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Rear Adm. H. W. Howard III relieved Rear Adm. Collin P. Green as Commander, Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC) during a change of command ceremony | DVIDS

Rear Adm. H. W. Howard III has relieved Rear Adm. Collin P. Green as Commander of the Naval Special Warfare Command. U.S. Army General Richard D. Clarke, Commander of the United States Special Operations Command was the presiding officer and stated, “for 19 years, SOF has been the tip of the spear operating around the globe to protect our American ... Read More »

A new island of hope rising from the Indian Ocean | BBC Travel

The island of Maldives is one of the most attractive tourist spots around the world. However, the island is threatened by rising ocean levels due to climate change and is predicted to be submerged by the year 2100. To solve this problem, a new artificial Island of Hope named Hulhumalé was built by using millions of cubic meters of sand pumped from the seabed.  Long-term ambitions for Hulhumalé are envisioned as hosting up to 240,000 people in a well-designed style by the mid-2020s. This vision ... Read More »

Australian telescope finds no signs of alien technology in 10 million star systems | Science Daily

A radio telescope known as Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) telescope was used by astronomers to explore the space around the Vela constellation with at least 10 million stars. Even if there were no observation of any radio emission from space, this is the deepest and broadest search at low frequencies for extraterrestrial life. “Although there is a long way to go in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, telescopes such as the MWA will continue ... Read More »

Northrop Grumman wins $13 billion contract to replace US ballistic missiles | Stars & Stripes

Northrop Grumman was awarded a $13.3 billion contract by the U.S. Air Force to replace America’s aging stock of intercontinental ballistic missiles. The defense manufacturer takes a step forward in modernizing the nuclear enterprise as threats from countries such as Russia and China continue. The contract announced that Northrop will manufacture missiles that can be operational by 2029. In 2019, the CBO estimated that the Pentagon would spend $61 billion over the subsequent 10 years ... Read More »

The Marine Corps’s new battlewagon is getting a 30mm cannon to take out enemy aircraft | Task & Purpose

The Marine Corps is planning to acquire brand-new battlewagons with a 30mm cannon. This is to track and destroy enemy drones and aircraft, according to a new notice from the service. The Marine Corps System Command announced that they intend to issue a sole-source, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to Northrup Grumman subcontractor Alliant Techsystems for up to 300 XM914E1 30 x 113mm chain guns, with the actual award scheduled ... Read More »

‘The Battle of Khasham’ saw US troops rout Russian mercenaries in Syria | We Are the Mighty

The Battle of Kasham started on Feb. 7, 2018, when 500 pro-government Syrian troops including Iranian-trained Shia militiamen, along with Russian military contractors, began their attack on the Kurish-led Syrian Democratic Forces headquarters. This prompted Syria to accuse the United States of carrying out a “brutal massacre” of its troops and Russia to accuse the U.S. of being economically motivated in its actions.  After calling to ensure no official ... Read More »

Amid devastated economy, job mentorship crucial for veterans, report finds | Military.com

Veterans are facing continuous problems on underemployment where they find work unsuited for their skills. Adding up the distress brought by the pandemic, veterans have a harder time coping with entering the workforce. A report shows a recommendation for a corporate mentorship program at American Corporate Partners (ACP) in which civilian business leaders would advise a veteran once a month for a year on navigating the job market. ACP mentors will assist veterans on how to “translate ... Read More »

This helicopter is the predecessor of the stealth Black Hawk from the bin Laden raid | We Are the Mighty

An online photo was released over the internet of what looks to be an image of a forerunner of the stealthy Black Hawk from Osama Bin Laden raid. According to an anonymous source, the aircraft is a YEH-60A at Edwards Air Force Base in 1989 or 1990. The source mentioned that the aircraft was nicknamed the “Black Blackhawk”. Even though the modern aircrafts flown by the 160th SOAR are not seen with any stealth kit, the release of ... Read More »

Does this river hold the key to life on Mars? | BBC Travel

Spain’s Rio Tinto, the Red River, was believed to have its strange rust-red hue as a result of polluted runoff from large-scale excavations that ended in 2001. Researchers recently found out that the source of the river’s color is from its chemical makeup similarly related to the planet Mars. The Red Planet and Red River both contain Jarosite and large quantities of methane gas. Digging deep under the river’s acidic base, scientists ... Read More »

U.S. Special Operations to order XM1162 armor-piercing ammunition | Defense Blog

Black Hills Ammunition Incorporated will be awarded by USSOCOM a one time, sole-source supply to meet the requirements for the .338 Norma Magnum ammunition. The XM1162 is an advanced version of the .338 Norma Magnum cartridge developed for the Advanced Sniper Rifle System. The new rifle sniper cartridge with an armor-piercing bullet is used against exposed and sheltered enemy personnel and light armored vehicles when fired from long-range precision sniper ... Read More »