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China Defense USA

Air Force Secretary Warns of China’s Burgeoning Nuclear Arsenal, Reveals B-21 Detail (Marcus Weisgerber, Defense One)

China could be heading for a first-strike nuclear capability, the U.S. Air Force secretary said Monday, urging the United States to accelerate its own weapons development to keep pace with Beijing.

“If they continue down the path that they seem to be on—to substantially increase their ICBM force—they will have a de facto first-strike capability,” Frank Kendall told reporters at the Air Force Association’s annual conference outside Washington, D.C.

Air Force Secretary Warns of China’s Burgeoning Nuclear Arsenal, Reveals B-21 Detail – Defense One

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China USA

Biden Counters China’s Allegations Of A New ‘Cold War’ In UN Speech (Jacqueline Feldscher, Defense One)

Even as the Pentagon focuses on competing with China and Russia, the United States is not seeking another world-dividing Cold War, President Joe Biden said Tuesday in a speech at the United Nations.

Though Biden did not name China in his speech, experts saw the remarks as a rebuttal to Beijing’s allegation that America is perpetuating a “Cold War mentality” by launching a security partnership with the United Kingdom and Australia.

Biden Counters China’s Allegations Of A New ‘Cold War’ In UN Speech – Defense One

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Defense France

Why France Is Getting No Sympathy for Its Lost Sub Deal (Elisabeth Braw, Defense One)

France is fuming over AUKUS—the new tripartite security arrangement that scuttled its contract to build submarines for Australia—but is receiving scarcely any expressions of sympathy from fellow EU member states. That may be because France itself uses some distinctly tough tactics to secure arms exports, and sells to customers others deem unsavory. Yes, Paris considers arms exports essential to its sovereignty, but its friends too are interested in sovereignty, not to mention fair play.

Why France Is Getting No Sympathy for Its Lost Sub Deal – Defense One

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Hacking

A zero-day flaw allows to run arbitrary commands on macOS systems (Pierluigi Paganini, Security Affairs)

Security researchers disclosed a new zero-day flaw in Apple’s macOS Finder that can allow attackers to run arbitrary commands on Macs

A zero-day flaw allows to run arbitrary commands on macOS systemsSecurity Affairs

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APT Malware

Turla APT group used a new backdoor in attacks against Afghanistan, Germany and the US (Pierluigi Paganini, Security Affairs)

Russia-linked cyber espionage group Turla made the headlines again, the APT has employed a new backdoor in a recent wave of attacks

Turla APT group used a new backdoor in attacks against Afghanistan, USSecurity Affairs

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Defense USA

Top Air Force officer’s plan to ‘accelerate change or lose’ is picking up speed, one year in (Rachel S. Cohen, Defense News)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles “CQ” Brown’s directive to airmen to “accelerate change or lose” is gaining momentum after a year in practice, but the work to revamp the service’s culture has only just begun.

The Air Force’s top officer announced his overarching vision for a more flexible and capable force upon starting the job in August 2020. Four months later, he unveiled a set of directives intended to spur change in four areas over the next few years: empowering airmen; shrinking bureaucracy; global competition, and future force design.

Top Air Force officer’s plan to ‘accelerate change or lose’ is picking up speed, one year in (defensenews.com)

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Defense USA

US Air Force to declare winner of B-52 engine replacement competition as soon as this month (Valerie Insinna, Defense News)

A contract award for new engines for the venerable B-52 bomber is “imminent” and could occur as early as this month, the U.S. Air Force’s top acquisition officials said Tuesday.

The service is set to decide whether General Electric, Rolls-Royce or Pratt & Whitney will produce modified commercial engines to outfit the B-52, which is set to fly through at least 2050.

US Air Force to declare winner of B-52 engine replacement competition as soon as this month (defensenews.com)

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Defense USA

House takes up progressive-led defense spending cuts this week (Joe Gould, Defense News)

House progressives will have a few chances to hold down the defense budget this week, but it’s going to be an uphill fight.

The House is set to vote this week on two Democratic amendments to cut the fiscal 2022 National Defense Authorization Act’s $740 billion top line. One would reduce it by roughly 10 percent, and another would undo a $24 billion a plus-up the House Armed Services Committee passed earlier this month.

House takes up progressive-led defense spending cuts this week (defensenews.com)

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Defense Turkey

Turkish firm Kale delivers homemade turbojet engine for missiles (Tayfun Ozberk, Defense News)

Turkish engine-developer Kale R&D has completed the first deliveries of the KTJ-3200, the country’s first indigenous turbojet engine, which will power the homemade standoff missile and Atmaca anti-ship missile, the company confirmed to Defense News on Tuesday.

One KTJ-3200 was sent to Tubitak Sage for the standoff missile, and another was delivered to Roketsan for the Atmaca. The first standoff cruise missiles to be equipped with the KTJ-3200 are expected to be fired in 2022.

Turkish firm Kale delivers homemade turbojet engine for missiles (defensenews.com)

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