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Forget the S-500 or Su-57 PAK-FA. Russia's Military Has Big Plans for the Future.

Russia has started planning for the development of a series of next-generation weapons to follow-on to systems such as the Sukhoi Su-57 PAK-FA and the S-500 surface-to-air missile (SAM) battery. These new systems—which the Russian government has not named—will be developed under future advanced State Armament Program.



“An important and key issue on our agenda is to define the beginning of the creation of yet another advanced state armament program,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said during a meeting of the Kremlin’s Military Industrial Commission . Putin said that Russia has to start planning for its future defense needs now as it completes developmental programs that were funded under the current State Armament Plan (GPV-2027). “It is important for us to move further and start planning today the future development and production of advanced weapons and equipment that will define the image of the Russian Armed Forces in the long-term, for the next few decades,” Putin said. Putin …

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Why ignored offer from Eurofighter, Congress asks Centre - Defense News

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Why ignored offer from Eurofighter, Congress asks Centre - Defense News: "Continuing its attack over the Rafale deal, the Congress on Friday asked the Union Government why it ignored a fresh offer of sale from makers of the Eurofighter aircraft that offered a lowered price.

Addressing a press conference in Ahmedabad, Congress spokesman Randeep Surjewala shared a letter of July 4, 2014, when the head of the military aircraft division of Airbus wrote to the then Defence Minister making a fresh offer for the Eurofighter — the only other aircraft that met technical standards of the Indian Air Force — that was reportedly priced lower than the Rafale fighter aircraft.

In Delhi, former Congress minister Manish Tewari raised the same issue. “We would like to ask the Government of India: Was that offer evaluated? After all if somebody is offering you an aircraft which is supposedly 59 million euros or ?444 crore cheaper than what you finally negotiated, you need to tell the people,” said …
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That 4-D Thing: Fourth test of Brahmos, world's only supersonic missile, successful - Indian Defence Research Wing

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That 4-D Thing: Fourth test of Brahmos, world's only supersonic missile, successful - Indian Defence Research Wing:



The successful November 20 test of the air-launched version of the Indo-Russian Brahmos supersonic cruise missile marks the completion of the missile’s fourth and final variant. The missile, launched from a Su-30MKI which took off from the Kalaikunda air force base in West Bengal, set its floating target in the Bay of Bengal ablaze after a 5.5 minute missile flight time. The test was carried out a few hundred kilometres away from the Malacca Straits, through which over 60 per cent of China’s energy supplies pass. The Brahmos, jointly developed by India and Russia, is the world’s only supersonic missile inducted in three dimensions with an undersea variant awaiting a platform. “With the successful conclusion of this test, we reiterate our commitment to the army, navy and air force,” says Sudhir Mishra, CEO & MD of Brahmos Aerospace. This is a kind of assurance tha…
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Army Tests Strykers With Artificial Intelligence | RealClearDefense

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Army Tests Strykers With Artificial Intelligence | RealClearDefense: "Army weapons developers recently completed a "proof-of-principle" exercise with Stryker vehicles using wireless devices, faster computer processing speed, cloud technology and artificial intelligence to expedite vehicle health monitoring and anticipate future needs for the platform. 

The initiative is tied to the Army's recent $135 million Army Logistics Support Activity (LOGSA) renewal deal with IBM, the firm contracted to continue providing cloud services, software development and cognitive computing, constituting the technical infrastructure."



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What Are North Korea's Military Capabilities?

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What Are North Korea's Military Capabilities?:



The United States and its Asian allies regard North Korea as a grave security threat. It has one of the world’s largest conventional military forces, which, combined with its escalating missile and nuclear tests and aggressive rhetoric, has aroused concern worldwide. But world powers have been ineffective in slowing its path to acquire nuclear weapons. The North’s leader, Kim Jong-un, sees the nuclear program as the means to sustain his regime. While it remains among the poorest countries in the world, North Korea spends nearly a quarter of its GDP on its military, according to U.S. State Department estimates. Its brinkmanship will continue to test regional and international partnerships aimed at preserving stability and security.


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Alert 5 » Japan’s first E-2D has flown - Military Aviation News

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Alert 5 » Japan’s first E-2D has flown - Military Aviation News: "Northrop Grumman announced on Nov. 13 that Japan’s first E-2D early warning aircraft has flown at the company’s Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence in St. Augustine, Florida.
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Raytheon, Saab to develop improved shoulder-launched weapon systems - UPI.com

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Raytheon, Saab to develop improved shoulder-launched weapon systems - UPI.com: "Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Raytheon and the Swedish aerospace and defense firm Saab will partner to develop new weapons for infantry forces, the companies said in a joint statement on Thursday.

The companies said that they will first look to upgrading the Carl-Gustaf reloadable shoulder-launched weapon, an 84mm anti-tank recoilless rifle used by the United States, Britain and 38 other countries.

Additionally, the companies are looking to enhance Saab's AT-4 disposable weapon system to meet near-term U.S. and international requirements. The AT-4 also fires 84mm rockets, however they are unguided."



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Navy MQ-4C UAS to receive multispectral targeting systems - Military Embedded Systems

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Navy MQ-4C UAS to receive multispectral targeting systems - Military Embedded Systems: "MCKINNEY, Texas. Raytheon will produce and deliver three AN/DAS-3 multispectral targeting systems (MTSs) and one electronic unit in support of low-rate initial production of Lot 2 MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) under the terms of a new $7.21 million contract with the U.S. Navy.

The MTS family of sensors provides electro-optical/ infrared (EO/IR), laser designation, and laser illumination capabilities integrated in a single sensor package, according to Raytheon company materials. MTS sensors feature multiple fields of view, electronic zoom, and multimode video tracking; the company says that they are also designed to incorporate future growth options and performance enhancements.

Work under the contract will be performed in McKinney, Texas, and is expected to be completed by January 2020."



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Autonomous Strike – a New Milestone in Manned-Unmanned Teaming | Defense Update:

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Autonomous Strike – a New Milestone in Manned-Unmanned Teaming | Defense Update:: "The two-week demonstration at the Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, California, is the second in a series of manned/unmanned teaming exercises to prove enabling technologies.

“The Have Raider II demonstration team pushed the boundaries of autonomous technology and put a fully combat-capable F-16 in increasingly complex situations to test the system’s ability to adapt to a rapidly changing operational environment,” said Shawn Whitcomb, Lockheed Martin Skunk Works Loyal Wingman program manager. “This is a critical step to enabling future Loyal Wingman technology development and operational transition programs.”"



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Air Force Taps Raytheon to Build New Smart Bomb for F-35 | Military.com

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Air Force Taps Raytheon to Build New Smart Bomb for F-35 | Military.com: "The U.S. Air Force has awarded a nearly $60 million contract to Raytheon Co. to integrate a new laser-guided smart bomb -- the GBU-49 Enhanced Paveway II -- onto the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter.

The contract includes 1,200 guidance kits for the munition -- designed to strike moving targets -- as well as test hardware, logistics and engineering support and technical data, the Air Force said in a release on Friday.

"The F-35 is operational and combat ready, and integrating the GBU-49 with the aircraft makes the F-35 even more lethal than it already is," Brig. Gen. Todd Canterbury, director of the Air Force F-35 Integration Office, said in the release.

Raytheon's Paveway II would enable the F-35 to strike moving targets when integrated with the aircraft's software Block 3F, which is scheduled to be incorporated onto the aircraft in 2018."



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SpaceX will use the first Falcon Heavy to send a Tesla Roadster to Mars, Elon Musk says - The Verge

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SpaceX will use the first Falcon Heavy to send a Tesla Roadster to Mars, Elon Musk says - The Verge: "Always willing to up the stakes of an already difficult situation, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has said the first flight of his company’s Falcon Heavy rocket will be used to send a Tesla Roadster into space. Musk first tweeted out the idea on Friday evening, but has since separately confirmed his plans with The Verge.

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China Defense Blog: ZTQ15 Light tanks rolling out in Hunan

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China Defense Blog: ZTQ15 Light tanks rolling out in Hunan: Give me a traffic ticket, I dare you.
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Israel struck Iranian military base near Syria's Damascus, reports say - Israel News - Haaretz.com

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Israel struck Iranian military base near Syria's Damascus, reports say - Israel News - Haaretz.com: "The strikes were carried out from Lebanese airspace, pro-Assad reports say ■ Syria's air-defense system reportedly fired missiles at the Israeli aircraft

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China seeks ultimate weapon of warfare in AI arms race

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China seeks ultimate weapon of warfare in AI arms race: A RESEARCH arm of the US intelligence community just wrapped up a competition to see who could develop the best facial recognition technology. The challenge: identify as many passengers as possible walking on an aircraft boarding ramp.

Of all the entries, it was a Chinese start-up company called Yitu Tech that walked away with the $US25,000 prize this month, the highest of three cash awards. The competition was one of many examples cited in a report by a US-based think tank about how China’s military might leverage its country’s rapid advances in artificial intelligence to modernise its armed forces and, potentially, seek advantages against the United States. “China is no longer in a position of technological inferiority relative to the United States but rather has become a true peer (competitor) that may have the capability to overtake the United States in AI,” said the report, written by Elsa Kania at the Center for a New American…
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U.S. Sold Almost $42 Billion in Weapons to Foreign Governments in 2017

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U.S. Sold Almost $42 Billion in Weapons to Foreign Governments in 2017: "The U.S. government sold $41.9 billion in weapons to foreign partners in 2017, the Pentagon announced Thursday. 

The total was a 25 percent increase over sales in 2016, but short of records set in 2015 and 2012. The announcement does not include a breakdown of who bought the weapons or what types of weapons were sold.

President Donald Trump has been pushing for more U.S. arms sales, tweeting in September that he would help Japan and South Korea buy more weapons. The administration has taken a hands-on approach to arms sales, with his son-in-law Jared Kushner personally calling the chief executive of the world's largest defense company, Lockheed Martin, to help build a package of $110 billion in sales to Saudi Arabia."



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VR Research Ushers in Aviation Advances

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VR Research Ushers in Aviation Advances: "The use of virtual reality is helping create new aviation advancements like intelligent autopilot systems and advanced cockpit design.
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AI and the future of drones

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AI and the future of drones: "For many, drones are simply a novel gadget, a fun toy to fly around the neighborhood, snapping aerial images or even spying on neighbors. Rapidly growing in popularity, the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) already have been purposed in a variety of scenarios, far beyond their use as robotic toys.

In just a few years, drones have enhanced and redefined a variety of industries. They are used to quickly deliver goods, broadly study the environment and scan remote military bases. Drones have been employed in security monitoring, safety inspections, border surveillance and storm tracking. They even have been armed with missiles and bombs in military attacks, protecting the lives of armed-forces personnel that would otherwise be required to enter these combat zones."



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Turkey spent $60B on 553 defense projects, 65 pct of production domestic - Daily Sabah

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Turkey spent $60B on 553 defense projects, 65 pct of production domestic - Daily Sabah: "Turkey has been heavily investing in the defense sector with local and global partners but the rate of domestic production whereby local resources are used in the development of defense projects and equipment has increased to 65 percent while the cost of projects jumped to over $60 billion from $5 billion over the past 15 years.

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U.S. Navy accepts control of MUOS-5 - SpaceFlight Insider

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U.S. Navy accepts control of MUOS-5 - SpaceFlight Insider: "The Naval Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC) has accepted operational control of MUOS-5 from Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Navy’s Communications Satellite Program Office.

The transfer occurred on October 11 following the successful completion of on-orbit testing of MUOS-5 systems. The satellite launched on June 24, 2016, aboard an Atlas V 551 launch vehicle. The satellite carries next-generation Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) capabilities while supporting legacy Ultra High Frequency (UHF) communications.

MUOS-5’s legacy UHF payload was configured for testing in April. The transfer of the satellite to NAVSOC clears the final hurdle allowing Army Forces Strategic Command (ARSTRAT) to configure the payload to support naval legacy UHF communications."



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3D-printed bacteria ink could be used to treat burns

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3D-printed bacteria ink could be used to treat burns: "In a new study published today in Science Advances, researchers present a 3D-printable ink that contains bacteria and they say that depending on what species of bacteria it holds, the ink stands to have a number of useful applications. "Printing using bacteria-containing hydrogels has enormous potential, as there is such a wide range of useful bacteria out there," Patrick Rühs, an author of the study, said in a statement.

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Terabee Introduces a Smaller Than Ever LED Sensor - Perfect for Drones - DRONELIFE

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Terabee Introduces a Smaller Than Ever LED Sensor - Perfect for Drones - DRONELIFE: "French ​sensor and sensing solutions company Terabee has announced a new addition to their line of lightweight, small-size, low-cost​ ​distance​ ​and​ ​ranging​ ​sensors.

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Russia's new missile laden-ships shouldn't worry NATO commanders - Business Insider

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Russia's new missile laden-ships shouldn't worry NATO commanders - Business Insider: "A new ballistic missile submarine wasn't the only new vessel the Russian Navy got this November.

The new Karakurt-class corvette — dubbed "Typhoon" — was launched at the Pella shipyard in St. Petersburg Friday, November 24, after a short ceremony.

The Typhoon, only the second Karakurt-class corvette made so far, is the latest example of the Russian Navy's increased reliance on small and heavily armed ships that can carry a massive payload of missiles. Russia plans to make 18 Karakurt-class corvettes in total.

The small vessels, comparable to the US Navy's littoral combat ships, and known in the naval world as corvettes, were originally designed for use in the littoral zone, the area of water close to the shore. As such, the corvettes are much smaller than the frigates and destroyers that are the traditional focus of navies around the world."



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Army Scrambles to Make Command Posts Survivable | RealClearDefense

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Army Scrambles to Make Command Posts Survivable | RealClearDefense: "The Army sees its tactical command posts as a major battlefield vulnerability as potential adversaries become better at locating and destroying them.

“If our tactical command posts can be found, then they can be killed,” Lt. Gen. Bruce T. Crawford, Army chief information officer, said at the Association of the United States Army's annual conference in Washington, D.C.

The Russian military's ability to quickly find and destroy Ukrainian command posts made that manifest, Crawford acknowledged. Other nations may have the same ability, although Crawford declined to name them."



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Can't Kill Enough to Win? Think Again | RealClearDefense

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Can't Kill Enough to Win? Think Again | RealClearDefense: "Those given the awful task of combat must be able to act with the necessary savagery and purposefulness to destroy those acting as, or in direct support of, Islamic terrorists worldwide. In 2008, then-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Admiral Michael Mullen said, “We can't kill our way to victory.” Ever since, many have parroted his words. But what if Admiral Mullen was wrong? The United States has been at war with radical Islamists four times longer than it was with Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan in World War II. And those previous enemies were far more competent and aggressive than the terrorists. It is time to kill a lot more of them.

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China receives new batch of Russian advanced Su-35 fighter jets | Defence Blog

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China receives new batch of Russian advanced Su-35 fighter jets | Defence Blog: "China has taken delivery the newt batch of the Sukhoi Su-35 “Flanker-E” fighter jets from Russia.

Live flight-tracking website Flightradar24 also noted that an Ilyushin Il-76TD transport aircraft made by Volga-Dnepr (RA-76952), a Russian charter company, departed from Komsomolsk-on-Amur making its way to Cangzhou-Cangxian Airbase in China’s northern province of Hebei, where the Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Association (KnAAPO) builds Su-35s.

The Il-76TD transport aircraft was accompanying the five Su-35 fighter jets. The aircraft made a flight from Russia to China in the group."



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The Aviationist » The Story Of The MiG-31 “Firefox”: All You Need To Know About The Most Awesome (Fictional) Advanced High-Speed Interceptor Ever

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The Aviationist » The Story Of The MiG-31 “Firefox”: All You Need To Know About The Most Awesome (Fictional) Advanced High-Speed Interceptor Ever: "By David Cenciotti
If you thought you knew everything about the MiG-31, you were wrong!
Based upon a 1977 novel of the same name by Craig Thomas, “Firefox” is a techno-thriller action film produced, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood, released in 1982.

Most (if not all) the aviation geeks have probably seen the movie at least once.

The movie focuses on a plot to steal a Soviet MiG-31 (МиГ-31 in Cyrillic script), NATO reporting name “Firefox”, a stealth interceptor aircraft, capable of Mach 6 and bring it back to a friendly base where it can be analysed.

The shape of the Firefox differs a lot between the first novel and film. The version in the novel resembles a MiG-25 “Foxbat”, much like the real Mikoyan MiG-31 “Foxhound”. The movie version is a more futuristic design, unlike any other planes of the 1970s or 1980s. Indeed, the ai…
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3. Uluslararası Siber Savaş ve Güvenlik Konferansı 01.12.2017

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3. Uluslararası Siber Savaş ve Güvenlik Konferansı01.12.2017

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Russia practiced electronic warfare on own troops during Zapad 2017 - Business Insider

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Russia practiced electronic warfare on own troops during Zapad 2017 - Business Insider: "Russia held large-scale military exercises with troops from Belarus earlier this year, during which Moscow claimed more than 12,000 soldiers took part in a variety of drills in both countries.

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9 uçaklık ihale için C-295 ve C-27J Spartan yarışıyor

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9 uçaklık ihale için C-295 ve C-27J Spartan yarışıyor: "Türk Silahlı Kuvvetleri'nin CN235 ile C-130 arasında görev yapabilecek orta sınıf askeri nakliye uçağı alımı için düğmeye basıldı. Hazır alım olarak gerçekleştirilecek İrtibat ve Genel Maksat Uçağı Projesi'nde seçilen nakliye uçağının düşman saldırsına karşı savunma kabiliyetine sahip olması şartı aranıyor.

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'Nusret-2017 Davet Tatbikatı' sona erdi

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'Nusret-2017 Davet Tatbikatı' sona erdi: "NATO ve Türkiye'den Deniz ve Hava Kuvvetleri ile Sahil Güvenlik Komutanlığı bünyesindeki yüzer ve uçar birliklerle çeşitli ülkelerden gözlemcilerin katıldığı tatbikat sona erdi.

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MPs Told The UK Defence Industry's Future Is "Uncertain"

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MPs Told The UK Defence Industry's Future Is "Uncertain": "The Government's being urged to invest in the UK defence industry to save jobs at BAE Systems.

Union leaders are describing the expected loss of nearly two-thousand posts nationwide as "devastating and short-sighted".

Appearing before the Commons Defence Select Committee, leaders of Unite said the company is failing to invest in its people while profiting from the taxpayer."



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Pakistan offers Azerbaijan, Turkey to create joint military-industrial complex [UPDATE]

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Pakistan offers Azerbaijan, Turkey to create joint military-industrial complex [UPDATE]: "Pakistan, Azerbaijan and Turkey can establish a joint military-industrial complex, Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif said.

Pakistan's foreign minister made the remarks at a joint press conference with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Baku on November 30.

In his turn, Mammadyarov said that Azerbaijan, Pakistan and Turkey closely cooperate in the defense industry in a bilateral format and stressed the need for a tripartite format of cooperation in that sphere.

"We can establish joint ventures for the production of defense products and develop cooperation in this sphere in a trilateral format," Mammadyarov added.

Meanwhile, Cavusoglu stressed that the sides have the potential to strengthen cooperation in defense industry.

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Lockheed Martin's Autonomous Mobility Applique System Logged Over 55,000 Testing Miles During Recent US Army Extended Warfighter Experiment | CleanTechnica

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Lockheed Martin's Autonomous Mobility Applique System Logged Over 55,000 Testing Miles During Recent US Army Extended Warfighter Experiment | CleanTechnica: "The Autonomous Mobility Applique System system developed by Lockheed Martin — an applique kit composed of sensors, controls, and actuators that can be installed on essentially any military tactical wheeled vehicle, thus providing a variety of semi autonomous driving features to users — logged over 55,000 real-world testing miles during the recent US Army Extended Warfighter Experiment that took place in Texas and Missouri.

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NSA, Army Breach Exposed 100GB of Highly Classified Data - ExtremeTech

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NSA, Army Breach Exposed 100GB of Highly Classified Data - ExtremeTech: "Of all the various branches of government, none rely on trust more than intelligence agencies. The military scarcely makes a habit of broadcasting its troop movements or deployments on the front page of the newspaper. But Congress — a civilian government — has the power to call various military leaders to testify and to investigate reports of malfeasance.

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NunatsiaqOnline 2017-11-29: NEWS: Canadian military seeks underwater sensors for Arctic surveillance

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NunatsiaqOnline 2017-11-29: NEWS: Canadian military seeks underwater sensors for Arctic surveillance: "Proposed sonar would be "orders of magnitude" less noisy than U.S Navy system blamed for beaching whales

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GuardKnox CEO Moshe Shlisel applies military experience to stop ...

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Facial Recognition Market 2017 by Component, Technology, Use ...

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Amazon Drone Would Dismantle itself in Sky - UAS VISION

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Amazon Drone Would Dismantle itself in Sky - UAS VISION: "A troubled Amazon delivery drone sheds parts in a patented procedure (U.S.
Patent and Trademark Office)

Amazon has just received a patent outlining a possible plan for “directed fragmentation for unmanned airborne vehicles” used in deliveries.

“The use of UAVs is accompanied by the need for new solutions to various problems, such as service disruptions due to unsuitable weather conditions, equipment malfunctions, and other problems,” said the text of the patent, which the Seattle firm applied for in June 2016 and received Tuesday."



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Russian Tu-22M3 bombers hit IS targets in Syria

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Citizen-Warrior of month: Vermont cyber-security expert

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Army, MoD look to shut down “high-tech soldier” programme - Indian Defence Research Wing

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Army, MoD look to shut down “high-tech soldier” programme - Indian Defence Research Wing:

In a blow to the oft-stated plan to build indigenous defence systems through the “Make” category of procurement, the army wants to shut down the Rs 5,000 crore Battlefield Management System (BMS) project. This ambitious plan to network the army’s combat units will digitally interlink fighting soldiers, providing them a common tactical picture in the battlefields of the future. 

idrw.org .Read more at India No 1 Defence News Website http://idrw.org/army-mod-look-to-shut-down-high-tech-soldier-programme/ .

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No Money for New B-52 Engines Til 2020 | RealClearDefense

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No Money for New B-52 Engines Til 2020 | RealClearDefense: "WASHINGTON: Gen. Robin Rand, the Air Force bomber and missile boss, really wants new jet engines for his aging B-52s. The service has invited interested companies to a two-day information session in December and Boeing and Rolls-Royce are already publicly campaigning for the contract. But, Rand told reporters at the Association of Old Crows conference here, the project won't be funded before the 2020 budget at best.

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Military-Grade Killer Drones Hitting the Market | RealClearDefense

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Military-Grade Killer Drones Hitting the Market | RealClearDefense: "The recent explosion of the consumer drone market has had far-reaching effects, the deadliest being their adaptation to weapons of war. Now, military-grade killer drones operable by a crew of one or two and capable of carrying precision-guided microbombs are starting to make their way into the global defense market. One of the first is Velvet Wasp, the drone that can carry anything from bombs to first aid supplies.

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The Russian Army Is Inflating Giant Dummy Tanks | War Is Boring

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The Russian Army Is Inflating Giant Dummy Tanks | War Is Boring: "Before the Allied invasion of Normandy in World War II, the American and British armies constructed armies of dummy tanks and landing craft in the south of England to confuse the German high command of their intent. Imagine a Sherman tank in the form of a bouncy castle — ridiculous up close but enough to fool a fighter pilot in the air.

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Russia creates a new high-power artillery battalion | Defence Blog

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Russia creates a new high-power artillery battalion | Defence Blog: "In Russia created a new high-power artillery battalion with 2S4 Tyulpan self-propelled mortars in service.

On 1 December, in the artillery brigade of the 2nd combined arms army stationed in the Orenburg region, the first alignment of the new battalion’s personnel took place and a solemn transfer to them of the new vehicles received by the state defenсe order.

“Today we handed over 8 heavy self-propelled mortars 2S4 Tyulpan to the personnel of the artillery battalion during the official ceremony,” Major General Roman Berdnikov said.

Also, Roman Berdnikov noted that the appearance of such an artillery battalion will greatly enhance combat capabilities."



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Next-Gen A-330 AWACS being developed by DRDO to have mid-air refuelling capability - Defense News

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Next-Gen A-330 AWACS being developed by DRDO to have mid-air refuelling capability - Defense News: "The next-generation airborne early warning and control system (AWACS), with a 360-degree scan being developed by the DRDO, would also double up as an air-to-air refueller following a request by the Indian Air Force (IAF), according to a top DRDO official.

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