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Pentagon: Russia Intensifies Efforts Inside Ukraine

Pentagon: Russia Intensifies Efforts Inside Ukraine

Russia continues to build up along its border with Ukraine and has moved sophisticated weapons systems into the country, the Pentagon press secretary said here today. Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters that Russian military forces are part of […]


Hagel: Seven Nations Pledge Arms for Iraqi Kurds in Fight Against ISIL

Hagel: Seven Nations Pledge Arms for Iraqi Kurds in Fight Against ISIL

Seven nations have joined the United States and the Iraqi government with pledges to provide arms to Kurdish forces in northern Iraq where they are battling terrorists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel […]


Guam Is Strategic Hub To Asia-Pacific Rebalance

Guam Is Strategic Hub To Asia-Pacific Rebalance

Guam, because of its military bases, Army anti-ballistic missile system and location 3,300 miles west of Hawaii is an increasingly important strategic hub for the U.S. Asia-Pacific rebalance, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said today. Work’s visit here was part […]


New Ground X-Vehicle Technology Program Aims to Protect With Less Armor

New Ground X-Vehicle Technology Program Aims to Protect With Less Armor

For the past 100 years of mechanized warfare, protection for ground-based armored fighting vehicles and their occupants has boiled down almost exclusively to a simple equation: More armor equals more protection. Weapons’ ability to penetrate armor, however, has advanced faster […]


Hagel Seeks to Expand US-India Defense Relations

Hagel Seeks to Expand US-India Defense Relations

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel arrived in New Delhi today on his first trip to India as defense chief for what he described as get-acquainted meetings with the new government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi while seeking to expand common interests […]


Iraq Must Do Its Heavy Lifting, Pentagon Official Says

Iraq Must Do Its Heavy Lifting, Pentagon Official Says

Though the United States must protect its people and is helping Iraq to face the threat posed by the extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, it is up to Iraq to do the heavy lifting, a senior […]


F-35 Returns to Limited Flight, Officials Rule Out Farnborough

F-35 Returns to Limited Flight, Officials Rule Out Farnborough

While the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter has returned to limited flying, it will not be appearing at the Farnborough International Airshow in the United Kingdom, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said during a Pentagon news […]


US, Qatar Sign Letters on $11 Billion in Helicopters, Defense Systems

US, Qatar Sign Letters on $11 Billion in Helicopters, Defense Systems

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today hosted Qatar’s Minister of State for Defense Affairs Hamad bin Ali al-Attiyah at the Pentagon to sign letters of offer and acceptance for Apache helicopters and Patriot and Javelin defense systems valued at $11 billion. […]


Exacto Demonstrates First-Ever Guided .50-Caliber Bullets

Exacto Demonstrates First-Ever Guided .50-Caliber Bullets

DARPA’s Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) program recently conducted the first successful live-fire tests demonstrating in-flight guidance of .50-caliber bullets. This video shows EXACTO rounds maneuvering in flight to hit targets that are offset from where the sniper rifle is […]


 
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