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Army aviation officials, including several from the special operations side of the house, last week revealed that the special operations community will have a say in the design of the next generation of Army choppers. When asked last week during an army aviation conference sponsored by the Association of the U.S. Army last week if […]

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So remember the Internet hubbub last week when the BBC reported that the Air Force’s X-37B space plane may well be spying on China’s new space station, Tiangong-1, since their orbits are very close? Well, it turns out that the source behind that story, Spaceflight, the magazine of the respected British Interplanetary Society ignored one key fact; the […]

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This is kind of funny. The same week that Tehran said that bad things would happen if the U.S. aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis returned to the Persian Gulf, American sailors rescued 13 Iranian fishermen who had been held hostage aboard their dhow (ship), the Al Molai, for several weeks by pirates in the […]

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So, this is some drone-related news about the Afghan war that we missed. While most media attention has been focused on CIA drone bases in Pakistan, the U.S. last year transformed the remote ex-Soviet air field at Shindand, near the Iranian border, into the second biggest air base in all Afghanistan. The perimeter of the […]

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Take a break from all the Iran-Sentinel drone drama this week and check out this video showing one of the Army’s latest anti-IED technologies. Basically, it’s remotely controlled version of a standard Bobcat construction vehicle equipped with various bomb detection and disposal tools. Developed and fielded by the Army’s Rapid Equipping Force, the little vehicle is […]

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