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Harris contracted by Army for radios for security force assistance brigades

Harris contracted by Army for radios for security force assistance brigades

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Dec. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Army Security Force Assistance Brigades that train and organize coalition forces are to be equipped with Harris Corporation communications systems.Harris, which did not detail the financial value of the contract, said it will supply its Falcon III AN/PRC-152A wideband networking handheld radios, AN/PRC-117G multi-band networking manpack radios and AN/PRC-160 high-frequency manpack radios to the U.S. Army.The radios will be equipped with the Soldier Radio Waveform and the Adaptive Networking Wideband Waveform for enhanced battlespace communications.Additional details of the order, however, were not disclosed."The Security Force Assistance Brigades are an important, near-term Army priority," Chris Young, president of Harris Communication Systems, said in a press release....
Air Force pilot shortage has grown, is 'stretching the force to the limit'

Air Force pilot shortage has grown, is 'stretching the force to the limit'

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Nov. 10 (UPI) -- The Pilot shortage that has dogged the U.S. Air Force has gotten worse as the service's top officials say the shortage has surged to about 2,000 airmen.In September, U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Goldfein told attendees at the annual Air Crew Summit at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland that the service is "in a crisis" that could compromise its ability to defend the nation. According to Goldfein and Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, it's gotten worse."Last summer, we were reporting to people that we were about 1,500 pilots short in the Air Force -- and we expected it to get worse," Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson told reporters on Thursday. "Almost 2,000 pilots short of a force that has 20,000 pilots, so that's one in 10 that we're short."At the Air Crew Summit, Goldfein...
Mattis, Tillerson ask Congress for authorization of military force without end date

Mattis, Tillerson ask Congress for authorization of military force without end date

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Oct. 31 (UPI) -- As the 16-year debate rages on Capitol Hill over the legal authority sending the U.S. military to combat, a new bipartisan bill proposes a new legal authority to replace active authorities that date back to President George W. Bush's administration.On Monday, Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson cemented the White House's reliance on a pair of 15-year-old authorizations for military force as the legal cornerstone permitting the executive branch to stage counter-terrorism operations.A new authorization for the use of military force, or AUMF, has been proposed by Sens. Tim Kaine, D-Va., and Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and is being considered by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.The new AUMF would seek to replace two previous ones, the 2001 AUM...
Michigan Wolverines use five field goals to boot Air Force Falcons

Michigan Wolverines use five field goals to boot Air Force Falcons

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W! #GoBluepic.twitter.com/5odDPbnYrC— Michigan Athletics (@UMichAthletics) September 16, 2017ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Freshman Donovan Peoples-Jones scored on a 79-yard punt return and Quinn Nordin tied the school record with five field goals, leading No. 7 Michigan to a 29-13 victory over Air Force on Saturday at Michigan Stadium. Peoples-Jones' touchdown was the first of his career. Wilton Speight completed 14 of 23 passes for 169 yards as Michigan (3-0) finished off its non-conference schedule. Ty Isaac led the ground attack with 89 yards on 16 carries, and Karan Higdon had a 36-yard rushing touchdown with 1:02 remaining. Quarterback Arion Worthman rushed for 60 yards on 26 carries and also completed a 64-yard touchdown pass to Ronald Cleveland for Air Force (1-1). All six of Worthman's othe
North Korea will reach its nuclear force goal – Kim Jong-un

North Korea will reach its nuclear force goal – Kim Jong-un

World
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has vowed to reach the country's nuclear goals, according to state media.The aim was to establish "equilibrium" of military force with the US, the KCNA news agency quoted him as saying.Mr Kim's comments come after North Korea fired its latest missile over Japan - in what is being described as the country's farthest-reaching test.The move split world powers who united behind new UN sanctions against North Korea just days ago."We should clearly show the big power chauvinists how our state attain the goal of completing its nuclear force despite their limitless sanctions and blockade," Mr Kim was quoted as saying by the KCNA.He also said North Korea's goal was "to establish the equilibrium of real force with the US and make the US rulers dare not talk about mili...