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POLARIS: SUPER SMALL SIGINT SYSTEM

DRS Unveils Polaris
By Harold Hutchison

Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) brings to mind large, expensive, complicated systems like the RC-135 Rivet Joint (pictured in DOD photo) or satellites orbiting above the earth. However, an electronics firm has now developed a system compact enough to be carried in by a single individual.

CARGO PLANES SCRAPPED IN AFGHANISTAN

Sixteen C-27As Provided as Aid by US Sold for $32,000
By Harold Hutchison

Sixteen Aeritalia G222 cargo planes given to the Afghan military worth almost a half-billion dollars, were scrapped and sold for less than the price of a high-end SUV.

COULD EBOLA ENTER AMERICA VIA THE BORDER?

SOUTHCOM Commander Raises Possibility in Speech
By Harold Hutchison

Could people infected with the deadly Ebola virus enter the United States via the border with Mexico? The answer could very well be yes, according to the commander of United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM).

THE STEALTHY BOMBER, THE 2 BILLION DOLLAR B-2 SPIRIT

What the B-2 Has Done, Can Do Now, And Just Might Do Later
By Harold Hutchison

Arguably the most expensive combat aircraft ever built, the B-2 Spirit by Northrop Grumman is perhaps one of the deadliest. The B-2 can deliver 16 2,000-pound GBU-31 Joint Direct Attack Munitions, GPS-guided bombs, and the only warning the target will have is when the bombs hit the target.

Costing $737 million base price and a whopping $2 Billion each when research and development and manufacturing costs are included, the program was halted at 21 aircraft in 1997 – much lower than the planned procurement of 165 airframes. That decision was made even as Northrop Grumman had said it could produce more B-2s at a fly-away cost of $566 million each.

PHIBLEX 15

Running Defense with 3/3 Marines

ARMY ISSUES NEW ISIS TERROR ALERT This Time To The Troops

Islamic State Reportedly Targeting Families

When is enough enough? Now the Fear Mongers are trying to clone our troops into paranoid powerless Americans with warnings to troops that the Islamic State is trying to target their family members.

The Army Threat Integration Center warned troops last week that the Islamic State has urged members to try to locate the family members of American servicemen via social media or even the “yellow pages.” That threat however was an after thought, as the assessment warned that Jihadists websites were the most troublesome. SOF researched the threat assessments and found that the same warnings and threats had been issued in Feb 2014 and in many previous warnings. But when have U.S. troops not knows that in fighting an enemy, they must be on guard at home and abroad?

WILL THE RAIDER BE THE KIOWA REPLACEMENT?

Sikorsky Unveils New S-97
By Harold Hutchison

US Navy Tribute - Hell Yeah

RUNNING OUT OF TOMAHAWKS?

Congressional Leaders Sound Warning
By Harold Hutchison

Senior leaders on national security issues on Capitol Hill are sounding the alarm of a potential shortage of Tomahawk cruise missiles, just as the system is once again proving its worth during strikes on the Islamic State. The system has been hit with funding cuts by the Obama Administration

Indian Armed Force 2014

India is a large purchaser of US arms. As a matter of fact 2014 was a milestone year when the U.S. replaced Russia as India's largest supplier of arms. India was our biggest client with 1.9 Billion U.S. military arms shopping bag. Their total purchases were close to 6 Billion for 4014. India overtook China as the largest purchaser of arms.

FEMALE MARINE UNDER ATTACK

CAPT Lauren Serrano’s Prize-Winning Essay Opposed Women in Combat
By SOF

Captain Lauren Serrano, the author of the essay that won the 2014 Chase Prize, given out by the Marine Corps Association for a bold essay that “challenges conventional wisdom,” has come under attack. The essay was published in the September 2014 issue of the Marine Corps Gazette.

THE FIGHT AGAINST EBOLA

Are Troops Going to an Unwinnable Fight?
By SOF

The deployment of 3000 troops to Western Africa to help combat the Ebola epidemic that has broken out has raised some questions. The deployment is larger than what has been sent to Iraq to help turn back advances by the Islamic State.

THE RAPTOR MAKES ITS DEBUT

Sees Combat For First Time Over Syria
By SOF

The F-22 Raptor made its combat debut over Syria during the air strikes yesterday. The F-22s helped carry out the strikes against multiple targets tied to two terrorist groups in the region.