Increasingly lethal response likely to quell Myanmar protests
20 April 2021
by Deepa Kumar
In a statement released on 13 April, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet warned that Myanmar was moving towards a “full blown conflict”. The comments followed the killing of at least 82 people when security forces opened fire on largely unarmed protesters demonstrating against the 1 February coup in Bago on 9 April.
General Atomics XQ-67A Off-Board Sensing Station conducts first flight
01 March 2024
by Zach Rosenberg
The XQ-67A in flight (location unknown). (GA-ASI)
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) has flown the XQ-67A unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for the first time, the company announced on 29 February.
“Flight demonstration of this system is a major first step towards showing the ability to produce affordable combat mass,” said Trenton White, Air Force Research Laboratory's (AFRL's) Off-Board Sensing Station (OBSS) programme manager, in a statement announcing the flight.
The flight took place on 28 February at GA-ASI's Gray Butte Flight Operations Facility, outside Palmdale, California.
US military service officials highlight impacts of full-year continuing resolution
29 February 2024
by Michael Fabey
Repair work on attack submarine USS
is just one of the programmes that could be at risk during a year-long continuing resolution restricting funding.
(Newport News Shipbuilding)
Officials for the US Navy, US Air Force, and US Army painted a grim picture for the services if they are saddled with a full-year Continuing Resolution (CR) and unauthorised supplemental funding for fiscal year (FY) 2024 during a 28 February round-table media briefing at the Pentagon.
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