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Payout for Fiji veterans of British atomic tests

Payout for Fiji veterans of British atomic tests

Fiji soldiers exposed to radiation during British nuclear tests in the Pacific more than 56 years ago are finally to receive compensation, a government minister was reported as saying Tuesday. More than 70 military personnel, unaware of the mission they […]


Russia develops heavy drone, promises S500 missile system by 2017

The S400 Triumf anti-aircraft system. (RIA Novosti/Mihail Mokrushin)

The Russian military is putting the finishing touches to its very own heavy military UAV. The drone is part of a wider modernization effort, with the cutting-edge flagship S500 missile system coming in 2017. The drone “already exists,” according to […]


Spain negotiates permanent US Marines Africa force

Spain negotiates permanent US Marines Africa force

Spain said Friday it was starting negotiations with Washington to host a permanent US Marines intervention force for deployment on missions to Africa. The Spanish government said it was ready to permanently extend an agreement under which the force has […]


Establishing the CODE for Unmanned Aircraft to Fly as Collaborative Teams

Establishing the CODE for Unmanned Aircraft to Fly as Collaborative Teams

The U.S. military’s investments in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have proven invaluable for missions from intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) to tactical strike. Most of the current systems, however, require constant control by a dedicated pilot and sensor operator as […]


Davos elites warned about catastrophic cyberattacks

Davos elites warned about catastrophic cyberattacks

Attacks on power plants, telecommunications and financial systems, even turning all of Los Angeles’ traffic lights green: Davos elites were warned Saturday of the terrifying possibilities of modern cyber terrorism. Eugene Kaspersky, who heads the Kaspersky Lab security group, said […]


Marines Receive First F-35C Lightning II Carrier Variant

F-35C

The first F-35C Lightning II, carrier variant, for the U.S. Marine Corps touched-down on the flight line here, Jan. 13, from the Lockheed Martin plant in Fort Worth, Texas, to begin training in support of carrier-based operations. U.S. Marine Lt. […]


India, US to Kick Off Joint Production On 4 Defense Projects

India, US to Kick Off Joint Production On 4 Defense Projects

Renewing their expansive defense framework for another 10 years, India and the US on Sunday decided to kick off joint manufacturing of four relatively modest military products and explore the development of two more high-end technologies. The two nations agreed […]


Wars in the Middle East Have Cost Taxpayers Almost $1.7 Trillion

Wars in the Middle East Have Cost Taxpayers Almost $1.7 Trillion

A recent report from the Congressional Research Service, which examines the cost of Iraq, Afghanistan, and other global “War on Terror” operations since 9/11, calculates a cumulative (fiscal year 2001 through fiscal year 2014) nominal price tag of $1.6 trillion. […]


Research team shapes future of combat rations

The Consumer Research Team at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center has posted an online questionnaire that will help the center's Combat Feeding Directorate determine the direction it will take with future operational rations.

What kinds of rations might the military be using to feed its warfighters 15 years from now? Seeking to provide a window into the future of combat feeding, the Consumer Research Team, or CRT, working on behalf of the Combat […]


 
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