Top Daily Stories for June 2013

Jun 12 2013

LCS Freedom Under Way From Singapore, Begins Exercises

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2013-06-12 06:15
Seven weeks after arriving at Singapore, the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS-1) has left Changi Naval Base to begin a series of regional exercises with navies of friendly nations.
Jun 11 2013

General: Marines' role in Australia to expand next year

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 2013-06-11 18:38
The Marine Corps' presence in Australia will increase fivefold next year as military officials there look to the U.S. for guidance in developing amphibious capabilities, a Marine general said Tuesday.
Jun 11 2013

Canada Taps German Design for Navy's Support Ships

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2013-06-11 17:15
Canada has selected the German Navy's Berlin-class design for its new fleet of supply ships, setting in motion the eventual construction of two vessels that are critical to maritime operations.
Jun 11 2013

Indian Sub Buy Again Delayed

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2013-06-11 12:15
Questions raised by the Indian Finance Ministry have delayed the Navy's quest to procure six additional submarines equipped with air independent propulsion for more than $12 billion.
Jun 11 2013

US Navy's New, Bigger Fire Scout To Fly This Fall

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2013-06-11 10:16
The Navy's Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicle program is undergoing a major change, shedding the small helicopter used in earlier versions for a new model with greater range and payload.
Jun 11 2013

Iran launches rearmed destroyer on Persian Gulf

Navy Times - Tue, 2013-06-11 06:00
Iran says it has launched a 50-year-old destroyer on the Persian Gulf after overhauling it and rearming it with modern missiles.
Jun 9 2013

Need a Part? Just Press Print

Defense News – Naval - Sun, 2013-06-09 15:15
The Navy will start to experiment with 3-D printing this year by setting up printers in Norfolk, Va., and San Diego to produce custom-designed plastic parts and gadgets for crews.
Jun 9 2013

Japan Plans More Aggressive Defense

Defense News – Naval - Sun, 2013-06-09 13:15
Japan should develop amphibious and pre-emptive strike capabilities while bolstering sea- and ground-based ballistic-missile defenses, according to policy proposals from the ruling party.
Jun 9 2013

Netanyahu: Iran ups cyber-attacks on Israeli computers

Reuters (World) - Sun, 2013-06-09 09:49
Israel's prime minister accused Iran and its Palestinian and Lebanese allies on Sunday of carrying out "nonstop" cyber attacks on major computer systems in his country.
Jun 8 2013

New Marine gear: Body armor, IED jammers, and optics

Marine Corps Times - Sat, 2013-06-08 10:25
The Marine Corps has taken steps to address three pressing gear concerns: lighter, stronger body armor, improved sights for grenade launchers, and more sophisticated jammers for improvised explosive devices.


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