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April 9, 2019 | Other News

Navy Sees No Easy Answer to Balance Future Surface Fleet

USNI – Based on the Navy’s current vision of its future fleet, the service will be too top-heavy in the coming years, having more large combatants than it says it needs and not enough small combatants. But many attractive options exist today to add lethal capabilities to these large combatants and to extend their lives, and fewer options exist… read more

April 8, 2019 | Other News

Trump’s Space Command to be based in Colorado, Alabama or California

CNN: (CNN)The Air Force has identified the six military bases that could house the military’s newest combatant command, US Space Command, according to an Air Force memorandum obtained by CNN. Four of the proposed locations are located in Colorado. The other two locations are in Alabama and California. The absence of any Florida-based installations from… read more

April 8, 2019 | Other News

678th Air Defense Artillery Brigade conducts change of command ceremony

DVIDS: The 678th Air Defense Artillery Brigade (ADA BDE), South Carolina National Guard, conducted a change of command ceremony, April 6, 2019, at McCrady Training Center in Eastover, South Carolina recognizing outgoing commander, U.S. Army Col. Richard A. Wholey Jr., and welcoming the incoming commander, U.S. Army Lt. Col. (promotable) Michael Gibson. Wholey, a resident… read more

April 8, 2019 | Other News

Senators Lobby to Make Colorado Home to US Space Command

Military – Neon-clad dancers will greet rocket scientists, space experts and military brass Monday night in the opening ceremony as the Space Symposium kicks off its 35th year in Colorado Springs. But the bulk of attendees during the symposium’s four-day run at The Broadmoor are looking forward to answers Tuesday, when leaders from acting Defense… read more

April 5, 2019 | Other News

This New Air Defense System Can Intercept Aircraft-Dropped Bombs

Popular Mechanics: A new air defense system designed to shoot down incoming rockets, artillery, and mortar shells is also being designed to intercept aircraft-dropped bombs. The system, known as Cheetah, could revolutionize air to ground warfare as we know it, allowing ground forces to shoot down air-to-ground weapons after they are deployed. Traditionally, ground forces… read more

April 5, 2019 | Other News

JBA security personnel lean forward to address small unmanned aerial systems

DVIDS: In October 2018, Gatwick Airport in London reached a milestone with more than four million passengers in a month. Just two months later, though, flights were cancelled for three straight days, stranding thousands of passengers prompting British military involvement. What caused the disruption? A small unmanned aerial system — or sUAS, or more commonly… read more

April 5, 2019 | Other News

No F-35s for Turkey if Russian missile defense deal goes through: Pentagon

Washington Times: The Defense Department’s top spokesman minced no words on Thursday, saying the Pentagon will pull the plug on sales of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to Turkey if the NATO ally closes a major weapons deal with Russia. “Turkey is a very important ally and we are working very hard with them to… read more

April 5, 2019 | Other News

Pentagon eyes F-35 sales to Greece, Romania and Poland: U.S. official

Reuters: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is considering expanding sales of Lockheed Martin Corp-made F-35 fighter jets to five new nations including Romania, Greece and Poland as European allies bulk up their defenses in the face of a strengthening Russia, a Pentagon official told Congress on Thursday. In written testimony submitted to the U.S.… read more

April 4, 2019 | Other News

In Rare Speech to Congress, NATO Leader Says Allies Must Deter Moscow

New York Times – The NATO secretary general gave a strong defense of the 70-year-old military alliance between Europe and the United States, using a high-profile appearance before a joint session of Congress on Wednesday to urge allies to stand up to a more assertive Russia. While the North Atlantic Treaty Organization is not looking… read more

April 4, 2019 | Other News

Ankit Panda: India can blow up satellites now. A new space arms race could be starting.

Twin Cities Pioneer Press – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with just two weeks to go before polling begins for elections in the world’s largest democracy, has declared his country a “space superpower.” The grounds for that declaration were a technical accomplishment: an indigenously developed Indian ground-launched missile successfully shot down one of the country’s… read more

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