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  • Raytheon’s Standard Missile Naval Defense Family (SM-1 to SM-6)

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    Joe Katzman
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:15 am
    SM-2 Launch, DDG-77(click to view larger) Variants of the SM-2 Standard missile are the USA’s primary fleet defense anti-air weapon, and serve with 13 navies worldwide. The most common variant is the RIM-66K-L/ SM-2 Standard Block IIIB, which entered service in 1998. The Standard family extends far beyond the SM-2 missile, however; several nations still use the SM-1, the SM-3 is rising to international prominence as a missile defense weapon, and the SM-6 program is on track to supplement the SM-2. These missiles are designed to be paired with the AEGIS radar and combat system, but can…
  • Iranian analyst: Israeli drone could have exploited serious gap in Iran’s air defenses

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    31 Aug 2014 | 12:19 am
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  • Nuclear Power for Surface Combatants

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    Norman Friedman
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:31 am
    As the price of oil skyrocketed in 2008, some in Congress argued that it was pointless to keep building oil-powered warships. Surely the future lay with a return to the vision of the 1960s, when it seemed that nuclear power would soon dominate. A congressionally mandated study by the Congressional Research Service concluded that once oil was $70 per barrel, “the total life-cycle costs of a nuclear-powered medium-size surface combatant would equal that of a conventionally powered medium-size surface combatant.” It seems likely that the future cruiser, (CG[X]), at one time seen as a variant…
  • FAA Asserts Regulatory Authority Over RC Model Aircraft – Drones

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    26 Jun 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a statement on 23 June 2014, titled "FAA Offers Guidance to Model Aircraft Operators." The subtitle was definitely less gentle, stating that the "Agency issues interpretation of 2012 Reauthorization Law, restates authority to take enforcement action against hazardous operations."
  • Syrian Jihadists turn against peacekeepers on the Golan

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    31 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
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  • EA-18G Program: The USA’s Electronic Growler

    Joe Katzman
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:10 am
    EA-18G at Pax The USA’s electronic attack fighters are a unique, overworked, and nearly obsolete capability. With the retirement of the US Air Force’s long-range EF-111 Raven “Spark ‘Vark,” the aging 4-seat EA-6B Prowlers became the USA’s only remaining fighter for radar jamming, communications jamming and information operations like signals interception [1]. Despite their age and performance limits, they’ve been predictably busy on the front lines, used for everything from escorting strike aircraft against heavily defended targets, to disrupting…
  • Saudi Shopping Spree: A Hardened, Networked National Guard

    Joe Katzman
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:25 am
    LAV-25 in combat The Saudi Arabian National Guard is receiving a lot of investment. In July 2006, the Saudis formally tabled a multi-billion dollar request to buy LAV wheeled APCs and related equipment for its National Guard. October 2010 added a slew of added requests, covering a wide range of transport, scout, and attack helicopters. Other contracts in between and since have involved missiles, communications, and training. It all adds up to a fairly comprehensive modernization. Who is the SANG, and why are they a globally significant institution? A must-read article in the Tribune-Libanaise…
  • US Navy Issues RMMV Request for Proposal for LCS Modules

    Olivier Travers
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:56 am
    USNAVSEA released the RFP [FBO] for the Remote Multi-Mission Vehicle (RMMV) which integrates with the LCS MCM Mission Module. Responses are due by October 27. They seek up to 18 vehicles with deliveries starting 30 months after the initial award. Middle East ISIL insurgents have shown a video [WaPo] featuring an American M198 howitzer and allegedly shot in Syria. They combine military know-how [NYT] with strong funding from illicit sources [WSJ]. It seems President Obama may get [The Hill] congressional support for strikes against ISIL in Syria were he to seek it, though some lawmakers doubt…
  • The Croatian Helicopter Swap Triangle: Mi-8s for UH-60s

    Joe Katzman
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
    UH-60(click to view full) Croatia’s Jutarnji list reports that a proposed helicopter swap deal was discussed during an Aug 14/14 meeting between high-ranking Croatian defense personnel and a delegation from the US House of Representatives. The goal is to offer the Ukraine near-term assistance, while bringing Croatian forces closer to NATO standards. Under the deal… CAF Mi-8 MTV-1 Croatia’s 14 upgraded Mi-8 MTV-1 helicopters would be given to the Ukraine, in exchange for 20 UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from US Army stocks. Those helicopters would likely be UH-60Ls, rather…
  • Raytheon’s Standard Missile Naval Defense Family (SM-1 to SM-6)

    Joe Katzman
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:15 am
    SM-2 Launch, DDG-77(click to view larger) Variants of the SM-2 Standard missile are the USA’s primary fleet defense anti-air weapon, and serve with 13 navies worldwide. The most common variant is the RIM-66K-L/ SM-2 Standard Block IIIB, which entered service in 1998. The Standard family extends far beyond the SM-2 missile, however; several nations still use the SM-1, the SM-3 is rising to international prominence as a missile defense weapon, and the SM-6 program is on track to supplement the SM-2. These missiles are designed to be paired with the AEGIS radar and combat system, but can…
 
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    Defense Update

  • Indian role in future Indo-Russian stealth fighter remains unclear

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

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

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

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    31 Aug 2014 | 12:19 am
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  • Videos for 2014-08-24

    24 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
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    AeroSpace News

  • August 2014 Stargazing – Skywatching – Astronomy Night Sky

    AeroSpaceNews.com
    8 Aug 2014 | 11:16 am
    Here is your quick video guide to August 2014 stargazing and sky-watching of the astronomy events visible in the night sky: Venus and Jupiter are visible at dawn, Saturn and Mars may be viewed at dusk, and you won't need a telescope. Don't forget this month is the annual Perseid meteor shower through 17 August.
  • Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 Shot Down

    AeroSpaceNews.com
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:32 am
    US President Obama says that Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down. There were 298 passengers and crew on board, none survived.
  • Malaysian Airliner Crash In Ukraine

    AeroSpaceNews.com
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has crashed in Ukraine's eastern region just before the border with Russia. The Boeing 777 was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, with 295 passengers and an unknown crew compliment. The government of Ukraine and separatist forces are exchanging accusations that each shot the civil airliner out of the sky.
  • Barcelona Airport Near Miss Video

    AeroSpaceNews.com
    7 Jul 2014 | 5:23 pm
    A video has emerged of an alleged near miss at Spain's Barcelona Airport. The video was apparently shot by YouTube user Barcelona-El Prat In'tl whose name is actually Miguel Ángel, according to the description accompanying the video. It also says the incident aircraft were an UTair Boeing 767-300 (VQ-BSX) and an Aerolíneas Argentinas Airbus A340-300 (LV-FPV).
  • FAA Asserts Regulatory Authority Over RC Model Aircraft – Drones

    AeroSpaceNews.com
    26 Jun 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a statement on 23 June 2014, titled "FAA Offers Guidance to Model Aircraft Operators." The subtitle was definitely less gentle, stating that the "Agency issues interpretation of 2012 Reauthorization Law, restates authority to take enforcement action against hazardous operations."
 
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    Aviation Week - Aerospace Defense, Business & Commercial News

  • International Civil Aviation Organization’s

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:38 pm
    David McMillan has been elected chairman of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Task Force on Risks to Civil Aviation Arising from Conflict Zones. He is chairman of the Flight Safety Foundation and was director general of Eurocontrol.  
  • Honorable Company of Air Pilots

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Ron Price will receive the Award of Merit for North America from the London-based Honorable Company of Air Pilots. He has been director of the Abbotsford International Air Show in British Columbia that is now known as Aerospace North America. Winners of the Guild Sword of Honor are John and Martha King of the King Schools of San Diego. They are cited for “making aviation knowledge clear, simple and fun for hundreds of thousands of pilots and maintenance technicians all over the world. read more
  • SAE International

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Honda Aircraft Co. President/CEO Michimasa Fujino has been named to receive the SAE International Clarence L. “Kelly” Johnson Aerospace Vehicle Design and Development Award in late September. It recognizes individuals for “contributions during their career in the innovative design and development of advanced aircraft and/or spacecraft.” Fujino is responsible for the research and development, production, sales and marketing of the HondaJet.  
  • Northrop Grumman Corp.

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Talha A. Zobair (see photo) has been appointed vice president-tax for the Falls Church, Virginia-based Northrop Grumman Corp. He was senior tax counsel and director of global taxes for Raytheon.  
  • Lockheed Martin Corp.

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Brian Colan has become vice president/controller/chief accounting officer of the Lockheed Martin Corp., Bethesda, Maryland. He succeeds Christopher Gregoire, who is now vice president-finance and business operations for Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training. read more
 
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    Homeland Security News

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

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

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

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

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    9 Jul 2014 | 3:55 pm
    New York News Police say operators flew a drone too close to an NYPD helicopter that was on patrol at the George Washington Bridge and forced the chopper to change its course to avoid a collision early Monday morning. As a result, the two men were arrested. Daniel Rose is an aviation lawyer. He points [...]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. NYPD: Terrorists looking at drone attacks
  • Plot to blow up Eiffel Tower, Louvre and nuclear power plant foiled – Report

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    9 Jul 2014 | 12:22 pm
    France foiled an Islamist terrorist plot to target the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and even a nuclear power plant, it emerged on Wednesday, as the country unveiled new, tougher anti-terror rules. French police stumbled on the plans after decrypting coded messages between a 29-year-old Algerian butcher living in the Vaucluse, southern France, known only as [...]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. Plot to blow up Eiffel Tower, Louvre and nuclear power plant foiled –…
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  • Suicide Prevention Takes Courage, Communication, Official Says

    31 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The Veterans Affairs Department has named September National Suicide Prevention Month, but the Defense Department continues its year-round, comprehensive, multi-pronged approach to address the issue of suicide in the military, a Pentagon official said.
  • Military Airstrikes Hit ISIL Near Mosul Dam

    31 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq, using fighter and attack aircraft to conduct three airstrikes near the Mosul Dam.
  • Airstrikes Hit ISIL, Airdrops Aid Citizens in Amirli

    30 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    At the request of the Government of Iraq, the U.S. military conducted airstrikes in support of an operation to deliver humanitarian assistance to address the humanitarian crisis and protect the civilians trapped in Amirli, Iraq.
  • U.S. Airstrikes Hit ISIL near Amirli and Mosul Dam

    30 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq, using fighter and attack aircraft to conduct two airstrikes, one near the Mosul Dam and the other near Amirli.
  • U.S., Partner-nations Conduct Humanitarian Airdrop in Iraq

    29 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    American military planes along with Australian, French and British aircraft airdropped humanitarian aid to the town of Amirli in Iraq, the Pentagon press secretary said in a statement.
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    Defense Daily Network

  • Navy, Raytheon Unveil New Version Of Rolling Airframe Missile

    Mike McCarthy
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:08 pm
    TUCSON, Ariz.—The Navy formally took delivery of the newest version of the Rolling Airframe Missile for ship defense, a Block 2 variant designed for greater range and improved maneuverability and targeting. The brief ceremony to roll out the RAM Block 2 took place Wednesday at builder Raytheon’s [RTN] missile production facility here. “It is a [...]The post Navy, Raytheon Unveil New Version Of Rolling Airframe Missile appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Obama Nominates Two For Senior Positions At DHS

    Calvin Biesecker
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Friday said that President Obama has announced his intention to nominate two senior leadership officials at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Russell Deyo as Under Secretary for Management and Sarah Saldana as Assistant Secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Saldana, who has been the United States Attorney [...]The post Obama Nominates Two For Senior Positions At DHS appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Reelection Bids For Several Defense-Focused Lawmakers Heated Up in August

    Megan Eckstein
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:16 pm
    While Congress was away for its August recess, several members of defense committees saw their reelection bids get significantly more competitive, and one key lawmaker was knocked out of the general election. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii), a House Armed Services Committee member and co-chair of the committee’s Asia Pacific rebalance oversight effort, lost her bid [...]The post Reelection Bids For Several Defense-Focused Lawmakers Heated Up in August appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • DEFENSE WATCH

    Ann Roosevelt
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Iraq Costing $7.5 Million Daily. Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby says Friday the Pentagon has spent an average of $7.5 million a day on air strikes, humanitarian aid and observation teams in Iraq since U.S. involvement began on June 16. “It didn’t start out at $7.5 [million] per day–as our [operational tempo] and our [...]The post DEFENSE WATCH appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Lawmakers Want Answers From NASA After Announcement Of Potential SLS Slip

    Patrick Host
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:36 pm
    A pair of lawmakers wants answers from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden after the civil space agency announced the initial flight of its Space Launch System (SLS) rocket may not take place until as late as November 2018. “It is troubling that NASA officials are now claiming the agency is challenged to meet dates that you [...]The post Lawmakers Want Answers From NASA After Announcement Of Potential SLS Slip appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
 
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  • Navy, Raytheon Unveil New Version Of Rolling Airframe Missile

    Mike McCarthy
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:08 pm
    TUCSON, Ariz.—The Navy formally took delivery of the newest version of the Rolling Airframe Missile for ship defense, a Block 2 variant designed for greater range and improved maneuverability and targeting. The brief ceremony to roll out the RAM Block 2 took place Wednesday at builder Raytheon’s [RTN] missile production facility here. “It is a [...]The post Navy, Raytheon Unveil New Version Of Rolling Airframe Missile appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Obama Nominates Two For Senior Positions At DHS

    Calvin Biesecker
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Friday said that President Obama has announced his intention to nominate two senior leadership officials at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Russell Deyo as Under Secretary for Management and Sarah Saldana as Assistant Secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Saldana, who has been the United States Attorney [...]The post Obama Nominates Two For Senior Positions At DHS appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Reelection Bids For Several Defense-Focused Lawmakers Heated Up in August

    Megan Eckstein
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:16 pm
    While Congress was away for its August recess, several members of defense committees saw their reelection bids get significantly more competitive, and one key lawmaker was knocked out of the general election. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii), a House Armed Services Committee member and co-chair of the committee’s Asia Pacific rebalance oversight effort, lost her bid [...]The post Reelection Bids For Several Defense-Focused Lawmakers Heated Up in August appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • DEFENSE WATCH

    Ann Roosevelt
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Iraq Costing $7.5 Million Daily. Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby says Friday the Pentagon has spent an average of $7.5 million a day on air strikes, humanitarian aid and observation teams in Iraq since U.S. involvement began on June 16. “It didn’t start out at $7.5 [million] per day–as our [operational tempo] and our [...]The post DEFENSE WATCH appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Lawmakers Want Answers From NASA After Announcement Of Potential SLS Slip

    Patrick Host
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:36 pm
    A pair of lawmakers wants answers from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden after the civil space agency announced the initial flight of its Space Launch System (SLS) rocket may not take place until as late as November 2018. “It is troubling that NASA officials are now claiming the agency is challenged to meet dates that you [...]The post Lawmakers Want Answers From NASA After Announcement Of Potential SLS Slip appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
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  • Navy, Raytheon Unveil New Version Of Rolling Airframe Missile

    Mike McCarthy
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:08 pm
    TUCSON, Ariz.—The Navy formally took delivery of the newest version of the Rolling Airframe Missile for ship defense, a Block 2 variant designed for greater range and improved maneuverability and targeting. The brief ceremony to roll out the RAM Block 2 took place Wednesday at builder Raytheon’s [RTN] missile production facility here. “It is a [...]The post Navy, Raytheon Unveil New Version Of Rolling Airframe Missile appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Obama Nominates Two For Senior Positions At DHS

    Calvin Biesecker
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Friday said that President Obama has announced his intention to nominate two senior leadership officials at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Russell Deyo as Under Secretary for Management and Sarah Saldana as Assistant Secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Saldana, who has been the United States Attorney [...]The post Obama Nominates Two For Senior Positions At DHS appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Reelection Bids For Several Defense-Focused Lawmakers Heated Up in August

    Megan Eckstein
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:16 pm
    While Congress was away for its August recess, several members of defense committees saw their reelection bids get significantly more competitive, and one key lawmaker was knocked out of the general election. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii), a House Armed Services Committee member and co-chair of the committee’s Asia Pacific rebalance oversight effort, lost her bid [...]The post Reelection Bids For Several Defense-Focused Lawmakers Heated Up in August appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • DEFENSE WATCH

    Ann Roosevelt
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Iraq Costing $7.5 Million Daily. Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby says Friday the Pentagon has spent an average of $7.5 million a day on air strikes, humanitarian aid and observation teams in Iraq since U.S. involvement began on June 16. “It didn’t start out at $7.5 [million] per day–as our [operational tempo] and our [...]The post DEFENSE WATCH appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Lawmakers Want Answers From NASA After Announcement Of Potential SLS Slip

    Patrick Host
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:36 pm
    A pair of lawmakers wants answers from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden after the civil space agency announced the initial flight of its Space Launch System (SLS) rocket may not take place until as late as November 2018. “It is troubling that NASA officials are now claiming the agency is challenged to meet dates that you [...]The post Lawmakers Want Answers From NASA After Announcement Of Potential SLS Slip appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
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  • Navy, Raytheon Unveil New Version Of Rolling Airframe Missile

    Mike McCarthy
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:08 pm
    TUCSON, Ariz.—The Navy formally took delivery of the newest version of the Rolling Airframe Missile for ship defense, a Block 2 variant designed for greater range and improved maneuverability and targeting. The brief ceremony to roll out the RAM Block 2 took place Wednesday at builder Raytheon’s [RTN] missile production facility here. “It is a [...]The post Navy, Raytheon Unveil New Version Of Rolling Airframe Missile appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Obama Nominates Two For Senior Positions At DHS

    Calvin Biesecker
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Friday said that President Obama has announced his intention to nominate two senior leadership officials at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Russell Deyo as Under Secretary for Management and Sarah Saldana as Assistant Secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Saldana, who has been the United States Attorney [...]The post Obama Nominates Two For Senior Positions At DHS appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Reelection Bids For Several Defense-Focused Lawmakers Heated Up in August

    Megan Eckstein
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:16 pm
    While Congress was away for its August recess, several members of defense committees saw their reelection bids get significantly more competitive, and one key lawmaker was knocked out of the general election. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii), a House Armed Services Committee member and co-chair of the committee’s Asia Pacific rebalance oversight effort, lost her bid [...]The post Reelection Bids For Several Defense-Focused Lawmakers Heated Up in August appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • DEFENSE WATCH

    Ann Roosevelt
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Iraq Costing $7.5 Million Daily. Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby says Friday the Pentagon has spent an average of $7.5 million a day on air strikes, humanitarian aid and observation teams in Iraq since U.S. involvement began on June 16. “It didn’t start out at $7.5 [million] per day–as our [operational tempo] and our [...]The post DEFENSE WATCH appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Lawmakers Want Answers From NASA After Announcement Of Potential SLS Slip

    Patrick Host
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:36 pm
    A pair of lawmakers wants answers from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden after the civil space agency announced the initial flight of its Space Launch System (SLS) rocket may not take place until as late as November 2018. “It is troubling that NASA officials are now claiming the agency is challenged to meet dates that you [...]The post Lawmakers Want Answers From NASA After Announcement Of Potential SLS Slip appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
 
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    Defense Tech

  • Navy Replaces Amphibious Connectors

    29 Aug 2014 | 2:13 pm
    The Navy is starting a modernization overhaul designed to replace its existing fleet of connectors in order to better transport personnel, equipment and weapons from ship to shore. The Navy and Marine Corps are now working to replace and recapitalize the existing fleet of Landing Craft Utility vessels, or LCUs, and Landing Craft Air Cushions, […]
  • Boeing Gets $9M More to Develop Phantom Swift X-Plane

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    Boeing received a $9 million contract from DARPA to continue developing its Phantom Swift X-Plane, an experimental future vertical lift platform.  The Phantom Swift has two downward facing fans that allow for vertical take-offs and landings. The forward propulsion for the aircraft comes from wingtip thrusters that propel the Phantom Swift after the lift fans are […]
  • USS America Tours South America, Prepares for JSF

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    The Navy’s new big-deck America-class amphibious assault ship is making its way around South America as part of a mission to connect with allies in the southern hemisphere and prepare the ship for the Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. The USS America, the first in a series of 11 planned America class amphibs for the Navy, […]
  • Wanted: Next-Gen Armored Vehicles With Less Armor

    24 Aug 2014 | 8:03 pm
    The Pentagon wants next-generation armored vehicles that are more mobile, maneuverable and survivable, but without more armor. In September, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will host a proposer’s day to give potential contractors a more clear idea of what the Defense Department wants in its Ground X-Vehicle Technologies program. “GXV-T’s goal is not just […]
  • Video: SpaceX Rocket Explodes over Texas

    23 Aug 2014 | 5:18 am
    An experimental reusable rocket made by Space Exploration Technologies Corp. exploded over Texas on Friday, the company announced. The test booster, known as the F9R and a successor to the Grasshopper rocket, self-destructed several hundred feet over the company’s facility in McGregor after a problem was detected. There were no injuries. “Three engine F9R Dev1 […]
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    Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense

  • US Space Debris Tracking Site To Be Build In Western Australia

    31 Aug 2014 | 10:09 am
    Canberra, Australia (SPX) Aug 28, 2014 Under a new strategic cooperation agreement, Lockheed Martin and Electro Optic Systems Pty Ltd are developing a new space object tracking site in Western Australia that will paint a more detailed picture of space debris for both government and commercial customers. The site will use a combination of lasers and sensitive optical systems like those found in telescopes to detect, track and ch
  • Taiwan to spend $2.5 billion on anti-missile systems

    31 Aug 2014 | 10:09 am
    Taipei (AFP) Aug 30, 2014 Taiwan plans to spend Tw$74.8 billion ($2.5 billion) in the next nine years to acquire anti-missile systems to boost its aerial defences against China, a lawmaker and media said Saturday. The defence ministry aims to purchase the locally-made Tien Kung 3 (Sky Bow 3) surface-to-air missile system between 2015 and 2024 to replace the ageing Hawk missile systems, said lawmaker Lin Yu-fang of th
  • Mugabe says 'friendly' China vows to help Zimbabwe economy

    31 Aug 2014 | 10:09 am
    Harare (AFP) Aug 31, 2014 Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, returning from a state visit to China, said Sunday Beijing had pledged to assist his southern African country's ailing economy "to the best of its ability". China will "continue to be as friendly to us as it was before ... The support we have asked for in the various areas, China will provide to the best of its ability," Mugabe said in comments carried on
  • N. Korea fires short-range 'projectile' into sea

    31 Aug 2014 | 10:09 am
    Seoul (AFP) Sept 01, 2014 North Korea fired a short-range projectile towards the sea off its east coast Monday in the latest of a series of missile and rocket tests, military officials said. The projectile was launched at 10:30 am (0130 GMT) at a site northeast of Pyongyang towards the Sea of Japan (East Sea), a spokesman for the South's joint chiefs of staff said. "The projectile flew about 220 kilometres (130 m
  • NASA deep-space rocket, SLS, to launch in 2018

    31 Aug 2014 | 10:09 am
    Washington (AFP) Aug 27, 2014 The US space agency's powerful deep-space rocket, known as the Space Launch System (SLS), aims to blast off for the first time in 2018, NASA said Wednesday. The SLS has been in development for three years already, and when finished it should propel spacecraft beyond Earth's orbit and eventually launch crew vehicles to Mars by the 2030s. NASA has now completed a thorough review of the pro
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  • Navy, Raytheon Unveil New Version Of Rolling Airframe Missile

    Mike McCarthy
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:08 pm
    TUCSON, Ariz.—The Navy formally took delivery of the newest version of the Rolling Airframe Missile for ship defense, a Block 2 variant designed for greater range and improved maneuverability and targeting. The brief ceremony to roll out the RAM Block 2 took place Wednesday at builder Raytheon’s [RTN] missile production facility here. “It is a [...]The post Navy, Raytheon Unveil New Version Of Rolling Airframe Missile appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Obama Nominates Two For Senior Positions At DHS

    Calvin Biesecker
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Friday said that President Obama has announced his intention to nominate two senior leadership officials at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Russell Deyo as Under Secretary for Management and Sarah Saldana as Assistant Secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Saldana, who has been the United States Attorney [...]The post Obama Nominates Two For Senior Positions At DHS appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Reelection Bids For Several Defense-Focused Lawmakers Heated Up in August

    Megan Eckstein
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:16 pm
    While Congress was away for its August recess, several members of defense committees saw their reelection bids get significantly more competitive, and one key lawmaker was knocked out of the general election. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii), a House Armed Services Committee member and co-chair of the committee’s Asia Pacific rebalance oversight effort, lost her bid [...]The post Reelection Bids For Several Defense-Focused Lawmakers Heated Up in August appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • DEFENSE WATCH

    Ann Roosevelt
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Iraq Costing $7.5 Million Daily. Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby says Friday the Pentagon has spent an average of $7.5 million a day on air strikes, humanitarian aid and observation teams in Iraq since U.S. involvement began on June 16. “It didn’t start out at $7.5 [million] per day–as our [operational tempo] and our [...]The post DEFENSE WATCH appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Lawmakers Want Answers From NASA After Announcement Of Potential SLS Slip

    Patrick Host
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:36 pm
    A pair of lawmakers wants answers from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden after the civil space agency announced the initial flight of its Space Launch System (SLS) rocket may not take place until as late as November 2018. “It is troubling that NASA officials are now claiming the agency is challenged to meet dates that you [...]The post Lawmakers Want Answers From NASA After Announcement Of Potential SLS Slip appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
 
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  • The Missile Defense Agency to Hold Public Scoping Meeting for the Continental United States Interceptor Site Environmental Impact Statement

    18 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in cooperation with the Michigan Army National Guard will host public scoping meetings on Aug. 26, 2014, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the McCamly Plaza Hotel, Branson Ballroom, 50 Capital Avenue SW, Battle Creek; and on Aug. 28, 2014 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Sherman lake YMCA, The Great Hall, 6225 North 39 Street, Augusta, to review the proposed scope of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a potential Continental United Interceptor Site (CIS) at the Fort Custer Training Center (FCTC), in Augusta.  FCTC is one of four locations in the United States under…
  • The Missile Defense Agency to Hold Public Scoping Meeting for the Continental United States Interceptor Site Environmental Impact Statement

    8 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in cooperation with the U.S. Army will host a public scoping meeting on Aug. 19, 2014 at the Carthage High School, Carthage, N.Y, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. to review the proposed scope of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a potential Continental United States Interceptor Site (CIS) at Fort Drum. The installation is one of four locations in the United States under consideration.
  • The Missile Defense Agency to Hold Public Scoping Meeting for the Continental United States Interceptor Site Environmental Impact Statement

    1 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in cooperation with the U.S. Navy will host public scoping meetings on Aug. 12, 2014 at the Rangeley Lakes Regional School, Rangeley, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and on Aug. 13, 2014 at the Regional School from 9 a.m. to noon, on Aug. 14, 2014 at the University of Maine, Farmington, from 9 a.m. to noon and also from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., to review the proposed scope of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a potential Continental United States Interceptor Site (CIS) at the Center for Security Forces Detachment Kittery Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape…
  • Public Scoping Meeting for the Continental United States Interceptor Site Environmental Impact Statement

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in cooperation with the Ohio Army National Guard will host a public scoping meeting on August 5, 2014, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Ravenna High School in Ravenna to review the proposed scope of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a potential Continental United States Interceptor Site (CIS) at the Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center.  The installation is one of four locations in the United States where MDA will conduct an EIS.
  • Target Missile Intercepted over the Pacific Ocean during Missile Defense Exercise

    22 Jun 2014 | 4:00 am
    The Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Air Force 30th Space Wing, the Joint Functional Component Command, Integrated Missile Defense, U.S. Northern Command and the U.S. Navy completed an integrated exercise of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) element of the nation’s Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). During the test today, a long-range ground-based interceptor launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, intercepted an intermediate-range ballistic missile target launched from the U.S. Army’s Reagan Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
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    Ministry of Defence - Activity on GOV.UK

  • News story: RAF pass on Baltic Air policing role

    HM Government
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:10 am
    Royal Air Force No 135 Expeditionary Air Wing (EAW) has formally handed over the role of supporting nation in the Baltic Air Policing (BAP) mission to the Royal Canadian Air Force. The handover ceremony marked the conclusion of the four month deployment of four RAF Typhoon fighter aircraft that have been providing reassurance to the UK’s allies in the region. Over the past 10 years the BAP mission has seen NATO allies deploy air defence aircraft to secure NATO’s airspace over the Baltic nations of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania. Additionally, the role of lead nation was handed over from…
  • Detailed guide: NATO Summit Wales 2014: operational information for media

    HM Government
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Updated: This page has been updated to include Summit meeting details and logistical information. Media organisations from Wales, the rest of the UK, and across the world are invited to cover the NATO Summit Wales 2014 which is taking place on 4 and 5 September at the Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, Wales. We will have print, online, and broadcast facilities on site at the Celtic Manor for up to 1,200 media delegates. The media centre will be open from 1200 until 2330 on Wednesday 3 September and from 0500 on Thursday 4 until 2345 on Friday 5 September, offering work stations for 900 people,…
  • News story: Iraq: UK government response

    HM Government
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:36 am
    Updated: News - UK aid drop to Amerli on 31 AugustThe situation in Northern Iraq remains deeply worrying and we condemn the barbaric attacks waged by ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) terrorists across the region. Around 500,000 people are displaced in Dahuk province alone and the United Nations has now declared the situation as the highest level of humanitarian emergency. The Prime Minister has condemned the barbaric and brutal murder of James Foley by ISIL in Syria. This will not change our commitment to tackling this appalling organisation and doing everything we can to keep our…
  • Guidance: S to T signed pledges: armed forces corporate covenant

    HM Government
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:52 am
    Updated: Added Triforce Recruit, Systems Devices UKAbout the corporate covenant The corporate covenant is a voluntary pledge made by organisations who wish to demonstrate their concrete support for the armed forces community. It complements the armed forces covenant and sits alongside the community covenant. All corporate covenants include a core statement of commitment that those adopting the scheme sign up to. This covers the 2 key principles of the armed forces covenant, which are: no member of the armed forces community should face disadvantage in the provision of public and commercial…
  • Guidance: N to P signed pledges: armed forces corporate covenant

    HM Government
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:49 am
    Updated: Added Penna PLC, Portsmouth AviationAbout the corporate covenant The corporate covenant is a voluntary pledge made by organisations who wish to demonstrate their concrete support for the armed forces community. It complements the armed forces covenant and sits alongside the community covenant. All corporate covenants include a core statement of commitment that those adopting the scheme sign up to. This covers the 2 key principles of the armed forces covenant, which are: no member of the armed forces community should face disadvantage in the provision of public and commercial services…
 
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  • China issues first airworthiness certificate for V750

    Ko Savonije
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:37 am
    China's unmanned helicopter, the V750, will receive an airworthiness certificate from Civil Aviation Administration next month. It will be the first such certificate issued by the country to a drone.It is the country’s largest drone."It symbolizes that the drone has entered the market, and become part of the authorities’ management system," Prof.Gao Yuanyang with Beijing Univ. of Aeronautics said.Read more
  • Chinese reconnaissance and strike drone conducts test flight

    Ko Savonije
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:25 am
    China's reconnaissance and strike drone Rainbow NO.4 has conducted a test flight and completed simulation target practice, marking a major step forward for China's unmanned technology.Rainbow NO.4 embarked on its maiden test flight straight from rolling out of the factory."The test flight was very successful today. During acceleration and deceleration, the drone kept taxing on a central line on the runway. It's well positioned to carry out the subsequent missions," Li Pingkun, head of Rainbow No.4 Project, said.Read more
  • Israel Military Shoots Down Unmanned Aircraft Over Golan

    Ko Savonije
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:19 am
    Quneitra, SyriaThe Israeli military said it shot down an unmanned aircraft above the Israeli-held section of the Golan Heights, a plateau that’s become more volatile with Syrian rebels’ gains and confrontations with United Nations peacekeepers.Hours before a Patriot missile brought down the aircraft, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that his country was ready to combat threats to its security on all fronts, including the Golan. At Israel’s first cabinet meeting since an Aug. 26 truce ending 50 days of Gaza Strip fighting, the prime minister said he hoped “the quiet…
  • Australia to join multinational airlift against Islamic State in Iraq

    Ko Savonije
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:11 am
    Australia will join a multinational effort to help Kurdish fighters against the barbaric Islamic State terrorists in Iraq, flying plane loads of arms and munitions into the strife-torn nation.Tony Abbott has announced today that RAAF C-130 Hercules and C-17 Globemaster aircraft will join aircraft from other nations including Canada, Italy, France, the United Kingdom and the United States to help repel the jihadist extremists.The Prime Minister said today the “United States Government has requested that Australia help to transport stores of military equipment, including arms and munitions,…
  • Navy and Newport News Shipbuilding poised to honor John Warner

    Ko Savonije
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:02 am
    Newport News Shipbuilding will christen the Navy's newest submarine Saturday in a ceremony that will more than mark a construction milestone. It will celebrate the legacy of retired U.S. Sen. John Warner, one of Virginia's most venerated leaders.Warner insists that others are more deserving of having a warship named in their honor. He said as much when President George W. Bush called to deliver the big news more than five years ago.When the phone rang that day, Virginia's senior senator had just climbed out of a swimming pool. He was in Florida with his wife, Jeanne, visiting his son and…
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  • Report: Imminent Terrorist Attack Warning By Feds on US Border

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

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

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

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    9 Jul 2014 | 3:55 pm
    New York News Police say operators flew a drone too close to an NYPD helicopter that was on patrol at the George Washington Bridge and forced the chopper to change its course to avoid a collision early Monday morning. As a result, the two men were arrested. Daniel Rose is an aviation lawyer. He points [...]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. NYPD: Terrorists looking at drone attacks
  • Plot to blow up Eiffel Tower, Louvre and nuclear power plant foiled – Report

    Homeland Security NTARC News
    9 Jul 2014 | 12:22 pm
    France foiled an Islamist terrorist plot to target the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and even a nuclear power plant, it emerged on Wednesday, as the country unveiled new, tougher anti-terror rules. French police stumbled on the plans after decrypting coded messages between a 29-year-old Algerian butcher living in the Vaucluse, southern France, known only as [...]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. Plot to blow up Eiffel Tower, Louvre and nuclear power plant foiled –…
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  • Videos for 2014-08-24

    24 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Ghost Super Cavitating Vessel Ghost Super Cavitating Vessel Defense-Update http://wp.me/p3cRXG-dpO | GHOST is a combination aircraft/boat that has been designed to fly through an artificial underwater gaseous environment that creates 900 times less hull friction than water. GHOST technology adapts to manned or unmanned, surface or submerged applications. http://defense-update.com/20140824_super_ghost.html From: defenseupdate Views: 1160 19 ratings Time: 01:22 More in News & Politics F-35B - Wet and Wild F-35B - Wet and Wild One of the recent phases of the F-35B JSF flight testing was the…
  • Videos for 2014-08-24

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

    Tamir Eshel
    24 Aug 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Chinese scientists are studying the applications of supercavitation to propel large bodies underwater at high speed. Scaled up into a full size 'supersonic submarine', such vessel could make the distance from Shanghai China to San Francisco, CA in less than two hours.               Related StoriesCould Super Ghost become the future Littoral Combatant?The Marine Corps Warfighting Lab Showcases the UHAC During RIMPAC 2014Innovative robotic systems supporting Marines during warfighting experiment in HawaiiChina wants Swedish…
  • Iran claim to have downed an Israeli ‘stealth drone’

    News Desk
    24 Aug 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Iran reported today its air defense forces have downed an Israeli unmanned aircraft possibly a previously unknown, stealth model. The aircraft was intercepted by a surface-to-air missile. "A pilotless Israeli spy plane was shot down after it was traced and intercepted by the IRGC Aerospace Force," a statement by the Iranian Republican Guards Corps' (IRGC) announced.               Related StoriesIranian analyst: Israeli drone could have exploited serious gap in Iran’s air defensesIndian role in future Indo-Russian…
  • Could Super Ghost become the future Littoral Combatant?

    Tamir Eshel
    24 Aug 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Could a stealthy, fast going corvette-sized 'super Ghost' vessel take on the US Navy Littoral Combat Ship and win? The people at Portsmouth' Juliet Marine Systems believe it can. They are proposing that, at a cost of a single LCS, the navy take six of Ghosts which will be able to assume many of the LCS' littoral operations either independently, or operating with oceangoing naval vessels as motherships, providing a more affordable, agile and survivable naval strike force.               Related StoriesOperating robots…
 
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  • Videos for 2014-08-24

    24 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Ghost Super Cavitating Vessel Ghost Super Cavitating Vessel Defense-Update http://wp.me/p3cRXG-dpO | GHOST is a combination aircraft/boat that has been designed to fly through an artificial underwater gaseous environment that creates 900 times less hull friction than water. GHOST technology adapts to manned or unmanned, surface or submerged applications. http://defense-update.com/20140824_super_ghost.html From: defenseupdate Views: 1160 19 ratings Time: 01:22 More in News & Politics F-35B - Wet and Wild F-35B - Wet and Wild One of the recent phases of the F-35B JSF flight testing was the…
  • Videos for 2014-08-24

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

    Tamir Eshel
    24 Aug 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Chinese scientists are studying the applications of supercavitation to propel large bodies underwater at high speed. Scaled up into a full size 'supersonic submarine', such vessel could make the distance from Shanghai China to San Francisco, CA in less than two hours.               Related StoriesCould Super Ghost become the future Littoral Combatant?The Marine Corps Warfighting Lab Showcases the UHAC During RIMPAC 2014Innovative robotic systems supporting Marines during warfighting experiment in HawaiiChina wants Swedish…
  • Iran claim to have downed an Israeli ‘stealth drone’

    News Desk
    24 Aug 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Iran reported today its air defense forces have downed an Israeli unmanned aircraft possibly a previously unknown, stealth model. The aircraft was intercepted by a surface-to-air missile. "A pilotless Israeli spy plane was shot down after it was traced and intercepted by the IRGC Aerospace Force," a statement by the Iranian Republican Guards Corps' (IRGC) announced.               Related StoriesIranian analyst: Israeli drone could have exploited serious gap in Iran’s air defensesIndian role in future Indo-Russian…
  • Could Super Ghost become the future Littoral Combatant?

    Tamir Eshel
    24 Aug 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Could a stealthy, fast going corvette-sized 'super Ghost' vessel take on the US Navy Littoral Combat Ship and win? The people at Portsmouth' Juliet Marine Systems believe it can. They are proposing that, at a cost of a single LCS, the navy take six of Ghosts which will be able to assume many of the LCS' littoral operations either independently, or operating with oceangoing naval vessels as motherships, providing a more affordable, agile and survivable naval strike force.               Related StoriesOperating robots…
 
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  • Nuclear Power for Surface Combatants

    Norman Friedman
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:31 am
    As the price of oil skyrocketed in 2008, some in Congress argued that it was pointless to keep building oil-powered warships. Surely the future lay with a return to the vision of the 1960s, when it seemed that nuclear power would soon dominate. A congressionally mandated study by the Congressional Research Service concluded that once oil was $70 per barrel, “the total life-cycle costs of a nuclear-powered medium-size surface combatant would equal that of a conventionally powered medium-size surface combatant.” It seems likely that the future cruiser, (CG[X]), at one time seen as a variant…
  • Besieged Amirli Supported With Humanitarian Air Drops, Airstrikes

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:12 pm
      Following on the heels of Iraqi forces retaking the Mosul Dam two weeks ago, CNN has reported that the siege of the town of Amirli, which had been surrounded by ISIL forces for two months, has been broken. The CNN report stated that Iraqi and “volunteer” forces had entered the village. “The United States Air Force delivered this aid alongside aircraft from Australia, France and the United Kingdom, who also dropped much needed supplies.” Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby issued a statement yesterday that U.S. and allied aircraft had carried out a…
  • What Might Have Been: F-20 Tigershark

    Robert F. Dorr
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    When test pilot Russ Scott took off from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. on Aug. 30, 1982, he was making the maiden flight of a sleek and beautiful fighter, the Northrop F-20A Tigershark. With a General Electric F404-GE-100 turbofan engine rated at 17,000 pounds of thrust, the F-20A was 40 percent more powerful than the twin-engined F-5E Tiger II that preceded it. Northrop said the F-20A would have a low price tag, operate from short runways, and outfight the Soviet Union’s best. “We wanted hot, light airplanes that were just as stripped-down as possible.” Today, veterans of…
  • The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) Today

    J.R. Wilson
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) synchronizes global security cooperation (SC) programs, funding, and efforts for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), Joint Staff, Department of State (DOS), Geographic Combatant Commands (GCCs), the military departments and U.S. industry. Within the Department of Defense (DoD), it is responsible for effective policy, processes, training and financial management necessary to execute SC programs. These SC programs involve approximately 161 partner nations, 775 Security Cooperation Officers (SCOs) in 135 U.S. embassies, 391 Humanitarian…
  • Book Review – Always Faithful, Always Forward: The Forging of a Special Operations Marine

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    Author Dick Couch has written an entire series of books about the making of those who serve in the nation’s special operations forces, including Special Forces (Chosen Soldier: The Making of a Special Forces Warrior); Army Rangers (Sua Sponte: The Forging of a Modern American Ranger); Navy SEALs (The Finishing School: Earning the Navy SEAL Trident and The Warrior Elite: The Forging of SEAL Class 228). Always Faithful, Always Forward: The Forging of a Special Operations Marine does the same for Marine Raiders, and according to Couch’s introduction, is the final book in the series. Marine…
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    Satellite PR News

  • Thuraya Telecommunications Company has launched IP Commander

    admin
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:18 am
    Thuraya Telecommunications Company has launched IP Commander, the satellite terminal with a MIL-SPEC feature set that has been engineered to enable mission-critical voice and data connectivity in the most extreme conditions. IP Commander is ideal for military and civil defense applications, facilitating vital communications at high speeds, essential for C4ISR, blue-force tracking, logistic management and tactical command. […]
  • Iridium GO! is now available for purchase

    admin
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:32 am
    Iridium announced availability of first truly global mobile satellite hotspot. The new Iridium GO! connects to smartphones and tablets by creating a satellite-based Wi-Fi zone. This first of its kind product is also the lowest cost device and service offering that Iridium has ever made, making global connectivity more affordable than ever. Iridium GO! is […]
  • Thuraya Introduces Atlas IP

    admin
    3 Jun 2014 | 6:48 am
    Thuraya Atlas IP is the second maritime-specific product launched by Thuraya in 2014, designed to complement the Thuraya Orion IP broadband terminal by offering a fully-featured voice and data product with additional functionality built in. Thuraya Atlas IP is specifically designed to deliver added value to end-users seeking enhanced connectivity and greater operational efficiency on board ships. […]
  • Google To Spend Over $1 Billion To Launch 180 Stallites For Internet Domination

    admin
    3 Jun 2014 | 6:21 am
    The Wall Street Journal has learned that Google has created an internet provider program with 180 small low Earth satellites. Google will spend more than $1 billion on deploying its first Internet-beaming satellite fleet that will help Google bring the Internet to remote locations where broadband isn’t available or there is no internet access at whatsoever. Google’s […]
  • Optimizer wXa-112 Satellite Wi-Fi Hotspot

    admin
    29 May 2014 | 3:55 am
    RedPort Global, the leader in advancing satellite data speeds and services, today announced the launch of the Optimizer wXa-112 Satellite Wi-Fi Hotspot. RedPort changed the way people use satellite phones with the introduction of the original Optimizer (wXa-102); for the first time, users could use the Wi-Fi enabled smartphones, tablets and computers they already owned […]
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    Defense Forum at DefenceTalk.com

  • Poland plans to purchase heli platform

    Ski
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:28 am
    Good morning forum users, according to latest situation in Eastern Europe Poland speeds up its plan to purchase modern, and versatile heli platform for rescue operations, sea warfare and...
  • Where are the Russian weapons in Syria?

    Quiller
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:56 pm
    In June 2013 Russian President Vladimir Putin talked of sending significant numbers of advanced weapon systems to Syria. These were to include an unspecified number of TOS-1A MLRS thermobaric rocket...
  • [ List of "Active" Military Aircraft ] All Nations

    gisli
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:19 am
    Hi Everyone I´m very new here so please bare with me :dunce. I´m looking for a list of _active_ military aircraft for a service that i have online for aviation technician/mechanics. We...
  • Enquiry on verbal commands of armies of Israel, Singapore and Switzerland

    NatIsrael972
    24 Aug 2014 | 4:01 am
    Shalom all, I would love to know the verbal commands of the countries I've mentioned in the title. Please do help :) I apologize in advance if this thread is in the wrong subforum.
  • ESM device?

    STURM
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:56 am
    Does anyone have any idea as to what the 2 white objects on the horizontal arm [on the right of the pic] are? In the centre of the side of the main mast there is smaller horizontal arm [seen more...
 
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  • Nuclear Power for Surface Combatants

    Norman Friedman
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:31 am
    As the price of oil skyrocketed in 2008, some in Congress argued that it was pointless to keep building oil-powered warships. Surely the future lay with a return to the vision of the 1960s, when it seemed that nuclear power would soon dominate. A congressionally mandated study by the Congressional Research Service concluded that once oil was $70 per barrel, “the total life-cycle costs of a nuclear-powered medium-size surface combatant would equal that of a conventionally powered medium-size surface combatant.” It seems likely that the future cruiser, (CG[X]), at one time seen as a variant…
  • Besieged Amirli Supported With Humanitarian Air Drops, Airstrikes

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:12 pm
      Following on the heels of Iraqi forces retaking the Mosul Dam two weeks ago, CNN has reported that the siege of the town of Amirli, which had been surrounded by ISIL forces for two months, has been broken. The CNN report stated that Iraqi and “volunteer” forces had entered the village. “The United States Air Force delivered this aid alongside aircraft from Australia, France and the United Kingdom, who also dropped much needed supplies.” Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby issued a statement yesterday that U.S. and allied aircraft had carried out a…
  • What Might Have Been: F-20 Tigershark

    Robert F. Dorr
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    When test pilot Russ Scott took off from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. on Aug. 30, 1982, he was making the maiden flight of a sleek and beautiful fighter, the Northrop F-20A Tigershark. With a General Electric F404-GE-100 turbofan engine rated at 17,000 pounds of thrust, the F-20A was 40 percent more powerful than the twin-engined F-5E Tiger II that preceded it. Northrop said the F-20A would have a low price tag, operate from short runways, and outfight the Soviet Union’s best. “We wanted hot, light airplanes that were just as stripped-down as possible.” Today, veterans of…
  • The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) Today

    J.R. Wilson
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) synchronizes global security cooperation (SC) programs, funding, and efforts for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), Joint Staff, Department of State (DOS), Geographic Combatant Commands (GCCs), the military departments and U.S. industry. Within the Department of Defense (DoD), it is responsible for effective policy, processes, training and financial management necessary to execute SC programs. These SC programs involve approximately 161 partner nations, 775 Security Cooperation Officers (SCOs) in 135 U.S. embassies, 391 Humanitarian…
  • Book Review – Always Faithful, Always Forward: The Forging of a Special Operations Marine

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    Author Dick Couch has written an entire series of books about the making of those who serve in the nation’s special operations forces, including Special Forces (Chosen Soldier: The Making of a Special Forces Warrior); Army Rangers (Sua Sponte: The Forging of a Modern American Ranger); Navy SEALs (The Finishing School: Earning the Navy SEAL Trident and The Warrior Elite: The Forging of SEAL Class 228). Always Faithful, Always Forward: The Forging of a Special Operations Marine does the same for Marine Raiders, and according to Couch’s introduction, is the final book in the series. Marine…
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  • UTAH CITIES PUSHED TO PURGE GUN RULES BY NATIONAL GROUP

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

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

    Aaron Turner
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:09 am
    Surveillance cameras, government agents listening in on your phone calls, reading your emails and text messages, monitoring your spending, mandatory health care, sugary soda bans, anti-bullying laws, zero tolerance policies, political correctness: These are all outward signs of a government … Continue reading → The post HOW THE GOVERNMENT BECAME THE PARENT POLICE appeared first on .
  • GRANDMAS, BOTH ROBBERY VICTIMS, DECIDED ENOUGH WAS ENOUGH

    Aaron Turner
    6 Aug 2014 | 5:42 pm
    A Pair of Grandmas, Both Robbery Victims, Decided Enough Was Enough. Now They Carry Concealed Handguns — and They’re Not Alone. Konnie Couch and Robin Reatherford-Willoughby, friends for the last decade, have a number of things in common. They’re both … Continue reading → The post GRANDMAS, BOTH ROBBERY VICTIMS, DECIDED ENOUGH WAS ENOUGH appeared first on .
  • OPEN CARRY ACTIVIST TAKES A BOLD STAND AGAINST COUNTY ORDINANCE

    Aaron Turner
    6 Aug 2014 | 5:36 pm
    ‘Don’t Point That F***ing Gun at Me!’: Open Carry Activist Takes a Bold Stand Against County Ordinance… and Wins His walk in the park was no walk in the park, so to speak, but a Wisconsin man’s public stand against … Continue reading → The post OPEN CARRY ACTIVIST TAKES A BOLD STAND AGAINST COUNTY ORDINANCE appeared first on .
 
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