Saturday, September 29, 2012

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- September 29, 2012

The Next Wave In US Robotic War: Drones On Their Own -- Space Daily/AFP

The US military's current fleet of drones will soon be overtaken by a new wave of robots that will be faster, stealthier and smarter -- operating virtually without human intervention, experts say.

The Pentagon is investing heavily in "autonomy" for robotic weapons, with researchers anticipating squadrons of drones in the air, land or sea that would work in tandem with manned machines -- often with a minimum of supervision.

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Unmanned Aircraft Market Heading for New Heights -- Defpro

Germany Says EADS-BAE Merger Talks Need More Time -- Defense News

BAE-EADS Merger Lives Or Dies On French, Germans Learning To Let Go -- Aol Defense

Flying From Russian Mistrals
-- Strategy Page

NATO Official: Slow Progress on Missile Defense Cooperation with Russia
-- Defense News

U.S. Official Calls for Other Nations to Move Forward With Test Ban Treaty -- Global Security Newswire

US, Egypt to begin joint naval war games
-- The Hill

General Dynamics Awarded $395 Million to Begin Development for Abrams Modernization -- Defpro

Questions raised over Marine Personnel Carrier’s future
-- DoD Buzz

Marine Humvees get a second life -- DoD Buzz

AEGIS Combat Weapon System Test & Integration -- Defense industry Daily

Mini-shuttle X-37B talk stirs optimism on Space Coast -- Florida Today

Fueling the Fleet, Navy Looks to the Seas -- Defence Talk

Dempsey Calls for Faster, Flexible Force in ‘Joint Force 2020’ Capstone -- The E-Ring/Foreign Policy

Army Materiel Command Gears Up For Drawdown; Base Contracts In Play -- Aol Defense

Army Uniform Designed for Women Now for All -- and Stripes

Soldiers file sexual abuse lawsuit in San Francisco against Leon Panetta, other top military brass -- Mercury News/Salt Lake Tribune

Army suicides down in August -- Stars and Stripes

Rangers relive tragedy, annual trek to memorial reinforces lessons learned -- NWF Daily News

A country song about PTSD: 'All you've got left are these pieces' -- NBC

New Marine Corps bench in place at Veterans Memorial Park --

Military heroes’ Social Security numbers posted online
-- Washington Times

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