Top Daily Stories for August 2011

Aug 18 2011

Marines Train on Robotic Truck

Next week, in a test area just east of Pittsburgh, six Marines will learn to control a robotic truck that may represent the future for logistics convoys, route-clearing missions and other high-risk battlefield operations.
Aug 18 2011

White House Wants Budget Options for Defense Cuts

Defense News – Naval - Thu, 2011-08-18 19:01
The White House has directed the Defense Department, along with all other federal agencies, to draw up budget options for 2013 that meet the strict spending guidelines put in place by the debt-ceiling agreement of Aug. 2.
Aug 18 2011

Senator slams DOD on suicide prevention efforts

Navy Times - Thu, 2011-08-18 17:01
It’s been a year since a blue-ribbon commission on military suicide prevention issued its final report. But many of its key recommendations have not been implemented.
Aug 18 2011

Construction Commences on Future USS Milwaukee (LCS-5) Top Stories - Thu, 2011-08-18 15:01
Naval Sea Systems Command announced Aug. 18 that fabrication of the future USS Milwaukee, the fifth ship of the littoral combat ship class, has begun at Marinette Marine Corp. Shipyard in Marinette, Wis.
Aug 18 2011

Pentagon Clears F-35 Test Fleet to Fly Again

Defense News – Naval - Thu, 2011-08-18 12:01
The F-35 Lightning II test fleet has been cleared for flight, but the U.S. Air Force's production aircraft at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., are still grounded.
Aug 18 2011

Structural work on Ford carrier at halfway point

Virginian-Pilot - Thu, 2011-08-18 10:46
Structural work of the Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier at a Virginia shipyard has reached its halfway point.
Aug 18 2011

Navy plans to arm Fire Scout UAV with missiles

Navy Times - Thu, 2011-08-18 10:01
The MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicle may soon head to sea with a major upgrade: air-to-surface missiles.
Aug 17 2011

Lockheed Martin: We've cut cost of building LCS

San Diego Union - Wed, 2011-08-17 20:24
Joe North, head of LCS for Lockheed, says during an interview that the company has sharply curtailed the cost of building the Freedom-class littoral combat ship.
Aug 17 2011

New Enterprise CO takes command

Navy Times - Wed, 2011-08-17 17:01
The Navy’s oldest carrier, the Enterprise, welcomed its final commanding officer Wednesday during a change of command ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Va.
Aug 17 2011

Turkish warplanes attack PKK targets in Iraq

Reuters (World) - Wed, 2011-08-17 15:16
Turkey sent warplanes to attack Kurdish targets in northern Iraq on Wednesday, military sources said, hours after a rebel attack in southeast Turkey killed a dozen soldiers.


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