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July 27, 2018 | Other News

Meet Israel’s New AI-Enhanced Tank: The Barak

The National Interest: Israel is developing a new, Artificial Intelligence-equipped version of its Merkava tank that is also designed to fight in cities. Israel’s Armored Corps likens the Barak (“lightning”) to the Israeli Air Force getting the F-35 stealth fighter. The Barak, an advanced version of the current Merkava 4 tank, is scheduled for deployment… read more

July 27, 2018 | Other News

UAE denies report of Houthi drone attack on Abu Dhabi airport

Reuters: DUBAI (Reuters) – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) denied reports on Thursday that Yemen’s Iranian-aligned Houthi movement had attacked Abu Dhabi airport with a drone, and said operations were unaffected. Houthi-run media said earlier that a Sammad-3 drone had launched three strikes on the facility, disrupting air traffic, but did not provide any evidence… read more

July 26, 2018 | Other News

DSPEC secures TEAMS prime contract with US MDA

Army Technology: Business consulting services and technical solutions provider Digitalspec (DSPEC) has secured a prime contract for Public Affairs support with the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA). Based in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area, the company has secured the technical, engineering, advisory and management support (TEAMS) prime contract. Under the contract, the MDA Public Affairs… read more

July 26, 2018 | Other News

US signs new contract for Javelin anti-tank missile systems production for Ukraine

TASS: WASHINGTON, July 25. /TASS/. The US Department of Defense announced signing an over $307.5 million contract with Raytheon-Lockheed Martin joint venture for the production of Javelin anti-tank missile systems for a number of foreign countries, including Ukraine. “Raytheon-Lockheed Martin Javelin JV, Tucson, Arizona, was awarded a $307,535,950 modification… to Foreign Military Sales (Australia, Estonia,… read more

July 26, 2018 | Other News

South Korea Considering Pulling Troops Away From DMZ ‘On a Trial Basis’

Sputnik News: The South Korean Defense Ministry announced Tuesday that it wants to test the waters for a “full-scale pullout” of its forces from the Demilitarized Zone separating it from North Korea by removing some guards and equipment “on a trial basis.” As the name implies, the DMZ itself contains sparse military forces and border… read more

July 25, 2018 | Other News

Lawmakers say NDAA provisions combat Russian, Chinese threats

Stars and Stripes: WASHINGTON — Senate and House lawmakers behind a compromise of the defense policy plan unveiled Monday said the proposal takes new steps to strengthen the U.S. military’s ability to challenge increased threats from Russia and China throughout the world. Lawmakers rolled out several provisions in the proposed National Defense Authorization Act, or… read more

July 25, 2018 | Other News

US-Australia alliance ‘rock solid’, Mike Pompeo says

The Guardian: The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, and the defense secretary, James Mattis, have described the US-Australian alliance as “rock solid” in the face of China’s economic and strategic expansion throughout the Indo-Pacific and President Donald Trump’s harsh treatment of other allies. Pompeo and Mattis wrapped up two days of Ausmin talks with… read more

July 25, 2018 | Other News

Russia’s Borei-class lead missile-carrying nuclear sub to undergo repairs

TASS: MOSCOW, July 25. /TASS/. The Project 955 first nuclear-powered submarine Yuri Dolgoruky is set to undergo medium repairs, Zvyozdochka Shipyard CEO Sergei Marichev told TASS on Wednesday. “A day is not far away” when the first fourth-generation nuclear-powered submarine arrives in Severodvinsk, he said. “There are no doubts that the repairs of the Yuri… read more

July 25, 2018 | Other News

US Defense Bill May ‘Permit’ India to Purchase S-400 Missile Air Defense Systems From Russia

The Diplomat: The final version of the U.S. National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a compromise between the House and Senate versions of the defense bill, will grant the Trump administration authority to waive mandatory sanctions on countries under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) for purchasing Russian military equipment. The NDAA “Provides flexibility… read more

July 24, 2018 | Other News

Australian Air Force’s New Sub-Hunting Plane Fires First Harpoon Missile

The Diplomat: A Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft fired its first ATM-84J Harpoon medium-range anti-ship/land-attack missile during this year’s multinational Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) maritime exercise, bringing the P-8A closer to achieving full operational capability, the Australian Department of Defense (DoD) said in a statement. The Harpoon, an… read more

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