Category Archives: DEFENSE INDUSTRY

Trump budget proposal kills Obama’s counterterrorism partnerships fund

The Trump administration does propose $1.8 billion for a Counter-Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Train and Equip Fund — a continuation of three accounts consolidated in the 2017 budget Congress passed earlier this month. Continue reading

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N.KOREA VS. SOUTH KOREA-MILITARY CAPABILITIES

Is the North Korean leadership as psychologically detached from reality as the western media and governments of the United States, Japan and South Korea would have us believe Continue reading

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INDIAN DEFENCE: Army to Get High-tech Robots to Fight the Threat of ‘Dirty Bomb’

The different robots the India Army has already built, for instance, can make for a good team if they are able to collaborate. Continue reading

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Global Report On Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems 2015-2021

Unmanned aircraft systems promise to achieve a more significant aspect of commercial market presence. Army Unmanned Aircraft Systems flying of 3 million flight hours gives drones market credibility. Eighty eight percent of those hours were logged in combat situations in Iraq and Afghanistan, paving the way for commercial drone markets to develop. Continue reading

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U.S. Defense Budget for Fiscal Year 2018

For reasons already well known to this Committee, Congress has been unwilling to make investing in the defense of the United States and its interests a high enough priority among the
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many competing interests within the federal budget. Consequently, defense spending has steadily declined since the end of the Cold War to a point of historic lows for the modern era.
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US Congress Receives DoD Report On North Korea

Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis told reporters that North Korea’s use of “ballistic-missile technology, following so closely on the heels of its January nuclear test, is another destabilizing and provocative action and flagrant violation of multiple U.N. security council resolutions.”
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MQ-9 UAVs Participate in Red Flag 17-2

“Red Flag 17-2 is a coalition exercise including multiple NATO assets,” said Maj. Dan, 89th ATKS assistant director of operations. “For MQ-9s, our role in this exercise was focused primarily on air interdiction, strike coordination and reconnaissance and dynamic targeting.” Continue reading

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DOD’s Report On Enhancing Security and Stability In Afghanistan

Consistent with the President’s Obama October 2015 announcement that U.S. forces would maintain a force posture in Afghanistan of up to 9,800 military personnel through most of 2016, USFOR-A maintained its forces at or below this level throughout the reporting period.
These U.S. forces served alongside approximately 6,876 forces from NATO Allied and partner nations who are committed to Afghanistan’s continued development. Continue reading

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Russian Aerospace Forces to Get 10 New Su-35S Super maneuverbale Fighters in 2017

The supermaneuverable jet has demonstrated remarkable flight characteristics in Syria, Russia’s deputy defense minister said. Continue reading

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Meet Owj: Iran’s First Indigenous Fighter Jet Engine

The “Owj” is one of the most sophisticated products to be produced in Iran and will go a long way in decreasing the country’s dependence on foreign technology and aircraft engines. The engine comprises of 14,000 individual components and can operate at an altitude of 50,000 feet in various climatic conditions. Its approximate takeoff weight is around 10 tonnes which, is more than sufficient to power the multirole fighter jets of the Iranian Airforce Continue reading

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