July 18, 2016

Headlines – July 18, 2016


SpaceX nails its fifth rocket landing –
A SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule carrying supplies for the ISS launched into orbit this morning, before the first stage of the rocket landed at Cape Canaveral, Fla.
Incirlik airspace reopened; Turkish base commander detained –
U.S. warplanes involved in the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria renewed their mission at Incirlik Air Base July 17 afternoon after Turkey agreed to once again open airspace that was closed July 16 following a failed coup attempt, the Pentagon said.


Raytheon in $34 million electronic warfare deal with Air Force –
Raytheon has been awarded a $34.8 million Air Force contract to upgrade the electronic warfare capabilities of the Miniature Air Launched Decoy-Jammer.
Flexible flyers: Companies race to equip warplanes for quick modification –
With innovation a new strategic imperative, aircraft builders are making it easier for planes to accept hardware and software improvements.
South Korean navy receives upgraded P-3C Orion –
The South Korean navy has taken delivery of the first of eight Lockheed Martin PC-3 Orion aircraft to be upgraded by Korean Air Aerospace Division.
Farnborough 2016: Leonardo-Finmeccanica launches IFF study for UK Typhoon –
The U.K. Ministry of Defence has engaged Leonardo-Finmeccanica to commence a study on the benefits of a new electronically scanning Identification Friend or Foe system for the Eurofighter Typhoon, the company announced.
Farnborough International Airshow: Complete coverage –
Take a look back at Defense News team coverage of last week’s Farborough International Airshow.


Army Cyber Command hits key milestone –
In a major milestone for the Army’s cyber forces, the Secretary of the Army designated them as an Army service component command (ASCC).
The plan to keep military combat docs ready for America’s next war –
About 100 mortally wounded troops a year could have been saved in a decade of fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan if more military doctors had been more skilled in trauma care, a top medical organization reports, A proposal under consideration on Capitol Hill is directed at ensuring that military doctors gain and maintain proficiency in those skills by working with civilian trauma centers.
Air Force general: F-35 ready to fight ISIS if called upon –
The Air Force’s newest multi-role fighter, the F-35 Lightning II, could deploy to Iraq and Syria very soon if called upon and will be sent around the world before too long, said Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the head of Air Combat Command.
Air Force Reserve eyeing ROTC and inactive reserve to bolster ranks –
The Air Force Reserve has been pulling out all the stops to retain the best and the brightest and to keep its end strength of 69,000 airmen.
U.S. Army moves to improve electronic warfare tactics –
The U.S. Army doesn’t need the Russians to jam its electronic equipment when it can do so itself, according to the Army’s Electronic Warfare Division chief.
U.S. Navy stretches submarine fleet in latest fleet plan –
The U.S. Navy is stretching the lives of some of its submarines, if only by a year or two.
The Navy’s future submarines may go to sea with robot remoras –
The sucker-headed fish are drawing attention as the fleet imagines ways to bring drones to the undersea domain.


Vets will see same cost-of-living hike as Social Security in 2017 –
Veterans benefits will match the Social Security cost-of-living increase in 2017, thanks to a measure finalized by Congress this week.

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Headlines – October 19, 2018

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