The U.S. Military announced that a British firm (Malloy Aeronautics) a U.S. Defense contractor was working with the U.S. Army Research Lab in Maryland to test a prototype that could transform the way a War Fighter travels on difficult terrain. It will operate with a motorcycle engine and small rotors and soar up to 9,000 to 10,000 feet. The U.S. Defense company working on this “new project” is Survice Engineering of Maryland. A prototype was shown at the Paris Air Show in June 2015. The hoverbike will only include one warrior and carry about 400 to 800 pounds of ammunition and other military equipment. The U.S. team is estimating full production and procurement by 2018 or 2020.
Vulcan, United Launch Alliance (ULA) Next Generation Launch System (NGLS) will make launch services more affordable and accessible. The NGLS brings together decades of experience on ULA’s reliable Atlas and Delta vehicles, combining the best features of each to produce an all-new, American-made rocket that will enable mission success from LEO low Earth orbit all the way to the planet Pluto.
According to the U.S. NASA, its “commercial partner SpaceX Falcon 9 was targeted to lift off on Sunday, June 28, for the launch of its seventh cargo delivery to the International Space Station under the agency’s Commercial Resupply Services Contract. The space launch was on Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The Dragon spacecraft was filled with more than 4,000 pounds of supplies and payloads, including
On December 15, 2011, all U.S. troops left Iraq. In 2015, the U.S. Pentagon will open a new base in Iraq’s Anbar Province, an Islamic State stronghold, with 450 American troops from the 82nd Airborne and Special Operations. Currently, the U.S. has a typical U.S. Army brigade in Iraq or 3,550 — the size of a typical Army brigade.
Airbus Defense and Space has been selected by OneWeb’s founder, Greg Wyler, as its industrial partner for the design and manufacturing of its fleet of microsatellites.Capital Alpha Partners, an insider Washington DC USA provider of strategic policy research to financial institutions, has announced that Airbus Defense and Space (Airbus Group) will manufacture 890 Ku-band Cubesats and be a co-owner of the OneWeb, space venture. Founded in 2007, Capital Alpha was originally part of Prudential Equity Group and closely connected to the U.S. Defense Industry.
With the foreign policies of both the EU and the U.S. directed at Russia as the “new military threat”, the market for weaponry has never been so huge and profitable. Over 33 countries, and Ukraine will be included in the total numbers, want upgrades to their Raytheon Patriot air defense systems or will purchase new state of the art air-defense missile systems.
On June 17, 2015, NATO’s Supreme Commander, USAF four-star General Breedlove wrote recently, “This month (June 2015) more than 15,000 troops from 22 nations are taking part in Allied Shield, a series of exercises designed to test the strength and readiness of NATO and allied armed forces. In the Baltic Sea, 50 ships and submarines and more than 50 aircraft from 17 countries are taking part in our 43rd Baltic Operations exercise.
Over the next decade, Israel’s army will move a large portion of its offices—including those of many of its key technology commands—out of the greater Tel Aviv area and relocating them some 60 miles south, to Be’er Sheva in Israel’s rock-strewn Negev desert. Many of the world’s biggest tech companies are following, eager to stay close to the Israel Defense Forces’ tech-savvy workforce. EMC, the U.S.-based data storage and cloud computing giant, Lockheed Martin, Oracle Corporation, IBM, Pay-Pal’s CyActive Ltd, and Deutsche Telekom AG, have agreed to set up operations in the 115 degrees Fahrenheit summer temperatures.
The U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center's seventh Wideband Global satellite communication is being prepared for a July 22 launch at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center. WGS-7 will complete its final procedures and then transportedto the launch pad at Cape Canaveral US Air Force Station. The WGS is a MILCOM Satellite that provides for the warfighter’s broadcast, multicast, and point to point connections.
On May 26, under an updated agreement that streamlines the certification process, the U.S. Air Force certified SpaceX to compete for government space launches. The first proposal that SpaceX can provide a competitive bid is June 2015 for GPS III launch services. SpaceX, with its Falcon 9 launch vehicle, can now compete for national security space launches against United Launch Alliance, the Boeing-Lockheed Martin team that currently have demonstrated a solid operational record on Air Force spy satellite launches.