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Sikorsky hopes it can secure at least 200 export orders for its CH-53K King Stallion heavy-lift helicopter, with Germany and Israel its clearest near-term…
05.25 / 09:49
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The US Department of Energy (DoE) has once again requested that Congress terminate a multi-billion-dollar project aimed at disposing weapon-grade plutonium, the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility (MFFF). The MFFF has strong backing among South Carolina's congressional delegation and has…
05.25 / 09:44
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Key Points Boeing wins widely anticipated DARPA space contract Goal is to develop a reusable spaceplane that can eventually launch 10 times in 10 days Boeing on 24 May beat Northrop Grumman and Masten Space Systems to complete advanced design work for the US Defense Advanced Research…
05.25 / 09:44
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Belarusian company BSVT-VV is developing a new multipurpose rocket launcher called the MM-60, a representative of the company told Jane's at the MILEX 2017 exhibition in Minsk. "Having analysed recent conflicts, the world market, and potential customers' requirements, we have decided that…
05.25 / 09:41
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International maritime exercise 'Formidable Shield', to be held in the Hebrides this October, will be used to test NATO's theatre ballistic missile defence (BMD) capabilities. During the exercise the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) air defence and command frigate (LCF) HNLMS De Ruyter , fitted with…
05.25 / 09:41
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Key Points The USN is seeking to demonstrate transmission of in-flight target updates for network-enabled weapons via Link 16 installed on the MQ-8C NAVAIR is planning to contract with Northrop Grumman for Link 16 hardware and software integration The US Navy (USN) is planning to integrate…
05.25 / 09:41
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Key Points MDA will complete acquisition and deployment of all 44 GBIs by end of 2017 The agency is seeking funds to begin efforts to counter hypersonic weapon threats The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is seeking USD7.9 billion in its fiscal year 2018 (FY 2018) budget request, which…
05.25 / 08:46
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The US Army has requested USD36.242 million in fiscal year 2018 (FY 2018) for its Mobile Protected Firepower (MPF) platform that it hopes can quickly deploy with relatively low logistics demand but enough protection and firepower - likely via a light- to medium-tank - to ensure the…
05.25 / 08:46
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Portugal will host the newly created NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Academy: a major training organisation within the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency). Construction of a high-technology, fully secure 13,000 m 2 facility, set to be completed in October 2018, began…
05.25 / 08:46
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Veterans can indulge in a variety of deals Nov. 11. Remember to bring military ID or proof of service. Also, beverages aren't always included with the free meal. Here's a sampling: MEALS Applebee's: Free meal, all day, from a special menu for vets and active-duty service members. Drink not…
05.25 / 04:27
hamptonroads.com
As threats of military conflict continue unabated from its northern neighbor, South Korea’s military officials have signaled the need to upgrade their nation’s ability to quickly determine whether incoming aircraft are friend or foe…
05.25 / 04:18
combataircraft.com
The Pentagon announced Wednesday it had awarded $76 million worth of foreign military sales contract for logistics support of the Afghanistan Air Force's helicopters. US contractor MD Helicopters won more than $76 million to provide logistics support for the Afghan Air Force’s chopper fleet, the Department of Defense said in a press r…
05.25 / 04:18
combataircraft.com
Sweden is changing. After a lengthy period of shrinking investment in its armed forces and a tactical shift from national defence to developing expeditionary capabilities, Stockholm's focus has reverted to protecting its population against…
05.25 / 04:18
combataircraft.com
The Israeli air force is upgrading the capabilities of its Leonardo M-346 advanced jet trainers, to equip the "Lavi" with inert training bombs and external fuel tanks. "We work closely with the manufacturer, and this may lead to offering the same upgrades to other customers," says the commander of the air force's flight test centre, identified only as Lt Col Shlomy. The unit is tasked with overseeing the modifications, as well as opening the trainer's full flight…
05.25 / 04:18
combataircraft.com
Israel's air force will take delivery of an additional Lockheed Martin F-35 in 2020 with a special suite of test instrumentation. "This unique aircraft, which was not part of any other F-35 contract, will enable us to begin the work of upgrading the capabilities of this aircraft so that it answers our special operational requirements," says the commander of the air force's test centre, identified only as Lt Col…
05.25 / 04:18
combataircraft.com
A Nebraska United States Senator says the Trump Administration needs a strategy for handling the hotspots of the world. Sen. Deb Fischer says North Korea is an isolated, unpredictable country and the United States needs help to avoid allowing the tensions to ratchet up any higher. “I think what we have to do is continue…
05.25 / 02:55
nebraskaradionetwork.com
The bombing was the first claimed attack in months for the Islamic State forces inside…
05.25 / 02:23
www.longwarjournal.org
As the siege continues into its second day, thousands of civilians have been forced to flee and martial law has been declared inside Marawi…
05.25 / 02:23
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Trey Ogden, Cameron Jackson, Stephen Burrell and Justin Newell head up to Annapolis only 13 days after…
05.25 / 02:18
wavy.com
Whether there was collusion or not, the fact that Donald Trump tried to stop the Russia investigation is bad…
05.25 / 00:08
atlanticsentinel.com