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Ramstein Air Base to host new NATO space center | Defense News

NATO members defense ministers are considering approving a plan this week to create a space center at the U.S. Air Force base in Ramstein, Germany, according to officials and local media reports. “This will be a focal point for ensuring space support to NATO operations, sharing information and coordinating our activities,” an alliance official told Defense News. German companies also ... Read More »

The British Royal Navy is testing out jetpack assault teams | Task & Purpose

The Royal Navy has been testing jet suits by Gravity Industries. Though the Royal Navy has not announced any plans to adopt these jet packs for military purposes, both the Royal and U.S. Navies have acknowledged that they have been in contact with Gravity Industries. Founder Richard Browning has already made a discussion of the capabilities of the jet packs ... Read More »

Machines to ‘do half of all work tasks by 2025’ | BBC News

Based on the World Economic Forum forecast, we are expecting half of all work tasks will be handled by machines by 2025. Routine or manual jobs in administration and data processing were most at threat of automation but the changes would also emerge new jobs in the green economy, WEF said. Roles with expertise on human connections like advising, decision-making, ... Read More »

This ex-Taliban commander is now the face of Afghan security | Chicago Tribune

Rahmatullah Andar was appointed to his National Security Council position by President Ashraf Ghani on Sept. 25. He was once feared as a Taliban commander but has now become an ally. He led one of Afghanistan’s first local uprisings against the Taliban in 2012. Andar lost his father, brother, uncle, and two cousins when they were killed by the Taliban ... Read More »

How the US Army integrated a Marine F-35 jet into its tactical network | CS4IRNET

During the army exercise called Project Convergence at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, the service was able to link a Marine Corps F-35B into its tactical networks. This enables the jet to integrate data from satellites and send it to ground-based shooters. The service also used on-orbit sensors and artificial intelligence capabilities to synthesize targeting data, then provide it to the ... Read More »

Watch children of Civil War veterans talk about their fathers | Military.com

In celebration of Veterans Day in 2014, two of the last remaining children of Civil War veterans interviewed with National Geographic to share stories told by their fathers. They were in their early 90s at the time of the interviews. Fred Upham talked about his father’s service as a private in the 2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry when the North and ... Read More »

VA has lost GIBill.com rights, and some worry it could prompt scammers to target student vets | Stars & Stripes

The Department of Veterans Affairs lost the domain rights to GIBill.com. This caused student veterans to worry about their data privacy and could open doors for potential scammers. The VA did not have GIBill.com on an auto-renewal setup for domain purchases, which is supposed to be how most companies and organizations keep their websites secured. “It is imperative VA immediately ... Read More »

The U.S. Navy is extremely interested in occupying this secret Bond villain lair | Popular Mechanics

The US Navy could potentially use an underground base located at Olavsvern in Northern Norway. The Navy is pressuring the Norwegian government to allow it to access the Olavsvern, according to the Norwegian news network NRK. The underground facility could prove a useful staging area for American submarines spying on Russia’s Northern Fleet. It features enough room for ammunition depots, fuel depots, ... Read More »

The ‘Graybeards’ were an infantry unit just for men too old for military service | Military.com

The Union Army wanted to show the American people that there are men who are willing to be of service despite their age. They were called the “Graybeard Regiment,” and it included more than 1,000 men who were considered unfit for military service. The men in the 37th Iowa Infantry Regiment had to be at least 45 years old to ... Read More »

Serbian helicopters blow up targets in some of the best anti-tank missile footage we’ve seen | The Drive

The Serbian Armed Forces showed its military capabilities during the Joint Action 2020 maneuvers. It showed French-designed Gazelle attack helicopter and the Soviet-era 9M14M Malyutka missile. Four helicopters hovered in formation positioning an anti-tank guided missile in unison. It scored direct hits to knock out targets on the plateau at the Pešter training range in southwestern Serbia. Source: https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/37034/serbian-helicopters-blowing-up-targets-is-among-the-best-anti-tank-missile-footage-weve-seen Read More »