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October 11, 2017 | Other News

Jam-proof satellite terminals to shrink dramatically

Space News: WASHINGTON — The satellite communications systems that the U.S. Missile Defense Agency uses to send targeting data to interceptor missiles are huge — about the size of a building. Such high level of SATCOM security has been unheard of in small systems that troops could take to the battlefield aboard a helicopter. But… read more

October 10, 2017 | Other News

Time-lapse video shows damaged destroyer USS John S. McCain loaded aboard massive heavy-lift ship

Business Insider: US Naval Sea Systems Command said in early September that it would move the USS John S. McCain from Singapore to a Navy ship-repair facility in Japan. But the McCain, a guided-missile destroy damaged in a collision near the Straits of Malacca in late August, is not seaworthy, so the Navy called in… read more

October 6, 2017 | Other News

AF awards contracts for next-generation ICBM airborne launch control system

US Air Force: HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah (AFNS) — The Air Force awarded two contracts Oct. 3, 2017, for upgrading the system that enables an aircraft to control an intercontinental ballistic missile’s launch from a silo in the ground. The three-year contracts, of about $81 million each, were awarded to Lockheed Martin Space Systems,… read more

October 5, 2017 | Other News

Stricken Destroyer USS John S. McCain to be Repaired in Japan

USNI News: THE PENTAGON — The destroyer that was struck by a merchant tanker off Singapore on Aug. 21 will be repaired in Japan, Navy officials told USNI News on Wednesday. The Navy determined USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) could be repaired at the service’s maintenance facilities in Yokosuka, Japan, rather than be transported to… read more

October 5, 2017 | Other News

India’s Only Operational Nuclear Submarine Damaged in Accident

Daily Pakistan: NEW DELHI – India’s only operational nuclear-powered submarine, INS Chakra, has reportedly suffered some damage in an accident and could require substantial repair work to get it back in shape, according to Indian media. It is not known whether this happened while sailing off the coast of Visakhapatnam or while negotiating the narrow… read more

October 3, 2017 | Other News

Hyten: U.S. Strategic Command is Reorganizing for 21st Century Warfighting

US Department of Defense: WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2017 — The commander of U.S. Strategic Command is reorganizing to improve its warfighting structure. Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten told the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference recently that he recognized there was an organizational mismatch on Nov. 3, the day he took command.… read more

October 3, 2017 | Other News

Palestinians react to opening of first US military base in Israel

Al-Monitor: The United States and Israel announced Sept. 18 the establishment of the first permanent US-Israeli military base in the Negev desert, in southern Israel. Despite the long-term military cooperation between the United States and Israel, the establishment of the first US military base inside Israeli territory takes military cooperation with Israel to a whole… read more

October 2, 2017 | Other News

After String Of Collisions, Navy Will Broadcast Ship Coordinates In Busy Waters

NPR: In the wake of deadly collisions between U.S. warships and commercial vessels, the Navy is issuing new orders that instruct its commanders operating in congested waterways to switch on an identifying beacon to help avoid crashes. That system, known as Automatic Identification System, or AIS, has been around for some 20 years and has long… read more

September 29, 2017 | Other News

US might be forced to destroy a North Korean missile over Russian airspace if Kim Jong-un’s regime declares war

Daily Mail: The US could be forced to intercept a North Korean missile over Russian airspace if Kim Jong-un’s regime attempts to strike its arch-foe. Any missile fired at the US by the totalitarian dictatorship would most likely fly over the North Pole and may even have to be destroyed over Russia itself. General Lori… read more

September 29, 2017 | Other News

Why Russia Fears America’s Missile Defenses

The National Interest: In recent weeks, Russia has conducted a number of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests with experimental payloads that are designed to penetrate advanced missile defenses. The idea is to ensure that Russian nuclear weapons can reach their targets even in the event that their targets are protected by a missile shield—even if… read more

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