1. Bangabandhu
    Created by Bangabandhu
    Feb 17, 2018 at 12:13 PM
    As Saudi Arabia continues to modernize their armed forces for the future they turn towards France to help modernize and build up their strength. As many know The Saudis are in flexing their power after their adventure in Yemen, but what are the equipment the Royal Saudi Military is looking to acquire? please share your thoughts, opinions
    The potential French-Saudi Arms deal includes the following
    -72 Rafales
    -200 Leclerc MBTs
    -6 FREMM Class Frigates
    -6 Scorpene class submarines
  2. Falcon
    Created by Falcon
    Feb 17, 2018 at 8:20 AM
    Navy Picks Five Contenders for Next Generation Frigate FFG(X) Program

    By: Sam LaGrone and Megan Eckstein
    February 16, 2018 5:14 PM • Updated: February 16, 2018 9:17 PM

    Five ship designs will compete in the Navy’s bid for 20 next-generation guided-missile frigates (FFG(X)) that will follow the Littoral Combat Ship, the service announced on Friday.

    Five shipbuilders were awarded contracts for conceptual design of the frigates, which the Navy will evaluate over the next 16 months ahead of a final request for proposal in 2019 and a contract award in 2020.

    Austal USA, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics Bath Iron...
  3. Torres
    Created by Torres
    Feb 16, 2018
    Does the Air Force Surgeon General have more authority than the people at MEPS?
  4. Torres
    Created by Torres
    Feb 16, 2018
    About a month ago I got a letter from the navy saying that I was not able to enlist due to having retained hardware on my left leg. I was confused because at MEPS I saw in my file “waiver recommended” I was bummed out, and my recruiter didn’t understand. In the end they recommended me to go to the Air Force because they actually believed that I should’ve been able to join(which was actually what I wanted to go talk to first). I talked with my recruiter and he told me to go see a specialist(I went to the same one that did my surgery). He gave me a paper saying that nothing is wrong and that I was cleared join(I was surprised when he told me that he was an Air Force vet). I gave that form...
  5. anonymous
    Created by anonymous
    Feb 15, 2018
  6. Admin
    Created by Admin
    Feb 13, 2018
    MARIETTA, Ga., Feb. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) reached a major milestone with the delivery of its 400th C-130J Super Hercules aircraft on Feb. 9. This Super Hercules is an MC-130J Commando II Special Operations aircraft that is assigned to the U.S. Air Force's Special Operations Command (AFSOC).

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  7. Admin
    Created by Admin
    Feb 13, 2018
    AMARILLO, Tex. -- Bell Helicopter's Air Vehicle Concept Demonstrator aircraft, funded under the Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstration program, was flown for the first time by an Army pilot Feb. 7.

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    Chief Warrant Officer 3, Tom Wiggins, of the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command conducted the flight at the Bell Flight Test Facility in Amarillo, Tex.

    During the flight, he performed Hover In Ground Effect repositioning, pattern flight and roll-on landings.

    The JMR TD is an Army science & technology effort designed to develop, expand and demonstrate new capabilities in vertical lift technology. The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile...
  8. Pathfinder
    Created by Pathfinder
    Feb 11, 2018
    USAF Plans To Retire B-2s, B-1s As B-21 Comes Online

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    The U.S. Air Force plans to retire its fleet of Rockwell B-1B and Northrop Grumman B-2 stealth bombers in a “Bomber Vector” roadmap that will be laid out in the coming weeks. As Northrop’s next-generation B-21 “Raider” comes online in the mid 2020s, the Air Force wants to phase out the nuclear-capable B-2 and conventional B-1, according to two sources with knowledge of the budget discussions. In its budget blueprint for fiscal 2019, the Air Force also will ......