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US Air Force focuses on assured access to space

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches the Deep Space Climate Observatory for DSCOVR, a partnership among the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NASA and the Air Force. DSCOVR is intended to replace NASA’s Advanced Composition Explorer, the only satellite providing real-time solar wind observations. Photo courtesy of SpaceX, used by permission

Ending America’s reliance on the Russian-built RD-180 rocket engine was the primary topic of conversation during a hearing with the Senate Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, April 29. Changes to the space industry over the last 10 years […]


Georgia PM appoints pro-West defence chief with eye on NATO

Georgia PM appoints pro-West defence chief with eye on NATO

Georgia’s acting prime minister Irakli Garibashvili on Friday appointed a staunchly pro-Western politician as his new defence minister in a move aimed at boosting the country’s efforts to join NATO. “Underscoring Georgia’s strong commitment to Euro-Atlantic and European integration, the […]


Finland contacts reservists, denies move due to security concerns

Finland contacts reservists, denies move due to security concerns

Finland has contacted nearly a million reservists by e-mail but an armed forces spokesman on Saturday denied the move was motivated by security concerns. “This letter to the reservists is to develop better communication with them and not because of […]


Russia Unveils Next-Generation ‘Armata’ Tank

Russia Unveils Next-Generation ‘Armata’ Tank

Russia has unveiled a new battle tank, the Armata T-14, ahead of the country’s World War Two Victory Day celebrations. 2,300 of the next-generation tanks are expected to be brought in by 2020, modernizing 70 per cent of the Russian […]


Russia Conducts Simulated Launches of Iskander-M Missiles

Russia Conducts Simulated Launches of Iskander-M Missiles

An Iskander-M missile unit of Russia’s Eastern Military District performed a computer-simulated launch of one of Russia’s most advanced rockets during a snap drill, the RMD’s press spokesman Alexander Gordeyev said Friday. “Members of a missile brigade of the Eastern […]


Will Russia build a fleet of supercarriers

Will Russia build a fleet of supercarriers

Russian defense officials’ plans to build a supercarrier have been scrutinized at home and abroad. However, the idea could have a surprisingly practical side. A new article in Newsweek rekindled rumors from March that Russia could be building a new […]


Russian hackers read Obama emails: report

Russian hackers read Obama emails: report

Emails to and from President Barack Obama were read by Russian hackers last year in a breach of the White House’s unclassified computer system, The New York Times said Saturday. Earlier this month, US officials admitted there was a cyber […]


Birds of prey help NATO warplanes police Baltic air

Birds of prey help NATO warplanes police Baltic air

A NATO mission policing Baltic airspace amid heightened tensions with Russia has forged a rather exotic alliance to ensure the safety of pilots and their jets. Four birds of prey – three falcons and an eagle – soar over the […]


Finnish military fires on suspected submarine in Baltic

Finnish military fires on suspected submarine in Baltic

Finland said Tuesday its navy had fired warning shots at a possible submarine off the coast of Helsinki in the early hours of the morning. “During surveillance of (Finland’s) territorial integrity, the navy detected a possible underwater object at midday […]


 
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