Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- August 12, 2011

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Friday, August 12, 2011

Test Of Hypersonic Aircraft Fails Over Pacific Ocean -- L.A. Times

A test flight of an experimental aircraft capable of speeding through air at 20 times the speed of sound ended prematurely Thursday morning when the arrowhead-shaped plane failed and stopped sending back real-time data to engineers and scientists who were moderating the mission.

In the test flight, the aircraft, known as the Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2, was launched at 7:45 a.m. from Vandenberg Air Force Base, located northwest of Santa Barbara, into the upper reaches of Earth's atmosphere aboard an eight-story Minotaur IV rocket, made by Orbital Sciences Corp.

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DARPA Hypersonic Vehicle Advances technical Knowledge -- DARPA

HTV-2 Loss - UPDATE -- Ares/Aviation Week

Gaza engineer describes Hamas rocket experiments -- Jerusalem Post

CIA tracked Canadian satellite data during Cold War
-- CTV

The Best of British: Hundreds of respectful mourners to salute fallen soldier at last-ever repatriation through Wootton Bassett -- Daily Telegraph

IDF looks to buy US equipment after withdrawal from Iraq
-- Jerusalem Post

Analysis: Pinched U.S. seen holding onto big Pacific presence -- Reuters

Following criticism, official says spy plane costs are dropping -- The Hill

Global Hawk to replace U-2 spy plane in 2015 -- Air Force Times

F-35 fighter strikes another major problem -- The Telegraph

The V-22 is Safer Than Helos, Effective, Says Man Who Wrote the Book -- Aol Defense

Army Beefs Up Humvee; More Armor, Bigger Payload -- Aol Defense

Electronic skin tattoo has medical, gaming, spy uses
-- Space War

The Army’s high hopes for its ‘energy task force’ -- DoD Buzz

The civilian victims of the CIA's drone war -- Clive Stafford Smith, The Guardian

Amos on drawdown: Could start in 2013 -- Marine Times

BAE May Make Purchases as U.S. Cuts Spur Defense Companies to Widen Reach -- Bloomberg

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