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Jul 02, 2012

6/29 Frago

+ Japan Agrees to F-35 Buy Despite Price Increase + Jamming Grenades, Micro-Missiles: Israel’s Latest War Tech....More
Jul 02, 2012

DARPA's Smart Minefield to Use Smartphone Tech

Landmines are widely condemned, so it is somewhat of a surprise to see DARPA announce plans to award Textron Defense Systems a sole-source contract....More
Jul 02, 2012

FREMM Successfully Fires First Torpedo

The Aquitaine, the first-of-class of the FREMM multi-mission frigates for the French navy, has successfully fired it first anti-submarine torpedo....More
Jul 02, 2012

The Madness Continues

Lawmakers on the defense committees are fired up and motivated to find a way to prevent a $500 billion reduction in Pentagon spending next year. But....More
Jul 02, 2012

Gripens for Rent

Switzerland may get some Swedish-manufactured Gripens earlier than expected if a deal hammered out over the past two days by the two countries'....More
Jul 02, 2012

6/28 Frago

+ Russia Preps Mach 7 Missiles — With India’s Help....More
Jun 29, 2012

I'll Scratch Your (F-35) Back If You'll Scratch Mine (JSM)

For all the arguing about the Joint Strike Fighter that we've done here on Ares, some of the factors and decisions simply come down to economics....More
Jun 29, 2012

JSF -- Norway Signs Up

That Norway would go ahead with buying the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has long been more or less a given as long as the U.S. showed its willingness to....More
Jun 29, 2012

6/28 Frago: Late Edition

+ The Failure of Anti-Virus Companies to Catch Military Malware Interesting post by security expert Bruce Schneier. He links and quotes an anti-virus....More
Jun 28, 2012

Who Should Get Credit for Bin Laden Op?

Spencer Ackerman of Danger Room takes Loren Thompson to task in this post: Defense Industry Shill: Give Lockheed Credit for Bin Laden Kill. We've....More
Jun 28, 2012

When and How Would an Attack on Iran Unfold?

David Fulghum writes in this week's Aviation Week & Space Technology about thinking behind a possible Iran attack in the article Raiding Iran....More
Jun 27, 2012

The U.K.'s UAV War

While there has been a lot of attention on the U.S. drone strike program in Pakistan and other countries, much less is known about the Royal Air....More
Jun 27, 2012

SMART-L For Smart Defense?

The Netherlands Defence Materiel Organization and Thales Nederland today signed an agreement to modify the four SMART-L long-range radars installed....More
Jun 27, 2012

6/27 Frago

+ SPIDERS Creeps Ahead: Latest on DOD Smart Grid Effort + Bio-Weapons Crusader Calls For Tighter Research Oversight + Panetta Meeting Top Execs to....More
Jun 27, 2012

Aerospace Loses Its Oldest CEO

As Aviation Week’s business editor, I have interviewed a good number of CEOs during the past eight years. Few were as colorful as Walter J. Zable,....More
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