Navy requests proposals for Large Unmanned Surface Vehicle

Aug. 15 (UPI) — The U.S. Navy continues to build up its unmanned vehicle programs, issuing a request for proposals for the corvette-sized Large Unmanned Surface Vehicle. The Naval Sea Systems Command on Wednesday issued the RFP, with plans to award multiple conceptual designs for the LUSV, one of three new types of unmanned vehicle the branch is looking to ...

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Explosions at Baghdad weapons depot blamed on Israel, U.S.

Aug. 14 (UPI) — Explosions in a Baghdad munitions depot this week were said to be deliberate by a former Iraqi minister who blamed them on Israel. A weapons storage facility at the Saqr military base in southern Baghdad exploded. Adjacent to a mosque, it is used by federal police and the Popular Mobilization Forces, a state-sponsored umbrella group of ...

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Rheinmetall, MBDA start work oon ship-mounted laser for German navy

Aug. 12 (UPI) — German defense contractors Rheinmetall and MBDA Deutschland will build a high-energy laser for installation aboard a German navy ship. While performance specifications or timetables have not yet been developed by the government Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, the announcement last week is the first time the German military has entered the arena of laser weapon development. ...

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N.H. Air National Guard base gets its first KC-46A tanker

Lt. Gen. L. Scott Rice, director of the Air National Guard, Maj. Gen. David Mikolaities, adjutant General of New Hampshire, and Brig. Gen. Laurie Farris, commander of the N.H. Air National Guard, display a N.H. state flag as they exit the first KC-46 delivered to Pease Air National Guard Base. Photo by Senior Airman Taylor Queen/157th Air Refueling Wing/U.S. Air ...

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