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Lockheed’s Modernized TACMS Missiles Successful in Two New Flight Tests

Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) modernized Tactical Missile System (TACMS) missile continued its streak of successful flight tests with two recent flights at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. These tests represent the third and fourth consecutive successful trials of the modernized TACMS. In December, a modernized TACMS successfully engaged and destroyed a target in a

Trump Just Hired the Army’s Smartest Officer

In choosing Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his national security adviser, President Trump has made his most imaginative decision to date. Now we will see whether he and his inner circle let McMaster do the job. McMaster is widely viewed as the Army’s smartest officer. Show More Summary

Mwari AHRLAC to Begin Production in April | Rheinmetall & Raytheon Sign Collaboration Memo | Russian Helicopters to Commence KA-226T Deliveries to India in 2018

Americas US President Donald Trump took the opportunity to suggest a further F/A-18 Super Hornet order while attending a ceremony for Boeing’s inaugural 787-10 Dreamliner in South Carolina. While Trump has made no clear indication or commitment to the numbers that would be ordered, he said “we are looking seriously at a big order. The […]

Trump picks McMaster for national security adviser

The President has selected Herbert Raymond “H. R.” McMaster to be his national security adviser. For those of you not familiar with McMaster, I’d have to ask you “where have you been for the last 26 years?” From Wiki; During the Gulf War in 1991 he was a captain commanding Eagle Troop of the 2nd […]

Trump Picks Army Lt. Gen. McMaster as National Security Adviser

President Donald Trump has selected Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his national security adviser.

New Commissary Shopper Savings Plan Released

Anytime Congress Critters go mucking about in my hard-earned benefits, I’m paying attention. The new retirement options don’t affect me, but I am a frequent flyer at the local base’s Exchange and Commissary. The Commissary’s pricing scheme now is cost +5% to pay for expenses incurred, but that may soon change. A new “variable pricing” […]

Opioid theft at the VA

The Associated Press reports that VA medical and hospital administrative personnel are facing scrutiny because some controlled substances from Veteran facilities are ending up on the street rather than being used for the treatment of the nation’s military veterans; It’s not clear if the problem is worse at the VA than at private facilities, where […]

So what happened in Sweden?

Saturday night, President Trump made a sideways reference to an incident in Sweden which would illustrate justification for his immigration policy. From The Hill; “When you look at what’s happening in Germany, when you look at what’s happening last night in Sweden — Sweden!” he said during the rally. “Who would believe this? Sweden! They […]

Highway Thoughts

Some observations from a few weeks spent largely on the road. • The United States is freaking huge. (Duh!) But you don’t really understand how huge this country is until you travel by road. • 70+ F is definitely preferable to 30 F. • No part of the country is free of oblivious and/or idiot […]

Rand Paul; we dodged a John McCain bullet

Republican Senator Rand Paul told ABC News that the country is “lucky” that John McCain isn’t president; “Everything that he says about the president is colored by his own personal dispute he has got running with President Trump [over foreign policy], and it should be taken with a grain of salt because John McCain is […]

The puzzling absence of UK fixed-wing maritime strike capability

To compound the lack of a modern anti-ship missile for the RN surface fleet, there is also a worrying absence […]

Vietnam MoH awardees challenge Blumenthal

Fourteen Medal of Honor recipients from the Vietnam War have signed a letter challenging and rebuking Connecticut’s pathetic Stolen Valor Senator, Richard Blumenthal for his hypocrisy on opposing Supreme Court nominee, Neal Gorsuch. Their lengthy letter included this charge: Valor is too uncommon a commodity, and too precious a virtue, to be stolen by those […]

Monday morning feel good stories

In Jacksonville, Florida; Officers responding to a report of someone shot went to the home about 11:30 p.m. The owner reported shooting at a person found inside the home, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. Police found a man with a gunshot wound to the stomach several blocks from the home. He was taken to […]

AR-15 Ammunition And Barrel Twist Rate

There are a lot of articles and discussion forum threads on barrel twist rate for AR-15s.  So why am I writing one?  Well, some of the information on the web is very wrong.  Additionally, this closes out comment threads we’ve had here touching on this topic, EMails exchanges I’ve had with readers, and personal conversations I’ve […]

Donald Trump Versus The Deep State: Part II

We’ve discussed the firing of General Michael Flynn earlier, and followed it up with an informative video.  There are two more videos coming your way in this post, since it’s the best way I know to communicate things in a short and easy manner.  But before we get there, I need to convey a few […]

South Korean M1s And M1 Carbines Becoming Available?

SOFREP: One way to look at a 60-year-old, battle-worn M1 U.S. service rifle is as a cherished historical relic unfit for any duty more rigorous than color guard. Another way is as a military-grade firearm likely to be snatched up by street toughs and used for common crime. Over the past six years, the Obama […]

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office: No More ‘Courtesy Holds’ For Federal Immigration Agents

AZ Central: Maricopa County jails will no longer detain people flagged by federal authorities as a courtesy for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Sheriff Paul Penzone said Friday evening. Penzone told reporters that earlier...Show More Summary

UAE signs $1.2 bn in deals as arms fair opens

The four-day International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) kicked off Sunday in Abu Dhabi with the United Arab Emirates announcing 21 deals worth more than $1.2 billion. IDEX spokesman Brigadier-General Rashid Mohammed Al Shamsi told reporters the Emirates struck deals with 15 local companies and six international firms to bolster its land and naval forces.

CLEO Gun Permitting: It’s All About The Money And Power Dear Citizens of Madison County, My message today is to inform you of an impending Senate Bill in the Alabama Legislature directly threatening the safety for our Law Enforcement Officers and Deputy Sheriffs. It is a threat to law abiding citizens like you and me and a threat to this great state and country. […]

NATO: Russia Targeted German Army with Fake News Campaign

Emails accusing German soldiers stationed in Lithuania of rape were sent to local news outlets and the parliamentary president. NATO officials allege that Russia is targeting the military alliance. German soldiers stationed in Lithuania have been the target of false rape claims, German news magazine “Spiegel” first reported on Thursday. NATO diplomats told Spiegel that

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