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Dec 15 2011

Wraps Off Northrop's Fan-in-Wing MUVR

Aviation Week - Thu, 2011-12-15 08:39
At the Quad-A UAS show in Washington today, Northrop Grumman has taken the wraps off the MUVR fan-in wing high-speed VTOL ship-to-shore cargo resupply unmanned aircraft.
Dec 15 2011

U.S. military marks end of its war in Iraq

Reuters - Thu, 2011-12-15 05:51
The U.S. military officially ended its war in Iraq on Thursday, packing up a military flag at a ceremony with U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta nearly nine years after the invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein.
Dec 14 2011

Bids Submitted for Aegis Follow-On System

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-12-14 17:11
Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Boeing have submitted proposals to take over support and development of the Aegis combat system, the companies said Dec. 14.
Dec 14 2011

White House drops veto threat on defense bill - Wed, 2011-12-14 17:07
The White House lifted a veto threat against a giant $662 billion defense authorization bill on Wednesday after legislators made changes in language involving detainees.
Dec 13 2011

Report: Slow Down Production of F-35

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2011-12-13 18:52
A "quick look" report on the U.S. Defense Department's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) says aircraft production should be slowed while 13 test issues are resolved. But it also declares the F-35's design fundamentally sound.
Dec 13 2011

Blood test shows promise in diagnosing TBI

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-12-13 14:35
In a small Army study, a hand-held device that tests for protein fragments released into the bloodstream after a head injury accurately detected concussion, or mild traumatic brain injury, in 34 patients.
Dec 13 2011

Gen. Allen reports 'progress' in repairing ties with Pakistan

Washington Post - War Zones - Tue, 2011-12-13 13:23
The allied commander in Afghanistan reported modest “progress” Tuesday in efforts to repair military relations with Pakistan, but saw no indications Islamabad would reopen crucial supply routes soon.
Dec 13 2011

U.S. probing alleged cyberattack plot by Venezuela, Iran

The Washington Times - Tue, 2011-12-13 12:57
U.S. lawmakers and federal agencies are investigating reports that Iranian and Venezuelan diplomats in Mexico were involved in plotting cyberattacks against U.S. targets, including nuclear power plants.
Dec 13 2011

China Eyes Navy Stop in Seychelles

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2011-12-13 10:22
China has said it may use the Seychelles as a naval supply stop while conducting anti-piracy missions, at the invitation of the Indian Ocean island state.
Dec 13 2011

Defense Secretary Panetta makes unannounced Afghanistan trip

Reuters - Tue, 2011-12-13 08:45
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta arrived in Kabul on Tuesday for an unannounced visit at a time of persistent violence and as the United States and its Western allies are reducing troop levels in Afghanistan.


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