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Strait of Hormuz receiving more security support from US and allies

Mar.16.2012 Nobles

The key strategic choke point of global transportation, Strait of Hormuz, is in focus for the US Armed Forces and its allies as friction with Iran continues. Due to threats to the strait's security, additional equipment and support is being shifted to this region. The right mix of flexible weapon systems and security detection equipment is key in keeping security in this strategic location.

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Pentagon’s budget request meets some resistance - for being too low

Mar.12.2012 Nobles

The argument raised by member of House Armed Service Committee, California Republican Rep. Buck McKeon, is that the submitted budget request is insufficient to meet the defense needs based on his assessment. His official position states that modernization of equipment and additional needs of armed services require additional budget support beyond requested levels.

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Nobles Honors the Ultimate Sacrifice

Mar.12.2012 Nobles

A flag draped coffin evokes strong emotions in the most stoic of us, but perhaps none stronger than those of the photo from Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson's memorial service. In the age of social media, countless people saw the heart-wrenching image of Hawkeye, the Labrador Retriever who laid at the foot of his master's casket in Rockford, Iowa in August, 2011 as the image spread around the world.

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Experts and analysts suggest that upgrades and modernization of vehicles may be the solution

Mar.06.2012 Nobles

Modern warfighter faces flexible enemies and fluid situations that have shown current platforms to be reliable and cost effective, yet require new features to add protection, flexibility and lethality. In the environment of not only budget cuts, but also wars that are won with situational adaptability, upgrading of current platforms provides the cost effective solution that the current modern armies of US and its allies need. Experts agree that until significant leaps in vehicle technologies are made, upgrading may be the answer, not investing in bespoke new platforms. Nobles and its partners are part of that solution, adding flexibility to current and new platforms that make our warfighters more effective and lethal.

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Climate Change Is A Geopolitical

Mar.05.2012 Nobles

A senior official in the British Royal Navy came to Southern California last week with a message about how climate change can affect political stability. Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti is climate and energy security envoy for the United Kingdom. He said most people think about a warming climate solely as an environmental problem. "We haven't really in the past thought of it as a potential security issue," Morisetti said. But he added that he observes that changing. He's traveling with a counterpart from the U.S. Navy to colleges and military bases to make the case that global warming deserves attention as a military and political issue.

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