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 News by Topics: Logistics

  1. Better, Cheaper Services: Turkey's first indigenous basic trainer aircraft, the Hürkus, takes to the skies. Under a new logistics management plan, local prime contractors such as Turkish Aerospace Industries, which builds the Hürkus, would be asked to sign logistical management contracts with SSM on behalf of all system suppliers. Turkish Aerospace Industries

    Turkey Hopes To Cut Costs With New Logistics Plan

    Long in use in other parts of the world, performance-based logistics has caught the eye of Turkey in its quest for better and cheaper services.

    • Sep. 18, 2014
  2. Boeing is looking at its 737-700 airframe as a potential winner for the Air Force's next-generation JSTARS program. Boeing Illustration

    Boeing Eyes 737-700 Solution for New JSTARS

    Boeing is officially planning a variant of its 737-700 commercial jetliner as a competitor for the Air Force's next-generation Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) replacement.

    • Sep. 12, 2014
  3. Iraqi soldiers wave to a humanitarian aid convoy en route to Amerli after Iraqi forces broke through to the jihadist-besieged Shiite town. NATO is considering additional training for Iraqi forces. JM LOPEZ/ / AFP

    NATO Weighs Training Mission to Iraq

    A senior NATO official said Thursday that NATO was prepared to consider a training mission to Iraq as part of a wide-ranging policy mix to tackle the so-called Islamic State.

    • Sep. 12, 2014
  4. Britain has pledged to commit 3,500 troops to a new NATO spearhead force expected to be announced by alliance leaders on the second day of the summit, according to Cameron. Alain Jocard / AFP

    UK to Pledge 1,000 Troops to NATO Rapid Response Force

    Britain has pledged to commit 1,000 troops to a new NATO spearhead force expected to be announced by alliance leaders on the second day of the summit, according to Prime Minister David Cameron.

    • Sep. 5, 2014
  5. An armed pro-Russian militant checks passing cars May 20 near the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk. Viktor Drachev / AFP

    Commentary: NATO Eyes 'Alliance Assurance' Force

    In response to Russia's aggression against Ukraine, NATO leaders are examining the need to enhance the readiness of deployable military forces to reassure allies and deter threats to the alliance.

    • Sep. 1, 2014
  6. An F/A-18C Hornet strike fighter from Strike Fighter Squadron 15 lands aboard the aircraft carrier George H. W. Bush in the Persian Gulf on July 29. The carrier is carrying 44 strike fighters. MC3 Joshua Card / US Navy

    US Naval Forces on Station in Gulf Region

    US Navy and Marine forces already are on station in the Middle East, part of the US policy of keeping a carrier strike group and an amphibious ready group in the region.

    • Aug. 8, 2014
  7. The fast combat support ship Bridge transfers supplies to the German destroyer Hamburg and US aircraft carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower, while the cruiser Hue City waits its turn. The Bridge is scheduled to be taken out of service in September as an economy measure. US Navy photo by MC2 Ryan McLearnon

    Future of US Fast Supply Ships Questioned

    While lawmakers routinely question the US Navy about aircraft carriers, submarines, cruisers and other warships, it's rare that the lowly combat logistics force comes into the congressional viewfinder.

    • Jul. 31, 2014
  8. An RT SkyStar 300 system operates along the Gaza border, but is not involved in the current Protective Edge operation. RT LTA Systems

    Israeli Firm Provides Power-by-The-Hour Intel in Gaza

    An Israeli aerostat provider whose power-by-the-hour surveillance services have been used to protect targets as varied as Vladimir Putin to Madonna is working under fire along the Gaza border in support of Israeli forces.

    • Jul. 29, 2014
  9. Follow-through on keeping armored personnel carriers for the Afghan Army rapid strike battalions equipped and ready has been lacking, the special inspector general for Afghan reconstruction said in a report issued Tuesday. Textron

    Afghan Quick Reaction Force Slowed by Logistics Failures

    A specially trained and equipped Afghan Army quick reaction force is in danger of having its vehicles fall into disrepair, and its soldiers miss out on training due to an inability to supply much-need spare parts and training, a Congressionally-mandated w

    • Jul. 29, 2014
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