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Russian hackers infiltrated Pentagon network: US

Russian hackers infiltrated Pentagon network: US

Russian hackers were able to access an unclassified Pentagon computer network earlier this year, US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said Thursday. “We quickly identified the compromise and had a team of incident responders hunting down the intruders within 24 […]


US drone war under scrutiny after botched strike

US drone war under scrutiny after botched strike

President Barack Obama’s admission that a US drone strike accidentally took the lives of two hostages has raised fresh questions about the limits and the risks of the country’s “targeted killing” campaign. Since taking office in 2009, Obama has relied […]


Exelis launches airspace surveillance and sense-and-avoid tool for UAVs

Exelis launches airspace surveillance and sense-and-avoid tool for UAVs

Exelis has launched its first airspace situational awareness tool designed specifically for unmanned aerial system (UAS), drone operations in the US. Symphony® RangeVue™ puts real-time Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) surveillance data, flexible background maps and weather information in the hands […]


If NATO Were A Computer OS It Would Probably Crash

If NATO Were A Computer OS It Would Probably Crash

In an article published yesterday in the European edition of Politico, former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret.) attempts to make the case for a new NATO. To freshen up the idea, Admiral Stavridis asks the […]


US Army Looks to Composites for Tougher, Lighter Armaments

US Army Looks to Composites for Tougher, Lighter Armaments

The Army is on the cusp of revolutionizing materials that go into armament construction, making for stronger, lighter and more durable weapons, Dr. Andrew Littlefield said. The key to this revolution is composite materials, said Littlefield, who is a mechanical […]


China’s Expanding African Relations: Implications for U.S. National Security

China’s Expanding African Relations: Implications for U.S. National Security

China’s rapidly increasing involvement in Africa has fed fears of renewed geopolitical competition with the United States, but the reality is more complicated and nuanced, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Activities by China in Africa have increased dramatically […]


Indian, French Naval Exercise Varuna Commences at Goa

Indian, French Naval Exercise Varuna Commences at Goa

The fourteenth (14th) edition of Indo-French naval exercise (VARUNA) started with the arrival of four French naval ships at Goa today. Representing the French Navy is aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, two destroyers Chevalier Paul and Jean de Vienne, replenishment […]


Russia and Indonesia Negotiating the Deliveries of Su-35 Fighters

Russia and Indonesia Negotiating the Deliveries of Su-35 Fighters

Indonesia is interested in purchasing the latest Russian multi-role Su-35 fighter; the negotiations have already been started, Interfax reports with reference to President of United Aircraft Corporation Yuri Slusar. “Indonesian partners show interest in purchasing the jet. The negotiations are […]


Sweden Eyes Closer Defence Ties with NATO

Sweden Eyes Closer Defence Ties with NATO

A new defence strategy bid set to be unveiled by the Swedish government on Friday calls for increased co-operation with Nato, Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet reports. Nato membership is a long-running debate in Sweden, with Prime Minister Stefan Löfven’s ruling […]


 
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