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Future Russian unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) will be powered by engines made by means of 3D printers. The All-Russian Research Institute of Aircraft Materials (VIAM) and Advanced Research Foundation (ARF) are working on the solution. The Russian Defense Ministry is planning to have as many as two aircraft - the Dan-M practice target UAV and Zenitsa reconnaissance UAV - outfitted...

AFSOC, through the Will Rogers Air National Guard Base Contracting Office has issued a justification and approval notification in which approval is sought is sole source purchase of a AN/PRC- AN/PRC-152V(4)C multi-band radio. Harris Corporation is the “original equipment distributor” for this purchase, therefore they are the sole source facility to provide this type of equipment, giving the federal government...

Naval Submarine Training Center Pacific (NSTCP) detachment (det) Guam held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the brand new Mobile Trainer (MT) 1000 submarine firefighting trainer on Polaris Point, Guam, August 26. The MT-1000 is the hottest firefighting trainer in the U.S. Navy and can run until temperatures reach 700 degrees Fahrenheit at five feet above the deck. It is designed...

Algerian Deputy Minister of National Defence and Chief of Staff of the People's National Army, Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaid Salah inspected Thursday, at the headquarters of the Naval Forces Command in Algiers, the corvette "Ezzadjer," said a communiqué of the National Defence Ministry. "Along with Major General Mohamed Larbi Haouli, Commander of the Naval Forces, the Chief of Staff of...

Turkish Special Forces Fight Into Syria The Turkish Special Forces are playing a key role in the operation launched at 04.00 a.m. on Aug. 24 to back the Free Syrian Army (FSA) to free the Syrian town of Jarablus from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). According to military sources speaking on condition of anonymity, Turkish special forces...

The 366th Fighter Wing welcomed Singaporean Maj. Gen. Mervyn Tan, chief of Republic of Singapore Air Force, and Brig. Gen. Tommy Tan Ah Han, Republic of Singapore Air Force Air Combat Command commander, Aug. 17-20, to recognize the first graduates of the Singaporean Fighter Weapons Instructor Course at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. The Republic of Singapore Air Force...

At least 50 six boats of various models to be used along the sea and river border were delivered today, Wednesday, to the Border Guard Police of Angola (PGFA) by the Commissioner General of the National Police (PN), Ambrosio de Lemos Freire dos Santos, in the municipality of Cacuaco. The PN official said that the act is part of the...

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Qatar for Mk-V Fast Patrol Boats, equipment, training, and support. The estimated cost is $124.02 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on August 19, 2016. The Government of Qatar has requested:   Major Defense Equipment (MDE): Eight (8) M2HB...

The Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard (USCG), Aviation Training Center (ATC) located in Mobile, Alabama currently utilizes operational flight trainers, cockpit procedure trainers, desktop part-task trainers, and an interoperable weapons trainer in order to qualify over 700 student aviators and aircrew annually through transition, qualification, re-qualification, and proficiency courses. These training devices, most of which employ...

Recently, Charles Nengite, a colonel in the Nigerian Army, bagged six awards and emerged second best speaker for 2016 Strategic Officers' Course at the United States War College. He shares his experience during the programme with PREMIUM TIMES' Aminu Adamu, in this interview.   PT: In a class of 308 Americans and 79 foreign students that participated in the strategic officers'...