DOD Identifies Soldiers Killed in Bagram Attack

The Defense Department on Monday identified two soldiers who were killed, along with two American contractors, in a Saturday suicide attack at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The attack killed Sgt. John W. Perry, 30, of Stockton, Calif.; and Pfc. Tyler R....

Russian MiG Crashes in Med Near Syria

A Russian MiG-29 crashed after taking off from an aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean Sea on Sunday, shortly after the carrier arrived for an expected Russian and Syrian assault on the city of Aleppo. Three MiG-29s took off from the...

First Pentagon Transition Meeting Expected This Week

Pentagon leadership has not yet met with representatives of President-elect Donald Trump’s Administration, but the first conversations are expected this week, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday. “We’re ready to welcome them, and help the new team to get started,”...

Building a Bridge to Tech Companies

The Pentagon needs to build a bridge back to the technological innovators in the United States, a community that used to have a much closer connection to the Defense Department, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday at an Atlantic magazine...

The Need for a Human in the Loop

While the military is increasingly moving to a more autonomous future, with remotely piloted aircraft taking up more of the military fleet, there will always be a need for humans in the loop, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said. Speaking Monday...

Raytheon Receives $76m for Decoy Jammer System

The Air Force awarded Raytheon a $76 million option for the production of the Miniature Air Launched Decoy/Jammer (MALD-J) lot 10. MALD-J is the unmanned version of “a low-cost, air-launched programmable craft that accurately duplicates the combat flight profiles and...

Vandenberg Launches Atlas V

The 30th Space Wing successfully launched an Atlas V rocket carrying the DigitalGlobe Worldview-4 satellite from Vandenberg AFB, Calif., at 10:30 a.m. PST on Friday, according to a press release. The launch was the first from Vandenberg since wildfires delayed...