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THAAD Succserfully Intercepts an IRBM Target from Alaska

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Apache Helicopter Fires High-Energy Laser Against a Ground Target at White Sands

June 26, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
A high-energy laser mounted on an Apache AH-64 attack helicopter acquired and hit an unmanned target during a recent firing test at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The test was conducted by Raytheon and the U.S. Army Apache Program Management Office, in collaboration with U.S. Special Operations Command.
              

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Fake or true? Intriguing Intercept Video

June 1, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: missile defense, Syndicated Industry News 
Carefully inspecting the video that provided evidence of the successful ICBM intercept by the Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV), one cannot ignore the anomaly visible on 00:59, showing an object closing in rapidly from the left and surviving the explosion. Defense-Update raises the questions and provides some possible answers...
              

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U.S. Air Force Awards Lockheed Martin $413 Million for JASSM-ER Production

June 1, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
Lockheed Martin received a $413.8 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for Lot 15 production of the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM)-Extended Range (ER) version. The production lot that includes 360 JASSM-ER missiles, brings the total JASSM-ER missiles under contract to 910, and to more than 3,000 missiles for JASSM and JASSM-ER combined.
              

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U.S. Navy Accepts Its Newest Aircraft Carrier

June 1, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of first aircraft carrier of the new Ford class - the future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). Ford will be commissioned into the fleet this summer, formally placing the ship into active service. Ford is expected to be operational in 2020 following achievement of initial operational capability.
              

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Successfully Intercept over the Pacific Demonstrates U.S. Capability to Defeat ICBM Attack

May 30, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: MDA, missile defense, Syndicated Industry News 
U.S. starts first test of key defense against ICBM attackThe U.S. Missile Defense Agency conducted today a long awaited test of the Ground Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) element of the Missile-Defense system protecting the Continental USA from attacks by intercontinental ballistic missiles.
              

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Tactical Augmented Reality to Enhance Warfighter’s Battlefield Perception

May 29, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 

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Boeing is Building a Suborbital Space Plane for DARPA

May 27, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: DARPA, space, Syndicated Industry News 
DARPA has selected the Boeing Company to complete advanced design work for the Agency’s Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program, which aims to build and fly the first of an entirely new class of hypersonic, suborbital aircraft that would provide short-notice, low-cost access to space.
              

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US Air Force Reverses Retirement Plans for A-10, U-2 Fleet

May 27, 2017 by · Comment
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Fury Guided Weapon Completes Developmental Testing

May 18, 2017 by · Comment
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Next Gen Jammer Increment 1 on track

May 18, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Raytheon, Syndicated Industry News 
The Airborne Electronic Attack Systems and EA-6B program office (PMA-234) of the US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) completed a critical design review (CDR) for the AN/ALQ-249 Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) Increment (Inc) 1 Mid-band program at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, in late April. The system is now in the Engineering and Manufacturing […]
              

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Aerial Surveillance to Boost Security, Fight Drug Lords in Mexico

April 24, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
The Mexican military and security forces are fielding an integrated network of intelligence gathering, surveillance and response capabilities designed to bolster homeland security and combat narco-trafficking.
              

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British F-35B to Carry Meteor Missiles from 2024

April 21, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
The United Kingdom is preparing its F-35 Lightning II to carry and operate the Meteor Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM) as its principal long-range air/air weapon.
              

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MOAB Strike in Nangarhar Kills at Least 36 ISIS Operatives

April 14, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
The U.S. forces in Afghanistan conducted yesterday a strike on a tunnel complex built by the Islamic State's Khorasan (ISIS-K) terrorist organization. The strike used a 21,500 pound GBU-43 bomb dropped from an Air-Force Special-Operations Command (AFSOC) MC-130 aircraft. Media reports said 36 ISIS operatives reportedly killed in the attack.
              

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US Air Force F-35A Deploy to Europe

April 14, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
The Air Force will deploy a small number of F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter aircraft this weekend on a long-planned training deployment to Europe, Pentagon officials announced today.
              

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Long Live the Fighting Falcon!

April 12, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
The U.S. Air Force authorized extending BY 50 percent the service life of the Lockheed Martin F-16 enabling operators of the Fighting Falcon to safely fly Block 40-52 aircraft to 2048 and beyond
              

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Global Hawk to Provide Target Fix, Track & Assessment Using a New Broad Area Sensor

April 12, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: northrop grumman, Syndicated Industry News, UTC 

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Implementing Combat Lessons with C-UAV Capabilities

April 11, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Force Protection, Syndicated Industry News 
Determined to meet the challenge of hostile Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), the US Army acquired a number of countermeasures able to defeat such threats using electronic warfare.
              

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The Reaper Kits-up for Operation in Contested Airspace

April 11, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Raytheon, Syndicated Industry News 

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Autonomous Strike – a New Milestone in Manned-Unmanned Teaming

April 10, 2017 by · Comment
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DARPA’s Selects Two Teams for Air-Launched UAS Development

March 17, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: DARPA, Syndicated Industry News 
DARPA has recently moved to phase 2 of the Gremlins program which envisions volleys of low-cost, reusable unmanned aerial systems (UASs) that could be launched and later retrieved in mid-air. DARPA selected two teams - one led by Dynetics, the other by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), to complete preliminary designs full-scale technology demonstration systems, as well as develop and perform risk-reduction tests of individual system components.
              

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U.S. Army to Evaluate Counter-Drone Gun System

March 14, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
Aware of the growing threat of bomb-laden mini drones that recently emerged in Iraq and Syria, the US Army is rushing to field countermeasures and kinetic effects designed specifically to defeat drones. DRS and Moog are cooperating with RADA to demonstrate such 'hard kill' system for testing in October.
              

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The CIA’s Leaking Cyber Vault

March 7, 2017 by · Comment
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US Army Deploys Experimental Counter-Drone Vehicles in Europe

March 6, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Force Protection, Syndicated Industry News 

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Roboteam Demonstrates the Rooster Drone-Robot

February 20, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 
Military robotics expert Roboteam is developing a hybrid air/ground drone robot system called ROOSTER, that mimics the flying of a male chicken. Its capability to fly over a short distance enables the Rooster to get around obstacles and reach vantage positions, like moving from a street to a rooftop in a short time.
              

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