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Marines Use 3-D Printer to Make Replacement Part for F-35 Fighter

April 19, 2018 10:15 am defense.gov
Marines Use 3-D Printer to Make Replacement Part for F-35 Fighter

April 19, 2018 News By Marine Corps Cpl. Stormy Mendez  |  Contact Author 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit PACIFIC OCEAN -- Marines with Combat Logistic Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, are now capable of “‘‘additive manufacturing,’“ also known as 3-D printing. Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 2 Daniel Rodriguez, a…

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China's Worst Nightmare: Imagine If Taiwan Had Nuclear Weapons

April 19, 2018 9:15 am nationalinterest.org
China's Worst Nightmare: Imagine If Taiwan Had Nuclear Weapons

Another, far worse possibility is that Taiwan could have developed a larger, city-killing bomb. This could have been used to threaten Beijing directly, trading the destruction of one government for another, and would have been a more useful deterrent. Still, the 1,800-mile distance it would take to deliver a nuke…

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Yemeni rebels step up ‘flying bomb’ attacks

April 19, 2018 9:15 am janes.com
Yemeni rebels step up ‘flying bomb’ attacks

The Saudi-led coalition has confirmed that the Yemeni rebel group Ansar Allah (Houthis) has used unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) carrying explosives in at least three attempted attacks in a week. The specification sheet for the Qasef-1 as released in March 2017. (Al-Masirah TV) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces…

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DSA 2018: Azart showcases Ratnik combat radio

April 19, 2018 9:15 am janes.com
DSA 2018: Azart showcases Ratnik combat radio

The Azart R-187-P1E handheld combat radio shown at DSA 2018. (Giles Ebbutt)Russian communications firm Azart showcased its new R-187-P1E handheld combat radio at the Defence Services Asia (DSA) 2018 exhibition in Kuala Lumpur. The R-187-P1E is a multimode voice and data dual band V/UHF radio operating in the 27-520 MHz…

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Face of Defense: Army Helicopter Mechanic Earns Officer Scholarship

April 19, 2018 9:15 am defense.gov
Face of Defense: Army Helicopter Mechanic Earns Officer Scholarship

April 19, 2018 News By Army Sgt. Maricris C. McLane  |  Contact Author 16th Combat Aviation Brigade JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- In 2010, the most destructive earthquake in Haiti’s history struck the Caribbean island, killing more than 100,000 people and leaving about 1.5 million others homeless. Army Spc. Carl…

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China and Xi Jinping Sent a Message to Taiwan (but Did Taipei Hear It?)

April 19, 2018 8:15 am nationalinterest.org
China and Xi Jinping Sent a Message to Taiwan (but Did Taipei Hear It?)

The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) wrapped up live-fire war games in the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday evening, aimed at sending a message to Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen – that the Chinese military is a force to be reckoned with if she pushes her pro-independence agenda. Unfortunately, that message may have…

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Naples mayor: US submarine used in Syria missile attacks unwelcome in port

April 19, 2018 8:00 am stripes.com
Naples mayor: US submarine used in Syria missile attacks unwelcome in port

NAPLES, Italy — The mayor of Naples said a nuclear-powered submarine that took part in missile strikes against suspected Syrian chemical weapons sites should not have cruised through waters near the city, but Italian military officials said he has no jurisdiction over the matter. The Virginia-class submarine USS John Warner…

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New Army Europe top NCO looks to leverage experience at ‘critically important’ time

April 19, 2018 8:00 am stripes.com
New Army Europe top NCO looks to leverage experience at ‘critically important’ time

WIESBADEN, Germany — U.S. Army Europe’s new top enlisted leader is bringing his special operations experience with him to Germany for a posting where integrating U.S. forces with allies is high on the Army’s agenda. Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Abernethy, who assumed responsibility Thursday at USAREUR headquarters in Wiesbaden, served…

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Why Russia's Nuclear War Tank Was a Total Failure

April 19, 2018 7:15 am nationalinterest.org
Why Russia's Nuclear War Tank Was a Total Failure

In reality, classic heavy tanks stopped making sense by the mid-1950s. Speedy, maneuverable and reliable tanks — with new high-powered guns — would win the wars of the future. Devastating guided missiles capable of punching through heavy armor had also begun entering service. Khrushchev, who loved missiles, had enough of the Soviet army’s penchant…

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The Best (and Most Deadly) Military Rifles, Revolvers and Bullets on the Planet

April 19, 2018 7:15 am nationalinterest.org
The Best (and Most Deadly) Military Rifles, Revolvers and Bullets on the Planet

The standard weapon of the Russian Ground Forces is the AK-74M. Developed in the 1970s as a replacement for the iconic AK-47, the main difference between the two weapons was the use of smaller, lighter 5.45-millimeter ammunition. The weapon, equipped with a thirty-round magazine, saw extensive use in the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan…

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Job Opening: Assistant Editor

April 19, 2018 7:15 am nationalinterest.org
Job Opening: Assistant Editor

The National Interest is seeking a detail-oriented, creative, results-driven individual to serve as an assistant editor. This fast-paced position requires working closely with the editor. Pluses are: • experience with the Chicago Manual of Style • InDesign and Photoshop proficiency • experience with web design and Drupal • familiarity with TNI’s work and the national-security…

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Report to Congress on Littoral Combat Ship Program

April 19, 2018 7:01 am news.usni.org
Report to Congress on Littoral Combat Ship Program

The following is the April 5, 2018 Congressional Research Service report, Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Program: Background and Issues for Congress. From the Report: The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) is a relatively inexpensive surface combatant equipped with modular mission packages. Navy plans call for procuring a total of 32 LCSs.…

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100 years ago, WWI’s ‘Red Baron’ met defeat

April 19, 2018 6:15 am stripes.com
100 years ago, WWI’s ‘Red Baron’ met defeat

Saturday marks the anniversary of the death of the World War I flying ace known as the “Red Baron,” a man who earned fame in Germany and respect even among his enemies. April 21, 1918 was a sunny Sunday at the Western Front in France. Hugging Moritz, his huge German…

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Trump’s threat to walk away from summit with N. Korea tempers growing optimism

April 19, 2018 6:15 am stripes.com
Trump’s threat to walk away from summit with N. Korea tempers growing optimism

SEOUL, South Korea – President Donald Trump threatened to walk away from the summit with North Korea if the talks aren’t “fruitful,” underscoring the fragile nature of a burst of diplomacy aimed at ridding the communist state of its nuclear weapons. His comments tempered growing optimism as U.S. and South…

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Defexpo 2018: Kalyani Group showcases Bharat 52 towed gun

April 19, 2018 6:15 am janes.com
Defexpo 2018: Kalyani Group showcases Bharat 52 towed gun

India’s Kalyani Group is highlighting its Bharat 52 155 mm/52 calibre towed gun at the Defexpo 2018 exhibition being held in Chennai. The indigenously developed weapon is manufactured by the company’s Bharat Forge Limited subsidiary and is based on the requirements of the Indian Army. It completed mobility trials at…

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‘Significant progress’ made on 7th Fleet’s manning issues, Navy official says

April 19, 2018 5:31 am stripes.com
‘Significant progress’ made on 7th Fleet’s manning issues, Navy official says

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — The head of the Navy’s Surface Forces says the service is solving manning shortages that have plagued the 7th fleet, which experienced a pair of deadly collisions last year. Undermanned ships were cited among the factors that led to the deaths of 17 sailors aboard…

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Here Is How China Could Crush America in a Naval War

April 19, 2018 5:15 am nationalinterest.org
Here Is How China Could Crush America in a Naval War

While Kraska’s article certainly introduced this issue to a much broader audience, America’s armed forces had been aware of the problem for some time. Over the last ten years (or possibly more), the U.S. military has been working to ensure that various types of anti-access technologies—not just the much-discussed DF-21D…

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