eCrow Newsletter https://www.ecrow.org/ Newsletter RSS Feed. en-us Copyright 2024 7/12/2024 8:27:39 AM 20 NATO Allies Begin Transfer of F-16s to Ukraine, Blinken Says https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/7/10/nato-allies-begin-transfer-of-f-16s-to-ukraine-blinken-says <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=https://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=98201>July 10, 2024</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>The first batch of United States-built F-16 fighter jets are being transferred to Ukraine, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says, as world leaders pledge continued support for Kyiv at&nbsp;a NATO summit&nbsp;in Washington. <em>(Al Jazeera)</em></p></p> 7/10/2024 11:54:23 AM https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/7/10/nato-allies-begin-transfer-of-f-16s-to-ukraine-blinken-says More Than 2 Dozen Gazans Killed in Israeli Strike https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/israeli-forces-step-up-military-pressure-gaza-amid-new-ceasefire-bid-2024-07-09/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=https://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=98201>July 10, 2024</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>Palestinian officials said an Israeli airstrike in southern Gaza Strip killed more than two dozen people while advancing tanks in Gaza City forced residents to flee under fire as Israel on Tuesday&nbsp;stepped up an offensive&nbsp;that Hamas warned could jeopardise ceasefire talks. <em>(Reuters)</em></p></p> 7/10/2024 11:58:00 AM https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/israeli-forces-step-up-military-pressure-gaza-amid-new-ceasefire-bid-2024-07-09/ How Some Ukrainian Artists Use Their Talents to Support the War Effort https://www.npr.org/sections/the-picture-show/2024/07/09/1239268171/russia-ukraine-war-artists-dancers <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=https://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=98201>July 10, 2024</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>For most of&nbsp;the past two years, ETC has painted nearly five days a week. They estimate they&rsquo;ve done over 600 cars, several tanks and recently a helicopter. They do the work on a volunteer basis and fundraise their own materials for the cause when they need to. <em>(NPR)</em></p></p> 7/10/2024 11:59:32 AM https://www.npr.org/sections/the-picture-show/2024/07/09/1239268171/russia-ukraine-war-artists-dancers Evacuation Order Brings New Chaos to Southeastern Gaza https://www.nytimes.com/live/2024/07/02/world/israel-gaza-war-hamas <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=https://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=98200>July 3, 2024</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>The Israeli army ordered a mass evacuation of Palestinians from much of Khan Younis on Monday, a sign that troops are likely to launch a new ground assault into the Gaza Strip&rsquo;s second-largest city. <em>(NYT)</em></p></p> 7/3/2024 10:33:19 AM https://www.nytimes.com/live/2024/07/02/world/israel-gaza-war-hamas AI Begins Ushering In an Age of Killer Robots https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/02/technology/ukraine-war-ai-weapons.html?auth=login-google1tap&login=google1tap <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=https://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=98200>July 3, 2024</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>In a field on the outskirts of Kyiv, the founders of Vyriy, a Ukrainian drone company, were recently at work on a weapon of the future. To demonstrate it, Oleksii Babenko, 25, Vyriy&rsquo;s chief executive, hopped on his motorcycle and rode down a dirt path. Behind him, a drone followed, as a colleague tracked the movements from a briefcase-size computer. <em>(NYT)</em></p></p> 7/3/2024 10:34:35 AM https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/02/technology/ukraine-war-ai-weapons.html?auth=login-google1tap&amp;login=google1tap Rohde & Schwarz to Supply ESM Suite for New Polish Frigates https://www.jedonline.com/2024/07/03/rohde-schwarz-to-supply-esm-suite-for-new-polish-frigates/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=https://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=98200>July 3, 2024</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>PGZ Stocznia Wojenna shipyard has contracted Rohde &amp; Schwarz to provide an integrated communications-band/radar-band electronic support measures suite for the Polish Navy&rsquo;s new Miecznik frigates.<em> (JED)</em></p></p> 7/3/2024 10:45:09 AM https://www.jedonline.com/2024/07/03/rohde-schwarz-to-supply-esm-suite-for-new-polish-frigates/ Armed With Quantum Sensors, France Eyes Leaps in EW https://www.defensenews.com/global/europe/2024/06/25/armed-with-quantum-sensors-france-eyes-leaps-in-electronic-warfare/?utm_source=sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=dfn-dnr <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=https://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=98199>June 26, 2024</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>The French Navy took delivery of its first serial-produced, quantum-technology sensor this year, a quantum gravimeter used for mapping the seabed, the head of the country&rsquo;s defense innovation agency AID said. Future uses of such sensors could be for navigation or detecting enemy submarines. <em>(Defense News)</em></p></p> 6/26/2024 10:40:36 AM https://www.defensenews.com/global/europe/2024/06/25/armed-with-quantum-sensors-france-eyes-leaps-in-electronic-warfare/?utm_source=sailthru&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=dfn-dnr Zelensky Sacks Top General Accused of Incompetence https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/c7225wrzlpqo <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=https://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=98199>June 26, 2024</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has dimissed a top general after public criticism about excessive casualties and accusations of incompetence. Lt. Gen. Yuriy Sodol had been in the post of commander of the Joint Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine since earlier this year. <em>(BBC)</em></p></p> 6/26/2024 10:42:04 AM https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/c7225wrzlpqo Next Phase of Israel&rsquo;s War on Hamas May Shift Focus to Hezbollah https://www.nytimes.com/live/2024/06/24/world/israel-gaza-war-hamas <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=https://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=98199>June 26, 2024</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>Israel&rsquo;s prime minister says the war in the Gaza Strip will soon enter a new phase. &ldquo;The intense stage of the war with Hamas is about to end,&rdquo; Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a television interview on Sunday. &ldquo;This does not mean that the war is about to end, but the war in its intense phase is about to end.&rdquo;&nbsp;But whatever relief those comments may bring after more than half a year of horrific bloodshed, Netanyahu quickly made two things clear: A cease-fire in Gaza is not at hand. And the next fight might be in Lebanon, with the forces of a Hamas ally, Hezbollah.&nbsp;<em>(NYT)</em></p></p> 6/26/2024 10:44:32 AM https://www.nytimes.com/live/2024/06/24/world/israel-gaza-war-hamas US Navy Outlines F-35 Active Expendable Decoy Plan https://www.jedonline.com/2024/06/18/us-navy-outlines-f-35-active-expendable-decoy-plan/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=https://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=98198>June 19, 2024</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>The US Navy has revealed fast-track plans to procure a military-off-the-shelf active expendable decoy for deployment from Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II strikefighters.<em> (JED)</em></p></p> 6/18/2024 11:34:13 AM https://www.jedonline.com/2024/06/18/us-navy-outlines-f-35-active-expendable-decoy-plan/ Putin Will Head to North Korea as Ukraine War Redefines Ties With Kim https://www.nytimes.com/2024/06/18/world/europe/putin-north-korea-kim.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=https://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=98198>June 19, 2024</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>President Vladimir Putin of Russia will head to North Korea for the first time in 24 years on Tuesday after vowing to bring ties with Pyongyang to new heights and jointly combat what he called the &ldquo;global neocolonial dictatorship&rdquo; of the United States. <em>(NYT)</em></p></p> 6/18/2024 11:35:05 AM https://www.nytimes.com/2024/06/18/world/europe/putin-north-korea-kim.html Netanyahu Dissolves War Cabinet https://apnews.com/article/israel-gaza-war-cabinet-hamas-netanyahu-b50f7fe8913b06aaba377ae6b37c3fed <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=https://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=98198>June 19, 2024</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu&nbsp;disbanded his war Cabinet&nbsp;Monday, a move that consolidates his influence over the Israel-Hamas war and likely diminishes the odds of a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip anytime soon. <em>(AP)</em></p></p> 6/18/2024 11:36:02 AM https://apnews.com/article/israel-gaza-war-cabinet-hamas-netanyahu-b50f7fe8913b06aaba377ae6b37c3fed DE: Where Does It Fit in the EMSO Puzzle? https://www.jedonline.com/2024/06/10/directed-energy-where-does-it-fit-in-the-electromagnetic-spectrum-operations-puzzle/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=https://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=98197>June 12, 2024</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>The realm of directed energy technologies, while promising, remains a challenging field in terms of its integration into broader electromagnetic spectrum operations. Despite significant advancements and growing interest in DE systems, these technologies struggle to find a definitive place within Department of Defense programs, primarily due to a lack of sustained leadership support, coherent funding streams and clear demonstration of value to potential military customers. <em>(JED)</em></p></p> 6/12/2024 3:05:02 PM https://www.jedonline.com/2024/06/10/directed-energy-where-does-it-fit-in-the-electromagnetic-spectrum-operations-puzzle/ US Will Send Ukraine Another Patriot Missile System https://apnews.com/article/ukraine-russia-patriot-missile-systems-us-aid-62deb8e2c4653dfc27949f81bfa43255# <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=https://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=98197>June 12, 2024</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>The United States will send&nbsp;Ukraine&nbsp;another Patriot missile system, two US officials said Tuesday, answering Kyiv&rsquo;s desperate calls for more air defenses as it battles an intense Russian assault on the northeastern Kharkiv region. <em>(AP)</em></p></p> 6/12/2024 9:14:54 AM https://apnews.com/article/ukraine-russia-patriot-missile-systems-us-aid-62deb8e2c4653dfc27949f81bfa43255# Hamas Seeks Changes to Cease-Fire Plan, US &lsquo;Evaluating&rsquo; the Reply https://apnews.com/article/israel-palestinians-hamas-war-news-06-11-2024-d3733d55c6a66222da1a4a051997094c <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=https://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=98197>June 12, 2024</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>Hamas said Tuesday that it gave mediators its reply to the US-backed proposal for a cease-fire in Gaza, seeking some &ldquo;amendments&rdquo; on the deal. It appeared the reply was short of an outright acceptance that the United States has been pushing for but kept negotiations alive over&nbsp;an elusive halt to the eight-month war. <em>(AP)</em></p></p> 6/12/2024 9:19:58 AM https://apnews.com/article/israel-palestinians-hamas-war-news-06-11-2024-d3733d55c6a66222da1a4a051997094c Inside Ukraine, Startups Try to Edge Russia in the EW Race https://breakingdefense.com/2024/06/inside-ukraine-startups-try-to-edge-russia-in-the-electronic-warfare-race/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=https://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=98197>June 12, 2024</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>Local inventors are stepping up with homemade solutions to try and give their countrymen on the front lines an edge. <em>(Breaking Defense)</em></p></p> 6/12/2024 9:24:05 AM https://breakingdefense.com/2024/06/inside-ukraine-startups-try-to-edge-russia-in-the-electronic-warfare-race/ China Denies Fuelling Russia-Ukraine War Tensions, Says it Supports Peace https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/6/4/china-denies-fuelling-russia-ukraine-war-tensions-says-it-supports-peace <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=https://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=98196>June 5, 2024</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>China has said it believes &ldquo;all efforts&rdquo; should be recognised in supporting peace measures around the Russia-Ukraine war, rejecting accusations from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy that it was trying with Russia to undermine this month&rsquo;s planned peace summit in Switzerland. <em>(Al Jazeera)</em></p></p> 6/4/2024 8:05:40 AM https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/6/4/china-denies-fuelling-russia-ukraine-war-tensions-says-it-supports-peace South Korea Says It Will Suspend Peace Deal with North Korea Over Balloon Launches https://www.npr.org/2024/06/03/g-s1-2483/south-korea-peace-deal-north-korea-balloons <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=https://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=98196>June 5, 2024</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>South Korea announced Monday it&rsquo;ll suspend a rapprochement deal with North Korea to punish it over its launches of trash-carrying balloons, even after the North said it would halt its balloon campaign. <em>(NPR)</em></p></p> 6/4/2024 8:07:58 AM https://www.npr.org/2024/06/03/g-s1-2483/south-korea-peace-deal-north-korea-balloons Some US Weapons Stymied by Russian Jamming in Ukraine https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/25/world/europe/us-weapons-russia-jamming-ukraine.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=https://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=98196>June 5, 2024</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>Some American-made, precision-guided weapons supplied to Ukraine have proved ineffective on the battlefield, their accuracy badly diminished by Russian jamming efforts, according to Ukrainian commanders and a Ukrainian military research project. <em>(NYT)</em></p></p> 6/4/2024 8:09:07 AM https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/25/world/europe/us-weapons-russia-jamming-ukraine.html The View from Here: Drones, Drones, Drones https://www.jedonline.com/2024/05/29/the-view-from-here-drones-drones-drones/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=https://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=98195>May 29, 2024</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>In his latest edition of The View from Here, JED Editor John Knowles discusses the strengths and weaknesses of drones. <em>(JED)</em></p></p> 5/29/2024 9:05:41 AM https://www.jedonline.com/2024/05/29/the-view-from-here-drones-drones-drones/ France&rsquo;s Macron Urges a Green Light for Ukraine to Strike Targets Inside Russia with Western Weapons https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-war-macron-weapons-e308755a31716ee0123b441bb9b548b0 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=https://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=98195>May 29, 2024</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>Western countries should let Ukraine strike military bases inside Russia with the sophisticated long-range weapons they are providing to Kyiv, French President Emmanuel Macron said, pressuring his allies in the most recent sign of a potentially significant policy shift that could help change the complexion of&nbsp;the war.<em> (AP)</em></p></p> 5/29/2024 9:07:47 AM https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-war-macron-weapons-e308755a31716ee0123b441bb9b548b0 Netanyahu Acknowledges 'Tragic Mishap' in Strike on Rafah that Killed Dozens https://apnews.com/article/israel-palestinians-hamas-war-news-05-27-2024-7b743a848ef8bfbe69a9659a4a5dd047 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=https://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=98195>May 29, 2024</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that a &ldquo;tragic mishap&rdquo; was made in an Israeli strike in the southern Gaza city of Rafah that set fire to a camp housing displaced Palestinians and, according to local officials, killed at least 45 people.<em> (AP)</em></p></p> 5/29/2024 9:09:58 AM https://apnews.com/article/israel-palestinians-hamas-war-news-05-27-2024-7b743a848ef8bfbe69a9659a4a5dd047 JED Writer Richard Scott Shortlisted for Aerospace Media Award https://www.jedonline.com/2024/05/22/jed-writer-richard-scott-shortlisted-for-aerospace-media-award/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=https://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=98194>May 22, 2024</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>JED contributing writer Richard Scott has been shortlisted for an Aerospace Media Award in the Best Military Aviation Submission category. <em>(JED)</em></p></p> 5/22/2024 10:31:35 AM https://www.jedonline.com/2024/05/22/jed-writer-richard-scott-shortlisted-for-aerospace-media-award/ Russia Begins Nuclear Drills in Apparent Warning to West Over Ukraine https://apnews.com/article/russia-nuclear-drills-ukraine-war-62ad37602b0cf2901bf82a75e593294d <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=https://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=98194>May 22, 2024</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>Russia&rsquo;s military has begun drills involving tactical nuclear weapons that were announced by Russian authorities earlier this month in an apparent warning to&nbsp;senior Western officials&nbsp;who had spoken about the possibility of deeper involvement in the&nbsp;war in Ukraine. <em>(AP)</em></p></p> 5/22/2024 11:10:38 AM https://apnews.com/article/russia-nuclear-drills-ukraine-war-62ad37602b0cf2901bf82a75e593294d Egypt Changed Terms of Gaza Ceasefire Deal Presented to Hamas https://www.cnn.com/2024/05/21/politics/sources-say-they-were-duped-by-egypt-changing-ceasefire-terms-for-hamas/index.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=https://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=98194>May 22, 2024</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>Egyptian intelligence quietly changed the terms of a ceasefire&nbsp;proposal that Israel had already signed off on earlier this month, ultimately scuttling a deal that could have released Israeli hostages and Palestinian prisoners, and set a pathway to temporarily end the fighting in Gaza, according to three people familiar with the discussions. <em>(CNN)</em></p></p> 5/22/2024 11:13:14 AM https://www.cnn.com/2024/05/21/politics/sources-say-they-were-duped-by-egypt-changing-ceasefire-terms-for-hamas/index.html AFRL Solicits Advanced EW Algorithms https://www.jedonline.com/2024/05/15/afrl-solicits-advanced-ew-algorithms/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=https://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=98193>May 15, 2024</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>The Air Force Research Lab's Integrated Capabilities Directorate is seeking white paper proposals from industry for its Ephemeral Paragon program, which will improve the situational awareness and EW performance of individual weapons platforms. <em>(JED)</em></p></p> 5/15/2024 9:53:34 AM https://www.jedonline.com/2024/05/15/afrl-solicits-advanced-ew-algorithms/ Fighting Intensifies Between Israel and Hamas-Led Militants in North and South Gaza https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/fighting-intensifies-between-israel-hamas-led-militants-north-south-gaza-2024-05-15/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=https://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=98193>May 15, 2024</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>Gun battles between Israel and militants from Hamas, Islamic Jihad and smaller Palestinian factions intensified overnight into some of the fiercest in months in both northern and southern Gaza, both sides said on Wednesday. <em>(Reuters)</em></p></p> 5/15/2024 9:55:39 AM https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/fighting-intensifies-between-israel-hamas-led-militants-north-south-gaza-2024-05-15/ Blinken in Kyiv Tries to Rally Sagging Ukrainian Spirits as Russia Makes New Military Gains https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-war-blinken-us-military-aid-41df75260903f6b9527fbf3a1a44c815 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=https://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=98193>May 15, 2024</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>US Secretary of State Antony Blinken sought Tuesday to rally the spirits of glum Ukrainians facing a&nbsp;fierce new Russian offensive, assuring them during a visit to Kyiv that they are not alone and that billions of dollars in American military aid on its way after months of political delays will make a &ldquo;real difference&rdquo; on the battlefield. <em>(AP)</em></p></p> 5/15/2024 9:56:40 AM https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-war-blinken-us-military-aid-41df75260903f6b9527fbf3a1a44c815