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Registration opens for 15th Military Space Situational Awareness Conference

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[ad_1] SMi Group Reports: The Military Space Situational Awareness conference will return to London on the 29th and 30th April 2020. Conference organisers, SMi Group are proud to announce the return of the 15th annual Military Space Situational Awareness Conference and Exhibition, taking place on the 29th – 30th April, in London. Military Space Situational Awareness 2020 Registration is now open and a £400 early bird discount… Read More »Registration opens for 15th Military Space Situational Awareness Conference

Embraer’s multimission plane gets a new name, and so does its partnership with Boeing

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[ad_1] DUBAI — Embraer is rebranding its multimission aircraft as the C-390 Millennium and will sell that plane and its KC-390 aerial refueling variant through a joint venture known as Boeing-Embraer Defense, the companies announced on Nov. 18. Although the companies have established multiple partnerships over the years and announced the joint venture last December, Boeing and Embraer executives characterized the establishment of Boeing-Embraer Defense as a significant step forward… Read More »Embraer’s multimission plane gets a new name, and so does its partnership with Boeing

Top Four Reasons to Attend Network Centric Warfare 2020 in Rome

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[ad_1] SMi Group share top reasons to attend Network Centric Warfare next February, the only conference singularly focused on battlefield network technology. Investments in defence communication systems have increased significantly over the last decade. This year, the U.S. Department of Defense requested funds worth USD 236.7 billion for weapon systems acquisitions, out of which, roughly 4% (USD 10 billion) was for command, control, and communication systems. As a result, the… Read More »Top Four Reasons to Attend Network Centric Warfare 2020 in Rome

Air Force leak of proprietary info not driving Boeing’s ‘no-bid’ decision on GBSD

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[ad_1] DUBAI — The Air Force’s leak of Boeing’s proprietary information to competitor Northrop Grumman was not a major factor in the company’s decision not to compete for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent contract, the head of Boeing’s defense business said on Nov. 16. “Obviously, in any procurement process, you see instances where data is disclosed. Clearly that occurred during the process,” Leanne Caret, president and CEO of Boeing Defense,… Read More »Air Force leak of proprietary info not driving Boeing’s ‘no-bid’ decision on GBSD

‘This could get a little ugly.’ What to watch for at the NATO leaders summit

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[ad_1] WASHINGTON — When the leaders of the 29 NATO nations gather in London at the start of December, the focus will nominally be on a celebration of the past and a look to the future. But analysts agree that as much as the event is billed as NATO’s 70th birthday, politics could make the situation feel more like a funeral. At a Nov. 14 event hosted by the Atlantic… Read More »‘This could get a little ugly.’ What to watch for at the NATO leaders summit

Can open source intelligence combat Russian disinformation in the Baltics?

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[ad_1] Utilizing open source intelligence will be essential to combating Russian disinformation in the Baltics, according to a new report published Nov. 14 by the Atlantic Council. The report focuses on how NATO joint intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations can help Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania — three ex-Soviet states that face the most direct threat from Russia of any NATO member. While there are limits to what military assistance the… Read More »Can open source intelligence combat Russian disinformation in the Baltics?

US puts F-35 talks with the UAE on the backburner to focus on F-16 upgrades

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[ad_1] But now, the focus of talks with the Emiratis is on upgrades to the country’s existing F-16s, said Ellen Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, during a roundtable with reporters. “There have not been any classified briefings [with the UAE on the F-35]. There will not be any discussions [on the F-35] this week,” she said. “We do not have ongoing with the Emiratis right now. We… Read More »US puts F-35 talks with the UAE on the backburner to focus on F-16 upgrades

The Pentagon completed its second audit. What did it find?

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[ad_1] WASHINGTON — For the second year in a row, the Pentagon has officially failed its audit. And for the second year in a row, that result was expected. Elaine McCusker, the Pentagon’s acting comptroller, told reporters ahead of the formal audit release — which occurred late on a busy Friday night in Washington — that “as expected,” the department would be receiving what is known as an “overall disclaimer,”… Read More »The Pentagon completed its second audit. What did it find?

US Air Force chief calls on Gulf nations to resolve political tensions, focus on Iran threat

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[ad_1] DUBAI — The U.S. Air Force’s top general on Saturday made a plea for Arab nations to overcome political differences and collaborate on defense technologies that would enable them to thwart a potential attack by Iran. Speaking at a gathering of international air chiefs on Saturday ahead of Dubai Airshow, Gen. Dave Goldfein called on Gulf countries to develop a “common operational picture” that would allow them to collectively… Read More »US Air Force chief calls on Gulf nations to resolve political tensions, focus on Iran threat

The Drift, Season II, Vol. I

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[ad_1] Navigation Brief ALEXANDRIA – Good Evening, Drifters Welcome to Season II of The Drift. We were on hiatus through October, but we’re back and I thank you for your patience! We have so much to catch up on its insane, but I want to start with a topic I’ve spent a fair amount of time digging into recently: Hypersonics and what effect, if any, they’ll have on Navy force… Read More »The Drift, Season II, Vol. I