Friday, June 29, 2018

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 29, 2018

Patrick Tucker and Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley at the Defense One Technology Summit, June 26, 2018.
Kristoffer Tripplaar

Patrick Tucker, Defense One: Pentagon Intelligence Chief: Russia And China Will Have Weapons in Space ‘In the Near Future’

The Defense Intelligence Agency’s director says the U.S. lead in space is diminishing and tomorrow’s skies will be filled with enemy robot satellites.

Russia and China are developing new space-based weapons and they’ll be ready “in the near future,” Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley, the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, said Tuesday at the Defense One Technology Summit in Washington, D.C.

The countries, which Ashley called “competitors,” are developing “the ability to interdict satellites both from a ground standpoint and from a space standpoint,” he said. “The technology is being developed right now. It is coming in the near future.”

It was the most overt admission yet from an intelligence leader that Russia and China were rapidly seeking to weaponize space. But a February report from the Office of the Director of Intelligence also hinted at it.

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 29, 2018

South Korea unveils first images of KF-X design with European missiles -- Defense News

South Korea to introduce alternative service for military objectors -- UPI

U.S. Forces in Korea Move Headquarters to Largest Overseas Military Base -- Newsweek

U.S. military opens massive South Korea headquarters -- UPI

Putin: New Russian Weapons Decades Ahead of Foreign Rivals --

China’s Electromagnetic Railgun Progress Goes into Overdrive -- Sputnik

Australian universities helping China to modernise its military -- Financial Review

Australia officially announces $26B frigate contract. Here are the build details -- Defense News

Boeing awarded $1.5B contract for Super Hornet aircraft for Kuwait -- UPI

Hungarian military orders 20 H145M military helicopters -- Defense Blog

Italy’s new defense minister commits to F-35, butts heads with France -- Defense News

The US Air Force is arming pilots with this longer-range, stand-off rifle to use if they’re ever shot down -- Air Force Times

Air Force awards nearly $900 million for new bunker buster bombs -- UPI

Boeing to build 4 new Chinooks for U.S. Special Operations -- UPI

US House sinks submarine proposal, OKs Pentagon spending bill with dual-carrier buy -- Defense News

US Radio Fans Pick Up 'Emergency' Message to Nuke-Capable B-52s - Report -- Sputnik

Military Repair Depots Eye Flying Robots, 3D Printing to Improve Ops --

Cabela’s might have been a cheaper option for the military’s newest handgun after all, report shows -- Army Times

From a Bradley replacement to soldier-controlled robot swarms, big moves coming with Army robots -- Army Times

To predict the future of military satellite communications, ‘follow the terminals’ -- Space News

Planning for Trump's military parade finally getting underway -- NBC

‘Dishonored and disgraced’: IG slams AFCENT one-star for ‘inappropriate relationship’ -- Air Force Times

The US Military Must Support Women For One Simple Reason: It Can’t Afford to Lose Them -- Antonieta Rico, Long March Council of the Former Enlisted/Task & Purpose

Should Chesty Puller Finally Get the Medal of Honor? -- The Radar

1 comment:

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