US Air Force tests third-stage rocket motor for next nuclear missile

[ad_1] The U.S. Air Force and two main contractors on the LGM-35A Sentinel intercontinental ballistic missile program on Saturday tested the solid-rocket motor that will power the nuclear weapon’s third stage. The test, which also involved Northrop Grumman and Aerojet Rocketdyne, took place in a closed chamber at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex in Tennessee. … Read more

Japanese Patriot Missile Systems May Soon Arrive in Ukraine After Recent Losses to Russian Strikes: U.S. Arsenal Stretched Too Thin For New Transfers

[ad_1] On March 20 the Russian Foreign Ministry was confirmed to have issued a warning to the Japanese government of consequences should the country transfer Patriot missile systems to the United States, after which they are expected to be forwarded to the Ukrainian Armed Forces. The White House in December confirmed Japanese authorities had decided … Read more

Al Gray, beloved former Marine Corps commandant, dies at age 95

[ad_1] Gen. Al Gray, the 29th commandant of the Marine Corps, died Wednesday in his home following an extended period of hospice care. The 95-year-old New Jersey native rose from private to four-star general, leading the Corps during the fall of the Soviet Union and the Persian Gulf War. Retired Lt. Gen. George Flynn, who … Read more

BEML: Transformative moment: BEML successfully test fires indigenous 1500 HP engine for military tanks

[ad_1] In a significant development, public sector BEML successfully test-fired its indigenous 1500 HP engine for military vehicles at its Mysuru plant. The test-firing, inaugurated by Defence Secretary Giridhar Aramane, marks a milestone in India’s journey towards self-reliance in defense technologies. Advancing India’s Defense Capabilities The 1500 HP engine project is a key step towards … Read more

Milley, McKenzie detail mistakes that led to Afghan evacuation chaos

[ad_1] In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the demise of the protagonist’s father sets the play in motion, making him one of the most important characters in literature to never grace a stage. So it was with Tuesday’s hearing on the chaotic U.S. evacuation from Afghanistan in 2021. For almost four hours, lawmakers grilled Mark Milley, former chairman of the … Read more

Aselsan unveils low-frequency towed active sonar system

[ad_1] 20 March 2024 by Cem Devrim Yaylali Aselsan trialled its low-frequency towed active sonar system named Düfas aboard the Powhatan-class fleet ocean tug A-590 TCG Inebolu . (SSB) Aselsan has revealed its low-frequency towed active sonar, releasing a promotional video showing the system aboard the Powhatan-class fleet ocean tug, A-590 TCG Inebolu, … Read more

Germany sets sight on JASSM extended range cruise missiles as potential Taurus successor

[ad_1] Germany has reportedly begun the ordering process for AGM-158B Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles with Extended Range (JASSM-ER) rounds from the US. The JASSM missile orders were said to be linked with the F-35 order Germany has been expected to formalise. German news outlet Bild said the new systems could replace existing Taurus missiles, one of the most modern weapon … Read more

New pact deepens Fincantieri’s stake in seabed warfare business

[ad_1] ROME — Italian shipyard Fincantieri has signed another cooperation deal on subsea technology as it pushes into the growing market for underwater drones and cable and pipeline protection. The firm signed a memorandum of understanding with Italian energy firm Saipem to develop ways to integrate Saipem’s autonomous underwater vehicles with Fincantieri’s ships and submarines. … Read more

Northrop, DARPA envision moon ‘railroad’ for lunar logistics

[ad_1] The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working with Northrop Grumman to flesh out a concept for a moon-based railroad network. “The envisioned lunar railroad network could transport humans, supplies and resources for commercial ventures across the lunar surface — contributing to a space economy for the United States and international partners,” Northrop said … Read more

Pacific force’s wish list seeks $11 billion more than defense proposal

[ad_1] U.S. Indo-Pacific Command is asking Congress for $11 billion more than the White House’s fiscal 2025 defense budget request, an amount that is three times greater than the wish list it submitted last year. Much of the money requested in the annual list, obtained by Defense News, would go toward constructing infrastructure to host … Read more