Headlines – October 21, 2016



American service member and civilian killed in Afghanistan attack –
The troops and civilians were “conducting duties as part of the larger NATO mission to train, advise and assist the Afghan security services,” the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan said.


Saab buys Danish defense company –
A Danish naval company that designs and manufactures mine disposal charge systems has been acquired by Saab of Sweden.
Thales shows off autonomous stealth drone at Euronaval –
Thales presented at the Euronaval trade show its work on a stealthy, multimission drone dubbed the Autonomous Underwater and Surface System, a company-funded “black program” pitched at the French Navy and other navies.
Saab Kockums silent on Poland’s potential interest in A26 submarine –
Saab Kockums declined to comment on media reports that Poland is likely to order the A26 diesel-electric submarine from the Swedish naval manufacturer.
BAE Systems awarded $11.4M DARPA cyber contract –
BAE Systems will develop technology for IARPA’s Cyber-attack Automated Unconventional Sensor Environment, which aims to predict cyberattacks as well as provide early warning, according to a BAE news release.


Deep Freeze mission to Antarctica begins –
The first of roughly 500 airmen have begun flying in ski-equipped planes to Antarctica to begin the Air Force’s annual Operation Deep Freeze mission.
DARPA hands over high-tech space telescope to Air Force –
The Air Force has taken control of a super-powerful space telescope developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, but operational use won’t begin until around 2020, after the system is moved to Australia, a DARPA official said.
Army releases updated training field manual –
Field Manual 7-0, “Train to Win in a Complex World,” discusses training strategies and initiatives for training readiness.
Marine helicopter hits Hawaii power line, forced to land –
The Marine Corps says a helicopter hit a power line in Hawaii, forcing it to land on Oahu’s North Shore.


Mission control reveals Mars probe parachute jettisoned too early –
The European Space Agency says it still has not received any signal from its experimental Mars lander since shortly before it was meant to reach the planet’s surface.