Friday, August 31, 2018

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- August 31, 2018

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Kris Osborn, National Interest: The Real 'Top Gun': How the F-22 Raptor Can Out Dogfight Anyone

The Air Force F-22 has been refining it dog-fighting skills, assessing technical upgrades and testing air to air combat tactics during a Red Flag exercise in Nevada – designed to improve attack maneuvers and solidify emerging communications technologies and sensors, service officials said.

First operational in 2005, the F-22 is a multi-role fighter designed with stealth technology to evade enemy radar detection and speeds able to reach Mach 2 with what is called "super-cruise" capability. Supercruise is the ability to cruise at supersonic airspeeds such as 1.5 Mach without needing afterburner, a capability attributed to the engine thrust and aerodynamic configuration of the F-22.

The Air Force F-22 has been refining it dog-fighting skills, assessing technical upgrades and testing air to air combat tactics during a Red Flag exercise in Nevada – designed to improve attack maneuvers and solidify emerging communications technologies and sensors, service officials said.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- August 31, 2018

Lockheed Pitching F-22/F-35 Hybrid to U.S. Air Force -- Defense One

RAND: The United States Air Force Is Too Small -- RCD

Turkey has alternatives other than F-35s: Erdoğan -- Hurriyet Daily News

Japan's military seeks record spending to reinforce North Korea missile defenses -- Reuters

Russian Defense chief warns clash of national interests in Arctic may trigger conflicts -- TASS

Russia Drills Area in Mediterranean Dangerous for Navigation, Air Traffic - Navy -- Sputnik

Russian ships and planes to hold missile-firing exercises during Mediterranean drills -- TASS

Russia’s Northern Fleet testing new military equipment in Arctic -- TASS

Russia ready to boost military contacts with US — Lavrov -- TASS

China’s Newest Carrier Begins High-Speed Testing in Yellow Sea -- Sputnik

China to Replace Black Hawk Choppers With Harbin Z-20 (PHOTOS) -- Sputnik

While the North Korean Nuclear Button Cools, the Threat of the Underground Lingers -- Daphné Richemond-Barak and John Spencer, Modern War Institute

Egypt to host war games with US for second straight year -- AP

Pentagon adjusts war games to cope with Iran threat -- Al-Monitor

US fleet commanders meet amid Russian naval buildup in Europe -- Stars and Stripes

Truman, Lincoln strike groups train together in western Atlantic Ocean -- UPI

US Army Secretary Wants to Field Hypersonic Weapons in Next 10 Years -- Defense Tech

Army Gives Bradleys New Weapons to Attack Enemy Helicopters -- Warrior Maven

PAE tapped for vehicle support for Afghanistan -- UPI

Boeing Is The Winner Of The Navy's MQ-25 Stingray Tanker Drone Competition (Updated) -- The Drive

US Navy selects builder for new MQ-25 Stingray aerial refueling drone -- Defense One

Navy taps Boeing for MQ-25 refueling drone -- UPI

Here Comes the MQ-25A Stingray: Boeing Wins Big (And So Do Navy Aircraft Carriers) -- National Interest

StormBreaker: The F-35s New Killer Weapon -- National Interest

Marines 3D-print concrete barracks in just 40 hours -- FOX News

US Developing Cheap, Disposable Spy Satellites From Civilian Tech -- Sputnik

Mattis extends troop border deployment through September 2019 -- The Hill

Is Mattis Next Out the Door? -- Slate

With McCain gone, who will watch the Pentagon? -- Defense One

Why the F-35 Program Needs to Be Cancelled -- National Interest

5 types of military suck that everyone loves to hate -- We Are The Mighty

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