Articles by jnoonan

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SCAR Sighting with SOF

An alert DT reader spotted this pic of 3rd Btln. 10th Special Forces Group Soldiers training before their deployment at a range in Fort Carson,…


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Collaborative Cyber Command

Few people would dispute the huge challenge facing the newly formed Cyber Command. Perhaps the greatest of these challenges is in the area of coordination…



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Newest ISR plane — from buy-to-fly in 8 months

In a Defense Department world where multi-million-dollar contracts for aircraft will likely first net you long waits, missed deadlines and demands for millions more bucks…


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When Doomsday Arrives (You’re prepared)

It’s not too early to be thinking about Christmas, folks. So for that hard-to-please gift recipient, we’ve brought you a perfect solution to your conundrum….


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Mullen Wants Females on Subs

Women should be allowed to serve aboard Americas fleet of nuclear submarines, the nation’s top military officer, Adm. Michael Mullen, quietly has told the Senate…


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Predators? You ain’t seen nothin’ yet

Not that many years ago if you wanted to hear a lecture on how wars will be fought by remotely controlled or increasingly autonomous machines…


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Stealthy F-35 Sensor To Fly On Avenger UAV

This article first appeared in Aerospace Daily & Defense Report. Lockheed Martin is working with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems to fly a version of the…



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A New Member of the Club

I want to introduce to our readers a friend I’ve picked up along the way on my winding trip through the blogosphere. Dave Reader edits…


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LCS Near Selection

In an attempt to bring order to the Navys problem-plagued littoral combat ship (LCS) program, the Navy has announced that it will “down select” a…


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There’s Concern, but Where’s the Action?

Earlier this year, President Obama said that “the nation’s digital infrastructure is under near constant attack.” That statement came on the heels of the head…


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SCARs in The ‘Stan

An alert reader sent me a link to some footage of a DEA team in Afghanistan wearing some of the Gucciest high-speed gear I’ve ever…



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Air Force Begins Map of Future

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz revealed in his major speech at the Air Force Association conference that the service began a wide-ranging…


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The Drone in a Bag

The boys from DoD Buzz are all over the Air Force Association’s 2009 annual conference outside DC for the next few days and I thought…


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Revealed: The Army’s New Camo

Our friends at Soldier Systems have been tracking the development of a new camo scheme designed for the Afghan fight by Army officials who were…


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More on Ganjgal

Okay, I’m totally fired up about this ambush in Ganjgal that needlessly took the lives of three Marines, a Corpsman and nine Afghan security forces….


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Could the COIN Plane Have Saved Lives?

Sorry for the delay in posting, folks. Was on a much-needed vacation with the family that recharged my batteries and prepared me for what is…


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Marines Are Satisfied With MV-22

This article first appeared in Defense Technology International. The U.S. Marine Corps is acting as the lead service on the Bell-Boeing MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor, with…