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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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SİHA'lara yeni yerli mühimmat

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Güvenlik güçlerinin operasyonel kabiliyetini önemli ölçüde güçlendiren silahlı insansız hava araçlarının (SİHA) mühimmat çeşitliliği yeni yerli mühimmatla artacak.
Sanayi ve Teknoloji Bakanı Mustafa Varank, Lazer Güdümlü Minyatür İHA Mühimmatı Bozok ve JSF/F-35 Uyumlu Stand-Off Mühimmatı SOM-J'nin son testlerine ilişkin sosyal medya hesabından bilgi verdi.
Varank, yaptığı paylaşımda, "TÜBİTAK tarafından geliştirilen Savunma Sanayii Başkanlığımızın projeleri Hassas Güdümlü Akıllı Seyir Füzesi SOM-J ve Lazer Güdümlü Minyatür İHA Füzesi Bozok'un yapılan ilk testleri başarıyla tamamlandı. Hayırlı olsun." ifadesini kullandı.
SİHA'lara üçüncü yerli mühimmat
TÜBİTAK SAGE'nin öz kaynaklarıyla SİHA'lar için geliştirdiği Bozok mühimmatına ilişkin Bayraktar TB2 araçlarını üreten Baykar ile bir süredir çalışmalar yürütülüyor. Bozok ile yapılan uçuş testlerinin ardından ilk kez atış testi gerçekleştirildi. Bayraktar TB2 ile Saros Körfezi'nde yapılan Bozok atışınd…
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SOFEX 2018 KADDB armoured vehicles and artillery systems Jordan defense industry

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As Official Online Show Daily News and Web TV for SOFEX 2018 Special Operations Forces Exhibition & Conference, Army Recognition editorial team with its online Defense and Security Web TV new channel focused to the Jordanian defense industry with a full video coverage about the KADDB (King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau) booth at SOFEX 2018. Summary of this video: 00:26 Al-Wahsh 4x4 armoured vehicle on TATRA chassis SATANG 4569 Level 2 protection 01:42 Al-Washaq 4x4 armored vehicle air defense turret with twin 12.7mm heavy machine gun 02:28 Al-Washaq 4x4 armoredvehicle in Internal Security or Police version 03:13 Al-Jawad Mark 4 4x4 armoured vehicle for police units or APC 04:31 Al-Wahsh ISV Internal Security vehicle intelligence command post 06:17 RUM II 155 wheeled self-propelled hwoitzer based on DAF truck chassis 08:17 Al-Wahsh wheeled self-propelled howitzer with American-made M102 light-towed gun 105mm 


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ÖZEL KUVVETLERİN GÜNDÜZ VE GECE PARAŞÜTLE ATLAYIŞLARI

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Özel Kuvvetler Komutanlığının Eskişehir/Sivrihisar’da gece ve gündüz tam teçhizatlı paraşütle atlayış eğitimleri... 

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New Details About the F-15X That Boeing is Pitching the US Air Force

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Airman 1st Class Aaron J. Jenne AA Font size + Print The proposed F-15X will have a one-person cockpit, not the pilot-and-weaponeer team in these F-15E Strike Eagles. The new F-15 combat aircraft that Boeing is pitching to the U.S. Air Force would have a single-seat cockpit and a host of new weapons, including anti-ship missiles, Defense One has learned.
If the Air Force bites, the so-called F-15X would be the Pentagon’s first new Eagles since a 2002 purchase of the air-to-ground variant known as the F-15E Strike Eagle. But various allies have purchased newer variants of the Cold War air-superiority fighter, as recently as last year. The X version would largely resemble the ones Qatar ordered in 2017, tuned up with the latest technology for the new era of great-power competition envisioned in the Pentagon’s National Defense Strategy, according to people with knowledge of the plane’s development.
Boeing officials declined to comment.
The Air Force and Boeing have been talking about how ne…
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Chinese military creates AI submarines to challenge ‘strategic advantage’

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INQUIRER.net stock photo China is developing autonomous robotic submarines that will challenge the supposed post-World War II advantageous positions established by Western naval powers in strategic waters, including South China Sea and western Pacific Ocean.“Yes, we are doing it,” Lin Yang, marine technology equipment director at the Shenyang Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences confirmed, as reported by South China Morning Post last Sunday, July 22. The institute, located in Liaoning province, is home to underwater robots production of the Chinese military.The project is part of China’s plan to boost its naval prowess with the help of artificial intelligence (AI) technology. Lin described the “Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicles” (XLUUVs) development as a “countermeasure” against similar developments being made by the United States.The U.S. military struck a deal with Lockheed Martin and Boeing last year for two prototype XLUUVs by 2020. The U.S. navy will choose b…
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Italy awards first Centauro II contract

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The Italian Ministry of Defence has signed a EUR159 million (USD186 million) contract with the Iveco-Oto Melara consortium (CIO) for first 10 Centauro II fire-support vehicles. CIO unveiled its new Centauro II fire-support vehicle at Eurosatory 2016.Photo by: IHS Markit/Nick de Larrinaga CIO stated in a 24 July press release that the contract covers the first tranche of 136 Centauro IIs that will be ordered by the Italian Army and includes spares and logistics support for the 10 vehicles. Under the terms of the contract, Iveco Defence Vehicles is responsible for the vehicles’ automotive components and hulls, its part being worth EUR65 million. Leonardo, which subsumed Oto-Melara in 2015, is responsible for the armament, mission systems, and final integration of the turret on the hulls: a share worth EUR92 million. janes.com
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Next-generation submarines to stay 'invisible’ for enemy radars

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Future submarines will be made of materials allowing subs to stay invisible for enemy radars, Scientific Head of the Krylov State Research Center Valery Polovinkin told TASS on Thursday on the eve of Russia’s Navy Day. According to the scientist, the submarines’ sheathing will be made of the so-called meta-materials that will be able both to trace impacts and resist them. "If the submarine’s sheathing is made of this material, any locator or acoustic signal will simply skirt it, spreading farther. Physically, such an invincible submarine can be developed," the expert said. The submarines’ dimensions will be gradually decreasing and their division into strategic and multipurpose ships will become notional. "The submarine’s affiliation with a particular class will be determined by the weapons mounted on it at the current moment. As weapons are improved, this difference will gradually disappear," he noted. Meta-materials are composite materials specially structured t…
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Chinese theft continues in cyberspace as new threats emerge, U.S. intelligence officials warn

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Chinese military personnel participate in a ceremony June 30 in Hong Kong.Photo by: Anthony Kwan/Getty Images China continues to steal intellectual property and trade secrets from U.S. companies for its own economic advancement and the development of its military but “at lower volumes” since the two countries forged an agreement in 2015 meant to curb the practice, according to a report published Thursday by American intelligence agencies.
The assessment, which also incorporates the findings of private sector security experts, comes amid roiling trade tension between the U.S. and China that has spawned dueling tariffs on billions of dollars worth of goods. It is unlikely to quell concerns from the White House that China continues to pose a significant threat to American companies.
[The U.S.-China trade war has begun. Here’s how things got to this point.]The report shows that China mounts a multifaceted approach to stealing secrets, which include computer software source codes, chemical …
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Dirty Little Secret: How China Built Its Military Might

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The People’s Republic of China is forcefully denying that it steals dual-use technologies and intellectual properties from other countries such as the United States to advance its military capabilities. Beijing is also denying that it poses a nuclear proliferation threat around the world.Responding to U.S. assistant secretary of state for international security and nonproliferationChristopher Ford’s statements accusing China of illicitly obtaining advanced American technologies through means such as civil nuclear cooperation for military purposes, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying forcefully denied the allegations.
“The accusation against China by the U.S. official is entirely groundless and irresponsible,” Hua said during apress conference on July 19 in Beijing. “We firmly oppose that.”
Ford—speaking at a Center for Strategic and International Studiesevent in Los Alamos, New Mexico, on July 11, 2018 —said that China is actively breaking down barriers internally between…
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Army Arms Bradleys With Heat-Seeking, Drone-Killing Stinger Missiles

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The Army is arming Bradley Fighting Vehicles with heat-seeking Stinger air defense missiles to give the infantry carriers an improved ability to track and destroy enemy air threats such as drones, helicopters and low-flying aircraft. Most current Bradleys are armed with TOW anti-tank missiles, a land weapon predominantly used for attacking enemy armored vehicles, bunkers or troop formations. Adding Stinger missiles will increase the attack envelope for the vehicles and potentially better enable them to protect maneuvering infantry and mechanized forces in combat. “As directed by the Chief of Staff of the Army, the Army is conducting a proof of principle to incorporate Man Portable Air Defense Systems back into the Armored Brigade Combat Teams by modifying two dozen Bradleys to carry Stinger Missiles in lieu of TOW Missiles,” Ashley Givens, spokeswoman for Program Executive Officer, Ground Combat Systems, told Warrior Maven. As anti-armor weapons, TOW missiles are not typically used t…
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Computing modules with Intel Xeon for mission-critical embedded computing introduced by Mercury

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Mercury Systems Inc. in Andover, Mass., is introducing the XR6 RES HD computing modules with the newest Intel Xeon Scalable processors and three additional storage, PCI Express expansion, and managed switch modules for mission-criticalembedded computing applications.
The XR6 RES HD modules make the most of performance with commercial-off-the -shelf (COTS) components and plug into three scalable and extendible RES HD chassis.
"Mercury's RES HD servers were designed to reduce the overall costs associated with technology upgrades, logistics, life cycle management, and total cost of ownership," says Michael Schneider, vice president of Mercury's Trusted Mission Solutions group (formerly Themis Computer).
Each compute, storage, and PCI Express expansion module embeds two Intel Xeon Scalable processors with as many as 20 cores per socket and 2666 MHz DDR4 ECC memory that deliver hardware-enhanced security in the same small footprint. A 3U server could be configured to delive…
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DARPA Chooses Teams for $1.5 Billion Electronics Initiative

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has chosen a multitude of industry and academic teams to work on six programs under its lucrative Electronics Resurgence Initiative that includes upwards of $1.5 billion in funding over five years, an official announced.
The initiative — which was revealed last year — is meant to jumpstart innovation in the electronics industry. The technology underpins some of the Defense Department’s top technology focus areas including quantum computing, artificial intelligence, advanced manufacturing, space and biotechnology, Pentagon officials have said.
The effort comes at a time when the cost of doing business in the sector is skyrocketing and foreign countries are making greater investments, said Bill Chappell, director of DARPA’s microsystems technology office.
“We are at this really interesting point in time and DARPA decided that … we would have an increased concentration on the basics of electronics and the basics of semiconductors,” he told repo…
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No GPS? No problem, there are increasingly more options

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Ken Gabriel, CEO of Draper Labs: “There will not be a single substitute. There will be a need for multiple solutions all operating at the same time.” WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is spending tens of billions of dollars on a new constellation of more secure GPS satellites and a stronger anti-jam signal in anticipation of a future conflict where adversaries will try to disrupt access to this critical global navigation system. But even as the military is counting on a modernized GPS to be more resilient to electronic attacks, it is eyeing alternative means to get vital positioning, navigation and timing data, just in the event that GPS is denied. “People don’t realize how weak the signal is,” said Kaigham “Ken” Gabriel, president and CEO of Draper Laboratories, a non-profit research and development firm with U.S. military and NASA contracts. Draper has worked for decades on alternative technologies to GPS but the Pentagon only in recent years has expressed interest in exploring them amid w…
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F-35 Transfers to Turkey Held Back Under U.S. Defense Measure

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Transfers to Turkey of Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-35 would be barred temporarily under a compromise defense policy measure agreed to on Monday, according to House and Senate aides. Turkish receipt of the fighter jets would be held back until the Pentagon submitted an assessment within 90 days of the measure’s enactment on U.S.-Turkish relations, the impact of Turkey’s planned acquisition of Russia’s advanced S-400 missile defense system and the ramifications for the U.S. industrial base if Turkey is dropped from the international F-35 program. The move, reflecting the tensions in U.S.-Turkish relations, is part of a $717 billion defense policy bill (H.R. 5515) for fiscal 2019 crafted by congressional negotiators that awaits final approval in the House and Senate. The measure also would hold back some funds for Defense Department cloud activities, reflecting the controversy over a winner-take-all cloud contract that competitors say would favor Amazon.com Inc. Defense Secretary Jim Matt…
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Army Reserve's Ready Force X Units Train to Deploy on Short Notice

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U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 900th Quartermaster Company, headquartered in El Paso, Texas, complete a convoy during CSTX 91-18-01, July 10, 2018, at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif.Photo by: Photo: U.S. Army U.S. Army Reserve soldiers recently participated in a short-notice training exercise as part of its role as a Ready Force X unit. "Our mission is to support fuel operations for about 10,000 soldiers," 1st Lt. Maria Olmos-Abraca, executive officer of the 900th Quartermaster Company, headquartered in El Paso, said in a July 23 Army press release. "It's a lot on my soldiers, but I know they can do it because I've seen them do it before." Soldiers from the 900th deployed to Fort Hunter Liggett, California, to take part in the combat support training exercise. It's been nearly two years since the Army Reserve chief, Lt. Gen. Charles Luckey, announced his plan to create Ready Force X, a special group of Reserve component units tasked with being ready t…
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