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Advances In Radar Providing Navy With ‘Game Changing’ Capabilities

By Geoff Fein The Navy is developing a number of new radar and sensor systems that will expand the capabilities of future surface combatants such as DDG-1000, as well as studying ways to leverage aviation sensor technology for shipboard use, a Navy official said. The Navy has been developing S- and X-band radar for Raytheon’s […]

Helicopter Product Commonality Reduces Cost, Workload

By Ann Roosevelt As the new Sikorsky [UTX] UH-60M Black Hawk enters the Army inventory, products the helicopter has in common with the CH-47 Chinook and planned for the Block III Apache, both built by Boeing [BA], save the service money and ease the maintenance burden on soldiers, according to an aviation official. "First, we […]

SMDC Examines Anew Missile Defense, Warning

By Ann Roosevelt The Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC) is taking a fresh look at missile defense and missile warning in light of the changing strategic environment, the commander says. "We’re going to have to think anew about this," Lt. Gen. Kevin Campbell, commander, Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, […]


A story in the Nov. 14 edition of Defense Daily incorrectly stated that the 1206 program is a State Department effort to provide funding to foreign countries to combat terrorism. The program is actually a DoD effort to train and equip foreign militaries to undertake counterterrorism or stability operations.

Atlantis Set To Fly At 4:31 P.M. ET Dec. 6; Little Debate On Go-Fly Decision

Helium Valve Problem Still In Review; Space Station Crew Spacewalk Set Tomorrow Space Shuttle Atlantis is set to launch at 4:31 p.m. ET Dec. 6 from launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center, barring major snags that might force a liftoff postpone of a few days, or into January, NASA leaders told the news media. […]

Commission Sees China Gaining Ability To Confront U.S. Forces

As China wields hundreds of land-based missiles and builds two ballistic missile submarines, it is gaining the ability to tackle U.S. forces in combat, an American commission reported to Congress. “The Commission concluded that China is developing its military in ways that enhance its capacity to confront America,” posing a threat to U.S. Navy aircraft […]

Defense Watch

The Latest Word On Trends And Developments In Aerospace And Defense Bridge Goes Nowhere. The House-approved $50 billion bill to fund four months of Iraq war operations tanked last week in a 53-45 Senate vote; 60 yeses were required for passage. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said because Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the […]

Key Lawmaker Hails Report That Iran Operates Huge Nuclear Production Works

A new report shows that Iran clearly is pressing ahead with a massive nuclear materials enrichment operation, and should be stopped, Rep. Duncan Hunter of California, ranking Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, said. Iran is taking the steps needed to begin building nuclear weapons, Hunter warned. The United States, United Nations and other […]

Moseley: Questions Remain Over F-15C Crash As F-15Es Returning To Flight

By Michael Sirak The Air Force still doesn’t know what caused an F-15C Eagle fighter jet to break in half Nov. 2 shortly after takeoff on a mission inside the United States, but has already returned many of its F-15E Strike Eagle multirole fighters to flying status, the service’s top military officer said Friday. "The […]


Ariane 5 Said To Boost Record Heavy Payload: U.K., Brazilian Satellites The Ariane 5 giant rocket set another heavy-lift record by placing a U.K. military relay platform and Brazil’s new multi-mission telecommunications satellite into geostationary transfer orbit, according to Arianspace. The total payload delivery weight was 9,535 kg (10.5 tons), which included 8,735 kg (9.6 […]