U.S. Marines conducts non-lethal weapons training exercise in Kuwait – Defence Blog

The U.S. Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response – Central Command has announced that Marines conducted non-lethal weapons training exercise in Kuwait.In view of the last tense protests at the American Embassy in Baghdad, U.S. Marines with 7th Marines, assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command held a non-lethal weapons...

South Korea receives first RQ-4B spy unmanned aircraft – Defence Blog

South Korea military received its first advanced high-altitude unmanned aircraft, RQ-4B Global Hawk, according to the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF).The first RQ-4B Block 30 landed at a military airbase in Sacheon, South Gyeongsang Province on Monday.The aircraft is the first to arrive in the country of the four RQ-4B Global Hawk aircraft South Korea has purchased from the U.S. The...

Lockheed Martin’s experts details laser weapon program – Defence Blog

Lockheed Martin’s experts have revealed details of directed energy and laser weapon system programs.Directed energy and laser weapon systems are a proven solution that effectively addresses tech-driven threats with more accurate, flexible and affordable performance than offered by traditional ballistics.“They’re designed to be precise, to yield minimal collateral damage and, in essence,...

Ankara threatens to close down U.S. Air Force base in Turkey – Defence Blog

A senior Turkish official said that Ankara threatening to close down the U.S. Air Force Incirlik Air Base.Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in a statement that Ankara may insist that the U.S. leave Incirlik air base if Washington goes ahead with the sanctions it has threatened in response to Turkey’s purchase of S-400 air defense systems.“We will assess the worst-case scenario...

Pentagon concerns spike in pro-Russian sentiment among U.S. troops – Defence Blog

The U.S. military officials have concerned the spike in pro-Russian sentiment among the households of military members.More than 1,000 U.S. adults responded between Oct. 24 and Oct. 30, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points to the second annual national defense survey conducted by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute. Almost 46% of the households of...

Vermont Air National Guard receives next three F-35 Lightning II aircraft – Defence Blog

The Vermont Air National Guard, the air force militia of the State of Vermont, has received the next three F-35 Lightning II aircraft, which landed at the Vermont Air National Guard just after 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, Dec., 5, 2019.These aircraft are part of the 20 total aircraft assigned to the Vermont Air National Guard, with the full complement arriving by summer 2020.The aircraft departed...

U.S. Air Force shows us a day in the life of a Pave Hawk in Dolomites – Defence Blog

The U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ericka Woolever spent 24 hours photographing the daily life of special mission aviators from the 56th Rescue Squadron at Aviano Air Base, Italy.He demonstrated an ordinary day for HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter pilots, from the 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 56th Helicopter Maintenance Unit, at Aviano Air Base, Italy.The Aviano Air Base, this is a NATO base...

Lockheed Martin receives almost $1 billion for new hypersonic weapon system – Defence Blog

Pentagon’s No.1 weapons supplier Lockheed Martin Corp. has received a $988,8 million U.S. Air Force contract modification for the next-generation hypersonic weapon system, U.S. Department of Defense reported on Monday.The modification to the previously awarded contract covers critical design review, test and production readiness support of the Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon, or ARRW,...