U.S. Navy’s Fifth Lockheed Martin-Built MUOS Satellite Now Supporting Troops with Ultra High Frequency Communications

MUOS-5 Completes Global Military Cellular Network As Spare For Next-Generation Capabilities

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The fifth Lockheed Martin (NYSE-LMT)-built Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-5) satellite is now delivering secure, beyond-line-of-sight communications to troops with legacy Ultra High Frequency (UHF) radios.

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Second Boeing T-X Aircraft Takes Flight

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Designed for U.S. Air Force, Boeing T-X proves low risk, performance, manufacturing repeatability

ST. LOUIS, April 24, 2017 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and partner Saab [Stockholm: SAABB] have completed the first flight of their second production-ready T-X aircraft, which is identical to the first and designed specifically for the U.S. Air Force advanced pilot training requirement.

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Flaws in Car Dongle Let Hackers Stop Car Engines – Comments

Vulnerabilities found in Bosch Drivelog Connect car dongles allow an attacker to bypass authentication on the device and issue commands to cars, stopping their engines.

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/flaws-in-car-dongle-will-let-hackers-stop-your-cars-engine/

Kyle Wilhoit, Senior Security Researcher at DomainTools:

“Vehicular cybersecurity should be treated by manufacturers like that of critical SCADA environments, in my opinion. I say this because of the potential to cause harm should the environment (namely navigation, braking, and other critical systems) become compromised. Cars are becoming more virtual every day. From anti-lock braking systems to navigation control, the reliance on complex computing across a vehicle is surprising. One of the only saving graces to this technology is the attack surface. Typically to attack a vehicle’s onboard systems, the attacker would need to be within physical proximity of the vehicle. This is not always the case, and there are some remote exploit opportunities available, but those are a harder attack surface to compromise.”

Protecting the Soldier: U.S. Army Orders More Q-53 Counterfire Radars from Lockheed Martin

SYRACUSE, N.Y., April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will manufacture additional AN/TPQ-53 counterfire radar systems for the U.S. Army under a $1.6 billion order-dependent contract. The Q-53 radar system supports troops in combat by detecting, classifying, tracking and identifying the location of enemy indirect fire in either 360- or 90-degree modes.

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Military Technology of the First World War, development, use and consequences

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The author has looked closely at the amazing technical advances made during WWI from the perspective of the land campaigns. Extensively illustrated, this is a very efficient review of the use and consequences of technology developed to achieve domination on land, including the part aircraft played in assisting land commanders.


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Images of War, Great War Fighter Aces 1916-1918, rare photographs from wartime archives

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Another book in the very popular Images of War Series, this time looking at the ‘Aces’ of the Great War from 1916 to 1918. The usual outstanding selection of rare photographs is supported by concise and clear text in the form of captions and much longer introductory pieces. A very affordable volume with many remarkable images of war.


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The Royal Navy Lynx, an operational history

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The outstanding Lynx has reached retirement age and is being replaced in RN service by the ‘super’ Lynx under its new name Wildcat. That speaks volumes for the ability of the Lynx. The author has provided a comprehensive account of the hugely successful service of the Lynx since its entry into service in 1976. All you need to know about a great aircraft, very highly recommended.


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