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Top DoD Official Shank Resigns; SCO Moving To DARPA

Posted by Colin Clark on


“My integrity and belief in SCO’s mission is more important to me than my friendship over many years with Mike (Griffin).”

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Back Off, Iran: US & Israel Complete Groundbreaking Missile Defense Exercise

Posted by Arie Egozi on


For the first time, the US plugged its high-altitude THAAD into the Israeli missile defense network — just one of the ways the two countries are cooperating against Iran.

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Washington Struggles With Next Move After Halt To F-35 Part Shipments To Turkey

Posted by Paul McLeary on


Senators, generals, and the acting Defense Secretary all tried to present a united front on Tuesday, but questions remain.

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Raytheon Targets Army Multi-Domain Systems Like DeepStrike [Sponsored]

Posted by Otto Kreisher [Sponsored by Raytheon] on


As the new National Defense Strategy shifts the U.S. armed forces’ focus from combating violent extremists to confronting China and Russia, Raytheon is offering an array of multi-domain capabilities to modernize the Army “not just for today but tomorrow,” Kim Ernzen, executive vice president of the company’s Land Warfare Systems, says. Raytheon is particularly well… Keep reading →

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Saudis Rock US Alliance, Say They’ll Buy Russia’s Top Plane Killer, S-400

Posted by Colin Clark on


WASHINGTON: That rumble under your feet you sensed this morning was the earthquake caused by the decision of one of America’s closest allies, Saudis Arabia, to join Turkey in buying Russia’s vaunted S-400 surface to air missile system. The announcement carried extra diplomatic weight as Saudi King Salman was visiting Russia when the Saudis made… Keep reading →

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Hyten Outlines STRATCOM Overhaul; Nukes Sooner For F-35?

Posted by Colin Clark on


OMAHA: Strategic Command chief Gen. John Hyten today confirmed, more than two months after news first broke of a shift, that he’s ordered a series of sweeping changes at STRATCOM. Basically, he got rid of the Joint Functional Component Commands for space, global strike, cyber, integrated missile defense, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and whittled them… Keep reading →

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Army Needs $45B Of Smart Weapons: Hellfire, GMLRS, ATACMS, Patriot, THAAD

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


ARLINGTON: Against terrorists in Afghanistan, Syria, and Iraq, US forces are firing smart weapons like Hellfire missiles as fast as industry can build them — or faster. Against a well-armed adversary like Russia or China, we might run out.  That’s why the military is making a major multi-year investment in precision weapons, one that the… Keep reading →

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F-35A Will Fly At Paris Air Show; JSF Boasts High Readiness Rates In Europe

Posted by Colin Clark on


WASHINGTON: The F-35A demonstrated higher mission capable rates during its just-concluded European deployment than the fourth generation aircraft it is replacing. “It’s very important to know that we are experiencing reliability rates rates that are unheard of in our legacy fleet with this jet. We’ve seen a very, very high rate of success with just… Keep reading →

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Jam The Russians: Army Electronic Warfare Kit Comes To Europe

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


ARLINGTON: Russia no longer owns the airwaves in Eastern Europe. Two decades after the US Army unilaterally disarmed its electronic warfare branch, two years after Russian jamming crippled Ukrainian units, the Germany-based 2nd Cavalry Regiment is field-testing new EW gear. “We have kit in Europe today,” said Doug Wiltsie, director of the Army’s recently created… Keep reading →

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Army’s Multi-Domain Battle To Be Tested In PACOM, EUCOM Wargames

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


ARLINGTON: Harry Harris has to be the Army’s favorite admiral. The chief of Pacific Command has called for Army-owned anti-ship missiles. He has enthused over the Army’s new warfare concept, and now he is planning a major inter-service exercise to work out what that Multi-Domain Battle concept means in practice. “We are starting to put… Keep reading →

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