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-+*The U.S. Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence recently hosted an international effort to see of allied militaries can control each other’s unmanned ground vehicles. Army officials at Fort Benning, Ga., held the first of these experiments in mid July, working with Germany and Turkey to begin developing uniform standards for controlling and operating UGVs in […]

-+*The U.S. Navy is helping Germany arm its fleet with more than 400 anti-ship missile systems. The Navy announced the March 29 $343,550,330 contract award to RAMSYS GmbH, Ottobrunn, Germany for the production of 445 Block 2 MK-44 Mod 4 Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) Guided Missile Round Pack (GMRP) All-Up-Rounds, according to a Defense Department […]

-+*An AP story at Military​.com reports that the Chinese Navy has successfully landed one of their J-15 (the carrierized version of the Su-33) aboard the Liaoning aircraft carrier. We here at DT figure there are two ways of looking at this development:  You can say that this proves the threat in the Pacific Rim is […]

-+*It’s no secret that China (and many other nations) are catching up with the U.S. in education and manufacturing. A quick Google search can reveal the massive gains China’s manufacturing and education sectors have made over the last three decades. Experts have long warned that the U.S.fast slipping far behind it’s industrialized peers in terms […]

-+*Well then. Less than a week after Syrian government air defenses shot down a Turkish RF-4 Phantom recconnaisance jet, Syrian rebels appear to have seiezed a government radar station. The video below, apparently filmed on June 26, shows Syrian rebels combing through the ruins of a freshly captured radar site in the hills around Idilb, […]