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Commentary: A Mightily Tangled Geostrategic Web

Commentary: A Mightily Tangled Geostrategic WebJust when events in the Middle East could not seem to become more complicated, this web of intrigue and danger has grown even more complex and intertwined.
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Editorial

Editorial: India Still Needs Bigger Rafale Deal

Editorial: India Still Needs Bigger Rafale DealThe decision by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to order 36 off-the-shelf Rafale jets was an overdue and welcome move to upgrade New Delhi's military capabilities.
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Commentary

Commentary: A New Angle on Acquisition Reform

Commentary: A New Angle on Acquisition ReformRecently, the chairman of the US House Armed Services Committee released a proposed set of acquisition reform steps. This proposal follows dozens of others in the past decades.
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Editorial

Editorial: Manned Aircraft Remain Vital

Editorial: Manned Aircraft Remain VitalFor decades, senior military leaders and analysts have predicted the demise of manned aircraft.
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Strike

RAF Rebuilds Weapon Stocks for IS Strikes

RAF Rebuilds Weapon Stocks for IS StrikesContinuing Royal Air Force precision strikes against Islamic State (IS)targets in Iraq has prompted Britain's Ministry of Defence to open negotiations with Raytheon UK to replenish stocks of the company's Paveway IV weapon
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News

SAS2015: Robert LaBelle Agusta Westland

SAS2015: Robert LaBelle Agusta WestlandRobert LaBelle, Chief Executive Officer of AgustaWestland North America, talks about requirements for a new Navy training helicopter at Sea Air Space 2015.
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SAS2015: Lee Mastroianni, ONR , on high engergy lasers for air defense

SAS2015: Lee Mastroianni, ONR , on high engergy lasers for air defenseLee Mastroianni, Expeditionary Force Protection, Office of Naval Research, talks about GBAD OTM, Ground Based Air Defense On The Move, a high-energy laser on a tactical vehicle to protect expeditionary forces from UAV air threats.
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SAS2015: Daniel Deitz from ONR

SAS2015: Daniel Deitz from ONRDaniel Deitz, from Office of Naval Research, talks about LDUUV technologies at Sea Air Space 2015
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Training & Simulation

Pakistan Eyes T-50 as Trainer Option

Pakistan Eyes T-50 as Trainer OptionPakistan is considering purchase of the South Korean KAI T-50 Lead In Fighter Trainer (LIFT) to revamp its Air Force training program, although some viable alternatives remain.
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Weapons

French Weapons To Arrive in Lebanon To Fight IS

French Weapons To Arrive in Lebanon To Fight ISFrance Provides First Weapons To Lebanon For Islamic State Fight
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Mideast & Africa

Iran Leader Urges Defensive Preparedness

Iran Leader Urges Defensive PreparednessIran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged his armed forces Sunday to increase their "defensive preparedness," denouncing a US warning that military action is an option if there is no nuclear deal.
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Mideast & Africa

Arab Army Chiefs To Meet On Joint Military Force

Arab Army Chiefs To Meet On Joint Military ForceArab military chiefs will meet this week in Cairo to discuss the forming of a joint military force to fight the region's growing extremist threat, an Arab League official said Sunday.
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Congress & Defense Spending

Congress & Defense SpendingVirginia Rep. Randy Forbes, chairman of the House Seapower and Projection Forces subcommitee, discusses spending caps.
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Warfighting First

Warfighting FirstNavy Vice Adm. Tom Rowden, commander of Naval Surfaces Forces, on the Warfighting First concept.
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Naval Aviation Future

Naval Aviation FutureRear Adm. Mike Manazir, director of Navy Air Warfare, on why the Navy needs more F-18s.
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Vago's Notebook: Manned vs. Unmanned Systems

Vago's Notebook: Manned vs. Unmanned SystemsThe future of military aviation will depend on integrating manned and unmanned systems.
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Leaders

Israelis Urge Netanyahu to Work With Obama

Israelis Urge Netanyahu to Work With ObamaIsraeli opposition leaders are demanding that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu jettison his congressionally focused strategy of end-running the White House and launch immediate, constructive and intensive engagement with US President Barack Obama and his team aimed at...
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Strike

UAE Restarts Rafale Talks With France

UAE Restarts Rafale Talks With FranceThe United Arab Emirates has restarted talks on ordering the Dassault Rafale, with a planned major upgrade of the fighter jet in contrast to the off-the-shelf deals for Egypt and India, said an Arabian Gulf official source familiar with the issue.
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Industry

Turks Seek Indigenous Engine Technology

Turks Seek Indigenous Engine TechnologyMost Turkish programs in recent years have gone with the priority tag of "indigenous."
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Strike

S-400 Strengthens China's Hand in the Skies

S-400 Strengthens China's Hand in the SkiesA deal between Russia and China for procurement of the new S-400 air defense system will serve as a force multiplier for Beijing in its quest to dominate the skies along its borders, experts said.
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News

Saudi Arabia Vows to Cover UN Aid Call for Yemen

Saudi Arabia Vows to Cover UN Aid Call for YemenSaudi Arabia pledged Saturday to cover the entire $274 million in humanitarian aid sought by the UN for conflict-torn Yemen, which has also been the target of Saudi-led air strikes against Shiite rebels.
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Vehicles

Germany To Buy Back Tanks Amid Russia Threat

Germany To Buy Back Tanks Amid Russia ThreatThe German military has announced plans to bring 100 mothballed tanks back into service amid the ongoing conflict between Russia and the Ukraine.
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Kiev Lists Russian Military Units Allegedly in Ukraine

Kiev Lists Russian Military Units Allegedly in UkraineUkraine's army chief of staff on Saturday listed for the first time some of the specific Russian military units alleged to be fighting against Kiev alongside pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine.
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Vehicles

Textron Faces Last Chance on Canadian Vehicle

Textron Faces Last Chance on Canadian VehicleThe Canadian military's newest armored vehicle faces significant technical problems, with US company Textron being given a final chance to show its system can meet its promised levels of protection and mobility.
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Intercepts

Former NSA Chief: Follow SOCOM Model for Cyber

Former NSA Chief: Follow SOCOM Model for CyberTo the list of folks skeptical about the military's cyber corps becoming its own service branch, add former NSA and US Cyber Command chief Keith Alexander.
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News

Deadlock Deepens Over US Base Relocation in Japan

Deadlock Deepens Over US Base Relocation in JapanDeadlock over the controversial relocation of a US military base in southern Japan deepened Friday when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met the anti-base governor of Okinawa.
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Sweden Raises Defense Budget Amid Russia Concerns

Sweden Raises Defense Budget Amid Russia ConcernsSweden will raise defence spending by 10.2 billion kronor (1.09 billion euros, $1.18 billion) for the period 2016 to 2020, the government said Friday amid concerns over Russia's military resurgence.
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