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Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War: P. W. Singer, August Cole: 9780544142848: Books. A Project of the Atlantic Council. The U.S. Navy’s Big Mistake — Building Tons of Supercarriers — War Is Boring. By DAVID W.

The U.S. Navy’s Big Mistake — Building Tons of Supercarriers — War Is Boring

Missiles In a Box And More at Russia’s Bizarro Arms Show — War Is Boring. Cruise missiles disguised as shipping containers, space radars and anti-stealth sensors were some of the equipment seen at the recent MAKS air show If you’re the leader of a small country preparing to go toe-to-toe with the United States military, it helps to hide your weapons before the U.S. comes a bombing.

Missiles In a Box And More at Russia’s Bizarro Arms Show — War Is Boring

Even better, though, is hiding your weapons while still being able to use them. Hence why one Russian arms firm is advertising its own brand of cruise missiles neatly packaged inside a modular shipping container. 1*xnbW-3BX1pGRKr1egSyJTg.jpeg (JPEG Image, 2000 × 1268 pixels) - Scaled (51%) South African mercenaries' secret war on Boko Haram. The role of Col Barlow's firm in turning around one of the most vicious African insurgencies of modern times has been kept largely quiet by Nigeria's outgoing president, Goodluck Jonathan, who lost elections six weeks ago to ex-general Muhammadu Buhari.

South African mercenaries' secret war on Boko Haram

Nigeria's outgoing president Goodluck Jonathan (AFP) But last week, Col Barlow discussed his company's role in a seminar at the Royal Danish Defence College, and in a separate interview with a, a special forces website, he described in detail the "aggressive" strike force that was created to push Boko Haram onto the back foot. Exclusive: China warns U.S. surveillance plane - The series of man-made islands and the massive Chinese military build-up on them have alarmed the Pentagon, which is carrying out the surveillance flights in order to make clear the U.S. does not recognize China's territorial claims.

Exclusive: China warns U.S. surveillance plane -

The militarized islands have also alarmed America's regional allies. Former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell told CNN's Erin Burnett Wednesday night that the confrontation indicates there is "absolutely" a risk of the U.S. and China going to war sometime in the future. READ: China cautions U.S. Future of War: US Marine Testing LS3 Robot During a Mortar Attack Simulation. iPeg - I, Pascal Eggert. 'Cicadas': US military's new swarm of mini-drones. What the ISIS Campaign Teaches Us About the Future of War. It has now been over 250 days since U.S. forces began air strikes on the Islamic State, or ISIS,.

What the ISIS Campaign Teaches Us About the Future of War

U.S. warplanes have conducted 2,893 air strikes that have hit 5,314 targets ranging from 1,425 buildings to 58 boats, according to the most recent U.S. Central Command figures for Operation Inherent Resolve. The cost has reached roughly $8.5 million per day, summing just under $2.5 billion so far. Supercavitating Very High Speed Stealth Anti-Piracy and Special Ops ship. Juliet Marine Systems is a maritime technology think tank that is developing innovative solutions for naval and commercial applications.

Supercavitating Very High Speed Stealth Anti-Piracy and Special Ops ship

They seek to assure fleet force protection in response to small vessel terrorist attacks against our Navy and coalition ships. Ramstein Air-Base: US-Drohneneinsätze aus Deutschland gesteuert. Inside Obama's drone panopticon: a secret machine with no accountability. Of all the reactions to the deaths of two hostages from a missile fired from a US drone, Congressman Adam Schiff provided the deepest insight into the logic underpinning the endless, secret US campaign of global killing.

Inside Obama's drone panopticon: a secret machine with no accountability

“To demand a higher standard of proof than they had here could be the end of these types of counter-terrorism operations,” said Schiff, a California Democrat and one of the most senior legislators overseeing those operations. The standard of proof in the January strike in tribal Pakistan was outlined by the White House press secretary in the aftermath of Barack Obama’s admission about the deaths. An agency that went formally unnamed – likely the CIA, though the military’s Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) also conducts drone strikes – identified what Josh Earnest called an “al-Qaida compound” and marked the building, rather than particular terrorists, for destruction. Civilian deaths in signature strikes, accordingly, are not accidental. Enter the Counter Terror Expo – an enormous supermarket of paranoia. Last time you perched on a bench in a crowded inner-city place, you probably weren’t aware you were communing with the frontline against terrorism.

Enter the Counter Terror Expo – an enormous supermarket of paranoia

Or that, when you admired a flower display in a public square, you were actually eyeing up several tonnes of “hostile vehicle mitigation” technology – the contemporary city’s equivalent of moats and ramparts, cloaked in granite and foliage. US military tactics falling behind those of adversaries, Pentagon official warns. A “proliferation of precision” weapons and the spread of styles of warfare displayed by Russia in Ukraine risks ending “the American way of war that we have grown accustomed to over the last three decades”, the Pentagon’s No 2 official warned on Wednesday.

US military tactics falling behind those of adversaries, Pentagon official warns

In a speech likely to be hotly debated in defense circles, US deputy defense secretary Robert Work outlined a vision of ground warfare for what might be called a post-insurgency era, one in which US adversaries cycle between using subterfuge tactics and high-tech precision artillery – “conventional weapons with near-zero miss”, in his warning – to potentially overmatch the US military. “I tell you now, our technological superiority is slipping. U.S. aircraft carrier and part of its escort “sunk” by French submarine during drills off Florida. On Mar. 4, the French Ministry of Defense released some interesting details, about the activity conducted by one of its nuclear-powered attack submarine (SNA) in the waters of the North Atlantic Ocean.

U.S. aircraft carrier and part of its escort “sunk” by French submarine during drills off Florida

According to French MoD website (that is no longer online, even if you can still find a cached version of the article titled “Le SNA Saphir en entraînement avec l’US Navy au large de la Floride”), the Saphir submarine has recently taken part in a major exercise with the U.S. Navy off Florida. French delete evidence US carrier was 'sunk' by sub in drill — RT USA. Jammy Dodger sur Twitter : "Meet the '#ISIS Hunting Club', 8 Ex-UK Soldiers part of IVFOR (International Volunteer Force) off to fight in Syria. Pentagon Intel Analysts May Soon Use a Trick from Amazon's Book. In Ukraine, Tomorrow’s Drone War Is Alive Today.

At the Donetsk Airport, a handful of Ukrainian military men by Jan. 19 had been fighting off the Russian-backed Donetsk People’s Republic, or DPR, for months. Much of the airport structure had been obliterated. The once-smooth runway was a lunar landscape of debris, craters and blast marks. A small eight-rotor drone rose up form the ruin and ascends out toward the battlefield, sending live video of DPR artillery positions to the Ukrainian military.

A target enemy tank was selected. What Is the Future of War? 2015/02/09 Squad X Core Technologies Seeks to Bring Technological Advances to the Infantry Squad. February 09, 2015 New program pursues integrated systems to enhance infantry squad adaptability and flexibility in complex environments Warfighters in aircraft, on ships and in ground vehicles have benefited tremendously from technological advances in recent decades, with advanced capabilities ranging from real-time situational awareness to precision armaments. But many of these benefits depend on equipment with substantial size, weight and power requirements, and so have remained unavailable to dismounted infantry squads who must carry all their equipment themselves. DARPA’s new Squad X Core Technologies (SXCT) program aims to address this challenge and ensure that dismounted infantry squads maintain uncontested tactical superiority over potential adversaries without being overburdened by cumbersome hardware.

Building off two earlier Requests for Information (see and SXCT plans to explore four key technical areas: Tweet @darpa. The Biggest Thing Since Silicon: Raytheon’s Gallium Nitride Breakthrough. Patriot missile launcher WASHINGTON: It’s been a big week for arms exports.

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Is BlackEnergy malware the future of cyberwarfare? Five years ago, the most sophisticated cyber weapon the world had ever seen ravaged Iran's nuclear program. Allegedly developed by the U.S. and Israel, the complex virus infected the computer system that ran the centrifuges. Slight tweaks to the software caused hundreds of the centrifuges to self-destruct, setting the program back years. The malware was dubbed Stuxnet. Traditionally, foreign governments have used malware to spy and steal. But this was something entirely different. In early January, the world’s foremost experts in hacking and industrial control systems packed into a conference room in Miami for the buzziest event of the S4x15 security conference. The Department of Homeland Security has identified BlackEnergy malware deep within the industrial control systems that operate critical infrastructure.

Hunt for Russian sub may have caused spate of whale and dolphin deaths - Telegraph. Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC), said the mass stranding “could be linked to a reported search by British navy warships for a suspected Russian submarine.” Northrop Ad To Run During Super Bowl: Hints At Next-Gen Bomber. Kendall Unveils 6th Gen Fighter Strategy. WASHINGTON — Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall unveiled part of his strategy for procuring a next-generation fighter for the Air Force and Navy in congressional testimony last week. The core of the strategy, Kendall told members of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), is called the Aerospace Innovation Initiative.

Private Floating Armouries

Private military companies. FOURTH GENERATION WARFARE. The Privatization of War: Mercenaries, Private Military and Security Companies (PMSC) Private military and security companies (PMSC) are the modern reincarnation of a long lineage of private providers of physical force: corsairs, privateers and mercenaries. Exclusive: New document details America’s war machine — and secret mass of contractors in Afghanistan. On Tuesday, following his surprise Memorial Day visit to Bagram Air Force Base outside Kabul, President Obama announced that the United States plans to keep at least 9,800 U.S. troops in Afghanistan until 2016, further delaying the end of what he calls “America’s longest war.” The Future of Special Operations. Over the past decade, the United States' military and the country's national security strategy have come to rely on special operations to an unprecedented degree.

As identifying and neutralizing terrorists and insurgents has become one of the Pentagon's most crucial tasks, special operations forces have honed their ability to conduct manhunts, adopting a new targeting system known as "find, fix, finish, exploit, analyze, and disseminate. " Death by Algorithm: West Point Code Shows Which Terrorists Should Disappear First. An infamous 1998 al-Qaida press conference, featuring Osama bin Laden (center). 7 Technologies That Will Make It Easier for the Next President to Hunt and Kill You. The High-Tech Soldiers Of The Future Are Here.

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