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Open to Manufacturing Rafale In India If Bigger Orders Come Through: Dassault CEO

29 minutes agoIndustries / Military : Defence Talk

With the deal for 36 Rafale jets in kitty, Dassault Aviation CEO Eric Trappier today said the French company is game for the ‘Make in India’ initiative and open to manufacturing the fighter aircraft in India if the plane is shortlisted for a bigger order. He said that with the Indian contract going through, the

Australia’s First Destroyer HMAS Hobart Successfully Completes Sea Trials

30 minutes agoIndustries / Military : Defence Talk

Today marks the successful completion of ship builder sea trials for the future Air Warfare Destroyer Hobart, at Techport Australia in Adelaide. The Minister for Defence Industry, The Hon Christopher Pyne, MP, said this achievement is a significant milestone for the Air Warfare Destroyer Project and the nation, and demonstrates the capacity of Australia’s sovereign

Donald Trump Defended Putin, Had No ISIS Plan, and Was Stunningly Ignorant on Iran

If anyone still thinks Donald Trump should be president after Monday night’s debate, I’d like to know the reasons. In the segment dealing with foreign policy, he revealed himself—not for the first time, but more plainly than usual—to have little grasp of what power, diplomacy, and recent events are all about. Show More Summary

Aleppo battered as Russia slams ‘unacceptable’ rhetoric

Syria’s Aleppo faced worsening food and medical shortages and warplanes again pounded the city as Russia condemned what it called “unacceptable” Western rhetoric after allegations of war crimes. A fresh wave of intense air strikes battered Aleppo’s opposition-controlled east, said an AFP correspondent in the city facing its worst violence in years. During an emergency

US Air Force set to replace intercontinental nuke arsenal

Hidden underground in steel-and-concrete silos across rural America, more than 400 intercontinental ballistic missiles point to the skies, poised for launch — and ready to obliterate cities across the world. First designed in the 1960s at the height of the Cold War, the Minuteman nuclear weapons are starting to show their age, and replacement parts

“He’s Got A Gun!”

The Hill: Jack is walking down a busy sidewalk carrying a handgun in a holster on his belt. Someone screams, “He’s got a gun!” A nearby police officer sees the firearm, draws his weapon, and orders Jack to stop, show his hands, and lie down on the ground. The officer then handcuffs Jack, takes his […]

DARPA Awards $171M to LM for HABWC | NG’s Triton Cleared for LRIP | Oshkosh to Provide $378M FMS in Tactical Vehicles to Somalia, Cameroon & Iraq

Americas The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded a $171 million contract to Lockheed Martin as part of its Hypersonic Air-Breathing Weapon Concept (HABWC) program. A joint effort between DARPA and the USAF,...Show More Summary

India’s Fighter Upgrades: Mirage 2000s Grounded for Parts, Waiting for Upgrades

IAF Mirage 2000TH takeoff(click to view full) In an effort to offset the growing number of age-related combat aircraft retirements, India is engaged in a round of fighter fleet upgrades. In December 2006, India Defence reported that the Indian Air Force was “close to finalizing” a EUR 1.5 billion (about $2 billion) deal to upgrade […]

Air Force Colonel Charged With Rape Found Dead in Home

The former vice commander of the 50th Space Wing, who was awaiting court-martial on rape allegations, was found dead at his home.

Air Force Colonel Who Faced Rape Charge Found Dead in Home

An Air Force Space Command officer who was charged with rape was found dead in Colorado after police received a suicide report.

Border Security “Overemphasized”? Hardly.

Many people claim that the US is wasting money on border security operations.  In fact, some go so far as to say that we should have open borders, advocating an utterly ridiculous and nonexistent “right to migrate” – and thus don’t need to control our border at all. Others say the threat from terrorism is […]

“Not the media” in “not a conspiracy”

The Washington Post on Friday published this piece to tell it’s readers that there is “no media” conspiracy to control politics in this country. That it’s “lazy and unfair” of their consumers to claim such a thing. So what are the features on Memeorandum this morning? CNN is busy providing smoke for the conspirators; Marty […]

Junior Howell gets his Purple Heart

Poetrooper sends us a link to the story of 91-year-old Junior Howell who was just awarded his Purple Heart 72 years after he was wounded on Peleliu in the Pacific as a 19-year-old Marine private; “They were firing down — snipers,” Howell recalled during a recent interview. “I could see their faces as plain as […]

Another sailor won’t stand for anthem

MikeM sends us a link to another story about another sailor who won’t stand for the National Anthem. We talked about one earlier this month, but Janaye Ervin wants to join her; reports that the Navy has published guidance on the subject; A message directed at active-duty sailors and reserve personnel on active duty […]

VA chastised for art spending

Forbes talks about the Veterans’ Affairs Department and their massive expenditures for art work to decorate their facilities during a time that veterans are dying while waiting in line for healthcare; For example, a VA facility dedicated to serving blind – yes blind – veterans spent $670,000 for two commissioned sculptures. Just last month, a […]

A new royal yacht – good idea?

75 Conservative MPs have now signed a letter to the Prime Minster urging that a commission is established to look […]

Wright-Patterson Considers Spending Millions to Restore Historic Homes

The Air Force is exploring options to tear down, privatize or spend millions to renovate historic brick homes at Wright-Patterson.

Dover AFB Honors Fallen Service Members ID'ed Through Forensics

Dover Air Force Base hosted a Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Retreat Ceremony around the flag pole, Sept. 16.

Arnold Palmer passes

Eggs sends us the sad news that Arnold Palmer, the first professional golfer to earn a million dollars at the sport, has passed at the age of 87. According to CNN “With his dominance in golf and distinctive style, Palmer helped turn the sport from a country club pursuit to one that became accessible to […]

Joe “Gunney” Dominguez

The Greenwich Time did a biography of this fellow, Joseph Fredrick Dominguez, a trainer at the New York Sports Club and they speak glowingly of his time spent in the Marine Corps; Just the nick name “Gunny” makes you think of someone who spent decades in the Marine Corps molding young Marines into heroes. But […]

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