Sweden raises defence budget amid Russia concerns Sweden raises defence budget amid Russia concerns
US-Philippines wargames to start under China’s shadow US-Philippines wargames to start under China’s shadow
US military option ‘old habit that dies hard': Iran FM US military option ‘old habit that dies hard': Iran FM
US Troops destroy 75,000 pounds of explosives in New Mexico US Troops destroy 75,000 pounds of explosives in New Mexico

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Sweden raises defence budget amid Russia concerns

Sweden raises defence budget amid Russia concerns

Sweden will raise defence spending by 10.2 billion kronor (1.09 billion euros, $1.18 billion) for the period 2016 to 2020, the government said Friday amid concerns over Russia’s military resurgence. “The agreement sends a signal, internationally, that Sweden is reacting […]


US-Philippines wargames to start under China’s shadow

US-Philippines wargames to start under China’s shadow

Thousands of American and Filipino soldiers on Monday will kick off expanded wargames, showcasing a deepening defence alliance as alarm bells ring over China. The 10-day exercises in the Philippines are an annual affair between the longtime allies, but this […]


US military option ‘old habit that dies hard': Iran FM

US military option ‘old habit that dies hard': Iran FM

Iran’s foreign minister dismissed Saturday the threat of a US military strike against Tehran’s nuclear sites, describing such warnings as an “old habit that dies hard” given ongoing diplomacy. Mohammad Javad Zarif, who leads the Iranian side in talks with […]


US Troops destroy 75,000 pounds of explosives in New Mexico

US Troops destroy 75,000 pounds of explosives in New Mexico

Soldiers, from two U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal, or EOD, companies, eliminated more than 75,000 pounds of explosives during operations in New Mexico over the past month. The 734th EOD Company demolished 15,000 pounds of explosives at White Sands Missile […]


US Army plans intelligence system to be lighter weight, easier to use

During a media day, a Soldier, with the Army's intelligence community, demonstrates use of a portion of the Distributed Common Ground System - Army system on Fort Belvoir, Va., May 16, 2013.

Future versions of the Distributed Common Ground System – Army, or DCGS-A, will be less complex and easier to use, Army leaders told lawmakers. The DCGS-A system is an intelligence collection, processing, and dissemination tool that Army leaders have acknowledged […]


US Missile alert facility life: 60 feet under

Members of the 10th Missile Squadron meet prior to dispatching to the missile field March 16, 2015, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. Before each dispatch, missileers meet with each other to discuss any pressing matters. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Dillon Johnston)

MALMSTROM AIR FORCE BASE: For 24 hours, two officers are confined 60 feet below a missile alert facility (MAF), to a metal pill no larger than an average bedroom. Containing a vast array of Cold War-era technology, the capsule houses […]


US Military Option In Iran ‘Intact’ Despite Russian Missiles

US Military Option In Iran ‘Intact’ Despite Russian Missiles

The top U.S. general says the military option to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon remains “intact” despite Russia’s decision to supply the Islamic Republic with surface-to-air S-300 missiles. Speaking at a news conference on April 16, General Martin […]


China’s YJ-18 Missiles a ‘Major Threat’ to US Navy

China’s YJ-18 Missiles a ‘Major Threat’ to US Navy

A recent report from the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) has confirmed the Chinese government’s own claims that “the newest class, the LUYANG III, destroyer is fitted with the new vertically-launched YJ-18 ASCM [anti-ship cruise missile].” The revelations about the […]


DARPA demos Persistent Close Air Support System

DARPA demos Persistent Close Air Support System

Close air support (CAS)-delivery of airborne munitions to support ground forces-is difficult and dangerous because it requires intricate coordination between combat aircrews and dismounted ground forces (for example, joint terminal attack controllers, or JTACs). DARPA’s Persistent Close Air Support (PCAS) […]


 
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