Monday, July 17, 2017

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 17, 2017

Endgadget: US and Australia finish a key round of hypersonic missile tests

One step closer to a weapon that can strike anywhere within minutes.

The US and its allies are determined to be first out of the gate with hypersonic weapons, and they've just taken a big stride forward in that regard... not that they're saying much about it. Both the US and Australia have confirmed that they recently completed a series of mysterious hypersonic missile tests. All the countries will say is that the flights were successful, and that they represented "significant milestones" in testing everything from the design assembly to the control mechanisms. They won't even say which vehicles were used or how quickly they traveled, although past tests have usually relied on Terrier Orion rockets (above) and have reached speeds as high as Mach 8.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 17, 2017

Australia & US test-fire multimillion hypersonic missile (VIDEO) -- RT

US-Europe rift highlights Asia's security concerns -- Nikkei Asian Review

China flexes its military muscle in Tibet, close to border dispute with India -- SCMP

Russian aircraft designer reveals details of MIG-35 demonstration flight -- TASS

The Czech-Russian Arms Trade Connection -- Chris Yurko, RCD

Iran's missile power is defensive, non-negotiable: army chief -- Xinhuanet

At least 34 missing after military ship sinks off Cameroon -- Washington Post/AP

Australia opens way for faster military response to 'terrorist incidents' -- Reuters

Canadian military leaders aware for years of problems facing unit for injured soldiers: documents -- National Post

Canadian military veterans still struggle to find meaningful private sector work -- CBC

Building readiness: Romanian base gets an overhaul to strengthen NATO forces -- Defense News

Special Boat Service commando tells how he was hounded out of the military over false claims he killed civilians -- Daily Mail

French Army unveils Griffon multirole troop carrier -- Defense News

Why the French Army Loves Rifle Grenades -- National Interest

France's Macron says defense chief has no choice but to agree with him: JDD -- Reuters

‘Appallingly bad’ F-35 fighter jets to cost Britain £150bn – aviation analyst -- RT

BAE exec: We'll have a hand in a next-gen fighter 'one way or another' -- Defense News

Dozens of US Civilians Are in Syria Fighting ISIS With Local Forces -- Los Angeles Times/

New Air Force Light-Attack Plane May Soon See Combat Operations -- Scout Warrior

USS Ford Sailors Learning on the Job -- AP

Navy Commissions Newest Guided Missile Destroyer USS John Finn -- RCD

US Navy Helicopter Fleet’s Future Concerns House Subcommittee -- SeaPower

Small drones still posing big problem for US Air Force bases -- Defense News

US to create independent military cyber command --

CIA Whistleblowers Often Silenced - Report -- Sputnik

A whistleblower plays by the rules at CIA, and finds ‘nothing gets done’
-- McClatchy News

Foreign-born recruits, promised citizenship by the Pentagon, flee the country to avoid deportation -- Washington Post

Veterans Exposed to Burn Pits Wait for Lawsuit Decision --

The U.S. Military Might Soon Have More Submarines and F-35s -- National Interest

Why America's Army Is Falling Apart -- Douglas Macgregor, National Interest

The 10 Dumbest Ways You Injured Yourselves In The Military -- Task & Purpose

Is Hollywood too close to the military? -- Upfront/Al Jazeera

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