Australia US Teaming to Develop High-Tech Cruise Missiles

Australia, U.S. Teaming to Develop High-Tech Cruise Missiles

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The United States and Australia have joined forces to build air-launched hypersonic cruise missiles that could shift the military balance of power in the Asia-Pacific region.

Defense officials see hypersonics as potentially game-changing weapons. Their ability to travel at speeds greater than Mach 5 with extraordinary maneuverability could provide U.S. and allied forces a new quick-strike option capable of overwhelming enemy defenses, experts say.

The new U.S.-Australian project known as the Southern Cross Integrated Flight Research Experiment, or SCIFiRE, is an Allied Prototyping Initiative that was formally announced by the

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Fort Bliss investigates soldier’s death at home

A U.S. Army soldier was found dead in his home in Fort Bliss last week, the second soldier death on post within two weeks, officials said Sunday.

Staff Sgt. John D.S. Bailey, 27, of Haiku, Hawaii, died Thursday in his home, officials said. He was pronounced deceased by Fort Bliss emergency services personnel.

A cause of death was not disclosed. The circumstances surrounding Bailey’s death are under investigation.

Bailey joined the Army in 2013 in Honolulu. He arrived in Fort Bliss in March 2019, it was his third duty station.

Bailey was an indirect fire infantryman assigned as the fire

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Panel probing military aircraft accidents says U.S. pilots not flying enough

The end of another touch-and-go practice landing became anything but routine after a brief, loud noise filled the cockpit of the T-38C flown by Capts. John F. Graziano and Mark S. Palyok.

“What’s that?” one of the pilots asked.

A compressor stall and loss of engine thrust left Graziano with seconds to react as he took control of the Talon, the Air Force’s mainstay supersonic training jet. A probe into the Nov. 13, 2018 crash that killed Graziano, 28, of Elkridge, Md., found that he mishandled throttle and flight control inputs as the jet lost power on takeoff.

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Ugandan Military Surrounds Home of Opposition Candidate

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Ugandan Military Surrounds Home of Opposition Candidate

Bobi Wine, the country’s leading opposition presidential candidate, said that Ugandan military forces were “targeting” his life after they surrounded and breached his compound on Friday, a day after the general election.

One of my gardeners came and informed me that we were surrounded. So my dad came to see what would happen —when he got here. And I asked them what they’re doing inside my compound, why they are trespassing. They told me to take my question to the

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Coeur d’Alene Press


While most graduates were exploring their newfound “freedom,” Derek Galloway headed off to boot camp to begin his journey in defending freedom for all.

Just under four years ago, Galloway joined the less than 1% of Americans who bravely volunteer to serve in our nation’s armed forces. Our country is currently in the longest war in its history.

Despite this, Galloway enlisted in the United States Air Force for six years, two years more than the minimum enlistment. His strong desire to serve compelled him to enlist, and this same selfless determination has led him to success early in his

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Military Tax Services Available Through Military OneSource > U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE > Defense Department News


Filing taxes can be a daunting task every year, but the Defense Department has helpful resources for active-duty service members and their families, and it’s all free through Military OneSource beginning today.

Tax services for the military — also known as MilTax — is DOD’s approved tax-filing and tax-support service — including tax preparation and e-filing software and personalized support to deal with issues such as deployments, combat and training pay, housing and rentals, multistate filings, and living overseas.

“They can connect with a [tax] consultant during the tax season, and even past [it], through October, but in addition

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Armored Military Humvee Stolen In California, FBI Search Underway

The FBI is searching for an armored military Humvee that was stolen from a National Guard facility in a suburb of Los Angeles, California.



a construction truck parked in a parking lot: The FBI is searching for an armored military Humvee that was stolen from a National Guard facility in Bell, California.


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The FBI is searching for an armored military Humvee that was stolen from a National Guard facility in Bell, California.

The Humvee was stolen from the National Guard Armory in Bell around 8.15 a.m. on Friday, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said.

It was up-armored, upgraded and considered a combat vehicle, Fox11 reports. The vehicle is worth about $120,000, according to the FBI.

The bureau is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information

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Why Was The U.S. Air Force B-21 First Flight Delayed?

Ask the Editors: The Aviation Week Network invites our readers to submit questions to our editors and analysts. We’ll answer them, and if we can’t we’ll reach out to our wide network of experts for advice.

Aviation Week Defense Editor Steve Trimble responds: Lockheed Martin flew the first weight-optimized F-35, known as “BF-1,” on June 11, 2008. The first Lockheed Martin F-22, bearing tail number 4001, flew on Sept. 7, 1997, or about 6.5 years after contract award. Finally, Northrop flew the original B-2 on July 17, 1989, or about eight years after winning the contract.   

For the B-21, the

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California National Guard humvee stolen

An Army humvee was stolen from a National Guard facility in a Los Angeles suburb late last week, according to the FBI, and authorities are offering a $10,000 reward for its return.

The vehicle, reportedly worth about $120,000, was stolen from the California Army National Guard site in Bell, California, early last Friday, authorities said. It’s unclear whether law enforcement has identified any suspects.

“A green camouflage #Humvee was stolen from @CaArmyGuard in #Bell CA on Friday,” the FBI said in a tweet. “Identifiers include Bumper# 40BSBHQ6; Admin# WV57TO-HQ06/M1165A1; Reg# NZ311R & Battalion 40TH BSB. Please call 3104776565 to claim

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Public comment sought for Navy’s parks proposal

The U.S. Navy’s proposal to expand its usage of state parks for training has produced some strong opinions on Whidbey Island and across Puget Sound.

The deadline for weighing in on the issue is Wednesday at 5 p.m., ahead of the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission’s special meeting the following week.

The Navy has been doing clandestine training at state parks for decades, but it wants to expand its usage from five to 28 parks, including multiple sites on Whidbey Island.

The Navy’s previous agreement with the state ended in 2020. None of the state parks it used previously

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