Task and Purpose Security, Or not. Take a look. Since 1939, aerospace manufacturers Boeing and Sikorsky Aircraft have remained synonymous with dependable fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters, respectively, responsible for supplying the US armed forces with illustrious vehicles from the venerable F/A-18 Super Hornet and Air Force One to the combat-ready Black Hawk and Chinook helos. Now, the two firms are teaming up to develop a brand new gunship for the US military: The SB-1 assault...The National Interest
Last month, we reported that the US Army was considering whether it should purchase Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) to replace its aging fleet of Boeing AH-64 Apache and Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior copters. Now it seems the Army's Future Vertical Lift (FVL) modernization priority, a competition to design, build, and test the FARA prototypes is ahead of schedule and exceeding expectations, stated Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation & Missile Center Public...Zero Hedge
Michael Peck Security, Europe Britain lacks the capacity to transport tanks to potential flashpoints such as Eastern Europe, according to a British defense analyst. Britain is planning to slash its tank fleet. Under budget pressure, the British are planning to upgrade only 148 of the current 227 Challenger 2 tanks. The modernized vehicles will remain operational out to 2035, with the remainder cannibalized for spare parts. This sent British tabloids shrieking that just 148 tanks would plunge...The National Interest
A Venezuelan military helicopter crashed close to Caracas on Saturday morning, killing all seven people on board, the Defense Ministry said in a statement.IN
Nicolas Maduro was in Cojedes to watch army drills, which he says show Venezuela’s military readiness against US threat A Venezuelan military helicopter crashed close to Caracas on Saturday , killing all seven people on board, the defence ministry said in a statement. The helicopter was to fly from Caracas, the capital, to the west-central state of Cojedes when it “went to ground”, the statement said, adding that authorities were investigating the cause of the crash. Continue readingthe Guardian
A Venezuelan military helicopter crashed close to Caracas on Saturday morning, killing all seven people on board, the Defense Ministry said in a statement.U.S.
Task and Purpose Security, Here are 5 other military "joyrides" you need to know about. The joyride has been a fixture of American culture ever since before first Model T rolled off a Ford assembly line. In August 1908, a chauffeur was sentenced by a New York City judge for absconding with his employer’s automobile for 30 hours of unadulterated freedom, the first known instance of a “joy ride” in modern history. And while unauthorized excursion ended on a down note — those 30 hours added up...The National Interest