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Despite Aging Design, BTR-80 Remains A Ubiquitous Warhorse

On May 9, 2015, at the annual Victory Day parade in Moscow, the Russian military formally unveiled the first prototype models of its long-gestating Bumerang 8×8 wheeled armored vehicle platform. The Bumerang’s completely revamped hull configuration and emphasis on modular […]

US to Position Tanks, Arms In 7 European Nations

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday the U.S. will pre-position about 250 tanks, Bradley infantry fighting vehicles and self-propelled howitzers in eastern and central Europe in a move meant to reassure NATO allies unnerved by threats seen from Russia […]

Puma Infantry Fighting Vehicle Enters Bundeswehr Service

Rheinmetall and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) formally handed over the Puma infantry fighting vehicle to the German Bundeswehr today, the most advanced system of its kind anywhere. One of the world’s most ambitious projects in the field of army technology thus […]

DCNS Transfers the FREMM Tahya Misr to the Egyptian Navy

France: On Tuesday, 23 June a ceremony took place to transfer the FREMM Tahya Misr to the Egyptian flag, a major step for the continuation of the training of the crew and seal trials. The ceremony took place in presence […]

Institute to Help U.S. Meet China Aerospace Challenge

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work delivered the keynote speech yesterday in Arlington, Virginia, at an inaugural conference of the China Aerospace Studies Institute, or CASI, newly established by the Air Force and RAND Corp. The institute’s focus is on China, […]

India Finally Receiving Kilo-Class Refit from Recalcitrant Russians | French & Saudis Sign Bevy of Deals | US Gets Lots of Advice on Financing Nukes

Americas Modernizing the US’s nuclear arsenal, including delivery systems, would remain affordable despite a thirty-year price tag of around $1 trillion, according to the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. The cost of the improvements would peak in 2027 according to the forecast analysis, at $26 billion, before falling to current levels of $17 billion […]

Insider Threat Program Advances, Slowly

The Department of Defense recently demonstrated the “Continuous Evaluation” of approximately 100,000 cleared military, civilian and contractor personnel, in order to validate their eligibility for access to classified information on an ongoing basis. Show More Summary

Karen Nettleton wants her ISIS daughter brought home

In 2013, Australian Karen Nettleton helped her daughter and five grandchildren leave Australia to join her daughter’s husband in Syria where he was fighting on the side of ISIS. last year, one of those grandchildren, who was born and raised in Australia, was pictured on Twitter holding the severed heads of Syrian soldiers. Well, now […]

Yeah, That REALLY Makes Sense

Well, it appears that the current       group of fools and tools running things in DC     Administration has a solution to the problem of American citizens being kidnapped by terrorists. To help ensure the safety of Americans overseas, they’re going to allow families to pay ransoms to the terrorist if they so desire. And, better yet […]

OPM hacked to the tune of 18 million victims

Fox News reports that the Office of Personnel Management has admitted that hackers have stolen the personally identifiable information (PII) of more than 18 million people. But, don’t worry, the OPM director, Katherine Archuleta, says that her agency is not to blame; Grilled on whether anyone takes responsibility, Archuleta said only the perpetrators should be […]

Populist gun control

So, Harry Reid decided to pander to the ignorant calls for “expanded background checks” yesterday, according to The Hill; “The United States is the only advanced country where this type of mass violence occurs,” Reid said from the Senate floor. “Let’s do something. We can expand, for example, background checks. … We should support not […]

Pest infestation at Tampa VA hospital

Kristinn Taylor at Gateway Pundit writes about the deplorable conditions at the James A. Haley VA Medical Center in Tampa, Florida; An internal hospital email reported by the Tampa Bay Times said that “buckets” of rats, roaches and feces had been removed from kitchen areas in recent months; that roaches were on food trays served […]

NATO Ministers Set to Give Military Chief Power to Act More Quickly

Expanding NATO's crisis-response force and giving the alliance's top military commander the power to deploy forces on short notice are among a series of measures expected to be approved by NATO defense ministers during two days of talks that open Wednesday.

Mark Kaufman revisited

You might remember Mark Kaufman from a few months ago when a local news source busted him for pretending to be a retired Special Forces, demolitions expert, diver, Ranger, Jungle Expert, well…here read this; He was trying to get folks to buy him a service dog. When the media got wind of his pretend service, […]

Wednesday morning feel good story

Chief Tango sends us a link to our feel good story this morning from Oklahoma City, where Jay Silvernail, a criminal defense attorney, had an altercation with a client, David Scott Smith while Smith was picking up some of Silvernail’s property. Smith had just left the prison system after two decades for an armed robbery […]

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