Technology

The Air Force is creating a Navigational Warfare Laboratory to study how military aircraft could still get around if an adversary attacks their GPS signal or other positioning, navigation, and timing systems. Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, will host the lab, which is slated to be up ...
NATO allies need to join the US in developing artificial intelligence capabilities to gain an upper hand over China and Russia, which are working together on AI in ways that threaten shared Western values, the military’s top AI expert said Jan. 15. Lt. Gen. Jack ...
Nellis AFB, Nev., will become the second Air Force installation to receive fifth-generation wireless network services from AT&T, the company announced Jan. 14. “AT&T will equip Nellis with 5G infrastructure to support wireless data and voice services connecting the base’s more than 40,000 Air Force ...
The Air Force is calling on defense contractors to offer new technologies that can launch attacks via the electromagnetic spectrum and protect against enemy signal jamming, according to a Jan. 13 solicitation. "Traditional EW system acquisition approaches lead to stagnant and irrelevant capabilities,” the Air ...
The Air Force’s science advisers in 2020 will launch three studies on future communications, innovation in space, and the unintended consequences of using autonomous systems, the results of which will shape the service’s research investments. Service Secretary Barbara Barrett tasked the Air Force Scientific Advisory ...
The Air Force wants to breathe new life into its Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar Program that has tried to replace an older radar system for years. Inside Defense reported Jan. 8 the service plans to cancel Raytheon’s 3DELRR development contract because of “numerous technical and ...
Congress threw its support behind the Pentagon’s effort to design new hypersonic weapons and fully funded the Air Force’s two high-speed missile programs in the fiscal 2020 defense policy and spending bills. Lawmakers want the military to speed up testing and development of hypersonic capabilities, ...
Northrop Grumman will build hundreds of active electronically scanned array radars for the F-16 fighter jet under a Dec. 19 contract worth more than $1 billion. The contract covers work on up to 372 radars through May 2027. It modifies an earlier award to finalize ...