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Taiwan simulates China attacks as tension rises

Taiwan began two days of military drills Tuesday simulating an attack by China as the government sought to reassure the public in the face of deteriorating relations with Beijing. The island’s armed forces gathered in central Taiwan for annual drills that saw troops practice combat skills with tanks, attack helicopters and artillery. “The military has

KSV Large-Caliber Sniper System Under Development In Russia

The Instrument Design Bureau (KBP, a subsidiary of High-Precision Systems Corp.) is developing the KSV heavy sniper system for the Russian Armed Forces, according to the Izvestia daily newspaper. The Russian military is planning to arm the snipers of its infantry and armored brigades with the unique sniper rifles capable of rendering armored cars and

Israeli Air Force Flies First F-35 Night Sortie

The pair of “Adir” (F-35I) stealth fighters took off for their first night flight in the IAF this evening, only a month after landing in Israel. “We are performing a night flight very quickly in comparison to other aircraft that were integrated in the IAF”, said Lt. Col. Yotam, Commander of the “Golden Eagle” Squadron

Elbit Systems to Supply BrightNite Systems to an Air Force in a NATO Country

Elbit Systems announced today that it was awarded a contract to supply groundbreaking, multi spectral BrightNite system to an air force in a NATO country. The contract, in an amount of approximately $17 million, will be performed over a thirty-month period. Low-flying helicopters are especially vulnerable to threats such as difficult terrain, enemy fire and

3M Introduces New PELTOR Sport Electronic Hearing Protectors at SHOT Show

LAS VEGAS: PELTOR™ Sport is showcasing its latest innovations, including new tactical hearing protectors, at The National Shooting Sports Foundation’s Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show®) in Las Vegas beginning January 17. Available in early 2017, the PELTOR Sport Tactical 300 and PELTOR Sport Tactical 500 Electronic Hearing Protectors feature new proprietary 3M

Cubic to Demonstrate Immersive Simulators for Firearms Training at SHOT Show

SAN DIEGO: Cubic Global Defense (CGD), a business unit of Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB), today announced it will showcase various firearms training solutions that test and improve shooting and judgment skills at SHOT Show held in Las Vegas, Nevada from January 17 – 20. SHOT Show, organized by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, is the

Minnesota Constitutional Carry And Stand Your Ground

City Pages: The first is “permitless carry,” granting anyone in Minnesota the right to carry a gun wherever they go. The gun lobby prefers to call it “constitutional carry,” and it would invalidate all state laws on carrying or possession of weapons in public. The second is “stand your ground,” which has two prongs. In […]

George Webb: DynCorp Is Likely Organ Harvesting In Haiti

Not my words because I haven’t studied it enough, but George has.  He refers a lot in this video to the Clinton endeavors in Arkansas.  If you have the time to do it (it’s almost two hours long), you can watch this video as the best analysis of the Clinton’s nefarious activities in Arkansas and […]

ABOUT JONN

I know next to nothing except that he is in a hospital, which seems a lot better than the alternative.  As soon as I know more I will update you, but right now I just know he is under medical care.

LM Taps BAE to Modernize HUD for F-22s | Oshkosh Gets $200M to Provide FMTVs to Israel | British-Japanese JNAAM Tech Feasibility Study to be Complete by Year End

Americas US Navy fleet pilots have expressed concerns over the safety of catapult launching the F-35C from aircraft carriers. Recent sea testing of the naval variant of the Joint Strike Fighter exposed an issue of excessive vertical oscillations, or a bouncing effect, during takeoff with the aid of a steam-driven catapult. However the program’s manager, […]

Obama Commutes Sentence of Chelsea Manning

President Obama has commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former Army analyst who leaked info to the website WikiLeaks.

A bit of whimsy

by Poetrooper Jean Kerry revisits scene of crime VN Express and other news sources are reporting that Jean Fraud Kerry has returned to the Mekong Delta, ostensibly on a trade mission (yeah, right, with only days remaining in office), but far more likely to revisit the scene of the war crime he tried to perpetrate […]

Tuesday’s Feel Good Stories

The following were kindly supplied by the irascible Dave Hardin.  I hope the linkie thingies work like they’re supposed to. OH: Craigslist to Attempted Robbery to Gunfight to Hospital Ronald Henderson, 18, went to a Brushmore Avenue Northwest home in Plain Township on Thursday afternoon to purchase a cellphone from a 57-year-old man who lived […]

Question Time for Rex Tillerson

Rex Tillerson is in trouble. Since his confirmation hearing last Wednesday, a few senators have been mulling his candidacy as Donald Trump’s secretary of state with a growing queasiness—and a few senators are all it takes to doom his...Show More Summary

Military Going Ahead with Plan for Low-level Fighter Jets

Fighter jet pilots who say the airspace is needed for low-level training have been waiting 14 years for a final answer.

Air Force Agency Reports $8.1B in Foreign Military Sales

An agency at Ohio's largest military base has handled $8.1 billion in foreign military sales in fiscal year 2016.

Air Force Cadets to Hear Unfamiliar Command at Inauguration

When AFA cadets march following President-elect Trump's swearing in ceremony they will be obeying an unfamiliar command.

Open Thread for Today

I’m not sure what’s going on, and TSO has not heard anything, either, so if you want to just post best wishes or whatever, please do it here. Thanks.

The Snowflakes Just Don’t Get It

I’m posting this article now, since I don’t know what’s going on right now.  I did send an inquiry off to TSO. – Ex-PH2 The general impression of the Great Depression was that it built character in a lot of people. I’ve heard complaints about Roosevelt’s administration, but if he hadn’t put those work programs […]

Ohio Family Gets Back Grandfather's Purple Heart from WWI

Carl Bond's Purple Heart, his WWI Victory Medal, dog tags, and shrapnel taken from his combat wound were returned to his family.

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