Top Daily Stories for August 2011

Aug 17 2011

Turkish Aerospace Tests First Attack Copter

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-08-17 14:01
Turkish Aerospace Industries has successfully tested the first T129 attack helicopter it is producing with Italy's AgustaWestland, the company said Aug. 17.
Aug 17 2011

Indianapolis highway renamed for illl-fated WWII cruiser

Navy Times - Wed, 2011-08-17 09:01
Travelers in the state capital soon will see signs for the USS Indianapolis Memorial Highway.
Aug 17 2011

Chinese Carrier to Be Commissioned in August

The Chosun Ilbo - Wed, 2011-08-17 00:17
China's first aircraft carrier will be formally commissioned on Aug. 1 next year, an official news outlet reports. It will then be dispatched to the South China Sea, where China has some territorial disputes.
Aug 16 2011

Computer lab's Chinese-made parts raise spy concerns

The Washington Times - Tue, 2011-08-16 21:08
A U.S. supercomputer laboratory engaged in classified military research concluded a recent deal involving Chinese-made components that is raising concerns in Congress about potential electronic espionage.
Aug 16 2011

Cutter Stratton completes acceptance trials

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-08-16 17:01
The Coast Guard’s third national security cutter has successfully completed acceptance trials, the final major milestone before the service takes the new ship into its fleet.
Aug 16 2011

Panetta raises specter of hollow force

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-08-16 17:01
Cutting national security beyond the $350 billion planned over the next decade would hollow the U.S. military and hurt troop morale, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said.
Aug 16 2011

General says Iran-backed militants are biggest threat in Iraq

Washington Post - Tue, 2011-08-16 14:41
A senior U.S. military officer says Iranian-backed militias present the most dangerous security threat for Iraq, outpacing al-Qaeda-linked terrorists there
Aug 15 2011

Pilot persuades Navy to rethink landing drill site

Virginian-Pilot - Mon, 2011-08-15 22:32
The Navy has halted the search for a commercial airport where Navy planes could practice carrier landings after an officer complained that a less expensive alternative is being overlooked.
Aug 15 2011

A golden decade for defense companies is ending

Navy Times - Mon, 2011-08-15 20:01
The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are winding down, Osama bin Laden is dead, and the federal government is deeply in debt. This spells the end of what was a golden decade for the defense industry.
Aug 15 2011

Ex-cruiser XO punished for assault, harassment

Navy Times - Mon, 2011-08-15 16:01
The former executive officer of the cruiser Gettysburg received nonjudicial punishment for sexual harassment and assault at an admiral’s mast and could be forced to retire, the Navy announced.

 
 

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