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  • Jeb Bush joins Bill Gates to back Waltham weapons detection startup

    01/09/2020 12:15:07 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    bizjournals ^ | 01/08/2020 | Lucia Maffei
    Evolv Technology, a 7-year-old maker of sensors and software aimed at detecting weapons or other threats concealed on people, is adding another high-profile investor as its CEO switches to a more technical role within the company. The Waltham-based company announced on Wednesday $30 million in a new funding round led by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s firm, Finback Investment Partners. Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Co-Founder Bill Gates, is a returning investor in the Series C round. “Jeb and his group fully understood the opportunity here,” said Peter George, the company’s newly-promoted CEO. “As the former governor in Florida, where there have...
  • Sniffer Dogs Suffer for US Willful Ignorance About Islam

    12/27/2019 8:35:51 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | December 27, 2019 | Robert Spencer
    The Independent reported Tuesday that “the US has stopped exporting bomb-sniffing dogs to Egypt and Jordan after a number of animals died from mistreatment and neglect, US authorities said.” Those US authorities are likely scratching their heads over this, wondering what on earth could possibly be the motive of Egyptian and Jordanian law enforcement in mistreating these dogs. The explanation is simple, but since it lies outside the bounds of the military establishment’s politically correct fantasies regarding Islam, it will almost certainly never be acknowledged. The clearest evidence of that is the fact that the decision to stop sending these...
  • Russia up in arms over Chinese theft of military technology

    12/23/2019 11:29:55 AM PST · by tlozo · 29 replies
    Nikkei Asian Review ^ | December 20, 2019 | DIMITRI SIMES
    MOSCOW -- In a rare public display of frustration between Moscow and Beijing, Russian state defense conglomerate Rostec accused China of illegally copying a broad range of Russian weaponry and other military hardware. "Unauthorized copying of our equipment abroad is a huge problem. There have been 500 such cases over the past 17 years," said Yevgeny Livadny, Rostec's chief of intellectual property projects on Dec. 14. "China alone has copied aircraft engines, Sukhoi planes, deck jets, air defense systems, portable air defense missiles, and analogs of the Pantsir medium-range surface-to-air systems." Rostec's complaint about Chinese reverse engineering comes at a...
  • New Data Showing Just How Many Guns Americans Own Has Democrats Crying

    12/22/2019 4:51:11 PM PST · by USA Conservative · 98 replies
    Conservative US ^ | 12.22.2019 | Natalie D.
    The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the firearms industry trade association, released the Firearms Production Report to members. The report compiles the most up to date information based on data sourced from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF’s) Annual Firearms Manufacturing and Export Reports (AFMER).
  • Mike Pence: Space Force will transform national security | Commentary

    12/22/2019 4:22:30 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 21, 2019 | Vice President Mike Pence
    Time and again throughout our history, the armed forces of the United States have proven to be the greatest force for good in the history of the world. Every day, millions of heroes get up to stand their post and defend the American people from harm — whether by land, sea, or air. Under the leadership of President Donald Trump, the strongest military in the world has grown stronger still. The president has signed into law the largest increase in the national defense since the days of Ronald Reagan, including the largest pay raise for our troops in more than...
  • Ukraine's arms firms walk tightrope between Kiev and Moscow [background for N. Korea rocket scandal]

    08/22/2017 8:33:30 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | MAY 27, 2014 | Thomas Grove
    Ukraine's arms firms walk tightrope between Kiev and Moscow Thomas Grove 8 MIN READ KRAMATORSK Ukraine (Reuters) - In quiet defiance of a promise by Kiev's pro-European government to cut arms ties with Moscow, a state-owned defense firm in eastern Ukraine has vowed to work around the clock to fill every Russian order it gets. As for many of Ukraine's defense firms, the stakes are high for Yuzhmash, an industrial behemoth that was so jealously guarded by the Soviet Union that the nearby city of Dnipropetrovsk was closed to foreigners until the bloc split apart. Now, in the face of...

    11/15/2019 11:26:08 AM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 11 replies
    HDT ^ | POSTED ON OCTOBER 21ST, 2019 | HDT
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  • Spoiler Alert: Photo of the Day - Inside look at Secret Service weapons at LSU game yesterday

    11/11/2019 3:01:45 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 79 replies
    Citizen Free Press ^ | 11/11/19 | Kane
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  • It's Not All About the Bidens: Why Trump Has Ukraine on the Brain

    10/07/2019 7:27:09 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    RealClearInvestigations ^ | OCTOBER 07, 2019 | Lee Smith, RealClearInvestigations
    In February 2017, the Washington Post’s Miller had the lead byline on a story based on leaks of Trump’s conversations with Australia’s prime minister and Mexico’s president. Six months later, the Post published the entire transcripts of both conversations in another Miller story. It was through such national security correspondents that anti-Trump sources -- intelligence officials -- pushed leaks of classified information and other tidbits intended to damage Trump into the media. There it merged with other anti-Trump currents in nearly every corner of the press, where it blossomed into Russiagate. After a nearly two-year investigation, the special counsel found...
  • Trump Repeats His Controversial Comments On Afghanistan

    09/21/2019 1:29:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Tolo News ^ | September 21, 2019
    US President Donald Trump says: to win quick, “tens of millions of people would be killed.” US President Donald Trump repeated his jarring statement about quickly ending the war in Afghanistan, using terms similar to those in a July statement that prompted the Afghan government to ask for clarification. Addressing a news conference with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday, Trump said the United States could rapidly end the nearly 19-year war in Afghanistan but it would involve killing “tens of millions” of people. “We’ve been very effective in Afghanistan, and if we wanted to do a certain method...
  • Trump's Either Telling Us We Have Superweapons More Powerful Than Nukes...

    09/16/2019 8:06:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 177 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | September 16, 2019 | Kyle Mizokami
    Twice in the last month, the President of the United States has claimed that the Pentagon has weapons even more powerful than nuclear weapons, with the ability to easily kill millions. He is either bluffing, confused, or is incapable of understanding the difference between conventional and nuclear weapons. President Donald Trump made the claim during remarks to commemorate the 18th anniversary of the September 11th attacks in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania. According to The Washington Post, Trump told an audience, emphasis mine: “The last four days, we have hit our enemy harder than they have ever been hit before,...
  • Secret Pentagon space programs are being driven primarily by fears over rising Chinese capabilities

    09/14/2019 9:12:30 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 17 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | September 14, 2019 in China | Jon Dougherty
    The Pentagon’s emerging secret space defense programs are being developed in large part to counter a rising threat to U.S. orbital assets from both Russia and China, though the latter poses the more significant risk, according to Defense Department officials. Writing at Forbes, senior aerospace and defense contributor Loren Thompson reported that a recent briefing to Trump Cabinet members by a top Air Force commander was highly classified and covered threats to American space-based military and civilian assets posed by Moscow and Beijing, both of whom are building counter-space capabilities aimed at blinding the U.S. military in a conflict and...
  • Chinese traveler found with armor at Detroit Metro returned to China, customs says

    09/02/2019 6:03:41 PM PDT · by bitt · 39 replies ^ | 9/2/2019 | sarah rahal
    Customs and Border Patrol agents have returned a traveler to China after finding weapons in his luggage, officials said Friday. A Chinese national arrived at Detroit Metropolitan Airport from Beijing on Aug. 18 and declared that he wasn’t carrying any prohibited items, said agents with Customs and Border Patrol. During an examination of the traveler’s luggage, officers discovered undeclared ballistic armor and other tactical apparel, they said. Agents also discovered evidence that the traveler had a collection of weapons at his U.S. residence, including high capacity magazines and bump stock devices. Investigators searching his U.S. residence found “a significant cache...
  • Brass knuckles, other self-defense items legal in Texas starting Sept. 1

    08/28/2019 2:21:29 PM PDT · by bgill · 47 replies
    fox 4 ^ | Aug. 28, 2019 | staff
    Self-defense items, including brass knuckles and hard plastic kitty keychains, will be legal for Texans to carry starting September 1. House Bill 446, which overturns the ban on brass knuckles, self-defense keychains, and clubs, was signed into law by Texas Governor Greg Abbott in May. It passed unanimously in both the House and the Senate. It removed "knuckles" and "clubs" from a group of weapons banned by a previous law that was passed in 1918.
  • [2017] America’s hidden role in Chinese weapons research: Many scientists have returned to China

    08/27/2019 8:33:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 3/29/2017 | Stephen Chen
    China’s efforts to lure its scientists back from overseas institutions have been paying off militarily, with more than a little help from the United States. Military projects they have been involved in include China’s development of hypersonic weapons capable of penetrating missile-defence systems and the design of new submarines able to patrol quietly along the US west coast, researchers familiar with the programmes told the South China Morning Post. For more than a decade, China has been ramping up efforts to lure back talented scientists working at laboratories in the US linked to America’s nuclear weapons programme and other military...
  • Air Force to deploy ground-based lasers in first field test of ‘directed energy’ weapon

    08/03/2019 11:22:38 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 21 replies
    MSN ^ | 2 Aug 2019 | Aaron Gregg
    The Air Force announced Friday it will soon deploy two ground-based laser weapons to an undisclosed location to test how they can be used against small drones, the service’s first “operational field test” of an experimental “directed energy” weapon. Because laser weapons could fire constantly without wasting ammunition, military technology experts have theorized they could one day be useful in combating the small, remotely operated quadcopter drones that ISIS has used. They are also expected to be an effective counter against swarming attack drones, a concept that a handful of countries are exploring.
  • US Missiles Found in Libya Compound Belonged to France

    07/10/2019 7:16:37 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 9 replies
    Courthouse News Serice ^ | 7/10/2019 | AP
    PARIS (AP) — France’s Defense Ministry acknowledged Wednesday that U.S.-made missiles captured from the self-styled Libyan National Army belonged to the French military. A statement said the missiles were originally intended to protect French anti-terrorism forces in Libya and so did not violate an arms embargo. France denied transferring the missiles to Hifter’s forces and said the Americans had been informed.
  • Northrop And Raytheon Have Been Secretly Working On Scramjet Powered Hypersonic Missile

    06/19/2019 5:58:03 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 77 replies ^ | June 18, 2019 | Joseph Trevithick
    Northrop Grumman and Raytheon have revealed that they have been working together on a scramjet-powered hypersonic cruise missile, which uses an engine that is entirely 3D-printed. Their design is competing against one from Lockheed Martin under the Defense Advanced Research Project's Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept program, or HAWC. The two companies publicly announced their partnership at the 2019 Paris Air Show on June 18, 2019, but they have been working together secretly for years on HAWC, according to Aviation Week. DARPA began the HAWC program in 2014, in cooperation with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). "We have a...
  • One lucky destroyer crew will officially be the first to rock the Navy's newest laser weapon

    06/03/2019 1:00:01 AM PDT · by Windflier · 28 replies
    Task & Purpose ^ | 28 May 2019 | William Cole
    The Pearl Harbor-based USS Preble will be the first destroyer to be equipped with a high-energy laser to counter surface craft and unmanned aerial systems, according to a published report, with the Navy planning to one day use the powerful light beams to defend against Chinese or Russian cruise missiles. Rear Adm. Ronald Boxall, the Navy's director of surface warfare, told Defense News that the Preble will be outfitted in 2021 with the High Energy Laser and Integrated Optical- dazzler With Surveillance system, or HELIOS. "We are making the decision to put the laser on our (destroyers)," Boxall said. "It's...
  • The Government Is Serious About Creating Mind-Controlled Weapons

    05/25/2019 2:00:55 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    Live Science ^ | May 23, 2019 | Edd Gent,
    DARPA, the Department of Defense's research arm, is paying scientists to invent ways to instantly read soldiers' minds using tools like genetic engineering of the human brain, nanotechnology and infrared beams. The end goal? Thought-controlled weapons, like swarms of drones that someone sends to the skies with a single thought or the ability to beam images from one brain to another. This week, DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) announced that six teams will receive funding under the Next-Generation Nonsurgical Neurotechnology (N3) program. Participants are tasked with developing technology that will provide a two-way channel for rapid and seamless communication...