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DoD launches F-35A DEAD/SEAD retrofit

02 June 2020 00:00 GMT+0 The US Department of Defense (DoD) has launched an effort to begin retrofitting a complete destruction/suppression of enemy air defences (DEAD/SEAD) capability onto the Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), according to a contract notification posted on 1 June. The USAF has begun the process of giving the F-35A a full-on destruction/suppression of enemy air defences capability for itself and international operators of the type. The DoD has awarded the manufacturer USD36.78 million to support non-recurring engineering efforts to develop and certify a retrofit solution to support the structural requirements for full-up ... Read more

Safran Optics 1 Launches The TERRAPIN X, Exclusively Available Through TSSi’s GSA Contract

Safran Optics 1 Launches The TERRAPIN X, Exclusively Available Through TSSi’s GSA Contract Harrisonburg, Virginia, June 1, 2020 – Tactical & Survival Specialties, Inc. (TSSi) along with Safran Optics 1 announced the launch of the new TERRAPIN X. The TERRAPIN X is exclusively available through TSSi’s GSA Schedule 84 Contract. The TERRAPIN X is a commercial laser rangefinder which delivers industry-leading performance and crystal-clear optics. Its housing is made from rubberized and reinforced RYTON® plastics providing solid protection from water, dust and accidental drops. The TERRAPIN X is geared towards the long-range shooter. It has wireless communication capability via Bluetooth ... Read more

Warriors Heart Launches Sanctioned 12-Step Meeting for Military, Vets, First Responders

Building on the success of its specialized residential treatment programs for “warriors”—active duty military, veterans, first responders, and EMTs/paramedics—Warriors Heart has launched Warriors Anonymous, a new AA specialty meeting for the same population. WA was developed by Warriors Heart founders Josh and Lisa Lannon and former special forces Tom Spooner with input from a team of licensed clinicians, industry professionals and frontline protectors. Spooner tells Addiction Professional that the Warriors Heart leadership team had heard from program alums that they missed the camaraderie and atmosphere of the treatment environment. Recognizing the value and accountability of peer support and fellowship, the ... Read more

Harwell Space Cluster launches 10-year strategy to become UK Gateway to Space

The Harwell Space Cluster, Europe’s most concentrated group of space organisations, located at Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, has released its 10-year growth strategy. Already recognised internationally as the UK Space Gateway, the strategy supports the cluster’s ambition to become the most compelling global gateway to the space sector, making it an even more powerful engine of growth, innovation, and investment for the whole of the UK. The strategy supports the cluster’s ambition to reach 200 organisations collectively employing 5,000 people by 2030. The strategy builds on the cluster’s success over the last 10 years, which has ... Read more

Citadel Defense Launches Deepfake AI to Prevent Drone Attacks on Military and Government Assets

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Citadel Defense, a proven innovator in full spectrum counter drone solutions, has released new software incorporating deepfake neural networks to protect against adversarial spoofing tactics. This capability helps U.S. and allied forces combat growing enemy tactics that attempt to confuse existing security intelligence equipment as electronic warfare escalates. Citadel was the first company to use artificial intelligence and machine learning to counter unmanned system threats. The company has now taken a quantum leap forward by using Generative Adversarial Networks in the Titan C-UAS solution. Christopher Williams, CEO of Citadel Defense explains, “Just like anti-virus programs have methods to ... Read more

North Korean Space Force successfully launches man into space

PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea’s Space Force has for the first time successfully launched a “totally willing human” into space, according to a press release from the Korean Central News Agency. “The stars now belong to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,” the statement reads. “Under the divine guidance of Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, the dauntless people of Korea have colonized the heavens. We also thank the courageous cosmonaut Mun Jong Chun, who manned the Kkamjjag Babo rocket, completely of his own free will.” The rocket name reportedly translates to “Surprise, fool!” The statement credited the unexpected leap ... Read more

Trump Campaign Launches Competitor to ‘The View’

President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign is venturing into daytime women’s talk show territory with the unveiling of a weekly web program to counter ABC’s “The View.” That show, created by Barbara Walters, has run on the network since 1997 and has been notably hostile toward conservatives, more so in recent years. But for people turned off by the leftward slant of the talk show, the Trump campaign is now offering an alternative. “The Right View” will air Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET. The show features Lara Trump, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Katrina Pierson and Mercedes Schlapp from the Trump campaign discussing issues ... Read more

Michelle Obama launches coalition to increase voter registration, engagement

May 21 (UPI) — Former first lady Michelle Obama launched a coalition aimed at increasing voter registration and civic engagement for the 2020 election on Thursday. The Civic Cities program, launched under her non-partisan voting initiative When We All Vote, includes 31 mayors from across the country who will work to brainstorm and promote methods to ensure Americans can safely and securely cast their ballots amid the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. “This current crisis is a clear reminder of how critical it is to have competent leadership at all levels of government,” Obama said on a Zoom call with ... Read more

NASA, SpaceX bringing astronaut launches back to home turf

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — For the first time in nearly a decade, U.S. astronauts are about to blast into orbit aboard an American rocket from American soil. And for the first time in the history of human spaceflight, a private company is running the show. Elon Musk’s SpaceX is the conductor and NASA the customer as businesses begin chauffeuring astronauts to the International Space Station. The curtain rises next Wednesday with the scheduled liftoff of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule with two NASA astronauts, a test flight years in the making. The drama unfolds from the exact spot ... Read more

DHS watchdog launches probe into how FEMA is handling coronavirus

The Department of Homeland Security’s watchdog has launched a new investigation into how FEMA coordinated with federal agencies to prepare for — and respond to — the coronavirus pandemic. Why it matters: FEMA is tasked with distributing vital medical supplies and protective equipment across the country to fight the pandemic. But, when procuring supplies, inexperienced volunteers recruited by Jared Kushner have reportedly been tasked with choosing where supplies should go, per the New York Times. Flashback: Top vaccine doctor Rick Bright alleged in his whistleblower report that FEMA and the Department of Health and Human Services were “passing the buck ... Read more