Thursday, May 18, 2017

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 18, 2017

© AFP 2017/ Leila GORCHEV Air Force Bombed ISIS at Record Level in March, Numbers Show

The U.S. Air Force bombed the Islamic State at a record level in March and the most since the air campaign began in 2014, figures show.
The service dropped nearly 4,000 munitions during that period, according to the latest Air Forces Central Command statistics.

The Air Force unleashed more than 3,000 bombs in November 2015 and again the following month -- an increased level of activity following the Paris terrorist attacks that killed over 100 people.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 18, 2017

Turkey calls for removal of US anti-IS coalition chief -- DW

US to provide Afghanistan with up to 159 Black Hawks to help break 'stalemate' -- Military Times

Putin: Advanced ballistic missile systems to beef up Russia's strategic forces -- TASS

Russian Strategic Missile Forces Switching to Yars ICBMs - Putin -- Sputnik

Modernized Tu-160M2 Bomber, 'Stepping Stone' to PAK DA 5th Gen Stealth Bomber -- Sputnik

Russian Amphibious Capabilities -- Eurasia Daily Monitor

Saudi Wealth Fund Starts Defense Company to Meet Military Needs -- Bloomberg

How Singapore became a global military industry hub -- Al Jazeera

Turkey will 'not beg' for German troops to stay at Incirlik base -- DW

Germany requests classified data from US military on F-35 fighter jet -- Defense News

NATO defense chiefs: Alliance requires 'consistent, coordinated and coherent' strategy -- Defense News

Canada to apologise to LGBT people forced out of military and public service -- The Guardian

Poland’s military shake-up has critics up in arms -- Financial Times

Army's 2018 budget request: stockpiles munitions, modernizes armored brigades -- Defense News

Army Explores Future M4 Carbine Technologies -- Scout Warrior

Extra Bombers to Pacific? Not Right Now, General Says --

The U.S. Army Wants to Replace Its Helicopters With These -- Bloomberg

Navy Will Lean on Drone Ships, Modularity to Expand Fleet Size -- DoD Buzz

The Army Is Testing New 'Multispectral' Armored Vehicle Camouflage -- Popular Mechanics

Air Force seeking hackers as military prepares for its largest bug bounty program yet -- CNBC

Army, Marine Corps Look to Lighten Load for Combat Troops -- and Stripes

From Mars to military: Perimeter detection just got smarter -- Defense News

U.S. military satellites in crisis as foreign weapons advance and proliferate -- Washington Times

How U.S. Military Helmets Went From Stopping Rocks to Stopping Bullets -- Popular Mechanics

Jim Mattis faces a difficult decision on the military's transgender policy -- Military Times

US Navy admiral sentenced to 18 months in 'Fat Leonard' bribery scandal -- Navy Times

Russia threatened to use nukes? US commission produces wildest claims in push for military buildup -- RT

MIT student sues CIA for info about agency’s Twitter jokes -- NYPost/AP

US spies could have to disclose their hacking tools to the public under a new proposal -- CNBC

NSA would have to disclose its cyber exploit policies under new bill -- Endgadget

U.S. Cyber Bill Would Shift Power From Spy Agency -- Fortune/Reuters

Is the US military too antiquated to win modern wars? -- Mark Pomerleau, C4ISRNet

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