Category Drones

Defense Strategy And The Iron Triangle Of Painful Tradeoffs

Excerpts: unavoidable iron triangle of painful tradeoffs (hereafter ITPT)   A defense strategy is an approach that ties together the goals, approaches, and resources (people, technology, dollars, etc.) that can best advance priority interests by exploiting opportunities and overcoming challenges. It must account for, and in some cases seek to shape, a complex and dynamic […]

HASC Subcommittee On Tactical Air & Land Forces FY18 NDAA Markups — Includes Strengthening & Improving ISR Capabilities

For Immediate Release: June 21, 2017 Contact: HASC Communications (202) 225-2539 OPENING REMARKS OF CHAIRMAN TURNER SUBCOMMITTEE ON TACTICAL AIR & LAND FORCES   WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Michael Turner (R-OH), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, made the following remarks, as prepared for delivery, on the Subcommittee’s […]

U.S. Jet Destroys Another Iranian Drone Over Syria – 3rd Shoot-Down In Month

U.S. Jet Destroys Another Iranian Drone Over Syria – 3rd Shoot-Down In Month By Thomas Gibbons-Neff June 20 at 11:54 AM Play Video 0:51 U.S. shoots down Iranian-made drone over Syria Embed Share The Pentagon says a drone shot down by a U.S. F-15 fighter jet, June 20, “displayed hostile intent and advanced on coalition […]

North Korean Drone Took Hundreds Of Photos Of U.S. Anti-Missile System/THAAD

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from David Maxwell & his contact info is at the bottom of this article.  RCP fortunascorner.com David Maxwell:  And the farmland noted in previous reports were probably to support SOF infiltration for  drops zones for parachute infiltration and landing zones for AN-2 Colts. North Korean Drone Took Hundreds […]

ISIS Drone Program Becoming Increasingly Dangerous For U.S. Special Forces In Raqqa, Syria; Armed, Flying Drones Are The New Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) — And, We Can Expect This Threat To Grow In Scale, Complexity, Sophistication, & Lethality

ISIS Drone Program Becoming Increasingly Dangerous For U.S. Special Forces In Raqqa, Syria; Armed, Flying Drones Are The New Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) — And, We Can Expect This Threat To Grow In Scale, Complexity, Sophistication, & Lethality https://fortunascorner.com      The website ValueBit News, has a June 15, 2017 article by the title above […]

America’s Industrial Might Is Working To End The Drone Threat

America’s Industrial Might Is Working To End The Drone Threat Dan Goure June 14, 2017 TweetShareShare For more than two decades, the U.S. military owned the skies when it came to the employment of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) or drones. From the tiny, hand-launched Raven and Puma AE (All Environment) to the ubiquitous Predator and […]

Suspected North Korean Drone Photographed THAAD Missile Site

David Maxwell:  Wow.  If true it got pretty far south to be able to get to the THAAD location. Suspected North Korean Drone Photographed THAAD Missile Site scmp.com · June 13, 2017 A drone suspected to be from North Korea had taken aerial photos of the US THAAD anti-missile defence site in South Korea before it […]

Beyond Raqqa, An Even Bigger Battle To Defeat ISIS And Control Syria Looms

Beyond Raqqa, An Even Bigger Battle To Defeat ISIS And Control Syria Looms By Anne Barnard, www.nytimes.com View Original June 11th, 2017 Syrian Democratic Forces, made up of an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters, unloading ammunition supplied by the American-led coalition in an area north of Raqqa. Credit Delil Souleiman/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesPhoto by: Delil […]

U.S. F-15E Downs Iranian Built Syrian Drone After Airstrike On U.S. Led Forces

https://theaviationist.com/2017/06/09/u-s-f-15e-downs-iranian-built-syrian-drone-after-airstrike-on-u-s-led-forces/ U.S. F-15E DOWNS IRANIAN-BUILT SYRIAN DRONE AFTER AIRSTRIKE ON U.S. LED FORCES Jun 09 2017 – 0 Comments By Tom Demerly SYRIAN DRONE DESTROYED BY STRIKE EAGLE AFTER IT ENGAGED ANTI-ASSAD COALITION GROUND FORCES. SECOND AIR-TO-AIR KILL FOR THE STRIKE EAGLE SINCE GULF WAR. U.S. Special Operations advisors leading anti-Assad Syrian forces came under fire from […]

DIA Chief Fears Agency Becoming Irrelevant — But, LTG. Stewart’s Remarks Are Reflective Of A Much Larger Cascade Of Difficult Issues Confronting The Intelligence Community; What The IC Needs To Do To Avoid……Its Kodak Moment

DIA Chief Fears Agency Becoming Irrelevant — But, LTG. Stewart’s Remarks Are Reflective Of A Much Larger Cascade Of Difficult Issues Confronting The Intelligence Community; What The IC Needs To Do To Avoid……Its Kodak Moment www.fortunascorner,com      That’s the title of Stew Magnuson’s June 8, 2017 article on the Real Clear Defense website.  Mr. […]