Here's a look at how the Defense Department is being impacted by and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The rise of extremism in the ranks is seen as a "crisis issue" but the military's efforts to weed out radicals are "haphazard" at best.
Due on Inauguration Day: An Acquisition Strategy for the Air Force’s Next-Gen Battle Management System
The U.S. Air Force’s Advanced Battle Management System effort is a program like no other: a complicated and sometimes confusing web of communications, IT, and artificial intelligence systems that the service plans to continuously test and develop with the goal of connecting sensors and shooters across the joint force. But over the next few weeks, Air Force leaders are aiming to finally answer looming questions about ABMS and transition it into more of a traditional defense program, all in the hopes that both Congress and the Biden administration carry it forward.
One of the famed Tuskegee Airmen—the first Black pilots in the segregated U.S. military and among the most respected fighter pilots of World War II—has died from complications of the coronavirus, it was announced Jan. 8. Theodore Lumpkin Jr. was just days short of his 101st birthday.
The Defense Department and the Commerce Department are seeking help from industry to set up a “challenge” competition to help accelerate development of open software for 5G networks, including potential market incentives for companies willing to eschew proprietary tech.
Innovation has always been a hallmark of the U.S. Air Force. But with the accelerating pace of technology development, the service needs a new approach to modern design to make the latest technologies profoundly more accessible.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Jan. 12, without providing hard evidence, that Al Qaeda had established a new home base in Iran and the United States had fewer options in dealing with the group now it was “burrowed inside” that country.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the step, citing in particular Cuba’s continued harboring of U.S. fugitives, its refusal to extradite a coterie of Colombian guerrilla commanders, as well as its support for Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro.
The Z-20F's configuration is different from one recently seen on a standard Z-20 helicopter and mirrors the setup on U.S. Navy Seahawks.
That Time A B-52H Stratofortress Bomber Lost Its Tail over New Mexico but Managed to Land 6 Hours Later.
On Jan. 10, 1964, Boeing civilian test pilot Chuck Fisher and his three man crew launched from Wichita, Kan., for a mission aboard B-52H serial number 61-0023. The aircraft was involved in a test mission whose purpose was to examine the effects of turbulence at varying altitudes and airspeeds. In other words the aircrew would shake, rattle, and roll the Stratofortress bomber at high speed and low altitude to record sensor data on how such conditions could affect the plane’s airframe.