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DARPA Awards Contract to Develop Stealthy Military Motorcycle for Special Forces

DARPA Awards Contract to Develop Stealthy Military Motorcycle for Special Forces

Logos Technologies has received a small business innovation research (SBIR) grant from DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) to develop a military-use hybrid-electric motorcycle with near-silent capability. When fully matured, the technology will allow small, distributed military teams to […]


Installation of Backup Oxygen System In F-22 Combat Fleet Continues

Installation of Backup Oxygen System In F-22 Combat Fleet Continues

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s F-22 Division is on-track to complete installation of the Automatic Back-up Oxygen System, or ABOS, in the Air Force’s F-22 Raptor combat fleet by December 2014. In January 2012, following a series of […]


US Navy to Christen Future USS Zumwalt, New Class of Destroyer

US Navy to Christen Future USS Zumwalt, New Class of Destroyer

The Navy will christen the future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) April 12, during a ceremony at General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine. The lead ship and class are named in honor of former Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) […]


KC-46 Tanker Aircraft: Program on Track, but Upcoming Schedule Remains Challenging

KC-46 Tanker Aircraft: Program on Track, but Upcoming Schedule Remains Challenging

The KC-46 program has made good progress over the past year—acquisition costs have remained relatively stable, the critical design review was successfully completed, the program is on track to meet performance parameters, and the contractor started building development aircraft. As […]


USAF researchers test Google Glass for combat, intelligence missions

USAF researchers test Google Glass for combat, intelligence missions

A US Air Force research team is in the process of beta-testing Google Glass headsets for possible utilization in battlefield scenarios. The BATMAN evaluation group at the US Air Force’s 711th Human Performance Wing is a highly-distinguished military research and […]


Israel launches cutting-edge satellite to spy on Middle East adversaries

Israel launches cutting-edge satellite to spy on Middle East adversaries

Israel’s Defense Ministry has successfully launched Ofek 10, a next-generation satellite that will provide highly-targeted surveillance of specific locations – such as Iran’s nuclear sites. “We continue to increase the vast qualitative and technological advantage over our neighbors,” said Defense […]


International sniper competition tests top shooters’ tactical skills

International sniper competition tests top shooters’ tactical skills

Sniper teams from around the globe converged on the Special Forces Sniper Course to put their skills to the test in this year’s United States Army Special Operations Command International Sniper Competition. Twenty-two teams, including three foreign teams, competed for […]


L-159 Sale to Iraq May Fail for Several Reasons

L-159 Sale to Iraq May Fail for Several Reasons

The planned sale of the redundant L-159 combat planes to Iraq may fail for three reasons: the Czechs may not be able to quickly deliver the planes, the Czech military may consider the sale unprofitable, and a new Iraqi government […]


US Donates 30 MRAP Vehicles to Croatia

US Donates 30 MRAP Vehicles to Croatia

30 Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected Vehicles (the MRAPMaxx Pro for logistic use), donated by the U.S. Government to the Republic of Croatia, were officially taken over in the “Croatia” Barracks in Zagreb on 7 April 2014. The official ceremony was attended by […]


 
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