Friday, September 2, 2016

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- September 2, 2016

The Nimitz-class aircraft carriers USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), left, and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) conduct dual aircraft carrier strike group operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific. US Navy photo.

Bryan McGrath, USNI News: To Buy the Next Fleet, We Must Change the Navy

As a navalist, think-tanker, and defense consultant, I get to spend a lot of time among very intelligent people thinking about the future of naval operations. Over the course of my work this past summer, I’ve come to focus on what I believe to be a serious problem for a Navy faced with increasingly difficult great-power contenders.

The problem is that the way the Navy fights is inefficiently and ineffectively supported by the way the Navy thinks about fighting, and the way the Navy thinks about fighting is inadequately supported by how it acquires the platforms, sensors, weapons and networks that enable it.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- September 2, 2016

Satellite Imagery Indicates Iraq Received More Russian Su-25s -- Defense Tech

Russian-Built Surveillance Plane Superior to Foreign Rivals - Defense Minister -- Sputnik

Russia’s A-100 AWACS plane to surpass foreign analogues — minister -- TASS

Information Warfare: Russia Seeks To Spin The F-22 -- Strategy Page

Detailing Russian Surface to Air Missile Coverage -- Defense Tech

How Do Chinese Surface-to-Air Missile Forces Train? -- National Interest

Beijing Develops New Long Range Bomber as Part of ‘Transformation’ Process -- Sputnik

Asia Is a Growth Market for Military Aircraft -- Bloomberg

Report: Syria, Yemen Still Using Banned Cluster Munitions -- VOA

Saudi Arabia to Purchase Chinese UAVs, Taking 'Military Ties' to Next Level -- Sputnik

Iran Satellite Launch Prompts Ballistic Missile Fears -- Washington Free Beacon

As Predicted by Nuclear Deal Critics, Iran Pours New Cash Into Military -- The Tower

Kenya renews military pact with former colonial master Britain -- RT

Sikorsky Wraps Up Taiwan’s Black Hawk Order -- Defense News

New Saab Fighter Jet Gives Swedish Defense Unexpected Headache -- Sputnik

Boosting French Defense Spending To Be Focus at High-Level Conference -- Defense News

Germany military loses legal battle with Heckler & Koch -- DW

Air Defense: Aegis Builds A Better Network -- Strategy Page

F/A-18 crashes rise rapidly as budget constraints have led to overused planes, undertrained pilots -- Stars and Stripes

Warplanes: F-16IQ Is The End Of The Line -- Strategy Page

Peering into Army’s Swelling Budget for XM25 -- DoD Buzz

U.S. Navy memo worried about attention on Afghan sex abuse -- The Hill

Everything You'd Ever Want to Know About Tank Armor -- Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics

The KC-135 Flying Tanker Is Turning 60 -- Popular Mechanics

U.S. Army Evaluates Drone for Collecting Cyber Intelligence -- AIN Online

Leaked Catalogue Reveals a Vast Array of Military Spy Gear Offered To U>S. Police -- The Intercept

Spy Agencies Seeking Leap-Ahead Surveillance Technologies -- National Defense

What veterans think of their options for the next commander-in-chief -- PBS News Hour

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