Thursday, July 21, 2016

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 21, 2016

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Daily Mail: US Navy's newest $12.9bn supercarrier doesn't work: Most expensive warship ever built 'struggles with jets taking off and landing' according to internal memo as delivery is delayed again

* $12.9 billion warship, the USS Gerald R. Ford, is not ready for combat, the Department of Defense says
* The massive 'supercarrier' is the most expensive Navy warship ever built and is due to be commissioned this year
* The ship delivery is scheduled for November, more than two years late of its original date of September 2014
* A government memo says 'poor or unknown reliability issues' are behind the latest roll out problems with the ship

The most expensive warship ever built has been delayed from hitting the front line because it is reportedly not ready for battle.

The $12.9 billion USS Gerald R. Ford Navy supercarrier - the first of three in its class with a total cost of $43 billion - could potentially struggle with planes landing and taking off, moving military weapons and being able to successfully defend itself, a memo obtained by Bloomberg News reads.

The memo allegedly states 'poor or unknown reliability issues' were identified in a letter dated June 28.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 21, 2016

Navy’s most expensive warship ever years behind schedule and still not ready for warfare, memo shows -- New York Daily News

Almost one-third of Turkey’s top military officers charged in coup plot -- Washington Post

NATO Chief: Turkey's Military Still Strong Despite Detentions -- VOA

What does arresting 9,000 officers do to Turkey's military readiness? -- Nic Robertson, CNN

How Turkey's Mighty Military Turned Into a Shadow of Its Former Self -- Sputnik

US-led coalition looking beyond Mosul in ISIS fight -- The Hill

Russians Launch Smart Bullet Effort in the Wake of U.S. Program -- Kit-up

Poland Plans To Spend $21B on Drones, Helos, Air Defense, Subs -- Defense News

Canada Casts Wide Net in Search for Fighter-Jet Replacements -- Defense News

UK Nuclear Sub Dinged in Collision With Merchant Vessel -- Defense News

Who is NATO Fighting Against -- Sputnik

U.S. Army delivers Q-36 Firefinder radar to Ukrainian military -- UPI

U.S. Plans to Send Destroyer for New Zealand Port Call -- USNI News

US Navy to return to New Zealand after 30-year rift over nukes -- Stars and Stripes

USAF not settled on number of B-21s -- Flight Global

LRASM Scores in Navy Test Ship Launch -- USNI News

LCS Missile Shoot Is ‘Successful’ — But a Miss -- Defense News

International Missile Defense Market Heats Up -- National Defense

Lockheed Presses For International Missile-Defense Sales -- Defense News

US Navy Accused of Pirating $600M Worth of Software -- PC Mag

Army Maneuver Leaders Tout Need for More Lethal Recon Vehicles --

Marines, NSA to Bring Combat-Adapted Smartphone Tech to the Battlefield -- Sputnik

Wearable Technology Could Change How Special Operations Forces Fight -- National Defense

Underwater Drone Nears Production Phase (UPDATED) -- National Defense

Military Must Prepare for Unmanned Aircraft Threat -- National Defense

Senators Urge Obama To Cancel Nuclear Cruise Missile -- Defense News

Exclusive: White House to review ban on military gear for police - police leaders -- Reuters

10-year sentence for man who shipped defense tech to Russia -- The Hill

Pentagon Doesn't Track How Many Military Families Go Hungry: Report --

What is causing the mysterious booms in California? Strange noises from military base spawn alien conspiracy theories -- Daily Mail

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

No bang for big bucks.