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Mobile Protected Firepower Bridges Infantry Brigade Combat Team Direct Fire Capability Gap

Expected for release this later this month, a draft request for proposals will take US Army plans to add “Mobile Protected Firepower” to its Infantry Brigade Combat Teams (IBCT) a step closer to realization. The vehicle selected to fulfill the service’s emerging requirement will also determine if a long dormant capability is revived; battlefield delivery of light tank-type vehicles by airdrop.

Electricity Delivery Is An Open Target For Cyber Threats

The electric grid often utilizes industrial control systems to automate generation, transmission and distribution. As utilities adopt digital technologies to keep up with electricity demand and consumption, cyber attack vulnerabilities increase and new entry points emerge. Many public utilities commissions (PUCs) have not required utilities to boost their cybersecurity, placing customer electricity access in jeopardy. Regulators need to incentivize and mandate cybersecurity standards for utilities.

This Dead Russian Submarine Could End Up Being an Underwater Chernobyl

“Radiation leakages will come sooner or later if we just leave the K-27 there. The sub has already been on the seafloor for 30 years, and it was rusty even before it was sunken. Leakages of radioactivity under water are nearly impossible to clean up,” editor of the Independent Barents Observer, Thomas Nilsen, formerly of the Bellona Foundation and co-author of The Russian Northern Fleet: Sources of Radioactive Contamination told RT in 2012. “Our challenge today is to find a way to lift it without shaking the reactors so much that an uncontrolled chain-reaction doesn't start.

The Scary Story of How Two of the World's Most Powerful Nuclear Missile Subs Collided

The Triomphant-Vanguard collision suggests that what seemed extraordinarily unlikely event—a collision between nuclear submarines in the middle of the ocean doing their best to remain discrete—may not be so in fact. Sharing more data between allies to mitigate the risks of future collisions would likely enhance, not weaken, the security of both those submarines and the nations they defend.

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