FY2015 US DoD Budget Request Scheduled for March 4

FY2015 US DoD Budget Request Scheduled for March 4

* The US Office of Management and Budget finally sent its pass-back guidance to the Pentagon, and will release the FY15 budget request on March 4. Behind schedule, but less late than last year. Life as a Prime Contractor * Lockheed Martin reported FY13 sales down 3.9%...
FY2015 US DoD Budget Request Scheduled for March 4

Influential Think Tank Warns of Robotic Proliferation

* Former Navy Undersecretary Bob Work joined the CNAS think tank last year. He’s now presenting a new report [PDF] making the case that it’s a matter of when rather than if before the emergence of a “new war-fighting regime in which guided munitions...
FY2015 US DoD Budget Request Scheduled for March 4

Tension Sources and Security Providers in Central Asia

* US military leaders submitted a new proposal to the White House keeping 10,000 troops in Afghanistan until 2015, but then dropping to just a few hundreds by 2016. * Israel and Kazakhstan signed a defense cooperation agreement. Among Central Asian countries, Israel...
FY2015 US DoD Budget Request Scheduled for March 4

India’s Agni-IV Test Opens Path to Fielding

* India’s DRDO announced [PDF] the 3rd successful test launch of its 4,000 km-range (2,500 miles) Agni-IV ballistic missile. Agni 5 missiles with 25% more range have been recently tested too. Lasers to Cut Anti-Rocket Defense Costs * RAFAEL is unveiling...