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August 2012 News

  1. U.S. military’s F-35 not landing in Hawaii By Mark Abramson Pacific Business News 31 August 2012 -- “It makes sense to put [F-35s] in Hawaii because it puts them closer to China, so to speak,” Francois Boo, an associate and military expert with GlobalSecurity.org, told me in an email.
  2. Harris stock rises on new deals, dividend increase By Richard Burnett Orlando Sentinel 28 August 2012 -- "Sequestration is just not going to happen," said Pike, founder of GlobalSecurity.org, a defense-research group in Washington.
  3. Neil Armstrong Remembered: Tributes to 1st Man to Walk on the Moon By Tariq Malik Space.com 25 August 2012 -- John Pike, director of public policy organization GlobalSecurity.org: People of a certain age know exactly where they were and who they were with when they saw "Live from the Moon" at the bottom of the TV screen.
  4. Russian subs, dubious dangers By Steve Chapman Chicago Tribune - Minority of One 22 August 2012 -- John Pike, a military analyst who heads the organization GlobalSecurity.org, is even more blunt about what the Russians can muster: "In most respects it is a third-rate navy."
  5. Shrapnel hits Joint Chiefs chairman's plane at Afghan base By Barbara Starr CNN 21 August 2012 -- It's a reminder that "there's no place in Afghanistan that's safe," said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, which tracks security issues.
  6. Why Did The Hypersonic 'Waverider' Crash? By Larry Abramson NPR 20 August 2012 -- JOHN PIKE: The only way that they can get the data to validate their computer models to tell them how to build operational systems is by actually doing flight tests.
  7. US hypersonic aircraft crashes seconds into military test flight By Alex Dobuzinskis Reuters 15 August 2012 -- "The only way that you can develop this stuff is to actually take it out and fire it, and so the problem is they've got computer models but not much data," Pike said.
  8. Air Force X-51A WaveRider Hypersonic Jet Crashes By Dana Hughes ABC News 15 August 2012 -- The Air Force hasn’t disclosed the cost of the WaveRider program, but Globalsecurity.org, a website that tracks military spending, says the project has cost $250-300 million since it began in 2004.
  9. Test flight of hypersonic X-51A aircraft ends in failure By W.J. Hennigan Los Angeles Times 15 August 2012 -- The WaveRider program is estimated to cost $140 million, according to Globalsecurity.org, a website for military policy research.
  10. Waverider X-51A, Hypersonic Aircraft, Could Fly From NY To LA In Less Than An Hour By Kathleen Miles The Huffington Post 14 August 2012 -- The Air Force conceived the X-51A program in 2004, and the service has spent $140 million on the Waverider system, according to military research site Globalsecurity.org.
  11. Air Force's 'Waverider' Could Cross Atlantic in an Hour By Jason Koebler US News and World Report 14 August 2012 -- The project, according to Globalsecurity.org, a military analysis website, has cost about $140 million to this point.
  12. Could 4,500mph hypersonic jet be the 21st century's answer to Concorde? The Daily Mail 14 August 2012 -- The WaveRider programme is estimated to cost £89million, according to Globalsecurity.org, a website for military policy research.
  13. Imagine flying from New York to London in under an hour By Mike Mount CNN Security Clearance 14 August 2012 -- The Air Force conceived the X-51A program in 2004 and, according to the military analysis website Globalsecurity.org, the service has spent $140 million on the Waverider system.
  14. Key test set for sustained hypersonic flight By W.J. Hennigan Los Angeles Times 13 August 2012 -- The WaveRider program is estimated to cost $140 million, according to Globalsecurity.org, a website for military policy research.
  15. Possible New Cyberweapon 'Gauss' Discovered by Russian Firm By Paul Wagenseil SecurityNewsDaily 09 August 2012 -- "Differences in degree of sophistication are probably not particularly important at this stage," George Smith, a senior fellow with GlobalSecurity.org, told SecurityNewsDaily.
  16. The U.S. Is Buying Arms From Russia By Danielle Ivory Bloomberg 09 August 2012 -- John Pike, director of national security think tank GlobalSecurity.org: "The notion that you can’t come up with a couple dozen of these puppies in the used helicopter market is hard to believe."
  17. Report: Iran 'successfully' fires missile capable of hitting targets 185 miles away CNN 04 August 2012 -- But John Pike, a weapons analyst with the GlobalSecurity.org research group, said the missile shield is not yet fully operational.
  18. ATK loses out in high-stakes race for space money By John Hollenhorst Deseret News 03 August 2012 -- Charles P. Vick, senior analyst for Space, GlobalSecurity.org, said "ATK did not get the contract because generally speaking they were late in making their proposal."
  19. Turkey Supplies Syrian Rebels With Air Defense Missiles - TV RIA Novosti 01 August 2012 -- The report did not provide details on the exact type of shoulder-fired missiles, though Turkey produces under license the Stinger missile which was used against Soviet helicopters in Afghanistan during the war there in the 1980's according to Globalsecurity.org.