July 2019

State clears $1.5 billion in arms sales for Egypt, South Korea and Canada

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — The U.S. State Department today cleared a trio of weapon sales for Egypt, South Korea and Canada, which could net American firms more than $1.5 billion in revenues. Announcements for the three deals were published online by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency. DSCA announcements are not final sales; if cleared by Congress, contract figures can change during future negotiations. The largest of the three agreements is with… Read More »State clears $1.5 billion in arms sales for Egypt, South Korea and Canada

Hyten denies sexual assault accusations, but new questions cloud his confirmation

[ad_1] Senior military officials and key Senate Republicans rallied around President Donald Trump’s pick for next Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Tuesday by flatly dismissing sexual assault allegations leveled against him by a former aide. Gen. John Hyten, the current head of U.S. Strategic Command, called the claims against him false and insisted that “nothing happened, ever” with Army Col. Kathryn Spletstoser, a senior member of… Read More »Hyten denies sexual assault accusations, but new questions cloud his confirmation

The next cybersecurity concern for NATO? Space

[ad_1] A new report warns that the cybersecurity vulnerabilities related to military space systems, specifically terminals and command-and-control systems, deserves renewed attention from NATO countries. The report, titled “Cybersecurity of NATO’s Spaced-based Strategic Assets,” was produced by Chatham House, which is part of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, a policy institute in London. The paper, by Beyza Unal, was released July 1. “There is an urgent need to study… Read More »The next cybersecurity concern for NATO? Space

A last chance for Turkey? There could still be time to fix the S-400 issue

[ad_1] Russian President Vladimir Putin is on the verge of a major diplomatic victory in his efforts to divide the NATO alliance. Delivery of the first elements of the Russian S-400 air defense system to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Washington’s correct decision to halt delivery of F-35 jets bound for Turkey in response may set off a chain of events that could even lead to Turkey’s withdrawal from… Read More »A last chance for Turkey? There could still be time to fix the S-400 issue

Money for nothing: PODCAST

[ad_1] “You’re wrong, your feelings are wrong, and your opinion is wrong.” On this week’s Defense Nerds Podcast, Military Times Deputy Editor Leo Shane and Defense News Capitol Hill Bureau Chief Joe Gould talk about the new two-year, $2.7 trillion budget deal that will give the Defense Department a 3 percent raise for fiscal 2020. Not surprisingly, not every lawmaker is happy. The hosts also look at the rush of… Read More »Money for nothing: PODCAST

The Defense News Top 100 revealed

[ad_1] About Jeff Martin Jeff is Defense News’s Associate Editor for Multimedia, coordinating multimedia coverage for the brand. He’s the host of Defense News Weekly, the premier television show covering the defense industry and U.S. military, airing on PBS and AFN worldwide.In addition, he produces the show and covers stories worldwide, across Defense News’s portfolio. [ad_2] Source link

Thailand approved to acquire Stryker infantry carriers

[ad_1] MELBOURNE, Australia — The U.S. State Department has approved a possible foreign military sale to Thailand of 60 Stryker infantry carrier vehicles, potentially making the southeast Asian kingdom the first non-U.S. user of the wheeled armored vehicle. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency issued a notification to Congress of this possible sale on July 26, 2019. It would also include equipment and support, with an estimated cost of $175 million.… Read More »Thailand approved to acquire Stryker infantry carriers

Esper takes over Pentagon

[ad_1] Arm Secretary Mark Esper is now secretary of Defense, the first confirmed leader of the department since James Mattis departed. [ad_2] Source link