Saturday, June 29, 2013

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 29, 2013

Russia's S-500 Air Defense System To Be Ready In 2016 - General Staff -- Russia Beyond The Headlines

Mass delivery of new armaments and military hardware for the forces will start in 2016, Russian General Staff Chief Valery Gerasimov said.

"A new tank, an infantry combat vehicle and an armored personnel carrier will be ready in 2015; the Prospective Airborne Complex of Frontline Aviation, the S-500 air defense system and a corvette will become available in 2016, and a new-generation destroyer will be created in 2018," he said at a meeting of the Russian Defense Ministry Board in Moscow on Thursday.

The work on these armaments "has been steady and uninterrupted," he said.

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Japan lifts order to destroy DPRK's missiles -- China Daily

Russia to Deliver 10 Helicopter Gunships to Iraq -- RIA Novosti

All Russian Missile Brigades to Get Iskander Systems by 2018 -- RIA Novosti

Antonov An-148 Prospects Boosted by Russian Military Order -- AIN Online

Russian-US Warheads-for-Fuel Program to End in 2013 -- RIA Novosti

6 Sailors Charged with Mutiny in German Naval First -- Defense News/AFP

Fernandez shakes up Argentine military command -- Space War/UPI

Canadian Navy low on frigates to ship back HMCS Toronto crew -- CBC

Sea Harrier Jump Jet For Sale On eBay -- AVWeb

Agni-V to be tested twice this year, could be inducted by 2015 -- Times of India

SKorea extends $7.3 billion fighter jet bidding -- Stars and Stripes/AP

Italy’s F-35 Stealth Fighter Purchase Review Signals More Cuts Ahead -- Business Insider

Loading cargo out of Afghanistan takes special effort to prevent crashes -- Stars and Stripes

BAE Tests New Smart Munition -- Defense Tech

Lawmakers Protect Funding to Refurbish Humvees -- DoD Buzz

Photo Release -- HII Awarded $745 Million Contract to Inactivate USS Enterprise (CVN 65) -- Huntington Ingalls Industry

Boeing: Assembly begins on KC-46. -- Defense News

Additional F-35s coming to Luke AFB -- Luke Air Force Base

Marines Will Sacrifice Everything But ACV & Readiness To Sequester; Marine Personnel Carrier Dropped: Gen. Amos -- Breaking Defense

Hagel: Cuts have begun to hurt military readiness -- Army Times

The NSA Has Processed 1 TRILLION Pieces Of Internet Metadata — And That's Just The Start -- Business Insider

Senators Ask if NSA Collected Gun Data -- Washington Free Beacon

Senators accuse government of using 'secret law' to collect Americans' data -- The Guardian

Senators' letter to US director of national intelligence James Clapper -- The Guardian

Company allegedly misled government about security clearance checks -- Washington Post

DOD Contractors to Get New Whistleblower Protections
-- US Department of Defense

House passes bill to stop reprisals against military sexual assault victims -- Navy Times

2 Marines first Osprey pilots awarded Distinguished Flying Crosses -- Stars and Stripes

101st Airborne wants to save ‘Band of Brothers’ regiment of WWII fame from the chopping block -- Washington Post/AP

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