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China confirms new generation long range missiles: report

China confirms new generation long range missiles: report

China has acknowledged the existence of a new intercontinental ballistic missile said to be capable of carrying multiple nuclear warheads as far as the United States, state-run media reported Friday. A government environmental monitoring center in Shaanxi said on its […]


Japan gives Vietnam six ships to boost maritime patrols

Japan gives Vietnam six ships to boost maritime patrols

Japan said Friday it would give Vietnam six vessels to boost the communist country’s capacity to patrol its territorial waters, amid a bitter maritime dispute with Beijing in the South China Sea. The deal for the six used vessels, worth […]


Holders of Sensitive Defense Jobs Owe $730 Million In Taxes

Holders of Sensitive Defense Jobs Owe $730 Million In Taxes

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report this week finding that 83,000 Department of Defense (DoD) civilian, military, and contractor employees holding or eligible for security clearances had more than $730 million in unpaid federal taxes. During the time […]


MD 530G Helicopter Fires Laser-Guided Rockets

MD 530G Helicopter Fires Laser-Guided Rockets

Raytheon Company and MD Helicopters, Inc. successfully fired four TALON laser guided rockets from the MD 530G armed aerial scout (AAS) helicopter during a series of tests at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz. “This test further demonstrates the maturity of the […]


Building Toward an Unmanned Aircraft System Training Strategy

Building Toward an Unmanned Aircraft System Training Strategy

Unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) have become increasingly prevalent in and important to U.S. military operations. Initially serving only as reconnaissance or intelligence platforms, they now carry out such other missions as attacking enemy forces. The swift expansion in their numbers […]


Exercise RIMPAC Draws Australia Closer to Amphibious Future

Exercise RIMPAC Draws Australia Closer to Amphibious Future

More than 800 Australian Navy, Army and Air Force personnel are on their way home after taking part in RIMPAC, the world’s largest naval exercise, which concluded in Hawaii today. Australia sent the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) ship HMAS Success […]


Joint Drills Boost Chinese Navy

Joint Drills Boost Chinese Navy

The Chinese navy has been striving to hone its combat capability through joint drills and rigorous training since the start of the year. During Joint Sea 2014, conducted in late May in the East China Sea, the Chinese and Russian […]


Excalibur Ib Enters Full Rate Production and Receives $52 Million Award

Excalibur Ib Enters Full Rate Production and Receives $52 Million Award

Raytheon Company’s Excalibur Ib precision guided projectile has entered full rate production (FRP). U.S. Army approval of FRP completes Excalibur Ib’s low rate initial production phase. Additionally, the U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon $52 million for continued Excalibur Ib production. […]


Congress approves $225 million in funding for Israel’s Iron Dome

The US Congress approved $225 million for Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile defense system, credited with destroying missiles fired by Hamas before they could reach their targets. House of Representatives approved the funding by 395-8 in a late Friday vote. The […]


 
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