Military And Intelligence News Briefs — October 9, 2019

File photo – Oct. 15, 2016: The USS Zumwalt before its commissioning. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class George M. Bell/Released)

NZHerald/Washington Post: Navy’s US$7.8 billion destroyer to be delivered 5 years late

The first ship in the US Navy’s US$23 billion ($33.8b) programme to build a new class of destroyers is scheduled for a September delivery – more than five years later than originally scheduled and 10 years after construction began on the stealthy vessels built by General Dynamics.

Delivery plans for the Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyer have been a roller-coaster of changing milestones, most recently moved from May of this year to September, according to budget documents confirmed by a Navy spokeswoman. The ship isn’t expected to have an initial combat capability until September 2021, at least three years later than planned.


Military And Intelligence News Briefs — October 9, 2019

Navy’s New $7.8 Billion Destroyer Is Now Running Six Years Late — Bloomberg

US dropped more bombs in Afghanistan last month than any time since 2010: Air Force — FOX News

Afghanistan Airstrike Count Keeps Climbing as Violence Continues — Air Force Magazine

Air Force unveils next-gen ‘Whiskey’ helicopters to replace Pave Hawks: ‘A beacon of hope’ — USA Today

White House plan to leave Open Skies criticized by Democrats in Congress — UPI

The Pentagon is expected to spend more than $56 billion on combat vehicles by 2024 – here’s what analysts say companies need to do to compete — Business Insider

Largest Middle East military exercise features Army, Marine ground troops in multi-domain and urban defense — Army Times

The Pentagon wants to launch satellite constellations to track missiles — MIT Technology Review

Pentagon’s Next-Gen Missile Defense Plan Could Leave U.S. Poorly Protected For Years — Forbes

The Military Is Getting a Much-Needed Anti-Cyber Alarm System — Popular Mechanics

The NSA Is Studying Satellite Hacking — Defense One

Military turns to private sector for rapid space innovation — Space News

Military technology training: lessons from the private sector — Army Technology

EXCLUSIVE: CIA agent tells how she carried her newborn in a sling on mission to stop al Qaeda from getting nuclear weapons and reveals how she thwarted a bombing by bonding with terror leader over medication for his baby’s asthma — Daily Mail

Secret Court: FBI Warrantless Searches Were Illegal — Daily Beast

The Netherlands to buy nine more F-35s for $1.1 billion — Defense News

Sweden’s hunt for Russian sub 5 years ago got its military more cash, but was based on faulty intelligence, new report says — RT

Swedish Report Suggests 2014 ‘Russian Sub’ Gaffe Was Milked for Defence Allotments — Sputnik

State insecurity: Is Belgium fit to protect EU and Nato? — EU Observer

NATO Had a Plan To Kill Russian Submarines with Magnets — National Interest

Italy to Buy F-35 Fighter Jets Despite Internal Disagreements – Defence Minister — Sputnik

China Is Trying to Use Lasers and Magnets to ‘Unstealth’ U.S. Navy Submarines — National Interest

Chinese Navy’s New Mystery Submarine — Forbes

Chinese destroyer sets sail for Japan for multinational fleet review — SCMP

Record number of Chinese military personnel at Australian Navy’s biennial Sea Power conference — ABC News Online

During War Games, an Indian Diesel Submarine Sank a U.S. Nuclear Submarine — National Interest

Japan publicly tests missile interceptor for first time in 6 years — UPI

Iran Holds Surprise Military Drills Near Turkish Border — RFE

Russia to Fulfil Contracts for Weapons Delivery to Iraq – Foreign Minister — Sputnik

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