The Pentagon says one takeaway from last weekend’s missile strike in Syria is that Russian-made air defenses operated by Syrian crews were completely useless. And Turkey, which plans to buy the system from Russia, should take note.

“The Pentagon says one takeaway from last weekend’s missile strike in Syria is that Russian-made air defenses operated by Syrian crews were completely useless” writes Vadim Savitsky Russian for washingtonexaminer.com. And the numerous Syrian air defense sites, using older systems that are also Russian-built, failed to get any of their own missiles in the air until after the attack was over. “The rest of Syrian air defense capability, which is completely Russian-made, Russian-designed, Russian-supported, engaged extensively and comprehensively failed,” said Lt.And Turkey, which plans to buy the system from Russia,…

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Lockheed teams up with more German firms on military helicopter bid

“Lockheed, in collaboration with Airbus-owned European missiles group MBDA, Britain’s BAE Systems and Italian group Leonardo , is also negotiating with Germany’s defense ministry on the TLVS missile defense system” reports businessinsider.com. The German defense ministry plans to issue a request for information in the second half of 2018 and award the winning bidder a contract in mid-2020, for deliveries to start in 2023.Lockheed Martin’s logo is seen during Japan Aerospace 2016 air show in Tokyo Thomson Reuters By Andrea Shalal BERLIN (Reuters) – Lockheed Martin Corp’s Sikorsky has partnererd…

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A Pentagon spokesman said there was no U.S. military activity in that area at this time.

“AMMAN (Reuters) – Syrian anti-aircraft defenses shot down missiles near the Syrian air base of Shayrat in Homs province late Monday night, Syrian state television said” reports huffingtonpost.com. State television showed pictures of a missile that was shot in the air above the air base only days after a U.S., British and French attack on Syrian targets in retaliation for a suspected chemical attack on the city of Douma on the outskirts of Damascus A Pentagon spokesman said there was no U.S. military activity in that area at this time.Shayrat…

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Pentagon revises request for cloud computing services

“Amazon Web Services is the only company the U.S. government has approved to handle secret and top secret data” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The competition has attracted criticism from companies that fear Amazon Web Services, Amazon’s cloud unit, will win the contract, snuffing out hopes that others will break into government cloud computing.WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Defense on Monday updated its request for proposals from potential bidders on a $10 billion project for cloud computing services, in a deal that has been closely watched because…

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Iran: Attack on Syria is against intl. law

“Syria came under attack one week after a suspected chemical weapons attack in the Syrian town of Douma near Damascus” reports tehrantimes.com. According to Interfax news agency, Russia’s defense ministry also said that Syria intercepted the U.S. and allied attacks using Soviet-produced hardware, including the Buk missile system.Russia’s defense ministry said on Saturday that the majority of missiles fired during the overnight attack on Syria by U.S., British and French forces were intercepted by Syrian air defense systems, TASS news agency reported.Western countries claimed the Syrian government was responsible for…

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Exclusive: Rusal triggers Iran-style defense after U.S. sanctions – source

“LONDON (Reuters) – Russian aluminum giant Rusal has activated a contingency plan asking customers to pay in euros instead of dollars to try to skirt round U.S. sanctions, a source close to the matter said” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. “Rusal has triggered an Iran-like defense plan,” a top executive at one of Rusal’s shareholders said, declining to name the banks that would process the transactions. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Q&A for federal workers: Buyout and early retirement offers

“Q: Last year around this time there was a lot of talk about early-out and buyout offers” writes Eric Yoder Is for washingtonpost.com. In the budget year ended last September, Office of Personnel Management figures show, 771 employees left via early retirement and 2,668 took buyouts, with some getting both. Last month, a budget agreement ultimately rejected most of those proposals, although the White House continues to seek many of them.The Defense Department, the government’s largest agency, consistently offers the most, although last summer the Environmental Protection Agency made a highly…

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3 things that epic Rose Bowl confirmed about Mayfield’s NFL future

“Of course Lamb also makes a great catch but this is the kind of adjustment and throw you have to make to beat NFL defenses” writes Apr Edt for sbnation.com. NFL scouts watched the Rose Bowl for the same primary storyline as the rest of us: how would a Heisman QB play against an elite defense loaded with NFL athletes?. They also beat S&P+’s No. 8 defense (Ohio State), beat No. 21 (Texas), and beat No. 16 twice (TCU). Source: sbnation.com Share This:

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