Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- October 5, 2016

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brian West watches an Air Force F-35 Lightning II joist strike fighter aircraft approach for the first time July 14, 2011, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.)

Defense News: Top Air Force General: Recent F-35 Troubles Not Long-Term Problem

WASHINGTON — The F-35 program has had a rough couple weeks, including a ground fire during training and a supply issue that led the US Air Force to suspend flight operations for 15 F-35As. But the service’s top general said he is not worried that the recent problems could impact the future of the program.

"I would have concerns if I didn't feel like we had the right folks or the right plan,” Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein said Tuesday after a panel at the Association of the US Army conference. “But I think because I think we have both of those in place, I'm very confident that we're going to be getting this fixed."

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- October 5, 2016

F-35s to become Eyes and Ears of the Fleet -- Dan Goure, National Interest

It’s time for the F-35 to start blowing up old F-16s -- Business Insider

Putin: Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service Must Be Proactive, Innovative -- Sputnik

Russia Develops ‘Humanoid’ Robot Tank Complete With Head, Arms and Fingers -- Sputnik

Russia deploys advanced anti-missile system to Syria for first time, US officials say -- FOX News

Russia’s Military Sophistication in the Arctic Sends Echoes of the Cold War -- WSJ

Weapons: Russia Hustles To Catch Up With China -- Strategy Page

Warplanes: China Gets a Gunship Ready For Anything -- Startegy Page

Pakistan boosts military ties to Russia amid Kashmir tensions -- Washington Times

Harpoon missiles ordered for Indian submarines -- IHS Jane's 360

‘British steelworkers betrayed’ as French firm wins contract to build nuclear submarines -- RT

Germany Seriously Reconsidering Military Conscription -- Daily Caller

Germany & France sign agreement to share air base, military aircraft -- RT

China, Philippines consider military cooperation -- Washington Times

Philippine president would face obstacles in cutting U.S. arms reliance -- Reuters

White House shrugs off Philippines president's threat to end military alliance -- Washington Examiner

First U.S. Navy Warships Port at Cam Ranh Bay Since War -- Stars & Stripes

Officials: 3 U.S. Warships Off Yemen Following Attack on UAE Ship -- USNI News

2016 U.S. Foreign Military Sales Totals Down -- Defense News

Army Tanks to Get Vehicle-Mounted Developed Active Protection Systems to Detect, Track and Destroy Enemy Fire -- Scout Warrior

Tactical Vest Can Be Scaled Down Depending on Soldier Needs -- Defense News

Armed Drone Export Standards Sought by U.S. and Dozens of Allies -- Bloomberg

White House Rolls Out Armed Drone Declaration -- Defense News

Can the MQ-9 Reaper operate in contested environments? -- Mark Pomerleau, C4ISRNet

Obama Memo Promotes Greater Diversity in US Intelligence Agencies -- Sputnik

Army Chief Issues Stark Warning to Potential Enemies --

Report to Congress: How Big Should the U.S. Army Be? -- USNI News

Clinton Criticism Could Mean Doom for LRSO -- Defense News

One of the Youngest Leadership Teams in US Army History is Rocking the Boat -- Defense News

General Dynamics: If It Looks Like a Tank, Acts Like a Tank, It’s a Demonstrator - Sputnik

General Dynamics Griffin: Don’t Call It A Tank (It’s Totally A Tank) -- Breaking Defense

Carrier George Washington to deploy for Hurricane Matthew relief -- Navy Times

Military leaders unveil new battle concept -- Fay Observer

Tactical Nuclear Weapons: A New Arms Race? -- Brendan Thomas-Noone, RCD/Interpreter

The Rise of Hypersonic Weapons -- Will Edwards and Luke Penn-Hall, Cipher Brief

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