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Farewell Dear Readers

May 18, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Events, Industry Analysis 

We have decided to shut down the site in a few weeks. We will remain active on Twitter (@Defprocurenews) and Facebook. Thank you for your readership and support these last 8 years or so.

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Qatar’s Race for Air Power

December 11, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: BAE Systems, Boeing, France, Qatar, Raytheon, Syndicated Industry News 
In recent months Qatar defense officials were busy dealing in shopping for fighter jets to expand their minuscule air force into a significant, modern air power. If those deals are fulfilled, in less than five years the Qatari Emiri Air Force (QEAF) will increase its order of battle from the current nine Mirage 2000-5 fighters to 96 modern combat jets, armed with the latest weapons the Western world can offer.

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Preview of Trump’s National Security Strategy Shows Gap Between President’s Words and Actions

The current plan is to roll out the NSS on December 18, an administration official said.

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Preview of Trump’s National Security Strategy Shows Gap Between President’s Words and Actions

The current plan is to roll out the NSS on December 18, an administration official said.

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PHILIPPINES: China Tugs The Leash

December 10, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 

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PROCUREMENT: Rafale Wins With Hustle

December 10, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 

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ATTRITION: The USAF Confronts Uncomfortable Changes

December 9, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 

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LOGISTICS: True Cost

December 8, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 

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Pentagon’s Ambitious Goal: Launch a Weapons Program in Just 12 Months

The defense acquisition undersecretary is looking to rapid capabilities offices as models for more formal programs.

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KOREA: Posturing, Preening And Predicting

December 7, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 

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MORALE: Endless, Breathless Fear Of Flying

December 7, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 

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PHOTO: Combat Hammer

December 7, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 

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Newly Revealed Experiment Shows How F-35 Could Help Intercept ICBMs

In 2014, the sensor-studded plane demonstrated an ability to track missiles, leading to a “tactically significant” improvement in targeting.

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BOOK REVIEW: World War II for Kids: A History with 21 Activities

December 7, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 

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SOMALIA: The Power Of Paranoia

December 6, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 

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ATTRITION: The Zumwalt Killed Progress

December 6, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 

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PHOTO: “Gray Wolves” Return Home

December 6, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 

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Northrop Tests Spy Drones That Deploy in a Fake Bomb

The disposable Remedy is intended to drop from a fighter jet and fly slow enough to avoid radar.

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December 2017 – Training for Tomorrow: Advanced technologies to revolutionize military simulations

In the December podcast, we look at the future of military virtual reality training tools, the Army’s efforts to strengthen its tactical command posts, and the joint program executive office’s plan for a new chemical-biological protection suit.

 

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Israel’s F-35I Declared Combat Ready

December 6, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Israel, Syndicated Industry News 
The Israel Air Force declared its F-35I unit operational today, following the year-long initial operational capability qualification of 140 Squadron ('Golden Eagle') the first IAF unit operating the Fifth Generation fighter (dubbed 'Adir' by the IAF). By the summer of 2018, the squadron is expected to receive six more fighters.

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NIGERIA: Herdsmen From Hell

December 5, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 

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WARPLANES: Desert Falcons Seek The Ultimate Upgrade

December 5, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 

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AIR TRANSPORTATION: Paying For More Edge Than You Can Afford

December 5, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 

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ON POINT: The ‘Two Big Wars At Once’ Threat Returns With A Vengeance

December 5, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 

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PHOTO: BONE Rainbow

December 5, 2017 by · Comment
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A Former U.S. Diplomat Is Visiting North Korea To ‘Test The Waters’ For Diplomacy

It will be the highest-level visit in more than six years, and takes place with the region on edge over North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.

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