Articles by christian


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China Toots its Horn With New Carrier

Oh, I’m sure the halls of think tanks across Washington, DC, are buzzing with the news that China has conducted sea trials of its first…


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Ouija Board Succombs to Technology

One had to wonder why in the age of Blue Force Trackers and cell phone-bound GPS units, the anachronistic ouija board stayed around this long…


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NAVAIR Looking at Riverine Simulator

One of the interesting conversations I had down at the Riverine training week at Fort Knox last month was with an instructional systems specialist who…


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Rummy on Afghanistan and Libya

During the 2011 Milblog conference in Arlington, Va., keynote speaker Donald Rumsfeld shared his thoughts on the Obama administration’s handling of Afghanistan and the NATO…



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US Navy Now Zapping Boats

The Navy and Northrop Grumman announced yesterday that for the first time a program that integrates solid state lasers on naval vessel had engaged another…


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Israel’s Iron Dome Works in First Combat Use

The controversial “Iron Dome” short-range missile defense system scored its first operational hits yesterday when militants fired Grad rockets from Gaza into southern Israel. According…


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iRobot’s UGV

Though it seems like every hobby shop with a Flip cam and a remote control dune buggy is pitching some sort of military-grade unmanned ground…


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XM-25 Blast Radius Revealed

The Army just released a new video showing better detail of the XM-25 Counter Defilade Engagement System’s 25mm fragmentation round performance. We’ve posted video of…


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China Boosts its Amphibious Options

Our good friend Martin Andrew forwarded us his latest analysis newsletter of the Chinese military and in it we noticed a profile of the PLAN’s…


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Wanted: Spooks to Lead Libyan Rabble

Coming on the heels of administration leaks that the CIA’s special activities division operators (maybe even sheep-dipped CAG kickers) have been spooled up to go put…


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Stateside Basing Kept F-22s Out of Libya

Your boy John Reed (who’s filling in for a recently departed Colin Clark at DoD Buzz) reported this morning the real reason why the much-baleyhooed…




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Australia Adds Plate-Making Capability

The Australian Defense Forces announced today they now have the capability to manufacture ballistic plates for their military body armor.  New technology to manufacture the…



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Growlers Over Libya — An Update

Defense Tech attended a roundtable interview with Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughhead this morning and he dropped an interesting tidbit we thought our…


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Tell Us What You Think

At Defense Tech, we’re always trying to improve our content to make sure the site is as relevant and informative to our devoted readers as…


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An Option for Humvee Recap

There are thousands of beat up Humvees heading back from the AO that the Army’s going to need to refit or replace as the service…