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  • Red Flag 15-1 First Look – F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-15 Eagle, F-22 Raptor, Eurofighter

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    30 Jan 2015 | 6:02 am
    RED FLAG 15-1 kicked off Monday, January 26th, 2015, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. RED FLAG is a realistic combat training environment involving the United States Air Force, their sister...
  • Air Force Halts 3DELRR Corrective Action

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    Patrick Host
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:30 pm
    The Air Force agreed not to take corrective action on its Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long Range Radar (3DELRR), pending a court ruling, though it is unclear whether the service formally told competition winner Raytheon [RTN] to stop work in the meantime. According to a Jan. 29 order in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims by Judge [...]The post Air Force Halts 3DELRR Corrective Action appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • AN-70 Aerial Transports Finally To Be Produced

    DID: Department of Defense News, Procurement, Acquisition & Contracting, National Security Policy
    Joe Katzman
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:11 am
    AN-70(click to view full) Antonov’s AN-70 has had a long and difficult development history from its first studies and concepts in 1979. Roadblocks have included the dissolution of its sponsoring state in 1991, the crash of the initial prototype aircraft in a 1995 collision with its chase plane, and the selection of the EADS A400M development project as the basis of Europe’s Future Large Aircraft (FLA). Antonov’s project has been kept alive on a shoestring budget by the participating companies, who believe that they have a winner on their hands if they can just bring it into…
  • Marine Corps Commandant Highlights Sequestration’s Impact

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    29 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
        By Amaani Lyle DoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2015 – While the Marine Corps can meet Defense Department Strategic Guidance requirements, there is no margin, and even absent sequestration the service will need recovery years following a decade of war, the service’s commandant testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee [Jan. 28]. Sequester will exacerbate current challenges and result in fewer active-duty Marine Corps battalions and squadrons, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. told the Senate panel. “You expect your Marines to operate forward,…
  • Navy Preps to Build New Amphibious Assault Ship

    Defense Tech
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:18 pm
    The Navy is getting ready to take the next step in its ongoing competition to build a new amphibious assault ship for the service, officials said.Called the LX( R ), the new amphib will replace the Navy’s existing fleet of LSD 41/49 dock landing ships in the 2020s and 2030s, said Navy spokesman Matthew Leonard.“LX( R ) will be a versatile, cost-effective amphibious ship — a success story in balancing cost and requirements while delivering key capabilities. Competition will play a prominent role in the LX( R ) acquisition strategy,” he said.The Navy plans to award the detail design…
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  • How long can the Seahawks' defense stay on top? - SB Nation

    31 Jan 2015 | 9:29 am
    USA TODAYHow long can the Seahawks' defense stay on top?SB NationDerrick Brooks knows a thing or two about sustained excellence, first hand. Brooks was a integral piece of the Buccaneers' 10-year run of defensive dominance, including their 2002 Super Bowl win, and recently received his Pro Football Hall of Fame ring.Super Bowl 49: Can defense lift Seattle again?NewsOK.comSeahawks Focus On Defense, Forcing Turnovers In Second Day Of PracticeNESN.comCraig: Seahawks defense bids to be the bestMinneapolis Star Tribuneall 202 news articles »
  • Bulgaria Eyes New Fighter Jets - DefenseNews.com

    31 Jan 2015 | 9:23 am
    DefenseNews.comBulgaria Eyes New Fighter JetsDefenseNews.comWARSAW — Bulgaria is considering buying new fighter jets for its air force, the defense minister said. Defense Minister Nikolai Nenchev said he aims to visit the US in the first quarter of this year to discuss the potential procurement, as reported by and more »
  • Terry's Talkin' about Cleveland Browns sticking with plan of building on ... - cleveland.com (blog)

    31 Jan 2015 | 6:33 am
    cleveland.com (blog)Terry's Talkin' about Cleveland Browns sticking with plan of building on cleveland.com (blog)The Browns believe the defense can really improve because they will have Coach Mike Pettine's system in place for a second season. They also believe that defending the pass takes priority over stopping the run because most teams rely on the pass.
  • With Senate hearings nearing for next defense secretary, a pile of daunting ... - Fox News

    31 Jan 2015 | 5:38 am
    Fox NewsWith Senate hearings nearing for next defense secretary, a pile of daunting Fox NewsFILE - In this Dec. 5, 2014 file photo, Ashton Carter, President Barack Obama's choice to head the Defense Department, listens as the president Barack Obama announces Carter as his nominee for defense secretary Friday, in the Roosevelt Room of the Pile of daunting challenges ahead for next defense secretaryYahoo Newsall 30 news articles »
  • Pats Backup QB Garoppolo Helps Defense Prepare for Wilson - ABC News

    31 Jan 2015 | 12:53 am
    Providence Eyewitness NewsPats Backup QB Garoppolo Helps Defense Prepare for WilsonABC NewsA rookie who probably won't play in the Super Bowl could help the New England Patriots win it. By the time the game starts Sunday night, Jimmy Garoppolo will have done his primary job of preparing the team's defense by imitating speedy Seattle Garoppolo has big job in helping Pats defense prepareProvidence Eyewitness Newsall 43 news articles »
 
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    DID: Department of Defense News, Procurement, Acquisition & Contracting, National Security Policy

  • Sequester-Busting Defense Budget a Non-Starter to Majority

    Olivier Travers
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:31 am
    The budget trial balloon floated a few days ago showing the Administration going back to pre-sequestration defense spending increases received an abruptly negative reaction from the Republican-controlled Congress, with members making statements against both the breadth of the sequestration roll-back outside of defense and the tax increases needed to fund the change. The defense spending suggestion appears to have proved inadequate bait to change the majority party’s heart regarding hard spending limits. A Republican counter-proposal of sorts seems to be in the offing, concentrating on…
  • JMR-FVL: Army Casts Dice for Future Helicopters

    Joe Katzman
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:38 am
    The future is now(click to view full) The JMR-TD program is the science and technology precursor to the Department of Defense’s estimated $100 billion Future Vertical Lift program, which is expected to replace between 2,000-4,000 medium class UH-60 utility and AH-64 attack helicopters after 2030. In reality, FVL will fall far short of that number if it ever goes ahead, but those figures are the current official fantasy. While they’re at it, the Pentagon wants breakthrough performance that includes the same hovering capability as smaller armed scout helicopters, and a 100+ knot…
  • Airbus’ A400M Aerial Transport: Delays, Development, and Deployment

    Joe Katzman
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    A400M rollout, Seville(click to view full) Airbus’ A400M is a EUR 20+ billion program that aims to repeat Airbus’ civilian successes in the full size military transport market. A series of smart design decisions were made around capacity (35-37 tonnes/ 38-40 US tons, large enough for survivable armored vehicles), extensive use of modern materials, multi-role capability as a refueling tanker, and a multinational industrial program; all of which leave the aircraft well positioned to take overall market share from Lockheed Martin’s C-130 Hercules. If the USA’s C-17 is…
  • AN-70 Aerial Transports Finally To Be Produced

    Joe Katzman
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:11 am
    AN-70(click to view full) Antonov’s AN-70 has had a long and difficult development history from its first studies and concepts in 1979. Roadblocks have included the dissolution of its sponsoring state in 1991, the crash of the initial prototype aircraft in a 1995 collision with its chase plane, and the selection of the EADS A400M development project as the basis of Europe’s Future Large Aircraft (FLA). Antonov’s project has been kept alive on a shoestring budget by the participating companies, who believe that they have a winner on their hands if they can just bring it into…
  • Drone Maker Bakes Exclusion Zone Into Devices

    Olivier Travers
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:31 pm
    DJI, the manufacturer of the drone that crashed on White House grounds, is pushing a mandatory firmware “upgrade” that disables their devices within a 15.5 mile radius around Washington D.C. area. The move is a fast and shrewd move for a firm that likely faced – and still might – greater regulatory burdens after a series of ne’er-do-well recreational drone incidents. DJI had already developed the code for location exclusion in anticipation of needing to keep its customers a safe distance from airports and other obvious safety hazards. The White House incident…
 
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  • Videos for 2015-01-29

    29 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
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  • How Iraqi Hezbollah Acquired an American M1A1 tanks?

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    28 Jan 2015 | 8:06 am
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  • Raytheon acquires AZ based UAS specialist Sensintel

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    27 Jan 2015 | 2:09 pm
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  • Kurds declare victory but US remain cautious as ISIS ousted from Kobani

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    27 Jan 2015 | 2:07 pm
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  • Raytheon acquires AZ based UAS specialist Sensintel

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    27 Jan 2015 | 1:44 pm
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    AeroSpace News

  • Video of Cirrus SR-22 Ditching In Ocean Near Hawaii Under Parachute

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    27 Jan 2015 | 5:05 am
    Astounding video of Cirrus plane parachuting into ocean ditching near Hawaii after running out of fuel! This US Coast Guard video will amaze you and hat's are off to the excellent camera work of the crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, US Coast Guard District 14 Hawaii.
  • F-35 Video – F-35C Aircraft Carrier Operations – Joint Strike Fighter JSF Lightning II

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    25 Jan 2015 | 5:05 am
    F-35 video of the new and amazing Lockheed US Navy F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft carrier developmental testing aboard the nuclear powered Nimitz-class USS Nimitz (CVN 68).
  • January 2015 Stargazing – Skywatching – Astronomy Night Sky

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    13 Jan 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Here is your quick video guide to January 2015 stargazing and sky-watching of the astronomy events visible in the night sky: Jupiter's moons Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto are going to be amazing this month. Thanks to the orbital path of the moons shifting edge-on to the sun and earth it will be possible to see these Jovian satellites pass and eclipse each other.
  • What Is An Exoplanet? & Becoming An Astronomer – Lauren Biddle Interview Ep1

    AeroSpaceNews.com
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:50 pm
    Astronomy School, Exoplanets and Jedis Oh My! In this interview we speak with new astronomer Lauren Biddle about her experience at the University of Arizona studying for, and earning, an impressive double major Bachelor's degree in Astronomy and Physics, time as a telescope operator there, her current position at the Gemini Observatory in Hawaii, methods to search for exoplanets, her path ahead as an Exoplaneteer Astronomer, Star Wars vs. Star Trek, inspiration from Carl Sagan and Neil deGrasse Tyson, the re-boot of COSMOS, and we ask for your questions for future episodes.
  • Orion First Flight Video

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    5 Dec 2014 | 1:01 pm
    NASA's Orion spacecraft launched and successfully flew its first flight today, 5 December 2014. Carried aloft aboard a Delta IV Heavy Rocket, the capsule, intended to carry astronauts, but empty on this test flight, traveled for approximately 4.5 hours according to the space agency.
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  • DLT Solutions sold, will move HQ to vacated Northrop space

    30 Jan 2015 | 6:24 pm
    As part of the company's acquisition, Rick Marcotte, who has been CEO at DLT Solutions for more than a decade, will now serve as vice chairman of the board. DLT Solutions , which resells government information technology software and services, changed hands from one private equity owner to another, bringing new leadership and a headquarters move this summer.
  • Moog Sees a Slower 2015 as Earnings Miss the Target

    30 Jan 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Yet the maker of motion-control components for use in everything from airplanes and spacecraft to dental training equipment has found itself at the mercy of prevailing conditions in the overall industrial business cycle. In its fiscal first-quarter report Friday morning, Moog's financial performance fell short of what longtime shareholders had expected from the company.
  • Cessna, Chrysler among new additions to Topeka's Walk of Honor

    30 Jan 2015 | 10:05 am
    Entrepreneurs from Kansas, including the man who founded Cessna Aircraft Co. in Wichita and the man who formed Chrysler Corporation , will join the Walk of Honor in the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka.
  • 32 Job Openings at BAE Systems

    30 Jan 2015 | 10:05 am
    There are hundreds of local job listings on the Westford Patch Job Board . Below are recent openings at BAE Systems , a defense contractor that has locations in Nashua, N.H., and Burlington, Mass.
  • GE Aviation boosts $ at Lafayette engine plant

    30 Jan 2015 | 5:51 am
    The fan blades of a GEnx aircraft engine, produced by General Electric Co. , are seen as it stands on display at the company's chalet on the first day of the Farnborough International Airshow in Farnborough, U.K., on Monday, July 14, 2014.
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    Aviation Week - Aerospace Defense, Business & Commercial News

  • Upcoming Events

    2 Feb 2015 | 5:54 pm
    Feb. 2-3—MRO Middle East, Dubai World Trade Center, Dubai, UAE, www.aviationweek.com/events Feb. 3-6—National Business Aviation Association Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference, San Jose, California, www.nbaa.org/events/sdc/2015/ Feb. 11-14—Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association (LPBA) Winter 2015 Meeting, Sunscape Sabor Resort, Cozumel, Island, Mexico, www.lpba.org/UpcomingMeetings.htm# read more
  • Piper Introduces Meridian M500 With Upgraded Avionics

    2 Feb 2015 | 5:54 pm
    Piper Aircraft, based in Vero Beach, Florida, has launched the single-engine Meridian M500 with upgraded avionics and other improvements. The aircraft features the Garmin G1000 avionics with a dual 10-in. primary flight display, a 12-in. multifunctional display and a GFC700 autopilot with enhanced autopilot flight control system. read more
  • Appointments

    2 Feb 2015 | 5:54 pm
    Phil Scharber and John DeLawyer have been named HondaJet Southwest exclusive regional sales managers for Cutter Aviation. They will focus on marketing and selling the HondaJet to customers in their respective territories. Scharber’s area includes Southern California, Hawaii and Clark County, Nevada, which includes Las Vegas. DeLawyer’s territory includes Texas, Oklazxhoma and New Mexico. Scharber began his aircraft sales career with United Beechcraft before he began selling Piper Aircraft. He joined Cutter in 2006. read more
  • Flight Safety Foundation To Hosts Business Aviation Safety Summit

    2 Feb 2015 | 5:54 pm
    The Flight Safety Foundation is hosting its 60th annual Business Aviation Safety Summit on May 13-14 in Weston, Florida. The conference is dedicated to safety in the business aviation industry and attracts hundreds of attendees. Highlights include an update on the progress of general aviation’s Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing program by the FAA, carrying lithium batteries on board an aircraft, the importance of data enhancing training and safety, fatigue and the unique challenges facing business aviation and other topics. read more
  • Airworthiness Directives

    2 Feb 2015 | 5:54 pm
    CESSNA AIRCRAFT COMPANY Model 500, 501, 550, 551, S550, 560, and 650 Aircraft [Docket No. read more
 
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    Homeland Security News

  • Gunmen kill at least 8, take hostages at Tripoli hotel

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:04 am
    A Libyan security official says that gunmen have stormed on of the most exclusive hotels in Tripoli and have taken an unknown number of hostages after killing at least eight. Essam Al-Naas, a spokesman for a Tripoli security agency, told the Associated Press that a standoff was ongoing Tuesday at the Corinthia Hotel, which sits […]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. Gunmen kill at least 8, take hostages at Tripoli hotel
  • Secret Service investigating small drone on White House grounds

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:26 am
    The U.S. Secret Service is investigating after a drone crashed on the White House grounds early Monday morning. The Secret Service locked down the White House shortly after 3 a.m. after an officer on the south grounds of the White House spotted the drone, described as a two-foot wide “quad copter,” flying above the White […]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. Secret Service investigating small drone on White House grounds
  • Plane from Phoenix evacuated on arrival at Seattle-Tacoma airport

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:43 pm
    Two planes have been evacuated on arrival at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport due to what a spokesman called a “security concern.”A JetBlue flight from Long Beach, CA, and a regional Skywest jet from Phoenix were the planes involved. The flights arrived late Sunday afternoon, airport spokesman Perry Cooper said. Read More This story comes to us via […]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 from Phoenix evacuated on arrival at Seattle-Tacoma…
  • F-16s Scrambled to Escort Jets After Bomb Threat

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    24 Jan 2015 | 1:03 pm
    Two F-16 fighter jets were scrambled today to escort two airliners enroute to Hartsfeld-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta for a possible bomb threat, NORAD said. The fighters from McEntire Joint National Guard Base in South Carolina were dispatched at 1 p.m. ET and escorted the planes to Hartsfeld, where they both landed safely, NORAD spokesman […]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. F-16s Scrambled to Escort Jets After Bomb Threat
  • U.S. Suspends Some Counterterrorism Efforts Against Al Qaeda In Yemen: Officials

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:12 am
    he United States has halted some counter-terrorism operations against al Qaeda militants in Yemen following a takeover of the country by Iran-backed Houthi rebels, U.S. officials said on Friday. The collapse of the U.S.-backed government of Yemen on Thursday has left America’s counter-terrorism campaign “paralyzed,” two U.S. security officials said, dealing a major setback to […]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. U.S. Suspends Some…
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  • Airstrikes in Syria, Iraq Destroy ISIL Targets

    30 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    U.S. and coalition military forces conducted 27 airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant targets in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
  • Massachusetts Guard Helps Combat Blizzard

    29 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker activated nearly 500 soldiers and airmen of the Massachusetts National Guard in response to a historic January blizzard that dumped three feet of snow in areas of central Massachusetts.
  • First Lady Depicts Veterans' Lives to TV, Movie Industry Members

    29 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The stories of veterans are more complicated and inspiring than they are depicted on television and in movies, First Lady Michelle Obama said at a screenwriters event.
  • Military Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq

    29 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
  • DoD Moves Data to the Cloud to Lower Costs, Improve Security

    29 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Defense Department is moving its data to the cloud, driven by cost reductions, technical efficiencies and security considerations, Acting Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen told military and industry leaders.
 
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    Defense Daily Network

  • How The LCS Became A Frigate: A Glimpse Into The Process

    Mike McCarthy
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:54 pm
    Their days often started off as early as 6 a.m., arriving at a nondescript building in Crystal City not far from the Pentagon. They’d grab some coffee and a little later sit down for a short meeting to review progress and the work ahead, and then go about their business. The business at hand for [...]The post How The LCS Became A Frigate: A Glimpse Into The Process appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Defense Watch

    Calvin Biesecker
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:44 pm
    OPC Affordability Hawk. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says that his department is “ensuring that the Coast Guard has what it needs to get its job done.” Echoing recent comments by Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft that affordability is a key challenge for its next medium-endurance cutter design, the Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC), Johnson [...]The post Defense Watch appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Air Force Halts 3DELRR Corrective Action

    Patrick Host
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:30 pm
    The Air Force agreed not to take corrective action on its Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long Range Radar (3DELRR), pending a court ruling, though it is unclear whether the service formally told competition winner Raytheon [RTN] to stop work in the meantime. According to a Jan. 29 order in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims by Judge [...]The post Air Force Halts 3DELRR Corrective Action appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • CSBA: Congress Unlikely To Raise Spending Caps Enough to Accommodate Expected DoD FY ’16 Request

    Rich Abott
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:28 pm
    The Pentagon will unveil its fiscal year 2016 budget request on Monday and ask Congress to give about $35 billion more than the sequestration spending caps allow for defense spending–and a lot of things would have to go right to squeeze all that spending into the final budget. Todd Harrison, senior fellow of defense budget [...]The post CSBA: Congress Unlikely To Raise Spending Caps Enough to Accommodate Expected DoD FY ’16 Request appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Air Force Postpones NASA SMAP Launch Until Jan. 31

    Rich Abott
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:19 pm
    NASA delays the launch of NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) launch, this time until Jan. 31, pending completion of minor repairs to the vehicle prior to launch. Launch provider United Launch Alliance (ULA) said, in a statement during inspections following the Jan. 29 launch attempt, minor debonds to the booster installation were identified. These [...]The post Air Force Postpones NASA SMAP Launch Until Jan. 31 appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
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  • How The LCS Became A Frigate: A Glimpse Into The Process

    Mike McCarthy
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:54 pm
    Their days often started off as early as 6 a.m., arriving at a nondescript building in Crystal City not far from the Pentagon. They’d grab some coffee and a little later sit down for a short meeting to review progress and the work ahead, and then go about their business. The business at hand for [...]The post How The LCS Became A Frigate: A Glimpse Into The Process appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Defense Watch

    Calvin Biesecker
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:44 pm
    OPC Affordability Hawk. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says that his department is “ensuring that the Coast Guard has what it needs to get its job done.” Echoing recent comments by Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft that affordability is a key challenge for its next medium-endurance cutter design, the Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC), Johnson [...]The post Defense Watch appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Air Force Halts 3DELRR Corrective Action

    Patrick Host
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:30 pm
    The Air Force agreed not to take corrective action on its Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long Range Radar (3DELRR), pending a court ruling, though it is unclear whether the service formally told competition winner Raytheon [RTN] to stop work in the meantime. According to a Jan. 29 order in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims by Judge [...]The post Air Force Halts 3DELRR Corrective Action appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • CSBA: Congress Unlikely To Raise Spending Caps Enough to Accommodate Expected DoD FY ’16 Request

    Rich Abott
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:28 pm
    The Pentagon will unveil its fiscal year 2016 budget request on Monday and ask Congress to give about $35 billion more than the sequestration spending caps allow for defense spending–and a lot of things would have to go right to squeeze all that spending into the final budget. Todd Harrison, senior fellow of defense budget [...]The post CSBA: Congress Unlikely To Raise Spending Caps Enough to Accommodate Expected DoD FY ’16 Request appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Air Force Postpones NASA SMAP Launch Until Jan. 31

    Rich Abott
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:19 pm
    NASA delays the launch of NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) launch, this time until Jan. 31, pending completion of minor repairs to the vehicle prior to launch. Launch provider United Launch Alliance (ULA) said, in a statement during inspections following the Jan. 29 launch attempt, minor debonds to the booster installation were identified. These [...]The post Air Force Postpones NASA SMAP Launch Until Jan. 31 appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
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  • How The LCS Became A Frigate: A Glimpse Into The Process

    Mike McCarthy
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:54 pm
    Their days often started off as early as 6 a.m., arriving at a nondescript building in Crystal City not far from the Pentagon. They’d grab some coffee and a little later sit down for a short meeting to review progress and the work ahead, and then go about their business. The business at hand for [...]The post How The LCS Became A Frigate: A Glimpse Into The Process appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Defense Watch

    Calvin Biesecker
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:44 pm
    OPC Affordability Hawk. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says that his department is “ensuring that the Coast Guard has what it needs to get its job done.” Echoing recent comments by Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft that affordability is a key challenge for its next medium-endurance cutter design, the Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC), Johnson [...]The post Defense Watch appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Air Force Halts 3DELRR Corrective Action

    Patrick Host
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:30 pm
    The Air Force agreed not to take corrective action on its Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long Range Radar (3DELRR), pending a court ruling, though it is unclear whether the service formally told competition winner Raytheon [RTN] to stop work in the meantime. According to a Jan. 29 order in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims by Judge [...]The post Air Force Halts 3DELRR Corrective Action appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • CSBA: Congress Unlikely To Raise Spending Caps Enough to Accommodate Expected DoD FY ’16 Request

    Rich Abott
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:28 pm
    The Pentagon will unveil its fiscal year 2016 budget request on Monday and ask Congress to give about $35 billion more than the sequestration spending caps allow for defense spending–and a lot of things would have to go right to squeeze all that spending into the final budget. Todd Harrison, senior fellow of defense budget [...]The post CSBA: Congress Unlikely To Raise Spending Caps Enough to Accommodate Expected DoD FY ’16 Request appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Air Force Postpones NASA SMAP Launch Until Jan. 31

    Rich Abott
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:19 pm
    NASA delays the launch of NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) launch, this time until Jan. 31, pending completion of minor repairs to the vehicle prior to launch. Launch provider United Launch Alliance (ULA) said, in a statement during inspections following the Jan. 29 launch attempt, minor debonds to the booster installation were identified. These [...]The post Air Force Postpones NASA SMAP Launch Until Jan. 31 appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
 
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  • How The LCS Became A Frigate: A Glimpse Into The Process

    Mike McCarthy
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:54 pm
    Their days often started off as early as 6 a.m., arriving at a nondescript building in Crystal City not far from the Pentagon. They’d grab some coffee and a little later sit down for a short meeting to review progress and the work ahead, and then go about their business. The business at hand for [...]The post How The LCS Became A Frigate: A Glimpse Into The Process appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Defense Watch

    Calvin Biesecker
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:44 pm
    OPC Affordability Hawk. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says that his department is “ensuring that the Coast Guard has what it needs to get its job done.” Echoing recent comments by Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft that affordability is a key challenge for its next medium-endurance cutter design, the Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC), Johnson [...]The post Defense Watch appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Air Force Halts 3DELRR Corrective Action

    Patrick Host
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:30 pm
    The Air Force agreed not to take corrective action on its Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long Range Radar (3DELRR), pending a court ruling, though it is unclear whether the service formally told competition winner Raytheon [RTN] to stop work in the meantime. According to a Jan. 29 order in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims by Judge [...]The post Air Force Halts 3DELRR Corrective Action appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • CSBA: Congress Unlikely To Raise Spending Caps Enough to Accommodate Expected DoD FY ’16 Request

    Rich Abott
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:28 pm
    The Pentagon will unveil its fiscal year 2016 budget request on Monday and ask Congress to give about $35 billion more than the sequestration spending caps allow for defense spending–and a lot of things would have to go right to squeeze all that spending into the final budget. Todd Harrison, senior fellow of defense budget [...]The post CSBA: Congress Unlikely To Raise Spending Caps Enough to Accommodate Expected DoD FY ’16 Request appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Air Force Postpones NASA SMAP Launch Until Jan. 31

    Rich Abott
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:19 pm
    NASA delays the launch of NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) launch, this time until Jan. 31, pending completion of minor repairs to the vehicle prior to launch. Launch provider United Launch Alliance (ULA) said, in a statement during inspections following the Jan. 29 launch attempt, minor debonds to the booster installation were identified. These [...]The post Air Force Postpones NASA SMAP Launch Until Jan. 31 appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
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  • Northrop Runs Super Bowl Ad for Next Generation Bomber Program

    30 Jan 2015 | 2:50 pm
    Northrop Grumman will place America’s attention on the race to build the next generation bomber in a commercial the defense giant plans to run during the Super Bowl. Below is a sneak peak.The Air Force wants to build a next generation bomber to replace the B-52 and B-1, and eventually the B-2. Northrop Grumman built the B-2 and highlights it in the commercial before offering a glimpse of the next generation bomber’s outline underneath a sheet.The 30-second commercial cost the defense giant $4.5 million for the attention of hundreds of millions of viewers worldwide.Northrop Grumman is…
  • F-35 Tested in Extreme Weather Conditions

    30 Jan 2015 | 12:41 pm
    The Pentagon’s F-35 Lightning II has been test-flying in extreme heat, artic cold, rain, humidity, ice and desert winds in a specially engineered climactic laboratory hangar at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida — as a way to prepare and certify the new aircraft to fly into any corner of the world.“They have been testing since September of last year. They are seeing how the components handle a range of weather conditions. In the hangar they can replicate harsh desert winds and sun along with freezing rain conditions,” said Joe DellaVedova, F-35 program spokesman.With 13 countries currently…
  • AFSOC Wants to Research Adding Laser Weapons to AC-130

    29 Jan 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Air Force Special Operations Command’s top officer said he wanted to explore the possibility of adding a laser or directed energy weapon to the AC-130J Ghostrider.Air Force Lt. Gen. Bradley Heithold, head of AFSOC, told a crowd at NDIA’s SO/LIC conference in Washington D.C. on Tuesday that he thought the technology was mature enough to install a laser weapon onto the AC-130J gunship.The Air Force has already decided it will mount a 105mm cannon onto the newest variant of the gunship after the Air Force chose to limit the W-model to smart bombs and the 30mm cannon. Heithold explained that…
  • Navy Preps to Build New Amphibious Assault Ship

    27 Jan 2015 | 2:18 pm
    The Navy is getting ready to take the next step in its ongoing competition to build a new amphibious assault ship for the service, officials said.Called the LX( R ), the new amphib will replace the Navy’s existing fleet of LSD 41/49 dock landing ships in the 2020s and 2030s, said Navy spokesman Matthew Leonard.“LX( R ) will be a versatile, cost-effective amphibious ship — a success story in balancing cost and requirements while delivering key capabilities. Competition will play a prominent role in the LX( R ) acquisition strategy,” he said.The Navy plans to award the detail design…
  • SpaceX Drops Suit as Air Force Opens More Competitive Launches

    26 Jan 2015 | 3:35 pm
    Start-up rocket-maker Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX and headed by billionaire Elon Musk, has agreed to drop its lawsuit against the U.S. Air Force after the service pledged to open more satellite launches to competition.The company based near Los Angeles sued the service last year for the chance to compete in the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle, or EELV program. The acquisition effort launches military and spy satellites atop Atlas and Delta rockets made by a joint venture between defense giants Lockheed Martin Corp. and Boeing Co.SpaceX challenged a contract the…
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  • China 2015 military drills to focus on 'winning local wars'

    29 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    Beijing (AFP) Jan 29, 2015 China's military training this year will focus on "improving fighting capacity" to win "local wars", the defence ministry said Thursday, with Beijing embroiled in several territorial disputes. The People's Liberation Army (PLA) has been tasked with improving its ability to "win battles" by President Xi Jinping, its commander-in-chief, who has also pushed a high-profile campaign to root out c
  • India to Test Nuclear-Capable Agni-5 Missile on January 31

    29 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    New Delhi, India (Sputnik) Jan 30, 2015 India will conduct the third test of the Agni-5, a ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, on January 31, a source at the institution responsible for the launch told Sputnik Thursday. The India's Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), the country's premier defense research institution, will test-fire the missile on the same day that Avinash Chander will step
  • Obama to request hike in US military budget

    29 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    Washington (AFP) Jan 29, 2015 President Barack Obama plans to ask for an increase in military spending in a proposed budget for 2016, with a request for $585 billion that would exceed funding caps mandated by Congress, officials said Wednesday. The budget proposal for the Pentagon would provide for a hike in spending on weapons, research and maintenance, which had been scaled back under automatic budget cuts in recent ye
  • Signs N. Korea restarting nuclear reactor: US think-tank

    29 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    Seoul (AFP) Jan 29, 2015 Recent satellite images suggest North Korea may be about to restart the nuclear reactor seen as its main source of weapons-grade plutonium, a US think-tank said Thursday. When fully operational, the five-megawatt reactor at the Yongbyon nuclear complex is capable of producing around six kilos (13 pounds) of plutonium a year - enough for one nuclear bomb, experts say. North Korea has con
  • US Missile Defense Agency spends $58M on new Alabama facility

    29 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    Washington DC (Sputnik) Jan 30, 2015 The United States has spent about $58 million on a large Missile Defense Agency facility construction at the Von Braun Complex in the US state of Alabama, the agency has announced in a statement. "The 225,000 square foot facility has office space to accommodate more than 900 employees...The construction cost of Von Braun IV was approximately $58 million," the US Missile Defense Agency's We
 
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  • How The LCS Became A Frigate: A Glimpse Into The Process

    Mike McCarthy
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:54 pm
    Their days often started off as early as 6 a.m., arriving at a nondescript building in Crystal City not far from the Pentagon. They’d grab some coffee and a little later sit down for a short meeting to review progress and the work ahead, and then go about their business. The business at hand for [...]The post How The LCS Became A Frigate: A Glimpse Into The Process appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Defense Watch

    Calvin Biesecker
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:44 pm
    OPC Affordability Hawk. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says that his department is “ensuring that the Coast Guard has what it needs to get its job done.” Echoing recent comments by Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft that affordability is a key challenge for its next medium-endurance cutter design, the Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC), Johnson [...]The post Defense Watch appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Air Force Halts 3DELRR Corrective Action

    Patrick Host
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:30 pm
    The Air Force agreed not to take corrective action on its Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long Range Radar (3DELRR), pending a court ruling, though it is unclear whether the service formally told competition winner Raytheon [RTN] to stop work in the meantime. According to a Jan. 29 order in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims by Judge [...]The post Air Force Halts 3DELRR Corrective Action appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • CSBA: Congress Unlikely To Raise Spending Caps Enough to Accommodate Expected DoD FY ’16 Request

    Rich Abott
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:28 pm
    The Pentagon will unveil its fiscal year 2016 budget request on Monday and ask Congress to give about $35 billion more than the sequestration spending caps allow for defense spending–and a lot of things would have to go right to squeeze all that spending into the final budget. Todd Harrison, senior fellow of defense budget [...]The post CSBA: Congress Unlikely To Raise Spending Caps Enough to Accommodate Expected DoD FY ’16 Request appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Air Force Postpones NASA SMAP Launch Until Jan. 31

    Rich Abott
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:19 pm
    NASA delays the launch of NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) launch, this time until Jan. 31, pending completion of minor repairs to the vehicle prior to launch. Launch provider United Launch Alliance (ULA) said, in a statement during inspections following the Jan. 29 launch attempt, minor debonds to the booster installation were identified. These [...]The post Air Force Postpones NASA SMAP Launch Until Jan. 31 appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
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  • News story: MOD continues to support regeneration of Portsmouth Naval Base

    HM Government
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:56 am
    Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has today announced that BAE Systems, Burgess Marine, and Magma Structures have been shortlisted to make use of the ship halls at Her Majesty’s Naval Base (HMNB) Portsmouth. This will help Portsmouth keep its maritime and engineering expertise and traditions. Negotiations will be taken forward over the coming weeks to determine which company or companies will occupy the facilities. HMS Defender sails into HM Naval Base Portsmouth for the first time [Picture: Leading Airman (Photographer) Chris Mumby, Crown copyright]BAE Systems’ proposal would see its…
  • News story: Defence Secretary visits South Korea

    HM Government
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:38 am
    Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has made his first official visit to the country where he met with the South Korean Minister of National Defence Han Minkoo and discussed international and regional security. Their meeting provided an opportunity to explore how the UK and South Korea can build on existing cooperation on issues such as Ebola and global stabilisation and counter-piracy operations. The Defence Secretary also visited the National War Memorial where he laid a wreath to mark the contribution of British servicemen during the Korean War. The UK was the second largest overseas…
  • News story: Latest Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report

    HM Government
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:02 am
    The armed forces community faces a number of challenges brought about by service life, such as: finding school places for their children as families frequently move around the country or overseas finding meaningful employment for partners/spouses getting fair access to competitive mortgage rates The Armed Forces Covenant looks to change that by providing an extensive network of support across the country, including asking companies and local authorities to pledge their commitment to improve support for personnel. So far, 394 companies have signed the corporate part of the Armed Forces…
  • FOI release: FOI responses released by MOD: week commencing 26 January 2015

    HM Government
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:43 am
    Updated: Added new FOI response for list of Chief of Defence Materiel meetings.Ministry of Defence (MOD) Freedom of Information (FOI) responses released during the week commencing 26 January 2015.
  • FOI release: FOI responses released by MOD: week commencing 5 January 2015

    HM Government
    6 Jan 2015 | 9:03 am
    Updated: Removed FOI response 'Name of organisation or person who made an FOI enquiry about a tender for UKHO interpretation and translation services' as Information has been Withheld in Full'. Ministry of Defence (MOD) Freedom of Information (FOI) responses released during the week commencing 5 January 2015.
 
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  • Lockheed Martin to provide Hellfire airborne missile launchers to militaries of four Asian countries

    Ko Savonije
    31 Jan 2015 | 2:18 am
    Airborne weapons experts at Lockheed Martin Corp. are helping equip the military forces of four Asian with the Hellfire air-to-ground missile under terms of a multi-year contract announced earlier this month.Officials of the Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., are awarding a $28.2 million contract to the Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control segment in Orlando, Fla., to provide M299 Hellfire missile launchers to the governments of Korea, Indonesia, Qatar, and Singapore.The M299 Longbow Hellfire Launcher (LBHL) is a digital missile launcher that can carry and launch as many…
  • UK RAF deploys AWACS against Islamic State

    Ko Savonije
    31 Jan 2015 | 2:11 am
    Coalition air operations against the Islamic State have been bolstered by the deployment of a UK Boeing E-3D Sentry AWACS aircraft to the Royal Air Force (RAF) base at Akrotiri on Cyprus.The deployment of the aircraft on 28 January from the 8 Squadron at RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire was revealed in an announcement posted on the UK Ministry of Defence's (MoD's) Twitter feed later that day.It followed an announcement by UK Prime Minister David Cameron in Washington, DC, on 16 January that the RAF's ISTAR capability committed to Operation 'Shader', as the UK mission in Iraq and Syria is…
  • Terma to Field Aircraft Survivability Equipment on Dutch NH-90 Helicopters

    Ko Savonije
    31 Jan 2015 | 2:03 am
    Terma has been contracted by the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) to integrate the Terma Modular Aircraft Survivability (MASE) Pod onto the Dutch air force’ NH-90 helicopters.The MASE Pod solution includes the Terma developed and manufactured Electronic Warfare Management System, ALQ-213 in the latest version, Missile Warning sensors, and Chaff/Flare Dispenser modules. The modular design allows for future integration of coming sensors and new requirements. - Having collaborated with the RNLAF for decades, we are very pleased being selected to provide the NH-90 platform with…
  • Serbia Successfully Test-Fires Missiles With LRSVM Morava

    Ko Savonije
    31 Jan 2015 | 1:58 am
    Serbia successfully test-fired missiles with their newly developed LRSVM Morava multiple rocket launcher on Friday, and the system should become operational with the Serbian Armed Forces (VS) by the end of the year.The demonstration of what the missile system is able to do, organized at the Nikinci military training area in the Serbian province of Vojvodina, was attended by Defense Minister Bratislav Gasic. Today is an important day for the VS as we have successfully completed the development and demonstration tests of the Morava missile system after five years of trial testing, Minister…
  • Canister-based Agni-V missile successfully test-fired

    Ko Savonije
    31 Jan 2015 | 1:50 am
    India's most formidable strategic missile, the over 5,000 km Agni-V, was tested from the Wheeler Island off Odisha coast on Saturday morning. The 50-tonne inter-continental ballistic missile, the country's first such missile, was tested for the first time in a canisterised version. This was the third test-firing of the three-stage missile, as was earlier reported by TOI. Read more
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    Homeland Security News

  • Gunmen kill at least 8, take hostages at Tripoli hotel

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:04 am
    A Libyan security official says that gunmen have stormed on of the most exclusive hotels in Tripoli and have taken an unknown number of hostages after killing at least eight. Essam Al-Naas, a spokesman for a Tripoli security agency, told the Associated Press that a standoff was ongoing Tuesday at the Corinthia Hotel, which sits […]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. Gunmen kill at least 8, take hostages at Tripoli hotel
  • Secret Service investigating small drone on White House grounds

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:26 am
    The U.S. Secret Service is investigating after a drone crashed on the White House grounds early Monday morning. The Secret Service locked down the White House shortly after 3 a.m. after an officer on the south grounds of the White House spotted the drone, described as a two-foot wide “quad copter,” flying above the White […]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. Secret Service investigating small drone on White House grounds
  • Plane from Phoenix evacuated on arrival at Seattle-Tacoma airport

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:43 pm
    Two planes have been evacuated on arrival at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport due to what a spokesman called a “security concern.”A JetBlue flight from Long Beach, CA, and a regional Skywest jet from Phoenix were the planes involved. The flights arrived late Sunday afternoon, airport spokesman Perry Cooper said. Read More This story comes to us via […]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 from Phoenix evacuated on arrival at Seattle-Tacoma…
  • F-16s Scrambled to Escort Jets After Bomb Threat

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    24 Jan 2015 | 1:03 pm
    Two F-16 fighter jets were scrambled today to escort two airliners enroute to Hartsfeld-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta for a possible bomb threat, NORAD said. The fighters from McEntire Joint National Guard Base in South Carolina were dispatched at 1 p.m. ET and escorted the planes to Hartsfeld, where they both landed safely, NORAD spokesman […]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. F-16s Scrambled to Escort Jets After Bomb Threat
  • U.S. Suspends Some Counterterrorism Efforts Against Al Qaeda In Yemen: Officials

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:12 am
    he United States has halted some counter-terrorism operations against al Qaeda militants in Yemen following a takeover of the country by Iran-backed Houthi rebels, U.S. officials said on Friday. The collapse of the U.S.-backed government of Yemen on Thursday has left America’s counter-terrorism campaign “paralyzed,” two U.S. security officials said, dealing a major setback to […]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. U.S. Suspends Some…
 
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  • The USACE Army Geospatial Center

    Scott R. Gourley
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:27 am
        At its core, the mission of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Army Geospatial Center (AGC) is to provide timely, accurate, and relevant geospatial information, capabilities, and domain expertise for Army Geospatial Enterprise (AGE) implementation in support of unified land operations. Moreover, the creation of AGE is also helping to shape information technology advances and industry behavior in the commercial sector, with recently released templates and workflows providing evidence that the enterprise influence is already making products better for Soldiers. Organized as…
  • Welsh: Air Force Risks Becoming Too Small to Succeed under Sequestration

    DOD News Release
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:43 am
      By Natalie Stanley, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information  During testimony on Capitol Hill Jan. 28, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III stressed the negative impact sequestration will have on future Air Force capabilities, emphasizing further budget cuts will lead to low morale and declined readiness in the Air Force. “Pilots sitting in a squadron looking out at their airplanes parked on a ramp certainly feels like a hollow force, whether we define it that way or not,” Welsh said. “People are not joining this business to sit around.” “We…
  • Marine Corps Commandant Highlights Sequestration’s Impact

    DOD News Release
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
        By Amaani Lyle DoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2015 – While the Marine Corps can meet Defense Department Strategic Guidance requirements, there is no margin, and even absent sequestration the service will need recovery years following a decade of war, the service’s commandant testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee [Jan. 28]. Sequester will exacerbate current challenges and result in fewer active-duty Marine Corps battalions and squadrons, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. told the Senate panel. “You expect your Marines to operate forward,…
  • Odierno: Sequestration Threatens Army Readiness

    DOD News Release
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:11 pm
      By Amaani Lyle DoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2015 – With sequestration looming in the 2016 budget, the Army chief of staff told the Senate Armed Services Committee today that the national security environment is the most uncertain he’s seen in his nearly 40 years of service. Gen. Ray T. Odierno reported that instability continues to increase globally, especially in light of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, whose unforeseen expansion and erosion of order there and in Syria have significantly heightened conflict in the region and beyond. “It will…
  • The U.S. Coast Guard and Marine Environmental Protection

    Craig Collins
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:37 am
        The Coast Guard’s earliest official involvement in protecting natural resources began in 1822, shortly before the new Territory of Florida was added to the nation. In passing the new act for “the preservation of timber of the United States in Florida,” Congress moved to protect a species of sturdy live oak, native to the southeastern United States, that was the material of choice for building American warships. The law banned timber harvesting on federal lands, and mandated the forfeiture to the United States of any vessel whose owner or master knowingly transported timber…
 
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  • Inmarsat confirms launch date for 2nd Global Xpress satellite

    admin
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:25 am
    Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L), will complete another significant milestone in the delivery of its transformational Global Xpress (GX) service with the scheduled launch of Inmarsat-5 F2 (I-5 F2) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 12.31pm (GMT) on Sunday 1st February. Inmarsat is investing US$1.6bn in the delivery of Global Xpress, which will create the world’s first […]
  • SES prepares for new hybrid satellite

    admin
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:20 am
    Satellite operator SES has selected Arianespace to launch the new hybrid broadcast and communications satellite, SES-12, on board an Ariane 5 booster from the European Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, during Q4 2017. This will be the 40th launch of an SES spacecraft on board an European Ariane launch vehicle. The new satellite will […]
  • Globalstar Receives Experimental License for Terrestrial Low-Power Service on 2484 MHz§

    admin
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:17 am
    Globalstar has been granted an experimental construction permit and license WH2XNQ to use 22M0M9W emission on 2484 MHz, fixed and mobile, in San Carlos, Calif., with an effective radiated power of 4 watts. The 22 MHz bandwidth means the signal can extend from 2473 to 2495 MHz, potentially impacting broadcast auxiliary service channels A9 (2467-2483.5 […]
  • Google invests in SpaceX paving the way for satellite internet

    admin
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:15 am
    Google has never shied from novelty or spending big to find ways to connect more people to the internet. Over the last two years, its ideas have included fleets of little satellites, solar-powered drones that would fly around the world and balloons that float high into the stratosphere, beaming the internet to those below. Building on […]
  • Explore Global fixed satellite services (FSS) market that is projected to be worth $17.21 billion in 2019

    admin
    27 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    This report on the Fixed Satellite Services Market focuses on fixed satellite solutions and services. The market has been broadly segmented by service type, organization size, vertical, and region. The major drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges; and their impact have been briefly described in this report. The report “Fixed Satellite Services (FSS) Market by Service […]
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    Defense Forum at DefenceTalk.com

  • Prowler time ( Moondogs VMAQ-3)

    airwingspotter
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:10 am
    Prowler days are numbers.... little bird said that they will be gone b y 2019. So! photograph them as much as you can. Detail story and pix here: Airwingspotter.com | VMAQ-3 Moon Dogs in TX...
  • EW Attack on USS Donald Cook

    gazzzwp
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:46 am
    Is this nothing more than Russian propaganda or could there be an element of truth to it? For those not familiar with the 'theory' read here: ...
  • Saudi Arabia where to next?

    2007yellow430
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:30 am
    With the death of their king, and a change in government, I am wondering how this will affect the region from a military perspective. Anyone's thoughts on this?
  • New escalation in Iranian nuclear issue?

    pacificfree
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:37 am
    The new deal on the 20th January between Russia and Iran means that S-300 missile systems could be shipped within months. Already tension is mounting as Israel starts to consider early airstrikes...
  • 2 helicopters rescue yacht crew in NC

    brig
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:31 am
    MH-60 and Pedro HH-46 helicopters rescue a yacht crew off NC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omLm9Ok-54M Some say, it's quite expensive to send a Pedro for 2 sailors...
 
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  • The USACE Army Geospatial Center

    Scott R. Gourley
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:27 am
        At its core, the mission of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Army Geospatial Center (AGC) is to provide timely, accurate, and relevant geospatial information, capabilities, and domain expertise for Army Geospatial Enterprise (AGE) implementation in support of unified land operations. Moreover, the creation of AGE is also helping to shape information technology advances and industry behavior in the commercial sector, with recently released templates and workflows providing evidence that the enterprise influence is already making products better for Soldiers. Organized as…
  • Welsh: Air Force Risks Becoming Too Small to Succeed under Sequestration

    DOD News Release
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:43 am
      By Natalie Stanley, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information  During testimony on Capitol Hill Jan. 28, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III stressed the negative impact sequestration will have on future Air Force capabilities, emphasizing further budget cuts will lead to low morale and declined readiness in the Air Force. “Pilots sitting in a squadron looking out at their airplanes parked on a ramp certainly feels like a hollow force, whether we define it that way or not,” Welsh said. “People are not joining this business to sit around.” “We…
  • Marine Corps Commandant Highlights Sequestration’s Impact

    DOD News Release
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
        By Amaani Lyle DoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2015 – While the Marine Corps can meet Defense Department Strategic Guidance requirements, there is no margin, and even absent sequestration the service will need recovery years following a decade of war, the service’s commandant testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee [Jan. 28]. Sequester will exacerbate current challenges and result in fewer active-duty Marine Corps battalions and squadrons, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. told the Senate panel. “You expect your Marines to operate forward,…
  • Odierno: Sequestration Threatens Army Readiness

    DOD News Release
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:11 pm
      By Amaani Lyle DoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2015 – With sequestration looming in the 2016 budget, the Army chief of staff told the Senate Armed Services Committee today that the national security environment is the most uncertain he’s seen in his nearly 40 years of service. Gen. Ray T. Odierno reported that instability continues to increase globally, especially in light of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, whose unforeseen expansion and erosion of order there and in Syria have significantly heightened conflict in the region and beyond. “It will…
  • The U.S. Coast Guard and Marine Environmental Protection

    Craig Collins
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:37 am
        The Coast Guard’s earliest official involvement in protecting natural resources began in 1822, shortly before the new Territory of Florida was added to the nation. In passing the new act for “the preservation of timber of the United States in Florida,” Congress moved to protect a species of sturdy live oak, native to the southeastern United States, that was the material of choice for building American warships. The law banned timber harvesting on federal lands, and mandated the forfeiture to the United States of any vessel whose owner or master knowingly transported timber…
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    Richard Matthews

  • Defending ‘American Sniper’

    Richard Matthews
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:46 pm
    Originally posted on Transitions:With the recent controversy surrounding this movie, I would like to say that those who criticize it for glorifying war are missing the point. The internal struggles represented in this movie are highly reflective of what many Veterans face in the transition to civilian life. Rather than taking this an an…
  • From the Archives – “It’s a long way to Gallipoli ­ so create one here” source: SMH

    Richard Matthews
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:11 pm
    ON the back of the recent efforts by colleagues of mine that have been trying to expose the Writeway issues within DVA and coming up to the anniversary of the Gallipoli Landings I felt it prudent to revisit a story published by the Sydney Morning Herald that highlights just how out of touch the Department … Continue reading →
  • DASA are now associating with known Abusers

    Richard Matthews
    12 Jan 2015 | 5:29 pm
    I have a friend who keeps being attacked on Social Media by the name of Jim Wiltshire. His Favourite bully is a one Michal Petelczyc, a former LTCMD from the RAN who is known to the Jewish community as “Mr Hate”. ______________________________ Who is Mr Hate? http://www.factsofisrael.com/blog/archives/000450.html ______________________________ Mr Petelczyc creates numerous fake accounts to … Continue reading →
  • Currently Unattended due to Sampson Flat Bush Fire in Adelaide

    Richard Matthews
    4 Jan 2015 | 7:32 pm
    I’m currently not attending to my blog, Twitter or Facebook accounts at present due to the imminent threat the Sampson Flat bush fire is placing on my family and I. The progress of said fire can be seen below in the Adelaide Fire Map provided by Google and updated when the CFS update the affected … Continue reading →
  • Defence Abuse Support Association is at it again – Still attacking Decorated Military Veterans

    Richard Matthews
    30 Dec 2014 | 6:49 pm
    See the comments, they think I even have a co-writer?
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    Law360: Aerospace & Defense

  • Chancery Trims Renco Suit In Humvee JV Row With MacAndrews

    30 Jan 2015 | 1:50 pm
    A Delaware Chancery judge on Thursday allowed Renco Group Inc. to proceed with claims alleging that MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc. violated the contract governing the private equity firms' joint venture to produce Humvee military vehicles, but tossed most of the other claims in Renco's suit.
  • Senate To Weigh DHS Funding, Block Of Immigration Actions

    30 Jan 2015 | 12:45 pm
    The U.S. Senate will consider a bill on Tuesday that would fund the U.S. Department of Homeland Security while blocking funding for President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration, although a high-ranking Senate Democrat said on Friday that it’s unlikely to pass.
  • Fla. Logistics Firm Accuses Felon Arms Dealer Of Shakedown

    30 Jan 2015 | 12:16 pm
    Florida logistics company J-Six Inc. has filed suit in Florida state court accusing a former arms dealer who served about five years in federal prison and his company of trying to usurp control as part of an “attempted shakedown.”
  • Senate Panel Passes Iran Sanctions Over Obama Veto Threat

    30 Jan 2015 | 10:03 am
    A Senate committee on Thursday advanced a bill that would toughen economic sanctions against Iran if ongoing negotiations over the country's nuclear capabilities fail to secure a deal by July, despite President Barack Obama's vow to veto any new financial sanctions.
  • DOJ Drops 9th Circ. Appeal In Patriot Act FOIA Dispute

    30 Jan 2015 | 9:55 am
    The Electronic Frontier Foundation on Thursday said the U.S. Department of Justice dropped its Ninth Circuit appeal in a Freedom of Information Act dispute over a secret legal interpretation of a section of the Patriot Act, teeing up the release of an unpublished opinion on census data access by law enforcement and intelligence agencies. 
 
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