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US’ New Aircraft Carrier 75% Structurally Complete

The next nuclear-powered aircraft carrier for the U.S. Navy is now three-quarters structurally complete following the recent installation of the forward area of the ship’s main deck, shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today. John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), the second ship in the Gerald R. Ford class of […] Read full article at www.marinelink.com

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US’ New Aircraft Carrier 75% Structurally Complete

Army Secretary Rides Robot Truck: ‘Critical’ Tech For Big Six

Army Secretary Mark Esper (left) getting briefed on the self-driving “leader-follower” autonomous vehicle (in background). ATLANTIC COUNCIL: Last Friday, Army Secretary Mark Esper got to ride in a robotic vehicle. Today, describing the unmanned ride, he was clearly enthused about the autonomous technologies on which the Army is staking […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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Army Secretary Rides Robot Truck: ‘Critical’ Tech For Big Six

Pentagon’s Big AI Program, Maven, Already Hunts Data in Middle East, Africa

Just a year after it’s birth, the Pentagon’s cornerstone artificial intelligence effort, Project Maven, has already been deployed to half a dozen locations in the Middle East and Africa, where it is helping military analysts sort through the mountains of data their sensors and drones soak up. Military leaders […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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Pentagon’s Big AI Program, Maven, Already Hunts Data in Middle East, Africa

Chinese Lasers Injure U.S. C-130 Pilots, Washington Responds Through Diplomatic Channels

THE PENTAGON: The United States is accusing the China of using high-powered military lasers to target U.S. military aircraft flying in and out of Djibouti, the tiny Horn of Africa nation that houses military bases from both countries. One recent incident injured two U.S. airmen piloting a C-130 landing […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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Chinese Lasers Injure U.S. C-130 Pilots, Washington Responds Through Diplomatic Channels

Rhode Island Backs Electric Boat Expansion

(Photo: Rhode Island Commerce Corporation) The state of Rhode Island announced it will provide $20 million in incentives to General Dynamics Electric Boat to help the submarine builder expand its facilities. The infrastructure investment announced today by Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo will allow Electric Boat to accelerate […] Read full article at www.marinelink.com

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Rhode Island Backs Electric Boat Expansion

Marines Reorganize Infantry For High-Tech War: Fewer Riflemen, More Drones

A Marine fires the new M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle in training ARLINGTON: The Marine Corps is reorganizing its infantry for future high-tech conflicts in which troops must spread out to avoid the enemy’s precision-guided firepower. General Robert Neller To conduct such “distributed operations,” Commandant Robert Neller said last night, […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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Marines Reorganize Infantry For High-Tech War: Fewer Riflemen, More Drones

HASC Budget Adds Hypersonic Weapons, A-10s, Strykers, But Fewer Bureaucrats

Rep. Mac Thornberry CAPITOL HILL: There’s a fight brewing in Congress over one leading Republican lawmaker’ s proposal for a 25 percent cut to over two dozen Pentagon support offices . The plan was included in the markup of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act released Friday by the […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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HASC Budget Adds Hypersonic Weapons, A-10s, Strykers, But Fewer Bureaucrats

With Eye on Russia, US Navy Reestablishing Its Second Fleet

(US Navy photo by Anthony J Rivera) The United States Navy is re-establishing its Second Fleet, responsible for the northern Atlantic Ocean, nearly seven years after it was disbanded as the Pentagon puts countering Russia at the heart of its military strategy. “Our National Defense Strategy makes clear that […] Read full article at www.marinelink.com

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With Eye on Russia, US Navy Reestablishing Its Second Fleet

NASA’s InSight Blasts Off For Mars

CAPE CANAVERAL – A United Launch Alliance Atlas V blasted off from a fog-shrouded launchpad at Vandenberg AFB, California, on May 5 to send NASA’s InSight spacecraft and a pair of experimental cubesats on their way to Mars. Liftoff from Space Launch Complex 3 occurred at 4:05 a.m. PDT […] Read full article at aviationweek.com

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NASA’s InSight Blasts Off For Mars

China Pushes for Yangtze River Economic Belt

Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, speaks at a symposium on promoting the development of the Yangtze River economic belt in Wuhan, capital of central China’s Hubei Province. Photo: Ministry of Ecology […] Read full article at www.marinelink.com

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China Pushes for Yangtze River Economic Belt

U.S. Establishes 2nd Fleet

Photo: United States Navy Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. John Richardson, announced the establishment of U.S. 2nd Fleet during a change of command ceremony for U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF) in Norfolk, May 4. Second Fleet will exercise operational and administrative authorities over assigned ships, aircraft and landing forces […] Read full article at www.marinelink.com

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U.S. Establishes 2nd Fleet

Blue Origin Launches New Shepard Space Capsule on Highest Test Flight Yet

Blue Origin, the private space company founded by billionaire Jeff Bezos, launched its passenger spaceship New Shepard on a test flight Sunday (April 29), carrying a dummy astronaut and experiments on their highest spaceflight yet. The New Shepard 2.0 rocket and capsule , both of which have flown in […] Read full article at www.space.com

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Blue Origin Launches New Shepard Space Capsule on Highest Test Flight Yet

USS Portland Commissioned

USS Portland (LPD 27) (Official U.S. Navy file photo) The U.S. Navy commission its newest amphibious transport dock ship during a ceremony Saturday, April 21, at the Port of Portland, Marine Terminal 2 in Portland, Ore. Built by Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss., USS Portland (LPD 27) is the […] Read full article at www.marinelink.com

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USS Portland Commissioned

War Cloud: JEDI To Deploy Backpack Servers To Front Line

A soldier from the Army’s offensive cyber brigade during an exercise at Fort Lewis, Washington. PENTAGON: The Defense Department’s 10-year, $10 billion cloud computing contract isn’t just a huge information technology initiative. It’s also a weapon system. As plans stand now, JEDI will include ruggedized, miniature servers — small […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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War Cloud: JEDI To Deploy Backpack Servers To Front Line

DNI Will ‘Do Really Great Work’ To Clear Huge Clearance Backlog

Sue Gordon GEOINT: It ain’t sexy, but the massive backlog of 730,000 clearance investigations is costing companies money, the Intelligence Community good people, and causing headaches for everyone. But the redoubtable Sue Gordon , principal deputy Director of National Intelligence (worst title for best job — PDDNI) told a […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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DNI Will ‘Do Really Great Work’ To Clear Huge Clearance Backlog

Russia Widens EW War, ‘Disabling’ EC-130s In Syria

EC-130 Compass Call electronic warfare aircraft GEOINT: The Compass Call is supposed to be one of America’s foremost electronic warfare weapons, but the EC-130s flying near Syria are being attacked and disabled “in the most aggressive EW environment on the planet,” the head of Special Operations Command said here […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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Russia Widens EW War, ‘Disabling’ EC-130s In Syria

Maersk to Trial AI-powered Situational Awareness Technology

(Photo: Sea Machines) Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk will be the first to trial artificial intelligence (AI) powered perception and situational awareness technology on a containership. Under a deal signed with Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics, Maersk will install computer vision, Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) and perception software aboard […] Read full article at www.marinelink.com

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Maersk to Trial AI-powered Situational Awareness Technology

HASC Rejects Air Force Plan For JSTARS, Speeds Up Ships

E-8C JSTARS CAPITOL HILL: In a stinging rebuke to the Air Force, HASC wants the service to build a replacement for the aging E-8 JSTARS radar surveillance aircraft, an expense Air Force leaders had wanted to avoid. Further, until the service signs a contract for a new plane, the […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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HASC Rejects Air Force Plan For JSTARS, Speeds Up Ships

Lawmakers Push Pentagon on Reforms, AI, New Missiles

A B-52 test-fires an unarmed Air-Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM). Capitol Hill: Lawmakers are calling on the Pentagon to build new long-range missiles, close tech innovation offices and transfer experimental missile defense programs from development offices to the Missile Defense Agency in a wide-ranging series of markups to the 2019 […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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Lawmakers Push Pentagon on Reforms, AI, New Missiles

Modern SIGINT Biz Jet Mission Aircraft

As an essential part of modern warfare, Signal Intelligence (SIGINT) has become a critical element of intelligence collection, understanding of enemy intentions, and assessment of battle positions and capabilities. These capabilities are required in peacetime, low-intensity conflicts as well as in conventional warfare. Collected by ultra-sensitive receivers scanning a […] Read full article at aviationweek.com

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Modern SIGINT Biz Jet Mission Aircraft

Marine Corps Braces For 2020 Budget Cuts: Gen. Neller

Commandant Robert Neller speaks with young Marines. BROOKINGS INSTITUTION: The Marine Corps Commandant has joined the chorus of senior Pentagon officials who say they’re bracing for potential budget cuts in 2020. That’s when the 2018-2019 budget deal expires and the Budget Control Act caps on spending come back in […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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Marine Corps Braces For 2020 Budget Cuts: Gen. Neller

Crossover Jet-makers Bet On Middle East Growth

For a region that has seen considerable growth in airline traffic over the past 20 years, there is a remarkably small presence of crossover narrowbody jets in the Middle East. The vast majority of single-aisle aircraft designed for the 90-150-seat market operating in the region are the smallest members […] Read full article at aviationweek.com

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Crossover Jet-makers Bet On Middle East Growth

Big Hypersonic News Coming; Faster Progress Likely: Roper

William Roper PENTAGON: Will Roper, whose last job gave him the freedom to build really cool stuff fast, is discovering the vaunting challenges of managing large, regular acquisition programs and the enterprise that does that for the Air Force. And one of the fundamental truths he’s having to grapple […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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Big Hypersonic News Coming; Faster Progress Likely: Roper

Truman Enters Mediterranean Sea

Photo: United States Navy USS Harry S Truman (CVN 75), the Carrier Strike Group EIGHT (CSG-8) flag ship, passed through the Strait of Gibraltar and entered the Mediterranean Sea, April 27. "I’m proud of the professional seamanship our Sailors showcased as we transited through one of the busiest sea […] Read full article at www.marinelink.com

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Truman Enters Mediterranean Sea

Canada, Australia to Monitor North Korean Ships

© Igor Groshev / Adobe Stock Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Saturday the country will send a military patrol aircraft to monitor North Korean vessels suspected of transferring prohibited goods in defiance of United Nations sanctions. Canada also plans to deploy patrol aircraft for such activities, and […] Read full article at www.marinelink.com

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Canada, Australia to Monitor North Korean Ships

The Day of the Unmanned Ship is Dawning

DNV GL Virtual Bridge Cargo vessels without a superstructure could one day be controlled from a virtual bridge on land. (Photo courtesy of DNV GL / Rolls-Royce) While debates rage in regards to safety, insurance and cyber security, the tech powering autonomous maritime operations continues to power ahead. Advances […] Read full article at www.marinelink.com

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The Day of the Unmanned Ship is Dawning

‘A Computer That Happens To Fly’: USAF, RAF Chiefs On Multi-Domain Future

F-35 cockpit ARLINGTON: “I grew up flying fighters,” says Gen. David Goldfein , the Air Force Chief of Staff , “and I will tell you, when I see the F-35 , I don’t see a fighter. I see a computer that happens to fly.” It’s not just the F-35, […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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‘A Computer That Happens To Fly’: USAF, RAF Chiefs On Multi-Domain Future

Used Business Jets Pour Into China

New jet sales in Greater China have been overtaken for the first time by used aircraft.​ For the first time, Chinese buyers imported more used business jets than new ones last year. The surge in second-hand aircraft suggests recovering confidence among Chinese buyers that could translate into stronger sales […] Read full article at aviationweek.com

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Used Business Jets Pour Into China

Whack 7 DoD Agencies, HASC Chair’s Bill Proposes

The X-51A Waverider, powered by Pratt Whitney Rocketdyne SJY61 scramjet engine, is designed to ride on its own shockwave and accelerate to about Mach 6 Two Pentagon officials and a sitting member of Congress teamed up to eviscerate the Pentagon’s acquisition bureaucracy on Tuesday, by turns promising change and […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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Whack 7 DoD Agencies, HASC Chair’s Bill Proposes

Air Force Acquisition Test: Missile Warning Sats In 5 Years to Orbit?!

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson & CSAF Dave Goldfein SPACE SYMPOSIUM: The Air Force, eager to get inside the decision cycle of China and Russia, is pressing ahead hard and fast to substantially speed space acquisition . In what is something of a test case for the service, Air […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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Air Force Acquisition Test: Missile Warning Sats In 5 Years to Orbit?!

USAF Announces Major New Hypersonic Weapon Contract

The X-51A Waverider hypersonic prototype. The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin a contract for a hypersonic cruise missile on Wednesday, taking a big step toward developing a critical capability that top Pentagon officials have said in recent weeks they need to keep pace with rivals China and Russia. […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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USAF Announces Major New Hypersonic Weapon Contract

Tariffs Not Likely To Hurt Gulfstream Much

Gulfstream is unlikely to lose many sales because of proposed Chinese import tariffs, even if the taxes are indeed implemented, says a consultancy that closely watches the Asian business aircraft market. At first glance the proposed tax on U.S. aircraft with empty weights of 15–45 metric tons (33,000–99,000 lb.) […] Read full article at aviationweek.com

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Air New Zealand Calls For Stricter Drone Regs After Near-Miss

A near-collision between a drone and a Boeing 777 on March 25 has prompted Air New Zealand to call for stricter regulations for drone operators. The 777 was on descent into Auckland Airport when it passed within about 15 ft. of the drone. The pilots spotted the thing “at […] Read full article at aviationweek.com

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Air New Zealand Calls For Stricter Drone Regs After Near-Miss

Trump Loosens Rules on Drone Sales, Pledges More Arms Sales

The Trump administration unveiled what it portrayed as wide-ranging plans to boost sales of U.S.-made weapons to allies on Thursday, promoting the effort as a natural fit for the president’s America First effort. But what is being billed by White House officials as a series of sweeping changes touching […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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Trump Loosens Rules on Drone Sales, Pledges More Arms Sales

Transforming Manufacturing Through Digital Transformation

Manufacturing traditionally has been thought of as a process that turns raw materials into physical products, and the factory as the structure where manufacturing happens. Today the pervasive expansion of sensors and the Internet of Things (IOT), not to mention ever more demanding customers, are driving the transformation. Not […] Read full article at aviationweek.com

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Transforming Manufacturing Through Digital Transformation

War Games: Army Deletes Bureaucracy To Get Sims Fast

Army aviators train in a CH-47 Chinook simulator. FORT BELVOIR: To train its troops for future wars , the US Army wants to build the ultimate video game. To get that game ASAP, the Army is blowing up the usual bureaucracy and borrowing high-speed development techniques from private sector […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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War Games: Army Deletes Bureaucracy To Get Sims Fast

2018 Sea-Air-Space Exposition and Forum for SBIR/STTR Transition

The Navy League held its annual Sea-Air-Space Expo at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. The three day event started on April 11th, and this is the the fourth year in a row I’ve attended. The Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition was founded in 1965 as a means of bringing together the U.S. […]

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Wait For It…The First ‘April 23rd Doomsday’ Was Predicted in 1843

MORE The latest doomsday prediction points to April 23, 2018, as the end. Call it the recycled doomsday: A new prediction for the end of the world sets the apocalypse date as Monday, April 23, based on a mishmash of old numerology, re-readings of the biblical Book of Revelation […] Read full article at www.livescience.com

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Wait For It...The First 'April 23rd Doomsday' Was Predicted in 1843

Scenes from the airstrikes on Syria, and the aftermath

What happened during and after the United States on Friday night launched a retaliatory strike against Syria for its use of chemical weapons against Syrian civilians? Below are images and video from the attacks and after: In this image provided by the U.S. Navy, the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey […] Read full article at www.defensenews.com

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Scenes from the airstrikes on Syria, and the aftermath

Everybody wants the ability to take down drones

As seen through a night-vision device, Army Spc. Derek Opthof winds up to throw an RQ-11 Raven unmanned aerial vehicle during exercise Panther Storm at Fort Bragg, N.C., July 27, 2017. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Lee Drones entered the public conversation in an era of uncontested […] Read full article at www.defensenews.com

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Everybody wants the ability to take down drones

Huntington Ingalls Says Steel Tariffs Won’t Raise Prices for Now

Newport News Shipbuilding is currently building the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) for the U.S. Navy (Photo: John Whalen / HII) Huntington Ingalls Industries, the largest shipbuilder for the U.S. government, said new tariffs on steel and aluminum should not impact the price of its own […] Read full article at www.marinelink.com

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Huntington Ingalls Says Steel Tariffs Won't Raise Prices for Now

F-35 Ready For Missile Defense By 2025: MDA Chief

F-35B CAPITOL HILL: F-35 Joint Strike Fighters could detect, track, and, possibly, even shoot down ballistic missiles by 2025, the Missile Defense Agency director told Congress this morning. Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves “I’d say six to seven years to essentially work out the Concept of Operations (and) develop the […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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F-35 Ready For Missile Defense By 2025: MDA Chief

Coast Guard Fears Two-Year Budget Boost Just A Blip: Adm. Zukunft

Adm. Paul Zukunft in Greenland WASHINGTON: The Coast Guard, like the Army, is grateful for historic increases in the 2018 and 2019 budgets , which reverse a seven-year decline in readiness funding, but the outgoing commandant is deeply concerned things will get worse soon. Even if Congress forestalls sequestration […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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Coast Guard Fears Two-Year Budget Boost Just A Blip: Adm. Zukunft

Will Milley Replace The Abrams Tank? Futures Command Advances

M1 Abrams tanks of the 1st Cavalry Division fire during a NATO Atlantic Resolve exercise in Latvia. CAPITOL HILL: The Army will choose the four-star chief of its new Futures Command in “two or three weeks,” Secretary Mark Esper told reporters this morning after a Senate hearing. A location […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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Will Milley Replace The Abrams Tank? Futures Command Advances

US Could Reach 355 Ship Navy in 2030s -Official

The future littoral combat ship USS Indianapolis (LCS 17) is moved from an indoor production facility in Marinette, Wisc., to launchways in preparation for its April 14 launch into the Menomenee River. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Marinette Marine by Val Ihde) The U.S. Navy could build its strength […] Read full article at www.marinelink.com

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US Could Reach 355 Ship Navy in 2030s -Official

Pentagon, Intel Agencies Set Up New AI Joint Office

WASHINGTON: The Pentagon will submit a report to Congress this summer outlining plans for a new office to lead the military and intel agencies’ work developing and acquiring artificial intelligence tools, a high priority for the national security wing of the federal government alarmed at the huge leaps China […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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Pentagon, Intel Agencies Set Up New AI Joint Office

Raytheon’s GPS Ground Station, OCX, Rights Itself?

WASHINGTON: After three years during which it’s been the Air Force’s greatest problem child, Raytheon’s next-generation ground control system for GPS satellites is back on track, the company’s top man on the program says. Ellen Lord, the head of Pentagon acquisition, and Will Roper, head of Air Force acquisition, […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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Raytheon’s GPS Ground Station, OCX, Rights Itself?

Pentagon: Syria Struck From All Sides, No Missiles Intercepted

WASHINGTON: In one of the largest coordinated international air operations in years, over 100 American, British and French guided missiles slammed into three Syrian chemical weapons facilities early Saturday morning, launched from an armada of aircraft, submarines, and ships offshore. The Pentagon was careful Saturday to say that the […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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Pentagon: Syria Struck From All Sides, No Missiles Intercepted

GDPR Briefing

A Caveat This quick blog post is not comprehensive and is not written from a stance of expertise. It is meant to alert Addapt members to an issue that might affect their businesses and to offer a potential first step towards getting better information and possibly expert help. What is GDPR The General Data Protection […]

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President Trump’s Flip-Flop on the F-35

President Trump was famously a critic of the F-35 jet fighter when he was running for the White House. But he recently hailed it as the cherry on top of the Pentagon’s ice-cream sundae that is the government’s rest-of-2018 spending bill. While his reversal tells us a lot about […] Read full article at www.defense-aerospace.com

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President Trump’s Flip-Flop on the F-35

NASA Awards $96 Million to U.S. Small Businesses for Tech Research, Development

NASA has selected 128 proposals from American small businesses to advance research and technology in Phase II of its 2017 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. These selections support NASA’s future space exploration missions, while also benefiting the U.S. economy. “We look forward to working with these promising small […] Read full article at www.nasa.gov

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NASA Awards $96 Million to U.S. Small Businesses for Tech Research, Development

NASA Awards Contract to Build Quieter Supersonic Aircraft

NASA awards a contract for the design, building and testing of a supersonic aircraft to Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company of Palmdale, California. NASA has taken another step toward re-introducing supersonic flight with the award Tuesday of a contract for the design, building and testing of a supersonic aircraft that […] Read full article at www.nasa.gov

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NASA Awards Contract to Build Quieter Supersonic Aircraft

Army’s ‘Big Six’ Ride Into The Valley Of Death

M1 tank at the National Training Center in 2015. The good news about the Army’s Big Six modernization priorities is they’re not bogged down in the usual bureaucracy. The bad news is they’ve not taken root in the bureaucracy yet, either. That will be the huge challenge awaiting the […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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Army’s ‘Big Six’ Ride Into The Valley Of Death

SpaceX Dragon Cargo Ship En Route To Space Station

CAPE CANAVERAL—A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket soared off its seaside launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on April 2 to send a Dragon cargo ship on its way to the International Space Station (ISS) for … REGISTER FOR FREE ACCESS (Valid Email Required) Register now for free […] Read full article at aviationweek.com

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SpaceX Dragon Cargo Ship En Route To Space Station

Trump to Unveil China Tariff List

The Trump administration this week will unveil the list of Chinese imports targeted for U.S. tariffs to punish Beijing over technology transfer policies, a move expected to intensify trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies. The list of $50 billion to $60 billion worth of annual imports is […] Read full article at www.marinelink.com

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EXCLUSIVE — Army Moves $$ To Modernization To Cross Valley Of Death

Ryan McCarthy PENTAGON: Army leaders are scouring their 2020 budget for potential “efficiencies” they can reinvest in their Big Six modernization priorities , Army Undersecretary Ryan McCarthy told me this morning. The goal, he said, is to protect modernization investments even if Budget Control Act caps — aka sequestration […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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EXCLUSIVE — Army Moves $$ To Modernization To Cross Valley Of Death

Russian Robots Attack! West Point Comic’s (Plausible) Future War

Russian drones and ground robots advance in “Silent Ruin.” Russian drones blind US surveillance and Russian malware paralyzes US tanks so Russian robots can blow them up. That’s the lovingly illustrated scenario in a comic book about future warfare published by the Army Cyber Institute at West Point. But […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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Russian Robots Attack! West Point Comic’s (Plausible) Future War

New UN Guidelines For Space Sustainability Are A Big Deal

You probably don’t know it, but in early February 87 countries agreed to voluntary guidelines to enhance the long-term sustainability of the space domain , a significant achievement in space diplomacy. Given that it took eight years to reach this agreement on a set of non-legally binding measures that […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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New UN Guidelines For Space Sustainability Are A Big Deal

Army Secretary: We Will Kill Programs To Fund Big Six

Mark Esper reviews troops at his formal welcome as Army Secretary. WASHINGTON: Dreading the potential return of sequestration cuts in 2020, the Army has started scouring over 800 acquisition programs for things it can cancel to free up funds for its Big Six modernization priorities , Secretary Mark Esper […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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Army Secretary: We Will Kill Programs To Fund Big Six

Legal Scholars, Software Engineers Revolt Against War Robots

Marines work on armed MUTT robot in MIX-16 experiment. WASHINGTON: The debate over the use of artificial intelligence in warfare is heating up, with Google employees protesting their company’s Pentagon contracts, South Koreans protesting university cooperation with their military, and international experts gathering next week to debate a treaty […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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Legal Scholars, Software Engineers Revolt Against War Robots

Austal bags $10m US Navy Contract

LITTORAL COMBAT SHIP (LCS) Photo Austal Austal announced the United States Department of Defense has awarded Austal USA US$10,252,142 for a cost-plus-award fee against a previously awarded Basic Ordering Agreement. The order provides engineering and management services for advanced planning and design in support of the post shakedown availability […] Read full article at www.marinelink.com

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Austal bags $10m US Navy Contract

US, UK Test Robot Breachers, Drones In Germany

If someone has to die, let it be a robot . In particular, clearing obstacles — barbed wire, mines, barriers — under enemy fire is one of the most dangerous things that human soldiers do, so why not let the sappers handle it by remote control? That’s the new […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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US, UK Test Robot Breachers, Drones In Germany

Watch Russia’s Satan 2 ICBM launch in missile’s second test

Russia has successfully tested its new ICBM missile, the country’s Ministry of Defense has claimed, a long range weapon that could fly more than 7,000 miles. Officially known as Sarmat, the intercontinental ballistic missile has been nicknamed “Satan 2” and is the planned successor to Russia’s Soviet-era Voevoda, or […] Read full article at www.slashgear.com

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Watch Russia’s Satan 2 ICBM launch in missile’s second test

Can’t Stop The Signal: Army Strips Down Network To Survive Major War

Installing a jamming-resistant antenna on an Army Stryker vehicle inside a massive anechoic test chamber. The revolution in warfare will not be televised. In a future great power conflict , American command posts won’t have the live video feeds our officers got accustomed to in Afghanistan and Iraq. Unlike […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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Can’t Stop The Signal: Army Strips Down Network To Survive Major War

Engine Makers Share Views on The Role of Independent MRO

Executives from leading engine OEMs stress that the predicted maintenance demand for their products will continue to ensure a large role for independent MRO organizations. Many independent MRO providers are concerned about the trend of OEMs having an increasing presence in the maintenance sector, making it tougher for the […] Read full article at aviationweek.com

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Engine Makers Share Views on The Role of Independent MRO

Raytheon Targets Army Multi-Domain Systems Like DeepStrike

Raytheon’s version of the Army DeepStrike missile system. Artist rendering As the new National Defense Strategy shifts the U.S. armed forces’ focus from combating violent extremists to confronting China and Russia, Raytheon is offering an array of multi-domain capabilities to modernize the Army “not just for today but tomorrow,” […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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Raytheon Targets Army Multi-Domain Systems Like DeepStrike

NSC Readies Major Overhaul in US Arms Exports

Call it, Sell American. The Trump administration’s National Security Council is readying a slew of proposals to cut bureaucratic red tape and reduce the long timelines normally involved in international arms sales. The plan, dubbed the Arms Transfer Initiative, picks up on work started under the Obama administration, while […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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NSC Readies Major Overhaul in US Arms Exports

Army Outlines Futures Command; Org Chart In Flux

Army Multi-Mission Launcher (MML) test-fires a Longbow Hellfire. AUSA GLOBAL FORCE SYMPOSIUM: Army Futures Command is meant to unify modernization efforts now scattered across the bureaucracy. But to create the new command, the Army must rip some existing organizations apart. The Army’s challeng e is to close more gaps […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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Army Outlines Futures Command; Org Chart In Flux

Satellite Images Show China’s Show of Force in South China Sea

(Photo: Planet Labs) Dozens of Chinese naval vessels are exercising this week with an aircraft carrier in a large show of force off Hainan island in the South China Sea, satellite images obtained by Reuters show. The images, provided by Planet Labs Inc, confirm a Chinese carrier group has […] Read full article at www.marinelink.com

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Satellite Images Show China's Show of Force in South China Sea

Experts to Highlight Viable Power and Propulsion Solutions

Automotive manufacturers including Tesla and BMW are redefining the energy possibilities for land transport. Hybrid systems are now commercially available and operating successfully in fleets around the world. Tenders for hybrid vessels are coming out with increasing frequency as historic and high profile European maritime cities including London, Paris […] Read full article at www.marinelink.com

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Experts to Highlight Viable Power and Propulsion Solutions

OneWeb Looks To Disrupt Inflight Connectivity Market With LEO Network

OneWeb’s under-development constellation of low Earth orbit (LEO) communications satellites will largely eliminate the latency issues and inconsistency associated with today’s geostationary (GEO) satellite-based inflight connectivity services, according to the startup’s founder and executive chairman, Greg Wyler. Wyler describes the existing satellite-based inflight connectivity experience as a “brand-damaging event” […] Read full article at aviationweek.com

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OneWeb Looks To Disrupt Inflight Connectivity Market With LEO Network

NATO Joins 27 Countries, Expels Russian Diplomats In Clear Signal To Putin

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis WASHINGTON: In one of the strongest actions taken by the NATO alliance in decades, seven Russian diplomats were expelled and three more were denied accreditation, adding to the 140 Russians expelled from a host of European countries, America, Canada and Australia. The extraordinary action by […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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NATO Joins 27 Countries, Expels Russian Diplomats In Clear Signal To Putin

Army Really Wants Armed Recon Aircraft — Again: VCSA, CFT Chief

The Army retired the OH-58 Kiowa scout without a replacement. AUSA GLOBAL FORCE SYMPOSIUM: After 14 years of cancelled programs, the Army has again resurrected its quest for a new scout chopper. The new armed reconnaissance aircraft — which could be a high-speed compound helicopter or a tiltrotor — […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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Army Really Wants Armed Recon Aircraft — Again: VCSA, CFT Chief

Video: GE9X Engine Takes To The Skies

Sponsored content provided by GE The GE9X engine lifted off on March 13 under the wing of GE Aviation’s 747 flying testbed for its first flight test in Victorville, California. The engine that will power Boeing’s new 777X aircraft took to the air around 10:40 a.m. U.S. Pacific Time […] Read full article at aviationweek.com

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Video: GE9X Engine Takes To The Skies

Poland Signals Russia With Huge Missile Defense Deal

Poland inked the largest weapons deal in its history today, agreeing to a $4.75 billion deal with Lockheed and Raytheon to buy Patriot air defense systems, PAC-3 missiles, and radar systems. “It’s a historic moment,” Polish President Andrzej Duda said at a signing ceremony in Warsaw. “We’re fitting the […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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Poland Signals Russia With Huge Missile Defense Deal

Army Offers Much Higher Profits For Fast Innovation: ASA(ALT)

Bruce Jette addresses the AUSA Global Force conference in Huntsville. AUSA GLOBAL FORCE SYMPOSIUM: If you have innovative technology to sell the Army, the service’s acquisition chief wants you to make more money — if you can deliver, fast. Speaking to the Association of the US Army conference this […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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Army Offers Much Higher Profits For Fast Innovation: ASA(ALT)

HUD 3.0: Army To Test Augmented Reality For Infantry In 18 Months

Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) uses a cool-looking but somewhat cluttered Head-Up DIsplay (HUD) in his Iron Man suit. (Marvel Comics/Paramount Pictures) AUSA GLOBAL FORCES SYMPOSIUM: In 18 months, US Army soldiers will test a new helmet-mounted display, nicknamed HUD 3.0, that could help them aim better, navigate better, […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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HUD 3.0: Army To Test Augmented Reality For Infantry In 18 Months

Not Cutting F-35 Buy, But Depot Structure May Change: CSAF Goldfein

Gen. David Goldfein WASHINGTON: The Air Force does not plan to cut its planned purchase of 1,763 F-35As — in fact, it’s not even not considering doing so — but it is pushing hard to bring down the sustainment costs of Lockheed Martin ‘s prize program, the Air Force […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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Not Cutting F-35 Buy, But Depot Structure May Change: CSAF Goldfein

Army Accelerates Air & Missile Defense Five Years: MSHORAD, MML, Lasers

Army Multi-Mission Launcher (MML) test-fires a Longbow Hellfire. AUSA GLOBAL FORCE SYMPOSIUM: To counter MiGs, Sukhois, Hinds, and missiles, the US Army is rushing anti-aircraft and anti-missile systems into service up to five years ahead of its original schedule. The head of the Army’s Air & Missile Defense Cross […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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Army Accelerates Air & Missile Defense Five Years: MSHORAD, MML, Lasers

Space Acquisition Fixes Will ‘Blow Your Socks Off;’ More On KC-46: SecAF Wilson

Heather Wilson CAPITOL HILL: Change is clearly afoot for the famously secretive and opaque Space and Missile Systems Center in Los Angeles. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson told me this morning she’d sit down with me and the head of SMC, Lt. Gen. John Thompson, in about eight weeks […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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Space Acquisition Fixes Will ‘Blow Your Socks Off;’ More On KC-46: SecAF Wilson

Skeptics Ask: Can Army Field Armed Robots By 2024?

BAE’s Armed Robotic Combat Vehicle (ARCV), originally developed for the Future Combat Systems (FCS) program, a potential model for the Army’s new initiative. Can the Army develop a Robotic Combat Vehicle within six years? Some of the experts we spoke to were deeply skeptical, including veteran congressional staffers badly […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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Skeptics Ask: Can Army Field Armed Robots By 2024?

Podcast: How Skunk Works and SpaceX are Pushing the Edge

Editors Guy Norris and Graham Warwick discuss unveiling of tailless UAV and SpaceX’s unique testing strategy Read also: More Details Emerge About Lockheed Martin’s Pioneering X-44A Don’t miss a single episode. Subscribe to Aviation Week’s Check 6 podcast in iTunes . Read full article at aviationweek.com

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Podcast: How Skunk Works and SpaceX are Pushing the Edge

Rep. Rogers: Hill Must Fund Sea-Launched Nuclear Cruise Missile, Lower Yield Warhead

Rep. Mike Rogers chairs the House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee, which has been remarkably vigorous in its oversight the last two years. (Just ask Air Force Chief of Staff David Goldfein or Secretary Heather Wilson.) His subcommittee keeps a close eye on America’s nuclear weapon delivery systems, as […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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Rep. Rogers: Hill Must Fund Sea-Launched Nuclear Cruise Missile, Lower Yield Warhead

New Zealand Welcomes Flight Tests of Kitty Hawk’s eVTOL Air Taxi

In the increasingly crowded electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) market, credibility is in scarce supply. But the early leaders are separating themselves from the rest of the field by flying full-scale, people-carrying aircraft. Kitty Hawk, owned by Google co-founder Larry Page, has joined the leader board by flying a two-seat eVTOL, […] Read full article at aviationweek.com

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New Zealand Welcomes Flight Tests of Kitty Hawk’s eVTOL Air Taxi

Army Wants Combat Robot Prototype by 2019: CFT Chief

BAE’s Armed Robotic Combat Vehicle (ARCV), originally developed for the Future Combat Systems (FCS) program WASHINGTON: After 20 years of cancelled programs, the Army now wants prototypes of all-new robotic and “optionally manned” combat vehicles by 2019 so soldiers can field-test them in 2020. Compared to current vehicles, they’ll […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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Army Wants Combat Robot Prototype by 2019: CFT Chief

US Sounds Alarms Over Chinese Tech, IP Thefts & Espionage

Chinese J-31 stealth fighter The alarm bells are going off all over Washington and Silicon Valley that Chinese startup investors are coming — and are pumping their money into tech startups at a pace that is making Congress stand up and take notice. Just this week, President Donald Trump […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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US Sounds Alarms Over Chinese Tech, IP Thefts & Espionage

Airbus Space’s View of the Satellite Market

Aviation Week editors talk with Nicolas Chamussy about its OneWeb venture into the small satellite, low Earth orbit market and navigating the dramatic changes in the industry. Don’t miss a single episode. Subscribe to Aviation Week’s Check 6 podcast in iTunes . Read full article at aviationweek.com

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Airbus Space’s View of the Satellite Market

Build Missile Defense Space Sensors Now

Vladimir Putin recently showed off an animated film of Russia attacking the United States while bragging about Russia’s supposed new nuclear missile capabilities. Adding insult to injury, according to him, the new Russian missiles are so complex that the United States can’t defend against them. Well, not quite. Last […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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Build Missile Defense Space Sensors Now

DNV GL: The Drone Squad for Ship Surveys

Photo: DNV GL With four drone types in its arsenal, DNV GL has adapted its survey technology to various ship structures. Recently DNV GL reached a new milestone with its first offshore drone survey. It’s a gusty day in Gdynia, Poland , and outside the DNV GL station Leszek […] Read full article at www.marinelink.com

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DNV GL: The Drone Squad for Ship Surveys

The US Government Must Fund Icebreakers Now

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star cuts through Antarctic ice in the Ross Sea in January 2017 (U.S. Coast Guard photo by David Mosley) Congress last funded the purchase of polar icebreakers for the U.S. Coast Guard in the early 1970s. The USCCG Polar Star (WAGB-10) was commissioned in 1976, […] Read full article at www.marinelink.com

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The US Government Must Fund Icebreakers Now

Allies “Entering a New World” in Confronting Russia, U.K. Official Says

Russian military honor guard. WASHINGTON: The No. 2 official in the British Ministry of Defence promised a “robust” response to the alleged Russian assassination attempt on U.K. soil. Mark Lancaster ‘s remarks to reporters here Friday echoed a rising drumbeat of British and other allied statements on the seriousness […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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Allies “Entering a New World” in Confronting Russia, U.K. Official Says

Fairbanks Morse, MAN D&T: $33.5M for MSC Power

Fairbanks Morse LLC, Beloit, Wisconsin (N3220518D4901); and MAN Diesel and Turbo Middle East LLC, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (N3220518D4902), are being awarded a combined cumulative $33,344,779 ceiling multiple award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for a broad range of parts and services of Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and/or OEM authorized distributors, parts […] Read full article at www.marinelink.com

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Package Deal: Navy Could Save 5-10% Buying Two Carriers

The supercarrier USS Kennedy (CVN-79) under construction at Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia WASHINGTON: After months of prep work with the shipyard, the Navy is formally asking Newport News Shipbuilding to propose a plan to build two 1,000-foot-long supercarriers on a single contract. The chairmen of the House and […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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Package Deal: Navy Could Save 5-10% Buying Two Carriers

Aerospace Daily & Defense Report, March 20, 2018

Taiwan is moving to strengthen its fighter force, raising with Washington the possibility of acquiring Lockheed Martin F-35s and modernizing F-CK-1 fighters…. More Read full article at aviationweek.com

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LI trade group hosting defense and aerospace event

More than 150 industry professionals are expected to attend a business development town hall for Long Island’s defense and aerospace sectors next week. The March 20 breakfast event at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Uniondale is being hosted by ADDAPT (Aerospace & Defense Development And Peace Time Transition) and will feature a panel discussion […]

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Aircraft Carrier USS Nimitz Enters Drydock

U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) entered dry dock at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, Bremerton site, March 1, as part of the ship’s scheduled 15-month docking planned incremental availability (DPIA) period following a six month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleets. Nimitz will receive upgrades and […]

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Aircraft Carrier USS Nimitz Enters Drydock

UK’s Third River Class Offshore Patrol Vessel Named

The third of five new River class offshore patrol vessels being built for the U.K. Royal Navy, HMS Trent, was officially named during a ceremony at the BAE Systems shipyard in Glasgow on Tuesday. “This is another landmark moment for the River class offshore patrol… Read full article at www.marinelink.com

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UK’s Third River Class Offshore Patrol Vessel Named

Hill Must Act Now To Protect Elections From Russians: Cyber Commander

If you want the military to defend this fall’s elections from Russian hackers, military cyber commanders told Congress this afternoon, you need to give it authorities, access and resources soon, military commanders told the Senate today. CAPITOL HILL: If you want us to defend this fall’s elections from Russian … Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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Hill Must Act Now To Protect Elections From Russians: Cyber Commander

Top Gun For Grunts: Mattis May Revolutionize Infantry

WASHINGTON: Forget the old-school grunt . Imagine a future American infantryman trained as intensively as a fighter pilot through hundreds of virtual and real-world drills, culminating in a “small unit Top Gun.” Imagine infantry going into battle… Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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Top Gun For Grunts: Mattis May Revolutionize Infantry

Submarines USS Hartford, USS Connecticut Surface Together in the Arctic Circle

Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) and Seawolf-class fast attack submarine, USS Connecticut (SSN 22) both surfaced in the Arctic Circle March 10 during the multinational maritime Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2018 in the Arctic Circle north of Alaska. Both fast-attack submarines as well … Read full article at www.marinelink.com

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Submarines USS Hartford, USS Connecticut Surface Together in the Arctic Circle

Ocean Signal Introduces New AIS Transponders

Ocean Signal has rolled out its new ATA100 Class A and ATB1 Class B AIS transponders as fully compliant solutions to increase visibility, aid collision-avoidance and enhance navigational safety for a range of commercial workboats, support vessels and fishing… Read full article at www.marinelink.com

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Ocean Signal Introduces New AIS Transponders

Drone Delivery, Direct To The Grunt: Marines Experiment With Hive UAVs

DROP ZONE COCKATOO, QUANTICO: You can hear it over the roar of the wind and the distant thump of mortar rounds: the high-pitched buzz of miniature drones . I track the incoming quadcopter with my camera until I’m starting to bend backward and I realize it’s hovering directly above… Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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Drone Delivery, Direct To The Grunt: Marines Experiment With Hive UAVs

Air Force Leaders Dodge On Trump ‘Space Force’; Up To $8B To Reengine B-52

WASHINGTON: In a somewhat surreal scenario, President Trump yesterday riffed on the idea of a “Space Force,” something he’d clearly been briefed on at some point. After telling an audience at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar that “space is a warfighting domain,” Trump tossed off the idea “that “we may even have a space force…” […]

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Air Force Leaders Dodge On Trump ‘Space Force’; Up To $8B To Reengine B-52

CMV Group Buys Vessel from P&O Cruises

(Photo: CMV Group) The CMV Travel & Leisure Group said it has acquired the vessel Pacific Eden from P&O Cruises Australia. Pacific Eden’s new name will be announced on Tuesday, March 20 and the vessel will join CMV’s expanding fleet with delivery in Singapore in early April 2019 followed […] Click here to view original […]

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CMV Group Buys Vessel from P&O Cruises

Responders Tracking Containers Lost off North Carolina

(File photo: Maersk Line) Responders Tracking Containers Lost off North Carolina The U.S. Coast Guard, NOAA and Environmental Protection Agency are monitoring the tracking and assessment of more than six dozen stray cargo containers lost due to high winds and heavy seas about 17 miles off Oregon Inlet, N.C. […] Click here to view original […]

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Responders Tracking Containers Lost off North Carolina

Hawaii’s Second Sentinel-Class Cutter Commissioned

Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Levasseur The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak (WPC 1126), Hawaii’s second Sentinel-class cutter, was commissioned into service at Coast Guard Base Honolulu, Friday. Vice Adm. Fred M. Midgette, commander, Coast Guard Pacific Area, presided over the ceremony accepting the second of […] Click here to view original […]

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Hawaii's Second Sentinel-Class Cutter Commissioned

Overslag Bedrijf Amsterdam Creates Space for New Operations

First step in Port of Amsterdam transition strategy. Image: Port of Amsterdam Terminal operator OBA (Overslag Bedrijf Amsterdam) will be clearing part of its coal-handling site this year in order to further diversify into other dry-bulk commodities. Its decision is prompted by the reduced demand for coal storage. This […] Read full article at www.marinelink.com

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Overslag Bedrijf Amsterdam Creates Space for New Operations

SECNAV Names Newest Destroyer in Honor of U.S. Marine

Photo: US Navy Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer named the next Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer in honor of Marine Corps Vietnam veteran and Navy Cross recipient Lance Cpl. Patrick Gallagher. In 1966, Gallagher, who immigrated from Ballyhaunis, Ireland in 1962, joined the Marine Corps where he served […] Read full article at www.marinelink.com

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SECNAV Names Newest Destroyer in Honor of U.S. Marine

DoD Breakfast Club: Service Secretaries Coordinate R&D Spending

CENTER FOR STRATEGIC & INTERNATIONAL STUDIES: It’s remarkable enough that all three service secretaries spent an hour together on stage here this afternoon. (We here at Breaking Defense can’t remember when that’s ever happened). But even more remarkable is that the secretaries of the Air Force , Army , […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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DoD Breakfast Club: Service Secretaries Coordinate R&D Spending

How Big Should The Defense Budget Be? Experts vs The Public

It’s not often the public gets to — or chooses to — weigh in directly about what the defense budget should be. The folks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies gave anyone interested enough a chance to do just that. Read on to see what Mark Cancian, […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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How Big Should The Defense Budget Be? Experts vs The Public

Space-Based Sensors Needed For Missile Defense Vs. Hypersonics: MDA

X-51 hypersonic test vehicle ready for launch from the wing of a B-52 bomber WASHINGTON: The Missile Defense Agency needs sensors in orbit to track hypersonic threats , the MDA director said this week. Such satellites would use mature technology and could perform other surveillance missions to help justify […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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Space-Based Sensors Needed For Missile Defense Vs. Hypersonics: MDA

US, Israel Begin Joint Anti-Missile Operations In Juniper Cobra

US and Israeli soldiers meet during previous Juniper Cobra wargames in 2016. Israel has long been threatened by Hezbollah’s short-ranged missiles, but now Iran is stepping up the threat, both from its own long-range ballistic missiles and from its proxies in Syria . In response, Israel is pressing to […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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US, Israel Begin Joint Anti-Missile Operations In Juniper Cobra

Predator Started Drone Revolution, And Made Military Innovation Cool

Abe Karem, inventor of Predator, and Snake Clark, its Pentagon godfather, with 49th Wing Commander Col. Houston Cantwell at Holloman AFB Predator retirement 2017 The iconic weapon of the post-911 era, the Predator, is being retired today. I asked Rick Whittle, who quite simply wrote the book on the […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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Predator Started Drone Revolution, And Made Military Innovation Cool

Batteries, Bullets, & Drones: Commandant’s Wishlist For Infantry Task Force

A Marine checks out the M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle (IAR) ARMY-NAVY COUNTRY CLUB: What’s the one technology the Commandant of the Marine Corps wants more than any other for his riflemen? It wasn’t an amphibious vehicle , more JLTVs , a new rifle or friggin’ lasers . It is […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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Batteries, Bullets, & Drones: Commandant’s Wishlist For Infantry Task Force

Trump’s Tariffs May Put Defense Jobs at Risk, Increase Costs

Trump announces tariffs & steel & aluminum execs applaud March 1 WASHINGTON: The pushback to President Donald Trump’s global steel and aluminum tariffs — announced Thursday — has been swift and blunt. Republicans, Democrats, top defense officials, Trump advisors and trade groups have all made public their misgivings, saying […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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Trump’s Tariffs May Put Defense Jobs at Risk, Increase Costs

How To Recruit Young Cyber Warriors When There Aren’t Enough

COLORADO SPRINGS: One topic dominates just about every conversation here at the AFCEA cyber symposium: where to find promising cyber warriors and how to hire them and keep them. Deloitte, which is building a substantial cyber warfare portfolio, put on a Capture the Flag game where five teams of […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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How To Recruit Young Cyber Warriors When There Aren’t Enough

Afghan AF Getting New Hellfire-Shooting Planes; More Airstrikes Coming

Iraqi air force AC-208 launches a Hellfire missile WASHINGTON: The Afghan Air Force is about to get a powerful new weapon in what is shaping up to be a bloody year in the 17-year-old war against the Taliban. On Friday, the U.S. Air Force announced an $86 million deal […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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Afghan AF Getting New Hellfire-Shooting Planes; More Airstrikes Coming

Brexit Progress Still Leaves Questions For Airlines

With only a year to go until Britain is due to leave the European Union, airlines are still seeking clarity about what Brexit will mean for their schedules and operations—even as they acknowledge that some progress is being made. Uncertainty about flying rights post-Brexit is the big concern once […] Click here to view original […]

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Brexit Progress Still Leaves Questions For Airlines

Marines’ Love Affair With 3D Printing: Small Is Cheap, & Beautiful

A Marine adjusts a 3D printer during training at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. WASHINGTON: Why are the Marines in love with 3D printing ? Like most romances, it starts with the small things, things too small for the conventional supply system to manage, like a two-cent plastic button that […] Read full article at breakingdefense.com

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Marines’ Love Affair With 3D Printing: Small Is Cheap, & Beautiful

Suozzi: Aerospace firms must market themselves more effectively

A summation of Monday’s event at the Tilles Center: an article from Newsday

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The Next Space Race

Long Island is gearing up for a 21st century space race. From businesses to politicians to museums and the Island’s own cadre of astronauts, here’s what’s happening.

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Robert Botticelli Looks to Boost LI’s aerospace and defense industries

As president and chairman of the board ADDAPT, Robert Botticelli is charged with promoting Long Island’s aerospace and defense industries.

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U.S. Navy Awards BAE Systems $139 Million Contract to Upgrade USS Tortuga

NORFOLK, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BAE Systems has received a $139.8 million contract from the U.S. Navy to modernize the dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46). The Tortuga will undergo 16 months of restorative work at the company’s shipyard in Norfolk, Virginia, the ship’s homeport. The contract includes options that, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value […]

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LI Aerospace Firms Look for Share of Higher Defense Budget

The Trump administration’s plan to increase defense and security spending by $54 billion presents Long Island aerospace companies with an “opportunity we don’t want to miss…”

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CPI Aero Awarded $15.8 Million Multi-Year Contract by Lockheed Martin for F-35 Canopy Drive Shaft Assemblies

Edgewood, NY — CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero®”) (NYSE American:CVU) today announced that it has been awarded a $15.8 million multi-year contract by Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT) to manufacture canopy actuation drive shaft assemblies for the F-35 Lightning II, the world’s most advanced multirole fighter. Under this new contract with Lockheed Martin’s Aeronautics division […]

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PRECIPART’S JOSEPH BRYANT QUOTED IN NEWSDAY’S “EMERGING DEGREES” STEM EDUCATION SECTION

Joseph Bryant, Precipart’s director of manufacturing, was quoted extensively in a Newsday special section discussing STEM Education, and the steps taken by leading business and educational institutions to avert a shortage of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) workers in the years ahead. According to Newsday, 2.4 million new U.S.-based manufacturing workers will be needed […]

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CURTISS-WRIGHT AWARDED $49 MILLION CONTRACT FOR U.S. NAVAL DEFENSE PLATFORMS

CHARLOTTE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) today announced that it has been awarded a contract valued in excess of $49 million to provide valves for the U.S. Navy’s Virginia-class submarines and Ford-class aircraft carriers. The award was received from Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc. (BPMI) to support ship construction and spare parts procurement. The contract […]

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Frequency Electronics Inc. Announces 40th Anniversary of NASA Voyager Spacecraft Launch and Accelerated Development of Next Generation Space Timing System

MITCHEL FIELD, N.Y., Aug. 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Frequency Electronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:FEIM) celebrates the 40th anniversary of NASA’s launch, exactly 40 years ago yesterday, of the Voyager 2 spacecraft, hurtling through unexplored space, now almost 11 billion miles from Earth. Its precision timing system, designed and manufactured by Frequency Electronics, Inc. (FEI), is still […]

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Telephonics Awarded ARPDD Retrofit Program

Telephonics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), announced today that it has been awarded year two of a multi-year, Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) production contract valued at approximately $37M from Lockheed Martin for AN/APS-153(V)1 radar retrofit kits with Automatic Radar Periscope Detection and Discrimination (ARPDD) capability. As part of the […]

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