Sunday, June 18, 2017

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 18, 2017

Washington Post: ‘Traumatic’ collision that killed sailors almost sank destroyer, Navy says

YOKOSUKA, Japan — A U.S. Navy destroyer came close to sinking after a “traumatic” collision off the coast of Japan, the commander of the Seventh Fleet said Sunday, after the bodies of the missing sailors were found in the berthing compartments of the stricken vessel.

Vice Adm. Joseph P. Aucoin declined to say how many of the seven missing sailors had been recovered, because the families of those who died were still being informed on Sunday.

But Aucoin said that the search and rescue mission was over, and The Navy Times reported that the bodies of all seven missing sailors had been found in the ship’s flooded berthing compartments.

Multiple investigations are now underway to determine how a technologically advanced American warship was not able to get out of the way of the huge and cumbersome container ship, even if it had right of way.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 18, 2017

U.S. destroyer almost foundered after collision, bodies found: Seventh Fleet -- Reuters

Amid questions, here's what we're sure of in the USS Fitzgerald collision -- CNN

Search for 7 Navy sailors ends after bodies found on ship -- ABC News/AP

Putin notes Syria operation provided Russian military with invaluable combat experience -- TASS

Russian Military Teams With Hezbollah to Launch Strikes In Syria -- Washington Free Beacon

This is Why Syria Still Needs Russian Troops' Help -- Sputnik

Russia on the Way to Revive High-Speed 'Flying Ships' Construction -- Sputnik

China launches fifth LPD for PLAN -- Janes 360

China-Iran Joint Naval War Games Kick Off in Strait of Hormuz Amid Gulf Row -- Sputnik

China Demands On-Site Inspection of THAAD Battery in Korea -- Chosun Ilbo

S. Korea set to mass-produce new missile interceptor -- Yonhap News Agency

India Scraps One Billion Dollar Deal of Multirole Helicopters With Sikorsky -- Sputnik

Russian bombers in Baltic tailed by NATO, Finnish and Swedish jets -- Newsweek

With New $6 Bln Defense Fund, EU Claims Mantle of 'Global Gendarme' -- Sputnik

Marines May Move Even More Combat Gear into Norwegian Caves -- Defense Tech

US Navy tests high-tech "Ouija board" for aircraft carriers -- New Atlas

Navy not prioritizing maintenance, GAO report says -- Navy Times

US Navy fighter pilot deaths tied to oxygen issues -- CNN

B-52 Weapons Upgrade to Add More Payload, Radar, Range of Weapons & Possible Engine -- Scout Warrior

Air Force Headquarters Starving A-10 Squadrons (Again) -- POGO

How F-22 Is Deconflicting U.S.-Russia Operations Over Syria -- Aviation Week

How the F-35 and F/A-18 Super Hornet Could Win the Wars of the Future -- Sebastien Roblin, National Interest

Raytheon Developers Army Ground-Launched Missile hits 500 km-2027 -- Scout Warrior

Republicans Warn Defense Increase Can’t Come at Domestic Expense -- Bloomberg

How ‘Fat Leonard’ bribed the Navy to get U.S. diplomatic immunity -- Washington Post

Air Force Rethinks Military Space Plan After Bezos Rocket Component Blows Up -- Loren Thompson, Forbes

Why I’m Directing The Air Force to Focus on Space -- Heather Wilson, Defense One

Boeing, DARPA to base XS-1 spaceplane at Cape Canaveral -- Space Flight Now

Air Force Leader Warns Contractors About Proposing Proprietary Space Systems -- National Defense

A Multilateral Approach to Cybersecurity -- Hilary Hurd, Modern War Institute

The Future of Military IT: Gait Biometrics, Software Nets, and Photon Communicators -- Patrick Tucker, Defense One

Is Imported Aluminum a Threat to American National Security? -- James Hasik, Atlantic Council

Of Mothballs and Modernizations -- Steven Wills, RCD

U.S. Arms Sales to Turbulent Mideast Come Under Fire -- Sandra Erwin, RCD

Army, county break off land swap talks over Arlington Cemetery expansion -- Washington Post

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