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Ordnance School small arms course on schedule to offer gunsmith certification

Ordnance School small arms course on schedule to offer gunsmith certification

Soldiers training as small arms/artillery repairers will soon get the opportunity to earn a certification upon graduation from advanced individual training. The free-of-charge certification program could be implemented by the end of the year, said Damon Dean, chief of the […]


Spiegel: NATO Unprepared If Russia Moved Into Baltic Members

Spiegel: NATO Unprepared If Russia Moved Into Baltic Members

According to the German magazine Spiegel, NATO is examining scenarios in the event of a Russian military move in Eastern Europe. Alarm bells are already ringing in eastern states, and NATO is keen to show it could cope. The article, […]


RAF Typhoons In Lithuania Retasked to Investigate Unidentified Aircraft

RAF Typhoons In Lithuania Retasked to Investigate Unidentified Aircraft

RAF Typhoons have had their first encounter with Russian forces as part of their mission to protect Baltic airspace. The British fighters were already airborne on a training sortie when they were re-tasked to intercept an unidentified aircraft close to […]


Swiss Voters Reject $3.5 Billion Gripen Purchase

Swiss Voters Reject $3.5 Billion Gripen Purchase

Swiss voters rejected a 3.1 billion- franc ($3.5 billion) order for Gripen fighter jets, a setback to Swedish defense company Saab AB. The 22-plane contract, which Switzerland awarded 2 1/2 years ago, was opposed by 53.4 percent of voters, the […]


Putin heads to China as Ukraine sinks ties with West

Putin heads to China as Ukraine sinks ties with West

Russian President Vladimir Putin heads to China on Tuesday to shore up eastern ties as relations with the West plunge to new lows over the Ukraine crisis. During a two-day visit to Shanghai, Putin and Chinese host Xi Jinping will […]


NSA row sparks rush for encrypted email

NSA row sparks rush for encrypted email

A new push to encrypt email, keeping messages free from government snooping, is gaining momentum. One new email service promising “end-to-end” encryption launched on Friday, and others are being developed while major services such as Google Gmail and Yahoo Mail […]


Lockheed Demonstrates Javelin Firing From Turret in UK Test

Lockheed Demonstrates Javelin Firing From Turret in UK Test

Lockheed Martin recently demonstrated the successful firing of a Javelin missile from a turret at the Cranfield Ordnance Test and Evaluation Centre (COTEC) near Wiltshire, England. The turret was designed and built as a joint project between Lockheed Martin U.K. […]


US, Japan Prepare to Deploy Surveillance Drones

US, Japan Prepare to Deploy Surveillance Drones

Unmanned aerial vehicles will monitor military build-ups as well as missile and nuclear development programs, but they are likely to be criticized by Beijing and Pyongyang for contributing to regional tensions. The US Air Force is to transfer two of […]


Researchers develop hands-free, eyes-free navigation for Soldiers

Researchers develop hands-free, eyes-free navigation for Soldiers

Researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory continue to develop and evaluate methods for navigation and communication that are ‘hands-free, eyes-free and mind-free’ to aid Soldiers in the field. Soldiers wear a lightweight belt around their torso, containing miniature haptic […]


 
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