September 2019

More than 100 military construction projects could be put on hold to free up funds for a US-Mexico border wall

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[ad_1] The Pentagon is prepared to fund 175 miles of border wall construction, Pentagon officials said Tuesday, using $3.6 billion in military construction funds that had been designated for 127 projects over the next year. Officials declined to release a full list of the affected projects until the Pentagon has finished notifying the lawmakers who oversee the districts where they are planned, but said that family housing, barracks or projects… Read More »More than 100 military construction projects could be put on hold to free up funds for a US-Mexico border wall

Russian satellite creeps up to Intelsat satellite

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[ad_1] A Russian satellite has sidled up to yet another satellite in geostationary orbit, reigniting concerns that it could be stealing data or could cause a collision. Since launching in September 2014, a Russian satellite known as Luch or Olymp has caused friction in the national security space community as it traverses across geostationary orbit. Geosynchronous satellites are separated into wide segments of space in order to avoid interference with… Read More »Russian satellite creeps up to Intelsat satellite

US lawmakers press Trump to release aid for Ukraine to fight Russia

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[ad_1] WASHINGTON ― A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers is pressuring the Trump administration to release $250 million in military aid to Ukraine. In a letter sent Tuesday to acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, the leaders of the Senate’s bipartisan Ukraine Caucus expressed “deep concerns” as the Trump administration evaluates the aid package. Vice President Mike Pence, a day earlier in Warsaw, voiced U.S. support for Ukraine… Read More »US lawmakers press Trump to release aid for Ukraine to fight Russia

Changes across Europe could spell delays for industry deals

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[ad_1] ROME — Just as Europe begins serious discussions about joint defense programs, Italy is scrambling to forge a new government, putting decision-making in Rome on hold amid Britain’s exit from the European Union and a change of guard at the organization. Following the collapse of the Italian government last month, Rome is expected to have a new coalition majority in place this week, but the hiccup may further delay… Read More »Changes across Europe could spell delays for industry deals

Increasing allied role in space a ‘priority’ for Space Command head

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[ad_1] WASHINGTON — The newly installed head of the reborn U.S. Space Command, doesn’t want to go it alone anymore. “Historically, we haven’t needed to have allies in space,” Gen. Jay Raymond said Aug. 29 at the Pentagon. But now, as space becomes a full-on war-fighting domain, working with allies is “a big growth area for us. And I think it’s going to provide our country a big advantage. We’re… Read More »Increasing allied role in space a ‘priority’ for Space Command head

MBDA ready to cozy up to state-run firm to win Polish air-defense contract

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[ad_1] KIELCE, Poland — Missile-maker MBDA is pursuing Poland’s short-range air defense contract with its Common Anti-air Modular Missile, or CAMM. The European joint venture aims to convince decision-makers of its readiness to cooperate with Poland’s defense industry through a joint product developed with the state-run defense group PGZ, according to company representatives. “We have an active collaboration with PGZ, and at this year’s MSPO, we’re presenting for the first… Read More »MBDA ready to cozy up to state-run firm to win Polish air-defense contract

Kongsberg reveals planned bid for Hungarian air defense contract

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[ad_1] KIELCE, Poland — In response to Hungary’s plan to purchase a medium-range missile system to upgrade its air defense capabilities, Kongsberg plans to offer the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System, jointly developed with Raytheon. Kongsberg hopes its previous sale of the system to Lithuania will help it secure a contract from Budapest. In May, Hungarian Defence Minister Tibor Benkő told local broadcaster Radio Kossuth his ministry planned to invite… Read More »Kongsberg reveals planned bid for Hungarian air defense contract

Lockheed makes its pitch to Polish industry in exchange for F-35 deal

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[ad_1] KIELCE, Poland — American defense company Lockheed Martin is vying for a contract to supply 32 F-35 fighter jets to Poland by offering to deliver new-generation Block 4 versions and ensuring that selected components for the jets are produced by Polish manufacturers. “If Poland decides to buy the F-35, it will receive Block 4 aircraft. This version will include a new computer, additional weapons and systems, and it will… Read More »Lockheed makes its pitch to Polish industry in exchange for F-35 deal

Wait, where are all the women?

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[ad_1] Not including our own editorial team, we have only two women participating in the Defense News Conference. Candidly, that’s pretty unacceptable. [ad_2] Source link