“We anticipate very much that there will be a Guard and reserve presence [in the Space Force], but that isn’t something we’re rushing to. We have, from Congress, an expectation of a design next year,” Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett, who is also the civilian leader of the Space Force, said during a March 10 AFA Mitchell Institute event.
U.S. Indo-Pacific Command has a list of cutting edge capabilities that it aims to acquire to stay ahead of peer competitors such as China, according to a senior official. At the top of the list is hypersonic weapons that can travel at speeds of Mach 5 or faster and are highly maneuverable.
A yearlong effort by a bipartisan group of lawmakers suggests steps to deter attacks, including clearer communication of operations.
A Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program to build pilot trust in artificial intelligence in combat by automating dogfighting has taken a step forward with the award of the first contract and the release of a solicitation to develop algorithms for close-in air combat.
The concerns of unmanned systems against nuclear facilities, both civil and military, are clear. The devices make excellent little spies, can be weaponized and are cheap to procure—all attributes that have become obvious to U.S. forces who have encountered them while deployed in Syria or Iraq. But, security officials at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota believe they at least have a plan in place for dealing with unmanned intrusions.
Market volatility related to the global spread of the novel coronavirus is creating new risks for the company at a time when its business is already in a historically fragile state.
Military families should have the three missing tenant protections in the tenant bill of rights by May 1, the administration’s nominee for the Defense Department position that oversees housing told senators March 10. Those protections, which have been key to military families, are a dispute resolution process between the tenant and privatized housing landlord; a process for withholding rent during the dispute; and a maintenance history of the house before the family moves in.
Air Force Research Laboratory scientist Khanh Pham has been honored as the Defense Department Laboratory Scientist of the Quarter, for the third quarter of fiscal 2019. Pham is revered for his contributions to the Air Force and DOD missions, and has accumulated numerous awards throughout his illustrious career.
The Air Force is leveraging emerging technologies and new legislation to accelerate acquisition decisions and streamline sustainment. Read more here.
The aircraft was involved in a practice flight in preparation for a parade that will occur later in the month when the incident took place.
Disinformation about the coronavirus is spreading as quickly as the outbreak, fueled by Iranian, Russian, and Chinese government-backed campaigns blaming and attacking the United States as the source for the scourge. “One narrative all three countries [including China] highlight is the notion that the United States is weaponizing the crisis for political gain and thus worsening its spread globally,” Rachel Chernaskey, a project manager for the Foreign Influence Election 2020 Project with the Foreign Policy Research Institute, wrote March 9.
The World Health Organization declared a global pandemic on March 11, setting in motion further international controls as the spread of the new coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 disease continued to increase around the world. Here’s the state of the pandemic from the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.
First “Alaskan” F-35A Lightning II with Unusual Black Tail Markings Spotted at Lockheed Martin’s Fort Worth Plant
This is the first F-35 sporting markings of 356th Fighter Squadron based at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. And here are some interesting details.