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January 04, 2013
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS
Military Space Communications Lacks Direction
Washington DC (SPX) Jan 04, 2013
The Defense Department is at a standstill when it comes to figuring out what it will require to maintain its future military space communications architecture, both industry and government officials said at a recent industry conference - and nobody seems to be in charge. The backbone of military communications for expeditionary warfare is increasingly dependent on satellites. U.S. forces showed up in Iraq in 2003 with satellite terminals, and left eight and half years later having never bothered t ... read more
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"Sky Rider" to be integrated within the Digital Army Program
The Artillery Corps "Sky Rider" Unit is preparing to deploy a new UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) which will introduce a significant improvement in its takeoff, flight and visual capabilities, trans ... more
CYBER WARS

Turning smartphones into secure and versatile keys
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MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

BAE pulls out of Australian comms tender
BAE Systems sacked two employees and pulled out of the next tender phase for the Australian army's battlespace communications network. ... more


CYBER WARS

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AEROSPACE

Boeing Receives Additional US Navy Order for Torpedo Defense Systems
Under a newly exercised option for the AN/SLQ-25C system contract, Boeing subsidiary Argon ST will continue to supply U.S. Navy surface ships with countermeasures that lure torpedoes away by mimicki ... more
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

DoD Guidance on Spectrum Use for Hosted Payloads Needs New Approach
The recent "guidance" from the Pentagon's Chief Information Officer on hosting military payloads on commercial satellites has caused much confusion among satellite operators. The three-page document ... more
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Governor blames Iraq PM-linked unit for shooting
A senior Sunni politician on Thursday blamed Iraq's anti-terror forces, which report directly to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's office, for the shooting of his young nephew the previous day. ... more
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China denies rejecting New York Times journalist visa
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Myanmar admits to using jet fighters
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