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Institute to Help U.S. Meet China Aerospace Challenge

Institute to Help U.S. Meet China Aerospace Challenge

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work delivered the keynote speech yesterday in Arlington, Virginia, at an inaugural conference of the China Aerospace Studies Institute, or CASI, newly established by the Air Force and RAND Corp. The institute’s focus is on China, […]


General: ‘Significant’ Gains Made By Anti-ISIL Forces In Northern Syria

General: ‘Significant’ Gains Made By Anti-ISIL Forces In Northern Syria

WASHINGTON: Anti-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant forces have made significant gains in northern Syria, which will have positive effects in Iraq as well, a senior U.S. Central Command official said today. During a telephone conference from Southwest Asia […]


U.S., Spain Agree to Make U.S. Crisis Force Deployment Permanent

U.S., Spain Agree to Make U.S. Crisis Force Deployment Permanent

U.S. and Spanish officials yesterday signed an amendment to the nations’ defense agreement that will change the deployment of the U.S. crisis response force at Moron Air Base from temporary to permanent, defense officials said today. In the State Department’s […]


FY16 US Defense Appropriations Bill Cleared By Senate Subcommittee

FY16 US Defense Appropriations Bill Cleared By Senate Subcommittee

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense on June 9 approved its FY16 Defense Appropriations Bill, which recommends funding increases to improve the readiness of the Armed Forces and makes significant investments to sustain U.S. force structure. The measure, which is […]


Robots from South Korea, U.S. Win DARPA Finals

Robots from South Korea, U.S. Win DARPA Finals

A robot from South Korea took first prize and two American robots took second and third prizes here yesterday in the two-day robotic challenge finals held by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Twenty-three human-robot teams participating in the DARPA […]


NATO Focuses on Combating Hybrid Warfare

NATO foreign ministers have agreed on steps to combat hybrid warfare –- the type Russia has used against Ukraine — NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters today in Antalya, Turkey. Speaking at a news conference at the end of […]


Indonesia To Buy AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder Missiles

Indonesia To Buy AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder Missiles

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Indonesia for AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder Missiles and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $47 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the […]


DoD to Restructure US Aviation Brigade In Germany

DoD to Restructure US Aviation Brigade In Germany

The Defense Department will restructure the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade and subordinate units in Germany as part of the Army’s Aviation Restructuring Initiative in Europe, defense officials said today in a statement. The 12th CAB restructuring will reduce the U.S. […]


USS Farragut Responds to Distress Call from Maersk Tigris

USS Farragut Responds to Distress Call from Maersk Tigris

U.S. Naval Forces Central Command in Bahrain answered a distress call this morning issued by the Maersk Tigris container ship, after an Iranian Navy ship fired shots across its bridge and Iranian personnel boarded the commercial vessel, a Pentagon spokesman […]


EXACTO Guided Bullet Demos Repeatable Performance Against Moving Targets

EXACTO Guided Bullet Demos Repeatable Performance Against Moving Targets

DARPA’s Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) program, which developed a self-steering bullet to increase hit rates for difficult, long-distance shots, completed in February its most successful round of live-fire tests to date. An experienced shooter using the technology demonstration system […]


 
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