Vietnam had agreed in principle to a deal with Russia for 6 of its diesel-electric Kilo/ Project 636 Class fast attack submarines. By December 2009, it was an inflection-point deal for a capability that Vietnam has never had before. By November 2013, the new submarines had begun to arrive. Nor is that the only change in Vietnam’s military capabilities these days, courtesy of their long-standing relationship with Russia. There have been some outside deals for items like maritime surveillance floatplanes, and a…
  • India Ordering, Modernizing SU-30MKIs

    Joe Katzman
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:39 am
    Indra Dhanush 2007(click to view full) India’s SU-30MKI fighter-bombers are the pride of its fleet. Below them, India’s local Tejas LCA lightweight fighter program aims to fill its low-end fighter needs, and the $10+ billion M-MRCA competition is negotiating to buy France’s Rafale as an intermediate tier. India isn’t neglecting its high end SU-30s, though. Initial SU-30MK and MKI aircraft have all been upgraded to the full SU-30MKI Phase 3 standard, and the upgraded “Super 30″ standard aims to keep Sukhoi’s planes on top. Meanwhile, production…
  • Turkey Finally Lands Its Attack Helicopters

    Joe Katzman
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    T129 ATAK(click to view full) Turkey has been looking to modernize its attack helicopter fleet since the mid-1990s, but the process has mostly served as an object lesson in how not to buy defense equipment. This competition faced many difficulties; after numerous snafus, technology transfer and production issues, and canceled competitions, all 3 invited American manufacturers had abandoned the competition entirely. Even the “final” round seemed imperiled, following reports of the Turkish military’s deep dissatisfaction with the choices. Nevertheless, the competition survived…
  • India Buys C-130J-30 Hercules for Special Forces

    Joe Katzman
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:29 am
    1st flight(click to view full) In May 2006, India Defence quoted Air Chief S.P. Tyagi saying that “the IAF is planning to buy C-130J planes” for its special forces and Border Security Forces. Reports indicate that the IAF is particularly attracted to the C-130J’s ability to land and take off even in improvised or short airfields, and without lights. Those characteristics have served the Hercules well in other anti-terrorism scenarios like Operation Yonatan in Entebbe, and are now more routine maneuvers thanks to the C-130J Hercules’ modern avionics and increased engine…
 
 
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  • At least 4 killed in shooting at Fort Hood; gunman among dead

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

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

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

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

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

    Mike McCarthy
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Raytheon [RTN] has completed testing of a new passive seeker for the Tomahawk cruise missile designed to find and track frequency emitting targets and guide the missile to them, even as the Navy is looking to wind down production of the missile. The testing took place over two days this week and involved attaching a [...]The post Raytheon Testing New Seeker For Tomahawk appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Boeing Selling Tactical Intelligence Aircraft to Single- and Multi-Mission Customers

    Megan Eckstein
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:36 pm
    MIDDLETOWN, Del. – Boeing [BA] has already begun selling its Reconfigurable Airborne Multi-Intelligence System (RAMIS)–which the company is pitching as both a standalone tactical intelligence platform and as a supplement to its P-8 Poseidon and the Insitu Scan Eagle–even as it continues to demonstrate new sensors for the aircraft. Michael Ferguson, a business development representative, [...]The post Boeing Selling Tactical Intelligence Aircraft to Single- and Multi-Mission Customers appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Air Force Developing ‘Master Plan’ That Adheres To Spending Limits, Welsh Says

    Patrick Host
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:28 pm
    The Air Force is developing a new 20-year “master plan” that will adhere to estimated future spending limits as part of a new three-part strategy document, the service’s top officer said Wednesday. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh said the service is embarking on a long-term journey to change the way it performs [...]The post Air Force Developing ‘Master Plan’ That Adheres To Spending Limits, Welsh Says appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Growing UAV Industry Most Interests Air Force, Welsh Says

    Patrick Host
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:24 pm
    The technology of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) being on the brink of “explosive” growth is what most interests the Air Force, its top officer said Wednesday. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh said once commercial businesses start using UAVs more often than manned aircraft for freight delivery is when he expects the technology [...]The post Growing UAV Industry Most Interests Air Force, Welsh Says appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • House Members To Introduce Bill On DoD Cloud Security

    Calvin Biesecker
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Two Democratic House members are introducing legislation requiring separate assessments of the Defense Department’s cloud computing environment. The Department of Defense Cloud Security Act, which will be introduced by Reps. Niki Tsongas (D-Mass.) and Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.), would require the DoD Chief Information Officer (CIO) to determine the security requirements for any cloud computing service [...]The post House Members To Introduce Bill On DoD Cloud Security appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
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  • Raytheon Testing New Seeker For Tomahawk

    Mike McCarthy
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Raytheon [RTN] has completed testing of a new passive seeker for the Tomahawk cruise missile designed to find and track frequency emitting targets and guide the missile to them, even as the Navy is looking to wind down production of the missile. The testing took place over two days this week and involved attaching a [...]The post Raytheon Testing New Seeker For Tomahawk appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Boeing Selling Tactical Intelligence Aircraft to Single- and Multi-Mission Customers

    Megan Eckstein
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:36 pm
    MIDDLETOWN, Del. – Boeing [BA] has already begun selling its Reconfigurable Airborne Multi-Intelligence System (RAMIS)–which the company is pitching as both a standalone tactical intelligence platform and as a supplement to its P-8 Poseidon and the Insitu Scan Eagle–even as it continues to demonstrate new sensors for the aircraft. Michael Ferguson, a business development representative, [...]The post Boeing Selling Tactical Intelligence Aircraft to Single- and Multi-Mission Customers appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Air Force Developing ‘Master Plan’ That Adheres To Spending Limits, Welsh Says

    Patrick Host
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:28 pm
    The Air Force is developing a new 20-year “master plan” that will adhere to estimated future spending limits as part of a new three-part strategy document, the service’s top officer said Wednesday. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh said the service is embarking on a long-term journey to change the way it performs [...]The post Air Force Developing ‘Master Plan’ That Adheres To Spending Limits, Welsh Says appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Growing UAV Industry Most Interests Air Force, Welsh Says

    Patrick Host
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:24 pm
    The technology of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) being on the brink of “explosive” growth is what most interests the Air Force, its top officer said Wednesday. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh said once commercial businesses start using UAVs more often than manned aircraft for freight delivery is when he expects the technology [...]The post Growing UAV Industry Most Interests Air Force, Welsh Says appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • House Members To Introduce Bill On DoD Cloud Security

    Calvin Biesecker
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Two Democratic House members are introducing legislation requiring separate assessments of the Defense Department’s cloud computing environment. The Department of Defense Cloud Security Act, which will be introduced by Reps. Niki Tsongas (D-Mass.) and Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.), would require the DoD Chief Information Officer (CIO) to determine the security requirements for any cloud computing service [...]The post House Members To Introduce Bill On DoD Cloud Security appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
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  • Raytheon Testing New Seeker For Tomahawk

    Mike McCarthy
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Raytheon [RTN] has completed testing of a new passive seeker for the Tomahawk cruise missile designed to find and track frequency emitting targets and guide the missile to them, even as the Navy is looking to wind down production of the missile. The testing took place over two days this week and involved attaching a [...]The post Raytheon Testing New Seeker For Tomahawk appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Boeing Selling Tactical Intelligence Aircraft to Single- and Multi-Mission Customers

    Megan Eckstein
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:36 pm
    MIDDLETOWN, Del. – Boeing [BA] has already begun selling its Reconfigurable Airborne Multi-Intelligence System (RAMIS)–which the company is pitching as both a standalone tactical intelligence platform and as a supplement to its P-8 Poseidon and the Insitu Scan Eagle–even as it continues to demonstrate new sensors for the aircraft. Michael Ferguson, a business development representative, [...]The post Boeing Selling Tactical Intelligence Aircraft to Single- and Multi-Mission Customers appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Air Force Developing ‘Master Plan’ That Adheres To Spending Limits, Welsh Says

    Patrick Host
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:28 pm
    The Air Force is developing a new 20-year “master plan” that will adhere to estimated future spending limits as part of a new three-part strategy document, the service’s top officer said Wednesday. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh said the service is embarking on a long-term journey to change the way it performs [...]The post Air Force Developing ‘Master Plan’ That Adheres To Spending Limits, Welsh Says appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Growing UAV Industry Most Interests Air Force, Welsh Says

    Patrick Host
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:24 pm
    The technology of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) being on the brink of “explosive” growth is what most interests the Air Force, its top officer said Wednesday. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh said once commercial businesses start using UAVs more often than manned aircraft for freight delivery is when he expects the technology [...]The post Growing UAV Industry Most Interests Air Force, Welsh Says appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • House Members To Introduce Bill On DoD Cloud Security

    Calvin Biesecker
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Two Democratic House members are introducing legislation requiring separate assessments of the Defense Department’s cloud computing environment. The Department of Defense Cloud Security Act, which will be introduced by Reps. Niki Tsongas (D-Mass.) and Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.), would require the DoD Chief Information Officer (CIO) to determine the security requirements for any cloud computing service [...]The post House Members To Introduce Bill On DoD Cloud Security appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
 
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  • Raytheon Testing New Seeker For Tomahawk

    Mike McCarthy
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Raytheon [RTN] has completed testing of a new passive seeker for the Tomahawk cruise missile designed to find and track frequency emitting targets and guide the missile to them, even as the Navy is looking to wind down production of the missile. The testing took place over two days this week and involved attaching a [...]The post Raytheon Testing New Seeker For Tomahawk appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Boeing Selling Tactical Intelligence Aircraft to Single- and Multi-Mission Customers

    Megan Eckstein
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:36 pm
    MIDDLETOWN, Del. – Boeing [BA] has already begun selling its Reconfigurable Airborne Multi-Intelligence System (RAMIS)–which the company is pitching as both a standalone tactical intelligence platform and as a supplement to its P-8 Poseidon and the Insitu Scan Eagle–even as it continues to demonstrate new sensors for the aircraft. Michael Ferguson, a business development representative, [...]The post Boeing Selling Tactical Intelligence Aircraft to Single- and Multi-Mission Customers appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Air Force Developing ‘Master Plan’ That Adheres To Spending Limits, Welsh Says

    Patrick Host
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:28 pm
    The Air Force is developing a new 20-year “master plan” that will adhere to estimated future spending limits as part of a new three-part strategy document, the service’s top officer said Wednesday. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh said the service is embarking on a long-term journey to change the way it performs [...]The post Air Force Developing ‘Master Plan’ That Adheres To Spending Limits, Welsh Says appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Growing UAV Industry Most Interests Air Force, Welsh Says

    Patrick Host
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:24 pm
    The technology of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) being on the brink of “explosive” growth is what most interests the Air Force, its top officer said Wednesday. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh said once commercial businesses start using UAVs more often than manned aircraft for freight delivery is when he expects the technology [...]The post Growing UAV Industry Most Interests Air Force, Welsh Says appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • House Members To Introduce Bill On DoD Cloud Security

    Calvin Biesecker
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Two Democratic House members are introducing legislation requiring separate assessments of the Defense Department’s cloud computing environment. The Department of Defense Cloud Security Act, which will be introduced by Reps. Niki Tsongas (D-Mass.) and Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.), would require the DoD Chief Information Officer (CIO) to determine the security requirements for any cloud computing service [...]The post House Members To Introduce Bill On DoD Cloud Security appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
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  • Sirkorski Demonstrates Unmanned Black Hawk

    Matt Cox
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:48 am
    In cooperation with the U.S. Army, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., successfully flew an unmanned Black Hawk helicopter recently in an effort to provide autonomous cargo delivery to soldiers on the battlefield. The Optionally Piloted Black Hawk Demonstrator, known as Sikorsky’s Manned/Unmanned Resupply Aerial Lifter program, conducted the first flight demonstration on March 11 at Sikorsky’s Development […]
  • Australia Buys 58 More F-35s

    Mike Hoffman
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Australia announced Tuesday it will buy 58 more F-35s at a cost of $12.4 billion to build their fleet of fifth generation fighters to 72. The purchase agreement offered a boost to the Joint Strike Fighter program a week after it was announced the costs increased by $7.4 billion at a time the U.S. expect […]
  • U.S. and Russian Dolphins May Meet in Black Sea

    Mike Hoffman
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:23 am
    Forget frigates or destroyers, the next show of force between the U.S. and Russia in the Black Sea could be the fleet of military dolphins trained by the two navies. The U.S. Navy had planned to include dolphins in the upcoming training exercises planned for the Black Sea. Tom LaPuzza,  spokesman for the U.S. Navy’s marine mammals […]
  • U.S. to Test Seabed Resupply Systems by 2016

    Bryant Jordan
    21 Apr 2014 | 12:12 pm
    The Pentagon wants to set up a network of seafloor-bedded “nodes” that would include anything from supplies to weaponry to be called to the surface for military action when needed. The Defense Department could begin field testing its “Upward Falling Payloads” anytime after October, according to the Defense Advance Research Projects Agency. The system will […]
  • Navy’s Bluefin-21 Drone Dives for MH370

    Bryant Jordan
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:51 am
    One of the most advance undersea drones contracted by the U.S. Navy is getting the workout of its robotic life this week as it plunges ever deeper into the Indian Ocean in search of missing Malaysian Airline’s flight MH370’s locator. The Bluevin-21 has been on the scene in the Indian Ocean for about two weeks […]
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    Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense

  • Dispute islands 'within scope' of US-Japan alliance: Obama

    24 Apr 2014 | 3:32 am
    Tokyo (AFP) April 23, 2014 The islands at the centre of a corrosive row between Tokyo and Beijing are covered by the US-Japan defence alliance, Barack Obama told a newspaper ahead of his arrival in Tokyo Wednesday. Obama, whose tour of Asia will also take in South Korea, the Philippines and Malaysia, is the first sitting US president to explicitly affirm that hostile action against the island chain would spark an Amer
  • China frees Japan ship after $28 mn paid in 1930s row

    24 Apr 2014 | 3:32 am
    Shanghai (AFP) April 24, 2014 China on Thursday released a seized Japanese ship after its owner paid $28 million in compensation, a court said, in a business dispute dating to the 1930s which underlines tensions between the countries. The Shanghai Maritime Court announced Saturday it had impounded a large freighter owned by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines in accordance with the law, as the Japanese company had failed to compensate a
  • Lockheed Martin Demonstrates Enhanced Ground Control System and Software for Small Unmanned Aircraft

    24 Apr 2014 | 3:32 am
    Owego NY (SPX) Apr 25, 2014 Lockheed Martin's Group 1 family of unmanned aircraft systems is migrating to enhanced automation capabilities using its Kestrel "Fly Light" flight control systems and industry-leading mobile Ground Control Station (mGCS) software. The increased automation allows operators to focus on executing the mission, rather than flying various aircraft. Earlier this year, Lockheed Martin's Desert Ha
  • Raytheon touts ballistic missile defense weapon

    24 Apr 2014 | 3:32 am
    Tucson (UPI) Apr 24, 2013 The second generation Standard Missile-3 Block IB missile made by Raytheon has been deployed for the first time by the U.S. Navy. Raytheon, in headlining the missile's deployment, said the event marks the start of the second phase of the U.S. Phased Adaptive Approach to countering ballistic missile threats. "The SM-3 Block IB's completion of initial operational testing last year
  • Australia to buy 58 US F-35s for $11.6bn

    24 Apr 2014 | 3:32 am
    Sydney (AFP) April 23, 2014 Australia will purchase 58 more F-35 Joint Strike Fighters at a cost of Aus$12.4 billion ($11.6 billion) in a major upgrade to defence capabilities, the government said. The new aircraft will bring Australia's total JSF force to 72 aircraft, with the first due to arrive in Australia in 2018 and enter service in 2020. "The F-35 will provide a major boost to the Australian Defence Force's
 
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  • Raytheon Testing New Seeker For Tomahawk

    Mike McCarthy
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Raytheon [RTN] has completed testing of a new passive seeker for the Tomahawk cruise missile designed to find and track frequency emitting targets and guide the missile to them, even as the Navy is looking to wind down production of the missile. The testing took place over two days this week and involved attaching a [...]The post Raytheon Testing New Seeker For Tomahawk appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Boeing Selling Tactical Intelligence Aircraft to Single- and Multi-Mission Customers

    Megan Eckstein
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:36 pm
    MIDDLETOWN, Del. – Boeing [BA] has already begun selling its Reconfigurable Airborne Multi-Intelligence System (RAMIS)–which the company is pitching as both a standalone tactical intelligence platform and as a supplement to its P-8 Poseidon and the Insitu Scan Eagle–even as it continues to demonstrate new sensors for the aircraft. Michael Ferguson, a business development representative, [...]The post Boeing Selling Tactical Intelligence Aircraft to Single- and Multi-Mission Customers appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Air Force Developing ‘Master Plan’ That Adheres To Spending Limits, Welsh Says

    Patrick Host
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:28 pm
    The Air Force is developing a new 20-year “master plan” that will adhere to estimated future spending limits as part of a new three-part strategy document, the service’s top officer said Wednesday. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh said the service is embarking on a long-term journey to change the way it performs [...]The post Air Force Developing ‘Master Plan’ That Adheres To Spending Limits, Welsh Says appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Growing UAV Industry Most Interests Air Force, Welsh Says

    Patrick Host
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:24 pm
    The technology of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) being on the brink of “explosive” growth is what most interests the Air Force, its top officer said Wednesday. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh said once commercial businesses start using UAVs more often than manned aircraft for freight delivery is when he expects the technology [...]The post Growing UAV Industry Most Interests Air Force, Welsh Says appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • House Members To Introduce Bill On DoD Cloud Security

    Calvin Biesecker
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Two Democratic House members are introducing legislation requiring separate assessments of the Defense Department’s cloud computing environment. The Department of Defense Cloud Security Act, which will be introduced by Reps. Niki Tsongas (D-Mass.) and Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.), would require the DoD Chief Information Officer (CIO) to determine the security requirements for any cloud computing service [...]The post House Members To Introduce Bill On DoD Cloud Security appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
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  • News story: HMS Tireless stands down in search for missing aircraft

    HM Government
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:59 am
    Working alongside the survey ship HMS Echo, Tireless played an important role in the hunt for the black box signal by using her specialist sonar capabilities. But, with the Australian command assessing that there is no prospect of further acoustic detections associated with the aircraft black boxes, HMS Tireless has been stood down. Commanding officer of HMS Tireless, Commander R Hywel Griffiths, said: I am proud of the part HMS Tireless has played in the operation to find MH370. The only submarine participating, Tireless, with her advanced underwater search capability, is ideally suited to…
  • News story: A watchful eye on UK sea and airspace

    HM Government
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:01 am
    The Royal Navy’s fleet ready escort tracked and met up with the Russian destroyer Vice Admiral Kulakov as it transited past the UK. HMS Dragon, a Type 45 destroyer, pinpointed and monitored the movement of the Russian vessel as she approached British waters in a well-established and standard response to such events. Dragon deployed from Portsmouth last week to pre-position well north of Scotland in good time to respond to the Udaloy Class destroyer’s deployment. She made contact with the Kulakov and is now keeping an eye on the Russian ship’s transit south. The commanding officer of HMS…
  • Guidance: Education of Service Children Change Programme: documents

    HM Government
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    Education of Service Children Change Programme (ESCCPP) documents include: a programme brief monthly updates supporting unit moves Related information: Education of Service Children Change Programme
  • Guidance: Dartmoor firing times

    HM Government
    4 Jul 2013 | 5:40 am
    Updated: Added new firing times for the period commencing 24 April 2014 in CSV and PDF formats.The firing times are presented in 2 file formats. The PDF format is web browseable and accessible on mobile devices such as Blackberry’s, smart phones and tablets. The CSV format enables the MOD to post information on data.gov.uk, and therefore be transparent. Related information Dartmoor maps Dartmoor, Devon the Defence Training Estate public access to military areas a brief history of Dartmoor
  • Detailed guide: Directorate Children and Young People

    HM Government
    12 Dec 2012 | 12:16 pm
    Updated: Added information about the Education of Service Children Change Programme (ESCCP).The Directorate Children and Young People (DCYP) provides appropriate professional direction, support and advice in order to ensure that children and young people are provided with every opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and fulfil their potential. The ‘Children and young people’s strategy and improvement plan’ seeks to provide the framework for the delivery of children and young people’s services across defence. The plan aims to co-ordinate and concentrate the efforts of a…
 
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  • Vietnam to arm new Gepard-class frigates with Palma CIWS

    Ko Savonije
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:35 am
    The People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) Navy will equip its third and fourth Russian-built Gepard 3.9 (Project 11661) light frigates with the Palma close-in weapon system (CIWS), Nudelman Precision Engineering Design Bureau confirmed in a statement issued 22 April.The PAVN is scheduled to take delivery of the vessels, reported to be anti-submarine warfare (ASW) variants, in 2017. The first two ships in class, Dinh Tien Hoang and Ly Thai Ho , were commissioned in March and August 2011 respectively and loaded with a similar CIWS.Read more
  • Raytheon Recovering From Missile Delivery Delays, Air Force Says

    Ko Savonije
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:25 am
    Raytheon Co. has recovered almost 30 percent of about $621 million withheld by the U.S. Air Force since 2012 because it missed deadlines for delivering missiles.Raytheon, the world’s largest missile maker, received $179 million of the performance payments that had been held back as of March 5, Ed Gulick, a spokesman for the Air Force, said in an e-mailed statement. The funds were released under a revised delivery schedule agreed on in December 2012.Read more
  • Akash Missile Fails to Destroy PTA Target

    Ko Savonije
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:59 am
    Misfortune struck the Akash missile project once again during a user associate trial from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) off the Odisha coast on Wednesday. The missile, test-fired by the Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel, reportedly failed to destroy the target.After twin successes in February, this sophisticated surface-to-air nuclear capable missile this time missed the ‘missed-distance’ proximity. It was the missile’s first trial of the three-trial series.Defence sources said the missile was launched from the launching complex-III of the ITR at Chandipur-on-sea at about 2.43 pm.
  • Army to get new missile for upgraded Pantsir-S system by end of 2014

    Ko Savonije
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:55 am
    The Russian army will get an upgraded version of the Pantsir-S air defense system and a new missile for it by the end of the year, Colonel Yuri Muravkin, deputy commander of the air defense troops, said on Wednesday, April 23.“The modernization of the serial Pantsir-S systems with new missiles is underway now, and we expect to get them by the end of the year. It will be a new upgraded version of the serial system,” he said.The new missile will increase the system’s range of fire from 20 to 30 kilometers. “The dimensions of the missile will be altered slightly but it will fit in as…
  • US Navy deploys Standard Missile-3 Block IB for first time

    Ko Savonije
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:50 am
    In partnership with the Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Navy deployed the second-generation Standard Missile-3 Block IB made by Raytheon Company for the first time, initiating the second phase of the Phased Adaptive Approach."The SM-3 Block IB's completion of initial operational testing last year set the stage for a rapid deployment to theater," said Dr. Taylor W. Lawrence, president of Raytheon Missile Systems. "The SM-3's highly successful test performance gives combatant commanders around the world the confidence they need to counter the growing ballistic missile threat." Read more
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  • At least 4 killed in shooting at Fort Hood; gunman among dead

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

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

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

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

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

    News Desk
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:14 pm
    MBDA has demonstrated the firing capabilities of its MMP missile in an operational configuration, fired from a confined space. The weapon's warhead has also passed an important milestone, demonstrating its lethality against modern main battle tanks. The post MBDA demonstrates firing MMP missiles from confined space appeared first on Defense Update:.               Related StoriesBrimstone Completes Drone Test TrialsWashington to supply 14,000 TOW missiles to the Saudi National GuardNorwegian Battle-Lab Drive M-113 Via Oculus…
  • Washington to supply 14,000 TOW missiles to the Saudi National Guard

    News Desk
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:50 am
    Following a conclusion of a large foreign military sales contract signed by the US Government, the Raytheon company is expecting an order for 14,000 tube-launched, optically tracked, wireless-guided (TOW) missiles worth about $750 million. The post Washington to supply 14,000 TOW missiles to the Saudi National Guard appeared first on Defense Update:.               Related StoriesMBDA demonstrates firing MMP missiles from confined spaceEgypt interested in buying 24 MiG-35s from RussiaTension is mounting along Israel-Gaza…
  • NATO’s quick reaction alert scrambled to follow Russian bombers over the North Sea

    News Desk
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:32 am
    Russian bombers Flying on a 16 hour training mission over the North Sea, two Russian Tu-95 bombers (NATO reporting name: ’Bear’) were intercepted yesterday by British, Dutch and Danish fighter jets. It is not the first time such an event happens, but this one has attracted the media attention due to the heightened tension over Russian military activity in Ukraine. The post NATO’s quick reaction alert scrambled to follow Russian bombers over the North Sea appeared first on Defense Update:.               Related…
  • Egypt interested in buying 24 MiG-35s from Russia

    News Desk
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Russia has acknowledged an Egyptian request to procure a squadron of MiG-35 advanced fighter aircraft, to include up to 24 fighter jets at a cost of US$3 billion. The post Egypt interested in buying 24 MiG-35s from Russia appeared first on Defense Update:.               Related StoriesRussian Air Force to Receive More MiG-29SMTTwo Drone Attacks Kill at least 13 AQAP Terrorists in YemenJapan’s stealth fighter demonstrator on schedule for first flight this YearJordanian Fighter Jets Attack Repel Terror Raid from Syria,…
  • Norwegian Battle-Lab Drive M-113 Via Oculus Rift Augmented Reality Goggles

    Tamir Eshel
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:54 am
    The Norwegian Army is evaluating the use of commercial off the shelf (COTS) augmented reality goggles, enabling troops to look through the armour protecting their vehicles. In a recent test troops were able to drive an M-113 armoured personnel carrier using the Oculus Rift gaming-goggles. The post Norwegian Battle-Lab Drive M-113 Via Oculus Rift Augmented Reality Goggles appeared first on Defense Update:.               Related StoriesThe Ukrainian crisis – a cyber warfare battlefieldNATO’s quick reaction alert…
 
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  • MBDA demonstrates firing MMP missiles from confined space

    News Desk
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:14 pm
    MBDA has demonstrated the firing capabilities of its MMP missile in an operational configuration, fired from a confined space. The weapon's warhead has also passed an important milestone, demonstrating its lethality against modern main battle tanks. The post MBDA demonstrates firing MMP missiles from confined space appeared first on Defense Update:.               Related StoriesBrimstone Completes Drone Test TrialsWashington to supply 14,000 TOW missiles to the Saudi National GuardNorwegian Battle-Lab Drive M-113 Via Oculus…
  • Washington to supply 14,000 TOW missiles to the Saudi National Guard

    News Desk
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:50 am
    Following a conclusion of a large foreign military sales contract signed by the US Government, the Raytheon company is expecting an order for 14,000 tube-launched, optically tracked, wireless-guided (TOW) missiles worth about $750 million. The post Washington to supply 14,000 TOW missiles to the Saudi National Guard appeared first on Defense Update:.               Related StoriesMBDA demonstrates firing MMP missiles from confined spaceEgypt interested in buying 24 MiG-35s from RussiaTension is mounting along Israel-Gaza…
  • NATO’s quick reaction alert scrambled to follow Russian bombers over the North Sea

    News Desk
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:32 am
    Russian bombers Flying on a 16 hour training mission over the North Sea, two Russian Tu-95 bombers (NATO reporting name: ’Bear’) were intercepted yesterday by British, Dutch and Danish fighter jets. It is not the first time such an event happens, but this one has attracted the media attention due to the heightened tension over Russian military activity in Ukraine. The post NATO’s quick reaction alert scrambled to follow Russian bombers over the North Sea appeared first on Defense Update:.               Related…
  • Egypt interested in buying 24 MiG-35s from Russia

    News Desk
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Russia has acknowledged an Egyptian request to procure a squadron of MiG-35 advanced fighter aircraft, to include up to 24 fighter jets at a cost of US$3 billion. The post Egypt interested in buying 24 MiG-35s from Russia appeared first on Defense Update:.               Related StoriesRussian Air Force to Receive More MiG-29SMTTwo Drone Attacks Kill at least 13 AQAP Terrorists in YemenJapan’s stealth fighter demonstrator on schedule for first flight this YearJordanian Fighter Jets Attack Repel Terror Raid from Syria,…
  • Norwegian Battle-Lab Drive M-113 Via Oculus Rift Augmented Reality Goggles

    Tamir Eshel
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:54 am
    The Norwegian Army is evaluating the use of commercial off the shelf (COTS) augmented reality goggles, enabling troops to look through the armour protecting their vehicles. In a recent test troops were able to drive an M-113 armoured personnel carrier using the Oculus Rift gaming-goggles. The post Norwegian Battle-Lab Drive M-113 Via Oculus Rift Augmented Reality Goggles appeared first on Defense Update:.               Related StoriesThe Ukrainian crisis – a cyber warfare battlefieldNATO’s quick reaction alert…
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  • 10 reasons why you shouldn't vote for a vet

    Thomas E. Ricks
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:20 am
    By Jim Gourley Best Defense regular columnist Maryland Attorney General and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Douglas Gansler committed a campaign faux pas this week when he intoned that his opponent, Lieutenant Governor and Iraq war veteran Anthony Brown, was not as prepared to do a "real job." The situation is full of peculiarities. Fox News jumped all over the opportunity to support the military, and slam a Democrat at the same time, but they misconstrued Gansler's "real job" remark to mean the job of governor when he was really talking about healthcare reform.* Fox…
  • Sherman (X): Never judge a battle by what you first encounter in the rear

    Thomas E. Ricks
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:12 am
    General Sherman on coming to the scene of a battle: "I never saw the rear of an army engaged in battle but I feared that some calamity had happened at the front -- the apparent confusion, broken wagons, crippled horses, men lying about dead and maimed, parties hastening to and fro in seeming disorder, and a general apprehension of something dreadful about to ensue; all these signs, however, lessened as I neared the front, and there the contrast was complete -- perfect order, men and horses full of confidence."
  • Do military women want combat jobs? The survey numbers say yes -- and so do more than 9,000 combat action badges

    Thomas E. Ricks
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:10 am
    By Col. Ellen Haring, USAR Best Defense guest columnist Headlines that claim that "Few Army Women Want Combat Jobs" leave me scratching my head and wondering what constitutes a "few women" and why this is even a newsworthy headline? I am one of the Army women who took the survey that asked us about our interest in serving in combat jobs. At a briefing in December, the Army reported the results of the propensity to serve in combat specialties survey to the Defense Advisory Council on Women in the Services. The Army reported that 22 percent of currently serving women…
  • The future of war (no. 26): Where are the professional military voices in New America's project on the future of war?

    Thomas E. Ricks
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:37 am
    By Maj. Matt Cavanaugh, U.S. Army Best Defense Future of War essay contest entry Though New America is doing great service by leading some much-needed public discussion, its "Future of War" project is seriously flawed. It's not who New America selected for the team. The named panel includes two superstars from the world of academia, law, and policy, plus an innovative technology thinker, and two journalists who likely have spent more time in interesting combat zones than the vast majority of military officers currently in uniform. The issue is the demographic not represented. The…
  • Gen. Sherman (IX): His wartime communications with the enemy

    Thomas E. Ricks
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:35 am
    More from good old General Sherman to continue our celebration of Confederate Defeat Month: In Afghanistan some American soldiers were shocked that members of government forces sometimes would talk over the radio with their Taliban enemies across the front lines. I thought of that when reading the Civil War letters of General William T. Sherman, which one of you recommended recently after I began dipping into his memoirs. Given his performance in torching a wide swath of Georgia and South Carolina, no one would call Sherman a Confederate sympathizer, or even doubt his strong loyalty to the…
 
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  • F-16 Fighting Falcon 40th Anniversary

    Defense Media Network
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Forty years after its first flight, the F-16 Fighting Falcon continues to be a workhorse for U.S. Air Force and the air forces of 25 other nations. Making its first flight on Jan. 20, 1974, the F-16 is still manufactured by Lockheed Martin today. Nicknamed the ‘Viper,’ more than 4,500 F-16s have been manufactured since the first production model rolled off the line in Fort Worth, Texas, in August, 1978. The F-16 is likely to continue to serve as a front-line fighter for decades more and to continue to evolve. This Lockheed Martin video highlights some of those 40 years and the…
  • NATO Minesweepers Deploy to Baltic Sea to Reassure Allies

    Steven Hoarn
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    A year ago, the deployment of five NATO vessels to the Baltic Sea on a mission of port visits and the hunting of undisposed World War I and World War II ordnance would be unlikely to draw statements from Supreme Allied Commander Europe or the presence of the deputy chief of staff of Allied Maritime Command. The situation in Ukraine has changed that and brought about an urgency by NATO to strengthen its support for member nations who lie along NATO’s eastern border. The deployment of the five ships that compose Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group One (SNMCMG1) on April 22 is the latest…
  • Intelligence Agencies, USSOCOM Signal Support for Higher Resolution Commerical Satellite Imagery

    Steven Hoarn
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    U.S. government agencies have long resisted allowing commercial satellite companies to provide high-resolution images from their satellites to the public. That may be beginning to change. Officials representing a range of government and military organizations voiced their support for overturning the regulation, which currently bars the release of imagery with a resolution of less than 50 centimeters. “We have reached intelligence community consensus on allowing higher resolution for commercial providers.” At the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation’s (USGIF’s) GEOINT…
  • A “Bradley/Stryker Combo” Concept for AMPV?

    Scott R. Gourley
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    One of the remaining bright spots among the shrinking category of U.S. Army acquisition programs is the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV), a service effort to replace its obsolete and tactically vulnerable fleet of M113-based vehicle platforms with approximately 2,900 more survivable and maintainable platforms in five different variants: mission command; medical evacuation; medical treatment; mortar carrier; and general purpose. What’s new about AMPV is an emerging discussion focused on a vehicle combination that would optimize platform selection based on tactical role and mission while…
  • Interview with Capt. Mark Vandroff, DDG 51 Program Manager, PEO Ships, Naval Sea Systems Command

    John D. Gresham
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    Capt. Mark Vandroff is the DDG 51 program manager, PEO Ships, Naval Sea Systems Command. Vandroff graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in physics. In December 1989, he graduated from Johns Hopkins with a Master of Science in applied physics. 
He reported to Pre-Commissioning Unit Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) in July 1990. He served in a variety of division officer roles and deployed to the Mediterranean and Red seas in support of operations in the Balkans and Iraq. During a department head tour on USS Gonzalez (DDG 66), Vandroff served as combat systems officer…
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  • Inmarsat to Offer Airlines Free Tracking Service

    admin
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:04 am
    Satellite communications company Inmarsat PLC plans to offer basic tracking services free of charge to airlines, its chairman said, in the strongest sign yet of the aerospace industry’s intentions to enhance monitoring abilities for commercial jets after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Full article http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304626304579507443629283118
  • SES Broadband Services (SBBS) and Gilat Expand Consumer Ka-Band Services to Germany and Italy over SES’s ASTRA 2E Satellite

    admin
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:43 am
    Luxembourg / Israel, April 16, 2014 - SES Broadband Services and Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: GILT) today announced the expansion of consumer Ka-band services to Germany and Italy over SES’s ASTRA 2E satellite.   SBBS’s ISPs have recently started offering the satellite broadband service on Gilat’s SkyEdge II-c platform, providing up to 20 Mbit/s and […]
  • Google buys “atmospheric satellite” builder Titan Aerospace

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

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

    admin
    24 Feb 2014 | 11:27 am
    The Inmarsat IsatPhone 2 is to be released in spring 2014. Pre-Order Now http://satphones.eu/en/satellite-phones/8354-isatphone-2.html
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  • Land 400

    knightrider4
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:51 am
    With first pass approval scheduled for mid 2014, I thought it would be worthwhile to discuss what options may or may not be on the table or if this project will even go ahead in lieu of budget...
  • RAAF Stand-off Missiles – Fire and Forget?

    spaceface
    20 Apr 2014 | 9:49 am
    Warfare in or from the air has changed dramatically in the last 100 years. The images of World War One devil-may-care pilots in helmet and goggles, scarves waving in the slipstream, taking pot shots...
  • Drones attacks by the US

    Cpeeples
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:45 pm
    The long disputed argument of the use of drones in attacks against terrorists continues to be a growing source of controversy. Some theories suggest that drone attacks could escalate tensions between...
  • Unidentified beeping sound

    Wiley
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Hello everyone, For quite a while now, while watching aviation related videos on YouTube and other media sources, I have heard the same "double-beep" on board various US aircrafts including...
  • A discussion about inflatable decoy and monocoque decoy

    nealko
    13 Apr 2014 | 11:06 pm
    Decoy have develped for few decades ,originally used in World War Two. At that time, the decoy almost made of wood,but considering the limite of the radar and infrared level at that time, those wood...
 
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  • F-16 Fighting Falcon 40th Anniversary

    Defense Media Network
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Forty years after its first flight, the F-16 Fighting Falcon continues to be a workhorse for U.S. Air Force and the air forces of 25 other nations. Making its first flight on Jan. 20, 1974, the F-16 is still manufactured by Lockheed Martin today. Nicknamed the ‘Viper,’ more than 4,500 F-16s have been manufactured since the first production model rolled off the line in Fort Worth, Texas, in August, 1978. The F-16 is likely to continue to serve as a front-line fighter for decades more and to continue to evolve. This Lockheed Martin video highlights some of those 40 years and the…
  • NATO Minesweepers Deploy to Baltic Sea to Reassure Allies

    Steven Hoarn
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    A year ago, the deployment of five NATO vessels to the Baltic Sea on a mission of port visits and the hunting of undisposed World War I and World War II ordnance would be unlikely to draw statements from Supreme Allied Commander Europe or the presence of the deputy chief of staff of Allied Maritime Command. The situation in Ukraine has changed that and brought about an urgency by NATO to strengthen its support for member nations who lie along NATO’s eastern border. The deployment of the five ships that compose Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group One (SNMCMG1) on April 22 is the latest…
  • Intelligence Agencies, USSOCOM Signal Support for Higher Resolution Commerical Satellite Imagery

    Steven Hoarn
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    U.S. government agencies have long resisted allowing commercial satellite companies to provide high-resolution images from their satellites to the public. That may be beginning to change. Officials representing a range of government and military organizations voiced their support for overturning the regulation, which currently bars the release of imagery with a resolution of less than 50 centimeters. “We have reached intelligence community consensus on allowing higher resolution for commercial providers.” At the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation’s (USGIF’s) GEOINT…
  • A “Bradley/Stryker Combo” Concept for AMPV?

    Scott R. Gourley
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    One of the remaining bright spots among the shrinking category of U.S. Army acquisition programs is the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV), a service effort to replace its obsolete and tactically vulnerable fleet of M113-based vehicle platforms with approximately 2,900 more survivable and maintainable platforms in five different variants: mission command; medical evacuation; medical treatment; mortar carrier; and general purpose. What’s new about AMPV is an emerging discussion focused on a vehicle combination that would optimize platform selection based on tactical role and mission while…
  • Interview with Capt. Mark Vandroff, DDG 51 Program Manager, PEO Ships, Naval Sea Systems Command

    John D. Gresham
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    Capt. Mark Vandroff is the DDG 51 program manager, PEO Ships, Naval Sea Systems Command. Vandroff graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in physics. In December 1989, he graduated from Johns Hopkins with a Master of Science in applied physics. 
He reported to Pre-Commissioning Unit Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) in July 1990. He served in a variety of division officer roles and deployed to the Mediterranean and Red seas in support of operations in the Balkans and Iraq. During a department head tour on USS Gonzalez (DDG 66), Vandroff served as combat systems officer…
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  • HOW A TRAGIC 911 CALL COULD HAVE ENDED DIFFERENTLY

    Aaron Turner
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:01 pm
    On Tuesday April 15, Denver woman Kristine Kirk, was shot to death by her husband after remaining on the line with 911 dispatch for a reported 13 minutes. Her husband, Richard Kirk, was arrested and is being held without bail … Continue reading → The post HOW A TRAGIC 911 CALL COULD HAVE ENDED DIFFERENTLY appeared first on .
  • WHAT THAT PIZZA DELIVERYMAN WAS CARRYING ON HIM

    Aaron Turner
    19 Apr 2014 | 1:48 pm
    A pizza deliveryman in Buffalo, N.Y., gave a group of would-be robbers an unforgettable lesson on the Second Amendment and concealed carry on Monday. As the man delivered food to a home in the area, a thug wearing a mask … Continue reading → The post WHAT THAT PIZZA DELIVERYMAN WAS CARRYING ON HIM appeared first on .
  • CREATING GUN CRIMINALS WHERE THERE WERE NONE

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

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

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