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  • Raytheon raises profit forecast on contract settlement

    Aerospace-Defense News
    23 Apr 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Raytheon Co. raised its 2015 profit forecast after reaching a contract settlement with the U.K. that boosted the bottom line at the world's largest missile maker.
  • Anthony Dirrell loses to Badou Jack in first world title defense by majority ... - MLive.com

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    24 Apr 2015 | 9:39 pm
    MLive.comAnthony Dirrell loses to Badou Jack in first world title defense by majority MLive.comFlint's world boxing champion Anthony Dirrell spars with his trainer Javan "Sugar" Hill at his home gym on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 in Flint, in preparation for his first title defense on Friday, April 24, on Spike TV at 9 p.m. against Badou Jack at and more »
  • Defense | Definition of defense by Merriam-Webster

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    24 Apr 2015 | 6:41 pm
    Definition of DEFENSE. transitive verb: to take specific defensive action against (an opposing team or player or an offensive play) First Known Use of DEFENSE
  • Army Tests MRZR-4 Buggies | Canadians Test Domestic UAV | Italy Probes Alleged Copter Bribes | Court: India’s Rifle a Stinker Too

    DID: Department of Defense News, Procurement, Acquisition & Contracting, National Security Policy
    Editorial Staff
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:39 pm
    Americas The Army is currently evaluating Ultra Light Combat Vehicles – the Polaris MRZR-4 – with a potentially large procurement in the pipeline. This acquisition is dependent on results of the testing currently underway, with the vehicles already used by Special Operations. The Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence wants approval for a plan to procure commercial off-the-shelf vehicles, with a target of fielding 300 by 2016, before a longer-term acquisition strategy can be implemented. A dozen Air Force A-10s are to be deployed to the Middle East for six months, with 350…
  • CRAZIEST TRIPOD EVER! Space Age RPA “Rolatube” Super Lightweight Rifle Tripod

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    24 Apr 2015 | 6:25 pm
    Need a tripod system for your M240 Machinegun, your .50 BMG sniper rifle, or for your Ground Laser Target Designator that you can ROLL UP and stick in a small pouch on your web gear??? Rex Reviews...
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  • Anthony Dirrell loses to Badou Jack in first world title defense by majority ... - MLive.com

    24 Apr 2015 | 9:39 pm
    MLive.comAnthony Dirrell loses to Badou Jack in first world title defense by majority MLive.comFlint's world boxing champion Anthony Dirrell spars with his trainer Javan "Sugar" Hill at his home gym on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 in Flint, in preparation for his first title defense on Friday, April 24, on Spike TV at 9 p.m. against Badou Jack at and more »
  • Spurs locked in on defense - ESPN

    24 Apr 2015 | 9:16 pm
    ESPNSpurs locked in on defenseESPNSomehow he sliced through the defense and was fouled scoring on a layup with half his body going out of bounds with 56.8 seconds to play. Harden made the free throw to give Houston a 127-123 lead. Yet it wasn't over. Dirk Nowitzki made three free Rockets to focus on bolstering defense when Dwight Howard sitsChron.com (blog)all 1,383 news articles »
  • House panel threatens to cut defense secretary budget over Bergdahl stonewalling - Fox News

    24 Apr 2015 | 6:53 pm
    Fox NewsHouse panel threatens to cut defense secretary budget over Bergdahl stonewallingFox NewsThe head of a powerful House panel is threatening to withhold defense funding over the department's alleged stonewalling in a probe of the controversial swap of five Taliban leaders for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel had ...House threatens to slash defense funding over Bergdahl investigationWashington PostRep. Thornberry Threatens to Cut Defense Budget 25% in Bergdahl RiftNewsmaxall 11 news articles »
  • Defense, appropriators win in budget deal - Politico

    24 Apr 2015 | 5:36 pm
    PoliticoDefense, appropriators win in budget dealPoliticoHouse and Senate budget negotiators have reached a deal that will make defense hawks happy, fiscal conservatives grumble and keep appropriators satisfied — for now. The two chambers are in the process of inking an agreement that freezes domestic ...and more »
  • Veteran defense lawyers see possible criminal inquiry for Clintons - Fox News

    24 Apr 2015 | 4:22 pm
    Fox NewsVeteran defense lawyers see possible criminal inquiry for ClintonsFox NewsWith a sitting Democratic senator recently indicted on federal bribery and corruption charges, top criminal defense lawyers in the nation's capital say Democratic presidential front runner Hillary Clinton could conceivably face similar scrutiny, amid and more »
 
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  • Army Tests MRZR-4 Buggies | Canadians Test Domestic UAV | Italy Probes Alleged Copter Bribes | Court: India’s Rifle a Stinker Too

    Editorial Staff
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:39 pm
    Americas The Army is currently evaluating Ultra Light Combat Vehicles – the Polaris MRZR-4 – with a potentially large procurement in the pipeline. This acquisition is dependent on results of the testing currently underway, with the vehicles already used by Special Operations. The Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence wants approval for a plan to procure commercial off-the-shelf vehicles, with a target of fielding 300 by 2016, before a longer-term acquisition strategy can be implemented. A dozen Air Force A-10s are to be deployed to the Middle East for six months, with 350…
  • KC-46A Pegasus Aerial Tanker Facing Schedule Pressure

    Joe Katzman
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:40 am
    KC-135: Old as the hills…(click to view full) DID’s FOCUS articles cover major weapons acquisition programs – and no program is more important to the USAF than its aerial tanker fleet renewal. In January 2007, the big question was whether there would be a competition for the USA’s KC-X proposal, covering 175 production aircraft and 4 test platforms. The total cost is now estimated at $52 billion, but America’s aerial tanker fleet demands new planes to replace its KC-135s, whose most recent new delivery was in 1965. Otherwise, unpredictable age or fatigue issues,…
  • Timely Defenders: Keeping Patriots in Shape

    Joe Katzman
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:38 am
    Patriot system The USA’s MIM-104 Phased Array Tracking Radar Intercept On Target (PATRIOT) anti-air missile system offers an advanced backbone for medium-range air defense, and short-range ballistic missile defense, to America and its allies. This article covers domestic and foreign purchase requests and contracts for Patriot systems. It also compiles information about the engineering service contracts that upgrade these systems, ensure that they continue to work, and integrate them with wider command and defense systems. The Patriot missile franchise’s future appears assured. At…
  • Industry Opposes Reform Bill | Germans to Dump G-36 | Japan Picks Dassault’s Falcon 2000

    Editorial Staff
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:44 pm
    Americas Defense contractors are unhappy with the House Armed Services Committee’s defense acquisition reform bill, with an industry trade organization – the Professional Services Council – raising objections to the committee’s Chairman, Rep. Thornberry. Concerns principally revolve around the bill’s plan on centralizing decisions on when commercially-available products should be procured in lieu of defense-specific designs. Canada’s military will benefit from a $9.6 billion budget boost over the next ten years, with this increase increasing year-on-year to…
  • Gripin’ in Switzerland: Referendum Shoots New Fighter Deal Down

    Joe Katzman
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:40 pm
    Swiss F-5Es(click to view full) While F-5 owners like Brazil, Chile, Thailand, et. al. have opted for comprehensive refurbishment and upgrades, Switzerland is looking to replace 3 of its 5 Tiger II squadrons with new aircraft under its Tiger-Teilersatz TTE program. The new fighters will partner with the 3 squadrons of upgraded F/A-18 C/D Hornets that make up the rest of its fighter fleet. An initial evaluation RFP was issued to 4 contenders, but Boeing’s withdrawal narrowed the selection to Sweden’s Gripen, France’s Rafale, or EADS’ Eurofighter Typhoon. A 2010…
 
 
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  • We Want Your Opinion!

    27 Apr 2015 | 6:49 pm
    The SpeedNews Business & General Aviation Industry Suppliers Conference will be held October 5-7 in Los Angeles, California.  The conference is the former Regional & Business Aviation Industry Suppliers Conference. We want to hear from you. What content and presentations would be beneficial to you and your business? What would you like to hear? Who would you like to hear from? Please send your feedback to molly.mcmillin@aviationweek.com or Joanna.speed@penton.com. Thanks so much!
  • Jet Aviation Singapore Receives Approval For G650 Maintenance

    27 Apr 2015 | 6:28 pm
    Jet Aviation Singapore has received FAA approval to provide line and base maintenance to Gulfstream G650 aircraft, the company said. The company also added repair station approval for Thailand DCA. The FAA approval allows Jet Aviation Singapore to extend warranty line and base maintenance support to U.S.-registered G650 aircraft. Its 7,500-sq.-meter hangar has room for up to eight G650s, eight Bombardier Global Express 7000s or three Boeing Business Jets or Airbus Corporate Jets. Jet Aviation is a subsidiary of General Dynamics.
  • Upcoming Events

    27 Apr 2015 | 6:28 pm
      Apr. 28-30—African Airlines Association, 4th Aviation Stakeholders Convention (ASC) , Emperors Palace, Johannesburg, South Africa, www.afraa.org/ Apr. 29-30—ACI-NA/ACC/AGC Airport Construction Strategy Summit, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, www.aci-na.org/ read more
  • Bombardier Singapore To Handle GE CF34

    27 Apr 2015 | 6:28 pm
    GE has named the Bombardier Singapore Service Center as an authorized service facility for GE CF34-3 engines. The agreement means that the service center can perform line maintenance inspections and routine installed engine maintenance, including removal and replacement of engines and engine components, the company said. Bombardier’s Singapore facility is now authorized like its six other wholly-owned service centers in Amsterdam; Hartford, Connnecticut; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Dallas, Wichita and Tucson, Arizona, it said. read more
  • Appointments

    27 Apr 2015 | 6:28 pm
    Colin Bole has been appointed senior vice president of sales and asset management for Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, the company said. He assumes the position in mid-May. Before joining Bombardier, Bole served as chief commercial officer at Intrepid Aviation, a leasing company, and spent four years at International Lease Finance Corp, serving as senior vice president and head of Europe, Middle East and Africa, as well as head of Asia-Pacific. In his career, Bole has held a variety of executive positions. read more
 
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  • Face of Defense: Aircraft Maintainer Saves Air Force $5 Million

    23 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Aircraft maintainer Tech. Sgt. Dennis Hertlein used expertise and initiative to save the Air Force $5 million.
  • First Lady Announces Jobs, Training for 90,000 Vets, Spouses

    23 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    First Lady Michelle Obama announced that numerous technology and energy companies have committed to hire or train 90,000 veterans and military spouses in the next five years as part of the Joining Forces initiative.
  • DoD Officials Discuss Science, Technology Budget

    23 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    The Defense Department has maintained a steady $12 billion investment in science and technology and is using new initiatives to boost innovation and military superiority, defense officials told a Senate panel.
  • Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq

    23 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
  • Special Report: Travels With Carter

    23 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Defense Secretary Ash Carter is on a two-day trip to California that focuses on the Defense Department's cyber strategy and developing new partnership initiatives to encourage innovation to leverage commercially driven technology.
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  • Defense Watch

    Marc Selinger
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:33 pm
    Defense Budget. The House Armed Services Committee is gearing up to debate the fiscal year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act on April 29. During the release of subcommittee marks last week, staffers told the press to expect additional funding for F-35Bs, F/A-18 Super Hornets, Javelin and Tomahawk missiles, M88A2 Hercules recovery vehicles, Stryker upgrades, as [...]The post Defense Watch appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • NASA Issues Orbital ATK Stop Work Notice Over JPSS-2 Protest

    Patrick Host
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:22 pm
    NASA issued Orbital ATK [OA] a stop work notice on April 8 after Ball Aerospace [BLL] protested the agency’s contract award for Joint Polar Satellite System-2 (JPSS-2). NASA spokeswoman Karen Northon said Friday the April 8 stop work order was issued immediately after Ball’s bid protest with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) was filed on [...]The post NASA Issues Orbital ATK Stop Work Notice Over JPSS-2 Protest appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Small UAS Rule Called Too Restrictive for Small Business

    Marc Selinger
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:07 pm
    A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposal to allow small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to operate in the nation's airspace is a step in the right direction but is still too onerous for small firms, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) said April 24. “While the proposed rule would reduce barriers for small UAS use for [...]The post Small UAS Rule Called Too Restrictive for Small Business appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Sierra Nevada Corp. Acquires Firm Specializing In UAS Capabilities

    Calvin Biesecker
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:49 pm
    Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC) on Thursday said it has acquired Kutta Technologies, Inc., an Arizona-based company specializing in unmanned aircraft system (UAS) technologies in the areas of command and control, manned-unmanned teaming, and visualization and airspace management. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. SNC said the acquisition will provide it with a comprehensive set [...]The post Sierra Nevada Corp. Acquires Firm Specializing In UAS Capabilities appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Raytheon and Jenoptik Partner For Global Patriot Power Generators

    Rich Abott
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Raytheon [RTN] and Germany's Lechmotoren, a company of the Jenoptik Group, are partnering to produce advanced power generators for the Patriot air and missile defense system, Raytheon said on Friday. The contract between the companies directs Jenoptil to build power plants, power generators, test equipment, and spares for an unnamed global partner of the Patriot [...]The post Raytheon and Jenoptik Partner For Global Patriot Power Generators appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
 
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  • Defense Watch

    Marc Selinger
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:33 pm
    Defense Budget. The House Armed Services Committee is gearing up to debate the fiscal year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act on April 29. During the release of subcommittee marks last week, staffers told the press to expect additional funding for F-35Bs, F/A-18 Super Hornets, Javelin and Tomahawk missiles, M88A2 Hercules recovery vehicles, Stryker upgrades, as [...]The post Defense Watch appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • NASA Issues Orbital ATK Stop Work Notice Over JPSS-2 Protest

    Patrick Host
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:22 pm
    NASA issued Orbital ATK [OA] a stop work notice on April 8 after Ball Aerospace [BLL] protested the agency’s contract award for Joint Polar Satellite System-2 (JPSS-2). NASA spokeswoman Karen Northon said Friday the April 8 stop work order was issued immediately after Ball’s bid protest with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) was filed on [...]The post NASA Issues Orbital ATK Stop Work Notice Over JPSS-2 Protest appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Small UAS Rule Called Too Restrictive for Small Business

    Marc Selinger
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:07 pm
    A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposal to allow small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to operate in the nation's airspace is a step in the right direction but is still too onerous for small firms, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) said April 24. “While the proposed rule would reduce barriers for small UAS use for [...]The post Small UAS Rule Called Too Restrictive for Small Business appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Sierra Nevada Corp. Acquires Firm Specializing In UAS Capabilities

    Calvin Biesecker
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:49 pm
    Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC) on Thursday said it has acquired Kutta Technologies, Inc., an Arizona-based company specializing in unmanned aircraft system (UAS) technologies in the areas of command and control, manned-unmanned teaming, and visualization and airspace management. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. SNC said the acquisition will provide it with a comprehensive set [...]The post Sierra Nevada Corp. Acquires Firm Specializing In UAS Capabilities appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Raytheon and Jenoptik Partner For Global Patriot Power Generators

    Rich Abott
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Raytheon [RTN] and Germany's Lechmotoren, a company of the Jenoptik Group, are partnering to produce advanced power generators for the Patriot air and missile defense system, Raytheon said on Friday. The contract between the companies directs Jenoptil to build power plants, power generators, test equipment, and spares for an unnamed global partner of the Patriot [...]The post Raytheon and Jenoptik Partner For Global Patriot Power Generators appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
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  • Defense Watch

    Marc Selinger
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:33 pm
    Defense Budget. The House Armed Services Committee is gearing up to debate the fiscal year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act on April 29. During the release of subcommittee marks last week, staffers told the press to expect additional funding for F-35Bs, F/A-18 Super Hornets, Javelin and Tomahawk missiles, M88A2 Hercules recovery vehicles, Stryker upgrades, as [...]The post Defense Watch appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • NASA Issues Orbital ATK Stop Work Notice Over JPSS-2 Protest

    Patrick Host
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:22 pm
    NASA issued Orbital ATK [OA] a stop work notice on April 8 after Ball Aerospace [BLL] protested the agency’s contract award for Joint Polar Satellite System-2 (JPSS-2). NASA spokeswoman Karen Northon said Friday the April 8 stop work order was issued immediately after Ball’s bid protest with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) was filed on [...]The post NASA Issues Orbital ATK Stop Work Notice Over JPSS-2 Protest appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Small UAS Rule Called Too Restrictive for Small Business

    Marc Selinger
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:07 pm
    A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposal to allow small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to operate in the nation's airspace is a step in the right direction but is still too onerous for small firms, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) said April 24. “While the proposed rule would reduce barriers for small UAS use for [...]The post Small UAS Rule Called Too Restrictive for Small Business appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Sierra Nevada Corp. Acquires Firm Specializing In UAS Capabilities

    Calvin Biesecker
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:49 pm
    Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC) on Thursday said it has acquired Kutta Technologies, Inc., an Arizona-based company specializing in unmanned aircraft system (UAS) technologies in the areas of command and control, manned-unmanned teaming, and visualization and airspace management. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. SNC said the acquisition will provide it with a comprehensive set [...]The post Sierra Nevada Corp. Acquires Firm Specializing In UAS Capabilities appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Raytheon and Jenoptik Partner For Global Patriot Power Generators

    Rich Abott
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Raytheon [RTN] and Germany's Lechmotoren, a company of the Jenoptik Group, are partnering to produce advanced power generators for the Patriot air and missile defense system, Raytheon said on Friday. The contract between the companies directs Jenoptil to build power plants, power generators, test equipment, and spares for an unnamed global partner of the Patriot [...]The post Raytheon and Jenoptik Partner For Global Patriot Power Generators appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
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  • Defense Watch

    Marc Selinger
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:33 pm
    Defense Budget. The House Armed Services Committee is gearing up to debate the fiscal year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act on April 29. During the release of subcommittee marks last week, staffers told the press to expect additional funding for F-35Bs, F/A-18 Super Hornets, Javelin and Tomahawk missiles, M88A2 Hercules recovery vehicles, Stryker upgrades, as [...]The post Defense Watch appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • NASA Issues Orbital ATK Stop Work Notice Over JPSS-2 Protest

    Patrick Host
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:22 pm
    NASA issued Orbital ATK [OA] a stop work notice on April 8 after Ball Aerospace [BLL] protested the agency’s contract award for Joint Polar Satellite System-2 (JPSS-2). NASA spokeswoman Karen Northon said Friday the April 8 stop work order was issued immediately after Ball’s bid protest with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) was filed on [...]The post NASA Issues Orbital ATK Stop Work Notice Over JPSS-2 Protest appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Small UAS Rule Called Too Restrictive for Small Business

    Marc Selinger
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:07 pm
    A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposal to allow small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to operate in the nation's airspace is a step in the right direction but is still too onerous for small firms, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) said April 24. “While the proposed rule would reduce barriers for small UAS use for [...]The post Small UAS Rule Called Too Restrictive for Small Business appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Sierra Nevada Corp. Acquires Firm Specializing In UAS Capabilities

    Calvin Biesecker
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:49 pm
    Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC) on Thursday said it has acquired Kutta Technologies, Inc., an Arizona-based company specializing in unmanned aircraft system (UAS) technologies in the areas of command and control, manned-unmanned teaming, and visualization and airspace management. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. SNC said the acquisition will provide it with a comprehensive set [...]The post Sierra Nevada Corp. Acquires Firm Specializing In UAS Capabilities appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Raytheon and Jenoptik Partner For Global Patriot Power Generators

    Rich Abott
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Raytheon [RTN] and Germany's Lechmotoren, a company of the Jenoptik Group, are partnering to produce advanced power generators for the Patriot air and missile defense system, Raytheon said on Friday. The contract between the companies directs Jenoptil to build power plants, power generators, test equipment, and spares for an unnamed global partner of the Patriot [...]The post Raytheon and Jenoptik Partner For Global Patriot Power Generators appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
 
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  • New Software Lets Sailors Use Navy-Issued Phones for Personal Use

    24 Apr 2015 | 1:52 pm
    The Navy has green lighted a plan that allows sailors to stop carrying their work and personal phones.Navy leaders authorized mobile software for Defense Department-issued phones that will separate a user’s official calls, messages and images from their personal ones.Newly issued devices, starting with Apple’s iPhone 5S and 6 models running IOS 8, will utilize systems developed by Good Technology that segregate official business uses of the phone and securing it with enhanced encryption and passwords, according to the Navy’s April 21 announcement.“Mobility is transforming how the Navy…
  • Navy Releases Video of First X-47B Aerial Refuel

    23 Apr 2015 | 1:19 pm
    The Navy issued video Thursday afternoon showing the first ever refuel of the X-47B, a carrier drone prototype.Built by Northrop Grumman, the X-47B has taken part in a host of tests as the Navy sees what’s possible for a future carrier drone fleet. (Video after the jump)For mobile readers, here is the link to the video.
  • Navy Conducts First Aerial Refueling of X-47B Carrier-Launched Drone

    22 Apr 2015 | 5:28 pm
    The Navy conducted its first ever aerial refueling of its X-47B carrier based drone demonstrator aircraft Wednesday at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md.The X-47B, built by Northrop Grumman, was refueled by an Omega Air Refueling Tanker, Navy and Northrop Grumman officials confirmed.The carrier based drone made history when it flew from a carrier in May and November of 2013 and is now working on streamlining carrier deck operations and maneuvers with manned aircraft.The Navy launched and landed the X-47B in rapid succession with an F/A-18 fighter jet as part of a series of joint manned…
  • Navy Leans Toward Building More Super Hornets After F-35C Delays

    22 Apr 2015 | 10:07 am
    The Navy is considering extending procurement of its F/A-18 Super Hornet beyond 2017 because of delays in production of the Navy’s carrier-launched F-35C and increased demands on the Hornet fleet, service leaders said.Navy leaders had planned to halt production of the F/A-18 Super Hornet at Boeing’s St. Louis plant in 2017 as the service prepared to replace legacy Hornets with Joint Strike Fighters.In order to reduce operational risk, Navy aviation leaders have said the service needs two to three additional squadrons of Super Hornets as older F/A-18As, Bs, Cs and Ds reach the end of their…
  • General Touts Images from ‘Neighborhood Watch’ Satellites

    21 Apr 2015 | 3:03 pm
    The head of Air Force Space Command praised the performance of a new military satellite system designed in part to scour space for potential threats.The service last year launched a pair of satellites as part of the Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program (GSSAP). The spacecraft were built by Orbital Sciences Corp. to track other objects in geosynchronous orbit — a prized belt more than 22,000 miles above the equator where hundreds of military and commercial satellites operate.“The pictures that we get off GSSAP are truly eye-watering and we’re learning things already,”…
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  • Iran, world powers seek to finalise nuclear deal

    23 Apr 2015 | 3:43 pm
    Vienna (AFP) April 23, 2015 Iran and major powers held a second day of talks Thursday seeking to finalise a historic deal that would make any attempt by Tehran to make a nuclear weapon extremely difficult and easily detectable. Meeting in Vienna, Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany want to turn a framework accord reached in Switzerland on April 2 into a full agreement by June 30.
  • New safety system for unmanned aerial systems in U.S.

    23 Apr 2015 | 3:43 pm
    Herndon, Va. (UPI) Apr 23, 2015 An air surveillance and sense-and-avoid system for unmanned aerial systems operating in the United States has been launched been launched by Exelis. Exelis says its Symphony RangeVue tool gives UAS operators real-time Federal Aviation Administration surveillance data, flexible background maps and weather information for enhanced safety. The surveillance information is accessed th
  • First launch of piloted spacecraft from Vostochny center postponed

    23 Apr 2015 | 3:43 pm
    Moscow, Russia (Sputnik) Apr 23, 2015 The launch of the first piloted spacecraft from the Russian Vostochy space complex will be postponed from 2018 to 2020, Kommersant newspaper reported Friday, citing space industry and governmental sources. According to the media outlet, Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin and head of Russia's space agency Roscosmos Igor Komarov suggested the postponement of the launch to Presiden
  • Malaysia urges Beijing's cooperation in South China Sea

    23 Apr 2015 | 3:43 pm
    Kuala Lumpur (AFP) April 23, 2015 Malaysia has called for China to cooperate with Southeast Asia in speeding up talks on a set of rules in the disputed South China Sea, where Beijing's island-building activities have sparked international alarm. Foreign Minister Anifah Aman, whose country hosts a regional summit next week, also cautioned rival claimants to the strategic seaway against taking actions that stoke tensions, acco
  • SpaceX says rocket recovery failure due to throttle valve problem

    23 Apr 2015 | 3:43 pm
    Washington DC (XNA) Apr 23, 2015 Private space firm SpaceX said Saturday an engine throttle valve problem was to blame for the failure of its second attempt to land the Falcon 9 rocket's first stage on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean. "Cause of hard rocket landing confirmed as due to slower than expected throttle valve response," SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk wrote in a tweet. The problem, however, seems to be
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  • Defense Watch

    Marc Selinger
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:33 pm
    Defense Budget. The House Armed Services Committee is gearing up to debate the fiscal year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act on April 29. During the release of subcommittee marks last week, staffers told the press to expect additional funding for F-35Bs, F/A-18 Super Hornets, Javelin and Tomahawk missiles, M88A2 Hercules recovery vehicles, Stryker upgrades, as [...]The post Defense Watch appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • NASA Issues Orbital ATK Stop Work Notice Over JPSS-2 Protest

    Patrick Host
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:22 pm
    NASA issued Orbital ATK [OA] a stop work notice on April 8 after Ball Aerospace [BLL] protested the agency’s contract award for Joint Polar Satellite System-2 (JPSS-2). NASA spokeswoman Karen Northon said Friday the April 8 stop work order was issued immediately after Ball’s bid protest with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) was filed on [...]The post NASA Issues Orbital ATK Stop Work Notice Over JPSS-2 Protest appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Small UAS Rule Called Too Restrictive for Small Business

    Marc Selinger
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:07 pm
    A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposal to allow small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to operate in the nation's airspace is a step in the right direction but is still too onerous for small firms, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) said April 24. “While the proposed rule would reduce barriers for small UAS use for [...]The post Small UAS Rule Called Too Restrictive for Small Business appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Sierra Nevada Corp. Acquires Firm Specializing In UAS Capabilities

    Calvin Biesecker
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:49 pm
    Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC) on Thursday said it has acquired Kutta Technologies, Inc., an Arizona-based company specializing in unmanned aircraft system (UAS) technologies in the areas of command and control, manned-unmanned teaming, and visualization and airspace management. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. SNC said the acquisition will provide it with a comprehensive set [...]The post Sierra Nevada Corp. Acquires Firm Specializing In UAS Capabilities appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
  • Raytheon and Jenoptik Partner For Global Patriot Power Generators

    Rich Abott
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Raytheon [RTN] and Germany's Lechmotoren, a company of the Jenoptik Group, are partnering to produce advanced power generators for the Patriot air and missile defense system, Raytheon said on Friday. The contract between the companies directs Jenoptil to build power plants, power generators, test equipment, and spares for an unnamed global partner of the Patriot [...]The post Raytheon and Jenoptik Partner For Global Patriot Power Generators appeared first on Defense Daily Network.
 
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  • Missile Defense Elements Participate in Air Force Test

    25 Apr 2015 | 1:10 am
    Participants included the Army Navy Transportable Radar (AN/TPY) Surveillance-2 Forward Base Mode, the Upgraded Early Warning Radar at Beale AFB, Calif., and the External Sensors Laboratory. Data collected during the exercise will be used to improve sensor capabilities and as risk reduction for future BMDS tests.
  • State of Israel and the United States Sign Upper-Tier Missile Defense Agreement

    25 Apr 2015 | 1:10 am
  • Missile Defense Agency Responds to New York Times Article

    25 Apr 2015 | 1:10 am
    The Missile Defense Agency strongly refutes this allegation. The SM-3 program is one of the most successful programs within the Department of Defense, with operational interceptors now deployed aboard U.S. Navy ships. These ships range throughout the world's oceans, providing an effective, reliable defense against short- to medium-range ballistic missiles. An extensive, operationally realistic test program is continuing to further improve and enhance the capabilities of the SM-3 element of the Ballistic Missile Defense System.
  • GMD Development and Sustainment Contract Evaluation to Continue

    25 Apr 2015 | 1:10 am
  • Missile Defense Test Conducted

    25 Apr 2015 | 1:10 am
    A target missile was successfully launched at approximately 3:40 p.m. PST from the U.S. Army?s Reagan Test Site at Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands.? Approximately six minutes later, a Ground-Based Interceptor was successfully launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.? Both the target missile and Ground-Based Interceptor performed nominally after launch. ?However, the Sea-Based X-band radar did not perform as expected.
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  • Press release: Red Arrows and historic buildings lit up to mark VE Day 70

    HM Government
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:20 am
    With just two weeks to go until the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day, new details of the weekend are announced including the news that the world famous Red Arrows of the Royal Air Force have been confirmed to make a flypast with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight over Central London. The Houses of Parliament and Trafalgar Square, which were floodlit on that memorable day in 1945, will be lit up once again with V-shaped lights over 8-10 May. People up and down the country are preparing for a memorable weekend of activities to mark the historic occasion, which will involve…
  • News story: UK confirms military contribution to the Mediterranean.

    HM Government
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    The Prime Minister announced at a meeting of EU leaders in Brussels that Britain is prepared to send HMS Bulwark, three Merlin MK 2 Helicopters and two civilian border patrol boats to deploy to the Mediterranean in light of recent tragedies. Prime Minister David Cameron said that it is right for Britain to step forward and for the Royal Navy to play a role in the search and rescue operations, which will help to save lives. He also welcomed the fact that other EU countries have joined Britain in offering military assets and said that longer term, a more comprehensive strategy is needed to make…
  • News story: Gallipoli 100 and Anzac Day

    HM Government
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:12 am
    On Saturday 25 April, a service will take place at the Cenotaph on Whitehall to pay homage to those who fought and died during the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey 100 years ago. The event, which will be attended by Her Majesty The Queen and Their Royal Highnesses The Duke of Edinburgh and The Duke of Cambridge, commemorates both the centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign and the 99th anniversary of Anzac Day. It comprises a Service of Commemoration and the laying of wreaths, followed by a march past of some 3,000 descendants, military personnel and members of the Gallipoli Association and other…
  • FOI release: FOI responses released by MOD: week commencing 20 April 2015

    HM Government
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:06 am
    Updated: Added new FOI responses for Larium prescriptions for UK regular armed forces personnel on deployment, Personal load carrying equipment (PLCE) webbing manual, list of MOD orders under contract, Truck utility heavy 4x4 Reynolds Boughton all variants, self-loading military service rifles, request for shelter, command post 9ftx9ft Mk3 tents documents, British Army's Command Leadership and Management handbook, unexploded ordnances dealt with by the Royal Navy and British Army, AWE payments to UWE for engineering courses.Ministry of Defence (MOD) Freedom of Information (FOI) responses…
  • Guidance: Chickerell firing times

    HM Government
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:49 am
    Updated: Added updated firing times for April and May with a revised date of 24 April 2015.The firing times are presented in 2 file formats. The PDF format is web browseable and accessible on mobile devices such as Blackberry’s, smart phones and tablets. The CSV format enables the MOD to post information on data.gov.uk, and therefore be transparent. Related information Public access to military areas The Defence Training Estate: DTE Wales and West
 
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  • Argentina-China deal over FC-1 Xiaolong won't include anti-ship missiles

    Ko Savonije
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:24 am
    Beijing is not likely to provide Buenos Aires with anti-ship missiles as part of a deal whereby Argentina will purchase FC-1 Xiaolong multirole fighters from China, as Beijing does not want to upset the UK, according to Military Parade based in Moscow on April 22.Earlier reports suggested that Argentina was looking to purchase between 12 and 24 FC-1 or J-10 fighters from China. Eventually, Argentina chose to purchase the Xiaolong because the country's air force concluded that Block 2, the upgraded version of the FC-1 is more suitable to the nation's combat environment than other aircraft on…
  • Zimbabwe: Air Force Jet Crashes in Gweru

    Ko Savonije
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:16 am
    Two Air Force of Zimbabwe pilots escaped death by a whisker when their plane crashed at an open area in Gweru yesterday after developing a fault.Zimbabwe National Army director-general responsible for policy, public relations and international affairs Brigadier-General John Mupande confirmed the incident, saying investigations were underway to determine the exact cause of the accident."The Commander Zimbabwe Defence Forces General Constantine Chiwenga commended the pilots for having taken all precautionary measures that saved the lives of people and further prevented damages to civilian…
  • RAAF keen to buy armed drones, dispatches personnel to the US to learn how to remotely pilot Reaper aircraft

    Ko Savonije
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:12 am
    Aerial drones equipped with missiles could soon be added to Australia’s military shopping list after the RAAF sent personnel to the US to learn how to pilot unmanned Reaper aircraft.The Federal Government plans to buy a fleet of giant unarmed, unmanned Triton surveillance aircraft, which will be housed at Adelaide’s Edinburgh Air Force base.The RAAF is also interested in buying armed American Reaper drones, which can be used as attack aircraft.Read more
  • A-10 Makes Emergency Landing in Iraq After Engine Failure

    Ko Savonije
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:08 am
    A "catastrophic" engine failure aboard an A-10 Thunderbolt on a mission over Iraq forced the aircraft to make an emergency landing at the al-Asad airbase where U.S. Marines have been training Iraqi forces in in contested Anbar province, U.S. Central Command confirmed Friday.Col. Patrick Ryder, a CentCom spokesman, told a Pentagon briefing that the engine failure was "not uncommon" for combat aircraft."It was just one of those things that happen when you’re operating high-performance aircraft," Ryder said of the engine failure.Read more
  • India receives first upgraded Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft

    Ko Savonije
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:04 am
    The Indian Air Force today received the first two upgraded Mirage-2000 aircrafts from France under a Rs 10,000 crore deal.The two upgraded aircraft, flown in by IAF pilots from France covering Greece, Egypt and Qatar in over seven days, landed at the Gwalior Air Force Station.On arrival, the two aircraft were accorded the traditional 'Water Cannon Salute'.Read more
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  • Russian Armata unveiled: a new family of armored combat vehicles

    Tamir Eshel
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:20 am
    The Russian Ministry of defense is lifting the veil on a new family of combat vehicles that has been under development in the past years. The vehicles unveiled this week during a parade rehearsal near Moscow include the T-14 main battle tank and T-15 troop carrier, both based on the new Armata tracked platform.
  • Kurganets-25 – a new family of medium troop carriers from Russia

    Tamir Eshel
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:05 am
    The Russian army is displaying the first mechanized unit deployed with the new Kurganets-25 armored fighting vehicles during the May 9th parade in Moscow. This is the first public unveiling of the new armored vehicle, that has been in development in the past decade.
  • Poland embarks on a $7 Billion Missile Defense System with the US

    News Desk
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:13 am
    Unconfirmed media reports from Poland are indicating the Polish MOD has selected the US company Raytheon to provide the Polish future medium-range missile defense system, the Polish paper Gazeta Wyborcza reported Earlier today.
  • Advanced Technology Countering Terror Threats

    Tamir Eshel
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:16 am
    A number of new technologies spotted By Defense-Update covering breaking news at the Counter Terror Expo that opened today in London.
  • Iran plans fielding Bavar 373 air & missile defense system this year

    Tamir Eshel
    19 Apr 2015 | 12:44 am
    Iran unveiled yesterday the Bavar-373, an indigenous long-range air defense missile defense system employing Sayyad-3 (Hunter III) interceptor during the Army National Day parade. Iran launched the indigenous development program after the delivery of Russian S300 systems was suspended under the sanctions imposed on Iran by the UN in 2010. Immediately after the cancellation of the Russian sale Iran displayed a mockup of a similar weapon during a military march in Tehran, claiming it is developing its own version of the system.
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  • Russian Armata unveiled: a new family of armored combat vehicles

    Tamir Eshel
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:20 am
    The Russian Ministry of defense is lifting the veil on a new family of combat vehicles that has been under development in the past years. The vehicles unveiled this week during a parade rehearsal near Moscow include the T-14 main battle tank and T-15 troop carrier, both based on the new Armata tracked platform.
  • Kurganets-25 – a new family of medium troop carriers from Russia

    Tamir Eshel
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:05 am
    The Russian army is displaying the first mechanized unit deployed with the new Kurganets-25 armored fighting vehicles during the May 9th parade in Moscow. This is the first public unveiling of the new armored vehicle, that has been in development in the past decade.
  • Poland embarks on a $7 Billion Missile Defense System with the US

    News Desk
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:13 am
    Unconfirmed media reports from Poland are indicating the Polish MOD has selected the US company Raytheon to provide the Polish future medium-range missile defense system, the Polish paper Gazeta Wyborcza reported Earlier today.
  • Advanced Technology Countering Terror Threats

    Tamir Eshel
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:16 am
    A number of new technologies spotted By Defense-Update covering breaking news at the Counter Terror Expo that opened today in London.
  • Iran plans fielding Bavar 373 air & missile defense system this year

    Tamir Eshel
    19 Apr 2015 | 12:44 am
    Iran unveiled yesterday the Bavar-373, an indigenous long-range air defense missile defense system employing Sayyad-3 (Hunter III) interceptor during the Army National Day parade. Iran launched the indigenous development program after the delivery of Russian S300 systems was suspended under the sanctions imposed on Iran by the UN in 2010. Immediately after the cancellation of the Russian sale Iran displayed a mockup of a similar weapon during a military march in Tehran, claiming it is developing its own version of the system.
 
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  • Central and South America in World War II: The Real Soft Underbelly

    Dwight Jon Zimmerman
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    British Prime Minister Winston Churchill called Italy the “soft underbelly” of the Axis, which may have been true politically, but … The post Central and South America in World War II: The...
  • Ospreys at Work: Emerald Warrior 15

    Defense Media Network
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:39 am
    Video footage by Staff Sgt. Cory Boatwright of the 1st Combat Camera Squadron gives some impression of the performance of … The post Ospreys at Work: Emerald Warrior 15 appeared first on...
  • U.S., U.K. Airborne Forces Conclude Exercise

    Jason Hull
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:27 am
    Meticulously placed cards bearing symbols and acronyms lay across intersecting squares of parachute cord on the grey concrete of the … The post U.S., U.K. Airborne Forces Conclude Exercise...
  • Raytheon’s JSOW C-1 Ready to Begin Operational Testing

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    22 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    Raytheon and the U.S. Navy completed the final free flight test for the Joint Standoff Weapon C-1 (JSOW C-1) during … The post Raytheon’s JSOW C-1 Ready to Begin Operational Testing...
  • The Mission of Saving Lives

    J.R. Wilson
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
        “No branch of service has been in the business of saving lives longer than the Coast Guard … … The post The Mission of Saving Lives appeared first on Defense Media Network.
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  • Central and South America in World War II: The Real Soft Underbelly

    Dwight Jon Zimmerman
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    British Prime Minister Winston Churchill called Italy the “soft underbelly” of the Axis, which may have been true politically, but certainly was not militarily as events were to prove. Yet, a military soft underbelly did exist, but it was in the Western Hemisphere: Central and South America. From the late 1930s, Germany and Italy had efficiently and thoroughly organized propaganda agencies throughout the region. This resulted in the election of a number of pro-Axis governments. With the United States taking an increasingly pro-Allied stance, the strategic threat to the Panama Canal, then…
  • Ospreys at Work: Emerald Warrior 15

    Defense Media Network
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:39 am
    Video footage by Staff Sgt. Cory Boatwright of the 1st Combat Camera Squadron gives some impression of the performance of AFSOC CV-22s in exercises that took place during Emerald Warrior ’15. The Osprey, much maligned in its early development, has become more widely accepted and appreciated for the combination of turboprop speed and range and helicopter vertical takeoff and landing performance it delivers. The post Ospreys at Work: Emerald Warrior 15 appeared first on Defense Media Network.
  • U.S., U.K. Airborne Forces Conclude Exercise

    Jason Hull
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:27 am
    Meticulously placed cards bearing symbols and acronyms lay across intersecting squares of parachute cord on the grey concrete of the pole barns. The wind drifts under the sheet metal roof, unimpeded by walls, and pushes gently on the paper markers placed all over the map that is laid out before hundreds of booted feet. One by one, officers and noncommissioned officers step onto the sand table and brief the Task Force Falcon staff, commanders and attached enablers on the actions of the enemy, terrain and weather of the area of operation, movements of friendly forces, areas of surveillance, and…
  • Raytheon’s JSOW C-1 Ready to Begin Operational Testing

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    22 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    Raytheon and the U.S. Navy completed the final free flight test for the Joint Standoff Weapon C-1 (JSOW C-1) during its integrated testing phase and the weapon is now slated to start operational testing (OT) this spring, according to a Raytheon news release. The JSOW C-1 demonstrated its effectiveness against moving maritime targets during the development test, considered a crucial capability against current and future surface warfare threats. If OT is completed successfully and on time, the weapon is slated for delivery to the fleet in 2016. “JSOW C-1 will be the U.S. Navy’s…
  • The Mission of Saving Lives

    J.R. Wilson
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
        “No branch of service has been in the business of saving lives longer than the Coast Guard … In the end, this remarkable institution is so special not because of its storied history – but because it is also so clearly indispensable to America’s future.” – President George H.W. Bush   Today’s U.S. Coast Guard did not come into existence under this name until January 1915, with the merger of the Revenue Cutter Service (1790) and the U.S. Life-Saving Service (1878). It then absorbed the Lighthouse Service (1789) in 1939 and, in 1946, the Maritime Service (which…
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  • La direction de Hospira fait une présentation à un forum européen prééminent sur les biosimilaires et annonce un nouveau livre blanc sur l'extrapolation

    admin
    25 Apr 2015 | 1:40 am
    - Hospira appelle à un soutien continu du principe de l’extrapolation afin de promouvoir l’accès des patients à des médicaments biologiques salvateurs - - La société encourage les régulateurs à continuer d’adopter d’importants concepts d’extrapolation scientifiques et cliniques alors que 21 biosimilaires sont autorisés par l’Agence européenne des médicaments (EMA) en Europe et que la FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) autorise le premier biosimilaire aux États-Unis en 2015 - LONDRES, 25 avril 2015 /SATPR.COM/ — Hospira, Inc. (NYSE :…
  • New Leksell Gamma Knife to benefit more patients with brain disease

    admin
    25 Apr 2015 | 1:15 am
    BARCELONA, Spain , April 25, 2015 /SATPR.COM/ — With the introduction of Elekta’s new Leksell Gamma Knife® Icon™, the benefits of precision cranial radiosurgery are now available for more patients with a wider variety of tumor types and sizes. This latest generation stereotactic radiosurgery system for the brain, integrates advanced motion management, dose delivery and imaging technologies, significantly increasing the versatility of Gamma Knife radiosurgery. Elekta unveiled Leksell Gamma Knife Icon today at the 3rd ESTRO Forum in Barcelona. “This is great news for…
  • REGINA LOCUS, Japanese Cosmetic Company, Launched Anti-aging Cream With Unique Moisturizing Ingredients Fullerene

    admin
    25 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
        TOYOHASHI, JAPAN, April 25, 2015 /SATPRNEWS.COM/ — REGINA LOCUS Co., Ltd. (CEO Takeshi Matsushita, Aichi Japan) globally launched LVN The Cream (30g, US$1,000) on April 24th. It is the promoted on their official website. The cream is the first series of their high-end anti-aging cosmetics line. LVN The Cream is an anti-aging cream combined (*1) with REGINA LOCUS’s unique moisturizing ingredients that remove the stickiness and discomfort of typical luxury creams and completely fix skin troubles like wrinkles, sagging, dullness, and certain spots related to aging for people…
  • VJG Interactive Named Fourth Best Conversion Optimization Agency by topseos.com for April 2015

    admin
    25 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    SOURCE: topseos.com April 25, 2015 03:00 ET NAPLES, FL–(SATPRNEWS.COM – April 25, 2015) - The independent authority on search marketing solutions, topseos.com, has named VJG Interactive the 4th best conversion optimization company for the month of April 2015. VJG Interactive was chosen based on their effective performance in an in-depth analysis of the solutions they offer. While there are thousands of services offering a variety of solutions, the rankings consist of the best showcased based on the results of the in-depth evaluation process. These companies are investigated in…
  • Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick Visits Laboratory Testing Inc.

    admin
    25 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
        HATFIELD, PA, April 25, 2015 /SATPRNEWS.COM/ — Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick visited Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI) on Monday, April 20, 2015 to see firsthand how the company supports the production of aircraft carriers and to learn about materials testing and calibration services. He took the opportunity to tour the facilities and meet with the company owners and employees. Laboratory Testing Inc. is a member of the Aircraft Carrier Industrial Base Coalition (ACIBC) and had the opportunity to meet with the Congressman in Washington D.C. during ACIBC Action Days in March. The…
 
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  • Jade Helm 15 and UN presence in USA

    Comrade69
    22 Apr 2015 | 11:17 am
    Ok so I know I have come in here in the past and made some crazy posts and got banned for months. However this time I just want to post some things and get your guys honest input of what you guys...
  • MCAS Beaufort Part 1- Tac Demo

    airwingspotter
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:20 am
    MCAS Beaufort has its airshow a few weeks ago and spot some great military actions with 3x Tac demo namely F-35B, AV-8B and F-16 Viper East.... since there is so much flying actions I am splitting my...
  • Iraqi F-16IQ

    airwingspotter
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:43 am
    caught Iraqi F-16IQ on her maiden flight. the difference other than the touch and goes would be the testing of the drag chute from the plane! :clap: More pic and details can be found on my main...
  • Honduras & Contra War

    gavygav
    13 Apr 2015 | 11:43 am
    Did anyone out there serve in Honduras during the Contra War. I did, and want to connect with others who did. I was at Palmerola Air Base in Spring 1984 and at a radar facility near Tegucigalpa...
  • What secret project was leaving San Diego airport in the late 80s

    net_jerko
    12 Apr 2015 | 1:01 pm
    In the late 80's (86-89) US Air Force C-5s would on an occasional basis depart from San Diego International Airport. I myself witnessed this atleast 3 times. I could never figure out why though. ...
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  • Central and South America in World War II: The Real Soft Underbelly

    Dwight Jon Zimmerman
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    British Prime Minister Winston Churchill called Italy the “soft underbelly” of the Axis, which may have been true politically, but certainly was not militarily as events were to prove. Yet, a military soft underbelly did exist, but it was in the Western Hemisphere: Central and South America. From the late 1930s, Germany and Italy had efficiently and thoroughly organized propaganda agencies throughout the region. This resulted in the election of a number of pro-Axis governments. With the United States taking an increasingly pro-Allied stance, the strategic threat to the Panama Canal, then…
  • Ospreys at Work: Emerald Warrior 15

    Defense Media Network
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:39 am
    Video footage by Staff Sgt. Cory Boatwright of the 1st Combat Camera Squadron gives some impression of the performance of AFSOC CV-22s in exercises that took place during Emerald Warrior ’15. The Osprey, much maligned in its early development, has become more widely accepted and appreciated for the combination of turboprop speed and range and helicopter vertical takeoff and landing performance it delivers. The post Ospreys at Work: Emerald Warrior 15 appeared first on Defense Media Network.
  • U.S., U.K. Airborne Forces Conclude Exercise

    Jason Hull
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:27 am
    Meticulously placed cards bearing symbols and acronyms lay across intersecting squares of parachute cord on the grey concrete of the pole barns. The wind drifts under the sheet metal roof, unimpeded by walls, and pushes gently on the paper markers placed all over the map that is laid out before hundreds of booted feet. One by one, officers and noncommissioned officers step onto the sand table and brief the Task Force Falcon staff, commanders and attached enablers on the actions of the enemy, terrain and weather of the area of operation, movements of friendly forces, areas of surveillance, and…
  • Raytheon’s JSOW C-1 Ready to Begin Operational Testing

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    22 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    Raytheon and the U.S. Navy completed the final free flight test for the Joint Standoff Weapon C-1 (JSOW C-1) during its integrated testing phase and the weapon is now slated to start operational testing (OT) this spring, according to a Raytheon news release. The JSOW C-1 demonstrated its effectiveness against moving maritime targets during the development test, considered a crucial capability against current and future surface warfare threats. If OT is completed successfully and on time, the weapon is slated for delivery to the fleet in 2016. “JSOW C-1 will be the U.S. Navy’s…
  • The Mission of Saving Lives

    J.R. Wilson
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
        “No branch of service has been in the business of saving lives longer than the Coast Guard … In the end, this remarkable institution is so special not because of its storied history – but because it is also so clearly indispensable to America’s future.” – President George H.W. Bush   Today’s U.S. Coast Guard did not come into existence under this name until January 1915, with the merger of the Revenue Cutter Service (1790) and the U.S. Life-Saving Service (1878). It then absorbed the Lighthouse Service (1789) in 1939 and, in 1946, the Maritime Service (which…
 
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  • ELDERLY MAN WAS BEING BEATEN IN A PARKING LOT

    Aaron
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Elderly Man Was Being Beaten in a Parking Lot, but It All Came to Grinding Halt After They Noticed a Concealed Carry Holder Leaving an Arkansas grocery store Wednesday night, one shopper said he witnessed a disturbing altercation — an elderly … Continue reading → The post ELDERLY MAN WAS BEING BEATEN IN A PARKING LOT appeared first on .
  • ‘HOW DOES RENDERING ME DEFENSELESS’ PROTECT YOU?

    Aaron
    22 Apr 2015 | 2:36 pm
    New Documentary Featuring Katie Pavlich Won’t Make Anti-Gun Crowd Happy The one-hour special debuts April 1 on Outdoor Channel and represents a break from the network’s typical sports and entertainment programming. Hosted by author, Fox News contributor and Townhill.com News … Continue reading → The post ‘HOW DOES RENDERING ME DEFENSELESS’ PROTECT YOU? appeared first on .
  • NBC USED ONE WORD TO DESCRIBE ICONIC TARGET COMPANY’S PRODUCT

    Aaron
    22 Apr 2015 | 2:13 pm
    Now, the Outlet Is Getting Sued It may explode, but its maker is adamant about one thing: It isn’t a bomb. Tannerite Sports has filed a libel suit against NBC and WLEX-TV after the news outlets ran a segment claiming … Continue reading → The post NBC USED ONE WORD TO DESCRIBE ICONIC TARGET COMPANY’S PRODUCT appeared first on .
  • CONCEALED CARRY PREDICTIONS WAY OFF TARGET

    Aaron
    6 Apr 2015 | 2:21 pm
    When the Wisconsin Senate gathered in June of 2011 to take up a bill allowing the state’s citizens to carry concealed weapons, protesters around the Capitol building were still in a state of high dudgeon. As a result, Republicans were accused of … Continue reading → The post CONCEALED CARRY PREDICTIONS WAY OFF TARGET appeared first on .
  • INSANE OPINION PIECE FROM UNC NEWSPAPER THE DAILY TAR HEEL

    Aaron
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:18 pm
    UNC Opinion: Concealed carry is no solution for sexual assault “Students for Concealed Carry took advantage of the national dialogue on sexual assault to push their own agenda by suggesting that easing concealed carry restrictions would curb sexual assaults on campus. … Continue reading → The post INSANE OPINION PIECE FROM UNC NEWSPAPER THE DAILY TAR HEEL appeared first on .
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  • Lockheed, Space Launch Co. Challenge NewSat's Ch. 15 TRO

    24 Apr 2015 | 2:31 pm
    Two of Australian satellite company and Chapter 15 debtor NewSat Ltd.'s most important contractors, Lockheed Martin Corp. and space launch firm Arianespace SA, launched challenges Friday to the Delaware bankruptcy court's temporary order last week halting creditor action, both arguing it shouldn't apply to their agreements as is.
  • 9 Contractors Should Be Tossed From Asbestos Suit: Judge

    24 Apr 2015 | 2:29 pm
    A Delaware federal magistrate on Friday recommended that nine defendants be dismissed from a former U.S. Navy shipyard worker's suit accusing dozens of government contractors of helping expose him to asbestos because their products couldn’t be linked to the worker’s mesothelioma. 
  • L-3 Says Army Signed Off On 'Inflated' Hours In FCA Suit

    24 Apr 2015 | 1:59 pm
    A unit of L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. asked a Texas federal judge to shoot down a False Claims Act suit alleging the company overbilled the U.S. Army for helicopter maintenance in Iraq and Afghanistan, arguing Thursday that personnel and billable-hour decisions were entirely in the Army's hands.
  • Fed. Circ. Backs SUFI's Fees Win In Air Force Phone Row

    24 Apr 2015 | 1:42 pm
    The U.S. Air Force must pay attorneys' fees to a former telephone contractor who had won a $112 million judgment after the military reneged on an exclusivity promise, the Federal Circuit affirmed Friday, saying the government appealed under the wrong law.
  • VA Clarifies Veterans Choice Program Eligibility Rule

    24 Apr 2015 | 12:49 pm
    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will now determine eligibility for its Veterans Choice program based on the driving distance — rather than by a straight line — between a veteran's home and the nearest VA medical facility, the agency announced Friday.
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