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Nuclear satellite terminal upgrade to begin operational testing

Nuclear satellite terminal upgrade to begin operational testing

The nuclear satellite communication terminals that connect U.S. leaders to Minuteman combat crews in the event of a nuclear attack are currently undergoing an upgrade and scheduled to begin operational testing this month. The Air Force will be updating its […]


Obama says hacks show need for cybersecurity law

Obama says hacks show need for cybersecurity law

President Barack Obama said Tuesday the cyber attacks against Sony and the Pentagon’s Central Command highlight the need for toughened laws on cybersecurity. Obama made the comment as the White House unveiled a proposal to revive cybersecurity legislation stalled over […]


Obama calls for stronger personal data protection

Obama calls for stronger personal data protection

US President Barack Obama said Monday he will introduce legislation to beef up and standardize personal data protection on the Internet. “Right now, almost every state has a different law on this, and it’s confusing for consumers and it’s confusing […]


SmartRounds intros non-lethal, non-impact stun projectiles for police

SmartRounds intros non-lethal, non-impact stun projectiles for police

SmartRounds Technology, LLC “SRT” of Brighton, Colorado announced today their new 18mm non-impact, non-lethal smart bullets. These micro-controlled patent pending smart bullets will initially be available in two versions. A ShockRound and a PepperRound. Each one is equipped with two […]


Latest Raytheon AESA Radar Soars in Flight Test

Latest Raytheon AESA Radar Soars in Flight Test

A successful flight test of the Raytheon-built APG-79(V)X AESA radar system has demonstrated the functions needed to extend the relevance of F/A-18C/D Hornet fighter/attack jets, including: extended detection ranges simultaneous air-to-air and air-to-ground capabilities production of high-resolution synthetic aperture radar […]


US Air Force Develops Interoperability with UAE

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES AIR WARFARE CENTER, UAE - The sun sets behind an F-22 Raptor Dec. 1, 2009. F-22 Raptors have deployed from the 1st Fighter Wing at Langley AFB, VA to the United Arab Emirates Air Warfare Center. Aircrews have been participating in bilateral training opportunities with Coalition partners. The exercises are designed to promote security, stability and mutual interests in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Charles Larkin Sr)

The Air Force’s ability to continue building partnerships to meet challenges of future warfare directly involves Airmen and Soldiers who are focused on building partnership capacity throughout the region. As the result of a bilateral agreement between the U.S. and […]


Russia Sends France Formal Inquiry on Non-Delivery of Mistral Warship

BPC Dixmude (L9015) in Jounieh bay, Lebanon 2012.

Moscow has sent Paris an official inquiry for an explanation of why a Mistral helicopter carrier was not delivered to Russia according to an earlier signed agreement, a high-ranking official from the Russian Defense Ministry’s Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation […]


Airbus A330 Increased Maximum Takeoff Weight Version Completes Its First Flight

242 Tonne Take-Off Weight A330

The newest evolution in Airbus’ market-leading widebody jetliner product line – the A330 with an increased 242-tonne maximum takeoff weight capability – is another step closer to entering service later this year after its successful maiden flight. Taking off from […]


Russia, India Agree FGFA Preliminary Design

Russia, India Agree FGFA Preliminary Design

Russian and Indian engineers have completed the preliminary design for the export version of the fifth generation fighter jet – the PAK-FA, announced Andrey Marshankin, Regional Director for International Cooperation of the United Aircraft Corporation. “At the moment, together with […]


 
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