Category Air Force

Two New Books Discuss The History Of “When Spies Took To The Skies,” Reviewed By Edward Kosner

Two New Books Discuss The History Of “When Spies Took To The Skies,” Reviewed By Edward Kosner   http://www.fortunascorner.com        There are two new books out on “the spies who took to the skies,” during the heyday of the Cold War with the Soviet Union: “Brotherhood Of Spies,” by Monte Reel; and, “Above And Beyond,” by Casey […]

Blackwater Founder Makes New Pitch For Mercenaries To Take Over Afghan War

Blackwater founder makes new pitch for mercenaries to take over Afghan war The Hill · by Justin Wise · July 12, 2018 Erik Prince, the founder of the private security firm formerly known as Blackwater, is making a new pitch for his proposal to turn U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan over to mercenaries. Price promoted the plan in […]

Russia Admits Defeat On Its ‘Stealth’ F-35 Killer By Canceling Mass Production Of The Su-57 Fighter Jet

http://www.businessinsider.com/russia-admits-defeat-su-57-not-going-into-mass-production-2018-7 Russia admits defeat on its ‘stealth’ F-35 killer by canceling mass production of the Su-57 fighter jet Alex Lockie 2h Russia’s Su-57 fighter jet. Only 12 have been ordered, and no more orders are coming.Dmitry Terekhov/Flickr Russia announced earlier this month that the Su-57, its proposed entry into the world of fifth-generation stealth fighters, […]

Giant Pentagon Policy Bill Kicks Off Closed-Door Debate

Giant Pentagon policy bill kicks off closed-door debate Defense News · by Joe Gould · July 11, 2018 WASHINGTON — U.S. House and Senate conferees on the massive 2019 defense authorization bill met Wednesday to launch closed-door negotiations between the chambers’ competing drafts. Lawmakers are expected to wrangle over troop levels, how many F-35s to buy, a ban on […]

Stolen U.S. Military Drone Documents Found For Sale On Dark Web, Researchers Say

Stolen U.S. Military Drone Documents Found for Sale on Dark Web, Researchers Say Discovery comes amid heightened concern about how U.S. military secrets may be insufficiently protected from hackers https://www.wsj.com/articles/stolen-u-s-military-drone-documents-found-for-sale-on-dark-web-researchers-say-1531301401?mod=e2tw An MQ-9 Reaper drone in flight at Creech Air Force Base on Oct. 17, 2015, in Indian Springs, Nev. PHOTO: SRA CORY PAYNE/ZUMA PRESS By Dustin Volz […]

Israel Hosted UAE Military Delegation To Review F-35s, Sources Say

https://www.i24news.tv/en/news/israel/178686-180704-sources-tell-i24news-israel-hosted-uae-military-delegation-to-review-f-35s EXCLUSIVE: Israel hosted UAE military delegation to review F-35s, sources say 07/04/2018 7:31:58 AM UPDATED ON 07/04/2018 7:35:59 AM Written by i24NEWS F-35 ‘Adir’ stealth aircraft fighters for IAF 2 IDF Press release: A New Age in the IAF The Israeli Air Force recently hosted a military delegation from the United Arab Emirates to […]

5 Technology Trends Driving An Intelligent Military

5 technology trends driving an intelligent military By Antti Kolehmainen, www.c4isrnet.com View Original July 5th, 2018 The rise of non-traditional actors, cyberattacks and state-sponsored subversion is challenging democratic governance and creating an increasingly volatile operational and security environment for defense agencies. To address these threats, military organizations must be able to operate seamlessly and intelligently across a […]

In The South-West Of Syria, Russian Air Strikes Resumed

https://www.svoboda.org/a/29339114.html In the south-west of Syria, Russian air strikes resumed 28 minutes ago July 4, 2018 In the district of Deraa (archive photo) Russian air strikes in southwestern Syria resumed on Wednesday after talks on the restoration of Bashar Assad’s rule in these areas failed. Air strikes were conducted around the city of Tafas, north-west of […]

How To Fix Special Operations, According To A Former SOCAFRICA Commander

How To Fix Special Operations, According To A Former SOCAFRICA Commander taskandpurpose.com · by Brig. Gen. Donald C. Bolduc, U.S. Army (Ret.) · July 5, 2018 T&P is proud to partner with Stash to help you invest in your future. They make investing simple and affordable to set you up for long term success. Get $10 in your account […]

Wars Of None: AI, Big Data, And The Future Of Insurgency

A weapon of mass disruption is coming to a wargame, and ‘battlefield,’ near you.  RCP, fortunascorner.com Conclusion: Whether AI and information technology will empower states or insurgents remains unclear. Most likely it will do both, with AI and information technology supercharging insurgencies in failing or weak countries while constraining the space in which insurgency can […]