July 2019

French air power on display at Paris Air Show

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Esper visits NATO

[ad_1] In his first week on the job, acting Secretary of Defense Mark Esper attended a NATO defense ministerial event and spoke out about Russia. [ad_2] Source link

Are war fighters closer to AI-enhanced situational awareness?

[ad_1] A new update to the Link 16 situational awareness network uses direct connections to prioritize data for the war fighter and paves the way for artificial intelligence to be integrated into the system. The Link 16 network is a tactical situational awareness network that provides friend and foe locations to the user, giving the war fighter the information they need to operate effectively on the battlefield. The Link 16… Read More »Are war fighters closer to AI-enhanced situational awareness?

Littoral Combat Ship Montgomery deploys to the Pacific

[ad_1] According to a news release issued by the Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific (CLWP), the USS Montgomery arrived in Davao City, Philippines last Saturday for a port visit as part of her first deployment. Commander Edward A. Rosso, the Montgomery’s commanding officer (Blue Crew), said it is an honor to have the opportunity to visit one of the U.S.’s longest-standing allies in the Indo-Pacific region. “My crew and I… Read More »Littoral Combat Ship Montgomery deploys to the Pacific

Rheinmetall, BAE consummate armored-vehicles joint venture

[ad_1] LONDON and COLOGNE, Germany – Rheinmetall and BAE Systems today launched their UK-based military vehicles joint venture, after British authorities approved the deal in mid-June, the companies announced. The new outfit is named RBSL, short for Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land, and headquartered in Telford, West Midlands. Peter Hardisty, formerly of Rheinmetall UK, is the company’s managing director. The joint venture sets out to “play a major role” in manufacturing… Read More »Rheinmetall, BAE consummate armored-vehicles joint venture

Karem, Northrop, Raytheon forge team for Army’s future attack recon helo competition

[ad_1] Karem was one of five companies awarded a prototyping development contract in April. While details are scant as to how each company will contribute to the overall design that is due in January or February next year, but, according to the statement, the three companies together “will apply decades of combined knowledge, skills and abilities to bring the best of vehicle and systems technologies and processes to the first… Read More »Karem, Northrop, Raytheon forge team for Army’s future attack recon helo competition

Bombs bursting everywhere: PODCAST

[ad_1] Defense Nerds podcast for July 1, 2019: Senate NDAA, Iran tensions, Democratic primary debate #1, July 4th controversies. [ad_2] Source link