Headlines – August 3, 2016



Navy F/A-18 Hornet crashes during training in Nevada –
An F/A-18C pilot is safe and being treated at an area hospital after ejecting from his Hornet during a training flight near Naval Air Station Fallon, Nev., Aug. 2.
North Korea has fired a ballistic missile into sea near Japan –
A medium-range ballistic missile fired Aug. 3 by North Korea flew about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) and landed near Japan’s territorial waters, Seoul and Tokyo officials said, one of the longest flights by a North Korean missile.
Neither Clinton nor Trump will be able to fix Pentagon’s budget –
With the federal budget capped through 2021, defense spending will be an immediate first test of the next American president.


Tata Technologies plans major acquisitions push –
Over the next four years, Tata Technologies plans to acquire a number of secondary and tertiary defense suppliers as part of a corporate plan to grow revenues from $500 million today to around $1 billion by 2020.
India, France move closer to Rafale fighter deal –
India and France move closer to concluding a Rafale fighter-jet deal, estimated at around $9 billion, as the two countries have agreed to sign an inter-governmental agreement, which was one of the obstacles towards an eventual sale.
Navy orders vehicle-mounted camera for vessel –
Lockheed Martin has installed a vehicle-mounted camera on a Navy vessel.


Air Force declares F-35A ready for combat –
The U,S, Air Force Aug. 2 declared its first squadron of F-35As ready for battle, 15 years after Lockheed Martin won the contract to make the plane.


Congress’s four female combat veterans are speaking up on military issues –
The foursome is hardly a sisterhood-in-arms – they are divided ideologically, and their interactions outside of the Armed Services committee rooms are relatively infrequent, although Gabbard and McSally belong to the same morning workout group. But in a short period of time, the women have become go-to authorities in a legislative arena traditionally dominated by men – and especially male veterans. And their experience in the male-dominated military has taught them important lessons about how to survive in Washington.
The PTSD marijuana study is now recruiting veteran volunteers –
Researchers in Maryland and Arizona are looking for veteran volunteers to smoke up to two joints a day in a new study designed to find out if marijuana helps relieve symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Phone scam seeks donations in name of wounded-veterans group –
The Military Order of the Purple Heart — a congressionally chartered service organization for active-duty and combat-wounded veterans — is warning about a telephone scam being conducted in its name.