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2014-03-07 16:20:33

HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to proposed cuts to the fiscal year 2015 budget highlighted in remarks made by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel this week, the Military Child Education Coalition® (MCEC®) raised concern for the children of Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve service members likely to be impacted by potential cuts to force strength and programs supporting military families. During this period of transition, the Military...

2014-03-07 12:28:06

DUBLIN, Mar. 07, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/c28rcp/battlefield ) has announced the addition of the "Battlefield Management Systems Market - Forecast & Analysis 2014 - 2019" report to their offering. (Logo:http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) BMS is a rules-based expert system providing commanders with a more comprehensive view of the battlefield in terms of situational awareness, target analysis, and automated...

2014-03-06 16:21:07

Company to Provide Research and Development to Combat Weapons of Mass Destruction RESTON, Va., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) a national security, health and engineering solutions company, was awarded a prime contract by the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to conduct research and development to combat weapons of mass destruction. The multiple-award indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract has a five-year base period of performance, a...

2014-03-06 16:20:58

TUCSON, Ariz., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Missile Defense Agency awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) $350 million to increase its procurement of Standard Missile-3 Block IB missiles from 8 to 44. The SM-3 is designed to destroy incoming short-, medium-, and intermediate-range ballistic missile threats by colliding with them in space, a concept sometimes described as "hitting a bullet with a bullet." The work will be performed in Tucson, Ariz., and Huntsville, Ala., through...

2014-03-05 08:22:27

LONDON, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Brazil Defence and Security Report Q4 2013 Includes 3 FREE quarterly updates BMI's Brazil Defence & Security Report for Q4 2013 examines the country's internal and external security. In addition, it discusses the machinery of defence decision-making at the political and military levels. A comprehensive order of battle of all the Brazilian armed services is included in...

2014-03-05 08:22:19

LONDON, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Russia Defence and Security Report Q4 2013 Includes 3 FREE quarterly updates Russia is continuing to procure new military equipment and to gradually professionalise its army. One of the most ambitious procurement programmes is occurring in the country's air force, which is purchasing hundreds of new warplanes, special mission aircraft and freighters over the next decade,...

2014-03-05 08:20:33

Hawaii Biotech Receives DoD Contract to Develop Anti-Botulism Drug HONOLULU, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Department of Defense, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, has awarded Hawaii Biotech, Inc., a contract to continue developing drugs to block botulinum toxin, the toxin that causes the life-threatening disease, botulism. There is no therapeutic drug currently available for the treatment of botulism. The award has a first-year period of performance through early 2014, followed...

2014-03-04 23:04:11

Effective Student Marketing, a marketing agency specializing in higher education, is sponsoring the 5th Annual Run/Walk for the Troops in Andover, MA. Andover, MA (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 Effective Student Marketing, a higher education marketing agency located in Andover, has become a proud sponsor of the 5th annual Run for the Troops 5K. The community road race, to be held on Sunday, April 6th, raises funds for local veterans in affiliation with Homes for our Troops, a national nonprofit...

2014-03-04 16:25:11

DUBLIN, Mar. 04, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/hrwjkv/smart_weapons ) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the International Smart Weapons Market - Forecasts to 2018" report to their offering. (Logo:http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) The nature of warfare has changed drastically since 9/11. The threats faced are uncertain; the battlefield is often the urban environment and population centers; and the...

2014-03-03 12:22:05

DALLAS, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the new report "Shoulder Fired Anti-Tank [http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/shoulder-fired-anti-tank-market-130342841.html ] , Anti-Aircraft Short Range Missiles and RPG Market - Global Forecasts and Analysis to 2014 - 2020", published by MarketsandMarkets, Shoulder Anti-tank, Anti-aircraft short range missile and RPG market is expected to register growth with a CAGR of 6.03%, and reach $3.2 Billion by the end...


Latest War Conflict Reference Libraries

Sri Lankan Elephant, Elephas maximus maximus
2014-04-11 10:52:49

The Sri Lankan elephant (Elephas maximus maximus) is a subspecies of the Asian elephant that can be found in Sri Lanka. This species resides in lowland dry zone habitats in eastern, southeastern, and northern areas of Sri Lanka. It reaches an average height between 6.6 and 11 feet at the shoulders and weight between 4,400 and 12,000 pounds. It is darker in color than the other two subspecies of the Asian elephant and has more depigmentation its belly, face, ears, and trunk. Only seven percent...

Sri Lanka cinnamon, Cinnamomum verum
2014-02-09 09:22:38

Cinnamomum verum is an evergreen tree species. The plant may also be commonly referred to as True cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon, or Sri Lanka cinnamon. C. verum belongs to the Lauraceae family. This small tree is popular because its inner bark is used to make the common spice cinnamon.  A large majority of plants grow in Sri Lanka; however it is cultivated for commercial purposes in other regions. C. verum trees can grow anywhere between 32 and 50 feet tall. Its leaves are longer than they...

EE-9 Cascavel
2014-02-05 12:39:46

Engenheiros Especializados S/A (Engesa) was a manufacturer of military trucks, armored fighting vehicles and civilian sport-utility vehicles located in Brazil from 1963 to 1993. In 1963, Engesa began as a private company installing all-wheel-drive systems in existing commercial trucks, rebuilt, adapted and updated armored vehicles and tanks from World War II which the Brazilian Army owned. The headquarters for Engesa started in Avenida Liberdade, Sao Paulo but moved to Avenida Das...

William Clark
2013-10-28 14:11:26

William Clark was an American explorer, territorial governor, soldier, and Indian agent who lived between August 1, 1770 and September 1, 1838. He is best known for his exploration of the territory between the Louisiana Purchase and the Pacific Ocean, which he conducted alongside Meriwether Lewis between 1803 and 1806. William Clark, born in 1770 in Caroline County, Virginia, was the ninth child born to John and Ann Rogers Clark. His family was known in the area as common planters with a...

Sri Lanka cat snake, Boiga ceylonensis
2013-10-14 14:36:42

The Sri Lanka cat snake (Boiga ceylonensis) can be found in Sri Lanka and throughout the mountain ranges along the Western side of India, the Western Ghats. A member of the Colubridae family, this species is mildly venomous and bites rarely cause any issues other than some local swelling. The species has a fairly aggressive disposition and is known to strike out and bite when in danger or feels threatened. Typically, a Sri Lanka cat snake measures approximately 4 feet long. You can expect...

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