Here's a look at how the Defense Department is being impacted by and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The agreement will have a five-year ordering period and provide munitions, containers, and carriages for Defense Department and foreign military sale customers, according to a contract notice the Pentagon released Sept. 24. Foreign customers include Australia, Belgium, Israel, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, and Norway.
The 18th Space Control Squadron at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., is now providing “more meaningful” data on approximately 25,000 space objects.
A top State Department official on Sept. 24 skirted answering questions over the Trump administration’s possible sale of F-35s to the UAE in the face of bipartisan Senate concern over Israel’s continued military superiority in the region.
The Air Force Personnel Center said Sept. 24 that about 15 percent of Airmen and space professionals eligible for promotion to staff sergeant will be considered for supplemental promotion this year, which is tentatively scheduled for the second week in October. That’s a much greater percentage than the 5 to 8 percent of promotion-eligible Airmen typically considered for supplemental promotion.
The Air Force is accelerating its advanced combat drone development efforts and the facility's unique attributes seem perfect for supporting them.The Air Force is accelerating its advanced combat drone development efforts and the facility's unique attributes seem perfect for supporting them.
The Marine Corps’ top leader said Sept. 24 that although the service is not presently working on a large amphibious ship-based drone, it is not completely putting the brakes on the effort. “We're not giving up on a shipboard UAV by any stretch of the imagination, but we had to make a decision, ... do we continue moving quickly now with what's near term, that will help us learn, and move towards technologically what is needed?” Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David H. Berger said during a webinar hosted by Defense One.
Joint all-domain command and control is redefining how the U.S. military will operate in the future joint fight—and how systems must be designed today. For the latest on all things JADC2 and to stay tuned to the latest developments, check out our JADC2 landing page.
The Marine Corps is considering a plan in which it could close its two existing boot camp locations and funnel all recruits to a new base where men and women would train together.
A Ukrainian military plane carrying aviation school students crashed and burst into flames on Sept. 25 while landing, killing 22 people, the country’s emergencies service said. Two other people on board were seriously injured and four people were missing. The An-26 crashed while landing at the airport in Chuhuiv, about 400 kilometers (250 miles) east of the capital Kyiv.
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One of the BUFFs used radio callsign “LEMAY 35,” which appears to be a tribute to famed Strategic Air Command boss Gen. Curtis E. LeMay.