June 2019

Trade deal with China or not, the US must bolster Taiwan’s defense

[ad_1] At the G-20 summit this week, Chinese President Xi Jinping may pressure U.S. President Donald Trump to halt a planned U.S. arms deal with Taiwan. Xi may even offer a tantalizing (but unreliable) concession on the trade dispute in return for concessions on Taiwan. Accepting such an offer would undermine U.S. national security and the democratic principles Americans support. Bullies tend to start fights they think they can win,… Read More »Trade deal with China or not, the US must bolster Taiwan’s defense

Amid budget talks, remember that America’s defense-industrial base is indispensable

[ad_1] As Congress takes up the annual defense budget, it is worth acknowledging the comfort and quality of life to which we are accustomed owes its legacy in no small part to the collaborative force of the greatest public-private partnership in American history: the defense-industrial base. Those who would downplay this partnership may not fully grasp the extent to which the U.S. has benefited immeasurably beyond its immediate national security… Read More »Amid budget talks, remember that America’s defense-industrial base is indispensable

Future Armored Vehicles Active Protection Systems USA conference to discuss Active Protection Systems for Army Aircraft

[ad_1] SMi reports: US Army Futures Command to discuss Active Protection Systems for Army Aircraft at Future Armored Vehicles Active Protection Systems USA conference in June SMi Group’s Future Armored Vehicles Active Protection Systems USA conference will commence on the 11th and 12th June 2019, at the Hilton Arlington, Virginia, USA. Future Armored Vehicles Active Protection Systems USA This year, experts from the most forward-thinking nations will discuss the latest… Read More »Future Armored Vehicles Active Protection Systems USA conference to discuss Active Protection Systems for Army Aircraft

Air Force pushes back on House lawmakers B-52 engine replacement concerns

[ad_1] Will Roper, the Air Force’s acquisition chief, lays out why the service is going about re-engining the B-52 in a specific way. LE BOURGET, France — The U.S. Air Force wants to sprint toward buying new engines for the venerable B-52 bomber as quickly as possible. But disagreements between the service and House lawmakers over the Air Force’s acquisition approach threaten to slow down the program. At issue is… Read More »Air Force pushes back on House lawmakers B-52 engine replacement concerns

Registration closes in less than 2 weeks for the Future Armoured Vehicles Central and Eastern Europe Conference

[ad_1] SMi Group Reports: SMi Group are delighted to be holding the 5th annual Future Armoured Vehicles Central and Eastern Europe Conference in Prague, Czech Republic on 20th and 21st May 2019. In less than 2 weeks’ time, the Future Armoured Vehicles Central and Eastern Europe Conference will convene in Prague. Due to limited seats in the venue, registration is closing soon. Future Armoured Vehicles Central and Eastern Europe Conference… Read More »Registration closes in less than 2 weeks for the Future Armoured Vehicles Central and Eastern Europe Conference

Deal to move defense bill lets 2020 candidates vote on Iran

[ad_1] WASHINGTON ― The Senate reached a bipartisan compromise Wednesday to let Democrats participating in the party’s first presidential primary debates in Miami this week vote on Iran, a Republican concession to clear the way for the massive 2020 National Defense Authorization Act. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced the framework for the deal Wednesday, ending a partisan standoff with Democrats who had threatened to deny McConnell the votes… Read More »Deal to move defense bill lets 2020 candidates vote on Iran

Belfast tech startup Liopa contracted to be part of UK government’s new behavioural analytics initiative

[ad_1] Will be working with the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) which funds innovative, exploitable ideas that could lead to a cost-effective advantage for UK armed forces and national security. 14 May, 2019, Belfast, UK: Liopa has been selected to take part in a new DASA initiative, which is investigating how behavioural analytics can improve understanding and measurement, help make confident and ethical predictions, and guide better judgements on interventions… Read More »Belfast tech startup Liopa contracted to be part of UK government’s new behavioural analytics initiative

Army awards key contracts to build virtual trainers

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — The Army has awarded several key contracts to build virtual trainers, which make up a critical part of the service’s developing Synthetic Training Environment (STE). Cole Engineering Services, Inc. (CESI) was selected from a pool of vendors with solutions for ground and air virtual trainers on June 28 to build a prototype of the Army’s Synthetic Training Environment’s Reconfigurable Virtual Collective Trainer (RVCT). The Army sifted through… Read More »Army awards key contracts to build virtual trainers

7 Briefings from Leading Vendors to be Delivered at the Future Soldier Technology USA Conference

[ad_1] SMi Reports: Seven high-level briefings from key industry suppliers will be presented at Future Soldier Technology USA 2019 taking place June 24th-25th. With increasing investment in soldier and marine assets throughout the US and across its allies, SMi are delighted to announce that Future Soldier Technology USA, convening in Arlington, Virginia, will boast seven high-level briefings from key industry suppliers, including: Black Diamond Advanced Technology, Glenair, Leonardo DRS, Secubit… Read More »7 Briefings from Leading Vendors to be Delivered at the Future Soldier Technology USA Conference

Senate shoots down attempt to curb Trump’s Iran war powers

[ad_1] WASHINGTON ― The Senate’s Republican majority defeated a war authorization measure Friday meant to bar President Donald Trump from launching a military strike against Iran without Congress’s permission. The 50-40 vote came after President Donald Trump said on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Japan that “there’s no rush” to ease tensions with Iran, which escalated since Iranian forces shot down an unmanned surveillance drone. “There’s… Read More »Senate shoots down attempt to curb Trump’s Iran war powers