Japan Puts Country on Nuclear Missile Alert

Japan Self-Defense Forces soldiers hold a drill to mobilise their Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missile unit in response to recent missiles launch by North Korea, at JSDF Asaka base in Asaka, north of Tokyo, Japan, on 21 June 2017Reuters/Issei Kato

 

According to The Telegraph, the island nation’s government aired a 30 second television announcement telling residents that in the event of a missile attack by North Korea, they are to seek shelter in a strudy building or underground. It also said people should stay away from windows, lie on the ground and protect their heads. Continue reading

More Money, More Problems: F-35 Software Overwhelmed With False Alarms

New problems – namely, false alarms from overly sensitive threat-detecting sensors – have arisen with the beleaguered F-35 aircraft, so far the most expensive, and problem-ridden, piece of military equipment in US history.

The sensors on the fighter that are supposed to detect threats — like incoming missiles — often don’t know what they’re detecting and are returning a high rate of false alarms, Breaking Defense reports. In addition, it is proving difficult to integrate the “threat” data into the fighter’s onboard software. Continue reading