Thursday, September 30, 2010

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- September 30, 2010

Planned defence cuts threaten the future of the Vanguard class of Trident nuclear submarines

Britain And France May Share Nuclear Deterrent -- The Independent

Joint submarine patrols were rejected by Brown before the election, but they are now seen as an answer to defence cuts.

The possibility of a "shared" UK-French nuclear deterrent is set to be on the agenda of a summit between David Cameron and Nicolas Sarkozy in London this autumn.

A politically explosive proposal for joint Franco-British nuclear-submarine patrols – an idea sunk without trace in the recent past – has been brought back to the surface by the draconian defence cuts in both countries.

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2 Koreas Hold First Military Talks in 2 Years -- ABC News

Britain's Maritime Capabilities Could Bear Brunt Of Cuts: Fox
-- Defense News

Germany to End Conscription -- New York Times

The swarm from Iran -- Information Dissemination

Experts Unimpressed With Iran's New 'Flying Boats' -- AOl

China takes step toward restoring military relations with U.S.
-- Stars And Stripes

Why China Won’t Engage -- Arms Control Wonk

Pakistan Declares Khan Off-Limits -- Global Security Newswire

Strategic Weapons: Getting Past Reality in India -- Strategy Page

The Next Army After Next -- Ares/Aviation Week

The USA’s New Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) -- Defense Industry Daily

Decision Week For The Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle -- Defpro

Joint Air-to-Ground Missile Faces Tough Tests -- Defense Tech

Boeing Wins 12 Billion Dollar Pentagon Contract
-- Defense News

Look Out, Cyber Bombers Overhead
-- Ares/Aviation Week

Military Myopia -- Armchair Generalist

Darpa Moves a Step Closer to Its Flying Humvee -- The Danger Room

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