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Australia Unveils Defense Investment Priorities for 2018

Christopher Pyne, Australian minister for defense industry, has unveiled the country’s investment priorities under an innovation program that supports technology development efforts in the defense sector. The Australian defense department said Wednesday the country invested $1.3 billion in defense industry and innovation projects over the next decade, which includes $507.6 million …

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CBP to Examine Potential Use of Small UAS in Border Patrol Missions

The Customs and Border Protection agency has announced plans to evaluate the use of small unmanned aircraft systems in three border patrol sectors as part of a program to help agents conduct intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, tracking and acquisition missions. CBP said Thursday it will test-fly the Puma, Raven and InstantEye Quadcopter UAS platforms in …

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DARPA Tests Elevated Sensor Mast Aboard Navy Patrol Ship

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has tested a prototype of an elevated sensor mast aboard the U.S. Navy‘s USS Zephyr patrol coastal ship in an effort to boost the vessel’s communication range and capacity to detect, track and classify objects of interest. DARPA said Tuesday the USS Zephyr crew facilitated a three-day effort near …

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Air Force-Army Team Demos Joint Airborne Battle Mgmt System at Northern Strike Exercise

The U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army‘s Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System team has showcased a ground surveillance and battle management aircraft during a Michigan National Guard-hosted exercise. The 2017 Northern Strike gathered approximately 5,000 service members from across the U.S. and five coalition countries at the Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver …

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Lt. Col. James McGuyer: JIDO Looks for Tech Platforms to Mitigate Improvised Threats

Lt. Col. James McGuyer, deputy chief of the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization‘s technology strategy division, has said JIDO seeks technologies it can field immediately to counter improvised threats such as unmanned aerial vehicles. The U.S. Army said Wednesday McGuyer told audience at a Lab Day event held in May at the Pentagon he …

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DARPA to Host Event on National Security Challenges, Technologies

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will host a two-day event on Aug. 2 to 3 in Arlington, Virginia to discuss the Strategic Technology Office’s mission, problem spaces and technology interests with industry. DARPA said Friday the Sync with STO event seeks to foster discussion between STO program managers and technologists on ways to address …

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Army Seeks Director to Lead Intell CoE for Capabilities Devt & Integration

The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command is looking for a professional to serve as director of the service branch’s Intelligence Center of Excellence for Capabilities Development and Integration at Fort Huachuca in Arizona. A USAJobs notice published June 5 says the selected applicant will develop and implement a synchronized strategy to determine the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance …

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Report: DoD FY 2018 Budget Request Includes $4.8B for European Defense Efforts

The Defense Department‘s fiscal year 2018 budget request allocates approximately $4.8 billion for the European Reassurance Initiative, an increase of $1.4 billion from ERI funds in FY 2017, DoD News reported Thursday. Air Force Maj. Gen. David Allvin, director of strategy at the U.S. European Command, told reporters in a telephone briefing that the funding …

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