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 News by Topics: Logistics

  1. A Turkish company says its software can help helicopter pilots navigate even in foggy conditions. STR / AFP via Getty Images

    Turkish Company Develops Anti-Fog Software for Copters

    A Turkish software and information technologies company has said that it developed software that allows helicopters to fly in foggy weather conditions.

    • Oct. 30, 2014
  2. Eyes on the Threat: A US Air Force tactical air control party member (left) observes the compass and the area while an Air Force combat controller talks on the radio during Emerald Warrior 2014 on Hurlburt Field, Florida, May 1. A new US Special Operations Command program would use online information to give operators on the ground a better view of nearby threats. Senior Airman Colville McFee/ / 3rd Combat Camera

    SOCOM Wants To Start Data Mining the Open Web

    US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) is building an open-source data-mining program that will run automatic keyword searches across a variety of websites and databases, allowing its operators to build a better picture of their operating environment in as

    • Oct. 25, 2014
  3. A Canadian F-18 Hornet from the 409th Tactical Fighter Squadron launches a laser-guided bomb during one of the unit's Weapons Systems Evaluation Program scenarios in this file photo. Canadian lawmakers have approved sending aircraft to participate in airstrikes in Iraq. Air Force

    Canada Brings '6-pack Strategy' to Air Campaign Against Islamic State in Iraq

    Canadian lawmakers have approved sending up to six CF-18 fighter aircraft to participate in airstrikes in Iraq, along with one CC-150 aerial refueling tanker, two CP-14 Aurora surveillance aircraft and one airlift aircraft, according to the Canadian prime

    • Oct. 10, 2014
  4. A Transall aircraft flies at the NATO airport in Hohn, northern Germany, on Sept. 19. German soldiers were flying to the Kurdish city of Erbil to start training Kurdish fighters. DANIEL REINHARDT / AFP

    Agenda Aims To Improve German Military's Arms Procurement

    The German Defense Ministry has published on its website six points that will form the basis of an agenda to improve defense project management and transparency.

    • Oct. 10, 2014
  5. An Afghan Air Force G222, designated C-27A by the US government, at Kabul International Airport in July 2011. Staff Sgt. Matthew Smith/Air Force

    DLA Junks Multimillion Planes For Afghan Air Force, Sells Scrap For 6 Cents A Pound

    Sixteen unusable transport aircraft that the U.S. government bought for the Afghan Air Force have been scrapped for pennies on the dollar, according to the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.

    • Oct. 9, 2014
  6. Kurdish protestors clash with Turkish riot policemen Wednesday in Istanbul. Ozan Kose / AFP

    Turkey Faces Worst Kurdish Insurgency in 22 Years

    Tens of thousands of Kurds turned several Turkish cities into flames in order to protest the Ankara government's reluctance to save their kinship in Kobani, a northern Syrian city bordering Turkey and beseiged by Islamic radicals.

    • Oct. 9, 2014
  7. U.S. Army Maj. Gen. James Boozer, second from left, commander of U.S. Army Japan, and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Lt. Gen. Koichi Isobe, center left, the commanding general of the Eastern Army, receive a briefing Sept. 5 during Rising Thunder 2014 at the Yakima Training Center in Washington. Sgt. Cody Quinn/US Army

    Tokyo and Washington Writing New Guidelines for Military Partnerships

    American and Japanese officials are in talks to complete a 'vision statement' for how the two allies might work together in the security arena of their 1997 Defense Cooperation document, according to a senior Pentagon official.

    • Oct. 8, 2014
  8. The carrier Harry S. Truman, seen here conducting flight ops Sept. 26, will take the place of the Dwight D. Eisenhower in the deployment cycle, fleet bosses said Monday. MC3 Karl Anderson / Navy

    Carriers Truman And Ike Swap Places In Deployment Cycle

    Two Norfolk-based carriers have swapped places in the deployment cycle, Fleet Forces Command announced Monday.

    • Oct. 7, 2014
  9. The British government has temporarily reprieved a Tornado GR4 strike squadron from the scrap heap in order to maintain sufficient numbers of aircraft for a sustained campaign against the Islamic State. RAF

    To Boost Strike Force, UK Delays Retiring Jets

    The British government has temporarily reprieved a Tornado GR4 strike squadron from the scrap heap in order to maintain sufficient numbers of aircraft for a sustained campaign against the Islamic State.

    • Oct. 3, 2014
  10. Danish Gen. Knud Bartels, chairman of NATO's defense committee, addresses the media in Vilnius, Lithuania, on Sept. 20, where allied defense chiefs were holding a three-day meeting. PETRAS MALUKAS/ / AFP

    NATO General Wants Better Industry Cooperation

    With military budgets shrinking around the globe, a top NATO official is warning the national industries of partner nations that they need to change how they do business.

    • Oct. 2, 2014
  11. Aerojet Rocketdyne has submitted information on its AR1 system, shown here in single-booster configuration, for the US Air Force's competition for a next-generation rocket engine. Aerojet Rocketdyne

    Aerojet Rocketdyne Enters RD-180 Replacement Competition

    Aerojet Rocketdyne is poised to enter the US Air Force's competition for a next-generation rocket engine, announcing it has submitted information on its AR1 system in response to the service's request for information.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  12. Indian soldiers take part in altitude training at more than 11,500 feet in Indian Kashmir. Tata Power will license-produce navigation systems aimed at environments where GPS signals are not available. MUSTAFA TAUSEEF / AFP

    Honeywell, Tata Partner To Produce TALIN Systems

    Coinciding with the visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the US Sept. 25-30, Honeywell International has inked a partnership agreement with India's Tata Power to license-produce the tactical advanced land inertial navigator (TALIN) system.

    • Sep. 29, 2014
  13. The Pentagon intends to take two F-35C models, shown here doing catapult launch tests at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, in 2013, to carrier trials in November. Lockheed Martin

    F-35 'On Track' for Carrier Tests in November

    The F-35 joint strike fighter is on track to conduct trials aboard a US Navy aircraft carrier in November, but there are still variables as to what may be tested, the program's top official said today.

    • Sep. 25, 2014
  14. A Marine rappels down from an MV-22B Osprey. Rolls-Royce says it hopes the Marine Corps will be interested in using its upgraded V-22 engine. Lance Cpl. Isaac Ibarra/US Marine Corps

    Will USMC Pursue Engine Upgrade for V-22?

    While Rolls-Royce has completed a successful flight test of its new engine upgrade for the V-22, it is unclear whether the US Marine Corps will pursue a re-engine plan.

    • Sep. 23, 2014
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
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