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F-35 in – Special ops out as part of US forces...

As part of a major consolidation and realignments of US forces in Europe announced today by the Pentagon the Air Force plans to permanently deploy two of its future F-35 squadrons at RAF Lakenheath. US presence in RAF Mildenhall will be terminated, with assets and personnel supporting aerial recce units flying RC-135 moved to other bases in the UK. Aerial refuelling and special operations units will be transferred to Germany.

Cyber Intelligence Report – November 1, 2014

In this edition: Israel Defense Forces C4I command capabilities were great force during Protective Edge operation | US hackers targeted White House | Jewish temple in Florida targeted in worldwide pro-ISIS cyber-attack | Russia close to information security agreement with China | ISIS closes different cyber platforms to avoid attacks| China blames US for disrupted cybersecurity talks | Azerbaijan and Lithuania discussing cyber cooperation | Cyber crooks masquerade as army generals | South Africa government announced new committee to combat cyber threats | UK: Fifty per cent of population fall victim to cybercrime

Georgia to Phase Out Mi-8, Mi-24 in Favor of Western Rotorcrafts

Georgia is set to replace its Russian supplied helicopter fleet, Georgian defense minister Irakli Alasania confirmed last week. He said his country intends to...

Swapping Control Lists Marks the First Steps in US Export Control...

The U.S. administration made the first steps in implementing export control reforms, by rebuilding the export control lists, moving less-sensitive items controlled by the State Department under the Department of Commerce, more efficiently equipped to maintain such activities.

China Rejects US Warning About South China Sea Disputes

Territorial disputes in the South China Sea escalate into US-China Rebut. Until now, the United States has adopted a public stance of relative neutrality in the disputes.

Japanese Self-Defense Force to Station Liaison Officers with Key US Military...

For the first time ever, the US Department of Defense (DoD) is planning to station Japanese Self-Defense Force (JSDF) liaison officers with key US military commands in the Washington, DC area.

US Air Force Grounds C-27J Fleet Due to Flight Control Failure

The entire fleet of US Air Force C-27J cargo aircraft has been ordered grounded following a mechanical failure of one aircraft’s flight control system. The failure occurred during a training mission on 3 July and was described as a “flight control problem” in a written statement released by Air Force officials.

Japan and US Agree To US Marine Realignment In Pacific

After sixteen long years of debate and aggravating delays, the United States and Japan have reached an agreement to reduce the presence of US...

Philippines Seeks US Assistance in Strengthening its Military

The Philippines is asking the United States to assist in upgrading the Filipino military in light of the South China Sea standoff with China at Scarborough Shoal. Specifically, the Philippines needed naval patrol vessels, aircraft, advanced radar systems, and coastal surveillance facilities.

Beyond Visual Range – Stealth Fighters in Asia

Unlike the US requirements for all-aspect stealth for its future combat aircraft, other countries have other requirements and may opt for different stealth fighters mean different technological approaches for their future fighter planes. The article examines what India could be looking for in its future stealth planes.

US and the Philippines Reaffirm Defense Alliance

Against a backdrop of a Filipino-Chinese standoff in a small corner of the South China Sea, senior US and Filipino representatives concluded defense discussions 30 April with a firm commitment to fully honor their respective mutual defense treaty obligations.

GDLS Selected to develop Namer Armored Personal Carriers for Israel

Israel's Defense Ministry has awarded General Dynamics a contract to build 600 Namer (leopard in Hebrew) armored personnel carriers (APC) over the next eight...