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Low morale, burnout and attrition remain key challenges to the embattled…
06.19 / 22:04
govexec.com
At this year’s Paris Air Show, Leonardo has unveiled its new Gabbiano TS Ultra-Light (UL) surveillance radar, the result of the company’s efforts to package all the technology and modes of its successful range of Gabbiano radars into a highly-affordable product weighing less than 24 kg…
06.19 / 22:04
microwavejournal.com
The U.S. shot down a Syrian government fighter jet Sunday in the first U.S. attack on a manned hostile aircraft in over a decade, the Washington Post reports. The Pentagon says the Syrian Su-22 jet attacked U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Ja’Din, southwest of Raqqa, an ISIS stronghold. The Syrian and Russian governments claim the jet was attacking ISIS, but the Pentagon says the SDF was known to be in control of the targeted area. The U.S. said that it sought to de-escalate t…
06.19 / 20:38
lawfareblog.com
Identified Technologies has announced an alliance with DJI to provide a fully managed commercial drone solution to its Fortune 500 clients in the construction, mining, energy, and landfill industries. Identified … Continue Reading The post Identified Technologies and DJI Develop New Commercial Drone Solution appeared first on Unmanned Systems…
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer is coming home from a seven-month…
06.19 / 20:21
wavy.com
On Sunday a U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet took out a Syrian Su-22 after it attacked an area near U.S.-backed fighters, the first such shootdown since America began fighting ISIS there in 2014. Yet Russia, which backs Assad’s Syrian government, has now warned the United States that it would treat any U.S. coalition…Read mor…
Northrop Grumman has announced that it has successfully demonstrated unmanned mine-hunting capabilities using its high-speed AQS-24B sensor. The demonstration took place during the Belgian Defense Technology & Industry Day trials … Continue Reading The post Northrop Grumman Demonstrates Unmanned Mine-Hunting System appeared first on Unmanned Systems…
Here’s a little of what MWR is bringing to the military community on Fort…
06.19 / 18:24
coastalcourier.com
Russia's Ministry of Defense has responded by shutting down the de-confliction hotline and warning that all US aircraft would now be considered hostile…
06.19 / 18:20
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Textron Systems Unmanned Systems has announced the introduction of the NIGHTWARDEN Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS) at the 2017 Paris Air Show. Building upon Textron Systems’ lineage of TUAS, the … Continue Reading The post Textron Systems Introduces NIGHTWARDEN Tactical UAS appeared first on Unmanned Systems T…
Event Announcements (More details on the Events Calendar) Monday, June 19 at 2:00pm: The Wilson Center will host a launch event for Michael F. Hopkins’ new book Dean Acheson and the Obligations of Power. Hopkins will discuss Acheson’s role in shaping Cold War politics with David Painter and moderator Charles Kraus. RSVP here. Tuesday, June 20 at 10:00am: The Center for Strategic and International Studies will host a discussion on The Russian Military-Industrial Complex. Olga Oliker, Dire…
06.19 / 17:30
lawfareblog.com
The $12 billion weapons deal comes only weeks after the president reprimanded Qatar for aiding…
06.19 / 17:22
atlanticsentinel.com
Thales and the Brazilian Air Force's Department of Airspace Control are discussing a deal for the company's new TRAC NG S-band dual-use primary surveillance radar. The possible deal includes fewer than 10 radars, a Thales source told Jane's . If acquired, the radars would be locally designated…
06.19 / 17:12
janes.com
Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) officials packed the balcony of the company's chalet to witness the first Paris display conducted with its Hurkus turboprop trainer on the opening day of the…
06.19 / 16:24
flightglobal.com
B&T AG has developed a new suppressor for the Bundeswehr's designated marksman rifle, the G29 bolt-action sniper rifle, Jane's has learned. Recent years have seen a growing emphasis on improving the ability for suppressors to reduce muzzle flash; this has led B&T to develop a…
06.19 / 16:15
janes.com
Last week, the Senate took a significant step towards imposing additional sanctions on Russia. The latest step came in the form of an amendment to S.722, the Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act. The amendment had solid bipartisan sponsorship going onto the floor and it passed with overwhelming bipartisan support, as did the final bill. The amendment’s sponsors included the chairmen and ranking members of both the Banking and Foreign Relations committees. (Perhaps the most s…
06.19 / 15:35
lawfareblog.com
Thales and its Canadian partner PAL Aerospace are using the Paris air show to provide further details of their collaboration on a special-mission development of the Bombardier Dash 8…
06.19 / 15:28
flightglobal.com
Lockheed Martin has committed to manufacturing the F-16 in India should it win the air force s single-engined fighter competition, and has signed a deal with Tata Advanced Systems to carry out this work…
06.19 / 15:28
flightglobal.com
Leonardo DRS will submit all required flight data for its T-100 trainer offering on or before the US Air Force's 28 June deadline, with chief executive Bill Lynn describing its M-346-based solution as "low-risk, low-cost and…
06.19 / 15:28
flightglobal.com
EVENT On 19 June, shortly after midnight local time, a 48-year-old man drove a van into a crowd of Muslim worshippers who had just left a mosque on Seven Sisters Road in Finsbury Park, North London. A man who was receiving first aid treatment on the pavement at the time of the attack has…
06.19 / 15:21
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