Daily Archives: December 11, 2013

Syria to jail Chechnya-born mercenaries

[Translate] 10 December 2013, 11:12 Syria to jail Chechnya-born mercenaries Photo: EPA Mercenaries from at least 83 countries around the world have joined rebel ranks to fight against the Syrian government in the ongoing civil war. And some of them … Continue reading

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Mercenary appeals over £1.7m claim

[Translate] Mercenary appeals over £1.7m claim Saturday 30 November 2013 A SCOTTISH soldier of fortune who hurt his back while on a training course in Iraq has asked judges to a reinstate his £1.7 million damages claim against the firm … Continue reading

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Vessel Security Leads Maritime Security Market 2018 Forecasts in New Research Report at RnRMarketResearch.com

[Translate] Vessel Security Leads Maritime Security Market 2018 Forecasts in New Research Report at RnRMarketResearch.com RnRMarketResearch.com adds “Maritime Security Market Access Control & Biometrics (Finger, Face, Voice, Iris); Surveillance and Tracking (Underwater, Video, AIS, LRIT, Imaging); Detectors; SCADA; GIS; Communications … Continue reading

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Report: PTSD plagues civilian contractors in war zones

[Translate] Report: PTSD plagues civilian contractors in war zones by Marisa Taylor @marisahtaylor December 11, 2013 5:00AM ET Employees contracted to work in conflict zones may suffer more mental-health issues than soldiers, study finds Workers from AC First, a private … Continue reading

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Army wants to outsource ISR video efforts

[Translate] Army wants to outsource ISR video efforts Dec. 10, 2013 – 12:17PM   |   By MICHAEL PECK The Army is looking to outsource its ISR video efforts. In a request for information, the Army’s Technology Applications Office said contractors would … Continue reading

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Navy to review port contracts in light of bribery scandal

[Translate] Navy to review port contracts in light of bribery scandal Petty Officer 2nd Class Jeremy Blaising uses ship-mounted binoculars to monitor navigation points as the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) arrives in Singapore for a scheduled port … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Despite warnings, Pentagon kept ties to controversial helicopter firms

[Translate] Exclusive: Despite warnings, Pentagon kept ties to controversial helicopter firms By Warren Strobel and Brian Grow Washington Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:52pm EST 1 of 2. An Afghan Defence Ministry delegation approaches a refurbished newly arrived MI-17 helicopter at … Continue reading

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Defence secretary abandons plan to privatise equipment procurement

[Translate] Defence secretary abandons plan to privatise equipment procurement Philip Hammond had planned to replace MoD equipment agency despite opposition from industry and military figures Richard Norton-Taylor theguardian.com, Tuesday 10 December 2013 12.24 EST The plan would have given the … Continue reading

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The Consequences of Privatizing Security

[Translate] The Consequences of Privatizing Security 11 November 2013 By Linn Kristin Klausen Controversy over private security companies sparked late last month in Malaysia as the country experienced two armed robberies by security guards. This follows closely after public outcry … Continue reading

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