Rafale, Bofors, AgustaWestland Why is every Indian defence deal hit by scam allegations

Lt Gen. D.S. Hooda (Retd) Former General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Indian Army’s Northern Command The entire defence procurement process is extremely bureaucratic and long-winded. Starting with the request for proposals, to setting the requirements, to the trials—the process is too long. The long-winding process…

SAN DIEGO (Sept. 19, 2018)

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Russell Smith speaks at an all-hands call in the hangar bay aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dylan M. Kinee (Released) 180919-N-MT837-0077 VISIT THE SOURCE…

Face of Defense: Soldier Leads Way in Special Recruiter Assistance Pro

Army Sgt. Tyler Martin, a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear noncommissioned officer with the 24th Composite Transportation Company, was among the first wave of soldiers to participate in a Defense Department initiative — the Special Recruiter Assistance Program. VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Face of Defense:…

Seahawk Maintenance

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Joel-Marc Lobban performs maintenance on an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan in preparation for exercise Valiant Shield 2018 in the Philippine Sea, Sept. 15, 2018. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd…

Promotion Pride

Navy Chief Petty Officer Lori Bent gets her anchor pins during a ceremony promoting 45 sailors to the chief petty officer rank at Fort Meade, Md., Sept. 14, 2018. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brianna Bowens VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Promotion Pride http://www.defense.gov/graphics/DODc-small.gif

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 13, 2018)

Lt. Cmdr. Chad Geis, right, meteorological and ceanographic officer, and Aerographer’s Mate 1st Class Russell Ligon analyze Hurricane Florence in the meteorological room aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). U.S. Naval Forces Northern Command deployed Kearsarge, along with embarked elements of…

U.S. 5TH Fleet AOR (Sept. 12, 2018)

Cmdr. John Hamilton, right, commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), explains the ship’s tactical capabilities to Indian navy Capt. Rahul Jaitly, commanding officer of the Indian navy frigate Teg (F 45), in the combat information center during a combined maritime…

JINHAE, ROK (Sept. 11, 2018)

Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Russell Smith speak to Sailors during an all-hands call at Commander, Fleet Activities Chinhae. Moran and Smith are on a routine visit of the Korean Peninsula to engage with…

Face of Defense: Navy Computer Technician Trains New Marines, Sailors

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Devin Somers, an information technology specialist, is part of an integrated Navy and Marine Corps team that helps keep nearly 250 computers running 24 hours a day, seven days a week. VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Face of Defense: Navy Computer…