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    5 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
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  • Fifth Russian Military Aircraft Crashes in Past Month

    Defense Tech
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:29 pm
    A Russian Su-24 all-weather attack jet crashed Monday killing both pilots and bumping up the tally of Russian military that have crashed in the past month to five. The Su-24 crashed shortly after taking off in western Russia near Khabarovsk. Another Russian Su-24 crashed in February. Monday’s crash was one of five to have occurred in a Russian air force fleet that is showing its age since military leaders have increased exercises and flights. Two MiG-29s fighter jets, a Tu-95 Bear bomber and a Su-34 Fullback heavy strike fighter have crashed over the past month. The Russians temporarily…
  • Army Hoverbikes To Enhance Tactical Mobility in 3D

    Defense Update
    Tamir Eshel
    5 Jul 2015 | 3:51 pm
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  • St. Croix angler stabbing suspect cites 'castle doctrine' - TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

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    7 Jul 2015 | 8:42 pm
    WSAWSt. Croix angler stabbing suspect cites 'castle doctrine'TwinCities.com-Pioneer PressThe defense asserts that Acre-Kendall's actions meet the requirements of Wisconsin's castle doctrine, which allows a person to use force when reasonably believing it will prevent someone who has made unlawful and forcible entry into a motor vehicle, ...Defense Says Charges in St. Croix Stabbing Should be DroppedWSAWall 37 news articles »
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    5 Jul 2015 | 2:17 pm
    de·fense (dĭ-fĕns′) n. 1. The act of defending against attack, danger, or injury. 2. A means or method of defending or protecting. 3. Sports The act or an ...
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  • St. Croix angler stabbing suspect cites 'castle doctrine' - TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

    7 Jul 2015 | 8:42 pm
    WSAWSt. Croix angler stabbing suspect cites 'castle doctrine'TwinCities.com-Pioneer PressThe defense asserts that Acre-Kendall's actions meet the requirements of Wisconsin's castle doctrine, which allows a person to use force when reasonably believing it will prevent someone who has made unlawful and forcible entry into a motor vehicle, ...Defense Says Charges in St. Croix Stabbing Should be DroppedWSAWall 37 news articles »
  • 2nd Defense Expert Says Theater Shooter Was Legally Insane - ABC News

    7 Jul 2015 | 3:16 pm
    NorthJersey.com2nd Defense Expert Says Theater Shooter Was Legally InsaneABC NewsA second defense expert testified Tuesday that the Colorado theater shooter was so mentally ill that he couldn't tell right from wrong at the time he opened fire on a packed auditorium, killing 12 people and injuring 70. James Holmes suffered from ...Second defense expert says theater shooter was legally insaneNorthJersey.comAurora theater shooting trial: Defense calls its star witnessThe Denver Postall 342 news articles »
  • Saints spend offseason tuning up defense - Shreveport Times

    7 Jul 2015 | 2:52 pm
    Shreveport TimesSaints spend offseason tuning up defenseShreveport TimesAs it has been with many of the Saints' failures under Sean Payton, the problem was on defense. New Orleans stumbled at all three levels as the pass rush struggled to create pressure, the linebacking unit lacked playmakers, and the secondary failed to and more »
  • Prosecutors: Defense proposals to release terror defendants are novel and ... - Fox News

    7 Jul 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Fox NewsProsecutors: Defense proposals to release terror defendants are novel and Fox NewsThe document was filed in advance of Wednesday hearings on defense attorneys' proposals to release Hamza Naj Ahmed, 21, and Zacharia Yusuf Abdurahman and Hanad Mustafe Musse, both 19. The men, Americans of Somali decent, are among seven ...and more »
  • Fresh-faced Stanford defense looks to reestablish identity - ESPN (blog)

    7 Jul 2015 | 12:01 pm
    ESPN (blog)Fresh-faced Stanford defense looks to reestablish identityESPN (blog)That should give a solid indication of just how green the Cardinal's defense is entering the 2015 season. For three years running, Stanford has featured the Pac-12's best defense. On their way to leading the conference in virtually every single and more »
 
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  • Report: Army to Cut 1 in 12 Troops | Heron Gets NATO Compatible Links | China Commissioning New Anti-Sub Aircraft

    Editorial Staff
    7 Jul 2015 | 4:57 pm
    Americas The Army is reportedly planning to cut 40,000 troops over a two-year period, in addition to 17,000 civilians. Budget constraints will reportedly force down Army personnel numbers to 450,000 by 2017, with sequestration potentially axing a further 30,000 troops. Officials are set to announce these plans on Thursday. The Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Command’s fleets of KC-135 Stratotankers will receive three Northrop Grumman systems pods to detect and track portable air defense systems (MANPADS), following a $31.7 million contract. The will allow the refuelling tankers…
  • The F-22 Raptor: Program & Events

    Joe Katzman
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:45 pm
    Into that good night(click to view full) The 5th-generation F-22A Raptor fighter program has been the subject of fierce controversy, with advocates and detractors aplenty. On the one hand, the aircraft offers full stealth, revolutionary radar and sensor capabilities, dual air-air and air-ground SEAD (Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses) excellence, the ability to cruise above Mach 1 without afterburners, thrust-vectoring super-maneuverability… and a ridiculously lopsided kill record in exercises against the best American fighters. On the other hand, critics charged that it was too…
  • F-22 Maintenance Improving, But Retrofits Slip | Su-24s Join MiG-29s on Grounded List | Crash Stats Grow for India’s HAL Licensed Manufactured Aircraft

    Editorial Staff
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:38 pm
    Americas AM General was handed a $372.9 million Foreign Military Sales contract on Monday to deliver Humvees to Afghanistan, Iraq, Kenya, Lebanon, Ukraine and Tunisia. The contract details options for up to 2,082 of the vehicles, with a scheduled completion date of 2016. Afghanistan previously ordered 808 of the vehicles in 2010, with these delivered in 2012. The F-22 Raptor is reportedly improving its maintenance and servicing record through the ongoing Reliability and Maintainability Maturation Program (RAMMP). However, efforts to retrofit the Air Force’s Raptors with upgrades…
  • Marines Plug Away at F-35 Capabilities | Russia Encourages Arms Sales to Both Sides of Armenian Conflict | MiG 29s Grounded

    Editorial Staff
    5 Jul 2015 | 9:34 pm
    Americas The Marine Corps conducted its first successful live ordnance drops from a F-35B in late June, the USMC announced on Friday. The Joint Strike Fighters dropped both inert and live ordnance, which consisted of JDAM GPS-guided munitions in both GBU-12 and GBU-32 configurations. The Marine Corps decided in May to push on towards the F-35B’s Initial Operating Capability (IOC) objective timetabled for 1 July, despite the unearthing of software problems. While it appears that the 1 July objective IOC date has now been missed, the jet has until December to achieve this milestone, with…
  • Singapore’s Steps: Modernizing the RSAF’s F-16 Fleet

    Joe Katzman
    5 Jul 2015 | 5:29 pm
    RSAF F-16C/Ds(click to view full) In September 2013, Singapore confirmed its much-anticipated intent to upgrade its F-16C/Ds with improved radars and other changes. By January 2014, that was a published DSCA request. There’s no firm timeline just yet, but the proposal is part of wider-ranging military improvements underway in Singapore. It’s also seen as an early example to many other F-16 operators around the world, who respect Singapore’s as a discerning buyer and may wish to do the same thing. That decision is expected to launch at least 2 fierce competitions. One will be…
 
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  • IAI, Thales Integrate a New Datalink in Heron UAS

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    7 Jul 2015 | 1:35 am
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  • IDF Establishes a New Commando Brigade

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    6 Jul 2015 | 3:47 pm
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  • Army Hoverbikes To Enhance Tactical Mobility in 3D

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    5 Jul 2015 | 3:51 pm
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  • Weekly Top Posts: 2015-07-05

    4 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
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  • Enhanced Weapon Configuration for Saudi F-15SA

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    4 Jul 2015 | 3:33 pm
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  • SpeedNews Defense & Space

    8 Jul 2015 | 4:49 pm
    U.K. ROYAL AIR FORCE took delivery of latest AIRBUS DEFENSE & SPACE A400M Atlas airlifter at RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire July 6, following 2.5-hr. flight from assembly plant in Seville, Spain. Aircraft is third of 22 to be purchased by U.K. read more
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    8 Jul 2015 | 4:49 pm
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  • NASA Seeks Human Landing Site On Mars

    8 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Looking for real estate on the red planet How to get to Mars is only part of the question. NASA calls for ideas on the best places to actually land, optimal also for living, mining resources and conducting scientific exploration. read more
  • ISS Research Trumps Supplies Despite Cargo Failures

    8 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    The recent ISS cargo failures are not slowing down the momentum toward research focus, especially when it comes to space commercialization. read more
  • Celebration On ISS After Successful Resupply

    8 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Russia’s Progress 60 resupply vehicle delivered supplies to ISS crew, along with a sense of relief to space handlers worldwide in the aftermath of a spate of resupply mission launch failures. read more
 
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  • SAIC’s Top Lawyer Leaving Company

    Calvin Biesecker
    7 Jul 2015 | 2:17 pm
    Science Applications International Corp. [SAIC] said on Tuesday that Mark Schultz, the company’s executive vice president and general counsel, is leaving the company. Schultz’s role as an executive officer ended on July 6 but he will remain with the company until early September to support the transition. Meantime, Paul Greiner, corporate secretary and deputy general [...]The post SAIC’s Top Lawyer Leaving Company appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Air Force Reservists To Help Fill F-35 Maintainer Needs

    Patrick Host
    7 Jul 2015 | 2:06 pm
    The Air Force will use reservists to fill a need for skilled maintainers as it brings the F-35A online, the head of Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) said Tuesday. Lt. Gen. James Jackson said Air Force manpower, particularly in active duty and reserve maintenance, will be used to fill requirements at Hill, Luke and Nellis [...]The post Air Force Reservists To Help Fill F-35 Maintainer Needs appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Third A400M Atlas Delivered To U.K., First Since Crash

    Rich Abott
    7 Jul 2015 | 2:05 pm
    The United Kingdom Ministry of Defense (MOD) has taken delivery of its third A400M Atlas transport aircraft, the U.K. Royal Air Force said on Tuesday. The A400M, designated ZM403, was flown into its home base at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire from the assembly plant in Seville, Spain on July 5. This is the third [...]The post Third A400M Atlas Delivered To U.K., First Since Crash appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Saab Awarded MBDA Missile Contract

    Rich Abott
    7 Jul 2015 | 1:58 pm
    Saab AB signed a warhead production contract with MBDA France for the MMP (Missile Moyenne Portée) medium-range missile, Saab said Tuesday. The order was placed with a Saab subsidiary, Saab Bofors Dynamics Switzerland (SBDS), which developed the warhead. Deliveries of the MMP warheads are set for 2017. Saab described the MMP as a high-technology, new-generation [...]The post Saab Awarded MBDA Missile Contract appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • SpaceX Dealing With ‘Conflicting’ Data Points From CRS-7 Launch Failure, Musk Says

    Patrick Host
    7 Jul 2015 | 1:52 pm
    Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) is dealing with conflicting data points as it continues to investigate its June 28 launch failure, company founder Elon Musk said Tuesday. Musk said the data from the failure has been “quite difficult” to interpret and whatever happened was clearly neither simple nor straight forward. He said SpaceX would have [...]The post SpaceX Dealing With ‘Conflicting’ Data Points From CRS-7 Launch Failure, Musk Says appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
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  • SAIC’s Top Lawyer Leaving Company

    Calvin Biesecker
    7 Jul 2015 | 2:17 pm
    Science Applications International Corp. [SAIC] said on Tuesday that Mark Schultz, the company’s executive vice president and general counsel, is leaving the company. Schultz’s role as an executive officer ended on July 6 but he will remain with the company until early September to support the transition. Meantime, Paul Greiner, corporate secretary and deputy general [...]The post SAIC’s Top Lawyer Leaving Company appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Air Force Reservists To Help Fill F-35 Maintainer Needs

    Patrick Host
    7 Jul 2015 | 2:06 pm
    The Air Force will use reservists to fill a need for skilled maintainers as it brings the F-35A online, the head of Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) said Tuesday. Lt. Gen. James Jackson said Air Force manpower, particularly in active duty and reserve maintenance, will be used to fill requirements at Hill, Luke and Nellis [...]The post Air Force Reservists To Help Fill F-35 Maintainer Needs appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Third A400M Atlas Delivered To U.K., First Since Crash

    Rich Abott
    7 Jul 2015 | 2:05 pm
    The United Kingdom Ministry of Defense (MOD) has taken delivery of its third A400M Atlas transport aircraft, the U.K. Royal Air Force said on Tuesday. The A400M, designated ZM403, was flown into its home base at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire from the assembly plant in Seville, Spain on July 5. This is the third [...]The post Third A400M Atlas Delivered To U.K., First Since Crash appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Saab Awarded MBDA Missile Contract

    Rich Abott
    7 Jul 2015 | 1:58 pm
    Saab AB signed a warhead production contract with MBDA France for the MMP (Missile Moyenne Portée) medium-range missile, Saab said Tuesday. The order was placed with a Saab subsidiary, Saab Bofors Dynamics Switzerland (SBDS), which developed the warhead. Deliveries of the MMP warheads are set for 2017. Saab described the MMP as a high-technology, new-generation [...]The post Saab Awarded MBDA Missile Contract appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • SpaceX Dealing With ‘Conflicting’ Data Points From CRS-7 Launch Failure, Musk Says

    Patrick Host
    7 Jul 2015 | 1:52 pm
    Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) is dealing with conflicting data points as it continues to investigate its June 28 launch failure, company founder Elon Musk said Tuesday. Musk said the data from the failure has been “quite difficult” to interpret and whatever happened was clearly neither simple nor straight forward. He said SpaceX would have [...]The post SpaceX Dealing With ‘Conflicting’ Data Points From CRS-7 Launch Failure, Musk Says appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
 
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  • SAIC’s Top Lawyer Leaving Company

    Calvin Biesecker
    7 Jul 2015 | 2:17 pm
    Science Applications International Corp. [SAIC] said on Tuesday that Mark Schultz, the company’s executive vice president and general counsel, is leaving the company. Schultz’s role as an executive officer ended on July 6 but he will remain with the company until early September to support the transition. Meantime, Paul Greiner, corporate secretary and deputy general [...]The post SAIC’s Top Lawyer Leaving Company appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Air Force Reservists To Help Fill F-35 Maintainer Needs

    Patrick Host
    7 Jul 2015 | 2:06 pm
    The Air Force will use reservists to fill a need for skilled maintainers as it brings the F-35A online, the head of Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) said Tuesday. Lt. Gen. James Jackson said Air Force manpower, particularly in active duty and reserve maintenance, will be used to fill requirements at Hill, Luke and Nellis [...]The post Air Force Reservists To Help Fill F-35 Maintainer Needs appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Third A400M Atlas Delivered To U.K., First Since Crash

    Rich Abott
    7 Jul 2015 | 2:05 pm
    The United Kingdom Ministry of Defense (MOD) has taken delivery of its third A400M Atlas transport aircraft, the U.K. Royal Air Force said on Tuesday. The A400M, designated ZM403, was flown into its home base at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire from the assembly plant in Seville, Spain on July 5. This is the third [...]The post Third A400M Atlas Delivered To U.K., First Since Crash appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Saab Awarded MBDA Missile Contract

    Rich Abott
    7 Jul 2015 | 1:58 pm
    Saab AB signed a warhead production contract with MBDA France for the MMP (Missile Moyenne Portée) medium-range missile, Saab said Tuesday. The order was placed with a Saab subsidiary, Saab Bofors Dynamics Switzerland (SBDS), which developed the warhead. Deliveries of the MMP warheads are set for 2017. Saab described the MMP as a high-technology, new-generation [...]The post Saab Awarded MBDA Missile Contract appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • SpaceX Dealing With ‘Conflicting’ Data Points From CRS-7 Launch Failure, Musk Says

    Patrick Host
    7 Jul 2015 | 1:52 pm
    Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) is dealing with conflicting data points as it continues to investigate its June 28 launch failure, company founder Elon Musk said Tuesday. Musk said the data from the failure has been “quite difficult” to interpret and whatever happened was clearly neither simple nor straight forward. He said SpaceX would have [...]The post SpaceX Dealing With ‘Conflicting’ Data Points From CRS-7 Launch Failure, Musk Says appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
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  • SAIC’s Top Lawyer Leaving Company

    Calvin Biesecker
    7 Jul 2015 | 2:17 pm
    Science Applications International Corp. [SAIC] said on Tuesday that Mark Schultz, the company’s executive vice president and general counsel, is leaving the company. Schultz’s role as an executive officer ended on July 6 but he will remain with the company until early September to support the transition. Meantime, Paul Greiner, corporate secretary and deputy general [...]The post SAIC’s Top Lawyer Leaving Company appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Air Force Reservists To Help Fill F-35 Maintainer Needs

    Patrick Host
    7 Jul 2015 | 2:06 pm
    The Air Force will use reservists to fill a need for skilled maintainers as it brings the F-35A online, the head of Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) said Tuesday. Lt. Gen. James Jackson said Air Force manpower, particularly in active duty and reserve maintenance, will be used to fill requirements at Hill, Luke and Nellis [...]The post Air Force Reservists To Help Fill F-35 Maintainer Needs appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Third A400M Atlas Delivered To U.K., First Since Crash

    Rich Abott
    7 Jul 2015 | 2:05 pm
    The United Kingdom Ministry of Defense (MOD) has taken delivery of its third A400M Atlas transport aircraft, the U.K. Royal Air Force said on Tuesday. The A400M, designated ZM403, was flown into its home base at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire from the assembly plant in Seville, Spain on July 5. This is the third [...]The post Third A400M Atlas Delivered To U.K., First Since Crash appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Saab Awarded MBDA Missile Contract

    Rich Abott
    7 Jul 2015 | 1:58 pm
    Saab AB signed a warhead production contract with MBDA France for the MMP (Missile Moyenne Portée) medium-range missile, Saab said Tuesday. The order was placed with a Saab subsidiary, Saab Bofors Dynamics Switzerland (SBDS), which developed the warhead. Deliveries of the MMP warheads are set for 2017. Saab described the MMP as a high-technology, new-generation [...]The post Saab Awarded MBDA Missile Contract appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • SpaceX Dealing With ‘Conflicting’ Data Points From CRS-7 Launch Failure, Musk Says

    Patrick Host
    7 Jul 2015 | 1:52 pm
    Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) is dealing with conflicting data points as it continues to investigate its June 28 launch failure, company founder Elon Musk said Tuesday. Musk said the data from the failure has been “quite difficult” to interpret and whatever happened was clearly neither simple nor straight forward. He said SpaceX would have [...]The post SpaceX Dealing With ‘Conflicting’ Data Points From CRS-7 Launch Failure, Musk Says appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
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  • Navy Develops Mini-Drone Sensor

    7 Jul 2015 | 2:55 pm
    The Naval Research Laboratory is testing a new mini-drone about the size of a compact disc designed to glide into areas with special acoustic, meteorological or chemical-detection sensors, service officials explained. The Close-in-Covert Autonomous Disposable Aircraft, or CICADA, is a small unmanned system engineered to travel in groups and bring special detection technologies to remote or hard to reach areas. The project, while in development for several years, is still in the laboratory phase awaiting funding to transition into operational use, Navy officials said. “A particular concept…
  • Fifth Russian Military Aircraft Crashes in Past Month

    6 Jul 2015 | 2:29 pm
    A Russian Su-24 all-weather attack jet crashed Monday killing both pilots and bumping up the tally of Russian military that have crashed in the past month to five. The Su-24 crashed shortly after taking off in western Russia near Khabarovsk. Another Russian Su-24 crashed in February. Monday’s crash was one of five to have occurred in a Russian air force fleet that is showing its age since military leaders have increased exercises and flights. Two MiG-29s fighter jets, a Tu-95 Bear bomber and a Su-34 Fullback heavy strike fighter have crashed over the past month. The Russians temporarily…
  • Marine Corps Speeding Up Cyber Security Measures

    2 Jul 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Recent cyber attacks on government computer systems have prompted the Marine Corps to speed up its plans to transition from a Corps-centric security credentialing system to a Defense Department-wide system spelled out in April. In a July 1 message, Brig. Gen. Kevin Nally, C4 director with Marine Forces Cyberspace Command at Fort Meade, Maryland, said all system administrator and privileged user accounts on Corps systems, networks and enclaves must be changed to use DoD public key infrastructure credentials or smart cards. Public key infrastructure, or PKI, is the security architecture for…
  • Navy, Going Big on 3D Printing Next Year, Looking for Industry Ideas

    1 Jul 2015 | 12:13 pm
    The Office of Naval Research will meet with 200 industry reps later this month in advance of the Navy’s deep dive into additive manufacturing — aka 3D printing. The Navy wants to give its ships at sea the capability of making parts as needed, something that not only will come in handy in emergency but would preclude the need to carry many spare parts that — ideally — never have to be used. In September, the Navy expects to formally ask for proposals and will use the upcoming July 15 Industry Day to brief industry officials about what it’s looking for and get them to think about how…
  • Russia’s Satellite Nuclear Warning System Down Until November

    30 Jun 2015 | 8:43 pm
    Russia’s Aerospace Defense Forces will not have their new military nuclear warning satellite systems in place until months later than anticipated, the Moscow Times reported June 30. Citing the TASS news agency, the Times reports that Russia has delayed the launch of its new military satellites by at least four months, leaving the country unable to detect a potential nuclear attack from space. The first launch of the new satellites, referred to in the report as the “United Space System,” is slated for November, according to the report in the Moscow Times story. “Today we are nearly…
 
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    Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense

  • Global Positioning System: A Generation of Service to the World

    6 Jul 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Peterson AFB CO (SPX) Jul 03, 2015 Twenty years ago, the United States Air Force announced the Global Positioning System had achieved Full Operational Capability. As of July 17, 1995, a total of 24 satellites were on orbit, providing global 24-hour coverage. In the two-decades since, GPS has been woven into nearly every aspect of human activity, from military operations to sports. At the time "FOC" was announced, GPS had al
  • Russia to Launch Large-Scale Space Projects With China

    6 Jul 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Moscow (Sputnik) Jul 05, 2015 The joint Russian-Chinese talks entailed implementing joint projects in the field, as well as the willingness to synchronize mutual hardware platforms and technological interfaces. "The Chinese side expresses interest in collaborating to create manned Lunar exploration infrastructure," Denis Kravchenko, deputy general director of the United Rocket and Space Corporation (URSC), said.
  • In Syria and Iraq, IS courts Sunni tribes with carrot and stick

    6 Jul 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Beirut (AFP) July 6, 2015 Wearing a white headscarf and a traditional black cloak, the Iraqi tribal sheikh addressed his peers: "We're all in the same boat, the (Islamic) State is our state." "We say to our families that our swords and those of our brothers, the soldiers of the (Islamic) State are directed against the same enemy," he said in a video released by IS, addressing some 30 tribal figures, some clutching Ka
  • Siberia Home to New Russian Space Monitoring Complex

    6 Jul 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Moscow (Sputnik) Jul 03, 2015 The Russian Space Monitoring System will comprise a network of more than a dozen specialized complexes by 2018; the first will appear in Siberia's Altai and Primorye regions. The Russian Space Monitoring System has been tested efficiently, as told by the commander of Space Forces and Aerospace Defense of the Russian Federation, Major-General Oleg Maidanovich. Earlier, it was reported
  • Libya's unrecognised govt announces army restructuring

    6 Jul 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Tripoli (AFP) July 6, 2015 Libya's unrecognised government on Monday announced a restructuring of its armed forces into 11 brigades including militiamen who fought in the country's 2011 revolution. Prime minister Khalifa Ghweil said in a statement that the aim of the reforms was to establish a 5,000-strong army integrating heavily armed former rebel forces. The move came at the start of a potentially decisive week
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  • SAIC’s Top Lawyer Leaving Company

    Calvin Biesecker
    7 Jul 2015 | 2:17 pm
    Science Applications International Corp. [SAIC] said on Tuesday that Mark Schultz, the company’s executive vice president and general counsel, is leaving the company. Schultz’s role as an executive officer ended on July 6 but he will remain with the company until early September to support the transition. Meantime, Paul Greiner, corporate secretary and deputy general [...]The post SAIC’s Top Lawyer Leaving Company appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Air Force Reservists To Help Fill F-35 Maintainer Needs

    Patrick Host
    7 Jul 2015 | 2:06 pm
    The Air Force will use reservists to fill a need for skilled maintainers as it brings the F-35A online, the head of Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) said Tuesday. Lt. Gen. James Jackson said Air Force manpower, particularly in active duty and reserve maintenance, will be used to fill requirements at Hill, Luke and Nellis [...]The post Air Force Reservists To Help Fill F-35 Maintainer Needs appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Third A400M Atlas Delivered To U.K., First Since Crash

    Rich Abott
    7 Jul 2015 | 2:05 pm
    The United Kingdom Ministry of Defense (MOD) has taken delivery of its third A400M Atlas transport aircraft, the U.K. Royal Air Force said on Tuesday. The A400M, designated ZM403, was flown into its home base at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire from the assembly plant in Seville, Spain on July 5. This is the third [...]The post Third A400M Atlas Delivered To U.K., First Since Crash appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Saab Awarded MBDA Missile Contract

    Rich Abott
    7 Jul 2015 | 1:58 pm
    Saab AB signed a warhead production contract with MBDA France for the MMP (Missile Moyenne Portée) medium-range missile, Saab said Tuesday. The order was placed with a Saab subsidiary, Saab Bofors Dynamics Switzerland (SBDS), which developed the warhead. Deliveries of the MMP warheads are set for 2017. Saab described the MMP as a high-technology, new-generation [...]The post Saab Awarded MBDA Missile Contract appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • SpaceX Dealing With ‘Conflicting’ Data Points From CRS-7 Launch Failure, Musk Says

    Patrick Host
    7 Jul 2015 | 1:52 pm
    Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) is dealing with conflicting data points as it continues to investigate its June 28 launch failure, company founder Elon Musk said Tuesday. Musk said the data from the failure has been “quite difficult” to interpret and whatever happened was clearly neither simple nor straight forward. He said SpaceX would have [...]The post SpaceX Dealing With ‘Conflicting’ Data Points From CRS-7 Launch Failure, Musk Says appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
 
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    Ministry of Defence - Activity on GOV.UK

  • FOI release: FOI responses released by MOD: week commencing 6 July 2015

    HM Government
    7 Jul 2015 | 9:32 am
    Ministry of Defence (MOD) Freedom of Information (FOI) responses released during the week commencing 6 July 2015.
  • Guidance: SCE school admissions pack

    HM Government
    7 Jul 2015 | 5:02 am
    This pack includes: SCE school place application form (to be completed in BLOCK CAPITALS for each child/young person) Appendix 1: General information SCE/CEAS Appendix 2: MOD ‘Pupil Information Profile’ Appendix 3: JSP 342 ‘Entitled’ places Appendix 4: Nationality, language codes etc. Appendix 5: JSP 342 ‘Non entitled fee paying’ places Please note: All schools are legally required to record details of enrolled pupils. The information supplied on the school place application form will be used for the purposes of admission as well as recording of the required data. The PIP template…
  • Guidance: Military low flying: MOD sponsored air exercises

    HM Government
    7 Jul 2015 | 3:08 am
    A timetable of the current and future planned MOD sponsored low flying exercises by fast jets, rotary and transport aircraft within the United Kingdom low flying system. Related information Military low flying Low flying military aircraft in your area Joint Helicopter Command (JHC) Military low flying: RAF operational low flying training timetable
  • News story: MOD pension payments to those living in Greece

    HM Government
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:35 am
    Updated: Added copyright statement to image.The financial situation in Greece continues to be subject to change and is fast moving. Veterans UK is closely monitoring developments but given the recent banking restrictions being imposed by the Greek authorities, the MOD has written to all War Pension recipients and Armed Forces Pension Scheme members living in that country offering 3 options: to continue to receive their pension payments into their Greek bank account to temporarily hold their pension payments to redirect their pension payments to another bank account (such as a UK bank account)…
  • News story: Information for those who left the armed forces between December 2008 and September 2011

    HM Government
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:05 am
    Updated: Added replacement image.If you have now left the armed forces and had administrative action taken against you as a result of a police caution between December 2008 and September 2011, it may be that you have grounds for a complaint. The MOD has written to serving and former serving personnel because of changes to the law which took effect in December 2008 that meant such cautions should not have been taken into account after that date. However, whilst action has been taken to contact those affected directly, it is apparent that we have not managed to reach some people and they will…
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  • Details on the FREDA: The Future Air-Defense FREMM Frigates of the French Navy

    Ko Savonije
    7 Jul 2015 | 1:40 am
    According to the recent update to the French Military Planning Law, the French Navy is set to receive two FREDA (frégate de défense aérienne or air defense frigate) by 2022. Not much information was available so far on the FREDA besides the fact they would be based on the DCNS FREMM (Aquitaine class), get a modified Thales Herakles radar and would likely deploy MBDA's ASTER 30 long range surface-to-air missiles. Navy Recognition contacted both DCNS and Thales to learn more.Read more
  • Straight Shooter: Russia Develops New Trimaran Stealth Corvette

    Ko Savonije
    7 Jul 2015 | 1:33 am
    An all-new trimaran stealth corvette, now being developed in Russia, will boast unprecedented stability and be able to make combat even under Force 6 storm conditions.A scaled-down prototype of the Rusich 1 corvette was unveiled during a recent naval show in St. Petersburg.“Last year we built a 12 meter-long, 3.7 ton self-propelled model and it performed way better than a conventional single-hull ship,” Andrei Kharitonov, a representative of the Zelenodol Design Bureau, told RIA Novosti on Sunday.Read more
  • Iran nuclear talks complicated by dispute over missiles and arms

    Ko Savonije
    7 Jul 2015 | 1:22 am
    Iran’s foreign minister met his counterparts from six world powers on Monday, but the drive for a nuclear deal was complicated by a dispute over United Nations restrictions on missile technology and arms sales.The aim of the talks in Vienna is to settle the confrontation over Iran’s nuclear programme, reaching a final agreement by Tuesday.Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Iranian foreign minister, has held 15 meetings with John Kerry, the US secretary of state, over the last 10 days. On Monday, Mr Zarif met all of the foreign ministers from the “P5 plus 1”, a contact group consisting of the…
  • China Mulls Exporting J-10B Fighters with Russian Engines to Other Countries

    Ko Savonije
    7 Jul 2015 | 1:12 am
    The Chinese government is considering plans to export its J-10B fighter equipped with the Russian-built AL31FN-S3 engine to Pakistan and other potential buyers from Asia, Africa and Latin America in the future, according to Kanwa Defense Review, a Canada-based Chinese-language military magazine.According to the magazine, the mass production of the J-10B fighters was started by Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group last year. At least 10 aircraft have been turned over to the Chinese military and undergoing flights tests, while 14 of the jets have already been painted with PLA Air Force…
  • Bystander hits the deck as fighter jet misses them by centimetres

    Ko Savonije
    7 Jul 2015 | 12:59 am
    A clueless bystander was forced to throw himself to the ground in a dangerously close encounter with a fighter jet captured on video.The unidentified man was standing idly on a runway in Libya when the MiG-23 war plane performed an extremely low pass at breakneck speed.The Free Libyan Air Force jet, which appeared nothing more than a speck in the distance at the beginning of the video, suddenly arrives in the frame and soars towards the camera.Read more
 
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  • IAI, Thales Integrate a New Datalink in Heron UAS

    News Desk
    7 Jul 2015 | 1:35 am
    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Thales have conducted risk reduction flight tests for the integration of Thales and Elisra’s NATO STANAG 7085 data link on board the Heron Medium-Altitude Long-Endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (MALE UAV).
  • IDF Establishes a New Commando Brigade

    News Desk
    6 Jul 2015 | 3:47 pm
    The IDF is grouping four special-operations units into a newly established ‘commando brigade.’ Grouping these independent units together under a brigade framework will enable the IDF to optimize their operational effectiveness and enhance support for their special needs.
  • Army Hoverbikes To Enhance Tactical Mobility in 3D

    Tamir Eshel
    5 Jul 2015 | 3:51 pm
    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has been exploring the tactical reconnaissance vehicle (TRV) concept for nearly nine months and is evaluating the hoverbike technology as a way to get Soldiers away from ground threats by giving them a 3-D mobility capability. The Army considers this disruptive technology for its potential to increase Soldier protection at the squad level and below.
  • Enhanced Weapon Configuration for Saudi F-15SA

    News Desk
    4 Jul 2015 | 3:33 pm
    Boeing has recently released images depicting weapon configurations developed for the F-15, that are likely to support the F-15SA, the most advanced variant of the F-15E fighter aircraft for the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF). The aircraft depicted in these photos carry 26 weapons of six different types.
  • Chinese Weapons Shipped to Lebanon to Aid Hezbollah

    News Desk
    4 Jul 2015 | 5:54 am
    The Lebanese Army received a shipment of Chinese weapons Friday, the latest in a recent series of international arms deliveries to help Lebanon contain the militants on its eastern border with Syria
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  • IAI, Thales Integrate a New Datalink in Heron UAS

    News Desk
    7 Jul 2015 | 1:35 am
    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Thales have conducted risk reduction flight tests for the integration of Thales and Elisra’s NATO STANAG 7085 data link on board the Heron Medium-Altitude Long-Endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (MALE UAV).
  • IDF Establishes a New Commando Brigade

    News Desk
    6 Jul 2015 | 3:47 pm
    The IDF is grouping four special-operations units into a newly established ‘commando brigade.’ Grouping these independent units together under a brigade framework will enable the IDF to optimize their operational effectiveness and enhance support for their special needs.
  • Army Hoverbikes To Enhance Tactical Mobility in 3D

    Tamir Eshel
    5 Jul 2015 | 3:51 pm
    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has been exploring the tactical reconnaissance vehicle (TRV) concept for nearly nine months and is evaluating the hoverbike technology as a way to get Soldiers away from ground threats by giving them a 3-D mobility capability. The Army considers this disruptive technology for its potential to increase Soldier protection at the squad level and below.
  • Enhanced Weapon Configuration for Saudi F-15SA

    News Desk
    4 Jul 2015 | 3:33 pm
    Boeing has recently released images depicting weapon configurations developed for the F-15, that are likely to support the F-15SA, the most advanced variant of the F-15E fighter aircraft for the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF). The aircraft depicted in these photos carry 26 weapons of six different types.
  • Chinese Weapons Shipped to Lebanon to Aid Hezbollah

    News Desk
    4 Jul 2015 | 5:54 am
    The Lebanese Army received a shipment of Chinese weapons Friday, the latest in a recent series of international arms deliveries to help Lebanon contain the militants on its eastern border with Syria
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  • XM30 Bridge Erection Boat: The Army’s New Boat

    U.S. Army Press Release
    7 Jul 2015 | 5:03 am
        By Michael Clow and Rae Higgins While boats don’t normally (if ever) come to mind when one thinks … The post XM30 Bridge Erection Boat: The Army’s New Boat...
  • Operation Eager Anvil: Pave Low Leaders

    Maj. Gen. Richard Comer (USAF-Ret)
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:49 am
      We deployed to Operation Desert Shield in August 1990. At the time, I commanded the 20th Special Operations Squadron, … The post Operation Eager Anvil: Pave Low Leaders appeared first...
  • SSN 785 John Warner on Sea Trials

    Defense Media Network
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:34 am
    As the Aug. 1, 2015 commissioning of USS John Warner (SSN 785) nears, Newport News Shipbuilding released this video of … The post SSN 785 John Warner on Sea Trials appeared first on Defense...
  • EA-6B Prowler Ends U.S. Navy Service | Photos

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:12 am
    Last week, June 25-27, Electronic Attack Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CVWP), held a three-day Sunset Celebration honoring the retirement of … The post EA-6B Prowler Ends U.S. Navy Service |...
  • Theodore Roosevelt’s Medal of Honor

    Robert F. Dorr
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    A century after his July 1, 1898, charge up San Juan Hill in Cuba, the nation awarded the Medal of … The post Theodore Roosevelt’s Medal of Honor appeared first on Defense Media Network.
 
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  • XM30 Bridge Erection Boat: The Army’s New Boat

    U.S. Army Press Release
    7 Jul 2015 | 5:03 am
        By Michael Clow and Rae Higgins While boats don’t normally (if ever) come to mind when one thinks of Army systems, the new XM30 Bridge Erection Boat, or BEB, is certain to turn more than a few heads in and outside the Engineer Regiment. To be sure, these force projection-enabling vessels did here last week. Acquisition officials assigned to the Army’s Product Management Office for Bridging showcased the BEB, the most recent addition to the Engineer Regiment’s equipment portfolio, last week at the Aberdeen Test Center’s Amphibious Landing Area. The…
  • Operation Eager Anvil: Pave Low Leaders

    Maj. Gen. Richard Comer (USAF-Ret)
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:49 am
      We deployed to Operation Desert Shield in August 1990. At the time, I commanded the 20th Special Operations Squadron, flying the MH-53 Pave Low helicopter, and roughly half of the squadron deployed while half of the squadron stayed home for other possible missions. The split of the squadron in this way was not a healthy thing, as half of us were living in the desert heat and in tents, far away from home and fearful that we might be there a long time with no real war to fight. Half were home and wishing to be in the desert in case there was a war. It was tough on bonding a squadron…
  • SSN 785 John Warner on Sea Trials

    Defense Media Network
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:34 am
    As the Aug. 1, 2015 commissioning of USS John Warner (SSN 785) nears, Newport News Shipbuilding released this video of former SECNAV and U.S. Senator John Warner reading John Masefield’s Sea Fever over footage of his namesake submarine during successful sea trials. Note the dolphins riding the bow wave. The post SSN 785 John Warner on Sea Trials appeared first on Defense Media Network.
  • EA-6B Prowler Ends U.S. Navy Service | Photos

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:12 am
    Last week, June 25-27, Electronic Attack Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CVWP), held a three-day Sunset Celebration honoring the retirement of the Navy EA-6B Prowler. More than 1,000 guests attended the celebration, including many who flew aboard the Prowler during its decades of service. The Prowler first flew in May 1968 and began operational service aboard U.S. Navy aircraft carriers in July 1971. Some 170 of the big, four-seat electronic warfare aircraft were built, and were continually modified throughout their long service with the fleet. The Prowler flew its last deployment with the…
  • Theodore Roosevelt’s Medal of Honor

    Robert F. Dorr
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    A century after his July 1, 1898, charge up San Juan Hill in Cuba, the nation awarded the Medal of Honor to U.S. Army Col. Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt. To some the award seemed overdue. To others, it was unearned. Roosevelt fought in his famous battle during the Spanish-American War, which lasted from 1898 to 1901. Although he served two terms as president, wrote 40 books, and earned the Nobel Peace Prize, Roosevelt called San Juan Hill his finest moment. He left little doubt in the minds of others that he fully expected to receive recognition. “I am entitled to the Medal of…
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  • WestJet reports June traffic results and updates second quarter outlook

    admin
    7 Jul 2015 | 5:25 pm
    Airline increases traffic by 7.0 per cent year over year and improves on-time performance to 89.4 per cent Source: PRNEWSWIRE – AIRLINES WestJet reports June traffic results and updates second quarter outlook
  • Bivio Networks Provides Network Threat Visibility on Cyber Intelligence Platform for DoD Exercise

    admin
    7 Jul 2015 | 4:03 pm
    PLEASANTON, Calif., July 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Bivio Networks, Inc. (Bivio), a developer of innovative, high-performance network security platform solutions for federal and commercial network operators and large enterprise customers, today announced that its integrated cyber intelligence platform delivered real-time network threat visibility during the 2015 Joint Users Interoperability Communications Exercise (JUICE), held last month at the U.S. Army’s Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG). The platform detected, analyzed and reported on Malicious network activity throughout the…
  • Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. Reports June 2015 Traffic

    admin
    7 Jul 2015 | 3:36 pm
    CHEYENNE, Wyo., July 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. (OTC Bulletin Board: GLUX.OB – news) today announced preliminary passenger traffic results for the month of June 2015. Great Lakes is providing scheduled passenger service at 24 airports in nine states with a fleet of Embraer EMB-120 Brasilias and Beechcraft 1900D regional airliners.  Additional information is available at http://www.flygreatlakes.com/ including a current route map at http://www.flygreatlakes.com/route_map/route_map.htm. All scheduled flights are operated under the Great Lakes Airlines marketing…
  • Aeromexico anuncia os resultados do tráfego de junho de 2015

    admin
    7 Jul 2015 | 3:27 pm
    CIDADE DO MÉXICO, 7 de julho de 2015 /PRNewswire/ — O Grupo AeroMexico S.A.B. de C.V. (“AeroMexico“) (BMV: AEROMEX) anunciou hoje os resultados operacionais de junho de 2015. Logo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130315/MX77534LOGO Os números podem não coincidir com o total devido ao arredondamento.   As informações contidas no relatório não foram auditadas e não fornecem dados sobre o desempenho futuro da empresa. O desempenho futuro da AeroMexico depende de vários fatores, não se podendo inferir que o desempenho de qualquer período ou a comparação…
  • MDA to provide RADARSAT-2 ground station solution to support land and maritime applications

    admin
    7 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    RICHMOND, BC, July 7, 2015 /CNW/ – MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (“MDA” or the “Company”) (TSX:MDA), a global communications and information company, today announced that it has been awarded three contracts with the Malaysian Remote Sensing Agency (MRSA), an agency under the purview of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Malaysia (MOSTI). Under the contracts, MDA will provide: MRSA will use the information to support a number of applications, such as flood monitoring, maritime and agricultural monitoring, natural resource management,…
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  • ADF Joining Advice?

    Verlux
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:07 am
    I'm currently completing VCE and am going to attempt to enroll in ADFA. However, I am hesitant to apply for the Army as the medical examination and medical classing may prohibit me from joining...
  • Army in internal security roles

    Adioz
    20 Jun 2015 | 5:57 am
    Army in internal security roles Army in a democracy is of, by and for the people of the democracy. However, insurgency can cause a major problem because no stark distinction can be readily made...
  • Antonov announces development of An-188 strategic transport aircraft

    FormerDirtDart
    17 Jun 2015 | 11:16 am
    At the Paris Air Show, Antonov announced plans to develop a new An-70 variant powered by four turbofan engines. Additionally, the aircraft will feature an enlarged wing, and western avionics &...
  • Chinese-Russian tank duel

    David Kilcullen
    17 Jun 2015 | 12:05 am
    Cult of Russian-made weaponry turned to be a hallowed practice of the war-respiring Kremlin, particularly with the onset of Putin’s tenure. Apparently, wielding unprecedented powers and tightening...
  • Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) News and Discussions

    John Fedup
    16 Jun 2015 | 7:41 am
    As there seems to be no RCAF thread, I will start one. Today's Ottawa Citizen is reporting the RCAF is looking at a combination of Predators and Avengers to meet Canada's drone needs. A Predator...
 
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  • XM30 Bridge Erection Boat: The Army’s New Boat

    U.S. Army Press Release
    7 Jul 2015 | 5:03 am
        By Michael Clow and Rae Higgins While boats don’t normally (if ever) come to mind when one thinks of Army systems, the new XM30 Bridge Erection Boat, or BEB, is certain to turn more than a few heads in and outside the Engineer Regiment. To be sure, these force projection-enabling vessels did here last week. Acquisition officials assigned to the Army’s Product Management Office for Bridging showcased the BEB, the most recent addition to the Engineer Regiment’s equipment portfolio, last week at the Aberdeen Test Center’s Amphibious Landing Area. The…
  • Operation Eager Anvil: Pave Low Leaders

    Maj. Gen. Richard Comer (USAF-Ret)
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:49 am
      We deployed to Operation Desert Shield in August 1990. At the time, I commanded the 20th Special Operations Squadron, flying the MH-53 Pave Low helicopter, and roughly half of the squadron deployed while half of the squadron stayed home for other possible missions. The split of the squadron in this way was not a healthy thing, as half of us were living in the desert heat and in tents, far away from home and fearful that we might be there a long time with no real war to fight. Half were home and wishing to be in the desert in case there was a war. It was tough on bonding a squadron…
  • SSN 785 John Warner on Sea Trials

    Defense Media Network
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:34 am
    As the Aug. 1, 2015 commissioning of USS John Warner (SSN 785) nears, Newport News Shipbuilding released this video of former SECNAV and U.S. Senator John Warner reading John Masefield’s Sea Fever over footage of his namesake submarine during successful sea trials. Note the dolphins riding the bow wave. The post SSN 785 John Warner on Sea Trials appeared first on Defense Media Network.
  • EA-6B Prowler Ends U.S. Navy Service | Photos

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:12 am
    Last week, June 25-27, Electronic Attack Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CVWP), held a three-day Sunset Celebration honoring the retirement of the Navy EA-6B Prowler. More than 1,000 guests attended the celebration, including many who flew aboard the Prowler during its decades of service. The Prowler first flew in May 1968 and began operational service aboard U.S. Navy aircraft carriers in July 1971. Some 170 of the big, four-seat electronic warfare aircraft were built, and were continually modified throughout their long service with the fleet. The Prowler flew its last deployment with the…
  • Theodore Roosevelt’s Medal of Honor

    Robert F. Dorr
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    A century after his July 1, 1898, charge up San Juan Hill in Cuba, the nation awarded the Medal of Honor to U.S. Army Col. Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt. To some the award seemed overdue. To others, it was unearned. Roosevelt fought in his famous battle during the Spanish-American War, which lasted from 1898 to 1901. Although he served two terms as president, wrote 40 books, and earned the Nobel Peace Prize, Roosevelt called San Juan Hill his finest moment. He left little doubt in the minds of others that he fully expected to receive recognition. “I am entitled to the Medal of…
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    Law360: Aerospace & Defense

  • Fed. Circ. Judges Grill Air Force Over Utility Rules Suit

    7 Jul 2015 | 3:02 pm
    A Federal Circuit panel skewered the U.S. Air Force on Tuesday for "morphing" its arguments and trying to slip around the plain meaning of federal utility regulations in a row over the prices for water and sewage services set for an Air Force base by one Florida county.
  • Honeywell Pushes Again To Fully DQ Firm In Cleanup Suit

    7 Jul 2015 | 1:47 pm
    Honeywell International Inc. and several other defendants in a $42 million groundwater cleanup row renewed their push to completely disqualify Gallagher & Kennedy PA from the case, telling an Arizona federal court Monday that new documents show the firm still is involved in the dispute.
  • Iran Nuclear Deal Negotiators Extend Talks To Reach Solution

    7 Jul 2015 | 12:24 pm
    Negotiations aimed at stemming Iran's nuclear program slipped past their latest deadline on Tuesday in Vienna — the second such extension in a week — as Obama administration officials continued to stress that the U.S. and its allies are committed to striking a high-quality deal with the Middle Eastern nation.
  • DHS Launches FOIA App In Effort To Streamline Requests

    7 Jul 2015 | 12:16 pm
    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security — which has struggled to keep up with a backlog of massive Freedom of Information Act requests, many pertaining to immigration records — has released a mobile application to make it easier for document seekers to solicit information, the agency said Tuesday.
  • GAO Denies SIG Protest Of $144M Army Linguist Contract

    7 Jul 2015 | 11:35 am
    The U.S. Government Accountability Office said Tuesday that the Army properly assessed Strategic Intelligence Group LLC's past performance as struggling on a $144 million contract for linguists when the service did not renew SIG's contract and instead gave it to CWU Inc.
 
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