Defense Industry Must Learn to Woo Millennials

Viewpoint: Defense Industry Must Learn to Woo Millennials 4/2/2020 By Jeremy A. Shattuck Army photo by Ken Scar “Millennials are killing the [fill in the blank].” Changing attitudes by this younger generation are transforming society. But what about the defense industry? The stakes are much higher than disappearing phone booths, DVD rental stores, newspapers, golf courses or other businesses they are blamed for destroying. At stake are hundreds of billions of dollars, hundreds of thousands of science, technology, engineering and mathematics jobs, thousands of nuclear warheads and the…

Philippines buys Mitsubishi Electric radar in first defense deal

TOKYO — Mitsubishi Electric will export about 10 billion yen ($89.9 million) worth of radar systems to the Philippines, marking the first export of Japanese-made defense equipment under an updated government policy. The Philippines will purchase upgraded versions of the FPS-3 and TPS-P14  radar systems, both used by the Japan Self-Defense Forces. The FPS-3 is installed along coastlines to detect missiles and other projectiles while the TPS-P14 is mounted on vehicles. Tokyo hopes to aide Manila in boosting surveillance capabilities in the South China Sea as China continues to flex its military muscle in the region.  In…

COVID-19 Claims Aircraft Carrier USS Roosevelt As Latest Victim « Breaking Defense

USS Theodore Roosevelt transits the Pacific Ocean March 1, 2020. PENTAGON: The coronavirus aboard ship has forced the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier to dock in Guam in the middle of a deployment, a move that might represent the military’s most dramatic move yet to react to the global pandemic.  The loss — for however long it lasts — of the Roosevelt comes as the US and China increasingly challenge one another in the South China Sea. On Tuesday, the destroyer USS McCampbell transited the strategic Taiwan Strait, which separates Taiwan…

Indo-Pacom Presses All Domain Ops; Sends Plan To Hill Soon « Breaking Defense

Adm. Phil Davidson WASHINGTON: At a time where the Navy has been pretty quiet about All-Domain Operations — an emerging war fighting concept being pushed by the Pentagon’s top leaders — the head of Indo-Pacific Command, commander of the Navy’s biggest theater of operations, has proposed a bold new plan. In a speech at a navy conference earlier this month, Adm. Philip Davidson offered an expansive vision of how to transform the way US forces train and partner with allies across the vast Indo-Pacific region, calling for the services to…

3 US Navy sailors aboard Theodore Roosevelt test positive for coronavirus, defense officials say

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Three U.S. Navy sailors aboard the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt in the Philippine Sea have tested positive for Covid-19, marking the first time the virus has spread to a U.S. warship at sea, four U.S. defense officials tell Fox News. The new positive cases have not been previously reported. The three sailors are currently in quarantine aboard the aircraft carrier and will be flown off later today, according to one official. The USS Theodore…

US Revises False Posting of S. Korean Defense Chief’s Remarks After KBS Report l KBS WORLD Radio

Photo : YONHAP News The U.S. Department of Defense falsely alluded that South Korea agreed to fund campaigns to defend waters near the South China Sea and the Strait of Hormuz, but later retracted the remarks in question after a related KBS report. KBS on Tuesday reported that the Pentagon published a transcript from Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo and his U.S. counterpart Mark Esper’s joint press conference following their meeting in Washington last month. In the initial version, the Pentagon cited Jeong as saying the allies will “fund” their commitments…

Japan-Vietnam Defense Ties in the Headlines With Naval Shipbuilding Cooperation – The Diplomat

Advertisement Earlier this month, Japan’s defense chief paid a visit to Vietnam. While the interaction was just one of several scheduled engagements between the two sides, it nonetheless spotlighted some of the ongoing activity in the naval aspect of their defense relationship. As I have observed previously in these pages, Japan and Vietnam have been developing the defense component of their wider extensive strategic partnership over the past few years, with Vietnam looking to strengthen ties with a range of powers as part of its omnidirectional foreign policy and Japan…

U.S. ‘looking at’ CalPERS holdings in Chinese defense firms: top White House official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration is “looking at” investments in Chinese military companies by the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), U.S. national security adviser Robert O’Brien said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: A sign at California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) headquarters in Sacramento, California, U.S. February 14, 2017. REUTERS/Max Whittaker/File Photo O’Brien’s comments come amid tensions between the United States and China over a host of issues running from disputes over trade and U.S. charges of massive Chinese espionage to Beijing’s defense build up and its establishment of…

What Does Brunei’s New Defense Budget Mean for its Security Outlook? – The Diplomat

ASEAN Beat | Economy | Politics | Security | Southeast Asia A closer look at the broader significance of new figures and what they mean for the country’s security outlook. Advertisement Earlier this week, Brunei’s second defense minister laid out some of the policies and future initiatives of the defense ministry for the fiscal year, including a proposed defense budget increase. The budget allocation reflects an ongoing effort by the Southeast Asian state to increase its defense spending following previous drastic cuts amid wider economic challenges. While there are strong elements of continuity within Brunei’s broader security thinking,…

Brunei Announces Upcoming Fiscal Year Defense Budget – Defense Security Monitor

Brunei has announced its budget for the upcoming 2020-2021 fiscal year with defense receiving an allocation of BND606 million ($430 million). That represents a 2.7 percent nominal increase over the FY19/20 earmark and will, according to the Brunei Ministry of Defense, help reinforce the three-pillar defense policy of the state, which involve diplomacy, deterrence and “holistic defense”. Challenges for the military cited in the MoD announcement included protecting national assets in the South China Sea, cyber defense and the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The small uptick in defense investment stands in…