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Boeing Touts Block III Super Hornet's Better Range, Improved Digital Connectivity to Fleet

May 23, 2018 6:58 pm news.usni.org
Boeing Touts Block III Super Hornet's Better Range, Improved Digital Connectivity to Fleet

ARLINGTON, Va. — They will be a little bit stealthier, pack a more powerful punch, fly with increased stamina and carry a more robust communication and targeting systems. That’s how Boeing officials talked up the benefits of the Block III F/A-18E/F Super Hornets as they prepare to start rolling off…

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Air War: Russia's Deadly Su-57 vs. China's Stealth J-20 Fighter (Who Wins?)

May 23, 2018 5:15 pm nationalinterest.org
Air War: Russia's Deadly Su-57 vs. China's Stealth J-20 Fighter (Who Wins?)

Russia and China are both developing next-generation fifth-generation fighters as they struggle to challenge American dominance of the international system. However, the two great powers are taking somewhat differing approaches to developing these new next generation machines. Those differences are driven by a number of factors including threat perceptions and…

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Congress approves sweeping VA reforms to increase private care, expand caregiver benefits

May 23, 2018 5:15 pm stripes.com
Congress approves sweeping VA reforms to increase private care, expand caregiver benefits

WASHINGTON – The Senate easily approved extensive reforms to the Department of Veterans Affairs on Wednesday, extending benefits to more veteran caregivers, averting a funding crisis and increasing veterans’ access to private-sector health care. After contentious negotiations that spanned more than a year, senators voted 92-5 to pass the VA…

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China Is Waging Namefare against Taiwan

May 23, 2018 4:29 pm nationalinterest.org
China Is Waging Namefare against Taiwan

What’s in a name? Apparently quite a lot if you live in Abkhazia, Israel, Kosovo, Northern Cyprus, or South Ossetia. The same is true for the Republic of China (also known as Taiwan), whose name and status has remained in contention since its founding in 1912. The Republic of China…

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Mattis Welcomes 983 New Lieutenants Into Air Force

May 23, 2018 1:15 pm defense.gov
Mattis Welcomes 983 New Lieutenants Into Air Force

May 23, 2018 News By Jim Garamone  |  Contact Author DoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told the 983 graduating cadets from the U.S. Air Force Academy that now their missions commence and he expects them to follow in the footsteps of giants. Mattis…

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Hawaii Guard Aids Evacuations During Volcano Eruptions

May 23, 2018 12:15 pm defense.gov
Hawaii Guard Aids Evacuations During Volcano Eruptions

May 23, 2018 News By Gary Sheftick  |  Contact Author Army News Service WASHINGTON -- Joint Task Force 5-0 in Hawaii is helping authorities handle evacuations, provide security and monitor air quality as Mount Kilauea spews out clouds of toxic gas and lava destroys homes in its path. About 2,000…

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Step Aboard Nazi Germany's Super Submarine (Which Was the Ultimate Paper Tiger)

May 23, 2018 11:15 am nationalinterest.org
Step Aboard Nazi Germany's Super Submarine (Which Was the Ultimate Paper Tiger)

To put it simply, it wasn’t a war-winning weapon. Worse for Germany, it didn’t really do anything … and arguably hastened the Third Reich’s defeat. For one, the submarines—only two were ever operational—suffered from several technical problems that forced engineers to work overtime to resolve. The hydraulic torpedo loading systems…

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FLIR Systems' Ray on Ranger Radars, Black Hornet Micro UAV, R&D, Investment

May 23, 2018 11:04 am defaeroreport.com
FLIR Systems' Ray on Ranger Radars, Black Hornet Micro UAV, R&D, Investment

David Ray, president of FLIR Systems’ government and defense business unit, discusses the company’s Ranger family of radars and ultra-light Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance System, his research and development priorities, strategic investment and much more in a wide-ranging, May 22, 2018, interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian…

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Nigeria's Dangote, Africa's Richest Person, Became Rich at Home

May 23, 2018 9:15 am cfr.org
Nigeria's Dangote, Africa's Richest Person, Became Rich at Home

from Africa in Transition Chief Executive of Dangote Industries Limited Aliko Dangote speaks at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum in New York City, U.S., September 20, 2017. Brendan McDermid/Reuters Blog Post by John Campbell May 23, 2018 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print PDF Chief Executive of Dangote Industries Limited Aliko…

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Upgrades alone won't preserve technological edge, says USSOCOM chief

May 23, 2018 9:15 am janes.com
Upgrades alone won't preserve technological edge, says USSOCOM chief

The head of the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has warned that upgrades to legacy technologies currently in service with US special operations forces (SOF) will not be enough to maintain the tactical advantage over adversaries in future operations. Addressing delegates at the annual SOF Industry Conference (SOFIC) in Tampa,…

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