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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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Successful Indian Missile Intercept was in fact a Failure!

May 24, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: India, missile defense, Syndicated Industry News 
News reports published pictures of the interceptor being launched from the missile test range off Odisha coast. Photo: DRDONews reports aired yesterday said it the recent 'successful' intercept of a ballistic missile target was, in fact, a complete failure, as the interceptor wasn't launched at all!
              

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Defense Secretary: Wider U.S.-Vietnam Military Relations Not ‘Directed’ at China

Lifting the arms embargo continues years of Obama’s efforts to link American and Vietnamese militaries, Carter said, as president visits country.

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Defense Secretary: Wider U.S.-Vietnam Military Relations Not ‘Directed’ at China

Lifting the arms embargo continues years of Obama’s efforts to link American and Vietnamese militaries, Carter said, as president visits country.

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SYRIA: ISIL Is Feeling The Hate

May 23, 2016 by · Comment
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SPECIAL OPERATIONS: American Commandos Officially In Libya

May 23, 2016 by · Comment
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MURPHY’S LAW: F-35 Users Report

May 23, 2016 by · Comment
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LEADERSHIP: All That Was Old Is New Again In Germany

May 23, 2016 by · Comment
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Huge Power Containers to Power the Future Railgun at Sea

The US Navy is gearing to take its futuristic Railgun out of the lab where it has been tested for to past eight years. In the next biennium, these mighty weapons will be tested in open firing ranges and eventually at sea, where the futuristic electromagnetic gun will be able to demonstrate its full capacity to fire projectiles at targets 50-100 nautical miles (92 - 185 kilometers) away.

              

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Targeting the Taliban’s Leader

A U.S. drone strike may have killed Mullah Akhtar Mohammed Mansour in Pakistan on Saturday night.

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Fired Pentagon Whistleblower Goes Public in Attack on IG’s Office

John Crane says senior Pentagon officials destroyed records, altered audits and retaliated against whistleblowers.

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How the Defense Department is Preparing for a Tank War With Russia

Reactive armor and cross-domain fire capabilities are just some of the items on the Army’s must-have list.

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United States Ends Arms Embargo on Vietnam

President Obama, who is on a visit to Hanoi, said the decades-old prohibition on the sales of weapons to a onetime enemy would be lifted.

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Mexico Approves El Chapo’s Extradition to the United States

Joaquin Guzmán still has the right to appeal the decision.

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YEMEN: Victory, Not Peace, Is Assured

May 22, 2016 by · Comment
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NAVAL AIR: Harrier Fades Away Reluctantly

May 22, 2016 by · Comment
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STRATEGIC WEAPONS: Russia And The Capitalist Curse

May 22, 2016 by · Comment
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Sweden’s Multirole Fighter Spreads Its Wings

May 22, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Brazil, SAAB, Sweden, Syndicated Industry News 
Gripen E has an increased maximum take-off weight enabling the aircraft to carry more weapons. In the rollout ceremony held on May 18, 2016 the aircraft was configured to carry five Meteor Air/Air missiles, two IRIS-Ts, eight GBU-39 small diameter guided bombs and a Litening recce pod. Photo: SaabThis weapon load includeSaab rolled out the newest member of the Gripen family of fighter jets - the Gripen E. SAAB defines the new fighter as 'revolutionary' because it combines advanced technology and operational effectiveness in an affordable package that no other fighter aircraft can. Defense-Update takes a look at what the new fighter jet can do.
              

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US Navy to Deploy its First ‘Electric Ship’ – DDG1000 – to the Pacific

May 22, 2016 by · Comment
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Zumwalt is the first U.S. Navy surface combatant to employ an innovative and highly survivable Integrated Power System (IPS) distributing 1000 volts of direct current across the ship. Each ship in the class features a battery of two Advanced Gun Systems, capable of firing Long-Range Land Attack Projectiles (LRLAP) that reach up to 63 nautical miles, providing three-fold range improvement in naval surface fires coverage. EOther weapon cells accommodate 80 Advanced Vertical Launch System cells storing various weapons including Tomahawk cruise missiles, Evolved Sea Sparrow and Standard air defense missiles, and Vertical Launch Anti-Submarine Rockets (ASROC) (VLA). Photo: US NavyOn May 20, 2016, the U.S. Navy accepted delivery of the lead ship of the next generation, ‘electric ship’ guided missile destroyer, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000). The Navy announced the home port of the new combatant at Naval Base San Diego following its commissioning in Baltimore, on October 15 this year. Zumwalt is scheduled to arrive in San Diego in late 2016.
              

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KOREA: Just Makes Things Worse

May 21, 2016 by · Comment
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WARPLANES: The Shadow Grows

May 21, 2016 by · Comment
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AIR WEAPONS: Hellfire Over Africa

May 21, 2016 by · Comment
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Weekly Top Posts: 2016-05-22

May 21, 2016 by · Comment
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  1. New C-IED Jammer for the French Army
  2. Submarine Launched Blackwing Drone to Enable Strikes in Denied, Contested Environment (A2AD)
  3. Denmark Downselect the F-35 to Replace its Aging F-16s
  4. New Brimstone Demonstrates Enhanced CAS Responsiveness
  5. Staring Night Vision Sensor Opens the Night for Helicopter Pilots

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Weekly Top Posts: 2016-05-22

May 21, 2016 by · Comment
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AFGHANISTAN: Blame Pakistan

May 20, 2016 by · Comment
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SURFACE FORCES : Algeria Leaves The Cold War Behind

May 20, 2016 by · Comment
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