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  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by ppp
    +7 +1

    Romania looks to buy 20 more F-16s

    Romania is looking to increase the size of its fighter fleet after the government decided to apportion 2% of GDP for defence in 2017. The Parliament and Supreme Defence Council (CSAT) have approved the decision. "My intention is to finalise this year the decision to have another 20 F-16 fighters. The Romanian Air Force has nine now and there will be 12 by the end of the year, but we need more to strengthen our air force capability. As a matter of principle Romania intends to buy these 20 F-16 fighters from the United States.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by capoti
    +14 +1

    A US ally shot down a $200 drone with a $3 million Patriot missile

    Earlier this week, General David Perkins, the commander of the US Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) spoke at the Association of the US Army’s Global Force symposium, where he discussed the threats that the US military would begin to face in the coming years. One notable example is how a US ally recently shot down a $200 consumer drone with a Patriot Missile.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by geoleo
    +29 +1

    Afghan government: 'Mother of All Bombs' kills 36 ISIS fighters, no civilian casualties

    The attack on a tunnel complex in remote eastern Afghanistan with the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military left 36 Islamic State group fighters dead and no civilian casualties, Afghanistan officials said Friday. The Ministry of Defense said in a statement that several ISIS-Khorasan caves and ammunition caches were destroyed by the giant bomb, which terrified villagers on both sides of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border with its "earsplitting blast."

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by junglman
    +24 +1

    US F-35 fighter jets arrive in Europe for the first time

    A fleet of F-35 stealth fighter jets has arrived in Europe from the United States as part of a planned NATO exercise aimed at “deterring” Russia. The F-35A Lightning II jets landed at Royal Air Force Base in Lakenheath, England Saturday, having made the journey from Hill Air Force Base, Utah. “The forward presence of F-35s support my priority of having ready and postured forces here in Europe,” said NATO’s supreme allied commander for Europe General Curtis M. Scaparrotti in an official statement.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by geoleo
    +24 +1

    Can we design machines to make ethical decisions?

    When is it ethical to hand our decisions over to machines? And when is external automation a step too far?

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by aj0690
    +1 +1

    US Railgun is being test fired a few times per hour now and by the end of the year at 10 shots per minute

    The US Navy railgun program is making great technical progress according to the Office of Naval Research program manager Tom Boucher. The Navy is now working towards installing railguns at permanent land-based test sites which would provide more and better data for fewer dollars than an ad hoc installation aboard a repurposed fast transport.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by Apolatia
    +17 +1

    US plans first test of ICBM intercept, with N. Korea in mind

    Preparing for North Korea’s growing threat, the Pentagon will try to shoot down an intercontinental-range missile for the first time in a test next week. The goal is to more closely simulate a North Korean ICBM aimed at the US homeland, officials said Friday

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by drunkenninja
    +18 +1

    US Navy tests its crazy electromagnetic railgun

    Watch as the Navy puts a high-tech railgun through its paces with a multi-shot salvos from the frightening weapon.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by zyery
    +12 +1

    North Korea now making missile-ready nuclear weapons, U.S. analysts say

    North Korea has successfully produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles, crossing a key threshold on the path to becoming a full-fledged nuclear power, U.S. intelligence officials have concluded in a confidential assessment.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by dynamite
    +14 +1

    Ukraine denies selling missile technology to North Korea

    Ukraine denied on Monday that it had ever supplied defense technology to North Korea, responding to an article in the New York Times that said North Korea may have purchased rocket engines from Ukrainian factory Yuzhmash. Concern that North Korea is close to achieving its goal of putting the mainland United States within range of a nuclear weapon has raised global tensions in recent weeks. The United States is a key backer of Ukraine.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by wildcard
    +14 +1

    U.S. responds to N. Korea with warplane maneuvers

    The United States on Thursday flew some of its most advanced warplanes over South Korea in a show of force against North Korea, after Pyongyang fired a midrange ballistic missile over Japan earlier this week, South Korea's military said. Two U.S. B-1B bombers and four F-35 fighters participated in training with South Korean F-15 fighter jets, an official from Seoul's Defense Ministry said.

  • Current Event
    10 months ago
    by aj0690
    +21 +1

    US Navy sends a 3rd aircraft carrier to the Pacific after it completes mission against ISIS

    The USS Nimitz aircraft carrier and its accompanying strike group of destroyers have left the Middle East, where they had launched airstrikes against ISIS, to back up US forces in the Pacific, the US Navy announced on Wednesday. The Navy says the Nimitz is heading to the Pacific on a previously scheduled visit, but it will be the third carrier in the region joining the USS Ronald Reagan, which stays in Japan year-round, and the USS Theodore Roosevelt, which is currently in the Pacific well east of Japan.

  • Current Event
    10 months ago
    by wildcard
    +19 +1

    N Korea nuclear threat 'accelerating'

    The threat of nuclear attack from North Korea is increasing, US Defence Secretary James Mattis said during a visit to South Korea. Mr Mattis warned it would face a "massive military response" if it used nuclear weapons. Separately, North Korea released a South Korean fishing boat which it said had been found in North Korean waters illegally. The crew of 10 were released on Friday evening, South Korean officials said.

  • Current Event
    9 months ago
    by ubthejudge
    +1 +1

    India fires world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile from Russian Su-30 fighter jet

    India has for the first time fired a BrahMos missile from a Sukhoi Su-30 plane, with the country’s Defense Ministry claiming the air-launch a success. The missile’s developer said it “can be a game changer for any air force in the world.” “The successful maiden test firing of [a] BrahMos air launched cruise missile (ALCM) from [a] Su-30MKI will significantly bolster the IAF’s air combat operations capability from stand-off ranges,” the Indian Defense Ministry said in a statement. A modified Su-30 fighter jet took off from Kalaikunda Airbase in West Bengal state and hit a decommissioned boat in the Bay of Bengal Wednesday.

  • Current Event
    9 months ago
    by ckshenn
    +9 +1

    Poland orders thousand Warmate “suicide drones”

    Polish Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz has signed a contract for delivery of Warmate drones to the Polish army. On 20 November Polish WB Group was awarded a PLN 100 million (USD20 million) contract for the supply of Warmate Micro Combat Unmanned Aircraft System to the Polish Army. According to the agreement signed with the armed forces, 100 sets of short-range combat unmanned aircraft systems will be delivered. Each set consists of 10 drones.

  • Current Event
    8 months ago
    by rexall
    +2 +1

    US officials say lethal weapons headed to Ukraine

    Ukraine will soon have more lethal American-made weapons to help it fight Russian-backed separatists. U.S. officials said Friday that the Trump administration approved a plan to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine, in a long-awaited move that deepens America's involvement in the military conflict and may further strain relations with Russia.

  • Current Event
    8 months ago
    by geoleo
    +19 +1

    US announces sanctions on North Korea missile makers

    The United States has announced sanctions on two North Korean officials behind their country’s ballistic missile program. The steps were the latest in a campaign aimed at forcing North Korea – which has defied years of multilateral and bilateral sanctions – to abandon a weapons program aimed at developing nuclear-tipped missiles capable of hitting the United States.

  • Current Event
    8 months ago
    by spacepopper
    +17 +1

    A Closer Look at U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense Systems

    On December 13, in a Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and US Naval Institute co-hosted Maritime Security Dialogue entitled “Ballistic Missile Defense: Evolving Threats and New Priorities,” Rear Admiral Jon Hill (Deputy Director of the Missile Defense Agency) discussed some of the most critical considerations regarding the United States’ ballistic missile defense systems (BMDS). Outlined below are some of the most noteworthy takeaways from the insightful conversation.

  • Current Event
    7 months ago
    by Dutusa
    +16 +1

    Letterkenny will rebuild Patriot missiles for the Netherlands

    Letterkenny's partnership with The Netherlands foreshadows more foreign military sales at the local installation. Patriot missiles are used in a dozen other countries.