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Lockheed Martin Completes Critical Milestone to upgrade the Navy’s Electronic Warfare Defenses

SYRACUSE, N.Y., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] recently completed a milestone test on the U.S. Navy’s evolutionary Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block 2 system. This test further validated the system’s ability to protect the Navy’s fleet from evolving anti-ship missile threats. Under SEWIP Block 2, Lockheed Martin will upgrade the AN/SLQ-32(V)2 system found on all U.S. aircraft ...

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Rebuttal of liberals’ attack on AirSea Battle

In 2009, the Secretary of Defense directed the Navy and the Air Force to develop an AirSea Battle concept to deal with increasingly aggressive Chinese behavior and military posture in the Western Pacific, as well as Beijing’s expansive territorial claims that China has threatened to go to war over. The two services completed the work in late 2011 and stood ...

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Engaging Young Voters on Defense Issues

                    A study released recently by the national leaders of Young Republicans (YRNC) polled young voters on numerous issues, including defense and foreign policy. The study reports that only 17% of youngsters believe that protecting the country should be the government’s top priority; that defense is “the place to start” budget ...

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Defense Issues Weekly – May 28th

NOTE: From this edition forward, Defense Issues Weekly will appear on weekdays. This week, it will appear on Tuesday, and afterwards, it will appear on Mondays. US on course to gut its military… With sequestration in effect and no prospect of it being cancelled, the DOD will have to cut an additional $550 bn from its budget over the next ...

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Oops…Navy Scraps Grounded Minesweeper

Adding to the embarrassment of accidentally running aground on a national marine park coral reef in January, the Navy has decided its $300 Million Minesweeper ship is not salvageable and has chosen to scrap the state-of-the-art vessel. The official statement stated that their initial review of navigation data indicates an error in the location of Tubbataha Reef in the Philippines. ...

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$80M Pork Project Sits Useless in AK

It sounds like an April Fool’s news story. But it’s not. Over the weekend a report emerged that should make everyone shake their heads. A brand new, unwanted high speed ferry worth $80 Million was put up for auction receiving only one bid of $750,000. The 200 foot vessel was christened in 2010. Built in Southeast Alaska it was designed ...

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Iranian Fishermen Rescued from Pirates by U.S. Navy

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta prasied U.S. Navy sailors who rescued 13 Iranian fishermen who were being held by pirates.  The captain of the Iranian vessel, Al Molai, was able to send a radio distress signal which was received by the nearby U.S. aircraft carrier John C. Stennis. Upon receiving the radio call  the escorting cruiser Mobile Bay was sent to ...

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U.S. Navy Brushes Off Iranian Threats

In what the State Department and White House say is a result of Iran’s nuclear program, the U.S. rejected warnings from Iran to not return aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis to the Persian Gulf region. A U.S official told Fox News the Navy will “certainly not disrupt any of its planned movements based on this latest threat,” adding that Iran’s ...

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Amazing Tribute to our Armed Forces by WVU Marching Band

This is an awe-inspiring effort by the WVU marching band to give thanks to our Men and Women in uniform. Watch ’till the end, it’s worth it. Even more, listen to the crowd cheer on the branches and their nation. Patriotism is very much alive.

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Michele Bachmann's Chinese Chips Comment Ignored

While Rick Perry’s “Oops” moment is one of the most reported from Wednesday night’s debate, Rep. Bachmann dropped a bomb on the stage that seems to have largely been ignored by the media – Chinese counterfeit computer components are showing up in U.S. defense weapon systems. As long ago as 2005, Bloomberg reported that fake computer components were causing failures ...

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Osama bin Laden dies an Ignoble Death but Lady Liberty lives on

Once upon a midnight dreary, Osama pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, While he plotted, clearly scheming, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some SEAL gently rapping, rapping at his chamber door. “‘Tis some visitor,” he muttered, “tapping at my chamber door – Only this, and nothing more.” And the silken ...

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May 30th – Special Memorial Day Show

Show Description: CDN Staff are compiling a tribute to America and the men and women in our armed services that defend her. Show Time: Monday May 30th 9pm Eastern, 8pm Central, 7pm Mountain, 6pm Pacific To Listen to the show click this link:  Plain, Hard Truth Tribute to America and Our Troops To Call in to the show: (424) 220-1807 ...

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