Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 Is Back to Work
Posted on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 18:48:58 +0000 EST

Hubble Space Telescope in Orbit in Space with Stars
On January 8, 2019, software on the Hubble Space Telescope detected a voltage level abnormality within the Wide Field Camera 3. The instrument, in turn, shut down automatically for safety …

China and the Indo-Pacific
Posted on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 16:20:03 +0000 EST

Little Surprise as Singapore Identifies F-35 as Long-Term Fighter Solution
Posted on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 16:00:10 +0000 EST

Singapore’s Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen has announced on social media that upon completion of a technical evaluation by the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) and Defense Science and …

U.S. Navy to Invest Over $400 Million on Electronic Warfare Simulation Program
Posted on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 15:42:36 +0000 EST

by Andrew Dardine, Military Electronics Analyst, Forecast International. The U.S. Navy’s EW Simulator Development RDT&E program develops technology and testing to ensure that jamming and self-protection systems provide advanced protection …

Space-Based Sensors and Directed Energy Highlighted in U.S. Missile Defense Review
Posted on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 15:14:22 +0000 EST

missile in a missile silo
The U.S. affirmed the bulk of its ongoing missile defense plans with the release of the first Missile Defense Review since 2010.  President Donald Trump spoke from the Pentagon, warning …

Iran, Azerbaijan Ink MoU on Defense Cooperation
Posted on Thu, 17 Jan 2019 15:36:31 +0000 EST

Iran and Azerbaijan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on defense cooperation. During a visit to Baku on January 17, 2019, the Chief of Staff of the Iranian armed forces, …

Royal Thai Army Seeking Additional VT-4 Tanks from China
Posted on Wed, 16 Jan 2019 16:10:25 +0000 EST

According to a report in local Thai media, the Royal Thai Army (RTA) seeks to add more Chinese-built VT-4 main battle tanks to its existing inventory. The January 16 report …

Austria Earmarks Helicopter Procurement Funding
Posted on Wed, 16 Jan 2019 14:56:06 +0000 EST

The Austrian government has ring-fenced over EUR300 million ($343 million) under a special budget intended for the purchase of up to 15 new helicopters. The helicopters being procured will include …

U.S. Navy Awards Contract for Third FY19 Littoral Combat Ship
Posted on Wed, 16 Jan 2019 14:47:35 +0000 EST

A decorated Navy ship alongside a pier
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract for one Freedom class Littoral Combat Ship, the last of three LCS funded by the U.S. Navy in FY19.  The other two ships …

Russia to Sign Second Su-57 Contract in 2020
Posted on Wed, 16 Jan 2019 13:48:28 +0000 EST

The Russian government will sign a contract for the procurement of another batch of Su-57 fighter jets next year, TASS reports. A source in the Russian aircraft industry told TASS …